D is for Dildo

 

The Oxford English Dictionary lists the origin as unknown.   There is one theory that traces the name to a penis shaped peg that is used to lock an oar into position on a small boat called a dory.  There is a town called Dildo and Dildo Island which can both be found in Newfoundland, Canada.  The word first appears in 1593 and William Shakespeare used it in The Winter’s Tale.  There have been dildos in use throughout history.  There are artefacts from the Palaeolithic that some consider to have been used for sexual purposes.

As you will see, dildos come in many shapes, sizes and materials.  Some vibrate, others don’t.  They can be used for masturbation or with a partner in ever so many ways.  I hope you enjoy my celebration of the dildo!

Depending upon the material used, the dildo will have different properties.  For example, glass dildos can be cooled in the fridge (or even in the freezer!) to create one sensation and heated to create a different sensation.  The heat or cold on top of the hard, unforgiving material can be very intense.  Dildos made from latex can feel quite natural and because they have given, can allow for penetration with a far larger size than when using material with no give like glass or metal.  Stainless steel also can be heated or cooled and will warm up with body contact.  Very few people use wood anymore but wood was common in the past as was ivory.

Double ended dildos are used for two to play together.  Most of the time, this is two women though it is possible for a woman and a man to play with a double ended dildo.  These come in all sorts of materials and sizes.   Some dildos are very lifelike in shape.  Others are more stylised and just an approximate shape.

Lifelike dildos come in a range of colours, with balls and without.  Some are very firm and others have more give.   Size differs in length as well as girth.  Men often start with smaller ones and move to larger ones as they become more able to manage more length and/or girth.  Women also enjoy playing with a variety of sizes.

 

Dildos can be used as part of a strap on for fucking.   Women can enjoy many different positions.  Different belts/harnesses create different looks and feels.  The most important thing is to get the dick to feel as part of you as possible as it will make it easier to fuck.

Pegging is when a woman fucks a man in his ass using a strap on.  Many straight men enjoy being pegged by their partners.  Some of them enjoy the feel of their women being dominant whereas others just enjoy the feeling of the dick up the ass.

Dildos are wonderful for masturbation if you enjoy penetration.  Rubber, latex and glass dildos can be used in the bath or the shower without fear of damage.

Dildos are seen as sex toys by some but for others, they are far more personal.  For transmen who have not had surgery and for some male identified lesbians (who have no intention of transitioning), they are dicks instead of dildos.

 

Email me drloribeth@atozofsex.com with comments or questions.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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