At Vibrant Adult Store we get more questions than you can imagine and many we get over and over again! We want to share these questions in hopes that they may not only answer some of your questions, but let you know that you’re not the only one wondering! If you have any other questions we haven’t covered below, feel free to contact us at any time.
In the meantime, enjoy learning from those who have come before you.
Q. What is “body-safe”?
When we say body-safe, we mean that all the materials that our products are made out of and ingredients in lubes and cleaners are safe for the body. Unfortunately, the sex toys aren’t regulated, so many are made of materials that cause infection and deteriorate in the body or over time. If you want to learn more about this, you can read about sex toy safety here.
Q. I have no idea if I want an internal or external vibrator. Is there a way to figure it out?
Trying things out is the best way to know! If you typically masturbate by playing with the clitoris, you may be more drawn to an external vibrator; if you typically enjoy having pressure or something inside the vagina or anus, you may like an internal vibrator. A great way to find out is by trying out a toy that can offer both and then deciding which you like most.
Q. How do I tell if a toy is supposed to be inserted, or used externally?
At the end of the day, how you use toys is up to you! Most toys on out website will specify what part of the body they are intended for (clitoris, g-spot, prostate, etc.) but it’s really up to you how you use them! The vagina is typically a few inches deep and nothing can go past the cervix so you don’t have to worry about a toy getting lost in there. As for anal toys, make sure that whatever you use has a flared base to stop it from entering the anus all the way.
Q. What’s the point of a dildo?
While many people love vibrators, some people prefer pressure or a full feeling over vibrations. Dildos can put pressure inside the body on the g-spot or prostate which can provide different sensations and orgasms compared to vibrators. Dildos can also be used with harnesses to give the feeling of having penetrative sex with a partner.
Q. What do I need to know about anal toys?
Anal toys are a mystery to some and intimidating to many, but can add a lot of pleasure whether alone or with a partner. A few things that are important to know are first of all, to make sure you start small and use lots of lube! When it comes to anal play, lube is your best friend. Starting small means trying out a finger or two and then easing your way into a small toy. The second thing is to make sure your toy has a flared base; this will keep your toy from fully slipping into the anus. You’ll notice that toys that are made for the anus always have a flared base. And again, be generous with the lube!
Q. What is the best way to pick out a sex toy gift for my partner?
This can be tricky because everyone likes different things but there is always somewhere to start! If you’re surprising your partner and don’t want to ask what they’re interested in, think about what they like when you are having sex or engaging in any kind of sex play. We have a variety of sex toy gifts you can choose from.
Q. How does a cock ring work?
Cock rings (also called c-rings) are a mystery to many. C-rings can go around just the shaft of the penis or the penis and testicles, it’s completely up to you. Most people use c-rings to enhance the size of the penis by restricting blood flow, keep their erection longer, and have more intense, longer-lasting orgasms. If someone is new to c-rings, we recommend starting with it just around the penis before trying it with the testicles.
Q. I like to masturbate in the shower. Do you have anything that can mimic that sensation?
We carry a lot of fun waterproof toys that can be taken with you into the bath or shower but when we usually talk about someone liking the feel of water for masturbation, we’re talking about clitoral stimulation.
Q. I’m worried about my vibrator turning on in my suitcase or when I go through security at the airport. Is there a way to make sure this doesn’t happen?We get this question a lot! A lot of toys have a “travel lock” that makes it impossible for a toy to turn on without you unlocking it.
Q. What is the difference between water-based and silicone-based lube and how do I know which I’ll like?
There are a couple of factors here. Water-based lubes are safe to use with all toys. Some people prefer them because it’s an easy cleanup but others don’t like having to reapply if they are absorbed into the skin.
Silicone-based lube can be used with any toy except those made of silicone. Silicone lube will try to bond with your silicone toy, causing the silicone toy to deteriorate and ruin the material of the toy. Lots of people prefer silicone lube because it tends to last longer but others find that it’s harder to clean.
Q. What is different about anal lube?
Anal lube is typically thicker than other lubes so that it lasts longer and gives a little more cushion. This is really a matter of preference; it is perfectly okay to use any lube for anal sex or anal play.
Q. What is a harness for?
Harnesses are used by anyone who wants to have penetrative sex. A person may want to wear a harness with a dildo if they don’t have a penis that is able to penetrate their partner’s vagina or anus. If someone has mobility issues, they may want to use a thigh harness to be able to penetrate their partner. There is even a harness for people with penises, that allows for double penetration, penetration between erections, or penetration if someone is unable to sustain an erection.
Q. I’m worried that if I try something, I might prefer it to my partner or they might prefer it to me.
You’re not the only one with this concern. The thing is, nothing can replace human connection. While toys are fun and exciting and can bring something new, they aren’t human touch, or emotion, or laughter, or romantic, or anything else that comes with a partner. If you do find something you love, you can always add it to play with your partner, as well, so it doesn’t have to be a toy or a partner, it can be both!
Q. What is a butt plug and how is it different from other anal toys?
Butt plugs are often used to give a feeling of fullness that some people like. For someone with a vagina, they might use a butt plug for double penetration and for someone with a penis, a butt plug can press on the prostate. Some people choose to leave butt plugs in for longer periods of time, not just when they’re masturbating or having sex, to give a pleasurable feeling throughout the day or while engaging in other activities.
Q. What is a strapless strap-on?A strapless strap-on typically has one end that can be inserted into the vagina and help in place by the kegel (PC) muscles, giving the wearer the ability to use the other end to penetrate a partner without having to hold the toy in place.