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Good Vibrations - The Difference Between Rumbly And Buzzy Vibrators

Back in the day, it was very much ‘one size fits all’ when it came to vibrator variety, however now we are somewhat overwhelmed with the choice. Sex toys come in all shapes, sizes, colours, and vibration patterns. At LOVE NOT WAR, we pride ourselves on having a range of eco-friendly vibrators that suit every need and desire, including rumbly and buzzy vibrators. But do you know which type is best for you? 

What’s the difference?

There are many elements that differentiate a vibrator. The length, material, colour and whether it is used internally or externally. When you see ‘rumbly’ or ‘buzzy’ to describe a vibrator, it’s the difference in frequency. 

A rumbly vibration is often used on a larger sex toy that covers more areas across the body. They tend to offer powerful and deep vibrations at a lower frequency. These stimulate nerves on a deeper tissue level and spread the sensations across the body, not just at surface level, making it great for internal use as well. As they use a lower frequency they can be used for longer without a feeling of numbness or discomfort, allowing the user to take their time, and build up the pleasure. However you can still choose your favourite vibration setting, as they usually offer different settings and patterns.

‘Buzzy’ vibrators may take a little longer to get used to, as they use a higher frequency that can be overwhelming for many. But that does not mean they should be ignored. Often, clitoral and bullet vibrators are considered buzzy, as they are smaller in size, therefore have smaller motors. These will offer a powerful vibration to a more targeted area, which can feel uncomfortable for those with more sensitive nerve endings.

How to choose which is best for me?

Depending on your needs, where you want to focus your pleasure and how sensitive you are, you may find that you prefer one type of vibration over the other. For those who are looking to let the pleasure build up, a vibrator with a larger surface area and deep setting would be best. 

At LOVE NOT WAR, we would recommend Kama, Grá, Koi or Liebe. Rumbly vibrators are also perfect for those with sensitive vulvas and clits, as they don’t overwhelm the nerve endings. They are the perfect vibrators for a night in which you have time to play with different sensations and build up pleasure for you, or a partner.

Some great ideas for getting the most out of your rumbly vibrator, are to use wands as an external massager or take your time using a G-spot vibrator on your partner and build up the speeds and vibration patterns until they climax. Or for an even spicier idea, use it on yourself and let your partner watch.

For a buzzy vibrators, we would recommend Maya, Miele or Laska. These vibes have smaller heads that pinpoint a specific area with strong and direct vibrations. For those who have issues with a loss of sensation, or are looking for something that gets to the point, fast, then a buzzier vibrator will be for you.

You can use these vibrators to tease and get to know yourself and your partner(s). Why not use a buzzy vibrator or a higher setting to play with your or your partner’s nipples during foreplay? 

At LOVE NOT WAR, we are proud to have created a range of eco-friendly vibrators that offer the best types of sensation. With our changeable heads, you can buy different vibrators for different types of sensations, safe in the knowledge that all will leave you satisfied.

Written by Katrina Fairhurst

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