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Strap-on Dildos

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Sometimes, women like to do the penetrating! That's where a strap-on dildo comes in. They can be used for vaginal sex, pegging, power play and more. Bend over, boyfriend (or girlfriend)!



We've been over all of the amazing things about dildos, but what if you're specifically looking for a dildo for use in a strap-on harness? Well, luckily for all of us, manufacturers have crafted hundreds upon thousands of strap-on dildos for your perusal. Whether they're being used vaginally, anally or for packing, strap-on dildos are perfectly crafted to stay put in your strap-on harness while being ready to penetrate at a moment's notice.

However, with great choice, comes great responsibility, and you might find yourself feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the different strap-on dildo choices out there. Which one is for you?

As you start narrowing down your choices, you may find that the differences between dildos are very small. One seems to have a curved base while the other has a thick, circular base. One might be short and thick while another is long and thin. Unfortunately, there's no real way to give most dildos a "test run" (outside of feeling them in brick and mortar stores), but this guide will help you narrow down your choices by considering what's important to you during use.

To start your journey, here are some basic questions to consider about strap-on dildos:

  • What would you like your strap-on to look like?
  • How experienced is your receiving partner?
  • Are you going to use this dildo for other sexual activities?
  • Would this dildo fit into your current harness?

Types of Strap-on Dildos

You already know the basis of a strap-on dildo. That is, it's a dildo that is designed to be strapped onto the body – usually with a harness of some sort. However, how that dildo stays fastened to that harness is just as unique as the dildos themselves are. Some of the basic strap-on dildo designs include:

Harness-Compatible Dildos

Harness-compatible dildos are your run-of-the-mill strap-on dildos. When you think about strap-on dildos, these are likely the toys you think about. These toys have some sort of a flared base at the bottom of the shaft that allows the toy to stay in a strap-on harness. If the toy didn't have this base, it'd just pull straight out of the O-ring when you were thrusting! Because of this flared base, all harness-compatible dildos also can function as anal-safe toys as well.

Double-Ended, Strapless Dildos

Have you ever seen a double-sided dildo with a right-angle curve on one of the sides? That's likely a double-ended, strapless strap-on dildo. Designed for use for vagina-owning wearers, the shorter, right-end side of this dildo slides inside of the vagina, which leaves the entire long, shaft-like end to be used for penetration of another person. These dildos were crafted for penetration without a strap-on harness involved. However, as many users have discovered (especially with heavier strapless strap-on dildos), the toys tend to slide out of the vagina on their own. Using a strapless strap-on dildo (to its full potential without a harness) may require some patience and experimentation to find the best positions for use. Many people choose to add a harness with the strapless dildo in order to receive the self-pleasure benefits while eliminating the concern of the toy sliding out.

Specialized Harness Dildos

Unlike regular harness-compatible dildos, these specialized dildos are specifically made for a single type of harness system. These dildos may not include a flared base, which would make them unsuitable for most standard strap-on harnesses. A good example are the Vac-U-Lock dildos - which include a hole on the base that straps onto a Vac-U-Lock port of a Vac-U-Lock harness. However, many of these Vac-U-Lock dildos will not work in a traditional strap-on harness. These strap-on dildos are specifically designed for use with their designated systems.

How do you choose the strap-on dildo that's right for you?

While it can seem complicated to pick out your perfect strap-on dildo, it all comes down to a few things:

Know Your Size

What do you want hanging between your legs? Does it make you feel powerful to have a huge, realistic dildo on your harness - or does it freak you out? Would you prefer something that offers a cavity for a bullet vibrator to add to your own pleasure while using the dildo? It's entirely up to you, but pick something that makes you happy to strap on.

Know Your Partner's Size

You've thought about the size of what you want jutting out from your own body - but have you considered the size that your potential partners can take? While you can go hog wild if you're only strapping on for the visual thrill, you'll likely want to take your receiving partner's comfort level into account if you plan on penetrating them. Some people prefer different thicknesses and others may prefer a realistic or non-realistic design. It varies depending on the person. If you want your partner to be excited at the sight of you and your strap-on, you'll want to make sure you select a strap-on dildo that looks good to them as well.

