What Are Wearable Vibrators & How Do You Use Them?

Wearable vibrators are fun and naughty sex toys designed to be worn discreetly or publicly — whether for partnered sex, solo play, or long-distance loving.
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Wearable vibrators are unique sex toys that are designed to be worn against the vulva (and sometimes inside of the vagina).

The best part?

Almost all of them provide hands-free, remote-controlled sexual stimulation!

Some can even be worn discreetly as jewelry that “hide” your vibrator in plain sight!

Available in an incredibly wide range of styles depending on the manufacturer and overall design, wearable vibrators offer a unique way to experience sexual pleasure alone or with a partner.

A wearable vibrator can be used for:

There are so many ways to explore your sexual pleasure while using a wearable vibrator that you’re going to wish you’d heard about them sooner!

We’ll explain everything you need to know about wearable vibrators, but if you’re thinking about trying one right now, 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 Wearable Vibrator?

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A wearable vibrator is a type of sex toy that’s designed to be worn in some way — such as in your underwear, via a harness, or simply by way of contouring to your vulva, often to provide hands-free stimulation.

Styles of wearable vibrators can vary greatly, but can include:

  • Vibrating panties
  • Bullet or vibrating eggs worn inside the underwear
  • Butterfly vibrators held in place using a harness or underwear
  • Clit vibrators that fit snugly between the labia to stay in place
  • Dual stimulation vibrators that contour to the vulva when the shaft is inserted into the vagina
  • Stylish jewelry, such as rings or necklaces, that “hide” your vibrator in plain sight
  • Penis rings or cock rings that vibrate

Many wearable vibrators are powerful little devices you place in your panties for direct clitoral stimulation, although some feature a shaft for vaginal penetration and G-spot stimulation.

Wearable vibrators are usually remote-controlled — although not all of them are — either through an actual controller or a smartphone app that connects via Bluetooth, WiFi, or the internet.

A remote control vibrator keeps you (or your partner) in control of your pleasure while freeing yourself from having to hold a vibrator by hand while it’s in use.

Wearable vibrators can offer many features that may include:

  • Multiple vibration speeds, patterns, and intensities
  • Customizable vibration patterns
  • Pulsation and vibration that syncs to music or ambient sound
  • A complementary pair of sexy underwear (some panty vibrators only)
  • Remote or app control
  • Long-distance use (using an app with internet connectivity only)
  • Being wearable during penetrative sex to stimulate both partners (some models)
  • Being rechargeable
  • Being waterproof

Whether you’re in the mood to indulge in your own private hands-free masturbation session or would like to go the remote route and have your partner give you a helping hand, you can count on a wearable vibrator to provide you with plenty of orgasms.

The important thing to note is that while many wearable vibrators operate quietly, not all of them do — and not all of them are suitable for public play without enough ambient noise in the background to muffle the sound.

When it comes to the price of a wearable vibrator, there is quite a range but that’s to be expected depending on where you buy it— with so many styles of wearable vibes available, the cost will vary.

We took a look at the selection at Adam & Eve, a retailer we know and trust because we reviewed them personally, and found that wearable vibes range from about $30 to $180.

Perfect for hands-free masturbation, wearable vibrators are accessible to any budget and there are plenty of them to choose from!

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How To Use A Wearable Vibrator

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The way you use a wearable vibrator will ultimately depend on which type you have.

There are lots to choose from, so there’s something for everyone!

Types of wearable vibrators you might come across (pun totally intended) include:

  • Clitoral, which generally tucks in your panties, contours to your vulva, or stays in place via a harness, although some are worn as jewelry designed to be taken off and used as a hand-held vibrator
  • G-spot, which has a shaft that is inserted into the vagina
  • Dual stimulation, which is often contoured to the vulva for clitoral vibration with an insertable shaft for G-spot stimulation

Wearable vibrators may be used on different erogenous zones, depending on their overall design.

For instance, a wearable clitoral vibrator necklace, ring, or panty vibrator powered by a bullet can be used to tease any erogenous zone on the body.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to using a wearable vibrator.

You can also:

When it comes to wearable vibrators there are so many different styles to select from, but they all offer the same thing — a unique way to experience an orgasm!

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How To Use A Wearable Vibrator For Masturbation

Since most wearable vibrators are hands-free, that feature makes them perfect for solo sessions.

No matter which style you’re using — clitoral, G-spot, or dual stimulation — they are all masturbation friendly. Any type of vibrator can help you reach orgasm if it provides the stimulation you need.

Charge your vibrator before you begin. It’s also a good idea to get familiar with your vibrator’s controls by cycling through them to “test” the vibrations, speed, or patterns it offers.

It’s also a good idea to test drive any app connectivity to make sure it’s downloaded and synced correctly. You’ll need to refer to your vibrator’s manual for this.

If your wearable vibrator is app-controlled, place the vibe against your vulva (or inside your vagina), whip out the smartphone or mobile device that has the app installed, and play with it to your heart’s content!

For styles of wearable vibrators that fit into your underwear, all you’ll need to do is get the vibe in place comfortably, turn it on, and go to town (either at home on yourself or in town if you’re using it while out and about.)

