Why choose a dildo over a vibrator?

Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Our first experience with sex toys was with an ugly beige vibrator that came to a pointed tip that we got from Spencer's Gifts. This was about 30 years ago and made of plastic. We didn't use it long (it HURT me cause of the tip) and never looked at toys again until recently because of that.

Fast forward to 2 years ago when a girlfriend tells me I NEED to get a bullet...that I'll get off so fast with it, etc.

I didn't get one - till recently.

But of our current five toys - one is a vibrating jelly o-right which I can't stand - and the other four are vibrators of various shapes and textures. Once again, we've learned that I need a bulb-shaped head.

I look at dildos and they look so neat - but I don't understand what is so great about them compared to a vibrator. Using the bullet to get me going and then others to hit my G-spot, my husband can give me multiple orgasms and playtimes that last an hour or more (with me collapsing afterward).

We used to play 20 minutes once a week - now its about 45 minutes to an hour twice a day - and its the vibrator that gets me off.

So can someone explain to me about why folks like dildos and if we should try one (or more) which ones? Is there something about thrusting with one that does more than a vibrator?

I'm not trying to knock dildos - Gunsmoke did a review of one that is large and mentioned another one which looks very interesting. But before I spend that type of money on something that doesn't vibrate - I'd like to understand what makes them so great.
10/06/2011
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TheBadHobbit TheBadHobbit
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Our first experience with sex toys was with an ugly beige vibrator that came to a pointed tip that we got from Spencer's Gifts. This was about 30 years ago and made of plastic. We didn't use it long (it HURT me cause of the tip) and never ... More
Now see, vibrations can be a bit too much for me. Either they're soft and distracting, or they're too strong and make me wince! Vibrators can be nice, but . . . eh, maybe I've just not played with them enough.

On the other hand, sometimes I just want something to play with really slowly, with a very gentle level of stimulation . . . Or sometimes I like having something I can just insert and leave there while I idly play with the rest of me. A dildo is . . . well, CAN be . . low-key enough that it gives me something to hold/rub/squeeze, but doesn't overwhelm me with that buzzing! Of course that kind of idle play doesn't usually get me off, but then not much does. Hurray for medicinal side effects x.x

Too long; didn't read: I don't know about others, but I find dildos are better for a long slow session, especially since vibrators can overstimulate me in the ouchie! sort of way. S'why I'm getting a dildo with removeable bullet . . I can try and work up to the vibes, or just leave them out.

Of course you could get a vibrator and just not turn it on, but that always feels . . . wasteful, somehow. Like I'm not respecting the toy >.>
10/06/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Sometimes I just like the simple realism of a dildo. I'm not keen on realistic shaped vibrators, so that's where dildos come in.
Plus I like variety - don't want all the same category of toys in my collection.
10/06/2011
Neurogasm Neurogasm
The thing about vibrators with me is that if I'm also using a vibrator on my clit, sometimes I can't feel the vibrations inside me as easily. The texture and flexibility of my dildos are what attracts me to them. And a lot of the time, internal vibrations aren't the most important thing to me.
10/06/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
I rarely find a vibrator with enough vibration for me, or the vibrations transfer to the handle once inserted (which annoys me). I would rather rely on my Magic Wand for vibrations, it always has plenty if I need them.

Vibrators are great for warm up, but I can never seem to get all the way there with them, or it takes forever if I do!

I prefer pressure and the sensation of thrusting over vibrations. The Bad Hobbit said she sometimes finds the vibrations distracting, and I agree. I can not feel the texture of the toy when thrusting, if it is vibrating.
10/06/2011
indiglo indiglo
I used to feel exactly the same way. I mostly used rabbit vibes, in fact. Then I got my first glass dildo. I loved it. Then I got my first silicone dildo. I loved that too. Now I'd say I use dildos more often than vibrators! (And boy has my dildo collection grown.) I do use a clitoral vibe when I'm using a dildo - that way I can get the great g-spot stimulation and a little clit stimulation to send me right over the edge. I've found I can have more multiples with a dildo/clit vibe combo, and they're often stronger. I am a huge fan of g-spot stimulation too, and I don't really enjoy vibrations on my g-spot unless they're pretty rumbly (as opposed to the buzzy vibrations most toys provide internally).

