You've probably heard of couples' sex toys. Although many different types of sex toys can be enjoyed with a partner, the term "couples' sex toys" has come to refer to vibrators that can be used by heterosexual couples during sexual intercourse. In other words, most couples' vibrators are designed to enhance a good, old penis-in-vagina boning.

That's cool. And so are these toys. They can make intercourse sweeter for both partners. The problem is, they've been pigeonholed. For one thing, there are a whole lot more acts that fall under the mega-category of "sex" and, well, a lot of them are awesome. Some involve a penis in a vagina - many don't (particularly for non-hetero couples, where there may not be a penis and a vagina - or a penis or a vagina - at all). The good news is that while couples' sex toys have long been billed as sex toys for penetrative sex, they actually provide a whole range of other options that you probably aren't aware of. Here are six super-hot things you probably haven't thought to do with a couples' vibrator.

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What is a couple's vibrator anyway?

There are lots of toys that are categorized as couples' vibrators, including vibrating cock rings, hands-free vibrators like the Dame Eva and even bondage equipment. However, what most people are looking for when they say they want a couples' sex toy, is something like the We-Vibe Sync.

We-Vibe Sync Couples' Vibrator
The We-Vibe Sync is a unique couples' toy designed to be worn during sex.

Toys like this one are designed to be worn during penetrative sex, providing both external stimulation to the clitoris (yeehaw!) and internal stimulation to the G-spot - and your partner's penis. Since this type of toy was first introduced by We-Vibe back in 2008, the category has grown and these toys have gotten tons of press. After all, most women aren't able to orgasm during intercourse; toys like these changed that for a lot of people.

The thing is, not everyone is into to penetrative sex, period. In fact, there are lots of different ways to have sex, and while these couples' toys are designed for people with vaginas, enjoying them doesn't have to involve a penis (although we're not knocking that option either)! In other words, couples' sex toys are a lot more versatile than they look. Here are a few additional options.

Use an App to Please Your Partner from Afar

A lot of the latest couples' sex toys include remote control and, in the case of the newest toys like the We-Vibe Sync, an app that allows partners to play from anywhere. Use real-time, customized control to tease your partner the way she likes it. You can even chat over the app via your smartphone.

6 Super-Hot Things You Can Do With a Couples' Vibrator

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Use the Toy Solo for a Hands-Free Orgasm

Couples' sex toys are designed to be worn in the vagina during intercourse - and they're designed to stay put. That means you can enjoy one with nary a penis in sight. Just put it in, turn it on and use the remote control to adjust the settings to your liking. Mmmm ...

Combine the Toy With a Dildo ... Because Why Not?

If you're using a couples' vibrator solo, you may as well squeeze another sex toy in on the action. In fact, many people combine the use of a dildo with a clitoral vibrator. A couples' vibe makes this type of play a little easier; you can manipulate the dildo while the vibrator holds itself in place. Or, you can focus on clenching the dildo and use your hands to manipulate the remote controls. Your call:-)

Wear One During Anal Sex

If you enjoy anal play, using (or wearing) a vibrator at the same time is double the fun. Or maybe more ... when it comes to combining sex acts, the scale tends to increase by orders of magnitude. At any rate, wearing a couples' vibrator during anal sex, analingus or any other type of anal play can provide all the stimulation you need to get to O town. In fact, you can even use this toy as an anal sex toy all on its own; insert one end into the anus and allow the other to vibrate against your perineum. (Just be sure to clean the toy thoroughly before using it vaginally again.) Note that you should maintain the toy's curve to keep half of it outside of the body (anal toys can migrate!)

Wear It in Public

Because couples' vibrators can be worn and often include a remote control or app, wearing them in public (fully clothed, of course!) is an option worth exploring. Try choosing a dark corner of a busy restaurant and allow your partner to tease you throughout the evening. You probably won't want to hang around for dessert ...

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Apply It to a Penis

We often forget that penises respond to vibration - why should vaginas and vulvas get to have all the fun? Try lubricating your couples' vibe and placing it around both sides of the penis. You can use it to stroke the shaft, rub it in a circular motion or just apply vibration in a way that feels good. Experiment!

The Bottom Line on Couples' Vibrators

One huge (and valid) criticism about couples' vibrators is that they put too much emphasis on heterosexual, PinV sex. The good news is, they don't have to. With a little creativity, you can use a couples' vibrator in all kinds of different ways for all kinds of amazing sensations. And no matter what kind of sex you're having or who you're having it with, isn't that what great sex is all about?