How to use a vibrator and why you might want to

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Vibrators, it’s a big industry and a wonderful tool for giving us, or a loved one, sexual pleasure. As part of my sexual health column for Midlife Boulevard I did a series of articles on vibrators, with a midlife woman focus. So here are the links to each article and a few snippets. Click on the titles to go read the whole article.

The first article, How to Use a Vibrator is a basic look at why women would use vibrators and a few tips on how to get started.

Women can use vibrators on various body parts, anywhere you think you might get pleasure from a soft, or strong vibrating sensation. We tend to forget that nipples, inner thighs, and even the lower belly are erogenous zones for some people.
Mostly we use vibrators to give us pleasure. That might include enhancing traditional heterosexual sex — intercourse — which isn’t typically sufficient clitoral stimulation for women. And we use them to satisfy ourselves when we’re alone, or unpartnered.
The typical goal is to reach orgasm using a vibrator but there’s much more to using a vibrator than that. We use sex toys to teach us about our bodies. So, let’s talk a little about how to use a vibrator.

In July I talked about the whys of buying a vibrator, mostly from a sexual health perspective. Why You Need a Vibrator

The main reason we use a vibrator is to add fun and pleasure to our sexual routine. We might supplement sex with a partner or give ourselves sexual pleasure as a single woman. Clitoral stimulation is the key to an orgasm for most women. But did you know that a vibrator, particularly when you don’t have a sex partner, is important to your sexual health and a way to maintain your libido over 50?

The August article looked at orgasms and how a vibrator can help women have orgasms or be used to supplement other sexual acts with clitoral stimulation. Are You Using a Vibrator the Right Way?

For women who have never had an orgasm, or have to work very hard to climax, sex becomes a chore. So, now sex is wrapped up in images of inadequacy, diminished femininity, and frustration. It’s no wonder many women end up pretending to enjoy sex or simple stop having it.
Sex toys, specifically vibrators, can help women experience greater pleasure.
Vibrators are useful for women who don’t have orgasms, as well as for women who want more intense orgasms, or need extra help during sex with a partner.

Original photo by Michael Suriano on Unsplash


Originally published at Walker Thornton.