The 9 Best Anal Dildos For Every Situation, *With A Comparison Chart*

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After more than 40 hours of research analysing hundreds of reviews, anal dildo enthusiast opinions we uncovered the few best anal dildos for most people. While butt plugs are meant for stretching and long-term wear, anal dildos primarly are meant for masturbation and thrusting (similar to pegging).

We identified that dual-density silicone dildo Vixen Mustang provided the highest realism and satisfaction and will be the best choice for most people. Dual-density offers enough firmness and squishiness at the same time which is important for anal masturbation. Real Nude Helio (another dual-density dildo) was a close runner up as a smaller, budget choice ($40)


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Vixen Mustang
Overall Best

Vixen Mustang comes in plenty of colors (several colorful unrealistic too), and Vixskin is voted as the most realistic dual-density silicone mixture between enthusiasts and experts alike. The firm core and squishy layer combination is something incredible, and this toy must be in every sex toy box. Great for pegging as well as masturbation, though suction cup could be stronger.

Our Pick


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Real Nude Helio
The best budget anal dildo

Blush Novelties has made a great 6" insertable and 1.5" diameter dual-density dildo that will be a great first anal dildo on budget. There are few more colors, and curves available. The tapered tip, subtle curve and almost no texture makes it easy for sliding in/out.

Budget Pick


tips to recognise a good deep and long anal dildo

What makes a good anal dildo?:

  • It has a flared wider base to ensure that dildo accidentally doesn't get sucked in the butthole. This kind of base also makes it harness friendly for some thrusting action.
  • the most comfortable anal dildos are very smooth, narrow in diameter, have a simple (even artistic) shape, and don't have any crazy ridges like fantasy dildos would. Size freaks love those big toys but most start simple and comfortable.
  • you want a squishy, soft dildo, yet with enough firmness to be able to fight the pass from ass sphincters. This is why dual-density dildos are the best toys for anal as they have soft, comfy outer later while having a firm core. Also if you're looking for realism, dual-density dildos are extremely close to the real thing.
  • most anal dildos will have a slight curve to give extra pleasure with prostate stimulation.
  • narrow tapered tip to allow for easier initial insertion.

As you can see, anal dildos are great for thrusting, pegging, sliding in/out, or use with fucking machines.


Before we dive in deeper, it's useful to understand the difference between four anal toy sub-categories:

difference between anal dildos and other anal toys
  • butt plug— this is where all anal beginners start with. Here you’ll find anal training kits — small 1"-1.25" wide regular nicely tapered butt plugs for warmup. Some people use butt plugs to prepare for anal sex, wear them for long-term to stretch, or because they enjoy P-spot stimulation. Butt plugs are short by design, while anal dildos are long.
  • prostate massagers — these anal toys are specifically designed for prostate targeting which is why they have bulbous heads. They are great for milking and pressing the P-spot, but the design makes them difficult to insert, and thrusting isn’t really comfortable with them.
  • strapon sex toys — now we’re really close. These toys are specifically designed to be used with harnesses (or strapless) for pegging.
  • anal dildos — these dildos can be used for pegging, but are often used for individual anal masturbation. For some, this is a stepping stone between butt plugs and actual pegging (or anal sex). Then there's also deep anal dildos like colon snake which allow for a depth play which is really something else. Anything after 8" depth is already for advanced bum sluts.

  • What You Should Know About Anal Dildos?

    There is no one best anal dildo, but there’s the best dildo for your needs.

    It helps to spend a little extra time to write down what you're looking for to avoid costly mistakes.

    Here is a sample of questions you should consider:

    • How girthy toy can you handle? — a good start is 1" diameter toy and then you should have additional toys increasing in 0.25"- 0.3" increments. Make bigger jumps and you are inviting your butthole for injuries.
    • Do you want a firm toy or a squishy dildo with a lot of give? — firmer toys are easier to insert, but they don't feel as good. Squishy soft dildos feel incredibly good, but they have trouble getting passed those sphincters. This is why dual-density dildos are the most popular anal dildos since they have a firm inner core and squishy outer layer. Best of both worlds.
    • Looking for a dildo you can ride? — In this case, a suction cup or a toy with a wide, stable base will be important.
    • Looking for stretching, depth play, or something more filling?— for each case the dildo will look completely different. Align your expectations with reality.
    • Realistic or artistic shape? — some love realism, some prefer artistic shapes that don't look anything like a real penis. Whatever your preference, think of it upfront.
    • Price range — Keep in mind shipping and tax costs. In a $100 range, you'll have lots of great choices. For $50 if you're looking for a body-safe silicone option, you'll be only able to get smaller, simpler toys.

