Rose Sex Toy Guide

What is the Rose vibrator? Often called a suction sex toy, this popular bud actually (1) pulses air and (2) vibrates simultaneously. It does not suck inward, it puffs air outward at the clitoris, touch-free—in an INTENSE way.

This guide compares “TikTok Rose” toy versions, because multiple brands make Rose vibrators now. For each flower sex toy, I’ll rate all 3 steady intensity levels and the vibration quality (how rumbly or buzzy it is). Then I’ll cover how to use the Rose vibrator, cleaning difficulties, and Rose toy offshoots like flapping-tongue floral vibes.

Best Rose Vibrator Ranking

So the Rose toy was originally by a brand called Adorime, and whose Rose price has jumped from $40 in 2020, to $66 in 2022 due to its popularity (not just inflation, here). Since 2020, many other Roses have been released: some are stronger, and some have a secondary thang like a flicking tongue.

The classic Rose shape is compact and easier to hold—for pure clitoral stimulation. So here I’ll rank Roses for easy clit orgasms only.

All these vibrators have 10 functions: the first 3 are steady pulse-vibrating intensities, followed by 7 rhythmic patterns. I’ll rate the intensity level of each toy’s 3 steady speeds, which are easier to classify than interrupted bursts of air. Ratings progress from the lowest steady speed to the highest steady speed, on a 10-point scale.

Top recommended Roses here are:

Inya Rose by NS Novelties

Currently $39.99 (CHECK PRICE here)
Rumbly vibration: 9/10 overall. Deepest pitch on function #1.
Air pulse power: 8.9, 9.5, and 10 out of 10.

The Inya Rose upped my air pulsation sex toy scale, founded in 2019 with the We-Vibe Melt and Womanizer Premium being tied for strongest power, 10/10. But the Inya Rose ($39.99) is stronger than the Melt ($149)! So on that original scale, I’ve had to rate the $39.99 Inya Rose as a 10.5 / 10 for top power.

Because the Inya Rose starts out so intense, I shifted my intensity ratings here down half a point—just to get it to fit back into 10/10. The most powerful one around. Of the 5 other Roses I’ve handled, none have been as strong as the Inya Rose.

Rose vibrator_ NS Inya Review, suction mouth size in hand
Inya Rose is available in red or in light pink now.

Wheee-eeee! The Inya Rose’s rumbly vibrations make it more potent, too. If you need a gentle warmup or are clitorally sensitive, this Rose isn’t for you. It’s for someone who likes their clit focused on and blown away—especially once you get the “suction mouth” situated precisely around the clitoris.

I’ve had several readers over the years express that they’d bought my favorite air pulsation sex toy, the We-Vibe Melt, and found it too strong on its lowest intensity. Well, the Melt’s first function is a light breeze🌬️ compared to the building hurricane🌀 that is the Inya Rose’s first function.

If you’re prone to clitoral overstimulation, keep looking at the following rose vibe options…

Blossom by NassToys

Currently $59.99 (CHECK PRICE here)
Rumbly vibration: 7/10 overall. Deepest pitch on function #2.
Air pulse power: 6, 6.5, and 7 out of 10.

This, the Blossom, is the one I use for fun, myself. Because it’s not killing my clitoris. I’m sensitive! The Blossom is awesome for me because it’s not an assault on function #1. Still, it can feel aggressive as well: if I press it in harder into my clitoris so the “seal” is tightest.

Blossom Rose with flicking tongue by NassToys

This is technically a two-part toy, in that it’s got a flickering tongue. A tiny protrusion, that makes the Blossom longer than other Roses here. It’s honestly harder to hold; but it makes the Blossom different. And you might enjoy the tongue’s focused, direct pressure as a change of pace; or as a prelude to the more potent vibrating pulses emerging out the other side.

The 👅 is a tease for me; it’s not my preferred thing. It’s the Blossom’s puffing that gets me to orgasm SO much more effectively and enjoyably than other toys in this guide. Because of the multifunction tongue (which runs in tandem with the pulsing mouth), the Blossom is more expensive; but for me, it’s worth having a flower vibrator that allows for gentler, building orgasms—instead of trying to rip a climax out of me by force. (Remember that people who don’t orgasm super-easily may have a different, more fun experience with the strongest Inya Rose, above.)

