VIBRATOR FAQ

VIBRATOR FAQ

+ How do vibrators work?

Most vibrators use an internal motor to generate movement. The motor twirls an off-center weight around inside the vibrator. The force of the spinning weight causes vibration. Battery-powered vibrators, like the ones from TROJAN VIBRATIONS, have motors that are designed to vibrate the device's shaft. When the vibrator touches sensitive areas or genitals, the vibration creates pleasurable sensations.

+ How do I use my vibrator?

For details on how to use your TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrator, refer to the product guide that came in the package with your vibrator.

+ Is my TROJAN vibrator for internal and external use?

Currently, most of our vibrators are for external use only. However, TROJAN® VIBRATIONS Vibrating Twister Intimate Massager is our first vibrator designed for internal use.

+ How should I store my TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrator?

Storage should be first and foremost discreet. Before storing your vibrator, make sure it is dry, clean and free of any lubricants. TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrators come with an elegant pouch that helps you discreetly store it anywhere - in a purse, a travel bag or a night table - wherever you like to keep it. For more advice on storage, visit our vibrator care page, or refer to the user guide that came with your vibrator.

+ What if my vibrator stops working?

TROJAN VIBRATIONS products are top-quality vibrators that have earned the TROJAN Quality Seal. But like all mechanical devices, they won't last forever. So how do you troubleshoot? First, make sure that the batteries are installed correctly and all components are properly secured. If you have a fresh set of batteries, take out the existing batteries and replace them with new ones. Refer to the product user guide if you have any questions about batteries. Check for and remove any type of foreign object that might be preventing the on/off switch from working correctly. If your vibrator has been damaged in any way, don't use it.

+ Is my TROJAN vibrator waterproof?

Almost all TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrators are waterproof. The TROJAN Vibrating Touch Fingertip Massager cannot be submerged, but is washable. TROJAN Vibrating Rings are not waterproof. For more information on TROJAN Vibrating Rings, visit the product pages.

+ Why should I use a vibrator?

Studies published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine showed that people who use vibrators scored themselves higher on arousal, orgasm, lubrication and erectile function than those who had never used one.

In addition, studies show that men and women who use vibrators are also more likely to engage in healthy behaviors, such as self-examination and regular health exams by a doctor. Simply put, exploring and enjoying your sexuality helps you to be more aware of your genital health.

Source: Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University

+ Is it okay for me to use a vibrator?

Using a vibrator is a healthy and responsible way to learn about your sexual self. According to the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University Study, vibrator use increases pleasure, which may help a person feel more desire, arousal and lubrication.

Almost everyone can use a vibrator - women, men, singles and couples - as long as you are ready and responsible enough to take charge of your sexual life. You can use a vibrator for safer sex (of STIs - Sexually Transmitted Infections - if you don't share your vibrator with a partner, and no risk of pregnancy).

If you are pregnant or have any serious health issues or questions, talk to your doctor before you use a vibrator.

Source: Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University

+ When should I use a vibrator?

Many women and men use vibrators for masturbation as well as during foreplay with a partner. Use one whenever the mood strikes. Couples play is a great time to explore each other's bodies with a vibrator. Vibrators add a new dimension to sexual play.

+ Are vibrators only for women?

According to The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University Study, 45% of men between the ages of 18 and 60 have used a vibrator during sexual interaction. Vibrators can be used by everyone; women and men, singles and couples. A male can use it on his partner and enjoy giving her some serious thrills; or he can have his partner use it on him and experience the pleasure firsthand. There are lots of ways for men to give and receive pleasure with a vibrator. Many men are introduced to vibrators by their partner, but once they learn the joys of vibration, they're hooked. Check out our vibrator usage tips for couples.

+ What materials are TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrators made from?

They are made of high-quality, medical grade silicone and plastic. They are nonporous, easy to clean and do not contain any unhealthy chemical compounds or phthalates. (Refer to the product user guide for more information.)

+ What are phthalates?

TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrators DO NOT contain phthalates. Phthalates are chemicals used to soften hard plastics. Until a few years ago, phthalates could be found in everything from children's toys, food packaging and cosmetics to vibrators. Phthalates have been found to be carcinogenic in lab animals in some tests.

+ How do I care for my TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrator?

Because TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrators are made from nonporous materials, they are easy to clean and not likely to carry bacteria if cared for properly.

PRECAUTION: Clean vibrator after every use. Make sure product is dry before placing into storage pouch.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLEANING:

  • Use running warm water, rinse the vibrator and apply hand soap to clean. Take care to thoroughly clean the entire vibrator.

