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.
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!
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 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 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 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.