Best dildo 2021: We pick the best options around, whatever you're into

The sex-toy stalwart maintains its appeal, but which is the best dildo for you? We've gathered a range of options here

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Welcome to T3's guide to the best dildos. We've all had to become a little more resourceful when it comes to creating our own entertainment during 2020, and one product that has been boosted by our stay-at-home status this year is the dildo. It's the original sex toy and it remains a market leader for brands who are enjoying record sales.

While you may think, 'How different can a dildo be?', you would be surprised at just how varied this market is. They come in all shapes and sizes with a multitude of purposes, so there's bound to be one to suit you and your needs whether you want one to vibrate, inflate or deflate, stimulate the G-spot or the P-spot. There are double-ended dildos and ones that strap on and, of course, they come in all colours and a variety of materials, from glass to metal to silicone. There are dildos designed for vaginal or anal use, or both at the same time. Our best dildos guide has options for everyone. One consistent, however, is that using lube with a dildo is always recommended, so take a look at our guide to the best lubes to find one to suit you. 

Remember that size matters when it comes to choosing a dildo, so check both the length and the girth measurements before you purchase. With so much choice on the market, which ones are the best? Here's our guide to the pick of the crop...

Best dildos to buy now 

Best dildos: SoDivine Glorious dildo

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1. 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 our best dildo all-round right now. It's liquid silicone, making it soft with a lifelike feel – 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: Lovehoney Beaded Sensual glass dildo

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2. Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo

The best dildo if you're after a classy design and maximum sensation

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: Best dildos: Bondara Rainbow's End dildo

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3. Bondara Rainbow’s End Dildo

The best dildo for beginners

Specifications
Length: 7.5 inches
Insertable length: 6 inches
Girth: 1.5 inches
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+ Technicolour design + 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 donates 10% of all proceeds from the Rainbow’s End dildo to the LGBT Foundation.

best dildo: Exotic Diamond

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4. Exotic Diamond 10 Function Extra Girthy Realistic Dildo

The best dildo for extra girth

Specifications
Circumference: 6.5"
Insertable length: 8"
Reasons to buy
+Waterproof+Vibrating option+Modest price
Reasons to avoid
-Too big for some

If you're looking for an intense experience this dildo should satisfy. The clue is in the name – this dildo is 'extra girthy', and aimed at those with some previous experience of sex toys. It should always be used with plenty of lube. Sculpted to be lifelike, the Exotic Diamond comes complete with a veiny-like texture and is gently curved with a ridged head for G-spot stimulation. There's a single button for instant access to vibrations and you can choose from three speeds and seven patterns. It's waterproof, so it can be used in the shower and bath. Oh, and the end lights up when the vibrator is in use so you get a free light show thrown in too!

best dildo: Rocks Off Falex Prostate Dildo

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5. Rocks Off Falex Prostate Dildo

The best dildo for prostate stimulation

Specifications
Circumference: 4.5 inches
Insertable length: 4.5 inches
Length: 7 inches
Power: Rechargeable
Reasons to buy
+10 speed patterns+Waterproof+Powerful vibrations
Reasons to avoid
-A little pricey

With 4.5 inches of insertable length, this dildo is a good size for anyone who has already taken their first steps on their journey of discovery with anal play, and is ready to experiment with something a bit bigger. The Falex has been contoured with a slightly curved tip to ensure it stimulates the prostate, which is the target for this P-pleasurer. There are also 10 different settings that are pretty strong but if you're looking for an intense sensation, then it will certainly tick boxes.

Made from velvety-soft silicone, the Falex is body safe and comfortable for anal insertion and it has a reassuringly flared base. Once charged, it will run for three hours so there's no rush and plenty of time to experiment. It's a little on the pricey side but Rocks Off produce good quality toys, so you know you're in safe hands.

best dildo: Lovehoney Basics Doubled Ended Dildo

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6. Lovehoney Basics Double Ended Dildo

The best double-ended dildo

Specifications
Circumference: 4 inches
Insertable length: 5 inches
Length: 13 inches
Material: Soft plastic
Reasons to buy
+Good starter size+Great value+Flexible material
Reasons to avoid
-Visually not that exciting

