Intimate Massagers 101

Every vibrator MedAmour sells is perfect for someone. Understanding the features each device provides is important when making a selection. Use this guide to understand some of the "basics of vibrators." Ask the following questions when purchasing a vibrator, especially if this is a first-time purchase.

Will the vibrator be used for external clitoral stimulation or for penetration?

  • Most vibrators can be used for "clitoral stimulation" (around 75% of women only ever orgasm from clitoral stimulation). Consider choosing something with a full range of vibration so that different levels of intensity and various patterns can be experimented with.
  • Around 25% of women are able to orgasm from penetration, although this could be due to the clitoris being stimulated indirectly during penetration in certain positions. If this is a first vibrator, choose a vibrator with average girth and little or no texture.
  • A duo-style vibrator will stimulate both internally and externally

What type of range of vibration do you desire?

  • If one is having trouble having an orgasm or does not have one frequently, something with significant power might be most helpful. A vibrator with a good continuous range that goes from very low to very high can help discover the best level. Every woman is different, and sensitivity may also change over time. Strong motors are also great for helping women push past where they normally might stop themselves. Some devices with very strong motors include the iconic Magic Wand, Jimmyjane’s dual-motor devices (Forms 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6) and the Fun Factory Flora or Pearly.

What size and texture do you feel most comfortable with?

  • Vibrators are made of a variety of materials. The products we offer are all made with quality body-safe materials that are phthalates-free. Phthalates are a group of chemicals added to hard plastics to soften the material and make it more flexible. They are commonly found in lower-quality vibrators. Some studies have shown phthalates to potentially cause health risks and, unfortunately, there is not enough data to show exactly how harmful they can be. To be on the safe side, all of the products we carry do NOT include them.
    • Hard Plastic (ABS), Lucite and Acrylic

      • Non-porous, hard, shiny and transmits vibration very well
      • Usually safe for people concerned with sensitivity issues
      • Clean with your favorite device cleaner
      • Safe with any lubricant
    • 100% Silicone

      • Made from the highest medical-grade polymers
      • Pliable, durable material that does not contain phthalates
      • Non-porous and hypoallergenic.
      • Retains heat for a more realistic feeling
      • Clean with your favorite toy cleaner; can be sterilized
      • Water-based lubricants only
      • A vibrator only has to be 10% silicone to say silicone on the label; be sure it is 100% silicone
    • Glass

      • Non-porous and hypoallergenic
      • Great for G-Spot or P-Spot stimulation
      • Clean with your favorite toy cleaner; can also be sterilized
      • Safe with any type of lubricant
      • Can be cooled down or warmed up for different sensations

There are a variety of styles to choose from:

Vibrating Bullet (or “EGG”)

Rabbit (or “Duo-Style”)

G-Spot Stimulating Vibrator

Electric & Rechargeable Wands

Do you want a vibrator that is of "high quality"?

Yes. The higher quality vibrators MedAmour carries have these features:

  • Better performing and quieter motors
  • More features
  • The safest and best quality materials for your body
  • The lowest defective rates
  • Often carry an exceptional warranty, or stand behind their product
  • Better technology
  • Award-winning design

When using a vibrator please be sure to having the following available:

  • Lubricant

    • We cannot emphasize enough the importance of lubricant! Menopause and post-pregnancy wreaks havoc on your hormones and affects the amount of natural lubricant you produce. Lube can help! Other conditions, including Vaginismus, Clitoral Atrophy, Decreased Libido and Cancer Care can also benefit from the soothing and slippery assistance lubricant supplies. In addition, vibrators and other devices can absorb a lot of natural moisture. Choose a good water-based lube that works with any type of vibrator material.

  • Cleaners

    • It is important to keep vibrators clean, dust and bacteria-free. Clean them with a vibrator cleaner before and after each use
    • Consider a safe and secure storage device when not in use.
  • Batteries

    • There is nothing worse than running out of batteries! Fresh and high-quality batteries make a big difference in a vibrator's performance. If purchasing a battery operated vibrator, please be sure to have plenty of batteries on hand.
  • Charger

    • When using a rechargeable device, try keeping it plugged in next to the bed. Whenever not in use, plug in the device or set it on the charger to be ready anytime!

Here are some myths & misconceptions around vibrators:

Q. Can people become addicted to vibration?

A. The concern here is that if people try vibration, they might never be satisfied with sex or other stimulation with their partner. The best way to explain this is that we teach our bodies to respond sexually to certain types of stimulation. If the same thing is done over and over, the body will learn to respond to that. As long as the types of stimulation vary, (penetration, manual stimulation, other vibrators, etc,) a person will not become "addicted" to a specific type. The good news is that the body can always be retrained to respond sexually to something else.

Q. Can vibrators replace a partner?

A. Vibrators are not replacements; they're accessories! Vibrators are inanimate objects that people cannot create relationships with, or create intimacy with. Instead, they can help create intimacy between couples when used during lovemaking.

Q. What happens if I tried it once and didn't like it?

A. Keep an open mind and try everything at least three times before deciding. Hormonal changes throughout the month change a woman's sensitivity. Different angles and positions can also create different effects to discover. Also, be careful of personal recommendations because what is great for one person may be very different for another person.

Related Resources on Intimacy Devices:

MedAmour — Solutions for Intimate Wellness