How To Use A Finger Vibrator Solo Or With A Partner

Finger vibrators are discreet sex toys that are worn on or around your fingers to open up creative ways to pleasure any erogenous zone, not just the clitoris.
Closeup Photograph Of Finger Wearing Adam & Eve's Rechargeable Finger Vibe

A finger vibrator is a vibrating sex toy that is either attached to or held between your fingers, or worn on your hand.

Often underestimated due to their size and overall functionality, they’re a really versatile and discreet sex toy to add to your collection.

A finger vibrator can be used on erogenous zones that include the:

  • Clitoris
  • Vulva
  • G-spot (some models)
  • Penis
  • Testicles
  • Perineum
  • Nipples
  • Anus (externally only)
  • Inner thighs
  • Ears and neck
  • Stomach
  • Anywhere else you would experience pleasure from a vibrating sensation

Because it simply attaches to your finger, a finger vibrator can be integrated into your usual routine almost effortlessly, whether you’re alone or with a partner.

We’ll explain everything you need to know about finger vibrators, but if you’re thinking about trying one, click here for our top recommendations.

In this article, we’ll talk about:

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our How To Use A Vibrator and Everything Vibrators hubs, in-depth and evolving resources that comprehensively explore all aspects of vibrators from the different types and how to use them, to materials and safety — created to help you achieve the sexual pleasure you deserve.

What Is A Finger Vibrator?

Close Up Photograph Of Hand Demonstrating Finger Vibrator

A finger vibrator is a vibrating sex toy that’s worn on your hand, either being attached to a finger or held between two fingers during use.

The design of a finger vibrator can vary greatly.

Some fit an entire finger (or two!) like a glove, while others feature a stretchy ring that attaches a small bullet vibrator to your finger.

Additionally, some finger vibrators are worn between your fingers, using a tether that goes around the wrist during use.

Most finger vibes are designed for external use against the clitoris, although some models can be used inside the vagina to stimulate the G-spot directly.

That said, finger vibrators tend to offer a little less versatility in the feature department compared to other types of vibrators.

Finger vibrators can offer features that include:

  • Multiple vibration speeds and intensities (some models; many only have a single vibration mode)
  • Having a textured surface for greater stimulation
  • Having a pointed tip for pinpoint stimulation
  • Covering more than one finger at a time
  • Allowing the bullet vibrator that “powers” it to be detached for use separately
  • Being waterproof
  • Being rechargeable

A finger vibrator sex toy tends to be on the small side and as a result, can sometimes be less powerful in comparison to other vibes, but they’re incredibly versatile since they can be used just about anywhere your hands can go.

In fact, that’s what makes them such a great beginner vibrator. There’s not much of a learning curve involved with a finger vibrator.

One thing to note, however, is that many only offer a single vibration setting — although modern finger vibes sometimes feature varied speeds and even vibration patterns, not all of them do.

Finger vibrators are typically petite, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they’re going to be quiet. Many finger vibes offer buzzy sensations that can be surprisingly loud.

The cost of a finger vibrator can vary depending on where you purchase your vibe, and on its design and the features it offers.

We looked at the pricing of finger vibrators at Adam & Eve, a retailer we reviewed and trust, and discovered that they range from about $18 to $70 — so they’re definitely on the more affordable side!

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How To Use A Finger Vibrator

Two-Panel Collage Of Dame Fin Finger Vibrator On Hand Against A Counter And Against A Man's Bare Chest

Essentially, you can use a finger vibrator just about any way you would use your finger — and that’s what makes it so versatile!

Finger vibes are most popularly used for stimulating the clitoris during masturbation or sex with a partner, but that’s not all they can do.

Finger vibrators can also be used to stimulate the:

  • Vulva
  • G-spot (if the vibrator is long enough and its design allows for this)
  • Nipples
  • Shaft or head of the penis
  • Testicles
  • Anus (externally)
  • Any erogenous zone that trips your trigger

To use a finger vibrator, simply attach it to your finger — whether that’s through a ring or glove-like insertion — turn it on, and go to town.

It really is that easy!

Follow the manual for instructions as far as usage with toy-compatible lube and if it is waterproof, but beyond that, play with it and see where it takes you!

Many finger vibes only have a single on/off switch with one steady vibration intensity, but if yours has multiple settings, experiment with them to see what they can do.

A finger vibrator’s small size and the way it secures to your hand are what make it easy to incorporate into penetrative sex where larger, more complex sex toys would get in the way.

If using your finger vibrator on your anus — externally — remember not to switch back to your clitoris without properly cleaning your toy first.

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How To Use A Finger Vibrator For Masturbation

A finger vibrator is a great choice for anyone who is brand new to using sex toys because of its ability to fit right into your usual masturbation routine — effortlessly.

Finger vibes fasten to your finger so they can be used in almost any way that you would normally masturbate by hand.