Why choose if you can have both anal and vaginal penetration in one toy? This double-ended dildo comes from Lovehoney's basics range, which is aimed at beginners so it's a good circumference and length if double penetration is something you're just starting to experiment with. Made from soft plastic, this dildo has an almost jelly-like feel to it. While it has flexibility it's certainly firm enough to satisfy, and it's comfortable and easy to insert too, while the vein-like ridges give it a realistic feel. At such a reasonable price, this is a toy well worth buying if you're looking to experiment with double penetration and it can be used solo or with a partner.

best dildo: Desirables Dalia Special Edition Dildo

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6. Desirables Dalia Special Edition Dildo

A top-drawer dildo that'll last forever

Specifications
Weight: 511g
Dimensions: 20 × 11.5cm
Material: Porcelain
Reasons to buy
+Sustainable+Hand-crafted+Ethically produced
Reasons to avoid
-Looks too good to keep in the drawer

Crafted from Porcelain Limoges, a material more commonly associated with figurines and vases, the Dahlia is a truly unique product. Canadian company Desirables's mission statement is to create toys that are ethical, safe and responsible and with the Dalia it has created a beautiful looking dildo that wouldn't look out of place as an ornament. As well as pulling punches in the looks department, the Dalia stands out as each one is hand-crafted and decorated. The porcelain is heat conducting and will retain hot and cold if you want to experiment with temperature play. It's hypoallergenic and, frankly, it will probably outlast you but it comes with a five-year warranty, just in case. The slim tip is designed to stimulate the G-spot while the more bulbous end can help with Kegel exercises. 

best dildo: The Knobbly Bobbly Monster dildo

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7. The Knobbly Bobbly Monster dildo

A super-sized dildo that will leaving a lasting impression

Specifications
Circumference: 6.5"
Length: 9"
Reasons to buy
+Gives intense sensations+Strong base+Bigger than most dildos
Reasons to avoid
-A little heavy

If a dildo features the word 'monster' in its name, then you know what you're getting yourself into! This supersized beast from Bondara accordingly ticks all the boxes for anyone looking for a large dildo that reaches parts that smaller dildos and those with less girth can not. Not only is this 9-incher a biggie but it is also decorated with knobbly bobbles that will stimulate as you insert and withdraw. The Monster can be used vaginally or anally, but take care to use extra lube and insert it slowly to begin with. The bobbles will massage the vagina or anal passage, creating intense sensations. When combined with its substantial girth, it's a dildo that you won't quickly forget.

Best dildos: Njoy pure wand

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8. 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. Its 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 dildo: Avant D10 Ergo Mini

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9. Avant D10 Ergo Mini

The best small dildo

Specifications
Length: 6.5 inches
Insertable length: 5.25 inches
Girth: 1.25 inches
Material: Dual-density silicone
Reasons to buy
+Good for anal and vaginal play+Realistic shape

Not everybody is looking for a monster-sized dildo to play with so we were pleased to discover this somewhat more diminutive product from sex toy producers Blush Novelties. Its smaller size makes it ideal for teasing sensitive areas as well as both vaginal and anal play, and it would make a gentle introduction to sex toys for beginners, too. It's smooth, well-shaped for comfort and it features a ball-shaped base that is ergonomically designed to give a comfortable grip. Its piece de resistance, however, is the realistic feel of the dual-density silicone. While the exterior feels soft and malleable, the interior has a firmer texture. In a market where appearance is not always a top priority, this indigo dildo boasts a modern-looking design so it's easy on the eye, too.

best dildo: Bondara The Kraken Monster Pink Dildo

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10. Bondara The Kraken Monster Pink Dildo

Indulge in fantasy play with this big beast

Specifications
Length: 9 inches
Insertable length: 8 inches
Diameter: 3 inches
Material: Silicone
Reasons to buy
+Good fantasy accessory+Designed for intense sensations+Large in size for the experienced
Reasons to avoid
-Not suitable for beginners

Sizing up at a suitably monster-like size of eight inches, the Kraken certainly lives up to its name. Inspired by the sea monster from Nordic folklore, this brightly-hued dildo has been crafted complete with suckers to look like the tentacle of the sea-faring beast. For those into fetish and cosplay that stretches into the realms of sexual fantasy, this is the perfect accessory. Made from silicone, the texture is soft to touch but the sucker-like ridges are designed to create intense sensations, as is the curved shape and pointed tip. While this is a good dildo for experienced players or those with a particular fetish, it's not one we'd recommend as a starter toy.

Best dildos: Lovehoney Desire

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11. 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: Ann Summers Jelly Dildo

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12. 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

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.