Which way to go? Vibrator or dildo?

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Choosing the right tool for the job 

Vibrators and/or dildos increase feelings of sexual pleasure and make orgasms easier to achieve.

Scientists are not entirely sure why they work as well as they do in making us feel euphoric, but they can certainly help both men and women orgasm more quickly. If you are looking at some good vibes when it comes to your pleasure these handy helpers might offer a solution, after all, 2/3 of us are not fully satisfied with our sex lives.

Phallic sex toys have been around for a while. They generally are commonplace in any sexually exploratory person’s box of tricks and can help add some zing between the sheets (or bath or shower), whether you use them alone for self-gratification or as part of sex play with a partner. 

Often, when browsing which one is best for your individual needs the choices can seem daunting. There is a wide range of vibrators and dildos available these days from silent pocket rockets to large and in-charge game changes.

So how do you choose which is the right tool to get the job done? The truth is that both dildos and a vibrator can lead to incredible experiences (and mind-blowing orgasms) when used correctly.

But before we get there, let’s look at some of the differences between the two.

Your body, your way

Each person has their own style, taste, and pleasure points. That’s what makes us unique. As unique as we are, so too have sex toys developed. Many people enjoy using dildos or vibrators, especially women and men who have trouble reaching orgasm through masturbation or penetration from a partner.

A dildo is a phallic-shaped sex toy used for penetration of the vagina or anus. A dildo is usually made of a soft and pliable material but can also be hard and sleek and made from moulded plastic or metal. But the major difference is that it doesn’t have a motor or multiple settings. Did we mention bath or shower time?

Vibrators on the other hand come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and offer the bonus of vibrating for increased stimulation.

1. Standard dildos

These are also referred to as single-ended dildos and most resemble biological penises in shape and function.

2. Textured dildos

These are made from various materials to change the sensation experienced. For example, moulded plastic or stainless steel will be heavier than those made from sillicone.

3. Double-ended dildos

As the name implies these have a head at both ends. These awesome gadgets are designed to pleasure both partners simultaneously.

4. External vibrator 

External vibrators are used externally on the penis, vulva, clitoris, and anus.

5. Internal vibrator

Great for the joy of having your anus penetrated or if you own a front hole, that too! Adding an internal vibrator to your collection is multi-use and oh-so-much fun.

6. Combination vibrator 

A match made in heaven. These vibrating joys feature a vibrating “arm” for internal stimulation with an external one for external stimulation.

 

Today many people use sex toys to add zing to their sexual pleasure and experience. Not only do they add excitement and passion to love-making, but they are excellent in helping reach orgasm. 5 

Time to play
You can use vibrators alone or with a partner or partners. If you want to get others in on the action it may be a good idea to explain how the introduction of one may help you achieve certain sensations that might not be possible without its help.

So why not get familiar with your tool of choice before using it with others? Play around with the different settings and work with the different spots on your body that feel good.

Embrace the truth. Be shameless
A popular myth about these helpful playthings is that their overuse of them can lead to sex without them becoming less enjoyable. The belief is that they numb the genitals or make your genitals less sensitive to non-electronic stimulation.

In fact, one study found that only 11% of vibrator users reported genital numbness on occasion, and only 3% said that they experienced genital numbing frequently.

If you're interested in trying sex toys out for the first time, then you must take things at your own pace and discuss the topic with your partner/s thoroughly if they will be involved.

There are many sex toys available from Durex and our range of vibrators and cock rings is sure to have something that’s a perfect fit for you. Browse online and experience new vibes with something from our range to add to your pleasure play, today!

Got more questions when it comes to sex? Head over to our Explore Sex blog now. 

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