    Pretty much all anal dildos will be harness friendly, so you don't need to think about that. 

    But you do need to find a good harness, Spareparts Joque is the most loved by pegging enthusiasts. Go here to learn more about the best harnesses.

    best harnesses to use with anal dildos

    To help you find the right toy faster I organized all the anal dildos in four simple categories:

    • Beginner Friendly Anal Dildos — here you'll find 4 -6.5" length, 1"-1.5" diameter, smooth silicone toys that will be the perfect stepping stone from butt plugs.
    • Best Anal Dildos For Most People — dual density is the name of the game here. These are manageable, yet filling and challenging 1.5"-2" girth, 7" — 9" insertable length dildos that have soft outer layer and firm core. These are the most comfortable, enjoyable dildos for riding or pegging. Recommended for most people.
    • Big Anal Dildos For Deeply Filling Experience — if you love the stretching challenge and want to have goals, you'll enjoy this extreme size dildo section. These toys get expensive though because lots of material is used. The upside is that you can customize the firmness, the size to tailor fit to your desires.
    • The Best Deep & Long Anal Dildos — These are extra long for depth players. We're talking about 11" to 40" long anal snakes. These dildos are soft, narrow and bendy to help get passed that Sigmoid Flexure.

    What Is The Best Material For Anal Dildo?

    While you want to avoid anything porous like TPE, rubber or jelly for any sex toy, this is especially important if you are playing around the back.

    glass silicone and steel materials compared for anal dildos

    You want a body-safe, non-porous and 100% cleanable toy.

    After all who wants weird reactions or have a dildo that smells like shit after few times of use?

    Right.

    This leaves you with three material options:

    • glass
    • metal
    • silicone

    Glass and metal are interesting and they make for unique toys for vaginal play or P-spot targeting, but their rigid, unforgiving nature doesn't make them for good anal dildos.

    Yep, this leaves us only with a silicone option.

    But also not all silicone dildos are different.

    There are firm, medium-firm, matte/glossy and dual-density silicone dildos.

    Specifically for anal masturbation dual-density silicone dildos are the best because they have a firm inner core and squishy outer layer.

    But then again it depends on what kind of sensations you're looking for.

    At first, you won't know so the safest best bet is smooth, squishy dual-density silicone dildo.


    What Is The Best Lube To Use With Silicone Anal Dildos?

    The thing is that butt doesn't naturally lubricate so you want extra thick and lasting lube. 

    Water-based lube is the safest choice, but the problem is that it dries up quickly and requires a lot of reapplication.

    The thickest lube and longest-lasting lubes are made from silicone, but silicone + silicone has reactions and the lube will damage the toy.

    coconut oil and best water based lube for anal dildos

    So what can you do?

    Well, there are hybrid lubes that contain very little silicone giving the thickness while not damaging the toy. 

    One good hybrid lube is Sliquid Silk

    Many people also use Sliquid Silk as cum lube since it looks white and milky (read more on squirting dildo guide).

    Then there is a thicker Sliquid Sassy water-based lube that is highly favored between experienced anal players.

    But whatever hybrid or water based lube you choose, make sure it doesn't contain glycerin (like Astroglide does). Many people have bad reactions and glycerin can cause yeast infections.

    Finally, if you're on a serious budget you can also choose unrefined coconut oil.

    It lasts a long time and is safe to use with silicone toys (but be vary of latex condoms). 

    It's just a bit of a challenge to avoid the mess with coconut oil. It's so easy to get that oil all over the place — prepare lots of towels upfront.


    What Are The Best Anal Dildos in 2019? *Side-by-Side Comparison Chart*

    Here's the chart, but let me explain some things before:

    best anal dildos compared side by side on chart

    The most important thing besides how the dildos itself looks is the girth, diameter, circumference.

    You gotta know what you can handle. 

    For beginners it's recommended to start with something small like 1"-1.25" diameter and then size up in 0.25"-0.3" increments.

    You can also play with your fingers, see what you can comfortably take and then measure the size. 

    tips on how to pick the right thickness and length anal dildo

    Length is not as important, because you don't need to insert the whole toy at once.

    This is why a toy that gradually increases in diameter is nice. You can keep stretching quite a bit without getting a new toy.

