Why a Thrusting Vibrator Though?It never ceases to amaze me that some people still don’t understand the value of a good thrusting vibrator. Imagine the best vibe you’ve ever owned. Now imagine that thing thrusting back and forth inside you at a pre-programmed speed that you control with a series of ergonomically correct buttons. The options are now virtually endless, thanks to so many consumers raving about how much they loved their favorite plaything. Fit for fun and fantasy, a good thrusting vibrator can whisk you away to places you’ve never been before. That sounds so cliché, but it’s the truth. By taking the work out of masturbation, automatically thrusting sex toys free up your senses and allow you to experience a greater depth of pleasure. In fact, these devices are generally recommended for people who prefer some internal stimulation with their external inspiration (if you know what I mean). Thrusting vibrators thus provide users with a two-for-one experience, able to be used in unison or independently in most toys. In other words, you can enjoy a thrusting vibrator in numerous combinations, including but not always limited to the following:
- As a vibrating and thrusting dildo
- As a non-vibrating and thrusting dildo
- As a vibrating and non-thrusting dildo
- As a clitoral stimulator
- As a prostate massager
The Top 6 Ways to Tell If That Thrusting Vibrator Is Worth It or NotYou can’t stand there and tell me that you’ve never been tricked into buying a product that wasn’t worth a pile of dog turds. It happens to the best of us. Today’s marketing experts know exactly what to do, say and show to you to open your pockets. Fortunately, there are still a few people out there who can see past the bullshit. By the time you’re done reading this, one of those people will be you. A large portion of the world believes that a high-quality sex toy is a good investment to make, especially if you’re in a long-term relationship (and certainly if you’re not). But what makes a sex toy high-quality or otherwise? Modern-day sex toy manufacturers have flooded the market in an attempt to appease all tastes. But what’s been left in the wake of their productive forces is a massively confusing amalgamation of seemingly amazing products mixed in carelessly with products that should be taken out back and shot. Below are the top 6 things you should look at or consider when shopping for a good vibrator:
SizeThey say you can tell the size of a man by the size of the things that bother him. Well, you can tell a lot about a thrusting vibrator by its size as well. In fact, I’d say that’s probably the most important thing (besides price and material) to consider during your shopping trip and there’s a really good reason for that. You see, it doesn’t matter what type of fabulous features a vibrator of any kind has. If it can’t fit in all the right places then it likely has no room in your sex toy stash. Unless you’re one of those people who are into stretching (and that’s perfectly fine if you are), an extra-large plaything may bring the pain instead of the pleasure. If that’s not enough to convince you, the way you intend to use it can depend on its size as well. Furthermore, the right size can magically make some people feel more comfortable and less intimidated in the sack, especially if that person is shy or new to masturbation with toys. Ideal sizing also helps users find the sweet spot without difficulty, plus it plays an important role in how easy it is to hide and store. Think about it: If size didn’t matter, would we still marvel over the Great Pyramids?
ShapeThe preferred shape of your thrusting vibrator is completely subjective, but there is a little science to picking one that will do what you want it to do. Did you know that every person has a one-of-a-kind body (even identical twins)? That means there is no one-size-fits-all sex toy and certainly no uniform shape that feels good to everybody. Truth be told, choosing a thrusting vibrator solely on its shape isn’t always a bad idea. In fact, the shape of that thrusting vibrator you’re considering will end up telling you a lot about it if you listen – things like: How well it will perform under pressure – because staying on the straight and narrow is sometimes a better idea than going up against the curve. Then again, I said “sometimes.” Curved, bulbous and/or textured thrusting vibes have their merits, that’s for damn sure. How easy it will be to clean and maintain – because curves on a sex toy can create reservoirs and/or pockets that may collect dirt and bacteria. If your thruster has several ripples or a thick texture, it may be necessary to invest in additional cleaning supplies or lube. How and where you can store it – because the shape (and size, since we’re on the topic) can be very difficult to disguise if your chosen thrusting vibrator looks like a human penis or is unusually large. The two factors go hand-in-hand. If you don’t have the space to store it, you’ll have a hard time explaining that cock-shaped object on your dresser. How many ways you can use it – because the shape of that thrusting vibrator can determine which orifice you use it on, meaning vaginally or anally. Usually, a good lube will make anything a sex toy, but I suggest sticking with something designed specifically for that purpose (even if the shapes available are still somewhat limited). How good it will feel when in action – because imagine a thrusting vibrator pushing up inside your pussy or ass with an uncomfortable curve or unforgiving rigidness. That’s a good thing for some, but for others it can be a painful nightmare that leaves them bent out of shape for real (pun intended, sorry I’m not sorry).
