• Beginner's Guide to Vibrators

    So you're looking for a vibrator but not sure where to start in our vibrators category? With a vast array of shapes, sizes, designs and functions, our vibrators section can be confusing for those looking to buy their first vibe.

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    This guide will teach you how to tell a bullet from a butterfly vibe and help you choose the vibrators that will best enhance masturbation and sex with your partner.

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    Bullet Vibrators

    Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator

    The most popular choice for a first toy and ideal for couples, these miniature vibrators are built for precision and their name comes from their resemblance to spitzer bullets in size and shape. Because they're usually 2-3 inches long, they usually use smaller LR44 watch batteries or N batteries but there are rechargeable varieties like the Fifty Shades of Grey Pure Pleasure Vibrating Bullet. Bullet vibes are ideal for women who are looking for direct clitoral stimulation during masturbation or sex. The small size of bullet vibes makes them ideal for use while having penetrative sex without causing obstruction to either partner.

    Start with: Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator (£12.99)

    Read more: How to Use a Bullet Vibrator


    Butterfly Vibrators

    Lovehoney 10 Function Venus Butterfly Vibrator

    Also known as strap-on vibrators, these vibes are worn a bit like you would wear a pair knickers to give hands-free vibrating stimulation directly to your clitoris. Butterfly vibrators get their name from the shape of the clitoral stimulator which is shaped like a butterfly with its wings spread. Some butterfly vibrators also have an insertable shaft to offer simultaneous internal and external stimulation. Butterfly vibrators are good for masturbation or use during sex.

    Start with: Lovehoney 10 Function Venus Butterfly Vibrator (£19.99)

    Read more: How to Introduce Sex Toys to Your Relationship


    Classic Vibrators

    Annabelle Knight Wow! Powerful Classic Vibrator

    These vibrators offer an insertable phallic shape in a discreet style. They can be used for direct clitoral stimulation but are designed primarily for insertion. These types of vibrators were originally marketed as personal massagers and their suggested use was soothing aches and pains. Classic vibrators offer an inexpensive way to experiment with insertable vibrators and are often multispeed with a twist-base operation.

    Start with: Annabelle Knight Wow! Powerful Classic Vibrator (£18.99)

    Read more: How to Choose Your First Sex Toy


    Clitoral Vibrators

    Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator

    The term ‘clitoral vibrator’ refers to any vibrator designed with stimulating the clitoris as its main aim. Their shapes are tailored for direct clitoral stimulation and offer shapes from a simple point-like tip to a cup that surrounds the clitoris. Clitoral vibrators tend to be larger than bullet vibrators to accommodate larger batteries and bigger motors, making them more powerful. They can also be used to stimulate a larger area, making them great for grinding up against.

    Start with: Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator (£5.99)

    Read more: Top 10 Toys for Clitoral Stimulation


    Double-Ended Vibrators

    Lovehoney Double Delight Vibrating Double Strap On

    You’ve heard of double dildos, now meet the double vibrator. These double-enders also contain vibrating motors or have a slot for a vibrating bullet to make them quiver and shake. Perfect for sharing, double-ended vibrators prove that two heads are better than one when it comes to enjoying a vibrator, even if you decide to hog it all to yourself.

    Start with: Lovehoney Double Delight Vibrating Double Strap On (£30.00)

    Read more: How to Choose a Strap-On Feeldoe Dildo


    Extra-Quiet Vibrators

    Lovehoney Silencer Whisper Quiet Classic Vibrator

    Sssshhhh! These vibrators are the quietest that we sell. If you share a house, have children or live at home with your family then discretion is going to be important to you. If you want maximum pleasure with minimum noise then shop from our selection of extra-quiet vibrators.

    Start with: Lovehoney Silencer Whisper Quiet Classic Vibrator (£16.99)

    Read more: Which is the Quietest Vibrator?


    Finger Vibrators

    BASIC Sex Toys Vibrating Finger Ring

    These vibrators are designed to slide over your finger to offer you the best-possible control over your pleasure. Finger vibrators are usually tiny bullet vibrators mounted in a textured sleeve that can be worn as a ring or simply slide over your fingertip. Either you or your partner can wear a finger vibrator to enhance penetrative sex, allowing you to stimulate the clitoris without having to hold onto a bullet which can be slippery work when there’s lube involved.

    Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Vibrating Finger Ring (£2.00)

    Read more: How to Use a Finger Vibrator


    G-Spot Vibrators

    Lovehoney G-Slim G-Spot Vibrator

    These curvy vibes are designed to stimulate the most sensitive part of the vagina - the G-spot - during penetration. G-spot vibrators usually feature an upward curve and a girthy head to ensure maximum stimulation for this sensitive spot. G-spot stimulation is associated with female ejaculation or squirting, making G-spot vibrators a popular way to experiment.

    Start with: Lovehoney G-Slim G-Spot Vibrator (£14.99)

    Read more: How to Use a G-Spot Vibrator


    Jelly Vibrators

    Lovehoney BASICS Realistic Dildo Vibrator

    These flexible, squishy vibrators are made from the classic sex toy material jelly rubber. Jelly rubber is easy to maintain and is often brightly coloured with pink being the most common colour. Jelly rubber is durable and easily moulded. It’s also less expensive than other sex toy materials meaning jelly rubber vibrators usually cost much less.

    Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Realistic Dildo Vibrator (£14.99)

    Read more: Guide to Sex Toy Materials


    Luxury Vibrators

    Lovehoney Desire Luxury USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator

    If you want the best in sex toy technology and the best sex toy materials then opt for one of our luxury vibrators. These sleek sex toys are designed to look and feel incredible and are often purchased to replace a cheaper vibrator as an upgrade. If you’ve loved and lost a vibe and you’re looking for an improved version then you might want to opt for a luxury sex toy. They’re designed to last longer than less expensive sex toys and most of them are rechargeable, meaning no more spending on expensive batteries.

    Start with: Lovehoney Desire Luxury USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator (£49.99)

    Read more: Guide to Luxury Sex Toys


    Magic Wand Vibrators

    Lovehoney Mains Powered Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator

    These vibrators were originally marketed to be used to relieve back and neck pain but make incredible clitoral stimulators, a discovery that boosted sales of this kind of vibrator the world over. They boast some of the most powerful vibrations sex toys have to offer. Wand vibrators have a large handle topped by a large squeezy head that contains a powerful vibrating motor. Magic wand vibrators were originally powered by the mains, meaning that you couldn’t stray too far from the power socket. Wands are now available in wireless versions, either rechargeable or powered by C batteries.

    Start with: Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator (£49.99)

    Read more: Which is the Best Magic Wand Vibrator?


    Massager Vibrators

    Lelo Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator

    These vibrators allow you to give your partner a relaxing and erotic massage. With special textures to excite the nerve endings and make the nerves tingle, they can soothe away aches and pains but also offer exciting stimulation for your most sexy parts.

    Start with: Lelo Smart Wand Large Rechargeable Vibrator (£129.99)

    Read more: Top 10 Sex Toys for Couples


    Mini Vibrators

    Lovehoney BASICS Mini Vibrator

    Small and sensual, mini vibrators are perfect for first-time users and sex toy beginners. Small but perfectly formed, mini vibrators offer pinpoint accuracy making them ideal for clitoral stimulation and shallow penetration.

    Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Mini Vibrator (£6.99)

    Read more: How to Choose Your First Sex Toy


    Rabbit Vibrators

    Happy Rabbit 2 Natural USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator

    The all-singing, all-dancing vibrator. Rabbit vibrators come in a variety of styles but they all have one thing in common - a clitoral stimulator that branches away from the main shaft, allowing for simultaneous clitoral and internal stimulation. Some rabbit vibrators include a special rotating or thrusting motor in the upper shaft that allows the tip of the shaft to spin in circles, rock from side to side or thrust upward to better simulate the sensations of penetrative sex. This prevents the need to move the vibrator once it has been inserted and ensures clitoral contact is never lost.

    Start with: Happy Rabbit 2 Natural USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator (£54.99)

    Read more: Which is the Best Rabbit Vibrator?


    Realistic Dildo Vibrators

    Lovehoney Lifelike Realistic 6 Inch Vibrator

    These realistic sex toys are shaped to anatomically resemble a man’s penis. Once a cast has been taken, the toy is moulded with a vibrating motor placed in the centre, creating an perfect replica of a penis that also vibrates. Available in a variety of sizes from Average Joe to super-king size, every type of vibrating penis can be found here.

    Start with: Lovehoney Lifelike Realistic 6 Inch Vibrator (£22.99)

    Read more: How To Choose A Realistic Dildo


    Rechargeable Vibrators

    We-Vibe 4 Plus Remote and Smartphone Control Clitoral and G-Spot Couple Vibrator

    Mains powered and rechargeable vibrators offer longer lasting and more powerful vibrations than those powered by disposable batteries. That power comes at a lesser price too as there’s no need to buy replacement batteries to keep them running.

