The quarantine came with curbs and with everyone shut indoors with nowhere to go it brought about a dry spell all around. Sex toys were the answer to this. With lovers being across continents and distance being an obstruction, the time for pleasure, experimenting and having fun with sex toys dawned. IMbesharam, India's #1 online sex toys and adult products store experts share their pick on why sex toys have become a booming industry. We also dive into the niche segment of sex toys for women. Building a platform for more discussion on this topic, and diving deep into why this area has scope for growth, we speak to experts about the top women’s sex toys in 2022.
What sets women’s sex toys apart from their male counterparts?
The anatomy of men and women is the basic distinguishing factor into why sex toys for women are different from those of men. But once you get over the basic difference, it boils down to what do both these groups want to achieve through the toy. For women, the vast variety of toys is due to the fact that they wish to experiment. The women's sex toy industry produces toys that may not all resemble a dildo. This is because rather than mimicking the penis, the aim of the toy is to provide something that women rarely achieve through sexual intercourse which is an orgasm.
Men on the other hand are passionate about their toys looking and feeling like vaginas. This is why the male sex toy industry too is limited in scope.
Another reason is that most men manage to achieve their orgasm through sexual intercourse whereas women do not most of the time.
Dr. Michael Aaron, a New York-based sex therapist points to the reason for this. "In my clinical practice, I've found that my male clients are more likely to fantasize during sex and that the visual element is essential. Women, on the other hand, tend to focus on the feeling when chasing their orgasm. My female clients have been more likely to focus on physical sensations," he continued. "They might need a toy that gives them the specific kind of physical sensation they're seeking."
Why is the range of women's sex toys so vast?
The reason behind the vast range of female adult toys is that the conversation around female sexuality has grown in the recent past. IMbesharam CEO, Raj Armani says that after analyzing the statistics of the demand for female adult toys, it was noticed that in 2021 alone the demand for these surged by 275% compared to the previous year.
The platform sees all kinds of demands. "We see a huge variety of toys catering to vulva-owners - Wand, Clitoral, Bullet, Rabbit, Suction, Wearable, and those that target your G-spot. And that's just targeting the vulva. Women's toys expand to Butt Plugs, Kegel Balls, Anal Toys (Beads, Vibrators, Dildos) and Strap ons for pegging too!"
The reason for this rise in pleasure toys could be a number of factors.
Movies, Arts and Sex Toys
While mainstream films of yesteryear were shrouded in stereotypes and patriarchy and portrayed the 'sarvagun sampan bahu' who obeyed and abided with her husband's demands, the films of today are female-centric and starting to build dialogue around female sexuality. In Veere di Wedding, for instance, there was mention of the vibrator, orgasm, and female needs. This is beginning to influence the modern woman by way of pushing her to explore and experiment beyond the societal barriers.
"Not only [sexual wellness] products but also the communication and representation in media and pop culture was very male-centric," says Sachee Malhotra, Founder of That Sassy Thing. "It is not just about products, but representation and a culture that is harmful to women too. This was a category crowded with men, talking to men and making products for men.”
The Lockdown and Sex Toys
The lockdown forced people to stay shut in their homes and thus began a time of people experimenting with things and in areas they hadn't explored before. Sex toys that were previously spoken about in hushed whispers became popular and women began discovering what they hadn't before.
"Last year, when a boom in the sales of sex toys ensued during the lockdown, women comprised a majority of these buyers," says Samir Saraiya, the CEO of ThatsPersonal.com said in an interview to Open. "Many of these women hailed from India's smaller cities and towns."
Thus the demand for toys for clitoral stimulation, fancy vibrator designs, experimental adult toys, toys for oral sex, pleasure devices that were powered by smart technology, and more rose.
Female-Driven Sexual Wellness brands
Women are being empowered to try adult toys that are produced by brands that are led by women themselves, as this gives them the sense of being in charge of what they need. These brands recognize what women want, and provide according to this. In a society that has usually had women abiding by what men want, this is a sense of freedom and independence.
"There are a lot of sexual wellness brands led by men making products that feed women's insecurities [think vaginal and butt lightening and tightening creams]. This sends out a message that we as women with real bodies are lacking, and need to resort to such problematic products to have better looking [read white and tight] genitals in order to 'fix ourselves," she says.
What are the top women’s sex toys in 2022?
2022 is the year to go beyond the normal and explore your sexuality and IMbesharam has the range of the naughtiest dame products that will help you in this endeavor.
1. Fifty Shades G spot Rabbit Vibrator
The G spot vibrator has a perfect design to perform clitoral stimulation as well as stimulate your other pleasure centers. The toy keeps up with its name and is one of the most robust of the dame products that are offered. If you are in for a long ride, this vibrator will keep it going.
Features of the Fifty Shades G spot Rabbit Vibrator
- A total of 36 combinations of vibrations
- 3 varying intensities of speed
- 8 vibration patterns
- 3 more speed variations in the rabbit ears
- 9.5 inches tall with 5.5 inches of insertable length and 5.25 inches of girth
- 2 powerful motors
- 60 minutes of intense stimulations
- Completely waterproof
- Whisper-quiet in its operation
- Neatly packaged in an elegant box
Lovense Lush Vibrator
With a Google Play app that connects to the vibrator and can be controlled to provide you with different degrees of pleasure, you are in for an exciting time. What's more, is that you can even experience an orgasm in a place you always wanted to with this device!
