Womanizer vs. Satisfyer vs. Lelo Sona: Best Clit Suction Stimulators Ranking

Blow me?!? Have u ever wondered: What’s the difference between Womanizer vs. Satisfyer vs. Lelo Sona? I study & rank the 12 best Womanizer-style “clit suction vibrators” comparatively here, based on extensive testing. They’re all fiercely stimulating: going right for the clit & giving it everything they’ve got. Their pulsing technology has a certain passion about it—and I respect that.

These top clit “suction vibrators”1 all surround the clitoris and blow air out onto it. Their intensity levels range from “white & fluffy clouds” to “A tornado is coming!” I’ve never seen anyone describe precisely how Womanizer, Satisfyer, and Lelo Sona vary in terms of sensation, so I’ve spent two months analyzing the distinct feelings these “Pleasure Air” vs. “pressure wave” vs. “SenSonic” pulsators create. Plus my complete speed chart below ranks the intensity of each toy!

A quick best-of:

Looking for info on how to use a Womanizer / get a good seal? Read this section first.

If you’re looking for *intense* + clit stimulation, then you’re in the right place! Only wand vibrators (ranking here) can compete with air pulsation toys for sheer orgasmic power.2

Womanizer vs. Satisfyer vs. Sona Sensation

To explain the difference between Womanizer and Satisfyer, I’ve devised a “thuddy vs. flappy” divide. It’s like the “rumbly vs. buzzy” dichotomy that sex bloggers often employ in vibrator reviews.

Thuddy pulsations have more impact and, to me, feel higher-quality—though others may prefer flappy pulsations, like how occasionally I’ll see someone specifically looking for surface-level (buzzy) vibrations. In summary:

  1. (New) Womanizer toys are, without fail, thuddy. Overall it’s thumpity-thump-thump, with a bit of flip-flappy-ness on the very highest intensities.
  2. Satisfyer pulsations are more flappy throughout. (To match, Satisfyer vibe motors are quite buzzy.) On higher levels, they sound more shrill—more like an electric toothbrush.
  3. The We-Vibe Melt is most sucky, with a good degree of thuddiness underneath.
  4. Lelo Sonas are vibro-pulsation. (I could’ve sworn mine had a vibrating motor too, for 20 seconds the first time I used it.) I get the “sonic waves” marketing, because Sona resounds a *little* deeper into the internal clit.

So how *fast* do they go?

Pulsation Intensity Chart

This chart marks the intensity of each pulsation function in each of my 12 best Womanizer-esque toys, with a dot. From slow to fast:

Womanizer vs Satisfyer vs Sona power

Do you love data as much as I do? Skip to my full comparative table for power-level rankings *plus* head size info, decibel levels, silicone mouth-firmness measurements, and Cliff Notes on each clit pulsator.

Mini-reviews of each toy follow!

Womanizer Classic & Premium (#1)

Wait for my point here: So I’ve got this Lindt chocolate bar sitting on my desk, with the word “EXCELLENCE” written really big under the brand name.3 That’s how I feel about Womanizer: it’s a brand that makes excellent products.

Womanizer Classic and Premium are similar toys that I compare-contrast in detail here. The Classic is a beautiful toy, but I’m most sold on the Premium’s:

  • more-thuddy quality,
  • full silicone coating (and more color choices—up from 3 to 5 starting next week!),
  • and upward-curved handle.

…Whereas Premium’s Smart Silence function doesn’t improve my experience. Premium’s other extra function, Autopilot, is an interesting add-on, but I wouldn’t pay an extra $70 for it and the silence feature alone. What makes Womanizer Premium worth its…well…*premium* price is its most-thumpy pulsation quality, plus the bit of extra power at the end.

That leads me to the other big difference between the two. Premium has a better speed range than Classic: 4 more pulsation speeds—a couple slower (and deeper!), and a final speed that surpasses Classic’s already WHOA intensity. If you enjoy either gentle, whispery build-up or super-thumping speed, then Premium is best for both.

Womanizer Classic: 9.5 out of 10 intensity, vs. Premium’s 10/10; Full comparison review here
Shop: Classic ($129) and Premium ($199)

We-Vibe Melt (#2)

The We-Vibe Melt is my first love in terms of air pulsation stimulators, and the reason this guide exists. Melt’s flexible oval mouth latches on and practically nibbles at my clit. I believe it’s the air pulsation stimulator that’s most like oral sex.4

The We-Vibe Melt’s shape is über-convenient: I love sitting on it while writing reviews (!!!) and it’s made to fit better between bodies during penis-in-vag sex. It’s much easier to use while squeezing around / lightly jerking a dildo, for example.

