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How to Choose a Vibrator

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by thepleasurechest

With so many buzzing, humming, and even rotating devices to choose from, what seems like a simple, sexy task can get a little intimidating. Whether you’re shopping for your first vibrator or in the market for something new, there are a few important questions you can ask yourself to help the process along.

Why should I get a vibrator?

Vibrators are fun! Most women find some kind of vibration pleasurable and many actually need that kind of steady stimulation to have an orgasm. That’s totally normal and ok. No, you won’t get addicted, but if you do find introducing a vibe into your sex life helps you get off, chances are your partner will be perfectly pleased as well.

What kind of vibrators are out there?

The amount of styles, speeds, and pulsations vibrators come in could create enough heavy breathing to power a small city for weeks.
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Clitoral Vibes
are vibrators specifically designed to be used externally. Pretty much any vibrator can be used on the clit, but many clitoral vibes aren’t meant to be inserted, like The Pleasure Chest Red Mini, a one-speed, water-resistant, portable classic. One of our most popular vibrators is the two-pronged Jimmyjane Form 2, which is rechargeable, ultra-powerful, and designed to rest on either side of the clit.
iconic smoothie
Slimline Vibes remain popular because they are a bit more versatile and most are fairly inexpensive. They usually have a twist dial or push button at the bottom to control the speed. The Jimmyjane Iconic Smoothie is the obvious choice, with its ultra-powerful motor and one-year warranty. The Je Joue Uma is a luxurious alternative, rechargeable and made of body-safe silicone.
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G-spot Vibes
are curved to access the g-spot. Lelo’s Gigi 2 continues to blow our minds and fly off our shelves due to the spot-on curvature, silky silicone cover, and the fact that it’s rechargeable. The fully water-submersible G-kii is covered in 100% silicone and has joints that lock in place to reach just the right spots.
rabbit habit double plus good
Rabbit-style Vibes first hopped into our hearts and top drawers courtesy of Charlotte on Sex and the City. These vibrators feature a rotating or vibrating shaft of some kind and an external clit stimulator. They’ve seen a million incarnations and copycats since, but Vibratex, the founders of the original Rabbit, with an updated classic Rabbit Habit and the amazing Sugar Pop, which features vibration and rotation patterns galore. The Fun Factory Amorino doesn’t rotate, but its ingenious band also stimulates the often-neglected clitoral legs, making it both unique and freaking awesome.
aneros vice
Anal Vibes vibrate on the delicate, sensitive nerves around the anus or on the prostate. Make sure that your toy has a base, so that it can’t possibly get pulled into your butt. We love the Aneros Vice, which doubles as a hands-free prostate massager, and the taint-tickling Naughty Boy.
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Couples’ Vibes can only be used with a partner. They literally explode when single people turn them on. Just kidding, anyone can use vibes geared toward couples, and likewise some couples prefer more traditional vibes. The more mainstream sex gets, though, the more thoughtful sex enhancers for couples come out on the market. The We-Vibe 4 is the hottest new item for two because it’s made of silicone, waterproof, rechargeable, and can actually be worn during sex. The Mio vibrating cockring from Je Joue is one of the only rechargeable vibrating rings on the market. It gives strong sensations – including multiple speeds and vibration patters – to both partners.
little chroma
Luxury Vibes often carry a pinky-out aesthetic, but the real benefit to most of these lies in the quality, body-safe materials they’re made of. Sure, Jimmyjane’s Little Chroma is a bit of an initial investment, but it’s nearly  silent, submersible in water, and boasts a stainless steel outer layer and replaceable motor. That’s more of a smart investment than splurge, if you ask us.
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Discreet Vibes had to be extremely slick to get into this category. Pick one of these if you have curious kids or roommates or travel a lot. There are the obvious hidden in plain sight vibrators, like the Kandi Kisses lipstick vibe and then there are those like the Lelo Mia, which is ultra-quiet and looks nothing like a sex toy, yet has multiple speeds and vibration patters.

How do I use my vibe?

The individual vibrator’s intended use, instructions, and your personal taste will guide you, but here’s a few tips: Experiment with the on/off, speed change, and pulsation functions before you get down to business. You can use your vibrator to tease your favorite spots like nipples, neck, and thighs. A drop or two of lube helps a clit vibe glide around nicely and is a must for inserting a g-spot vibrator, vibrating dildo, or anal vibe.

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