13 Best Dual Density Dildos In 2022 (Silicone & Double Layer)

We tested all the best dual density or dual layered dildos out there in 2022. In this guide, we rate the softest, most realistic, good cheap dildos of all sex toys all in one place! Read on:

dual density dildo

Once you go dual density, you can never go back.

Dual density dildo feels more a realistic dildo than its single-layered counterparts because of the contrast: soft outer layer, firm core. It pretty much feels like an erect penis! You know, how the skin moves as you grip its hard-on.

It’s also the sweet middle ground of not-flopping-around and not-painfully-rigid. Soft for easy insertion yet stable enough for thrusting so that you can target your pleasure hotspots comfortably.

Lots and lots of double density dildos are around. So what’s the best dual-density dildo? Well, the best for one person might not be what’s best for you. Of course, there’s no single correct answer – as long as they’re made in silicone!

Are you on a budget? Do you want the most realistic dildo? Are you looking for a large dildo or one to stimulate your G-spot or P-spot?

Don’t worry. We’ve got it covered. To start, here are the top three best double density dildos you can find:

SexualAlpha Top Pick

The Vixen Mustang VixSkin toy offers the best realism for its price and the right balance of its dual density – squishy outer layer and firm inner core. Mustang’s shaft curves upward at just the best angle to stimulate your G-spot or P-spot. It also has a ridged texture under the head that adds more stimulation as you thrust it.

Budget Pick

The Blush Neo Elite toy is a budget-friendly dual-density dildo that packs a lot for its price. It has a realistic dildo design – veiny shaft, swollen balls, bulbous head – on a dildo in more fun colors (neon pink and orange!). It’s also just the right size for beginners.

Upgrade Pick

The Rolls-Royce of double density dildos, the RealCock 2 Dirk toy is the most realistic dildo you can buy. Each dildo is handcrafted with the most careful details of a real penis and comes in three layers, so it feels just like a real penis. Its floating balls also add to the lifelike sexperience with the Dirk toy.


Best Dual Density Dildos of 2022

Budget Pick

dual density dildo

Blush Neo Elite

SexualAlpha Top Pick

dual density dildo

Vixen Mustang VixSkin

Upgrade Pick

real cocks dual density

RealCock 2 Dirk

Total length:
7.5”
7.5”
8.5”
Insertable length:
5.5”
6.5”
7.5”
Diameter:
1.5”
1.59” 
2”
dual density dildos

SexualAlpha Top Pick

1. Vixen Mustang (VixSkin)

Material:
Silicone
Total length:
7.5”
Insertable length:
6.5”
Diameter:
1.59”
Suction cup base:
Yes
Harness compatible:
Yes
Anal safe:
Yes
Colors:
Flesh Tan, Flesh Pink, Flesh Brown, Rainbow
Price:
$$
  • Great realism in sensations
  • Softest and squishiest outer layer
  • For G-spot and prostate massage
  • Suction cup isn’t the strongest
  • Feels quite tacky

The Vixen Mustang VixSkin toy would have probably come up a few times when you were looking for the most realistic dildo. Well, this one has a cult following and is always one of the favorites. And for many good reasons.

TBH, I had the urge not to go with the “obvious” best one, but it would be a disservice not to give this dual density toy the recognition it deserves.

You can’t go wrong with Vixen’s VixSkin line. It’s not a cheap toy, but it’s not too expensive. You’d typically have to spend more on something that feels similar.

This dual density toy has a really good dual-density blend. It feels SUPER soft and squishy. Squeezing and clenching around it feels really good. Trust me.

Its rigid yet bendable core then balances it. The realism of this specific dual density toy feels like pounding an erect penis, but it’s comfortable.

And because it’s not too hard, you won’t get off too fast. Not a bad thing for me as its slower buildup is soooo good.

The Mustang and Neo Elite toys are similar in length (7.5 inches). But you can go deeper with the Mustang toy (up to 6.5 inches) because it has no balls, unlike Neo Elite.

It also feels quite tacky without lube, and it could attract dust and lint. It also absorbs a lot of lube, so applying a generous amount is necessary. 

But when it’s all lubed and glistening, it’s exquisite as it slides in and out.

