First Vibrator Options

sexy-woman-reading-book-horizFor those of you who have yet to purchase your first vibrator, you should be aware of three key factors prior to selection. Read through these tips, and keep them in mind when you are surfing through the sea of incredible vibes. It’s time to buy sex toys that are right for you!

Your First Vibrator: The Size

With all vibrators, and especially when buying your first vibrator online, looks can be deceiving.

  • The length of a toy should be described in two ways – the total length and if it is a penetrating toy, the insertable length. A vibrator that might otherwise be 8 inches long, may only have 5 inches of First Vibrator Options Sizesinsertable length!

  • The girth of your first vibrator also has two measurements – the diameter and circumference), which can yield dramatically different results, depending on which measurement is being used.

  • For example, on a pizza the diameter is the distance from one crust to the crust on the opposite side of the pizza. The circumference, however, is the distance from one point on the crust, all the way around the pizza. If you forget which one is which, you may buy sex toys that are tiny, or HUGE!

Your First Vibrator: The Materials

  • No matter what your preference, always choose to buy sex toys that are 100% toxin and phthalate free. Toxins like phthalates can cause undesirable reactions like burning, itching, etc. Body safety is #1 for your first vibrator (and second, and third)!

  • The three main vibrator materials are plastics, rubbers, and silicone. They can be velvety soft to the touch, hard and smooth, plush and pliable, or be blended for more of a realistic feel. You may also want to explore metal or glass as an option!

  • Harder plastic vibrators tend to transmit stronger vibrations than soft jelly or rubber vibrators. That doesn’t mean you won’t find some very strong jelly vibrators, it just means that if you like stronger vibes, you may first want to buy sex toys made of harder plastics!First Vibrator Options Materials

  • Silicone, glass, metal, acrylics, and hard plastics tend to be the easiest material to clean and some of the safest materials to use, as they are non-porous. They can be cleaned with a gentle soap and water combination and are great for your first vibrator choice!

  • Know which lubes are compatible with which materials. Contrary to what you may think, using a silicone lube on a silicone toy will break down the material of toy.

  • Petroleum-based lubricant shouldn’t be used with rubber toys, either. If there’s ever a question, use a water-based lubricant!

Your First Vibrator: The Speeds and Functions

  • There is a difference between multi-function and multi-speed! Multi-speed is usually three or more distinct levels of vibration speed or intensity.

  • You will find some with one speed, two speeds, three speeds, and so on. They may have distinct speed settings (push-button or remote) or may have a dial for a sliding, graduating speed control.First Vibrator Options Speedometer

  • Multi-function vibrators have various settings for different styles or patterns of vibration. Usually they are categorized as vibration, pulsation, and escalation.

  • Some dual purpose vibrators, like rabbits, may also have various head or shaft rotation settings, or multiple vibrating bullets that operate independently.

  • If you choose a rabbit as your first vibrator, they tend to have rotating metal or plastic beads (sometimes called pearls) in the shaft that can also be adjusted with speed controls.

  • Some multi-functional vibrators also include a thrusting function, where a motor spins within the vibrator, pushing a plunger up the shaft, and allowing the toy an inch or so of thrusting capability. Thrusting is often adjustable with speed controls as well.

Your First Vibrator: Extra Tips:

  • Keep an eye out for what batteries your first vibrator takes, some use standard AA or AAA while others need smaller watch batteries to function.

  • You don’t have to break the bank in order to buy sex toys that are quality products! There are high-end luxury brands like Lelo and Jimmy Jane.  However, finding your first vibrator in an appropriate price range is definitely doable.

But most of all, have fun!

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