Photo courtesy Ben Rayner
There are many reasons to love Smile Makers, a collection of vibrators that we’ve stocked (and enjoyed) in the Goop shop for years. They are colourful. They are ultra soft, made of body-safe silicone and waterproof. They deliver the way you want.
Playful names and packaging also make it easy for them to talk and joke about – meaning they make great bachelor gifts and great honest conversations about orgasm, pleasure, and desire.
Most exciting, however, is that Smile Makers has just reissued its core collection to make small but powerful adjustments that were inspired by years of feedback from people with vulva. (You love to hear it.) While we’re all for vibrator jokes and puns (our raison d’etre!), Let’s take this opportunity to get around the shy jokes and tell you exactly what any smile maker can do – and how to use it – so you can choose the right ones for you.
These four vibrators are the ones Smile Makers is known for – and now they have been redesigned and tweaked. They all have a more powerful motor that delivers stronger yet more even vibrations than before. And they’re heavier than their predecessors, which means they’re more comfortable to hold and easier to handle with precision. Four speeds and two pulsation modes will help you build up the excitement.
This spherical silicone vibrator is easy to use and therefore well suited for beginners.
The upgrade information: The user feedback for this was clear. Bigger is better in this case. Formerly called The Millionaire, The Billionare got a bulge in size – while maintaining its ergonomic proportions.
Just the tips: Its rounded head massages the outer clitoris and labia to build arousal. It feels good for shallow internal stimulation – gently insert it into the vaginal entrance and leave it there to stimulate an area with a high concentration of nerve endings.
Smile Makers THE BILLIONAIRE VIBRATOR goop, $ 60
The Firefighter, named after its flame-shaped tip, stimulates the outer clitoris strongly and in a concentrated manner – and transfers this vibration to the labia.
The upgrade information: The tip of the “flame” is rounder and its edges are softer for a gentler touch.
Just the tips: Apply the rounded nose to your clitoris to allow the flame shape to vibrate against your labia. After your first orgasm, lift your nose off your clitoris while holding the flame on your labia to keep the pleasure going while you build arousal again. When done, reapply the nose for the entire month.
Smile Makers THE FIREFIGHTING VIBRATOR goop, $ 60
The French lover
The tip of The French Lover has a very thin, soft silicone edge that mimics the feel of a tongue. Use it to stimulate the clitoris or other erogenous zone – the flexible end vibrates slightly and can be tossed around for a leak feeling. It’s great for a teasing build up and for those who are sensitive to heavy pressure.
The upgrade information: The star of the show, the tongue-like ending, is designed to more realistically mimic the shape and feel of a tongue.
Just the tips: For partner games (and people without a vulva), this is a great toy for exploring all of the body’s erogenous zones.
Smile Makers THE FRENCH LOVER VIBRATOR goop, $ 60
The tennis pro
If you’re curious about internal stimulation, this is the vibrator for you. Its angled, rounded head slides comfortably into you. You can also use it as a gentle build-up for an external massage.
The upgrade information: The neck is thinner to maximize vibration in the rounded head – which in turn makes a G-spot massage more intense.
Just the tips: With the rounded head, explore the vagina and find your most comfortable place. Once there, increase the speed and play with the pulsation modes for an intense massage.
Smile Makers THE TENNIS PRO VIBRATOR goop, $ 60
THE NEXT GEN
The Smile Makers collection is rounded off by two vibrators, which are definitely not an afterthought: the ballerina in particular is a favorite of the employees. Both have four speeds and three pulsation modes. (Note that unlike the vibrators mentioned above, each of these batteries uses two AAA batteries instead of one AA battery for four hours.)
The romantic one
It’s another vibrator built for internal stimulation, but the ridges here provide a unique feel when moved in and out of the vaginal entrance.
Just the tips: A real tip with just the tip: try flattening the rounded head or gently insert it an inch or two. The vaginal entrance is ultra-sensitive, as is the front wall of the vagina.
Smile Makers THE ROMANTIC VIBRATOR goop, $ 89
The ballerina is designed to fit in the palm of your hand and to be placed on your vulva. It has a silicone gel coating for a next-level feel that is almost as comfortable in the hand as it is on the clitoris and labia. To be clear, it’s not only ultra-fast and soft like the other vibrators in this story – that second silicone coating feels pillow-like when you apply pressure.
Just the tips: Position the narrower end at the tip of your clitoris and the wider end at your vaginal opening to stimulate multiple pressure points at the same time. You can also try this hands-free feature if you orient it this way. Simply loop your thighs around the vibrator to keep it in place.
Smile Makers THE BALLERINA VIBRATOR goop, $ 200
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