The Sex Starter Kit

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In partnership with our friends at Slip

You don’t need anything—or anyone—to have sex with yourself, but even a small bedside toolkit can bring meaningful incremental pleasure to solo or group play.

  1. External Vibrator

    Oh, the superlatives and exclamation marks we could unleash for love of our first goop-made vibrator. It’s called the Double-Sided Wand Vibrator because…it has two ends that work. One end has a pink wonder-ball for external stimulation. It’s rumbly and powerful. The slim white pointed end is bendy and can be used for more-targeted clitoral stimulation (you can also use it to penetrate up to three inches). But we won’t blame you if you spend most of your time with the wonder-ball. It’s special. Each end of the wand offers eight pulsating patterns that vary in intensity, adding up to a total of sixty-four vibrational settings to mess around with. This vibrator is water-resistant and has an LED battery light so you can clearly see when it’s time to recharge the battery.

  2. goop Wellness Double-Side Wand Vibrator

    goop Wellness Double-Sided
    Wand Vibrator
    goop, $95


  1. Internal Vibrator

    Our new vibrator is designed for internal stimulation. While the G-spot is not a distinct part of your anatomy, it is an erogenous zone that’s part of your larger clitoral network. It’s located close to the root of your clitoris, and it’s typically stimulated by applying persistent stroking pressure against the front vaginal wall after you’re already aroused. This G-spot vibrator is different from others because it’s curved at the perfect angle. Dual-density silicone gives the tip an ultraplush feeling. And a self-heating function gently warms the vibrator to just above body temperature, which helps relax your muscles and promotes circulation, which is ideal for sexual well-being. (And the heat makes it feel like a partner’s touch.) There are ten vibration modes—three steady intensities and seven patterns—that can deliver a variety of sensations, from a gentle tingling to an intense rumbling. And like our wand vibrator, it’s made with body-safe silicone, it’s water-resistant, and it’s got the fancy battery-life display.

  2. goop Wellness Ultraplush Self-Heating G-Spot Vibrator goop, $89

    goop Wellness Ultraplush Self-Heating G-Spot Vibrator goop, $89


  1. Sensory Play

    A blindfold is a simple way to start exploring other ways to heighten sensation and to introduce some erotic surprises into the mix. Slip’s eye mask is made with 100 percent mulberry silk—it’s luxuriously soft and soothing. You will not want to take it off after, which is convenient because then you’re ready for bed or a nap. It’s our favorite light-blocker because it’s both incredibly effective and comfortable to wear.

    Province Apothecary Lover’s Oil goop, $32

    Slip Black Eye Mask goop, $50


  2. Massage Oil

    When it comes to giving a good massage, what we lack in effort and skill, we’ll try to make up for with a top-shelf massage oil. Province Apothecary Lover’s Oil is a blend of coconut, sunflower-seed, and vitamin E oils. The scent—bergamot, clary sage, ylang-ylang, rose, and jasmine—is sensual and relaxing. If they didn’t teach you this in sex ed: Don’t use oil-based products with latex condoms or sex toys. For that, you want something water-based or aloe-based.

    Province Apothecary Lover’s Oil goop, $32

    Province Apothecary Lover’s Oil goop, $32


  3. Condom-Safe Sex Serum

    Whet is a water-based sex serum with the right amount of slip. It’s silky—never sticky—and made with plant-based ingredients including aloe vera juice and extracts from chamomile, ginseng, horny goat weed, and hemp seed. Squirt a few pumps onto your fingers, your favorite sex toy, or your partner (or all three).

    Personal Fav Whet Sex Serum

    Personal Fav Whet Sex Serum goop, $24


  4. For Partners

    If this seems too intellectual for a sex starter kit, please don’t give us that much credit. It’s a journal that’s designed to be picked up right after you’ve been intimate with a partner. It guides you through a set of prompts that you each respond to individually, filling in statements like “I feel ___” and “I felt most turned on when ___.” Then you answer questions together: What are we learning? What do we want and need? It can help make communicating your desires feel less awkward at first—and eventually hot.

    Magic of Us A Sex Journal for Couple goop, $26

    Magic of Us A Sex Journal for Couples goop, $26


  1. Supplement

    For those looking for libido support: We’ve got a supplement called DTF, and there’s a reason we chose that name. It combines three herbs that traditional medicine practices identified long ago as particularly effective in this realm. Libifem® fenugreek extract was clinically shown to support healthy sexual arousal and desire in women and provide support for symptoms of menopause. (Fenugreek has been used in Asia, the Mediterranean, and Ayurvedic medicine.) Shatavari is an adaptogenic herb traditionally used in Ayurveda to support healthy hormone balance. And saffron comes from Persian traditional medicine. DTF contains the dose of saffron used in clinical studies that have also validated saffron’s use for mood support.*

  2. goop Wellness DTF goop, $55/$50 with subscription

    goop Wellness DTF goop, $55/$50 with subscription


*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Libifem® is a registered trademark of Gencor.

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