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How to Choose a Vibratorby Rachel Venning and Claire CavanahThe truly amazing array of vibrator styles, sizes, and materialscan be both inspiring and a little daunting. Finding the perfect vibratormay take some self-loving homework. Answering these few simplequestions can help cut through the information overload and preventbuyer's remorse.
  1. What do you want to use it for? Do you want to use it onyour clitoris? Do you want to put it in your vagina or anus? Since justabout anything that vibrates feels good on or around the clitoris,phallic-shaped vibrators suitable for penetration can also be usedoutside the vagina if the vibration is strong at the tip. Do you wantboth the full feeling of penetration and that all-important clitoralbuzz? Dual-action vibrators, like the Rabbit Habit, mean never having to choose one feeling at theexpense of the other. Electric vibrators are the most powerful, so ifyou have a more difficult time achieveing orgasms, you may want to try one ofthose first. If you intend to use a toy for anal insertion, make sureit has a flared base so it doesn't slip all the way in. While there arevibrating sex toys made especially for anal use, most are not, so it's bestto get one specifically designed for anal play if that's what you fancy.
  2. How strong do you want your vibration to be? If you'venever used a vibrator before, this is a tough question to answer withcertainty, so prepare to experiment! If you masturbate with a firm rubon the clitoris rather than a light touch, you're more likely to appreciatea strong vibration. Plug-in models like the Magic Wand or Wahl 7-in-1 vibrate the most powerfully, andjelly-rubber vibrators that use one AA battery vibrate the least intensely.Pick a toy with a variable speed control so you can play around untilyou discover just what amount of vibration starts your motor. Aftersome initial investigation, you'll be ready to hone in on yourvibrating dream date orgasm.
  3. How much do you want to spend? Though the Babeland Bullet is the least expensive vibrator we sell, it's quite strong and verygood-looking. Some people like to start with a few of the cheaper vibratorsand test them out. But if the deluxe, spinning, fluttering dual-actionJapanese vibrator is in your budget, and you have a sense that it willfloat your boat, by all means skip the preliminaries and go for it!
  4. How big do you want it to be?  Discreet purse-sizedsex toys like the Pocket Rocket hold a lot of appeal for orgasms on the go.If it's never going far beyond your bedside drawer, size may not be aconcern. Plug-in vibrators are not portable, but offer the most bang for thebuck by outlasting their battery-powered cousins by years. If you planto use the vibrator for penetration, the girth of the toy may be as crucialas the intensity of the vibrations. If you're not sure how much girth you want, gosmaller rather than larger so you know your new vibrator will fit.
  5. What's your aesthetic? Say you've whittled the choicesdown to two or three contenders, using all available information; nowit's time to cast rational thinking aside and pick the one that ticklesthat sexy part of your imagination. It may be the prettiest one, thekinkiest one, the most luxurious one, or the most comforting and familiar one. Desire andaesthetic are deeply personal and entwined; pick the vibrator orvibrators that speak to you.
Excerpted from Sex Toys 101: A Playfully Uninhibited Guide, by Rachel Venning and Claire Cavanah