Ever wonder how your partner views your performance? Are you good or bad, too fast or too slow? Do you hit that g-spot or miss it everytime? Women are taking matters into their own hands. Literally! Using a dildo to please themselves. A guy’s worst enemy, if you will. Some women would rather toss the man to the side & handle her own satisfaction. Some women might want both: the man, and the magic wand!
Did you know that dildos are probably the oldest sex toy known to man? Or at least that’s what paleontologists say and they should know. One example dates back almost 30,000 years with a highly polished stone found in Germany. How do they know it’s one? They don’t know for sure, but it’s life-size (about 5 inches long) and scholars don’t think it was used for more mundane activities like tool making.
It’s been thoroughly debated whether early dildos were sexual or religious, or both. Today, dildos are used almost exclusively for tension release and sexual satisfaction. Sex toy companies fulfill nearly every dildo desire with a myriad of sizes, designs, functions, and prices. The U.S. government doesn’t regulate sex toys so be sure to research sex toy sources thoroughly.
One of the latest evolutions of the dildo is the vibrator. One of the first was created in France in the early 1700’s, while the most famous early vibrating machine was made in the late 1860’s but not for women per se. It was to relieve the doctors hands for masturbating women who were thought to have ‘hysteria.’ On a side note, it was the fifth machine to ever be ‘electrified.’
So what’s the buzz?
Men, don’t be too worried, you’ll never be replaced, or at least not permanently. So let’s get into the machine itself. The vibrator is just a dildo that vibrates either by electricity, batteries, or some other power source yet to be invented. (Imagine a nuclear powered vibe!!!)
There are hundreds of different designs at hugely divergent price points. You can spend $5.00 or match the $1.8 million by the world’s most famous soccer player for his wife. But realistically, there are vibes out there for every budget and sexual need. As with most sex toys, vibes can be used discreetly, they can be combined with other toys, and either sex can use them.
Vibrators come in many different sizes, shapes, colors, and materials that make shopping difficult. With all the choices, however, there should be one to suit your fancy and needs. When choosing between materials, there are generally several, including:
Silicone: is non-porous and non-absorbent making the surface odor-free and easy to clean. They are non-toxic and conduct heat and vibrations quite well.
Soft Vinyl: is soft, flexible, and carries vibrations well. Quality vinyl is less porous and lasts longer. Cheap vinyl is porous and can increase the risk of infection. Choose vinyl carefully.
Plastic: are hard and smooth and big sellers because of a usually lower price point. Be sure to check the quality of these vibes before using them.
Jelly: allows vibes to be cast into almost any shape. These pliable toys come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and colors. Plus, they contain phthalates, a chemical agent known to cause health issues in laboratory studies.
Caring for your toy is especially important because of where it’s been and where it’s going to be, so…
Clean your vibes frequently and in between uses. Silicone and elastomer can be completely disinfected by boiling them in water for approximately four minutes. Soft vinyl toys cannot be disinfected but should be cleaned using antibacterial, fragrance-free soap, and water. Inexpensive jelly sex toys are difficult to clean, so be sure to use condoms during use.
If you want to use the same vibe for pussy and ass, be sure to use a condom and change condoms before inserting it in the other location. Use sex toy compatible lube. Test the different temperature settings before touching sensitive sex parts.
There are also a bunch of things that you should not do, so please treat your sex toy with some degree of respect so you can keep using it for years to cum…
Never clean your vibe without taking out the batteries or being sure that it’s not plugged in. Do not use in or under water unless it is waterproofed! You should not insert a vibe or any sex toy in so far that it hurts the body or cannot be retrieved.
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While this isn’t a “don’t,” be aware that cheap toys will not last long, are often difficult to clean, and can hurt you if they break or their parts break or come loose. And finally in the don’t column is never, ever, ever share an unprotected vibe with another person.
If there’s only one vibrator between the two of you and you both want to feel its vibe, put a condom on it and change the condom for the other person. If you don’t have a condom, then wash it very, very carefully or just wait and get another one.