How to Choose a Vibrator

Vibrator Intensity Explained

A guide to how we rate our toys for vibration intensity and which might be the best for you. 

Underneath every product description you’ll find the toy’s ‘Technical Info’, where we give you all the practical knowledge about a toy that you’ll need to make an informed decision.

Intensity Ratings: In order to give you some idea of how strong your vibe will be, we’ve fired up each vibrating toy with full-power batteries, or charge if it’s a rechargeable toy, and grouped each into one of the following 5 categories:

• Vibrator Intensity: Gentle

• Vibrator Intensity: Medium

• Vibrator Intensity: Strong

• Vibrator Intensity: Wowser: High Intense

• Vibrator Intensity: Wowser: Deep Throbby

How to choose the right vibrator intensity for you

If you’ve never bought a vibrator before it can be hard to judge which is the right intensity for you.

Think about how much hand or tongue stimulation it takes to get you going, or to get you off…

Do you like the lightest of touches or do you need more?

Some women find intense vibration actually has the opposite effect to the desired one; the intensity can often numb rather than stimulate. If this is you, then look for toys that offer Gentle or Medium intensity.

Knowing how to tone things down as well as speed things up can be key to enjoying vibrator sex; many vibes have a fully variable speed dial which lets you control the intensity quickly and easily. Even if your toy only has a single speed, you can easily lessen the intensity of the vibration by wrapping your toy in some material. The important thing to remember is that if your vibrator’s intensity is too strong, you can always tone it down, but conversely you can’t transform a gentle, battery-powered vibrator into a bone-shaking power house.

Vibrators certainly offer fabulous orgasm-inducing power and we’ve lost count of the number of women who have told us that their first orgasm was with a vibe, which is why diversity in intensity is so important.

If you’ve never had an orgasm before, or find it really difficult to orgasm then a vibrator can really help to take you there. If you do find orgasms elusive, or if you know you enjoy pretty intense stimulation, then look for a toy which offers a Strong or Wowser buzz – we don’t think you’ll regret it!

Here at Sh! we’ve divided our strongest vibrators into two different types of intensity. Wowser: High Intense vibes are buzzy and stronger than strong, but the sensations are high pitched and not rumbly. Wowser: Deep Throbby toys on the other hand do exactly what it says on the tin; rumbling vibrations feel deeply penetrative and are often the key to success for women who need a lot of stimulation to orgasm.

So take a peek around our hand-picked selection, and don’t forget to get in touch with Team Sh! if you want personalised help picking your new favourite toy.

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