While vibrators are mainly a sex toy, there are some health benefits to using them. This is something that doctors focus on when recommending vibrators to their patients as well as the general public. Ironically, vibrators were actually developed by a doctor to serve as a medical device. The first vibrators ever created by doctors were steam powered at the time. A little over a decade later a doctor created the first vibrator that was battery operated. During the early 1900s vibrators were marketed to women as tools for blood circulation that would promise the fairer sex, rosy healthy looking cheeks.
The main reason that they are now most closely associated with sex is because the earliest makers of porn films included the use of vibrators on camera. This created a taboo about vibrators that lasted for decades.
Though vibrators are popular among women of all ages today, as recently as the 1970s only 1% of women used one. By 2009 that number had risen to slightly over 50% in women and men. In fact, it has been statistically proven that women are more likely to orgasm when they use a vibrator during sex.
Reasons Doctors Recommend Vibrators
There are a few reasons why doctors recommend vibrators, especially to their female patients. One of them is that vibrators can help you reach orgasm, which has health benefits. When your muscles contract during an orgasm it keeps your pelvis in good working condition, which benefits your organs.
Since sexual intercourse counts as mild or even moderate exercise, your doctor most likely wants you to make it a regular part of your day, and vibrators facilitate that.
Depending on your age a vibrator may even stimulate the genital tissue, making intercourse that much more satisfying. The stimulation you get from using a vibrator can be the difference between engaging in satisfying sex and avoiding it because the act causes physical discomfort.
When you reach the menopause years you will find that vibrators are great for keeping your vagina healthy and primed for sex. Doctors recommend that you use a vibrator three to four days a week if you need a boost in your estrogen. Doing so will improve the flow of blood in your pelvis, which can help ease menopause symptoms.
Vibrators For Men
Vibrators also have health benefits for men. Since maintaining an erection is sometimes a problem, doctors invented a vibrator that allows you to masturbate even when your penis is not erect. The Viberect is a unique vibrator that a urologist invented. It was originally created for men suffering from a spinal cord injury. This vibrator is designed to simultaneously stimulate the bottom and top of the penis. Its goal is to stimulate its user in a way that makes their sexual organs respond. With its adjustable settings you can control how intense your experience is when you use it. Though the Viberect is something you can only get with a doctor’s prescription, a Fleshlight is virtually the same toy.
While vibrators are a great way to experience more satisfying orgasms, they are also beneficial to men because their use makes it easy to perform a self-exam of your testicles.
Vibrators For Women
In the U.K. gynecologists designed a G-spot vibrator for their female patients. The Ultimate G is a silicone vibrator that its main shaft was designed specifically to hit the G-spot. Its pair of outer arms is perfectly positioned to stimulate your clitoris. There has even been a talk that the vibrator can help you reach a level of orgasm unheard of in the past. It has been described as being in a dream state.
Vibrators as Medical Sex Toys
One of the reasons why many doctors don’t hesitate to recommend vibrators to both their male and female patients is because their use is beneficial to your health and that there are no negative side effects of using them. In fact, statistics show that of all the women who use vibrators, approximately 71% of them had no side effects as a result.
According to statistics, when you regularly use a vibrator or other sex toy, you are more likely to be proactive when it comes to your sexual health. A study by the parent company of Trojan condoms found that women who use a vibrator tend to regularly examine their genitals and visit their gynecologist yearly.
Your doctor may recommend vibrators for one reason or another. Whether you use them alone or with your partner you will find that they can make a significant difference in not only your sex life but your health too. A growing number of couples are bringing vibrators into their relationship and this trend is likely to continue, due to the health benefits of using them. Talking to your doctor about which vibrator suits your needs can be a great way to improve your overall satisfaction level in the bedroom.