Long-distance relationships are relatively difficult to manage for many reasons. Also the sex life is affected by it. As a result of various lockdown measures and travel restrictions due to the corona pandemic, more and more lovers in long-distance relationships find themselves in a situation where they cannot see each other at all for months or even less. Smart sex toys, which can be used digitally by two people, promise to at least partially maintain their love life. But which toys are really good? The E-Zine Bustle has now picked out some of the best toys in the field.
Smart sex toys can be a great help when you are in a long-distance relationship and for whatever reason cannot see each other very often. Especially due to the ongoing worldwide pandemic, many long-distance relationships are put to a hard test.
Tammy Nelson, sex therapist and relationship consultant, knows this too. She says in an interview: »knowing you can’t just drive or take a train or hop on a plane to be together adds a new level of stress.« She therefore considers smart sex toys to be an ideal tool for living out sensuality and passion in a long-distance relationship.
She adds: »There are new technological breakthroughs in sex and tech happening every day. Teledildonics, or remote sex and intimacy devices (…) are capable of creating long-distance pleasure.«
The editors of the widely read online magazine Bustle have collected and presented what they believe to be the best smart sex toys for long-distance relationships. The manufacturer Lovense, which landed on the list three times, did particularly well, but also a toy of the VENUS exhibitor LELO, as well as the German sex toy group WOW Tech, which sells the brands We-Vibe and Womanizer.
Here are the best toys for long-distance relationships according to Bustle:
1. We-Vibe Sync
Bustle wrote about the We-Vibe Sync: The Sync is basically every LDR couple’s dream, because it allows you to keep your »sexual energy alive,« even though you’re far apart, Tristan Weedmark, a Global Passion Ambassador at We-Vibe, tells Bustle. »With the We-Connect app, you can control your partner’s pleasure from anywhere in the world, all while sexting or video chatting in the app.«
And get this: You can even create custom vibrations or make a personalized vibe playlist. »Not only is Sync great at keeping your relationship hot and heavy,« Weedmark says, »but when you do finally get to reunite you can use it together during sex for heightened stimulation.«
The magazine said the following about the Max and Nora created by Lovense: This set from Lovense is the perfect gift for couples to treat themselves to this holiday season. The price may seem steep, but it comes with two bluetooth-friendly sex toys that you can use to keep each other feeling great from afar.
The female toy Nora is a rabbit vibrator with a rotating head and vibrating arm (which both have three speeds), and it’s also waterproof and USB-rechargeable. The male toy Max is a vibrator and a »realistic skin-like masturbation sleeve,« that the site says can accommodate 95% of men.
The best part? With Bluetooth pairing and Lovense’s apps, you and your partner can control each other’s pleasure no matter where you are.
The editors from Bustle enjoyed another toy by Lovense a lot, the Lush Bluetooth Egg Vibrator: »Also from Lovense, this simple, sleek egg vibrator is a great distance-friendly gift to get your partner in lieu of splurging on a set of toys for both of you. You can use it solo or with a partner, and because it’s small and app-controlled, you can even wear it out in public for some discreet fun, if that’s what you’re into (orgasm in public at your own risk). A fun bonus? It also syncs to music, in case you want to jam out while your genitals jam out.«
Bustle was also on the lookout for couples that enjoy anal sex. They found the Hush, another Lovense device: For couples who miss having anal sex, don’t worry: There are plenty of high-tech toys for you to enjoy, too. Hush, another Lovense product, is the ‘world’s first teledildonic butt plug’ (aka it remotely communicates tactile sensation).
It’s available in either 1.5-inch or 1.75-inch diameters, and both are the same price so you can choose which option works with your body. There’s also a set of two that you can purchase together at a discount, so if both you and your long-distance boo are into butt stuff, that’s a great option.
Bustle also recommends a combination of the Pearl 2 with the Onyx+ by KIIROO: This his-and-hers set from KIRROO takes partnered pleasure to another level. The KIIROO Pearl2 is a technologically advanced G-spot vibrator, and is enabled with touch-sensitive technology. And the Onyx+ offers two air channels inside its core to create a »natural suction sensation« that’s supposed to mimic penetration.
With bluetooth, you can connect the two toys together to control what your partner feels, so even if you’re far apart it’ll almost feel like you’re really together. There’s also a video chat platform you can use to see your partner (and engage in a little dirty talk with them, too) while you pleasure yourselves.
Bustle seems especially delighted by the Lovelife Cuddle G-Spot-Vibrator by OHMIBOD: This G-spot vibrator comes with a handy wifi-enabled app that will let your partner control your pleasure wherever they happen to be. Use the seven preset vibration patterns, or get creative and make your own. You can even use the sound of your voice or music to make a pattern.
There’s also a super cool ‘accelerometer’ feature: By tipping the phone (vertically to horizontally), the vibes will gradually become more intense. Talk about giving back during the holidays.
7. HULA Beads
A toy by the high-end manufacturer LELO from Sweden got also included in Bustle’s list of highly recommended sex toys for long distance relationships. About the toy of the VENUS exhibitor the magazine writes: »These super cute and colorful remote-controlled pleasure beads rotate and vibrate. The combo of sensual, circular movements and powerful vibrations will spice up any foreplay, and provide you with an intense O, whether you choose to insert them or simply use them on your clitoris.
The thing about many long-distance sex toys is they tend to be a bit of a splurge. When you factor in things like virtual technology, it makes sense they’d be pricer than your average dildo. And yet, if you can swing it, the price might just be worth it for the physical intimacy.«
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