6 Indicators of a Quality Dildo or Sex Toy

Not all sex toys are revolutionary. If you’re curious about what goes into a quality sex toy or dildo, see this guide on top specs to look for before you shop.

 

Soft but Rigid Materials

A dildo that’s soft and rigid may seem like a contradiction, but the purpose of most dildos is penetration. Whether you’re using it for anal, vaginal, or oral stimulation, you need something that can hold its shape that feels nice to the touch.

Poor-quality dildo materials like jelly can be unsatisfying, as their squishy nature can make insertion difficult. Meanwhile, materials like silicone can maintain their artificial erection without being too hard, and are typically safer and more pleasurable for the user. Quality sex toy materials such as silicone also feel soft to the touch and offer some give during penetration, which can lead to a more comfortable experience.

Your Favorite Features

We understand that everyone has their own preferences and what makes a great dildo for some doesn’t make the cut for others. Quality, to some extent, is a subjective observation. While some things are a must like safe sex toy materials, other features like vibration, automatic thrust, and discreet design may determine whether you find a dildo to be high-quality or not.


For us, we think a quality sex toy should combine two of the most popular features most of us are looking for: thrust and vibrations. Other features like a suction-cup base, G-spot tip, external rabbit, or a realistic shaft are additional features to consider—many of which can be found in the Thruster series.

If you’re new to sex toys and haven’t figured out what your favorite features are, don’t worry. Explore your options and start small as you begin to get a feel for what sensations really turn you on.

Adjustable Controls

A huge indicator of a quality sex toy is user-friendly multi-speed options. Dildos that vibrate, thrust, or have any sort of motorized mechanism need to be easy to use and come with adjustable settings. No one wants to have to reread a user manual every time they have to use an overly-technical toy. In addition, one size doesn’t always fit all, and not all vibration speeds are going to be pleasant for everyone. Not many people are willing to play with a toy that thrusts too slowly or vibrates too hard, after all.

Satisfied Customers

We look at customer ratings when it comes to ordering takeout, booking a hotel, or making a purchase. It only makes sense that reviews can also point you in the right direction when determining whether or not you’re looking at a quality sex toy. Not everyone’s tastes are going to align with your own, but if several satisfied reviewers agree that you’re found a top-quality dildo, chances are good that you have. You can also use these testimonies for impartial details you might not get in a product description.

 

No Batteries Required

Another indicator that you’ve found a great toy is whether or not it needs batteries. Not worrying about electrical cords or charging your toy may seem to give battery-powered adult products a slight spontaneous edge over other alternatives, but the dangers of battery-powered dildos overshadow these benefits. 

Rechargeable dildos combine the best of electrical and battery-powered toys to make one quality sex toy. Between charges, you’ll have a completely cord-free machine in your hands, and you’ll save money in the long run since you’re not stocking up on batteries. Technology is also improving the battery life of rechargeable dildos like the Velvet Thruster with up to 8 hours of use. 

It’s from Velvet Co.

The final sign that you’ve found a quality dildo or sex toy is if you see “Velvet Co.” on the packaging. Every Velvet Thruster is made from body-safe silicone, vibrates, thrusts, has adjustable multi-speed controls, and is completely rechargeable. Our toys are backed by 5-five customer reviews, noteworthy testimonials, and a 1-year warranty you can rely on.