How to choose a clitoral suction toy - comparing Satisfyer, Lelo and more

How to choose a clitoral suction toy, a comparison guide feat Satisfyer, Lelo and more.


Clit-suckers, air-pressure toys, suction vibes – these little powerhouses have many names but they’re all designed to do one thing (and boy, do they do it well): stimulate your clit contact-free with pulsing waves of air.

Ok, well technically they can be used wherever you like: clits, nips or dicks – but those small nozzles are perfectly poised to deliver mind-bending clitoral orgasms.

Whether this is the first time you’re reading about suction toys or you’ve spent hours comparing the rave reviews for the various clitoral suction vibrators out there, we’ve got you covered in this complete guide to air pressure toys.

In this article we’ll cover the Satisfyer Pro range, the Satisfyer app-control range, the We-Vibe Melt, the Lelo Sona range, Lora DiCarlo Baci and Osé 2, and the Free and Switch from Romp by Womanizer. 

Satisfyer Pro Range

How Satisfyer describe it: ‘Innovative Satisfyer Airpulse technology, titillates your clit with gentle or intense waves of pressure’

How we describe it: These toys use air waves to create a sucking sensation. They creates an incredible feeling that is somewhere between a gentle tapping and someone lightly sucking on your clit. These toys start very gently and ramp up to a powerful intensity. The Pro range have basic features and settings and are an affordable entry point into suction toys.

Best for: Sensitive clits and first-time suction toy users. The lowest setting is incredibly gentle, making it a great choice for more sensitive bodies. Don’t worry though - there are 11 settings to play with ranging from a gentle hum to an intense rumble.

Difference between models: 

All models in this range use the same air-pulse technology and are shower-proof. The main differences lie in the shape of the body, the nozzle and the controls.

Satisfyer Pro 2: Has a large handle making it easy to hold on to and manoeuvre into position. The nozzle is made from a firm silicone and the controls are a simple set of raised buttons – likely the best of the range for those with limited mobility.

Satisfyer Traveler: This smaller version of the classic comes with a handy cover that when attached, makes it pretty hard to identify as a sex toy, so is perfect for someone who is looking for discretion or looking for a toy that doesn’t take up too much room for when you’re travelling. The thinner nozzle provides slightly more targeted stimulation than the Pro 2.

Satisfyer Pro G-Spot Rabbit: this toy uses the same pleasure air technology but with a firm, silicone vibrating body which is designed for G-spot stimulation. As with all rabbits, not every style will fit everyone’s anatomy, but if it does measure up this is a great toy for dual pleasure.

Satisfyer Pro 3 Plus Vibration: The main difference with this model is the addition of vibration (air and vibration can be used separately or together), and the upgrade to a silky silicone-covered body. The nozzle area is slightly softer and more flexible than the other toys in this range

Satisfyer App Connect Range

How Satisfyer describe it: “stimulates the clitoris with a combination of air-pulse stimulation and intense vibrations”. “The app offers an unending range of programmes”. 

How we describe it: The new app control toys from Satisfyer are a definite upgrade from the Pro range. All of these toys combine suction and vibration as standard (which you can use at the same time or independently) and the smooth silicone bodies feels great to the touch. The vibration adds an additional depth of feeling and stimulates the area around the clit too.

App function: All of these toys can be controlled via the Satisfyer Connect app. You can control the toy yourself (great for people who struggle with fiddly buttons on toys) or you can let a partner control the app long-distance on a live video chat. The app is also great for creating patterns (or choosing from the library of existing patterns) – the non-app toys from Satisfyer have only steady intensities rather than patterns, so this is a nice upgrade.

Best for: Long-distance partners, pattern lovers or people who want vibration and suction in a toy.

Difference between models:

All models in this range use the same air-pulse technology and are shower-proof. The main differences lie in the shape of the body, the nozzle and the controls.

Satisfyer Love Triangle: This is the upgraded version of the Traveler. It’s small and flat in shape and the cap makes it easy to travel with (perfect for an impromptu date or to put in your luggage). The controls are individual buttons which are easy to use and the nozzle is thin, offering specific stimulation, yet slightly bendy making it comfortable to press against your body.

Satisfyer Curvy 1+: The nozzle is deep and has textured silicone inside, which could make it more pleasurable for people who have larger clits or trans folx who have experienced some bottom growth.

Satisfyer Curvy 2+: Very similar to the Curvy 1+ but without the internal texture and with slightly less surface area in contact with the body.

Video: Which Satisfyer toy should you choose?

We-Vibe Melt

Noteworthy point: We-Vibe Melt is one of the quietest suction toys stocked at Self & More.

How We-Vibe describe it: ‘Pleasure Air™ Technology surrounds the clitoris with pulsating waves and gentle suction’.

How we describe it: Melt has a thrumming rhythm and the sensations it delivers feel like someone gently sucking on your clit. It’s a very powerful toy, but the soft oval-shaped silicone nozzle makes playtime comfortable. On the higher settings the stimulation becomes a lot faster and the head of the toy starts to thrum with vibration which also stimulates the clitoral hood or the area around the clit. You get a totally different experience on the lowest setting and the highest. 