Contemplate the Uses

It's important to know what you plan on doing with this dildo. If you plan on using it with multiple partners or are hoping to use it both vaginally and anally on different days, you'll want a dildo that can be sterilized. Stick with a non-porous material (such as silicone) to ensure that you can boil or use a water/bleach solution to clear the dildo of any bacteria before using it on a new area or with a new partner.

Brainstorm Your Preferred Special Features

A dildo is a dildo, right? Wrong. With all of the variety in the market now, manufacturers are constantly trying to come up with the latest feature for their toys. In strap-on dildos, there are likely a few features you'll regularly encounter. For one, you should decide if you'd like your dildo to offer an ejaculating feature. Some toys are equipped to allow you to "ejaculate" when you feel like the proper moment has come. Another popular feature you should consider are vibrations. Some strap-on dildos will offer a hole for an optional bullet vibrator to slip into while other strap-on dildos will have the vibrations built right in. Finally, some manufacturers have begun to experiment with the strap-on base. Some bases, designed to be wearer-friendly, will have a curved or non-flat base that's designed to provide more clitoral stimulation to the wearer during strap-on sex. While all of these features are likely to cost a bit more, you should know they're out there - and whether they're something you'd like to pay for.

Think About the Base

While this mostly applies to people looking to strap-on their dildo for long periods of time, it's important that you consider the shape of the base of your dildo. Depending on your body and your thigh size, some dildo bases may be more comfortable than others. A large, thick circular base that doesn't fit comfortably between your legs may work fine for a short strap-on session - but all-day wear will leave bruises and soreness all over your thighs. You might find that a sturdier base allows you to grind against it for your own pleasure - while softer bases leave you longing. While this is something that you'll likely have to figure out by trial and error, try to make a good guess about what toy base will fit your body's measurements best while you're trying to select a new toy.

Set Your Budget

Like anything else on the market, strap-on dildo prices will vary by individual dildo. As the quality, brand name, and material changes, the price of the dildo will rise. If you're hoping to keep your strap-on dildo for years to come with no issue, we suggest splurging a little bit, but as always, make sure your purchase fits in your budget (and wait for a sale!).

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The least expensive of the strap-on dildos fall into the $20 to $35 range. To keep the price down, these toys are likely made with lower-quality materials - including materials that may "bleed" or leave oils on other fabrics if stored near bedspreads or carpets. Most of these toys are made of porous materials that can't be sterilized - and they're certainly not built to last. Use condoms with toys in this price range - and expect to replace your dildo soon. While using a toy in this price range can help you determine whether you like a shape/size/thickness, you should really purchase something better as soon as your budget allows.

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These mid-range dildos are a good place to go. They offer a compromise between safety and price when your budget isn't as open as you'd like. Falling in the $40 to $80 range, these toys are likely made from high-quality materials (such as silicone), that are free of phthalates. Many buyers can find a perfectly suitable body-safe strap-on dildo within this price range.

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Ready to find that dildo you can fall in love with for years to come? That's where this category comes in. Fitting between $80 to $250, you're getting more than just a strap-on appendage: you're getting something designed perfectly for your tastes. Some of the toys in this range will include a warranty - and many of them may last a lifetime with proper care. Realistic hand-made dildos would fall into this category, as would specialty dildos customized to your color choices. This is the perfect category for making a new dildo purchase when you know what you and your partner love - and you have a "dream" toy in mind that you'd love to use for years to come.

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Outside of the realm of "practical features", strap-on dildos over $250 are likely extremely specialized - or made from rare materials. People choose these extremely luxurious products for the prestige and craftmanship.

That's it for our strap-on dildo buyer's guide! With all of the information above, you should be able to make an educated decision about the newest toy you'd like to add to your toy box - or spread the knowledge with your friends!