I also love its bulbous head and curved shaft – it hits and massages the G-spot and P-spot just right.


dual density dildos

Budget Pick

2. Blush Neo Elite

Material:
Silicone
Total length:
7.5”
Insertable length:
5.5”
Diameter:
1.5”
Suction cup base:
Yes
Harness compatible:
Yes
Anal safe:
Yes
Colors:
Neon Pink, Neon Orange
Price:
$
  • Best quality for its price
  • Affordable
  • Many sizes and color options
  • No skin tone colors

Whenever anyone asks me for suggestions of an affordable and good dual density toys, I always recommend the Blush Neo Elite toy.

It’s quite hard to find any other dual density toy with similar quality at its price point. Of course, it’s not perfect. Some dildos feel better. But you’d also have to spend more dollars on them.  

The Neo Elite toy is perfect if you’re on a budget, a first-time buyer, or you’re just a beginner and starting to explore double-layered dildos (or dildos, in general) and don’t want to splurge.

It’s an easy dual density sex toy, to begin with. The tapered head makes sliding it in easy for anal. Meanwhile, it has just the average size (both length and girth) for you to feel full while not being too overwhelming.

And if it’s not the right size for you, it has many other size options, from a smaller 6-inch (length) dildo to the bigger 9-, 10- and 11-inch dildos.

The Neo Elite toy looks like a pretty realistic dildo (with its veins and balls), except for its colors. It might be a bummer if you want a truly lifelike one as it doesn’t come in skin-tone colors. 

But, I personally like its bright Neon Pink and Neon Orange options for something unique in my collection.

Its outer layer is soft but not as squishy soft as the Vixen Mustang toy (which we’ll talk about later). But still, for its price, it’s already really good. And its suction cup is powerful as well!

Its shaft slightly curves upward, which helps you easily stimulate your G-spot or P-spot. 


real cocks dual density

Upgrade Pick

3. RealCock 2 Dirk

Material:
Silicone
Total length:
8.5”
Insertable length:
7.5”
Diameter:
2”
Suction cup base:
Vac-U-Lock
Harness compatible:
Vac-U-Lock
Anal safe:
Yes
Colors:
Fair (light brown), Medium (tan/brown), Dark (dark brown)
Price:
$$$
  • Most realistic dildo
  • With floating testicles
  • Triple-layer dildo
  • With Vac-U-Lock
  • Priciest on this list
  • Large base can be difficult to hold

The RealCock 2 Dirk toy is the most realistic dildo that is a dual density money could buy. Period.

The RealCock toy is the Michelin-star meal for the connoisseur. The craftsmanship that goes into each RealCock dildo is unreal. The coloring and all the tiny details in the veins (and heck, freckles!) that are hand-painted attest to that.

The Dirk sex toy doesn’t have just two layers. It has three! It has a firm core and soft outer layer. The third layer lies on the outermost with the veins and coloring that slides, which they call the Sil-Slide™ Technology.

Its finish isn’t as tacky as the Vixen Mustang toy. It’s also not too draggy, and the textures don’t rub roughly. But – don’t skip your lube. It still sticks a little.

The Dirk sex toy is all about realism, so it also has floating balls. It might not be fascinating to you, but hear me out. These floating testicles are also multi-layered and separate from the shaft. So, you can move it around.

But is this dual density toy also realistic to use? Well, yes, of course! 

Dirk’s bulbous head is soft but not too mushy. You’ll feel it as it goes in, but comfortably. The Dirk toy is thick, round, and pretty long, so he will make you feel full.

It could be quite hard to hold when you’re thrusting (especially if you have small hands) as it has a large base. Thanks to its Vac-U-Lock, it works better when you use it with a sex machine or suction cup. 


dual layer dildo

Best for Spot Stimulation

4. Uberrime Splendid

Material:
Silicone
Total length:
6.5”
Insertable length:
6”
Diameter:
1.67”
Suction cup base:
No
Harness compatible:
Yes
Anal safe:
Yes
Colors:
Pearl Pink to Pearl White, Amethyst Purple to Pearl White
Price:
$$
  • Very curved shaft for G-spot and P-spot stimulation
  • Textured shaft
  • Beautiful artisan dildo
  • No base of a suction cup

The Uberrime Splendid toy is another favorite that I pick up when I’m in the mood for G-spot stimulation. And that’s a lot of times.

