Sex Fact: Vibrator Addiction

Sex Fact: Vibrator Addiction

Kayla Kayla
Can you get addicted to your vibrator? According to Tristan Taormino, no, you can't! While your body can get used to the same type of stimulation after awhile which can make it difficult to orgasm with other stimulation, it isn't an addiction. Your vibrator also won't numb or damage the clitoris either.

If you're worried, she recommends switching up the type of stimulation on a regular basis. You could use a vibrator this time, your hand the next, and switch up the types of vibrators too. She does mention that, if you use a vibrator for a very long time, you could numb yourself for a short period of time, but it's just temporary, and if you give your favorite toy a break for awhile, the feeling will come back.

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Have you ever thought you were addicted to a vibrator? Have you ever numbed yourself through over-use of a vibrator?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
Yes, I thought I was addicted to a vibrator.
24
No, I never thought I was addicted to a vibrator.
147
Yes, I've numbed myself through over-use of a vibrator.
84
No, I've never numbed myself through over-use of a vibrator.
52
Total votes: 307 (210 voters)
Poll is closed
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Ansley Ansley
I never thought I was addicted, but I have numbed myself in the past. I had to swear off using my bullet for about six months and now I only use it one or twice a day instead of every single time I want to get off.
08/29/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
I literally threw out my hitachi because it got so it would just numb me without getting me off. To the point where I'd get sore and chafed. Eff that. Trashcan time and new toy time.
08/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by Kake aka PoeticErotica
I literally threw out my hitachi because it got so it would just numb me without getting me off. To the point where I'd get sore and chafed. Eff that. Trashcan time and new toy time.
That's one of my worst fears about the Hitachi and exactly why I haven't tried it. :/
08/29/2011
Dawn (Lilac Distraction) Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
That's one of my worst fears about the Hitachi and exactly why I haven't tried it. :/
That was what kept me from getting it sooner. Haha. I'm glad I did, though. I do miss the days of getting off in a minute or two with it. Looks like I'll just have to use some other toys for a while.
08/29/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
I've heard a few different sides of this. I know you can become addicted to one constant form of stimulation to a point that you can't get off on anything else. There's specific forms of sex therapy just for it.
08/29/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
I don't think I am addicted but I do love them lol. I have numbed myself but it goes away quickly walking around to get blood circulating.
08/29/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I've never been afraid that I'd become addicted to a vibrator (though I think I'm becoming addicted to collecting vibes and other toys!), but I was a bit worried about it making me numb. Good to know that if it ever happens, it'll only be temporary.
08/29/2011
BellaDonna2884 BellaDonna2884
I have been numbed from over use of a vibrator before.
08/29/2011
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
The myth of vibrator addiction is fairly common. I've seen questions on sexuality websites about what could happen if you overuse a vibrator quite often.
08/29/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
I have only been numbed by my use of the water jet in the jacuzzi, not toys...
08/29/2011
Kim! Kim!
Quote:
Originally posted by Dawn (Lilac Distraction)
That was what kept me from getting it sooner. Haha. I'm glad I did, though. I do miss the days of getting off in a minute or two with it. Looks like I'll just have to use some other toys for a while.
I find myself forcing myself to use another toy on occasion.
I don't know that it makes it impossible to orgasm any other way but it certainly does make it take a bit longer on occasion.
08/29/2011
indiglo indiglo
I've never thought I was addicted, but I have numbed myself in the past using a vibe.
08/29/2011
Sammi Sammi
I've felt addicted mentally on occasion, when I'm totally in love with one, but I've never numbed myself.
08/29/2011
wetone123 wetone123
I don't think I'm addicted, but I like them. Never numbed out on one either.
08/29/2011
Antipova Antipova
I've been numbed---only momentarily (well, for until I fell asleep)---plenty of times, trying to learn to like a bullet vibe. I finally gave up.
08/29/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Can you get addicted to your vibrator? According to Tristan Taormino, no, you can't! While your body can get used to the same type of stimulation after awhile which can make it difficult to orgasm with other stimulation, it isn't an ...
cant say ive ever been addicted to one
08/29/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
I mean...sometimes I think I'm kind of addicted, but only because I love my vibrators & would be really sad if I couldn't use them anymore. I've experienced some temporary numbness if I overuse (like for hours) my Hitachi, but it goes away within 24 hours.
08/30/2011
Ryuson Ryuson
I feel like there can be an addiction to sexual stimulation (nymphomania-esque) that can seriously botch up your life, but being addicted to a vibrator is impossible!
08/30/2011
K101 K101
I have not ever believed being addicted to a vibe was possible, but I have numbed myself for a good long day before. Never any longer than a whole day, but Ill tell ya, it was not fun! If we use a vibrator before oral I get numb and cannot feel the oral It only happens with certain vibes and if they're intense. With the cliterrific cup, it's pretty intense, but it never numbs me and I can still feel oral just fine! We tested that tonight. Lol. I used to freak when it'd go numb for a long time.
08/30/2011
A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople)
I am so relieved when I hear that you can't. I always think I do.
08/30/2011
ichwillwaffels ichwillwaffels
Quote:
Originally posted by Kayla
Can you get addicted to your vibrator? According to Tristan Taormino, no, you can't! While your body can get used to the same type of stimulation after awhile which can make it difficult to orgasm with other stimulation, it isn't an ...
I have never had either of those problems. I might if I didn't have my fiancee.
08/30/2011
Miss Anonymous Miss Anonymous
I never thought I was addicted to a vibrator.
I didn't think it could happen.
08/30/2011
acessorie acessorie
During single times I use my vibe a lot and it made it a little more work for my new partner but we were still able to find our nitch.
08/31/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I am not addicted to vibes but I love the various sensations from different vibes. My Hitachi is always available and yes, I have felt numb but not for long.
09/02/2011
Rossie Rossie
I'm definitely not addicted to vibrating toys, I circulate my toy usage among vibrators and dildos. I do not overuse vibrators during playtime, so I have never experienced numbness due to vibrator abuse.
09/02/2011
Angewin Angewin
This made me think of Sex & the City when Charlotte was getting too friendly with her rabbit.
09/02/2011
JustAWeeKitteh JustAWeeKitteh
I'm addicted even without a vibrator, I wonder how it'll be when I eventually get one ^^;
09/03/2011
Kate Kate
i've never thought i was addicted however, i wouldn't want to be without one because i like having several options
09/05/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
Have never thought I was addicted or had any of those problems.
09/05/2011
Total posts: 90
Unique posters: 88