How to Maximize Your Dildo’s Potential
A dildo appears self-explanatory if you’re even vaguely familiar with human anatomy. Dildos, like their real-life counterparts, lack the glitz and glam that most vibrators do. It’s just a dick, you know? It’s a dick made out of plastic.
But don’t be fooled by this. Consider dildos a blank canvas to paint all of your sex toy fantasies. Here’s everything you need to know about how to use a dildo, whether you’re a seasoned dildo user or on the verge of purchasing your first one.
STEP 1: GET YOUR DILDO IN THE RIGHT SIZE
Dildos occur in a variety of shapes and sizes, similar to penises. There’s a reason for that variety: here is your only chance to find the right peen and bring it into your life via your wallet.
Dulcinea Pitagora, a psychologist and sex therapist, advises that it’s best to start modest and work your way up when it comes to size (which includes both length and girth). “When you’re more stimulated, you can get more pleasure from larger sizes,” explains Pitagora.
However, if you prefer a bigger girth, buy a wider dildo. Alternatively, if you’re going to use it for anal stimulation, choose a thin shape at the top and widens it toward the bottom.
STEP 2: TAKE THE MATERIAL INTO CONSIDERATION
Dildos, unlike penises, are made of many materials. “They can be costly, but it’s worth investing in the highest-quality dildo you can buy,” Pitagora explains.
Because it’s nonporous and easy to clean, body-safe silicone is your best bet (you can sterilize it by putting it in boiling water). You can also choose a glass or a metal one if you want something that looks like modern art and feels exceptionally smooth or if you’re going to play with temperature.
Pitagora also suggests looking closely at the lumps and ridges on the dildo (if any): Is the shaft of this model completely smooth, or does it have some ridges? Is that something you think your vagina will enjoy?
“When it comes to textures and shapes, there is no right or wrong,” Pitagora explains. “I suggest visiting a sex toy store and trying out a few different ones. If you’re drawn to one, go with your gut. Alternatively, take your time browsing online and try ordering from a site with reviews so you can read about other people’s experiences with the item.”
STEP 3: LUBE IT UP IN STEP
So long as you have an agreement, you can use a dildo whenever you want: during masturbation and coupled sex. Use lubrication in every circumstance. Whether alone or with someone else, lubrication will make your selected D slicker and aid boost erection. To put it another way, don’t overlook the need for dildo lubrication.
STEP 4: MAKE PROPER USE OF IT
Put a condom on it like you would an IRL penis if you plan to use this dildo with more than one partner.
Dr. Deb Laino, a sex therapist and sex educator, add, “You must use a condom on your dildo if it is manufactured from porous materials.” Wrap it up if it’s made of a mushy, jelly-like substance. If you don’t take these precautions, you or your partner may be in danger of infection or STIs.
The other equally crucial dildo rule is the same for all sex toy use: Do not place it in a vaginal or oral cavity if it has just been in an anus. Bacteria found in/on one body area can spread to other body parts, resulting in illness. As a result, thoroughly cleaning a dildo before using it for different reasons or with foreign partners is critical.
STEP 5: CLEAN THE DILDO IN.
Silicone dildos also have the advantage of being simple to clean, as they can be thrown in boiling water for some minutes, and voila, they’re clean. Warm water and mild, unscented soap, according to Dr. Laino, can be used to wash glass, metal, plastic, or skin-safe rubber dildos. To avoid mold (gag alert), ensure your dildo is completely dry before storing it.