  • Dry the vibrator with a clean, dry cloth, making sure the entire vibrator is completely dry.

  • Store the cleaned, dry vibrator in storage pouch so it is ready for next use. DO NOT PLACE UNWASHED VIBRATOR IN ITS POUCH.

Note: TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrators are NOT dishwasher safe. Please refer to the product user guide for more information.

Always wash your vibrator after every use.

If not cleaned or stored carefully, vibrators can breed bacteria that can irritate intimate areas. This bacteria can be passed from one partner to another and back again, or even from the user to their toy and back again.

Left unchecked, this bacteria can exacerbate or cause bacterial or yeast infections. Always clean your vibrator thoroughly, and store it in a safe, clean place so it won't pick up lint, dust or other dirt. Use the elegant and discreet pouch that came with your TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrator to help protect it between uses.

SPECIAL SAFETY NOTE FOR SHARING A VIBRATOR WITH A PARTNER:

Always wash a vibrator after any anal contact. If you are sharing a vibrator between two partners, you must be honest with each other about whether or not you have any STIs (sexually transmitted infections). You should always clean the vibrator thoroughly between each partner's turn.

+ Should I use lubricant?

Lubricants can make vibrator use easier and more pleasurable. Generally, water-based lubes are safe with all vibrators. There are also silicone and oil-based lubricants. Avoid using silicone-based lubrication with products made of silicone. Depending on the grade of silicone, the mixture of the two silicone-based products could end up having the opposite of the desired lube effect. BE WARY OF OIL-BASED LUBRICANTS, which can break down latex or rubber, and can damage condoms too. Some oil-based lubricants can irritate skin or exacerbate yeast infections in women. Always test the lube first on a small patch of skin in a sensitive area (inside of the elbow, inner thigh) before you use it vaginally. This way you can safely see if you have any adverse reaction to the ingredients.

What if I have discomfort when I use my vibrator? It is rare that a vibrator, used properly and with water-based lubrication would cause discomfort or irritation.

To avoid any discomfort, we recommend the following:

  • Never use a vibrator when you have an infection, irritation, itching, sores abrasion or injury of any kind.

  • Never use your vibrator for more than 30 minutes at a time.

  • Do not use your vibrator if there is any fluid leaking from the battery.

  • Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or wear a pacemaker, have any major heart or health condition.

  • If you do experience any kind of discomfort, check with your doctor before you continue to use your vibrator.

+ Can my vibrator get stuck inside me?

If an insertible vibrator isn't inserting easily into the vagina, you likely need to add lubrication.

If a vibrator isn't easily removed, first, turn off the vibrator. Then apply as much lube as you can to the area. Relax as much as possible so your muscles loosen a bit. Keep calm. See if you can work one or two fingers in and try to ease the vibrator out. If that doesn't work, try bearing down with your muscles to push the vibrator out. Relax and let your body release the vibrator.

A good way to avoid the situation is to try not to insert anything that doesn't have a flared end or something at the base that will keep it from going too far inside of you. Also, be careful how far you insert a vibrator.

+ Is it common for people to own or use more than one vibrator?

Yes. In fact, vibrators are a safe and healthy way to explore your sexuality and learn about your body. Having more than one will give you the opportunity to experiment with a variety of sensations, positions and techniques. There are vibrators that are preferred for solo play, and some that are especially nice for couples. By trying out a variety of TROJAN VIBRATIONS vibrators with and without a partner, you'll learn more, and your sex life and relationships will benefit from your self-awareness. TROJAN offers a wide variety of products. Try them all and find the right ones for you.

We've found from our studies that most people who enjoy the use of a vibrator often will purchase more than one in their first year of use, and will continue to explore vibrators in the years following.

+ What if my partner is uncomfortable with me using a vibrator?

Some people may feel threatened by a vibrator because they think it will replace them or that their partner will become addicted to using it. Always be honest and open with your partner when discussing your sex life. Remind your partner that nothing can take the place of human intimacy. You can even suggest trying a vibrator together. The Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University Study showed that 90% of women who have used a vibrator say it enhanced their relationship with their partner.

We have products for couples and tips for how the two of you can share the pleasure.

Source: Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University

+ How can I talk to my partner about introducing a vibrator into our sex life?

Try to be honest and direct with your partner. Don't surprise him or her with a vibrator. There's a way to bring it up in conversation so that both partners have a say in using a vibrator together. We have outlined a series of tips to help you have the conversation. Just make sure your partner is comfortable and open to the idea, and you will both have a great experience with the vibrator.