If you are looking to spice up your solo bedroom fun or if you are looking to introduce a toy in to a relationship or if you are trying to survive a business trip, a dildo may be the answer for you. Dildos come in all shapes, sizes, materials, colors and even textures. Today we will focus on manually operated dildos i.e. no batteries, because they are silent and discreet, unlike vibrators which are not as discreet.
Dildos don't have to be boring!
There's so much more to dildos than something shaped like a penis that you use to insert in yourself. I love standard, penis shaped dildos but I also love variety. There's heaps of options when it comes to dildos such as suction caps, ejaculating, strap ons and much more! Keep reading to find out more!
This article will cover the various types of dildos available today, including material types and what to know when shopping around. It will also cover other things you need to know for your purchase. Of course, the article will end with me offering a list of dildos which I've used and loved to make your life a bit easier for your dildo search. Let’s get going!
This is a long article so iIf you just want to check my main recommendations, check the table below.
|Tantus ultra realistic|
Check price at tantus.com
|Best quality, ridiculously realistic |
Has a harder core and softer outside to allow for more realistic movement. Has a slight curve to it which makes it more pleasurable. Made of 100% ultra-premium silicone. Good size for most
|High||Realistic. Comes in uncut and cut versions|
Check price at amazon.com
|Great realistic and beginner option|
Almost 9 inches in total length. 6.5 inches of insertable length. 1.5 inches diameter.
|Low - Mid||Realistic,.
Check price at lovehoney.com
|Great beginner option|
Is realistic in appearance and size so if you're new to dildos and just want one to test the waters with, this is a really good option. 6" length and 4.5" girth.
|King Cock big girth|
Check price at lovehoney.com
|For those that love size|
It is big at 7" girth which will be perfect for some but it might be too big for many, you might need to work up to it.
|Mid||Girthy. A big boy.
It's also very realistic.
|Split Peaches Unicorn Dildo|
Check price at Split Peaches
|For the girly-girl|
Some times I like a bit of fantasy and being ultra-girly so I pull out the unicorn dildo!
|Doc Johnson bust it dildo|
|Looking for some spice?|
Yep, that's right, it will add some spice to dildo play by blowing when ever you want it to.
Types of Dildos
Below is a list of the types of dildos I'll go over in this section to help you figure out which option is best for you:
- Penis Shaped
- Suction Cup
- Double Ended
- Strap Ons
- Clone a Willy
Penis Shaped Dildos
These are your standard run of the mill dildos, which are shaped like a penis. When it comes to a dildo, being shaped like a penis is important because, well let’s face it ladies, it feels good. They can be used solo or with a partner. They are available in various skin tone colors or vivid colors like pink. Being standard, they are designed with various types of materials (more on that below).
Just what you'd expect, a dildo that ejaculates. I have an entire squirting dildo guide for you to check out. I find that this type of dildo adds another level of action that I love.
Suction Cup Dildo
When you want a toy that is hands free, the suction cup feature is always a plus. These offer the ability of sticking to nearly any flat surface (table, counter, wall, showers, etc.). It increases the amount of fun possibilities! They come in many different shapes and sizes, and materials. Some can vibrate as well, but to remain discreet as possible we’re focusing on standard today.
When you want to get close to the real thing without strings or stalkers, this is it. In addition to being penis shaped, these dildos look and feel real. From having textures of veins and skin to being curved with a defined head, the details are what counts here. CyberSkin is a popular material for this type. Really add fun to your solo or couple play!
When you want to introduce temperature play, the glass dildo is at the top of the line. They also have a unique feel when inserted compared to other materials, come in various colors and are easier to clean afterwards. Because glass is not flexible, it remains hard and does not flex as other materials do. They also have different shapes, sizes and textures.
Tip: For temp play, simply place glass dildo in ice water (cold) or warm water (warm) for a few minutes.
Double Ended Dildos
The double ended dildo is a common toy between two female partners, as there is a penis and head at each end. Although, many straight couples are starting to experiment too! A ‘U’ shaped one is designed for double penetration (vaginal and anal) for solo play. There are some which offer a different shape, size or texture on each end, giving you two options in one. As with others, these also come in various shapes, sizes and materials.
