32 Of The Best Dildos For Women & All Types Of Play (2024)

After testing different dildo types over the years, I’ve narrowed it down to 32 of the best dildos, so you’ll find the right one for you here. Read on:

best dildos

Whether you’re looking for something basic dildo or something a little more interesting like a sex toy for beginners, there’s something here for you! 

Dildos come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so we’re looking at the best examples in many different categories. 

But first, here are the Top 3 best dildos overall.

Best Fantasy Dildo

Mr. Hankey’s Dragon is the best dildo for fantasy lovers. Great material, beautiful stimulating scaly design and awesome size make it a beast worth slaying over and over. 

Most Realistic Dildo

If you want something more realistic, Vixen Mustang could be mistaken for a real dong in a blind test. The dual-density silicone is astonishingly lifelike and you can even heat it up to body temperature for more realism! 

Best Glass Dildo

How about something glass and gorgeous? Crystal Delights Dildo is a complicated name for a simple glass design. It’s smooth and glidey, great for temperature play, works with any lube and it’s harness compatible. Beautiful and versatile!

The Best Dildos In Every Category

Most Realistic Dildo

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Vixen Mustang

Best Fantasy Dildo

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Mr. Hankey’s Dragon

Best Glass Dildo

Crystal Delights Harness Smooth Dildo

Crystal Delights Harness Smooth

Platinum Silicone
Pyrex Glass
8.5” to 14”


Cyrus King XXXL

Mr. Hankey’s Cyrus King


Thruster Prime


The Rabbit

The Rabbit By Mr. Hankey

Platinum Silicone
Platinum Silicone
7” – 13”


Mr. Hankey’s Seahorse

Mr. Hankey’s Seahorse


Mr. Hankey’s Taintacle


Lovehoney Curved

The Rabbit By Mr. Hankey

Platinum Silicone
Platinum Silicone
8.75” – 14”

Fantasy Dildos

Best Fantasy Dildo

1. Mr. Hankey’s Dragon

  • Intricate details
  • Compatible with strap-ons and sex machines 
  • Super-stimulating texture
  • “Small” is still big

Diving right in with the big and scaley, we’ve got Mr. Hankey’s Dragon. It comes in 4 sizes, from a mouth-watering 8.5 inches long to a terrifying 14. 

And because of the prominent textures of the bony plates and scales, you really feel it every inch of the way. 

It’s beautifully designed and made, with the option for a vac-u-lock attachment that lets you hook it up to a sex machine for hands-free action.


2. Mr. Hankey’s Taintacle

  • Curved for g-spot and p-spot stimulation
  • Suckers give a unique sensation
  • Not compatible with harnesses

From the depths of the ocean comes Mr. Hankey’s Taintacle. It’s long, thick, and detailed, with curves that push against your g-spot or p-spot and smooth suckers that give your skin some extra stimulation. 

It’s great for vaginal or anal play and comes in 3 sizes, from 8 inches long to 14 inches. Whatever size you choose, it will fulfill your tentacle fantasies and stretch you out.

Check out other great toys in our best tentacle dildo guide. 

3. Geeky Sex Toys’ Drodong

  • Tapered head for easier insertion 
  • Not too big for most users
  • Only one size and firmness

If you want the dragon feeling without the dragon size, then Drodong might be your ideal choice. 

It has all of the great attention to detail and scaled horny texture of Mr. Hankey’s Dragon, but it comes in at a relatively modest 7 inches insertable length and 6 inches in circumference at the widest. 

That makes it more suitable for fantasists who are not size queens. 

Drodong also has a narrow head for easier anal play, and the spikes at the bottom really add to the aesthetic. 

Huge Dildos

If you are into large dildos, you should read our best large dildos guide.


1. Mr. Hankey’s Cyrus King

  • Huge and realistic
  • Veined texture for extra stimulation
  • Falls over if you stand it up sometimes

When someone says “giant highly realistic silicone dildo”, the first thing I think of is Mr. Hankey’s Cyrus King. Because, you know, I’m always having conversations about giant highly realistic silicone dildos. 

Modeled after porn star Cyrus King, this dildo has 4 size options from a manageable 7” all the way up to 13”. It’s thick, too – this thing will stretch you out! 

I love the attention to detail that went into this. Everything from the veins and the nice pronounced head to the wrinkles on the balls shows the care that went into it. 

Plus it’s harness compatible and has an option for vac-u-lock. 


