In A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare wrote, "Though she be but little, she is fierce," and we're guessing that he was talking about bullet vibrators. In all seriousness, a bullet vibe is the go-to sex toy choice for many people with a clitoris, due to its discreet size, its power, and its ability to give toe-curling orgasms. It's also a super-versatile toy, which is another reason it's such a nightstand staple.
What is a bullet vibrator?
Bullet vibrators are compact sex toys that are usually shaped like, well, bullets. They're meant to be used externally to stimulate erogenous zones like the clitoris during partnered play or masturbation, but the bullet comes in many forms and serves many pleasure purposes. For instance, there are some that are designed to provide G-spot stimulation. Others can accompany a penis ring and/or dildo for dual stimulation. You can purchase a bullet vibe all on its own, or even attach one to your underwear.
The best bullet vibrators also tend to be best sellers, especially among first-time sex-toy owners because "they're so approachable in design and price range," Taylor Sparks, sex educator and founder of Organic Loven, tells Glamour.
Another perk is that they can be used in tandem with partnered sex, since they're so small and convenient. And bullet vibes aren't exclusively designed for the vulva; you can stimulate other pleasure points as well. "Bullets are great for pinpointing clitoral, anal, nipple, or perineum stimulation," Sparks adds.
What should first-time bullet vibe buyers know?
Especially if you're new to sex toys in general, finding a toy that's simple to use and has multiple pleasure settings (but not too many, so you don't become overwhelmed) is key. That way, you can start with lighter vibrations and work your way up as you figure out what you like. Sparks suggests "keeping the pressure light on the clitoris until you find out what is stimulating for you," which is generally true for any toy that's designed to make you feel good. She continues, "Everyone's threshold for intensity is going to be different, so take your time to explore all the various vibrations that your bullet offers."
In terms of shape and offerings, it's always about personal choice and experimentation. So let's get to it! Below, some of the best bullet vibrators that come in all styles and colors (many that come recommended by sex experts).