Left to right: Womanizer Premium, Womanizer Classic, We-Vibe Melt, & new Womanizer Pro 40.

And it’s hella strong: It starts faster than other Womanizer/Wow Tech products, and ends just as fast as Womanizer Premium. Levels 9 to 10 especially are insane: they lose some thuddiness, as the pulsations are *all in*. 

Last, Melt is the only clit pulsator that can be controlled remotely, including long-distance. You want your partner to really rock your clit from a thousand miles away? Then choose either the We-Vibe Melt or the Lovense Domi small wand.

We-Vibe Melt: 10 out of 10 intensity; Full review here
Shop We-Vibe Melt ($149.99)

Womanizer Liberty (#3, Tie)

The Womanizer Liberty matches Womanizer Classic’s next-to-highest level—and it’s more conveniently sized. I can totally close this thing between my thighs and use it hands-free. (I might even be doing so right now.)

Left to right: Womanizer Classic, Womanizer Premium, and Womanizer Liberty.

Liberty is the best value for thuddy Womanizer pulsations. You get a toy that reaches Womanizer Classic intensity #7 of 8, or Womanizer Premium intensity #10.5 of 12, for $30 and $100 cheaper, respectively. The downside? There’s a big jump between Womanizer Liberty functions #5 and #6. If you like to escalate more slowly on the higher end of the speed range, definitely pick up a Classic or Premium instead. (Premium has the widest intensity range overall.)

Like Classic and Premium, Liberty has the two barely-different-sized, removable mouths. Unlike either of those toys, it includes a plastic cover so you can not have the mouth exposed while you’re storing it or traveling with it.

And (unlike Womanizer Classic), Liberty’s available in multiple different colors! I’m loving the powder blue + silver accented one I own.

Womanizer Liberty: 9 out of 10 intensity
Shop Womanizer Liberty ($99.00)

Lelo Sona 2 and Sona 2 Cruise (#3, Tie)

Deciding whether Lelo Sona 2 or Womanizer Liberty would place 3rd in this guide was tough. (I flipped a coin.) Liberty has an awesome thuddiness…but Sona 2’s pulsation quality is *something else*.

I call Lelo Sona 2 & Sona 2 Cruise “vibro-flutterers.” They have this “SenSonic” sonic wave technology that makes the pulsations feel totally different. It’s like a vibrating element added underneath the blowing air. Also, Sona is the only clit pulsator that offers patterns, lots of them.

I enjoy the small round opening of the original Sona: to my clit, it feels 500% more comfortable than the Satisfyer Pro 2’s (thicker, round) head. (Indeed, all Lelo Sonas make me feel like crying, then coming hard.)

The revamped Sona 2 & Sona 2 Cruise have a pulse plate that’s deeper into the hole, to avoid it accidentally grabbing anyone’s clit. (I feel 100% safe using the original Sona—but anatomy does vary.) The mouth in Sona 2 is fractionally wider, and has a slight upward-curved rim that I find less comfortable but am able to ignore once I get going.

So Cruise Control…it’s the function that adds $30 to Sona 2’s price (Sona 2 is $99, Sona 2 Cruise is $129). When I first tested it, I thought, “I like it! It’s like it’s responding to my need for more!” Because pressing Sona 2 Cruise’s mouth down hard makes the toy speed up. It’s interesting at first…but overall, rather than “ensuring that you enjoy consistent power and intensity,” Cruise Control makes Sona 2 Cruise’s speeds seem kinda unpredictable. And THEN, Sona 2 Cruise doesn’t have as many steady speeds as plain Sona 2: I can only feel four, vs. Sona 2’s eight. But the Cruise version does go faster on the top speeds: it consistently equals an intensity that Sona 2 only achieves intermittently on pattern #12—which I’ve nicknamed “JESUS FUCKING CHRIST” because it’s like a megaphone blow-vibrating my clit. It’s both extreme…and intriguing.

Sona 2 starts on high when you hit the + button, but you can dial it down to go as slow as Womanizer Classic speed #1. It doesn’t get as fast as Womanizer toys (besides Starlet 2), but it feels like MORE because of the whole SenSonic effect. I can feel Sona 2’s pulses running down the beginning of my clitoral shaft, rather than just the head. 💯

Lelo Sona 2: 9 out of 10 intensity, vs. 9.5/10 for Sona 2 Cruise; Full review here
Shop Lelo Sonas here ($69 to $129)

Satisfyer Luxury: Pret-a-Porter & High Fashion (#5 & 6)

IMO, Satisfyer Luxury clit pulsators are the best products Satisfyer has ever created. This brand, which began as a Womanizer imitator, has branched out by adding vibrations to their air-blowing devices. Prêt-à-Porter & Haute Couture (same toy, different colors) have leather and metallic accents, while High Fashion has a shiny brushed-aluminum exterior. In case you want to feel fancy while you’re getting your clit blown. 

