If you look back even twenty years ago, there were just a handful of vibrators to pick from. They weren’t fancy, they had one motor – but they did the job.

Fast forward to 2016 and there are thousands of vibes to choose from. From cheap $5 vibrators to $300 luxury vibrators, there’s a brand for everybody. There has been a technological renaissance in vibrators as well. Long gone are the days of only straight traditional vibrators. Today, there are vibrators that have Bluetooth and respond to music.

While this variety is great, it’s made it much tougher to pick a vibrator. In order to help you pick the best vibrator for you, I’ve broken down the good and bad of each style. Read on:

Bullet Vibrator


Good: Bullet vibrators have become some of the most popular vibrators available on account of being sleek and discreet. They’re amazing if you’re traveling because they can just sneak right into your purse or luggage. Also, they can be useful if you like a little clit massage when you’re between the sheets. Your partner can also take a handle on a bullet vibe to give you mind blowing orgasms.
Bad: While bullet vibrators are great to hit the clit, they can’t do much more than that if you’re going solo with it. Also, many bullet vibrators can be underwhelming with their power. Some are run with plain old watch batteries which are not only weak, but don’t last long at all either.

Traditional Vibrator


Good: Traditional vibrators are the perfect option for beginners as they can be used both externally and internally. You can use them on your clit by yourself and during sex, or you can use them internally during solo play as well. If you angle them correctly, most can hit the g spot as well which is a definite bonus.
Bad: There have been huge technological advancements in vibrators over the years but traditional vibrators haven’t really seen a benefit from that. Most traditional vibrators are the same as they were 15 years ago, with a straight shaft and a single motor inside. Simplicity can be good, though. It’s all up to personal preference.

G Spot Vibrator


Good: G spot vibrators are identified by their curved or engorged tips. They’re used to hit the the g spot, which can feel amazing. G spot vibrators are great for solo play because they can hit all the spots you need without a partner. If you’re looking to squirt, hitting the G spot is the way to do it too. It might take some practice, but more women can do it than they think.
Bad: If you’re not used to your G spot being massaged, it may feel a little weird. It takes some getting used to and some women won’t ever enjoy it. You won’t know until you try though! Some just prefer the feel of a traditional vibrator inside of them.

Magic Wand Massager


Good: If you’re the kind of gal that needs some power in their vibrator, look no further than a magic wand. When you plug in an original magic wand to the wall and turn it up to max, it’s more like a power tool rather than a vibrator. If you’re an experienced vibrator user and need a little more oomf, a magic wand may be perfect for you. Also, there are a number of attachments available for magic wands, which means they can be used for more than just clitoral play.
Bad: Not every woman can handle the level of power that magic wands have, especially beginners. It can be very overwhelming to try them the first time since the vibrations are so strong. Some women even prefer to put a sheet in between the vibrator to dampen the vibes a little bit.

Clitoral Vibrator


Good: If you like your clit massaged during sex you should be on the lookout for a clitoral vibrator. Butterfly vibrators (a type of clit vibrator) let you strap on a vibrator so you can wear it during any activity… even penetration! Finger vibrators allow your partner to wear them on their fingers to please you in more ways than one.
Bad: Similar to bullet vibrators, clitoral vibrators are not that powerful and have one use in mind. While they probably shouldn’t be your only vibrator, they’re a key part of any collection.

Rabbit Vibrator


Good: Rabbit vibrators are the queens of solo play. They massage both the clit and internally at the same time. Rabbit vibrators can also have curved tips like G spot vibrators which can feel absolutely amazing. I love taking my waterproof rabbit vibrator with me in to the bath for a a little fun in the tub. 😉
Bad: Due to the fact that rabbit vibrators have multiple motors and are on the more technical side, they can be more expensive than others. You can’t expect to get a decent rabbit for less than $50 but it’s definitely worth it.

Couples Vibrator


Good: These are a relatively new type of vibrator that are used during intercourse to make both parties feel better. Whether it’s a vibrating cock ring or a We-Vibe, they can take sex to the next level. Some women need some help to orgasm and a couples orgasm can sometimes help them get there.
Bad: Some can be awkward depending on the position. Think about how close you are to somebody when you’re having sex; now put a vibrator in between that. That’s not to say they’re always awkward, but they can be a nuisance some times.

Prostate Massager


Good: Well, they’re good if you’re a guy, but not too helpful if you’re a woman. They can help men reach incredible orgasms which they could never get through regular sex. Men can even have multiple orgasms through massaging the P-spot and it truly is one of the best hidden secrets for men.
Bad: Prostate massagers help massage the prostate which is only locatable in men; sorry ladies.

Now that you’ve read our guide, it’s time to get shopping for you or your partner’s next vibrator! Enjoy!