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How to choose a vibrator

How To Choose a Vibrator

Vibrators are toys that stimulate your most sensitive regions through pleasurable vibrations. They come in all different shapes, sizes, vibration patterns, and colors, meaning there are moan-worthy options for all bodies and preferences. With so many options, it’s hard to know how to choose a vibrator, and where to start!

We take vibrators very seriously here at Vibrant (they are our namesake, after all). And by seriously, we mean that we seriously believe that everyone should have a vibe that can rock their world.

Where do I start?

With so many options, shopping for a vibrator can be overwhelming. We’ve broken down our wide selection so you can find a vibrator that will work best for your sex life.

Bullet Vibrators

RO-80mm Bullet by Rocks-OffBullet vibes are small yet powerful vibrators. For those who know exactly what they want and where they want it, a bullet vibe can provide strong, targeted sensation. Plus, many bullet vibes can be added to other toys to double the fun! A good place to start is with the Rocks Off RO-80mm Bullet, which comes with seven different settings to give you the buzz you crave. It’s waterproof, and comes at an affordable price without sacrificing performance!

External Vibrators

Midori by TengaExternal vibrators are perfect for stimulating clits, perineums, nipples, or wherever your sweet spots may be! Find a shape that will fit perfectly on your special zones, or try a flat vibe that can pulse on any part of your body. The Midori by Tenga Sakura fits right in the palm of your hand, and is incredibly soft to the touch. It has a sleek design, an anti-dust coating, and comes with a handy storage/charging case, so you won’t think twice about leaving it on your nightstand.

Internal Vibrators

Internal vibrators are designed to use inside a vagina or anus to bring you pleasure from the inside-out. Many come with different textures as well as vibration patterns. It may take some experimenting to find your perfect combination, but we’re sure you won’t mind doing the work. The Fun Factory Gigolino is long and slender, making it compatible for many bodies. It has six vibration intensities and six different rhythms, giving you plenty of options to play with. It also has a thick tip, which is great for tickling nipples and other erogenous zones before diving inside.

G- Spot Vibes

If you’re looking to hit that g-spot that feels oh-so-good, look for a vibrator with a slight curve to it. Just like curving fingers inside the vagina in a “come hither” motion, a g-spot vibe can tickle that same spot, but with way more power than a hand. The same curve can help stimulate the prostate in anal play. Remember, anything you put in your butt should have a wide base to make sure it doesn’t get stuck inside! The Prism V by L’Amourose is not only a remarkably beautiful toy, it also has a distinctive curved shape to successfully hit the g-spot and p-spot!

Dual Stimulation Vibrators

If you deserve all the pleasure, get a dual stimulation vibrator (spoiler alert: you definitely do!). Dual stimulation vibrators are made with vulvas in mind, designed to hit the g-spot and the clitoris at the same time. Double the vibrations, double the fun! The Jimmyjane Form 8 comes in the classic rabbit shape for dual-stimulation vibrators, but provides modern-day innovation. It has a motor on each rabbit ear to stimulate the clit from both sides, plus a powerful motor at the tip to rub the g-spot just right. Its flexible neck allows the Form 8 to adjust to the unique shape of your body.

Wand Vibrators

For those who don’t like to commit to a location until they’ve scoped the scene, wand vibrators are your best friend. They have a long handle and a large vibrating head, making it easy for you to cover a lot of ground during your sensation exploration. The Tantus Rumble is a revolutionary wand vibrator. Designed to be accessible for all bodies, it’s light as a feather while still providing strong vibrations. Its ergonomic design provides an easy-to-hold grip, control button locations that make sense, plus a flexible silicone head that comes with different shaped attachments (Convertible, Dorado, Spoon).

Partner Vibrators

Vibrators are not just battery-operated partners; they’re great to use with real-life partners too! Partner vibrators can help make certain positions pleasurable for both people, or add a little spice to an old favorite move. The Dame Eva is a wearable vibrator for people with vulvas, with two wings that tuck under the outer labia. Once it’s on, go hands-free. It stays in place so you can focus on the lovely person in front of you (or yourself!).

Smart Vibrators

Sync by We-VibeYour phone and tv are both smart, so shouldn’t your vibrator be too? A little tech in a vibrator goes a long way towards your pleasure. A great example of this is the We-Vibe Sync. The Sync has bluetooth technology that allows it to be controlled by the remote control (included) OR the amazing We-Vibe Connect app for iPhone and Android. Simply pair it to your smartphone, and prepared to be blown away!

What else should I know?

Be sure to check the materials on your vibrator. Vibrant only sells toys made out of nonporous, nontoxic, body-safe materials – it’s important to know that vibrators made out of porous materials can lead to the spread of bacteria. Also be mindful of directions on how to clean your vibrator. Be sure to check out our toy cleaners for simple cleanup!

Here are a few other questions to ask yourself when shopping for a vibrator to help you figure out your personal preference:

  • Do you like a rumble or buzz vibration?
  • Do you want to use this vibrator inside your body or just externally?
  • Will you use this vibrator in the shower or bath?
  • Do you want a rechargeable vibrator, or one that runs on batteries?

No matter your preferences, Vibrant has the perfect vibrator for you!

Vibrant Staff

The Vibrant Staff writers are a group of sex-positive women employed by Vibrant. Our contributors are passionate about advocacy, women's rights, relationships, and sharing their experiences with you!

Vibrant Staff

The Vibrant Staff writers are a group of sex-positive women employed by Vibrant. Our contributors are passionate about advocacy, women's rights, relationships, and sharing their experiences with you!

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