The Best Sex Toys and Other Tips For Long-Distance Relationships

Updated: Nov 17

A couple that needs sex toys for a long-distance relationship reaches out to each other through computer screens

Introducing sex toys to your long distance relationship might seem intimidating at first, but there are lots of great sex toys that can spice up your (and your partner’s!) life.

Key takeaways:

  • Long-distance relationships are more popular today thanks to dating apps and the internet.

  • Communication is especially important in a long-distance relationship, as well as “date nights.”

  • A long-distance relationship doesn’t have to be sexless; in fact, you can even bring sex toys into the relationship.

  • Before introducing sex toys, have an open and honest conversation about it with your partner.

  • Some sex toys are specifically designed for long-distance play.

When you care about or love someone, it’s not limited by geography. Thanks to dating apps and the internet, long-distance relationships have become common. Many long-distance relationships start online. Many college students – studies suggest up to 75% – have been in long-distance relationships. During the pandemic, travel restrictions and quarantines kept many couples physically apart.

While some might doubt the longevity of long-distance relationships, research shows that they can work. A 2018 study showed that 60% of long-distance relationships are successful.

Like all relationships, long-distance relationships take work to flourish. Let’s talk about how to nurture your long-distance relationship and the best sex toys for it.

Tips to make long-distance love last

As with all relationships, communication is key – but it’s even more important in a long-distance relationship where phone calls, video chats, and social media platforms take over for in-person communication. While technology has opened up the ways we can talk to each other, the quality of communication remains important. Here are some tips to make your long-distance love last.

  • Don’t limit your communication to one type, such as texts or phone calls. Interacting with your partner across modalities – yes, even snail mail – can help you feel more connected with each other.