We all know what dildos are, but have you ever wondered what they’re made of? If you’re curious, read on to find out! (Warning: some of the materials may surprise you!)
What are dildos made of?
Dildos are made of a variety of materials, including glass, silicone, latex, wood, metal, and stone. They come in all shapes and sizes, and can be straight, curved, or have a bulbous end. Some dildos are designed for vaginal or anal stimulation, while others can be used for both.
The history of dildos
Dildos have been around for a very long time. Artifacts made of stone, wood, and even leather have been found that are thought to be dildos. The word “dildo” actually comes from the Latin word “dilatare,” which means to open up or stretch.
The first recorded use of the word “dildo” was in 1564, but it is likely that the word was used long before that. Dildos were probably used throughout history for a variety of purposes, including as sex toys, healing devices, and even as children’s playthings. In some cultures, dildos were even thought to have magical powers.
Dildos were likely made out of a variety of materials throughout history, including stone, wood, leather, and even metal. In recent years, dildos have been made out of materials such as latex, silicone, and plastic. Dildos come in a wide range of sizes and shapes, from simple phallic shapes to more complex designs that include ridges or bumps for extra stimulation.
Whether you are using a dildo for solo play or with a partner, it is important to choose a dildo that is made out of a body-safe material and that is the right size and shape for you. It is also important to use plenty of lube when using a dildo to reduce friction and increase pleasure.
How to use a dildo
Dildos come in all shapes and sizes, so it’s important to choose one that’s right for you. To use a dildo, start by applying lube to the toy and your body. Once you’re both lubricated, insert the dildo into your body slowly. You can experiment with different strokes and speeds to find what feels best for you. When you’re ready, increase the speed and pressure until you reach orgasm.
The different types of dildos
There are many different types of dildos, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. Here is a quick guide to the most popular materials:
Silicone: Silicone dildos are some of the most popular, as they are non-porous (meaning they won’t harbor bacteria), Hypoallergenic, autoclave-able (meaning they can be sterilized), and can be used with any type of lubricant. They also retain body heat, making them feel more realistic. However, silicone dildos are usually more expensive than other materials.
Jelly/rubber: Jelly/rubber dildos are often less expensive than silicone, but they are also less durable and cannot be sterilized. They are also porous, meaning they can harbor bacteria, so it is important to use a condom with them.
Glass: Glass dildos are non-porous and can be sterilized, making them a good choice for those who want a body-safe toy. They are also very durable. However, glass dildos can break if dropped, so handle them with care!
Metal: Metal dildos are also non-porous and can be sterilized. They have a smooth, hard surface that some people enjoy. However, metal dildos can be heavy and cold to the touch.
How to clean your dildo
One of the great things about dildos is that they come in a wide variety of materials. You can find dildos made from silicone, jelly rubber, metal, glass, stone and even wood! But with all those options, how do you know which is right for you?
And once you’ve found the perfect material, how do you keep it clean? Below is a guide to help you choose the right dildo material and keep it clean.
Silicone is a popular choice for dildos because it is non-porous (meaning it won’t hold on to bacteria), hypoallergenic (meaning it won’t cause an allergic reaction) and can be boiled to sterilize it. Silicone dildos come in a wide variety of styles, colors and sizes and can be used with any type of lubricant.
To clean a silicone dildo, simply wash it with soap and water or use a sex toy cleaner. You can also boil silicone dildos for 3-5 minutes to sterilize them.
Jelly rubber is another popular material for dildos because it is also non-porous and hypoallergenic. It has a soft, squishy texture that some people find pleasurable. However, jelly rubber is porous so it can trap bacteria even after washing. And because jelly rubber contains chemicals like phthalates (which are used to soften plastics), it can sometimes cause skin irritation.
To clean jelly rubber dildos, wash them with soap and water or use a sex toy cleaner. You can also boil them for 3-5 minutes to sterilize them. Because they are porous, however, they should be replaced more frequently than silicone dildos.
Metal dildos are non-porous and can be sterilized by boiling or using a sex toy cleaner. They are often heavier than other types of dildos so they provide a different sensation during use. Metal dildos can also be used with any type of lubricant but they may require more lube because of their smooth surface. And because metal conducts heat well, some people enjoy using them in combination with temperature play (heating or cooling the metal before use). Metal dildos are available in a variety of colors and styles but they are not as common as silicone or jelly rubber dildos.
To clean metal dildos simply wash them with soap and water or use a sex toy cleaner before boiling or storing them .
The pros and cons of using a dildo
There are many different materials that dildos can be made from, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. The most common materials are silicone, latex, and rubber. Let’s take a closer look at each of these materials:
Silicone: Silicone is a popular choice for dildos because it is hypoallergenic and non-porous, meaning it won’t trap bacteria. Silicone dildos are also very easy to clean. However, silicone can be a bit pricey compared to other materials.
Latex: Latex is a fairly inexpensive material and it is also non-porous, making it a good choice for people who are concerned about sanitation. However, some people are allergic to latex, so it’s important to test a small area before using a latex dildo. Latex can also degrade over time, so it’s not the longest-lasting option.
Rubber: Rubber is another good choice for people who are concerned about sanitation, as it is also non-porous. Rubber dildos are also very flexible, so they can be bent into different shapes for different types of stimulation. However, rubber is not as durable as some other materials and it can also degrade over time.
FAQs about dildos
Dildos are sex toys that are designed to look and feel like real penises. They can be made of various materials, including silicone, latex, metal, and glass. Dildos come in all shapes and sizes, from small to large and everything in between. Many dildos are also hollow, making them ideal for use as strap-ons with a partner.
Dildos can be used for vaginal or anal penetration, alone or with a partner. When using a dildo for anal penetration, it’s important to use one with a flared base or handle to prevent it from getting lost inside the body. It’s also important to use plenty of lube to reduce friction and make the experience more enjoyable.
Dildos in popular culture
Dildos have been present in popular culture for centuries, often serving as literal or metaphorical phallic symbols. The ancient Greeks and Romans were known to use dildos, often fashioned out of leather, wood or stone. In Japan, sometime between the 10th and 14th centuries, the dildo became a symbol of virility and power.
During the Victorian era in England, dildos were considered taboo but were still used by some men and women behind closed doors. In America during the late 19th century, so-called “primitive” cultures were thought to use dildos as part of their sexual practices. This led to a wave of xenophobic fear that these “savages” would corrupt decent, morally upstanding citizens.
Dildos continued to be associated with immorality and sexual deviance throughout most of the 20th century. It wasn’t until the sexual revolution of the 1960s that they became more mainstream. In recent years, dildos have been celebrated in pop culture as symbols of female empowerment and sexual liberation.