    If you're new, also watch out for the slim tip that makes initial insertion easy.

    Finally, you'll notice that big toys like XXXCalibur, Cyrus King, Squarepeg depth dildos have many different girth and length sizes.

    I indicated the insertable length to the smallest toy until the biggest toy. Same with girth. 

    Make sure you check individual pages for each toy specific measurements.

    It's crucial that you know EXACTLY what size toy you're buying.

    Be careful of “my eyes bigger than my butt” dilemma.

    Here's a quick overview of all the anal dildos from the chart:

    • Tantus Silk ($30–50) — this is the most popular strapon dildo period. It's narrow & simple shape, glossy material allows for almost effortless insertion. Perfect to use with harness. It has 3 sizes. 0.8" to 1.5" diameter and 4"-6.5" insertable length will be manageable for anyone.
    • Real Nude Helio ($39) ( ⭐ Best For Beginners) — Dual-density silicone is the best anal dildo material. The problem is that usually, these dildos get expensive. Real Nude has made the cheapest quality dildos that are small in size to be great for new anal enthusiasts.
    • Lovehoney Curved ($27) — Lovehoney has plenty of simple, long silicone anal dildos for great prices. Explore the variations and pick your favorite one without breaking the bank. These are simple dildos that everyone should have in their toy box.
    • Vixen Mustang ($100–$130) (⭐ Our Pick) — this is the most loved dildo not only across anal lovers but people who love realism. If you want the best dual-density dildo that will last you a long time — this is the one. It has 7" insertable length and 1.6" diameter, has a suction cup and harness compatibility.
    • Vixen Outlaw ($100-$140) — Outlaw is very similar to Mustang, just bigger and without the curve. With insertable 9" it's a great upgrade for people who want more filling experience, yet are not ready for monster sizes.
    • XXXCalibur (⭐ Best Huge Anal Dildo) — if you're looking for something longer, this dildo comes in two sizes — 11.4" and 12.5" insertable length while being in manageable 2.1" — 2.9" diameter. You'll appreciate the fact that it has a tapered tip, overall a fun toy.
    • Cyrus King XXXL — this Mr.Hankey toy is great if you want realism, big size and lots of customization options. You can choose between 4 sizes, 2 firmness levels, and three colors. As all Mr. Hankey toys, they are huge — the biggest size here is 13" insertable length.
    • SquarePeg Slink (⭐ Best Deep Anal Dildo) — depth play requires a different dildo. Tapered tip, squishy material, and big length. Squarepeg is famous for its incredible anal toys. Slink comes in 5 sizes — 11.5" to 23.5" length and is the #1 most loved depth dildo.
    • Squarepeg Colon Snake — if 23.5" length is not enough, this colon snake/depth probe reaches up to 40" in length while having all the functionality that people expect from the Squarepeg brand.

    Now you can dive in deeper in the spreadsheet itself.

    Next we'll take a deeper look into each selection and explain who is it right for.

    best anal dildos compared side by side on chart

    Check the original spreadsheet here.


    The Best Beginner Friendly Anal Dildos

    If your prior experience with anal has been only small butt plugs or fingers, then a simplistic shape, 1"-1.5" diameter will be best for you.

    beginner friendly long and not so thick anal dildos

    Our #1 beginner recommendation is Real Nude Helio which is the most affordable, yet high-quality dual-density silicone dildo.

    It's hard to find dual-density for anything less than $100. You'll get squishiness without the vexation of floppiness thanks to the inner firm core.

    best simple and affordable anal dildos on spreadsheet

    But here's a quick overview of other options:

    • Tantus Silk ($30–50)—Tantus is famous for their anal and pegging toys. Many couples get Silk as their first anal dildo because it starts very small in size and there are no crazy textures. The material itself is glossy, yet firm making gliding in/out very easily. The color and look are very non-intimidating. Watch all 3 size videos to see how they look in real life. 
    • Lovehoney Curved ($27) — for many this is their first dildo ever. Its shape and curve make it a great and cheap quality multi-purpose dildo. You can use it to practice deepthroating, vaginally it's exciting, and its narrow shape makes it a great anal dildo as well. 
    • Real Nude Helio ($39) — Blush Novelties has several variations of these dual-density dildos for an incredible price and quality. Other options have a more realistic veiny shaft (like Rollo). Then there's also Ergo Mini that's even smaller with 5" insertable length and 1.25" max diameter. 

    Here's a great video review on Nude Helio:

    Up to $50 is a great price for a high-quality starter anal dildo. 

