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15 Clit Suction Vibrators That Suck So Good You'll Want 'Em All

What's not to love about clit suction vibrators? These ingenious sex toys are designed to mimic oral sex with contactless air technology, are compact and quiet, and can give you the most intense orgasms (even hands-free). And luckily for us, there are plenty to choose from. While the Womanizer was one of the first clit-sucking toys to gain cult status (specifically during the early days of the pandemic, when casual sex was a no-go), most brands now have their own version.

What is a clit suction toy?

Clitoral suction vibrators and toys, as the name suggests, are gadgets that focus solely on stimulating the clit through air technology and pulsation. Some brands have their own patented technology to simulate the real deal (oral sex), so the tech itself can vary from toy to toy. Best of all, unlike other types of toys, you don't need direct contact to experience clitoral stimulation. "The 'Pleasure Air' toys-Womanizer, We-Vibe, Romp, for example-use gentle bursts of air that create a sensation that feels like suction, also like a bit of licking and kissing with a bit of pressure," sexologist Jess O'Reilly, Ph.D., host of the Sex With Dr. Jess podcast, tells Glamour. "It's not actually sucking on the head of the clitoris, but it's wrapping around the area to provide indirect stimulation."

What's the difference between clit suction toy and a regular vibrator?

Air-pulsing toys typically don't stimulate the vulva with vibrations (although some have a vibration option). "Vibrators are often designed to press directly against the head of the clitoris, whereas clitoral toys are often designed to sit around the head," O'Reilly says. Similar to other toys, though, rechargeable suction toys still need to be charged and cleaned. Many also come in a waterproof body for bringing into the tub or shower.

Are clit suction toys good for beginners?

These toys can be great for those who are using vibrators for the first time, especially those who aren't used to skin-on-skin contact or friction against the vulva. "These clitoral toys are great for first-timers, because many are designed to fit around the head of the clitoris to provide indirect stimulation," O'Reilly says, and points out that some toys also come with attachments that make it easier to customize the experience: "The Womanizer toys, for example, come with interchangeable heads so that you can select the right size."

Like all sex toys, it's about personal preference. While some find the sensation absolutely delicious, others think it's too intense. Finding the perfect sex toy is a Goldlilocks situation: Some toys may be too much, some not enough, but with experimentation, you'll find one that's just right.

How do you use it?

Taylor Sparks, erotic educator and founder of Organic Loven, instructs, "Adjust how snug the fit is surrounding the clitoris. Based on your sensitivity, a lighter or more snug fit will work better for you. Start with a light suction, as the clitoris [is believed to have] 8,000 nerve endings." She emphasizes that it's key to know how much you can and want to handle.

She adds that you can generally hold the handle with your hand or with your thighs while being penetrated from behind (if you're having partnered sex). "While using the toy on your clitoris, you can also be penetrated from behind, if in doggy position, or have your vulva stimulated with your partner's fingers or tongue to add additional stimulation and excitement," Sparks says.

Sofiya Alexandra, cofounder and cohost of sex podcast Private Parts Unknown, tells Glamour that folks should "start low and slow," adding, "Some of these toys can be very intense for first-time pleasure purchases or if you've never used a toy designed specifically for the clitoris."

And just because these toys are contactless doesn't mean you shouldn't use lube. "Lube it up, baby!" sex writer Courtney Kocak, the other half of Private Parts Unknown, says. "These toys are designed to be used with lubricant, and it can make the experience more comfortable and pleasurable-and less like you're having sex with a piece of plastic." Here, a variety of best-selling suction sex toys that experts recommend.