There are numerous alternatives accessible in the realm of vibrators. Before you make your first (or second, or third) buy, consider and comprehend the following a few things. As with individuals, sex toys come in a variety of sizes and shapes. Ask yourself how or, more significantly, where you would like to use your toy before buying it. The following are the primary types of vibrators in use today:
Vibes known as “bullets” often have a length of between one and three inches and resemble bullets. Even though the overall design hasn’t changed much, they definitely do the job. This toy might be beneficial for those who are only looking for clitoral stimulation. They are unobtrusive because of their small (some even come in sneaky packaging to look like a lipstick). They are portable and can be thrown into a handbag, dresser drawer, or overnight bag for orgasms while on-the-go. They can be used alone or with a partner.
These vibrations are longer than a typical bullet and are between 4 and 7 inches in length. These are generally used for internal stimulation, but if you have any mobility or dexterity limitations, you can also use them externally. These are normally smooth and tend to be on the thinner side.
G-spot massagers are designed for internal use, much like a stick vibe. The majority will have an egg-shaped bulb on the end of a thin, straight shaft. Once entered, this bulb will massage the g-spot, which is around 2-3 inches within the vaginal entrance. The g-spot is connected to the clitoral network, thus stimulation there can cause a strong orgasm.
You remember those “back massagers” from late-night TV commercials? One of the most potent toys at the time was designed in that manner. Wand-shaped toys have a head that vibrates and a shaft that you may move that resembles a microphone. The original model that plugs into the wall is going to be your best option if you want a lot of power. But now that technology has advanced, these also have rechargeable versions. These vibrate at a frequency that produces a deeper, rumbling sensation meant to stimulate the outside environment (though you can get attachments for internal stimulation if you are looking to really rock your world).
This classic toy has been a go-to for folks for decades, for those of us old enough to remember Sex and the City. The greatest features of both a stick and a bullet are merged in this toy. The majority of people frequently conjure images of rabbits when they first consider purchasing a toy for themselves. Try to keep that in mind while shopping since they come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and functions.
These fall into the sex toy industry’s “other” category. Although they can, dildos don’t always vibrate. However, for the purposes of this essay, dildos are often between 4 and 12 inches long and frequently resemble penises. Those that don’t resemble penises will be thicker than a stick vibe and have more subtle shape variations. The vibration speeds and patterns vary from toy to toy, and they frequently feature a suction cup base that can be used for riding or in a harness for partner play.
Details of the Features and Functions
Consequently, this is where things may become interesting. With technological improvements, vibrators now have more settings than just low, medium, and high. To push you over the edge, they now provide pulsating, staccato, and a variety of dots and dashes. Not only are there various vibration patterns to consider, but some toys also include features like sucking, warming, thrusting, moving beads that go up, down, and around, as well as thumping, wriggling, and spinning.
As I’ve already said, sex toys come in many shapes and sizes, just like individuals. Some will be small, while others will be, um, pretty enormous. Along with length, girth is a factor to take into account while buying toys. If you’ve never used a toy before or have only ever had a finger (or nothing) inserted, you might not feel as at ease using a large or long toy. When thinking about your toy purchase, it’s crucial to take into account your level of comfort.
Another factor to consider is toy material. Toys are not subject to any federal regulations, although the sector manages to self-regulate quite well. Nevertheless, not all toys are completely safe for the body or allergen-free.
Check out our blog post “Dildos 101” to discover more about the various materials used to produce vibrators and dildos.
The days when pink and purple were the only colors available are long gone! Nowadays, toys are available in every color under the sun, from flesh tones to neon green and orange. While there are still a lot of pink and purple colors available, your options are much greater now.
Additional considerations: Storage
Where will you store your brand-new best pal? Do your children pry into your belongings? Do you have a convenient spot to store it if you intend to use it largely in bed? Where is the closest outlet if you want a plug-in wand?
Always remember to store and clean with hygiene in mind. Visit our blog post “How To Clean and Store Your Sex Toys Properly” to learn more about maintaining the cleanliness of your toys.
Do you have thin walls and nosy housemates or do you live alone where noise isn’t an issue? Do you want to have one final orgasm before going to bed but don’t want to disturb your partner?
Will a 60-pound sex machine that has complete range of motion and thrusting action take up an entire room in your home, regardless of how much fun it might be? Is that an issue if it is? Do you prefer general-purpose toys or ones designed specifically for each use? Is your toy portable enough for you to carry along if you frequently travel?