Choose Your Smile Maker: Quiz!

Take the Smile Makers quiz to find out which personal massager is right for you

Choosing a vibrator can be overwhelming and purchasing one can be intimidating. The lovely people at Smile Makers are determined to make self-pleasure an empowering, open, and all-round fantastic experience, something we can definitely get on board with. Their eclectic selection of vibrators cater for both the experienced and for the vibrator virgins, with your needs and desires at the forefront of every design.

We’ve been chatting to the lovely Cecile Gasault, Senior Global Marketing Manager at Smile Makers, to find out more about vibrators and she’s shared her top tips for choosing the right one.

Sexual wellness - Adore Beauty - Smile Makers The Fireman - hand holding pink vibrator - 1200 x 800Sexual wellness - Adore Beauty - Smile Makers The Fireman - hand holding pink vibrator - 1200 x 800


Who are Smile Makers and Where are Smile Makers Made?

Smile Makers were founded in 2013 after realising that for decades the world of vibrators was disappointing and even offensive. After walking into a sex shop to discover only tacky and distasteful options, the founders realised that although the appetite for vibrators was there, the options available were not up to scratch. Aiming to create accessible products, Smile Makers want to build a community of sexually liberated people who can buy their products in everyday environments.

Ditching seedy sex shops and crafting gorgeously designed vibrators and high-quality lubricants, Smile Makers work alongside doctors, sexologists, and first-class suppliers to tailor their products to the needs and desires of everyday people. Smile Makers started in Sweden but are now a worldwide brand and are available on Adore Beauty!

Adore Beauty - Sexual Wellness - woman on white bed sheets laying on her side. Her back is bare and she is wearing beige underwear. 1200 x 800Adore Beauty - Sexual Wellness - woman on white bed sheets laying on her side. Her back is bare and she is wearing beige underwear. 1200 x 800

What are the Different Types of Vibrators?

Smile Makers discovered that while many people are interested in owning a vibrator, they’re either too embarrassed to buy one from a sex shop or are just so overwhelmed that they don’t know where to start. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with both of those complaints!

There are typically four main types of vibrators, external, internal, dual stimulation, and anal. Cecile Gasault from Smile Makers explains:

  • External Vibrators 

External vibrators are designed to stimulate pleasure points on the vulva, the external part of women’s genitalia. Some focus the stimulation on the clitoris glans, some tickle the high sensitivity of the labia, some deliver vibration from the pubis to the vaginal entrance. External vibrators are a popular choice since 70% of women need external stimulation to reach climax.

  • Internal Vibrators

Internal vibrators for vaginal stimulation are designed to simulate penetrative sex. Their shapes can vary. Some will have more rounded heads than others, to focus the stimulation on some specific points of the vagina. They are a great accessory to explore your internal sensitivity on your terms.

  • Dual Stimulation Vibrators

Dual stimulation vibrators usually combine clitoral and vaginal stimulation at the same time. If you’re using an internal vibrator, you can also use it first to stimulate the vulva and build up arousal until when you feel ready to move on to penetration.

  • Anal Vibrators

Anal vibrators are meant for anal stimulation and are designed specifically for it with a flared base. Do not use an internal vibrator intended for vaginal stimulation for anal stimulation.



How Does a Vibrator Work?

Vibrators are used to help climax, whether that’s during masturbation or sexual intercourse. Cecile Gasault explains exactly how a vibrator works, “a vibrator contains a motor that powers the rotation of a weight. This power, the location of the weight, the weight’s mass, the angle of the spin and the speed of the spin all determine how the vibration feels”.

While all vibrators use this motor function, they come in a variety of designs which will create different vibrations in different areas.

How to Choose the Perfect Vibrator for You

With so many different variations available it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to choosing a vibrator, what may work for your best friend might not be the best match for you. Cecile Gasault advises that the best place to start is deciding what works for you, “What do you enjoy the most when you are with your partner? What do you enjoy the most when you play with yourself? What type of stimulation are you curious to try and what area are you curious to explore?”. Once you have answered these questions you can start to think about the logistics of your purchase.

