Pulsators vs Vibrators

Pulsators vs Vibrators

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When someone mentions the word “vibrator”, for many it will conjure images of a wobbling jelly Rampant Rabbit. Thankfully, sex toys have progressed in leaps and bounds, with products not only exuding sensuality but also displaying technological sophistication.

For instance, the German manufacturer Fun Factory has developed a whole family of thrusting sex toys in their Stronic range. But just how different are these products from classic vibrators on the market?

Pulsators: the basics

Pulsators, also known as thrusters, are incredibly innovative sex toys that thrust all on their own, making them great products for those with limited dexterity and movement as they can be used hands-free.

The secret is in the shaft: they may look like classic vibrators, but instead of using a motor, pulsators contain magnets that repel against each other, generating the thrusting motion. The Stronic range is fully waterproof and rechargeable, making them versatile and economical sex toys.

The thrusting motions mimic those of a lover, meaning that in terms of sensation they are relatively realistic. While the Stronic Real has a smooth shaft, just as some vibrators are textured, the Stronic Surf has a ridged shaft and a slightly curved tip to offer extra sensations. It also has a slightly flared base that offers fuller stimulation to the labia, clitoris and perineum.

The Stronic G has been designed with a serious curve and a firm tip that rests effortlessly against your G-spot, so you have nothing to do but relax and enjoy G-spot stimulation and orgasms

The key difference between Stronic toys and classic vibrators is in their names: thrusters thrust, vibrators vibrate. While the Bi Stronic Fusion does “combine” the two, the vibrations in this rabbit hybrid are only located in the clitoral stimulator, not in the thrusting shaft.

Which is the best buy?

Pulsators are great for those with limited flexibility or limited mobility issues caused by illness as you can insert the Stronic, turn it on and then leave it in to work its magic! As mentioned above, this makes Stronic toys great products for people with limited dexterity, so for instance are great products for people with disabilities and older people with arthritis.

Pulsators are not recommended for those with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) as they are powered by magnets.

However, if you need clitoral stimulation to achieve an orgasm, as do 70% of women, pulsators may not be the product for you. While you can use the tip of a Stronic on your clitoris, this sensation is completely different to vibrations. Furthermore, while the Bi Stronic Fusion does have a clitoral stimulator, not all women are suited for or like to use rabbit vibrators.

What’s more, Stronic pulsators are relatively large products due to the magnets in the shaft, and so don’t vary in size as much as classic vibrators do. For women who enjoy a more realistic shape sex toy, the Stronic Real is the perfect toy whilst women who prefer the fulfilling sensation of a larger sex toy, the Bi Stronic Fusion is a great option for someone with a big sexual appetite.

That being said, if you love G-Spot stimulation but don’t like the sensation of vibrations internally, then pulsators are a great alternative. They have a range of pulse patterns too, meaning that you can find the right tempo for you!