7 Best Dildos and How to Choose the Best Dildo for You

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6 Best Dildos and How to Choose the Best Dildo for You

 

If one of your resolutions this year was “liven up my sex life”, odds are you are on the hunt for some new fun toys. We know that that can be a bit overwhelming-- there’s just so much available!  Today we’re going to take a look at dildos, the different kinds available, what to look for when you are shopping for one, and some recommendations to help you find the best dildo for you. 


What is a Dildo?

Let’s begin at the beginning. What is a dildo? A dildo is a sex toy designed for penetration. Dildos tend to be phallic in shape, but they don’t always look like penises (some certainly do!) Dildos come in all different shapes, sizes and textures, and are made using a whole range of materials. Some are soft and supple like silicone dildos, firm like glass or metal dildos and some are even made from body safe hard plastic.  


What is the Best Material For a Dildo?

Something to keep in mind is that dildos are made from many different materials, so they can look and feel dramatically different based on what they are made from.  Silicone, TPR, or any type of “real feel” dildo can feel anywhere from firm with a little give, to downright squishy. On the flip side, dildos made with glass, steel, crystal, and even ceramic are much harder in feel. Which one’s the “best”? Well, that totally depends on what you enjoy! 

Keep in mind that each will require different care, so make sure you ask how to clean your dildo when considering the material. 


What Size Dildo Do You Want?

The answer to this question is all about personal preference. If you are totally new to dildo play, there are plenty of smaller beginner dildos to start with. If you have some experience, and you know you like a bit (or a lot) of girth/thickness, you can go bigger. Just remember, bigger does not equal better. Long and thin dildos like the Boundless 7 Inch Smooth Probe work great for folks looking for cervical or A-spot stimulation, but shorter dildos with a pronounced head like the Dillio 6 Inch Please-Her Dildo can work better for G-spot stimulation. It all comes down to what you are looking for. 


The 7 Best Types of Dildos

We know that dildos come in a wide variety of sizes, styles, and materials, so how do you know what is best for you? To give you a better idea, let’s look at six of the most popular, best-selling dildos. 


1. Representational

You may also see representational dildos described as “lifelike” or “ultra-realistic”. Representational or realistic dildos are designed to look just like a human penis and may include veining, a pronounced head, and sometimes even testicles. If a lifelike dildo is what floats your boat, you’re going to want to check out the Real Skin Whoppers 6.5 Inch Dildo. With its realistic curve, prominent head, and big weighty balls, it’s about as close as you can get to the real thing. 


2. Non-Representational 

Plenty of dildos are designed not to look like a penis. We call these non-representational dildos. They can come in almost any shape imaginable. Some are simple and sleek, while others are shaped like cute animals, creepy tentacles, realistic-looking vegetables and much, much, more. This category of dildos also includes many steel and glass dildos. If you’re curious about non-representational dildos check out the Mr. Swirly 6.5 Inch G-Spot Glass Dildo with its G-spot friendly curve and toe-curling swirled texture. 

Since they don’t look like penises, non-representational dildos can also be the most discreet type of dildo. They’re a good choice for travelers wondering if dildos are allowed on planes, and might even get you through security without anyone being the wiser!


3. Vibrating

Vibrating dildos sometimes feature a cavity in the toy’s base that allows a bullet or mini vibe to be inserted, but some feature an internal motor. These dildos tend to feature a little less vibration power compared to an actual vibrator, but add a little something extra to the penetration experience. One of our most popular vibrating dildos is the PinkCherry Hot Pink Curved Penis. It offers an ultra precise g-spot targeting tip, lots of filling thickness and blissful multi-speed vibration.

Although it’s not usually referred to as a dildo, we have to mention the beloved rabbit vibrator. If you're looking for a mix of internal stimulation and external stimulation, the rabbit vibrator is going to be your best bet. Featuring the shaft of a realistic dildo, and the sensation of a clitoral vibrator, these toys are perfect for anyone looking for the feeling of penetrative sex and clitoral stimulation together. The PinkCherry 10 Function Posh Silicone Teasing Bunny Vibrator is one of our best sellers. With ten different vibration modes and a perfect shaft curve, the teasing bunny will pleasure you inside and out helping reach a new level of orgasm! There’s also the PinkCherry Thrusting Bunny Vibe, which in addition to vibration and penetration adds a new layer of excitement with automatic thrusting! With a series of different vibration and thrusting modes, you can customize your sexual pleasure like never before!

 

4. Suction Cup 

Suction cup dildos are designed for hands-free play. They include a suction cup base, which allows them to firmly attach to walls, floors, tables and more. The suction cup holds your , dildo in place while you get down!  The Basix Slim 7 Inch Dildo features a slim shape and a strong suction cup base making it a great place to start your suction cup dildo exploration.

 

5. Strap-On

A strap-on dildo is any dildo that is harness-compatible, which means it has a flared base, and can be used (with a harness) as a wearable strap-on dildo. There are also dildos that we refer to as “strapless strap-ons.” To use a strapless strap-on, one partner will insert a smaller bulb or curve into their vagina, which leaves a longer shaft free to penetrate their partner. One of the best places to start if you’re shopping for a strap on dildo is a set like the New Comers Strap-On & Dildo Set that comes with both a harness and a harness compatible dildo. 


6. Double Ended

Double ended dildos are designed for double penetration aka to penetrate two orifices at once. The Lucky Lady Dual Stimulator Dildo is super-flexible and can be used by partners together, or solo. If you like some anal attention during vaginal penetration, it’s a great place to start!


7. Anal

When discussing dildos, we can’t forget to mention the backside! For folks looking to start exploring anal play, the Crystal Jellies Anal Starter is a fantastic beginner dildo. This jelly dildo has been specifically sized for the less seasoned anal explorer. With its narrow shaft and rounded base, this wee dildo allows you to explore anal penetration slowly and at your own pace. 

For people with a little more anal sex experience, the Silicone Anal Stud is a great option. The curved shaft allows for internal or prostate stimulation, plus it has a suction cup base for creative hands free pleasure. Regardless of where you are in your sexual journey, there are tons of sizes and shapes of anal dildos, so you’re sure to find your perfect fit!


How to Use Lube With a Dildo

When learning how to use a dildo, you’ll also want to get familiar with how to use lube with your dildo. Lube is particularly important if you’ll be using your dildo anally because, as we all know, anuses do not self-lubricate.

You can’t go wrong with a good water-based lube with any dildo (or any sex toy, period), but if you’re using a silicone toy, it’s a must. If, however, you want something super long-lasting and you are using a dildo made of glass, steel, plastic or other materials, you can try silicone lubricant or experiment to find the lubricant that feels best for you. 

 

So there you have it, folks. If you are on the lookout for a great dildo, knowing a bit about what you want can go a long way toward finding the best toy for you! No matter what it is you need, PinkCherry has you covered. Take a look at our huge dildo selection and start 2022 off with a bang! 

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