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How to Choose a Vibrator

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Updated January 21, 2010

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Vibrator Quality and Price: Inexpensive Vibrators
How to Choose a Vibrator

Inexpensive vibrators can still provide plenty of pleasure.

Vibrators are not quite as sophisticated a market as cars or photographic equipment, so judging the quality range and price range is a bit more of a gamble. However as a general rule one can identify three levels of quality and price for vibrators.

The least expensive vibrators range in price from $10 to $40. These generally have inexpensive Chinese motors, are made of hard plastic or jelly rubber , and are built to not last.

Mid-range vibrators can cost between $50-$70 and are either made of a better quality material or have better quality motors, but usually not both. For example a silicone vibrator with a less expensive motor, like the ones made by Fun Factory.

High end vibrators combine the best of all worlds; quality motors, material, and design. These can range in price from $80-$200.

Keep in mind that less expensive doesn’t necessarily mean it won’t feel as good, it usually means the vibrator won’t last long, and the material may be inferior quality. But don’t let a store or website pressure you into paying more for a vibrator than you want. If you don’t know what you’re looking for, it’s always safer to start inexpensive (remember to use condoms on any inexpensive soft rubber vibrators) and then once you know whether you like vibration or not, you can invest in the future.

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