What Are Vibrating Panties & How Do They Work?

What Are Vibrating Panties & How Do They Work?

Who would have thought that one day a seemingly innocent and normal lingerie item could be transformed into something sexy? Cue vibrating panties

Do you wish to experiment a bit, either solo or with a partner? Are you in a long-distance relationship and are hoping to get more intimate in a real way whilst being far apart? Or maybe you just fancy a bit of a cheeky public play in secret? 

Vibrating underwear can tick all of those boxes… and then some.

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Exploring Vibrating Panties: How Do They Work?

Vibrating panties…what are they? Panties that vibrate? Well, not exactly. 

But they are made in such a way that one can customise their pleasure so that it fits discreetly inside of their panties. We’ll touch more on that later… 

For now, we’ll start with the basics—what are panty vibrators?

What Are Vibrating Panties?

Vibrating panties is a beautiful collision of underwear meets sex toys

They’re a pair of wearable panties that vibrate with the use of a compatible sex toy in order to stimulate your clitoris, G-spot, or other erogenous zones, depending on the one you choose.

These panties are usually made of fabric underwear plus either a removable vibrator, a bullet vibrator, or an egg vibrator, but they certainly are not limited to this. 

In fact, there’s a wide range of vibrating panties available today from some big brands, all varying in design and style. 

While the thought alone can be entirely thrilling because of its uniqueness compared to other traditional sex toys, as well as the taboo factor, vibrating panties do have a few other perks. 

They’re discreet, oftentimes small and quiet, they can be enjoyed secretly in public, they’re fun for partnered play or solo play, and (depending on which one you have) they’re incredibly sexy for those in long-distance relationships to use. 

This is because vibrating underwear often comes with either a remote control or they are app-enabled.

A remote-controlled vibrating panty can be erotic to use during partnered play as a lover could see you squirm in the excitement in real-time (whilst out and about). 

An app-controlled vibrating panty is also erotic for long-distance couples, as it means that couples can play no matter how near or far. Essentially, this means that a partner can control this kind of sex toy with ease.

Now that we have the basics down, the next question is: how do vibrating panties work and how do you control them? 

They’re really not as intimidating or confusing as one may imagine, so let’s get you ready for a new kind of sensual experience.

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How Do They Work & How Do You Control Them?

Firstly, it all depends on what kind of vibrating underwear you have because there are different types. 

For example:

  • Some panties have a pocket sewn into the crotch of the panties so that a sex toy fits inside
  • Some panty vibrators can work with any pair of panties as long as they have the ability to keep it tightly against your vulva
  • Some panty vibrators can be used internally, allowing them to stay in place in that manner
  • Some panty vibrators use magnets or clips to keep the vibrator in place

Regardless of which one you choose, they’ll all vibrate. How and where they vibrate will differ, however. 

In terms of how vibrating panties work: each sex toy vibrating panty will have varying speeds and patterns. Some may be very simple thus only allowing for a few speeds but no vibrational patterns. That is why it’s important to research the functions and specifics of the sex toy that’s caught your eye.

In terms of where vibrating panties stimulate: a vibrating panty can stimulate various erogenous zones, depending on which toy you have. It could tease and please the… 

  • Clitoris
  • G-spot
  • Clitoris & G-spot

And then, the way in which you control them also varies depending on which one you have. 

As we mentioned above, some vibrating panties come with a remote control and others come with app capabilities

On the other hand, there are some vibrating underwear that work manually e.g. you would need to control the settings on the actual device. This type of vibrating panty isn’t common nowadays though.

If you’re opting for a remote control vibrating panty, then you’ll receive a small remote that’ll give you the power to turn it on and off, and to control various functions such as the vibrational speeds and patterns. 

Using this kind of sex toy means that the wearer can either use the remote themselves, or they can give them to a partner or lover so that they can take control.

If you have a vibrating panty that is app-enabled however, you and your chosen partner will need to work together so that they have access to your sex toy

This process depends on the type of vibrating underwear you have, but usually it involves both partners downloading the app, and the user giving their partner authorisation to control the toy from near or far.

And then, of course, you’re probably wondering about the sex toy itself. As mentioned, a sex toy used with panties is often a very small vibrator that's discreet and external, such as a bullet or love egg. Other times, it can be an internal toy that still fits effortlessly inside of your panties.

