A Buyer’s Guide to Vibrators: Selecting the Sex Toy That’s Right for You

One of the first sex toys to be invented, no nightstand is complete unless it is home to a vibrator. First created in the 18th century to be used as a medical instrument (yes, really!), they have come (excuse the pun) a long way over the decades. These days they are no longer just daunting, penis-shaped devices; they come in a variety of colours and shapes to suit every taste.

According to research conducted in 2018, only 18% of women are able to reach climax from penetration alone. This is, no doubt, why other research has revealed that 37% of women use a vibrator with their partner for a guaranteed orgasm. It also showed that 46% of women use them for some satisfying self-pleasure.

This doesn’t mean, however, that buying a vibrator is an easy task. With such a broad range on offer, it can be a challenge to find a mind-blowing match. So, whether you are a first-time buyer (congrats!) or just adding to your ever-growing collection, here are five different types and how they can take your climax to exhilarating new heights.

  1. Dainty and Discreet

So you don’t want an *enormous* dildo sitting on your nightstand. We get it. And that’s okay because there are plenty of compact and unobtrusive options to choose from. From ones that slip over your finger for pleasure with precision, to the bullet buzzers with a range of speed settings, these sex toys prove that big things do come in small packages.

Fifty Shades | Secret Touching Finger Ring Vibrator
  1. Down the Rabbit Hole

Entering the scene in the ‘80s, and popularised by Sex and the City in the ‘90s, rabbit-style vibrators are a real crowd-pleaser. So much so, in fact, that 42% of women claim that it’s their ride-or-die sex toy. From the moving pearls to the clit-stimulating bunny ears, these bad boys really do it all!

Lovehoney | Happy Rabbit Realistic Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator
  1. Find the (G)Spot

The G-spot was discovered in the 1980s and is one of the most powerful erogenous zones. While there are some sex positions that allow you to reach it, there are a number of vibrators designed with this sensitive spot in mind. Many of them simultaneously stimulate your outside bits, so you get even more *bang* for your buck.

Dame |  Arc G-Spot Vibrator
  1. Picks for Pairs

Yes, vibrators are perfect for a solo session, but they can be just as fun when incorporated into your lovemaking. There are even several designed to be used for couples.  Ones that are powered by remote controls can make for socially-distant teasing, while others can be slipped onto shafts for some hands-free fun. Talk about options!

We-Vibe |  Chorus Couples Vibrator
  1. Get Clit-erate

Did you know that there are eight thousand nerve endings in just the tip of the clitoris? This is more than double than there are in a penis! This is why this sensitive area should never be overlooked when it comes to stimulation. There are clit-focused toys that use everything from basic buzzing to air-pulse technology to get you off – satisfaction guaranteed!

Lelo | Sila Sonic Clitoral Massager

Happy shopping!