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Dildo Vs. Vibrator: Which Should I Buy?

This is a question we get asked a lot here at Betty’s from first time buyers. Of course, I would love to tell you all BOTH!!! But, I know about budget constraints and you know your body best, so let’s take a look at what each can do for you and you can make your own decision.

VIBRATORS

Clitoral Stimulation

We-Vibe Tango VibratorIf you are somebody who has a hard time climaxing, a vibrator which targets the clitoris is going to help you achieve climax much quicker and easier. There are lots of bullet vibes that you can use solo but are small enough to insert between you and a partner to give you that boost during penetration. A personal favorite is the We-Vibe Tango which is supremely powerful but still small, extremely powerful, and waterproof plus it’s rechargeable so you don’t have to worry about batteries.

G-Spot Stimulation

Lelo Mona WaveThere are A LOT of g-spot targeting vibrators out there. If you haven’t found it yet, a vibrator may help get you there just from the level of stimulation you’re going to get. G-spot vibrators curve upwards at the end to reach that bundle of nerves at the top wall of your vagina halfway between your vaginal opening and cervix. A vibrator like the Mona Wave by Lelo is top of the line and has a gentle wave motion along with the vibration that is meant to nudge your g-spot.

Clitoral and G-Spot Stimulation

Rabbit Habit Deluxe VibratorThis is where rabbit vibrators and dual stimulators come in. You may see either term but they both basically mean a toy which has a part that can be insertedLelo Ina 2 Vibrator in the vagina with an outer, shorter arm that stimulates the clitoris as well. Some have cute little ears or ticklers on the end of the clitoral arm and beads in the shaft that rotate and stimulate your vaginal opening like the Rabbit Habit Deluxe Vibrator. Give some thought to what kind of stimulation you like because pointy, soft little ears are going to have a very teasing, tickling effect whereas a dual stimulator like the Ina 2 Dual Stimulation Vibrator by Lelo is going to have a firmer feel on your clitoris because of the bulbous tip on the arm.

Materials

We go on and on about sex toy materials here at Betty’s for good reason. Silicone is the optimal material for any toy, unless you want the firm feel of ceramic or glass. This is because it is non-porous and can be easily cleaned to avoid spreading bacteria. I’m going to be perfectly honest and say that it’s easier to find silicone vibrators that are budget friendly than silicone dildos.

Firmness

Vibrators have a motorized core that is either rechargeable or which runs on batteries. That means you’re not getting much in the way of bending or give with a vibrator. Many rabbits have a certain amount of flexibility in how you can bend the clitoral nub but the cores are still generally a firm base covered in a soft but not spongy material.

Multitasking

Leaf Plus Vitality Plus VibratorA great vibrator can be used in a lot of different ways. The Leaf+ Vitality+ is one that I recommend a lot. It’s small and waterproof and the two leaf-like tips carry the vibration really well if you want to tease your nipples or experiment with some shallow anal play. It’s important to remember never to use a traditional straight vibe, particularly a bullet, for anal play. Those sphincter muscles can easily pull in anything that doesn’t have a flared base which can lead to an embarrassing trip to the emergency room.

 

DILDOS

G-Spot Stimulation

Vixskin Buck DildoThere are some fantastic dildos out there which are curved to maximize g-spot stimulation. They are a great way to explore your body and figure out where exactly you’re aiming for and how you will react without the buzz of vibration getting in the way. The Vixskin Buck Realistic Dildo is a favorite of ours here at Betty’s because it has a great g-spot shape without being too big or too small and the silicone material is top notch.

Partner Play

The beauty of many dildos is their flexibility in playing solo or with a partner. There are many which are perfect to put in a harness and let you explore, like the Tantus AdamTantus Adam 02 Dildo 02 Dildo. For couples with erectile dysfunction or who just want to prolong their play, penetration with a dildo means the man can last longer and enjoy his partner’s reactions without worrying about finishing too quickly.

Flexibility

Tantus Pack n Play 1 DildoThere is a realism and flexibility to dildos that you just can’t find in vibrators. A great dual core silicone dildo is going to be able to bend to your body and allow you a range of movement that a rigid core vibrator won’t. The Tantus Pack n Play #1 Dildo is designed to fit in a harness and is soft enough to be worn that way under clothing but the inner silicone core makes it firm enough provide satisfying penetration.

There is also the allure of the suction cup which allows you to enjoy hands-free play against any solid surface. The Ergo Dual Density Platinum Silicone Dildo has a Ergo Dildofantastic suction cup, it’s harness compatible, and it has a stylized not-quite-realistic look that we love.

Fantasy Play

Flash Brown DildoLet’s face it, dildos go where no vibrator has gone before. They come in sizes from the moderately average to the stunningly enormous for those of us who like a challenge. There are dildos which are made to simulate ejaculation like the Squirting Realistic Cock line from Doc Johnson and dildos which are modelled after your favorite adult movie stars like the Flash Brown 11 Inch Porn Star Dildo. They let you live out your fantasies in the comfort of your own home.