I always thrusted my vibrators when I used them, so switching to a dildo was a natural progression. YES there is definitely something about thrusting them, especially if they have a nice g-spot curve!
10/06/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
For me, personally, I enjoy my G-spot and A-spot orgasms. More-so than my clitoral orgasms. I really only like vibration on my clit, and will use that vibration in conjunction with penetration. Also for me, I need very firm pressure on my G-spot, so I ONLY like solid, unyielding dildos with a sharp curve (Pure Wand and Icicles #17 being my favorites). So usually only glass and steel for me. I need that weight and pressure.

I have ONE vibrator that I like to use vaginally. It has pretty strong, adjustable vibrations AND it is a pretty solid vibrator. Not to mention, we only use it in conjunction with its sister, and we usually match the vibrations to match each other so that I'm stimulating my clit and g-spot at the same speed at the same time. If that's not what's happening, then internal vibrations do very little for me.

If you've never experienced a G-spot or A-spot orgasm, I do recommend getting a dildo (something soft, I didn't discover my love for unyielding materials until I played for a while with softer ones) and spending some time alone (less pressure, more opportunity to explore unabashedly)to really get to know your body. Take your time and really feel all the different sensations. What seems strange and awkward the first time you feel it might be the most exciting thing if you just go with it.
10/06/2011
AndroAngel AndroAngel
To be honest, I use dildos because I'm not at all fond of the sensation of something buzzy inside me. I like to thrust with my toys, not have them vibrate. Everyone's different, though, so I'd say go with what you enjoy.
10/06/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
Here are some inexpensive options made of body-safe materials:

Ella, Climax wavy, Amor, Super, Grrl Toyz, Slim Jim

All these are silicone and are in the $20-$40 price range.
10/06/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by BBW Talks Toys
For me, personally, I enjoy my G-spot and A-spot orgasms. More-so than my clitoral orgasms. I really only like vibration on my clit, and will use that vibration in conjunction with penetration. Also for me, I need very firm pressure on my G-spot, so ... More
Wow - thanks for the specific recommendations. I appreciate it.
10/06/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I don't feel anything special with inside vibes. In fact, I don't feel them at all.

The 'friction' of a dildo, on the other hand, that's what I prefer - feeling that lovely thrust, of intense movement, of being able to control the speed and pressure and rhythm ... Feels more like sex to me.

I had a good experience with the Executive link since it has a good balance of firm and soft, and just enough texture to feel great when thrusting.
10/06/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
I am very ambivalent about internal vibrations. Vibrations on my clit are one thing, and great, but internal vibrations are another thing altogether and usually don't do anything for me, or do so little that I barely care.

If you do care about internal vibrations, then any advice I might give you may not work for your preferences.

There are some cheap decent dildos out there, just as there are cheap decent vibrators, so I'm not sure why the price would be much of an issue as in being able to afford vibes but not dildos.
10/06/2011
MissStormRyder MissStormRyder
My clit is really super sensitive and direct contact with vibrators is too much for me..I need it to be turned down to the lowest it will go...Soooooo I'm an dildo girl!
10/06/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I used to look at dildos and wonder, "Why bother?" But then I got curious and got one with my very first order with Eden. After that, I was hooked. While internal vibrations are all right, I find that they're not something I go gaga over, so I like dildos better for thrusting while I focus vibrations on my clit.

It really comes down to personal preference, though. If you think vibrations are really important, then there's nothing wrong with sticking with that. But if you're curious and don't want to spend a lot of money, the ones BBW suggested should be right up your alley. Tantus also makes some nice ones for under $40 (click "sort by price" to get a better look at the cheaper ones). If you like pronounced heads, you might like the Acute.

