Dildos are a super fun sex toy that can be used by anyone and in all sorts of different ways. You can use them for vaginal penetration, anal penetration, to target the G-spot or P-spot or for strap-on sex.
The problem is that there are thousands of dildos to choose from and narrowing to down can be a pretty big task!
But I am here to help. Here are a few things to consider before you buy and a rundown of some of the best dildos on the market.
Comparison Chart of the Best Dildos
Type of Dildo
BASICS Suction Cup Dildo 6-Inch
Realistic Suction Cup Dildo
6-Inch Realistic Dildo
Realistic Suction Cup Dildo
Lovehoney Satisfy Me
Tantus Purple Silicone Dildo
Lovehoney Beaded Glass Dildo
Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set
Glass Dildo Set
njoy Pure Stainless Steel Dildo
Fifty Shades Darker Steel
What to Look for in a Great Dildo?
There are literally thousands of different dildos available so it pays to spend a bit of time before you buy to really think about what you are looking for.
Keeping these things in mind when you look will really help you with your search and make narrowing down your selection much easier.
The type of material that a dildo is made from will make a huge difference when it comes to your experience with the toy.
If you want something lifelike then look out for soft rubber or silicone as these dildos have a softer surface and feel more like flesh.
Just keep in mind that rubber will require a bit of care as it is a porous material and can trap bacteria if not thoroughly cleaned and stored.
If you want something harder that will offer direct pressure to an area or create a feeling of heaviness inside the body, then look for a glass or stainless steel option.
Be realistic about the size of the toy that you are after especially when it comes to the girth.
If you get a dildo that is really long it will still be fine as you do not need to insert it the whole way, however, if you get a dildo that is too thick then it will be uncomfortable and you may not end up getting much use from it. Start small and work your way up.
This is all about how you want to use the toy. If you get a dildo with a suction cup base then you can attach it to a surface and use it hands-free. If you get one without then you will need to use your hands to control the movement of the toy.
Styles of Dildos and Their Ideal User
There are all sorts of style of dildos available. Which one you choose is entirely up to you and all depends on what you like and how you want to use it. These are some of the main types to look out for.
Beginner dildos are dildos that are small in length and girth and are not too intimidating for first-time users.
They can be any dildo type or material but they will likely be under 6 inches in length and on the thinner side.
These are dildos that are designed to look and feel just like the real thing.
These come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and you can find realistic dildos for absolute beginners all the way up to advanced. You can even find ones that are molded off the penis of your favorite porn stars too!
While most dildos can be used anally, there are also those that are created specifically for anal use.
These will likely have a flared base or be very thin so are suitable for beginners.
As we discussed earlier there are lots of dildos that come with a suction cup for hands-free use.
These are suitable for both beginners and more advanced users. Just make sure you are getting the right size.
Glass dildos will take your dildo play to a whole new level. They are hard, great for temperature play and are also super smooth so will glide in easy.
They are generally geared towards more intermediate dildo users as the sensation can be quite strange to start with.
Review of the Best Dildos
Now that you have an idea of what to look out for let's take a look at some of the dildos available.
1. BASICS Suction Cup Dildo 6-Inch
This cheap and cheerful little dildo is a great option for those looking for a first dildo toy.
It is nice and small at only 6 inches insertable length and has a girth of 5 inches, so will leave you feeling nice and full.
Even though it is purple, it still has a realistic penis shape and look, and the bulbous head and veins add a whole lot of texture and sensation when you use it.
This dildo is made from a firm yet flexible PVC so you will need a lot of water-based lubricant to reduce some of the friction of the toy when it is in use.
It also has a suction cup that you can stick to any smooth hard surface so you can use the toy hands-free.
Overall this is a great introduction dildo. Just be aware that you will need to use a lot of lubrication as the material is quite firm and the textured bits are on the larger side.
