If you’ve been a cam model for a hot minute, you’ve probably heard of tip controlled vibrators, as well as other models’ rants and raves about how to use them. But what exactly are these things? How do they work? And — most importantly — which products should you invest in?
We’ve got all that and more covered in this handy guide! Here’s a bunch about these quirky little sex toys designed to make your job better — and, ideally, more lucrative.
What are Tip-Controlled Vibrators?
Tip-controlled vibrators are essentially just remote control vibrators with some kind of capability to connect to a paysite. Think teledildonics with site-specific tie-ins. They give incentive to viewers to tip you more in order to deliver more vibrations to your vibrator.
Unfortunately, not all wireless chatroom vibes are of great quality. You may want to skimp on something from eBay but trust us– the initial investment of a good vibe will pay off quickly.
How the Heck Do These Things Even Work?
The functionality behind a tip-controlled vibrator depends quite a bit on the brand of vibrator you’re using, as well as the chat room or paysite you’re on.
On a basic level, most of these wireless tip-controlled vibrators utilize smartphone apps that patrons can use remotely whenever they tip. Many of these vibrators can also be paired with Bluetooth technology.
Some vibrators also feature a sort of “control panel” program that can be added as an extension to your web browser. These are probably the most popular because you can set the intensity and duration of the vibrator based on the number of tips you’re given during a chat session.
You can probably guess the rest: the higher the tips, the more intensity and duration goes to the vibrator. Be sure to fully read through the manual of the product you decide to get for a more in-depth tutorial.
The 4 Best Tip-Controlled Vibrators Money Can Buy
Vibease is a great remote controlled vibrator that is perfect for those who want something that isn’t super loud. This device is made from 100 percent body-safe silicone and can even be used in the shower for when, you know, you’re not exactly camming. It’s also wearable.
The only real downside is the battery life, but IMO that’s not worth ruling out purchasing this vibe. Expect to pay around $120 for this little darling.
Lovense Lush 2
Also near the $120 price point, you can’t ignore how perfect the updated-in-2018 Lovense Lush 2 is. You can adjust your own levels with this Bluetooth vibe and can customize the settings between paysites. You can also give live control to patrons who tip heavily. Lovense has even created an online setup guide specifically for cam models — how convenient!
This one is definitely the best of the best when it comes to cheaper webcam vibrators without sacrificing quality.
Pro tip: Since Lovense updated the Lush last year, the original model is on sale as final stock. Take a look, score a deal!
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Nova by We-Vibe
We-Vibe’s Nova is a nearly 9-inch rabbit vibrator with over ten different vibration modes. It utilizes an app to program the different settings available. Like all good vibes, it’s 100 percent waterproof, quiet and made of body-safe silicone.
One con to this vibrator is that it’s kind of huge and cumbersome compared to other vibes on this list. But if that’s no issue for you, then the Nova is a great investment for your career.
You can purchase a Nova for around $140.
OhMiBod Esca 2
Another device coming in at the $120 mark, the Esca 2 is a versatile wearable massager that uses an app — an app that is available via iTunes — to control vibrations.
With many products from OhMiBod, there are different control modes available that are based on tokens and reaction time, making OhMiBod of the most cam model-friendly manufacturers on our list. It even includes a sexual health tracker as well. Nothing wrong with staying healthy!
How was our guide to webcam vibrators? Hopefully you found something that will tickle your fancy (no pun intended!), or — was there something ew missed? Let us know what you think!
Em Casalena is a queer sex positive writer and professional protective mom friend. Email them at email@example.com.
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