Picking the right vibrator for you is the worth the effort. Get it right, and it could mean hours of pleasure.
When I first walked into a sex shop, I crept in hoping nobody would spot me in there. I was worried that somehow, the world’s press would track me down and I would get snapped holding a giant dildo, which, of course, I would then be embarrassed into buying.
Walking into a sex shop for the first time can be so intimidating. There's so much selection, and everyone else in the shop often seems to know exactly what they want. That first time, I had no idea. I was also worried that I wouldn’t be able to find anything that wouldn’t make my boyfriend feel, shall we say ... inadequate? I was just about to scurry back out again and then I spotted it: My first vibrator. It was a pink clitoral stimulator with a twisting vibration function. It was perfect for me because it was discrete, simple and - best of all - small!
Unfortunately, you can’t try before you buy with vibrators, so it’s important to figure out what you want before you part with your money. Follow my handy beginner’s guide and you’re bound to find a vibrator that will give you hours of pleasure! (To learn more about the history behind vibrators, check out Vibrators: Bigger and Generating More Buzz Than Ever.)
One great way to do research on what vibrators might work for you is to read some reviews from users. These can be found on many retailers' websites; there are also tons of great bloggers who test out sexy equipment and dish on its pros and cons.
There's a whole wide world of vibrators out there, so the first thing to think about is what kinds interest you. If you can narrow down your search to a specific type of vibrator, you can then find one in that category that meets your needs in terms of performance - and price. Here are the main types of vibrators on the market as well as the the types of people they are likely to please the most.
Who should buy one?If you orgasm from your G-spot and your clitoris, or you don’t know but are keen to experiment, then a rabbit might be for you. They are much better for solo play because they aren’t very flexible and can be quite big, so you might want to consider buying something else if you know you’re going to play as a pair. (Learn everything you need to know about the rabbit - and how to use it - in "User's Guide to the Rabbit (52 Brilliant Little Ideas)."
As with the rabbit, if you know you experience the best orgasms through your lady button, a clitoral vibrator is worth a try. Because they're compact and pretty much guaranteed to deliver pleasure without the need for lubes or any practice, they're also a great bet for beginners. They're also very inexpensive. (Learn more about this fascinating part of the female anatomy in Holy Clit, Batman! 9 Amazing Facts About the Clitoris.)
Who should buy one?These are great if you’re going away and still want a bit of buzzy pleasure, because they are very discrete. They are also really easy to use for those that are worried about having to deal with lots of buttons. They are also great for couples to use; because of their size because they can fit between you easily during intercourse.
Who should buy one?This isn’t your everyday vibrator, but it's fun if you’re looking for a bit of discreet naughtiness.
Who should buy one?Again, this isn’t your everyday vibrator. Remote control vibes are designed for couples to add a bit of excitement to everyday life. (Read more in The Ultimate Submission: Remote-Controlled Pleasure.)
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Ruby is a British writer - without the British reserve. She's unafraid (and excited) to try anything and everything and then tell everyone about it. Ruby recently got married lives in London. Full Bio
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