Choosing a Vibrator

Power

This will determine how powerful your toy will be. Battery powered toys can be very powerful, but not as powerful as a plug in the wall type toy.

Corded/Battery powered= Corded usually refers to a cord leading to a power box that houses batteries. Battery size for adult toys can range from cell or button batteries up to C’s. A good rule of thumb is the larger or higher amount of batteries equals a stronger vibration.

Plug in wall= Usually found in massagers, have intense vibrations with no power loss, constant vibration that never weakens like its battery operated counterparts.

Rechargeable= The most economical way to go. You’ll never have to buy batteries again! From USB to magnetic charging, rechargeable toys usually have a longer life. In most cases, this also makes the toy submergible as well as waterproof. (Make sure to give your new rechargeable toy a full charge before the first use. Please read manufactures notes, time amount varies)

Material

Silicone= The Cadillac of toy materials. A soft yet firm, silky, non-porous material that will not hold bacteria’s. Perfect for someone with allergies or sensitive skin, because silicone is hypo-allergenic. Maintains temperature when frozen or boiled. Toys made of silicone are more expensive than the following materials, but are very durable and when taken care of properly, they will last for years and years.

Glass= Similar to silicone, glass is a smooth, hard, non-porous material. Making it another material that’s hypo-allergenic and good for individuals with sensitivities or allergies. No need to worry about glass chipping or breaking with normal use. It’s also a great way to experiment with temperature play. Freeze it, boil it, and throw it in the dishwasher for cleaning.

Realistic= UR3, Cyber Skin, Real feel, all describe a material that is as close as possible to feeling like real flesh. Flexible, soft, life-like, and warms to skin tempature. These toys do take slightly more after care to protect the finish. After washing the toy with a toy cleaner, allow to dry, place a light dusting of “CYBERSKIN RENEWAL POWDER” to insure its texture.

ABS/Hard Plastic= Hard plastic which transmits the maximum vibration. Usually louder than the softer materials. It doesn’t seem like the ideal material but is perfect for external stimulation, prostate play and PC muscle strengthening.

Jelly/Soft/Elastomers= Soft and in most cases flexible, these toys are affordable, and usually pretty quiet.

Rubber= Firm to the touch, affordable and usually porous.

Type

G-Spot VibratorG-Spot= Perfect toy to locate and pinpoint your G-Spot. Varys in length and girth, tip is curved to hit the G-spot more effectively. Also, the curve can be useful for clitoral stimulation or prostate play.  Shop G-Spot Vibes

BulletBullets= Small compact vibe for external stimulation. Comes in a variety of shapes and sizes, as well as remote control, rechargeable, and will generally be small enough to use during intercourse without getting in the way of your partner, making it a perfect couples toy! Shop Bullets 

Rabbit Vibrator    Rabbits= Dual stimulation in one toy; internal stimulation as well as clitoral stimulation. This toy gained in popularity after being mentioned in an episode of SEX IN THE CITY. Usually featuring rotating or free moving beads, pearls, or discs – and offering multiple functions or patterns of vibration. Depending on brand, rabbit style vibes have multiple motors that can be used individually or together. Shop Rabbit Vibes

Classic VibratorClassic/Standard= Classic or original vibrators, this is a perfect choice for a newbie! Hard materials put of the strongest vibrations, since there is no material to absorb the vibration. These tend to be a bit louder but can be used externally as well as internally. Shop Classic Vibes