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Clitoral pump


Out of all sex toys for women, a clit and pussy pump might be the least one used, but it’s growing in popularity nevertheless. If you never heard about this toy, let alone know how to use it, don’t worry because we have you covered. Read on to find out which types of clit pumps exist, how to choose the best, and how to ensure you use it correctly and safely.

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What is a clit pump?

Clit pumps work to create a vacuum which increases the blood flow to a woman’s clitoris and labia parts. With the use of a clit pump you will get more sensitive around the area. This creates an arousing feeling that can ultimately lead to stronger orgasms. Also, your clitoris and vagina may appear bigger or swollen which is completely normal when using this toy, while some also find this appearance to be hot. A clit suction pump can be used both for solo play but also for foreplay along with your partner as it makes a woman aroused and ready for the sexual intercourse.

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Types and characteristics

Pussy pumps are not a universal toy, since there are a plenty of versions to them. A pussy clit pump can come in many shapes and forms, but most of them are differentiated by their size. Here are some typical sizes you can browse between when doing your sex toy shopping:

  • Large clit pump – These have suction cups that cover almost all of your crotch area. Depending on your anatomy you can select the size, and even medium pumps can be large ones for your own body.
  • Medium clip pump – These are meant to cover your labia entirely. They are not so wide spread as the large ones, as they are a little more targeted towards certain parts of your privates.
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  • Small clit pump – Small pumps usually also have some additional pointy parts that can provide extra pleasure. They are even more precise than the medium ones, but you can find smaller as well.
  • Precision clit pump – These have the smallest opening and are usually meant to target exclusively the clitoris. You should use these ones only if you want your clit to be ultra-sensitive rather than the whole labial area.

As for the material they can be made from either silicone or rubber, while some parts of the toy are made from plastic as well. Other features may include vibration.

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How to choose the best clit pump?

One thing to avoid when shopping for clit pumps are the cheap brands that don’t offer quality products. These are not only ineffective but there is also a concern about safety. The thing about your private parts is that it’s always important for a toy to be safe but also for it to feel comfortable so you can truly relax and enjoy. To get the most out your vacuum clit pump, you should stick to reputable companies that have years of experience of making sex toys. Some famous clit pump names include:

  • Doc Johnson
  • Crystal Clear
  • Fetish Fantasy
  • BASICS
  • Lovehoney

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Choosing the right sized clit pump for your needs

There are two things to look at when choosing the right size of your clit pump. One is, naturally, the area which you want to cover. If you want to use the toy for your whole labia, you can go for medium or large clit pumps. If you are interested in a more precise play, precision pumps might be your best choice. These ones are used for the clitoris exclusively since they have much smaller openings. There is also an in-between version that comes in the form of small clit pumps. They still cover most of your labia but are more precise and focused on the clit. Next thing to consider is your anatomy. Not all women have the same sizes down there, and others have larger or smaller clits. A medium clit pump can be a large one for you so the best way is to be focused on your own measurements rather than the labels on the product. There is really no beginner or advanced clit pump, since they are only different in terms of which area you want it to work on. It is worth to mention that some versions also include cupping sets with various cup sizes so you can try different one each time.

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Choosing the material, shape and texture

Most clit pumps look almost exactly the same. They have a suction cup that covers your labial or clitoris and a handheld pump with which you can manually create a vacuum. As far as the material goes, silicone is most commonly used to make these toys. It is soft, it can bend, and it also adjust fast to your body temperature. With choosing silicon you can’t go wrong since it can leach to your skin well and it won’t cause any irritation. Most clit pump reviews come from people that claim it is the most comfortable material for this purpose. A lot of clit pumps are see-through and you can see your clit get bigger each time you use a hand pump. While typical suction cups are completely empty, some also have little silicone pins that can titillate you in all the right places. So if you don’t just want to feel of a vacuum on your clit or labia, you can choose these ones that actually touch certain parts of your privates. Although most toys have no color and are transparent, there are some color choices nevertheless. There are pink, purple, and blue clit pumps, while some are made to look like human skin.

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How to use a clit pump?

Using a clit pump might appear complicated, but it isn’t really. There are two parts to the toy, one being a suction chamber that goes between your crotch, and the other is a handheld pump with which you can control the level of suction on your clit and labia. Probably the most important part for you to know how to use is the quick release valve. Some release valves are on the hose, others are on the chamber itself, while some toys have two of them on each side which is great for partner play. Whichever the case, know where it is and how to use it in order to release the air when you’re ready and when it might become necessary. Use lubrication along the rim of the suction cup which will create better suction but also provide more comfort. Start with small pumping and don’t overpump or let the area get too red or purple. The toy is not supposed to provide any pain to the user, so if you feel any pain release the valve immediately and stop using the toy. Don’t use the toy for a long time, a 10 minute session can be enough even for some experienced users.

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