A Guide to Finding the Perfect Dildo

Choosing the Perfect Material: 

Some manufacturers use materials for toys that are toxic and harmful to the human body. Certain chemicals are known to cause rash, burning, itching, and yeast infections in some cases. For instance, Phthalates are chemicals that act as binding agents and allows plastic to become more flexible. Based on thorough research, we suggest steering clear of the chemicals mentioned below:

  • Jelly: An affordable material that creates a more realistic sex toy but contains phthalates.
  • Rubber:  Material is commonly used to manufacture dildos and often has a pungent odor and is known to cause allergic reactions. Pro tip: If you buy a rubber sex toy, it is recommended to use a condom as rubber material is also porous.
  • PVC/Vinyl: Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) is a commonly used material that is often labeled as “jelly rubber.” The purpose of using PVC is to create softer, more affordable sex toys; however, PVC often includes phthalates and other harmful chemicals.

Below we have also listed some good examples of body safe, nonporous materials:

  • Silicone:  Material is commonly used to make sex toys realistic and flexible. The material itself is more expensive and of higher quality than PVC or Jelly. The purpose of silicone is to create a longer-lasting, body-safe sex toy.
  • Stainless steel: Stainless steel material is not only nice to look at but easy to clean since it is not porous. For cleaning and sterilization, use a dishwasher, bleach, and/or place the product in boiling water.
  • Borosilicate glass: One of the safest materials used to create the perfect sex toy. Borosilicate glass is non-porous, non-toxic, and body safe. The material can withstand high temperatures and does not change in form. For cleaning and sterilization, place the product in the dishwasher next to your stainless-steel sex toy.
  • Lucite: For those trying to strengthen their PC muscles, a Lucite sex toy is the perfect pick for you. The firm texture makes Kegel exercises easy to practice. Place the product in the dishwasher when you are finished using it.

At the end of the day, you know what feels and works best for you. If you are amorous with a specific product “pun intended”, There’s always a way to ensure safe, clean fun with any type of toy: “If you cover the toy with a condom, you know you will have nice, clean surface every time you use it.”

Choosing the perfect dildo: 

Choosing the perfect dildo is based on size, texture, and intended use. Dildos come in many shapes and sizes made to fit your vaginal cavity and anal cavity. Textures are used to create more realistic, fun sex toys! Here’s some factors to consider when choosing the perfect toy for you:

Size: 

Majority of dildos are between 1 and 2 inches in diameter (the width across). For experienced individuals, deciding on which dildo diameter to pick should be easy based on the size of the penis’ you’ve had experience with. If you are a beginner, your fingers are the best sizing tool you can have. Use your fingers to see what feels most comfortable to you and then grab measuring tape to determine the circumference of the fingers used. After calculating, you’ll be able to create your own personal size that works best for you!

Texture: 

Dildo textures vary from brand to brand. Glass dildos are known for holding their shape whereas single density dildos are extremely flexible and can move into different positions easily. If you are extremely sensitive to texture and want to purchase an extra-large toy that is not painful, dual density dildos are the perfect option. Dual density dildos offer two layers of silicone, a soft outer layer, and a firm inner core that creates a more realistic look and feel of a penis.

Vaginal Use: 

If you are new to vaginal penetration or have incurred painful sex in the past, Amorous Desires does offer vaginal dilators (vaginal trainers) which can be used to gently stretch your vagina.

Anal Use: 

Most traditional anal dildos are smaller in size with a flared base that prevents them from going too far into the anal cavity. The biggest different between anal dildos and anal butt plugs is the intended use. Anal dildos are meant to travel inside and out of the anal cavity whereas butt plugs are meant to stay in place. Anal toys are offered in traditional (penis) and nontraditional, work of art shapes! Anal dildos can come in all shapes, sizes, and materials such as silicone, wood, jelly, etc.

So, there you have it! The ins and outs of choosing the perfect dildo! I hope that this how-to guide has answered some of your questions. With the right precautions, research, and preparation, choosing a dildo can be a fun, thrilling experience whether its solo fun or a spicy good time with your partner. If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to reach out to us via email!

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