Exactly What These 5 Crazy-Looking Vibrators Actually Do
Ah, shopping for sex toys. It's an activity that rivals only finding the perfect pair of jeans or a well-fitting bra. Scoping out the aisles of your local sex toy shop or browsing online can be confusing, especially since many pleasure products can look so freaking weird.
But that's where we come in. We tapped experts to find out what in the world those rando-looking vibes actually do. And we promise, the answers are goood (extra O's included).
Sola Massager Passion Set
One dock, three silicon sleeves, endless opportunities. Seriously, though, each Sola massager sleeve has a different massaging purpose—which is great for experimenting, says Kat Smith, doctor of human sexuality. Simply charge the dock, slip on a sleeve, and vibe away. And the more pressure you put on Sola, the more vibration it emits. The rounded "Sweedish Sleeve" is ideal for a relaxing muscle massage (think: neck and shoulders) and for stimulating your clit, vulva, and other lady bits. The other two sleeves are designed specifically for clitoral stimulation. The teal "Omi Sleeve" can be used for self-love or with a partner. And the pink attachment, aptly named the "Bunni Sleeve," hugs the clitoris, vibrating on either side, says Smith. Woah baby.
Buy it: Sola Massager Passion Set, $158, shop.womenshealthmag.com
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Form 3 Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrator
This model is designed to stimulate your entire vulva. That's because this area, which includes your labia, clitoris, and all the other tissues outside of your vagina, has very sensitive nerve and vascular tissues that can bring tons of pleasure, says Jennifer Berman, M.D., director of the Berman Women's Wellness Center in Los Angeles and cohost of The Doctors. But if you want to direct the vibrations to one zone specifically, just focus your pointer finger—or your partner's—in the scooped-out part of Form 3.
That egg-like shape has other purposes, too. It's flexible enough to fit in between two bodies (with the thinner portion hitting the clitoris) during sex and can be used to stimulate nipples, says Smith. And since it's waterproof, this little pink buddy is perfect for getting wet and wild in the shower.
Buy it: Form 3 Waterproof Rechargeable Vibrator, $139, shop.womenshealthmag.com
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Tiani 2 Couples Massager
The Tiani 2 Couples Massager allows for clitoral stimulation as well as vaginal, Berman says. That's a huge perk because it can deliver powerful vibrations for both partners when worn during vaginal sex. Penises like vibrators, too! If you're just seeking clitoral vibes, just remove the longer, G-spot reaching attachment. Bonus: You can wear the Tiani 2 literally anywhere—like the shower (it's waterproof!) or while running errands as you or your partner controls all the feels with a small remote. (Hey, it's been done before.) Berman encourages couples to experiment with this versatile toy to keep sex exciting, especially in long-term relationships.
Buy it: Tiani 2 Couples Massager, $159, shop.womenshealthmag.com
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Butterfly Kiss Vibrator
See that little butterfly on the end of the vibrator? That flutters to work your clitoris while the other part gets to work inside you, Smith says. This G-spot stimulator is three-inches long, which is ideal since that's approximately how deep the G-spot is inside your vagina (here's how to find your G-spot).
Buy it: Butterfly Kiss Vibrator, $24, shop.womenshealthmag.com
Magic Wand Rechargeable Massager
Sure, it might look like something you'd buy at Brookstone for aching muscles, but according to Berman, this vibrator is "the old faithful." That's because it delivers super-high frequency vibrations to your clitoris, practically promising a big O. And, hey, you can also use those wicked-strong vibrations (and four different rhythms) to massage other places that need attention. More specifically, Smith recommends moving this vibrator around your vulva in an up-and-down motion. This feels great and can keep your clit from going numb from too much stimulation. And unlike the original Magic Wand, this updated version proudly boasts its "plug and play" abilities, as it can be used both cordless and plugged in—because nobody has time for a dying vibe.
Buy it: Magic Wand Rechargeable Massager, $125, shop.womenshealthmag.com