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If you’d heard of pussy pumps, but you’re not sure exactly what they are or how they work, then you are not the only one. Although vibrators and dildos tend to get more attention in the world of sex toys pussy pumps are gaining popularity. And so they should! Pumps offer different sensations and novel ways to play. If you’re looking for a new toy for you or your partner this may just be the one to try. It’s time to find out more about clit and pussy pumps.

What is a pussy pump and how does it work?

A pussy pump or clit pump is a sex toy that suctions onto the clit or the whole vulva. These toys bring blood flow to the area heightening arousal and sensation. Some build up a constant suction pressure while others use a rhythmic pulsing suction that focuses on the clit and mimics oral sex. People use these pumps to increase sexual sensitivity, to get aroused more quickly, to give the pussy an engorged appearance, and (depending on the type of pump) to have orgasms. The tiny bit of scientific research out there suggests that regular use of pussy pumps can also improve sexual function over time, increasing desire, arousal, and lubrication.

What does using a pussy pump feel like? 

The first time you use a pussy pump, the suction and pressure will probably feel a bit unfamiliar, but should not be painful or uncomfortable. You may feel a throbbing, tingling, or tugging sensation. After you release the suction the area will feel more sensitive to touch or vibration. 

Types of clit and pussy pumps

There are two types of pussy pumps out there: the classic types that are usually manually operated and the newer variety of more high tech “clit suckers.” 

Classic pussy pumps

Classic style pussy pumps are most often hand pump operated, although some are automatic. They come with a cup that fits over the clit or vulva, and you squeeze the pump to build up the suction. Some of them have texture on the inside to give added clit stimulation, and some also vibrate. Classic pussy pumps are more about increasing arousal and sensitivity before other play, and about giving the pussy an engorged appearance, and less about having orgasms.

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Clit suckers

Clit suckers — such as  the Womanizer and the Satisfyer — are the new incarnation of clit pumps. These toys have a small focused area of suction just on the clit. They have a variety of suction and vibration settings, are rechargeable, and many are now also fully waterproof. These toys use a rhythmic sucking action on the clit, giving a pulsing sensation at whichever speed or intensity you choose. If you’re looking for orgasms, then a clit sucker is more for you as the focused clit sensation is meant to help you achieve orgasm quicker than other stimulation methods. 

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How to use a clit or pussy pump

Ok, so now you know the types of clit pumps available, but how do you actually use one? Where do you put it exactly? And how do you operate it? Here’s how to get started.

Follow these steps for using a pussy pump or clit sucker toy:

1. Add lube to the rim. Lube is essential for comfort and for creating a good seal.

2. Position the suction chamber where you want it and press down to seal against the body.

3. Start gently pumping. Build the intensity slowly to a level that feels good for you. 

4. Release when you’re ready. How much pressure and how long you use the pump is entirely up to you. However, for a classic suction pump, you shouldn’t use it longer than 10 minutes to avoid blood vessel damage.

5 ways to find the best pussy pump or clit sucker for you

  1. Pick your size. Go for a classic pussy pump with a larger vacuum cup if you want to apply suction to a wider area. If you want more focused clit pressure, try a pump with a small cup only for the clit, or go for a clit sucker toy. When buying a pump, think about how it will fit over you or your partner’s genitals — a good fit is important in getting a good seal.
  2. Choose your suction intensity. A classic pump is the way to go if you want strong suction. These pumps seal on and you have a lot of control over how much suction you apply. If you prefer less pressure, and like the sound of a tickling, teasing, varied suction, then a clit sucker might be more for you.
  3. Pick your functions. Decide if you want only suction, or if you want added texture, pulsation, or vibration to enhance your experience.
  4. Work with your budget. A sophisticated clit sucker with a range of functions generally costs upwards of $100. However, you can start with a basic manual pump for closer to $20.
  5. Consider the noise level. Pussy pumps are usually fairly quiet, but it’s a good idea to try them in the store first because some do make a buzzing or clicking sound.

How to keep your pussy pump clean

Check the product instructions for recommended cleaning. For many pussy pumps you need to remove the suction seal and/or the chamber, wash with mild soap and water, dry, and then reassemble the toy. Some pumps however are waterproof, so you can wash the whole thing with mild soap and water.

When you think of sex toys, vibrators or dildos probably come to mind first. You may not have even considered trying a pussy pump. But why not branch out? A pussy pump or clit sucker may just offer that different and delicious range of sensations you’ve been looking for. 

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References

Alexander, M., Bashir, K., Alexander, C., Marson, L., Rosen, R. (2018). Randomized Trial of Clitoral Vacuum Suction Versus Vibratory Stimulation in Neurogenic Female Orgasmic Dysfunction. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation. 22(2), 299-305. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2017.09.001

Schroder, M., Mell, L., Hurteau, J., Collins, Y., Rotmensch, J., Waggoner, S., Yamada, S., Small, W. Jr., Mundt. A. (2005). Clitoral therapy device for treatment of sexual dysfunction in irradiated cervical cancer patients. International journal of radiation oncology, biology, and physics. 61(4) 1078-1086.

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