2. Mr. Hankey’s Seahorse

  • Lots of ridges and bumpy texture 
  • Beautiful metallic green color option
  • Needs a lot of lube

Taking the Seahorse in slowly you feel every ridge and bump as they “pop” through you. It’s fantastic. 

It comes in 4 color options including metallic green and some inferior colors that are not metallic green. 

The Seahorse needs a lot of lube to enable you to take all the deep ridged texture, so make sure you stock up. 


3. King Cock

  • Great value for size and feel 
  • Pretty realistic
  • PVC is quite hard

King Cock comes in a variety of sizes going up to 12 inches long, perfect for the thrifty size queen. 

It has a nice G-spot hitting curve and most versions have a built-in suction cup, so it’s versatile and orgasmic. It’s even harness-compatible. 

King Cock is made of PVC and is quite firm, so make sure you have enough lube to hand. 

Fisting Dildos


1. Doc Johnson Belladonna’s Magic Hand

  • Detailed finger shape
  • Flexible and durable
  • No base

Slim enough that a fisting newbie can enjoy it, but big enough that they’ll get a good stretch. Belladonna sure has some lovely hands if this model is anything to go by. 

It’s well-detailed with knuckles and skin creases, so you get some extra sensation taking it in slowly. 

And costing less than $50, the Magic Hand is perfect for anyone who wants to get fisted physically but not financially. 

2. Doc Johnson Belladonna Bitch Fist

  • Lifelike details
  • A real challenge
  • Not suitable for beginner

So you’ve tried Belladonna’s Magic Hand and you want to graduate from fisting to punching. Yes, it’s called punching if you use a closed fist. 

Belladonna’s Bitch Fist is a closed fist that takes a lot more work to insert since there’s very little taper and the widest point is about 10 inches in circumference. 

It has the same nice details as the Magic Hand, with fingernails and skin creases you can feel when you take it all in slowly. 

You’ll need to warm up a lot with smaller toys before moving on to this eye-watering challenge. 

3. All Black Fisting Dildo

  • Quite comfortable for a fist
  • Long enough for depth play
  • Not that wide

The All Black Fisting Dildo is a happy medium between the stretched sensation of fisting and the ease of use of a dildo. 

It’s very tapered and the widest point is manageable for anyone with some experience taking in large objects. Compared to the Bitch Fist it’s almost easy! 

But it’s still thick enough to satisfy, and an impressive 15 inches of length means it’s suitable for depth play.

Thickest Dildos

Here is just a sneak peek of a few best options. For more, I suggest checking our recently updated best thickest dildo guide.


1. The Rabbit by Mr. Hankey

  • Tapered for a gradual stretch
  • Great for squatting and riding
  • Width makes it awkward to hold in your hand

The Rabbit is ideal for hopping on and lowering yourself onto as it stretches you out. 

It features a narrow head that widens out smoothly and opens you up. The curve makes it easier to find your G-spot and produce some gushing orgasms. 

It’s not so good for holding and using on yourself since the base is so thick. At least for my small hands. Better for those who like to get on top and fill themselves hands-free. 

2. Buck Vixskin

  • Luscious dual-density silicone
  • Comfortable at any speed
  • Suction cup isn’t the best

With a soft, squishy outside and a firm core, Buck feels super realistic inside you. The thickness is easier to take than you’d think thanks to the dual-density silicone. 

Buck feels great in your hand or anywhere else you want to put it. And being silicone, it’s easy to clean – you can even boil it safely to sterilize it. 

You can put it in a harness too for extra-realistic strap-on sessions. 

3. Mr. Universe

  • Lovely soft material 
  • Filling and stretching
  • Not for beginners

Unlike a fist, which has a super-wide point that tapers out, Mr. Universe starts out thick and stays that way. 

There’s hardly any taper to work up to – it’s 0-100 in intensity right away. 

Once you get past the head, you’re treated to some exaggerated veiny textures that keep things interesting as Mr. Universe stretches you out to the brim. 

Most Realistic Dildos

We’ve made a separate article showcasing the best and most realistic dildos. You can check it out here.

Most Realistic Dildo

1. Vixen Mustang

  • Dual-density silicone
  • Curved to hit the g-spot
  • Poor suction cup 
  • Attracts dust and lint

Vixskin is some of the best material for lifelike penis sensations. It was great on Buck, and it’s just as good if not better with Mustang here. 

The dual-density silicone is a wonder to behold. Put a drop or two of water-based lube on the shaft and it’s hard to tell it apart from a real dick. 

