What to Know About a Vibrator

What to Know About a Vibrator

Welcome to our What to Know About a Vibrator blog.  With the vast amount of material out there on sex toys, FE decided to put together a two part series about the types, kinds within the types, the pro’s and con’s, cost, ranking and age appropriate use of our wonderful and stimulating sex toy, the vibrator.

We know you don’t want to read a long introduction, so we’ll get right to the point.  Sex toys come in two main grades: porous and non-porous.  Porous toys can entrap germs and dirt.  Once embedded in the toy, they are difficult to remove.  If you use a contaminated toy(s) without a condom, you increase the possibility of a yeast or bacterial infection.  Porous products are usually soft.  But they also come in hard plastics called Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS).  Think of Lego pieces.  If the toy is not made with an ABS plastic, it’s porous.

Not all porous toys contain phthalates (THAL-ates), but most do.  Phthalates are a group of chemicals used to make plastics more flexible and harder to break.  They are often called “plasticizers” and may be hazardous to your health.

Non-porous toys are more expensive and made with higher grade materials.  These toys do not get contaminated and can be sterilized.  Silicone, metal, wood (treated/infused with chemicals) or glass toys are safer alternatives.

 

The Types of Toys  What to Know About a Vibrator

  • Jelly – The cheapest material of all toys and contains Phthalates. They have a rubber odor and give off a chemical taste.  The jelly toy can be soft, flexible and made to feel realistic.  It can possibly cause an allergic reaction.
  • Plastic – Any of a group of synthetic or natural organic materials that can be shaped when soft and then hardened.  They can be inexpensive and do not have Phthalates.
  • Silicone – A five-star, high end material used to make top quality products.  Silicone toys are odorless and have no taste to them.  As we’ll mention in our upcoming review of lubricants, silicone toys should not be used with silicone lubes.
  • Glass – Generally, those well versed in sex toys, have a glass toy around .  They are smooth and heavy and made from Pyrex or soda lime.  If you like to play around with temperatures this is an excellent choice to have.  The material is highly durable and should not shatter if dropped.  Do not put in microwave to heat.
  • Metal – A smooth, hard material that cleans easily, often made with aluminum or stainless steel.  Like glass it’s effective for temperature play.  Do not put in microwave to heat.
  • Stone and Wood – They are non-porous and made specifically from treated stone or wood.  Both are environmentally friendly, and stone retains heat and cold temperature for quite some time.

The kind of stimulation you desire will determine the style of vibrator you purchase.  Do you want to be stimulated on your G-spot, clitoris, anus, both and/or use with a partner?

 

Styles of Vibrators What to Know About a Vibrator

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  • Bullet – These are small and compact.  Created for clitoral stimulation.  For first timers, this is a great choice.
  • Clitoral – These toys are much bigger than a bullet and better for clit arousal.  The choices are many when selecting a clitoral gadget.  You have the option of a suction, finger, tongue sensation, rabbit vibrator, classic, and/or couples’ vibrator.
  • Classic – Classics are long and slender with a tapered tip and generally designed for internal play.
  • Rabbit – These are for internal and external pleasure at the same time.
  • Anus – Designed to stimulate the anal area for both men and women.  Often used for intense pleasure to the prostate.  They can be slender, not to tear or rip the rectum, but have a wider base, also called butt plugs (a non vibrator).
  • G Spot – The G spot vibrators come in different variations and used as a combination toy, a toy for couples but made specifically to hit the vaginal G spot.

 

Here are some other things to know about a vibrator

 

Some vibrators use powered/replaceable batteries, some use a rechargeable battery, and others are plug-ins. So, when purchasing a vibrator take into consideration the motor function you want to have.  If your toy has no life in it – how quick will it take for it to regain its power?  This should also be taken into consideration if you travel a lot.  (As a reminder battery should be removed from your toy when entering and exiting the airport.  You don’t want your dear friend to turn on at an awkward time or be without power when you need it most).  Rechargeable batteries can be a little more costly and there’s obviously a wait time for them to recharge.

When cleaning your vibrator, find out what solution works best for keeping your play thang’ in tip top condition. Most toys come with maintenance instructions.  Please read them, even the fine print.

 

Last Thoughts What to Know About a Vibrator 6 

 

Finally, consider the settings, speeds, power control (app/remote control), dimensions and how loud your vibrator will be.

As always use practical common sense when it comes to play time.  Play safe, clean before and after, and use condoms if you plan on sharing your toy(s).

Finding Erotica doesn’t claim to have all the answers, but we did our best to condense the time it would take you to research all this information.  In part two of this review we will share what we found to be the top five ranked vibrators based on age usage, pros/cons and reviews.

Disclaimer: FE has affiliate links with retail outlets featuring these products.  The links do not effect conclusions and recommendations.

Source: Phthalates (THAL-ates)

https://blissfulcherry.com/misc-articles/sex-toy-materials/

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/bj5bqv/how-to-tell-if-your-sex-toy-is-toxic