Dildo Buying Guide

With all the easily accessible resources online for sex toys, such as She Bop and Vibrations Direct, as well as the amount of options, it can be really overwhelming to decide what dildo to buy, especially if it’s your first time buying. In an effort to make this experience less daunting and potentially disappointing, we’ve put together a short guide.

First of all, I would encourage you to try to keep an open mind and be patient with your body. You may not really know what kind of stimulation you want. That’s okay! And if you buy something that doesn’t immediately knock your socks off, that’s okay, too. Often new toys take some getting used to, some experimentation.

Budget

You know the saying, “you get what you pay for”? That’s definitely true of most sex toys. Be prepared to spend at least $40, give or take a few bucks. Depending on your budget, this may seem like a lot to spend on stiff object to stick in your holes, but it’s totally worth it to get a good quality sex toy that you won’t need to turn around and replace in a few months. Also, these toys tend to be made of materials that you can sterilize, making them versatile and safe for continued use. There are exceptions, of course, but approach with some skepticism.

Aesthetics

Visual attractiveness is not always indicative of a product you’ll love — the Hitachi Magic Wand and the Eroscillator come to mind — but it helps if you find your soon-to-be sex toy appealing. Look over your options and try to pin down what you immediately find attractive. Do you find yourself turned on by the realistic, flesh-toned dildos? Do you prefer the dildos that look more geometric and colorful? Or perhaps some version in between? Does a certain texture look sensationally interesting? I wouldn’t pick a dildo on aesthetic alone, but it certainly helps to be aware of what you find attractive.

Size / Shape

Just as preferences for style vary, so do preferences for size or shape. Some dildos are long yet slender, others are short and wide. There are many variations. It’s probably not wise to select a particularly large or wide dildo if this is your first one, just because you may find yourself unable to use the dildo pleasurably. However, depending on your sexual experience, you may know that you prefer smaller or larger than “average” sizes.

Functionality

It’s really important to consider what functions you want this dildo to serve. Do you want it to vibrate? If so, obviously you’ll want a dildo that vibrates. Do you want it to be able to stimulate your g-spot or prostate? If so, then you want to look for a curved dildo with a bulbous tip. If you want to be able to use the dildo anally, without a condom, or possibly share it with partners, then you should buy one that is made of 100% silicone*, glass, or aluminum. These materials can be boiled in between uses to sterilize the dildo. Also, in the case of anal insertion, please look for a dildo with a wide base, such as the Tantus Curve. (You wouldn’t want to lose anything in there!)

There you have it. The basics. I hope this little guide helps you decide on which dildo to buy. Remember to keep an open mind, trust your own desires, and read product descriptions thoroughly for dimensions and material information. Happy hunting!


*Silicone toys need to be used exclusively with water-based lubricants. Silicone lubricants will destroy silicone toys.

G Curve Dildo

Undressed REviews G Curve

G Curve Dildo by Tantus provided for review by Babeland

Mimi
We received the G Curve months ago, after I saw several other reviews for it and thought it looked promising, despite the fact that I typically prefer dildoes made of hard materials. A few immediate things going for it:

1. It’s made of silicone.
2. It’s a dildo curved for g-spot stimulation.
3. It has a wide base so it could be used anally or in a strap-on.
4. It’s a wonderful shade of purple.

Still, it took us awhile to start using it. When a dildo of some kind was needed, I went for my spaceship. The first time we used it, I was not particularly impressed with it. It stayed in the drawer longer, unused. Finally, as the necessity for a review approached, we started using it more and it has grown on me as I’ve learned more about it.

As with most sex toys, the G Curve offers a particular sensation. The g-spot stimulation I experience with the G Curve is not pointed and intense, as it would be with a finger or a slender, bulbous ended toy, but rather a general (well-directed) pressure. The G Curve offers a sensation of unstrained fullness, and when my body is mid-orgasm, clenching around this smooth silicone toy, I definitely feel like there is something there to grasp.

Aesthetically speaking, the toy is really attractively designed. The dark, metallic purple silicone makes this one of the more sensual-looking dildos I’ve ever seen.

Unfortunately, I have not tried this toy in a strap-on. We are not quite there yet. When we are ready to review this product in that capacity, we’ll happily expand this review.

Joseph

This thing is freaking pretty. As Mimi said, it is a sensual shade of purple but what she didn’t tell you (and the pictures may not portray) is that is has elegant marbling throughout it as well.

It measures in at 5.5″ x 1.5″ and is rather easy to use on Mimi as well because of the large base and the soft yet sturdy silicone construction. Of course, as with all silicone products, clean up is as easy as makin pasta, though I don’t recommend throwing it at the wall to see if it is done.

Undressed Reviews Fortune

I see much pleasure in your future

The Naked Truth

Intensity: ★★★½☆

Aesthetic design: ★★★★★

Versatility: ★★★★★

Ease of cleaning: ★★★★★

Overall: ★★★★★

Ode to a Legend – The Hitachi Magic Wand

Hitachi

The Hitachi Magic Wand is the first sex toy that I ever encountered. I saw it while my wife (then girlfriend) was getting a condom from her “toy box” and was terrified.

“That thing is freaking huge! She puts that inside of her!?! Holy shit. How am I supposed to satisfy someone used to that monstrosity?”

In case it’s not obvious, I was much less educated about sex toys than I am now. Over the years I have come to have a great respect and appreciation for the Hitachi Magic Wand. Speaking of years, it is worth noting that my wife has been using the same Magic Wand for the past 6 years. That’s quality craftsmanship.

Hitachi introduced the Magic Wand to the market in the 1970’s as a personal massager for soothing sore muscles and tendons. It vibrates at a maximum of 6,000 rpm and delivers these vibrations via a 2.5” rubberized head. Though it is certainly powerful enough to be used as a muscle massager, it is indisputably a sex toy. An iconic, legendary sex toy. Popular since its inception, the Magic Wand (commonly referred to as the “Hitachi”) was propelled to fame when Betty Dodson, a pioneer in sex education and pro-sex feminism, wrote and talked about it during the course of her career.

The Hitachi Magic Wand’s stint in the public eye did not end with Betty, though. It has been featured in many popular media venues like Sex and the City. It is also one of the most widely accessible sex toys on the market. You can buy one everywhere, from high quality sex toy stores like Babeland to crappy, shady little sex toy stores in the Bible Belt of America. Walmart and American Apparel even carry them on their websites.

Though primarily used by women, it can also be rather pleasing for men to use. The same deep, powerful, and well-dispersed vibration that makes it earth-shattering for women also feels great for men. Placed along the shaft or against the head (on low for me, thanks) can be quite fun. If you’re into anal play, you can also use it to vibrate a plug.

Surprisingly, to my knowledge there have not been any sonnets or love songs written to or about the Hitachi Magic Wand. Yet.