How to Measure Sex Toys and Vibrators
Have you ever wondered how a vibrator that looks so big on the website can be teeny-tiny once you get it? Photos aren't always the best indication of size, so it pays to check the measurements before buying a sex toy or vibrator. But those numbers can be just as confusing if you don't know how they work. After all, there's a big difference in a sex toy's overall length and its insertable length. And an even bigger difference between a vibrator's width and its girth.
How to Measure Sex Toys
Every sex toy manufacturer and retailer has different measurement standards, which can make it even harder to figure them out. Adam and Eve bases our official measurements on the insertable dimensions of a sex toy. If something is not designed for insertion, such as a position aid, then we measure its overall dimensions instead.
Measuring Sex Toy Length
Insertable length is the distance from the tip of the sex toy to an obstruction that stops you from inserting it any further. This might be the controller on a vibrator, the balls on a realistic dildo or the clitoral stimulator on a rabbit vibe. Overall length is the distance from the top of the toy to the bottom, including any obstructions.
Determining Sex Toy Width
Insertable width is the widest point along the insertable length of the toy. (Many sex toys start out small at the tip and gradually grow larger and larger.) Overall width is the widest portion of a sex toy, which is usually its base. Adam and Eve bases our measurements on width, which shouldn't be confused with girth. Width is based on a sex toy's diameter – a straight line running through the middle of the toy. Girth measures around the sex toy's shaft to determine its circumference. For example, a soda can measures a little over 2.5 inches wide and a little over 7.75 inches in girth. You can easily estimate a sex toy’s girth by multiplying its width by 3.14. Looks like that geometry class was useful after all!
Adam and Eve checks and double-checks our measurements to provide you with the most accurate information possible.
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