6 Tips for Vibrator Use

Your First Time...With a New Vibrator

So you've got your new vibrator, but you're not quite sure what to do with it. Don't worry, because this walk-through has the answers you need. Start off by reviewing the 6 Tips for Vibrator Use below. Then, there are a few steps you need to take before using your vibrator, and you should also decide whether or not you need to Use a lube with your new toy. After that, there are tips on using your vibrator for the first time and also on cleaning up afterwards.

The 6 Smart Rules for Using your Vibrator

  • Never insert any vibrator to the point that it cannot be easily controlled and removed.
  • Always clean your vibrator after use.
  • To make clean-up easier, you could place a condom over your vibrators before use.
  • Use only compatible water-based lubricants with condoms and latex toys.
  • If pain or discomfort occurs while using your vibrator, stop immediately.
  • Do not use your vibrator on broken or irritated skin.

Before Using your New Vibrator

When you first get your vibrator, carefully take it out of the box. Check over the box or any instructions to see if your vibrator has any safety tips or special instructions. After this, you need to gently wash your vibrator with warm water and mild soap – taking care not to get the battery compartment or controls wet. Dry your vibrator off with a clean towel and you’re getting closer.

To Lube or not to Lube

If you’re not sure what they're for, lubes basically serve as a fill-in for the natural lubricant produced by a woman’s vagina. Sex experts, including Sue Johanson, suggest using a sex lube for any sexual experience, even with vibrators. There are all several different varieties of lubes geared for special purposes, including vibrator use. It's important to make sure you use the right lube with the right toy, for example silicone lubes and silicone toys cannot be used together; the friction will "melt" the toy rendering it un-usable. When in doubt use a water based lube; it's compatible with all materials.

If you intend to use an anal vibrator, then lube is an absolute necessity. Only lube will provide a smooth, safe penetration for your vibrator while allowing for easy removal. It’s also a good idea to use lube with any vibrator that provides clitoral stimulation. Several lubes have unique properties like heating up when friction is applied to them that can enhance stimulation and take your vibrator thrills even further. Some women can use their vibrator safely and comfortably for vaginal penetration without using lube. Most women, however, have a difficulty time being aroused by a simple piece of plastic, and they rely on lube to help get things started. Since this is your first time with a vibrator, it’s better to play it safe and cautious by using lube your first few times and then making a decision.

Taking your New Vibrator for a Spin

Regardless of which vibrator out of the hundreds of models catches your imagination, sexual therapists agree that there’s one basic rule for using a vibrator – if it feels good, then keep doing it! This is partly because vibrators, more than any other adult product, actively encourage you to experiment with different positions and speeds to find the right combination that hits your sexual buttons.

First, get in a position you find comfortable, such as on your back or on your stomach. Turn the vibrator on low and start using to gently touch your erogenous zones such as your nipples, inner thighs and around your vagina. After getting used to the feel of the vibrator, apply a little lube to the vibrator and your vagina and clitoris and begin to gently rub the vibrator up and down your vagina. Start with a light, almost teasing approach and gradually build up pressure until you reach the point you’re most comfortable at. Remember to relax and enjoy yourself!

Cleaning Up Afterwards

Every time you use your vibrator you should always clean it thoroughly before using it again. Most vibrators can be cleaned with a simple soap and water, but some models and material require special care.

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