Beginner's Guide to Clitoral Toys
Finally, we are starting to pull back the hood of mystery that has long surrounded the clitoris. Funny though, there really isn’t and never should have been anything mysterious about the clit to begin with! It is just like so many parts of the anatomy - except that it has been woefully neglected in attention, research and understanding. Fortunately, that is all changing!
And one of the best advances being made to understand women’s sexuality is the complexity of, and how to stimulate, the clitoris. While it is not 100% across the board, stimulating the clit is the primary means by which many women achieve orgasm. Without some form of clitoral play, sex can still feel good, but orgasm is not as likely. To help women enjoy this type of sensation, there are many different clitoral toys to choose from.
Clitoral toys explained
Did you know the first vibrator was created as a medical device to treat mental health issues in women? It might seem hard to believe considering what we now understand about the clitoris and the popularity of vibration sex toys, but it is true. Dr. Joseph Mortimer Granville specialized in women’s health, and provided relief from stress, anxiety and anything else that fell under the wide definition of “hysteria” by using a vibrator on a woman, presumably producing orgasm! Little did Granville know that he was not only opening our eyes to the tremendous erotic possibilities of the clitoris, but he was also the forefather of the current industry of wide-ranging, fantastic clitoral toys.
Throughout history, men’s sex and sexuality has most often been seen as the important one, and thus, what was focused on. Women’s sexuality was only noted in order to be repressed. We didn’t even know the clitoris is actually a much larger, horseshoe shaped organ until a couple of years ago! However, social, scientific and technological advances have brought women’s sexual needs to the forefront of pleasure innovation. And one of those now acceptable (and encouraged) technological advances is the wealth of clitoral toys on offer.
Everyone’s sexual needs are different and clit fun can be unique to everyone. Some women enjoy direct, focused vibration directly to their clitoris while others prefer to circle or move back and forth over it. Still others are too sensitive to apply a toy’s strong vibes directly to their clitoris, so they rest the toy on their clitoral hood. Regardless how you use a clitoral toy, they have become a must-have in many women’s pleasures chests.
In fact, clitoral stimulation is a requirement for many women to even reach orgasm. For the majority of women, getting off is just not possible without the addition of some kind of clit action, be that manual or with the help of a toy. Penetration and other types of sex still feel great, but to push that pleasure over the edge, she might need something a little more. And that little bit more could easily be found with the flip of a button.
Who clitoral toys are for
The simple answer to this question is “Everyone who enjoys clitoral stimulation!” but there is more to it than that. Clitoral toys are fantastic for those who are new to sex toys and those who really know what they need for mindblowing orgasms. Beginners can take what they know about their bodies and explore those sensations to dizzying new heights of awesome. Before long, they’ll graduate to the next level of sexual awareness - those who are aware of the nuances and nooks and crannies of their bodies and understand their needs and desires. Because clitoral toys come in so many shapes, sizes and textures, as well as vibration speeds and patterns, their diversity easily allows for continued sexual growth. And of course, let’s not forget that clitoral toys are a great couple’s tool! There are many ways to play with a clitoral toy together, both in foreplay and adding it to intercourse.
The myth of vibrations and the clitoris
When vibrators became popular and readily available to the marketplace, fear started to creep in the minds of men across the world: what if she likes the toy better than me? As men saw their partners experiencing life-changing pleasure, instead of cheering her on and understanding her need for sexual release, they began to worry about what the vibrator will do to her. Specifically, there was, and still is, a fear that too much play with a clitoral vibration toy would dull her senses and eventually leave her numb to other kinds of pleasure. In other words: “she won’t like my penis anymore!”
Of course, this fear is completely unfounded. Women’s sex and their bodies ability to enjoy it will not diminish through use of a clitoral toy. If your partner loses interest in you because she’s using a vibrator, it has much more to do with your skills as a lover - not her use of a toy!
How to use clitoral toys
As previously noted, everybody’s sexual desires and bodies are different and so are their sexual needs. Some women want a large, sturdy and powerful toy, like a wand or massager that's direct and strong. Others want something small, compact and easy to hold like a clitoral bullet. How you play with your toys is dependent on the product you want. The key to picking the best clitoral toy is to know what your body wants and what you are comfortable with. If you want to be able to experience hidden pleasure while out and about, slip on the vibrating panties. If you like to keep your sexuality to yourself, a discreet clitoral toy is a great option.
Once you decide what you want to play with, how you use it is really limitless. You can hold it firmly to your clit or touch it gently to the tip. Move it around or keep it in place. You can even explore different parts of your body! However, regardless of the toy you choose, there is one key common to all: have fun!
The different types of clitoral toys
At Cherry Banana we have an extensive range of clitoral toys to suit any sexual need and desire. We have listed and explained each category below:
Clitoral stimulators are perfect for intense pleasures right on the clit. Coming in a range of different sizes, shapes and functions, they are sure to satisfy any desire.
For lightning fast pleasure at the click of a button, clitoral bullets are sure to please! Discover the joys of these vibrating wonders by purchasing one for yourself!
Clitoral eggs are fantastic sex toys that are sure to bring you to orgasm. Trust us when we say, they're a lot more fun than your normal kitchen snack!
Clitoral & Pussy Pumps
Clitoral and pussy pumps offer a number of great benefits in the bedroom and beyond. Whether you want them for their increased pleasure or health benefits, you're sure to be satisfied.
Discreet Clitoral Toys
Sometimes we need to get away and enjoy discreet pleasures somewhere private. If you want to enjoy clitoral stimulation but need something discreet, these sex toys are for you.
Tongue & Finger Toys
There is no better feeling than a vibrating tongue or a vibrating finger dancing on the clitoris. Try one with your partner and enjoy the new and exciting sensations!
Clitoral Massagers & Wands
Massagers and wands are the perfect tool for clitoral stimulation. Whether you want to use one alone or with a partner, they'll bring you to orgasm fast!
Vibrating undies offer discreet orgasms whenever you want them. With a vibrating bullet inside the undies, you can enjoy discreet and intense pleasure at home or on the go!
How can I buy clitoral toys?
If you want to enjoy new and exciting pleasures in the bedroom, clitoral toys are the perfect choice. Just head on over to our category: Buy Clitoral Toys.
Need more help?
Not quite sure if clitoral toys are right for you and need a little more help? Just Contact Customer Care and a staff member from the Cherry Banana team will be in touch right away to assist you. Alternatively, you can explore our other sex toy guides here.
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