How to Choose a Dildo 101 – The Ultimate Guide

There's no doubt that people are always craving a better orgasm. Many people achieve a better climax when they masturbate because they know exactly where to touch and stimulate.

Dildos are a great sex toy to achieve a better orgasm. There are thousands of dildos manufactured and most often, consumers have questions regarding what they each offer. We feel there are a few key points for you to consider before purchasing a dildo that is perfect for you.

What Are You Looking For? 

First off you should ask yourself what type of orgasm you want to experience. Dildos are designed to stimulate a particular portion of your body. For instance, when you are searching for an intense orgasm, you should consider purchasing a dildo that features life-like features.

Another example would be stimulating your G-spot or (Prostate-spot) P-spot more. There are dildos that are specifically curved to hit these sensitive spots to help enhance pleasure. 

Things to Consider When Buying a New Dildo 

There are many dildos on the market and they all come in their own unique shapes and sizes. Some of the aspects you should consider before buying your first dildo relate to size, girth, and length.

For instance, when you want to stimulate your ass or vagina, you should seek out a dildo that has sufficient girth or an above average circumference. The same holds true for deep penetration. If you crave long length, then you should find a model that's longer than 3". 

The texture is another aspect you should study. You can find dildos that are smooth or feature several different textures such as veins, which give you a more realistic feel upon insertion. Ribbed or nubbed dildos create more friction while in use and can enhance stimulation while masturbating.

Functionality is important too. Do you plan on holding the dildo or would you prefer a stationary dildo with a suction cup? Using a model that is doubled sided or has hardness capability can ensure you have the option to play around with a partner. It all comes down to which is best for your needs and preferences.

Material

When you're inserting something into your body, it's best to consider the materials of which they're made of. Some materials, like plastic, are not very flexible and can make for an uncomfortable experience when used without lube.

Another aspect of material is regarding your health. You should consider a non-porous and phthalates-free material for safety reasons. Here's a brief rundown of the different materials you can choose from when purchasing a dildo.

Metal

Metal can be an excellent choice for many reasons including ease of cleaning and temperature sensitivity. A drawback to metal is the lack of flexibility.

Silicone

Silicone is one of the preferred types of materials because of its health standards as well as flexibility. A dildo made of 100% silicone is non-porous, which eliminates many health risks. Cleanup is easy with soap and water.

Jelly

Dildos made from jelly material tend to be very flexible, but are quite porous. People tend to use a condom with a jelly dildo. Jelly dildos are often very cheap to purchase but are not very durable over time. A good sex toy cleaner is recommended for cleanup.

TPE

Dildos constructed with TPE are more realistic to the touch and when in use. TPE dildos are very flexible and can be porous. TPE can also contain mineral oil-based ingredients, which do not go well with latex condoms.

Glass

Glass dildos are similar to metal. They can be visually appealing and deliver intense orgasms each time they're used. Glass is temperature sensitive which can spice things up. Another benefit of glass dildos is their firmness, meaning they are not very flexible and can be used in a variety of excellent positions. Lastly, glass is one of the easiest materials for cleanup. 

Length

You should also consider the length and what your preference is regarding the topic. Consider how large of a cock you can take with pleasure. Some users prefer deeper penetration while other women do not. When reviewing dildos, keep in mind the difference between the total length and insertable length. For example, a 10” dildo will have an insertable length of 8”.

Girth

Girth is also a key factor to consider. Girth and diameter are two different measurements that often get mixed up among buyers. Diameter is width.  Girth is the circumference of the dildo.

Shape

Dildos are designed with many different shapes and curves in mind. These shapes can range from straight to various curvatures, to multiple curves. Curved dildos are designed to stimulate specific areas such as you G-spot or P-spot.

Straight dildos are generally designed for deeper penetration. Beginners might be overwhelmed with the variety of options available, but keep in mind that these options are very straightforward and easy to understand.  More experienced users may desire different aspects of a dildo that a beginner would be searching for. 

Types of Dildos

You should buy a dildo for a specific purpose or place on your body to stimulate. Men should not buy a woman’s dildo and vice-a-versa. Here is a brief rundown on the variety of dildos available.