Best for: Integrating into partnered sex. The We-Vibe Melt can be equally enjoyed alone or with a partner – the body is slim and easily slides between two people.  And then there’s the app-based control - hand over control of your pleasure to a faraway beau.

Poppy's favourite: Self & More owner Poppy keeps Melt in the bedside toy basket at all times.

We-Vibe Melt being held:

Lelo Sona

How Lelo describe it: ‘Sona uses sonic waves and pulses to stimulate the entire clitoris – above, beyond and underneath. Because it never needs to make direct contact with the clitoris you can use it ANYWHERE’.

How we describe it: This is an INTENSE toy that really pushes the boundaries of pleasure. The addition of sonic waves means that the toy feels almost bass-like (imagine the reverb that you feel from standing next to a speaker). If you have a very sensitive clitoris then the Lelo Sona might not be the toy for you, however there are ways to lessen the intensity, such as using the toy over the clitoral hood, pressed just above the clitoris or used over a pair of silk or cotton underwear. For the best possible experience, you should always use plenty of lube with this toy (and all suction toys) too. 

Difference between models:

Lelo Sona: This model is the OG. It has a firm silicone head with a wide flat rim. This toy has one of the smallest mouths out of all the suction toys stocked at Self & More so if you have more clit, you might want to opt for an alternative.

Lelo Sona 2: This updated version of Sona has a slightly wider nozzle, and the mouth of the toy is slightly curved inward, allowing for more a wider range of clit sizes to fit comfortably. Sona 2 also has a wider range of intensities available. While the top power remains the same as the Sona, it offers lower intensity options which will be better for sensitive bodies.

Lelo Sona Cruise: Cruise control is a premium feature which works by reserving a percentage of the toy's full power during normal use, so that when it is pressed hard against the body and the motor begins to drop power, that extra power is unleashed so that there’s no reduction of intensity.

Best for: Intense sensation seekers and vibration pattern-lovers (there are several steady modes and also patterns to explore).

Image shows We-Vibe Melt, Satisfyer Pro and Lelo Sona

Lora DiCarlo Baci and Osé 2

How Lora DiCarlo Describe it: “The mind-blowing feel of a mouth, anytime you want it. Baci delivers two types of clitoral stimulation simultaneously.”

How we describe it: The first 4 settings on the Lora DiCarlo Baci rumble slowly and the individual sucks feel more defined than with other suction toys, while the next 6 settings are intense and rapidly repetitive (in the best possible way). This is a very intense toy and we love it!

The unique design of the Baci means that it stimulates the labia as well as the clit. The smooth silicone body sits against the lips and is designed to mimic the feeling of a fluttering mouth and tongue against the vulva. The rounded shape of this toy means it’s designed to be held in your palm rather than gripped, and some users report being able to hold it in place between their thighs hands-free.

Osé 2: Uses the same suction tech as Baci but has the additional bonus of an internal body for G-spot pleasure. It’s fully customisable and you can bend and shape the connecting element meaning the toy accommodates most vulvas. Osé 2 uses micro-robotics to replicate a come-hither motion on your G-area.

Best for: Splashing out! These premium suction toy comes with a premium price tag, but if you’ve tried out another suction toy and you’re now looking for an upgrade then Baci is a great choice (and a firm favourite toy here at Self & More).

Poppy's favourite: Self & More owner Poppy keeps Baci in the bedside toy basket at all times.


Romp by Womanizer

How Romp describe it: “Equipped with Pleasure Air™ Technology and various intensity modes, the clitoral stimulators from ROMP open a completely new world of pleasure.” 

How we describe it: These suction toys are the entry-level offering from Womanizer. The sensation they provide is gentle in comparison to lots of the other clitoral suction toys which are stocked at Self & More. The pulsing sensation is like a fluttery, light tapping which caresses your clit. The sensation is much more surface-level than some of the deeper, thrumming toys.

Shown in picture: Romp by Womanizer Free and Switch

Romp by Womanizer Free and Switch

Difference between models:

Romp Switch: This is a battery-powered suction toy and is the gentlest suction toy which we stock. Please note that to change the batteries you have to remove the casing, which might not be accessible to people with limited hand mobility. The body is made from hard plastic and the silicone head is removable to make for easy cleaning. Switch also has quite a wide and deep opening to allow for a wide range of anatomies. There are 6 different intensity levels.

Romp Free: Free is a travel-sized clitoral stimulator and comes with a handy travel cap to protect it on the go. The oval-esque shape is easy to grip on to. Like the Switch, this toy has a plastic body and a removable silicone head and it is USB rechargeable. Free has 10 intensities and offers a little more power than the Switch.

Best for: First-time suction toy users! These cheap and gentle toys are a great choice for suction toy beginners.

Still hungry for more information? Check out this guide by Phallophile Reviews which goes into great detail about these toys (and others too) and includes decibel readings for each toy so you can compare the noise level. You can also get in contact with us at for a personalised toy recommendation. 

Happy clit sucking! 

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