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A Beginner's Guide to Choosing the Perfect Vibrator

Did you know that using vibrating toys for masturbation is scientifically proven to enhance pleasure? Vibration stimulates nerve endings, increasing blood flow and arousal, resulting in engorged vulvar tissues and heightened sensations. It's not just indulgence; it's science! Which means that yes, you do deserve a new toy. However, with all of the different brands out there, gimmicks, and confusing designs, selecting the perfect vibrator can be overwhelming. So, here's what you need to know.


What is a vibrator? 


For seasoned self-love pros, this may be old info, but for those just getting into the game, here's what you need to know about sex toys that buzz. Due to the mechanics inside, they are able to vibrate at speeds in which a human cannot. This can create a pleasurable sensation all over the body, especially on erogenous zones like the vulva or penis. Anyone can use a vibrator; it does not matter your gender or sexuality. They are loved by all because of their diverse power and ability to make pleasure come easier.



Different types of vibrators 


Here's where things get interesting. A vibrator is really any toy that vibrates, so they come in all shapes and sizes. We’ll narrow it down into 6 categories:



Different sex toys


Magic Wand- This vibrator is in the shape of... you guessed it... a wand. With a long handle that you can grip and a head that vibrates, wands are mostly for external pleasure. Although some come with different head attachments that can be used internally. Full-size magic wands are considered some of the most powerful vibrators, but they do range in size all the way from the tiny Emojibator wand to the foot long Magic Wand OG. .


Bullets- meet the toy that is perfect for travel. The bullet is a vibrating toy that is usually around 3-5 inches in length and shaped like a bullet or lipstick. They tend to be on the cheaper side because of their size and are usually quiet, like this one from Bellesa, making them a wonderful toy for first timers learning how to play. Bullets are suggested for external use only since they are too small and without a base to be inserted. 


Internal/G-spot vibrators- think dildos that vibrate and/or are perfectly angled to hit the G-spot. These vibrators are designed in a more phallic shape to be enjoyed within the vaginal canal. Usually ranging from around 4-7 inches long, they often curve slightly to stimulate the clirotis from the inside, like this toy from Babeland


Rabbits- who doesn’t love bunny ears, especially when they can bring you pleasure. The rabbit is a commonly known toy that is a combo vibrator with bunny ears connected to a dildo to bring you dual stimulation. The dildo goes internal while the rabbit hears work external rubbing against your clitoris. If you're confused check out Babeland’s website, because I swear they have every make and model you could ever imagine. 


Cock rings and wearable vibrators- yes vibrators can even be wearable, to make your partner’s appendages more enjoyable or to give your fingers more strength. Cock rings are worn around a penis and provide vibration to the entire shaft as well as directly to the clitoris when the penis is inserted. Finger vibrators have a strap to be worn on your finger so that you can have more control over the toy. 


Others- since vibrators can come in literally any shape and size making an ‘other’ category was the easiest way to sort the rest. Some of the most popular ‘others’ include round vibrators, finger sized vibrators (that are great to use with a partner during penetration), emojis, the rose, remote control vibrators, and anal vibrators. 


Other things to consider: 


Sex toys are often sold as novelty items, which allows the company to bypass the FDA regulations and potentially sell products that may not be body-safe. Therefore, you should always double check when buying a new toy to ensure that it is made with high-quality materials that are body safe. If you're unable to invest in a high quality product, then you can also use a condom over your toy to prevent any chemicals from the toy coming into contact with your body. Sex toys should be fun, but safety always comes first. 




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