Gone are the days of limitation. The scene of sex toys has emerged from a depression of monotony into a renaissance of selection. The fleshy tan pieces of plastic meant to arouse you have transformed into beautiful colors and comfortable materials ready to excite from the first glance. We now have vibrators, dildos, and plugs— oh my!— as well as a myriad of toys and treats.
With variety comes confusion— it’s easy to be overwhelmed when there are so many options! Maybe you don’t know where to start or maybe you’re not even sure what any of these toys do. You likely have a trusty search engine to help you out, but we’re here to give you a bit of clarity on two of the most common toys: dildos and vibrators.
“Dildo” would be a poor choice in naming a child, but is an excellent name for one of the most common sex toys on the market. Dildos are meant to serve as a penetration device— most commonly for vaginal and anal penetration— and can take on many intriguing forms. Some dildos are created to be as phallic as possible in both color and texture. If that doesn’t sound appealing, don’t worry! You can find dildos is every color, texture, and size if a realistic model isn’t your cup of tea. It’s all about your preference. These handy toys can also team up with a strap-on and some are specially designed to help you target your G-spot!
Vibrators may look like dildos, but they bring in the exciting element of—you guessed it!—vibration. While many common vibrators resemble dildos, the world of vibrators is diverse. There are vibrators to wear on the tongue. Vibrators to wear on the finger. There’s even a sleek vibrator on a chain that doubles as a cute accessory and a powerful tool. If you can think of an object, someone has probably made a vibrator in its likeness.
Depending on the size and shape of the vibrator, the toy can be used for penetration but is most frequently used externally to stimulate the clitoris. Most women need at least some level of clitoral stimulation to experience an orgasm, so these handy toys often make it easier for women to get there and add a little excitement too!
Some women prefer one toy and others like to keep both in their tool belt. Your experience with these toys, as well as any sexual experience, should be catered to your preference, comfort, and curiosity. These toys can be used alone or with a partner to enhance the sexual experience and add an extra element of fun and experimentation. Really, it’s all up to you. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a curious inquirer, there is plenty to explore and no wrong way to play.
We weren’t about to leave you without a few suggestions!
LELO’S GIGI 2
The Gigi 2 makes for a great first vibrator or a trusty tool for anyone looking for something simple yet powerful. This vibrator is known for G-spot targeting that is, well, spot-on, but the tip is also designed for clitoral stimulation so you can try it all. This toy is also waterproof, has 8 different settings, is almost silent, and a full charge gives you up to 4 hours of use.
VESPER VIBRATOR NECKLACE
The Vesper vibrator combines targeted power with a sleek design to provide you with both a vibrator and a necklace— and one you will actually want to wear! You can get this toy in silver, 24k gold, or rose gold and can even choose a message to have engraved! The Vesper has 4 speeds, 2 modes (pulsing or constant), and is easily recharged with USB. Whether you’re at home or on the go, Vesper can (discreetly) tag along.
NOVA BY WE-VIBE
The struggle of long-distance can be SO real. The Nova by We-Vibe is a powerful vibrator but its true strength lies in the app. Your Nova connects to an app that allows a partner to control the actions of the vibrator from anywhere in the world. If this model isn’t the one for you, We-Vibe has a whole line of toys that connect to software—play on!