A Buyer’s Guide to Realistic Dildos

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What does the perfect dildo look like? Every person has their own idea and preference but if realistic is your thing, the following guide is just for you.

Buying a realistic dildo involves a number of considerations. Obviously, the biggest focus would be on the appearance, stiffness, and texture of the toy. These depend on the material that the dildo is made of and the experience of the company that specializes in realism.

If you’re brand new to the world of realistic dildos, you will probably get lost in all the options. Developing a list of several criteria will make it much easier to sort through the possibilities and discover the one sex toy that was made just for you.

What Is It Made of?

Some of the earliest dildos discovered by archaeologists were made from stone and animal bone. Luckily, we have a few slightly more hi-tech options today.

Sex toy materials are very diversified but if you’re looking for a realistic dildo, options like glass and stainless steel wouldn’t do it.

Medical-grade silicone is one of the best options to pursue if you want a realistic toy. It is extremely safe due to its non-porous nature. Also, medical-grade silicone has a good density that will give your dildo some nice weight.

Unfortunately, medical-grade silicone is one of the most expensive materials out there. It does tend to be long-lived, however, so if you’re planning to use the dildo for many years to come, that would be a good investment.

Cyberskin is another very popular material among the fans of realistic toys. As the name suggests, it is a synthetic, engineered material that is created to resemble actual human skin. It is a kind of thermoplastic that is elastic and soft to the touch. Since it is thermoplastic, it will get warmed up due to friction.

There are special storage and cleaning requirements for Cyberskin toys. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance option, this isn’t going to be the one for you.

Finally, you may want to explore a few alternatives like ABS plastic (a completely safe, phthalate-free type of plastic) TPE. TPE is another kind of plastic that is much more affordable than the other materials mentioned here and that is generally considered safe. The problem with it is that TPE can have a rather unpleasant, synthetic, and chemical-like smell. So many sex toy users find the odor off-putting, which is something to keep in mind.

What It Looks Like

A lot of craftsmanship goes into the creation of realistic sex toys. A soft silicone dildo, for example, can have veins, ridges, and little imperfections that make it reminiscent of an actual human organ. Apart from the material that’s used, craftsmanship is the second most important factor for the production of a high-quality toy that looks like the real thing.

First and foremost, you will pay attention to aesthetics when looking for a realistic dildo. Take a look at the color and the way it’s applied. Do you see bluish veins, a darker head, and shading that gives the dildo more dimension? Realism is heavily dependent on such little nuances rather than having the toy uniformly colored from top to bottom.

Also, check out the curve of the dildo. A slight curve is better than a straight dildo if you’re going to use the toy for G-spot stimulation.

If you want an item that is more versatile, you should definitely check out dildos that can be bent. The inner structure of such toys allows you to bend them at different angles and maintain those. Be careful, however. While some manufacturers promise such flexibility, many poorly made dildos out there wouldn’t bend to the degree and extent that you want them to.

It may be a good idea to find some YouTube videos featuring the particular dildo you’re interested in. The video will give you a 360-degree view and a better concept of how the toy functions. Visiting a local sex shop to check out the dildo in person is another way to test out the item and make sure that it looks as good as in pictures.

Let’s Talk about Size

It’s long been proven that the size of a penis has very little to do with the way it works and the manner in which it delivers pleasure.

In the realm of sex toys, however, size is very, very important.

But it’s not crucial in the way you may think.

Very often, bigger is actually worse.

People who don’t have a lot of experience with sex toys may be drawn to larger items. They definitely look magnificent and impressive. The appearance of the dildo itself is a huge turn-on but there could be other issues down the line.

As realistic as a dildo maybe, it’s not the real thing.

Usually, dildos are stiffer and a bit less flexible than the human penis (unless they’re made of a very soft material, which can be a problem in itself).

The stiffness makes insertion difficult for some people who aren’t used to the size or who have never tried sex toys before.

If you’re making your first steps in the world of dildos, start with smaller ones. There are large realistic dildos out there but you need to build your tolerance to those first. A smaller dildo is also a lot more versatile because it can be used for many kinds of play – vaginal, anal, pegging.

Don’t be too greedy with your first purchase. You may end up with an item that will be unusable for months to come. Choose a size that’s similar to an average penis or a bit smaller. You wouldn’t be disappointed with such a selection.

Lubricant Considerations

There’s one final important essential in need of discussion.

Every sex toy will necessitate some lubrication for a pleasurable, discomfort-free experience.

When buying, make sure that the item you’re interested in is compatible with the type of lube you prefer using.

Silicone and Cyberskin toys, for example, are only compatible with water-based lube. Silicone and oil-based lubricants will cause an expensive toy to disintegrate pretty fast.

ABS plastic is the most versatile realistic material. It is compatible with any kind of lube, which gives you more freedom in terms of using the dildo.

Once you’re done with the fun, always clean your toy from lube and body fluids. Don’t store it with the remainders on. Not only is this practice unhygienic, but it can also ruin the appearance and the functionality of your favorite toy.

Finally, always follow the manufacturer’s storage instructions to prolong the lifespan of your dildo. Keeping it in a dry, properly-ventilated place will usually be enough to get the most use out of your toy.

The realistic dildo market is so diverse and fun that you’ll definitely find the one that’s just right for you. Don’t be afraid to look around and also define your needs clearly. If you have a good idea about how you like to be stimulated, you’ll find it much easier to pinpoint the one toy that’s just right for you.

And don’t pick an offer because it’s much more affordable than other market options. An item that appears too good to be true probably is!

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