Shopping for a Vibrator

This Cozy Conversations video with Carlyle: Enjoying Your Vibe is full of great tips and tricks on the many ways to use your exciting new vibrator purchase!

What is the best vibrator?

This is one of the toughest questions for our staff to answer. There are many different types of vibrators to choose from and some are better for certain activities than others. Everyone is different, so there is not one that is best for all.

I want to buy a vibrator but I don’t know which one. How to do I choose?

Buying your first, second or hundredth vibrator is am important decision. How do you choose which one is right for you? Here are a few questions to consider as you contemplate the options:

Is it your first vibe?

If so, you may want to get something versatile that allows you to explore both penetration and external stimulation. A longer, cylinder style vibrator is a good choice. These come in a few different types of materials, shapes and sizes. Consider some of these for your first vibe:

Velvet Touch – A simple, waterproof cylinder shape with variable speeds.
Gigolina – Made of soft silicone, variable speeds and different vibration patterns to tease and tempt.
Gee – This pretty and petite vibe has variable speed and a great shape.
Liv 2 – a rechargeable, great quality toy perfect for internal or external stimulation.

Are you looking primarily for internal/vaginal play?

Most vibes intended for penetration can also be used in just about any way you dream up – including external erogenous zones like nipples, penis and testicles, anus or anywhere else you can dream up. But if you are looking primarily for a penetration vibe, consider some of these top picks:
Big Boss – For size, realism and options, you can’t go wrong with The Big Boss.
Velvet Touch – This vibe is lower cost, making it great for beginners.
Mistress – This toy comes with a one-speed removable vibe, a realistic, slim shape and a nice head.

Are you looking primarily for external or clitoral stimulation?

Vibes that are intended for external clitoral stimulation tend to be smaller, and frequently make use of shapes that allow for focused stimulation. These toys also tend to be easy to use during intercourse. These are a few of our top picks for clitoral vibes:
Form 2 – GREAT power, dual motors, soft, rechargeable and completely waterproof!
Mardi Gras Rabbit – A lower-cost vibe with soft, fluttering rabbit ears for sweet, tickling stimulation.
We-Vibe Touch – This is a great waterproof vibe that fits the curves of a woman’s body.

What about dual stimulation?

Why not have it all? Dual stimulation vibes allow for simultaneous vaginal and clitoral use, and typically have a larger shaft for penetration and a smaller branch to provide clitoral stimulation. Here are a few of the dual stimulation vibes that Good For Her carries:
Rabbit Habit – Complete with fluttering ears, rotating shaft and tumbling beads, this vibe works HARD!
Jopen Vanity Rabbit – Made of ultra-silky silicone, with a rotating shaft and fluttering rabbit ears.

We-Vibe Nova – This innovative take on dual stimulation gives shallow but effective G-spot stimulation and a soft clitoral branch that can’t miss the target!
Amorino – This is a petite, waterproof, rechargeable silicone vibe with extra stimulation.
Ina Wave – Beautiful to look at, great sensations with a wave that targets the clitoris and G-spot, rechargeable and a 10 year warranty.

Do you want a vibe for G-Spot stimulation?

G-Spot vibes are some of our most popular toys! These toys usually have an upturned angle that can range from mild to wild, and come with a range of power and designs.
The Orchid – A basic plastic vibe with a round head. Many women find this toy great for locating the G-Spot.
Gigi 2 – The Gigi is rechargeable, powerful, and perfectly shaped for targeted G-Spot or clitoral stimulation and comes with a 10 year guarantee.
Posh – This is a lower cost toy with a perfect curve and less intense vibration.

Are you looking for something with a lot of power?

Lots of women prefer toys with a lot of power to them. There are a few options for ultra-powerful toys that get the job done!
Magic Wand – The most powerful vibe on the market, hands down, bar none. There are also attachments available to allow penetration and other options with your Magic Wand.
Form 2 – One of the most powerful rechargeable toys we carry with focused clitoral stimulation.
Mystic Wand – A smaller, wand style vibrator that runs on batteries instead of being a plug-in like the Magic Wand.

What about vibes that work well during intercourse?

There are more and more toys on the market that are especially intended for use during sex to allow greater pleasure for both partners.
Come Together – This is a vibrating cock ring worn at the base of a penis (or dildo) that gives extra clitoral stimulation during sex.
The Mio – Rechargeable and variable speed and 3 buttons: up, down and pulse.

Do you need something quiet?

Some toys are louder than others and this can be especially important is circumstances that require discretion. Some people also find louder toys to be distracting or a turn-off. For something strong and quiet, the Gigi, and Form 2 are good choices. Rechargeable toys in general tend to be quieter than their plug-in and battery operated counterparts, and silicone toys are quieter than toys made of hard plastic.

What about quality?

Price is generally a pretty good indication of how long something will last, however not always so. At Good For Her we take pride in the products we sell and believe that our prices generally reflect the quality of the toys we carry. Sometimes a less expensive choice (under $30) may be a great toy to start with and many people upgrade to a higher quality model if they choose to invest a little more. There are many great options that are not expensive but it is important to keep in mind that you are buying a small electrical appliance.

Can I use a vibrator with my partner?

Lots of couples like to share using sex toys, including vibrators, together. It can make it easier to orgasm, can add variety and also be another pleasure option alongside what fingers, tongues and/or penises are doing! Try using the vibrator on each other so that you both can get pleasure from it. See the video at the top of the page for creative ways to use a vibe on any body. Read more here about the popularity of using toys as a couple.

Question: What are the differences between Plug-In, Battery-Operated and the newer Rechargeable toys?

 

Feature
Plug-In / Electrical
Battery Operated
Rechargeable Internal Battery
Quality/Lifespan
High/Good . Usually several years. Most models include a warranty.
Moderate/Limited. Hard to say how long these will last (2 weeks-2 years)
High/Good. Most models include a warranty. Quality and longevity is similar to plug-ins.
Power Capabilities
High-Very High. Great for women who need more power and recommended for women who are non-orgasmic or not easily orgasmic.
Medium-High. Might not provide enough power for women who need a lot of stimulation.
Medium-High. Often provides High and consistent power that is also quiet.
Volume/Sound
Medium
Medium-High
Low
Speeds
High and Low only
Variable, Pulses
Variable, Pulses
Price/Value
Moderate investment. Longer lasting.
Least expensive initial product cost. The cost of batteries adds up. Rechargeable batteries are a better option to keep long-term costs down.
Higher cost but more versatility
Type of Stimulation
Usually clitoral only, attachments sold separately for internal stimulation.
External only or Internal/Both depending on model.
External only or Internal/Both depending on model.
Roam-ability
Must stay close to an outlet, but electrical power is consistent and reliable.
Batteries give you freedom to roam, but they can also give out at the most critical or inopportune times.
Lots of freedom to roam, power is consistent and reliable. Will need to be recharged (after 40 mins -1 hour of use).
Appearance
Generally don’t look like vibrators, easier to hide.
Often have a sexier, sophisticated and/or smaller look.
Often have a sexier, sophisticated and/or smaller look.
Environmental Impact
Longer lasting in general, which means fewer end up in the landfill.
Many inexpensive toys are not high quality, so they often end up in the landfill.Batteries, unless rechargeable, are not environmentally friendly. Batteries are best disposed of at a municipal depot or environmentally friendly organization/retailer dispose
Longer lasting and easier on the environment than toys with disposable batteries. These toys are usually good quality and will last a while.