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The most important thing you will want to ensure is that your dildo is safe to use. Believe it or not there are still many sex toy stores that sell toxic sex toys and we are not just talking about the most commonly talked about toxins- phthalates. The problem is that many people are trying to make a fast buck off of consumers. For example, Pyrex glass dildos have become quite popular. However, most of them are made in China and lead paint is often used to make them colorful. Another mistake many sex toy stores make is telling consumers that something is 100% medical grade silicone when it is really a silicone blend which can melt if you mix it with a silicone lubricant. Nothing like having a sex toy melt and leach chemicals into your body.
That is why we only sell nontoxic sex toys so that when you buy from us you can feel safe knowing that what you are going to receive is not just fun to use but safe as well. We have been doing this for a long time, in fact we are the sexual pioneers that started the movement for safer sex toys way back when we started in June of 2000. We are also the founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Science & Art in Sexuality - NAASAS.org, which helps the entire field of sexuality serve you better because you deserve to be empowered.
Use your fingers to determine how big you want the dildo to be. Then measure the amount of fingers you desire by putting a tape measure around them to determine circumference or use a ruler to determine diameter. If you do not have a tape measure you can always do a Google search for 'print out tape measure' and you can print one out on a piece of paper.
You can also use an object like a hairbrush or something like a carrot or even a cucumber. We recommend putting a condom on them or washing them with antibacterial soap if you insert them anally or vaginally as you do not want to introduce any harmful bacteria.
Diameter Vs. Circumference
Make sure to understand the difference between circumference and diameter when assessing how large your dildo is going to be.
Types of Dildos-
Curved G-spot and Prostate Dildos-
Another reason is bacteria transfer. You will want to avoid using dildos that cannot be sterilized completely (bleached, boiled, dishwashed, etc.). You do not want bacteria growing on the dildo and getting out of control and then put it in later anally or especially vaginally only to get an infection. One thing you can do if you know you cannot completely sterilize your dildo is put a condom over it so that you can just take it off when you are done. This especially applies to dildos that are very porous like Cyberskin.
Another reason that most anal dildos are not porous is because you do not want them to absorb the lubricant you are using. Because the rectum will need ample lubricant for using a dildo, the last thing you want is the dildo acting like a sponge. Therefore, 100% medical grade silicone and other non-porous materials are a very good idea.
Finally, the most sensitive part of anal play is the anus (opening) and the prostate (equivalent to the female gspot in men). Having bumps as seen on anal beads can bring a great deal of stimulation. A common trick is to use anal beads and pull them out at the moment of climax for added sensation.
Things to Avoid-
Dildos can be made with cheap materials, so make sure that you get one that is non-toxic and phthalate free. Your rectum and/or vagina is able to absorb things and harmful chemicals should be the last thing on your mind when you are trying to pleasure yourself. We sell only phthalate free products so you can rest easy when it comes to any concerns there. If you want to know more about toxins in sex toys, we have plenty of articles on our Sex Toy Education page.
Please let us know if you have any questions as we are always happy to help!
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