There are literally thousands of choices of vibrators. They come in many different
shapes and sizes, colors and materials. The shapes are generally geared towards
different types of stimulation. Important things to consider before choosing a vibrator
would be what exactly are you trying to stimulate. The sensation of a vibrator feels
best on the surface of the body such as the clitoris, penis, labia, scrotum, perineum,
or the anus. Inserting a vibrator will feel the best in the first two inches of
the vagina or anus as there are fewer nerve endings deeper for the vibrator to stimulate.
Another important thing to consider is how strong the vibration is and what texture
did you have in mind. Generally hard plastic vibes hold a stronger vibration than
a soft TPR or Jelly style vibe, however, many soft vibrators are still pretty strong
using more battery power. Silicone holds a great vibration and in some cases is
also available in a softer texture. Smaller vibrators or vibrators with a more narrow
tip will probably feel stronger or more intense because all of the sensation stimulates
fewer nerve endings on a smaller surface of the body. The larger ones tend to spread
out the stimulation more making it feel less intense. Basically, you may need to
experiment with a few different types of vibrators. One may feel better to you than
another at any given time. This can also depend on if you are self pleasuring or
working with a partner. The controls of a vibrator are another consideration. Some
come with a separate controller in the battery pack connected to the vibrator with
a wire. This style of vibrator will take two hands to use. Will both of those hands
be yours? This is something to think about. There are other vibrators with the controls
at the end of the vibrator where you hold it. This allows the user to have a free
hand for other stimulation or positioning. And yet another option is the remote
control vibrator. This style can be controlled from a distance or even in a close
proximity by yourself or a partner. A certain amount of freedom comes with a separate
controller with no wire, as well as an added bonus of secret stimulation should
that be your choice. The waterproof feature is another thing to keep in mind while
purchasing a vibrator. Many toys these days are “waterproof” the question is; is
it “splash proof” or “submergible”? The difference is very important. Splash proof
allows you to clean your toy extensively without ruining the battery pack by getting
water in it but you cannot submerge it in the water while cleaning it nor while
playing with it. On the other hand, a submergible toy will allow you to use it in
the bathtub, hot tub, or pool, in the shower, anywhere you can imagine and the water
will not get in the battery pack and destroy the toy. It is very helpful when a
toy is waterproof to support good hygiene. All vibrators should be washed before
and after use. There is toy cleaner available, which you usually come in a spray
or foam. You just need to use extra care if your toy is not waterproof as to where
the liquid goes while cleaning it. If you plan to use your vibrator in the tub or
pool you need to be sure you have a waterproof toy that is submergible.
This is probably the part you’ve been waiting for. The Pocket Rocket is a name brand of one of the first small, powerful, hand held vibrators. It is very discreet, powered by a AA battery and has one speed. The term “pocket rocket” generally refers to any type of similar small, one speed vibrator. You will notice a large variation in pricing for these types of vibrators. The term “you get what you pay for” really does come into effect with all vibrators. You will generally pay more for a better quality motor, which will allow your toy to last longer. Some of these “pocket rocket” vibrators also come with different stimulation heads. One may have bumps or ridges to provide a different feel while being used. The Pocket Rocket vibrator is generally used for external stimulation for example on the clit or penis head. Pocket Rocket vibrators are ideal vibrators for travel.
If you are looking for a multi-speed vibrator that is still basic you can move to a Bullet Vibrator. These also come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and colors. Often you will get a bullet vibrator with a dildo or masturbator or other toy that will allow that toy to vibrate when the bullet is inserted. The bullet vibrator is generally used for external use but may also be inserted if you choose. The ones with a wire attached to a hand held battery pack would be the best type for insertion. The battery pack has a small wheel on it that will increase or decrease the power of the vibration when turned up or down.
There is also a Double Bullet as well as a Triple Bullet Vibrator option. This is fun to use with a partner where both people want to be stimulated. You can insert one bullet and use the other for external stimulation. You can insert one bullet into yourself and one into your partner. This is the fun of toys in general, it’s very important to use your imagination and allow yourself to explore what sensitivities work best for you and your partner. You may want to insert one of the bullets into a toy like a dildo and then insert that into yourself and use the other bullet for external stimulation. Having a partner with you can allow for a lot of fun and more hands to work with here. The double bullets are generally attached to the same power pack. Some have separate controls for each bullet and some are on the same controller so both bullets vibrate at the same level.
There are also Wireless Bullets, which usually have a little push button on the end and the batteries inside of the bullet itself. Some are multi speed in that you push the button several times to get different speeds or types of vibration. This is a small, portable, discreet toy that has opened up many options for use on its own or to create vibration when inserted into another toy.
Basic Multi-Speed Vibrator is a vibrator you probably picture first when thinking of a vibrator. It’s long and narrow with a curved tip. They come in many assorted colors and textures from velvety smooth to shiny chrome looking and everything in between. They have a wheel or a button on the bottom that allows you to change the speed or vibration. It’s a basic multi-speed vibrator that can offer many or a few different types of stimulation and power levels. You can use this type of vibrator internally or externally alone or with a partner.