If you want a “traditional” flat-based Rose but a lil less intensity, then consider the next option:

Flower Power by Voodoo

Currently $34.99 for purple / $39.99 for red (CHECK PRICE here)
Rumbly vibration: 3/10 overall. Vibration doesn’t carry well.
Air pulse power: 7.2, 7.5, and 8.2 out of 10.

The Flower Power comes in purple as well as red. It’s a middle-ground option: between the air-pulsing intensities of the Inya Rose and the Blossom. Meanwhile, the Flower Power’s vibrations definitely have less depth than the other options. They’re buzzier.

I would recommend it *if* you don’t need super-strength to start, and you don’t need rumbly vibration either. That’s lots of people! The Flower Power is in no way weak: I enjoyed it most starting 2 minutes before the last time its battery ran out. I was holding it in the shower and started squirting almost immediately. It suddenly worked 🙌 for me because it was losing its power! It died a couple orgasms in (and required a recharge).

Voodoo Flower Power review

Overall, the Flower Power rose by Voodoo Toys is a medium-good option to consider if you want less intensity than the Inya Rose and enjoy the color purple.

Adorime Rose

Currently $65.99 (CHECK PRICE here)
Rumbly vibration: 6/10 overall. Neither buzzy-buzzy nor really rumbly.
Air pulse power: 6, 7.5, and 8.3 out of 10.

The Adorime Rose is like a low-key Inya Rose: the Adorime toy is weaker on high than the Inya Rose is on low. It’s still quite stimulating, but not the real power tool that the NS Inya is. (Which is ironic, since the stronger Inya Rose costs 35% less than the Adorime Rose, whose maker has almost doubled its pricetag since 2020.) I do appreciate “more low-key”; the Adorime Rose is a toy that may make tears well up in your eyes if you don’t need the most power in your clit stimulation.

Adorime Rose vibe, just washed.

I do think the Blossom rose is rumblier its first 2 speeds, vs. the Adorime; while the Adorime Rose maintains more vibration depth on high power. Overall, the Adorime Rose is neither really rumbly or really buzzy; it’s on the fence.

Rose from “The Rose Toy Official”

This is a site that’s buying up Google Ads for search queries “Rose toy” and “Rose sex toy.” So I wanted to see what the deal was. And purchasing from Rose Toy Official1 is not the best experience. Here’s why:

Rose Toy Official Silica Gel Rose Review
  • The product description is titled “Silica Gel Rose Vibrator.” YIKES. Silica gel is a desiccant, a drying agent, that’s absolutely unsafe for rubbing against sensitive, wet regions. So the question becomes: Do you really want to give your money to a company who cannot use the right word to distinguish between substances that are harmful to, vs. safe for, human mucous membranes?2
  • The toy ships from China, so standard shipping will take 3 weeks to reach a home in North America. All other Rose vibes rated in this guide ship from within the United States.

So over 3 weeks after I ordered this Silica Gel Rose Toy, it arrived in a teensy box labeled “HAPPY MEETING” / *smaller font underneath*: “JOY AT MEETING.” (Not a criticism, just an interesting name.) This Silica Gel Rose is less powerful than the NS Inya Rose, I felt the second I turned it on. It’s more in line with the Voodoo “Flower Power” rose’s intensities: 7.2, 7.5, and 8.2 out of 10—except the vibration is less high-pitched, a point in the “Official” toy’s favor. Honestly I’d be happier with a Voodoo Flower Power getting to me 2 weeks sooner, and without confusion about whether it’s actually silicone.

How to Use a Rose Sex Toy

Using a Rose vibrator may sound like spontaneous insta-orgasms, based on the TikTok hype. But not everyone will find this type of clitoral sex toy (1) easy to use or (2) better than oral sex. It depends on your individual preferences. BUT, no matter who you are, absolutely follow step #1 below, then proceed:

