What are the different types of vibrators?

Vibrators, also called massagers, are the most popular types of sex toys in the women realm. People with a vulva love them for more reasons than one. These versatile accessories are easy to use for solo play but transform into trustworthy allies during foreplay. You can even use them to enhance pleasure during intercourse.

Some vibrators are also suitable for men. Gents can use them to massage their penises and increase pleasure during masturbation, to stimulate the prostate during intercourse, or, when using a vibrating cock ring, to stimulate the partner whilst delaying ejaculation.

That said, vibrators can be classified into external and internal.

External vibrators

External vibrators are typically used to stimulate the clitoris, labia, perineum, or the penis. Here are a few options you can choose from:

Internal vibrators

This type of vibrators is designed to enhance vaginal or anal stimulation. Most models are designed with women in mind, but they can also provide satisfying prostate massages. Options include:

Are vibrators and massagers the same thing?

Most people use vibrator and massager terms interchangeably, but the devices are slightly different. The vibrators category comprises all sex toys that vibrate. Massagers are those toys used to perform a massage on one or more areas of your body.

For instance, wand vibrators are also massagers. You can use them to massage and stimulate your clitoris or perineum, but they can also be used to perform a full body massage or stimulate other erogenous zones on your body.

Bullet vibrators can also be considered massagers. You can use them to stimulate your clit, but also to massage your nipples or other sensitive areas. Bullet massagers can also be used for shallow penetration, to tease the vaginal or anal entrance.

Likewise, rabbit vibrators can also be called massagers. However, they do not strictly massage but rather stimulate you internally and externally at the same time. Likewise, vibrating cock rings and jewellery aren’t exactly massagers, even if you can use them to massage different areas on your body.

How to use vibrators to enhance sex?

There are various ways to use vibrators for sex. Here are a few tips:

Can I use my vibrator with silicone-based lube?

You can use a vibrator with silicone-based lube as long as the vibrator is not made of silicone. The main issue with silicone lubes and silicone vibrators is that the two types of silicone can react. The reaction will not affect your skin – at least, it normally doesn’t have any effect on your skin – but it can damage the toy.

Considering that silicone toys are expensive, seeing it swelling or noticing that the silicone layer peels off can be annoying.

If you really want to use silicone lube with your silicone toy (perhaps because you don’t have another type of lube at hand), do a patch test before applying the lube on the entire surface of the toy. Most reactions will occur almost instantly. However, we recommend leaving the toy with the lubricant on it for at least a few hours. If you notice any physical changes, such as swelling or the silicone layer peeling off, or if you notice any unusual smell, you shouldn’t use the toy with silicone lubricant.

Although most reactions won’t affect you, know that the chemicals released can cause irritation and rashes if they happen inside your body.

Are vibrators safe?

Yes, vibrators are safe to use as long as you use them as directed. Always read the product label before using any type of sex toy. You should only use the toy with the type of personal lubricant specified on the label. Avoid using the toy in water unless it is specifically labelled as water-resistant or waterproof.

Another thing to pay attention to is sanitation. You must clean the toy with sanitising wipes or water and a mild soap after each use. Always sanitise the toy if other people are using it, including your partner, even if you’ve both been tested. Use different vibrators for vaginal and anal play, or use condoms to prevent bacteria transferring between the anus and the vagina (always change the condom when switching from anal to vaginal penetration).

Last but not least, make sure that the vibrators you use are manufactured by trusted brands. To make things easy, here at Condoms.uk we only sell genuine toys sourced directly from brands or their official suppliers in the UK.

Where can I buy vibrators and accessories?

You can buy vibrators and accessories right here at Condoms.uk. We stock a range of sex toys sourced directly from brands, and buying from us comes with advantages:

So, what are you waiting for? Browse our range of accessories to find the best vibrators for you right now.