It’s nicely curved for G-spot stimulation and the whole thing feels smooth and reactive. 

The material is a dust magnet, so you’ll want to keep it in a bag or a storage box (not included). Luckily, Mustang is super easy to clean. 

Oh yeah, and it’s temperature-responsive. That means you can heat it up in warm water and make it even more realistic. 

2. RealCock 2 Dirk

  • Almost scarily realistic
  • Free-floating balls are fun to play with
  • Awkward to hold if you have small hands

When you take Dirk out of the packaging, you say “holy crap that’s a real penis.” It’s almost scary just how detailed and realistic he is. 

Dirk is big, measuring 8.5 inches long by 2 inches in diameter, so there’s plenty of him to love. 

And those balls… they actually float like real testicles. You can roll them around in your hands, squeeze them like a stress ball… they’re awesome. 

At $500, Dirk is not exactly a mass-market dildo, but if you have the cash and you’re looking for the most real fake penis on the planet, you found it. 

3. Naked Addiction Dual Density Dildo

  • Strong suction cup is good for riding
  • Affordable dual-density dildo
  • Skin tone is a little off

If you want the luxurious feeling of dual-density at a reasonable price, Naked Addiction has you covered. 

It’s got that nice and soft loose skin feel around the outside, and a firm core that keeps it upright. 

Naked addiction is great for riding thanks to the strong suction cup that keeps it attached to whatever you’re sticking it to, so you can really get into the cowgirl. 

It’s a nice manageable size – 6 inches insertable and 1.5 in diameter – so it’s suitable for almost anyone. 

And it comes in a storage bag to keep the dust off. A great value pick for a realistic-feeling dildo. 

Thrusting Dildos

Here is just a sneak peek of a few best options. For more, I suggest checking our recently updated best thrusting dildo guide.


1. Thruster Prime

  • Very customizable 
  • Great battery life
  • Quite loud

The Velvet Thruster Prime is practically a fucking machine you can hold in your hand. There are a ton of customization options. You choose which dildo head you want from 5 different options, then the color and whatever accessories you want too. 

It can thrust up to 140 times a minute, which is faster than most penis-owners can manage. And the motor is strong enough to keep pushing even with resistance! 

They claim the battery will last for up to 8 hours, but realistically it’s more like 4 to 6. Which is still amazing.

If you want the sex machine experience in a handheld package, you could do a lot worse than the Thruster Prime. 

If you want to see our in-depth comparison of all Velvet Thrusters, check out our Velvet Thruster Review.

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2. Fun Factory Bi Stronic Fusion

  • Stimulates g-spot and clit simultaneously
  • Powerful motors
  • Long charging time

It might sound like a Star Trek weapon, but the Bi Stronic Fusion is actually a rabbit vibrator/pulsator combo. That means it vibrates and thrusts at the same time. 

The shaft is nice and thick but not too daunting, with a gentle curve to stimulate your g-spot. 

And the external arm gives strong vibrations. The wings help keep some vibration on your important bits even when you’re moving around and feel really nice on the labia if you keep still.

Whether you’re holding it, using it hands-free, or having someone else use it on you, the Bi Stronic Fusion is a must-have combination toy if you crave dual-action. 

3. Naked Addiction Freak

  • Realistic thrusting dildo 
  • Spins, thrusts, and vibrates
  • Short battery life

Vibrates? Cool. Thrusts? Great. Rotates? Very nice. 

How about all 3 at the same time? 

That’s what the Naked Addiction Freak offers. It has 7 movement options and 7 vibration speeds, so you can mix and match to find your ideal combination. 

The dildo itself is soft, realistic silicone with nice skin folds and veins for added texture. 

AND it has a remote so you don’t have to keep fiddling with buttons to change the motions. 

For other great options, see our best rotating dildo guide.

Glass Dildos

Best Glass Dildo

1. Crystal Delights Harness Smooth

  • Great for temperature play
  • Harness compatible
  • Lack of texture might be boring for some

A smooth, simple design with satisfying weight and a nice rounded head for g-spot stimulation. 

This Crystal Delights offering keeps it simple, and I like that a lot. It’s 5.5 inches long and 1.4 in diameter, so it’s easy for anyone to use. 

And the flared base makes it suitable for anal play, while also being harness compatible. Plus temperature play is on the table since the borosilicate glass is heat-resistant. 

2. Spartacus Blown Large

  • Lots of texture for a glass dildo 
  • Large and filling
  • Awkward to hold

If you like the look of glass but fancy something with a bit more heft, try this. 