Anal Dildos

Anal dildos can be in the form of a butt plug or a curved dildo, which can stimulate the prostate. Anal dildos can also be ribbed and designed with a number of shaft sizes.

Double Dildos

A double dildo is intended for partner play or double penetration. The long shaft has two heads and can be inserted into the vagina or ass, or even be flexible enough to be inserted in both holes at the same time.

G-Spot Dildos

G-Spot dildos are designed with a curvature that helps stimulate your G-spot. G-spot climaxes can help create the perfect orgasm.

Giant Dildos

A giant dildo is for users who wish to have a full feeling while masturbating. Giant dildos are designed with more length, as well as girth, to stimulate wherever it's placed.

Realistic Dildos

A realistic dildo is designed to mimic a real cock, both in looks and feel. Many realistic cocks are molded from different male porn star cocks.

O-ring Compatibility and Bases

One of the last aspects to consider when purchasing a dildo is its ability to attach to a harness such as with an O-ring easily. Bases that have a life-like ball sack are ideal for thrusting and active use. A suction cup base grants you a hands free option that allows you pleasure yourself elsewhere.

Anal dildos have a flared base, so you don't lose your anal dildo during play. Most dildos with a suction cup base or a flared handle are O-ring compatible. An O-ring compatible harness system is ideal for users with partners who want to change from one variation to the next effortlessly. 

Reviews: Two Top Picks for First Time Buyers

Now we’re going to cover a few of our favorite dildos for beginners. We’re going to review the main features, along with the pros and cons shared among recent customers. Let’s see what’s in store.

Icicles No. 60 Beginner’s Slimline Realistic Glass Dildo

The Icicles No. 60 Beginner’s Slimline Realistic Glass Dildo scored well with first-time users who are looking for a versatile dildo. Constructed of hand blown glass, this dildo features a curved 6.5” insertable shaft which is highly detailed with veins that protrude off the outer glass.

The girth of 3.5" is ideal for moving the toy into many positions and angles while you search for your G or P-spot. The flared base is also O-ring compatible, and cleanup was a breeze with soap and warm water.

Positive Things

  • O-ring compatible
  • Nice length and girth for beginners
  • Curved shaft for G-spot stimulation
  • Heavily veined for increased friction

Things to Improve

  • Hard to improve something that is perfect

The Icicles No. 60 Beginner’s Slimline Realistic Glass Dildo is an excellent choice for beginners. The glass dildo has an artistic look and is eye appealing. The heavily textured shaft enhances pleasure and is sure to bring intense orgasms. For the price and versatility, this dildo should be added to everyone’s sex toy chest.

BASICS Ribbed Anal Starter Dildo 5”

The BASICS Ribbed Anal Starter Dildo 5” performs well and is perfect for those who are after a starter toy for anal play. The PVC material is flexible yet firm for easy insertion. The insertable length of 5” is perfect for users who want to try the pleasures of anal sex. The girth at 3.5” does not overwhelm beginners and is a comfortable size.

The ribbed shaft adds stimulation while in use, and the suction cup helps with hands-free movements. Users found rubbing their clitoral region during use adds even more stimulation. The flared base is helpful for harness compatibility and cleanup is smooth with a good toy cleaner.

Positive Things

  • O-ring compatible
  • Ribbed texture for added sensations
  • Length and girth is ideal for beginners
  • Suction cup frees the hands for other stimulation purposes

Things to Improve

  • Too small for experienced users

The BASICS Ribbed Anal Starter Dildo 5” is a perfect choice for beginners of anal masturbation. The overall size is ideal for pleasure. The ribbed shaft adds increased stimulation while thrusting.

The flared base has a solid suction cup that adheres to most surfaces. This is a great anal dildo to have in your collection, not only for increased orgasms but the price too.

Conclusion 

As you can see, there are many factors you should think about before purchasing a dildo. Think about your personal preferences and the type of orgasm you wish to achieve. Each dildo is designed to bring specific pleasures to where ever its used.

With this, we hope you've led you on the path to purchasing your next dildo. Remember there is a dildo for everyone and you can now decide which will be the best dildo for you. If something stood out in particular, be sure to drop a comment below and let us know. We love hearing from our readers. Have fun!

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