It’s been around for longer than you might think but recently, a certain social media app allowed fans to gush about their favorite suction and air pulse toys, fanning a spark into a full-blown fire that hasn’t fizzled out since Spring of 2021.
It’s been around for longer than you might think but recently, a certain social media app allowed fans to gush about their favorite suction and air pulse toys, fanning a spark into a full-blown fire that hasn’t fizzled out since Spring of 2021. Personally, we think such an open discussion of masturbation and self-pleasure is a massive step in the right direction, but industry pride aside, what even does “air pulse” entail? Let’s break it down!
It is not a vibrator.
Talking about Air Pulse (not suction) toys, most typically don’t have vibration, creating a contactless stimulation experience completely different in feeling (and a lot more intense) than what your favorite bullet or vibe can kick out.
How does it work?
A membrane inside of the toy generates gentle pulses of air that feel more like oral sex than buzzing and creates a deeper sensation upon orgasm (in our opinion). Most of these toys tend to be waterproof or splashproof at the minimum but keep in mind that as air is coming out of them, they can get a little…gurgly if water gets inside of the mechanism. In general, these toys have a low, rumbling sort of hum normally.
Air Pulse is only for Vulva owners.
This is absolutely not true. With the rise of air pulse came air pulse strokers hot on its heels. These are designed to stimulate the frenulum (that little ridged spot just beneath the underside of the head of the peins), which have similar nerve endings as the clitoris. Also, did you know that you can use Air Pulse toys on a lot of other erogenous regions of the body? Like say… the nipples? You’re welcome.
Let’s talk favorites!
It’s no secret that we’re Air Pulse fans. But with so many options on the market these days, we compiled a list of our favorites. Check ‘em out below:
Our favorite affordable Air Pulse:
This is a fantastic toy if you aren’t sure about diving in to the more expensive, luxury versions of the Air Pulse world. Rechargeable and compact, this toy packs a punch with 10 different pulsation modes. Plus, Romp offers a fantastic manufacturer warranty, so you really have peace of mind without having to shell out a lot of money. You can also take this baby in the shower with you, but just remember…water can make these gurgle a little. The only downside for us is the 45-minute run time per charge.
Our favorite Luxury Air Pulse:
Already know you love Air Pulse and ready to commit? Our favorite is the Womanizer Premium 2. With 14 intensity modes and a whipping 240 minutes of run time per charge, the fully silicone upgrade to the Premium family just looks decadent even before you take it out of its gorgeous packaging. Add all of its rechargeability and waterproofness to the fact that it also has an Autopilot mode and you’ve got yourself an entire toe-curling experience.
Our favorite Penis-friendly Air Pulse:
This toy is fancy. Bacteria resistant silicone hides the Air Pulse opening inside the stroker, targeting those super sensitive nerves under the head of the peins. This toy can be a little tricky as you’ll get better results by inserting and not actually stroking but keeping the head of the penis positioned over the air pulse mechanism. Rechargeable and super easy to clean, this one blew us away. And it comes fully equipped with Smart Silence technology, meaning it won’t turn on unless there’s skin contact inside the stroker.
Ready to dive into the wonderful world of indirect stimulation? Trust us, you wont regret it; we certainly didn’t!