Tips For Buying A Vibrator

11 Jan

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Shopping for a vibrator these days couldn’t be easier! The internet hold endless options for you, there are many adult shops all over the country (unless you are Alabama), and now you can even find vibrators in main stream grocery stores. Whether you are looking to buy your first vibrator or are a seasoned professional, here are some things to consider when looking for your latest sex accessory.

Size and Power

Are you looking for something that is compact and discrete or are you looking for something that has all of the bells and whistles? Do you want one that is phallic shaped or something more contemporary? Just like snowflakes, vibrators come in all shapes and sizes. Also, size is not directly correlated with vibration power. If you can, test out the vibration strength and see if it’s right for you. Sexologist tip – try the vibe on the tip of your nose to really get an idea of how it will feel down below.

Energy

How does your toy get its buzz? There are many power options for vibrators these days. Some are powered by batteries. Some are rechargeable. Some need to be plugged in, and there are even ones that are solar! Find out which one is right for you. With a corded vibrator, there is not doubt that you will have power, but it may limit your options due to the cord length. Those that are powered by batteries or rechargeable are more mobile, but if you let the battery die down, you may literally have a buzz kill.

Noise

Does it sound like you are making a smoothie or is it whisper soft? Different vibrators have different levels of loudness. Again, turn it on and try it out if you can. If sound doesn’t matter to you, the sky is the limit! If you have roommates, children, or don’t want to wake the neighbors, maybe a quieter vibe is for you. Decide what level is right for you so that you don’t get distracted from the task at hand.

Material

What is the vibrator made of? There are lots of materials on the market that are made from low quality rubbers and plastics. Read the box and look for toys that are phthalate free. Phthalates are used in soft plastics and are associated with health risks. Do you want a more realistic skin feeling vibrator, a funky textured feel, or a smooth sleek surface? Different materials come with different types of smells and keep in mind different materials require different cleaning techniques too. Also, will your toy need to be latex compatible? What about lubricants? Oil and silicone can damage the surface of your toy and that isn’t good. Be discerning.

Price

How much are you looking to spend on your sex accessory? There are price points ranging from a few dollars to a few thousand dollars. Keep in mind that price isn’t necessarily an indication of the vibrators quality. Weigh your options on what you want in a toy and see where that lands you on the price continuum.

Below I’ve shared a wide range of vibrators from five of my favorite companies. So now that you know my go-to tips, happy shopping! And when it comes to sex, everything is OK here.

Great Vibes For You

FingO Glow from Screaming O

iVibe Pocket Rocket from Doc Johnson

Vr9 Vanity from Jopen

The Thrill from We-Vibe

Classic Duckie from Big Teaze Toys

One Response to “Tips For Buying A Vibrator”

  1. Alice Johannes July 15, 2013 at 9:38 pm #

    Very cool post! I think newbies will find this very helpful when thinking about buying that first new vibrator! One thing I might want to suggest is to consider if it is waterproof or not. Some gals like to use a vibrator while taking a relaxing bath or in the shower. But be careful, some vibrators are not designed to be waterproof!
    Thanks for post 🙂

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