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Updated 07 November 2014

The ins and outs of owning a dildo

Dildos a great companion if you’re single, they can really heat up a lukewarm relationship, and even keep you satisfied when your partner is away on a long trip.

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In case you don’t already know it...dildos can be fun.

They’re a great companion if you’re single, they can really heat up a lukewarm relationship, and even keep you satisfied when your partner is away on a long trip. 

And whether you’re conservative or freaky, there is a wide variety to choose from:
  • Mini bullet vibrator (it’s a compact travel buddy)
  • Classic dildo with suction cup (sticks to walls or the bottom of the bath)
  • The Rabbit (Carrie Bradshaw made it famous in Sex and the City)
  • Veined 18-inch Double Header (two heads are better than one)
  • E-Z rider exercise-ball-cum-dildo (because exercise should make you feel good inside and out)
But, just like all sexual relationships, there are a number of things to consider when you own or are thinking owning a dildo.

Dil-dos and don’t’s


  • Do get a dildo that’s made from medical grade silicone (they’re non-toxic)
  • Don’t share your dildo without a condom (sharing is caring)
  • Do purchase the correct girth and length (you size queen you!)
  • Don’t forget to clean it after use (it’s also a great bathing companion)
  • Do give it a pet name (Buzz Lightyear, Lord Pecker, Dick King...you get the idea)
  • Don’t name it after your ex (especially if you’re involved)
  • Do get you partner to pleasure you with it (and do the same for him/her)
  • Don’t make your partner feel they’re in competition (jealousy makes you nasty)
  • Do keep spare batteries (flat batteries are bit of a, um, buzz-kill)

REMEMBER:
Dildos should always be about good vibrations and should never cancel our natural need for sexual intimacy with other people. After all, just like tofu, dildos are merely a substitute for meat.

(Photo of dildo from Shutterstock)

 
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