Hitachi Magic Wand
This plug-in vibrator is probably the best place to start.
It has a soft, round head that feels just lovely on your
clit (or your feet, for that matter...). It's far and away
the most popular choice.
This attachment for the Hitachi Magic Wand (which also fits
the Rechargeable Wand) curves upward slightly so that it
can be used for penetration as well as G-Spot stimulation.
Note: Another way to accomplish the same thing is to use
your vibrator without any attachments but purchase the Wavy
G dildo or a Crystal Wand.
If you want a plug-in vibrator like the Hitachi Magic Wand
but need it to run almost completely silently, then this
would be a good choice. It comes with several attachments.
Battery-Powered and Rechargeable Vibrators
This is far and away the best of the rechargeable vibrators.
It carries a 45 minute charge and can also be used while
it is recharging. It has the same basic shape as the Hitachi
This vibrator's claims to fame are that it's small, portable,
and waterproof (i.e. so you can use it in a hot tub, bath,
This Japanese vibrator has a somewhat complicated but effective
design: a rotating shaft vibrates and turns (the shaft has
rolling, textured "pearls" inside of it that feel
just lovely at the entrance of your vagina) while another
part vibrates against your clit.
Mini Dolphin Vibe
This is a vibrator and harness combination that keeps a
small dolphin-shaped vibrator nestled against your clit
while leaving both your hands free. By moving one of its
straps out of the way, you can enjoy it at the same time
you're enjoying intercourse with a partner (you could also
use one hand to press against the dolphin part and control
the intensity/focus of the sensations you're receiving).
The Fukuoko 9000
This is a tiny clitoral vibrator that fits over your finger.
It's a perfect way to unobtrusively work in a little clitoral
stimulation during intercourse with a partner (note: this
works particularly well if you're on all fours or in any
other position where one of your hands has a little extra
freedom to move against your clit).
Vibrators are fun for almost everyone, but are especially
popular amongst women: using a vibrator clitorally is the
easiest way for most women to reach orgasm. Here are some
basic tips for getting the most out of your vibrator:
If you feel comfortable making a little
noise, then you'll probably find that letting yourself moan
or sigh on your exhalations will improve the whole experience.
Moving or rocking your hips rhythmically, in time with your
breathing, can also make a big difference.
If the vibrations are the right speed for
you but seem too intense, then you might try either draping
a thin cloth between your clit and the vibrator or else
leaving a light article of clothing on. You can also try
moving the vibrator to the side of your clitoris rather
than keeping your vibrator directly on it.
Just to see whether you prefer this sensation,
try using lighter pressure but moving the head of the vibrator
on your clit, rather than keeping it stationary and using
For those who want to take things to the next level, here
are some advanced vibrator tips:
If you're already comfortable moving your hips in time with
your breathing, then try squeezing and relaxing your "PC"
muscle (the same muscle you squeeze to stop the flow of
urine when you're urinating) in time with your pelvic movements.
Many women find that clitoral orgasms (e.g.
from a plug-in vibrator such as the Hitachi) feel especially
good when accompanied by a little penetration. The Wavy
G Dildo, the Crystal Wand, and the Kegelcisor are all popular
Some women find they can have multiple clitoral
orgasms with their vibrator. The secret is to back off on
the pressure, keep the vibrator moving, and avoiding direct
contact with your clit until the energy builds up again.
Men can enjoy vibrators too. For men with
female partners, one obvious approach is for his partner
to use a vibrator on her clit during intercourse with him;
the vibrations will also diffuse into his penis, a sensation
which some men really like. Men can also enjoy vibrators
without a partner: this is a fundamentally different experience
than masturbating with your hand, as (chances are) your
penis will be semi-hard through much or all of the experience
rather than fully erect. However, especially if you do the
rhythmic breathing and pelvis rocking and PC muscle contractions,
you may find that you like the sensation a LOT. Some men
find they can reach pleasurable orgasms with a vibrator
without ever having a full erection.
If you would like to learn more about vibrators
but prefer to learn visually, then you might enjoy watching
the educational videotape Great Vibrations by Carol Queen.
If you would like to learn more about sex
toys in general, then we recommend reading a copy of The
New Good Vibrations Guide to Sex.