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How To Use A Bullet Vibrator: A Beginner’s Guide

How To Use A Bullet Vibrator: A Beginner’s Guide

Small, discreet, powerful – bullet vibrators work wonders for external stimulation. With straightforward designs and ease of use, they’re the perfect introduction to the wonderful world of sex toys. Often underrated, we know bullet vibrators can be a favourite of seasoned users and newcomers alike, which is why we recommend them as a staple for any collection.

Not yet had the pleasure of using this particular toy? We’re here to help, with some incredible tips for how to use a bullet vibrator.

 

What is a Bullet Vibrator?

Let’s get straight to answering the most common questions out there: ‘what is a bullet vibrator’ and ‘how can it help during solo and partner play?’ 

Simply put, they’re exactly what the name suggests: a small vibrator designed in the shape of a bullet. Bullet vibrators are designed for external use, so they can be used in combination with intercourse and partner play. Their size makes them a perfectly versatile and unintimidating option for those looking to try something new. 

Not only does it add a pleasurable buzz for clitoral stimulation, but the bullet vibrator can also be used for anything from caressing the nipples to massaging the perineum, offering a variety of new sensations to enjoy. Even if your standard or mini bullet vibrator is already a favourite amongst your bedroom accessories, one of the best features is that there are always new, pleasurable ways to use it (with a little practice, of course).


 

What to Look for in a Bullet Vibrator? 

While most mini bullet vibrators look like exactly that – bullets – there are a variety of shapes, materials, power sources, and designs available for you to choose from. When shopping around, it is important to consider these factors described below to ensure you find the right sex toy for your preferences: 

 

Intensity & Functions

Mini bullet vibrators are terrific for beginners to experiment with a range of intensity settings. If you prefer a simple, consistent approach, then a less complex bullet vibrator like a mini one with fewer buttons and functions is going to be more your style. If you are someone who prefers mixing up your intensity and speeds, a precision bullet vibrator has you covered, allowing you to change things up and/or enjoy reliable sensations.

 

Material

Some of the most common materials used in the creation of bullet vibrators include stainless steel and chrome, but medical-grade silicone is the most body-safe, high quality bullet vibrator material on the market. Go for a material that you already like the feel of to ensure you receive the best experience when using your mini bullet vibrator. It is worth factoring in how well the material will react to other substances like lube and cleaning products (some combinations don’t mix). Be aware of the best possible material pairings, for example, water-based lube and a silicone vibrator is a match made in heaven.

 

Design

Many people would argue that most mini bullet vibrators look the same, meaning the design doesn’t matter – they’re wrong! Design variations can impact how you travel with your vibe, how you use it alone or with a partner, and how your body responds to the different aesthetics. A mini bullet vibrator and a precision bullet vibrator have completely different design elements.

 

Waterproof

Waterproof vibrators mean the fun doesn’t stop at the bedroom! Bring your bullet sex toy into the bath or shower, but keep an eye out for the IPX7 waterproof rating which lets you know that your vibe can be fully submerged underwater. 

Having a waterproof bullet vibrator makes sex toy cleaning super easy. Prioritising hygiene isn’t just about showering daily; it also applies to the products you use on your body. Follow all recommended tips for waterproof vibes, and combine them with a mild soap or specially designed cleaner to keep your toys clean and body-safe.

 

Power Source

Standard or mini bullet vibrators will either require batteries or can be charged using a magnetic USB cable. Considering these are two very different methods, there are pros and cons to both that need considering before choosing your vibe. 

For USB power sources, you never have to change the batteries and they are convenient for travelling but can take a while to charge, potentially disrupting spontaneity in the bedroom. Battery-powered vibes are tried and tested designs, ready to go when and wherever you are (providing you have enough batteries on hand, that is). However, some battery designs are not waterproof or as powerful as USB rechargeable bullet vibrators, not to mention the ongoing cost of purchasing replacement batteries.  


 

Tips for How to Use a Bullet Vibrator

Now you have your ideal bullet vibrator at the ready, here are some tips on how to use it. 

 

1. Turn It On

Having decided which bullet sex toy is right for you, turn it on and experiment with the different speeds and patterns it offers. Remember to hold the power button down for 3 seconds (many vibrators are designed to avoid accidental turn ons/offs).

 

2. Switch Up Your Grip

The tip of the vibrator is the most precise and intense section, so many people tend to use this exclusively for maximum pleasure, but there are many other areas of stimulation to be enjoyed by a mini bullet vibrator, too. Try holding it horizontally so that more of the toy has contact with your body. This spreads the vibrations to a wider surface area, which is perfect for those who prefer less intense, direct stimulation.

 

3. Explore Your Body 

This is one of the great tips for discovering the many ways a mini bullet vibrator can stimulate the body. While you might have your favourite ‘routine’, make room to change things up and explore! Whether alone or with a partner, try using it on your inner thighs, behind your knees, your lower stomach, or your nipples to discover hidden erogenous zones you didn’t even know you had. 

 

4. Always Use Lube or Intimate Gel

A good water-based lubricant can significantly enhance any sexual experience. This includes partner play (no, lube is not just for solo play). There is no shame in using lube, it can even help to prevent soreness and injuries. Water-based, silicone-based, or oil-based, there are several lubricant options to choose from, so get out there, experiment, and find the right one for you! Just remember to consider the material of your vibe.

 

How to Clean Your Bullet Vibrator

As mentioned above, the material your bullet vibrator is made from and whether it is waterproof will determine how you clean it. It is recommended to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, but generally, if you have a waterproof design, you can use water with a mild soap or sex toy cleaner. Non-waterproof designs can still be used with soapy water, although you will need to be careful not to let any of the moisture encounter the mechanics. Try using specially designed sex toy wipes for a thorough clean. 

 

How to Store Your Bullet Vibrator

Once you have effectively cleaned your mini bullet vibrator, store it in a soft case or hard cover case to prevent any dust or contaminants from lingering on the surface. This is one of our most important tips, as this way, your bullet vibrator will be ready to go whenever you need it next.

 

Read More on Vibrators and Stimulation Tips

For more amazing tips and information on the various mini bullet vibrators and sex toys out there, check out our VUSH Stimulation Blog, filled with topics like how to clean your sex toys and debunking vibrator misconceptions.

Contact one of our VUSH babes today to learn more about us and how we can help you on your journey to more self-love.

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