Do you need help choosing and buying a dildo? We have hundreds to choose from, so here are our top tips for buying the perfect dong!
No matter what stage you're at when it comes to sex toy experimentation, whether you're a beginner or advanced user, every adult toy collection needs at least one dildo. Dildos can be used by men or women (anally or vaginally), and are great for masturbation as well as couples' play. Couples can use dildos to fulfil fantasies, experiment with temperature play, or try out pegging and strap-on sex.
The best dildos are ones that are non-porous (not made from materials that absorb fluid and can harbor bacteria). We believe that the best materials for dildos are 100% silicone, stainless steel or glass. Dongs come in a variety of shapes, sizes and materials, so it's important to choose the size and the design that will fit your body and sexual preferences best.
What are the best dildos for beginners?
Beginners should start with a smaller dildo, no larger than 7 inches in length with a smaller girth, until they are comfortable to try a larger toy. Smooth dildos are great for beginners, but dildos with curved tips for G-spot stimulation, or realistic dildos with penis-shaped tips and life-like balls are also great options, and if you want to attach your dildo to hard surfaces for hands-free action, buy a dildo with a suction cup base. Read The Best Dildos For Beginners
to find out more.
Which dildos are best for strap-on sex?
If you want to try pegging or strap-on sex with your partner, you'll need to buy a harness with a compatible dildo. Some strap on harnesses are specially designed with a wide, round base with O-rings to hold onto the dildo. Some harnesses come with dildos, but many don't. Therefore, it's important to ensure the strap-on dildo you're purchasing will be compatible with your harness. Read The Ultimate Guide to Strap-on Dildos for Beginners
for more information.
Can I use a dildo anally?
All dildos can be used for vaginal penetration, but only some dildos are safe for anal penetration. Those that are safe for anal use will be smooth and seamless and will have a flared base to prevent them from slipping too far into the rectum. You shouldn't use the same dildo vaginally and anally unless you are using condoms with the dildo, or are properly cleaning the dildo using hot water and sex toy cleaner in between uses. Read How To Clean Your Sex Toys
for more information about how to care for your dildo.
How do you use a dildo?
First and foremost, Dildos always require lubrication. The personal lubricant that you use with your dildo needs to be compatible with the material the dildo is made from. Water-based lubricants are a safe bet if you're ever unsure of what lubricant to use. If you are using a dildo made of silicone, do not use silicone-based lubricant as silicone reacts with silicone. Read Everything you need to know about lubricants
to find out more.
After you've lubricated your dildo and the outside of the vagina or anus, slide the dildo inside slowly and gently. You will experience a pleasurable full sensation and then can explore different speeds and angles to hit all your orgasmic areas with the dildo. After use, always thoroughly clean the dildo using antibacterial soap and hot water, and sex toy cleaner. Dry thoroughly before storing the dildo in a cloth bag or sex toy storage box.