With so many vibrators to choose from, how do you know which vibrator is right for you?

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If you are new to vibrators, and don't know where to begin, here are a few things to think about:

  • Start with clitoral stimulation with either a bullet vibe, a finger vibe, or an external vibrator. Why?  About 70% of women need clitoral stimulation to orgasm and are unable to have orgasms through sex alone. Therefore, a design with good clitoral stimulation is an excellent place to start. Keep in mind that although most vibrators can stimulate the clitoris, certain shapes are better than others. 
  • External vibrators, like the Je Joue MiMi and the Minna Limon, are designed to conform to the curves of the body and make contact directly with the clitoris and vulva.
  • Start with something aesthetically pleasing---if a vibrator is cheesy, ugly or unappealing looking, why would you want to put it near your private parts? We are not only turned on with our mind but with our eyes as well.

 

What if you are a pro? If you are an experienced vibrator user, you might consider the following when choosing to add to your collection:

  • Stimulation Type:
  • Internal StimulationInternal vibrators are much longer than external vibrators and are easy to hold during insertion. Whether you desire a sense of fullness (one example is the LELO Mona 2 Vibrator) or want to focus on the G-spot (those vibrators usually have a curved tip like LELO Gigi 2 Vibrator), there's plenty to choose from.
  • Internal & Clitoral Stimulation - Dual stimulation or rabbit vibrators gives you lots of options. You can choose to stimulate the clitoris or the G-spot or both at the same time. Our top choices are LELO Ina 2 and Leaf Vitality+. Another great choice for dual stimulation are the LELO Hula Beads. These vibrating and remote controlled kegel balls can either stimulate the clitoris or the G-spot depending much of the vibrator is inserted into the vagina.
  • Clitoral Stimulation During SexIf you are interested in clitoral stimulation during sex, then Vibrating Penis Rings or Couples Vibrators are your best option. The Je Joue Mio Vibrating Penis Ring looks small, but it actually stretches to fit the penis. Couples vibrators such as the We-Vibe 4 are placed inside the woman's vagina and rest on the clitoris as well as stimulate the clitors. The penis is also inserted into the vagina, making it a tight fit for him and an orgasmic experience for her.
  • Versatility: Some vibratorsare more versatile than others where they can be used for clitoral, G-spot or anal stimulation. Our favorite is the Fun Toys G-Vibe (and it's more powerful sister, the Fun Toys G-Vibe Noir.)
  • Pulsator: A pulsator is NOT a vibrator. A pulsating sex toy stimulates the back and forth movement of penetration. The Fun Factory Stronic Drei is best for those who want to focus on G-spot stimulation, while the Fun Factory Stronic Zwei is unisex and can be used for G-spot or P-spot stimulation. When using a pulsator, some women find that using a clitoral vibrator as well makes the orgasm even better.
     

Whether you are buying your first vibrator or are an experienced user, here are some final points to consider when choosing a vibrator:

  • Size: Does size matter? Um...YES! If the vibrator is too big and makes you or your partner uncomfortable, then it's not for you.
  • Power: How many speeds or pulse patterns do you want?  Do you enjoy a steady pulse or do you like to mix it up?
  • Batteries: Most luxury vibrators are now rechargeable so you don't have to worry about running out of batteries or your vibrator running out of juice. Convenience is key and green is sexy. Rechargeable vibrators are more expensive than battery operated vibrators, but think how much you will be saving.
  • Volume: No one wants a loud vibrator. It's not only distracting, but your roommate or children might hear. Luckily, luxury vibrators (except electric vibrators) are all virtually silent.
  • Material: Many sex toys are made with chemicals that you wouldn't want inside your body, like phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals used to soften PVC rubber. Luxury vibrators are made without phthalates and are body-safe. Materials include silicone, metal, thermoplastic elastomer/TPE  (a soft and stretchy compound used in medical devices and not as durable as silicone) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene /ABS (a common thermoplastic that is used in many consumer goods-not as soft as silicone or TPE). Read more about sex toy materials.

Lastly, don't forget to clean your new vibrator before AND after each use with the most essential sex accessory - a sex toy cleaner!

Still not sure which vibrator is right for you?

If you have any more questions, please contact us at 888-959-3357 or send us an email! We are happy to help you make the right choice!