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by Katie Peachesa April 08, 2020 6 min read

Vibrators Guide for Beginners

By Tatyana Dyachenko

If you're looking to buy a vibrator, what type is best to go for? With hundreds of vibrators to choose from incorporating many different shapes, sizes, colours, speeds and functions, it can be a difficult decision to make, especially if it's your first vibrator.

Use this simple guide to help you to determine your bullets from your g-spot vibrators and your rabbits from your classic vibrators. You will also find out which vibrators make great couples' sex toys and which are more suited to solo pleasures.

Anal Vibrators

Designed especially for use anally, these vibrators can be used by men and women alike. The majority of anal vibrators come with multispeed settings so that you can begin at low speeds and progress to more powerful vibrations when you feel more comfortable. Remember to ALWAYS use an anal lubricant with these vibrators because the anus does not produce any of its own natural lubrication and intercourse could prove to be very painful without it.

Good for: Solo penetration and play with a partner.

Begin with: Anal Blue, priced at £14.99.

Bullet Vibrators

Often regarded as one of the best beginners' sex toys available, bullet vibrators are typically around 2 inches in length and as the name suggests, they resemble a bullet in appearance. The big advantage that bullet vibrators have over some larger vibrators is that their small-scale size allows the vibrations to be felt throughout the entire length of the vibe without any loss of power towards the tip. They are also one of the most quiet vibrators available to purchase and can be transported easily which makes them the perfect accompaniment for a weekend away.

Good for: Clitoral stimulation, foreplay and can also be used while having penetrative sex.

Begin with: Vibrating Bullet Super Powered Mini Vibrator, priced at £5.97.

Butterfly Vibrators

A butterfly vibrator is a type of strap on vibrator for women that is worn as you would do a pair of briefs or a thong. It gives stimulation directly to the clitoris and, dependent upon the type of butterfly stimulator, can also provide vaginal and/or anal massage as well. Butterfly vibrators are available either as wireless units or those that come with an attached wired controller.

Good for: Masturbation and can also be used whilst having penetrative sex.

Begin with: Venus Multispeed Butterfly, priced at £12.99.

Classic Vibrators

Simply shaped in order to satisfy clitoral as well as vaginal urges, classic vibrators usually come with a smooth shaft and a rounded tip for easier insertion. This type of inexpensive multispeed vibrator usually comes with a twist bottom base that controls the strength of the vibrations in one simple motion.

Good for: Solo penetration and clitoral stimulation.

Begin with: Eternity Vibe, priced at £7.50.

Double Penetration Vibrators

Also known as double ended vibrators, double penetration vibrators can give you twice the stimulation of traditional vibrators. Choose from multispeed double vibrators that are perfect for simultaneous anal and vaginal penetration, double rabbits or long bendy vibrators that are designed to be shared.

Good for: Solo penetration and play with your partner (dependent upon the model chosen).

Begin with: XCEL Extreme Double Penetrator, priced at £13.97.

G-Spot Vibrators

G-Spot vibrators have an angled tip which is specially designed for stimulation of the female g-spot which is located between 1 and 3 inches inside the front wall of the vagina. Usually available as multispeed vibrators which a touch button or twist bottom base, g-spot vibes can bring about intense female orgasms and also result in female ejaculation.

Good for: Solo penetration and play with your partner.

Begin with: Glitterous G-Spotter, priced at £11.97.

Jelly Vibrators

One of the most popular vibrators available for beginners, jelly vibrators come with a soft jelly rubber outer and a harder inner core. Often brightly coloured and available in a range of sizes, jelly vibrators are one of the most inexpensive varieties available to buy. Some users also find that due to their soft outer layer, jelly vibrators can be easier to insert than harder plastic equivalents.

Good for: Solo penetration.

Begin with: Little Vibrating Softee, priced at £6.97.

Male Penis Vibrators

There are also vibrators that are aimed specifically at men. Male penis vibrators are multispeed units in the form of penis pumps which vibrate, multispeed male masturbators and vibrating fake vaginas. Choose from vibrators which work exclusively on the head of the penis or those that focus on the entire shaft.

Good for: Masturbation.

Begin with: Monkey Spanker Vibro, priced at £19.97.

Penis Shaped Vibrators and Realistic Vibrators

Coming with all the lumps, bumps, veins and protrusions that you would expect to see on a real life erect penis, realistic vibrators come with multispeed vibrations as standard and are available in a range of sizes from 6 inches in length up to an incredible 14 inches in length! A number of examples also come with the addition of squirmy ball sacks.

Good for: Solo penetration.

Begin with: Susans Penis Shaped Vibrator, priced at £12.47.

Pearl and Rabbit Vibrators

Rabbit vibrators are the bestselling vibrators for women because they don't just provide internal stimulation for the vagina but also have a 'rabbit' feature that tickles and teases the clitoris. A number of rabbit sex toys also have a separate vibrator in the clit stim which can be controlled independently of the shaft. Examples of rabbit vibes include those that come with an up and down thrusting motion, double rabbits, and those that have dual rotating shafts. Pearl vibrators are a type of rabbit vibrator that contain internal pleasure beads which rotate around for greater stimulation.

Good for: Solo penetration, clitoral stimulation and play with your partner.

Begin with: Jessica Rabbit Vibrator, priced at £19.99.

Remote Control Vibrators

Do you want sexual stimulation without all the hassle of wires? Available as vibrating panties, love eggs, vibrators and butterfly stimulators, remote control vibrators make great sex toys for couples because when you hand the remote control over to your partner, you might get vibrations when you are least expecting them. Perfect for wearing in the bedroom or around the house, or for the more adventurous, out in public!

Good for: Play with a partner and solo pleasures.

Begin with: Lust Control Remote Egg, priced at £32.99.

Small Vibrators

Small vibrators are a great starting point for first time sex toy users due to their small size. Ranging from between 3 and 5 inches in length, small vibes are inexpensive to purchase and are also small enough to be placed in a handbag or taken with you for a fun weekend away. Choose to begin with single speed vibrators or those with variable speeds.

Good for: Solo penetration, play with a partner and clitoral stimulation.

Begin with: Little Lady Finger Vibrator, priced at £4.95.

Vibrator Kits

If you want to share your sex toy experience with your partner then a vibrator kit is just the thing. Made up of vibrators and other sex toys including cock rings and sex balls, sex toy sets can introduce you and your partner to a whole new world of adult toys. These special kits also offer value for money because purchasing a vibrator kit can often be less expensive when compared to buying all of the individual elements separately.

Good for: Play with a partner.

Begin with: Silky Smooth Couples Kit, priced at £24.97.

Waterproof Vibrators

Who said vibrators were just for the bedroom? Waterproof vibrators, available in a range of styles, colours and sizes, can be used in the bath, the shower or even in a hot tub. Fully waterproof vibrators can be taken under the water whilst those that are splashproof should only be used in the shower. Lubricant can still be used with waterproof vibrators - silicone lubricants are long lasting and won't slip off when in contact with water unlike water-based equivalents.

Good for: Solo penetration, clitoral stimulation, play with a partner.

Begin with: Screaming Octopus Vibrator, priced at £10.97.

Once you are more experienced, you might want to try out big vibrators which are available up to 14 inches in length and 2.5 inches in diameter.

Can We Help?

If you have any queries about these different types of vibrator, please contact our experienced customer service team at Peaches and Screams who will be happy to help.

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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