One thing to note, no matter which vibrating panty you have, is that you’ll need to either charge or recharge your battery or get the non-rechargeable disposal batteries needed. 

Most vibrating panties today come with rechargeable batteries though, which makes things a lot easier. And oftentimes, the battery life is really quite impressive.

How Do You Choose the Right Size for You?

The thing about vibrating panties that come with fabric underwear, is often marketed as ‘one-size-fits-all’. But we all know that that isn’t really 100 per cent true. 

If you feel as though you’re smaller or larger than the “average” size, you may want to pay special attention to their sizing guide and read any reviews that comment on whether they run small or large. 

It’s also a great idea to measure yourself. You can do this by measuring the fullest part of your hips and bottom (which is around 17 to 22 cm below your waistline). While doing this, you’ll have to keep the tape parallel to the floor. 

Tip: if your waist and hip measurements are two different sizes, it’s recommended to order the size indicated by your hip measurement.

Alternatively, you may want to buy a sex toy that can be worn as a panty vibrator with your own pair of panties.

Are Vibrating Panties for Solo Play or for Couples?

This type of sex toy may seem as though they’re for couples, but actually… they’re perfect for anyone during their chosen type of play. 

Solo masturbation, date night with a partner, indoor fun alone or with a lover, panty vibrators are versatile and flirty.

Here Are Some Ways You Can Use Vibrating Panties Solo:

You can explore all types of sensations and experiences if you choose to use vibrating panties solo. 

For example, when it comes to public play, you could wear your discreet toy and go on an adventure around town. 

Are you bored of shopping? Make it more interesting. Go on a walk and surprise yourself with different intensities and patterns, enjoy nature or even go out for a meal with the added bonus of sexual pleasure.

As for private play, using vibrating underwear can be way more comfortable than actually holding a sex toy in place and fumbling for the controls. Simply grab your remote or use the app, and find your favourite position. 

You could by lying down, cleaning the house, watching a film, or even sexting with someone. You have full control over your pleasure.

Here are some ways you can use vibrating panties with a partner:

Using a panty vibrator sex toy can be something new for you and your partner to try. And one may argue that it is perfect for couples who want to heighten their sexual pleasure.

For couples who are together, you could turn any playtime into something blissfully erotic by wearing your chosen panty vibrator and giving up control

Whether it’s in public or in the privacy of your own space, the element of surprise will always be there. Will you orgasm? Will you flinch from sheer excitement? No one really knows... 

Not only that but when a partner has control of your pleasure, there is a power exchange in place. This in itself can be highly sexual. 

And then, for couples in long-distance relationships, we’ve seen a surge of sex toys being made especially for you. App/Bluetooth-enabled vibrating panties are definitely in, and definitely, something that can bring you and your long-distance lover closer together. 

Simply download the app and give your partner access to your pleasure. From there, they can take the reins when your toy/app is active, gifting you with pleasant surprises when you least expect it.

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How Do You Clean Them?

No matter what kind of sex toy you have, it’s important to clean them before and after use. This is to prevent the spread of bacteria and to avoid any infections. 

Having said that, cleaning vibrating panties depends on which one you own. One thing that applies to all however is that you should not submerge the toy in water unless it states so it is 100 percent waterproof.

Porous sex toy materials, such as soft plastic, and hard plastic, for example, need a bit more TLC when it comes to cleaning because they’re more prone to small particles and bacteria penetrating the surface. To clean them, use mild soapy water and after, dry them gently with a towel. Make sure your toy is completely dry before storing it. You may also decide to use a condom with porous sex toys for safety from bacteria.

Non-porous materials, such as silicone for example, can be washed in a similar manner to porous toys… with mild soap. After washing, run some warm water over it (making sure to watch the electrical parts). You could choose to dry your toy with a clean towel, or you can let it air dry. Either way, it should be fully dry when you store it. 

As per cleaning your panties, this will depend on the type of material it is made from. If you have purchased a panty vibrator that comes with a pair of panties, definitely read the care instructions to make sure you maintain its integrity and function.


TLDR? Essentially, vibrating panties are a versatile, fun, and flirty way to experience new kinds of sexy sensations with or without a partner. They often include a small vibrator that varies in function and offers discreet and kinky playtime.

App-enabled vibrating panties are great for long-distance relationships because both partners can connect to the app, allowing both to control the toy from anywhere in the world. 