    Start with: We-Vibe 4 Plus Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator (£127.99)

    Read more: How to Choose the Perfect Vibrator


    Remote Control Vibrators

    Lovehoney 10 Function Remote Control Dream Egg 2.0 Vibrator

    If you struggle with wired sex toys or want to make your play a little more public then remote controlled vibrators are great fun. Choose from vibrating panties and bullets that slide into your underwear or an insertable vibrating love egg. Pop your preferred vibe in place (or a combination of the two) and hand the remotes over to your partner for a night out you’ll never forget.

    Start with: Lovehoney 10 Function Remote Control Dream Love Egg Vibrator (£24.99)

    Read more: How to Use a Remote Control Vibrator


    Silicone Vibrators

    Lovehoney Flash 7 Function USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator

    One of the best sex toy materials for durability, realism and hygiene, silicone is a premium material and therefore more expensive. Silicone vibrators are incredibly versatile, retain shape, have no taste or smell, are easy to keep clean and ensure a body-safe experience. Silicone also retains heat wonderfully meaning it feels more realistic and doesn’t feel cold to the touch.

    Start with: Lovehoney Flash Silicone USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator (£29.99)

    Read more: How to Store Sex Toys


    Vibrating Love Eggs

    Lovehoney BASICS Vibrating Love Egg

    These insertable toys are similar sizes and shapes to Kegel exercisers but they have a vibrating motor nestled inside instead of weights. Some love eggs have a wired controller whereas others operate via a remote control, allowing you to discreetly indulge in a little public play. Love eggs are designed to nestle against the G-spot, delivering vibrating speeds and patterns directly to your most sensitive internal pleasure point.

    Start with: Lovehoney BASICS Vibrating Love Egg (£6.99)

    Read more: How to Use a Remote Control Vibrator


    Vibrating Strap-Ons

    Toy Joy Strapless Vibrating Double Dildo

    These are just like your usual strap-on dildos but they feature a vibrating motor to intensify the experience for both partners. Some strap-on vibrators include an internal vibrator for the wearer, making sharing the pleasure of a strap-on even better.

    Start with: Toy Joy Strapless Vibrating Double Dildo (£32.99)

    Read more: Top 10 Most Powerful Vibrators


    Vibrator Kits

    Lovehoney Bedtime Bullet 10 Function Love Egg and Bullet Vibrator Set

    If you like variety in your sex life then a vibrator kit will offer you multiple orgasms without the need to buy multiple sex toys. Some kits consist of a single vibrator with a range of textured sleeves and others contain a controller with multiple attachments so you can experiment with a range of vibrator types and enjoy a different sexual experience every time.

    Start with: Lovehoney Bedtime Bullet 10 Function Love Egg and Bullet Vibrator Set (£16.99)

    Read more: How to Use Female Orgasm Boosters


    Waterproof Vibrators

    Lovehoney Jessica Rabbit Aquagasm Waterproof Vibrator

    Waterproof vibrators are suitable for use in the bath, shower, pool and hot tub, making them ideal for holiday fun and bathroom romps. They’re also really easy to clean as you can fully immerse the vibe in a sink of hot water when it’s time to clean up.

    Start with: Lovehoney Splash Waterproof Rabbit Vibrator (£10.00)

    Read more: How to Use a Waterproof Vibrator


    Need more help?

    You can Contact Customer Care, who will be able to help you find the right vibrator. You can email, telephone or live chat to an experienced advisor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    The other great place to look for people's advice on vibrators is on the Lovehoney Forum, where our community is on hand 24/7 to give their opinions and tips.

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    Comments (21)

    • Caroline Derry: May 07, 2009 23:45
      Hi,

      I hope you can help me. Up until approximately 2 years ago I purchased my vibrators from Ann Summers. Suddenly they stopped stocking the model I used to buy. I have tried other expensive models since, but sadly I find they are very dissapointing.

      What set the original model apart was the high frequency of the vibration in the rabbit ears. I have not managed to find a model which vibrates at the frequency of the discontinued model. Advertisers do not concentrate on the frequency of vibration which in my opinion is the most important characteristic of the vibrator.

      Can you help in identifying a model which vibrates at high frequency.

