Best dildos 2020: choosing the right dildo for you

The world’s oldest sex toy remains its most popular, and here are six reasons (or six of the best dildos) why...

Best dildos 2019: choosing the right dildo for you
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There’s evidence that penis-shaped dildos have been around since the ancient world and they remain a favourite amongst sex-toy users, partly because there are just so many varieties.

 Consumer choice is at its optimum here as dildos come in a myriad materials, including glass, silicone or a jelly-like material – and the latest technology, liquid silicone, which has the most lifelike texture.

Whatever your desires, you will find a dildo to suit. Dildos that inflate and deflate, ones with suction pads, double-ended dildos, strap on dildos and vibrating dildos. There really is something for everyone.

 

 

Size matters when it comes to dildos and they range from a starter-size six inches in length to eight inches. The girth is important, too, and the range is equally broad so check this before you buy.

As with all sex toys, dildos should be used with added lubrication. Use water-based lube for silicone products, while any lube can be used on metal and glass; always wash with soap and water after use.

Best dildos to buy now 

Best dildos: Lovehoney Beaded Sensual glass dildo

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1. Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo

The best dildo overall has a beaded string of bulbs

Specifications
Length: 9 inches
Insertable length: 7 inches
Girth: 4.25 inches
Material: Glass
Reasons to buy
+Temperature-sensitive+Bulbous shape for maximum sensation  +Good starter size

While rookie dildo users may raise an eyebrow at the thought of a glass dildo, those familiar with them enthuse that the smooth texture of the glass and the ability to play with the temperature make it the perfect dildo material.

Constructed from toughened borosilicate glass, this beaded dildo can be used vaginally or anally. Its curvature and the row of bulbs are designed to maximize sensations.

This beaded dildo is a good starter size and can be used with all types of lube. Put it in the fridge to cool before using to increase the depth of sensation. Obviously, test the temperature isn’t going to take your breath away before you insert!

Best dildos: Bondara Rainbow's End dildo

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2. Bondara Rainbow’s End Dildo

A technicoloured dildo for beginners

Specifications
Length: 7.5 inches
Insertable length: 6 inches
Girth: 1.5 inches
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+ Easy on the eye + Lifelike texture + Suction cup for hands-free play 

Sometimes aesthetics matter and for those who are not keen on the lifelike look of a lot of dildos, the visual candy of this rainbow-hued dildo will be a big tick.

The shaft is lightly-textured with veins for a realistic feel and there’s an indigo-hued suction cup at the base so you can enjoy hands-free play. With an insertable length of six inches this is a good starter dildo that can be used vaginally or anally.

Bondara also donate 10% of all proceeds from the Rainbow’s End dildo to the LGBT Foundation.

Best dildos: SoDivine Glorious dildo

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3. So Divine Glorious Real Skin Dildo

The best dildo for a life-like feel

Specifications
Length: 7 inches
Insertable length: 6 inches
Weight: 330g
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+ Strong suction cup + Lifelike feel + Aesthetically pleasing 

Pretty in eye-popping pink, So Divine’s Glorious dildo is made from liquid silicone. Soft with a lifelike feel, it’s the latest development in sex-toy technology. 

So Divine has designed the shaft with ribbed, vein-like texture, the head is swollen and the testicles are soft to make this dildo feel as close to the real deal as possible.

The suction cup is very strong, so users can trust there won’t be any awkward moments during hands-free play. With 6 inches of insertable length it’s a good size for beginners and beyond, and it’s a great-looking dildo, too.

Best dildos: Njoy pure wand

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4. Njoy Pure Wand

The best dildo for double-ended pleasure

Specifications
Length: 9 inches
Insertable length: 8 inches
Girth: 5.5 inches
Material: Metal
Reasons to buy
+ Good quality  + Long-lasting + Easy to care for 

Njoy specialises in producing beautifully crafted sex toys made from medical-grade stainless steel. This material looks great, lasts for a very long time and is easy to clean; it’s also good to heat or cool before play, as desired.

Immaculately smooth, the wand is designed to hit both G-spot and P-spot (prostate) and as a result this toy is extremely popular with both straight and LGBT communities. 

It’s curvature and weight are what set the Pure Wand apart from other dildos, as both these design aspects add to the amount of pressure you can apply to achieve G or P-spot orgasms.

Admittedly, the price tag is a little eye-watering but this is a toy for life.

Best dildos: Lovehoney Desire

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5. Lovehoney Desire Luxury Rechargeable Strapless Strap-On Dildo

A dildo made for you and your partner

Specifications
Length: 8 inches
Insertable length (for the receiver): 5 inches
Insertable length (for the wearer): 4.5 inches
Girth: 4.75 inches
Material: Silicone
Power: USB rechargeable
Reasons to buy
+ Good for couples + Vibrating option 

You may be wondering where the straps are for this ‘strap-on’ dildo. Well, you won’t find any here as the wearer inserts the smaller ‘pony’ end of the dildo, holding it in place with the Kegel muscles. 

The smaller ‘bunny ears’ are designed to stimulate the clitoris for male/female couples who enjoy pegging, but it can be used for same-sex couples too.

There’s also a vibrating option with the USB rechargeable dildo with eight patterns and 12 speeds to play around with.

Best dildos: Harmony king cock

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6. Harmony King Cock

Feeling it for real with King Cock

Specifications
Length: 11 inches
Insertable length: 8.75 inches
Girth: 7.75 inches
Material: PVC
Reasons to buy
+Extra large size +Realistic details +Harness compatible 

Fans of the traditional dildo who want it to look like the genuine article should make a beeline to Harmony’s range of King Cock dildos.

They come in all sizes – from 7 inches to an astounding 12 inches. You can buy limp, double ended or strap-on King Cocks too. The feel is designed to be as natural as the look with veins and a naturally-shaped head and textured testicles.

As the insertable length is large, we’d suggest this as a good choice for experienced dildo users. It’s harness compatible, too, for couples who want to play together.

7. Ann Summers Jelly Dildo

There's no wobble with this jelly-like dildo

Specifications
Length: 5 inches
Diameter: 1.25 inches
Reasons to buy
+Good starter size+Firm yet comfortable+Waterproof
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

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Made from a “firm, jelly-like material” there’s lots of flexibility with Ann Summers’s five-inch dildo. While you may wonder why a jelly-like texture would work as a dildo, when the UK sex toy company says it’s “firm” it means it and this dildo is sufficiently solid enough to satisfy while still feeling soft, comfortable and lifelike in texture.

This dildo can be used vaginally or anally and it has been sculptured with ridges to add realistic texture. As this is a non-intimidating, beginner-friendly five inches in length, this is a good dildo for rookies.

8. Lovehoney Stud Dildo

An inflatable dildo that's not shy on size

Specifications
Circumference: 7 inches
Insertable length: 9.5 inches
Reasons to buy
+Adjustable size+Realistic feel+Easy to use
Reasons to avoid
-Empty List

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Larger than life, this inflatable dildo has a rigid internal core, which makes it easy to insert; you then have the option to inflate to a king-size seven inches in circumference using the small, palm-held pump. Needless to say, its large circumference and insertable length of 9.5 inches make this a dildo for those who have some experience with larger sex toys.

Rather than pumping this big boy up to full size before insertion, the idea is to tease with inflation once it’s being used. There’s a quick-release value to instantly deflate, too.