To use some quality time with yourself or a partner is a great way to pass the time, but they don’t call it the heat of the moment for nothing. Sex during a heat wave can be a bit miserable, so here’s what you do: Find the coolest, darkest room in your home, get a big fan, point it right at yourself (or you and your partner), and that’s it. when you get started. That’s why we’ve put together a list of the best deals on sex toys and big powerful tower fans so you can get some soothing cool down time without overheating.
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As a household with chronic allergies, we’ve had nearly every generation of Dyson’s purifying fans, and this one is still one of my favorites. It doesn’t have all the advanced features you’ll find on the newer Dyson fans, but it’s a lot cheaper, produces surprisingly strong airflow, and cleans while cooling you down.
Nothing like a good old Vornado tower fan. They are cheap but pack a punch and can absolutely fill an entire room with gusts of air to help keep you cool during these unprecedented heat waves.
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Satisfyers Curvy air pulse toys are some of my personal favourites. They are super soft, squishy and really easy to hold when you use one with yourself or a partner. It’s not the most powerful toy on this list – the suction is about what I’d call middle of the road – perfect if you or your partner(s) have sensitive erogenous zones.
This one is a modern classic. It’s a straightforward air pulse stimulator, the silicone mouth surrounds any small erogenous area and provides a throbbing/sucking sensation similar to receiving oral stimulation.
I’m a big fan of suspender pants. They’re comfortable to wear, you can use them to hold a variety of toys or even use them as bibs for a packer. In addition, they are much easier to put on and take off than a traditional harness with straps and buckles.
Lovehoney’s Basic Massage Wand is a wonderful addition to any sex toy collection, whether it’s the first or the fiftieth addition. It has a soft silicone outer body that’s nice and grippy, but still feels nice on your skin. The vibration is pretty strong, so there’s definitely an intensity setting here for just about everyone. The wide head makes it great for a variety of uses with a variety of erogenous zones. It’s one of my top picks for anyone looking to pick up a sex toy for the first time (or the first time in a long time).
Lelo’s Hugo anal vibrator has been on our best sex tech list since the beginning, and for good reason. It is versatile, well built and curved to hit the parking spot. You don’t need to have a p point to enjoy it though, it’s just a great vibrating plug all round. Plus, it includes a motion-controlled remote control for lots of fun partner play.
Lelo’s Enigma doubles as an air pulse stimulator and an internal vibrator. It’s a great choice for anyone with a vulva looking for double stimulation. It is super solid and the outer silicone shell is super smooth and takes any water based lube really well.
Lelo’s Sona Cruise is a sweet little thing, and it’s also on our best sex tech roundup. It is a small suction toy with a wide mouth, perfect for delivering stimulation to small erogenous zones. Its size makes it discreet for travel and easy to handle, and its curved body fits perfectly in your hand no matter how you hold it.