Spartacus is 7 inches insertable by 1.5 inches, so it’s a nice big glass cock. It has a veiny texture and a pronounced head with a lovely coronal ridge that rubs the g-spot very nicely indeed. 

Thanks to the glass balls it will stand up easily on its own, however, that does make it a bit tricky to hold. Better to grab around the base of the shaft rather than the testicles. Much like a real penis. 

3. Crystal Heart of Glass Dildo

  • Pretty design
  • Also good for anal play
  • Can’t stand it upright

Easily one of the most adorable things you want to put inside yourself, the Crystal Heart is both aesthetic and practical. 

The heart on the base looks good and makes it easy to hold, while the beaded design feels great going in and out slowly. 

Having a base like that means it’s also suited for anal play, and of course, being glass it’s non-porous, easy to clean, and temperature-resistant. 

Squirting Dildos

1. Dorcel Strap-On-Me

  • Grooves make it harness-compatible
  • Firm and flexible
  • Can’t ride it

The Dorcel Strap-On-Me is made of body-safe silicone and measures 7.2 inches insertable length and 1.4 inches wide, so it’s a good size for most people. 

It’s a smooth design without much texture, however, the coronal ridge feels great on the g-spot or p-spot. 

But the real draw of the Strap-On-Me is the harness compatibility. Many squirting dildos don’t work for strap-on fun because the cum tube gets in the way. 

The Strap-On-Me has grooves in the bottom for the cum tube to slot into, leaving a flat base that’s compatible with O-ring harnesses. Perfect for cum play or gender expression. 

2. Evolved Novelties Big Shot

  • Vibrates and squirts
  • Suction cup for riding
  • Very firm material

Let’s say you’re looking for a squirting dildo, but you want one you can ride. 

Big Shot is the best thing for you. With its strong suction cup, you can hop on and grind on it to your heart’s content. 

It vibrates too! So you can get double the pleasure out of it. 

There are two buttons: one controls the 10-function vibrator, and the other one is for squirting. 

So you get a body-safe, vibrating dildo that squirts automatically – no need for a syringe. How cool is that!? 

3. Natural Realskin

  • No need for a cum tube
  • Affordable squirting dildo 
  • Made of TPE, not easy to clean

The Natural Realskin is easy to fill up with “cum” and also quite funny: you dip the tip into the liquid of your choice and squeeze the balls to vacuum it up. I giggled, not gonna lie. 

To make it squirt you just squeeze the balls again whenever you’re ready. 

The Natural Realskin is nice and soft with a pleasing texture. 

Unfortunately, it’s made of TPE, not silicone, so that means you have to be extra careful when cleaning it and be aware that it won’t last forever. 

But it’s affordable squirting fun. So that’s nice. 

Inflatable Dildos

1. Vibrating G-Spot Pleaser

  • Inflates and vibrates
  • Big maximum size
  • Weak vibration when inflated

This thing does exactly what its name suggests – pleases your G-spot. The curve is at a great angle for stimulation, and while it’s deflated the vibrations are satisfying. 

You use a hand pump to inflate the Pleaser, which goes up to 8 inches in circumference for a delicious stretched feeling. Once it’s fully inflated you can’t feel much of the vibrations, though it doesn’t really matter if you’re enjoying being full. 

The G-Spot Pleaser’s vibrator takes AA batteries, so make sure you stock up!

2. Fetish Fantasy Ass Blaster

  • Textured head and ribbed shaft
  • Convenient quick-release valve
  • The tip doesn’t inflate much

If you want something big to go in your ass and get even bigger, the Fetish Fantasy Ass Blaster could be ideal for you. 

It’s a sleek black affair with a nice head and ribbing for extra stimulation on the way in. 9 inches of insertable length means there’s a lot to take. 

And once it’s inside you can inflate it up to twice its original size using the hand pump. 

The material is pretty thick and doesn’t feel like a flimsy balloon, unlike many inflatable dildos. So it won’t let you down. 

3. Trinity Vibes 11 Inch Inflatable Dildo

  • Big and filling
  • Easy to handle
  • Not for beginners

If the 9-inch Ass Blaster isn’t enough for you, try this 11 inch monster from Trinity Vibes. 

It’s a similar design, with a coronal ridge and veiny texture running down the shaft. While deflated it’s quite soft, so it’s not as hard to insert as you might think judging from the size. That said, it’s still too wide to be suitable for anyone new to girthy toys. 

