Bullet Vibrators

These discreet, petite vibrators are tiny but mighty! Their small size makes them ideal for travel, and their shape is perfect for direct, pinpoint clitoral stimulation – something the majority of women find they require in order to orgasm.

However, the clitoris is not the only location they can be used: try tracing small circles around the nipples (his and hers) with a bullet vibe, or holding it so it gently hums against the shaft of his penis, or his perineum (the patch of skin between the testicles and anus). The one place it’s harder to put a bullet is inside you – they’re not really designed for insertion. If you’re looking for female sex toys that provide internal vaginal stimulation, try a Classic Vibrator or Rabbit  instead.

Bullets are great as simple first-time toys, and while they’re fantastic for solo play, they’re also wonderful to use to add a beautiful clitoral buzz during intercourse, since they’re unintimidating and little enough not to get in the way. If you’re a lady who finds it difficult to climax through penetration alone, introducing a bullet to sex could help. You and your partner might even experience an ‘ourgasm’!

Several varieties are available. Some just have one constant speed, so they’re super-simple: just turn ‘em on, and turn each other on! Others, have several speeds and pulse modes, or are curved to fit a woman’s contours. Choose between battery-powered models or  rechargeable and consider opting for a waterproof variant if you fancy making a splash in the bath or shower.

Classic Vibrators

Traditionally shaped ‘classic vibrators’ work a lot like bullets, but because they’re larger and longer, you can also use them for internal vaginal stimulation as well as to hum against the clitoris. Plus, they’re easier to hold: useful if you find a titchy bullet fiddly to grip (as guys with large hands sometimes do), or need a tad more ‘reach’ in order to position your toy at an angle that exactly suits you.

Some people find the familiar, straightforward shape and size of classic vibes reassuring – there’s nothing too bewilderingly new-fangled about them.

Vibrating Massagers

Massagers are modern sex toys with fresh, ergonomic designs that make them maximally versatile. As well as offering clitoral stimulation, they can be used to give a relaxing, sensual massage all over the body for both partners – the back, shoulders, neck… – that can act as a spine-tingly delicious aspect of foreplay, or simply an intimate way to wind down after a long day. Because they’re not solely for sexual use, and specifically intended for couples, they can provide a gentle, non-threatening way to introduce toys to a relationship for the first time.

Rabbit Vibrators

Finally, the rabbit sex toy is perhaps one of the most famous female masturbators in the world. It’s primarily intended for women’s solo use, and many ladies achieve their first G-Spot orgasm with help from this brilliant bunny!

The rabbit has two key parts to it: a main shaft, which is usually inserted into the vagina and vibrates against the vaginal passage and G-spot area, and smaller protruding ‘ears’, which nestle against the clitoris. The result? Complete stimulation of the entire female genital area…meaning there’s a big chance you’ll reach The Big O.