As we discussed a couple weeks ago, the landscape of vibrator design is constantly changing and improving, like a caterpillar turning to a beautiful, electronic, pleasure-inducing butterfly.

So what does that mean for you, the savvy customer? It means that while it’s easier to find high-quality, well-designed vibrators, it’s harder to decide which one is best for you. Here are three places to start your quest for the perfect sex accessory – power, durability and “wow.” Power – For many, more power means more pleasure. The intensity of a vibrator depends on the type, quality and quantity of motors, and the power source that drives them. Look for a vibrator with a digitally controlled precision motor (or two) to get the strongest vibrations with the lowest sound levels and longest battery life. Durability – A vibrator should last several years, never just a few months. Look for companies that stand by their products with multi-year warranties and convenient, responsive customer service. Choose products made of body-safe, medical-grade materials that won’t deteriorate or break. Wow – The most important factor (and the hardest to define) is “Wow.” Wow is the end result – an experience that is greater than the sum of its parts. As vibrator designers, we know it’s what’s inside that counts – the materials, technologies and engineering that go into creating an exceptional product. As a customer, you know all that matters in the end is how your chosen companion feels to you and that it’s safe for your body and the planet. Wow encompasses all of that. Now go wow yourself.