Dildo Guide

Dildo Guide

Which Dildo is Right for Me?

The first dildo was not commercially produced in the US until the 1940s, although they have existed in various shapes and forms throughout human history. Originally dildos were produced with rubber, which was quickly deemed an unsatisfactory material due to its tendency (at the time) to break down and become potentially harmful. PVC filler is another sex toy material later found to be potentially harmful as it contains phthalates and like 1940’s rubber, cannot be completely sterilized. Today, the most popular material for a dildo is body-safe silicone, but there are a wide variety of other body-safe materials to choose from. We only stock dildos that are designed to help users and responsible adult enjoy fulfilling sex lives and have satisfying experiences (alone or with a partner) without fear of judgment or injury. Stay safe, stay healthy, and get fucking!

Types of Dildos

Double-Ended Dildos

Double-ended dildos are sex toys that are designed to penetrate two areas of the body at the same time during intercourse. Double-ended dildos, or DEDs as they are known, can mainly be used in three different ways.

  • V to V- Some women enjoy double-ended dildos with their female partners because they allow both partners to enjoy simultaneous G-spot penetration, or Vagina to Vagina.
  • V to A (Solo)- Many double-penetration dildos are actually designed for vaginal and anal stimulation and are often used solely on the female partner or Vagina to Anus.
    • V to A (Partnered)- These are commonly used for pegging, where a woman penetrates her male partner’s anus, or Vagina to Anus.
  • A to A- Size prohibiting, a majority of double-ended dildos can be used for simultaneous anal penetration of both partners, regardless of gender or Anus to Anus.

Types/Materials

Double ended-dildos are often produced out of jelly rubber, silicone, rubber, glass, or plastic, each of which has their own pros/cons when it comes to safety and satisfaction.

  • Jelly Rubber. While this was once the most popular material for manufacturing sex toys, jelly rubber often contains chemicals called phthalates which can cause health issues. Additionally, jelly rubber is porous, difficult to clean, and therefore not recommended as a body-safe material for dildos or any other sex toys.
  • Silicone. Non-porous, easy to clean, completely body-safe and realistically soft, silicone is a great option for sex toys like double-ended or double-penetration dildos.
  • Rubber. Rubber is a great option for those looking for some more rigidity than you will find with a silicone toy. However, rubber is a porous material and will need to be cleaned thoroughly and regularly in order to be used safely, especially with anal play.
  • Glass. Glass is a hygienic and safe material for virtually any sex toy and is a popular dildo option. When it comes to DED’s, glass options exist but usually are created with a special design and are not extremely popular in the mainstream sex community due to their inflexibility.
  • Plastic. Another popular material, phthalate-free plastic is non-porous, and you will find many plastic double-ended dildos are less expensive than silicone options.

TL/DR

Best For: Lesbian couples or women looking to enjoy double penetration.

Best Material: Silicone

G-Spot Dildos

G-Spot dildos are designed and shaped to stimulate a woman’s Gräfenberg spot (more commonly known as the G-spot). If you’re tired of asking Chef where the clitoris is, try searching for the G-spot instead. The exact location of a woman’s G-spot depends on the particular woman’s anatomy but is typically 5 to 8 cm up the front vaginal wall. G-spot dildos are specifically designed for vaginal use.

 

Types/Materials

G-spot dildos are typically made of silicone, although they can also be made in plastic or even glass. G-spot dildos are often produced as a vibrator, or with a “rabbit” attachment for additional stimulation.

  • Silicone– The most popular material for G-spot dildos thanks to its soft and smooth texture and easy-to-clean surface. Many silicone G-spot dildos also feature the rabbit attachments previously mentioned.
  • Plastic– Another safe option, plastic G-spot dildos and/or vibrators tend to have a more simple design and consequently be more inexpensive than other models.
  • Glass– It’s all about the shape, and some women need a rigidly inflexible option to stimulate their G-spot in just the right way. Though the least common option, they are still a relatively popular choice.

TL/DR

Best For: Literally any woman, or anyone with a G-spot.

Best Material: Silicone

Best Brands: Tantus

Realistic Dildos

When the next best thing to the real thing is the only thing that will do it for you, you need a realistic dong in your bedside drawer. Realistic dildos are true-to-life, and anatomically correct down to the specific bulging veins or thick girth you’re looking for. Some porn stars have even produced dildos of their own cocks, so you can fuck along with them during your favorite adult video.

 

Types/Materials

Realistic dildos are almost exclusively found in rubber or silicone in order to more authentically replicate a penis. Some realistic dildos can also be converted into vibrators and include a small pocket to house a bullet vibrator, while others are merely intended to be true to life representations of their original models. One particular draw of a realistic dildo is for a couple interested in working their way up to a threesome or for men and women who are looking for a more realistic option when masturbating.

TL/DR

Best For: Men, women, and couples.

Best Material: Rubber

Strap-on Dildos

A strap-on dildo is used by a female either on another female or a male partner. Both versions can be used on partners of either gender, but when a male partner is on the receiving end of a strap-on, this is called pegging. Pegging has grown in popularity in recent years as it stimulates the male prostate for greater and more satisfying orgasms. Pegging is a common practice in D/s or BDSM play as well.

 

Types/Materials

Strap-On dildos can be worn on the body with a harness across the pelvis, and more recently, a “strapless” strap-on dildo has become available as well.

In the “Strapless” version, a bulb on the opposite end of the dildo is held in place in the wearer’s vagina for dual stimulation while in use. Strap-On dildos can be made of any body-safe sex toy material, and the most popular types are silicone and rubber.

TL/DR:

Best For: Women with a male, female, or any other partner

Best Material: Silicone

Glass Dildos

These are definitely not made from the same glass as your cups, plates, or even your windows. Glass sex toys like dildos are usually produced out of clear medical grade borosilicate glass or Pyrex, which is both non-toxic and won’t break under extreme heat, cold, or pressure. Glass is a unique option for sex toys because it easily allows couples to introduce temperature play techniques into their routine. Additionally, glass is actually one of the safest, if not the safest material for sex toys like dildos because it is completely non-porous and can be completely sterilized through boiling or even a run through the dishwasher.

 

Types/Materials

Glass dildos are available in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and especially textures. Some manufacturers produce glass dildos with an optional modification to become a vibrator as well, or can even glow-in-the-dark.

TL/DR

Best For: Men, women, everyone!

Best Material: Glass (Duh!)

Best Brands: Icicle