If you’re just getting started on your jolly journey traversing the highways, byways, and back alleys of Vibrator Village, the shop windows and street corners will be filled with enticing options, each of which will no doubt be cooing a seductive siren song in your ear.
Stay your wandering eyes, young… uh, wanderer!
Before blindly walking into a sex shop and making a rash decision that will require a somewhat embarrassing return to the Borough of Customer Service, read our travel guide for first-time visitors to Vibrator Village. Here you’ll not only find a sex toy to get you started on the path to new pleasure but a go-to item for years of intimacy to come. All aboard as we explore the land of G-spot stimulation, rumbly vibration, and different sensations!
Know Your Pleasure
Between 50 and 75 % of women who have orgasms do so through clitoral stimulation rather than penetrative sex, so beginners should look no further than external vibrators. They have helped millions of vulva owners worldwide unlock the sensual enjoyment of the big O – so have a look at what’s out there and see what tickles your fancy. Literally.
The Classic First Vibrators
This go-to handbag accessory makes a great gift for a pleasure-loving pal (or yourself, more importantly) due to its sneaky shape, size, and infinitely useful simplicity. This lipstick-lookin’ toy has some serious strength despite its petite frame, and is USB rechargeable – how’s that for easy and irresistible? If you’re concerned about discretion, this incognito sex toy makes a perfect first vibe.
This breakthrough in pleasurable design is LELO’s first-ever personal massager. The gentle curve is perfectly formed to be cupped against the clitoris for solo play, and can even be nestled between you and your partner during partnered sex for some added external stimulation. It is also the first massager to be infused with aromatic senses that will act as an aphrodisiac. This waterproof toy offers 8 different vibration patterns for you to explore.
Your classic wand vibrator that doubles as a personal massager, the SMART WAND’s incredible power lets you sink in to relax your muscles and release stress…and then dive into the world of sexual awakening with targeted stimulation. The sleek design of this rechargeable wand massager means hours of deep relaxation and tantalizing pleasure. This magic wand vibrator lets you cast sensual spells ranging from a teasing murmur to a satisfying pulse.
The Pretty (and Pretty Powerful)
A vulva owner’s original assistant before Apple came along, this is LELO’s most powerful clitoral vibrator. This sex toy features a powerful motor that can go from 0 to mind-blowing at the touch of a button. Not only is this clitoral vibe completely waterproof, but it also features a revolutionary sound-activation mode to activate its multiple settings – 8 to be exact. Explore different intensity levels, the lowest setting starting at a deep throb and a high setting that feels like an intense rumble.
Fortune favors the bold. That certainly is true for those who take the leap and choose the INA 2 for their first vibrator. Although it’s shaped like your classic rabbit vibrator, the INA 2 is unique in its own right, thanks to its 8 pleasure settings and 30% more power. For those ready for some spicy internal stimulation, the two powerful motors of the INA 2 let you experience the holy grail of G-spot and clitoral stimulation – aka a blended orgasm.
The Truly Unique
This is one of the best vibrators for those who are fans of some good old-fashioned oral sex. The ORA 2 is a totally unique vibrator that provides 12 settings ranging from fast flicks to circular swirls, to intense vibrations on and around the clitoris. What’s that you hear? It’s not the ORA 2. This super quiet vibrator is the only pleasure toy to so closely mimic the most supremely satisfying sensations we all love.
The SILA Cruise is one of the best vibrators for beginners ready to sink into the world of sensual exploration. The wide mouth and sonic waves of this vibe engage the entire clitoris for a sensual, slow build-up mimicking oral sex rather than direct clitoral stimulation. Explore the SILA Cruise’s 8 settings varying from a teasing murmur to a satisfying pulse. This vibrator not only fits your body like a glove but is super quiet and completely waterproof – perfect for some bathtime fun.
SONA or SONA 2
Boy, do we wish we could have tried SONA back before we had taught ourselves to orgasm. It’s one of the best vibrators for beginners thanks to the ‘tapping’ sort of sensation it offers, rather than your standard buzzing or rumbling vibration on your clitoris. It comes from the inner smaller flat plate with the ‘mouth’ of SONA that moves back and forth without actually touching you. This sort of clitoral stimulation is able to bring you to an intense, sudden orgasm – but also offers broad stimulation of the structure of the clitoris that you can’t see! Begin slowly and work your way into whatever pleasure your body is asking for.
Top Tips from Pleasure Pros
There are some key tips to keep in mind when discovering the best vibrators for beginners.
Know Your Shapes
Variety is the spice of life. Luckily for us sex toy connoisseurs, vibrators come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. Consider whether you might want a sex toy that is designed for internal use, or you’d prefer just clitoral stimulation. A bullet vibrator tends to offer more discretion, while a rabbit vibrator allows you to explore internal or external stimulation. These are two of the most common vibrators you’ll find, but there are plenty more to choose from!
Be a Materialist
Be sure that the toy you choose is made from high-quality, body-safe materials. Avoid jelly and rubber toys that are difficult to clean effectively, and go for something non-porous like body-safe silicone (preferably approved by the FDA) or hard plastic instead. You’ll also want to look for a vibrator with a rechargeable battery, so you’re never left in desperation tearing batteries out of your remote.
Bring a Buddy
Whether you’re shopping in a toy store or searching online, shop with a friend or a partner. No matter who you choose, browsing with someone you know and trust is not only fun, but informative too!
The Nose Knows
A good way to test whether a toy has the power you need to get you there, or if the type of vibration (buzzy or rumbly, for instance) it makes is right for you, is by holding the tip of the toy against the tip of your nose. Seriously. If it tickles enough to make you feel a sneeze coming on, that means it will tickle you elsewhere, where it counts.
Happy hunting, pleasure-seekers, and good vibrations to all!