Written By Lynsey G, for Allure | February 16,2018
The annual AVN Adult Entertainment Expo and AVN Adult Novelty Expo in Las Vegas are twin showcases of everything sexy, featuring porn performers, webcam models, and the very best in sex toy technology. Happening concurrently with the AVN Awards, an event known as the “Oscars of porn,” these expos boast the best and most innovative pleasure products the world has to offer — and I went to both this year. After two days of roaming the show floors of both expos, I fell in love with eight mind-blowing adult products that will be taking up residence on my nightstand as soon as possible. Some are from established brands hawking their freshest wares, while others come to us courtesy of the newest start-ups in the industry. (Some are so new they’re not even available from retailers yet, but keep your eyes peeled for their debuts: They’re worth the wait.) From innovative oral sex simulators to fantastical glow-in-the-dark dildos that can tickle your geekiest spots, here are eight delightful devices for every budget, body, and bedroom fantasy.
Sex toy manufacturers have tried before to mimic the sensations of cunnilingus, but their luck has been limited. Most toys just end up looking like weird tongue-based helicopters and give users more headaches than orgasms. Not so with the Satisfyer: Rather than badly replicating a good lick or yanking on your clit with too much suction, this toy uses pulses of air to exert negative pressure on your clitoris without actually touching it. That means you won’t experience soreness or wrist cramping, just pleasure.
How do you feel about artificial intelligence…in your vibrator? It might sound intimidating, but Oivita, which bills itself as the creator of the “world’s first artificially intelligent vibrator,” bets you’ll feel fantastic about it once you meet the OVibe. Oivita claims that after you use this pleasure device three to five times, it will learn what you like and then intensify its vibrations, shake, heat up, and even expand during use, all according to your preferences.
What’s more, the toy pairs with a phone app and can also be paired with an Apple Watch to monitor your heart rate and blood oxygen levels during masturbation. It’s waterproof, wireless, and coated in medical-grade silicone.
As the souped-up and redesigned version of the original Iroha line of vibrators from sex toy mainstay Tenga, the Iroha Plus collection has already won several design awards. We adore the Tori vibrator’s sleek lines and the silky feel of Tenga’s signature “Soft-Touch” medical-grade silicone, as well as the powerful motor inside this toy. Use it stimulate the clit or vulva or insert the tip for internal pleasure.
I’m told it’s designed to look like a bird, but when I saw it at the Adult Novelty Expo, I thought of a succulent cut of sushi-grade tuna. (I must have been hungry.) Tenga also offers the Kushi, which resembles a seashell, and the Yoru, which is reminiscent of a whale. These sweet sidekicks are body-safe and fully submersible, as well as covered by a one-year warranty.
The ergonomic Gvibe Mini is designed to be a wildly different and downright gorgeous sex toy. With two flexible tips, which both contain a powerful, vibrating motor, the toy can expand inside the body to provide a pleasantly full feeling. It can also be used externally, inserted in two holes at once, or wrapped around a penis. The delightful possibilities won the Mini the title of “Innovative Sex Toy of the Year” at the 2018 Xbiz Awards, a show that recognizes the best in adult movie production, technology, retail, and pleasure products.
The Gvibe Mini is waterproof, hypoallergenic, and odorless. There’s even a limited-edition 24-karat gold version for the particularly indulgent pleasure seeker.
When it comes to toys marketed toward people with vulvas, the focus is usually on vibrators. With all the technological possibilities that have driven vibrators forward, though, the wonders of a good old-fashioned fucking machine are often overlooked. The folks at Velvet think it’s time to bring back penetration — more specifically, automated penetration — in a user-friendly, portable way. Enter the Frankie, one of the brand’s four models of self-thrusting dildos designed for people of any gender.
If a good pounding is what you’re after, this toy will be just your style: It has 10 speed settings and can deliver up to 140 three-inch thrusts per minute. It’s flexible, bendable, resistant to water, and designed for ultimate ease of use.
Getting bored with the anatomy of human partners? Never fear: Bad Dragon will spice things up for you in no time. This toy company brings fantasies to life by hand-creating dildos, vibrators, and masturbation sleeves in the shapes of tentacles, werewolf mouths, dragon phalluses, and more. These toys come in a massive variety of colors and sizes (their largest dildos measure in at 12.75 inches long and 13.25 inches around).
Bad Dragon toys are made of hand-poured, non-porous, hypoallergenic, and platinum-cured silicone that is soft, durable, and delightfully jiggly. My favorite is the Rolanddildo, an accessory based on a video game character who is half coyote and half snake. The result is mesmerizing, especially when it glows in the dark.
Anyone who enjoys vibrations in their nether regions has given at least a passing thought to the possibilities of their electric toothbrush. (Or is that just me?) The Erosscia Allore is putting an end to coy looks toward the bathroom sink with a small, sleek, and travel-friendly attachment that fits right onto your Sonicare toothbrush to create a sex toy. It’s also body-safe, having been built in accordance with FDA Class II standards.
As the brand explains on its website, Erosscia seeks to help everyone in the world achieve sexual satisfaction. With that goal in mind, this toy’s creators designed it to be ergonomic and easy to use for people with disabilities and of all sizes. Who knew that dental hygiene, orgasms, and inclusivity could all be united in a single product?
Rocky Candy Sex Toys officially launched at the Adult Novelty Expo with a booth that looked like an adult candy store. The brand’s items aren’t available yet for purchase, but keep your eyes peeled for a delectable lineup of luscious-looking pleasure devices that will make your mouth water. With products from adorable gummy-bear-inspired vibrators to swirly dildos that look like lollipops, Rock Candy promises to realize your sweetest fantasies.