RealismRealistic features are important. Well, they are for some people, and those folks deserve some believable options as well. After all, the sex toy industry has squirting dildos, porn star molded masturbators and a little thing called Clone-a-Willy (I’ll just let you Google it). Straight up, it’s about time the realism made its way to the thrusting vibrator arena. With that said, I’d like to point out that realism isn’t nearly as important as shape, size or features unless you’re a diehard voyeur. Still, the presence of realistic properties on that thrusting vibrator will still have an effect on your experience with it. For example: It will change what it feels like – because, as we all know, a properly shaped penis corona feels pretty amazing as it thrusts in and out. I can see why some people want a sex toy that’s as realistic as it gets. However, anatomically correct thrusting vibrators are often difficult to maintain because of the skin-like materials used on the shaft. It will either convince or confound you and your voyeuristic partner – because expecting to see a penis-like object but lifting a cheap, plastic novelty out of the box is infuriating. Realism is a delicate game, so manufacturers really shouldn’t mess with it unless they’re ready to play in the big leagues. Hold them accountable by being picky if that’s a feature you enjoy. It will determine how easily you can hide it – because nobody wants to have the conversation that begins with, “So, I found this in your room today…” A hyper-realistic vibrator is very difficult to explain away unless you have the skills of a Jedi, in which case, I don’t know why you still have a roommate. It will affect what features it has – because a thrusting vibrator made to look like a human penis may be limited in the other features it can have. On the other hand, an unrealistic vibe design may restrict the maker from applying certain features available. Either way, I’m still waiting for the self-warming, skin-covered thrusting vibrator that doubles as a squirting dildo. Am I asking for too much?
FeaturesAh yes, back to simpler things: the features. I kid, I kid. This is where things tend to get more complicated, hence the need for this guide. Check out the features of that thrusting vibrator closely because it will play a key role in how you use it, how much pleasure you get from it, and how many people you can show it to. In my experience, the more features, the more fun. But I’ve also noticed that the more features a thrusting vibe has, the more money you’re going to spend on it. Double-edged sword, folks. Today’s thrusting vibrator manufacturers offer a wide range of features that fit almost every budget, as long as that budget is flexible and includes cash for things like batteries, lube and toy cleaner. I haven’t come across many brands that offer freebies, but we’ll get more into that in a minute. For now, let’s look at this through an objective lens. The most commonly utilized features on modern-day thrusting vibrators and dildos typically include the following:
- Multiple vibe and/or thrust settings
- Undulating or bulbous shaping
- Flesh-like or fashion coloring
- Textured materials
- Clitoris or perineum stimulators
- Wired/wireless remote controls
- Ergonomic handles and buttons
- Skin-like/skin-safe silicone shafts
- Rechargeable batteries
- Heating elements
- Bluetooth compatibility
- Pre-programmable interfaces
MaterialsDon’t let that thrusting vibrator affect your body in the wrong way. In other words, be sure that it’s made from a type of material that agrees with your body. This is an especially important consideration for people who have sensitive skin or known allergies. Toys made with latex can cause a nasty rash, even on those who are otherwise immune to its allergens. Stick with silicone, glass, or stainless steel to avoid allergic reactions, rashes and other embarrassing moments that could kill your love life. As always, stay away from phthalates and check the specs on each toy to see if it’s compatible with a condom. If so, it could broaden your sexual horizons despite budgetary limits or sensitive skin issues. Keep in mind as well that some materials require special care or certain types of lube. Silicone, for example, can’t be used with anything but water-based lubricants, while metal and glass models can be used with just about anything. If maintenance is one of your concerns, I suggest steering clear of the porous products made with materials that could capture bacteria.
ManufacturerThe maker of any given sex toy, especially the relatively innovative thrusting vibrator, must know that their reputation affects their profits. Because of that, they use clever advertising tactics and throw out sales pitches like it’s their birthday. So, while you can certainly take advantage of any discounts you may find along the way, I don’t suggest relying on a brand’s reputation or their affiliations to determine the quality of their product. Instead of concentrating your attention on factors that don’t really matter, look for a combination of things like:
- Detailed product descriptions
- Clear labeling
- Easy-to-follow user instructions
- High-quality materials
- Free shipping
- Manufacturer’s warranties
- Scientifically-backed ingenuity
- Proven ergonomics
- Brand consistency
- Production transparency
The Three Kings: My Top Rated Thrusting VibratorsDo you realize how hard it was for me to narrow my list of favorite thrusting vibrators down to only three? With so many awesome options out there, my job has become extremely difficult these days. Against the odds, I’ve come up with my favorite three devices (and my reasoning for that will be obvious very soon).
