June 30, 2021Clitorally inclusive vibrator normalises all vaginas

Vibrators come in a variety of shapes, colours, and abilities. Some just vibrate, some suck, and others pulsate. However, they don't often come in different sizes, which further perpetuates insecurities that women have about their vaginas. But Smile Makers aims to change this.

Author
Precious Osoba

Sexual wellness company Smile Makers has launched its first suction vibrator called ‘The Poet’. The toy, which retails at £119.95, mimics the feeling of oral sex by using air pulse technology to stimulates the clitoris. It's designed for all types of clitorises and comes in three different mouth sizes to enable personalisation and ensure maximum comfort. “Clitorises come in different shapes and sizes and how it impacts our pleasure is not something we are educated on,” says Cécile Gasnault, Smile Makers brand director. “By creating a product that acknowledges and caters for that fact, we also wanted to normalise that fact and invite people with clitorises to celebrate the uniqueness of their anatomy,”

Their vulva's appearance has riddled many women with embarrassment and insecurities, especially because vulvas seen in porn are seemingly 'perfect', with a tucked-in labia and free from hyperpigmentation. Studies find that 48% of people with them are concerned about the appearance of their vulva. Mostly worried about the size (64%), shape (60%), and colour (30%). In addition to this 32% say they have been made to feel as though their vaginas and vulvas aren't normal and 72% compare them to others, with many referencing porn as a standard. Brands in this space can encourage women to learn and explore their own bodies by equipping them with the tools to do so.

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