‘Are Strong Vibrators Bad For Women?’ — Ask Dr. Harry Fisch
My wife uses a pocket rocket that’s more just rocket. If she uses a really strong vibrator, can it make it harder for her to orgasm from sex?’ — Jon, 31, Las Vegas
Most women need some kind of direct stimulation of the clitoris to have an orgasm. Sex alone â meaning vaginal penetration â doesnât usually cut it.
Vibrators certainly can be effective at clitoral stimulation and, for that reason, theyâre used for both masturbation and as sex toys used with partners. The âstrengthâ of a vibrator isnât the issueâvibrators typically either work for a woman or they donâtâ¦itâs a matter of the type and style of vibrator and what a particular woman enjoys.
Generally speaking, using a vibrator shouldnât make it harder for a woman to orgasm with oral or manual stimulationâin fact, it may make it easier because sheâll learn precisely motions or stimulation turn her on best.
Dr. Harry Fisch is a board certified urologist. Heâs here to answer reader questions in an effort to get guys to âman up about health.â