I’m so excited to say Satisfyer Luxury pulsators have softer mouths than any other air pulsation toys. In particular, High Fashion’s silicone ring is almost gummy. And Prêt-à-Porter’s angled lip is a silky 10A-shore silicone—still quite forgiving. I commend Satisfyer for making this choice. I think it adds much comfort, gives a more natural feel. 

If you are a fan of gentleness, then High Fashion’s lower pulsation intensity will be a benefit. Prêt-à-Porter, in contrast, has the same top strength as Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation: a wide range (11 speeds) that starts and ends slightly lower than Womanizer Classic. 

By themselves, Satisfyer vibrations aren’t anything to write home about. Prêt-à-Porter/Haute Couture and High Fashion—though their pulsation strengths differ widely—both have 3 steady vibe speeds that start powerful and pretty buzzy. Plus 7 patterns, which I would ignore in a vibrating dildo, but that help me get off harder along with the clit pulsation. With the escalating patterns on top of strong pulsations—and the soft mouth!!!—the Satisfyer Prêt-à-Porter is really different and fun. That’s something I don’t say often.  

Satisfyer Prêt-à-Porter/Haute Couture: 9 out of 10 intensity; Satisfyer High Fashion: 7.5/10
Shop Satisfyer Luxury ($129.99 to $149.99)

Satisfyer Luxury Prêt-à-Porter, High Fashion; and Pro 3 Vibration (next).

Satisfyer Pro 3 Vibration (& Pro 2 Vibration) (#7)

Satisfyer Pro 3 Vibration has an almost tube-like shape, with deep hole. It’s almost like a vibrating masturbation sleeve for clits: It makes me wish mine stuck out, so I could fill the lightly textured channel and fuck it. Simply, Pro 3 Vibes has the biggest mouth of any air pulsator here. The black silicone is hollow for the last quarter inch, so you can cave it in.

The handle is angled well; it tilts upward just enough so I can lightly move Satisfyer Pro 3 Vibration; mash the flexible opening into my mons, grind on it. As always, I gravitate toward the soft and flexible things, but anyone who wants a firm seal can check out the Satisfyer Pro 2 Vibration instead: it’s the Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation (=11 pulsation speeds) with 10 vibe functions added.

Satisfyer Pro 3 Vibration and Pro 2 Vibration share the same pulsation intensity as Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Gen. Plus the vibrating motor feels the same as Satisfyer Luxury toys: 3 (buzzy) steady speeds and 7 pulsing and escalating patterns. I rank the vibe strength a 6.5 out of 10, like a mid-range-powerful bullet vibrator.

Satisfyer Pro 3 & Pro 2 Vibration: 9 out of 10 for pulsation intensity
Shop Satisfyer Pro Vibration here ($59.99)

Lovehoney Womanizer Pro 40 (#8)

The “Lovehoney X” Womanizer Pro 40 is what happens when a legend dies—then someone decides to open the tomb and stage a revival.

I’m not saying the Lovehoney Womanizer Pro 40 is a bad toy at all…I’m just not ever using it again, because I’ve experienced the Womanizer Premium. (Or Liberty is much better for me, and cheaper as well.) Womanizer Pro 40 does get as strong as Womanizer Classic, but has 6 speeds instead of 8. The pulsations also feel slightly less thuddy, and revived Pro 40 makes a rattling kinda noise on higher speeds.

If you were sold on the protruding, round mouth of the original Womanizer Pro 40 and want a replacement, check out this toy. Otherwise, I believe the newer-model Womanizers are more ergonomic: easier to hold and position.

Lovehoney Womanizer Pro 40: 9.5 out of 10 intensity; Comparison w/ Womanizer Classic & Premium here
Shop Womanizer Pro 40 ($119.99)

Womanizer Pro 40 (back) vs. Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation (front)

Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation (#9)

The Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation is a popular, budget-friendly clit stimulator. Satisfyer air pulsators are uniformly lower-priced than Womanizer ones, but still come with a good speed range. Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation starts and ends maybe 5% slower than Womanizer Premium, with 11 speeds vs. Premium’s 12. Not much difference there.

