Buying A Vibrator

Buying A Vibrator

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When you buy sex toys, especially the first time to venture online or to a high street shop to purchase a pleasure object you are entering unknown territory. You don’t know what’s available to buy and you may not be aware of what your body will respond to. We can only advise and tell you what works for us but our advice on buying a vibrator is based on ten years of experience testing and using vibrators from dozens of manufacturers.

Buying A Vibrator

Firstly play safe with materials.

If you’re considering buying a vibrator that contains phthalates don’t. Why? Well Phthalates have been linked to health problems, you can read more about it here. They tend to be the “Jelly” variety and have a strong smell. Not all jelly sex toys contain phthalates, those made from a group of materials called TPR have a slight smell when new which tends to disappear once they are unpacked and contain no phthalates – so you can have the fun transparent/translucent vibrator look without the phthalates.

Silicone and glass are also good materials as they are pretty inert and an excellent choice if you have sensitivities. And although steel sex toys are really beautiful, durable, easy to keep clean and great fun check for nickel content if you react to that.

Sorry if that sounded like a minefield to navigate when you’re buying a vibrator for you it does get better, honest!

  • Size: The best size for a vibrator depends on its use and what you are comfortable with. Start small for internal if you’re unsure how accommodating you are going to be and build up.
  • Lubrication: Pick a suitable lube for your vibrator. If in doubt use a good quality water based lube as silicone lubes can react with some silicone toys. And if you think you don’t need lubrication then think again. At certain times of the month and as you get older all women need lubrication, and even the most moist of maidens dries out eventually during a long play session. What could be worse than having a long session of self-pleasure interrupted because your river runs dry?
  • Batteries/Rechargeable: High quality vibes are increasingly rechargeable which means no scrabbling for batteries when the mood takes you. But that does mean that unlike battery powered vibrators where you can grab the AA’s from the TV remote if you’re in need of satisfaction with a rechargeable vibe you’ll just have to wait …
  • Shape: Different applications require different shapes. An anal vibrator is not the best vibrator when it comes to G Spot stimulation and vice versa.
  • What type of stimulation do you like? Do you prefer your clitoris to be stimulated or are you a G Spot kind of girl?

We hope all that helps and while it doesn’t answer the unanswerable question of “What is the best vibrator” it will give you some pointers to help you choose. And you could of course read all our vibrator reviews categorised on the sidebar of this site.