Vibrator Shopping: Things to Consider (pt. 2)

In this segment of our How To Buy a Vibrator series, Dr. Carol Queen guides you through choosing between a strong or mild vibrator’s sensation.

The Siri Handheld Rechargable Vibrator

The strongest vibrator you can find for external, clitoral stimulation is the Magic Wand.  For a strong, internal vibration, try our Super Silicone G-Spotter Kit.

Oftentimes smaller vibrators like the Fukuoku give less vibration, but this depends on the shape of the vibrator.  Smaller vibes like the Bullet Vibrator give off a weaker vibration than the Magic Wand or the Mystic Wand, but since it is more direct vibration onto the clit, it can feel more intense.

Vibrators that stimulate the G-Spot and clitoris like the We Vibe II may also have a more directed and focus intensity than most external vibrators.

Little Blossom Mini Vibe at GoodVibes.com

We have a lovely sex toy information guide on our website that shows the volume, intensity, and a variety of other info about the vibrator you’re interested in buying.

Shape and vibration intensity aren’t the only factors in determining your vibrator’s sensation.  The materials that a vibrator are made from such as silicone, hard plastic, or a porous rubber all channel the vibrations in different ways.  It’s best to experiment with different textures keeping in mind that different materials have different cleaning instructions.

Dr. Charlie Glickman

Charlie Glickman is the Education Program Manager at Good Vibrations. He also writes, blogs, teaches workshops and university courses, presents at conferences, and trains sexuality educators. He’s certified by the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, and loves geeking out about sex, relationships, sex-positivity, love and shame, communities of erotic affiliation, and sexual practices and techniques of all varieties. Follow him online, on Twitter at @charlieglickman, or on Facebook.

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