The 7 most popular vibrator styles explained

The 7 most popular vibrator styles explained

Have you ever walked into an adult store, found your way to the wall of vibrators and thought… “gee I had NO idea there were so many different types!” And while it could be fun to peruse the hilariously overwhelming selection, when it comes to actually picking one to bring home to your bedside table, it’s hard to know where to start.

We started Flossy because we were tired of feeling overwhelmed with navigating the vast world of self-pleasure so we thought it was time to break down each different style of vibrator and why they may (or may not) be up your pleasure alley.

Zee by Dame Products

Bullet

Bullet vibrators are the tiniest, most discreet and possibly the cutest vibrator you’ll come across. For people with vulvas looking to try a vibrator for the first time, a bullet vibe is absolutely one of the best places to start. Especially if you’re not sure what type of stimulation you prefer but you’re keen to explore. They can be an approachable and inexpensive option to kick things off. Just because they’re small doesn’t mean they aren’t mighty!

Pro tip: Don’t scrape the bottom of the price barrel with buying a bullet. Spending an extra few will go a long way when it comes to power and longevity — and after exploring with it a bit you might wish you’d purchased something that’ll give you a bit more oomph…

Kip by Dame Products

Pinpoint

For those of you that have ever felt frustrated during a solo sesh by not being able to get a vibrator to hit just the right spot, a pinpoint-style vibe is most definitely for you. What we love about these type of vibrators is that not one session is the same. 

With a more unique shaped head you’re able to get into all the nooks and crannies that you may have never known existed. Instead of other vibrators that only have variation in the strength of vibration, vibrators like Kip have variation on the actual sensation which is achieved through its shape.

Pro tip: If a pinpoint vibrator has an intimidating shape that makes you cringe, don’t buy it. But if you’re right on the fence of, “Hmm that could be amazing… or really bizarre…” go 👏 for 👏 it 👏.

Melt by We-Vibe

Air Pulsation

Okay this one needs a little extra ‘splainin to make sure we do it justice. When it comes to vibrators for external stimulation of the clitourous, suction style vibrators will give you an incomparable sensation. When they’re on, it almost feels like a mini vacuum, but don’t let that intimidate you because it’s just the right amount of suction. The suction around your clitourous sends pulsation like waves with a slight vibration that delivers a seriously strong orgasm. If you’ve already explored other external stimulation vibes and you’re wanting something that takes your orgasm to the next level, suction-style vibes will become your new BFF.

Pro tip: Make sure the battery is fully charged because the only reason you’ll be able to put this guy down is if the battery runs out… so you might as well set yourself up for success.

Le Wand Petit

Wand

Cue your fav karaoke song because this one is one to sing with… out and about. In 1968 when Hitachi came out with its Magic Wand massager, they had no idea how quickly it would be rebranded into a pleasure icon. Because of its larger size, they’re able to have larger motors which means a deeper, stronger and more rumbly vibration — one that’s not just going to give sensation on the skin but it will also give a much deeper and fuller sensation. A wand-style vibrator is also great to use with a partner because it has a broader head which allows for a bit of wiggle room so no matter what, it will hit the right spot. The longer handle also allows for ease in different positions.

Pro tip: There are more wand-style vibrators on the market than cat memes but keep in mind they’re not all created equal. If you’re going to level up to a wand, don’t go with a cheap option because it might not pack the punch you’re looking for which will leave you disappointed. Our top wand recommendation is Le Wand Massager, a female-founded and run company that create some seriously cute wands which are high-quality and long-lasting. 

Fin by Dame Products

Hands-Free

There are a lot of vibrators out there that tout being ‘hands-free’ but after trying and testing most of them out, it’s rare they are as advertised. This is because most often you end up spending more time trying to readjust them to the right spot instead of actually enjoying any sensation they have to offer. Vibrators like Fin tether around your finger (or your partner’s) so you don’t have to think about holding onto it. Whatever you are normally doing with your hands, this type of hands-free vibe makes it that much better.

Pro tip: If you’re wanting to introduce a vibrator with your partner, a hands free vibe can be a great way to empower them to wear it and feel in charge of bringing you pleasure. You’ll never feel more natural about a toy being part of your sex life!

Nova 2 by We-Vibe

Rabbit

We’re pretty sure the least effective vibrators of this style are the ones that have literal rabbit ears. Do you see any of the above vibrators that have a more clitoral focus with rabbit ears? Not really. 

Recently, the rabbit vibrator has evolved into a sleek, powerful and highly intimate vibrator for those looking to level up their self-pleasure game with internal and external stimulation at the same time. If you’re still keen for clitoral stimulation but looking to get an even more intense blended orgasm (stimulating the clitourous from the outside as well as internally via the g-spot) a sleek rabbit-style vibe may be the perfect toy for you!

Pro Tip: Most rabbit-style vibrators aren’t adjustable to fit your unique vulva so we recommend finding an option that has flexible arms and is adjustable so it can fit perfectly you.

Arc by Dame Products

G-Spot

Before we go any further, it’s imperative that we preface that most people don’t know that the g-spot orgasm and the clitoral orgasm are the same thing. The clitourous — the external bit — is simply the tip of the whole clitourous which is not visible. The body of the clitorous projects inwards towards your pelvis. By stimulating the g-spot, the aim is to stimulate the inner bulbs of the clitoris. Since there is so much variation in different people’s anatomy, a g-spot vibrator can be the perfect thing to explore stimulation of the clitoris from the inside.

Pro tip: A g-spot targeted vibrator that can also be used for external stimulation will provide a much more versatile experience. Close to two thirds of people with vulvas say they prefer using vibrators like Arc by Dame Products for both an internal and external stimulation.

Pro tip ++ : Pair a G-Spot vibrator with an external vibrator like Kip for an orgasm that will truly knock your socks off…

Pro tip +++: Not everyone is able to have an orgasm just from g-spot stimulation so if it doesn’t work for you that’s completely normal!

The good news? You simply can’t go wrong if you trust your gut on which type of vibe feels the most right for you… As long as it doesn’t leave you feeling overwhelmed, seedy or shameful.

Not sure which vibe is for you? Take our personalised quiz to find out!


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