And it actually gets stiffer and harder once you pump it up! So it’s quite a stretch whatever hole you’re putting it in. 

If you’re feeling ambitious and you wanna get pumped hard, this is the toy for you. 

Suction Cup Dildos


1. Lovehoney Curved

  • Affordable hands-free fun 
  • You can put a bullet in the base to make it vibrate
  • Quite firm

It’s easy to find a dildo with a suction cup. 

BUT it’s quite hard to find one that works well. 

So this Lovehoney Curved Dildo is a godsend, especially at this price. 

The suction cup built into the base lets you stick it to any hard, flat surface and rest assured it won’t come off easily. 

And the hollow shaft means you can even slip a bullet vibe into the base to turn the whole thing into a vibrator. 

All for less than $30 (not including a bullet). That’s a steal. 

2. Calexotics Shower Stud

  • Waterproof 
  • Robust suction cup
  • Multi-speed vibrator
  • Hard to change vibration speed while you’re riding it

The Shower Stud is a realistic-feeling dildo with a spongey head and a hard core, a bit like a dual-density dildo. 

But this one packs a strong suction cup and a twist-controlled vibrator for good measure. Perfect for fun in the shower with a partner or alone. That’s right – it’s fully waterproof! 

I love when affordable toys are also versatile, and the Shower Stud ticks those boxes. 

3. NS Novelties Colours Soft

  • High-quality silicone
  • Big but still sticks to surfaces

As a general rule, the bigger and heavier a dildo is, the harder it is to create a suction cup that actually works for it. 

Well NS Novelties have managed it with no issues at all. It’s a big, 8 inch by 2-inch dildo that comes in black, blue, or purple. 

A detailed realistic texture and big head give you lots of internal stimulation. 

And it’s silicone, which means it’s totally body-safe and easier to clean. It should last longer than a soft plastic dildo, too. 

A great dildo for anyone who wants a suction cup dildo that fills them nicely. 

Vibrating Dildos

Thought vibrating dildos were all the same? Nuh-uh, honey. Check out the cool features of these vibing beasts.

1. Desire Luxury Strapless Strap-on

  • Good for same-sex couples and pegging
  • Strong vibrations
  • Not as stable as a harness

If you have a vagina and you want to penetrate someone, you have two options. 

You can get a harness and a compatible dildo… 

…Or you can try a strapless strap-on like the Lovehoney Desire Luxury. 

It’s made of flexible silicone that bends to fit both you and your partner. 

And it vibrates with 12 speeds and 8 patterns, so there’s bound to be something you can both get off with. Not to mention the rabbit ears for the wearer’s clit! 

Strapless dildos feel more intimate and close than a harness, but the cost is that it’s less stable. So if you like to hump vigorously, you’ll probably want to choose a normal strap-on.

But if you want to feel closer to your partner with the bonus of powerful vibration, you could do a lot worse than this. 

2. Fun Factory Big Boss

  • Very rumbly vibration
  • Loop handle makes it easier to hold
  • Flexible
  • Battery life isn’t great

You know what’s weird? There aren’t many big vibrators. 

At least, there aren’t many good ones that both fill you up and give strong, deep vibrations. 

So Big Boss is a breath of fresh air. Or a gasp of pleasure. 

It’s 9 inches long and 2 inches wide, so it should satisfy even the size queens. 

And those vibrations! Deep. Rumbly. Delicious. It gets all up in your guts and hits you like an earthquake. 

The loop handle makes it easy to hold on to, even while it’s shaking your brains out. 

So for once, you don’t need to sacrifice inches for buzz. Isn’t that nice? 

The History of the Dildo Sex Toy

Did you know that the history of dildos dates all the way back to the Stone Age?

Yes, you read that right! Our neolithic ancestors were running around carving cocks out of stone long before we were born.

Sounds kinky, doesn’t it?

The oldest dildo ever found was discovered in a cave in Germany and dated back to about 26,000 BCE.

It was carved from siltstone and measures 8 inches, giving you an idea of just how creative our ancestors really were.

Archaeologists believe it may have served as a sex toy given its smooth polished surface.

Fast forward, during the Renaissance, dildos became an art form and status symbol too.

Some affluent women during that time would even have their servants carve dildos out of ivory for them.

Nowadays, dildos are available everywhere, and you can get your hands on a wide range of designs, from soft and squishy to hard and firm.

There’s a dildo for everyone!

Where does the word “dildo” come from?

There are a few theories as to where the word “dildo” came from.

