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How to Choose a Clitoral Vibrator - Sh! Women's Store

All vibrators can be for clitoral pleasure, and in our experience, most women & vulva-owners use their vibrator solely on or around their clitoris and vulva during masturbation.

We all have different preferences and responses, and getting the right kind of stimulation is crucial. A powerful vibrator that's too intense for one might be just the thing for another. When choosing a clitoral vibrator, think about how much clitoral stimulation you need to become aroused or reach orgasm.

If orgasms are easy and you know the level of stimulation you need, use the filters on the left-hand side of our category pages to take your pick of any vibrator of that particular intensity that takes your fancy.

Intensity filters:

  • Mild
  • Medium
  • Strong
  • Wowser!

New to clit play?

If you are new to clitoral pleasure and feel unsure about what kind of stimulation you might like, we recommend going slow. Start off exploring your clitoris and vulva with fingers and lubricant first. This way, you'll be able to figure out what type of sensations you enjoy. Once you are more familiar with your body, pay attention to whether you prefer fluttery or firm strokes; this will help you choose a suitable clit vibe. 

It may seem obvious, but you will only orgasm through clitoral stimulation if the stimulation is pleasing to you. In the same way that a milder vibe might be too subtle for some, a super powerful vibe can be a turn-off for others. The wrong type can lead to frustration or worse: Vibrator rejection!

The thing to remember here is, vibrators come in all sorts of intensities. The size and shape of a clitoral vibrator are less important than the sensations it delivers.

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Do you like intense clitoral stimulation?

Do you enjoy full-blast power? Do you need intense and firm clitoral stimulation, or do you have reduced sensation down there? If so, a vibrator with a ‘high intense’ rating is likely to be the best choice.

  • High Intense
  • Deep Throbby

Generally, vibrators with a ”higher pitched” buzz make for better clitoral toys, and vibes with lower, heavier, deeper vibrations are better for internal stimulation. To help you along, we’ve rated all our vibrators for these two types of intensity:

Vibrators with a ‘strong’ or ‘wowser’ rating are some of the most intense vibes on the market and most likely to bring about a spontaneous clitoral orgasm. Filtering results on our main vibrator pages to show all toys with a ‘strong’ or ‘wowser’ rating will give you the most choice. Doing the same on the subcategories (clitoral vibrators/rabbit/wands) will whittle the options down.

Tips for sensitive clits

If you know that you prefer softer touches to caress your clitoris, try a soft-feel vibe that has the variety to offer gentler vibrations.

Filter for ‘Gentle’ or ‘Medium’ intensity ratings on our vibrator pages. If your new vibe still seems a bit too intense for your liking, simply wrapping it in a piece of fabric will soften the thrills.

Many womxn swear by the clit-pleasing bunny ears of Rabbit Vibrator as they stimulate the sides of the clitoris rather than directly on it. Bunny ear vibes are better if you prefer a more diffused clitoral touch or find direct clitoral stimulation actually turns your clit off.

Many customers say they use their regular bunny vibrator purely for clitoral stimulation (‘I don’t even bother with the shaft’). For a dedicated bunny-ear clit vibrator without a shaft, the Tiny Teaser Bunny vibrator is an excellent choice.

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For advice on how to choose and enjoy rabbit vibes, check out our rabbit vibrator advice.

Do you have difficulty reaching orgasm?

Is your mind or body sometimes unresponsive to sexual pleasure? For this, we recommend keeping a really high-powered vibe buzzing away on your clitoris as it can be a fantastic way to awaken your responses. Because where the body leads, the mind will often follow…

Sexperts and sexologists tend to recommend a Wand Massager for those who find orgasms elusive. Plug-on wand vibrators offer extra power and intensity compared to battery-operated vibes.

Cordless Wand in purple

 

Generally, most clit-owners need sustained clitoral stimulation to orgasm. On average, at least 20 minutes of the right kind of sensation is necessary, but needing up to a full hour of consistent pleasure is common. A vibrator can certainly speed things up, but consistency is also important. Some folks need stimulation to be consistent. Changing up the moves can take them back to square one…

Other peeps can find they become too accustomed, or even bored, by lots of samey stimulation. Thankfully, most vibrators offer different patterns of vibration as well as a steady, regular buzz.

Mix up clitoral stimulation

Do you want to be taken on a journey of different sensations? If so, a fancy high-tech clitoral toy like We-Vibe Melt offers pulsating and escalating settings to keep your clitoris surprised and satisfied!

Or, try revving up the anticipation by playing with a remote-controlled vibe with your partner controlling the buzz – that will definitely keep your clit alert!

A bright pink egg vibrator and a white remote control

While our clitoral vibrators have been chosen because they are shaped for external pleasure, any vibrator can be used for clit play. Why not take some time to browse our full range – leave no vibe unturned, as it were…

We hope this helps you choose the best clitoral vibrator for you. And, check out this blog post on how to use a clitoral vibrator to get more ideas on how to play!

Feeling inspired? Browse our clitoral vibrators now!

If you would like more advice, feel free to get in touch for individual advice and recommendations by emailing us at advice@sh-womenstore.com xx

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