Attach your finger vibrator and use it to massage your clitoris, vulva, or nipples. A finger vibe can stimulate just about any erogenous zone on your body, so touch yourself all over just to experience these new sensations!

You can also use a finger vibrator while massaging the shaft of your penis or tickling your testicles during masturbation, too.

If you find that you enjoy finger vibrators — and we’re willing to bet you will — you could use a second (or third!) vibrator on your other hand for a more immersive experience!

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​​How Can Couples Use Finger Vibrators?

Finger vibrators are some of the best toys to use with a partner because they can slip so easily into your normal sexual routine.

Use a finger vibe to stimulate your partner’s erogenous zones or let them stimulate yours at any point during sex play.

Finger vibrators can be used during full-body erotic massages, as well, but they can also be used for non-sensual massage after a long, hard day at work.

Although they excel at sexual stimulation, finger vibes don’t have to be used for sex.

(But if their use leads to it, you get the best of both worlds!)

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How Can You Use A Finger Vibrator During Sex?

A finger vibrator is one of the easiest vibrators to integrate into partnered sex because it’s so versatile!

Since it is attached to your finger, it can be used to add a little extra sensation to any of the ways you would normally use your fingers during sex.

As long as your hand can reach it — so can your finger vibrator!

You can massage your clitoris while having penetrative sex or let your partner use it on you.

Additionally, finger vibes can offer an exciting and unique thrill during oral sex, too.

A finger vibrator can be used to stimulate the underside of the penis or the testicles during fellatio, or it can be used to tease the nipples or other erogenous zones during cunnilingus.

Think of finger vibrators as an extension of your hand — wherever your fingers can go during sex, a vibe worn on them will likely enhance those sensations more than you might have imagined possible.

  • Do You Need Lube With A Finger Vibrator?

You don’t necessarily need lube with a finger vibe — but it can never hurt!

Wherever you plan to use it, lube will allow your finger vibrator to graze across the skin with less friction.

Water-based lube is one of the most popular types of personal lubricant and pairs safely with sex toys made from any material. It’s also the most similar to your vagina’s natural lubrication.

Silicone lubes can’t be used with silicone sex toys because they can degrade the toy. Similarly, oil-based lubricants will be incompatible with your finger vibe if it’s crafted from latex or jelly rubber.

If you’re unsure of your finger vibrator’s material, stick with water-based lube only.

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Can You Put A Finger Vibrator Inside You?

Not always — but sometimes.

Whether a finger vibrator can be used internally will depend on its design, size, and how well it attaches to your finger.

Some finger vibes are designed for G-spot stimulation, like the Adam & Eve G-Spot Touch, which features a glove-like finger extension that’s 5” long.

Shorter finger vibrators, like their Rechargeable Finger Vibe, are worn like a ring and are too short for vaginal insertion.

While a finger vibrator can be used against the anus externally, most finger vibrators can’t be used for anal penetration because they don’t have a way to be safely anchored — meaning they can get lost inside you if they slip off.

A finger vibrator, unless it’s safely tethered to your wrist or otherwise designed in a way that would prevent it from being pulled inside the anus, can slip off no matter how well it fits — especially when lube is being used.

That’s an ER visit you’ll want to avoid.

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Are Finger Vibrators Safe?

Yes — finger vibrators are very safe.

The best finger vibes are crafted from body-safe materials like ABS plastic or high-quality silicone.

You need to watch out for super cheap finger vibrators crafted from unsafe materials that include:

  • Rubber
  • Jelly rubber
  • Thermoplastic rubber and elastomer (TPE/TPR) blends
  • Any other porous material

However, even a vibrator made from safe materials can be unsafe if used incorrectly.

As we talked about earlier, a finger vibrator can slip off easily so it isn’t safe to put inside your anus.

It’s also possible to lose your finger vibrator inside your vagina if it doesn’t fit well or isn’t designed for insertion, so proceed with caution!

Some people worry that a powerful finger vibrator will desensitize their clitoris, but the stimulation from your everyday finger vibe doesn’t have nearly the amount of power needed to do something like that.

It is possible to experience some slight and temporary desensitization if you’ve been using your finger vibe nonstop over a long period, but this problem can be remedied if you take a short break.

Additionally, vibrators are generally safe for use during pregnancy.

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In Conclusion

Because a finger vibrator attaches right to your finger, it is a great choice if you’re looking for a vibrator that can be easily incorporated into your usual sexual routine — solo or with a partner.

Because of its small size, it’s also the perfect, discreet vibrator for travel while you’re on the go, as it can be packed in a carry-on bag easily.

If you’re still trying to find the best vibrator for you, check out our Everything Vibrators guide to discover all of the available vibrator types.

And if you’re not totally sure what your personal preferences are yet, take our vibrator quiz to gain some insight!