High-Tech Sex Toys That Prove the Future Is Already Here

by Natalie Kiser

February 11, 2022 at 10:25am AM EST



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Greetings from the year 2022 — where just about every appliance in our lives is “smart.” Our thermostats adjust themselves, depending on time of day. Packages arrive on our doorsteps within hours of us ordering them. And our homes are filled with speakers we can talk to, learn from, and shop through. Given all this, it should really come as no surprise that smart vibrators and other high-tech sex toys are about as abundant as smart phones and smart TVs.

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The idea of a “smart” vibrator is a funny one to consider, given that vibrators have largely been the same since their invention in the 1880s. The highest-tech thing about vibrators has long been the fact that they vibrate—sometimes at different intensities, and with different pulsing patterns. But in the last decade, a handful of companies have aspired to reinvent the vibrator—or at least, render it a little tech-ier.

People in long-distance relationships can now use apps to remotely control each others’ sex toys from different states. Cock rings and rabbit vibrators now keep data on your performance over time so you can optimize your solo play experience. As if that weren’t enough, some toys will even optimize your experience for you—by learning your preferences and doing more of what you like with each use (something you also want your partner to do!)

Gone are the days of waterproof vibrators and rechargeable sex toys seeming impressive. In 2021, if your vibrator doesn’t know you better than you know yourself, it can hardly be considered high-tech. Intrigued? Start shopping—high-tech sex toys abound.

A version of this story was published in October 2019.

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Ready to get loud? LELO Sila is a clitoral stimulator toy that uses their sonic wave technology to deliver a totally unique sensation to your most sensitive erogenous areas. While it’s a high-tech smart toy, it’s designed with the wisdom to know when a subtle no-touch touch is all you need.

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LELO Enigma

Using the subtle power of suction and some deep penetration, LELO Enigma is the double-threat dream for people who want that contact-free intense clitoral sstimulation with a sonic wave/vibration at their G-Spot.

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We-Vibe Chorus Couple’s Vibrator

A smart couple’s vibe that can be adjusted for a range of positions and can be activated with a squeeze to the remote or their app, it’s a versatile toy that you’ll never run out of ways to use. 

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We-Vibe Melt Clitoral Stimulator

The We-Vibe Melt Clitoral Stimulator comes with an app that remotely controls your experience with the toy—making it great for solo and partner play, alike. We-Vibe offers a range of app-controlled vibrators to choose from. But considering how few high-tech toys are clitoris-focused, we couldn’t help but give this particular vibe a shoutout.

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Elvie Trainer

The Elvie is a sex toy and personal trainer, all wrapped up in one. This award-winning toy—and the app it connects to—will guide you through weekly Kegel exercises. (The Elvie will even correct your form!)

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Lovehoney Wild Thing Vibrating Cock Ring

Many remote-controlled toys are geared exclusively toward women, but the Lovehoney Wild Thing offers a departure from that trend. No, it doesn’t come with a remote control app. But it does come with a standard remote control that you can use to trigger the cock ring’s 10 different functions.

Lovehoney Wild Thing Vibrating Cock Ring $49.99 Buy now Sign Up

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Lovely 2.0

The Lovely 2.0 is a vibrating cock ring that learns your sexual preferences (and your partner’s sexual preferences) and adapts to them. Using the Lovely 2.0 app, you can control your Lovely from anywhere in the world. (The Lovely 2.0 also keeps track of how many calories you burn during sex, if you’re at all interested in that.)

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Smart Wand

The Smart Wand offers everything you loved about the iconic Hitachi Magic Wand—in a slightly more high-tech format. The Smart Wand uses SenseTouch Technology to turn on the moment it touches your body, and to turn off the moment you pull it away. (The Smart Wand will also increase the intensity of its vibrations as you press it harder into your skin.)

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OhMiBod Esca2 

The OhMiBod Esca2 is a wearable vibrator that’s offers app-controlled play—so your partner can control your experience from across the room, or even from across the world. 

The toy is also capable of being synced up with another Kiiroo device—say, your partner’s favorite toy—for a seriously interactive experience.

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Womanizer Duo Stimulator

Like the Smart Wand, the Womanizer Duo Stimulator uses technology to automatically turn on and off—when you touch your body and pull away, respectively. 

The Womanizer Duo also draws on the PleasureAir technology that defines every Womanizer product. Instead of vibrating, the toy offers a sucking sensation at 12 different intensities (and in 10 different vibrating modes). 

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Fantasy for Her Remote Control Sex Machine

The Fantasy for Her may look like a standard dildo, and in many ways, it is. It offers seven vibration patterns (classic) and seven thrusting patterns (a little more contemporary). On top of that, it boasts a shaft that warms with use, offering you a more realistic experience than a standard penetrative vibe.

Fantasy for Her Remote Control Sex Machine $124.99 Buy now Sign Up

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OhMiBod Club Vibe

The OhMiBod Club Vibe’s sleek profile makes it a perfect candidate for wearable use. Simply slip the toy into your underwear, pass the remote control to your partner, and get ready for a wild night. (The OhMiBod Club Vibe comes with a pair of lace panties that offer ample room for the toy, so you don’t have to worry about anything slipping out and falling where it shouldn’t.)

Even more interesting? The vibrator is equipped with a built-in microphone that responds to music, your partner’s voice—anything at all, really.

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The Cowgirl Premium Riding Sex Machine

The Cowgirl Premium Riding Sex Machine is a bona fide machine—and one that, of course, hooks up to an app. The dildo offers 360 degrees of swiveling rotation and two separate attachments. And the app allows you to control everything from the vibration intensity to the pulsing pattern. (If you don’t feel like downloading yet another app, you can use the attached remote control to do the same.)

The Cowgirl Premium Remote and App Controlled Riding Sex Machine $1,499.99 Buy now Sign Up

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Amour Rechargeable Remote Control Love Egg Vibrator

Though it may seem archaic compared to some of the other toys in the bunch, the Amour Love Egg is high-tech in its own right. Sure, it doesn’t connect to an app, but it does connect to a remote control—and a cute one, at that.

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