For most people with vulvas, the clitoris is an essential component of sexual arousal. In fact, a 2017 study published in The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy reported that 37% of people can’t achieve orgasm without clitoral stimulation. An organ with 8,000 nerve endings, the greatest number in the human body, clitoris actually means “key” in Greek – and it’s certainly the pathway to sexual pleasure for many.
If you’re hoping to enhance intimacy in the bedroom or take your solo masturbation sessions to new heights, it’s time to explore new clitoral sensations. From buzzy vibrators to suction playthings, there are numerous external sex toys designed to stimulate your clit. Even more, many pleasure toys now come with different modes that put you (or your partner/s) in control of the speed and rhythm of the clitoral action. Here are three different clitoral sensations for mind-blowing, leg-shaking orgasms and the sexologist-approved clean and fun sex toys that will help you achieve it.
Described as the world’s most intuitive oral sex simulator, LELO’s Ora 3 ($169) delivers. With an ultra-smooth rotating node, the pleasure nub moves around and pulsates just like a tongue. However, with a combination of 12 vibration patterns that you control, it offers more than the human mouth. Ergonomically crafted, the ring-shaped device is soft and easy to hold. Add a few pumps of Bloomi’s Arousal Oil ($58) to your clit, and enjoy that wet, warm and throbbing feeling of being eaten out.
Designed for gentle clitoral stimulation and maximum pleasure, LELO’s SONA 2 ($99) is a silicone vibrational suction toy engineered to absorb sonic waves and transmit them back to your clitoris. In other words, it uses vacuum-like technology to create a soft but incredibly stimulating sucking sensation on the clitoris. With a deep and wide “mouth,” it accommodates all vulva sizes and can fit on or around your clit. This award-winning (and Bloomi top-seller) toy has 12 pleasure settings – and with a 60-minute battery life, you can choose from a variety of patterns to have an exhilarating short sesh (one user orgasmed in under 120 seconds) or a full hour of toe-curling bliss. Waterproof, feel free to take the SONA 2 with you in the bathtub – though you’ll undoubtedly get wet (and perhaps even squirt!) with or without your shower head.
While LELO’s GIGI 2 ($139) is known to give users body-shaking, G-spot orgasms, its curved and flattened tip makes for an equally invigorating external experience. With four button controls, you can choose from eight vibrational patterns and alter the level of intensity. Start your solo sesh by using the GIGI 2 as a clitoral massager, and before you cum (if you can stop yourself), transition to internal pleasure with this thrilling two-in-one.
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