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Sex is more than just a feel-good act: The health benefits that come with a roll in the hay are equally mind-blowing. And with the rise of femtech, there are now more ways than ever to spice up your pleasure routine—with or without a partner.

“Vibrators have gone much more mainstream,” says Claire Cavanah, co-founder of the Seattle-based (sex) toy store Babeland and co-author of the aptly named Moregasm. “They’re more widely accepted and there’s less stigma about buying and using them.”

And ladies aren’t just stocking up on the new toys; they’re making them, too. “More women have been able to break into the pleasure products market in the last decade,” says Myisha Battle, a certified sex coach based in San Francisco. “More women designing products means that they bring their perspective. They can reach more deeply into female markets because their products solve some of the problems that women have faced for decades with male-designed toys.” (Preach!)

“Their products solve some of the problems that women have faced for decades with male-designed toys.”

Even so, shopping for a vibrator—even if it’s not your first—can be an intimidating experience. With so many options, where do you start?

Experts say to read the materials list first. “Sex toys aren’t FDA-regulated products, and materials like phthalates and Bisphenol A (BPA) that are banned in children’s toys are still allowed in sex toys,” Cavanah says. (Reminder: Both are major hormone disruptors, and have been linked to cancer and reduced sperm count—talk about a turn off!) Look instead for vibrators made from medical-grade, nonporous materials such as silicone, elastomer, stainless steel, or Pyrex.

And just like you wouldn’t buy new sneakers or switch up your beauty routine without researching your options first, do your due diligence before purchasing a new vibrator. “I always recommend reading multiple reviews of a toy before buying, ideally from sex toy reviewers who are experts on the matter,” says Zoë Ligon, sex educator and founder of Detroit-based shop Spectrum Boutique. “That way, you can easily learn the pros and cons of choosing that toy over similar models.”

And if you’re really looking for something simplified, adult toy retailer Good Vibrations gives each product a sustainability rating that takes into consideration things like the use of natural ingredients, whether it’s free of animal products, or if it’s made in the United States.

Ready to dive in (between the sheets)?

Keep reading for seven phthalate-free vibrators to heat things up.

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1. Dame Products Eva Vibrator, $105

Consider Dame the Thinx of pleasure products: A start-up helmed by two young women (one got her mechanical engineering degree from MIT, the other studied clinical psychology at Columbia University, NBD) with a focus on a super-effective, lady-centric products…with stylish design sensibility to boot. The, ahem, buzz around their Eva vibrator has been warranted—the water-resistant, hands-free vibrator has a winged design meant to help it stay in place tucked under the labia. This allows for clitoral stimulation during penetrative sex—so your (or your partner’s) hands can wander at will. Plus, it’s rechargeable via USB (and phthalate-free, of course).

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2. Lioness Vibrator, $229

This flexible, ergonomically designed vibrator uses sensors and an integrated smartphone app to pick up on your body’s unique patterns during sexual activity. That way, you can learn more about what gets you hot and bothered, and adapt your tactics as needed. (Like, maybe cranking Drake really does set the mood.) Plus, it has a low-battery indicator and is 100 percent body-safe.

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3. Minna Life Ola Vibrator, $149

You control the strength of the Ola’s vibrations by squeezing it (which is genius), and the device records the pressure patterns you create for easy playback. Plus, it’s made from 100 percent phthalate-free, body-safe medical grade silicone and—just in case the unexpected happens in the throes of passion—it comes with a one-year warranty.

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4. Tenga Sakura/Iroha Vibrator, $76

This self-pleasure item was created by a team of women who believe that, ahem, alone time is a vital part of self-care. It’s made with soft-touch, body-safe silicone material and anti-dust coating that’s water resistant and easy to wash. The Sakura also comes with a case that makes it easy to charge and store. (And it’s pretty enough that you wouldn’t mind leaving it out on your dresser.)

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5. OhMiBod BlueMotion Vibrator, $129

Couples can now use their smartphones to control their partner’s vibrator—whether they’re in the same room or different cities—thanks to the OhMiBod Remote App. The high-tech vibrator is made from body-safe materials, while the app let’s you create your own patterns and convert sounds into vibrations (whoa).

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6. Fun Factory Laya II Vibrator, $120

This compact, velvety black silicone vibrator is ideal for travel (although stowing it in your carry-on suitcase is at your own risk). The Laya II, which is shaped to fit in the palm of your hand, has four speed settings and six patterns, so you can really shake things up.

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7. We-Vibe Sync Vibrator, $199

Want to get your SO (or random hook-up, no judgement) involved? The We-Vibe Sync’s designed to be enjoyed with a partner, since it can be adjusted to fit your shape (stimulating both the clitoris and G-spot) and stays in place while you change positions. The device, made from latex and phthalate-free silicone, comes with a remote control that can be used from up to nine feet away. Because who says you need to be close together in order to get intimate?

Before cozying up with your new toy, find out how masturbation can help you love your body. And while you’re getting to know yourself better, here’s what your horoscope means for your sex style.