Thanks to its very curved shaft, it’s the best shape (along with Vixen Mustang VixSkin sex toy) for massaging the G-spot and P-spot. No more hurting and straining your wrist to hit the right angle. The Uberrime Splendid toy does it for you.

Uberrime Splendid shares a couple of similarities with the Vixen Mustang toy. In fact, most people get torn in choosing between the two.

The Mustang sex toy is smoother and squishier. Great if you want an effortless glide and comfortable penetration with exciting orgasm build-up.

The Uberrime Splendid toy has more veiny textures that you can still feel when lubed. Its head is also wider and stretches you out more as it goes in. It stays wider than the Mustang toy under the ridge, while Mustang tapers down on its shaft.

The Uberrime Splendid toy is still very soft but not as squishy soft as Mustang.

Personally, I pick one up depending on what I’m looking for as they both offer great but different sensations.

Uberrime Splendid’s lower price tag is one good thing to consider, though. And if you don’t mind not having a base of a suction cup.

Anyways, I love having Uberrime Splendid on my nightstand. The gradient marble colors are so pretty!


dual layer dildo

Best Big Dual-Density Dildo

5. Evolved Luminous Stud

Material:
Silicone
Total length:
10.5”
Insertable length:
8”
Diameter:
2”
Suction cup base:
Yes
Harness compatible:
Yes
Anal safe:
Yes
Colors:
Glow in the dark
Price:
$
  • Glows in the dark
  • Affordable
  • Large-sized dildo
  • Sometimes has tiny air bubbles

Evolved Luminous Stud is a double density dildo that you can SEE. Yep, the dual density of this dildo are visible. The outer skin is transparent, and you can see the inner purple core.

Not only that, it glows in the dark too! Fun!

You can have fun playing in the dark with it and have no fear of it getting lost in your sheets as it lights up. Just “charge” it by letting it sit in sunlight or LED light before playing with it in the dark.

I would recommend this if you’re looking for something for a realistic and lifelike dildo, but you’re over the usual lifelike look. And if you want a large and affordable dildo that feels realistic.

The outside layer feels amazing combined with the large size as it’s very soft and squeezable. Meanwhile, the firm inner core does a good job keeping the dildo stable considering its longer length.

It measures 10.5 inches, with 8 inches that’s insertable. Thrusting something this long would be floppy if it isn’t rigid, but the Luminous Stud toy can maintain its shape.

The Luminous Stud toy is an affordable dildo that’s dual density AND made in silicone. So, you can expect it isn’t perfect. For one, it’s mass-produced, unlike handmade dildos such as the Vixen Mustang and Realcock sex toys. Hence, it’s cheaper and can sometimes have tiny air bubbles.

The surface isn’t flawless as well, with small dents and nicks. It doesn’t affect the dildo’s quality, so you should try the Stud toy if you can overlook that. It makes you feel full + not that draggy + has a good suction cup.


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Best Hands-Free Action

6. ColourSoft By NSNovelties

Material:
Silicone
Total length:
10”
Insertable length:
7.3”
Diameter:
1.8”
Suction cup base:
Yes
Harness compatible:
Yes
Anal safe:
Yes
Colors:
Pink, Purple, Brown, White (light brown)
Price:
$
  • Dual density realistic dildo
  • Has flesh-like colors
  • Strong suction cup
  • Can get sticky

The NS Novelties Colours dildo is another pretty popular budget-friendly and a beginner dildo that is a dual density. Like Blush Neo Lite, it also has a realistic dildo design.

It comes in various colors, but unlike the Blush Neo Lite toy, this one has more flesh-like color options. So if you’re into a more realistic-looking dildo, the Colours sex toy might be better for you.

Note that it’s also a bigger toy, so it isn’t for everyone. (Or, you may go for its 5-inch variant.) But, I find the squish feels better and more realistic on the bigger dildo (the 8-inch one) because of its girth.

NS Novelties Colours’ strong suction cup makes this one really reliable for going hands-free.

You can stick this dildo on your wall, floor, door, and whatnot, and do your thing. It’s soft on the outside but firm on the inside, so it won’t flop around as you thrust.