Remote control vibrating panties are also saucy for couples in close proximity, as one’s partner can take charge of the remote and control their lover’s sexual pleasure either public or in private. 

And for solo play, simply having the ability to enjoy the thrill of arousal with the touch of a button, whether out and about or at home, is enough to get one’s blood pumping.

Additionally, vibrating panties are often very easy to use. They offer different kinds of stimulation depending on your preference and allow individuals and lovers to experiment with new forms of sexual experiences such as public play, exploring kinks, and enjoying new kinds of orgasms.

Product Recommendations

Last but not least, we thought we’d suggest a few of our favourites that are the most popular vibrating panties on the market today.

You’ll find five different sex toys that have different appearances and functions, offering you the luxury of choice.

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1. Lovense Lush 3 App Controlled Love Egg Vibrator

The most powerful Bluetooth remote control vibrator on the market today! The Lovense Lush 3 App Controlled Love Egg Vibrator is an egg vibrator that is “powerful, discreet, versatile”. In fact, it’s made an absolute name for itself in the camming industry because of its long-distance capabilities and its extraordinary functioning. To use this panty vibrator, simply insert the more bulbous end into your vagina and have the other smaller tail sit on your clitoris, if possible. Some other perks include the fact that it’s rechargeable, has a firm tail that “hugs” your body and stays in place, is IPX7 waterproof, and is made of body-safe silicone.

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2. We-Vibe Jive Wearable G-Spot Vibrator

We adore We-Vibe because it’s a frontrunner in the sex toy industry when it comes to couples' sex toys. So if you’re looking for a panty vibrator that you can enjoy with someone else, the We-Vibe Jive Wearable G-Spot Vibrator is a real beauty. It’s an internal wearable vibrator that stimulates the G-spot with absolute pleasure once you insert it into your vagina, and it can be controlled with We-Vibe’s exclusive app, We-Connect. You can wear it under your clothes for some ultra discreet play, whilst lying down, sitting, standing, or even walking. Whatever you choose, you’ll be able to enjoy those erotic rumbling vibrations.

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3. Lovense Ferri Magnetic Powerful Panty Vibrator

Another masterpiece from Lovense, the Lovense Ferri Magnetic Powerful Panty Vibrator is a small sex toy that offers external stimulation by targeting the clitoris. How does it work? By the use of an extra strong magnetic cap. All you need to do is position it inside your underwear for your best kind of stimulation, and the magnetic caps will get to work by keeping it in place. Easy as 1,2,3. What’s also great about Ferri is that it can be used with any type of normal lingerie, so you do not need to worry about getting the right size or wearing a pair of panties that are uncomfortable. And then, of course, you’ll love the fact that it can be controlled by you or your partner via an app (public or couples play anyone?).

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4. ZALO Aya Wearable Panty Vibrator

Fit for an absolute queen, ZALO surely knows how to make its users feel like royalty. The ZALO Aya Wearable Panty Vibrator is elegant and ergonomic, has a sleek, curvy, and compact design, and offers comfortable and direct stimulation. But that’s not all this beauty is capable of. It also offers the luxury of choice. You see if used without its attachment, you can enjoy blissful clitoral stimulation. But, if you choose to use its detachable head, you can bask in clitoral and G-spot stimulation. How’s that for versatility? This panty vibrator sits in place with a golden magnetic fixing, comes with a remote control, is compatible with ZALO’s exclusive app, and is whisper-quiet for all kinds of secret play.

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5. LELO Lyla 2 SenseMotion Bullet Vibrator

With the help of SenseMotion technology, LELO Lyla 2 SenseMotion Bullet Vibrator can be controlled via simple movements of its ultra-discreet wireless controller, making it a fun and secretive game to play with a partner or something sweet to treat yourself with. It boasts new enhancements including a wireless range that is three times greater than its predecessor and 50 percent more vibration intensity which, in itself, makes it something delicious. You’ll love this panty vibrator because it can be worn internally or externally, is waterproof and rechargeable, and is made of smooth body-safe silicone. Smooth and intense sexual euphoria in petite and luxurious packaging. 

Did one or more of these intimate sex toys catch your fancy? For one of the most private and discreet sexual encounters you may ever have, we think you’ll absolutely adore trying a panty vibrator.

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