      Would love to be a tester of your products.

      Thanks in anticipation,

      Caroline.

    • A: May 12, 2009 11:41
      Please can you help us!! My female partner and I (also female) want to use a strap on double vibe However my partner can only use "thin" ones. I have tried everything that looks thinner than the usual size vibe and even the feeldoe thin is too big for her. Can you recommend anything to help us.
    • SarahJane: June 10, 2009 20:33
      Hello, PLEASE HELP,
      I am looking for my first vibe, i need one that is SILENT or at least very close as have room mates, waterproof would be nice, but i need cheap, i am hopping for a full size one and one that will Blow Me Away !
      I have looked at a few but i cant be certain, also if i do get one and have it sent i don't want my room mates knowing what it is, how discrete is the packaging when its posted?
      A desperate SarahJane
    • LoveHoney Steve: June 11, 2009 09:54
      Hi SarahJane, First off, everythings delivered (free!) in plain brown packaging. www.lovehoney.co.uk/help/plain-packaging/ Check out this extra quiet selection here - there's something for all budgets. www.lovehoney.co.uk/store.cfm?cat=68 The Silencer Quiet is... quiet! And cheap, at under a tenner. But it's not waterproof. www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=287 And the Silent Night lives up to its name. But, again, not waterproof. www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=6423 For an extra fiver you can get the waterproof Zingly Wonders. www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=13669 The Doc Lucid Dream is recommended by reviewers. Its quiet and waterproof - but youll have to find £21.99. www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=13540 Hope you find your perfect vibe! Steve
    • Anna: June 17, 2009 11:05
      I have received my LoveHoney Bang Bang Bullet, and it doesn't do anything for me, even when I use it on my clitoris. I bought it as I'm told self-pleasure is the way to orgasming during sex. My partner and I have been together for two years, but didn't have sex for one year. Before we did, I could fantasise and this sometimes led to an orgasm. Now, however, orgasms are a no-show even though we experiment and the results are very pleasurable. There have been a couple of close times, and I haven't the heart to tell him that I've never orgasmed with him. (We're each others first partners) I want to orgasm with him, but touching myself never really worked so I decided to give a vibrator a go.

      As a first-timer, is there anything I should be doing with it? At the moment it just feels like something vibrating inside me.

      Also any tips of bringing it up with him?

    • LoveHoney Steve: June 18, 2009 10:25
      Hi Anna,

      Here's a few links to some hints and tips from our sex expert Tracey Cox. Hope these will be of help!

      Steve

      Vibrate with Pleasure - Sex Toy Tips for Him and Her
      www.lovehoney.co.uk/tracey-cox/blog/2008/11/10/vibrator-sex-toy-tips/

      Why you should love your vibrator
      www.lovehoney.co.uk/tracey-cox/blog/2008/04/10/women-love-vibrator/

      I want to use sex toys with my partner but he's not keen. What can I do?
      www.lovehoney.co.uk/tracey-cox/blog/2009/03/09/ask-tracey-cox-9-march/

      Why men are scared of vibrators - and shouldn't be
      www.lovehoney.co.uk/tracey-cox/blog/2008/05/02/men-scared-vibrators/

    • Ellie: June 20, 2009 00:22
      Hi,

      I'm looking to buy my first vibrator. I'm recently single and want to please myself but I don't know where to start! What should I be looking for as a beginner/?

    • Susan: June 25, 2009 21:27
      hi, ive never used a vibrator before but am about to have radiotherapy treatment for cancer that will result in long term dryness and shrivelling of the vagina. i will be given dilators to keep it open and have been told that regular sex will help too. as my husband somethimes works away i thought i might as well have the pleasure of a vibrator to keep me 'open' rather than the boring dilators. please can you recommend a vibrator that is good for internal use as well as external and a lube that wont aggravate my skin, im looking for something like ky jelly but with a bit more tingle to it ;o).
    • LoveHoney - Carly: June 26, 2009 10:49
      Hi Ellie,

      If you read the help given above, you'll find lots of excellent advice about first time vibes! The blog gives top tips and descriptions of each type of toy - from realistic to miniature - so you're sure to find one you like!

