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5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Your First Dildo

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying Your First Dildo

You’re ready to buy your first sex toy, and it’s going to be a dildo. That’s a great choice. Just remember that there are dozens of different dildos available to you. You’ve got lots to consider if you want to learn how to buy a dildo for the first time. That’s the hard part.

The easy part is that you’re in the right place if you need a bit of help. Keep reading to learn 5 things you should know before you buy your first dildo.

1. Where is Your Dildo Going?

No, we don’t mean where are you storing it? Where will you put your dildo when you use it? That means, vaginally or anally. 

Before we go any further, let’s get a bit of safety information out of the way: If you search for a dildo to buy, you have to pick a hole.

Once you’ve used one for anal sex, you just can’t switch. And if you and your partner both enjoy anal, you’ll need to get one each. Anything else is unsanitary at best, and dangerous at worst.

If you’re choice is anal, consider something small like the butt plug. When it’s time to size up, take a look at something larger with a suction cup. You’ll be able to attach it to any surface for mounting ease.

For vaginal penetration, think about what you like. A realistic dildo is by far the most common choice for beginners. For girth, consider something thick. If length is your pleasure, try a long or well hung realistic dildo.

Not sure if you'll even enjoy your dildo? Buy a cheap dildo first, even though not as good quality as a luxury dildo for women, a cheap dildo is a good introductory toy for first timers and beginners.

First timer dildos
A few popular choices for women buying their first dildo.

2. Make Sure It’s Body Safe

Product labeling can be very tricky. This is true with dildos as well. Be wary of terms like safe or natural. These are meaningless.

Instead, look for the phrase, ‘body safe’. This is an industry term that indicates your toy has been safely made out of an approved material such as  non-porous silicone, a glass dildo, or metal.

These are safe for penetration, as long as you clean them with an approved sex toy cleanser. Speaking of cleaning and sanitizing sex toys, read up on how to clean dildos to prevent build up of germs and bacteria.

3. What About Aesthetics?

Some people want a dildo that resembles their partner or the person in their fantasies. Thankfully, many dildos come in different colors.

Silicone & jelly dildos like the are modern and space-aged. Don’t forget double dildos, glass dildos, or dildos that are uncut or uncircumcised.

Do you want one that vibrates? How about gyrating, rotating or a beaded pearl shaft? You'll want to shift your focus over to vibrators, also knows as vibrating dildos. New to the game? Discover what is a vibrator to see if this is actually the type of adult toy for women you'll like best.

4. It Doesn’t Have to Look Like a Dick

If your fantasy dildo resembles a throbbing cock, that’s great. You won’t have any trouble finding one of those. On the other hand, dildos come in other shapes. Many people find they prefer those.

Try a suction cup dildo, the built-in handle and suction base feature is a hot commodity in womens sex toys. They are also compatible with strap ons. Harnesses are for kinky sex play but if you're a brave first timer it's something I would totally recommend!

dildos that don't look like a penis
Not all dildos need to look like a penis!

Why try a dildo that isn’t shaped like a member? Honestly, it’s a matter of preference. Some men and women want a smooth and sleek dildo. Not every first timer wants to buy a dildo that looks and feels like a real penis or that replicates a masculine, phallic erection.

Others want one that’s been designed with maximum pleasure in mind rather than realism. For example, highly textured or curved sex toys feature large ridges and/or a finely ribbed shaft for intense sexual pleasure.

5. Consult Sex Toy Bloggers

Did you know that there are people who test and rate sex toys for a living? A good sex toy blogger is a priceless source of information when you’re buying your first dildo. Chances are, if one hasn’t tried the model you’re considering, they’ve tried one that’s quite similar.

Look around the internet for a sex toy blog. It’s almost guaranteed that someone  has written a detailed review about the quality, durability, and pleasure potential of your dildo.

Conclusion

Now you should feel absolutely confident about buying your first dildo. Remember, there’s no rush. The only person you have to please is yourself, and maybe your partner. Just follow the tips above, and you’re sure to pick the perfect toy.



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Mayla Green

Mayla Green has been involved in the sex toy industry since 2004. Working behind the motto “Sex TOYS should be FUN”, Mayla provides unique tips & advice amassed from over a decade of hands on experience with adult products. She also coaches clients how to fully enjoy sexual pleasure and can be seen in major publications & magazines online.

Happily married since 2009, she knows firsthand how the sex life eventually becomes repetitive (which truthfully means boring), so if you're looking to spice things up in the bedroom, Mayla's your gal! Her literary pride & joy is covering topics for established couples needing inspiration to keep lovemaking exciting and fun.

Not in a relationship? Her other focus is teaching women how to properly handle the “little person in the canoe” to experience the best orgasms ever, no partner required! Her creative and innovative tips, techniques and advice is on par with a certified sex therapist or Sexologist, but with an extra advantage from her knowledge of the adult toy business.

View all articles published by Mayla Green exclusively for The Adult Toy Shop sex blog. Mayla Green's Linkedin profile highlights her professional background, experience and training.

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