If your wearable clit vibrator stays in place with a harness, you’ll want to fit the vibe against your vulva (or inside your vagina) and adjust the straps as needed so it stays in place.

Finally, any wearable vibrator that doubles as jewelry will likely have to be used by hand — placing it against your clitoris, labia, or vulva during use.

You may be able to “wedge” it against your vulva using your thighs to hold it in place for hands-free pleasure, but that will ultimately depend on the vibrator’s size and design.

Lube is always a good idea, even for clit-only vibrators, just make sure to use a body-safe lube that is compatible with your wearable vibe’s material.

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​​How Can Couples Use Wearable Vibrators?

Couples should definitely try using a wearable vibrator together because it can really amp up your sex life!

Most wearable vibrators are hands-free so that you can explore each other’s bodies with your hands during erotic massage or sex play while enjoying the automated pulsing vibration.

If you’re in a long-distance relationship, wearable vibrators that use an app with internet connectivity can be controlled from anywhere in the world — taking Zoom or Facetime dates to an entirely new level.

A wearable remote vibrator used with a partner can also spice up date night around town — instantly.

What’s more fun than getting all dressed up and heading out to a fancy dinner at an intimate restaurant where your partner can surprise you with pleasure from across the table?

(Or from across the room while you’re at a party together.)

If you’d rather keep things casual, take your remote or app-controlled wearable vibrator out to enjoy Taco Tuesday with your partner.

You’ll both be so turned it won’t matter that the guac costs extra!

  • What is the Bluetooth distance for wearable vibrators?

Most Bluetooth wearable vibes work from a distance between 25 and 50 feet away but ultimately, the operating distance will depend on the device and its connectivity.

One thing to note is that there have been some issues regarding Bluetooth connectivity on wearable vibes that are inserted into the vagina, due to the water within the body disrupting the radio signal.

That said, advancements are making it so connectivity works as it should. They’re not perfect — yet — but definitely getting there.

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How Can You Use A Wearable Vibrator During Sex?

Depending on the position and the toy’s design, a wearable vibrator can be a bonus to partnered sex.

Being hands-free, your wearable vibrator will let you focus on other erogenous zones, freeing your hands for limitless exploration and pleasure.

A clit-specific vibrating butterfly can be worn over the front of the vulva during penetrative or anal sex, while a dual stimulation butterfly vibrator can be worn during anal sex if you’re exploring double penetration.

Stimulation of the clitoris, G-spot, and anus? Oh my!

Some wearable couples vibrators, like the We-Vibe Chorus, are designed to be worn during penetrative sex, stimulating both partners at the same time!

The best thing to do is get creative and explore the possibilities with your partner — your sex life will never be the same.

  • Do You Need Lube With A Wearable Vibrator?

I think the better question to ask is “When do you not need lube?”

Although wearable vibrators aren’t always used for insertion, a little lube lets them slide up against you, mainly when used externally.

Water-based lubricant’s texture feels really natural and it’s compatible with sex toys made from any material — which is especially important if you’re not exactly sure what your toy is made from.

Remember to check your wearable vibrator’s instructions if you want to use silicone or oil-based lubricants because they can degrade certain toy materials.

Silicone lube will break down silicone sex toys, while oil-based lubes will degrade those made from latex or jelly rubber.

When in doubt, stick with a water-based lube.

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Can You Put A Wearable Vibrator Inside You?

If it has a shaft for insertion, you can absolutely put your wearable inside your vagina.

That said, a wearable vibrator is only safe for anal insertion if it has a wide base to prevent it from going all the way inside the anus, where it can become “lost” and not easily retrieved.

Some butterfly vibrators may be safe for this, provided they have wings that keep the vibrator from being pulled inside the anus.

Most other wearable vibrators will not be anal-friendly. You’re better off sticking with anal vibrators or toys designed for pegging.

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Are Wearable Vibrators Safe?

Yes, they are — when used according to their instructions, are cleaned properly, and are kept out of the anus unless their design safely allows for anal use.

Most wearable vibrators are made from high-quality materials like body-safe silicone or ABS plastic. Both are considered the safest sex toy materials around.

When shopping for wearable vibrators or any sex toys, always avoid anything made from jelly rubber, rubber, thermoplastic rubber and elastomer (TPE/TPR) blends, and other unsafe sex toy materials that could be detrimental to your health.

Don’t worry about desensitizing your clitoris.

It rarely happens, and you’d need a lot more than the vibrations from a wearable vibrator to do any permanent damage.

But during an extended use situation, a vibrator could cause temporary desensitization. A short break from vibing will clear it up in no time.

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In Conclusion

Wearable vibrators can be naughty and sexy — but especially fun!

When considering the various designs available, what you choose will come down to personal preference and the way you want to use it — whether it’s for partnered sex, solo play, or long-distance loving.

Or all three! The world is your oyster!

If you’re still searching for your perfect vibrator, check out our Everything Vibrators guide to take a look at all of your options.

And if you have no idea what kind of vibrator you should try next, take our vibrator quiz for helpful suggestions!