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Dildo Guide

Our history has unearthed some very ancient forms of Dildos going back 30,000 years. The Siltstone Phallus, a prehistoric Dildo with a rounded and polished end with distinct marks to match the head of a penis was recently found in a cave in Germany. It is said that the first documented use of a Dildo comes from Ancient Greece, merchants sold something called an Olisbos, it was more commonly made from stone, leather and in some cases even wood. Now a days there are so many kinds of dildos, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the selection. The word is often used so universally as the term for all kinds of sex toys, which can become confusing and begs one of the most commonly asked questions. “What is a Dildo?” It’s a common mistake for people to use the terms “dildo” and “vibrator” interchangeably. They are of course similar in that they are both sex toys, however they have very distinct and significant differences.

  • A Dildo - is an elongated, often phallic-shaped toy, usually with a base and is intended for penetration solo or with a partner. Dildos can come in vibrating and non-vibrating forms and are most often used for Vaginal, Oral or Anal penetration. Some Dildos are made specifically to use with Strap -on Harnesses and others are soft like a flaccid penis and used for packing, which is wearing a dildo inside of your pants or underwear to emulate the appearance of having a penis “bulge.”
  • The most common materials that are used for insertable dildos are Silicone, Elastomers, Stainless steel, Glass and semi soft rubbers (like TPR) and plastics. Non – porous materials such as Silicone, Glass and Stainless steel are best for Anal insertion and toys that are shared between partners because the material does not absorb moisture and collect bacteria, they are also easier to sterilize.
  • Choosing a Dildo can be an extremely personal experience and each individuals needs and wants will vary. Toys that are made of TPR, TPE and other similar materials are popular for their soft texture and their ability to warm to body temperature. Silicone Toys are purchased usually for being hypoallergenic, their durability and longevity and their ability to be sterilized. Each material has its own unique set of qualities and its important to know which material will work best for you. 

It is very important to remember that not all Silicones are created equal and MOST silicone lubricants are not compatible with silicone sex toys. As a rule of thumb, we do NOT recommend using silicone lubricant along with silicone toys in order to ensure the longevity and quality of your Sex toys. Glass, polished stone, stainless steel and crystal dildos offer the same hygienic quality of Silicone but with a harder, firmer texture which is great for play that requires firm pressure, like G-spot or Prostate (Pspot) massage and the benefit of retaining hot or cold temperatures. Because these specific materials are not pliable like silicone is, it’s important to use a lot of lubricant to ensure a smooth and comfortable glide. These materials unlike Silicone are compatible with all types of lubricant. Dildos can be an extremely fun addition to any sex toy collection and incorporate new sensations and experiences to one’s sex life, whether solo or with a partner. Dildos are one of the most universal sex toys, they are used by men and women and are used in numerous ways. Aside from penetration, dildos are also used for G-spot stimulation, harness play and pegging. 

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