Realistic dildos look just like the real thing - in fact, they're often cast from molds created from real penises. Like all sex toys, realistic dildos come in a variety of sizes, shapes, textures and skin tones, ranging from a healthy six inches to a whopping foot and a half. Most realistic dildos are made from silicone, jelly or rubber - textures that closely resemble human skin. Many realistic dildos have testicles, veins and other natural anomalies. Increasingly popular are those cast from famous penises... those belonging to popular adult film stars! Some people really enjoy the heft and natural look of these toys; others don't prefer by the sheer realism managed by these members.
Similar to slimline vibrators, these dildos are smooth, sleek and seamless, usually constructed of silicone, jelly or translucent rubber. These toys are relatively uncommon; the lack of friction makes them undesirable for many people. However, like all sex toys, they have their devotees: some people swear the smooth ride is delectable.
G-Spot dildos come in two basic shapes: long, smooth shafts with a tilted tip, and stubby, knobby thick shafts with wide midsections. Whichever your preference, both function in relatively the same way - they're designed to hit a woman's G-Spot, that elusive area about three inches into the vaginal canal. Women point the knobby or tilted end upward, toward the magical spot, and apply pressure. This type of dildo isn't particularly appealing to women who don't enjoy G-Spot stimulation, but those who do say G-Spot dildos are incredible. If you aren't sure about your tastes, try one out. You might really like it. If you're interested in finding out if G-Spot stimulation is for you, these dildos are a good way to begin play. Use lots of lube and remember that most women respond to firm G-Spot pressure, not gentle stroking. These types of dildos are also great for stimulating the prostate.
For whatever reason, some people prefer that their sex toys resemble anything but a penis. We've seen silicon jelly and rubber vegetables, dolphins, mysterious wand-like creations, space-age designs with little dangly things hanging off the end... we don't question anything. If a particular dildo exists, as weird as it may look, it must have a market. Keep an open mind and give it a try.
Double dildo These party toys are meant for two; a double dildo is nothing more than two realistic dildos joined at the base - with a little extra wiggle room. Any hetero- or homosexual combination can make good use of a double dildo (or "double dong," as they're sometimes called): man and man, man and woman, and woman and woman. Usually not a great choice for newbies (these dildos can appear alarmingly large), double dildos can make a tasteful addition to the true connoisseur's treasure chest.
Strap-ons are just what they sound like: a dildo attached to a harness or other strap-on device that one partner wears to penetrate another. These toys aren't just for lesbian couples; all kinds of twosomes can enjoy the power-shifting and role-playing that accompanies play with removable dildos. Women often get a thrill from penetrating their male partners, and men who have trouble achieving or maintaining an erection find strap-ons useful for pleasing their partners. Some men enjoy masturbating while penetrating their partners, some women use strap-ons to anally or vaginally penetrate their lovers. These toys enable all kinds of flexibility with sexual play - we highly recommend that everyone experiment with a strap-on or harness once in his or her sexual life.
Harnesses and strap-ons can utilize regular dildos, but there are also ones specifically designed to work with a harness. Select any kind of unit that appeals to you, but make sure you get one with a flared base. Otherwise, your toy will slip right out of its holster. You should also keep size in mind; the harness usually cuts an inch or so off your dildo. Made from sturdy leather, flexible vinyl or elastic, strap-ons or harnesses come in three basic shapes:
- Thigh Harness This harness straps to your upper thigh, holding the dildo steady at crotch level. People seem to really enjoy the flexibility and comfort of this model, probably because it leaves the wearer's genitals free for manipulation.
- G-string or Panty Harness Shaped like a G-string or pair of strappy panties, this harness slips on like underwear and positions the dildo directly over the wearer's pubic bone. It's a sturdy construction that many women enjoy for the sheer stability and power associated with wearing it. Not a great option for most men, however, or for those who detest the feel of a G-string or thong between their buttocks.
- Shorts Harness Resembling a pair of bicycle pants, these "shorts" have a front cutout for a dildo. Extremely comfortable and stable, this type of harness is very popular. The only real drawback is that is completely covers the genitals, making simultaneous digital manipulation difficult.