Sex Toys Series Part IX: Dildo

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It seems that dildos make an appearance in a lot of ManLove stories, and some readers may find themselves wondering if there is much difference between a butt plug and a dildo. In general, butt plugs are shorter than dildos and offer less opportunity for movement. Also, in ManLove, plugs seem to be used mainly for preparing a hero for sex, while dildos are widely used to, well, get the job done—or close to it!

Dildos have also been around for far longer than the butt plug. Much longer than you may think. In 2010, scientists believe they found a dildo from the Ice Age, which was about 30,000 years ago.  The fact that sexual aids have existed for so long is fascinating to think about, and throughout history, dildos have continued to be popular. Art from Ancient Greece depicts women and men using dildos, the Kama Sutra mentions the use of the toys, and even Shakespeare got into the action by mentioning them in his play The Winter’s Tale.

Stone, tar, and wood were the materials most often used to make early dildos, but the Greeks proved they were resourceful by using breadsticks. Think about that the next time you find yourself at Olive Garden! Or, you know, don’t. Thankfully, modern-day dildos are manufactured to ensure maximum comfort, safety, and pleasure.

Silicone is a popular material used for dildos, as its ability to withstand high temperatures makes it easy to clean. It’s important to note that silicone-based lubricants should be avoided when using silicone toys, as the lube can dissolve the toy. Glass dildos are preferred by many for the smoother feeling they provide as well as the fact that they can be heated and cooled to give your partner the sensation he prefers. (Glass can also make for one beautiful dildo!) Another material to look into when choosing a dildo is Cyberskin, which is designed to have the look and feel of real skin but requires a higher level of upkeep to ensure that the product performs at its best.

Since dildos are one of the most popular sex toys available, there’s no reason not to explore your options and find one that’s best for you. Check out the links below and see what catches your eye!

Readers: What’s your favorite ManLove scene where the heroes use a dildo?

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By Jackie de la Garza, Staff Contributor