Deciding you’d like to buy your first sex toy and actually buying one are two different things entirely. Because while the former poses only one question — would you like to buy a sex toy? — the latter poses an array of them. What genre of toy would you like to buy? What size? What shape? What color? What features? Instead of losing yourself in this barrage of logistics, consider: the bullet vibrator.
Bullet vibrators are really just tiny vibrators that resemble — you guessed it — bullets. And they make great starter toys, Lisa Finn, brand manager and sex educator at Babeland, tells SheKnows. “Bullets are small, discreet, non-intimidating,” Finn says. “And many are super affordable when compared to other types of sex toys.” Plus, you can use a bullet vibrator just about anywhere on the body. For example, you don’t have to choose between clitoral and vaginal stimulation, for instance — you’ve got both in one, easy purchase.
Though most bullet vibrators come in the same pocket-friendly size range, Finn says many differ in terms of shape, texture, material and strength. “Think about the stimulation that you enjoy. Do you like really direct, pin-point stimulation? If so, opt for a skinnier bullet or one with a tapered head for that spot-on sensation,” Finn suggests. “Do you like broader, more dispersed sensation? Try a bullet with a broader or rounded head, or one with a smooth shaft that you can use sideways along the body.” And if you prefer something more intense, you might want to opt for a rechargeable toy, rather than a battery-operated one, Finn says.
Feeling a little overwhelmed? Just know you can’t really go wrong with one of our favorite bullet vibrators. These are the best ones on the market — the bonus is that many are inexpensive, so you can spend more time experimenting and less money. Enjoy!