Yes, there are side effects to using a vibrator. But they're overwhelmingly positive. If you're worried about using a vibrator on yourself or with a female partner, read on to understand the science behind the side effects of vibrator use. During a study for Indiana University, Debby Herbenick of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion found that "women's vibrator use affirms what many doctors and therapists have known for decades - that vibrator use is common, it's linked to positive sexual function such as desire and ease of orgasm, and it's rarely associated with any side effects". Despite this, you'll be quick to find lots of negative myths and claims surrounding vibrator use.
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Bringing a vibrator into the bedroom can rev your sex life, boost your bond, and more. Curious about using a vibrator? Many women turn to vibrators to achieve the big O. In fact, a study published in July in the Journal of Sexual Medicine found that 53 percent of women ages 18 to 60 have used a vibrator, and one-quarter of them have used it in the past month. Plus, those who use a vibrator regularly were more easily aroused and better able to become lubricated and achieve an orgasm.
We've got in the habit of using a vibrator during sex, but I am worried I am becoming dependent on it. Does using a toy like this make having an orgasm without it more difficult? Some vibrators are very powerful and provide very intense levels of stimulation.
There's a lot of confusion about how your vibrator can affect your orgasms in the long-term. While some swear their vibrators have desensitized them, many sex therapists insist that vibrator use has no effect on orgasmic ability. As usual, the answer is somewhere in between. First, it's important to be skeptical of the sex-negativity inherent in making masturbation out to be risky. From exaggerating the addictiveness of pornography to stigmatizing birth control , we live in a culture that discourages sexual expression beyond reproduction, with female sexuality especially taboo.