The best bullet vibrators are so subtle you could leave them on a table, and none would be the wiser. There are plenty of reasons to add one to your sex toy collection (or make it your main vibe; you do you).
What is a bullet vibrator?
As its name suggests, bullet vibrators are handheld vibrators typically shaped like bullets (and often roughly the same size). Similar to the egg vibrator, bullet vibrators offer pinpointed external stimulation to your erogenous zones, and some models are designed to stimulate the G-spot as well. “The small size of bullet vibrators allows you to focus on stimulating a specific point, from the glans of the clitoris to the perineum to the nipples,” says Lovehoney certified sex educator Javay Frye-Nekrasova, MEd (also known as The Millennial Sexpert).
A word to the wise from Good Vibrations staff sexologist Carol Queen: Bullet vibrators are not safe for anal play unless they have a flared base that keeps them from getting lodged inside the body.
What are the benefits of a bullet vibrator?
These vibrators’ small size is actually their biggest benefit, as they are some of the most discreet sex toys—and travel-friendly, too, as they’re easy to slip into a clutch, purse, or even be worn as jewelry (really!). You can always keep one close to you when on the go, just in case the mood strikes when you least expect it, and their unassuming shape and lower price point make them excellent vibrators for beginners.
Despite their petiteness, bullet vibrators offer powerful pleasure. “Because the surface area is small, especially of the tip, these toys will seem pretty intense to many users,” says Queen.
This can feel amazing for anyone who enjoys pinpointed sensations during clitoral stimulation. To determine this, sex educator and sex toy reviewer Amy Norton previously suggested asking yourself: “When you receive oral sex, what tends to feel better for you: a wide, flat tongue pressed against your whole vulva, or the tip of a tongue tracing your clitoris or labia? This distinction can inform whether you’ll go for a big, all-encompassing vibrator, like a wand, or something slimmer, like a bullet.”
What is the best bullet vibrator?
Below, we’ve rounded up the best bullet vibrators recommended by sex experts and educators for the ultimate in discreet pleasure. You’ll find budget-friendly, best-selling options from Lelo, Maude, Dame, Crave, and We-Vibe available at Lovehoney, Amazon, Nordstrom, and more.