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Stuck Inside Series: Toys For When You're Apart

At a time while we are all bored, apart, and stuck inside, what better way to play than with some "long-distance" sex toys.
Emily Zawadzki
April 15, 2020

There’s no denying that much of the world has been confined to their homes lately amidst the COVID-19 global pandemic. While we may be facing unpredictable and unknown times, Stag Shop is here to help keep your sex life thriving.

From now throughout the month of April, we will be bringing you TWO new blog posts each week featuring some fun and sexy ideas meant to satisfy while stuck inside!

What Do You Mean By “Long Distance”!?

We-Vibe Chorus Couples Vibrator Pink

"Long-distance" toys refer to any type of sex toy that can connect or be controlled when two or more people are not physically together. Some can be controlled across the room, whereas others can work from across the world!

Great for long-distance couples (or let’s be honest, anyone in self-isolation right now), "long-distance" toys provide you with an opportunity to connect and get intimate with another from the comfort of your own home, or anywhere else!

They can also make things easier during any solo play. Rather than having to fumble around with or even remove your toy to be able to control it, the controls are literally right at your fingertips.

How Do They Work?

Each brand might work a little differently, however, there are a couple of ways in which these types of toys connect.

Remote Control:

Cal Exotics Posh 7-Function Lover's Remote Bullet Vibrator Blue

Firstly is with a wireless remote control device. Often sold together, the remote can be used either solo or by a partner to control the toy’s vibration, speed, etc. Most remotes are considered close-range as they typically only operate within a certain amount of distance. This is usually advertised, however things like walls, being seated, if the toy is inserted into the body, etc. can all interfere with the connection.

Shop all remote-controlled vibrators here!


Not the kind you eat, but the kind you download! Some brands have created their very own app which users can download and use, most often for free. After you sync your toy to the app, you can either control it yourself via your phone or have someone else control it for you via the app on their device from anywhere in the world!

Some feature even more in-app fun with things like customized vibration patterns, syncing to music, reacting to voices, responding to another toy’s movements, and more!


Lovense Hush Bluetooth Vibrating Butt Plug

Offering a bit of a mix between the other two, Bluetooth™ is the part that actually connects your toy to the app. It needs to be turned on - on both the toy and your device - for them to pair while together physically. Once it has been paired, it can be used however you like within the app.

Bluetooth-enabled toys also provide a close-range control option but with your smartphone rather than a physical remote control device.

Some brands that offer Bluetooth and/or app-controlled toys are Lovense, We-Vibe, Satisfyer, Svakom, and Oh Mi Bod.

Shop ALL Bluetooth™ & app-controlled toys here!

Some Play Possibilities:

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Here are some fun tips & tricks to try with your "long-distance" toys:

  • Make A Game. You can create a unique game yourselves, put a sexy spin on an existing favourite, or incorporate it into another type of play such as D/s, edging, etc.

  • Phone Sex. Make things even more intimate by adding a "long-distance" toy to your phone sex. For those who enjoy some sexy audio, you will be able to hear what your control over their toy is doing to them and vice versa!

  • Take it Outdoors. If you’re isolating with a partner, take your toy outside with you on your socially distant walk. As long as it’s something insertable/discreet, the added thrill of potentially being seen while in public can add to the fun.

  • Record a Treat. If you are willing, record a video or send some pics of yourself using the toy to a partner or your favourite friends with benefits...while they are controlling it. This way, not only will they be able to hear you enjoying yourself but watch as well!