Shopping for your first vibrator can be a somewhat daunting experience. What should you look for? Should you opt for a rabbit, a wand, or a bullet? How big is too big for your first buzzer? This is especially true if you're used to — and enjoy — manual masturbation, since vibrators tend to feel very different than your finger. But that doesn't mean that you have to choose between manual masturbation and masturbating with a vibrator. The best finger vibrators offer the best of both worlds, and using one is a great way to ensure you're starting your masturbation journey off on the right foot.
Finger vibrators can actually be used in a lot of different ways. Sure, you can use them to add extra oomph when manually masturbating your clitoris, but that's not the only thing they're good for. You can also use a finger vibrator to help play around with finding your G-spot — something that can be difficult to do with just your finger. Slip one on, then slip your finger into your vagina and feel around for the spongy section of your vagina. (It sits along the inner front of your vagina, just above its opening, by the way.)
Finger vibrators are also a great option for folks who are test-driving anal penetration for the first time. Since your anus doesn't expand the way a vagina does, it's important to start small. Most experts suggest dipping into the world of anal play by using your finger, so a finger vibrator is another way to get used to the sensation of having something in your butt.