There's plenty of reasons to be in the market for the quietest vibrator that can give you an orgasm without waking your entire household. If you're living with a roommate or with family, you might be trying to avoid an awkward-to-mortifying "what was that buzzing sound I heard last night?" conversation—leaving you scrambling for some explanation that isn't "it was my sex toy." Or you've already got drawer full of satisfying options and you're having great, intimate sex (lucky you!), but want to have a solo masturbation session without disrupting your partner's peaceful slumber. Even easily distracted types who live alone can find that the telltale whir of a personal massager takes them out of the moment.
Fortunately, there's lots of amazing toys that are both powerful and basically silent (pro tip: muffling the noise with a comforter doesn't hurt, either). When shopping online, it's also worth noting that Babeland's "discreet" section lets you filter by volume level, and it's a category on Lovehoney, too.
The options can feel overwhelming, which is why we asked Haylin Belay, a health educator and sexuality expert, how to shop for vibrators. She recommends first deciding if you want internal or external stimulation. Some people know they want a clitoral vibrator, but if you have no idea what sensation you'll like, Belay suggests to buy a toy that is shaped for G-spot stimulation. "Something that is shaped for G-Spot stimulation is going to have versatility," says Belay. "It's going to be shaped for penetration play, so you can experiment with penetration. It'll be curved for G-spot stimulation, so you can explore that as well."
Keep in mind that vibrators are a huge umbrella category and options can range depending on the motor (aka the reason you're here, searching for quiet vibes). That's why she feels it's important you know that there are plenty of other silent toys. "Things like dildos, but really any kind of insertable toy," explains Belay. According to Belay, there is a really big trend in sex toys, that is, there are so many toys that are specifically for grinding or humping (and there are vibrating versions, too). Whichever toy you choose, know that we can't help you keep your own whisper from turning into screams of pleasure, but we can suggest 15 of the best quiet vibrators for sale right now from Womanizer, Dame Products, and more.
Womanizer's revolutionary Pleasure Air Technology made the company a pioneer in the clit stimulator space; its gentle sucking sensations and mild vibrations create a feeling that's akin to oral pleasure. Even on the mid-range intensity settings, it never gets super loud, as it sounds like a little marble being agitated in a low rumble.
What makes the waterproof Premium worth the $199 investment—in addition to its sleek design, four-hour rechargeable battery, and 12 intensity levels—is its Smart Silence™ feature. It "magically" knows when it's not in use, and stops running until it meets your body again (perfect for when you're suddenly interrupted or you toss it aside when you've finished).
Dame's lipstick vibrator, like all of its products, pairs innovation with fresh design sensibilities that put ergonomics first. The flat-topped Kip's flutter tip is meant to deliver pinpoint accuracy to send pleasure exactly where you want it. Alternately, as this animated video demonstrates, the Kip can be placed flat against the vulva for an all-over vibration in five pattens and five intensity levels.
This sleek clitoral stimulator features a larger mouth, to cover more surface area than the earlier models of Lelo's signature SONA. It's also made updates to offer a "deeper but gentler sensation," meaning it won't get too intense. Waterproof and rechargeable with 12 settings to play with, you should know that the SONA Cruise's intensity ticks up when you press it hard against your body (so keep that in mind if you want to keep the motor down to a lower thrum).
Arc's bulb has a beaked ridge for targeted vibes on the vulva or clitoris. So warm up externally and then drive in! "I went from 3 orgasms over the span of 15 years to 3 per day after using the Arc. So, theres that," writes one reviewer. Even though the vibration is very rumbly with a high intensity, it ranks on the quieter side. Waterproof with 5 intensity levels and 5 pattern modes, let's just say exploring will never get old.
Amore, aka the Italian word for love, is such a fitting name for this vibrator—there is a ton to love about it. Though small, she is mighty! Rechargeable and pocket-size, you wouldn’t expect the Amore to be so powerful. Coming with 4 intensity levels and 7 patterns, the Amore is safe for vaginal play and is long enough to reach the G-spot on many bodies. We also love that the brand is eco-friendly and crafts most products with recycled aluminum and silicone (which is more recyclable than plastic and plastic-derived materials).