One nice thing about dildos: you never have to worry about batteries/plugging in/recharging, or the motor dying. Even the highest-quality vibes will die at some point, but a dildo in a good material can last at least a lifetime.
10/06/2011
Beck Beck
I use to be the same as you. Until Swell, I absolutely love this toy! It is amazing! Even though it does not vibrate the texture and friction are awesome. This is by far my favorite toy! And if you really like bullets and vibes try a massager. Like mini wanachi, unless you do not like sound!
10/06/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Clean-up and the feeling "full" I think.
10/06/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
I used to think the same thing. Unfortunately Vibrators don't come in the same range of sizes that dildo's do.
10/06/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I guess part of it is that I don't understand why get a dildo when I have a man who satisfies me?

I can understand getting vibrators cause he doesn't vibrate but it seems like he offers everything a dildo does.

Honestly - I'm enjoying this and I'm not putting dildos down. But before I spend money on one - and I'm leaning towards Johnny or Tex - I'd like to really "get" why its worth getting one when I have a guy that rocks my boat.
10/06/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I guess part of it is that I don't understand why get a dildo when I have a man who satisfies me?

I can understand getting vibrators cause he doesn't vibrate but it seems like he offers everything a dildo does.

Honestly - ... More
I guess that would depend if the boundaries in your sexual relationship allows for solo time. If it does, then having a dildo can offer you similar sensations that you cannot have during solo play. Not to mention, a dildo is a great opportunity to have something that offers different sensations than your husband due to length, girth, texture, etc. (Don't let him convince you that if you get something bigger that you're going to stretch out... the vagina is full of very elastic muscles.)

As a couple, Mr likes using a dildo on me when he is tired or not feeling up to the task for whatever reason, or even to incite multiples, because he can reach different angles and thrust faster with his hands than he can with his hips. There are hand harnesses and thigh harnesses that he can also wear that allow for different types of play.

And for me, personally, the use of dildos helped me learn more about what my body likes, what it responds to, how to make myself come without the use of a vibrator or fingers on my clit. All this knowledge was passed down to Mr and now our sex life is even better because he now knows how to please me better.
10/07/2011
BBW Talks Toys BBW Talks Toys
I just want to add, that I always went with non-realistic dildos, and really, only use non-realistic dildos for myself. I *am* curious about some of the realistic ones and might invest sometime in one, but I always went non-realistic because I always figured: I have a penis that feels like a penis, I don't have one that is shaped like _____________.

It's always made Mr more comfortable that I feel that way about dildos.
10/07/2011
Beck Beck
Dildos also allow you to experiment with temperature play. Nothing like the feeling of cold glass to me. Some like warm too. If is nice. Just do not put it in the freezer.
10/07/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
We often use our phallic vibes as dildos. I like feeling My Man going down on me during penetration with a phallic toy. When we turn on the vibrators during oral sex, I becomes confused and miss the feeling of just his mouth and fingers on me.

Also, many people (Not us, but a lot of people) like to use dildos for pegging, harness play and packing, as well as gender play. You really can't do those with most vibrators.

And, people have mentioned temperature play. I like the way my silicone vibes feel in a cold room, but a glass dildo, chilled, is something no one should miss.

Also, dildos can be thoroughly sanitized. You can boil them, totally immerse them in water, use bleach solution all over them, use a cleaning spray or foam without worrying about getting it into all the cracks or ruining the battery compartment (or the batteries, since I wash my waterproof and splashproof toys with the batteries.)

Many dildos also come in glass and stainless steel and aluminum and it's difficult to find a high quality vibrator in these materials. I've never seen a stainless steel vibrator, but you can get wonderful stainless steel dildos.

There is also the "realistic factor." A lot of well made dildos simply look more like a penis than vibes do.

It's up to you. But, I think every full collection should contain at least one good dildo to start and then move on from there.
10/07/2011
Nora Nora
I'm still trying to find a dildo I like...I have one that looked the right "size" on the computer screen, but in reality the thing is gigantic and takes lots of working up to and I can only use it for a few minutes at any given time. Then, we got a "Mr. Softee"...size wise it's about right, but with absolutely nothing at the end to hang onto, it is difficult to use when things get slippery!

