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10 Household Items You Can Use Instead of a Vibrator

10 Household Items You Can Use Instead of a Vibrator

Every woman has been in a situation when away from home, ready to relax in a hotel room, but there is one crucial thing missing in the luggage - a vibrator. Well, should it really be a reason for a ruined night (or morning)? Certainly, not. Even in a new place, you can find household sex toys out there waiting for you to grab them.

And all those ladies whose vibrator broke down can also find a temporary replacement here. Many items are laying around that could be put to good use if you recognize their potential.

Here are ten answers to the widespread question, "What can I use as a vibrator?"

What Can I Use as a Vibrator?

Here are ten household items that can be used instead of a vibrator and are commonly found at home or even in your purse wherever you go. If you look around your room, you will likely find a whole sex toy collection on your shelves and drawers.

Body Massager

A body or neck massager is probably the first thing in your home that resembles a classic vibrator. If you have one laying around, you must have used it quite a bit to relax your muscles. Most have a round-shaped head and feature settings of different vibration strengths.

Obviously, using it way below your neck will pleasure you just enough to release much-needed dopamine into your body. Simply squeeze the body massager between your thighs and enjoy the experience.

Electric Toothbrush

Electric Toothbrush
Classic clit vibrator substitute.

If you are looking for long and strong vibrations, chances are you can find the right item in your bathroom! Most people have switched from traditional to electric toothbrushes, so it is pretty common to have them at home or take one with you when traveling.

Surely, you would worry about hygiene, so there are a few things you can do. You can place a cloth between your legs so that you can feel the vibration of bristles but won't make them dirty. You can place your toothbrush into a silicone bag, but the feeling could be less desirable.

Be careful when turning on the toothbrush, as those firm bristles may hurt you.

Electric Face Brush

This might not be an obvious one because its original purpose is to clean face. But, when you want some loving, and nothing is around to please you, an electric face brush won't hurt a bit!

Some face brushes have strong vibrations, so you can try using them both with a bristle and non-bristled end. Try to put it over your clitoris gently, but if it hurts you, have your panties on. If a household sex toy has a prolonged handle, you can also use it for anal stimulation.

You don't necessarily have to be in bed; you can even use it in the shower, as most face brushes are waterproof. Don't forget to disinfect your face brush before exfoliating your face properly.

Shower Head

Shower Head
Steamy hot shower head vibrator

You can relax and masturbate in a bathtub with a removable showerhead or a regular one. Fill up your bathtub just a bit, play a romantic song, spread your legs, and place a shower head or a bathtub faucet, so the water stream warms up your clit.

Since your hands are free, go ahead and explore your body. It may take a while for you to reach orgasm, but it is worth the time. Just make yourself comfortable.

Game Controller

vibrating household toy

Game controllers are household items that many people own but often overlook. Most game controllers have a built-in vibration feature during the game.

Although you can't just turn it on yourself but find good timing while playing, it is still an entertaining tool to play with. Imagine playing your favorite game and gently pressing the controller to your clit - a fantastic 2-in-1 leisure activity.

There aren't any waterproof controllers, so washing it will be a bit complicated. It is better to keep your panties on during the game.

Hairbrush Handle (and Head)

Hairbrush Handle and Head

Well, this one has no vibration, but every woman has a hairbrush. It is definitely a great alternative to a vibrator and also comes in different shapes.

Choose a brush head with soft bristles and a padded handle for a better experience. You can place a silky cloth between your things or a brush handle into a condom if you want to keep it squeaky clean.

Make sure to clean all of your household items before their subsequent use. Next time you go shopping for a hairbrush, you will pay greater attention to its bristles and handle.

Spoon

Spoon as a sex toy
Spoon as a sex toy?

You might think this one here is out of nowhere, but it is actually a handy item found in every home's drawer. It's straightforward to use a spoon; with a little bit of lube, it can do magic!

Grab a spoon from your kitchen and start rubbing it around your clitoris. Teasing yourself a little is always fun and can help you have a better orgasm experience.

As with other sex toys, thoroughly clean your spoon if you plan to use it again in the kitchen. Hint: Keeping a spoon in a fridge and using it cold will give new tantalizing sensations before the spoon warms up to room temperature.

Fruit or Veggies

Phallic fruits
Juicy phallic fruits!

Phallic fruits and veggies are easy to find and also to use. You've seen many movies using those for pleasure, and most people have them stored in fridges. And the best part, if you need to stock up, nobody has to know what you are buying them for.

Bananas, eggplants, cucumbers, and others can smoothly be slid into a condom, lubed, and rubbed between your thighs. For smooth sensations, bananas are excellent, while cucumbers give an extra texture and girth.

