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How to Choose the Perfect Vibrator

VibratorsBuying a vibrator is a fairly unique and personal experience. It is such an intimate product that you really want to get the best bang for your buck. And that bang should be able to set off explosions of wonderful orgasms!

Cherry Banana has hundreds of vibrators, each offering their own kind of stimulation and pleasure. Buying your first vibrator can be a little overwhelming, so we've made this guide to help you find the perfect vibrator and ensure the model you choose will make you moan.

The best way to start your quest for the perfect vibe is to think about how you plan on using it. For example, if you want something for G-spot stimulation pay close attention to the shape and size of the vibrator and make sure it's capable of reaching this pleasure zone. If you're looking to enjoy clitoral stimulation, pay close attention to the material of the toy and the shape of the tickler. Does it have multiple 'ears' or a single contact point? Is it made from soft or hard material?

When you've got an idea on how you'd like to use your vibrator and the kind of stimulation you'd like to enjoy, we'll show you how to choose the best vibrator that's sure to make you moan.

What do you like?

I'm a WOMAN looking for: Try a:
Clitoral stimulation Clitoral Vibrator, Bullet Vibrator, Egg Vibrator, Massaging Wand
Internal vaginal or G-spot stimulation Classic Vibrator, G-Spot Vibrator, Rotating Vibrator
Both clitoral and vaginal stimulation Rabbit Vibrator, Rotating Vibrator, Double Entry Vibrator
Life-like look and feel Realistic Vibrator
Something very discreet Discreet Vibrator, Bullet Vibrator, Wireless Vibrator, Clitoral Vibrator
Anal stimulation Anal Vibrator

I'm a MAN looking for: Try a:
Lifelike look and feel Realistic Vibrator
Discreet and non-anatomical Discreet Vibrator, Wireless Vibrator
Prostate stimulation Anal Vibrator
Something BIG Big Vibrator

We're a COUPLE looking for: Try a:
A vibrator to improve sex Vibrating Panties, Magic Wand, Dual Entry Vibrator, Finger Vibrator
A vibrator to use together on him Strap-On Vibrator, Anal Vibrator
A vibrator to use together on her Bullet Vibrator, Remote Control Vibrator, Rabbit Vibrator
Something different Thrusting Vibrator, Suction Cup Vibrator, Glass Vibrator, Metal Vibrator

Vibrator functions

VibratorsOnce you've thought about what kind of stimulation you'd like to enjoy and how you'd like to use your vibrator, you're going to want to choose a vibrator with the right functions. Some basic vibes offer one speed vibration and others offer a multitude of vibration, rotation and thrusting settings. Each different function is going to make a difference to how the vibrator feels when you're using it, no matter if internally or externally.

You can easily sort by functions using our sorting filter on the vibrator category page. We've listed every function here, so you can refine your search and only show the vibes with functions that interest you. Once you've taken a liking to a vibrator and want to know more about the functions and how they work, the product description and attributes will give you a detailed explanation of its functionality and how it will pleasure you. For example, if you want clitoral stimulation a vibrator with single or multi-speed vibration would be ideal, but if you want internal G-spot stimulation, a rotating vibrator would be a better option.

Shape and size

VibratorsAnother important factor to help you choose the perfect vibrator is its shape and size. There are all kinds of different shapes and sizes of vibrators available, from big to small, fat to thin and straight to curved. You need to think about what kind of shape and size would suit you the best. For beginner's, we recommend something a little smaller in size to start with so you can get familiar with the sensations. Once you've gained some confidence you can start exploring different shapes and sizes and discover how they interact with your body. If you're already a bit of a vibe expert, perhaps a vibrator with a longer length or wider girth would be better suited to you.

The shape of the vibrator will also affect how you get your pleasure. Straight vibrators can serve many purposes, for either clitoral, vaginal or anal pleasure. A curved vibrator is going to be more suited for G-spot and prostate stimulation while smaller, egg shaped vibrators are more suited for clitoral stimulation. Once you've tried a few different shapes and sizes you'll soon learn what works best for you and what types pleasure you the most.

Material and flexibility

VibratorsSo you can enjoy your vibe to its full potential, it's important you think about how your vibrator should feel and what it should be made from. Vibrators can be made from all sorts of materials, and you can read about them in more detail in our Guide to Sex Toy Materials. For a softer, more realistic feel, a jelly, Cyberskin or rubber vibrator is recommended and for a harder, more rigid feel a plastic, glass or metal vibrator may be in order. Choosing the right material is a personal choice and once you try a few you'll soon learn which ones are more suited to you.

Flexibility also plays a key role in how you 'get off' and this goes hand in hand with the material you choose. The softer materials often have some level of flexibility to them, with some being slightly bendy at the shaft and others completely bendable to reach your G-spot. While rotating vibrators aren't always flexible as such, the rotating shaft can 'bend' inside your body and reach places more sturdy vibrators can't. Harder materials like glass and plastic don't offer any flexibility at all (which isn't always a bad thing, it depends on what you prefer).

Power output

VibratorsAnother key point in your search for the perfect vibrator is to think about how it's powered. There are 3 main power outputs for vibrators: Battery-powered, rechargeable and mains-powered.

Battery-powered vibrators are by far the most popular and at Cherry Banana we have plenty of sex toy batteries on hand to ensure your vibe will be powered when you need it. Vibrators can be powered from various battery sizes including C, AA, AAA and watch batteries and each vibrator will say what batteries it takes on the product page. Since vibrators have a fairly small motor, these batteries work perfectly and can give them all the power they need to pleasure you.

Rechargeable vibrators are great if you don't want to keep replacing your batteries. They're usually a little more expensive than their battery-powered counterparts but you'll soon recover that cost by not needing to replace batteries. Another great feature of rechargeable vibrators is that their superior engineering often means they are much quieter and perfect when you need to be a little discreet.

Mains-powered vibrators are vibrators you plug into a power outlet such as a wall socket or USB. Due to their constant power they are often more powerful than other vibrator power types and you'll never have to worry about the vibrator running out of steam when you're on the verge of orgasm. You'll need to take special care and ensure you don't get them wet as most are not waterproof.

Waterproof capabilities

VibratorsPerhaps one of the most important points to consider when looking for the perfect vibrator is if it's waterproof or not. Waterproof vibrators allow you to take them into more sexy situations than non-waterproof vibes, such as the bath, spa or shower. The vast majority of our vibrators are completely waterproof and each product will outline if it's waterproof or not in the product description. We have a whole category dedicated to waterproof vibrators so feel free to explore our range and see for yourself.

Vibrators that are waterproof are designed to be completely submersible and the battery compartment will be completely watertight when the vibrator is underwater. It's important to check that the battery compartment is closed properly before taking your vibe on an underwater adventure - it's better to be safe than sorry.

Okay I'm ready to choose the perfect vibrator, what now?

Hopefully we've armed you with enough knowledge to make your search for the perfect vibrator a successful one. If you think you're ready and want to get your search started, you can view our vibrator range at the following link: Buy Vibrators.

Need more help?

Not quite sure which vibrator is right for you? Don't fear, help is near! Just Contact Customer Care and one of our vibrator experts can help you find the perfect vibe.

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