Where to Buy Dildos: Best Places To Buy

If you are looking for a new silicone friend to keep you company, you are in the right place.  When it comes to buying dildos you have two main options: buying from your local sex shop, or buying online.

Where to Buy Dildos Online

Scouring the internet for dildos is a great past time.  You can discover interesting shapes and color combinations you might never know existed if you just went to a local shop.   

Here are some good websites to start a dildo hunt:

  • SheVibe - SheVibe is a women's sex toy site with lots of medical grade silicone dildos to choose from.  The site's design is gorgeous, with their comic book style artwork they show sex toys in an adventurous heroic way.  While the prices are a bit more expensive you are paying for quality service and supporting a positive presence in the sex toy community that really cares about it customers wellness and happiness.
  • Etsy - Etsy has dildos?  Of course!  There are hundreds of Dildo artists on Etsy that will hand make dildos for you.  You can find all kinds of dildo themes from aesthetically pleasing to fantasy inspired designs.  Since these dildos are usually handmade they are expensive and can take a while to be fully crafted and shipped to you.  Some of my favorites are Geeky Sex Toys, FantasticCocks, and PleasureForge. 
  • Bettys Toy Box - Betty's Toy Box is another sex positive store with a pretty design.  They have a good selection of dildos and a lot that you can't buy anywhere else.  Some of these include the ejaculating and squirting dildos like Pop by Semenette.  They also but an emphasis on safety-first and only sell body safe silicone dildos that are tried and tested.
  • Tantus - Tantus.com is a sex positive store with the motto "Good Clean Fun".  It's a good shop to buy dildos that are body safe, easy to clean, and will last for years.  Unlike SheVibe and Betty's they engineer all their dildos in house and have their own special blend of Utra premium silicone.
  • Lovehoney - Lovehoney.com is the sex toy department store of the internet.   They carry tons of brands and lots of different toys, especially dildos.  One thing I like about Lovehoney is LovehoneyTV their sex education youtube channel.  They have guides on how to use pussy pumps, butt plugs, and how to pick a dildo.  They also have a review section for each product on their site, similar to Amazon.  These are always populated with detailed reviews on lots of products so you can get some second opinions on the dildos you are interested in.  Some downsides with them is they do carry some porous materials like cyberskin, TPE, TPR, and they don't really label them well which is annoying.  Be sure to check the dildo's specs to see the exact materials used.

Most online stores have a place for buyers to leave reviews on dildos they purchased.  Reading these is a priceless and unique way to learn about a dildo before you buy it.  Here's an example of a colorful quote from a 5-star review of the Mr Humongous dildo on amazon:  

"OMG! If you like to be filled completely to capacity, this is definitely your toy! Obviously it's not a toy for daily use, but it is great for those occasional times when you just can't get enough."

And a 2-star review of a confetti colored dildo on Lovehoney:

"I don't like the stubbiness or the way it feels. I've purchased better from Spencer's, and honestly wish I had just gone there. I don't even want to use it. I'll probably just save it for a party to put on someone's head like a unicorn, to at least get entertainment."

Always be sure to check the 1 and 2 star reviews to see if there's anything wrong with a dildo before you buy it.

Where to Buy Cheap Dildos

The go to place for buying cheap dildos is Amazon.   Amazon is very controversial though and for a good reason.  Some of the toys they sell are made in China and from dangerous materials.  That being said they also carry affordable body safe silicone dildos if you know where to look.

What Amazon does really well is its product review system, it's what made them the famous in the first place.  Most people who buy dildos leave very detailed reviews, pictures, and ratings of their purchase.  This lets you see the product from many points of view and many different angles, figuratively and literally.  If a product has cheap materials the reviewers are very vocal about it.  A bad amazon merchant won't last long if they are selling dildos made of unsafe materials that quickly break.

