Buyer’s Guide To Dildos & Dongs

Buyer's Guide To Dildos & Dongs

Buyer’s Guide To Dildos & Dongs

Dildos & Dongs Explained.

When it comes to buying dildos online it can be quite overwhelming and confusing. With so much choice in the way of dildo types, shapes and colours it can be difficult to know where to begin!

This buyer’s guide describes the major types of dongs you can buy, outlining their suggested uses, what factors to consider and what to look out for when you are purchasing your next dildo or dong.

From realistic dildos and non realistic dildos through to double ended dildos and strap ons, Adult Sex Toy Wholesalers are proud to offer a quality range of quality dildos and dongs Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth customers can order online any time and have delivered anywhere in Australia. With the options of standard or express delivery via Australia Post, you can choose how quickly your parcel arrives!

Dildos and dongs are any sex toys that resemble a penis in shape, size or overall appearance. Dildos and dongs are usually used to provide pleasure through penetration of the vagina or the anus. While both terms are often used interchangeably to describe the same sex toys, there is actually a slight difference between dildos and dongs. A dildo generally has a base of some description, whether it is a set of testicles, a flared base or a suction cup. This makes dildos extremely versatile sex toys that are suitable for both vaginal and anal penetration. Dongs generally have no base, making them handy for vaginal penetration but not ideal for anal use, as they could potentially get lost up inside the rectum.

Types of Dildos & Dongs

Realistic Dildos

Realistic dildos are the best sex toys for men and women who wish to simulate ‘real’ sexual experiences. Designed with the purpose of providing pleasure during realistic sex simulation, masturbation or erotic play with a lover, realistic dildos and realistic dongs are made to look and feel like a real penis. The best realistic dildos feature realistic details such as veins, ridges, testicles and sometimes even a little pubic hair! Many realistic dildos are manufactured with materials that look and feel just like real skin.

Realistic dildos provide pleasure to the erogenous zones inside the vagina and anus through the simple act of mechanical stimulation. When choosing your ideal dildo or dong, consider whether it will be used for anal or vaginal penetration. This will help you to decide what size and shape is best. Also consider how the dildo or dong will most frequently be used. If you want to use your dildo for solo pleasure, you might consider a dildo that comes with a suction cup so you can enjoy a hands free ride. If your partner will be using it to stimulate you, then you may wish to purchase a toy that has a handle or is compatible with a harness for strap on play.

While much technology and research has gone into the creation of realistic dildos for the ultimate in realistic sex simulation, these sex toys are simple, easy and enjoyable to use. As with most sex toys, it is advisable that your first purchase is on the smaller, more manageable side with the view of upgrading to larger dildos and dongs when you are ready.

Non Realistic Dildos

Offering the same internal pleasures without the outward phallic representation, non realistic dildos offer a new and exciting way to explore erotic sensations. Often made from metal, glass or silicone, non realistic dildos are often great for temperature play, by dipping them in cool or warm water before use. Sometimes slender and smooth, other times rippled and bulbous, the shapes and colours on offer create the potential for an exciting array of new sensations every time you play! Some women and men prefer to use non realistic dildos during intimate moments, so as not to detract from or be compared to ‘the real thing’ when making love with their partner.

Double Ended Dildos

Double ended dildos are simply dildos that feature two insertable ends. While lesbian couples can enjoy mutual penetration through the use of double ended dildos, there are also double ended dildos to suit singles, heterosexual and gay couples. Some double ended dildos feature insertable ends of differing size or shape to allow for different sensations. Many double ended dildos can also be bent around to allow women the sensation of double penetration during masturbation or partnered play.

In addition to considering size and shape, also think about how your double ended dildo will most often be used. If used for mutual enjoyment through partnered play, you might select insertable ends of generous lengths and girths. If you want to use your double ended dildo for solo play, an important feature will be that it is flexible enough to bend around for comfortable double penetration.

Strap Ons

Strap on dildos are simply dildos that are connected to a harness to allow the wearer to pleasure their partner through penetrative stimulation. Strap ons were once used primarily by women who wished to pleasure their partner through penetration. In addition to assisting lesbian couples in the enjoyment of penetration and heterosexual couples with role play and role reversal, there are also strap ons available to help men expand on the pleasure they can provide to their female partner. Strap ons can be especially helpful for men who experience erectile dysfunction, allowing them to please their lover for an extended period of time without the worry of their own performance issues. Women may enjoy using strapless strap ons, which feature a smaller vaginal dildo that the ‘giver’ wears to hold the dildo in place, while penetrating their lover with the larger, more fulfilling end.

In addition to providing physical pleasure, strap ons allow lovers to form deeper emotional connections with each other through the act of pleasing one another, fantasy role play and role reversal.

