Your First Vibrator


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Female Orgasm If you're new to the world of vibrators and other sex toys, the variety can be completely overwhelming. There are so many different designs, shapes, sizes and colors (and oh yes, prices) that you can be scared away easily.

Never fear. This guide will show you how to select and maintain your first vibrator.

Selecting your first vibrator

Before starting to make this decision, first read Types of vibrators to get the basics. Now remember, you have to consider your purchase carefully. Vibrators and other sex toys are (for good reason) non-refundable purchases. Considering that some are extremely expensive, a little research pays dividends.

Most women start with an external non-insertable type of vibrator. These come in several shapes and sizes, but here are our recommendations:

Pocket Rocket Grade: A

This tiny little toy sends thousands of women into orbit every year. Small enough to be slipped into a pocket or handbag, yet powerful enough to stimulate big orgasms. This classic needs only one AA battery.

If this is your first vibrator you may be a little surprised by how loud it is considering the size. Some of the bigger vibrators can sound like lawn mowers.

Wahl 7-in-1 Grade: A

An electric, plug-into-the-wall type vibrator. Very quiet, provides a focused buzzing sensation. Has two different speeds and comes with seven attachments. Penetration attachments are available.

A very good entry level vibrator. Much harder to put away than most because of its size (6 ½" plus cord) and not as portable as the Pocket Rocket. Still, another classic design that has endured for years.

Cyber Flicker Grade: B

An egg-type vibrator, the Cyber Flicker is covered with a new material called cyberskin. Cyberskin is used to make a lot of sex toys these days because it feels uncannily like human skin. Unfortunately, cyberskin takes a little more care than silicone or hard plastic toys.

The Cyber Flicker has a soft, flexible tip that provides a great sensation no matter where you place it. It may not look sexy, but it's a whole lot of fun.

 

Other women are ready to go straight for insertable vibrators. These come in traditional classical shapes as well as realistic versions. Insertable vibrators can of course be used on the clitoris as well.

Slimline Grade: B+

A classic, straightforward design crafted in easy-to-clean hard plastic. Much more obviously a sex toy for those of you concerned with discretion. Uses two C batteries. Dimensions are 8" long by 1.25" thick.

Blueberry Buzz Grade: A-

An interesting design, but what really shines about the Blueberry Buzz is that it's waterproof. Take a bath with a friend! Submerging the vibrator reduces the noise level. Variable speed.

Takes 2 AA batteries. Six inches long, one inch in width.

Gigolo Grade: A-

Slightly futuristic in shape but you won't notice once it's turned on. The Gigolo is crafted of firm, flexible silicon. Easy-to-manipulate controls on the bottom allow you to change speeds even in the throes of ecstasy.

Takes two AA batteries, 6" long by 1.75" wide.

 

Dual-action vibes are extremely popular, especially among women who want it all.

Rabbit Habit Grade: A++

Though expensive, it's worth every penny. The Rabbit Habbit stimulates the clitoris, while the beads in the shaft dance around near the sensitive vaginal opening. Variable speeds and velvety Vibratex material make this the perfect vibrator for just about everybody. Requires three AA batteries.

 

Vibrator care

Now that you have your first vibrator, here are some cleaning and maintenance tips to keep it in good working order.

Some websites recommend popping your vibrator in the dishwasher. While that's okay for most dildos, vibrators should never be boiled or put in the dishwasher (unless waterproof) because water can ruin the vibrating mechanism.

Clean by washing with anti-bacterial soap and water.

Never use silicone lube. This will react with the silicone surface of the vibrator and cause it to melt. If you insist on using silicone lube, put a condom over your vibrator.

This material has a longer life span than most others used to make vibrators.

Porous and therefore difficult to clean.

Don't use silicone lube – it has the same effects as above.

Phthalates, chemical softening agents, are used in much of this material. These may be hazardous to your health, so use a condom when vaginally inserting them.

Clean by washing with anti-bacterial soap and water.

Use any kind of lube you like.

 

A word about vibrator batteries:

If you remove the batteries from your vibrator between sessions, both the batteries and the vibrator will last longer.

That's all there is to it. Enjoy your first vibrator!