With all the options available, it’s easy to find sex toys overwhelming. Sometimes it’s simply difficult to know where to start. Or maybe you’re a vibrator pro, but you’ve gotten into a masturbation rut.

Whichever camp you’re in, here are some ideas for how to use various kinds of vibrators in new or less expected ways!

1. Explore, Explore, Explore!

Using toys can be a great way to explore. Try using a bullet or a smaller wand to explore all around your genitals and take the time to discover what feels good.

FemmeFunn Ultra Wand vibrator

An ergonomically designed wand with a flexible head, like FemmeFunn's Ultra Wand, is perfect for exploring many different areas.

Try to set aside what you think you know about erogenous zones or how people “should” reach orgasm and just see if you can find sensitive areas of your genitals you haven’t paid much attention to before.

Sex toys aren’t just for your genitals, either! Nipples can be very sensitive on people of all genders and vibrators are a great way to explore sensation. Start with a low setting and circle around the nipple, slowly building up to more sensation if that feels good.

2. Consider the Backdoor

While the prostate gets a lot of attention when it comes to anal play, you don’t need to have a prostate for a vibrating butt plug to feel good!

FemmeFunn Funn Plug vibrating butt plug

A beginner friendly plug, like FemmeFunn's Funn Plug, has 20 different vibration modes for you to try out.

There are tons of nerve endings all around the sphincter and anal area that can be stimulated. In fact, you can even stimulate the G-spot through anal play.

3. Add a Little Buzz

If you’re exploring with a bit of bondage, consider adding vibrators to your play. Rope conducts vibrations surprisingly well, so popping a vibrator between a couple of your wraps can help that sensation travel to everywhere the rope touches.

If you really want to ramp things up, you can even use rope to tie a wand style vibrator to a particularly sensitive place.

4. Take it on the Road

Have a long commute to work? Nothing spices up that time quite like a discreet toy tucked in your panties!

FemmeFunn Booster Bullet vibrator


Nothing beats a bullet vibrator when it comes to being discreet. FemmeFunn's Booster Bullet is compact and virtually silent!

Try one that can be operated with a remote control and see if you can keep yourself on the edge the whole way home. Just make sure you’ve got enough privacy to spare your fellow commuters an unwanted show.

5. No Vulva? No Problem!

Vibrators aren’t just for people with vulvas! Many people with penises also enjoy the sensation and there are a lot of options of ways to play.

Some people like vibration right on the frenulum (the sensitive spot where the foreskin attaches, or where the circumcision scar is). Alternately, a vibrator can be used to stroke the shaft, perhaps along with a hand.

The perineum (or taint) is also a great place to press a deep, rumbly vibrator. From that spot it will be able to stimulate the base of the shaft and possibly even stimulate the prostate from outside the body.

6. Start the Vibe Early

You don’t even need to be naked for vibrator play. Try starting to tease yourself before clothes even come off. Use a vibrator on nipples over a bra and shirt and between the legs through pants.

With a strong enough vibe, you might even be able to orgasm without taking your jeans off.

7. Dancing in the Rain

If you prefer playing naked, try taking a waterproof vibrator into the bath or shower with you. A vibrator can be a lovely complement to the tease of a not-quite-strong-enough shower head and can also be part of a lengthily relaxation and self-care session.

FemmeFunn Bougie Bullet waterproof aluminum vibrator


FemmeFunn's Bougie Bullet is 100% waterproof and is made of anodized aluminum, which retains heat and cold! That means this little toy is perfect to add to some temperature play!

8. Double (or Triple!) it Up

Try using more than one toy at a time to explore with more intense levels of stimulation. Use a butt plug and a vaginal insertable toy at the same time, and provide clit stimulation too.

You can use a multi-tasking “rabbit” style toy or use three of your favorite toys at once. You may be amazed at the intense reaction you have to so much stimulation all at once.

FemmeFunn Ultra Rabbit vibrator


A curved rabbit vibrator, like FemmeFunn's Ultra Rabbit, is designed to stimulate both the clitoris and the G-Spot in one easy-to-use toy.

9. Pivot!

If you always masturbate the same way, try changing things up with new positions - even if you’re using the same toys.

Always lay on your back? Try doggy style, or humping a pillow. You can prop a toy on a pillow and press into it, either laying down or straddling it for entirely new sensations.

10. Challenge Accepted

Whatever toys and positions appeal to you, challenge yourself to try something new every week. It’s easy to get into a rut when we find something that works, but it’s incredibly valuable to explore a variety of ways to experience pleasure.

Having a lot of tricks up your sleeve means you’re ready to roll with the punches as your body changes over time and things start to work differently. Trying new things also keeps you from getting bored, as one of the main things the human brain craves is novelty.

So take yourself on a date, order food from a new restaurant, and try out a new toy or a new style of play!

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