WHAT ARE MINI VIBES?
Mini vibes are smaller vibrators, usually less than the size of your hand. They come in different materials, and can battery-operated or rechargeable. Most importantly, they are great little sex toys for external play, like on nipples, clits or penises.
Mini vibrators are small, but the pleasure possibilities are mighty! Here are 6 ways to have fun with mini vibes:
Because of their size, mini vibes are great for traveling or carrying discreetly. If you’re on your way to a date, a mini vibe can easily fit in a pocket or a purse. The Iroha Stick vibrator is cute, compact and looks like a lip balm. The silicone head of the toy vibrates with a small indentation, so you’re getting indirect stimulation as well as the ability to pinpoint hot spots using its shape.
Bulkier vibrators can make it hard to get specific with your stimulation on smaller body parts like nipples, labia and clitorises. Ultra-Mini vibes like the Dame Eva vibrator, can feel great for stimulating the sides of the clitoris and the inner portion of the labia majora.
If you or your partner enjoys both direct and indirect clitoral stimulation, the We-Vibe Touch X has you covered for both with it’s spoon-like shape and it’s super soft silicone curves.
The penis has a very erogenous spot on the underside of the shaft, close to the head of the penis. The frenulum is a sensitive spot that you can target with a mini vibe. Vibration to this spot might be overwhelming or enticing, so choosing a mini vibe with multiple speeds and functions can help you explore sensation options. The Dame Kip vibrator has five speeds and five rhythms to explore, and is a great shape for this hotspot!
Some mini vibes that are bullet-shaped can be used inside of other sex toys to create vibration in a non-vibrating toy. The We-vibe Tango Bullet mini vibe fits inside of other bullet-compatible sex toys, for example, a butt plug or a dildo.
Try using a small vibe inside of a strap-on to increase sensation for the receiver. The strap-on harness wearer can use mini vibes to tuck in between the harness and their vulva for clitoral stimulation. Some harnesses have specific pouches designed to hold mini vibes. The Je Joue Mimi vibrator is powerful and can be tucked in between a pelvic harness and a vulva during strap-on play.
Remote-controlled mini vibes like the VeDo Kiki are great for strap-on play, because it can be hard to get to the buttons to adjust the settings once it’s already inside the harness.
Finger mini vibes attach onto your fingers to make the sex toy feel like an extension of your touch. The handle on the finger vibes are great for not worrying about holding onto the vibrator, especially with slippery lubed-up hands! The VeDo Yumi Finger vibe slips onto your middle and index fingers to create a seamless sensation between you and your partner without feeling like a sex toy is in the way.
SHOPPING TIPS FOR MINI VIBES
- Don’t forget lube
- Battery-operated mini vibes will be more budget-friendly (check out the Gaia Eco-friendly Bullet Vibe)
- Rechargeable mini vibes tend to have more functions and a stronger motor
- Silicone is usually more comfortable because it’s softer
- Mini vibes are not good for butt play because they can get lost in the rectum, but you can use bullet-style mini vibes inside of compatible butt plugs and dildos.
If you’re used to using bigger and more powerful vibrators, you may have to adjust how you approach masturbation or partnered sex to allow your body to get curious about the new pleasure you’ve brought it. It can take a little adjusting to new sensations when we are used to a particular path to orgasm. Give yourself some time to get to know your new mini vibe!