There are a lot of dildos on the market. Colourful ones, realistic ones, plastic, glass, rubber, latex and even "jelly" ones (we don't sell those. They're terrible). But what's the difference between a vibrator and a dildo and why choose one over the other? And should you choose a glass or rubber dildo? A single or double? A strap-on dildo or classic? This guide will reveal all...
|Look||Usually penis shaped||Egg, bullet, lipstick or pencil-shaped|
|Material||Silicone, rubber, latex, glass||Silicone usually|
|Function||For internal penetration||For clitoral and internal stimulation|
|Operated||Manual movement||Battery operated or electrical|
|Feeling||A fullness, similar to sex||Buzzing, throbbing, pulsating, vibrating|
|User||Male or female||Generally preferred by females|
|Sex type||Solo or couples||Solo or couples|
Silicone is a versatile material, so comes in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours. It is also non-porous, hypoallergenic and flexible making it a great choice for anal play (just make sure you choose one with a flanged base). These toys are easy to clean – you can wash them with warm water and mild soap, or even soak them in boiling water. Just don’t use silicone toys with silicone lubricant, as the lube will degrade the toy. Rather go with a water-based lube. See all our Silicone Dildos here.
Double dildos are rather sexy little toys, which can be used to penetrate two different people at the same time. DDs are longer than traditional dildos and are made out of a range of materials – from glass to silicone. Some are made from more flexible materials so they can bend for simultaneous anal and vaginal penetration. How wonderful does that sound for solo play? Also delicious – imagine sharing the toy with a partner; either as a same-sex couple or heterosexual? Connection on a whole new level! You can see them over here.
A strap-on compatible dildo can be used with a harness (as a strap-on) or without a harness. The dildo is attached to a belt or harness and is wonderful for same-sex female couples or adventurous hetero couples where the male would like to receive anal sex. Some come with clitoral stimulators to make the experience even better for the female wearer.
Ah, we do love glass dildos. These toys are made out of high-quality, long-lasting, durable glass – usually blown with gorgeous colour accents. Some of them are works of art. We’d like to put them on our mantelpiece. For reals. What’s also awesome about glass: you can warm or cool your dildo to introduce a range of new sensations. Delicious. Glass dildos are super hygienic, resistant to odour, easy to clean and, because of their rigidity, enhance intensity of orgasms. Perfect. Just perfect. See them here.
These are more popular than you think. Many people love the look and feel of more realistic toys, and our range of realistic dildos certainly meets the standard! The material used for these toys is outstanding and of the highest quality - resulting in dildos that feel almost completely like human skin. Because the material is so swish, realistic dildos can be more expensive than your other types. However, bear in mind that you are paying for quality. And when it comes to putting things into your body - quality is key. See them here.
Easy to clean, non-absorbent and entirely body safe, steel dildos are wonderful creations. Like glass dildos, they can be warmed or cooled to provide you with new sensations. However, unlike glass dildos, you can heat your steel dildo to boiling or cool it to freezing - although this might not feel too pleasant! Still, the temperature range is much wider with these toys. They're also long lasting and hugely stylish - this is what luxury sex is all about. Check out our range here.
The last pro-tip is an important one - and it's about lube: for next-level pleasure, we recommend choosing a quality lubricant for toy play. Just make sure you're using toy-friendly lubricant - never use silicone-based lube with a silicone toy. Silicone degrades silicone, so you will inadvertently ruin your dildo. If your toy is silicone, choose a water-based lube instead. Have a look at our Buyer's Guide to Lubricant for more handy (har har) information!
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