Originally published 1/9/2023

Written by Jen Schwartz, Lovehoney Editorial Team.

The Beginner’s Guide to Discreet Vibrators

If you’re concerned with others knowing how you get your vibe on, then discreet vibrators are your perfect match.

Read on to find out about the features to be on the lookout for when discretion is your priority, and product recommendations for your specific sex toy desires.

What Makes a Vibrator Discreet?

The most frequently sought-after vibrator discretion feature is hushed vibrations, but a discreet vibe may include one or any combination of the following:

Quiet Vibrations

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As stated above, whisper-quiet decibels are an understandably popular vibrator feature. With muted noise, solo lovers are free to experience blissful buzzes even with someone in the very next room. If near-silent sounds sound great to you, check out our ultra-quiet vibrator selections featuring coveted toe-curlers like the Lovense Lush 3.

Inconspicuous Design

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Your vibrator won’t raise suspicions if it doesn’t look like a vibrator! Some discreet sex toys model their aesthetic after everyday objects like the Lovehoney Oh! Kiss Me Lipstick Vibrator, which easily passes for a standard tube of lipstick. This style of discretion is ideal for those with nosy housemates or anyone who’s worried about their pleasure products being found.

Petite Size

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Small-but-mighty vibrators like the Mantric are almost effortless to keep hidden. Stash a bullet vibrator in your bedside table, purse, or even jacket pockets; mini vibrators are a great tool for taking pleasure wherever you please.

Travel Lock or Removable Batteries

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If you and your erotic whims are always on the go, you’ll want a battery-operated vibrator or one with a travel lock as your companion. High-tech travel locks require a special combination of button presses to turn them on. Battery-operated vibrators like the Lovehoney Power Play 7 Function Love Egg Vibrator are fool-proof for preventing unwanted rumbles; simply remove the batteries before going out and put them back in when you’re ready to party!

Why Would Someone Need a Discreet Vibrator?

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People are drawn to discreet vibrators for an array of reasons, but the most common reason behind the purchasing decision is pleasure-seekers not wanting others to know when they’re enjoying a toy. A large share of this audience requires extra privacy due to their living situations, likely sharing their home with roommates or family members.

Then there are those looking to use their vibrator outside the home for public play. After all, the thrill comes from the risk of others potentially knowing what they’re up to and the feeling of being naughty. Actually getting caught engaging in exhibitionism is a whole other story.

Another motive for buying discreet vibrators is not wanting others to find the sex toy, even when it’s not in use. This need could be related to living situations, as mentioned above, or conversely, the desire to travel with a vibrator. Nobody wants TSA handling their most intimate belongings, right? And travel isn’t limited to big trips abroad, either. A discreet vibe that fits easily within purses or briefcases comes in clutch when you want to bring some buzzy fun to a lover’s place.

Discreet vibrators are beneficial for more than just overtly practical reasons but for personal preferences, too. For instance, some find loud vibrations distracting, making it more difficult for them to reach their peak. Discreetly quiet vibes solve this woe in a pinch!

Our Top Five Discreet Vibrator Picks

For couples

We-Vibe X Lovehoney Limited Edition Remote Control Couple's Vibrator
(165)

An exclusive collaboration between Lovehoney and We-Vibe, this best-selling, sleek vibrator fits between you and your partner during intercourse, delivering intense vibrations and leaving your hands free to wander. The slim, ergonomic design adapts to your lovemaking and provides delicious shared stimulation. Explore the 10 speeds and patterns via the wireless remote for seamless, uninterrupted passion.

What customers say: "There are so many different vibration patterns, and it seems like every one is better than the one before it!"

Buy it here

For on-the-go fun

Lovehoney Magic Bullet 10 Function Bullet Vibrator
(896)
$8.99 $16.99 You save: $8.00 (47%)

This ultra-hushed bullet is proof that you don’t have to sacrifice power for a conveniently compact size. Packing 10 delectable functions into its expertly crafted form, the Lovehoney Magic Bullet is a climax machine made for your pleasure.

What customers say: "very quiet and powerful multi settings to tease your body it definitely has the wow factor for me"

Buy it here

For suction fanatics

Womanizer Liberty Rechargeable Travel Clitoral Suction Stimulator
(220)
$99.00

Escape the everyday with the ecstasy of Womanizer's patented Pleasure Air Technology, as it pulses your pearl to paradise with 6 intensity levels of touchless stimulation. This pleasure powerhouse comes with a stylish and petite, magnetic travel bag. Perfect for using anywhere around the world, Liberty is USB rechargeable and comes with a magnetic charging cable. Simply clip the stylish, hygienic magnetic travel cover in place to hide your toy from prying eyes.

What customers say: "If I could put the orgasm rating at 10/5 I would. I’m confident even the hardest to please clitorises will bend to the Womaniser’s will."

Buy it here

For public play

We-Vibe Moxie + App and Remote Controlled Wearable Clitoral Panty Vibrator
(37)
$139.00

Moxie is equipped with a magnetic clip, allowing you to turn almost any pair of plain ol' undies into vibrating panties. With an ultra-slim profile and a smooth silicone finish, Moxie adds a sexy secret to your day-to-day routine, and only you (and your partner, if you invite them along) will know you're playing. Moxie comes with a remote control (up to 9.8 ft range) or can be controlled from anywhere with an internet connection via the free We-Connect™ app, so you can make distance disappear and put sensual fun front and center.

What customers say: "Great product and panty magnet ensured it stays in place for public couple play."

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For diverse pleasure options

Doc Johnson Tryst Rechargeable 7 Function Multi-Erogenous Vibrator
(14)
$99.99

From internal to external stimulation, solo stimulation to couple’s play, this multi-erogenous zone massager acts as a bevy of bedroom tools in one. Enjoy it as a clitoral stimulator, a nipple stimulator, an internal vibe, a scrotum tickler, or a classic cock ring – you're limited only by your imagination.

What customers say: "This is a very unique and versatile toy. I love how I can be used solo or on your partner as well as during foreplay and intercourse. All the different speeds and vibrations make for an extremely fun time."

Buy it here

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