    Know that it's a great long-term investment — after all, you'll always need a warmup no matter how big are your stretching goals.


    Overall Best Anal Dildos For Most People (Dual Density)

    Every sex toy enthusiast knows that Vixen's Vixskin material is the most realistic feeling silicone dildo out there.

    Sure, other companies make dual-density dildos like Doc Johnson, Blush or Tantus, but Vixskin outperforms them all by just having the right combination of firm core and squishy outer layer.

    best dual density anal dildos compared

    In fact, if you'll do a blind test you'll have a hard time telling the difference between the real penis and Vixen dildo.

    This combination of dual-density makes for the best anal dildos. You want the material to be soft, but you don't want it to be too soft because you still need to pass those sphincters that will offer quite a bit of resistance.

    vixen mustang and outlaw dildos side by side

    Vixen Mustang is the best known and most loved of dual-density dildos. 

    You can get it in 4 colors — chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and that nice colored version. (and some stores carry even few extra colors)

    I've included also a few other dual-density dildo options, few variations by Vixen for you to have more shape choices:

    • Vixen Outlaw ($110-$140) — Outlaw is 9" insertable, 2" realistic looking, textured, yet straight dual-density dildo. If you check it on Shevibe, you might find it cheaper, plus there are 4 colors to choose from. Here's a video to see how it looks in real life.
    • Vixen Gambler ($150)—this is a slightly dual-density dildo — 10.5" insertable and 3" diameter, but keep in mind that it's squishy so it won't actually feel that wide. Choose this if you're looking for size upgrade and realism. It comes in 3 delicious colors. Here's a video to see how it looks in real life.
    • Tantus Gary o2 ($80–100)— Tantus also get's an honorary mention as they've made a high-quality dual-density dildo too. This dildo is firmer than Vixskin making it easier to insert anally. It has a highly realistic shape with quite a bit of texture and 7" insertable length, 1.5" diameter. Check also Shevibe shop, you might find Gary cheaper there.
    • Vixen Mustang ($100–$130) — For most people, it's the best dildo they've ever owned. It's not cheap but worth every penny and likely to last for a very long time. Check it also on Shevibe, you may find it cheaper there.

    Watch this brilliant Lily O'Riley Vixen Mustang review to learn more and see how dildo looks in real life:


    Big, Huge & Giant Anal Dildos For Deeply Filling Experience

    What if you're done with all the realistic size dildos and want something a LOT more challenging and filling?

    And we thought you'll never ask.

    massive and huge anal dildos for filling play

    What if you're done with all the realistic size dildos and want something a LOT more challenging and filling?

    And we thought you'll never ask.

    Mr. Hankey is hands down the best company to shop for huge size realistic and fantasy anal dildos.

    Most people love the fact that they can really customize their dildo size, firmness, and colors, but keep in mind that these things are not cheap.

    The bigger the toy gets the more material it uses and platinum cured silicone ain't cheap. The biggest toys weigh over 2kg, for example.

    Here's XXXCalibur dildo video to see in real life what I mean:

    If you want big — they have BIG.

    While here you'll see featured two of the most popular realistic dildos — XXXCalibur and Cyrus king, I invite you to browse their store for more size/shape/girth/texture options.

    extra long and thick anal dildos for realistic anal masturbation

    You'll find toys up to 16" insertable length and up to 4" diameter.

    Or if you want more check the horse dildo guide. After all, there is a saying “hung like a horse”.

    • XXXCalibur — is a fun curved toy that has easy to start with a tapered tip and manageable girth that slowly increases in diameter. While Hankey toys don't have a suction cup, you'll find it the least of your worries, and you can add Vac-U-Lock if you're looking to use it with fucking machine or harness.
    • Cyrus King XXXL — this dildo is shaped after the famous pornstar Cyrus King. It's very realistic, even though it reaches unrealistic sizes. Similar to XXXcalibur it starts smaller and slowly increases in girth which makes it a fun toy to play with.

    If you care about a suction cup, when you get a Vac-U-lock hole, get the Tantus suction cup accessory. It's the best one in business.

    how to get anal dildo with suction cup

    Oh, and you might notice that you can choose between two firmnesses — Medium Firm or 75% soft.

    Watch this video to understand the difference and pick size/firmness to your desires:


    Colon Snake: The Best Deep & Long Anal Dildos

    There's thrusting anally with dildos, and then there's a depth play.