BEST OVERALL: The Fun Factory StronicThis all-inclusive thrusting vibrator is the grand-daddy of all thrusting vibrators. Perfectly sized and featuring a slightly tapered yet lifelike penis shape, the Fun Factory Stronic offers seven different vibe patterns and three distinct vibe speeds. It’s also waterproof and USB rechargeable, meaning it can be enjoyed at home, on the road or elsewhere. Out of all the thrusting vibes on my list, I’d say this one is the one most suitable for beginners and experts alike. PRO: Its realism is on point and its simplicity makes it easy to use and quick to clean. CON: The push-button controls are somewhat wonky, but only at first.
BIGGEST AND BADDEST: The Fun Factory Stronic DreiHigh-end and heavy-duty, the Fun Factory’s Stronic Drei thrusting vibrator is cute little number you won’t soon forget. It has an astonishing 10 thrusting speeds, powered by a surprisingly eager and full rechargeable motor. Pink and perfect for the tub or sink, this waterproof wonder features a thick layer of realistic-feeling, skin-safe silicone that runs down the curved shaft in a sharp, wavy texture all the way to its easy-grip handle. PRO: It has more girth and more thrusting speed options than any other toy on this list. CON: It may not be suitable for beginners.
MOST HIGH-TECH: The Rabbit Company Thrusting RabbitAnother feature-rich model on my list, the Thrusting Rabbit offers dual stimulation, and by “dual” I mean “quad.” It can act as a vibrator, a dildo, an auto thruster and/or a clit pleasure. It’s USB rechargeable, easy to handle, simple to clean, and offers 4 inches of insertable length as well as 6 different vibe speed variations and 6 thrusting speeds. Made from skin-safe silicone, it can be used in the anus but not in the shower. This high-tech honey is not waterproof, folks. PRO: The one-touch control panel is a nice touch, and with all features in play at once, this thing will not disappoint. CON: You can take it with you to the hot tub unless you feel like getting electrocuted.
Runners Up: 3 Other Thrusting Vibrators Worth Your AttentionAlthough I’ve done my best to make the Three Kings a comprehensive list containing the cream of the crop, there’s a chance I haven’t quite hit the nail on the head for some of you. That’s ok, my feelings aren’t hurt. I’ve actually prepared something for this exact occasion. It’s called my Runner’s Up list, and I’m certain you’ll find something worthwhile over there. If not, blame the industry, not me. I’m only reporting on what’s available. You see, the sex toy industry has enough to go around for everybody, meaning there’s something out there for even the pickiest of people. You just need to know how to shop and where to look. You don’t have to conduct your search for the perfect thrusting vibrator with any sort of moderation or conceivable limits. However, now is the time to jump on the bandwagon before this thrusting vibrator thing becomes irrelevant (yeah right).
MOST INTENSE: The Booty Blaster 10As the name suggests, this bad boy is not a toy for the faint of heart. Blasting down the walls between what’s wanted and what’s expected, the Booty Blaster 10 might also blast down the walls of your anus if you don’t proceed with caution. I suggest using heavy amounts of water-based lube with this silicone sex slave. With a suction cup base, this intense specimen offers 7 different vibe speeds controlled by a wired remote, plus it features three separate thrusting patterns for hours of customizable fun. TIP: It doesn’t have to be used exclusively on the ass by the way.
MOST TRAVEL-FRIENDLY: The Maia MaxWhile it may be one of the noisiest sex toys I’ve ever used, that’s only the case when you’ve got it running on high while also cramming it into your orifice like I did. Otherwise, this travel-friendly thrusting vibrator is ideal for people on the go and folks with adventurous partners. With 5 inches of insertable length, a wireless remote control with 30 feet of range, and a 3-hour rechargeable battery life, this dynamic 10-function fun stick also comes with a 1-year warranty in case it gets lost or damaged on your next trip.
MOST VERSATILE: The Zalo DesireAs if things couldn’t get any better, the sex toy industry has now developed a thrusting dildo that warms up to body temperature. In just under two minutes, this fantastic silicone creation begins working on your most delicate parts through a series of six thrusting modes. And although it’s the only toy on this list that doesn’t vibrate, I still think it’s worth mentioning simply because it’s perfect for people of all experience levels and it can be recharged in a matter of minutes.
The End GameDon’t get discouraged if you can’t find something that hits all the right buttons, get busy doing something about it. Perhaps you’ll be the next sex toy innovator. Until you decide all our fates, I’ll still be looking for a thrusting vibrator that’s absolutely perfect. In the meantime, what matters most is that all the features come together to provide you and your partner with a pleasurable and satisfying sexual experience (hopefully more than once). If that calls for a thick thrusting dick with half a dozen vibe functions and a remote control for your sex slave, then so be it. Hater’s gonna hate. At least give them something to talk about.
I’m Rori. I’m glad you’re here with me on this crazy journey.
Since this is a sex blog, most of the content relates to the men (and women) in my life. I’ve divided my life over the last five years into little “chapters” to help you catch up on the story and the cast of characters involved.