Cell Phone

A discreet vibrator you always carry in your pocket is your cell phone. It is great for self-pleasure and can even give you an intense orgasm. Simply download a vibration app, activate it, and start moving your phone in a circular motion. With a bit of imagination, your cell phone won't be indistinguishable from a traditional vibrator.

phone

Electric Nail File

This household object might not even surprise you at the end of this list, as it is similar to an electric toothbrush or game controller. As you might have understood, anything that vibrates can be used as an efficient vibrator.

Obviously, you would need to remove the nail file for safety reasons and use only the handle. Most nail files have various intensity levels, so finding your desired strengths won't be an issue.

As with a game controller, it is better to keep your undies on and press the file gently to your lady bits. Turning it in circular motions will give you pleasant sensations and soon leave you speechless.

Other Items Worth Considering

Not really a vibrator, but a great kind of sex toy to diversify your sex life is an ice cube. With ice cubes, you can play with temperature and tease yourself or let your partner do it.

You can slide an ice cube around the nipple and down to the torso during the foreplay. Sucking on an ice cube before kissing will also make it more interesting. Give it a try next time you feel kinky.

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Another exciting choice you may consider as a sex toy is your washing machine. Obviously, it is pretty big to take to bed, but have you ever tried to touch it when it is on the spin cycle? The amount of vibration coming out of it is enough to give the joy!

You can make homemade sex toys out of anything vibrating, including an electric razor. For safety reasons, remove the razor and turn on the strongest mode. There are no sharp edges on the electric razor's handle, so feel free to press it against your clit.

Safety Rules with a DIY Sex Toy

Like being in any sexual playground, you should always take precautions, especially if you don't want to suffer from urinary tract infections. Many household items can be dirty since you might be using them daily. So, remember to clean household sex toys every time before and after using them.

Apart from your homemade sex toys, make sure to wash literally everything with vibrator & dildo cleaner. For yourself, you can purchase an intimate cleanser and a dedicated sex toy cleaner. Maintaining good hygiene is very important.

When using household items for self-pleasure, think twice before rubbing or inserting them. Ensure there are no sharp edges that may scratch or cut you. If you feel discomfort, you should stop using the toy at once.

Even though you keep your sex toys squeaky clean, it is not a reason to press against your naked body. Instead, consider placing a thin cloth between you and the toy, keep your panties on, or place the sex toy into something. Extra protection never hurts.

DIY sex toy

What Are the Main Features of a DIY Sex Toy?

Having such a wide collection of sex toys at home, you must be wondering which one of them is the best to start with. After all, you might be looking for an item with an ergonomic handle, various settings, strengths, or shapes.

Here are some factors you may consider when choosing a DIY sex toy:

  • Such items as an electric toothbrush, razor, or nail file should last longer than just a few minutes. Ideally, your household sex toy should be durable, so you don't have to interrupt the process. Not only may it ruin your mood, but it may also be a big turn-off.
  • Traditional sex toys are made of safe-to-use materials, unlike DIY toys at your home. Think twice before using any item, as it may accidentally hurt you. We advise you to restrain from messing around with home sex toys made of glass or wood. It is better (and easier) to masturbate with a steel spoon rather than with a wooden spoon. Make your choice wisely.
  • If you struggle to choose whether to use a face brush or a body massager, we advise you to place all of the items in front of you and look at their shape and size. Consider which item is safest and easiest to use. Some toys will be suitable for masturbation while others for penetration.

If it is your first time playing with DIY sex toys, try something that is effortless to use, such as a shower head. Let the hot water lead you to orgasm without even doing anything. For guys, you can learn how to make a Fleshlight at home easily with some suggestions here!

For penetration, you can try a toothbrush, as its handle vibrates quite strongly. And if you are looking for something advanced and unique, an electric face brush or your cell phone could become your go-to sex toy.

Never Forget Your Sex Toys Again

Having an actual vibrator is awesome, but if there is none around you, household items can be a great alternative. Those vibrators in disguise aren't intended to give pleasure in bed, so be cautious when using them.

Adult Toy Shop fully supports people who want to relax and use various objects lying around as a vibrator but only if it is done safely! The store also has a wide selection of sex toys for women of different shapes, materials, and sizes. You are sure to find something you want to try.



Mayla Green

Mayla Green has been involved in the sex toy industry since 2004. Working behind the motto “Sex TOYS should be FUN”, Mayla provides unique tips & advice amassed from over a decade of hands on experience with adult products. She also coaches clients how to fully enjoy sexual pleasure and can be seen in major publications & magazines online.

Happily married since 2009, she knows firsthand how the sex life eventually becomes repetitive (which truthfully means boring), so if you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom, Mayla's your gal! Her literary pride & joy is covering topics for established couples needing inspiration to keep lovemaking exciting and fun.

Not in a relationship? Her other focus is teaching women how to properly handle the “little person in the canoe” to experience the best orgasms ever, no partner required! Her creative and innovative tips, techniques and advice is on par with a certified sex therapist or Sexologist, but with an extra advantage from her knowledge of the adult toy business.

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