One theory is that it comes from the Italian word “diletto.” This refers to a “woman’s delight.”

Another theory suggests that it comes from the Latin word “dilatare,” which means “to open wide.

Both meanings seem pretty plausible. Either way, we’re glad people started using it because it’s a lot easier than explaining what a dildo actually is.

Why Use a Dildo?

First things first: a dildo is a fantastic masturbation aid

It is a versatile toy that can be used in all sorts of ways.

Not only will it help you release your sexual tension, but it can also be used to train yourself to orgasm.

Dildos can be used to stimulate the G-spot and clitoris, which can lead to stronger orgasms.

And if you’re not ready to jump into penetrative sex, then a dildo can be used as a substitute until you feel more comfortable.

On top of this, dildos are a great addition to any couple’s sex life.

Let’s be honest, nothing beats natural sex.

But there are times when you need a little something extra in the bedroom.

A dildo can be a great way to spice up your love life and help you explore new avenues of pleasure. This toy can be used for foreplay, which can help you build excitement and anticipation for the main event.

It’s important to remember that dildos aren’t just for G-spot and clitoral stimulation. They (especially the vibrating kind) can also be used to stimulate other erogenous zones, including your anus, nipples, and even your partner’s perineum.

Difference between a dildo and a vibrator?

While they both serve the same purpose, there are differences between these two sex toys.

The biggest difference between the two is the most obvious one. Dildos DON’T vibrate. Vibrators DO.

Vibrators allow for a wide variety of massaging sensations that can’t be achieved with a dildo.

These can range from moderate to intense, but most importantly, they can be controlled by the user.

On the other hand, some people prefer the sensation of a dildo. Some people don’t like vibrations and find them distracting or even annoying.

Lastly, dildos are also more portable since they don’t rely on batteries and power cords.

Buying Guide: How To Choose The Right Dildo For You

Choosing Dildo Material

You can make a dildo out of a wide variety of materials, but some are more suited to the task than others. Let’s take a look at the most common. 

Jelly Dildos

A combination of plastic and plasticizers to make it softer and more wobbly. Jelly is ultra-flexible and squishy, but frequently contains phthalates, which are harmful to the body. 

TPE, Cyberskin, UltraSkyn, And TradeMarked Materials

TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) is a common material used by many sex toy companies. It’s a kind of soft plastic that’s extra soft and skin-like to the touch. That’s why TPE blends are very common in male masturbators, like Fleshlights. It’s not as ubiquitous as a dildo material since it’s very soft. 

TPE is also porous, meaning that bacteria and other nasties can get into the material if you don’t clean it thoroughly – and even then, it doesn’t last forever. 


Silicone is the top dildo material in many peoples’ books. It’s body-safe and non-porous, so it won’t collect microbes. That means it’s easy to clean. 

Silicone is firm yet soft and smooth, which makes it a perfect fit for dildos.

Toys made from silicone can retain body heat and resist high temperatures, so you can boil it to sterilize it! 

You can find more about silicone dildos in our article here if you’re interested.


Metal dildos can be made of stainless steel, aluminum, or some alloy. 

Stainless steel is the king here. It’s easy to clean, and good luck trying to break a stainless steel dildo! It’s also an expensive material, so you can’t expect to find one for ten bucks. 

Aluminum or cheaper alloys can be fine, but only if they come from a reputable manufacturer you know and trust. 


Glass dildos are often gorgeous to look at. They’re smooth, easy to clean and quite tough. 

When shopping for a glass dildo, choose borosilicate glass. It’s stronger and resists temperature extremes better than normal soda-lime glass. 


Carved into the desired shape and then lacquered to make it more resistant to moisture and bacteria. 

Wood has a charming aesthetic and each dildo looks unique due to the grain. And no, a proper wood dildo won’t give you splinters! 


These also retain heat and can keep warm for up to 20 minutes, and are body-safe.


This takes us back to the Hohle Fels Phallus for reference.

Currently, stone dildos get crafted and polished from granite. And apart from their function as sex toys, you can also appreciate them as art pieces.

Dildo Sizes

Dildos range in size from “smaller than average” to “bigger than any human who ever lived”, and every size in between. 

As a general rule, it’s more important to pay attention to girth than length. If you get a dildo that’s too long, you can just use less of it. But if it’s too thick, you have to either train yourself to take it, or it’s a waste of money. 

So what’s the perfect dildo size? Whichever you prefer!


