Like me, you're wondering how vibrators work. But unlike me, you probably don't have an ex-boyfriend that works as a Noise and Vibrations Engineer and will explain it to you. No worries! As always, I'm obliged to share the love.


The best way to understand how vibrators work is to do it in steps. The first step is to figure out what's inside your vibrator. There are four main functioning components inside every vibrator. The parts that make your vibrator work are: power source (battery), motor, rod, and off-balance weight.


The power source, motor, rod and off-balance weight all work together to make your vibrator work for you. These parts are all inside of your vibrator and are controlled by turning your vibrator on and off (on/off switch, dial, button, etc.).

If you are interested in examining the guts of your sex toy, they can be accessed quite easily. If you have a jelly or silicone vibrator, carefully cut the soft material away with a pair of scissors. If you have a plastic hard-shell vibrator, smash it open with a hammer. If you do not already own a hammer, do not ask to borrow one from your x-boyfriend. Use an alternative smashing-object such as another vibrator. Now that you know what's inside your vibrator you can understand how your vibrator works.

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When you turn on your
vibrator, you activate a tiny electric motor that is secured inside of the vibrator. This motor runs on power provided by one of two sources. If you have a wall plug vibrator such as the Hitachi, then your vibrator’s motor runs on standard household electricity. If you have a battery-operated vibrator such as the Athena vibrator, then one or more batteries provide power to your vibrator and will make your vibrator to work.


The motor is attached to a slender rod. On the other end of the rod is a small weight that usually appears in the shape of a half-moon. When you turn on your vibrator the motor runs and causes the shaft to spin, and the weight on the other end to spin as well. The weight bumps up against the interior wall of the vibrator at a high speed, causing the outer shell of the vibrator to vibrate.

If the point where the power source connects with the motor is where vibrations are conceived, then the point where the weight connects to the rod is where vibrations are born. The weight that is attached to the opposite end of the rod from the motor is off-balance. By “off-balance” we mean that the point at which the rod connects to the weight is not in a centered position on the weight. Without this imbalance there wouldn’t be any vibrations.

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