The Difference Between a Dildo and a Vibrator

Buying sex toys is kind of like buying clothes.

When I was young I mostly shopped for clothes by how they looked. I wanted the one that had Cinderella on the front. Lots of glitter. Hot pink. If you’re looking for a dildo or a vibrator, you can apply the same shopping pricipals fairly easily. But, as an adult I’m a little more concerned with functionality.

What is the difference between a dildo and a vibrator?

Essentially, one vibrates, the other doesn’t. I’ll let you guess which is which.

A dildo is something that can be inserted somewhere. A vibrator can be any shape or size and has one primary function – to vibrate. Sometimes a vibrator is also a dildo. You’ll hear these referred to as “vibrating dildos.” A vibrating dildo is more versatile because you can use it internally (by inserting it somewhere) or externally (by placing it against a sensitive spot).

If you’re not down for insertion you may want to look for a vibrator that is not shaped like a dildo. You can find vibrators that are more ergonomic (really!) so they’re easier to hold. You can even find vibrators that are discreet, like the classic lipstick vibrator or this vibrating hammer and night stick. Just toss it in your toolkit and no one will ever know until they try to use it.

Need help finding something that’s right for you or your relationship? Shoot me a message and I’ll answer on my blog.

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