Choosing Your First Vibrator

Choosing Your First Vibrator

Choosing your first vibrator might seem a little bit daunting at first.

It shouldn’t be – but anyone choosing their first vibrator knows that it is. With literally hundreds of different vibrators available on the market (each of them with their own unique selling points), the adult toy marketplace can be difficult to navigate for a first-time buyer.

Choosing a good first vibrator doesn’t have to be difficult. Take a look at the following guide to get up to speed on the different options available to you, so that you can be clear and confident when you choose your first vibrator.

FIRST: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DILDO AND A VIBRATOR?

So, what’s the difference between a vibrator and a dildo? The difference it big - both are penis-shaped sex toys, but a vibrator is usually a battery powered or rechargeable device that uh.. vibrates.

Vibrators have come a long way since their beginnings in the Victorian era (although the actual inception of vibrators for sexual pleasure has been disputed). Today, vibrators are pretty darned sophisticated being used for both internal use as well as external clitoral stimulation. Ergonomic designs, high powered motors and an abundance of different shapes, attachments and sizes allow for all kinds of play.

The dildo is different. If you prefer penetration to stimulation (or perhaps you’d prefer a quieter, more discreet sex toy), then a dildo may suit your needs better. Unlike vibrators, dildos cannot move on their own and rely on the user to do the work.

SECOND: WHAT KIND OF VIBRATOR SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?

This is the part where choosing your first vibrator might become a little bit tricky. As stated, the vibrator has come a long way since its humble beginnings and the market is literally flooded with different shapes, types, sizes and designs.

On the face of it, this diverse array of variations to choose from is a great thing. There’s a device out there to suit pretty much everyone. The only problem is, it’s not always easy to choose the one that is right for you.

But fear not!

Here’s a quick rundown of some of the different types of vibrators that we think are perfect for the first-time buyer:

VIBRATING EGGS AND BULLET VIBRATORS

Eggs and bullets are generally small, compact devices that are powerful despite their petite size. They are great for first-time buyers due to the fact that they are usually fairly affordable, and are relatively simple to use.

We recommend Minds of Love Omoro Eqg for the first time buyer. It is whisper quiet (for nice and discreet play sessions), affordable, and small in size, so it’s perfectly comfortable for those wanting to take the leap into the world of vibes. 

MAGIC WAND MASSAGERS

Massage wands are usually used for both body massage and clitoral or nipple stimulation. They are generally microphone shaped, with a smooth vibrating head which is used to run over different parts of the body for external stimulation.

We recommend the Swan Mini Wand for the first-time buyer. It’s waterproof with easy and simple operation, as the buttons are placed within easy reach on the plastic handle, allowing you to explore the different vibrational settings at your own leisure.

RABBIT VIBRATORS

Rabbit vibrators give you the pleasure of penetration, whilst also providing clitoral stimulation. The vibrator gets its name from the vibrating clitoral stimulator, which is usually shaped like a pair of rabbit ears that vibrate at either side of the clitoris while the shaft is inserted inside.

For the first-time rabbit buyer, we recommend the LoveHoney Happy Rabbit Mini. It’s petite insertable length means that it’s comfortable and not too challenging for the first-timer, while the powerful vibration of both the shaft and the rabbit ear tip allows for delicious blended orgasms. And it’s affordable so if rabbit vibes aren’t for you, then you haven’t spent too much trying to find out.

CLITORAL VIBRATORS & STIMULATORS

Clitoral vibrators are great for beginners as they are not intrusive and often on the petite size. We are lucky that we now have clitoral stimulators as well and these use a kind of air technology. So you aren’t pressing against your clitoris, it is kind of being sucked. As most women can orgasm via clitoral stimulation they are also a pretty safe bet that they will work for you. The Womanizer Starlet 2  is a great starting point – it is nearly guaranteed to make you orgasm in five minutes! And if you like it you can move up to the Rolls Royce of clitoral stimulators, the Womanizer Premium.

A FINAL NOTE: SIZE DOES MATTER

Sometimes it’s hard to gauge what size vibrator is best for you. Try performing a finger test to gauge what size would be comfortable for you, by holding up the number of fingers you can comfortably insert inside yourself against the largest part of the vibrator.

Another thing to remember is to read the dimensions of the vibrator carefully, know the differences between insertable length and total length, and learn what the different sex toy sizes and dimensions mean.

For example, insertable length and total length are two completely different measurements, and should not be confused. The insertable length of the vibrator refers to the actual length of the toy that can be inserted inside, while the total length refers to the length of the toy as a whole (including the base, or in some cases the control panel).

In conclusion, purchasing your first vibrator doesn’t have to be a headache. Get familiar with what’s on the market, know your dimensions and opt for something simple that suits your specific needs.  Browse Vibrators Now