Looking for a simple vibe to engage your g-spot and your internal clitoral network? The humble egg vibrator – also sometimes known as a love egg – may have been around for a while, but there’s a reason it remains a firm favourite among sex toy beginners and connoisseurs alike! Here’s why you need an egg vibe, and how to use it.
What is an Egg Vibe?
Named for their chicken egg-like shape and size, egg vibrators are a descendant of kegel balls – or Ben Wa balls – which have been used for centuries to strengthen vaginal and pelvic floor muscles. Like Ben Wa balls, which are designed to be inserted into the vagina, egg vibrators were developed to provide deep internal vibration and stimulation.
The first iterations of love eggs looked similar to an oversized bullet vibe, with an attached cord and often a control panel that would sit outside the body. Developments in technology and wireless control options have seen egg vibes evolve – with a huge number of designs now available. Some have retained the original attached control button and added new features, and others have advanced to include a dangling string or tail for easy removal along with separate remote controls. Some even have their own smartphone app, which can be operated by the user, or a partner.
How does an Egg Vibe Work?
When a love egg is inserted, the vaginal walls automatically squeeze to hold it in place. These are the muscles that contract during orgasm, which is why egg vibes can be used to help with pelvic floor toning for more intense and stronger orgasms.
When you move around, the egg will move against your vaginal walls. While the vaginal canal itself has very few touch-sensitive nerves, but what it does have is pressure sensitive nerves – meaning pressure and stimulating vibration can reverberate through the entire pelvic region, offering intense pleasure.
When inserted inside the vagina, an egg vibrator will cozy up against the G spot while getting the whole clitoral network involved – creating a lovely sensation of undulating pulses to the clitoris, vaginal wall, anal area, perineum, and labia. Because the egg is smooth and generally wider than a phallic vibrator or dildo, the sensation is more diffuse – resulting in a more mellow feel.
The vibration is more muted, which results in more subtle pulsation than a regular vibe. Using a love egg can increase arousal, and make the user more aware of their deeper pleasure centres – ie, the internal clitoris!
In short, an egg vibrator works by sending deeper vibration to all of the internal hot spots – which not only makes them ideal for solo play, but also for increasing pleasure with a partner during foreplay, oral sex, and even penetrative sex.
How to Use an Egg Vibe
One of the great things about egg vibrators – particularly for anyone new to using sex toys – is that they’re fairly self-explanatory and straightforward to use.
- Lie down in a comfortable position – spread eagle is a great option – and apply your favourite water-based lube to yourself and your vibe
- Breathe deeply, relax and rest the egg vibrator at the opening of your vagina.
- Slowly insert the love egg, taking care not to push through any pain or discomfort – listen to your body
- Insert the vibe into your vagina as far as you’re comfortable, allowing the removal cord or tail to hang outside of your vagina.
- Use the controls of the egg vibe to move through the vibration patterns and speeds that feel most pleasurable to you.
- Engage your pelvic floor if this feels good to you, by gently squeezing the egg vibe.
- You can also use an external bullet vibe or toy to stimulate your other erogenous zones and the clitoris.
One of the great things about egg vibes is that that pop right inside the vagina – leaving the entire vulva open for additional stimulation. For this reason, using your egg vibrator during oral sex is a great way to increase your overall sensations: resulting in deeper, full-body orgasms!