Why should I get a sex toy as a gift for my friend?
A vibrator may not be your go-to gift for a friend (but if you’re anything like us, it actually is your go-to gift) — however, there are plenty of reasons why giving a sex toy as a gift is a good idea:
Invest in their wellbeing
Sexuality is a natural part of everyone’s health and wellbeing — sex toys are wellness products! By gifting your friend a sex toy, you’re investing in their wellbeing and encouraging them to take time for themselves and their pleasure.
Take the first step for them
Sometimes all we need is a little push. If your friend has been talking about getting a vibrator for ages but hasn’t actually taken the leap into the world of sex toys, this is your chance to give them a gentle nudge.
Find the perfect gift value
Let’s be honest here, more often than not, sex toys aren’t cheap. Maybe the price is the thing that’s holding your friend back from buying one. With vibrators ranging from £35 - £130 GBP, VUSH has toys to suit a variety of budgets.
Normalise self pleasure
A gentle reminder that it is completely normal and natural to masturbate is always welcomed. Receiving a sex toy from a friend as a gift can be a nice reminder that everyone masturbates, even your besties.
1. Gloss Bullet Vibrator
What is a bullet vibrator?
A bullet vibrator is a small vibrating sex toy that is designed in the shape of a bullet. Designed for external use, bullet vibrators have precision tips so the vibrations come mostly from the end of the vibrator. Read our guide to using a bullet vibrator here to learn more about this type of sex toy.
Why does a bullet vibrator make a great gift?
A small bullet vibrator like Gloss is one of the least intimidating sex toys on the market, and is therefore the perfect beginner’s toy if your friend is new to the world of vibrators.
The petite size of this type of vibrator also makes it ideal for adding into partnered sex. As it is small and subtle, it is easy to hold against the clitoris or nipples during penetration without getting in the way.
A bullet vibrator is a great gift for someone looking to enhance both solo and partnered play.
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2. Empress 2 Suction Vibrator
What is a clitoral suction vibrator?
Clitoral suction vibrators mimic oral sex by providing a suction, air pulse, or pleasure wave type of sensation. This differs from your typical vibrator that provides vibrations against the clit directly. Read our guide to using a clitoral suction vibrator here to learn more about this type of sex toy.
Why does a clitoral suction vibrator make a great gift?
VUSH’s clitoral suction vibrator, Empress 2, is a best seller. Your friend is likely to have seen this vibrator on Instagram already — cue the “Is this the one that my favourite influencer has?!”
A clitoral suction vibrator makes a great gift for those who don’t like the idea of typical sex toys that vibrate directly against the clit. If your friend is looking for something more sensual and intimate, this vibrator is the one. Whether your friend has already got other vibrators or hasn’t started their sexual wellness journey yet, Empress 2 is a pretty safe bet due to its unique design.
If your friend has just got out of a relationship and is missing the regular head, there is no doubt Empress 2 will be their new go-to.
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3. Plump Palm Vibrator
What is a palm vibrator?
A palm vibrator is a small vibrator that, like the name suggests, can fit into the palm of your hand. Palm vibrators offer broad, gentle sensation as opposed to pinpointed, buzzy stimulation, which is great for anyone who finds direct pressure or clitoral stimulation overwhelming or uncomfortable.
Why does a palm vibrator make a great gift?
Much like a bullet vibrator, a palm vibrator is a great beginner’s toy because they are typically more gentle and rumbly in design. Their subtle and sensual vibrations make them the perfect starting point for a friend who has never used a vibrator before.
Plump has a non-intimidating design that mimics a beauty blender, so if your friend is worried about sex toys not being discreet, this one has got all bases covered. It doesn’t even look like a vibrator!
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4. Myth G-Spot Vibrator
What is a G-spot vibrator?
A G-spot vibrator is a type of internal vibrator that is designed to stimulate the G-spot. The G-spot is a sensitive erogenous zone located within the vagina that only becomes sensitive once the body is aroused. Read our guide to using a G-spot vibrator here to learn more about this type of sex toy.
Why does a G-spot vibrator make a great gift?
Whether your friend is new to vibrators or already owns a vibrator or two by now, a G-spot vibrator makes a great gift. This all-rounder toy is a safe choice if you’re not sure which vibrator to get your friend because of its versatility.
Myth is a great entry-level internal vibrator to introduce someone to the world of penetrative sex toys. Whether used internally without vibrations to penetrate, or with pleasure settings on targeting the G-spot, Myth can be used in a variety of ways.
If you’re not sure whether your friend is into internal or external sex toys, a G-spot vibrator is a great option because it does both! Myth can be used externally on the clitoris or other erogenous zones such as the nipples. Whether your friend wants to explore their vagina, clitoris, nipples, or anus — this toy does it all.
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5. Orb Pleasure Ring
What is a cock ring?
A cock ring is a sex toy that sits at the base of a penis or dildo during penetration. When used with a penis, a cock ring brings a pleasurable layer of pressure to the penis which helps create stronger erections and more powerful orgasms. Cock rings have the bonus of vibrating rabbit ears to stimulate the receiving partner’s clitoris or perineum (depending on the type of penetration), making it the perfect couples toy as it enhances pleasure for both partners. Read our guide to using a cock ring here to learn more about this type of sex toy.
Why does a cock ring make a great gift?
First of all, a cock ring is the perfect gift for your own sexual partner/s, because it is a couples toy by nature.
However, a cock ring is also a great gift option for a friend looking to explore sex toys with their partner/s. Whether your friend has already introduced vibrators into their partnered sex life and is looking for the next step up in couples play, or they’ve never used a toy with a partner, a cock ring is the right choice.
A cock ring makes a great gift because it can be used by a variety of people in a variety of ways. Used most commonly during penetrative sex, a cock ring can also be used during masturbation with or without a dildo. You’d be surprised how many types of people, whether single, partnered, queer, or straight, end up loving a cock ring.
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Read more on Stimulation:
Want to give your friend the gift of sex education as well as pleasure? Share the benefits of masturbation and our beginner's guide to masturbation.
Want to buy yourself a sex toy while getting one for your friend? Check out our beginner’s guide for first-time sex toy buyers.
Are you ready to gift your sexual partner a sex toy? Read our gifting guide for partnered sex and couples play.For more sex toy guides and advice on dating and relationship tips, head to our VUSH Stimulation Blog.