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How do vibrators work?
Vibrators contain an electric or battery powered motor that produces vibrations. When the power is turned on the vibrating motor is activated, creating vibrations.
What is the difference between battery and electric powered vibrators?
Generally, battery powered vibrators tend to be less powerful than electric powered vibrators. Electric powered vibrators tend to be designed with stronger motors which use more power, which means you don't have to worry about electricity running out like batteries do.
Why are there different styles of vibrators?
Vibrators come in different styles because people like to use them in different ways. For example, a clitoral vibrator is designed to stimulate the clitoris while a G-Spot vibrator is designed to stimulate the G-Spot. There are many different styles to choose from and some vibrators even combine two or more different styles, for example the Piroutte by Femme Funn stimulates the clitoris with the "bunny" while stimulating the G-Spot with the twisting shaft and the outer-vaginal area with the spinning head. It is best to choose a style that responds to your body, creating stimulation.
How long do vibrators last?
Depending on the quality of the vibrator, they can last anywhere from a few months to a few years. Cheaper vibrators tend to break down relatively quickly, so if you are looking for quality, spend that little extra to have a more longer-lasting vibrator. When you are looking for the best vibrator you need to keep in mind your preferences. Do you prefer small or larger penis shapes? The Maven recommends first time users of vibrators start out with vibrators designed for stimulation of the clitoris and a smaller sized vaginal vibrator.
What is the difference between a clitoral and a vaginal orgasm?
Clitoral orgasms are achieved by stimulating the clitoris and usually are quicker and very intense. Vaginal orgasms can take some time to build but is often a deeply powerful experience. Importantly, don’t compare your orgasms to other women. Your orgasmic imagination is yours to own. If you would like to know more about the erotic anatomy of your vulva we highly recommend Cyndi Darnell’s Atlas of Erotic Anatomy, which is available through our website.
Can anal vibrators give you an orgasm?
Definitely! Anal vibrators are well-known to produce a lot of pleasure as the anus is a very sensitive spot with many nerves. Stimulating these nerves with a vibrator can heighten sexual experience and lead to stronger orgasms. It is possible to have an orgasm from anal stimulation alone. If you have never experienced anal play you are best to start out slowly. It is recommended to use gloves, plenty of lubrication and of course, preparing your rectum for play is beneficial. Using a douche system to clean your anus is highly recommended and we stock kits for that purpose.
Can vibrators be used during intercourse?
Most definitely! WE-Vibe has created the perfect accessory for couples to enjoy the extra dimension of vibration at the same time. The intense pleasure given to both parties will take your lovemaking to the next level. Read The Maven's review about the Eva II by Dame - just pop over to The Maven's Sweetspot to read about her experience using a couple's vibrator.
Is it safe to share a vibrator with a friend?
It is up to the individual though we recommend it’s best not to. Obviously, if you are in a long-term monogamous relationship and are aware of each other’s health status then you can consider sharing. However, if you are concerned about catching a disease it is not a good idea to share sex toys as this will expose yourself to whatever diseases your friend/lover may carry. Always keep vaginal toys for vaginas and anal toys strictly anal. NEVER swap between the two. Always clean your toys before and after use.
Where should vibrators be stored?
The best place to store a vibrator is in a cool, dry place. Moisture is the number one cause of damage. Avoiding moisture will go a long way towards keeping a vibrator in good working condition. For the sake of your privacy we recommend a lockable drawer or toolbox. They are your tools after all. :)
Why does my new toy have an unusual smell?
The smell is not uncommon and it doesn't exist with all toys, but for many it does. The smell is caused by the combination of materials used to manufacture your toy and these gases are contained by the packaging. The quickest way to eliminate the smell is to wash your toy with adult toy cleaner or mild soap, and let it air out before you use it. If you have bought a toy elsewhere and you notice it always has an odour then dispose of it.
What is a Cock Ring?
A cock ring is a device that fits around the penis, constricting the flow of blood and increasing the intensity of an erection. Just before orgasm, the cock ring is released, creating a more powerful orgasm.
What is a Penis Pump?
A penis pump is a device that increases penis size via vacuum pressure.
What are Nipple Rings, Chains, Clamps and other forms of Nipple Jewelry?
Nipple stimulation, when performed correctly, can actually lead to an orgasm. Specific products designed for this purpose are nipple rings, vibrating nipple clamps and nipple weights, nipple exciters and arousers, nipple enlargers, breast enhancers and all other sorts of nipple jewellery to beautify the female breast. These products, and more, have the sole purpose to help tease, fondle, stimulate and pleasure the nipples and breasts, especially to areas that are very sensitive to touch, such as the areola (the pinkish area that directly surrounds the nipple).
What's the Best Sex Toy for a First-time Sex Toy User?
Your first sex toy should be something that is personal and definitely catches your eye. Many popular first sex toys are often vibrators or dildos. The rule of the thumb is to start with small sex toys and work your way up to larger sizes. Keep your first sex toy adventures simple.
How do I influence my Partner into using a Vibrator or other Sex Toy? It's just like trying anything new, people sometimes feel threatned by change. This is where the art of communication is crucial in your relationship. Explain that a sex toy will not take the place of him or her. Quite the opposite, a sex toy will add more pleasure and excitement into your sex life.
The Maven's suggestion: the first few times you use the toy, have your partner pleasure you with it and then when you are both resting in the afterglow of orgasm have a chat about what you liked. Brainstorm suggestions together...they might like you to try it on them.
What are BDSM/Fetish Sex Toys?
BDSM is a term that refers to Bondage and Discipline, Domination and Submission, and Sadism and Masochism. As people become more curious and creative about expressing their sexuality, BDSM is increasing in popularity (50 Shades of Grey pushed BDSM into the mainstream). The key to BDSM play is to keep it within the bounds of what you know so that you can play safely, and to make sure your partner agrees to what you have planned. Communication, trust, respect, and honesty are essential.
If you have any questions or queries please contact The Maven at The Spicy Boudoir for discreet and personal advice.