This is the deciding factor, though: Satisfyer pulsations are more flappy than Womanizer ones. They feel a bit lighter-weight—all surface stimulation. Because of this and the Satisfyer Pro 2’s very large opening, thick mouth, and generally big head, I don’t enjoy this toy. It doesn’t fit me. The silicone is hard—not mouth-like at all, really.

If you also have a not-large, non-protruding clit (and/or puffy inner labia), keeping a seal with Satisfyer Pro 2 may seem like a chore. The Pro 2’s hole can fit up to the first joint of my middle finger inside, so it may serve bigger clits better.

If you are looking for a less-obstructive ring, for a lower price, then the Satisfyer Pro Penguin has a smaller one (and a smaller body overall), still with the same 11 pulsation speeds.

Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Generation: 9 out of 10 intensity
Shop Satisfyer Pro 2 NG ($49)

Womanizer Starlet 2 (#10)

The Womanizer Starlet 2 is the lowest-priced Womanizer. The pulsations are still thuddy enough. Starlet 2’s four speeds are a big improvement from the original Starlet’s only 2 speeds, that’s true. Starlet 2 doesn’t quite have the muscle the other Womanizers do—and really, not every needs the high power of the Womanizer Premium’s top levels.

I usually want to finish higher than Starlet 2 lets me, so I highly recommend paying $20 more for a Womanizer Liberty and its 2 extra, thuddy speeds. You’ll get a sleeker feel in hand, a storage cover, and approximately 30% more intensity. (Liberty is slightly shorter too!)

Womanizer Starlet Womanizer Liberty comparison crop

Womanizer Starlet 2 (left) vs. Womanizer Liberty (right).

Womanizer Starlet 2’s best point, though? It’s quiet! The most-silent air pulsation toy here. No one will hear it. Also, the azure blue color is gorgeous (and then there’s a coral-pink one).

Womanizer Starlet 2: 6 out of 10 for intensity
Shop Starlet 2 ($79.99)

Tracy’s Dog Clitoral Suction Vibrator (😱)

This dual-stimulating toy sells like wildfire on Amazon, so I accepted one in order to have an educated opinion.5 I do not recommend buying sex toys from Amazon in any situation, and the Tracy’s Dog Clitoral Suction Vibrator is a prime (no pun intended) example of why that is:

  • The product manual lists the materials as “Silica gel + ABS plastic.” YIKES. Silica gel is a desiccant: like in those little packets that dry out everything around them and come with “DO NOT EAT” warnings. Silica gel is porous and not a stable sex toy material. And silicone gel is used in breast implants. Liquid-injection-molded platinum silicone is what I *hope* this product is coated with… But if the manufacturer is confused about what its products are actually made from, do you really want to put them in/against your genitals?
  • The price point on this toy is too low. $43 for an air-pulse toy with a vibrating internal stimulator too? It’s suspicious. I wonder about the working conditions in the factory where it was produced.

The Tracy’s Dog (brand name even more poorly chosen than “Womanizer”) toy has not-bad pulsation speed, though getting a good clit-fit is mission impossible with me and the large circular opening. The internal arm bends, but isn’t flexible enough to let the clit nozzle rest on my clit when the vibes are on my G-spot. Surprise: the vibes are pretty rumbly. I liked them enough to try using the G-spot arm alone, but then the clit section was a hassle, torquing into my mons.

So this toy may be silicone, but no one outside the production facility really knows for sure. The Womanizer Duo is honestly the best alternative.6 I believe that within the next 2 years, trustworthy dual stimulators with clit pulsation (instead of vibration) will become much more affordable. In the meantime, I suggest picking up a good clit pulsator like Womanizer Liberty and pairing it with a smaller G-spot vibe or dildo: the Swan Wand Mini, Jopen Lust L2, and Uberrime Sensi spring to mind.

Bottom line: I am keeping the Tracy’s Dog toy in a separate storage bag because I don’t want it touching my definitely-body-safe sex toys. When it comes to buying low-priced toys on Amazon, you will not be getting a top-quality product. And I always recommend the best first.

Full Comparative Features Table

All the details! (For more on shore durometer/silicone hardness, see here.) Click to enlarge tables:

And part 2, cuz it’s too much info!:

On *Fit*: How to Use a Womanizer / Satisfyer

Womanizer, Satisfyer, and Sona are meant to fit around the clitoris, create a sort of seal. It’s best to spread one’s labia for more exposure first (especially if said labia are large/fleshy/puffy).

You do not actually have to get a perfect seal/vacuum to use these toys, especially if your clit is sensitive. But it will increase intensity if you do manage a tighter fit. You also do not need to have an exposed clitoris; the pulses can still stimulate strongly through the clitoral hood. To answer a question I had when I got into air pulsation testing: Womanizer toys do work effectively for buried clits too.