It has prominent vein textures that you can feel. It’s good if you’re into it but not so good if you’re sensitive.

It does get quite sticky. You would need to use a good amount of lube for it to feel good during thrusting.

The balls aren’t squishy and don’t feel too realistic when you squeeze them. They’re quite firm and feel quite awkward for a dual density during use. But for the price, I can vibe with it.


dual density silicone dildo

Best Non-realistic Dildo

7. Tantus Cush O2

Material:
Silicone
Total length:
7.5”
Insertable length:
7”
Diameter:
1.75”
Suction cup base:
No
Harness compatible:
Yes
Anal safe:
Yes
Colors:
Purple Twilight, Candy Pink
Price:
$
  • Tapered tip for easy insertion
  • Thick shaft
  • Two ridge textures for stimulation
  • No suction cup

The Tantus Cush O2 toy still has a phallic shape, but it doesn’t look like a P. Get this if you want more of a real feel of a dildo, but not the realistic look.

Its shape (with its head) makes it seem lifelike. But its colors (which come in a pretty gradient of white-to-pink and white-to-purple) also let it fall a bit under the fantasy realm.

The tapered tip and squishy feel make inserting the dual density dildo very easy – it just glides in. But it’s quite girthy, and its thickness stays pretty much the same throughout the shaft (it doesn’t taper down).

Make sure you’re warmed up, stretched out, and ready before taking it all the way in.

Cush’s shaft is straight, so stimulating your G-spot or P-spot won’t be too targeted or intense. It’s not a bad thing, though. You’ll get the two ridges instead as it slides in and out that feels exquisite, especially anally.

One thing I would’ve liked on the Cush is the base which is a suction cup. It also hogs on lube quite often, so have enough in hand when you play with it.


8. Doc Johnson Safaree Samuels

MATERIAL:
Soft plastic
TOTAL LENGTH:
12”
INSERTABLE LENGTH:
9.5”
DIAMETER:
2”
SUCTION CUP BASE:
Yes
HARNESS COMPATIBLE:
Yes
ANAL SAFE:
Yes
COLORS:
Flesh brown
PRICE:
$$
  • Great for depth training
  • Thick enough to give a nice stretch but not overwhelming
  • Includes a vibrator
  • Made from porous material
  • Weak suction cup

If you want realistic, it’s hard to beat a realistic dildo molded after a real-life penis. Even better when that penis belongs to a super sexy rapper.

This impressive member belongs to Safaree Samuels, but even if you’re not in it for the name-dropping, there’s plenty to love about this dual density dildo.

It’s beautifully lifelike, and the ULTRASKYN feels amazing. Sadly, though, it’s made of plastic, not silicone, so cleaning it is a chore. Your best bet is to slap a condom on this one. Just make sure it’s a Magnum.

That brings me to the size of this toy. 

This dual density dildo is serious packing. With a whopping 9.5 inches of insertable length, it’s not for the faint of heart. 

Make sure you know what you’re doing if you take this bad boy of a toy home!

On top of all that, the Safaree Samuels has a removable vibrating motor that packs a decent punch. 

The only annoying thing about this toy (apart from the porous material) is that the base that is a suction cup which is quite weak and without the vibrating motor inserted, it becomes very floppy.


9. Colours By NSNovelties

MATERIAL:
Silicone
TOTAL LENGTH:
10”
INSERTABLE LENGTH:
7”
DIAMETER:
1.8”
SUCTION CUP BASE:
Yes
HARNESS COMPATIBLE:
Yes
ANAL SAFE:
Yes
COLORS:
Flesh pink, flesh brown, dark flesh brown, pink, purple, blue.
PRICE:
$
  • Made from high-quality silicone
  • Textured for extra sensation
  • Comes in a wide range of colors
  • Curved for G-spot or P-spot stimulation
  • Might be too big for beginners (but there are other sizes available!)

The Colours range by NSNovelties is just what it sounds like: colorful! 

I love that these dual density sex toys offer both realistic skin tones of dildos (in dark brown, brown, and beige) and also fun party colors (pink, purple, and blue). 

Beyond the first impressions, these dual density silicone dildos are really nicely made. Not only are they crafted from high-quality materials, but they have such a satisfying shape. 

