Use a Clitoral Pump
Clitoral pumps are used to increase blood flow to the clitoris, either before or between sexual encounters to help restore and increase clitoral sensation.
As we grow older, our genital tissues receive less blood flow. Less blood flow in the clitoris means less sensation, and that can inhibit sexual interest and satisfaction. Finding ways to increase blood flow, through regular sex, self stimulation, and using devices like a clitoral pump are all good ways to maintain your genitals and your sex life.
The device is vacuum powered, and includes a clitoral cup that fits over your clitoris and prepuce. You turn the device on, and it uses a suction action to draw blood into the tissues covered by the cup. It’s important to follow the instructions carefully, not leaving the suction device in place for too long. Use a good lube to help create a strong seal for the device.
First published 03/05/2010 Last updated 12/12/2014
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