Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Dildos: A Short Lesson on Sex Toys

Friday I wrote about a little about some of the historical facts about antique sex toys and some of the new choices in sex toys out there. Today I am going to write about one of the most popular types of sex toys: dildos.

Rather than dildos made from camel dung like they did in the past, dildos are now made from a variety of materials: rubber, silicone, glass, acrylic, vinyl, and metal. Each material has its own advantages and disadvantages as a sex toy.

What I think is real important when picking out you new dildo for a sex toy is both the shape and texture of a dildo since the most sensitive part of the vagina is the outer third. For this reason I steer away from any of the novelty sex toys. If a dildo it is not shaped like a penis or a smooth rod, I do not use it as a sex toy - but that is my personal choice.

You will find that most dildos have a flanged bottom or balls, which do allow you to secure your lovely new dildo into a harness with a metal or plastic ”O” ring. There are harnesses made from leather, vinyl, denim and lots of other materials.

Rubber dildos are the most affordable dildo out there many of which are less than $30. There is a wide range of rubber dildos, including one of my favorites are the ”jellies” which are softer dildos than the plain rubber dildos. You have to clean rubber dildos with an anti-bacterial soap and be careful not to submerge any dildo or sex toy in water if it has any moving or vibrating parts.

If you have ever felt any Cyberskin sex toys you would understand why these are considered the most comfortable and realistic sex toy material. Dildos made from Cyberskin has a very realistic texture and human flesh feel.

Cyberskin Dildos warm quickly to your body temperature which adds to the experience. The most realistic dildo sex toys feature a bendable but firm core to adjust to shape and position. The best dildos even have weighted balls for a realistic feel and balance when used for intercourse with a harness or solo.

Strange but true, Cyberskin is the choice material for anyone who wishes to ”pack” a dildo for a realistic bulge in your pants (such as a Soft Pack), which simulates a flaccid penis.

Cyberskin dildos do require a little more care than most sex toys. After you clean your dildo with soap and water, you must let it dry it thoroughly before you dust your Cyberskin dildo with some cornstarch to prevent it from getting tacky or sticky. It is also real important that you do not rest any Cyberskin or similar sex toys against other sex toys, as it could melt or deform them.

Even with the higher purchase cost and higher maintenance I still think that Cyberskin sex toys are unmatchable for realism and comfortable to use.

More expensive than rubber Silicone dildos are also and excellent choice. They are expensive sex toys as they are often handcrafted in small batches. What is a real advantage over other soft materials is that Silicone is non-porous and can be sterilized by boiling in hot water for 5 to 10 minutes. You can even put your Silicone dildos in the dish washer (but remember to take them out before you have friends over for dinner!

Another advantage is that Silicone dildos last longer than other soft sex toy materials and they come in a wide range of vivid colors. Silicone lube causes a chemical reaction with silicone toys, causing them to disintegrate so make sure that you only use water-based or silicone-free lube with silicone sex toys.

In the future I will discuss the most prized dildos out there - glass!

Remember condoms should ALWAYS be used when using sex toys with a partner, and changed when switching orifices.

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