2. Lifelike Lover Classic Realistic Dildo 6-Inch
If you want something that is seriously realistic then this is the one for you. The Lifelike Lover is another 6-inch realistic dildo, but this time it also has a pale skin color to really make it seem as though you are playing with the real thing.
It also has balls attached which really take things up a notch. The balls are also helpful as a grip for thrusting if you are holding it with your hands.
If you want to use it hands-free then it also has a great suction cup dildo so you can attach it to a floor, shower or wall.
This one is made from skin-safe rubber and is soft and flexible. It also has a bendable shaft so you can position it just the way you like it. As it is rubber it will require a lot of water-based lubricant to reduce friction.
This is a great toy for absolute beginners to dildos that want a toy that is small and extremely realistic.
3. Lovehoney Satisfy Me G-spot Silicone Dildo
Want to explore your G-spot?
This Lovehoney dildo is designed to do exactly that and it will feel seriously amazing while you do it.
This toy is made from medical grade silicone so it super smooth to touch and is non-porous which means that it is really easy to clean and won’t harbor any bacteria.
The body of the toy is firm, yet still flexible and can be bent and twisted to get the shape just right. It’s also a double ended toy.
One end has a larger and more bulbous head which is perfect for direct G-spot pressure, and the other end has a slightly smaller textured end which is ideal for massage.
Of course, this toy can also be used anally if you prefer and is great for P-spot massage too! This dildo has a length of 7.5 inches and a girth of 5 inches so is a great size for beginners and more advanced users too.
This is an awesome dildo for g-spot or p-spot stimulation that will give you hours of fun and exploration.
4. Tantus Silk Large Purple Silicone Dildo 6-Inch
This Tantus dildo is another silky smooth silicone option for those looking for a dildo without added texture.
This one goes straight up and down without any ribs or bumps and has only a slight curve at the end to target the G-spot or P-spot.
The head is also slightly wider than the rest of the shaft but this change in size is quite minimal compared to most other dildos. The size of this dildo makes it great for beginners.
It measures 6 inches insertable length and 4.75 inches girth so is nice and thin too.
While it does have a suction cup base, this dildo is really intended more for use with a harness and is a perfect size and shape for anal penetration.
Overall this is a great quality toy that is perfect for use with a strap-on harness. It may fall a little short for those wanting a lot of stimulation.
5. Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo 8-Inch
Now it’s time to take a look at something a little different.
While many people on the hunt for dildos look out for lifelike materials or materials on the softer side, there is actually an increasingly popular range of glass dildos available now too.
Not only do these toys look super pretty, they also feel incredible inside the body and offer an experience that is totally unique.
This dildo is made from borosilicate glass that is smooth, firm and extremely hard to break. Being glass it is hard and will feel somewhat heavy inside the body which is one of its biggest drawcards.
This dildo also has pronounced bulbs along the shaft for stimulation and can actually be inserted with either end, although as you can see one end is much larger than the other.
It is 7.2 inches long and has a girth of 5.6 inches so is better suited to those that have more experienced with internal toys.
This is an awesome glass dildo that can be used by anyone and has multiple ways to use it. The smooth cold glass will give you an experience like no other.
6. Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set
What’s better than one glass dildo? Two glass dildos! And that’s exactly what you get with this amazing set from Tracey Cox.
Tracey Cox is an international Sexpert so she seriously knows pleasure and that is just what these two amazing dildos will give you.
Both dildos are made from that same strong borosilicate glass and have their own handy storage bag which is an added bonus.
The pink dildo is the smaller of the two measuring 7.25 inches in length and 4.5 inches girth. It is a double ended toy with two bulbous tips and nodules down on side of the shaft for extra stimulation. It also has a slight curve to really target the G-spot or P-spot.
The glass dildo is slightly bigger measuring 8.25 inches length and 3.75 inches in girth.
It is also double ended with one end being ribbed for a whole lot of stimulation. It curves in an ‘S’ shape so is also great for G-spot or P-spot stimulation.