Neither of us are very interested in the "real" looking ones either, but they do make some fantastically real looking ones in all sorts of colors (we have ours in bright red and baby blue)! It helps make them look less like a decapitated body part in my opinion...
10/07/2011
Callisto Callisto
I stumbled onto dildos when I was playing with my old broken rabbit vibe. I was bored one night, set it up right and rode it a little.. I had an orgasm which surprised the heck out of me! I didn't know I could have orgasms from penetration so imagine my surprise.

Now I've been crazy for them since then.. still looking for my knight in silicone armor but I do prefer them to vibes. I have the hitachi and honestly anything other than it seems to fall short to me.. and thats only on the low setting. I don't dare to switch it higher.
10/08/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
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Originally posted by Callisto
I stumbled onto dildos when I was playing with my old broken rabbit vibe. I was bored one night, set it up right and rode it a little.. I had an orgasm which surprised the heck out of me! I didn't know I could have orgasms from penetration so ... More
"Knight in Silicone Armor" is probably the best way to refer to a dildo I've ever heard. It'd also be a good band name.
10/08/2011
Antipova Antipova
I much prefer the feeling of thrusting to the feeling of just being vibrated. Vibration can be distracting to me. Also, G-spot orgasms and A-spot orgasms (and just plain vaginal orgasms that aren't named after any 'spot') are much easier for me to have multiples of, while clitoral orgasms usually I'm finished for a while after I have one.

I also really enjoy double penetration, and there it's all about pressure and thrusting as well.

Finally, my first sex toy experience ever was with a disgusting jelly toy which made me swear never to get anything that smelled so bad again... and so the next thing I found was glass. They are coming out with glass vibrators now, but they weren't existent yet when I was first looking. So, I learned to love dildos because I wanted the ultra-safe material.

Personally, a really good first glass dildo is the Gold Laced G (that's my review) or the Bumpy Spiral Double Dong, which I haven't reviewed but I really like it, especially for a beginner the option of texture is nice.

If you haven't found your G-spot yet, I see BBWTT already mentioned the Ella.

And personally, my favorite silicone dildo of all time is the VIP. If I had to get rid of all my silicone toys but one, I would keep this one.

Also, if you don't know how thrusting works yet, I learned a lot from the Tantus Alumina Motion (that's a link to my review, it goes in depth about why dildos are awesome).
10/08/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I guess part of it is that I don't understand why get a dildo when I have a man who satisfies me?

I can understand getting vibrators cause he doesn't vibrate but it seems like he offers everything a dildo does.

Honestly - ... More
My answer to this---double penetration! You have a guy that rocks your boat---but he's only got one!
10/08/2011
ToyGurl ToyGurl
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
Our first experience with sex toys was with an ugly beige vibrator that came to a pointed tip that we got from Spencer's Gifts. This was about 30 years ago and made of plastic. We didn't use it long (it HURT me cause of the tip) and never ... More
I don't like to knock dildos either. I will tell you the truth, all the dildos I own are made of glass. I use them as sort of a warm up, or something to play with when I'm alone BEFORE I pull out the vibes. It gets me horny and in the mood. I rarely finish off with one.

There are some that feel really nice if I run it up and down my clit, so that would be the exceptions. But dildos are really just for having that "full" feeling and G-Spot stimulation.
10/08/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
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Originally posted by Antipova
My answer to this---double penetration! You have a guy that rocks your boat---but he's only got one!
THIS EXACTLY!!!!
10/08/2011
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
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Originally posted by Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
I guess part of it is that I don't understand why get a dildo when I have a man who satisfies me?

I can understand getting vibrators cause he doesn't vibrate but it seems like he offers everything a dildo does.

Honestly - ... More
I have the VixSkin Johnny and Tex and very highly recommend both of them! Those are great choices.

The first dildo that my husband ever bought me that I actually ENJOYED was the Vibratex Silky. I still have it and really enjoy it. It is bendable to the shape you like, and it is plushy soft and realistic feeling, which makes it a great toy for a first dildo so that you can experiment without suffering any type of bruising. It's also nice that you can choose your curved angle to hit the spots that you want to stimulate.

