Beginner's Guide to Finger Vibrators

Finger vibrators might look weird, but they're a great starting point for someone who has never used sex toys before.

Mixing a sci-fi pleasure product with a piece of kitsch jewelry, finger vibes are small and quirky but mighty. The traditional design consists of a stretchy or adjustable ring that sits around the finger, with the vibrating part located on the pad of the finger, facing outwards.

Although diminutive in size, finger vibrators actually pack one hell of a punch! As with all things vibrating and pulsating, the power varies depending on what you buy.

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Mastering the mini vibe

Many people struggle to find a way to use their finger vibrator comfortably because they're used to holding sex toys in a specific way. A good thing to remember when choosing your finger vibrator is that the bigger the bullet vibrator, the more powerful it will be.

“It's super quiet and small enough to use during penetration, provided pinpoint stimulation and could be used anally as long as there's a finger in the loop!” - Sapphire

Equally, the smaller and less powerful the bullet vibrator, the quieter it will be - ideal if you're living with housemates or parents. It’s important to know what you want so that you can make the right choice and get the most from your tiny titillator.

Slippery... then wet

Although it's small, finger vibrators still need lubricant for optimum experience, so before you start pointing the finger… make sure you apply a good slick of water-based lubricant.

“With a little Durex cherry lube, the little thing worked wonders. It is pretty loud for a little vibe. I just love it and it only took a few minutes for me to orgasm.” - Jxwowx

Many finger vibrators are made of textured materials which can actually feel quite harsh against the clitoris, but a water-based lubricant such as Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant will help to soften it up and provide maximum glide against the body.

New sensations

Use your finger vibrator on your nipples, hips, inner thighs and buttocks before moving it to somewhere more intimate. This allows you to get used to the new sensations and figure out how your new sex toy moves against your skin.

“After using it on the area it was designed for, the wife decided to switch things up! She got me to use it on her back door and actually preferred it to the clit.” - Andy Filth

And, don't forget the thumb! Using your finger vibrator on your thumb provides a unique new sensation that feels fantastic.

Hitting the sweet spot

When stimulating your clitoris, finger vibrators can feel overwhelming! Use the body of the vibe first before directing the ultra-strong sensations of the tip to your sweet spots.

“I loved the finger vibe - fantastic to hold and handle, easy-to-use, small and discreet, not too heavy, can be used solo or together and gives great Os.” - Blackrose71

If you're struggling to keep your sex toy in place, then you may need to adjust where the vibrator sits on your finger. If it's slipping around wildly, then pull it further down your finger for more control. If it's too rigid and doesn't have much give to it, slip the ring further towards the fingertip.

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