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How to Buy a Vibrator

Tips for Picking out the perfect Vibrator for Your Needs

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There’s a reason vibrators are so popular with lesbians. They provide an intense stimulation to the clitoris and are designed for nothing more than to provide pleasure. For some women who have difficulty reaching an orgasm, a vibrator is often a sure way to get them off. Vibrators can be used for solo or partner play.

A few things to consider when buying a vibrator:

There are two types of vibrators: those that use batteries and those that plug into the wall. The ones that plug in tend to be more powerful, so if you need a strong and constant vibration, then that might be the best choice for you. Keep in mind that you will need to be near a power source to use one.

The battery operated vibrators come in a wider variety of styles and shapes and are often smaller and portable. Some are waterproof, strap into your underwear, attach to dildos or are even compatible with your iPod.

Some vibrators are quiet and other make a lot of noise. You might want to consider this if you live with roommates. Also take into consideration the material. Vibrators are made of plastic, silicone, metal and rubber jelly. Some of it will be a personal preference for feel, but material like plastic is non-porous and cleans up easier.

Where to Buy a Vibrator

In the United States, you can buy vibrators at at any sex store. I recommend visiting a woman-positive store like Good Vibrations, Babeland or It's My Pleasure.

Types of Vibrators:

Wall plug-in vibrators. The Hitachi Magic Wand is perhaps the most popular of this variety. It is very powerful and can be used with a number of attachments.
Good for: Women who need a lot of stimulation to reach orgasm.

"Rabbit" Vibrators: Made popular by the TV show “Sex and the City” these vibrators get their name from the vibrating rabbit ears that are positioned to stimulate your clitoris while the wand part rotates inside your vagina. Many women swear by these fun and powerful toys.
Good for: Women who like both penetration and clitoral vibration at the same time.

Waterproof vibrators: Who doesn’t like to play in water? Waterproof vibrators can be used in the bathtub or hot tub without worry of getting electrocuted or damaging the batteries inside.
Good For: Pisces and other water signs, anyone who likes to get off in the shower

G Spot Vibrators: G-spot vibrators are shaped to make reaching your g-spot easier. They often have a curve near the tip and are made of a firmer material than some other vibrators.
Good For: Women wanting to experiment with g-spot stimulation and female ejaculation.

Cylindrical Shaped Vibrators: Most people enjoy external stimulation with their vibrators, but with a phallic or cylindrical shaped vibrator, you can use it both internally and externally.
Good for: First vibrator or for someone who wants a basic, no frills vibrator to get the job done.

Variable Speed vibrators: With some of the varieties of vibrators I describe above, you have the ability to change the speed or intensity of the vibration.
Good For: First vibrator because you can figure out what level of intensity you enjoy, or if you plan on sharing your vibrator with a partner with different vibrational needs.

Novelty vibrators: Sex toys are meant to be fun and to enhance your sex life. For those who want to try something a little different, try a vibrator shaped like a tube of lipstick, a banana, a rubber duck (for use in the tub). Or try a vibrator that plugs into your mp3 and the vibrations will match your playlist. Or experiment with one that you can wear in your panties without anyone needing to know.
Good for: Adventurous lesbians who already have a vibrator and know they like it.

Vibrators cost anywhere from $10 to $2000. You should be able to get a good one for under $100.

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