10 Tips for Buying Your Very First Vibrator

Consider these key tips when buying your first vibrator--or when embarking on the journey to choose a vibrator that does a better job of satisfying your desires. 

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Oct 17 7 min read
10 Tips for Buying Your Very First Vibrator

Many people have no idea what they're looking for when they buy their first vibrator. You know that vibrators can increase your sexual satisfaction whether you're enjoying time with a partner or flying solo, but do you really know what you're looking for? Consider these key tips when buying your first vibrator--or when embarking on the journey to choose a vibrator that does a better job of satisfying your desires. 

Tip #1: Make sure your vibrator is waterproof.

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You don't know where your sexual explorations--or vibrations--will take you, and you want your vibrator to survive all the fun. A waterproof vibrator can go with you into the shower or tub or anywhere else you care to take it. If you choose a vibrator that's not waterproof, on the other hand, you're restricted to play on the land. 

Waterproof vibrators are also very easy to clean: you don't have to worry about submerging them in water or using soap and cleaners, since all of the internal electronics are already protected. This can make a big difference in keeping your vibrator as clean as possible.

Tip #2: Look for quality.

When you start shopping for a vibrator, you'll quickly discover that there are a lot of options on the market--some of them significantly cheaper than others. Since it's your first time making a purchase, you may think that choosing an inexpensive option makes more sense. After all, that will give you a chance to try it out without making a big up-front investment, right? A cheaper option, however, may not have the features or quality that you're really looking for--and that can leave you frustrated (no pun intended) with your whole vibrator experience. A more quality model will be more likely to stand the test of time--not to mention offering you the options you really want. 

Tip #3: Consider the benefits of flexibility. 

You want your vibrator to be able to serve more than one function and work in more than just one position. Ideally, you want to use your vibrator to stimulate you in several different ways, to be useful in many different positions, and to offer the flexibility you need to get it in just the right spot. Sure, you'll have your favorite uses, just like you have your favorite sexual positions, but you'll also find that a flexible vibrator offers more enjoyment--and all without having to invest in an additional toy. The MysteryVibe CRESCENDO, for example, can easily be manipulated into a variety of positions for use in many ways. 

Tip #4: Consider your partner, too.

Are you involved in a relationship? If so, you might want to consider how your partner can use your vibrator along with you. The TENUTO, for example, is a smart wearable vibrator for men. It simultaneously stimulates multiple areas for your partner and can be adapted to provide stimulation for you during intercourse, as well. If you'd like to make your vibrator part of sexual play with your partner, take the time to talk about it before you make the purchase. That way both of you will have a solid idea of what you're looking for--and then make a purchase that fits both of your needs and desires. 

Tip #5: Think about the benefits of app control.

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All of the MysteryVibe vibrators can be controlled via Bluetooth by an app on your phone. This offers several advantages over traditional controls for a vibrator. When you use an app:

  • You can control your partner's pleasure from across the room--which can be an exciting experience all by itself. 
  • You won't have to move the vibrator away in order to change the setting, whether you want to swap to a different type of vibration pattern or intensity. 
  • You can enjoy your favorite vibration settings more easily since you can go straight to the one you want every time.
  • You can program your own settings or patterns, which can help make your vibrator sessions more enjoyable. Or you can let your partner create the program for a little extra excitement since you'll never know what's coming next. 

Tip #6: Get a feel for what works for you.

Before you buy a vibrator, take the time to consider what really works for you. If you haven't tried out masturbation in the past, now is a great time to start exploring! Men, for example, may discover that the taint--the sensitive stretch of skin between balls and anus--is extremely sensitive, and a vibrator that will stimulate this area can bring an immense amount of pleasure and satisfaction to your endeavors. Most women require clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm: in fact, only around 30% of women can orgasm from penetration alone. This means that a standard, phallic-shaped vibrator might not serve up the stimulation you're hoping for. Before you make a vibrator purchase, make sure you take the time to learn what you really enjoy so that you can choose a vibrator that delivers stimulation where you want it most. (Or, make a purchase like the CRESCENDO, which will allow you to deliver that stimulation wherever it works best for you regardless of your preferred spot.) 

Tip #7: Check the materials.

You wouldn't buy food without checking the ingredients, especially if you have food allergies or sensitivities--and the same goes for choosing a vibrator for the first time. Some cheap vibrators, for example, might contain latex. This could cause a reaction where you want it least if you share this common allergy. Silicone is a great choice: it's durable, easy to clean, and unlikely to pick up stains or smells over time. Silicone is also safe for use, unlike materials like jelly plastic, which, while unregulated, have not been properly tested. 

Tip #8: Take a look at the reviews.

Most sex toy sites, like other online retailers, will offer reviews that make it easier for you to get an idea of what you're buying when you purchase a vibrator. Take a look at what other customers have to say! Are they offering up rave reviews, or are the comments full of complaints about the product? Take the time to read through some of the most positive reviews to get an idea for what people like best about the vibrator as well as taking a look at the most negative reviews so you can get a better understanding of what problems people had with the vibrator. Reading through all of the reviews will also tell you if there's a common problem with the device itself--a motor that burns out quickly, for example, or a vibrator that burns through batteries in a single session--or if there are some users who are just incredibly difficult to satisfy. 

Tip #9: Check out the noise levels.

If you have a chance to listen to the vibrator before you make a purchase, turn it on and listen to the sound of the buzz. If you share a single-family home with your partner (and no kids), you might not care about the noise level. On the other hand, if you have a roommate, are in an apartment with thin walls, or have teenagers who are likely to quickly pick up on those sounds and know exactly what you're doing, the sound of your vibrator is going to be a significant concern. Cheaper model vibrators may offer more intense sensations as the volume creeps up. Higher-end vibrators like the MysteryVibe line, on the other hand, don't correlate noise with your intensity level or pleasure. 

Tip #10: Choose a vibrator that appeals to you visually. 

Your vibrator is an item that you will use to get turned on and, in many cases, to take you all the way to orgasm. If it's not visually appealing, you're going to have a harder time getting excited about using it--and it could cause you to fall right back out of the mood at the worst possible moment. When you make a vibrator purchase, take the time to look at it and decide whether or not the vibrator does it for you. If bright pink or purple makes your skin crawl, you might prefer a vibrator in a more neutral tone. On the other hand, if you don't mind its appearance, it's all right to choose something as bright and exciting as you like!

Bonus Tip #11: Know what packaging your vibrator will ship in.

Are you choosing a vibrator from an online retailer? If it's going to be shipped to you, you may want to pay attention to the packaging. Look for a retailer that offers discreet packaging and a warehouse name that won't immediately indicate exactly what you've purchased, especially if you have roommates or other curious onlookers who will want to stick their noses in your packages. At MysteryVibe, we offer discreet packaging that doesn't advertise what's inside--because no one but you and your partner needs to know what goes on in your bedroom. 

Whether you're making your first vibrator purchase or you're looking for a new vibrator to help enhance your pleasure in the bedroom, it's a big purchase decision--and we can help. Contact us today to ask any questions you have about the MysteryVibe line. We want to make sure that you're completely pleased with your purchase. 


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