Photo courtesy of Ben Rayner
How to Use Each Vibrator in the
Smile Makers Collection
There are many reasons to love Smile Makers, a collection of vibrators that we’ve been carrying in the goop shop (and enjoying) for years. They’re colorful. They’re ultrasoft, made of body-safe silicone, and waterproof. They deliver in the ways you’d like.
Playful names and packaging also make them easy to talk and joke about—which means they make for great bachelorette gifts and great honest conversations about orgasm, pleasure, and desire.
This bullet-shaped silicone vibrator is simple to use and thus good for first-time explorers.
Just the tip(s): Its rounded head is made to massage the external clitoris and the labia to build arousal. It feels great for shallow internal stimulation—insert it gently into the vaginal entrance and keep it there to stimulate a zone packed with a high concentration of nerve endings.
Like other rabbit-shaped vibrators we love, this one has two adjustable arms designed to stimulate your clitoris and your G-spot at the same time. Unlike other rabbit-shaped vibrators we love, it has sensors along the handle that increase vibration intensity as you squeeze. When you find your perfect setting in the moment, hit the main button to lock it.
Just the tip(s): Place the shorter end on your clitoris, and then adjust the angle using the longer end. (Narrowing the angle will help you insert the toy into your vagina.) Take your time exploring each end’s four vibration modes—the ends have independent motors, so you have 16 combined sensations to play with while building arousal.
Named for its flame-shaped tip, The Firefighter gives strong and focused stimulation to the external clitoris—and carries that vibration to the labia.
Just the tip(s): Apply the rounded nose to your clitoris, allowing the flame shape to vibrate against your labia. After your first orgasm, lift up the nose from the clitoris while keeping the flame on the labia to maintain pleasure while you build arousal again. When you’re ready, apply the nose again for the full monty.
The French Lover
The tip of The French Lover has a very thin, soft silicone edge designed to mimic the feeling of a tongue. Use it to stimulate the clitoris or any other erogenous zone—the flexible end lightly vibrates and can be flicked around for a licking sensation. It’s great for a teasing buildup and for those who are sensitive to strong pressure.
Just the tip(s): For partner play (and people without vulvas), this is a great toy to explore all of the body’s erogenous zones with.
The Tennis Pro
If you’re curious about internal stimulation, this is the vibrator for you. Its angled, rounded head slips comfortably inside you. You can use it for an external massage, too, as a gentle buildup.
Just the tip(s): With the rounded head, explore the vagina and find your most pleasurable spot. Once you’re there, increase the speed and play with the pulsation modes for an intense massage.
It’s another vibrator built for internal stimulation, but the ridges here provide a unique sensation when moved in and out of the vaginal entrance.
Just the tip(s): A true just-the-tip tip—try shallowing, or gently inserting the rounded head just an inch or two. The vaginal entrance is ultrasensitive, as is the front wall of the vagina.
Designed to fit in your palm and be placed on your vulva, The Ballerina has a silicone gel coating for a next-level feel that’s almost as good in your hand as it is on the clitoris and labia. To be clear: It’s not just ultrasmooth and soft, like the other vibrators in this story—that second silicone coating has a cushion-like feel when you apply pressure.
Just the tip(s): Position the narrower end at the tip of your clitoris and the wider end on your vaginal opening to stimulate multiple pressure points at once. You can also try this hands-free when you orient it that way—just bring your thighs around the vibrator to hold it in place.
This air-pulsing clitoral vibrator is designed for sucking sensations. It comes with swappable heads so you can find your best fit and the feeling you like best: Choose a wider mouth for broader, deeper, more sensual suction—or a narrower head for targeted, intense stimulation.
Just the tip(s): Apply a bit of water-based lube, cup the suction mouth around your clitoris, and give the device a squeeze. (It’s controlled by a pressure sensor.) When you find the intensity you like best, you can lock it in with a single click.