What Are Suction Vibrators?

By Nicole Martinez

What Are Suction Vibrators?

These toys create a suction sensation with pulses created from air. Some companies call it sonar, but you can think of it like that feeling you get when you stand in front of a loudspeaker at a concert. The design includes a nozzle that you position around your clitoris and hold in place to achieve the desired suction, unlike a vibrator, which you might move around. Vibrators rely on a motor to shake (or vibrate) whichever part of the body it comes into physical contact with. Because clitoral suction toys use air pulsation, these pulses are able to reach below the surface of your body, stimulating more of the clitoris than just the visible head. For many people, there's no better—or quicker—way to have an orgasm than with a clitoral suction toy!

You can use these sex toys on your own. Many are waterproof so that you can use them in the bath or shower. Or you might try them during sex with a partner.

Although these toys are closer to oral sex than traditional vibrators, they're not the same thing. Air pulse technology doesn't create continuous suction. Of course, these toys can't simulate the exact tongue and mouth movements of a lover. But they sure can be fun!

How Do I Know If Clitoral Suction Is For Me?

Many people love clitoral suction toys, but they aren't for everyone. If your clitoris is especially sensitive or if you prefer stimulation through fabric or your labia, you might want to steer clear of this type of toy or only try it on the lowest setting. However, anyone who likes intense clitoral stimulation, has struggled to orgasm, or thrives on novelty might consider clitoral suction toys a good fit. They make a great first toy for anyone looking to orgasm from direct clitoral stimulation. 

What Clitoris Suction Toys Exist?

One of the most popular suction toys on the market is the Lelo Sona Cruise. Premium sex toy maker Lelo sells its sonar toys under the Sona line and as some of the first suction toys on the market, these products have proven to be a fan favorite. Once it's in place, try the 8 different settings. Not only do you get powerful sonar waves, but the Sona Cruise increases with intensity as you press it against your body. Plus, it's waterproof and rechargeable. All of this comes in an ergonomic package that's easy to hold.

If you want to try a clit suction toy but aren't sure if you'd like it, don't want to break the bank, or need vibrations, check out VeDO's Suki Suction Vibrator. This small package fits in the palm of your hand and packs a big punch. In fact, the makers recommend starting on the lowest setting until you get used to it. You'll never get bored with this toy's 10 different modes and 6 speeds. 

Like Lelo's offering, Vedo makes a toy that's rechargeable and waterproof.

Because fit is so important, you might have to try a couple of these toys to find the right one. Don’t get discouraged, there is no one size fits all when it comes to sex toys.


About the Author

Nicole Martinez is a freelance writer and sexuality enthusiast who wants to help her readers become their authentic sexual selves through exploration and the application of science in their daily lives.