How to use Tiktok Rose toy - step 1, lubricant
Lubricant is essential for comfortable silicone toy use.
  1. **Use lubricant.** I can’t emphasize this strongly enough. The puffing air can cause discomfort and irritation if you’re not well-lubricated, and natural vulva wetness will dry up faster than a synthetic lubricant. Be sure to use a lubricant free of glycerin and propylene glycol. My favorite water-based lubricant is Simply Aqua Jelle, a pH-balanced formula with aloe vera for thickness.
  2. After applying lube to the toy, run a finger around the Rose’s inner “mouth” rim, to spread the lube.
  3. Hold down the Rose’s power button for ≈3 seconds to power on. Start on function #1, the lowest steady intensity.
  4. Then situate the toy over your clitoris. You may need to spread your outer labia first. If you don’t feel your clitoris’s location clearly, consider using your phone camera flipped toward your genitals, like a mirror, to see what you’re working with!
  5. The Rose will work whether or not your clitoral hood covers your clitoral glans (=its head, the visible part of the clitoris). The hood doesn’t need to be retracted.
  6. Depending on (a) which Rose you’re working with and (b) your individual sensitivity level, you may not need to do anything else. Orgasms can be very fast with this product.
  7. If the mouth doesn’t feel tight around your clit: Angle the Rose’s base slighty upward or downward. Some people experience more pleasure from stimulation right above or right below the clitoral head (or even to the right or left!).
  8. For even more pressure: Press the Rose’s base harder into your vulva, or even sit on it, for even more pressure.
  9. For less intensity, do the reverse: Make sure it’s lightly touching your labia and avoid a real “seal” from the air blow-hole.
  10. Press the power button lightly if you want to increase intensity! Or if you want to flip through functions #4 through #10, which are rhythmic patterns.
  11. If you tend to orgasm by rubbing off (your clitoris against the clit) or grinding (your clitoris against another object or human): Rock the Rose’s bud slightly, maybe 20 degrees up and down, to make its mouth move.
  12. If it suddenly feels TOO STRONG: Orgasm may be approaching in seconds. Consider pulling the Rose a quarter inch away from your clitoris when you orgasm, to avoid overstimulation.

The Rose is definitely a powerful toy, and very focused clitorally! Many people think its precise-targed OOMPH is fan-fucking-tastic; while folks who tend to prefer broader clitoral stimulation will think it’s just a lot and be confused.

How to turn on Rose sex toy PR
To turn on the Rose vibe: Hold the power button down for 3 full seconds. It’ll start blow-vibrating.

If you’re new to sex toys and you do not have difficulty orgasming, I’d definitely recommend one of the not-ultra-strong Rose models to start with. As someone who’s very sensitive to focused clit stimulation, and who gravitates toward wider toys (like G-spot vibes and wand massagers) clitorally, then I’ll pick the gentlest option, the Blossom, first.

Positions to Use the Rose In:

The Rose can be used for clitoral masturbation, or have fun with it during sex with a partner—depending.

  • Most comfy: Lying back in bed, pillows behind your back, holding the Rose to the clitoris. Simple.
  • Most pressure: Sit on it! Situate the Rose against your clit, then lean forward while crossing your legs.
  • Let them watch: If you have a sex partner, let them watch your reactions while using the Rose toy.
  • Or do it together: Can you still function while using the Rose? If so, try pressing it against yourself while touching your partner or giving a blowjob.
  • Clit stim during sex?: The Rose’s bud shape is just over 2.5 inches tall. It’ll be easiest to fit into doggy style sex / positions where the user’s vulva is more exposed. Some people may be able to fit the Rose into forward-facing positions: like cowgirl. It depends on your anatomy! I’m tightly spaced, so the We-Vibe Melt’s flatter shape is much more ergonomic, IMO. Keep in mind: Air pulsation toys’ intensity depends on being consistently situated. The motion of faster sex, of vigorous thrusting, will detract from the Rose vibe’s power.

How to Clean the Rose Toy

The Rose vibrator is a headache to clean. The petals in this vibrator trap fluids like nothing else. Just rinsing it with water isn’t sufficient, so follow these steps:

Rose vibrator guide - how to clean Rose toy PR
  1. Run water over the Rose’s mouth, then add soap. Any unscented soap will work.
  2. Run your finger around in circles, inside the mouth. (This is best done with trimmed nails, as spiky long nails can pierce the silicone.)
  3. To clean space between petals: You really need a soft toothbrush to clean certain nooks in the Rose: at the four V-shaped cutouts around the sides, and in between the 3 rings of petals surrounding the pulsing mouth. And I mean very soft bristled; a dedicated toothbrush, just for the Rose.
  4. Brush lightly with water and soap.
  5. Shake the water out when you’re finished, with the Rose upside-down.
  6. Leave it to dry on a towel.

