Apr 27, 2023
Liquid Vibrators Are a New Sex Toy Worth Trying
Between lube, arousal oil, ejaculate, sweat, and all the other glorious body
Between lube, arousal oil, ejaculate, sweat, and all the other glorious body fluid we seep and leak during sex, there's no shortage of sexy elixirs leftover on our bedsheets after boning. But innovators in the sex tech industry are looking to add one more nectar to the mix in the form of so-called liquid vibrators, which are essentially amped-up arousal oils designed to tease and please hands-free.
The newest addition to the liquid vibrator market is the Bijoux Indiscrets Clitherapy It's A Match! Liquid Vibrator ($20). But Doc Johnson also makes an offering called Buzz ($20) and Unbound makes a "vibrating" gel called Jolt ($24). But what is it like to use these viscous vibes, and do they live up to their hype? I was determined to find out.
Liquid vibrators are lotion-like formulas designed to be applied to the external genitals. Despite what the name implies, liquid vibrators do not literally make your goods shake and quake like a high-end vibrator. But with the help of aphrodisiac herbs and other ingredients, they are designed to increase blood flow to your bits, which increases genital (specifically, clitoral) sensitivity.
Depending on your personal sensitivity as well as the specific liquid vibrator you try (and how much you apply) these pleasure products can also create a hands-free pulse. Bijoux Indiscrets's Clittherapy, for example, contains acmella flower extract which has long been used to improve sexual function (although it's been studied specifically in people with penises). Often dubbed the toothache plant, this ingredient has a numbing effect that makes your bits tingle. Meanwhile, the Unbound Jolt Gel contains mentha arvensis leaf oil, which creates a cooling sensation thanks to its high concentration of menthol.
I’m not usually one to drizzle ~spicy~ liquid on myself while I masturbate. After all, my vaginal pH is as delicate as me, a Cancer rising. But after learning that Clitherapy was designed exclusively for external use, I decided to cream up carefully and see what all the buzz was about.
My first impression is that the container looks more like an acrylic paint tube than a pleasure tool. I was also struck by how, well, lotion-y the liquid itself was. Far more similar in consistency to ointment than ejaculate, Clitherapy is pretty darn creamy. (Yet unlike some other arousal products, it's also safe to use with sex toys, lube, and latex condoms.)
Ever the minimalist, I applied just a dash of the lotion to my vulva. Then, I used my forefinger to rub the potion into my pearl. While I waited for my body to absorb the product, I listened to Dipsea audio erotica to get good and turned on. Ten minutes later I felt the same pulse between my legs I feel whenever a sexy scene on screen comes on—an effect the brand says should last around 40 minutes.
I began enjoying the sensation by pressing my thighs together in rhythm with my background tunes. The subtle thigh mash wasn't enough to bring me to the end zone, but it was pleasurable. Eventually, I pulled out my handy palm-shaped vibrator, the Le Wand Point, and within seconds, sparks! Pretty impressive, if you ask me.
All in all, my experience with the Clitherapy liquid vibe convinced me that adding another non-solid into my sex seshes is worthwhile. I’d readily recommend it to any vulva-owner interested in adding a little vavavoom to their solo dates. But IMHO, liquid vibrators are best when used in addition to non-liquid vibrators, rather than in place of.