Vibrator Shopping: Things to Consider

Dr. Carol Queen shows off what to consider when shopping for a vibrator to use with your partner and/or your own solo play.

One of the first things you want to ask yourself when shopping for a vibrator to use with your partner are what kind of size and shape of vibe do you want to use.  This can vary greatly depending on what kind of positions you use, how/where the two of you would like to feel the vibration, and what kind of texture you would like the vibrator’s surface to be.

For vibrators that fit closely between two bodies, Carol recommends experimenting with Penis Rings or the We Vibe II vibrator.  Cock rings featured in the video are the TOR Vibrating Rechargeable Cock Ring and the Neo Vibrating Cock Ring.

The Magic Wand, with it’s large head isn’t the best for fitting between two people unless you are both enjoying the direct stimulation that’s big enough to reach both of your erogenous zones — in which case this vibrator is perfect!

If you are used to manual stimulation with your hand during intercourse, you may feel comfortable using the Siri Rechargeable Vibrator which fits perfectly into the palm of your hand or the Fukuoku 9000 (and won’t tire your fingers or wrist).

Harder materials of vibrators like the Turbo Glider Waterproof Vibe or Pocket Rocket create a much different vibrating sensation than vibrators made from softer materials like the Groovy-Chick Vibe or the Mystic Wand Vibrator.

The best way to empower your purchase and find the perfect vibrator for the job is to communicate what feels right for you and your partner, ask questions to our Good Vibrations Sex Educators,  read online product reviews, and being open to experimenting with new sensations.

What are your favorite vibrators to use with a partner?  What do you look for when shopping for a new vibrator?

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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