How to Choose a Dildo

Selecting a dildo sex toy can be very overwhelming. Basically, it comes down to a matter of preference. Dildos come in many colors, materials, shapes, sizes, styles, and textures.


The majority of dildos are made out of the following materials: Cyberskin, jelly or elastomer, metal, silicone, wood, or acrylic or glass. As with any other sex toy, there are benefits and drawbacks to each material. Therefore, the more you know, the more likely you will pick the right dildo for you.


A hard and durable plastic, acrylic is clear and looks like glass. The material is very strong and is almost indestructible. Many people prefer acrylic because it is less expensive than glass and is not porous, making it easy to clean.


Cyberskin is a mixture of silicone and plastic, which results in the most realistic skin and flesh feeling material. This material becomes warm with use. Cyberskin’s main disadvantage is that it is porous. So, it is difficult to clean and disinfect. If the sex toy is not taken care of properly, it will become sticky and loose its realistic feel.


If you are looking for something hard, then glass is an excellent option. Since these adult toys are really firm, most people go with a slightly smaller size. Most glass dildos are handheld only. Glass dildos are easy to clean and last for a long time because they are not porous. They are also excellent for temperature play.


Jelly dildos are made from a flexible rubber based material, and are smellier, stickier and not as smooth as silicone. They are also porous making them more difficult to clean and disinfect.


Metal is another excellent option if you want a hard dildo. Most metal dildos are made from medical-grade stainless steel. Like glass, they are easy to clean, are not porous and are excellent for temperature play.


Dildos made out of silicone are the most popular because of silicone’s flexibility and ability to quickly adapt to body temperature.

Only buy 100% pure silicone dildos because they are non-porous and hypoallergenic, can be easily cleaned and disinfected, and are quite durable and will last for a very long time.

Silicone dildos come in many sizes and shapes. Some of them are smooth and non-phallic looking, while others, like the realistic dildos, look more like penises. Dildos can come with ridges or nubs for extra pleasure.

If the dildo has a wide flat base it can be used in a dildo harness or for anal play. If you are planning on using a harness with your dildo, please note that about ½ inch of the length will taken up by the harness.

Hand-held dildos are designed to be used for solo play (especially G-spot stimulation) or for people who like penetration but are not interested in using a dildo harness.

If you want added stimulation, some silicone dildos also come with a bullet vibrator, which vibrates throughout the entire toy.


If you want a hard dildo, a wood dildo is another excellent option. NobEssence makes the best wood dildos because the wood they use comes from sustainable forests and is finished with a medical-grade polymer coating. Like glass and metal, wood dildos are easy to clean, are not porous, and are excellent for temperature play.


Curved dildos are excellent for G-spot or prostate play. If your toy has ridges or bumps, it might be too big and uncomfortable for anal play since the anus is much more sensitive than the vagina.

Double dildos allow both partners to be penetrated at the same time. Doubled-sided dildos can be used with or without a harness.


Dildo size is very important. If it is too small, then it won’t hit the correct spot. If it is too big, it might be too intimidating and you probably won’t use it. One easy way to gauge what size dildo you think works best for you is to consider a partner’s penis or a toy that has worked well in the past. However, since even the most aroused penis becomes firmer and softer during sex, it’s only a rough estimate.

If you are still unsure about what size might work for you, consider how many fingers you can comfortably insert into yourself or your partner.

Now that know more about dildos, you’ll be sure to find one that strikes your fancy. Have fun!