If you love glass, then this is a great way to try out a few different options without needing to pay twice the amount!
7. Njoy Pure Wand Stainless Steel Dildo
If you like the idea of a firm, heavy dildo material but aren’t so sure about glass then a stainless steel option like this one from Njoy could be just the thing.
Stainless steel dildos are hard, smooth, heavy and non-porous, and this one has a huge curve to directly target your G-spot or P-spot.
This is a double-ended option so you can decide which end to use every time you play.
The body of the toy is also on the thinner side at only 5.5-inch girth at its widest point, as the dildo is really all about focusing on massaging the g-spot or the p-spot.
This Njoy dildo is a really amazing toy for people that know they love direct stimulation and are looking for something long lasting, and beautiful!
8. Fifty Shades Darker Deliciously Deep Steel G-spot Wand
If you like the idea of a steel toy but want something that is a little less expensive then check out this awesome option from the Fifty Shades of Grey range. Regardless of your thoughts on the films and books, you have to admit that this is a pretty cool looking toy!
What’s great about this dildo is that it is quite long but it is actually pretty thin.
It measures 10 inches in length and 3.6 inches in girth, and while that may sound intimidating, just remember that dildos only need to be inserted as far as you what them to go.
You can go deep if you want to, but you can also enjoy shallow penetration with a toy like this and still get some great pleasure from it.
This is another double ended dildo. On end is curved and smooth with a bulbous tip and the other end is ribbed for pleasure when you move it in and out.
This is a great affordable option for people looking for the benefits of a stainless steel dildo without the hefty price tag.
9. BASICS Anal Prober 7-Inch
The BASICS Anal Prober is a mini dildo that is designed specifically for beginner anal play.
It's made of a firm yet flexible rubber that is bendy but still firm enough to be inserted without too much effort.
This is another double ended option with one end featuring graduating beads and the other a smooth end with a slightly bulbous tip.
This toy is recommended for ultimate beginners with the idea being that you start with the beaded end working your way up each bead then progress to the other smoother end when you are ready.
It measures 7.5 inches in length and 4 inches in girth so is nice and thin.
This toy is designed for absolute beginners but be very careful and never let it go or it may get lost inside you.
10. Lifelike Lover Classic Realistic Extra Long Suction Cup Dildo
If you are looking for a realistic dildo with a whole lot of length, then look no further than this super lifelike dildo.
It’s 8.5 inches of flexible skin-safe rubber, with a girth of 6.5 inches. It's definitely not a beginner toy, but if you know you love something big then it might be perfect.
It also has a suction cup so you can use it hands-free and it is harness compatible so you can use it with your favorite strap-on harness too.
This toy is perfect for deep penetration and will give you a whole lot of stimulation.
This is no beginners toy, but if you know you love deep penetration and a lot of texture, this will do the trick.
How to Take Care of Your Dildo
If you want your dildo to last, then you will need to take care of it and store it properly.
How you do this will depend on the material that it is made of, but it is not too much work regardless I promise.
If you want something that is super easy to care for then look out for a non-porous material like silicone, glass or steel.
These materials do not harbor bacteria so you can just clean them and use them without any troubles.
If you choose a porous material like rubber or jelly, then you will need to be very strict about cleaning and ensuring that it is disinfected properly before and after each use.
Also, make sure you follow the instructions of the toy and use the correct lubricant. If you are not sure which lubes are ok, then stick to water-based as this safe with all materials.
Dildos are super fun and with so many options available you are sure to find one that you love! Just be careful of the size and material and make sure you read the descriptions clearly so that you can find the perfect toy. Have fun!
She has a Bachelor of Communications with majors in Journalism and Expressive Arts. Now, she lives in sunny Barcelona and shares her knowledge of all things pleasurable as a freelance writer. When she’s not writing, you can find her doing Pilates, drinking prosecco or playing with her darling dog, Peaches.