Vibrators Guide

How to Find the Best Vibrators
How to Buy Vibrators
How to Use Vibrators
Cleaning & Caring for Vibrators
Top 5 Vibrator Myths

Finding a good vibrator is a lot like dating – you’re sure to go through a few bad apples before stumbling across that special someone. But you can make it a lot easier with this helpful vibrator guide. Learn everything you need to know about vibrators, including how to find the best ones and tips for using them, so your battery-powered stud doesn’t turn into a dud!


What is a Vibrator?

Vibrators come in all sorts of shapes, colors and sizes. They can tease your clit, talk dirty and even rumble to the beat of your favorite songs. But vibrators all have one thing in common – a stimulating motor designed to help you orgasm! And no other sex toy can make a woman climax as fast or as strongly as a vibrator.

How to Find the Best Vibrators

There are thousands of different vibrators to choose from, which makes it really hard to find the vibrating partner of your dreams. We asked Carexxx’s sex toy experts for some advice, and they put together a vibrator “dating guide” so you can find your ideal match.

Vibrator Types Pros Cons Suggested Uses

Anal & Prostate Vibrators

Made from special, anal-friendly materials

Includes safety features for care-free play

We don’t recommend using the same vibe for anal and vaginal stimulation

Anal & prostate stimulation

Bullet & Egg Vibrators

Small & discreet



Not as strong as other vibes

Usually require special batteries

Clitoral stimulation

Adding vibrations to sex toys like penis rings

G-Spot Vibrators

Makes it easier to find and stimulate your G-Spot


Not as versatile as other vibrators

G-Spot stimulation

Rabbit Vibrators

Stimulating multiple erogenous zones at the same time

Multiple motors offer increased power

Includes wide range of options and special features

Can be more expensive than other vibrators

Can be overwhelming if you just want one type of stimulation

Causing an orgasm, even if you usually have problems climaxing

Realistic Vibrators

Looks and feels more life-like than other vibes

Long & thick shaft fills you up

Life-like material requires special care

Lacks many of the special features found in other vibrators

When you want a larger vibrator or something that feels real

Traditional Vibrator



Not as versatile as other types

Lacks special features found in other vibes

Vaginal stimulation

Wand Massagers

Extremely powerful

Discreet design doesn’t look like a sex toy

Many don’t need batteries

Can be too powerful for beginners

Louder than average

Not designed for internal stimulation

Clitoral stimulation

Back & muscle massages

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How to Buy Vibrators

Now that you’ve met all the popular vibrators on the block, it’s time to do some serious shopping. Here’s some other things you need to know about vibrators before hitting the Add to Cart button.

Start With Materials.
Savvy vibrator shoppers know that material affects everything from how much a vibe costs to how strong it feels. If you want something soft and flexible, stick with silicone, TPE or TPR. Plastic is also a good vibrator material if you want something hard and firm.

Plan Your Vibrator Budget.
There are vibrators out there for all types of budgets. The price of your vibe depends primarily on two factors – the type and the material it’s made from. Naturally, you’ll pay more for a sophisticated vibrator with loads of special features than for a basic toy.

Determine the Size of Your Vibe.
One of the most common mistakes is buying a vibrator bigger than you can handle. The average vibe measures about 5″ long and about 1″ wide, about the same size as the average penis. If you don’t have a lot of experience with vibrators, you should look for one about that size or even a little smaller. You can always buy something bigger later!

Check the Battery Type.

Don’t tell anyone else about this, but you can generally judge a vibrator’s strength by the type of battery it uses. Vibes with A or AA batteries are almost always stronger than a vibrator that uses watch batteries. And electric powered vibrators are stronger still. There are plenty of exceptions, so pay attention to customer reviews about power and strength. Just keep in mind that everyone has different standards for judging vibration power. One person’s weak might be strong for you and vice versa!

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How to Use Vibrators

It’s finally time to try your new vibrator out! Here’s what you need to do before taking any new vibe on a test run.

Get Ready.
Give your vibe a good cleaning first and grab some fresh batteries for peak performance.

Get Set.
Make sure you’re comfortable and won’t be disturbed. Keep some lube nearby just in case.

Let’s Go.
Start out slowly teasing yourself with the vibrator before gradually increasing the power and focusing on your hot spots. If something feels really good, then keep doing it!

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Cleaning & Caring for Vibrators

It’s not easy to keep your vibrator looking and performing at its best, so here are three easy-to-remember rules to help you out.

1. Clean your vibe before and after each use.
The easiest way to do this is by spraying it with antibacterial sex toy cleaner and then wiping it off with a lint-free towel.

2. Stick to a water-based lube.
Silicone-based or oil-based lubes can cause a chemical reaction with certain materials. Water-based lube is 100% safe.

3. Keep your vibrator in a special storage bag.
You can damage your vibe if it comes into contact with certain types of materials.

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Top 5 Vibrator Myths

Now that you’re more familiar with vibrators, it’s time to set the record straight about some of the biggest myths surrounding these popular sex toys.

Myth #1: If you can’t orgasm without a vibrator, there’s something wrong with you.
Medical studies have shown that 20% – 25% of women routinely have problems reaching an orgasm. By providing a woman with stronger stimulation as well as targeting multiple erogenous zones at the same time, vibrators can actually “teach” her body how to orgasm. And it becomes easier each time she uses a vibrator, until she can finally do it on her own… so to speak.

Myth #2: Vibrators can numb your lady bits.
Most vibrator users will never have this problem, but this can happen if you use your vibrator for an extended period of time or press it too hard against your body. Don’t fear though – the effect is completely temporary. Your lady parts will go back to normal in a few hours after you stop using your vibrator. And you’ll know better the next time you pull out your toy.

Myth #3: Vibrators can ruin regular sex.
Studies show that women who use vibrators are actually more likely to engage in sex than women who don’t. Some doctors even recommend that post-menopausal women use vibrators to boost their sex drive and arousal. Many couples also use vibrators during foreplay and even during sex.

Myth #4: Vibrators can replace your partner.
A vibrator will never be able to make you chicken soup when you’re sick or surprise you with flowers on your birthday. It’s also impossible for vibrators to tie you against the bed, lick you from head to toe or tell you about all the dirty things they want to do to you. Vibrators are amazing at what they do, but they’ll never be able to replace a fun and creative lover.

Myth #5: It’s okay to use rechargeable batteries with vibrators.
Rechargeable batteries are prone to power and voltage fluctuations that can damage your vibrator. Rechargeable batteries might not fit your vibrator correctly either cause water to leak inside. Rechargeable batteries aren’t nearly as strong as regular ones either. If you want to experience your vibrator at it’s best, then save the rechargeable batteries for the TV remote.

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