Amazon also has some bad things about it.  For starters, anyone can put a product on amazon.  You could go to their site today, create a merchant account, and send dildos from Chinese sites like Aliexpress right to Amazon's distribution centers.  And this is what many people do, creating a lot of noise and unsafe jelly dildos for sale.  The Amazon search tool on their website also doesn't work as well for adult items.  You are better off typing '*dildo-name* amazon' in google than you are trying to search in Amazon.

So while you can find the best deals for dildos on Amazon you kinda have to know what to look for.  Anything with less than 10 reviews is not tried and tested yet and should be avoided.  Look for dildos with reviews that are paragraphs long and include lots of details.

Buying Dildos In a Shop

My favorite place to buy a dildo is at my local sex shop.  If you google 'sex shops near me' you will get a map of all the sex shops in your area.  By visiting shops in person you can see a dildos size, feel the materials, and get advice from experts.  Here are some common types of shop you might encounter.

Sex Positive Shops - These are shops like Smitten Kitten, She Bop, or Good Vibrations.  They have a cozy bookstore feel, but instead of books, their shelves are stocked with dildos and other sex goodies.  They replace neon signs with good lighting, and they only carry body safe silicone toys.  Their staff is helpful, friendly, and eager to give advice about sex toys. 

The only downside of these shops is they can be more expensive and have a smaller selection.  It's not because they want to rip you off though, they just don't carry cheaply made products and refuse to sell anything made of PVC.

Where to buy dildos near you

A sex educator gives a talk at one of Smitten Kitten's free events

Stereotypical Sex Shops - These dildo vendors have neon lights, are open 24 hours, and have booths for people to masturbate in.  They are often located in busy downtown areas near bars and strip clubs, giving party goers an extra thrill on their nights out.

Their selections are large, and have everything from dildos, to furniture, to blow up sex dolls, to silicone butts.  

The quality of customer service you get in these stores is random.  Occasionally you might find an employee who is eager to help out, but more often you are met by tired grumpy faces that would rather stay seated behind the counter.

Where to buy dildos in your city

Shops like Sex World carry a variety of dildos but with less friendly customer service

Drugstores - Drugstores like Walgreen's and CVS sometimes carry dildos in their stores.  Check near the lubricants and condoms section for vibrators, dildos, and other toys.  Drug stores in states like Oregon are more likely to carry dildos than others.

Spencer's Gifts / Music Stores / Pipe Stores - Other places that can sell dildos is risque gift shops like Spencer's Gifts or Hot Topic.  Just ask an employee or subtly browse until you find their dedicated shelf.  Some weed stores and music stores can also carry them in their 'fun gifts' sections.  For example an independent store near where I live called DiscWorld carries cds, dvds, marijuana pipes, and sex toys.

Before heading to a store you can read reviews on google and yelp to get an idea for what to expect.  They also have images of the inside of the store as well as its hours.  If you are looking for something specific you can call before you go in so you don't have to make the trip for nothing.

How Old Do You Have To Be To Buy Dildos?

Restrictions by state - Some states like Washington and Alabama require you to show I.D. before entering any store with graphic adult material or nudity.  If you are under 18 this can make it difficult to purchase a dildo from some sex shops.

In states that require an I.D. your best option is to find an edgy gift shop like Spencer's Gifts.  You can walk in and buy a dildo there with no problem because they have no nudity in the shop.  Also, some independent sex-positive sex shops like Smitten Kitten don't have graphic material and you can walk inside them and make a purchase at any age.  It's best to call ahead and see what their age restriction policies are.

Drugstores - When i was 13 my local Walgreens was my go to stop for lube, vibrators, and basic dildos.  Their selection is limited but it's easy to check out quickly and discreetly. No questions asked.

Ordering Online - No age restrictions here.  Just buy a prepaid visa gift card from your grocery store and use it to buy something from one of our recommended sex toy stores.  Places like Amazon, SheVibe, and Betty's ship discretely with no sign that the contents of the box is a dildo.


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