As you might expect, there are many dildo manufacturers out there. But not all of them make the cut. Here are a few of the most reputable dildo manufacturers to give you a head start on your search.

  • Hankey’s Toys –  Our go-to shop for high-quality fantasy dildos and realistic dildos. All dildos are made from platinum-cure silicone ranging in firmness level and size, from XS (they’re still a large size for most other dildo companies) up to a whopping 4XL.
  • Doc Johnson – One of the oldest yet remains one biggest names in the industry. They have developed a reputation for producing over 2,500 different types of sex toys, including dildos, over the past four decades.
  • VixenOffers hand-crafted artisan dildos that are made with top-quality materials. In fact, every Vixen dildo is crafted from high-grade silicone, which makes it comfortable, safe, and hypoallergenic. And each product is individually inspected to ensure that it meets strict manufacturing standards.
  • Fun Factory – The German company committed to developing products that are high-end, safe, and, as its name implies, fun! They launched the first-ever body-safe, non-phallic, harness-compatible dildo in the world, known as the classic Paddy Penguin. They’re also the first to manufacture colorful dildos and rechargeable vibrators.
  • LELO – The Swedish company that introduced a new level of luxury into the sex toy industry. Their vibrating dildos feature a fusion of technology and design that will surely capture your eyes.

There are still A LOT of manufacturers of high-quality dildos out there that we haven’t covered in this guide.

Pro Tip

Consider checking for quality, money-back guarantees, customer service availability, positive reviews, etc. If you’re looking for reputable online stores selling high-quality toys, our two best recommendations are SheVibe and Lovehoney.

Types Of Dildo

There are a lot of dildo types. Here’s a quick rundown of the main ones. 


Admired for their looks as well as the unique sensations they have to offer, fantasy dildos are some of the most creative designs you can find. 

Many draw inspiration from mythical beings, such as: 

  • Dragon Dildos – Dragons are a staple of fantasy and myth in many cultures around the world, and they’re probably the most famous type of fantasy dildo. They’re often scaled or otherwise intricately textured, and many manufacturers offer customization options. They can also be huge if that’s what you’re after. 
  • Zombie Dildos – Often frightening to look at, but highly textured and detailed. Some even glow in the dark! 
  • Werewolf Dildos – These frequently have knots in the shaft, similar to dog dildos, but with more variation in the design. 
  • Alien Dildos – Crazy designs from hooks to tentacles to whatever else your sci-fi-drenched imagination can think of.


Dildos that draw inspiration from real-world creatures. The best animal dildos include: 

  • Walrus Dildos – Walruses are famous for their great size and tusks that reach up to 3 feet long. But that’s not the only thing about them that’s big! Walrus dildos are ridged, bulging, and massive. Great for size queens. 
  • Dog Dildos – Characterized by the trademark known in the middle of the shaft, dog dildos are exactly what you might expect. They’re pretty common and made of all sorts of materials from silicone to PVC. And since there are many options, you can find ones with attachments and different details to suit your desires. 
  • Horse Dildos – like dog dildos, they’re designed to look like the anatomy of a stallion. They’re long, uniquely shaped and many have attachment and style choices too. 


Strap-ons are great for women who have sex with women, couples who are into pegging, or even DP. 

They consist of a harness you wear and a dildo that’s attached to the harness. 

Strap-ons are versatile and useful in many different scenarios. So if you’re interested in pegging, you should grab one. Or even make one yourself

Double Strap-Ons

Not to be confused with double-ended dildos. The harness typically comes with space for two dildos.

This means you may use it either for double penetration of one partner or for simultaneous penetration of both the giver and the receiver.

And in case you’re curious, they’re mostly made either from silicone, TPE, soft plastic, or jelly rubber. 

Female Strap-Ons

Female strap-ons are fantastic for lesbian and hetero couples as they’re both easy to use and light. These strap-ons look like a dildo with a wearable base. That part is placed inside the wearer’s vagina so that lovers can enjoy penetration without additional straps.

Hollow Strap-Ons

Suppose you’re suffering from ED, decreased sensitivity, or want a sturdier size enhancer. In that case, consider hollow strap ons.

This category of dildos is sort of an upgraded version of penis sleeves. It includes a harness worn around your waist and a hollow penile sleeve attached at its front. Men can insert their penis in the open sleeve and enjoy bigger girths and lengths.

Inflatable Dildos

Inflatable Dildos are a great way to go if you want to push your limits. Once inside, you pump them with air to make them expand, leaving you filled up. 

