Many of our lovely customers are worried about getting addicted to their vibrators. In fact, this is one of the most common questions when it comes to using sex toys. In this blog post, we’re looking at how likely it is for anyone to become addicted to good vibrations of the rechargeable kind.
Ask yourself these questions if you think you might be addicted to vibrators:
- Are you turning down invites in favour of quality time with your vibe?
- Do you regularly call in sick so you can stay home and play with your vibrator?
- Are you skipping basic hygiene so you can spend more time with your vibe?
If the answers to the above questions are no, it’s safe to assume you’re not addicted to vibrators.
Vibrations feel good, like really good, and with anything that feels really good, we want more of it. This is normal. If you’ve discovered a vibe that delivers toe-curling orgasms, it’s perfectly natural that you’ll want to play with it over and over again.
Orgasms release oxytocin, which is also known as the happy hormone. Oxytocin lowers cortisol, the stress hormone, leaving us feeling blissful and more relaxed. So, it’s likely that it’s this mix of hormones you love rather than the hardware itself.
Some peeps love-love-love their vibes (we’re in this category – obvs!), and others are unable to orgasm without the help of a trusted vibe, which is absolutely fine. Neither is the same as having an addiction. Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. During almost 30 years of vibrator-peddling, we’ve yet to meet a true vibrator addict.
Worried that vibes will damage your clit?
It’s unlikely that using a vibrator will damage your clit, as long as you use it with nous. For example, it’s unsafe to enjoy a plugged-in vibrator while you are in the bath. Make sure to take a break if something suddenly feels achy or painful. Always use a good lube on and around the clitoris for both comfort and sensual sensations.
Your clit may feel numb after a long session with a vibe on a high setting, but sensations will come back. We liken it to clapping our hands at a gig – hands feel numb and weird for a while, but the feeling comes back.
Using a vibrator on an unresponsive clit can help kickstart low arousal, so a vibe might actually be helpful!
Concerns about being unable to orgasm without a vibe?
Experiencing orgasms without the help of vibrators is both possible and achievable. But, it depends on how turned on you are and how well you know yourself. Is your mind is in a good place? Is your body responding to the type of stimulation it’s getting, like manual or oral stimulation? (Most vulva-owners don’t orgasm through penetration alone, so we’re excluding that one on purpose.)
Orgasms are tricky buggers, and this is where vibrators come in really handy. Vibes oscillate for long periods without feeling tired, crampy, or complaining of jaw ache. Learning how to orgasm without a vibrator offers more options, but it doesn’t make orgasms more authentic. Pleasure comes in many forms, and you deserve a slice of whichever pie takes your fancy!