What Vibrates in a Vibrator?

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If you have ever picked up a vibrator and wondered, “what is in this amazing rod of joy.” Then you aren’t alone. This is actually a pretty common question. If you would like to finally have an answer to that question, then this is the article for you. So, sit back, grab a bit of popcorn and think “I’m reading it for the articles.” This time it’s actually true.

What is a vibrator?

A simple question, but a more difficult answer. Traditionally, a vibrator was that massive massage ball connected to the end of what looked like an ice cream scoop or a microphone. Plugged in, this device would vibrate the ball under different settings. You may have one, or at least mistakenly found one in your mother’s underwear drawer. Since then the standard “massager” has greater evolved. They have gotten smaller and significantly bigger. However, the technology has stayed relatively the same. True, the internal motors have become more efficient and have changed battery source, but the same principal applies to the internal workings.

So, really, the exterior of the vibrator doesn’t disqualify it from being a vibrator. A vibrator could be a massage wand, a clit stimulator, a vulva toucher, a dildo, a dual interior and exterior device, a dual interior device, a cock ring, a butt plug, or really anything else that moves in a fast back and forth motion.

Can anything be a vibrator?

Sure, anything can be considered a vibrator if it vibrates. However, the sex toy industry tends to categories vibrators as only those devices that are able to vibrate at a high rate due to an internal motor. 

Though your tub faucet may be an amazing tool to get off, you can’t consider it a vibrator. Similarly, a solid dildo that has no moving parts except the motion of your grip, can’t be considered a vibrator. A vibrator vibrates via non-human motion.

Why does a vibrator vibrate?

Getting down to brass tax, the main movement in the vibrator is due to the small internal motor. The reason it works to arouse, stimulate, and get off is the slight and hard motion of the motor that doesn’t tire or get sore like a finger or tongue. Consistency is key here. Whether the motion is cyclical or constant, the equal pressure applied to a specific point. Every woman knows that if you hit the right mark, you need to stay on that point or else the momentum is lost. That is the benefit of a vibrator, there is no loss of momentum. 

The physical motion that is caused by the vibrator is the result of a small and simple motor that converts electrical energy into physical motion. Think about your car for a moment. The engine converts energy stored in the gas into physical energy by spinning the axils. That spinning is the main purpose of the engine, that is why the engine “drives” the car. The same can be said about your vibrator. The motor creates a rotation that spins a bar. The bar is fixed to a knob. 

The knob that spins at the end of the rod coming out of the motor is lopsided. Well, not necessarily. Vibrations occur in the vibrator not because of the spinning but because there is a non-uniform spinning inside of the skin. This is described well over at Dame Products. Let’s go back to the car analogy. 

You don’t feel any vibrations from your car because the wheels are equally balanced, and the axils are centered on the wheels. If there was something off or unbalanced, the car would be significantly vibrating. Thus, the knob can’t be evenly centered on the spinning rod. Rather, the knob needs to be slightly off centered. This can also be achieved by not having a completely circular knob. The knob could be angular or oval or shaped like a wedge. The vibrations that you are feeling are actually the off centered portion of the knob that is hitting the side of the skin of the vibrator. 

How are vibrators applied?

So, now that you know what makes it vibrate, what do you do with one? You do anything you want to with it. The speed and pattern in most modern vibrators can be changed to fit the night, moment, and spot on your body. You can use them on any erogenous zone. So, think about starting around the nipples and move south. Exterior and interior spots are equally welcome to the touch and feel, just make sure that you have more than one as you will want different shapes and sizes depending on the spot and motion desired.

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