Dildos are a popular sex toy that can provide sexual pleasure for women and men. They’re often made of a variety of materials and are available in different sizes and shapes, making them a versatile and customizable toy that can provide a wide range of sensations. There are many types of dildos on the market, so it’s important to choose one that fits your body and preferences. For example, some dildos have tiny holes that can harbor bacteria, fungi, and general gunk; these are typically best for solo play, while nonporous materials such as glass or stainless steel are better for sharing.
The dildo has been around for a long time. The earliest documented use of a dildo is a sex tool called an olisboi, which was used for penetrative sex by female members of a Greek courtesan or entertainment troupe, according to an account of a medieval trial. A similar dildo, a phallic plug that was worn on the outside of the thigh, is also shown in art and historical records.
Modern dildos come in a variety of shapes and materials, but most are made from medical-grade silicone or glass and are safe for use with most people. They can be porous or nonporous, and are often crafted to resemble the texture of the clitoris. Nonporous dildos can be sterilized by boiling water, which makes them more convenient for couples and people with limited access to sanitation facilities. Porous dildos should be used with a condom, especially when shared with other people.
A dildo can be inserted into the vagina, anal canal, or rectum, and some have a flared end designed to prevent it from traveling up the colon. A dildo inserted into the rectum can cause a bowel blockage, which requires urgent medical attention.
While dildos have been popular with lesbians for a long time, some feminists have been uncomfortable with them. They have historically been associated with masculinity and fetishistic sexual practices, but they can be a powerful symbol of feminine sexual autonomy for lesbians.
It’s important to remember that sex and penetration are natural human urges, and they can provide sexual pleasure for everyone. It’s also good to keep in mind that a regular, healthy sex life is beneficial to the health of the body and mind. Thirty minutes of sexual activity burns 200 calories, consumes physical energy, helps lose excess fat, and releases sleep-promoting endorphins.
To get the most out of your dildo, lubricate it with a water-based or silicon sex lube before inserting. Then, run the dildo under warm water to heat it up and reduce friction between the skin and toy, and apply lube frequently throughout the session. This will increase pleasure and decrease irritation for both you and your partner. Also, make sure to wash the dildo after each use and before putting it in the storage case.