The Ultimate Guide To Buying Your First Vibrator

You’ve seen them in porn, all over social media, hidden in the back of the local novelty shop, in your parents’ side table and on TV. Multi-coloured and phallic, big or small... They’re vibrators, and they’re here to stay!

Since the late 1800s, vibrators have been used to help women ease all kinds of ailments such as aggression, lethargy, and hysteria. Science and technology have made enormous strides, and we now know vibrators aren’t just for ladies with outdated medical conditions... Vibrators are for people of ALL genders, orientations and identities! Whether you’re single, dating or married, these tantalizing tools are sure to add some extra oomph to your sex life!

With a vibe to suit every lifestyle, it’s never been easier to find this perfect starter toy, and we’ve made it even simpler with our Ultimate Guide To Buying Your First Vibrator. Come along with us while we break down the steps, provide tips and suggestions, and help you discover your very first rumbly toy!

What works for you might not work for me –

Not every vibrator is a one-size-fits-all. Some folks prefer them big, while some like them small. And for those who want it somewhere in the middle, a plethora of options exist to tempt and enthrall! There are plug-in wands, rechargeable rabbits, battery-operated ticklers and more. But before you get overwhelmed, let’s stack the contenders and explain the benefits of each.

Bullets/Eggs

Compact, cheap and easy to use—bullet and egg vibrators are perfect for a first-timer in the world of electronic pleasures. These little devils provide external stimulation concentrated on one sensitive area of the body, such as the labia, clitoris, frenulum [i] , testicles, perineum [ii], or the nipples. There are no rules for where they can go, but we warn against inserting them into places where they may get lost. So, save yourself the embarrassing trip to the ER and strictly use your bullets and eggs *outside* the body.

Pro-tip! If you’ve tried a bullet or egg, love the shape, but want that extra surge of power backed by a great warranty, try (insert we-vibe tango/jive/moxie + other rechargeable bullets/eggs

Classic Vibrators

Slender, sleek and ready to purr at the click of a button, people have enjoyed the simplicity of a classic-style vibrator for decades. Fitted with longer shafts, we can use classic vibrators for inner and outer stimulation. Angle them up to hit your G-spot or P-spot (defined in the Anal Vibrators section,) combine them with your favourite external stimulator for double the pleasure, hold them against your throat for an interesting oral-sex experience, use them on a partner when they’re under your control or bust one out when it’s time for a special self-care session. Without all the bells and whistles, the classic-style vibe is perfect for first-timers who want to explore their bodies with an all-purpose tool.

*Pro-tip! Remove the batteries from your vibrator when storing in a safe place. This prevents battery leakage and shorts resulting in the death of your favourite toy

G-Spot Vibrators

Like the classic style vibrators, a G-spot vibrator has an elongated shaft but with added features for the perfect internal stimulation. These vibes angle or curve upward and have larger tips to reach the G-spot, which is located approximately 1–2 inches inside the vagina on the top (think toward the belly button.) The old “in-and-out” motion might miss this sensitive spot, so practice locating the G-spot by inserting your finger or toy and making a “come-hither” motion. For somepeople, G-spot stimulation can lead to deeper, more satisfying full-body orgasms.

*Pro-tip! Having trouble finding the G-spot? Try a G-spot arousal serum to help stimulate and engorge the sensitive nerves for an easier location.

Rabbit Vibrators

The rabbit vibrator has an insertable shaft and an external clitoral stimulator all in one. The toy gets its name from the flickering “rabbit ears” that tickle and tease the clitoris. However, with modern design and evolving aesthetic taste, you can now find some rabbit vibrators with wider, fan-like, bulbous, flattened or suction clitoral stimulators—forgoing the original rabbit-style altogether. These toys are ideal for those who enjoy dual stimulation. Some rabbits even come packed with rotating beads to stimulate the opening of the vagina or anus. With thousands of designs available across an impressive array of manufacturers, finding the perfect rabbit vibrator to fit your body and style is easy!

*Pro-tip! Most rabbit vibrators contain two motors and the option to operate the shaft and external stimulator independently. That means hundreds of delicious combinations exist for you to explore.

Vibrating Wands

Originally marketed as muscle massagers, it’s easy to see why folks got curious about these powerful appliances, taking the pleasure downstairs for some earth-shattering stimulation. Wands are fantastic tools to work out aches and kinks, but we prefer to take our kinks elsewhere—the bedroom! A wand massager looks exactly how it sounds, with a long handle to get those hard-to-reach areas, and a large bulb head that vibrates with intense strength. You can use wands solo, or during intercourse, making them another multi-purpose titan of pleasure! Some brands even have different attachments in place of the bulb, transforming into a rabbit vibrator, anal toy,masturbator sleeve and more. Wands typically plug in to provide supreme power, but some brands have created rechargeable wands for a cordless, just as crazy experience.

*Pro-tip! Always unplug your wands after use to prevent electrical surges. Proper care of your wand can ensure years of endless pleasure.

Anal Vibrators

Anal toys come in a wide variety of styles and functions. The most unique feature of an anal vibrator is the flared base that anchors the toy and keeps it snugly in place. Whether it’s a prostate massager or butt plug, these toys stimulate the anus and prostate with ease. If you’re not sure which size is for you, we recommend starting by exploring your body using your fingers (or a partner’s!) Once you become comfortable with your lover’s body, it’s easier to decide on a size based on whether you prefer smaller or larger. The deep vibrations of an anal toy provide excellent stimulation of the prostate—a walnut-sized gland in the male body responsible for semen production and luxurious orgasms when properly explored. Like the female G-spot, the prostate, or “P-spot,” is located inside the anus toward the navel, reachable by the same come-hither motion we practice on the G-spot. Anal toys are suitable for all genders and sexual identities, so don’t be afraid to use the back door! Just be sure to lube up before you get down!

*Pro-tip! Worried about cleanliness? An anal douche can help you get nice and tidy before your adventures. Also, use a good quality water-based lube with your anal toys! If your toy is silicone, Avoid using silicone-based lubes, as the chemical reaction could cause deterioration of the soft material.

Written by: GG Hallows

Factoids

[i] - Thefrenulum is where the foreskin meets the underside of the penis. It looks like a small V just below the head and can be particularly sensitive to stimulation. Not to be confused with the frenulum found underneath the tongue.

[ii] The perineum is the space between the testicles and anus of a male, and between the vagina and anus of a female. You can achieve indirect stimulation of the prostate through the perineum or “taint”