We’ll be the first to admit that buying a vibrator can be tricky. It’s not the type of thing you can just take into a dressing room to try on. And if you could I think I’d be more concerned about their health and safety standards!! And what might seem “fantastic” for your friend: may not actually suit your needs what so ever! With seemingly unlimited combinations of variety and sizes, features and designs, picking the best one for you can be a challenge. The best way to start your journey is to think about how YOU want to use your vibrator?

Internal or External?

Are you after internal stimulation or external stimulation? Different style vibrators are designed to stimulate you in different ways. Some may focus on internal pleasures. Here you pay close attention to the shape and the movement of the toy. Don’t forget that some of those internal toys can feel like heaven being used against the clitoris too! Others just target the super-sensitive clitoris area – consider here if you would prefer a vibe from either a hard or squishy material. And for double the pleasure you can also find those styles that offer you stimulation both internally and externally at the same time. But always remember that with the use of a little imagination most vibrators can be used in many new creative ways… “A little buzz can go a long way”!!

Size Does Matter

In this case… size does matter. Well, most times. As we are all individuals so are our requirements. External stimulators can be large or small (it really just depends on the discretion you’re after in regards to the vibrator itself) its more internal where sizing can be more relevant. You don’t want your vibrator to be too uncomfortable for you. That can really put you off the whole experience not to mention also takes away all the fun.

Choosing the Right Material

Vibrators are now made from a wide range of materials, each with their own unique properties. Choice of material is largely based on personal preference. Although if you are aware of any sensitive skin allergies then Silicone is highly recommended. Silicone is a high end, non porous, soft material that is super easy to keep clean and as an added bonus adjusts to your body temperature when you use it. Its hypo-allergenic and the most hygienic sex toy vibrator material available. But always remember if you do have a silicone vibrator, be sure to NOT use a silicone lubricant with it. They react adversely with each other.

Rechargeable Vibrators

If you’re after more powerful you want to look at rechargeable styles. Expect to pay more but you get so much more value for money when it comes to these styles! There’s really nothing worse than your vibrator going flat at the most inopportune time and then batteries making themselves scarce when you’re trying to source them in every nook and cranny of the house. Rechargeable vibrators are convenient, reliable, powerful and usually made with higher quality materials compared to their battery counterparts. Not to mention so much more convenient when travelling.

The Need for Speed

Vibrators do exactly as their name suggests – vibrate. There are however a range of speeds and patterns that each vibrator is potentially capable of. Some will just have a very straight forward on/off function with no bells and whistles. Others may be multi-speed, allowing you far better control on allowing you to increase or decrease the intensity of the vibration so it suits your personal taste/mood at the time of using it. Multi-function vibrators have a range of speeds and functions (vibration patterns) that tickle and tease in an assortment of pulse and waves. This style is particularly great for a beginner as it allows you to explore your individual wants, likes and needs when it comes to vibrators.

Waterproof Vibrators

Have you ever thought of taking a “buzzing boyfriend” into the bath? A waterproof vibrator will make sure showers and baths will never be the same again. Cleaning a waterproof toy is much easier too; especially as you don’t have to be concerned about water getting into parts it shouldn’t!

Climax Faster

Whether you are on your own or with a partner, its common knowledge that a vibrator can help you reach climax faster. Not to mention it’s also FUN! So when you decide to purchase a vibrator, it should be a considered and thought out process, because when you invest in a sex toy, you’re also making an investment into your personal pleasure. This is something that a lot of people can take for granted. So taking the time to consider your individual wants and needs will go a long way – as no one wants to see a draw full of abandoned vibrators!