Do vibrators desensitize you?

Contributor: sweetie87 sweetie87
If you use a vibrator to often, do you get de-sensitized? It seems if I use a vibrator, its hard for me to get off without it. Is this common or just me?
08/22/2012
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Contributor: Sodom and Gomorrah Sodom and Gomorrah
OHHHH nooo I hope not!
08/22/2012
Contributor: Cinnyree Cinnyree
this question is exactly why i have never bought a vibrator. I guess tech I have now(since it came in the mail yesterday) i hope this doesnt happen to me
08/22/2012
Contributor: ToyGeek ToyGeek
You're not desensitizing any body parts or nerves, it's been studied and proven before that vibrators can't cause anything but temporary numbness immediately after excessive use. It's a mental thing -- it's habit, nothing more. Just change things around a little so you don't always follow the same routine, and take the extra time that might be necessary to not use the vibe in a session, and you'll be fine.
08/23/2012
Contributor: Lucifer the Cat Lucifer the Cat
Yeah, this happens to me too. It's temporary, but still sucks when it impairs your ability to orgasm!
08/23/2012
Contributor: indiglo indiglo
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
You're not desensitizing any body parts or nerves, it's been studied and proven before that vibrators can't cause anything but temporary numbness immediately after excessive use. It's a mental thing -- it's habit, nothing more. ...
This exactly. There will be no permanent damage. After using vibrating toys for a very extended period of time, you may occasionally have some temporary numbness.

You will not desensitize your body over time or anything like that. It's Urban Legend/Myth or an Old Wive's Tale.
08/23/2012
Contributor: Girly Juice Girly Juice
The desensitization caused by vibrators is only ever temporary, and doesn't happen to everyone who uses them. Give it a rest for a few days or weeks and you'll be back to normal.
08/23/2012
Contributor: lesglitter lesglitter
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyGeek
You're not desensitizing any body parts or nerves, it's been studied and proven before that vibrators can't cause anything but temporary numbness immediately after excessive use. It's a mental thing -- it's habit, nothing more. ...
Yep, this. Temporary numbness is all they can cause.
08/23/2012
Contributor: bh253 bh253
Quote:
Originally posted by sweetie87
If you use a vibrator to often, do you get de-sensitized? It seems if I use a vibrator, its hard for me to get off without it. Is this common or just me?
You can't get desensitized from it.
08/23/2012
Contributor: MarthaT MarthaT
Ive had it happen a bit

08/23/2012
Contributor: butterflygirlxo butterflygirlxo
I've had it happen too!
08/23/2012
Contributor: Zombirella Zombirella
Nothing permanent. We don't use them during sex all the time.
08/24/2012
Contributor: Domino's Brand Sugar Cubes Domino's Brand Sugar Cubes
Was looking for just this forum! Couldn't find it, happened upon it by accident clicking on a random page number. Strange how things work out.

I do think they desensitize you, at least for a day or so! I remember how happy I was when I got my first vibe, but then my horror when I realized how dependant I was on it! Couldn't enjoy anything else. I've now limited my vibe play to a special treat when I'm with my partner
09/24/2019