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What’s a Lipstick Vibrator?

In partnership with our friends at Dame

A lipstick vibrator is a bullet vibrator that’s best for intense clitoral stimulation. As you may have guessed, the old-school ones are made to look like an actual tube of lipstick. The pros: A cylindrical body, flat tip, and hard edges give you plenty of ground to play with. And they’re discreet—one could be left out on a desk or spill out of a purse without drawing attention. The cons: They often leave a lot to be desired when you turn one on. The square ones are uncomfortable to hold. The round ones easily slip out of your hand. And they’re typically made out of hard plastic, which doesn’t always feel good against your body.

Leave it to Dame—one of our longtime favorite sexual wellness brands—to totally change the game. Over the years, Dame has designed some of the most thoughtful and innovative sex toys on the market. Kip, one of its popular and best-reviewed toys, is no exception. It’s a play on the classic lipstick vibrator—without any of the drawbacks.

  1. Dame Products Kip Vibrator goop, $95
    Dame Products Kip Vibrator goop, $95
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First, Dame dropped the literal lipstick look—this version is just as cute without it. Kip is designed with a triangle shape that’s easy to hold. The flat end of the lipstick tip has a concave, scooped shape you can cup over your clitoris to feel the pulses from all sides. And because the pinpointed stimulation of a classic lipstick vibrator is its biggest draw, Dame kept the angular edges. But they’re coated in super soft silicone, so they have some give.

At a low power level, those silicone edges flutter on your skin. It’s gentle enough for warming up. Then, as you click through the higher levels—there are five total, plus five vibration patterns—you use the edges to build intensity and drive your orgasm home.

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Having one of everything has major perks: When you find yourself itching for a certain sensation, it’s right within reach.

  1. The Hands-Free Vibrator

    Dame’s clitoral vibrator Eva is hands-free, thanks to the little wings that extend from its motorized center. Pinch those wings toward the middle, press Eva between your labia with the center positioned over your clitoris, and release the wings: The whole device stays put. It’s great for penetrative sex—although you might need to use one finger to keep it secure in more-creative positions—and anytime your hands are otherwise occupied (flipping through romance novels, exchanging spicy texts with a partner, you name it).

    Dame Products Eva II Vibrator goop, $135
    Dame Products Eva II Vibrator goop, $135
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  2. The G-Spot Vibrator

    What a lot of people miss about the G-spot is that it’s not a biological structure all on its own but an area of the front vaginal wall that, when you put pressure on it, presses up against the clitoris’s internal structure. We’re all a bit different, so the location of the G-spot isn’t necessarily obvious. It could be closer to the vaginal opening or farther away. It might be super sensitive, or it might need some stronger pressure. Dame’s Arc vibrator is curved for G-spot exploration. The bulb-shaped head has some squish—it feels like it could be a partner’s fingers—and the motor is Dame’s strongest one yet.

    Dame Products Arc G-Spot Vibrator goop, $115
    Dame Products Arc G-Spot Vibrator goop, $115
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  3. The Vibrator for Broad Stimulation

    If Kip is the vibe for pinpointed stimulation, Pom is the go-to for broader sensation. Pom is shaped to complement the natural curves of your vulva, so when you press the whole thing against yourself, you can feel the vibrations all over. It’s soft and bendy, so you can really grind up against it, and it has a subtle beaklike structure that feels especially good against the clitoris.

    Dame Products Pom Vibrator goop, $95
    Dame Products Pom Vibrator goop, $95
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  4. The Vibrator You Wear on Your Fingers

    What’s great about Fin is that it doesn’t have to be gripped. Instead, you slip it onto your fingers. 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 different speeds. For a partner who’s unfamiliar with sex toys, Fin is an easy introduction. Just have them position their hands the same way they would if they were using their fingers alone.

    Dame Products Fin Vibrator goop, $85
    Dame Products Fin Vibrator goop, $85
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  5. The Sex Pillow

    Using a sex wedge is intuitive: You or a partner lies down on the wedge to change the angle of your hips and change the sensations you feel during intercourse. Depending on the positions you choose, wedges can be used to increase pleasure and reduce discomfort, and they’re highly favored by pregnant people. Pillo is Dame’s riff on the sex wedge, and it’s made to be more attractive—and less recognizably sex-wedge-y—when it’s sitting on a bed or couch.

    Dame Products Pillo Sex Pillow goop, $95
    Dame Products Pillo Sex Pillow goop, $95
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