Different Types of Vibrators Beginner’s Guide

Types of Vibrators

Do you want to know which vibrator to choose for better and more fulfilling sex life, or  you are into the new toys with all those different technologies, shapes and forms, speeds and intensities?

Vibrators are here to stay and bring more playfulness and pleasure to you sex life and take you to another realm of orgasms, both solo or for couple’s play, no matter your gender or sexual orientation.

Here we can guide you with the basics so you can start with the options that suits your sexual needs.

Vibin’ With Vibes

Not all vibrating toys are made the same. There are thousands of vibrators to choose from each one offering something unique for every user. These toys can be made of metal, plastic or silicone just to name a few. Some styles have remotes (both wired and wireless) for easy and convenient use. Some are battery operated while others are rechargeable. Not sure where to start? No problem! Here’s the insider scoop of these vibrating wonders.​

Let’s start with Types of Vibrators​

There are basically two different kinds of vibration types when it comes to sex toys. There is a high-pitch buzzy vibration, and a low-pitch deep rumbly vibration. And while some people are able to be stimulated by both, some people will find that they have a strong preference for one or the other. 

Any vibrator can be used anally as long as it has a flared base (without a base, without a trace!), though there is an entire category of vibrators dedicated solely for anal use. These range from handheld prostate massagers (typically with a curved tip) to anal plugs equipped with a bullet vibrator at the base, and the one thing they have in common is their wide base. It’s generally recommended to opt for premium non-porous materials, like platinum silicone, when choosing an anal vibrator. Keep in mind that it’s not recommended to use silicone lube with silicone toys. Instead, try a thick gel formula water-based lubricant to feel what all the buzz is about.

Clitoral vibrators come in a variety of shapes and sizes and are intended for clitoral stimulation, either direct or more of a surround-sound sensation. There are many faces to these vibrators: some emulate the sensation of cunnilingus (licking or sucking) while others have textured tips or attachments for a variety of sensations and intensities. 

There are bullets and egg types of vibrators that are small but very mighty. These are perfect for holding against the clitoris during intercourse without getting in the way. 

For those who prefer more power in their vibrators, wand-style massagers are a great buy. Typically marketed as “muscle massagers,” these large handheld massagers typically have a large bulbous head with a wide surface area, made for external use only. Want to enjoy the intense power internally? The bulbous head can accommodate several different attachments, including smaller curved extensions for anal play or multiple insertion/stimulation points for simultaneous clitoral/vaginal pleasure or even emulate the sensation of double penetration. 

Choose from plug-in corded options (steady, unfaltering power) or more wieldy cordless rechargeable options (just don’t forget to plug it in between uses!). Due to their power, the wand massagers can often cause desensitization. Use it with caution and try different speeds and intensity to find what is best for you.

Most (but not all) people with vaginas have what’s known as the G-spot, a sensitive area behind the anterior wall (belly side up) of the vagina, often found by inserting a finger and curling it upward in a “come hither” motion. People often describe it as feeling ridged, like the shell of a walnut, and when aroused it protrudes a bit into the vagina. Not everyone has this sensitive area in their body, so if you try and don’t feel anything, that’s normal! And many people who DO have this area don’t actually enjoy having it touched – everyone’s unique and the only way to know. 

If you or a partner likes G-spot play, try it! G-spot vibrators are popular because they can provide firm, steady pressure or vibration against this sensitive spot and give our hands and fingers a rest (and leave them available for other fun stuff). They typically are curved upward (like that “come hither” finger shape) for easier contact and available in a variety of materials, from silicone to firm ABS plastic, depending on the desired sensation. Some people can ejaculate from steady G-spot massage and opt for firmer materials.

A Rabbit Vibrator is a dual-stimulation toy, usually featuring a phallic insertable shaft equipped with a clitoral vibrator that can be enjoyed separately or simultaneously. The famous “rabbit” descriptor comes from the signature bunny-ear-like clitoral ticklers that many original dual-stimulation vibrators featured, but most modern rabbit vibes no longer utilize these bunny-like features. The shaft can feature a variety of functions, from steady vibration to twirling, rotating, thrusting, or even curling upwards against the G-spot.

The clitoral stimulator also comes with features, including steady vibration or pulsation, suction, or rotation. When used at the same time, users tend to have fast and powerful orgasms with minimal effort, which is why they’re so popular. Dual-stim vibrators come in different shapes and lengths and are one size fits most, so it’s possible it may take a few tries to find the dual-stim massager that fits and feels the best. 

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