Smitten Kitten's Hassle-free Guide to Dildos

Dildos are the ultimate tried-and-true sex toy. In fact, dildos have been our pleasure companions since at least the Stone Age. 

Thousands of years of technology and artistry have resulted in the epic variety, diversity and selection we have today. The shear volume of choices can make finding the right toy for you challenging.

Smitten Kitten expertly curates our selection of Dildos for safety, value, variety and top-notch design. Let's explore the options.


Realistic Looking OR Non-Representational 

Some dildos are designed to look like human genitals. Other dildos are designed to be more abstract or sculptural with no resemblance to any body part at all! Check out these examples:




Extra-Small, Extra-Large and All the In-Between Sizes

Dildos range in dimension from a small pinkie finger size all the way up to those that approximate the size of a two liter soda bottle. Our customers are sometimes surprised by the diversity of sizes available! The needs, wants, desires and capability of the human body are truly remarkable and we love helping folks find the right toys.

Size Comparison:

This extra small dildo is about the size of a pinky finger. While this extra large dildo is about the size of two soda-pop cans stacked on top of each other.


Pro Tip: 

Look for the ruler in our product photos to ascertain actual size! This is a standard 1" x 12" wooden ruler. 



Soft and Squishy, Hard and Rigid or Dual-Density Variations Too

Dildos vary in pliability from super squishy to relatively rigid. To visualize the difference think about how it might feel to pinch a fresh gummy bear candy vs. how it might feel to pinch a Jolly Rancher candy. Of course, the material the toy is made from impacts how soft or rigid the final feel is. Learn more about material choice below. 


Most of the insertable toys we stock at Smitten Kitten are made from hypo-allergenic, body-safe, silicone. The hardness of silicone is measured on a sale called "shore." Most silicone toys are a nice medium shore resulting in them feeling pleasing for most users: not too-soft and not too-hard. 

LUBE COMPATIBILITY NOTE: Silicone Toys ≠ Silicone Lube
Some silicone toys are not compatible with some silicone lubes. For more information about that, please see our Lubricant Compatibility education. The too-long-didn't-read (TLDR) version is as follows:

Some silicone lubes will adhere to the surface of some silicone toys thereby changing the surface texture of your toy. To prevent that from happening, WE DO NOT recommend using silicone-based lube on your silicone toys- even though there are many exceptions that may apply.

As a general rule, WE DO RECOMMEND using water-based, hybrid, or oil-based lubes with silicone toys. 


Each product on Smitten Kitten's website features an OVERVIEW section with bullet points listed that describe the product. Pliability information will be included here.

- soft (fresh gummy bear)
- medium-firm" (stale gummy bear) 
- firm
- extra-firm
- rigid (glass, steel or acrylic toys)


Stainless Steel, Body-Safe Glass and Acrylic

Smitten Kitten carries insertable toys crafted from these very smooth and rigid materials too. Find information about product material listed in the OVERVIEW tab as well. 



Dildos have various design elements that make them best used for very specific types of stimulation. 


    • Many dildos are curved specifically to make g-spot stimulation or prostate massage easier and more effective.

    • Other's may feature a customized base for use in a strap-on harness or to accommodate a mini vibrator for versatility.

    • Other dildos will feature a sturdy suction-cup base for more practical hands-free use.

    • Some dildos are designed to be used by two people at once- double sided dildos.

For even more context and information about the specific design features of any given toy, click on the DETAILS tab in each product page. 


A Special Note About Toy Materials

Any toy that is safe to be inserted into the body (whether that be orally, vaginally or anally), should be made from:

    • BODY-SAFE,
    • NON-TOXIC, and
    • NON-POROUS materials. 

This common-sense standard is NOT universal among sex toy retailers and manufacturers. In fact, Smitten Kitten was the very first sex toy store in the world to make a commitment to only sell body-safe sex toys. Today we are thankful to say that body-safety is a common standard among sex toy retailers! However, this is not always the case. Many adult toys are still manufactured from substandard and potentially dangerous materials.

At Smitten Kitten we pride ourselves on curating our inventory with the utmost caution and body-safety in mind. You will ONLY find insertable toys made of the following materials: Medical-grade Silicone, ABS Plastic, Stainless Steel, Body-safe Solid Glass, or Acrylic.

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