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What Makes a Vulva Vibrator?

The clitoris, which is part of the vulva, often gets most of the attention in the vibrator world. (For good reason.) But we love a great vulva vibrator, too. The best ones are designed to stimulate both the clitoris and the entire vulva as a massage would.

The argument for broader vulva vibrators is simple: As holistic sexuality teacher Sheri Winston reminds us, thoroughly stimulating the vulva—starting from the less-sensitive outer parts and working your way in—can deliver more pleasure, heightened arousal, and more-powerful orgasms. And it makes sense, because stimulating the vulva increases blood flow to the area, allowing it to gradually become engorged before you use that same toy to focus on the (highly sensitive) clitoris.

Below, we’ve collected the best vulva vibrators out there, which happen to all be safe for bath and shower play. And since sex toys pair best with lubes—ideally without parabens, phthalates, or other endocrine disruptors—we included our favorite water-based lubes, too.

The Best Vulva Vibrators

THE ULTIMATE MASSAGER

Made with a velvety-soft silicone, Viva la Vulva is a playful clitoral stimulator with a curve designed for vulva massage. Place the highest point of the arch wherever you want the strongest vibrations—the labia, the clitoris, or wherever else feels good—and find your rhythm. It has 10 vibration modes: 3 steady intensities and 7 patterns. And it’s ultraquiet.

  1. goop Wellness Viva la Vulva Vibrator goop, $98
    goop Wellness Viva la Vulva
    Vibrator
    goop, $98
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  1. THE OG

    The Ballerina is designed to fit comfortably in your palm—place the narrower end at the tip of your clitoris and the wider end on your vaginal opening. An added layer of silicone gel coating makes its texture squishable enough that you could indent it with your finger—and gives it a next-level feel that’s almost as good as your hand on your vulva.

    Smile Makers The Ballerina Vibrator goop, $200
    Smile Makers The Ballerina Vibrator goop, $129
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  2. THE PALM VIBRATOR

    Pom’s soft, flexible body is built to bend and move; just apply pressure with your fingers and it’ll bend, hugging close. It has five different patterns and five different intensities—it’s a great, versatile vibrator for beginners and pros alike.

    Dame Products Pom Vibrator goop, $95
    Dame Products Pom Vibrator goop, $95
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  3. THE FINGER VIBRATOR

    This toy is worn on your–or your partner’s—fingers to add vibrations with every touch. Each of the edges of the vibrator offers a different sensation—flat and squishy or firm and slightly pointy—and it can move at three speeds.

    Dame Products Fin Vibrator goop, $85
    Dame Products Fin Vibrator goop, $85
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  4. THE NEW CLASSIC

    Using the palm of your hand, you can press the shallow cup of the Touch X against your entire vulva for a broad sensation. Take a peek at the shallow cup on its head: You can also use the ridge for targeted stimulation of the clitoris. Pick between seven patterns and eight intensity levels; even the highest is super quiet.

    We-Vibe Touch X goop, $99
    We-Vibe Touch X goop, $99
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The Best Clean Lubes to Pair Them With

  1. For an extra splash, try Personal Fav Whet. Made with aloe, chamomile, ginseng, horny goat weed, and hempseed extracts, Whet is a light, water-based sex serum infused with arousing ingredients that give slip without the stickiness. You need just a few pumps for however you want to play.

    Personal Fav Whet goop, $24
    Personal Fav Whet Plant-Based
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  2. If you’re using a toy with a partner, a few spritzes of Glissant’s Sea Salt & Caramel Water-Based Lube can add another layer to your play. It’s formulated with hydrating hyaluronic acid, L-arginine, and botanical extracts. Plus, the chic bottle adds a nice touch to your bedside drawer (or wherever you take it).

    Glissant Sea Salt & Caramel Water-Based Lube goop, $55
    Glissant Sea Salt & Caramel Water-Based Lube goop, $55
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  3. For added warmth, pair select lubes with the Pulse Warmer—it gently heats your lube and touchlessly delivers a warm dollop for added sensual pleasure. No slippery lube bottles to fumble around with. It’s designed to use with Pulse pods, like those containing the H2Oh! personal lubricant and Spoil Me massage oil.

    THE PULSE WARMER Pulse Pulse Warmer goop, $199
    Pulse Pulse Warmer goop, $199
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