This Is Why Your Vibrator Makes You Go Numb

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Don't worry, you didn't break your vagina.

For women who use vibrators, you may have experienced numbness and wondered if something is wrong. You may have even wondered if your vibrator can cause permanent damage to your nerves.

This numbing sensation can be quite common when a vibrator is used for a long period of time or if it is used on a high and powerful setting.

The good news is that it is nothing to worry about, and it will pass!

If you are wondering what causes the temporary numbness when you use a vibrator, think of it this way: When someone scratches your back, it will initially feel amazing as your nerve endings are highly alert and ready to receive stimulation.

However, if someone continues to scratch your back, the pleasurable sensation becomes reduced.

Finally, if they keep scratching, the stimulation would eventually become irritating.

This is very similar to how a vibrator can make your vagina feel overwhelmed and become numb.

A vibrating sex toywhen used properly, should not cause nerve damage, especially if it is made by a reputable company and you are not using some home-made power tool or cheap sex toy knock-off.

If you experience numbness from your vibrator while masturbating, you may want to just use lower settings, vary the stimulation and not use it for long periods of time.

Furthermore, you may want to check out other types of sex toys that do more than just vibrate.

While it may be reassuring that nothing is permanently wrong and that if you give it some time the numbness will go away, you may still be left feeling frustrated if you were not yet able to achieve orgasm.

So what is a girl to do when she finds herself in this pickle?

One thing you can do beyond waiting for the numbness to subside that may help you climax your way out of numbness are to use sex toys that provide suction or air pulses which change the type of stimulation and allow you to continue into your well-deserved orgasm.

Lisa S. Lawless, Ph.D. is the founder and C.E.O. of Holistic Wisdom, Inc. which provides sexual health and wellness education, resources and products. To learn more about what are the latest developments in nontoxic sex toys and even vibrator myths visit – HolisticWisdom.com

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