A Sybian is a masturbation aid consisting of a motorized saddle-like seat, usually with a protruding rod, that can be vaginally or anally inserted. It is used to realistically simulate penetrative sex.
First conceived in the 1970s, inventor Dave Lampert built his first prototype in 1985. It was officially released in 1987. Lampert designed the device after his research found women find orgasming easiest in the girl-on-top sex position. He hoped his device would help women get in touch with their sexuality and master orgasming in this position. Originally called the Master Better, a play on masturbator, Lampert settled on the name Sybian after the Ancient Greek city Sybaris known for its luxury.
People using the Sybian simply straddle the device, then lower their vaginas or anuses down onto the rod. During vaginal stimulation, users are encouraged to rock their pelvis backward and forward while the Sybian rod penetrates them with an up and down motion, simulating the ideal sexual moves for orgasm. A ridge on the top of the Sybian vibrates to provide clitoral stimulation to complement penetration. Speed controllers allow the user to adjust the speed of the vibrations for the perfect stimulation. There are also various flexible dildo-style attachments that users can swap out to change up the experience. These attachments vibrate and rotate gently to stimulate the G-spot and vaginal walls.
Over time, Sybian has added new designs to its range. These include a flat top design for people who love external stimulation and double rod designs for double penetration. There are also Sybians with rods of different shapes and sizes.
While Lampert designed the Sybian for women, people of any gender can use it. People without vaginas can use the device for anal insertion. Flat top designs allow people of any gender to enjoy the vibrations.
A Sybian is sometimes called a Sybian saddle, due to its saddle-like design. The term usually refers to the original sex machine with the brand name Sybian. However, people may also use the term when describing similar sex machines made by other companies. All these devices are also sometimes known as vibrating saddle machines.