How to tell the size of a toy?

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How to tell the size of a toy?

butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
Okay this may seem like a dumb question, especially to those who are smart in Math. Sorry I'm not! I pretty much know nothing when it comes to Math.....So here goes. How do you tell how big the toy really is? I've tried to get smaller toys but always end up with HUGE TOYS! LOL

Is it the circumference or the diameter?
05/08/2012
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Bex1331 Bex1331
circumference is the area around the toy (the length of a string if you were to wrap it around it)and the diameter is the area across (measured at the widest point) if that helps.
If you're just starting and want something small maybe start with a 1 inch diameter? I have a 1 1/2 and its pretty girthy. It also depends on the material and if it has any texture. For example a jelly toy with a 1 1/2 inch diameter is going to be much more squishy and have a lot more give than a glass toy with the same measurements. Unfortunately in the end it's just trail and error to see what you like.
05/08/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
It can be either - whichever is easier for you. Circumference goes around the outside of a toy (like when you wrap your fingers around it), while diameter goes across it (draw a circle, then draw a line through the middle of that circle - that's the diameter). Eden measurements are generally given for the widest point in the toy's usable length.

I have heard that circumference tends to be a more accurate measurement for girth, but I wouldn't know how that works since I'm not mathematically inclined. I usually go by diameter since it's easier for me to imagine, and so far it's worked out fine for me.
05/08/2012
VelvetDragon VelvetDragon
Luckily, in addition to understanding the math, EdenFantasys has the ability to show you the actual size of the toy. Click the ruler-shaped graphic under the pictures of the toy. Then, hold up a real ruler, your credit card, or a dollar to your screen, and slide the calibrator to make it real size.

Then you can hold up your favorite toy to the picture of the toy on the screen, and find out which ones are comparable in size!

I also go by diameter (which is across the center of the toy) because it is easier for me to visualize. I can't use anything over a 1.25 diameter, personally, without really working up to it. Other people find that much too small!

To convert circumference to diameter, or vice versa, it's really easy! Circumference is diameter times pi, which is approximately 3.14. It's not exact, so it won't give you an exact answer. However, you can use a calculator like this one to solve for unknown quantities, and not have to do any math at all. Just plug in the circumference or diameter, and it will give you the measurements for the others.

Once you find out your ideal size, it's easy to look at the numbers and know immediately if it's a good toy for you.
05/08/2012
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Bex and Rin are right on the money. Here is a visual for you.


Something that might help with a future purchase, take a piece of string and wrap it around a toy that is too big. Where the string crosses itself make a mark on both pieces. Lay it out straight and measure the distance between the two marks, this will give you the circumference. Take that and divide it by 3.14 to get the diameter. Once you have either measurement you can look for something smaller.

I agree with Rin that circumference is the better measurement as not all toys are perfectly round. I am more of a diameter person due to my back ground in steel fabrication where all measurements are given in diameter.
05/08/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
ya I have issues with girth- Jopen makes amazing vibrators but after failing with the vr6 I studied the product pages where most toys have a "view actual product size" button right underneath the first main pic of the toy. The dimensions are really important. If a toy is to big or small for you, and its on eden go to the product page check the dimensions and then start adding or subtracting. thing is I find the best view of the toy is looking at it straight at the tip- the shape whether its round or square etc etc is important too. Trial and error will lead you to a toy you end up using as your guide. good luck!
05/08/2012
ejrbrndps ejrbrndps
actual size link......on the toy page
05/09/2012
roskat roskat
I love it when other users post pics with multiple toys next to each other. It's a really good way to compare the size of different products especially if you own at least one of them. I'm looking for differences in length and width.
05/09/2012
junnebug97 junnebug97
Thanks for posting that pic!
05/09/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I trust diameter.
05/09/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
It can be either - whichever is easier for you. Circumference goes around the outside of a toy (like when you wrap your fingers around it), while diameter goes across it (draw a circle, then draw a line through the middle of that circle - that's ...
I go by circumference. It sounds weird but I only like things smaller than my guy. I've tried ones about his size and it was painful. I know it doesn't make much sense that a toy hurts and he doesn't (well sometimes does). I buy things with a 5" girth and below (and 5" is pushing it for me).
I know what diameter is but I don't get how that helps you with girth. But I can see we are all different in our thinking.
05/10/2012
hall5885 hall5885
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
I go by circumference. It sounds weird but I only like things smaller than my guy. I've tried ones about his size and it was painful. I know it doesn't make much sense that a toy hurts and he doesn't (well sometimes does). I buy things ...
I've always thought I was the only one who had the same thing with needing the toy to be smaller then the guy I'm with. Even ones that are smaller can be painful.
I tend to use both the circumference and diameter when deciding on a toy.
05/10/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
thanks you for clearing it up....
05/10/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
I go by circumference. It sounds weird but I only like things smaller than my guy. I've tried ones about his size and it was painful. I know it doesn't make much sense that a toy hurts and he doesn't (well sometimes does). I buy things ...
My problem with circumference is that I have trouble visualizing inches in a curve, especially in toys that aren't fully round along their length. I can, but not as easily as I can visualize inches going across something in a straight line.

Diameter basically tells me "this toy is at least X inches across as its widest point." For some reason my brain likes that better.

Rah for Eden for providing both, am I right?
05/10/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by butterflygirlxo
Okay this may seem like a dumb question, especially to those who are smart in Math. Sorry I'm not! I pretty much know nothing when it comes to Math.....So here goes. How do you tell how big the toy really is? I've tried to get smaller toys ...
STOP doing math at all, just use the SIZE GUIDE here at EF. It is AMAZING. Just click on that size button, slide the control to make the credit card and dollar bill image match a real credit card or dollar bill held to the screen, and POOF, you have a REAL SIZE IMAGE of the toy you want. NO surprises and a super way to get EXACTLY what I want.
05/10/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
STOP doing math at all, just use the SIZE GUIDE here at EF. It is AMAZING. Just click on that size button, slide the control to make the credit card and dollar bill image match a real credit card or dollar bill held to the screen, and POOF, you have ...
Honestly, I don't find that tool to be very helpful. Knowing the measurements works better for some people, and the 1-1 image only shows the toy from one angle, so if it's got an irregular shape you're still going to be wondering about it.

It also doesn't seem to be 100% accurate for all toys. I've got a couple that look slightly smaller in real life, even when holding them up to the adjusted image.

Not to dismiss you, of course (oh please don't think I was!). I think using the image plus circumference/diameter is probably the best method.
05/10/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
Quote:
Originally posted by hall5885
I've always thought I was the only one who had the same thing with needing the toy to be smaller then the guy I'm with. Even ones that are smaller can be painful.
I tend to use both the circumference and diameter when deciding on a toy.
I thought I was weird, I'm glad to know I'm not the only one that is this way
05/10/2012
butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
Quote:
Originally posted by Zombirella
I go by circumference. It sounds weird but I only like things smaller than my guy. I've tried ones about his size and it was painful. I know it doesn't make much sense that a toy hurts and he doesn't (well sometimes does). I buy things ...
I agree! I don't like my toys bigger then my guy either!
05/12/2012
butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
Thanks everyone never knew about the size thing on the product page! Going to check that out know! You would think after being here for so long I would notice it. I guess I need to pay more attention. Thanks!
05/12/2012
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