Safety is paramount when shopping for vibrators. Cecile warns us about the dangers of phthalates, “some vibrators contain phthalates, that are added to hard plastics to soften them. But with time, they deteriorate and can become harmful to the body when absorbed into the bloodstream. Check the material list to make sure your good vibes come phthalate-free!”. Thankfully, all vibrators from Smile Makers are phthalate-free and follow the same safety and quality standards that are used for high-end consumer electronics. Every Smile Maker is also waterproof and made with body-safe silicone approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

Another aspect to consider is the sound as some vibrators are louder than others. Smile Makers vibrators have been designed with discretion in mind so you aren’t going to kill the mood or feel paranoid when using your vibrator.


Choose Your Smile Maker Quiz - woman in white underwear with her back turned and her arms on her head. There is a bed with white sheets and pillows on the left and warehouse style windows on the right behind sheer white curtains. -  1200 x 800Choose Your Smile Maker Quiz - woman in white underwear with her back turned and her arms on her head. There is a bed with white sheets and pillows on the left and warehouse style windows on the right behind sheer white curtains. -  1200 x 800


Is it Safe to Use a Vibrator When Pregnant?

As always, if you're not sure it's best to check with your doctor. However “Can I use a vibrator when I’m pregnant?” is a common question that comes up when talking to women about vibrators and it’s time to have a sigh of relief as yes you definitely can!

Cecile Gasault explains, “as long as your vibrator does not contain any harmful material, it is perfectly safe to use a vibrator when pregnant, just like it is perfectly safe to have sex. If you’re approaching the end of your pregnancy, gynaecologists generally advise against penetrative sex, or the use of internal vibrators. But even if that’s the case, external vibrators remain perfectly safe to use. Since sexual pleasure triggers the release of endorphins, it can be beneficial for both the mother and the baby!”. Convinced?

Take the Smile Makers Quiz!

There are several Smile Maker vibrators available so no matter your needs and desires, they’ve got the perfect companion for you. To find the perfect vibrator, try their unique quiz which will tell you exactly which vibrator is best for you.



How to Use Your Smile Maker

Unpacking your Smile Maker will be an exciting moment and it’s important to not forget that using a vibrator is all about exploration - there are really no wrong ways to use it! However, we do recommend using a lubricant to enhance your experience, especially if you are using an internal vibrator. 

The Fireman is an external cliteral vibrator, so simply apply the tip to your clitorus and the flame to the vulva and try out the 4 different speeds and 2 pulsation modes.

The Millionaire is a popular choice and works as both an internal and external vibrator. It can be used to massage the clitorus and labia or inserted with a variety of speeds.

The Tennis Coach has been designed to simulate the G-Spot. First apply a water-based lubricant, then insert into the vagina with the rounded head looking towards the front wall. Once you’ve found the G-Spot, experiment with the 2 pulsation modes.

The Surfer is a super quiet yet super powerful bullet vibrator designed for external pleasure. Apply the rounded head to your clitoris to enjoy. 

The Frenchman has been cleverly designed to emulate the tongue in oral sex. Add some water-based lubricant and stroke the clitorus and labia with it.

The Romantic is the newest in the line up, and features newer technology that the pros might just fall in love with. The motor in this internal vibrator is in the flexible top away from the handle and is super quiet.


Adore Beauty - Sexual Wellness - woman with hair up in a messy bun is smiling in the nude with her arms across her chest - 1200 x 800Adore Beauty - Sexual Wellness - woman with hair up in a messy bun is smiling in the nude with her arms across her chest - 1200 x 800


Interested? Explore Smile Makers below or visit our full selection curated especially so you can Adore You.




Brand and product inclusions are at the sole discretion of Adore Beauty’s highly trained Customer Service team. We do not seek or accept payment from brands or individuals listed in our guides.