I have been lovingly calling this toy the squid but appreciate the clever title referencing the 9 vibration patterns (on each side) and 5 tassels of this toy. 9 to 5 is a dual-ended, dual-motor vibrator. Use the vibrating handle on one end or the whip-like tassels on the other. The options are endless.

Check out the following five ways you can play with this toy that work with or without a partner thanks to the playful shape!

Full Body Warm-Up

Use the tassels to tickle across the body. You can wriggle them around the legs, feet, neck, shoulders, chest, back, and butt. It can be fun to start without the vibration on as a subtle entry point. Then move back over the body sensually with the tassels vibrating to offer a full body tease. Don’t forget that the skin is the largest sex organ and this is a fabulous way to get it excited.

Impact Play

The tassels make a fun and lightly stingy impact toy. Swatting with 9 to 5 is an easy (& sexy) way to play even if you’ve forgotten to charge it (I can’t be the only one, right?). If you are into roleplay, you can even include an alien or underwater theme in your play!

Labia/Clitoral or Penile Tease

Once you’ve tried the sensual full-body warm-up to wake up the nerve endings across the skin, try a genital tease to up the sexual tension. Play with how close and far the tassels are as you drape them, first without vibrations and then with, across sensitive areas (and the surrounding area, too). You can also play with the length between movements, shifts, or flips – changing the pace so your body/partner’s body is kept in suspense.

Concentrated Tassel or Handle Vibration

The last idea was about teasing, which can involve a lot of barely there touches and edging. Another option is to use the tassels or handle to get deep sensation into the labia, clitoris, scrotum, or head of the penis. Rather than light touches and teases, you can find your ideal vibration intensity and go to town.

Vibrating a Penis with Handle Vibration

Did you know that you can use a vibrator against a penis (or non-vibrating penetrative toy) to add some vroom vroom to your penetrative play? Whether playing solo or with a friend, use the 9 to 5 to add this element to your exploration. 

Long Story Short

9 to 5 offers a versatile set of sensations and types of play. Can you think of more ways to play? If you give it a chance, let us know what you think!

Yael R. Rosenstock Gonzalez

Yael R. Rosenstock Gonzalez

Sex Educator, Researcher, Author, Speaker
I'm a queer, polyamorous Nuyorican (Puerto Rican New Yorker) Jewish pleasure activist (a term popularized by adrienne maree brown) who believes that sexual wellness and sexual liberation involve our WHOLE selves. I center identity, values, and social positioning work, playful exploration, and intimacy with self and others. I am here to support you in finding pleasurable, joyful, embodied experiences with self and sex through intentional practices geared towards your specific needs because sexual wellness and pleasure are for anyone who seeks them.