While any kind of vibrator can be used on the clitoris, certain vibrators were specifically designed to tease your love bud. Useful for solo or partner sex, many clitoral vibrators can be used during intercourse, providing a vibrating buzz just where and when you need it most.
Clitoral Vibrating Eggs
The most common type of clitoral vibe is small, egg-shaped and attached to a multi-speed battery pack by a long cord. Variations on the basic design include more narrow, bullet-shaped vibes, and vibrators shaped like cats, bunnies, bears, dewdrops, miniature rocket vibrators and large human tongues. Whichever design you choose, basic operation is the same - focused vibrations at varying speeds and intensities. The best thing about these handy little vibes is their level of control: all the fancy bells and whistles ensure you get precisely the clitoral pulse you require for a mind-shattering orgasm.
Insertable Clitoral Vibrators
These insertable vibrators often have a small animal, such as a rabbit, bear, dolphin or beaver, perched near the base of the vibrator and facing forward. In addition to making you giggle, your animal friend will provide clitoral vibrations while you insert the shaft into your vagina. Fancy models also come equipped with a rotating band of beads or "pearls," which can provide G-Spot stimulation. Before you go out and purchase one of these fabulous (and expensive) tools, consider what you're buying. Can you handle simultaneous clitoral, vaginal and G-Spot stimulation? You betcha!
Large, obtrusive and ostensibly intended for body massage, electric vibrators provide an incredibly powerful genital buzz. The Hitachi Magic Wand is the longtime favorite of electric vibe enthusiasts, but many other brands of wand will suffice quite nicely. Usually about a foot long, these vibes plug into a wall socket and usually have variable-speed controls. The unit consists of a long handle topped with a soft, vibrating head approximately the size and shape of a tennis ball. While you can, technically, use these vibrators for back and body massage, we highly recommend squeezing them between your thighs for an intense rush of electricity. Not for the timid.
A variation on the standard electric wand, the coil vibrator is reminiscent of the battery-operated manicure sets popular in the 1980s. About the size and shape of a handheld electric mixer, the coil vibrator is topped with an interchangeable set of heads, which can include soft, round, bumpy and textured tips. This vibe produces an incredibly intense sensation and is almost noise-free. Some women find the sensation too intense; others just can't get enough.
Numerous attachments are available for both wand and coil-style electric vibrators. Ranging from the tame to the utterly wacky, these attachments can include suction cups, G-Spot wands, dual penetrators, cups, bulbs and soft rubber rings. We recommend trying the wand or coil alone, then adding attachments as your sense of adventure dictates.
Hands-Free Clitoral Stimulators
Designed to resemble a harness or pair of G-string panties, the hands-free clitoral stimulators (also called a "butterfly" vibe) is a small, intense vibrator held fast to a woman's clitoris for an intense, localized vibration. The miniature motor is housed in a plastic casing resembling a butterfly, dragonfly or some other kind of cute forest creature.
The sensations produced by these happy little critters can be incredibly strong - too strong for some women's tastes. If you enjoy a deep, intense vibration, the butterfly vibe might be a great option for you, especially if you fancy wearing it out of the house. Yes, it's true: some women really get a kick out of wearing their vibrating panties to work. And why not? A quick rush of blood to the groin area might be just what you need to get through the day if you have a boring job. For added excitement, try a remote-controlled panty. Your significant other will enjoy randomly turning you on and off during a movie, grocery shopping trip, bowling game, etc. Warning: these vibes do make noise, so only use it if you're relatively alone, there's plenty of background noise or if you don't care if people know your little secret.
While many butterfly vibrators have larger harnesses that make them only good for solo use, a number of newer models have been designed with less obtrusive harnesses and smaller units so that they can be worn during intercourse, adding clitoral vibrations to the excitement of penetration.