What is a vibrator, and why would you want to use one? Believe it or not, there are those individuals out there who honestly don’t know. If you are one of those, sit back and relax, because we’re going to take you on a ride—a fun one, a journey of self-exploration. Literally.

What do You Need a Vibrator For?

First of all, a vibrator is a sex toy that has a little internal motor, sometimes more, and the motor is powered by either batteries or electric power via a wall cord. When the vibrating sex toy is turned on, the motor starts to run, and yes, it vibrates the device. This vibration, when applied to the skin, is very pleasant, regardless of where on the body you place it. In fact, clit stimulators started out as “personal massagers” that were marketed for back and neck pain relief. And although they started out that way, they’ve come a long way, baby. Sure, that vibrating neck massager gets the cricks out, but it can also help you learn the real function for your clitoris and other parts of your nether regions.

Most women start out with a simple vibrating female sex toy. Basic and inoffensive, they usually look vaguely phallic in shape, and come in a wide range of colors, usually brightly feminine. Textures and materials vary, though hard plastic is most common, especially when covered with a soft layer of silicone or other material that makes it more “real” feeling. A clit vibrator is most commonly used to stimulate the clitoris, that hot little button between the lips of your pussy. Some ladies find they can’t orgasm during intercourse, and don’t feel bad if you are among that number, because there is nothing wrong with being that way. That’s why God invented vibrators, right? No, not really, but He surely gave divine inspiration. Even a basic emale sex toy will help you to learn how to massage and tease your clit the way you like it best, bringing more depth and intensity to your masturbation and sex with your partner.

More “advanced” vibrating sex toy branch out from clit stimulation, often incorporating it in more exotic stimulation designs. If you are a woman who likes some penetration, even during masturbation, a phallic clit vibrator (realistic or otherwise) is great. Some include g-spot stimulators and clit stimulators as well, allowing you to enjoy both kinds of sensations at the same time you penetrate yourself. If you are really open-minded, try out the rabbit clit stimulators that includes triple play: clitoral, vaginal and anal stimulators. These can even be used with a partner, and he/she can feel the sensation along with you, for a truly mind-blowing orgasm.

Some of the best-selling clit vibrator types are the cute and original ones, such as lipstick-shaped vibes, butterfly models that can be slipped into your panties or between you and your partner during sex, and even oral sex simulators. Genius! Whoever figured out how to introduce oral pleasure into masturbation via use of a special kind of vibrating sex toy deserves a Nobel Peace Prize.

Whatever your choice in shape or type, there is a clit vibrator out there for every woman. Or maybe several. Take a look online or visit a local sex shop to learn about what kind of clit stimulators are best for you.