Vibrators in the Drugstore? Yes, Please!


Ladies, vibrators have made their way outside the dingy sex stores and sketchy online retailers and will now be sitting on the shelf next to the condoms and the family planning items. I, for one, couldn't be happier about it.

Two condom companies -- Durex and Trojan -- have gone outside the realm of latex sheaths and entered the world of pleasure for women. The Trojan line includes the Tri-Phoria ($39.99), which is the newest one. Others on the shelf include the A:Muse Personal Pleasure Massager by LifeStyles and the Durex Allure by Durex, both of which are $19.99.

Trojan decided to enter the vibrator market after a study the company conducted in 2008 in partnership with the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University. It revealed that over half of American women had used vibrators, 80 percent of whom used them together with their partners.

Vibrators are no longer a dirty little secret. And they never should have been in the first place.

Ladies, we need this. You can say (and you probably will in the comments) that this is gross and that orgasm isn't the most important part of sex, but then it's just likely you aren't having them. Because once you do and once you have them frequently enough, then you will understand the power of the orgasm -- the stress relief, the mild euphoria, and the oxytocin release.

Ten to fifteen percent of women never climax under any circumstances.

Those are bad, depressing numbers. This vibrator can help that. In fact, 75 percent of all women never reach orgasm from intercourse alone -- that is without the extra help of sex toys, hands, or tongue. So this isn't some extra silly step. This is essential to getting the same pleasure from sex that anyone should be.

Besides, it's just fun. I was lucky enough to receive the Tri-Phoria as a sample sent to The Stir and, oh wow, it's worth every penny. The multi-speed settings and the pulses and the three different tips make this a much better vibrator even than the infamous Rabbit Pearl, which was once featured on Sex and the City.

Vibrators aren't a dirty little secret anymore. They're a great way to enhance pleasure with a partner or learn to explore your body on your own without the dangers of STDs and unwanted pregnancy.

Once you get used to them, you will wonder what held you back. With the stigma gone, why not give them a try? You will be far, FAR from alone.

Do you believe in using vibrators?


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Madel... MadelynMc

This is kind of off-topic...but when are we going to address why 75% of women can't orgasm during sex alone? Any theories? It seems like we were "meant" to from a reproductive/scientific standpoint. So what gives?

nonmember avatar Mike M

MadelynMc, a few thoughts/guesses that I have (in addition to the standpoint that not much reproduction will occur if a male doesn't have the incentives to reproduce, while a female may still reproduce even if she doesn't experience the same strong incentives to reproduce): Men are more selfish than women (how many men put the desires of their wife on an equal footing to their own desires when it comes to sex?). Women are much more likely than men to worry about a myriad of unrelated things during sex which distracts them from the pleasure of the experience. Many men are circumcised - which leads to rougher, less pleasant sex for women. Women aren't as inclined as men are to speak up for what they want (she may feel that she is being selfish or not worthy). The negative attitudes that our society has towards sex and the human body leads many people to not discuss or seek help for the issues they have.

Zamaria Zamaria

Oh yay! What busy working mom has the time to make a trip to the adult store? I sure don't. And if you order online, you don't get to see what you're buying in person before you buy it. Plus, I hate waiting for shipping! This is great!

Texas... TexasRose82

Well, how do you explain to the kiddos when they've found a new 'toy' on the shelf?

Taralyn Miller

Texasrose- why is your child in the condom aisle anyway?

I am a happily married woman but I do not orgasm during sex. My body just doesnt allow me too or I'm too uptight I suppose.  Without my BOB I would never experience that lovely feeling, lol.

I recently had an adult party and ordered 2 of them.  I think having them available in a regular store is a great idea and they will be a high selling item.

4cadi... 4cadillac

My companion is a long distance truck driver & he brought me 3 beautiful expensive "toys" 2 play with while he's away. Now if can jus find the 1 I want made of glass... Ladies, a late night trip 2 the drug store can b fun...

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