The Beginners Guide to Buying Your First Vibrator

Nervous about buying your first vibrator? If you’re not sure where to start, know that you’re not alone.

With the dizzying array of sexual wellness products available, it can be confusing as hell to figure out which are the best vibrators for beginners.

Here at Adore Beauty, we’re all about starting conversations about sexual wellness and keeping them informative, inclusive, and supportive. That’s why we’ve put together this guide on vibrators for beginners to empower you.

Whether you’re buying your first vibrator, it’s your first time using a vibrator, or you want to learn about different types of vibrators, we’ve got you.

Without further ado, here’s your cheat sheet on vibrators for beginners...

The Beginners Guide to Buying Your First VibratorThe Beginners Guide to Buying Your First Vibrator

What is a Vibrator?

A vibrator is a type of sex toy that’s also known as a personal massager. In a nutshell, it’s an electronic device that may be used to provide sexual stimulation internally and/or externally.

It probably goes without saying that most of these devices work by means of a ‘vibrating’ function.

Nowadays, you can choose from a plethora of vibrators. They come in every colour, size, shape, and style you can imagine … and then some! Before buying your first vibrator, you’ll want to get familiar with the different types (more on these below).

If it’s your first time using a vibrator, try playing around with the functions to become familiar with the different speed, power, and vibration pattern settings.

Types of Vibrators

If you’re looking for the best vibrator for beginners, we’ve got a few recommendations plus some info on how to use a vibrator.

Let’s chat through the different types...

Wand Vibrators

What: The first wand vibrator was launched way back in the ‘60s. Interestingly, it wasn’t designed for sexual use. Instead, it was marketed as a massager for sore muscles. Funny that! Once its *other* uses were discovered, a slew of other wand vibrators was developed.

How to use a wand vibrator: Are you looking at this microphone-shaped gadget and pondering, ‘How does a wand vibrator work?’ We’ve got your answer. The vibrating head of the wand is designed to provide clitoral stimulation when placed directly on the clitoris. However, a wand can also be used externally on other areas of the body.

One to try: Le Wand Rechargeable Massager

On the hunt for the best wand vibrator? Featuring 10 speed settings, 20 vibration modes, and a sleek, sexy design, the Le Wand Rechargeable Massager is a strong contender in the wand vibrator category. It’s even collected an assortment of accolades from Cosmopolitan, including ‘most powerful sex toy’, ‘best sex toy for women’, and ‘best sex toy for couples’.


Bullet Vibrator

What: ‘What’s a bullet vibrator?’ If you’re scratching your head, let’s talk it through. Although they’re larger than an *actual* bullet, these devices are named for their discreet, compact design.

How to use: Curious about how to use a bullet vibrator? They can generally be used both internally and externally, depending on the area you wish to stimulate.

One to try: Le Wand Chrome Bullet Rose Gold

Dreaming of a toy that looks as good as it feels? The Le Wand Chrome Bullet Rose Gold won’t disappoint. Despite being petite and whisper-quiet, it has capabilities that are anything but minute. This chic, rose gold vibrator comes equipped with 11 vibration modes and 4 intensity levels.


Clitoral Vibrator

What: Clitoral vibrators use either a vibrating action or vacuum technology (and sometimes both) to externally stimulate the clitoris. ‘Why is this relevant?’ we hear you ask. Well, studies show that many women can’t reach climax without clitoral stimulation.

How to use: Clitoral vibrators are incredibly easy to work. Simply switch one on, select your desired settings, and apply it to the clitoris.

One to try: Vush Stimulation The Empress

In the sea of many excellent products available, it’s difficult to single out the best clitoral vibrator. We *can* say that Vush Stimulation The Empress, with its suction-effect mechanism and 8 modes, certainly makes a strong case for the trophy. Plus it's one of the best-selling products from our sexual wellness category.

Check out our guide on All the Reasons You Should Try a Vush Vibrator.


Internal Vibrator

What: As one of the more traditional options, the internal style is a tried-and-true model, so it’s a popular vibrator for beginners. Usually cylindrical in shape, an internal vibrator is chiefly designed to provide internal stimulation but can be used externally too.

How to use: If you’d like to know how to insert the vibrator, we have some words of advice. When trying a vibrator for the first time, be sure you have a personal lubricant on hand to ensure a comfortable experience. When choosing your lubricant, go for a water-based formula. That’s because silicone- and oil-based lubricants can damage sex toys.

One to try: Smile Makers The Tennis Coach

‘What is the best G-spot vibrator?’ would no doubt be one of the most-googled phrases by those who’ve searched for a first vibrator. Why? Located on the front wall of the vagina, the G-spot is notoriously tricky to reach. But because the G-spot is said to produce strong sexual sensations when stimulated, it’s well worth questing after! Unsurprisingly, internal vibrators designed to target the G-spot, like this one by Smile Makers, are in high demand.

Smile Makers The Tennis Coach features 4 speed settings and 2 pulsation modes. Plus it’s a 100% waterproof vibrator should you wish to use it in the shower or bath. As the name suggests, its rounded head resembles a tennis ball and is moulded to effectively stimulate the G-spot.


How to Find the Right Vibrator

Unlike some things in life, vibrators are not a one-size-fits-all kinda deal. When selecting your first vibrator, it’s helpful to first think about the area of your body you wish to stimulate.

Because, as we’ve discussed, different types of vibrators offer different things. Reading reviews can also be a helpful way to learn about the pros and cons of each product.

With all that said, choosing your first vibrator may also involve a bit of trial and error. Don’t be disheartened if it takes you a couple of tries to find your perfect match!

One Last Thing: Cleaning

Before we part, there’s one more thing we should mention. Remember to clean your device with a damp cloth and mild antibacterial soap between uses.

We hope this article on choosing your first vibrator has provided some useful tips and guidance on how to find the right vibrator for you.



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