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Dildo Design 101


You can easily be overwhelmed by options shopping for your new favorite bedroom accessory. Whether you’re new to the world of sex toys or are looking to try something different from your regular go-to, knowing the basics of dildo design can help narrow down your options by answering questions like: should you shop jelly or silicone? Are toys that vibrate, thrust, or do both right for you? What other unique features do dildos come with?

Achieving a better orgasm begins by knowing where to start. Know your own body and what stimuli you respond to is your first dildo-shopping tip. If portability is important, a mini dildo might be your best option. Love anal stimulation? An anal dildo is designed to satisfy those desires. Learn about the variety of features, styles, shapes, and textures available before you start browsing.

Vaginal vs. Anal

Dildo designed for anal stimulation

Vaginal and anal stimulation can be an important step towards reaching your climax. It goes without saying that these are two very different regions with unique needs and nerves. For the best anal or vaginal orgasm, shopping for a dildo that is designed to pleasure these areas makes a difference.

Adults interested in vaginal penetration and g-spot orgasms should consider g-spot dildos, such as the Teddy GS. The Teddy GS is curved to stimulate the especially sensitive, erogenous area of the upper vaginal wall.

Another important dildo tip: great anal play is often best with something more like Velvet Co.’s Walter. The rounded parts of the shaft resemble anal beads and provide a similar filling sensation. Stimulating you or your partner’s prostate is easier with a toy engineered for the task.

Made to Feel like the Real Thing

Dildo designed with a realistic head and vein details

Fans of penetration don’t have to rely on a partner to experience the sensations they crave. With a dildo designed to feel and look realistic, solo play can be more gratifying than ever before. Adding a real-feel dildo during intimate moments with a lover is another exciting way to satisfy both your libidos!

There are a multitude of ways to recreate an authentic shape, but material and shape are two major components. Dildos can be made from a wide variety of materials, each providing a unique texture. Rubber toys are not known for their life-like feel but do come in a variety of shapes and sizes that include realistic heads and veiny shafts. Thermoplastic elastomer dildos, or TPE, are designed to emulate the texture of real skin as it slides inside you. The soft, squishy nature of a TPE dildo has the give that you might expect from a real cock with an underlying firmness perfect for penetration. The downside to both rubber and TPE is the maintenance they require. Both are porous and can harbor bacteria if not cleaned thoroughly. A popular tip for rubber dildos is to use protection to limit direct contact.

Silicone is a popular choice because of it’s smooth, velvety feel. Unlike rubber and TPE, it is safe for your body and easy to clean. Silicone is safe to warm up and can be used to make super firm or incredibly soft dildos. Velvet Co.’s thruster collection is made from medical-grade, body-safe silicone. Both Jackie, Teddy, and Teddy XL resemble realistic cocks with thick, bulbous heads and detailed veins. If a realistic shape is what you want, see these dildo designs first.

Kinkier Dildo Designs to Entice

Three dildos designed for g-spot stimulation

Sex toys can bring your fantasy to life or add fun in the bedroom in ways you couldn’t otherwise. While some love the classic look and feel of a realistic cock when it comes to dildos, others delight in something a little out of the ordinary.

Another interesting dildo tip involves metal and glass toys. If you want something heavier or with a unique texture, the cool surface and weight of a glass dildo might be just what you need in the bedroom. If you’re a person with a prostate or g-spot, a dildo designed to cater to your anatomy might be key to your next explosive climax. Our g-spot dildo doesn’t look like your average penis, but the g-spot orgasms it delivers are above and beyond anything you’ve experienced before.

Collectors of interesting and visually-stimulating toys might try a dildo in an exciting shade for a little pop of color in the bedroom. Another option is Velvet Co.’s Abbey. Abbey was designed for adults who love retro aesthetics. The ribbed lines along the shaft don’t look like any cock you’ve seen but do provide intense stimulation you wouldn’t get otherwise.

The Best Features

Reading up the latest dildo tips might help you get an idea of your perfect dildo design, but it’ll still take some experimentation before you discover the stimulating combination for you. For people who love the sensation of being full, features like above-average girth and length can accommodate your body’s needs. Tease and stroke your other erogenous zones for dual stimulation and better pleasure when you go hands-free with a suction-cup attachment.

Fans of vibrating toys like bullets or eggs can take their play up a notch with a dildo designed to vibrate. If you want your penetration experience to have a little more thrust, automatic thrusting dildos are what you’re looking for. Dildo sex machines are ideal for experienced users seeking a little more power with their pleasure. Handheld automatic thrusters are also popular for those who don’t want to get tangled up in complicated wires or inconvenienced by large sex machines.

Something Just For You

If you’re ready for a one-of-a-kind dildo with a lot to give, shop at Velvet Co. Our thrusters have the best features: body-safe materials, vibrations, portability, realistic details, and unique but functional dildo designs. They are rechargeable, water-resistant, and genderless. Our toys are also backed by a company that believes in a healthy lifestyle for all sexually active adults. Your satisfaction is guaranteed with our 1-year tip-to-tail warranty. Visit Velvet Co. today and discover why our thrusters are changing the sex toy industry.