Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?

Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?

Many times today, we confuse the term ‘dildo’ with the term ‘vibrator,’ often using them interchangeably.  But there is a distinct difference between the two. While vibrators are often dildo-shaped, the main difference is, of course, the fact that dildos do not have a vibrating feature. So, let’s go over this in detail.

The Dildo

Dildos are love toys that are molded and shaped to resemble a penis (fun fact: many dildos are cast from the genitals of male porn stars). Usually, these toys are made of jelly, silicone, plastic, or glass. So, they come in a variety of colors (bright or fleshy colored), shapes (straight or curved), sizes (length and thickness), textures (smooth or veiny), and density (hard or soft). Dildos can be used by both women or men – though, they are meant for penetration as there is no vibration whatsoever. That’s right – it means your hands are doing all the work (or your legs if you’re riding your toy in a squatting position). 

Check out these guys below to get an idea of what I mean.

Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?
Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?
Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?

The Vibrator

Unlike a dildo, a vibrator… well, vibrates! Like dildos, Vibrators come in a variety colors, shapes, sizes, textures, and density. However, with vibrators the options truly are endless. Let me explain. It is true that some vibrators CAN be shaped like a penis (in other words, it’s a dildo that vibrates), but certainly not all. Instead vibrators come into different shapes to target erogenous areas and vibrate until you orgasm! This means that some vibrators are designed for the outside of your body (for instance, a bullet vibrator like this one can stimulate your clitoris), while others can be used either on the inside or the outside of your body. With the advent of smart phones, some vibrators can even be controlled using an app. That’s right – even when your honey isn’t around, you can engage in some serious cyber-play. 

Check out the variety of vibrators and collect a few to see which one pleasures you most!

Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?
Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?
Dildo vs. Vibrator: What’s the difference?