The slimline vibrator may be the most recognizable vibrator in the world. It's been used countless times in movies and TV. The cylindrical shape has been a classic vibrator mold for over 50 years. Despite their phallic shape, most slimline vibrators are made for external use only. If the surface of the vibrator is completely seamless and smooth it may also be used for vaginal penetration. But many people find hard plastic slimline vibrators too jarring for penetration and prefer vibrators with a softer finish to them.
Because slimline vibrators are straight and have no flared base, they are not considered safe for anal penetration. This is particularly true for small slimline vibrators that could more easily slip up into the rectum as there is less to hold on to.
Most slimline vibrators have the poorest quality motors in them and will last between a few weeks and a few years. But they're inexpensive and can be a cheap way to find out if you like vibration.
Slimline Vibrator Pros:
- Inexpensive, sp a good first-time purchase if you’re uncertain about vibrators
- Hard plastic is easy to clean and provides a strong buzz for the money
- If they are soft and seamless, can be used for external stimulation or penetration
- Available in a wide range of sizes and colors
Slimline Vibrator Cons:
- Generally of the poorest quality, short lifespan
- Can be loud, particularly if they are dropped
- Many styles are difficult to clean and made of questionable material
When choosing a slimline vibrator, make sure you know what material it is made from, how it can be cleaned, and what sort of warranty the store offers. If you’re using the toy for external stimulation you don’t need something large, although a longer toy gives you more to hold on to (and the base may vibrate less, which is more comfortable when you’re holding it).
If you're using your vibrator for external clitoral stimulation, look for one that vibrates most at the tip and not at the base.
Some slimline vibrators that have unique surface textures may look great but they may also be harder to clean.