When selecting your strap on kit, consider whether it will be a male or female wearing the harness and whether the dildo will be used for vaginal or anal penetration. If you are unsure or want to experiment a little, there are strap on harnesses available that can be worn by both men and women. Most harnesses are compatible with a wide range of attachments, allowing you to choose several different sized dildos to fit the one harness.

Vibrating Dildos

When a vibrating motor is added to a dildo, it becomes a realistic vibrator. Realistic vibrators are perfect for those who enjoy the realistic sensation of a penis combined with added benefit of vibrations.

More information regarding realistic vibrators can be found in our Buyers Guide to Vibrators.

Things To Consider When Buying Dildos & Dongs

Once you have chosen the type of dildo or dong that is right for you, take the time to consider some other important features that will ensure you get the most enjoyment out of your new toy.


Choosing the best size for your dildo is pivotal to your pleasure. A dildo that is too small may leave you feeling unfulfilled and a toy that is too large will be too uncomfortable for you to be able to relax and enjoy it! To help avoid confusion, the width of all dildos sold on the Adult Sex Toy Wholesalers is measured at the dildo’s widest point, so that you can ensure a comfortable fit. Also pay attention to the insertable length of your chosen dildo. Sometimes the insertable length may be different to the total length of the toy if there is a suction cup base or a set of testicles attached.


Once you have narrowed down the type of stimulation you want your dildo to provide, selecting the best shape is easy. Anal dildos will feature a smaller tapered head for easier insertion while vaginal dildos will boast a larger, more bulbous head for extra stimulation. Some dildos are curved for additional G spot or P spot stimulation. Depending on how you want to use your dildo, the inclusion of balls can add extra stimulation and act as a natural buffer to stop you from inserting your dildo too far.


Dildos and dongs are designed for internal use, so it makes sense to select body safe materials for the toys that are coming into contact with the most sensitive parts of your body. Medical grade silicone is one of the best sex toy materials as it is free from latex and phthalates and is non-porous. Other non-porous materials include glass and metal. The quality of the materials used can vary between manufacturers, so purchasing good quality dildos from well known brands is always recommended. If you are concerned or have very sensitive skin, using a new condom each time you use your toy is a great way to keep your body safe..


If you want to take your toy into the bath or shower, make sure it is made from a waterproof material that can withstand the soaps or chemicals that it could come into contact with.

Trusted Brands

Do your research to find out which brands of dildos and dongs are trusted within the industry. Long standing, trusted brands use better quality materials and manufacture the best dildos and dongs under the most hygienic conditions. Adult Sex Toy Wholesalers stock a huge range of trusted brands that specialise in the manufacturing of body safe adult products.


When ordering dildos online, consider the warranty terms before you make your final purchase. While there are no motors or working parts to worry about when purchasing dildos, the last thing you want is a cheap toy that snaps after one use. Adult Sex Toy Wholesalers offer you peace of mind by providing a minimum 12 Month Replacement Warranty for any products that are found to be faulty.


While personal budget certainly an important factor in selecting your dildo, be sure not to make your decision based solely on price. To get the best value for money, make sure the dildo or dong you have chosen includes all the important features you desire. As with any other adult products, better quality dildos will command a higher price. This is because the manufacturers have invested time and money into developing the best life like materials that are body safe, will offer better sensations and will last longer. If you are purchasing your first dildo, it is understandable that you might not want to spend too much money. Rather than settling for poor quality, select a basic model that is made by a well known brand or check out the Specials page on our website to pick up a bargain!

Cleaning & Care

Cleaning your dildo or dong properly is important for the health of your body as well as the longevity of your toy. Once you have chosen your preferred dildo or dong, make sure you are prepared with a good sex toy cleaner and sex toy storage solution to best care for your toy. Some dildos made from life like materials require a quick dust with a specially formulated powder in order for them to maintain their life like feel and to keep them in tip top condition.

Dildos & Dongs – Online Buyers Summary

While choosing the perfect dildo may seem a little overwhelming at first, purchasing dildos online can also be quite fun and empowering once you know what things to look out for! If you are new to using sex toys hopefully all the tips above have helped you to work out which dildo types will suit you best and what things to look out for.

No matter what type of dildo you choose, you are sure to enjoy discovering the pleasure that internal stimulation of your erogenous zones can bring. Once you have chosen the best dildo or dong to get started with, remember that you can always upgrade or add to your toy collection any time you like! Enjoy experimenting with different angles, different pressures and different sensations until you find the type of stimulation that pleases you the most.

Above all else, take the time to enjoy your new dildo. Dildos are a simple and effective way for you to explore your sexuality and gain increased sexual satisfaction, whether you are on your own or with a partner.

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