Vibes for First-Timers
By Teagan Shepard
I remember being a first-time vibe shopper myself. I wanted something that wasn’t intimidating size-wise, wasn’t super-strong wasn‘t going to break the bank, and was very discreet. In other words, NOT a Hitachi Magic Wand (although those are lovely devices.)
My suggestion is to go for something like a bullet. They’re very small, generally quiet, easy on the wallet, and easy to throw into your underwear drawer for hiding. My personal preference is the High Intensity Bullet from California Exotics. It’s about three inches long (this makes it easy to stash, to use between yourself and your partner, or to use by yourself), it’s waterproof (yay for tub toys!), and it has three speeds so you can adjust it as your sensitivity changes. On top of that, it’s only $14.99 so you’re not going to be out much money; this also makes it a great gift for a first-timer.
A bonus is that you have your choice of colors: you can opt for classic silver, white, or black, or you can go for metallic fuchsia or hot pink plastic with a lime green o-ring.
Whatever you decide, make sure to take care of it so it will last. If it’s silicone, don’t use silicone lubricant. If it’s not waterproof, don’t put it in the tub. Simple vibrators are really that: quite simple. When you’re good to them, they’ll be good to you.