    That's something else.

    best long deep anal dildos like colon snake and slink

    While you shouldn't probably start with these, is you love anal play you should get yourself at least Squarpeg Slink and experience how incredible keeping this toy in for a few hours can feel like.

    What's unique with deep anal dildos is that they are soft and bendy. They reach the places and depth that no ordinary straight/curved dildo would get to.

    One reason for it is that around 8" depth there is Sigmoid Flexure, which is a hard bend in the rectum. You need a toy that's just the right amount of softness to get there.

    squarepeg anal toys slink and colon snake compared

    As for the size, keep in mind your body dimensions, but I would suggest you get one size up so you can get deeper over time and don't need to buy another toy. 

    You will be surprised how deep you can go with these toys.

    Yes, there Squarepeg deep anal dildos are pricey, but they are worth the gold.

    Just read the reviews, you'll find it tough to find anyone who regretted taking the leap

    • SquarePeg Slink— these dildos go from 11.5" to 23”, are made from super soft silicone and are great for depth play enthusiasts. After you've mastered butt plugs and average size anal dildos, this is the next step.
    • SquarePeg Colon Snake — now, this is heavy-duty stuff. If anything around 20" isn't interesting anymore — this one goes till 40" length. Because it mixes the perfect amount of girth, softness, and length you can go DEEP. This kind of play is something else, out of the world if it's your thing.

    Here's how Slink looks in real life:


    How to Make Anal Masturbation Extremely Enjoyable

    First, know that thrusting is a lot different than simply using butt plugs.

    Yet the best way to prepare yourself for bigger anal dildos is to wear the biggest butt plug you can handle now for the long term.

    Make sure you start with some anal trainer kit and have 0.25"-0.3" increment toy collection (especially if you want to be able to handle girthier toys).

    If your end goal is pegging or anal sex (penis in the ass), practice thrusting by yourself with anal dildo first.


    Few important rules to keep in mind:

    • Take it slooow. Patience is the key to avoid damaging your rectal walls and have an enjoyable experience.
    • There is no such thing as too much lube. We talked about this already, but this is something that many miss. You want plenty of lubrication to make anal play great.
    • Avoid anal numbing or desensitizing creams — some anal toys come with these, and frankly, they are dangerous. You want to feel if something is causing pain and stop before any further damage is created. If you stretch too fast you can create fissures (tiny tears in skin). Tear too much and these fissures can be the entrance for infections.
    • Never put anything you put in the ass in the vagina (or mouth) — your ass contains quite a bit of bacteria and you should sanitize anal toy well if you want to use it in different holes. This also applies to fingers. Don't put a finger in the ass and then in the vagina. You can use nitrile gloves or condoms on the finger, and then you can mix the holes. Men have it easier here, but you gotta be careful in partner play.

    Do it right and you'll love (even become addicted) to anal play.

    It's an incredible additional source for pleasure. 

    It's lots of fun to conquer really big toys in your ass. 


    FAQ: Common Anal Play Questions Answered

    • How to avoid toy smelling like shit? — Usually, this problem has with porous toys from questionable materials like TPE, rubber, jelly. Getting a quality silicone toy is the first step. Then make sure you clean your anal dildos after every use. Silicone is boilable, bleachable, and finally spraying it with sex toy cleaner will seal the deal. Also consider getting a black anal dildo, since they don't show fecal matter as bright dildo would.
    • Worried about internal damage, overstretching and gaping — To have a good experience make sure you use plenty of lube, squirt it inside and stretch slowly. If it starts to hurt you can stop, give it a rest and try again till your sphincter gets used to being stretched. Don't worry about gaping — after a few minutes sphincter will always get back to normal. And this is also the case with stretching. If you stretch to larger toys and then stop for a few weeks, your sphincter will get tight again and you'll need to start from scratch. 
    • How to keep my ass clean and avoid shitty experiences?Well, if you play in backdoor some mess is to be expected no matter how hard you clean. But even regular douching is not really healthy, so it's advisable that you adjust your diet. If you eat plenty of fiber — like fruits & veggies, raw celery, your ass will be A LOT cleaner. Hah, didn't expect diet advice in anal dildo guide? 😉

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    Bringing It Together

    Now you're armed with all the best tools (ahem, anal dildos) to have incredible thrusting /pegging/conquering experience.

    Curious to hear about your experience, the best tips, and which is your favorite anal dildo.

    We hope this guide was helpful to you, and if you want more check other anal toy guides here.

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