How to Pick the Right Intimate Massager: A Beginner's Guide

How to Pick the Right Intimate Massager

Spoiler alert, there’s no one right intimate massager that can make everyone happy all the time. But, just like variety is the spice of life, this mantra extends to the diverse sea of options you have when it comes to personal body massagers.

So, if one vibrator works for you doesn’t mean it might be the best fit for somebody else. The question remains: How does one choose the perfect match in the big, beautiful world of vibrators for women

To answer the same, it’s important to get your fundamentals in place about what exactly we mean by an intimate massager, what purpose it serves, and finally, where you should start while picking the one that’s best suited to your (and, your partner’s) sexual needs.

What is an intimate massager?

Intimate massagers, often known as pleasure toys, have exploded as an idea and essential in recent years, offering people a fresh and fascinating way to explore their sexual desires and enhance their sense of pleasure. These toys vary in forms, sizes, and functions, appealing to a wide range of preferences and needs. 

These personal body massagers range from vibrators and dildos to butt plugs and fleshlights and provide a variety of choices for both solo and partnered play. They are designed to stimulate erogenous zones and help experience robust sensations, allowing for greater enjoyment and arousal during sex. 

Why use an intimate massager?

An intimate massager, whether used during masturbation or partnered intimacy, has become a means of empowerment and pleasure for many people, encouraging a deeper sense of sexual satisfaction and well-being. There are a number of reasons why you’d want to invest in a vibrator, some of which are as follows:

  • Using an intimate massager contributes significantly to one's journey of self-exploration and self-discovery.
  • It allows individuals to learn about their own bodies, preferences, and what brings them pleasure. 
  • Body massagers such as the OG Massager by That Sassy Thing can help individuals experience different sensations and experiment with various forms of pleasure.
  • Many vibrators for women offer focused and consistent stimulation that can lead to more intense orgasms. 

Types of Intimate Massagers: Which One is Right for You?

The world of pleasure toys has experienced a remarkable evolution over the years with an array of options available to explore and elevate one’s sexual experiences. Different intimate massagers cater to diverse preferences, needs, and fantasies. So, let’s shed some light on the 3 most common types of personal body massagers, their unique features, and the pleasure they offer.

  • Clit Stimulators: Clit stimulators, also known as clitoral stimulators or clitoral vibrators, are intimate massagers specifically designed to provide direct and targeted stimulation to the clitoris, a highly sensitive pleasure point for vulva-havers. These toys come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles, catering to different preferences and levels of intensity.

    One common type of clit stimulator is the clitoral suction toy. It works by creating gentle suction and pulsating waves around the clitoris, mimicking what a mouth does during oral sex, just like our bestselling LIT Massager. LIT is 100% body-safe and offers 5 amazing speed modes.

    In the words of a happy customer, LIT is responsible for some “mindblowing, toe-curling Os”!
    • G-spot Vibrators: A G-spot vibrator is a vibrator for women and vulva-havers designed to specifically target and stimulate the G-spot, a highly sensitive area located inside the vagina.

      These typically have a curved or bulbous head designed for internal stimulation alongside external play. 
      These vibrators often feature various vibration patterns, speeds, and intensities, allowing you to explore and find the sensations that work best for you.

      If this is more your type, don’t forget to check out That Sassy Thing’s OG Massager which is a power-packed, flexible vibrator offering 10 unique modes - a combination of 10 speeds and patterns.
    • Wand Massagers: A wand massager, often referred to as a magic wand, is a versatile and powerful pleasure toy that provides intense vibrations for various forms of stimulation. One of the primary uses of a wand massager is for external clitoral stimulation, and the strong vibrations can potentially lead to intense orgasms. 

      Wand massagers typically have a long handle and a large, rounded vibrating head, which sometimes can feel very intimidating especially when you’re just getting warmed up to the idea of owning an intimate massager. But, that’s taken care of by Salty, an innovative and discreet-looking massager which is the textbook definition of ‘small yet mighty’.

    What’s the Suitable Size and Material?

    Personal body massagers are one of the most intimate mediums through which you may explore sexually with yourself or with a partner. Hence, it’s important that the materials should be 100% body-safe. We, at That Sassy Thing, put your safety first with all of our pleasure essentials including intimate massagers that are made with body-safe medical-grade silicone, which is not only hypoallergenic but also soft to the touch. 

    That said, depending on the kind of toy you have your eyes on, the size and shape also matter. How handy, compact, and discreet your vibrator makes a whole lot of difference.

    Smaller massagers that are discreet-looking are a go-to choice for most people buying a toy for the first time since it is easy to keep it in the house and also makes them travel-friendly. Next, the surface area of the toy or which part the massager is targeted at also helps in understanding if the massager checks all boxes on your personal list or not.

    Pro-Tips for Using an Intimate Massager Safely & Effectively

    As with any intimate massager or pleasure toy, ensuring proper hygiene, using all-natural water-based lubricants if needed, and following the instructions are essential for a safe and enjoyable experience. Apart from these basics, here are some useful pointers to keep in mind:

    • Set the Pace: Go slow while exploring the toy initially. As exciting as the experience may be, try to give yourself enough time to get acquainted with how the toy functions, the intensities it offers, and how your body responds to the same.

    • Lube Up as You Go: While we’ve already discussed the same, lubes are an absolute must-have and a total game-changer in the bedroom. They say that the difference between a meh and an amazing experience is that of a good, unflavored, all-natural water-based lube.

    • Experimenting is a Must: Try to explore different ways and settings where you can use your massager, from your own room to the washroom or even your partner’s couch! The more memories you make along the way, the more confident you will feel about using your massager.

    How to Look after Your Intimate Massager 

    Just like every good device needs a little upkeep to stay in shape and have a healthy life, your intimate massager needs its regular dose of TLC to satisfy you for longer. Let’s have a quick look at the 3 main ways to care for your massager:

    1. Wash: First, and foremost, don’t forget to wash your massagers before and after every use to maintain sexual hygiene. You can do so with water and a mild soap/wash like Neat, our all-natural intimate-cum-body wash that doubles up as a wash for your beloved toys. Don’t forget to dab them dry with a soft towel afterward. 
    1. Charge: If you have a rechargeable massager such as the ones available on That Sassy Thing, make sure you regularly charge your toys whenever they run outta battery. This helps with the longevity of your intimate massager. All our massagers come with a USB cable that you can plug into any device such as a laptop or power bank for easy charging on the go!
    2. Store: Make sure you keep your massager in a clean, cool place away from direct sunlight. While it’s not as practical, try to keep a storage pouch handy in your bedside drawer as a reminder to put your toy back in. In fact, the amazing team at That Sassy Thing loves to pamper its customers with a free, uber-cool pouch that not only looks cool but is super discreet!

    Word to the Wise 

    The vast and diverse world of personal body massagers continues to expand, providing individuals with endless opportunities for exploration, pleasure, and self-discovery. Whether it's a vibrator for women, a couples' toy, or a male pleasure toy, each category of intimate massagers offers unique experiences and caters to different desires.

    In the end, whether you use one or not, intimate massagers are a matter of personal choice and completely subjective. What might suit one well may not bode so well for another and hence you should feel empowered enough to know how to take the next step towards your sexual wellness journey. Speaking of, we have an awesome collection waiting to be explored by you so go check it out now!

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