If you live with other people, alone time is a precious commodity that doesn't come along too often. So, when you finally have the time to pour yourself a glass of wine, take a bath, and chase that ultimate orgasmic high with the latest viral vibrator or trendy sex toy, you don't want to alert the whole house with something that sounds like a full-fledged power tool. Because nothing kills the vibe (no pun intended) faster than rushing to muffle a rattling vibrator with your blankets while praying that everyone in close proximity has suddenly lost their ability to hear. Your self-pleasuring time should be, well...pleasurable, and the least pleasurable thing in the world is feeling self-conscious about being heard.
Luckily, I'm here to help you get your orgasm on no matter where you are or who you're living with. Many products sell themselves as whisper-quiet vibrators, but we know that's not always a reliable disclaimer. So, how do you know what's actually going to be a quiet vibrator? Things to consider: A silicone-covered toy will always be quieter than a hard plastic one. The squishy layer helps diffuse the sound of the motor, so the thicker the better. Suction vibrators are also a great option for muffling sound because, on top of being excellent clitoral stimulators, the vacuum seal also locks in noise from vibrations, effectively making them quiet as soon as they're affixed to you. If you're concerned about someone finding your vibrator as well as hearing it, discreet vibrators that are disguised as jewelry, chic home decor — even lipstick — are another great option. Lastly, the bigger the sex toy, the bigger (and louder) the motor, so smaller is usually going to be best.
So, if you've found yourself in close quarters with your parents, a WFH roommate, lightly sleeping children, or something else entirely, it's time to rest easy. Ahead, we've rounded up the 21 best extremely quiet vibrators for every preference and budget that won't make a ruckus. Because you should spend your alone time focusing on what really matters: you.
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