What’s a Dildo?

March 28, 2019
The use of dildos and other sex toys is quite popular and more and more people are using them to give and receive pleasure. In this article, we'll take a look at what a dildo is and how it may be used.

Sex toys are increasing in popularity and there are many different ones out there, so it’s not always easy to distinguish them by name. What’s a dildo? What’s a vibrator?

There are so many of them in the market to meet everyone’s needs.  While many sex toys are similar to each other, they serve different purposes. Also, they’re made of various materials.

In this article, we’d like to clarify what each one of them is and its specific function.

So What’s a Dildo?

A dildo is a sex toy that can be used during sexual intercourse or to masturbate. It has no vibration capacity, other than the intensity of the user’s hand.

As with everything related to sexual pleasure, dildos come in a variety of materials. No matter what they’re made of, the best option is to purchase hypoallergenic ones in order to prevent skin rashes.

Dildos are abstract penises presented in different sizes, with variations in girth and length. Their textures and colors change, but that’s mainly for aesthetic detail. Many of these have different shapes at both ends so they can be used to penetrate and pleasure either a vagina or an anus.

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What is the Difference Between a Dildo and a Vibrator?

What's a dildo? What's a vibrator?

When we talk about traditional dildos, the main thing to notice is that they don’t vibrate. However, there are attachments available in the market so one can also use them as vibrators.

Meanwhile, a vibrator doesn’t always have the function of penetrating for stimulation. There are, for example, some tiny vibrators that stimulate the clitoris only.

We can also find other vibrators that are used to massage different parts of the body and these also vary in size, texture, and color.

How to Choose a Dildo According to Your Preferences

  • First, identify the kind of experience that you want. That is, you can choose between a toy to penetrate or one that vibrates.
  • Second, shape and size should be considered in terms of pleasure and also in terms of traveling needs. Do you want to travel with it? If so, does it fit into your travel bag? Will you have to show it to the TSA?
  • Third, it’s important to pay attention to the quality of the materials with which a sex toy is made. They must be free of chemicals and not lead to allergies. (Fun fact: Did you know that dildos and pacifiers are made with the same kind of rubber?)
  • Finally, keep in mind that all devices require different types of batteries and chargers.

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The Most Common Dildos

1. Anatomically Correct Dildos

These are almost an exact replica of a penis. You can see the penis glans, the veins, and their nerve endings. Furthermore, some stores manufacture custom dildos, which simulate that penis you’ve always dreamed of.

2. Simple Dildos

This kind of dildo is also phallic but without all of the details of a living one. They’re very simple to find and also the cheapest. This is is perhaps a good one to start experimenting with in order to gain confidence.

3. Double Dildos

Considerably longer than single dildos, these have two equally shaped ends to insert at the same time. Lesbian couples often use them to pleasure each other at the same time.

4. G-Spot Dildos

What's a dildo?

The G-spot, in women, is a source of pleasure that causes ecstatic sensations. It isn’t always possible to get this kind of stimulation with one’s hands, and this is what makes this kind of dildo so special. Its tip has a small curvature that aids in finding and reaching this erogenous zone.

5. Anal Dildos

A lot thinner than the previous ones, some models of anal dildos even have the tip slightly inclined. This is so that this kind of dildo doesn’t fit entirely into an anus. Because, this entails high risk and some people end up in emergency rooms in order to extract them from the anus.

The anal dildo can penetrate a vagina, but keep in mind that vaginal dildos shouldn’t penetrate an anus, as this would lead to injuries.

General Dildos

They say there are two kinds of people: the ones who masturbate and the ones who deny that they masturbate.

If you belong to the first group, you should know that there are dildos that you can place on your fingers. Thus, they can go further and with other effects. There are also extensions to use on other parts of the body during sexual intercourse.

Do you know a man who thinks his penis is too small? Tell him that there are enhancing prostheses that he can attach to his penis to give his partner an entirely different experience from time to time.

Also, let’s not forget that oral sex is a widely popular practice, and so there are also dildos that attach to a chin.

Some Final Considerations

Some say that dildos are, historically, the oldest sexual elements of humanity. We tend to believe that ancient fertility figurines are simple sculptures, but their use as dildos hasn’t been ruled out.

Sex toys have evolved together with people and are evolving even more as we begin to dissolve the many myths around sex. In turn, the variety is now so wide (no pun intended) that it’s difficult at times to choose just one!