Everything you need to know
There are a lot of dildos on the market. Colourful ones, realistic ones, plastic, glass, rubber and latex ones. 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...
What types are available?
which should I buy?
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 heterosexual couples who dabble in Pegging, 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 5 Best Things to try
with your dildo
Dildos are deceivingly diverse little guys. You may think there’s not much to it, but you would be wrong. Here are 5 fun ways to amp up your dildo play.
Rock 'n Roll
The repetitive motion of thrusting in and out can get a little bit boring. Why not try and mix it up with a rocking motion? Insert your dildo to where it’s comfortable and begin rocking back and forth. This feels particularly pleasurable if you focus the movement more towards the back wall of your vagina.
The G-spot (as we know) is a gloriously sensitive spot about 2 to 3 inches inside the vagina and is the focus of the Rotating Technique. Try inserting your dildo until you are in prime G-spot stimulation range. Slowly begin to rotate your dildo while keeping it at the same depth. This will gently massage your G-spot, providing you with tantilising tingles.
A Cervix Orgasm may sound a bit like sex science fiction, but luckily for us, it’s a real thing. These incredibly intense orgasms occur when the penis or a dildo rubs against the cervix during deep penetration. The cervix specifically registers the sensation of pressure, so relax, take it slow, make sure you’re sufficiently aroused and dive in.
If you have a glass or steel dildo, you can add an extra exciting element to your play time with temperature play. Grab a bowl of hot or cold water and pop your dildo inside for a few minutes. The glass or steel will match the temperature of the water and give you a chillingly cool or deliciously warm toy that is perfect for regular use or a sensual body massage.
Although women don't have a prostate like men, the anal tract is still full of sensitive nerve endings that feel great when stimulated. Make sure to use a dildo with a flared base and plenty of lube. Take your time and ejoy the different sensations that come with anal play.
It's your turn to play!
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 information!
The Perfect Partner
for your dildo
Although great on their own, dildos are particularly delicious when paired with another toy.
- Adding your favourite clitoral vibe to your dildo play can provide the perfect dual stimulation for an intensely satisfying orgasm
- Turn your dildo into a vibrator by slipping a cockring onto the shaft. The vibrations will not only stimulate your clit, but also travel up your dildo for internal ecstasy
- Dual Penetration isn’t just for porn-stars. Pair your dildo with a butt plug for feelings of intense fullness like no other
- Don’t neglect the nipples. Increase the intensity of your play time with nipple clamps while enjoying your dildo.
What is the difference
between a Dildo and a vibrator?
|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|