Strap On Dildos
When you want to experiment, or increase things in the bedroom many go for a strap-on. These are used between straight couples and lesbians alike. Commonly used for roleplay, they come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. Another benefit, many harnesses are universal and fit more than one dildo and/or vibrator which allows you to easily increase your collection later.
That’s right, there is a category all to its self for these massive size dildos. When average and standard are not in your vocabulary, you may want to check out a large dildo. They are made with various materials, shapes, and of curse sizes. Looking for that foot long, or larger? This is your category.
Sounds good enough to eat, don’t it? This type of dildo is very flexible, and soft. These are popular due to their versatility, because they are firm, but have enough flex to do what you want with. You will find these in various sizes, colors, textures and shapes.
These 100% pure silicone dildos are great. They are designed to be high quality, durable and ensure a pleasurable stimulation for both male and females with sensitive skin. Great option for those with delicate skin looking for a toy. They come in various shapes, sizes and colors.
These are a popular option for solo or couple play. Designed with a base to ensure safety, they come in various shapes and sizes, some have beads others look like a cone. There is a large range for preferences, from small plug to massive. If you're new to anal, you don't want to start with a dildo, it will be way too big. Check out my guide on how to prepare for anal sex for beginners and also anal beads are a better option for beginners.
These dildos are designed to have a bit of a curve that will help it position right at the g-spot for an intense sensation every time you use it. They can come in different shapes, sizes and colors, but always have a slight curve in one way or another. Check out my article on g-spot vibrators which can give you that g-spot stimulation you're after. The below youtube vid will help you hit the right spot.
Clone a Willy Dildo
This one is like it sounds, when you want a clone of a partner’s willy you can clone that thing and have it anytime, anywhere! This one varies in shape, size and texture based on your partner’s member, obviously.
Many people hate the idea of getting "caught" with a dildo so would rather try a home made version. Check out my article on home-made dildos.
So that's a list of all the different types of dildos. There are of course many uses that you may not have considered for dildos. The below videos from youtube are obviously purely for humor but hey, we all need some more laughs in life.
Types of Dildo Materials
The first dildos were made of stone and date back 28,000 years - check out the first dildo discovered 28,000 years ago:
Fortunately for the modern woman, we have many more options to choose from:
This is among the most popular materials due to safety and feel. It is more expensive than others, but offer a smooth velvety feeling. They heat with to body temperature quickly, and come in a range of color options. They can be harder to maintain when not in use, as many have specific storing instructions.
Due to an entire fetish around this material, it has become one of the more popular materials used with adult toys. It is also less expensive, and comes in various colors. It also offers the benefit of being firm.
The jelly toys are popular due to being firm and flexible at the same time. The feel is a bit squishy, and they are elegant in appearance. They can also come scented, which many prefer over the smell of silicone or rubber. Available in a range of colors, they warm quickly and insert easily.
This is another material that has a fantasy surrounding it, and adult toys are often hand made. It is more common to locate leather cock rings or other adult items, but leather dildos have been known to become available. When they do, they can be rough or smooth based on the leather used.
This is one of the most recent advances in adult toy material. It offers the user the closest feeling possible to realistic skin, without being attached to a guy. It is soft, squishy, smooth, and flexible, but firm.
This is another material that is becoming more popular in recent years. Glass offers the smoothest surface out of any material used, but that is only one benefit. They can be created in all shapes and colors, and because many are hand blown, they are more like a piece of art than a dildo. They tend to be more expensive due to this, and they can last a lifetime.
For safety reasons, they are created to be very strong to reduce breaking. Just be sure you purchase from a reputable brand or company. As a test, we have even banged two glass dildos together and not even a chip occurred.
These are another ‘work of art’ type of material. When you want a unique looking dildos or toy, such as an icicle, raindrop or a princess, acrylic is the way to go. They offer a very discreet toy because they can look casual, like a piece of art you would sit on the shelf, not a sex toy in your night stand.
The down side is, it has no flex because it’s a solid material, and takes a while to warm to body temperatures. Many buy acrylic sex toys just for the looks alone, talk about a unique art collection!
Some of the Best Dildos
To get the best use out of a dildo and some usage tips, check out how to use a dildo. Now that we have covered the many types of dildos, and the various types of materials they are created or, it is time to get you started with a list of some popular dildos. Let’s get to it.
