Sexual Health

Clit vibrators come with an orgasm guarantee, but are they worth the hype?

The clitoris has 8000 nerve endings, and for vulva owners, this pleasure-packed zone is the surest path to orgasm.

So if earth-shattering, life-changing orgasms are what you seek, then a clitoral suction vibrator, or clit-sucking vibrator, may be your new best friend (or lover).

The clit-sucking vibrator is a relatively new phenomenon in sex toy technology that has vulva-owners screaming.

Whether solo pleasure or used with a partner, your sex life could see a major shake-up (in a great way!) by adding a clitoral vibrator into the mix.

Here we take you through what a clit-sucking vibrator is, why it's so great, and how to use it by yourself or with a partner.

What is a clit-sucking vibrator?

 

A clitoral vibrator - sometimes known as a clit-sucker - is a hand-held sex toy that uses air circulation to mimic the sensation of oral sex.

The head of these compact vibrators features a nozzle with a circular hole, designed to be positioned over the external part of your clitoris, i.e. the clitoral hood or clitoral glans.

This nozzle then acts as a sort of suction cup, "sucking" and pulsing air onto the clitoris while also vibrating for added pleasure.

Not all clit suckers will also vibrate, but NORMAL's Quinn clit vibrator has both functions.

clitoris diagram

How is a clit-sucking vibrator different to other vibrators?

 

While other types of vibrators tend to provide more generalised sensations, a clit vibrator provides highly focused clitoral stimulation.

Let's break down the other benefits of this toy:

Clit-sucking vibrators are very likely to result in orgasm

The toy's focus on the clitoris is hugely important as this is the most reliable - and for many people, only - route to an orgasm for the majority of people with vulvas.

In fact, only 30% of vulva-owners can orgasm through vaginal stimulation alone.

A significant majority require external clitoral stimulation to reach climax. And a clit-sucker delivers this in spades.

Clitoral vibrators provide different sensations

While most vibrators rely purely on vibrations for stimulation, the clit-sucking vibrator has other tricks up its sleeve. It uses air circulation and suction as well as vibration to help get you off.

Most clit-sucking vibrators come with multiple modes, varying in speed and intensity. NORMAL's Quinn has 7 vibration modes and 7 air pulse modes, which can be combined or used separately.

Clit-sucking vibrators simulate oral sex

A lot of other vibrating sex toys - like g-spot vibrators, anal vibrators and the beloved Rabbit vibrator - are designed to simulate penetrative sex, perhaps with a little external action if we're lucky.

Even other vibrators designed for clitoral stimulation, like the classic wand or bullet vibrator, haven't quite achieved a sensation akin to someone giving head.

The clit-sucking vibrator is the only toy that simulates oral sex for people with vulvas - which is a pretty huge feat when you think about it.

clit sucking vibrator

How to use a clit vibrator: a step-by-step guide

 

So, how do we use this heaven-sent sex toy?

This is largely a solo guide but can be used as a foundation for using your clit-sucking vibrator with others. See more on partner play below.

1. Charge it up

Whether battery-operated or rechargeable, make sure your vibrator is fully powered-up before your session.

There's nothing worse than having your orgasm robbed at the hands of a dead battery.

2. Warm yourself up

All intimate encounters are better when you start with your less-sensitive erogenous zones first. So, when it comes to using a vibrator for the first time, you may wish to indulge in other sensual play before reaching for your clit sucker.

If you're with a partner or partners, kissing and exploring each other's bodies is a classic start. When working solo, start by touching yourself more gently before concentrating a toy directly on the clitoris.

While there's nothing wrong with a good quickie session, it never hurts to really get yourself in the mood. Savour your pleasure, or don't! That's totally up to you.

3. Grab some lube

When you feel primed, grab your clit-sucker. Lube isn't mandatory, however, it will improve your experience with a clit-sucking vibrator, allowing it to slide into the pleasure spots without tugging at your delicate skin.

Water-based lubricant is best, especially if you're using a silicone toy. Apply it around the clitoral area of the vulva, or wherever you're using the toy (e.g. the labia or nipples), or apply it directly onto the nozzle of the toy.

4. Get in position

You can stand, sit or lay down - but whichever position you choose, you'll want easy access to your clit. Popular positions for clitoris play include lying on your back, lying on your front, or sitting up with your legs apart.

Start by hovering the nozzle over your clitoral hood and then turn your device on.

5. Start slow

For some, a clit-sucker can be quite powerful - maybe even too powerful. Every body is different, so our best advice is to go slow and see how your body responds to your new toy.

Whether starting with vibrations or air pulses, get a feel for the lowest level before increasing the modes (most clit vibrators have more than one).

You may wish to manoeuvre the device or your body to find the best position and pressure for your pleasure.

First-timers especially may find the lowest setting ticks their box, so to speak. However, feel free to experiment with the settings, placement and movement to find out what works for you.

