Best Cheap Vibrators
Hunting in vain for a good, cheap vibrator? Lost in a sea of low-quality knock-offs and discount dreck?
If a budget-friendly, body-safe vibrator seems like a fantasy, we’re here to help! Come along as we dive into the stimulating world of low-cost sex toys. We’ll discuss must-have features to look for, show you how to tell good cheap from bad cheap, and share our top affordable picks.
What Is A Cheap Vibrator?
A cheap vibrator is a vibrating sex toy that won’t break the bank. What we mean by “cheap” is a well-made, body-safe pleasure product that delivers many sessions of enjoyment for under $50. What we don’t mean is a low-quality, buzzy toy made from toxic or porous materials that breaks or stops charging after a few months (or even weeks) of use.
How can you tell the difference when you’re shopping? Though many cheap vibrators may appear similar at first glance, there are few key ways to separate trash from treasure and find an affordable toy that’s worth every penny.
Learn more: How To Choose A Vibrator
How To Shop For A Cheap Vibrator
With a bit of savvy and very little money, you can find the bargain vibrator of your dreams. Quality is easy to spot when you know what to look for! When you start browsing for a new budget toy, keep an eye out for these indicators of quality:
One of the most important features of a cheap vibrator is the material it’s made from. Seek out non-porous, body-safe materials that won’t absorb pathogens, body fluids, or microparticles of lubricant the way poorer quality materials can.
When shopping for a cheap vibrator, look for non-porous, body-safe materials. These include:
Silicone. The majority of good, affordable sex toys are made from silicone. Silicone is durable, safe for use in or on the body, and can even be used when you’re pregnant. It’s also easy to clean, and is compatible with water-based and hybrid lubes.
Learn more: What Is Body-Safe Silicone?
Stainless steel and aluminum. Both stainless steel and aluminum are non-porous metals that are safe to use on the body. Some wallet-friendly vibrators have a metal casing, while others have metal trim or other parts, but are made primarily of another material such as silicone.
Learn more: How To Use A Stainless Steel Sex Toy
ABS plastic. ABS plastic is a type of plastic commonly used in good-quality cheap vibrators. The body of the toy, operating buttons, and/or trim may be made from this material, which is body-safe and non-porous.
When shopping for a cheap vibrator, avoid porous, non-body-safe materials. These include:
PVC, or jelly rubber. Formally known as polyvinyl chloride, PVC is a potentially toxic material used widely in low-quality sex toys. The majority of PVC is porous and can harbor bacteria and viruses, including those that cause sexually transmitted infections. This material is known to cause yeast infections, UTIs, and bacterial vaginosis.
PVC may also contain toxic chemicals such as phthalates, and can damage other sex toys that come in contact with it.
TPE, or thermoplastic elastomer. TPE is widely considered safe for use in penis toys, but should not be used on the vulva or inside the body. Although this material is technically non-toxic, it is porous and will absorb microparticles of anything it comes into contact with.
Remember, when it comes to TPE, it’s safe for penis toys that stay on the outside of the body, which is less vulnerable to infection than the vulva and vagina.
Learn more: Are TPE Sex Toys Safe?
Non-ABS plastic. Non-ABS plastic is typically porous, and has all the downsides of other porous materials like TPE. Avoid vibrators and all other sex toys made from non-ABS plastic, which can harbor mold and bacteria, crack, and discolor easily.
A warranty lets you know that a toy maker stands behind their product and is ready to replace and repair it if something goes wrong. A warranty of at least several months is nice — a warranty of a year or more is even better.
A good cheap vibrator can be distinguished not only by its material, but its features. Look for a toy with the kinds of perks you’d expect to see in higher-end pleasure products. These include:
Multiple settings. A cheap vibe with extra settings will feel luxurious and give you plenty of stimulation options for a more customized experience. We like to see at least 3 intensity levels and a few patterns so we can switch up sensations on the fly.
A rechargeable battery. You could get a cheap vibrator with disposable batteries, but why chance a sudden power outage when you’re getting close? A rechargeable toy is less wasteful, more reliable, and in the long run, less expensive.
Rumbly vibration quality. Some of us actually like buzzy vibrators with higher-frequency stimulation, but many of us find them numbing, loud, and less pleasurable. When in doubt, go for a toy with rumbly vibrations that will penetrate the nerves more deeply and intensify your pleasure.
Ergonomic design. Many a cheap vibrator has been undone by awkward construction or a hard-to-use shape. After all, what good is a bargain toy if it won’t hit the right spot? Look for a vibrator with a well-designed body that will fit comfortably in your hand and reach sensitive areas with ease.
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Where Not To Buy A Cheap Vibrator
If you think the best place to find a cheap vibrator is a website full of cheap vibrators, think again. Retailers like Amazon, AliExpress, and eBay are awash in inferior products of questionable safety and quality, as well as counterfeit sex toys made from substandard (and potentially toxic) materials.
When shopping for a budget vibrator, confine your search to ethical retailers (like us!) that sell only well-known brands made from body-safe materials.
Learn more: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Sex Toys On Amazon
Best Cheap Vibrators
And now for the best of the best cheap vibrators! These are the budget toys we recommend again and again, the ones we'd pay double the money for — but fortunately, don't have to!
Best Cheap Rabbit Vibrator
Romp Jazz The Romp Jazz is not only eye-catching and silky-smooth to the touch, it’s one of the best deals on our list. This crimson and yellow beauty is made from medical-grade silicone, boasts 10 vibe modes, and is fully waterproof.
Best Cheap Bullet Vibrator
VeDO Bam In a world of weak, buzzy bullets, the VeDO Bam stands alone. This uber-powerful toy packs a lot of rumbles into a sleek, colorful package. Choose from 10 vibration levels, and don't be afraid to bring this little mermaid into the shower.
Best Cheap Air Pressure Toy
Luv Inc Pulsing Clitoral Stimulator With 7 stimulation modes and a slim, maneuverable body, this Luv Inc air pulse toy has the look and features of a much pricier model. It's submersible, ideal for travel, and its generous mouth fits lots of different anatomies.
Best Cheap Wand Vibrator
Romp Flip You wouldn't expect a flexible neck and whisper-quiet operation in a wand under $50, but that's exactly what you'll get with the Romp Flip. With 10 vibration modes and a run-time of 60 minutes on a full charge, this silicone wand is a great option for both solo play and fun with a partner.
Best Cheap Vibrating Butt Plug
VeDO Bump If you've ever looked for a cheap vibrating anal toy and come up empty-handed, take a look at the VeDO Bump. Ultra-smooth with an anal-safe base and a tapered tip, the VeDO Bump is the perfect size for beginners and anal aficionados alike. 10 vibe modes and a powerful motor make the Bump a must-buy.
Best Cheap G-Spot Vibrator
Pillow Talk Racy The Racy may be petite, but it's just the right size for the G-spot. With a bulbous head and curved shaft designed for deep internal massage, the Racy is rumbly, quiet, and great for clitoral stimulation, too. And if bling is your thing, it even has a Swarovski crystal for an operating button. Who says a budget toy can't feel extravagant?
Best Cheap Clitoral Vibrator
Dame Dip The Dame Dip does it all, from clitoral and vulval stimulation to nipple teasing to internal exploration. A smooth silicone body and unique, curvy shape make the Dip a great companion for solo and partnered adventures.