Choosing the perfect vibrator

The Ann Summers guide

The Ann Summers guide to choosing the perfect vibrator

There are so many ways to play when it comes to vibrators – we've got well over a hundred on offer, from our own Rampant Rabbits to brands like LELO and We Vibe, and there's a real buzz to be found in each and every one. It’s all about good vibes, babe.

Sound a little bit overwhelming? Don’t worry, we know vibrators. Whether you're looking for your first vibe, or seeking out an upgrade, we've got you on this.

Hit the right spot

The only thing vibrators have in common is the buzzing – otherwise, they all do things a little bit differently.

The first major difference is where on your body they send their vibrations. We all have our own buttons to push.

If you're craving full and satisfying internal stimulation – like you'll find with a regular dildo, but with a bit of an extra kick – then you'll want to keep things simple yet effective. Our Sleek Five Inch Soft Touch Vibrator has a twisty base to control the speed coursing through its soft and smooth five inches of length. The Loveheart Vibe adds extra sensations with its ribbed texture – or you could go for the realistic vibes with our Realistic 8-Inch Vibrating Dildo.

Or are you seeking more targeted G-spot stimulation from your new favourite toy? Vibes like that G Whizz and Endless Love are curved just enough to hit your G-spot. No fuss. Just moans…

If you want clitoral stimulation, there are plenty of clit-stim toys with different shapes and textures. From the Clit Tickler Rocket to the Ultimate O, it's worth looking through our clitoral vibrator category and just seeing what looks right to you. Want our advice though? No messing around – try out a bullet vibrator like the Noir Bullet or the Rose Gold Mini – they'll send powerful vibrations exactly where you want them, in a sexy and discreet package.

Of course, for ultimate sheet-grasping pleasure, you can't beat wands – these things were invented to be back massagers, but we owe a massive debt to whoever realised they feel absolutely incredible on your clit. They're the most powerful vibrators out there.

We saved the best 'til last, though – if just one sensation isn't quite enough, then prepare to meet our bunny, honey. The Rampant Rabbit will give you powerful internal and G-spot stimulation, with those little clit-stim ears hitting every inch for unforgettable orgasms.

Vibration level

If you check our vibrator category, you'll be able to filter by vibration level – from a still oh-so-satisfying, put some music on to cover your moans "moderate", to the need-a-day-or-two-to-recover "off the scale".

Vibrators work in a few different ways. Some are very much one-size-fits-all, with one vibration strength and speed, whereas others are a little more adjustable, meaning you can start out slow and work your way up.

Check the product description for a vibe that catches your eye to see if it has an on/off switch, buttons that cycle through a number of functions, or a twisty base that lets you control the power just how you like it.

Don’t Orgasm, Moregasm

Though if you want a totally unique kind of power, our best-selling Moregasm range is in a league of its own. Using our very own climax technology, these babies have an exclusive motor which sends vibrations further through your body than any other toy on the market – hitting over 15,000 nerve endings. It’s the kind of power that needs to be experienced to be believed, so work your way up the speed settings slowly!

New-for-2016 Moregasm Move is the latest collection featuring Climax Technonlogy. Same intense vibration, but combined with unique movement functions to give you the kind of orgasms myths are made of. The advanced movement technology means that, with power packed oscillation, massage and rotation functions, The Moregasm Move will hit the spot like never before.

Volume

One of the side-effects of that powerful buzz is… well, the buzzing sound. If you're looking to be discreet – still living at home, or in a house-share, or would rather the kids didn't hear – there are plenty of options. Check out our quiet or whisper quiet sections so you can try and vibe undetected – keeping your own volume down is, of course, up to you.


Power source

You can also filter our vibrator category by power source – battery powered, mains powered, or rechargeable. They all have their pros and cons, so the right one for you will really depend on what you find the most practical.

Battery powered toys are often the cheapest, and if they ever go flat you can instantly tag in some new buzz – provided you have the right batteries lying around.

Rechargeable toys are great if you're always forgetting to pick up a spare power source, but if you've forgotten to charge things up then waiting a while for some juice can be a real mood killer.

Mains-powered dodge all these issues, but they're useless in a power cut, and you can't stray too far from a plug socket. And, of course, they're really not waterproof. Speaking of which…

Waterproof

We'll level with you. When some people say "waterproof", all they really mean is "splashproof" – which means it'll stand up to a cleansing wipe with a damp cloth, and that's about it. But when we say waterproof, we mean it. Our testing is seriously rigorous – hey, someone's got to do it.

To be declared waterproof, our toys have to keep working safely underwater. Perfect for using in the shower or the bath. You can find our waterproof vibes here.


For couples

Just about any vibe that you love solo can be great fun when you add your player two. Set your partner to work with your favourite bullet and reap the rewards, honey.

But there are some amazing vibes that are made with couples in mind. The Rampant Rabbit Rechargeable Cock Ring is a vibrating ring with our very own bunny ears – it'll turn your man into your favourite-ever Rampant Rabbit.

For the more adventurous duos, experiment with a Double Penetrating Purple Vibrator, or slip the Loveheart Panty Vibrator into your underwear and hand the controls over for uncontrollable pleasure. Try and keep a straight face out in public – we dare you.

Finding the right vibes

We have so many options that it really can be daunting when trying to pick out your first, or next, vibe. Check out our full vibrator category and use the check boxes down the left side of the page to pick, choose from the features that appeal to you the most, and take a closer look at anything that appeals. You'll be buzzing in no time, promise.