Look no further than Tantus
If you want the best, you can't go past Tantus. I've tried dozens of different dildos and Tantus easily make the best quality. Sure, you have to pay a premium price but it's absolutely worth it. Most of the time I prefer realistic dildos and Tantus make the most realistic.
My favorite Tantus dildo is the uncut #1. It features a super soft(TM) outer layer but has a firm inner core. So it's soft without being too flexible that it gets easily put out of shape. It's slightly curved which allows for easier and greater g-spot stimulation. The wrinkles, the veins, the skin make it ultra-realistic which is something you don't get with other, cheaper brands. The difference in the quality of materials between a premium dildo and a budget dildo are incredible.
I also like a company with a conscious.
The product is:
- Dishwasher Safe
- 100% safe for your body
- They're also hand made so you know that care has been taken in the process of creating the dildo.
Tantus makes premium dildos, it's the Cadillac of dildos.
Below I'll go over some less expensive options for those on a budget.
Lovehoney Curved 7-Inch Dildo with Suction Cup - $26.99
This is a 7-inch dildo that combines several features, including a curve design for g-spot stimulation and a suction cup for hands free fun. It is created with silicone ensuring safety and pleasure. The head is considered semi-realistic. The curve can also be used for prostate play.
For those looking at strap-on fun, it is compatible with strap-on harnesses. Although this is not a vibrator, if you decide you want vibration, you can place a bullet vibrator inside the base and get vibrations, so it can be a 2-in-1 dildo.
- 7-inches in length
- 6.5-inches insertable
- The girth is 4.75-Inch
- The base diameter is 2.5-inches, while the Oring diameter is 1.5-inches
- It is firm
- Designed from silicone
- Can be submerged in water
- It does not contain phthalates or latex
Doc Johnson 8-Inch Realistic Jelly Jewels Dildo with Suction Cup - $18.99
The Doc Johnson brand is known for providing a range of fun and safe products, and this is no different. You will find that this 8-Inch dildo is just that, as the full 8 inches is insertable, with flared ends to ensure safety.
The head is another focus point, with four firm ridges along the shaft to really increase the pleasure of each session. It’s also clear, offering a ‘window’ into each twist, thrust, and moan. Great for both solo and couples, while being affordable so most Doc Johnson products are.
The flared base also makes this dildo compatible with strap-on harnesses in addition to safety. It is flexible, made from PVC, and can be submerged in water.
- It measures 8 inches, being fully insertable
- The girth is 4.75-inches
- 2-inch base diameter
- O-ring diameter of 1.5-inches
- It does not contain phthalates or latex
- Made in the USA
Don Wand Real Tip Rocket Glass Dildo
When you are wanting an extremely smooth experience or play around with temperature play, this Don Wand glass dildo is a popular choice. As mentioned earlier, these things are like a work of art and this one resembles a lava lamp, with beads of red floating through it.
It measures 7.5-inches in length, with a girth of 1.25-inch and 1.5-inch at the end. It is made from glass, so it is not flexible, but easier to clean and maintain. Although glass dildos are created to be strong and durable, it is always good to inspect prior to use, each time.
Galaxy G Arylic G-Spot Dildo - $22
When you are looking to start or expand your collection with something a little out of the ordinary, then this one is for you. This dildo is made from acrylic, and features multiple levels of texture for enhanced pleasure and sensation.
In addition to looking different, it can be used for solo or couple play. You can use either end for inserting and pleasuring the g-spot. Depending on which end you use, the sensation and pressure will vary as one is a bead and the other is more of a cone shape.
Because it is designed from acrylic, it is not flexible and offers a solid piece. It is easy to clean, and maintain. This is great as it means it will last you much longer than other types of toys.
You can use it for temperature play, by placing it in warm or cold water for a few minutes. Prior to using, ensure to check for temperature to make sure it is not too hot. Do not place in freezer, oven or microwave as this can damage the toy (or microwave).
It measures 9.5-inches, with a girth around 1.5-inches.
Other dildos I've reviewed but didn't make the cut
Dimple twist glass dildo
Blue moon glass dildo
Hephaistos glass dildo
Toy joy glass pink pacifier
Adam and Eve handmaiden the original
Metal worx double trouble
Icicles blue spiral glass dildo no 9