Ever since the iconic Hitachi Wand busted onto the scene, sex toy technology has only continued to improve. Just as mobile phones have transformed into sleek, handheld devices, large sex toys have quickly been overtaken by smaller, compact counterparts that have brought equal satisfaction to many women and people with vulvas. While smaller toys are certainly more discrete, the question is, are they actually better?
Does size impact function?
A quick Google search with any word related to vibrators and you’ll be bombarded with at least five articles boasting the rankings of the ‘best powerful bullet vibrators’ or ‘compact vibrators that pack a punch.’ It doesn’t take a Master's degree to realise that larger vibrators are just that... larger — which means there’s likely more space inside. More space, however, doesn’t always mean a larger motor. The extra space, for example, can be eaten up by batteries if the toy requires them. Here’s to hoping you don’t even have to mess around with toys that require batteries though — if your phone has a touch screen, we’d hope you are willing to level up just slightly in the pleasure department. All this in mind, larger toys typically have larger motors and larger motors typically mean more power. More power means... well, more on this in a moment.
Size matters — but so do other things...
Larger size, larger motor, more power, more pleasure potential... right?? Not quite. Here’s why.
Not all large toys are created equally. Imagine picking up a new Macbook Pro in one hand and the same size HP laptop in the other hand. Same size, but certainly not the same quality. Here are a few ways you can determine large toys that are actually quality and right for you.
Overall manufacturing quality: This all comes back to the brand's commitment to quality products and thus manufacturers who are equally focused on meeting these quality standards. You can buy a wand-style vibrator in any local sex shop but until you’ve held a Le Wand product you won't quite understand just how much higher quality the latter feels. This one is tough to glean from shopping online, but if you are able to touch and hold a few different toys, that’s always the gold standard to get a sense for gut check manufacturing quality.
Density: Similar to the manufacturing quality, when you feel that a toy has a nice density to it, it often reinforces that the motor isn’t just bigger, it’s actually more quality. Often a higher density equates to a more rumbly vibration vs. the smaller, cheaper motor that has a more buzzy feel.
Shape: Sometimes even a powerful, high-quality, dense toy can be unsatisfying because its shape doesn’t really itch your scratch. Bunny ears, ticklers, or sharp edges may feel good for some people but if it’s a larger more powerful toy, you’ll have to be careful as it can make these features even more pronounced. If you’re already hesitant to try something a bit funkier shaped, definitely don’t add size to the equation as well.
Bigger = better when...
If you answer yes to most of the following, you may want to consider investing in a bigger vibe:
- You often skip straight to the highest setting on your vibrator
- You tend to prefer deep, rumbly vibrations over higher frequency, more buzzy vibrations
- You almost never feel overly sensitive to sex toy sensations
- You find yourself pressing or grinding against a vibrator instead of resting it gently against your vulva
For a guaranteed bigger = better vibrator, our #1 suggestion is Le Wand Full Size Rechargeable Wand. Le Wand sex toys are well-manufactured, powerful, dense and will NOT disappoint. Keep an eye out on our site as well because this gorgeous product may or may not be coming soon...