How To Charge

The key to charging (most) Rose toys is making sure the magnetic nodes in the base-bottom line up with the nodes in the charging base.

You may need to turn the flower vibe, until both contact points line up on its circular base.

  • For standard Roses: The cord will either emerge out of the base right in front of the power button, or on the opposite side (180 degrees). You’ll know it’s right because the power button will light up.
  • With the Blossom, the charger is applied to the side of the toy, so it’s easier to see that everything’s lined up correctly.

All these toys are USB rechargeable, which means you can either plug them into your computer (as seen above), or plug their cord into a USB adapter in your wall outlet—just like you charge your cell phone via the same wall adapter. Charge for approximately 2 hours.

Other Flower Clitoral Vibrators

Getting all flowery here… 🌷🌹🌸🍃 Floral vibrators seem to be bursting forth in extensions now. Pointy tongues (their thorns, perhaps?) or trailing vines, to name a few protrusions on this unique trellis.

First, though, did you expect the Rose toy to be a real suction vibrator? It’s not, but the first toy below is…

Maia Tulip suction vibrator review
The Maia Tulip’s mouth is over twice as wide as any Rose vibe’s: Tulip is 1 inch diameter, vs. all Roses I own being ≈0.47 inches D.
  • Tulip by Maia: It’s got a big suction mouth, that draws air in! Then that air is vented out a hole between the mouth and the Tulip’s petals. The Tulip has low-speed vibes built in, but they remain more toward the Tulip’s golden base, rather than reverberating through the suction mouth. The suction could be stronger, I can’t actually feel it on my clitoris; and the rim’s circumference is big around enough that it’s unfortunately cutting into my inner labia as they pouch outward. It is worth exploring for anyone who thinks they’d enjoy light suction. I much prefer the Maia Destiny: its suction is stronger, its mouth is wider so it doesn’t feel as prickly, and it’s comfortably oval: my preferred vulva-pump shape (review of my favorite oral sex simulator toy here).
  • Flicking-tongue Rose: Inya The Kiss flutters back and forth like crazy, over a 1-inch range of motion. If you get off on targeted clit stimulation🎯, it’s definitely worth checking out. zing-zing-zing! At top speed, the Inya Kiss’s tongue flickers ≈270 times a minute.
  • Adorime Fiona “Clit Licker” & Vibrating Egg: By the original Rose brand, this is now the closest rosebud shape—but with a 7-inch tube dangling in between the rose and the vibrating egg. That seems long, when the average clitoris-to-vagina distance is 2 inches. It reminds me of when I tried the Lora DiCarlo Ose and I wondered if they crafted it for aliens. It’s worth noting that this Fiona by Adorime is yet another air pulsation vibrator; the name “clit licker” is misleading since it puffs out air, it doesn’t lick.
  • “Rose dildos”: Another Rose variant filling my spam folder this year is versions of the Rose with a long rope extension again, but with a “thrusting” bullet attachment. The problem with this is that you can’t fit anything like lifelike thrusting power in a 2-inch-long mini vibrator: Handheld thrusting dildos are over a foot long, and even those are prone to stalling out when you clench too hard around them. This kind of toy doesn’t even have a chance at creating a realistic penetration experience; but if you like smaller jiggly pulsation vaginally, it may be fun for you!
  • Inya the Bloom: Clitoral texture. The silky silicone forms a hundred soft, flexible little tips; in the midst of which there are 3 “flutter points.” (See image here.) Love the teal color in this one!
  • The Lily by Fleurotics is a palm-sized peace lily with a massive stamen. (That’s a flower penis.) Its petal, beside the shaft, flutters with vibration.
  • Don’t need it powered? Uberrime makes Rosae, a pure platinum-silicone rose to grind your clitoris against. Super-soft and squishy: This is much gentler way to get off than a powered Rose, with building orgasms as I use a vaginal toy. Full review here!

NOTES

  1. This is one of those claims, like a dildo labeled “FDA Approved,” that’s just a random assertion without any particular authority behind it. This company wasn’t even the original Rose seller.
  2. I’m writing it off on my tax return, business expense. The Rose Toy Official’s wording is equally cringe in other places: Read this line from the company’s self-description: “Rose Toy are the leader in the field of sexual happiness, including sex toys for men, women, couples and gays.” LORD. It’s like the quote-unquote “gays” got separated out from the “couples” before them, into a different category.

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