Clitoral Pumps: A New Way to Masturbate?

Female Sexual Dysfunction (FSD) seems to be all the rage in the media…even Oprah is discussing it. Next thing you know, Dr. Phil will be dumping his diet book to author one on FSD. Why all of the attention now? It’s not like this is a new concept. However, a little thing called Viagra seems to have made all the difference. Since the 1998 approval of Viagra, pharmaceutical and medical device companies have realized there is a buck to be made…and you just know how we women love to spend money, right? As a Sexologist and woman I decided to give the newest line of sex products designed to combat female sexual problems a spin. So, I’ll be giving you the low down on which products work and which don’t within the next couple of months. We’ll start with the latest trend…clit pumps!

clitoral pump

Clit pumps contain a small suction device, that when placed over the clit is supposed to increase blood flow to that area. It works similar to the penis pumps you may have seen to increase blood flow to the penis to get and maintain an erection. When blood flow to the clitoris is increased, in theory you should experience increased arousal and in effect a tiny clit hard-on.

I had never experienced what suction applied to my clit might be like…it’s not like I ever had the fantasy of attaching my vacuum hose attachment to my clit in search of a new and exciting sexual experience. But I was curious for myself and for my clients. Now that I had gotten over the concept that clit pumps may not only be the new wave in treating women with inhibited arousal I realized they could potentially be used like any vibrator or dildo…as a sex toy meant for pleasure.

I did realize the bias I brought into the testing as well as realized that since I don’t have an exam room fetish that I may not be able to actually enjoy the experience as fully as I would at home in my own comfortable environment — although gynecological stirrups have always intrigued me, hmmm.

I started slow as I was actually a little nervous about the whole suction thing. My clit slowly began to get sucked into the plastic applicator. It even amplified my clit, making it appear huge. I guess I’ve always had a bit of a small clit complex. After a few minutes I began to get used to the varying levels of suction and found that even on the highest level it wasn’t so bad. The sensation is just like you might expect, the nice thing is the ability to control the level of suction. So you can work your way up.

Check out the following clit pumps from Adam and Eve. All in all, it appears women do have a whole new option in our quest for sexual enhancement.

Penetrating Mini-Clitoral Pump

Vibrating Clit Climaxer



 is the resident sexologist at Adam & Eve and also runs a private practice and media consulting business. She has a Doctorate from the Institute for the Advanced Study of Human Sexuality. Her professional affiliations include AASECT, SSSS, and the American Board of Sexologists. She also has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and completed a postgraduate degree in Marriage, Family and Addictions Recovery Therapy.

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