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How to Choose a Dildo

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Updated January 21, 2010

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How to Choose a Dildo
How to Choose a Dildo

A variety of silicone dildos

Choosing the right dildo comes down to three key elements:

  1. Picking a dildo material that works for you
  2. Deciding what you want to do with your dildo
  3. Choosing a shape, size, and color of your dildo

As you click through the pages below you’ll see lots of examples of dildos, and get tips on some of the things to consider when choosing a dildo.

Choosing a dildo material: Silicone dildos

Silicone dildos that are made of 100% silicone are the best quality dildos available and are highly recommended if they are in your budget.

Silicone is recommended as a dildo material because:

  • silicone is clean, strong, and durable
  • silicone is non-porous and can be boiled in water
  • silicone retains temperature and transmits vibrations very well
  • silicone is available in a wide range of colors, shapes, and sizes

Silicone is an ideal choice if you are concerned about allergies or reacting to toys in any way. You can now get silicone that feels hyper realistic (like cyberskin dildos, but safer, cleaner, and more durable).

The only drawback to silicone dildos is that they are more expensive (generally between $40-$100), and out of reach for many of us.

Also you shouldn’t use silicone based lubricants on silicone dildos, as it may permanently damage your dildo. Water based lubricants are fine to use with silicone dildos.

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