When you go through life using one hand, some things can be challenging. About six years ago, I was in an accident that caused my left arm to be paralyzed from my elbow to my fingertips. I soon discovered that small, routine tasks were the most difficult to do: tying my shoes, washing dishes, chopping onions, and using a vibrator—yes, a vibrator.
I believe that sexual pleasure should be frequent, stress-free, and accessible to all. The first vibrator I bought, however, was a struggle to operate with one hand. Intimacy really shouldn't feel tedious, and a vibrator is one of those things you don't want to ask your friendly neighbor/roommate/mom for help with if you're having trouble using it.
After more failed vibrator purchases, I figured out what I needed and now look for in accessible vibe. First, it should come with an easy charger plug-in option, magnetic preferred, and no batteries. I also prefer a comfortable hold; I want to be able to relax my grip without worrying about a runaway vibrator (especially if lube is involved!). Finally, it should have well-placed buttons and on/off functions. I once bought one that you needed to twist on—no thanks.
If you live with an arm or hand impairment like I do, the following vibrators are excellent options to look into. If you have two very functional hands, don't assume these vibes aren't also for you—they just might help you master the art of multitasking in the bedroom. I've selected seven toys, since everybody deserves options. These inclusive vibrators, for solo or couple play are equipped for single-hand usage (one is even hands-free) from start to finish.
The fancy gold inlay on the handle of this rabbit vibrator isn’t just for looks. It’s part of an ergonomic handle designed to offer a comfortable and versatile hold. I like to loop a finger through the golden hoop to loosen my grip and still easily reach the buttons conveniently placed on the handle. Although the charger for this one isn’t magnetic, it comes with a rounded jack like an aux cord, so you won't fumble with a micro USB, or worse, batteries. Another issue I’ve run into with rabbit vibrators is adjusting the external stimulator to hit the right spot. But with Soraya Wave, you don’t have to adjust any parts because the outer arm is flexible and conforms to your body. Plus, you control everything from just the base.
Hands-free was all I needed to hear to sell me on this tiny toy. Eva II’s wings tuck under your labia, so you don't have to hold the vibrator in place. This feature leaves anyone in the one-hand club with a free hand for pleasuring either a partner or another body part. This vibrator also lets you simultaneously use another toy, or just lie back and relax—you can do what feels right for you. I was concerned about plugging this one in to charge it because it’s so small, but it comes with a charging base. Just set Eva II on the base when it’s time to recharge.
I love loop handles, and Satisfyer has an entire line of vibrators specially designed with secure hold loop handles. If, like me, you rely on one hand to do everything every day, chances are you already experience occasional fatigue or soreness in your “good” arm. So I find it great to relax my grip from time to time, and that’s just what a loop handle like Power Flower’s lets you do. Plus, this vibe’s fluttering “petals” offer a unique sensation unlike any other vibrator I’ve tried. Switch it up and use this one internally or externally!
This cordless magic wand is covered in silicone, so it's just as comfortable and secure to hold as it is to use. Ollie won't slip away from you, even if you decide to take it with you during your next bath or shower. The enlarged buttons are front and center—so you won't be struggling with finicky tiny buttons on a slick plastic handle, or the nightmare of a twisting on/off mechanism. Accessibility bonus: The extra-long handle accommodates a variety of body types.
The Melt is the most one-hand-friendly air stimulator that I've come into contact with. It's entirely encased in silicone, and this, combined with its uniquely elongated shape, makes it effortless to hold and reach your body. Plus, it connects to an app that allows you to choose partner play, which leaves you with nothing to worry about but placement. Thanks to Melt's shape, I've even found it possible to nestle it where I want it and periodically let go if needed. And if you're using it solo, you can easily reach the buttons with your thumb, since they're located right near the base of the handle. The magnetic charger on this one is extra convenient, because the magnet is a bit stronger than most and latches onto the toy in a flash. Still, it's not so strong you'll struggle to remove it, either.
When shopping for a small clit vibe, you often come across bullet vibrators. But I've found that shape challenging to hold and manipulate comfortably, especially if I'm using lube. Lovelife Rev maintains the discreet portability of a bullet vibrator and is designed with accessibility in mind. Just 2.5 inches, it has a little heart-shaped handle, perfect for a secure hold. You control everything with a single, sizable heart-shaped button—simple and effective.
When it comes to finding what sex toy works for you, there are no rules. That’s why I gave Pivot a try as a solo toy. It’s a penis ring, but I decided to give it a shot as a hand vibrator. Verdict? I was impressed. The ring is stretchy, and you can put it around several fingers and then cup your palm around it if you’d like to use it as a broader clitoral vibrator. If you want more targeted stimulation, hold it by the ring and direct the base towards your clit, or any other area. The silicone is super soft, so you can put it on a low setting and use it on your nipples, too. Another benefit: Unlike with many palm vibrators, your hand won't eventually go numb from the vibrations.