Dildos are one of the most basic and familiar sex toys on the market. They’ve been around for thousands of years and are arguably the most common toy out there.  Dildos come in such a variety of materials, shapes, sizes, and textures that regardless of your size, preferences, or experience with adult toys, there is most certainly one for you.  But this is where choosing a dildo can become a little daunting, especially for beginners.  With all of the options available, narrowing down what will work best for you can be tricky.  In this article, we’re going to brake down the basics for you, so when you get a dildo you’ll know exactly what you’re looking for.

Material

The first thing to consider is material. There are a lot of choices today and they all have their advantages and disadvantages. Glass dildos win hands down for durability, they last forever and are made from extremely strong glass, making them both shatter proof and dish washer safe. Although putting your dildo in the dishwasher may not be the first way you think of cleaning it, it ensures you an incredibly clean and sterile toy and is definitely an advantage of glass dildos. Because the glass has no odor and contains no harmful chemicals, its a great option for people who are sensitive to materials such as latex.

Flexibility

Glass dildos are extremely rigid, offering no flexibility, which can be a great thing when it comes to reaching specific pleasure spots, although this lack of flexibility is a big disadvantage for some people. Silicone and latex dildos are both extremely popular due to their flexibility and wide variety of choices. You can find these dildos at any price point, any size, any color, some even have built in vibrators. They are comfortable and easy to use and are a favorite of both those new to adult toys and those with more experience. Latex can have a more life like texture and also tends to be less expensive, but is porous, unlike silicone, which is non-porous, so the ability to thoroughly clean the toys is a big difference here. A latex dildo can be cleaned with some adult toy cleaners or with antibacterial soap and water, but using a condom with it will help make sure you have a clean and enjoyable experience every time you use it. Silicone dildos can also be cleaned with soap and warm water, but are able to be washed on the top rack of the dishwasher or boiled for several minutes in order to disinfect them. Another option is a jelly dildo, which are soft and flexible and can feel like the real thing. They are also very quick to warm to your body temperature and inexpensive. This can make them a good choice for a beginner who wants to experiment with different sizes and shapes before purchasing a more expensive dildo. The disadvantages to this are that they are very porous, which makes them difficult to clean and not very durable. Using a condom with these dildos is definitely recommended. If you’re looking for something to go the distance with you, a jelly dildo may not be a good choice.

Size

The next thing to consider is the size of the dildo. You want it to be big enough to please you, but not so big that its uncomfortable and you end up never using it. Remember to consider length and and width when purchasing a dildo. If you get one that is too long, it shouldn’t be much of a problem because you don’t have to use the whole length of it. Width is a bigger issue because if the dildo has too much girth, you may not be able to use it at all, while if it is too slender, it may not be able to pleasure you. It can be helpful to think about past sexual experiences and which sizes felt best to you. If you’re new to using dildos, start a little smaller, but not too small. If big is what you’re looking for, there’s plenty out there for you too. Many people like to have a few different sizes on hand, after all, variety can be very stimulating!

Shape

The shape of the dildo is another important factor to think about. Some dildos are very realistic, complete with penis head, veins, and balls. Others are curved or have ridges designed to reach you’re most sensitive spots and give you pleasure with every movement. There are even novelty dildos in the shapes of characters and other unconventional designs. The choice here is really a matter of personal preference. Its all in what you’re looking for and how you want you’re dildo to feel. Remember, variety is good here too and many people like to have a few different dildos to chose from, depending on their mood or type of sexual activity. If you’re just starting out, try going for something simple and then experimenting with different shapes from there.

With all of this information, you should have no trouble finding just the right dildo (or dildos) for you. So go shopping, find yourself something fabulous, and have a great time enjoying your new toy!

 

 

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