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How to Use a Vibrator

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If vibrators interest you, you’re not alone. WebMD reported on a survey where more than half of 2,056 women, aged 18 to 60, used a vibrator either during masturbation or intercourse, said Debby Herbenick, PhD, MPH, associate director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University, Bloomington.

Herbenick said, according to WebMD, "Using a vibrator, for reasons we don't understand, helps women orgasm."

There are many types of vibrators available. There are also many helpful hints on how to use it. But first, follow these “Smart Rules for Using your Vibrator” from Adam & Eve.

-Never insert any vibrator to the point it cannot be easily controlled and removed.
-If pain or discomfort occurs while using your vibrator, stop immediately.
-Don’t use a vibrator on broken or irritated skin.

An About.com article advised first get to know your vibrator. Learn how it works. Play with the buttons and switches and determine how many speeds and settings it has.

Wash it well before using. If it isn’t waterproof, don’t get water near the battery case.

About.com went on to say, even if you plan on using a vibrator with a partner, it’s a good idea to first check it out alone. You can really concentrate on how it feels without distraction.

Adam & Eve said next, get comfortable. Turn the vibrator on low and start using it to gently touch your erogenous zones such as your nipples, inner thighs and around your vagina.

After getting used to its feel, apply a little lube to the vibrator and your vagina and clitoris and begin to gently rub the vibrator up and down your vagina.

Experiment with the different speed settings and applying pressure that works best for you said About.com. Always start on a low setting and work your way up. Some enjoy a lot of deep pressure and others choose to hold a vibrator just slightly above their body.

As briefly mentioned above, Adam & Eve reported sex experts suggest using lube even with vibrators. Use the right lube with the right toy, for example silicone lubes and silicone toys cannot be used together. When in doubt use a water based lube. It's compatible with all materials.

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Good tips for positive results ;-)

I found this site answered a lot of my questions regarding vibrators: http://howtousevibrators.com/

March 26, 2012 - 9:23am
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