6. Experiment

You may wish to keep your clit-sucking toy in the one place, on the one mode, but there's always the option to move it around, experiment with different motions, and change the settings at your own pace.

Try applying more or less pressure, making circular motions around the clitoris and vulva area, gliding it over your labia, changing the vibration or suction level, changing your position (by yourself or with your partner), or grab another sex toy and use it at the same time.

For a super intense blended orgasm (different types of orgasms at the same time), try using your clit vibrator externally with internal penetration via a different type of internal toy, like a g-spot vibrator or an anal toy.

You can also use a clit-sucking vibrator on your nipples, in which case follow the former instructions, such as go slow and maybe apply a bit of lube.

However you choose to use clit vibrator, try to free your mind, find what works for you - and gradually work to ride those waves of bliss to orgasm!

how to use a clit vibrator

Tips for using a clit-sucking vibrator with a partner

 

You can certainly use a clit-sucking vibrator with others; the trick will be finding a compatible rhythm, position and intensity so it's fun for all involved.

Whether you're using a clit vibrator on your partner or vice versa, remember communication is key. Talk before, during and after about your ideas, expectations and limits.

Here are a few other tips for partner play:

If your partner is using a clit vibrator on you

Make your partner aware of your pleasure points and desired intensity. If they are controlling the device, remind them to go slow and experiment with different settings. (Perhaps even forward them this article so they really know what to do!)

Even if you enjoy handing control over to your partner, you may want to drive the clit vibrator yourself at least once before giving the reins to your partner.

Remember, clit suckers are intense toys. Too much enthusiasm focused on a very sensitive area will probably not feel nice.

If you're using a clit vibrator on your partner

The advice is similar: don't go too hard, too fast.

Be aware of how much pressure you're applying to your partner's clitoris (be gentle), and don't jump immediately to the highest intensity or speed unless you've done this before and know what to expect.

When using any sex toy on a partner, start off slow, seek ongoing consent and feedback, be present and, if in doubt, reach for the tried-and-tested phrase: "Does that feel good?"

If you're using the clit vibrator simultaneously

Sure, a clit vibrator isn't exactly a simultaneous sex toy. That's not to say it doesn't have potential!

Thanks to the vibrations, clit-suckers can offer a degree of sensation for your partner. For instance, whether your partner has a penis or vulva, they can press or rub up against you while you use the clit toy on yourself.

Penis-owners may also be able to feel the vibrations during penetrative sex. It's not a hands-free toy, so play with positions and angles to get it right for you.

Doggy style can provide easy access to your clit, while a position that has you on top can help you take control of your pleasure.

Cleaning and storing a clit-sucking vibrator

 

Most sex toys can be cleansed with gentle soap and water or a sex toy cleaning spray.

Due to its mechanism, it's best not to submerge your clit sucker in water or run it through the dishwasher, even if the device says it's waterproof. A simple wipe down should do.

Store your vibrator only after it's been washed and left to dry for a number of hours.

Keep it in a reasonably cool, dry place, such as a drawer in your bedroom (as opposed to your bathroom or kitchen), and keep it out of dust's way in a clean fabric bag or box.

When you buy any NORMAL sex toy, you'll also receive a complimentary collection bag perfect for sex toy storage.

sex toy storage bag

Commonly asked questions

 

Can a clit vibrator give me an instant orgasm?

It might! "Instant" seems unlikely, as an orgasm almost always takes a little while to build, but clit suckers sure work quickly on some.

Can a clit-sucking vibrator be used internally?

It is not recommended to use a clit-sucker internally. This is not what the toy was designed for and it won't offer any benefits to the user.

But you can use a clit vibrator in tandem with another type of vibrator, like a bullet vibrator or g-spot vibrator.

Why is a clit-sucking vibrator so amazing?

The vast majority of women find clitoral stimulation key to orgasm. Just 30% have reported being able to climax through vaginal penetration alone.

This unique style of this toy provides incredible sensations that can't really be replicated to one of the most sensitive areas of the human body.

Are all clit-sucking vibrators the same?

Most of them function similarly. However, there are plenty of variables in terms of size, shape, the number of modalities (speed, rhythm, suction pressure etc.), intensity, quality, battery-operated vs. rechargeable and more.

When shopping for any sex toy, think about your lifestyle and how you want to use your toy.

For example, if you live in a share house, you may benefit from having a nice, quiet clit-sucker. If you're shopping specifically for partner play, you may prefer a particular shape or design.

What is the best clit-sucking vibrator?

We're pretty confident our very own Quinn is the best clit vibrator available today. Just take it from a reviewer, who wrote: “Brace yourself… not for the fainthearted. Highly recommend.”

Quinn is cute, sleek and quiet. It has seven vibrating modes and seven air pulse modes, and is made from quality, body-safe silicone. 

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