What are G-spot Toys?

Medically Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD on March 12, 2023
3 min read

G-spot toys are sex toys designed specifically to stimulate the G-spot, a spongy, thickened area of tissue one to three inches inside the vagina on the vaginal wall.

Studies are divided on the existence of the G-spot. Some experts say there may not be a particular spot, or "magic button," that triggers sexual pleasure but rather a zone of sensitive tissue on the front wall of the vagina that may be more sensitive in some people and less sensitive in others. Another study found that while there wasn't an anatomically distinct G-spot, there was evidence of increased sensitivity on the front of the vaginal wall. Regardless, many people have reported experiencing pleasure, arousal, and even orgasm through G-spot stimulation, and many toys are designed to provide that stimulation.

The G-spot tissue engorges and increases in size with arousal. While the G-spot is reported to provide a deep, full-body orgasm, it can be hard to reach and may require some pressure to stimulate. G-spot toys are curved in order to easily reach the G-spot. The toys may also use vibration or textures like bumps or ridges to enhance the sensation.

While G-spot stimulation feels different for everyone—and not everyone reports enjoying it—many describe it as a deeper, more intense sensation than clitoral stimulation alone. When the tissue swells, it may feel like a pulse of warmth that eventually leads to orgasm.

Others claim that G-spot stimulation can even lead to ejaculation, or squirting, where fluid is released from the vagina. 

G-spot sex toys can help reach and target the G-spot, as well as provide stimulation through unique textures and vibrations. A toy with a curved tip can be angled toward the stomach to hit the G-spot. These toys can also provide firm pressure against the G-spot or pulsating motions which may help stimulate the area.

Many of the toys referred to as dildos can be used to stimulate the G-spot, but many of them can also be used for other purposes, too — such as anally or vaginally without the emphasis on G-spot stimulation. Toys that fall into the specific category of G-spot toys are specially designed for use on the G-spot, and not all are suitable for other uses. G-spot-specific toys are often curved or otherwise engineered to provide pressure on this area. Some are simple, firm devices that may or may not look like a typical dildo, while some are vibrators that can be used internally or externally, and some are designed to pulsate or thrust rather than vibrate.

G-spot toys can be used alone or with a partner. It might be easier to use G-spot toys if you or your partner is already aroused. Arousal engorges the G-spot area and enhances the sensation. It’s also often easier to experiment with toys when using lubricant.

Talking to Your Partner About Trying a G-Spot Toy

If you’re interested in trying a G-spot toy with your partner, it’s good to discuss your desires — including what you’re interested in and if there’s anything you’d rather not try. If you’re a vulva owner, you can talk to your partner about what you find pleasurable, and if you’re looking to stimulate your partner’s vulva instead, ask for feedback as you learn about their unique body.

Before trying a toy, it can be helpful to locate the G-spot manually by inserting a finger carefully one to three inches inside the vagina and curling it toward the belly button. Pay attention to how the vaginal wall feels—the G-spot may feel swollen, hard, bumpy, ridged, or spongy compared to the rest of the area.

Once you’ve found the sensitive tissue, you can try using a G-spot sex toy. Most G-spot toys are naturally curved—make sure to angle the toy so that the curve is pointed up.

Certain positions may also make it easier to reach the G-spot. For example, doggy style or insertion of the toys from behind can create an angle upward to better hit the G-spot. As the G-spot isn't too far down the vaginal canal, shorter thrusts and steady pressure can help stimulate the area. 

Keep in mind that it may take time to find the G-spot and figure out what works. In some cases, G-spot stimulation may not be for you or your partner. Each vagina is unique—and each requires a different form of stimulation to create pleasure.