FAQ: What You Need to Know About Vibrators
What kinds of vibrators are there?
Vibrators come in all shapes and sizes. Some provide internal pleasure, while others are for external use. Some are quiet, small, and discreet and others are powerful, rumbly, and large. You can choose from rabbit vibrators, g-spot vibrators, body massagers, bullet vibrators, finger vibrators, palm massagers, and more!
How do I clean my vibrator?
Most vibrators can be easily cleaned with soap and warm water or with a sex toy cleaner. The important thing to remember is not to submerge your vibrator in water unless the instructions say you can. If the battery or power-source gets wet, your vibrator could be ruined.
Should I use lube with my vibrator?
Lube is always a good idea, even with a vibrator. For g-spot and rabbit vibrators, lube makes penetration easier and more comfortable. But even your clitoral vibrators feel better with lubricant. It helps your toy move across your body easier and feel more comfortable. Use a water-based lubricant for most vibrators unless the instructions say it’s safe to use silicone lube.
Can I use a vibrator during sex or is it only for masturbation?
Vibrators can be enjoyed during any kind of sex you want to have. Many people use them during masturbation, but a lot of people, especially women, really enjoy vibrators during penetrative sex. Not everyone gets off when the peen meets the vageen. If you need clitoral stimulation to climax, there’s no shame in grabbing a vibrator while you and your partner do the deed together.
I tried a vibrator and it didn’t get me off. Does that mean vibrators don’t work on me?
Not every sex toy is right for every single person. Sometimes you have to try different vibrators to find what feels right to you. The first step to find the right one for you a little faster is to masturbate with your hand first. What kind of stimulation do you really enjoy: G-spot, clitoral, or something else? Do you like it fast or slow, gentle or rough? With that information, look for a vibrator that can give you that kind of feeling and pleasure.
My partner never gets off when we have sex. Should I buy them a vibrator?
There are a lot of reasons why someone might not orgasm during sex. Talk to your partner first to find out what they think. Ask them if they want a vibrator, and offer to help buy it and shop with them. For a lot of people, a vibrator can add the extra sensation and pleasure they need to get off. And good for you for thinking of your partner’s pleasure!
My partner and I are in a long-distance relationship. Are there vibrators we can use?
The technology in vibrators has come a long way in the past several years, and people in long-distance relationships (LDRs) have more sex toy options than ever before. A few favorite brands giving people ways to play from across the miles include We-Vibe, Kiiroo, OhMiBod, and MysteryVibe. But look for any vibrator that works with a smartphone app, and it’ll probably be perfect for your LDR.
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