It’s official: orgasms are seriously good for you. They’re a mood-booster, a natural painkiller, they help you get better sleep and they can boost cognitive function. But even if you’re masturbating or having sex (or both) frequently already, there’s always room for improvement… and a fail-safe way to level-up your self-care game is by investing in one of the best vibrators.
Investing in a top-rated vibrator is essentially volunteering yourself for heightened orgasms, and therefore heightened orgasm benefits. Plus, an on-demand orgasm experience. So, whether your vibrator drawer is population: one – AKA dusty, unloved and unused – or you’re simply looking to expand your existing vibrator collection, it’s officially time to take matters into your own hands. No pun intended.
What are the different types of vibrator?
Before you start shopping for a new vibrator, it’s worth getting clued up on the different types of vibrator and what they’re good for. Nope: not all vibrators were made equal.
- Bullet vibrators are for clitoral stimulation and external clitoral contact. They’re small, discrete (could be mistaken for a lipstick) and often quite affordable. They’re also great for first time vibrator users, ‘cos they’re pretty simple and don’t tend to have too many settings to confuse things. We recommend this classic bullet vibrator from Smile Makers.
- Clitoral vibrators tend to be larger than bullet vibrators, and also quite a lot more powerful. They focus solely on your most sensitive area, and often use sonic wave technology to create airwaves around your clitoris to suck it upward, stimulating the feeling of oral sex. We recommend LELO’s Sila if this sounds like something you’d enjoy.
- Rabbit vibrators serve up internal and external pleasure at the same time. The main shaft of the toy is for internal use, while the rabbit ears stimulate your clitoris simultaneously. We recommend Lovehoney’s pink silicone rabbit vibrator.
- Wand vibrators are designed for external use only. They’re often quite large and sometimes mains powered, and they can be used all over the body to stimulate all of your exogenous zones. Wand vibrators vibrate at lower frequencies than bullet vibrators, for an intense experience. We recommend this mains powered magic wand vibrator from Lovehoney.
- G-spot vibrators are designed for internal use and have a curved tip to stimulate your G-Spot. That is, the cluster of nerves on the front of your vaginal wall. We recommend Smilemakers’ The Tennis Pro for reaching that sensitive area.
What to consider when buying a vibrator
When buying a new sex toy, there are a few things to think about – besides the type.
- Does it have customisable settings? Check what speed and power settings they have, and whether you’ll be able to mix things up depending on your mood.
- Is the vibrator rechargeable? You might pay more for a rechargeable toy, but they’re cheaper in the long-run since you don’t have to keep buying batteries.
- Is the vibrator loud? You might wish to try and find a vibe that operates silently, particularly if you live in a shared house and want to be discrete about things.
- What are the dimensions of the vibrator? Are you happy with the size?
- What is the vibrator made from? If you want a velvety feel and something which won’t irritate your skin, silicone is most often the way to go. Avoid anything containing phthalates (chemicals used to increase flexibility) as these chemicals have links to health risks. Also, look for the ‘phthalate-free’ certification on the box for optimum safety.
What are the best vibrators to buy online?
When it comes to buying a vibrator online, the possibilities are almost endless. Brands are cottoning on to our increased desire for sex life-transforming vibrators and dropping new vibrator models faster than we can keep up with.
- Best vibrator overall = LELO Sona, £55, LELO
- Best bullet vibrator = Smilemakers The Billionaire, £44.95, Beauty Bay
- Best finger vibrator = DAME PRODUCTS Fin, £85, Cult Beauty
- Best remote control vibrator = We-Vibe X Lovehoney Remote Control Couple’s Vibrator, £99.99, Lovehoney
- Best clitoral vibrator = LELO Sila, £159, LELO
- Best wand vibrator = Lovehoney Extra Powerful Multi-Speed Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator, £49.99, Lovehoney
- Best vibrator for long distance relationships = Lovense Lush 2 App Controlled Rechargeable Love Egg Vibrator, £139.99, Lovehoney
- Best rabbit vibrator = Lovehoney Frisky 10 Function Silicone Rabbit Vibrator, £24.99, Lovehoney
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