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It's easy to understand why dildos are one of the most popular sex toys in the world. They boost your confidence and provide immense pleasure; I mean, what more could you ask for in a sex toy? But with so many different designs and materials of dildos to choose from, it can be a bit challenging to know which dildo is your perfect fit. 

So, what are dildos made of? And which one is best for you?

In this article, we detail what dildos are made of and explore the very best materials for dildos. 

Let's get sex-educated!

Things to Consider When Choosing a Dildo

#1 The Material

The material is an essential factor to consider when choosing a dildo, as not all materials are safe to use on your body. Some unsafe materials can lead to irritation, allergic reactions, or even infection. Choose body-safe materials like silicone, glass, stone, wood, or glass. We will get more into detail on the best material for dildos later in this article. 

#2 Porosity 

This is another important factor to consider when it comes to choosing your dildo. Porous dildos have small pores where dirt and germs can build up, making them unsafe for intimate use. It can also make the cleaning process challenging when a dildo is porous. So when choosing a dildo, make sure it is non-porous, easy to clean, and body-safe. 

What Are Dildos Made Of? Exploring Materials 

Let’s explore what dildos are made of, and take a look closer at the different materials used for dildos and their benefits. 


This is one of the most popular materials used for dildos. The material is soft and flexible, making it very comfortable to use. Make sure that your silicone dildos are made of medical-grade silicone. The soft material feels amazing when used against the body. This makes it great to use on your erogenous zones, such as your inner thighs and under your arms. 

The Best Lube to Use

The best lube for silicone dildos is water-based lube, as other lubes may damage the material. 

Benefits of Silicone Dildos

Let's have a look at the benefits this material has to offer. 

  • Widely available.
  • Safe, soft and flexible.
  • It can be used on your erogenous zones.
  • It is completely non-porous, so you don't have to worry about it harboring bacteria. 

How to Clean a Silicone Dildo

Cleaning a silicone dildo is very easy because it is completely non-porous. You must run it under warm water and wash it with mild soap. That is literally it!

The Best Silicone Dildos

At BerryLemon, our dildos are made from medical-grade silicone, the safest and softest material option. Our silicone dildos are all about maximizing your pleasure. 

Here are some of our favorite silicone dildo options:

Fleur provides you with versatile double action. It is a vibrator and dildo in one. With its subtle texture, it just makes the experience more intense. With Fleur, you can explore and embrace your desires. 

Indie is also a great option. She is part vibrating dildo and part clit stimulator. With indie, you can have the best of both worlds. With its premium, silky-smooth silicone, you enjoy the ultimate sensual experience. Indie is definitely a vibe!

Sage is a strapless strap-on that you can enjoy hands-free. This dildo is double-sided and is perfect for peg play or strap-on pleasure. Its velvety smooth silicone makes it feel incredible for both partners. It is magical and suited for Literally everyone! 


When exploring what dildos are made of, you can’t forget glass. Glass dildos are firm, smooth, and slippery and can be enjoyed both vaginally and anally. They feel amazing and can easily glide in and out of your body. Because of their firmness, they can provide you with some intense stimulation. 

Temperature Play With a Glass Dildo

Glass dildos can be enjoyed heated or cooled. To heat your glass dildo, you can place it in a bowl of warm water for a few minutes. If you want to cool it down, run it under cold water for a few minutes or put it in the fridge. 

The Best Lube to Use

The best lube to use with a glass dildo is water-based lube, however, you are free to use whatever lube feels best. No lube will harm glass.

Benefits of Glass Dildos

Let's have a look at the benefits this material has to offer. 

  • Very unique sensation.
  • They are smooth and offer a friction-free experience.
  • Non-porous - They are easy to clean and won't absorb body fluids or bacteria.
  • You can enjoy them heated or cooled for some added pleasure. 
  • They are strong and durable, so you don't have to worry about them breaking inside of you. 

Read More: Are Glass Dildos Safe?

How to Clean a Glass Dildo

You can use water and a gentle soap to clean your glass dildo. You can also put it in the dishwasher, but make sure to put it in a protective bag and the dishwasher on a gentle setting. 

The Best Glass Dildo 

Heart of Glass Wand is the perfect glass dildo to get. It has a firm, tapered, and ribbed design to make temperature play even more pleasurable. It is Non-porous, hypoallergenic, and easy to clean, making it safe to use. This glass dildo is not only adorable, but it offers you an enhanced grip and stimulation control. What a heartthrob!


  • Don't put your glass dildo in the freezer, as it may damage the material and become too cold to use on your warm body.
  • Check the glass dildo for scratches or cracks, as this makes it unsafe to use because it can cut and scrape you, and bacteria can also build up in those cracks, leading to infection or irritation. 
  • Glass dildos are hard, so they may not be for everyone.


Stone dildos, as the name suggests, are crafted from stone and have a history that stretches back for ages. The oldest stone dildo is thought to hail from the Ice Age and is around 28,000 years old. This highly polished siltstone phallus is 7.8 inches long. 

Granite is the most frequently used material, although marble and other stone varieties are also popular choices.

Stone dildos are smooth and hard and can provide you with intense sensation as well as stimulation. Some stone dildos are porous, so you will need to look for a body-safe, non-porous stone dildo. 

The Best Lube to Use

You can use any lube with a stone dildo, but because it's so hard, you may want to look for a lube that is thick to reduce friction and make it more pleasurable. 

Benefits of Stone Dildos

Let's have a look at the benefits this material has to offer. 

  • They are incredibly beautiful.
  • Intense stimulation and sensation.
  • They are generally safe to use.
  • You can use any type of lube.

How to Clean a Stone Dildo

You can clean your stone dildo with antibacterial soap and warm water or a sex toy cleaner. But if you have a porous stone dildo, you will need to boil it for a few minutes to kill the bacteria. 


  • Stone dildos are hard, so avoid dropping them on your foot. 
  • Because stone dildos are hard, they may not be for everyone.

Metal Dildos

Metal dildos are, as the name says, made from metal. They are typically made from stainless steel but can also be made from titanium or aluminum. People enjoy the smooth, firm feeling of the metal as it's something different compared to the squishiness and softness of the silicone dildos.

Temperature Play With a Metal Dildo

You can heat up a metal dildo or cool it down, whatever you prefer. Heating up your metal dildo can help your muscles relax and create a new sensation while cooling can numb the area and make things more sensitive. 

The Best Lube to Use

You should use water-based lube as oil-based lubes can cause damage to the finish of the metal dildos. 

Benefits of Metal Dildos

Let's have a look at the benefits this material has to offer. 

  • They have a smooth and firm feeling.
  • Can experiment with temperature play.
  • They are non-porous and easy to clean. 

How to Clean a Metal Dildo

Metal dildos are non-porous, so they're effortless to clean. You can either put them in the dishwasher or boil them. 


  • Metal dildos are hard and quite heavy, so use them comfortably.
  • They can conduct electricity, so keep them away from your electronics.
  • Do not freeze metal!

Summary: What are Dildos Made Of? 

When you are deciding on the material of your next dildo, make sure that it is body-safe and easy to clean. Although there are many different materials to choose from, glass, metal, silicone, and stone are the safest and best materials for dildos. 

Each material has its own benefits and factors that make it pleasurable, so experiment and explore and see which material fills your desire. Have fun!

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