In today’s adult retail landscape, vibrators consistently get more unique with bells, whistles and everything in between added to enhance their power. When faced with choices that are as high-tech as they are sexy, some shoppers might suspect that the more elaborate or multi-function products are automatically the best picks. But there’s no denying that one of the most enduring vibrator styles is the bullet — and with good reason! Bullet vibes tend to be affordable and discreet, widely available, and easily accessible, and they keep getting better and better as the years go on. Now, let’s take a look at this sex toy staple and see how bullet vibrators have evolved.
What Exactly Is a Bullet Vibrator?
Bullet vibrators get their name thanks to their small rounded shape; they look like a cross between a bullet (the ammunition kind) and a big pill, and they range from just a couple of inches long all the way to almost a full foot. Bullets are some of the most basic and economical sex toys available and they’re also some of the bestselling, thanks to their prevalence and popularity. You can typically find a bullet vibe pretty much anywhere that sells adult products and they are great options for first-timers and shoppers on a budget because their prices range dramatically depending on their features — bullet vibrators can be battery-operated, rechargeable, corded, or operated using a remote control.
21st Century Bullets
As the quality of vibrators has improved over the years, bullet vibes have gotten major upgrades. Many are made with high-quality, nonporous materials like silicone, ABS plastic, and even metal, and they’re built to last. Some bullets are waterproof and rechargeable while others come equipped with user-friendly remote controls. Today’s bullet vibes run the gamut from basic and affordable to luxurious and high-end.
Bullets in Every Size
Bullets are often thought of as short, slim, or generally small. While there are many pocket-sized bullets on the market, today’s bullet shopper can find bigger items like powerful bullet-style vibrators that are comparable in size to many full-sized massagers. Other bullets are cleverly constructed to be worn on the finger for easy holding and maneuvering. These bullets can be used to enjoy vibration-enhanced stimulation anywhere on the body.
Finding the Right Bullet
Bullets are an adult retail staple with so many options to choose from, so how can we help shoppers find the right one for their needs? Getting clear on their expectations can help you weed out certain features and functions and get them closer to a style they really want. Ask about their preferences (Big or small? Battery operated or rechargeable?) and the toys they already love (Broad stimulation or pinpoint? Buzzy clitoral stimulation or rumbly G-spot love?) to zero in on the bullet that will cater to them the best.
Bullet vibes have evolved along with the industry, and retailers who keep up on the newest features and latest trends will be well-positioned to help their customers find exactly what they want and take home their new favorite sex toy!
A Look at the Evolution of the Bullet Vibrator by Rebecca Weinberg was originally seen on XBIZ