Dildo vs Vibrator

A Dildo Versus a Vibrator – These are the Differences

Fortunately for us, the Middle Ages are over, and the taboo status of sex talk diminishes by the year. As it does, the literacy on everyone’s favorite sport grows, as does the interest in its different forms. We’re less and less afraid to express our desire for knowledge regarding the world’s most favorite sport, training methods, and accompanying “equipment.”

To an untrained eye, the dildo and the vibrator may look the same. They’re both sex toys used for masturbation and roleplaying. And that’s where their similarities end. Their differences, however, aren’t that vast either, if you neglect certain technological aspects.

We’ll start with the first.

The Dildo

The dildo is any phallic-shaped sex toy that’s used for insertion, either vaginally, anally, or orally. Unlike vibrators, dildos do not vibrate, unless fitted with a vibrating extension.

Purple Dildo

Believe it or not, dildos have been around for quite some time – several thousand years, to be precise. Historically, humans have been carving phallic objects for a long, long time, though their use can only be speculated. Attesting to that historical claim is an unearthed phallic-shaped, proved to be 28,000 years old, made from stone.

These toys have been a part of human civilization for thousands of years, according to archeologists, historians, and particular Paleolithic graphic artworks. The first dildos were made of various materials, available at those times, like stone, wood, ivory, and animal horns.

Modern dildos, however, are made from more appropriate, body-friendly materials, like glass, stainless steel, medical-grade silicone, or even 24-carat gold. If you’re in the market for one such toy, avoid those made of PVC, or materials that contain parabens and phthalates.

Most dildos are phallic-shaped, though this rule doesn’t always apply. Following the recent trends in erotic phantasy, manufacturers are now producing dragon and horse dildos, or dildos that can lay eggs inside you. There are even dildos named after a certain superhero, whose name we won’t say – we can only say it’s green and rather big.

Speaking about big, in case of dildos size might matter. Smaller ones are usually used for anal penetration, while bigger ones can be used vaginally. Double-dildos are also a thing, providing double penetration for those seeking such pleasures, or a single penetration for two people.

As a toy that’s been around for a while, dildo uses “manual labor,” instead of being powered by electric motors, like the vibrator is. This doesn’t make it, in any way, boring. Dildos are a great way to experience new things or spice everyday stuff up. With these sex toys, you’re limited only by your imagination.

The Vibrator

The first vibrators were actually advertised as medical devices that cure all ailments, though those claims were exposed as fake at a later time. However, the vibrating technology stuck, and thanks to the rise of sexual liberties, the tech found a new purpose – vibrating sex toys.

Vibrators are mostly phallic-shaped toys that contain a vibration-producing mechanism (usually an electric motor). This mechanism powers the toys’ functions, which aren’t only limited to vibrating, since newer models feature rotating and even thrusting features. With the addition of twirling internal beds on specific models, these features can provide additional stimulation and fun.

egg-like vibratorBut not all vibrators are phallic-shaped. As these sex toys gained popularity, the creative minds of the manufacturers offered more versatility regarding the shapes and sizes of these devices. Smaller, bullet-like vibrators are used to stimulate the clit since a vast majority of women require clitoral stimulation to reach an orgasm.

Shapes also differentiate. Small, egg-like vibrators are used by those seeking pleasure in public, secretly unleashing their kinky side. These are discrete, and quite small since they’re designed with complete insertion in mind. The vibrations are controlled via a wireless remote control, which adds to the discreteness of the device.

A vibrator with internal and external stimulationThe most popular, amongst these vibrating toys, are vibrators that offer both internal and external stimulation. In other words, these provide vaginal and clitoral stimulation, which is excellent, since most women reach orgasm due to simultaneous stimulation of multiple regions.

Unlike dildos, vibrators don’t require any physical activity, since they do all the work, you insert them, and enjoy. It’s worth mentioning that vibrators need batteries to function. Some models have internal batteries, while others use interchangeable ones. Keeping a charged battery or a fresh pack of replacement batteries is always a good idea if you wish to avoid using a “hands-on” approach. Pun fully intended.

Conclusion:

We explained the significant differences between a dildo and a vibrator, but choosing one is up to you. Both sex toys are great, in their own ways, featuring unique advantages and drawbacks. Choosing between the two should be based on your sexual preferences or preferences of your partner.

However, we believe that there’s no harm in trying, and strongly suggest you try both of them out. Experiment with different sizes and shapes, until you’ve found what suits you the best. You can do it solo, or you can include your partner and create an extremely hot and fun experience for both.

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