Hitachi Magic Wand electric vibrator is one of the original and most popular vibrators on the market. Also makes for a great back massager or anywhere else on your body with muscle aches and pains. The Hitachi Magic Wand has a strong motor with a soft bulb on the end. It is intended for external use such as to stimulate the clitoris. There are several similar versions of this item that may vary in speed and intensity. You can purchase several different types of “sleeves” for the Magic Wand style vibrator to allow for internal stimulation including vaginal and g-spot stimulation or to ad texture for the external experience. This vibrator is a more expensive item, however, the fact that it is powered electronically by plugging it into a wall socket instead of using batteries will allow it to hold a stronger vibration without weakening due to battery strength. This piece is an investment and well worth it, which is why it’s so popular.
G-Spot Vibrators are curved at the end and designed for insertion to stimulate the g-spot. The g-spot is a spongy tissue that surrounds the urethra, generally found about 2 inches inside the vagina towards the navel, which is why these toys are curved at the end. There are thick ones, thin ones, long ones, short ones, soft ones, hard ones available in all different colors and textures and a full variety of functions. Some come with a clitoral stimulator as well. The most popular g-spot vibrator on the market right now is also a very good beginner g-spot toy. It’s the Butterfly Kiss and has been known to help many women find their g-spot and experience this incredible sensation. It takes a bit of practice to find the perfect spot, pressure and type of stimulation for you but once you do it’s an amazing way to ad pleasure with yourself and your partner.
A finger vibrator is designed to wrap around a person’s finger to ad the stimulation of vibration to the ends of your fingertips to enhance where ever you may touch someone, or yourself. They come in many different styles and materials. Some of them have a visible and removable wireless bullet with a sleeve over it that has a strap for your finger to wear it. Others have the finger strap built right into the vibrator. There are some with rabbit ears at the end, others with waves or bumps and other shapes, which will provide different sensation for the user. These feel great on your scalp, neck, back and shoulders as well as anyplace you would touch intimately. Generally used for external use.
The Rabbit Vibrator is a multi speed, multi function “personality vibrator” that offers vaginal stimulation and clitoral stimulation. Inserting the shaft, which often times has rotating beads to stimulate the vaginal entrance in the first 2 inches where the nerve endings most enjoy the feeling of stimulation. The “rabbit” portion of this toy is extended from the side of the shaft, positioned about 2” down from the tip to allow for proper positioning to stimulate the clitoris at the same time as inserting the shaft into the vagina. This toy offers a 1-2 punch for the ladies. Feeling the fullness of the vagina along with the stimulating rotating beads at the labia and the clitoral vibration can allow for a multiple orgasm. This is an advanced toy and it comes in many varieties so don’t be intimidated to try it. It is best to start with less expensive option such as “The Original Jack Rabbit” or something similar to get the hang of how this feels for you. Once you get use to the functionality of the multiple functions you can find one that offers many other speeds and vibration options. There are literally 100’s of ways to enjoy each toy like this. On top of that, each type of rabbit style vibrator can offer a whole new experience. It’s a classic “must have” for most women.
Remote Control Vibrators are a hands free way to have some fun. Originally presented as a bullet to be inserted vaginally and worn out in a public place. The wearer’s partner holding the control from across the room, approximately 25 feet or less. When the person with the controller hits the button the vibrating egg being worn buzzes and surprises the person wearing it! You can see the fun and excitement involved with this concept. The next generation is the remote control panty. Basically a remote control egg inserted into the crotch of a woman’s panty. Designed for clitoral stimulation versus having the bullet inserted which some people prefer instead. It has evolved into many different shapes and sizes of eggs as well as a few regular shaped smaller vibrators. The remote control feature allows for hands-free fun during normal sexual encounter with a partner and for each partner to switch off on controlling the intensity or speed of the vibrator without any wires getting in the way. Technology has come a long way and provides us with many fun options in return.
Luxury Vibrators are a newer category that has appeared on the market within the past few years. They are discreet in shape with ergonomics in mind for healthy and comfortable control while using them. They too come in all sorts of shapes and sizes with different functionality. Generally made from a high quality silicone coating and most but not all are also rechargeable with a plug in adaptor. They come in very discreet storage boxes and are built to satisfy as well as last a long time. You will be paying more for this type of vibrator but remember the rule for adult toys, you do get what you pay for. A few of the more popular brands are Vanity by Jopen, Lelo, Vida and Extase.
There are no rules or guidelines on how to use a vibrator. There are so many shapes and sizes and colors and materials available, most of which have a certain stimulation point in mind but none of which are meant exclusively for any one type of use. Part of the fun of using a vibrator or massager is to allow your imagination to run free and let your inhibitions go with it. Enjoy the wonderful, sensual feeling of touching your skin in and feeling your nerve endings tingle with delight anyplace you can think of. Such as your neck, back, shoulders, legs, and other intimate locations on your body. Exploring your body with this type of sensitivity is a healthy part of life for you to enjoy. Visit following pages to learn more about History of Vibrators or to get answers to Questions About Vibrators you can read our Guide to Sex Toys.