      Many people like clitoral vibrators as they provide a quick and easy, yet amazingly sensual way to orgasm, so check out our special section with lots of Sale bargains here on LoveHoney: www.lovehoney.co.uk/store.cfm?cat=61

    • LoveHoney - Carly: June 26, 2009 10:58
      Hi Susan,

      Many tingle lubricants contain L'Arginine and glycerin which can often aggravate sensitive skin. However, Sliquid have created a wonderful range of lubes that do not contain L'Arginine, glycein or parabens and are therefore skin safe! I'd highly recommend Sliquid Sassy as it lasts for ages, feels silky smooth and always has a delightfully cool nature to it - www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=11373

      As for first time vibes that can be used internally and externally, you should first take a look at our Classic Vibrators range: www.lovehoney.co.uk/store.cfm?cat=5644
      These are designed to tease the clitoris but are the right shape for insertion soon. They come in lots of sizes, shapes, colours, speeds and functions, so you're sure to find something you like.

      If you want clitoral and vaginal stimulation at the same time then you need a Rabbit Vibrator! The Jessica Rabbit G-Spot Vibrator is ideal as it's slim, sexy, has multiple functions and provides sensual pleasure to both of your hot spots simultaneously: www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=15336

      Good lucka dn have fun!

    • Katie: September 02, 2009 03:56
      Hi, i have had 2 vibrators, one which is still working but the other recently broke. im finding that generally they do not have strong enough vibrations, and were wondering which u can suggest for really powerful clitoral stimulation as well as my g-spot, which i hav had difficulty stimulating.
      Thanks
      Katie
    • LoveHoney - Carly: September 02, 2009 08:43
      For super strong vibrators, take a look at the mains powered section' As these run off normal electricity, they're amazingly stimulating:
      www.lovehoney.co.uk/store.cfm?cat=62

      Similarly, why not take a look at the Vibratex Mystic Wand - it's the most powerful battery operated vibrator we've ever felt:
      www.lovehoney.co.uk/product.cfm?p=16908

    • anahi: September 10, 2009 00:11
      i am a married women and i want to get a vibrator cause i always wanted one, but the problem is my husban ddoesnt like them. what should i dop???
    • LoveHoney - Carly: September 10, 2009 08:55
      Hi anahi!

      The key thing here is communication, communication, communication!

      Men often get worried that sex toys will become a replacement for them or that the sex toy will do a better job than he can - you just need to reassure him that that's not the case.

      Maybe have a calm but informal chat with your partner about vibrators, mentioning that a couple of your friends have them or that there was a study done recently that suggested that sex toys actually make relationships stronger. Find out why he doesn't like them and why he doesn't want you to have one. At the end of the day, it's your decision, but you need to show him that he can get in on the fun too by using it on you or having it used on him!

      Check out this blog for more advice: www.lovehoney.co.uk/blog/2008/06/27/introduce-vibrator-into-relationship/

    • Alan G: September 24, 2009 08:15
      Hello, myself and my partner (also male) are looking for the smallest anal dildo on the market. This is because it will be my first time and I want to ease myself into it and see if I like it (I'm sure i will!). All help will be greatly receved.

      Cheers, Al

    • LoveHoney - Carly: September 24, 2009 09:19
      Hi Alan,

      You may want to take a look at this blog instead: www.lovehoney.co.uk/blog/2008/06/21/how-to-choose-butt-plug/

      It has some great advice on anal sex toys for beginners!

      Similarly, you may wish to search the anal dildos category by size. To do this, simply visit this page (www.lovehoney.co.uk/store.cfm?cat=10117) and use the 'Refine Your Selection' tool at the top!

    • flic: September 24, 2009 17:49
      Hi, my bf has said that he wants to buy me a sex toy that he can use on me, that i can also use when we're apart (ldr), but i have no idea what to go for. Any advice would be great.
    • LoveHoney - Carly: September 25, 2009 08:26
      Hi Flic,

      If you read the blog you've posted in, entitled 'choosing your first vibrator', there's some great suggestions of sex toys to use as a couple or on your own! Have a read - it's great!

      Also check out our sex toys for couples section: www.lovehoney.co.uk/sex-toys/sex-toys-for-couples/

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    • Sophie A: December 28, 2014 22:20
      Hi, I have never owned a vibrator and I really want to start using one for when I'm on my own and to use with my boyfriend. I'm curious about the magic wand or rabbit vibrator, I tried bullet ones but they don't do anything for me. Ideally for clitoral pleasure, want to start pleasuring myself and need advice. Any advice would be great! Thanks
    • emma: January 16, 2015 21:53
      I would like to become a tester for your company how do i go about this could do with spicing my sex life up ;) many thanks
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