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by Katie Peachesa April 25, 2020 3 min read

Increasing the longevity of your battery operated vibrator

By Ksenia Sobchak

Battery-operated vibrators are typically less expensive than their electric siblings. You have the flexibility of moving around while you’re getting yourself off, and these vibrators come in a much wider selection of shapes, color and sizes. The only drawback is that battery-operated vibrators don’t last as long as electronic vibrators.

Everyone has anticipated the purchase of a coveted appliance or electronic device. You can’t wait to get your new stereo, TV or kitchen appliance home so that you can let it work whatever magic the commercial convinced you it does. The worse thing that could happen is your new appliance stops working a few months later or worse—the darn thing doesn’t even work once you’ve taken it out of its package.

Vibrators aren’t without problems, just like your other electronic devices. Unfortunately, though, most adult stores don’t take returns on faulty vibrators. The best way to keep you battery-operated vibrator around for a longer time is to follow some simple rules:

Examine

If you are going to purchase your new vibrator from somewhere other than the Internet, first check that the motor is running (if you can) before you buy it.

Run Time

Your battery-operated vibrators are designed to use until you’ve reached an earthshaking orgasm or until the battery runs out. Unfortunately, the latter can be the case sometimes. Though it’s tempting, don’t let that happen. Running your vibrator for too long could burn the tiny little motors in these things. On low power, don’t run the vibrator for more than 30 minutes, and at the higher speeds with multifunction use, you should go at it at 15-20 minute intervals.

Batteries

It’s very easy. Take the batteries out after each use. It might be convenient to leave the batteries in your vibrator so that you can find them next time, but we suggest placing them near the vibrator instead. Leaving batteries inside your vibrator between play sessions could be detrimental to your toy. If the battery pops or leaks, the metal contact plates inside could be ruined and there goes your fun.

Clean

Okay, so the last thing that you want to do after your vibrator has given you an orgasm is get up and clean the thing. Well, you have to. Ensuring that your vibrator stays in tip-top shape requires you to clean and care for it. If you are playing with a vibrator that has porous or semi-porous material, then soap it up and rinse it off; otherwise, wipe the vibrator down with sex toy cleaner and you’re done.

Waterproof

A lot of vibrators have hard plastic casing, but a word to the wise: If the label doesn’t read “WATERPROOF,” don’t take it near the bathtub, shower, pool or any place that has lots of water. You probably won’ get electrocuted, but your vibrator will stop working.

Where does it go?

Not all vibrators are meant for penetration, so pay close attention. Don’t break or ruin your battery-operated vibrator by stuffing it in an orifice that it doesn’t belong. This might require the motor to do more work than it can, and it will shut down.

Now that you know how to keep you battery-operated vibrators healthy, you and your sex toy can enjoy a long and satisfying relationship.

Katie Peachesa
Katie Peachesa

Katie Peachesa is a sex and lingerie blogger based out of the urban chic Wapping in the heart of East London, United Kingdom. In her spare time, Katie enjoys photography, yoga and fitness, a bit of boxing, traveling, keeping up with the latest fashion trends and mudlarking and exploring pastoral settings. You are likely to find Katie in an artisan cafe in Brick Lane on a Saturday afternoon furiously typing her next article on her laptop whilst she is sipping on her flat white and drawing inspiration from the hustle and bustle in the heart of creative London. Katie runs the "Fashion Life Mag" and has been featured in Cosmopolitan, Allure, Grazia, Tatler, Evening Standard and other popular media outlets.


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