Please use lube for more comfort, and to avoid irritation. With the air blowing outward, it’s so much better to be extra-super-duper wet when you start. A thick water-based lubricant will help.

We all have different stimulation preferences—so not everyone likes their clit treated the same way. Some like broader or more pinpoint stimulation; some like it to the right or left. (I like pressure underneath!) So getting the right fit may take some experimentation. Important questions before buying are: How wide do you want the mouth? How thick, and how hard? 

When Womanizer Pleasure Air stimulators first came out, their openings were all (almost totally)7 circular. Satisfyer toys still, and the revived Womanizer Pro 40, follow that trend. But in 2018, Womanizer began releasing toys with oval openings instead: noticeably longer than they are wide. The We-Vibe Melt followed suit. I believe this is a huge improvement because clitoral-size studies uniformly indicate that clitoral glandes (heads, the part that can be exposed) are longer than they are wide.8

Many users do enjoy circular openings too. (With their softer silicone, the Satisfyer Luxury toys’ circular openings are still pretty mouth-y.) For the most streamlined fit, however, an oval shape will suit more clits more precisely.

Size is also a potential issue: clits vary in size much like penises do. The best new Womanizer models—Classic, Premium, and Liberty—try resolving this by giving you two silicone heads. The size differences are small…but may help a bit. For full “mouth” size info, see the chart in the previous section. In brief, smallest is the Lelo Sonas (original, & then Sona 2 is just *barely* wider); and largest is Satisfyer Pro 3 Vibration, followed closely by Satisfyer Pro 2 Next Gen. & Satisfyer Luxury High Fashion.

Final tip: You may want to start slow!!! Do note that air pulsation clit stimulators are *A LOT*. Many clit-owners report coming hard and sometimes too fast, especially when they start using a Womanizer/Satisfyer. Sometimes these toys create multiple orgasms when the user thought that was something they couldn’t do. If you want a slower build-up or you’re one-and-done, then be gentle at first. Linger on the lower speeds. Go up in intensity…then back down for a little while. And repeat till you feel ready to come. Otherwise, air pulsators will practically extract the orgasms from you. Personally I’m most comfortable backing down a couple speeds right before I orgasm, because damn, this is strong stimulation!

Care & Cleaning

All clit pulsators these days are waterproof. That means you can bring them into the bath or shower, no problem, and you don’t have to worry about washing them in the sink.

After getting them wet, shake the water out of their holes and let air-dry (especially if you ever keep your toys in an air-tight storage container). Models with removable silicone “stimulation heads” (a.k.a. mouths)—like all Womanizer and Satisfyer Pro 2—need to have their head removed after it gets wet, so that water doesn’t remain trapped in the crack between head and body.

Like all body-safe, waterproof toys, air pulsation stimulators can be sanitized to remove 99% of bacteria. Read about when and why to sanitize here. Rinsing with 10% bleach-water solution, or 70% isopropyl alcohol, are effective methods. (Then wash with soap and water afterward.) Removable silicone heads may also be boiled for 3 to 5 minutes in a pot on the stove.

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Notes

  1. Some vibrate, but most don’t. Exceptions—like most Satisfyers discussed below—are noted.
  2. But a wand’s strength is broader than these Womanizer “clit sucking” toys—which concentrate their efforts on the clitoral glans (head). Some people have a strong preference for broader stimulation, so it’s worth considering your personal preferences before buying.
  3. 90% cacao, baby. Gotta go intense with the chocolate too.
  4. Except, you know, it all stays in one place instead of moving around and licking. 😝
  5. I turned down money for a review, for the record. I only promote products & services that I would consider buying for myself, a partner, or a friend.
  6. I didn’t include it in this guide because clit-to-vag distance varies widely, and dual stimulators rarely work with my anatomy. Too many layers of complication.
  7. They’re very circular ovals, to be precise, just barely longer than wide.
  8. Some sources:

    • This 2018 study of 657 women gave mean clit width as 4.62 mm, vs. 6.89 mm length.
    • This 1992 study of 200 women measured mean width as 3.4 (+/- 1.0 mm), vs. 5.1 (+/- 1.4) mm length (standard deviation in parens).

One thought on “Womanizer vs. Satisfyer vs. Lelo Sona: Best Clit Suction Stimulators Ranking

  1. Ana

    November 12, 2019 at 12:42am

    Wow so much data!♥️ I’ve always known I’m not into full strength, but thanks to this lovely speed comparison chart now I know just how much, since I only use the first 3-4 speeds of my Satisfyer Pro 2 – thank you so much!

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