Dildos are non-vibrating, phallic or non-phallic shaped sex toys designed for penetrative sexual pleasure. Dildos can be used by men or women (both anally and vaginally), and are often seen as a great first or beginner toy option.
Whatever stage you're at when it comes to sex toy exploration - every toy kit needs at least one dildo! Read our Beginners Guide to Dildos to find out more about them.
After cleaning and drying your dildo thoroughly after use, store it in a cloth bag or in a sex toy storage box. This will help to prevent dust and germs using your dildo as a breeding ground. It will also make your dildo last longer.
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 or are properly cleaning the dildo using hot water and sex toy cleaner in between uses.