The Best Bullet Vibrators for Anywhere, Anytime Pleasure
Small Vibe, Big O
In case you've been too busy boinking with wand-style vibes to pay attention to these compact toys, here's what you need to know: "Bullet vibrators are a great option for super targeted, easy-to-manage, concentrated stimulation," according to Alexandra Fine, CEO of Dame Products. "They're usually simple and take away a lot of the bells and whistles that other vibrators have—endless vibration patterns options, for example." (Goodbye decision fatigue, hello orgasm!)
And lest you think these buggers are boring, guess again. Sex educator Cassandra Corrado with O.school says you can basically use a bullet for the same things you'd use any other vibrator for, "but they can also be used in a harness for strap-on sex or pegging," she says. Bless. (Want to learn more about strap-on sex? Check out our guide to sleeping with another woman).
So whether you're looking to spice up harness play, add some buzzy goodness to your sex life, or just need a travel-sized vibrator, bullet vibes have got your bits (er, back). Read on to check out some of the best bullet vibrators on the market, according to sex educators. (Then head over here to check out more of the best vibrators for women and other vibes designed specifically to hit your g-spot.)
Kip by Dame
The hip cousin of the classic lipstick vibrator, the Kip is an easy-to-grip silicone honey. Fine explains its unique shape: "It has rounded edges so you can hold it like a pencil—it's easier to hold onto compared to other bullet vibes." Each angle offers a slightly different sensation. You can press the long-edge of the toy against your clitoris for a broad, suction-like stimulation, she says. "Or you can use just the tip for a pinpoint, flutter feeling." And true to its origins as a discreet sex toy, all 10 vibration settings are whisper quiet. (BTW: The Kip is waterproof and so are these 10 other vibrators).
Unbound Zip Vibe
Okay, but how CUTE?! This battery-operated toy is perfect for travel (even if that's just across town). It's small, unsuspecting, and you can take the battery out to prevent any accidental in-bag buzzing.
"If you require increased clitoral stimulation to orgasm, it can be helpful to pack a small bullet vibe with you on a trip or a date," says Polly Rodriguez, co-founder of Unbound, the company responsible for the vibrating zinger. Her suggestion: Hold it again your body while your playmate makes love to you with their mouth. Or, add a dab of water-based lube (or the Unbound CBD-infused water-based lube, Dazy) and rub the vibe against your nub during penetration. (Here's why you should definitely consider trying CBD lube.)
Best for folks who like a lot of vroom in their vibes, the Zip only has one setting which Rodriguez says, "can provide very intense targeted stimulation." But at under $20, there's really no reason *not* to at least try this cutie. Besides, if it's too intense you can always use it over your underwear.
CalExotics Teardrop Bullet
This old-school bullet vibe may not look like much, but "it's proof that sometimes the original is best," says Jill McDevitt, Ph.D., sex educator with sex toy company CalExotics. Simple, versatile, powerful, and classic, she says it's a great way to add a lot of bang without many bucks. (Seriously, it costs less than a smoothie or pair of yoga socks).
At 2 inches long and 1 inch thick, this silicone toy is about the size of your thumb. It's controlled by a colorful 'remote' which is attached to the bullet by a long-ish cord. The head of the vibe contains the motor, so press that against your clit and experiment with the seven throbby intensities.
CalExotics Utopia Bullet Vibrator Pleasure Kit
This bullet vibe is the wearer of many hats...literally. "The Utopia Silicone Bullet comes with three soft interchangeable silicone hats you can slip over the vibrator for different sensations," explains McDevitt. One looks like a tongue and provides a flicking sensation, one looks like a dulled-down toothbrush head and is meant for pinpointed clitoral pleasure, and the third is shaped like bunny ears and offers a tickling, teasing touch.
This little bullet has seven different vibration functions, is waterproof, and while it will only stay powered for 40 minutes, it only takes that long to fully recharge. Because it's more ~versatile~ than, say, a clit suction toy, McDevitt says it's a good pick for sex toy beginners who are still figuring out what they like. (Related: How to Buy a Safe and Quality Sex Toy, According to Experts).
Lelo Lyla 2
Luxury sex toy brand Lelo believes that your pleasure products should have as much sex appeal as you. Case in point: Made out of high-quality medical-grade silicone, the Lyla 2 is silky-smooth and hush-hush quiet. And because it's almost silent and controlled by remote control, you can wear it out and hand the reins over to your partner for a discrete but adventurous night out.
Not that you need any more incentive to purchase this queen, but FYI: it's also waterproof and has eight different intensity levels. Sold. (See more luxe vibrators worth the price tag here.)
We-Vibe, the maker behind the Moxie panty-vibrator that everyone's been gabbing about, is behind this colorful cutie. At three inches tall and shaped like lipstick, the Tango features a flat tip and curved body which Corrado says you can press against your body at different angles for different sensations. It's waterproof, quiet, and you'll get up to 90 minutes of use from a single charge.
Jessica O'Reilly, Ph.D., sexologist and relationship expert adds that is toy is more powerful than it looks: "My clients who used to swear that they'd never use anything except the Hitachi Magic Wand find that the Tango's concentrated vibrations are just as intense." (Oh, and it fits perfectly into a harness, which comes in clutch when the wearer is looking for some real clit-action.)
Note: This toy is made of ABS plastic, which is a non-porous material (meaning you can clean it completely!), but it's going to be a feel less silky than a silicone sex toy. "This one is ideal for people who don't mind that harder texture," says Corrado. (Related: Your Guide to the 12 Main Types of Sex Toys).
Yes, this necklace is a vibrator and it pairs realll good with an LBD. Make it a conversation piece with a wink or keep its hidden agenda on the DL. "It's slim, sleek, and only those in-the-know will recognize its true purpose," says O'Reilly. Made of stainless steel (a non-porous and easy-to-clean material), you can wear it out and quickly wash it with warm water and fragrance-free soap to clean it before using it. And trust, you're gonna wanna actually use this baby.
The Vesper has 4 settings (low, medium, high, and pulsating) and is USB rechargeable. Use it as a clit-vibrator with a partner (start with these vibrator-friendly sex positions) or O'Reilly suggests using the vibe on your nipples, along your cheeks during oral sex, or around the entire vulva. "If your partner has a penis, you can even use it against the balls and perineum," she says. (But if you want a toy you can use near your partner's booty, try these anal sex toys instead).
BTW, because it's made of stainless steel you can put it in the fridge for 10 minutes before use for some H-O-T temperature play, says Corrado.
Rocks Off Bullet Vibrator
This bullet looks small, but as its name suggests, it'll get your rocks off—even if you need really intense vibrations to orgasm. "For an affordable and compact vibe, the Rocks Off Bullet is still quite powerful," says Corrado. Plus, it's water-proof and fits perfectly into a harness, so you can get your O wherever and however you want it. (Related: How to Introduce Sex Toys Into Your Relationship).
Just note: "It takes an N battery, which you likely won't have lying around the house," says Corrado. So, if you're on a budget, keep the cost of those fancy batteries in mind.