Features of Lovense Lush Vibrator
- A powerful but silent hardware
- Can be controlled in close range and long-distance
- Extends outside of your body and catches the signal from the tap and slide control interface on your smartwatch or smartphone
- Handsfree insertable bullet
- Rumbly vibrations
- Compatible with iPhone 4S/5/5C/5S/6/6+/6s/6s+/SE, iPad 3/4/Air, iPad Mini ½, Android 4.3, Bluetooth 4.0 enabled, and Windows
Satisfyer Pro 2 Pressure Wave Vibrator
Have your clitoral stimulation fantasies come true with this vibrator. The highlight of it is that it comes with Air Pulse technology and offers you waves of pleasure!
Features of Satisfyer Pro 2 Pressure Wave Vibrator
- Intense pressure waves
- The intense climax with minimum hassle
- 11 pressure wave intensities
- Whisper-quiet motor for discreteness
- Easy switching across various intensities
- The curved shape of the shaft allows easy handling
- Ergonomic and sophisticated design, this Satisfyer 2 is an ideal match for you.
In case you would like to intensify the experience, try out Satisfyer Pro 2 + which has vibration mode in addition to suction.
BMS Rechargeable Power Bullet
Going by the name, this device will keep you going all night. The vibrations are intense and can reach great depths helping you achieve that perfect orgasm. The size is perfect to carry along with you no matter the occasion.
Features of BMS Rechargeable Power Bullet
- Smooth, silky exterior and small size (3" total length and 0.75" width)
- Satin-touch ABS plastic with a silicone control button
- Convenient storage cases
- Strong motor with a run time of 2 hours
Fifty Shades Greedy Girl
The Fifty Shades Greedy Girl vibrator is for all the girls who just cannot get enough and need to have all the pleasure! This vibrator is designed to help you achieve mind-blowing orgasms without tiring out itself.
Features of Fifty Shades Greedy Girl
- Smoothly curved, thrusting shaft
- Bulbous head suitable for g-spot stimulation
- Pair of silky ears
- Three speeds
- Nine vibratory patterns
- Three thrusting speeds in the shaft
- Latex-free, phthalate-free silicone
- Glossy finish
- Can be recharged easily with a USB cord
- 4.5 inches in insertable length, 9 inches in total length 2 inches in the base
Satisfyer Penguin Clitoral Suction
A smart elegant penguin-shaped device wearing a tux is all you need to spice up the night! Tingling waves of pleasure await you with this uber-cool clitoral suction device.
Features of Satisfyer Penguin Clitoral Suction
- 11 intensity levels
- Whisper-quiet motor
- 2.2" height, 2.3" width and 4.3" length
- Made from ABS plastic and medical-grade silicone
- Waterproof and rechargeable
- Slim, ergonomic shape
Meta Rabbit Vibrator
The Meta Rabbit Vibrator is a naughty bunny that will stimulate your clit to the right degree and comes in a waterproof design. It gives you a great experience by being popular among those who wish to try out a dildo and have the added sense of fun.
Features of Meta Rabbit Vibrator
- Soft and body-safe silicone
- 3 strong motors, 12 rotation positions, and 13 vibration positions
- Combined clitoral and penetrative stimulation, intense pleasure
B swish Bwild Bunny
Your G spot and clitoris are in for a treat with this product that is designed to give you the best of both worlds! Your me-time can be elevated to the next level with this fun product.
Features of BSwish B wild Bunny
- Tapered shaft and uniquely contoured head
- 2 individual built-in motors and 5 individual functions
- Curved tapered shaft
- Warms up to match the user's body heat
- Made of hygienic, waterproof, non-porous silicone and ABS plastics
- Body-friendly, sensual, and comfortable
- 2 AAA batteries
- 3 hours of uninterrupted pleasure
- 6 inches in length, 1 inch in girth, and 1.25 inches in diameter
Lust Stories Premium Bluetooth Vibrator
Feeling in the mood for adventure? Look no further. The Lust Stories Premium Bluetooth Vibrator is here to give you pleasures in places you never knew were erogenous before! The perfect toy for someone who wishes to experiment and make the night count.
Feature of Lust Stories Premium Bluetooth Vibrator
- Small in size
- 7 functions to rock your world
- LED screen cordless remote.
- Silky to touch
- Made of nonporous silicone material, ABS plastic, and PU coating
- Discreet in terms of noise
- Height of 2 inches, a diameter of 1 inch, and a depth of 0.6 inches
- Easy to travel with
- Run time of 2 hours
Pillow Talk Racy Mini G Spot Vibrator
With a curved head that can stimulate your G spot, you are in for a sweet treat. The versatile design of this vibrator makes it a favorite of those who are looking for some great stimulation but are not ready to experiment too much. The build-up to the orgasm is just wonderful and will have you coming back for more.
Features of Pillow Talk Racy Mini G Spot Vibrator
- 1.3 hour run time
- Easily rechargeable
- 5 inches in length, and a diameter of 0.87 inches
- Waterproof silky silicone coating
When asked about the novelties that the market will see in sex toys for women in the coming years, they say "We are predicting that we will see toys that will talk like a human and have an AI like Alexa so the user can also verbally engage with the toy during the experience. This will be huge and actually a game-changer in making toys more mainstream."
Ladies, are you willing to experiment with these top sex toys and have a mind-blowing experience? You only find THE ONE after you do your fair share of experimenting. If you haven’t found it yet, keep going.