Why Do People Use Realistic Dildos?

by Lovehoney

on Sep 28, 2017

Realistic dildos come in many different shapes and sizes (just like the real thing), and are also available in many different designs, be it glass dildos, double-ended dildos, strap on dildos or vibrating dildos.

The common denominator amongst this lifelike species of dildo is of course their realistic, penis-like features - raised veins, a realistic glans and often a pair of balls as the finishing touch.

But with so many hugely popular non-anatomical sex toys available, what is it about realistic dildos that makes them a staple in the Lovehoney hall of popular toys? Let our team of experts explain.

Above: Watch Sammi Cole explain why people opt for the real deal dildos.

So what are the benefits of realistic dildos?

Incredible stimulation

The internal stimulation that comes from a real penis is often overlooked, but the bulging veins, shape of the head and firmness of an erection help to massage all of those sensitive internal nerve endings. And when these natural features are replicated in the form of a dildo, they too are very high achievers when it comes to intimate pleasure.

Many realistic dildos feature realistic testicles which is a fantastic addition for external stimulation of the clitoris or perineum during play. Usually firm and with added texture from the realistic detailing, they add that little extra touch that goes a long way.

Lovehoney Lifelike Lover Realistic Dildo 6 Inch

On-demand pleasure

Male erections are firm-yet-flexible for a reason - it allows for easy insertion and a comfortable fit during sex. Now, the majority of realistic dildos share this clever design feature, only they are erect and ready to go at all times, and for however many times you like.

Just ensure there's plenty of water-based sex lube to hand to make your on-demand play its slippery best.

Small? Medium? Large? MASSIVE?

No one penis is identical and variety really is the spice of life when it comes to penis size. Realistic dildos have followed suite, and we have an eclectic mix of lengths and girths here at Lovehoney to suit your requirements. Whether it's 13.5 inches of sizeable length you have on your shopping list, or a dinky 4 inches, we've got it.

Our collection also has an array of girths, whether it's the 2 - 3 inch circumferences or double-hander 10+ inches you're after. Or anything inbetween.

A change from the norm

If you just fancy something a bit different to what you're used to, a realistic dildo could be the answer. The slightest size or shape change could make a huge difference to your experience.

Vixen Mustang VixSkin Bright Realistic Dildo with Suction Cup 7 Inch

Too realistic?

If a flesh coloured dildo is going that one step too far in resembling the real thing, there are plenty of vibrantly coloured realistic dildos out there that feature the same detailing, just minus the lifelike skin colour.

Look. No hands!

Imagine being able to place your favourite penis in almost any position and angle without awkward legs, hands and who knows what else getting in the way. Drum roll please for the realistic dildos with suction cups.

Stick them to almost any flat surface, be it your bathroom wall or your bedroom door, and enjoy your realistic dildo in a variety of locations. And you don't even need to use your hands to keep it in the right place. Genius.

A pick of the best realistic dildos

  1. Lovehoney Lifelike Lover Curved Dildo

    Lovehoney Lifelike Lover Curved Realistic Dildo 8 Inch

    Go bananas for the curvaceous form of Lovehoney's Lifelike Lover, whose back-leaning bend makes for wild-style G-spot pleasing. With firm balls and a suction cup base, this dildo is topped with a veined shaft and ridged realistic head.

  2. Lovehoney BASICS Suction Cup Dildo

    Lovehoney BASICS Suction Cup Dildo 10 Inch

    What's that coming over the hill, is it a monster? Well yes, it is a monster cock, a gloriously balls-free, mammoth masterpiece snaked with bulging veins and topped with a protruding head. Stick the suction cup into place and go for an 'O'.

  3. Blush Super-Flexible Realistic Dildo

    Blush Super-Flexible Realistic Dildo 4 Inch

    More flexible than a yoga instructor and easier to use than your underpants, this flexible lifelike dildo bends into any position for pinpoint internal massage and orgasmic thrills. Forget 'one size fits all' and start enjoying customised pleasure.

  4. Lovehoney Realistic Glass Dildo

    Lovehoney Realistic Textured Sensual Glass Dildo

    Sleek, slippery and perfectly formed for breathtaking internal stimulation, the Lovehoney Realistic Textured Glass Dildo boasts a gloriously bulbous realistic head, curved shaft and textured veins for out-of-this-world internal pleasure.

  1. Lovehoney BASICS Slimline Anal Dildo

    Lovehoney BASICS Slimline Anal Starter Dildo 6 Inch

    Chances of you not loving this realistic slimline anal dildo? Slim to none, we'd say! A flexible shaft, realistic contours and a suction cup for stability eases you in to anal play in the most delightful way - the tapered tip is the teasing cherry on top.

  2. Doc Johnson American Bombshell Dildo

    Doc Johnson American Bombshell Huge Realistic Suction Cup Dildo

    Gear up for a rip-roaring rippling ride with the super-sized, tremendously textured Doc Johnson American Bombshell. 10 insertable inches and a 10 inch circumference ensure deeply fulfilling pleasure, while the tapered tip makes insertion easy.

  3. Lovehoney BASICS Realistic Dildo Vibrator

    Lovehoney BASICS Realistic Dildo Vibrator 8 Inch

    Indulge your penetration desires with this satisfyingly girthy pink jelly vibrator. With tantalising textures in all the right places, our realistic vibrator features a lifelike head and shaft, while rows of flexible nubs caress your clitoris and labia.

  4. Doc Johnson 12 Inch Double Dildo

    Doc Johnson Crystal Jellies 12 Inch Realistic Double Dildo

    Bend this bad boy any which way to enjoy double penetration either on your own or with a partner, or rise to the challenge of taking all 12 inches in one. Super-sized satisfaction awaits as the clear jelly dildo delights you with its teasing textures.

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Originally published on Sep 28, 2017. Updated on Aug 6, 2020