This quiet panty vibrator will, ahem, come with you anywhere, as it's designed to be worn while you go about your day. "My body is building, building to an explosion, with the relentless vibrations," writes one reviewer. Apply a generous amount of water-based lubricant to the egg before you begin, then slip its smooth curves inside your vagina. Powerful vibrations will be sent straight to sensitive nerve endings, including your G-spot. Who's controlling the 2 speeds and 5 patterns of vibrations? That's up to you.
This USB-rechargeable lipstick vibrator is great for those seeking a trusty, simple bullet that's not too loud (and bonus for the fact that it looks like it fell out of a twist-up applicator). It features 7 vibration modes and 8 intensity levels so you can find your favorite combination. Not to mention, its silicone handle allows for an enhanced grip.
Those who live in eternal pursuit of the vaginal orgasm will love Lelo's GIGI 2 (as in G-spot, get it?). Find out which of the eight pleasure settings take you over the edge by toggling through its four-button control panel—though that does mean you'll want to get familiar with the controls before you're fumbling with it in the dark. 100 percent waterproof, Lelo bills the GIGI 2 as "whisper-quiet" and the flat tip can be used for clitoral stimulation, too.
Ready to go all of the way, the right way? The Aer mimics the flutter of a tongue (yes, you read that right) to mimic oral simulation that will send you over the edge. "The Aer has made masturbation more like actual sex—and being single, this has been so satisfying and just absolutely amazing," writes one reviewer. "Strong vibrators tend to make me go numb quickly; the Aer seems to be just right. Gentle enough to slowly build up or turn down the sensation."
Technically speaking, Aer isn't a vibrator, it's a pressure wave technology that creates pulses of air that'll provide you with a thrilling experience. It literally creates a soft seal around your clitoris. The arousing pulses are felt through 5 patterns and 5 intensities.
This shape is absolutely adorable—it literally makes you want to pucker up. The fun red lip massager isn't just cute, though; it's effective, too! It has 10 different vibration settings that you can control with just a single button. These waterproof lips are perfect to have to fun with in the shower or wherever you are. It's designed to be handheld for endless pleasure. So kiss your old vibe bye-bye because the Naughty Bits MUAH just became your new BFF.
Finding a quiet rabbit vibrator that also thrusts is a tall order, but we had to include something for bunny-ear fans. We wouldn't bring Happy Rabbit's thruster on, say, a weekend trip to your friend's thin-walled lake house. But given all the moving parts—nine patterns and three speeds for the rabbit, and three thrusting speeds for the shaft—it's definitely a low-volume option for this particular (toe-curling) style.
Sucking-style clitoral stimulators aren't for everyone, and those seeking a more authentic cunnilingus-like experience should give Cal Exotics' Red Hot Rechargeable Silicone Flickering Tongue Vibrator a try. The cordless faux tongue offers three speeds and seven wild vibration patterns for its flick of the tip.
Fun Factory's Ocean vibrator checks off so many boxes: It's under $40, waterproof, and versatile. Its curved tip offers easy insertion for vaginal or prostate play, while its textured surface makes it a great external toy as well. While we wish it was rechargeable instead of AAA battery-operated, its lower volume and the fact that it looks like something from a mermaid's pleasure chest totally makes up for it.
"Flexible" is an enviable quality to have in the bedroom, and the Bender is a bestseller for its ability to curve. Perfect for internal stimulation (using plenty of high-quality lube!), try this waterproof, USB-rechargeable vibrator on any external parts it feels good on.
This "pebble"-style external toy from the Lovehoney Desire line allows for satisfying one-handed stimulation with a noise level that's impressively quiet for the power it delivers. With eight vibration patterns and 12 intensity levels, it's water submersible and USB rechargeable.