With the help of the lovely ladies at Lovehoney, I have begun to discover that there is a sex toy for every bit of fun you can think of, and a whole load more that you can’t. Each week I shall look at a different category of sex toys but, like my last A-to-Z, they won’t always be quite what you think. As you might imagine, all links are NSFW!
What else could be V on my A-to-Z of sex toys? Well, it just had to be the good old vibrator. When most people think about sex toys, their first thought is often of something with a phallic shape that vibrates in order to send women into fits of orgasmic pleasure. But that’s only part of the picture. For a start, vibrators aren’t always for women, but they’re not always for internal use either. And the shapes on offer can be very… creative.
The classic phallic lady vibes are still out there, and they have names like Swoon Release Vibrating Wand Massager and Hustler Disco Stick (thanks for the inspiration, Lady Gaga!). There are also many stylish updates of the classic “rabbit” vibrator style – by LELO, Je Joue, Swan, Lovehoney, and Marc Dorcel – offering plenty of internal and external stimulation. If you prefer the external vibrations, the bullet vibe – another classic – has a multitude of options these days.
You can get vibrators for g-spot, clitoral, anal and nipple stimulation. Vibrators with names like Knicker Critter, We-Vibe, Delight, Rock Chick, The Trumpeter, FORM 2, Squeel and Mantric Sysil Edge, with strange and unusual shapes to match. The Fun Factory Cobra Libre Luxury Male Vibrator appears to have been inspired by a sports car, which is not what I would have expected from a sex toy! There are huge vibrators that you can also massage your shoulders with, discreet USB rechargeable vibrators, and even teeny tiny vibration pads that attach to your fingertips – say hello to the Jimmyjane Hello Touch (above). In fact, there are so many vibrators out there that sites like Lovehoney have an entire section devoted to them. It looks like there is now a vibrator to suit every taste, budget and gender.