There are so many different types of dildos to pick from, which can make it pretty hard to find the perfect "fit" (pun intended!). The team at Adulttoymegastore has put together a list of different types of dildo sex toys and what their points of difference are, to help you make an informed choice when buying your next dildo!
What is a Dildo?
When it comes to Dildos, it's all about girth (the width or fullness of a dildo) and the length. Dildos come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from small dildos the size of a finger, all the way through to what we call extreme dildos, with girths the size of small dinner plates (see our range of huge dildos)!
If you are looking for a realistic dildos, phallic looking dildos now come in many shades of natural skin tones, to ensure you can replicate either what you know, or something from your fantasies.
If you would rather leave the realistic look to when you're with your partner, then there is a vast range of non-phallic dildos that can be amazingly satisfying. The classic dildo is a great starting place - usually made of silicone, TPR or rubber, they can be plain or patterned for extra stimulation. Talking about extra stimulation, glass dildos can be warmed or chilled before use, adding a whole new sensation that many find pleasing.
Another popular use of dildos is for pegging using a strap-on dildos. This is when a female (or male wanting something a bit larger to work with) wears a strap-on dildo in a harness to penetrate her male or female partner. This dildo will have a flared base suitable for an o-ring or similar ensuring the dildo stays in place when used with a harness. Look out for dildos that are tagged as harness compatible. There is also a large range of Vac-u-lock Dildos which lock into place on a harness and are a great beginner options as they stay in place more firmly than an o-ring option.
Whatever stage you are in when it comes to sex toy exploration - every toy kit needs at least 1 dildo!
What kinds of Dildos are there?
There is a multitude of dildo toy types available based on what you want to use your dildo for, and what you want your dildo to look and feel like. There are anal dildos, double dildos, dildos with curved tips for G-spot stimulation, and you can even buy realistic dildos with penis-shaped tips and pairs of life-like balls. If that's not enough stimulation for you alone, you can even buy vibrating dildos for extra pleasure!
A realistic Dildo has a life-like design and texture. This type of dildo is perfect for someone who wants a dildo that looks and feels like a real penis. Often detailed with veins and balls, realistic dildos are made from real-feel materials that look and feel like real skin. Realistic dildos can have a suction base for hands-free use, or can be compatible with a strap-on harness if desired.
Vibrating Dildos are dildo's that have been designed with an added vibration function for extra stimulation. Vibrating dildos are often detailed with veins and balls. Some are bright and glittery, while others are made from fleshy, real-feel materials that look and feel like real skin. Whichever you prefer, you get the feel of a real penis but with the added bonus of extra vibration and stimulation!
Packing Dildos are for "Packing", which is wearing padding or a phallic object in the front of the pants or underwear to give the appearance of having a penis and male bulge. Packing is commonly practiced by trans men (i.e. female-to-male transgender or transsexual people). People who cross-dress as male may also "pack". While packing dildos are technically sex toys, they are actually an essential aid for trans people.
Double Ended Dildo
A double ended dildo, also known as a Double Dong or Double Ender, is a sex toy with two penis shaped ends rather than just one like a regular dildo. This type of dildo is most commonly used to penetrate two different people at the same time, but a woman may also use it for simultaneous vaginal and anal penetration. This type of dildo will typically be longer than a regular dildo and can be made of silicone, rubber, latex or glass.
Suction Cup Dildos
A Suction Cup Dildo is a dildo that has a suction base that can be temporarily attached to flat surfaces, such as showers and walls or floors. This allows the user to use the dildo hands-free.
Vac-U-Lock by sex toy company Doc Johnson is the world's first and only patented harness system, offering endless possibilities for you to embrace your fantasies. Vac-U-Lock Dildos are compatible with the Vac-U-Lock Strap-On harnesses, which open up a whole new world of strap-on sex possibilities due to the design's versatility.
A strap-on dildo is a dildo designed to be worn, usually with a harness, during sexual activity. Harnesses and dildos are made in a wide variety of styles, with variations in how the harness fits the wearer, how the dildo attaches to the harness, as well as various features intended to facilitate stimulation of the wearer or a sexual partner. A strap-on dildo can be used for a wide variety of sexual activities, including vaginal sex, gay sex, oral sex, or solo or mutual masturbation. Sexual lubricant can be used to ease insertion, and strap-on dildos can be used by people of any gender or sexuality.
A Glass Dildo is perfect for anyone who wants to try new sensations. Made from body-safe and super strong borosilicate glass, it can be used for thrilling temperature play by simply heating or cooling with water prior to sex or masturbation. We recommend using plenty of lube for enhanced stimulation and comfort.
Some dildos are designed specifically for anal stimulation. These dildos have a flared base for safe anal play. A dildo designed to be inserted in the anus and remain in place for a period of time is usually referred to as a butt plug. A dildo intended for repeated anal penetration (thrusting) is typically referred to as an anal dildo or simply "dildo".
A G-spot dildo has a curved tip to stimulate a woman's G-spot, or a man's P-spot. These dildos come in a variety of textures, shapes and sizes, with the only difference being the tip of the dildo, which is curved.
Giant dildos are extra-long and thick, and are designed for experienced dildo users. These huge dildos are usually too large for a dildo beginner, so it pays to purchase a regular sized dildo before working your way up to trying a giant one!
How to Use a Dildo
Like with any toy, the key to introducing a dildo into your relationship is all about communication. Some guys might feel a little odd about have a realistic looking dildo added to the collection, while others will love to help play out fantasies for their partners including the obvious 'multiple partners' fantasy.
Like with all sex toys, lubrication is always a great first step. Just ensure that you are using the correct type of water based lubricant or silicone based lubricant that is compatible to the material of your dildo. Dildos can be used to simulate full penetrative sex by inserting the dildo and moving it back and forth inside the body or they can be used to obtain a sense of satisfaction from the fullness that a large girthed dildo can provide.
With the ability to literally suction onto any flat surface, suction-cup dildos bring a new world of possibilities in terms of where one can play! Especially if you are on your own, you can simply suction your dildo to the shower wall, chair, kitchen bench or even a wall mirror!
###Who Should Use a Dildo?
For all those singles out there, dildos are a great addition for your masturbation play. Allow yourself the pleasure of using a suction cup dildo to get the sense of internal fullness while using a clit vibrator to reach full orgasm. On the other hand, those in a relationship can use dildos to fulfil fantasies, (once you go black you never go back...) experiment with temperature play, or venture into the popular pass time of pegging!
Size matters! Like everything when it comes to sex toys, we recommend starting small – 6-7 inches insertable length max. Don't go crazy and buy a 12-inch dildo if you've never used one before! Even though you’re starting smaller, that doesn’t mean these dildos aren't going to provide the same pleasure as the bigger sizes. Consider the girth of the dildo as well. 5 inches in diameter/girth is plenty. Use lubricant with your dildo
Using lubricant with your dildo is a must! Water-based lubricant is always the go-to and safest option as it is suited for use with all dildos and sex toys, but if you're wanting to try something different always make sure the lubricant is compatible with your toy.
Clean and store your dildo correctly! Always remember to clean your dildo after each sexual activity, not only for hygiene reasons but to ensure your toy lasts as long as possible. Then, once dry, store your dildo in a cloth bag or sex toy storage box to protect it from dust and bacteria.