Guide To Buying Your First Vibrator July 22, 2015 22:43

If you haven't yet used a vibrator, then it's time to get acquainted! The first thing to realise is that owning a vibrator is completely normal. More than 50% of women admit to owning or having experience with vibrators. Believing that vibrators are taboo are a think of the past. It's completely normal to own one and be proactive towards achieving your personal satisfaction.

So now that you've decided to buy a vibrator. Where do you start? With the plethora of vibrators available you may find yourself overwhelmed with choice. It's a good idea to narrow down to the right one for you by considering these factors:

What Kind Of Stimulation Do You Like

You may or may not know what types of sensation feels best to your body, the best and most fun way to discover and confirm this is with masturbation! If you’re not a regular masturbator, try to get a sense of what you like by touching yourself. Do you like focusing on your clitoris? Do you like having a few fingers inside of yourself? Do you like G-spot stimulation? There is no right or wrong answer here, it all comes down to personal preference.

At first glance, phallic shaped vibrators appeal the most perhaps due to familiarity. However penis shaped vibrators may not be the best option! Only 30 percent of women can orgasm from penetration alone. 70% of women orgasm from direct clitoral stimulation - keeping this in mind, vibrators such as rabbit vibrators which focus on clitoral stimulation as well as penetration may be more appropriate. For those who prefer G-spot stimulation, there are G-spot vibrators which have a slight upward curvature to position the tip to stimulate your G-spot.

Once again, every individual is unique and you will only find your stimulation through experimentation. Get masturbating!

Solo Or With Your Partner

Guess what? Vibrators are not exclusively for solo play. A vibrator can be operated for you by your partner or the use of couples vibrators are also common practice. Before introducing vibrator play with your partner, it is recommended to start solo. This way you can familiarise yourself with how to orient the vibrator for maximum pleasure, how intense it vibrates and what functions it has to offer. 

If you decide you want to introduce vibrator play with your partner don't spring it on them out of the blue. Find a relaxed moment such as when you're both cuddling to bring it up. Honesty and communication is key. Tell your partner you want to include vibrator play to enhance your already pleasurable experience with them. Try to avoid causing doubt in your partners sexual prowess. Each partner should be clear with where their sexual boundaries lie, no one should be coerced into doing something they aren't comfortable with. It is important to continue communicating during couples vibrator play, compliment your partner on their techniques that feel good. Remember they can't read your mind!

Size Matters

Now there are a few physical attributes you will need to consider:

  • Overall Size - portability and discreetness such as with bullet and egg vibrators 
  • Shaft length
  • Girth
  • Textures - e.g. ribbed, natural veins, etc.

The biggest is not always the best option. A vibrator too long can cause pain as can a vibrator too thick. If you are unsure on what size or length is optimal, experiment with your fingers e.g. to find that sweet spot you can emulate the thickness of the vibrator by using multiple fingers. Get creative! it is not uncommon for women to use vegetables such as carrots and cucumbers to elicit stimulation.

Material

There are some other miscellaneous features you will need to consider as well. These include what material the vibrator is made of. Keep in mind silicone does not conduct vibrations as well as plastic or glass however this might not be an issue for you if you don't need such strong vibrations and prefer the feel of silicone. Generally for your first vibrator it is recommended to stay away from jelly material. Hard plastic and silicone are hypoallergenic, easier to clean and disinfect and also more durable. If you have a latex sensitivity or allergy always check whether a potential jelly vibrator contains latex.

Knick Knacks

Vibrators come as battery operated or corded. Cordless vibrators are generally easier to manoeuvre and are less likely to create that atmosphere of artificial stimulation - no one likes to have a tangled cord in the midst of climaxing. If opting for a cordless vibrator, consider how long the batteries last and how many you need. If you prefer to take your vibrator with you to the shower or for a relaxing candlelit bath you will be pleased to find there are waterproof vibrators available to you. Last but not least, if you don't find the vibrator visually appealing then it's not going to be able to do it's job properly, don't be afraid to shop around for the right design or colour!

So that's a rundown for buying your first vibrator. When in doubt, don't forget to experiment! (or just shoot us an email at info@privateplayground.com.au). 

Happy Hunting!