The head is large and bulbous but with a great squishy texture that’s about as close as you can get to the real thing. The shaft is covered in a criss-cross of winding veins and these give fantastic texture for added stimulation. 

Plus, the base of this dildo is a suction cup which is unbelievably strong so you can really go crazy with this one!

This is a great choice for people who are used to average-sized dildos (somewhere around 5-6 inches) and want to take things up a notch. 

It’s definitely filling and will take some getting used to. 

My advice? Have plenty of lube on hand.

If you’d rather stick to something more manageable, there’s also a 5-inch version!


10. Happy Rabbit Realistic Rechargeable

MATERIAL:
Silicone
TOTAL LENGTH:
11”
INSERTABLE LENGTH:
6”
DIAMETER:
1.6”
SUCTION CUP BASE:
No
HARNESS COMPATIBLE:
No
ANAL SAFE:
No
COLORS:
Hot pink
PRICE:
$$$
  • Dual stimulation for blended orgasms
  • 15 vibration settings
  • Semi-realistic design
  • Travel-lock
  • Rechargeable
  • Somewhat noisy
  • Only one color choice

The Happy Rabbit toy is what you’d get if real penises were equipped with clit-stimulating pleasure-giving fronds. And also, if they were hot pink.

That might be a strange way of saying it, but I really love this design. 

A lot of rabbits are either very sterile-looking or very weird-looking, and a lot of semi-realistic dildos just don’t have clit stimulation. 

The Happy Rabbit toy is the best of both worlds, plus it’s dual density! Hallelujah!

You can choose from 3 vibration functions on the rabbit ears and 12 on the internal shaft, so you’re spoiled for choice with this one!

My only complaint is the noise of the toy. 

With so many vibrating functions, not to mention two motors, this thing can get loud – louder than some other rabbits I own. 

If you’re trying to keep your new sex toy a secret, that might be tricky.


11. Doc Johnson The D Extra Girthy

MATERIAL:
Soft plastic
TOTAL LENGTH:
8.5”
INSERTABLE LENGTH:
6.5”
DIAMETER:
2.7”
SUCTION CUP BASE:
Yes
HARNESS COMPATIBLE:
Yes
ANAL SAFE:
Yes
COLORS:
Flesh pink
PRICE:
$$
  • Perfect for size queens, kings, or other royalty
  • Super soft finish
  • Harness-compatible
  • Made from porous material
  • Way too big for beginners

Sometimes all you need is a hefty dose of vitamin D, and that’s something this beast will definitely deliver.

When I say a hefty dose, I really mean a hefty dose. 

With a massive 2.7 inches in diameter and very little tapering, this one is for experienced users only. 

If you’re used to large penetrating dildos (or people, for that matter), you should be able to accommodate The D Extra Girthy. 

But if you’re new to this or don’t have the time and patience it takes to train up to this size, pass over this option.

Apart from the size, the texture of the dual density dildo is smooth and soft, with slightly-raised veins. Like the other Doc Johnson sex toys, though, this one is made from porous plastic, not silicone, so keep that in mind. 

That’s especially important if you want to use this dildo for anal play since porous materials can harbor bacteria. Your best bet is to use a condom if your heart is set on this dual density toy.


12. Strap-On-Me Bendable

MATERIAL:
Silicone
TOTAL LENGTH:
6.75”
INSERTABLE LENGTH:
6.25”
DIAMETER:
1.2”
SUCTION CUP BASE:
Yes
HARNESS COMPATIBLE:
Yes
ANAL SAFE:
Yes
COLORS:
Purple
PRICE:
$$
  • Fun and cutesy design
  • Bendable into any shape
  • Great for beginners and anal penetration
  • Harness compatible
  • Small size might be unsatisfying for some

Like a lot of the other dildos on the list, the Strap-On-Me Bendable sex toy does what it says on the box. 

This gorgeous modern-looking purple dildo is made with strap-on harnesses in mind. 

It even has a cute heart-shaped base of a suction cup which might be tacky, but I honestly love it. It’s a true homage to its 80s inspiration, and I’m all about that.

The suction base can be used in a harness or as a suction cup for plenty of fun alone or with a partner.

So that’s the first half of the name. The second half is the fun part. 

The whole dildo can be bent into whatever shape you want, and it will stay there. 