As these come made of latex and rubber, make sure you clean them well and keep them to yourself.

Anal Dildos

How are anal dildos different from ‘normal’ ones? The main difference is that most anal dildos have a slightly tapered tip. This makes it easier to insert and also helps it rest against the prostate (if you have one of those). 

You can opt for silicone options if you want something soft to ride. Alternatively, you can go for the glass/stainless-steel options if you’re looking for durability.

Chin Dildos

Chin Dildos have a unique use as they get worn over faces/chins instead of the waist. Their basic design entails a mouth gag and a protruding penis that extends upwards when worn. Using them involves having a partner strap them over their face and lie down face-up. Next, you slide yourself onto it, letting your partner enjoy the view of your crotch as you thrust.

More suited to BDSM scenes than “regular” use. 

Dildo Balls

If you’re looking to get pleasured while burning a few calories, then dildo balls may suit you. You climb onto the bouncy ball part, put the dildo part inside you, and bounce away! 

Double-Ended Dildo

More like the proverbial double-edged sword, double-ended dildos will serve two at a go. They have penis heads on both ends and could work great in Vag-Ass, Vag-Vag, and Ass-Ass.

They come in various materials and colors. They also have different lengths for different experiences.

Suction Cup Dildos

For a hands-free experience you have to consider suction cup dildos. They have a circular and cut-off base that allows them to attach to smooth, flat surfaces such as a mirror or the edge of a bathtub. 

You can also attach them to sex machines for a different experience.

Squirting Dildos

These have a tube running through them that allow them to mimic ejaculation. 

And they normally use a thick, semen-like substance to give the real cum experience. 

Hence, why they’re called squirting dildos.

Being filled up by your favorite dildo can be a great experience. Just check the liquid you’re using doesn’t contain any allergens. 

Male Torso Dildos

Dildos are good. But do you know what’s better? Dildos attached to a torso!

If you miss pressing your body against another’s as you play with your dildo, male torso dildos are the way to go.


How to use a dildo sex toy without getting hurt?

All good things take time. And so does using dildos.

To avoid getting hurt or causing unnecessary discomfort, the first thing you need to do is to choose the right kind of dildo.

I know, I know – there are tons of different designs and materials. So what do you choose?

Well, if you’re a newbie, try out a smaller and softer dildo to get a feel for it.

If you’re already comfortable using it, you should go for something a little bigger and harder.

You’ll probably have to experiment a bit to find the perfect size.

Remember to start off gently and gradually increase the speed and pressure over time.

Read our guide on how to use a dildo to learn more techniques.

How To Clean And Care For My Dildo? 

First, check the manufacturer’s instructions. If your dildo has any specific maintenance needs, they’ll tell you. 

If it’s a non-porous material like silicone or glass, it’s super easy to clean. Just use a mild soap (unscented is best) and warm water, then leave to dry. 

Porous materials are a bit trickier, but again a mild soap and water will normally do the trick. Use paper towels to get rid of excess water and leave to dry in a well-ventilated place. Moisture is not your friend with these materials. 

What’s The Best Way To Store My Dildo? 

Just like with cleaning you should check what the manufacturers say about storing their products, but here are the general best tips. 

Always store dildos in a cool, dry place. And try to keep them from touching each other as certain materials can interact with and warp each other. 

Wrap up dildos individually, either in storage bags, boxes, whatever does the job. This helps keep them separated and also stops them from getting covered in dust.

Which type of lube is best for dildos?

Since dildos aren’t like penises that produce natural lubrication during intercourse, you’ll need some extra help if you’re planning to use a dildo.

Luckily, there are plenty of lubes out there that can keep you nice and slippery!

However, not all lubes are created equal.

The most important thing to consider when choosing a lube is whether it’s safe and compatible with your dildo.

Nowadays, most sex toys are made from silicone. And while silicone is body-safe, be aware that it can react to oil and silicone-based lubes.

To ensure that your dildo doesn’t get damaged, always look for water-based lubes.

If you want something extra special, then you can try a flavored one.


The world of dildos can be vast and confusing, so hopefully, this has cleared up some of the mystery. 

Now you’re armed with knowledge, you can get out there and find something to get in there! 

Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore (she/her) is our resident sex expert at SexualAlpha. She’s a certified sex therapist with a Ph.D. in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Aliyah is a proud Black, bi-sexual femme passionate about empowering minority voices to embrace their sexuality and identity. She loves to write about everything sexual wellness and gives no-nonsense sex and relationship advice.

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