Having dildos in different types of materials is nice because each type feels different. I have dildos in all kinds of materials: lifelike (VixSkin, elastomer, Tantus O2), extra-firm (glass, stainless steel, anodized aluminum, wood, ceramic), firm (firmer silicone), and plush (elastomer and softer silicone). They each offer different types of sensations that you would just have to experience to fully understand. Also, dildos in all types of materials offer a variety of textures ranging from smooth to extra bumpy or intensely ridged.

What does a dildo made from a nonrealistic material such as wood, glass, stainless steel, ceramic, or extra-firm silicone have to offer that a real penis does not? Well, these types of materials can offer a firmer sensation while stroking or clenching around the dildo. Firm materials are perfect for helping you discover (and intensely stimulate) your G-spot and other pleasure spots. Also, glass, steel, and ceramic hold heat and cold well, so they are perfect for the joys of temperature play.

The softer material dildos are nice to have when my husband is not available, but I want something realistic (such as when I am on my period or he is working late or I'm up late studying and need some stress relief but don't want to wake him). Realistic dildos are also good for longer partner play sessions to give the guy a break if he needs it. Plus--and this is a BIG plus!--there are a variety of sizes to choose from. Each size offers a different sensation.

Usually when I choose a softer material dildo from my collection for a play session, it is when I want to straddle it and ride it. You can't really do this with a vibrator because vibrators are not forgiving (due to the inside mechanics) if you make a wrong move that briefly places you at a disagreeable angle. Softer materials are perfect for avoiding this disagreeable sensation while riding since they bend with you.

Another difference between some softer material dildos and a real penis is that many dildos have a unique shape or unique texture that provide stimulation in a way that a real penis cannot. Some have an intense curve or an exaggerated or flattened head that you don't find in real life. These differences offer unique sensations. (Differences in shape also goes for dildos of any material: for instance, my wooden Nob Essence dildos have the most incredible shapes for delivering the most amazing sensations!)

Despite everything that a more realistic, softer material dildo offers that a real penis does not, nothing beats the real deal! I still enjoy sex with my husband much more than I enjoy my toys (and I LOVE my toys!). The toys just offer unique sensations that are a joy to experience, and they have even helped increase my libido. On the other hand, the most realistic toy cannot replicate the experience of sex with your partner. Toys are like the wonderful "side dishes" that add to the full experience of an amazing meal--but a real-life partner is always the star and "main course"!

Regarding my opinion of vibrators versus dildos, as others have mentioned, internal vibrations are not important to me and can even be distracting. I either want a dildo that is filling so that I can clench around it or a toy that I can thrust to provide interesting sensations. Vibrators tend to not be as filling (though there are exceptions such as Fun Factory's Big Boss).

I also like G-spot toys in firm materials that relentlessly stimulate my G-spot. These toys almost always have unique shapes. Gently rocking them or clenching around them is enough to do the trick for me.

I do love vibrations on my clit, though, and ALWAYS use a separate clit vibe in conjunction with my dildos. A separate clit vibe ensures that I can place it in just the right spot and take it away the instant I become overstimulated while still leaving the dildo in place.

I have plenty of extremely nice vibrators, but I find that I enjoy using my dildos the most while applying an external vibrator to my clit. I haven't yet met a vibrator that could displace my preferred combo of dildo and clit vibe!

I suggest eventually trying dildos in a variety of materials. Don't spend a lot of money until you have a general idea what size you prefer and how much texture (if any) you prefer. Luckily, there are a large variety of inexpensive glass dildos to try, and you should be able to find an inexpensive silicone dildo that interests you. If you do like silicone dildos or a softer dildo such as the Vibratex Silky (which is not too expensive), then I would highly suggest you pick up the VixSkin dildos you mentioned above. They are pricey but very much worth the cost. The Tex is a good size (just slightly thicker in diameter than 1.5 inches), and the Johnny is considerably thicker for those days when I want something more filling.

Wow. Sorry this is so long! I didn't mean to write a text wall.
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