For those who love the sensation of a vibrator but aren’t ready to commit to a full-fledged one, a mini vibe is an excellent choice. These little toy gems are perfect for stroking and massaging pleasurable zones like the clitoris.
Plus, they’re super easy to clean if you buy one made from safe materials. Here’s everything you need to know about using a mini vibrator.
Whether you’re just starting to explore masturbation or want something to play with during intimate moments with a partner, a mini vibrator is a great option. They’re discreet, visually non-intimidating, and often include a variety of pulsation patterns to suit your needs. Plus, they’re often able to be used with lube for ultimate stimulation.
“It’s important for women to know that it’s completely normal—and very sexually empowering—to explore self-pleasure,” says Lincoln. She adds that masturbation can actually amplify orgasms and make sex better, so you should try to incorporate it into your pleasure routine as much as possible.
Many small vibrators are designed to look like everyday objects or even medical devices, making them easy to hide away in your overnight bag. They also tend to have quieter settings than larger vibrators, which can help avoid any noise that might give you or your partner away.
Another thing to keep in mind is that, if you want to use your mini vibes with a partner, make sure you’re using a condom. And before buying a vibrator, you can check its reviews to see how loud it is and if there are any issues with sensitivity, which can be a problem for some people. Lastly, always clean your toy before and after each use. A quick rinse with lukewarm water and some antibacterial soap is enough to make it safe for shared pleasure.
Whether you enjoy using a mini bullet vibrator solo or with a partner, there are countless ways to use one. Most vibrators offer a variety of speeds and vibration patterns that you can explore to find what feels best. Similarly, different shapes, sizes, and materials will give you distinct sensations.
The easiest way to get to know your new toy is by gently stroking it over any erogenous zones that feel good to you. While many people focus on using the tip of the vibe to stimulate their clitoris and clitoral hood, don’t be afraid to play with the rest of the toy and discover hidden pleasure zones like the inner thighs, back of the knees, or even the nipples.
Many bullet vibrators also feature a remote control that lets you take control of the experience. If you have a partner that’s open to toys, hand them the remote and let them lead you through a session of climax exploration. Try varying the speed of the toy or switching up the pattern of vibrations for extra fun.
Remember to always use lube with your vibrator, whether you’re alone or with a partner. Lube increases the sensation of the toy and makes it a little more slippery, which can make for some intense masturbation fun. You can buy sexy lubes designed specifically for toys or simply use a regular water-based lubricant to keep your vibrator feeling smooth and clean.
Erogenous Zone Stimulation
Many people think that the tip of a bullet vibrator is only meant for direct clitoral stimulation, but it’s actually quite versatile. Try it on your clitoral hood (also known as the glans) to experience indirect clitoral stimulation that’s intense, sensual and intimate. A few drops of lube can make things even more satisfying, too.
A bullet’s pinpointed vibrations can also be used to massage the vulva, vagina and anus. It might take some experimenting to find how much pressure and friction feels right, but a little patience is key. And remember, it’s always okay to stop if it hurts.
Some people love the feel of a bullet’s tip on the G-spot, the sensitive network of tissue that wraps around the clitoris and urethra. You can use any technique to stimulate the G-spot, including stroking, pushing toward the belly, thrusting and rocking, but don’t forget to add a lot of lube!
Bullet vibrators are a great addition to any sexual experience, with or without a partner. And it’s completely fine to suggest using a new toy during sex with your partner, just make sure the vibe you’re using is suitable for what you’re trying to achieve and that you have a good amount of lube on hand. You can also try different positions, like doggy-style or missionary, to explore the possibilities.
Whether or not your new vibe came with a pouch, you’ll want to find somewhere safe to keep it when you aren’t using it. Typically, a mini vibe won’t fit in the bedside drawer, which is a common hiding spot for sex toys, and tossing it into a drawer will only expose it to dust and other contaminants. Instead, look for a box or a cloth bag that can be closed securely.
It’s also a good idea to clean your mini vibrator on a regular basis. While hygienic cleaning instructions will vary depending on your toy’s material, Fleming suggests washing your vibrator in warm water and a body-safe soap or cleaner before and after every use.
Additionally, she recommends storing your toy in a safe location where it won’t get accidentally knocked around or accessed by other people, like a locked cabinet. It’s also a good idea to store it with a fresh set of batteries, especially if you’re using a rechargeable vibe, and keep a few spares handy for emergencies.
While a mini vibrator is a great way to add some excitement and fun to solo masturbation, it’s always best to use it with a condom. This will help prevent STIs, such as herpes and HIV, as well as sexual transmitted diseases including genital warts and infections from semen residue or other bodily fluids on your sex toy.