The clitoral vibrator is one of the most ubiquitous sex toys on the market. Although its name does a fine job of advertising its purpose, the term "clitoral" can feel a bit limiting if holistic full-body pleasure is what you seek.

Truthfully, most good vibrators can be used pretty much anywhere on the body regardless of what it’s intended to stimulate.

Clitoral vibrators come in a variety of shapes and designs. Dual stimulators or rabbit style vibrators can be inserted into the vagina to simultaneously buzz against the G-spot while tickling the clit. Wand style vibrators, clitoral stimulators that rely on suction, or those that aim to simulate oral sex are made for external use only.

Depending on the type of hardware you’re working with, you may find it fun to experiment with using your vibrator on other areas. Peep these ideas!

1. All Over the Vulva

Most people find it too jarring to zero in on the clit right from the get-go. Stimulating the entire surface of the vulva, including the inner and outer labia, the vaginal entrance, and the apex above the clit where the pubic bone sits, can be a wonderfully enticing way to warm up.

It’s also a great means of awakening the internal portions of the clitoris that underlie the genital area. Try taking your clitoral vibe on a happy little journey, gliding it over every angle, crease, and crevice, applying more or less pressure to different areas. Avoid centering on the clit itself at first. Then, when you can’t hold off any longer and find yourself craving intensity, go for it!

2. On a Penis

Your partner may not have a clitoris, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy your toy as much as you do. Sexual pleasure is all about enjoying stimulating sensations. Try moving your vibe along the shaft, around different angles of the head, and especially over the frenulum, the most sensitive part of the penis for most people.

You might even try pressing your toy in firm pulses along the perineum. This type of massage is heralded as a way of stimulating the prostate externally and can lead to intense levels of orgasmic joy.

3. Around and Inside the Anus

If you’re into anal play, you know how much gentle warm-up is often required for penetration to feel comfortable. Toys that vibrate can be helpful for getting the muscles of the rectum to soften and relax as you prepare to do the deed.

If, for example, you’d like to try anal sex, you might start by stimulating the area with a small insertable vibrator. The first inch or two of the rectum is lined with oodles of nerve endings, making shallow penetration with a toy immensely pleasurable for those who like it. Over time, you can work up to objects with a wider diameter and see what works for you. However, if you plan on engaging in anal play, you need to make sure the toy you're inserting has a wide, flared based! Without a wide based, you risk the toy getting lost or stuck, which can lead to a not-so-fun trip to the emergency room!

Remember to bring plenty of lube for anal activities, preferably a formula with a silicone base.

4. On the Nipples

If your nipples are sensitive erogenous zones that bring you pleasure, why not try stimulating them with your clitoral vibrator? Since nipples and clit have a similar shape, it should be easy to use your toy on yours regardless of its design.

For instance, rabbit vibrators are made to nestle around either side of the clit to deliver a buzz from multiple angles. Try to fit those rabbit ears snugly around each nipple one at a time and see how it feels.

If your vibrator creates clitoral suction like the Womanizer, try fitting the suction component around the entire circumference of your nipple and giving it a go.

5. Along the Neck

Light touches along the sides and back of the neck can produce tingly sensations that reverberate from head to toe and make your eyes roll back in their sockets. In addition to fingers and lips, you can use your clitoral vibrator to experiment with this area. Run it along the nape, up and down the sides, and behind the shell of each ear. Like a light massage, this can feel great during the first stages of foreplay or at any point during play. You’ll be teeming with arousal before you know it.

So many choices, so little time! You might even discover new erogenous zones you never knew you had, so charge up that vibe, get creative, and enjoy!

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