The Best Vibrators:
Based On My Experience
Written by: Angela Watson | Updated: December 29th 2018
On this page I'm going to be touching on which vibrators have touched me in the most memorable way.
There's a lot that goes into a good vibrator, and I like having a couple different ones for different occasions. If I like a slow session full of teasing and trying to gently coax myself into going over the edge, something a little less in-my-face is necessary like a bullet vibrator. Other times its just because its nice to not have to hold and maneuver a giant toy just to get a little bit of release. That doesn't mean I never like to go all out with full penetration and clitoral stimulation, but what I'm trying to lay down is that vibrators can be very versatile in the grand scheme of things.
My Top 5 Favorite Vibrators
While I probably have enough vibrators for it to be considered obsessive, there are a few that I find I keep closer than others. Over time, here are the five vibrators I've noticed I reach for with the least hesitation:
The Lovense Domi
The old school Hitachi magic wand vibrator is one of the most recognizable vibrator designs, its been around since 1980s or something similar to that and it is frequently used in films or other media as an obvious vibrator stand-in, kind of like how every unapproachable business-type in a movie has a Blackberry phone. As lovable and unforgettable as the Hitachi is, it is definitely dated and a product of its time.
The Domi by Lovense modernized the concept by building it from the ground up as a vibrator instead of Hitachi's tongue-in-cheek "personal massager" label, whether they intended it to get popular as a source of female pleasure is up for debate, they make microwaves and toasters after all. Gone are the cords and head reminiscent of a grindstone, the Domi is a completely updated take on the classic wand vibrator.
What makes the Domi particularly nice to use is that the head itself doesn't rotate, there are two motors housed inside a silicone shell that vibrate and move around to bring forth mammoth sized stimulation. While it isn't suitable for penetration, the strong vibrations transfer pretty far down, so I seldom find myself not satisfied. It is insanely powerful, I don't know if most women will even end up using the highest settings for very long. The battery life is pretty stellar, to boot.
The We-Vibe Tango
I don't know what kind of companies got into the sex toy industry in the early 2000s, but their products seemed like a way to pawn off all of their sub-par or leftover materials on unsuspecting people who weren't likely to report getting ripped off or make too bit of a fuss. The need for high-quality and safe sex toys has always been present however, so I'm extremely happy that 2010 and onward has ushered in what are referred to as "luxury" sex toy brands like We-Vibe.
The Tango changed my opinion on what bullet vibrators are capable of. The first ones I bought I thought of them as only useful for 20 minute romps for some light clitoral stimulation, kind of like an impulse buy at a gas station kind of product. Buy it, use it once, throw it out. The Tango is oodles of pleasure crammed into a 3.5 inch package that's about the size of the inner tube of a lipstick. This design not only makes it pretty concealable and nonchalant, it allows me to switch between pinpoint stimulation by using the very tip of the toy or just focus on a more broad-spectrum kind of fun. The vibrations are channeled perfectly throughout the whole device.
I'd say a single charge gets you about two hours of fun. I really like it when I need powerful clitoral stimulation and just a little bit of penetrative play.
The Lovense Nora
I'd say it's about time I got around to one of my favorite rabbit vibrators that covers all of the bases: the G-spot, penetrative action, and clitoral stimulation.
The thought that went into the subtle curvature of the longer arm of the Nora had me floored quite literally once I started using it. Just the perfect amount of curvature to effortlessly seek out my G-spot with extreme prejudice. I pick up the Nora when I want some great clitoral stimulation to go along with my main course of penetrative action. The clitoral arm has just enough weight in it and a near equally powerful motor as the main arm which is probably why I often find myself daydreaming about picking up my Nora after a particularly stressful day.
I may be slightly biased about the Lovense Nora because of how it can be used for long-distance play. I frequently let my husband fiddle with the settings via the app when he's gone on business to help keep the intimacy going strong in our relationship, so I do have a fondness for the Nora as I definitely associate my husband's touch with it more than any other toy in my pretty big arsenal. Still, it's a very functional toy.
The Lelo Soraya
The Soraya is my runner up to the Nora because sometimes I like a softer approach than what the Nora gives. I'd say the Nora is good for a feeling of fullness but the Soraya is great when I want a bit of a more relaxed experience.
It's got everything your typical rabbit vibrator needs but with one extra bonus, a cutout in the handle that makes it one of the easiest vibrators to maneuver while in use. It is whisper quiet, versatile, and practically effortless when it comes to leaving my bed sheets just a little more soiled than when I started getting down to business. The clitoral arm is pretty strong without sacrificing much power, so that was a pleasant surprise to discover. The 8 different vibration patterns aren't too shabby either but I tend to stick with my favorite three or so.
I'd say its the great choice if you're looking for a vibrator that hits all of the basis expected from a strong and useful vibrator with only a fraction of the noise compared to most of the competition.
The Lovense Ambi
I'll admit I do have a bit of a soft spot for Lovense products, but I assure you it is well earned. Very few companies look at common products and actually figure out their main drawbacks before deciding to put money into designing their own.
The Ambi is meant to remove the main problem with most bullet vibrators: they are just too darn small to hold on to sometimes, especially if they are particularly powerful. The Ambi was designed to be really grippable and looks like a miniature toy hammer, with each end of the handle portion also doubling as a different way of concentrating the vibrations, with one end serving as how the device delivers pinpoint stimulation and the other end can cover both my clitoris as well as the majority of my labia. Not only that, it is a bullet style vibrator that provides a fair bit of fullness when inserted fully, which also allows the two ends of the handles to play with the clitoris and surrounding tissue very nicely.
It's a bullet vibrator that's trying to be as different as it can, and I praise it for its efforts. Thank you, Ambi.