Research shows that during sexual intercourse, most vulva-owners simply can’t climax from penetration alone. The exact figures vary, but one study suggests it’s fewer than a dismal 20 percent. But the flip side to that is that with clitoral stimulation, your ability to come more and faster jumps way higher.
“The easiest type of orgasm to reach for a vulva-owner is the external clitoral one,” says developmental psychologist and human sexuality professor Zhana Vrangalova, PhD. “This is because the external clitoris is the part of the body that contains the greatest density of nerve endings that, when stimulated, can lead to pleasure.”
And as Well+Good Changemaker and Dame CEO and sexologist Alexandra Fine points out, that’s majorly important. “I think that having a sex toy that caters to clitoral stimulations—and specifically one that can be used during partnered sex—really shows people with vulvas that their pleasure is a priority,” Fine says.
That means if you’re prioritizing getting your orgasm efficiently (and yes, joyfully as well) this is the way to go. Clitoral vibrators can be kind of a catch-all terminology for toys that focus on that area, but for the purposes of this piece, we’re talking about any vibrator that pinpoints that area. Technically the Zumio S focuses more on rotational movements versus vibrations, but if you’re looking for something direct, its SpiroTip will get the job done.