This makes it really versatile for different body types – not only for the person receiving but if you’re using it with a partner, for the person penetrating.

It’s also great for beginners or anal sex since it’s completely unintimidating and very comfortable size. 

If you want stretch, however, this certain dual density toy might leave you unsatisfied.


13. Doc Johnson The D Slim D

MATERIAL:
Soft plastic
TOTAL LENGTH:
7.5”
INSERTABLE LENGTH:
6.5”
DIAMETER:
1.75”
SUCTION CUP BASE:
Yes
HARNESS COMPATIBLE:
Yes
ANAL SAFE:
Yes
COLORS:
Flesh pink
PRICE:
$
  • Curved for G-spot or P-shot stimulation
  • Tapered for easy insertion
  • Practically the full length is insertable
  • Made from porous materials
  • Only comes in flesh pink

Another Doc Johnson dildo slides into this list. Despite the obvious problems with their choice of materials (porous soft plastic), these dildos are satisfying enough that I’m willing to overlook that. 

As long as you’re using a condom or are willing to part with your dildo after a few months of use, there’s still plenty to love.

The Slim D toy is so much of what I want in a dual density dildo. It really straddles that line between soft squishiness and firm rigidity, and the length and girth are enough to push you without being too much.

This dual density toy is also a really affordable option which is great if you’re working with a budget. 

It’s great for solo play but also fits really nicely into a harness. 

I only wish it came in more colors to make it enjoyable for everyone.


Dual-Density Dildo Buying Guide

Mind the material

Double-layered dildos are usually made from these materials:

  • Silicone
  • TPR (thermoplastic rubber)
  • TPE (thermoplastic elastomer)

Let’s cut to the chase. Which one’s the best?

Silicone.

It’s nonporous, body-safe, feels skinlike, and very durable. But, they’re usually more expensive. 

USUALLY, but not always. In fact, there are many affordable silicone dildos (and we’ve listed the best ones here).

Why not TPE or TPR? They’re porous. Translation: NOT skin-safe.

They harbor bacteria (that could lead to infections as dildos get in contact with your most sensitive areas) no matter how much you clean them. 

The only way you can avoid it is when you use a condom. But who wants a condom on their dildo anyway?


Size up or size down

You have to mind three things when you pick your dildo:

  1. Total length
  2. Insertable length
  3. Girth

Sellers always give you a dildo’s total length – the dildo’s measurement from end to end. The more important number you should mind, though, is the insertable length, as this is what actually goes inside your hole.

Basically, how deep or shallow you want to go.

Then, the girth. It could be difficult to insert if it’s too thick, while you might not be able to feel it much if it’s too thin.

Start small, as a rule of thumb.

You wouldn’t want to buy a dildo you won’t end up using because it’s uncomfortably big and painful.

No point of reference? Well, an average penis measures around 5 inches long and 1.46 inches wide.

If you want the sensation of feeling full, size up. Some dildos are extra long for depth play. Dildos may be girthy, but there are also long yet thinner ones.

Short and stout dildos are also available if you’re into stretching but don’t want too much depth.


Looks and designs

Double-layered dildos come in various designs.

Most of them look realistic as it pretty much offers realism in sensation. The lifelikeness of these dildos can be insane! Some have detailed veins, swollen balls, a bulging head, and skin tone colors. The RealCock 2 Dirk dildo even has colored veins that look like the real thing.

But, there are also non-anatomic designs and colors if you’re not into the penis look. Like, get a glow-in-the-dark dildo named Luminous Stud or something.

And if you want to take it a step further, go for fantasy options! 


Texture or nah?

The designs on your double-layered dildo aren’t just for visuals. They do something for sensations too.

Smooth dildos are better if you’re sensitive. Untextured dildos are very easy to glide in and out.

Go for dildos with texture if you want more stimulation. Bumps, ridges, and veins will massage you from inside. Some also have textures to target pleasure points specifically.


Safety, always

Safety is the most important aspect of a dildo. We’ve already discussed the material and size.

In addition, be mindful of your use – particularly anal. 

Your rectum doesn’t have a point of return – unlike a vagina. So, your dildo should have a flared base to anchor it outside your body. 


Extra features

Want some hands-free action? Get a dildo with a base of a suction cup.

