What Types of Vibrator are There?

It’s a problem we’re all too familiar with. You want to buy a product for one reason or another. But when you go to purchase it though, there are so many options available you don’t even know where to start. The problem is just as prevalent with vibrators. Do you want a rabbit, a bullet, or even a magic wand? And what on earth is cyberskin? Hopefully by the end of this article you might have a better idea of what vibrators are available, and which you wish to purchase.

Sometimes it can be overwhelming to see all the options available for your sexual pleasure. Vibrators can be broken down into a few different categories. Which you choose will be largely based on what you intend to do with it, or in some cases a few personal preferences.

Bullet Vibrators

Bullet Vibrators are probably the most common and simple of the bunch. They tend to be very small, with a hard shell, and are a great favourite amongst beginners. A bullet will typically only by a couple of inches long, and while not the most powerful, they are great for targeted stimulation. Bullet vibrators can be combined with other sex toys for some great experiences.

Traditional Vibrators

A traditional vibrator sounds like an easy thing to picture, but the term isn’t exactly clear. Most people will probably picture a bullet vibrator, but traditional vibrators are actually much longer. They typically measure from four to eight inches long. Traditional vibrators are typically not curved, and don’t have any bells or whistles, but come in various materials. They can have multiple settings, as opposed to a simple on off switch.

Realistic Vibrators

These are very similar to traditional vibrators, only instead of a straight simple shape, they appear more phallic. They will have many of the details of a real penis, including veins, skin, and the head of the penis. In some senses, they are kind of a cross between a dildo and a vibrator and can be used internally as well as externally. Just like traditional vibrators these will have varying speeds and vibration modes.

Rabbit Vibrators

While the rabbit may not be the most common style of vibrator you’ll find in your girlfriend’s drawer, but they are some of the most popular amongst those that own them. It’s was made most famous by the girls of Sex and the City in the late 90s. For some women, their rabbit is their one stop pleasure centre. The tip is inserted into the vagina, and may contain its own motor, rotating beads, or the entire tip will rotate. The rabbit (or whatever animal design you choose) stimulates the outside of the body. Some women like different things about the rabbit, so you need to do a bit of experimenting to find the exact way to use yours for the most pleasure.

G-Spot Vibrators

G-spot vibrators are designed slightly differently to others, having a slight curve along the shaft. This curve means that you can specifically locate and target the g-spot for stimulation. This is the most erogenous zone of the female body, and can give you some intense orgasms with the correct stimulation. They don’t just have to be used there though, G-spot stimulators can be great on other parts of the vagina or even other parts of the body.

Clitoral Stimulators

Some vibrators are designed entirely for stimulation of the clitoris. These can be wearable, or shaped to fit over your pelvis. Newer variations of these vibrators will use air pressure waves rather than physical contact to bring you orgasm. This new technology even claims to be able to bring women to multiple orgasms in a single session.

Anal Vibrators

For those of you who prefer entry via the back door, there are a whole host of anal vibrators available. These are usually designed with a thinner end for easier insertion, and a base to stop them from travelling too far inside the anus. Men in particular can be huge fans of anal vibrators, as they can be designed with a curve, much like g-spot vibrators, to hit the prostate gland in men. This gland is a source of intense pleasure for men, and is often called the male G-spot or the P-spot.

Finger Vibrators

Finger vibrators are probably the smallest type of vibrator on the market. They are basically a bullet vibrator which is attached to a ring. These are great for people who enjoy getting hands on with their private parts, but want to add a little extra stimulation to their play. They usually will be one of the simpler kinds, only having an on and off switch, but they are still and effective and pleasurable tool for any sexual arsenal.

Speciality Vibrators

Some vibrators are simply too out there to fall into any of the other categories. They are still, at the core, vibrators, and function as such. They can be unique shapes and sizes, have innovative designs, or even extra functions.

Vibrating Cock Rings

Not much different from a finger vibrator, but a cock ring is designed to be put on the penis. These can be worn during sex or masturbation, or simply to stimulate the penis. Whichever the reason, these toys are a great entry into the vibrator world which can be incorporated into your existing sex life without much effort.

So, Which Should You Buy?

Hopefully with a better idea of what each kind of vibrator is, you might have a bit of a better idea of which kind you want to buy. To put it simply, if you plan to put it in your anus, buy an anal vibrator. If you want a one-stop pleasure centre, grab a rabbit. While this is a very basic way of looking at it, there really aren’t any alternatives. We’re all different, and what works for your friends might not work for you. Ultimately you should just dive in and try it, but at least having some idea of what you want to use it for gives you a place to start.

If you’re still feeling a little lost though, don’t worry! There are many more considerations to think about when deciding on which vibrator you want, so for a little more advice, check out our beginner’s guide to vibrators.