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Do vibrators reduce sensitivity of the clitoris?

Do vibrators reduce sensitivity of the clitoris?

Vibrators  have become extremely popular: according to a well-known manufacturer, more than $ 1 billion in vibrators were sold in the United States alone in 2011, and thousands of new toys are created and sold every year. 


Thanks to the success of products such as Hitachi Magic Wand,  vibrators have gained acceptance in society, in the past decades they have ceased to be something strange, and a 2009 study showed that about 50% of women aged 18 to 69 years old at least once in their life used a vibrator.

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Several studies prove the benefits of vibrators. Women who use them have more regular gynecological examinations and smears, and also have a higher level of sexual satisfaction. 

If you use a vibrator, you are unlikely to give it up and will be happier and healthier than those who do not use it, because you are more advanced and responsible in terms of sexual health.

Even so, there is a common misconception that vibrators reduce the sensitivity of the clitoris, which is why many women are afraid to try this toy. However, there is no evidence that a vibrator used correctly can damage the nerves of the clitoris or reduce sensitivity.

This myth arose for several reasons. Typically, with age, a woman needs more intense vibration of the clitoris to achieve orgasm. 

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Older women notice that they need more powerful toys, and attribute this to the loss of sensation from the vibrator, although in reality this is just a natural change in the body that is not worth worrying about. Additional lubrication  and emotional stimulation can help deal with this biological change.

Some women experience a short-term effect from the vibrator. The clitoris is a very sensitive organ (it contains more than 7 thousand nerve endings), and any prolonged stimulation can cause its numbness. 

But don't mistake it for nerve damage. Your brain and nerves are temporarily "overloaded" and if you put the vibrator aside for a couple of days, you will notice that sensitivity returns.

If you use a vibrator and are worried about your sensitivity, then calm down - this delusion is not supported by scientific facts. For best results, you can use the following tips:

1. Start slowly. As mentioned earlier, the clitoris is extremely sensitive and the vibration at low speeds will be more than enough for most women. Try multi-speed vibrator  and start at the slowest speed. You do not need to press hard, because most often it is because of this that temporary loss of sensitivity occurs.

2. Use lubricant . A small amount of lubricant can reduce friction. It is best to use a water-based lubricant as it is compatible with all sex toy materials.

3. Take breaks. When you feel yourself losing sensitivity, put the vibrator aside for a few minutes. While the clitoris is resting, you can pay attention to other parts of your body.

If you are using a quality vibrator and watch the reactions of your body, then you do not need to be afraid of numbness. Vibrators are fun and enjoyable toys, and if you do everything right, wash and store it properly, then there is no cause for concern.

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