Clitoral Pumps at Libida.com
A luscious, blood-filled clitoris is a responsive clitoris. This is the principle used in the design of the clitoral pump -- a fun, effective sex toy. Clit pumps draw blood-flow into the genitals through a vacuum effect, enlarging the clitoris and making the whole area feel warm and more sensitive to the touch.
But, because of the price and need for a prescription, Eros was difficult for women to get their hands on or afford. The Eros brought pump technology into mainstream-focus. Sex toy manufacturers started to pay more attention to the suction-toys and mimicked the design, adding other more advanced features such as vibration to the experience. They also knocked down the price to what every woman can afford.
What is a clitoral pump (clit pump)?A clit pump is made up of a small hand-pump connected through a tube to a pliable suction-cup that fits over the clitoris and/or labia. The cup can be oval or circular, with the smaller cups used on the clitoris and the larger cups fitting over the labia and clitoris. The suction is created when the cup lies in direct contact with the skin, while the hand pump creates a vacuum. The quick release valve on most clitoral pumps will allow for a quick reduction in suction. The cups are made of pliable material such as rubber or silicone, allowing for complete contact with the skin and resulting in stronger suction.
How does a clitoral pump work?
Any woman who has had a partner gently suck on the labia or clitoris will be able to attest to the virtues of light suction in sexual pleasure. Suction brings blood to the surface of the skin, thus causing extra oxygen to feed the cells, improving lubrication, increasing sensitivity to the touch by pumping up the volume, and creating a warming sensation to make you more aware of your sexual arousal.
What to Look For in a Clit Pump
Suction strength: Many women complain that some clitoris pumps on the market are simply not strong enough. We have a few suggestions. Look for hand pumps. They are easy to control and give you just the right amount of suction.
Skin-to-cup contact: Here at Libida we like the Advanced Clitoral Pump which has a flexible handle making it is easy angle the cup without breaking the suction, while the smaller head and pliable material fits nicely around the clitoris.
Size and Shape: The whole goal to clit pumps is to get suction. And to get suction you need good skin-to-cup contact. Look for the right size and shape for you. If you like focused clitoral stimulation you will probably like a pump with a smaller head (try Advanced Clitoral Pump).
If you like more diffused stimulation, a larger cup to surround the labia and clitoris is better for you. Keep in mind your individual size and shape.
Some Common Clit Pump QuestionsDoes a clitoral pump hurt?
Generally no, clitoris pumps do not hurt. The effect is gradual. With strong suction, however, the feeling can be quite intense. If you feel any discomfort, use the quick escape valve. If you are having any other types of discomfort, discontinue use. Do not use the suction device on the vaginal opening as this will cause discomfort and can be harmful. It is better to remove any piercings, as well, as they may react to the suction differently and lead to some discomfort.
Will the enlarging effect be permanent?
Some women want to permanently enlarge their genitals. While the clit pump will bring more blood into the labia and clitoris area, the affect is only temporary, and while permanent enlargement is possible, is it rare. It would require an extreme amount of time.
What are the clitoral pumps made from?The cups are made of pliable material such as rubber or silicone -- allowing for complete contact with the skin, and resulting in stronger suction. All clit pumps on Libida are made from phthalate free material, unless explicitly stated.
My clitoral pump doesn’t suck hard enough.Make sure you have good skin-to-cup contact without air gaps, when you start the suction. If you are having trouble getting the suction over the lips, try it between the labia lips.
Types of Clitoral Pumps
- Clit Pumps with vibration (Advanced Clitoral Pump): These pumps have the benefit of having both suction and vibration.
- Cup Size: Whole-vulva vs. just clitoris: the pumps with smaller cups are designed to create suction directly around the clitoris (Advanced Clitoral Pump). While the cups that have a wider breadth are designed to surround the labia, as well.