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Mini Vibrator

A Guide to the Mini Vibrator

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Updated October 31, 2008

There are hundreds of styles of mini vibrators designed for clitoral stimulation.
Mini Vibrator
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As the name suggests, a mini vibrator is simply a small vibrator usually meant for clitoral stimulation. They are not recommended for vaginal penetration and in almost all cases are unsafe for anal penetration. Because they are small, they offer a very focused and easy to pinpoint vibration, making them ideal for clitoral stimulation. Larger vibrators can be easier to hold but unless they have a pointed tip they don’t provide as fine control over where you can apply the vibration. Also a larger vibrator has more area to diffuse the vibration and can, paradoxically, feel less intense.

Most mini vibrators are made of hard plastic, sometimes with a soft outer coating. The best known mini vibrator is the Pocket Rocket (shown here in clear blue). It is a Japanese vibrator that is single speed but very strong. A sub-type of mini vibrators are the micro vibrators which have a different kind of vibratory feel. They are much “buzzier” and feel as if they vibrate at a much faster rate. Whether you prefer this kind is purely a matter of personal preference.

Mini Vibrator Pros:

  • Great for clitoral stimulation or any kind of external stimulation of a small area
  • Inexpensive, good for first time buyers
  • Easy to integrate into partner sex play, to use on a partner or by yourself

Mini Vibrator Cons:

  • Can be annoying or difficult to hold on to, may make your hand a bit numb
  • Many offer only one speed
  • Except for the “micro” vibrators, many models are surprisingly loud for their size

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