Pleasure shouldn’t be pricey.
All products featured here are independently selected by our editors and writers. If you buy something through links on our site, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.
This content originally appeared on Mashable for a US audience and has been adapted for the UK audience.
Sex toys are more widely available than ever before, making it tempting to spend a lot of money to build up your arsenal. But it can take a minute to find your preferences, and when you consider that sex toys aren’t usually a return-friendly product (though we’ve found a few that are), the allure of a budget-friendly pick is extra potent.
Whether you’re looking to get your first toy ever or have buzzed yourself to infinity and beyond before, we’ve gathered some of the best budget sex toys out there.
Is it safe to buy cheaper sex toys?Budget-friendly does not mean cheaply made. Quality was a non-negotiable when compiling this list. After all, it’s not worth saving a few pounds if you’re using an unsafe toy (and not in the fun NSFW way) to put on your genitals.
We’re betting you want to avoid anything that can easily harbor bacteria, so we chose toys that use body-safe, non-porous materials, like silicone, metal, and borosilicate glass. The greater the porosity of a toy, the easier bacteria can thrive in it, even if you’re regularly cleaning it after each use (as you should with any toy).
That’s not to say that porous materials like PVC, rubber, TPE, or even some silicone blends are entirely unsafe(Opens in a new tab) — it’s just that they require a lot of special care to maintain that safety, and should always be used with a latex condom.
When buying budget, knowledge is power and diligent care is key.
What should you expect when buying a budget sex toy?So what’s the big trade-off with a cheaper sex toy?
As you might’ve anticipated, you won’t be up to your ears in fancy features like the self-moving rabbits of the Lelo Ina Wave 2, the automatic pulsating of the Womanizer Premium 2, or the orgasm tracking of the Lioness Vibrator 2.0, which all cost hundreds of pounds. You’re also less likely to find Bluetooth-activated toys worth using.
Does that mean luxe toys are simply better? Absolutely not. There are plenty of high-end toys that former Mashable culture reporter Jess Joho described as “a living nightmare.”
What you’re more likely to find in the affordable sex toy range are features that stick to the basics. That might mean three to five vibration settings instead of 11, or a toy with water resistance instead of full-on waterproofing. Its design might be simpler in looks and function, with one button that serves as an off/on and setting switch.
If you’re thinking “none of those things sound like huge cons,” it’s because they’re not. Budget-friendly sex toys can be pretty damn great, too.
What is the best cheap sex toy?We’re not going to try and tell you which sex toy should be top of your list, or which one you must love or there is something wrong with you. Instead, we’re here to lend a helping hand in the form of a selection of cheap recommendations. There should be something for everyone in this list. You just need to pick a favourite from the bunch.
These are the best sex toys under £50 in 2023.
Best For Realism
The Satisfyer Pro 2(Opens in a new tab) massages the clitoris with pressure waves and tingling pulsations. It delivers realistic results — and at a much lower price point than other toys.
It has 11 intensity settings, which allow you to always find something that works for you and your body. It’s also waterproof, and actually gets more intense under water. So if you lile to play in the bath, the Satisfyer Pro 2 is something to seriously consider.
It is a little loud, especially under water. So it’s best to use when you’re home alone.
Best For Beginners
Looking for something small, powerful, and easy to use? Look no further than the Lovehoney Magic Bullet Vibrator(Opens in a new tab). Oh, and it doesn’t get much cheaper than this.
This 10-function bullet vibrator has a tapered tip for precise external stimulation. Powerful vibrations travel along the length of the bullet, with three speeds and seven patterns to consider. It’s a perfect option for solo play, foreplay, or fun with a partner.
It’s also non-intimidating and straightforward, making it a good choice for beginners.
Best For Customisation
The Oliver James Rechargeable Wand(Opens in a new tab) is marketed as a sports massager, but that doesn’t seem to be what most people are using it for. Ahem.
Twenty patterns and eight speeds will help you find the perfect vibration setting. The batteries last for a long time, with up to 300 mins of use from a single charge. It’s also portable, and includes a travel bag for taking the wand wherever you go.
It’s on the loud side and takes a long time to charge. But you expect a few minor downsides with a sex toy at such a pleasingly-low price point.
Best For Men
The Fleshlight Flight Pilot Masturbator(Opens in a new tab) is a discreet and textured sex toy. It has a sleek exterior and bumpy canal for heightened pleasure. It represents a complete redesign of the original model, making it softer and more satisfying.
The internal sleeve is transparent and lined with stimulating bumps. The realistic-feel sleeve creates added suction that’s easily controlled via the screw-cap base.
It isn’t the easiest sex toy to clean, but other than this, there really isn’t anything to complain about. It’s easy to use and effective. What more do you need, fellas?
Best For The Butt
The ElectraStim Noir Rocker(Opens in a new tab) is designed specially for fans of hands-free play.
It has a curved base with embedded inputs, which allow you to sit, rock, and grind — all at your own pace — while the tapered shape and ridged texture enhance sensation.
The bi-polar contacts in the shaft transmit sensations from a stimulator (sold separately unfortunately), so you can add tingles and throbs, if you like that sort of thing. And you soon will after a blast on this butt plug.
Best For Health Benefits
The LELO Mini Bead Set(Opens in a new tab) is a combined pleasure/fitness system that helps to improve circulation and muscular control, and therefore increases responses to stimulation.
It comes as a set of six interchangeable weighted beads, giving you plenty of different options for Kegel exercises — and helping you achieve greater climaxes.
Warning: these are loud. But that shouldn’t stop you from giving them a try. And don’t sleep on the LELO brand. They make some of the best sex toys around.
Best For Discretion
The small, discreet Wickedly Powerful Love Egg(Opens in a new tab) is great for couples and solo play.
It can be used externally or vaginally, with a 31-inch wire that gives you plenty of reach(around). It gives you a range of potential positions. Reviewers say that the wire could be more durable, but there shouldn’t be a problem so long as you’re careful.
You can control the speed yourself, or hand the remote to a partner.
By signing up to the Mashable newsletter you agree to receive electronic communications from Mashable that may sometimes include advertisements or sponsored content.