What's the Difference Between Air Pulsation and Vibrator Sex Toys? by Tawney Seren

So, you’ve been a fan of vibration-based sex toys and were intrigued by the idea of pleasure air toys, that’s understandable! The idea of achieving an orgasm through such a gentle method instead of the rumbly and deep vibrations you are perhaps used to, can be quite appealing. But, before running and grabbing a new toy with air pulsation, let’s learn a bit about the difference between these toys and vibrating toys, and when it’s best to use one over the other.

The Technology

Truly, this comes down to sex toy innovation and the growing number of options available for us to try. Who doesn’t want to swim in an ocean of equally pleasurable toys? Sex toy manufacturers are always looking for ways to deliver us the next best sensations. We only gain from the continued research and attempts to develop the ‘next best sex toy’. Toys like the Womanizer and Satisfyer, although very popular, boast fairly new technology often referred to as ‘pleasure air technology’  or ‘pressure wave pulsation technology’ and involves the gentle release of pressure waves and pulsing, as opposed to a more intense, hands on, rumbly vibration.

This method of releasing air pulsation around your clitoris pulls blood flow to your most sensitive zone, causing it to seem even more sensitive than when you use a traditional vibrator. The Womanizer and Satisfyer both have small, soft caps made from silicone that envelop your clitoris and issue these air waves of pleasure. This can be quite different from a vibrator, which can cover quite a bit more surface area, providing an all-over deep vibration that, over time and extensive use, can numb the area temporarily, instead of invoking a more sensitive feel after play.

The Preference

In the end, like most sex toys, this is about the type of pleasure you want to feel. But did you know that both toys (air pulsation toys and vibrators) can be used and enjoyed in different circumstances?

When you’re looking for foreplay: If you’re interested in a longer, prolonged session with your body, perhaps you’ll reach for a vibrator. Not only can they be used in/on other parts of your body to tease and begin arousal, but most have different functions and speeds so you have full control of your preferred sensations. Use a vibrator over your nipples, arms, and inner thighs to tease and urge yourself to play. Unlike the air pulsation toys, vibrators can cover a larger surface area of the body and are not necessarily created with just the vagina in mind. Vibrators can be used to massage, tease, then fully satisfy.

When you need a quick fix

Grab that air pulsation sex toy! From personal experience, I found that the air pulsation toys brought me to orgasm much quicker than vibrators. Although the Satisfyer and Womanizer have different pulsing speeds, allowing you to still control the intensity of the airflow. Some women have reported they skip the foreplay aspect of orgasming, giving them the sensation of immediate buildup the moment they place the cup on their upper labia or clitoris. Although you may not cum in three minutes flat, from personal experience, these toys eliminated the tease and went straight to the main event.

When you are trying to be discreet

Again, grab the air pulsation toys such as the Womanizer or Satisfyer. Vibrators have a large range of sound, the motors within can easily alert others to your private affairs, and although there’s still noise with air pulsation toys, they are oftentimes a whisper in comparison to most handheld vibrators.

When you are wanting to keep your toy clean.

WHICH SHOULD BE ALWAYS. Okay, okay, let’s get to the nitty gritty here. I don’t like to sacrifice pleasure at ANY point in the month. That being said, the air pulsation toys have quite a bit more cracks and crevices in the cup than most handheld vibrators do. They are still easy to clean, but unlike a lot of handheld vibrators, there are those internal spots you must ensure you clean thoroughly and not all areas are as visible or external as other toys. When you are on your period, it may be best to grab for an easily cleaned toy with NO cup or deep crevices to ensure you’ve cleaned it properly and carefully. The Satisfyer and Womanizer can both be cleaned easily, but it does take a bit of extra care in comparison to powerful vibrators like the Bougie Bullet or Blush Lipstick Vibrators.

And finally, price.

Always keep in mind, you get what you pay for with sex toys. Although a toy may appear ‘overpriced’, take a look at the list of features and whether or not it’s body-safe*. In the end, buying a $10 porous toy may be fun temporarily, but when it melts or collects enough bacteria to create a new planet, this is incredibly unsafe for you and the toy must be thrown away. Vibrators have a wide range of prices and brands, leaving you with the option to search for a price point that you are most comfortable with, whereas air pulsation toys are fairly new and carry predominantly higher price tags.

Explore your body, learn what you enjoy and do not. Although these toys can provide different sensations, they are created to bring you to orgasm and you should accept nothing less! I wish you the best of hunts on your adventure, and if you choose to dive into the adventure of air pulsation toys, hang on tight!

 

*All products sold by PeepShow Toys are body-safe with your health in mind.


Tawney Seren is an author, blogger, and sex toy reviewer who enjoys flashy vibrators, and learning about sex education. She resides on the internet, but when it allows her freedom, she enjoys taking her dog and husband on adventures.


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