6 best clit vibrators for helping you reach orgasm

From pocket sized bullets to trusty wands, we’ve found the best devices for your bedside drawer

Rebecca Reid@RebeccaCNReid
Thursday 08 April 2021 09:47
<p>We looked at noise level, battery life, waterproofing and practicality when used as a couple</p>

We looked at noise level, battery life, waterproofing and practicality when used as a couple

When we talk about sex toys it’s easy to imagine that we’re discussing something comically enormous and phallic – the kind of thing that you see in the windows of sex shops in Amsterdam.

But the sex toy market has upped its game infinitely over the last decade – it’s called “sex tech” now. And that’s good news for anyone who needs a little bit of help to reach orgasm during sex, or anyone who is hoping to become better acquainted with their own body.

Clitoral vibrators are the jeans and a white T-shirt of the sex toy world. A classic that never goes out of style, and that everyone should have in their collection.

But just like jeans and white T-shirts, not all clitoral vibrators are created equal, and different things suit different people. So we’ve compiled a list of the best options on the market.

Aside from the obvious, we tested these toys by how quiet they are, what kind of battery life they offer, whether they’re water proof and how easy they are to use during penetrative sex with another person.

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Every toy we’ve included demonstrated an impressive ability to help you reach orgasm, as well as being hardwearing and quiet enough to use in a shared house.

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We-Vibe tango X

The We-Vibe tango is the gold standard in bullet vibrators, with a wide variety of settings from light to incredibly intense. Small bullet vibrators can sometimes struggle to produce a suitably full vibration, and a cheap vibrator will feel tiny and thin in its vibration. This is the opposite, offering a robust, luxurious kind of pulse. The battery is impressive, and only needs recharging after several hours of use, and it’s supremely quiet given how powerful it is.

Lovehoney classic mains powered magic wand vibrator

The original Hitachi magic wand was designed as a back massager but, at least as the story goes, women discovered that these mains powered toys were good for far more than their crampy shoulders. Now you can buy all sorts of magic wands. They’re extremely intense and not the quietest toys on the market, but they have devoted followers and a proven track record of working for people who have otherwise been unable to reach orgasm. They’re some of the most powerful toys on the market, and because it’s mains powered you can’t ever run out of battery.

H&L mini magic wand vibrator

Mini magic wands retain the same design as the originals, but they’re smaller (hence the name) and battery powered. This is a great choice if you’re a magic wand devotee but don’t want to pack a massive mains powered vibrator when you go on holiday. They’re also great for people who can only orgasm with a magic wand as a sort of gateway vibrator, introducing you to the joys of other toys. This one has the same round, rolling vibration and comes at supremely reasonable price.

Hot Octopus amo bullet

If you’re worried about volume, this toy is your absolute best bet. It’s incredibly quiet, while still producing a satisfying vibration. It’s made of soft, high grade silicon which is reassuring to the touch, and it’s got a generous array of settings. It’s also 100 per cent waterproof so if you’re not living somewhere massively private you can use it in the shower.

Rocks Off Ro-80mm bullet vibrator, silver

For the price of less than a full lunch from Pret, Rocks Off will sell you a surprisingly brilliant bullet vibrator. Admittedly, it’s not quite as bells and whistles as some of the more expensive options on the market, but it gets the job done and it gets the job done well. The vibration is a little sharper than some other bullets, but people tend to prefer either a sharper or a rounder sensation. If you’re in the former camp, this is a great choice. It’s got a very simple on/off switch, and while it only comes with a single speed, it claims to be the world’s best-selling vibrator, so it’s clearly doing something right.

Womanizer pro W500

Pretty much the Chanel of sex toys, this isn’t a cheap piece of kit, but it’s beyond impressive. Rather than vibrating per se, it’s more of a suction method. It stimulates the entirety of your clitoris rather than just the tip, and results in incredibly intense orgasms which feel somehow deeper and different from the usual. It’s not a spur of the moment purchase because of the price, but if you’re bored with your current vibrator, or have found previous bullets to be a disappointment, this is the choice for you.

The verdict: Clit vibrators

If you’re going to invest in a bullet which performs time and time again, the We-Vibe tango is the best possible choice you can make. It’s quiet, powerful and has a massive variety of settings. That said, if the price makes it too much of an investment, the Rocks Off bullet gets stellar reviews across the board for an impressively diminutive price.

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