You can stick it to any flat surface like the floor, desk, table, door, or wall. Or use it in the shower. This lets you ride the dildo or get pounded by it doggy-style while leaving your hands free to explore your body. Play with your nips, rub your clit… the world is your oyster.

Harness compatibility is also something to look at so you can use it with your partner or a sex machine. This is also great if you’re exploring pegging.


FAQ

What is a dual-density dildo, exactly?

A dual density dildo is a phallic-shaped sex toy made up of two layers. The outer layer (the one you can touch) of these dildos is soft, while the inner layer is firm.

Okay, what’s the point? Realism!

Dual-layered dildos feel more a realistic dildo than single-density dildos. Its outer core is soft and squishy – almost skinlike. Inside, it’s firm because it tries to mimic an erect penis’ hardness.

It’s basically the best of both worlds. It’s not too soft to be floppy and not too hard to be painful.


Why choose a dual-density dildo over a single-layered dildo?

Top three reasons for choosing dual-density dildos:

  1. It’s more realistic.
  2. It’s comfortable.
  3. Yet, it’s stable.

Single-layer dildos are either soft or firm.

Soft and squishy dildos are comfortable to use. But, it will be hard to hit the right spot as it easily bends away. (For example, you want to target your G-spot.) Thrusting too hard would be difficult as well as the dildo will flop around, especially if it’s quite long.

On the other hand, a firm dildo would be able to hold its shape well. But, it could be painful, especially if it’s big. Textured dildos might also be too stimulating when it’s very hard.

So, if you want one that’s squishy to touch but is still stable, go for dual layer dildos. And it feels more similar to a penis because of this contrast in density.

See, when you masturbate a penis, the skin moves, yet you can feel the hard erection. It’s trying to mimic that.


How to clean a dual-density dildo?

Dual-density dildos are usually made of waterproof materials. You can wash them with water and gentle soap.

Easy-peasy, especially if you have a nonporous sex toy (ahem, silicone). 

Porous sex toys might be trickier to clean as they can trap bacteria even if you wash them.

I know cleaning your dildo isn’t one of the fun things of owning it. So why do it?

First, to prevent infections.

Second, so it lasts long.


What Lube Should I Use with a Dual-Density Dildo?

That all depends on the material your dildo is made from, but to be safe, always choose water-based. Oil- and silicone-based lubes will degrade silicone sex toys, as well as condoms, if you’re using them over a non-silicone dildo.


Are Dual-Density Dildos Safe To Use?

Yes, they’re totally safe to use, and most people choose them over more firm dildos because of their comfortable and soft outer layer. Just be sure to pay attention to the materials your dildo is made from and take precautions if they’re porous. Always make sure to clean your dildo well, before and after use, no matter what it’s made from.


Where To Buy A Dual-Density Dildo?

To make sure you’re buying a quality product of a toy, always shop from a reputable retailer. My go-to stores are Lovehoney and SheVibe. They’re both ethical stores with great reputations.


How To Use A Dual-Density Dildo?

Solo Masturbation

A dual density dildo can be an amazing companion for your solo sessions. If you choose one with a vibrating feature, you can use it both internally and externally. This can lead to some mind-blowing blended orgasms!


Couple Play

If your dildo has a flared base, you should be able to mount it in a harness. Most harness-compatible dildos will tell you which sized O-ring you need to be able to use them as a strap-on. 

You can always ask your partner to manually maneuver the dildo, even if it’s not harness-compatible, or if you’re having PiV sex, a dildo can be used for double penetration.


In the bath or shower

If your dildo doesn’t have a motor, it should be fully submersible, making it perfect for spicing up bathtime!


Anal play

If you want to use a dual density dildo for anal penetration, make sure it has a flared base (you don’t want it getting lost up there!) Other things to think about are your size limits, as well as the materials the dildo is made from. If it’s a porous material, make sure to use a condom and plenty of lube.


Final Thoughts

Double-layered dildos feel really good and realistic, so they’re worth trying if you don’t have one yet. Or if you’re planning to grow your collection. Plus, there’s always at least one for you regardless of what you’re looking for – spot stimulation, budget-friendly, most realistic, and so on.

Have you found your next play buddy from our list? Let us know!

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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