Talking about dildos with my friend, I grew curious about where the name of this infamous pleasure toy came from. After some digging around, I’m surprised (and maybe a bit embarrassed) to find out that the answer might surprise you.
The earliest mention of “dildo” goes back to 15th century English slang. A “dildo” was basically a fake penis made out of leather or wood. There isn’t much information about the origins of the name, but it could have been a reference to tallow, which was a kind of fat used in the construction of some toys. According to one theory, it was originally used as a derisive nickname for King Edward; the word dildo allegedly meant little Edward.
Since then, the tools used for pleasurable activities have changed a great deal. Even though the origins of the word “dildo” remain a bit of a mystery, the modern version of the toy is nothing like its predecessors.
Today’s dildos are made of a variety of materials, from silicone and metal to glass and latex. They come in all sorts, shapes and sizes, from your classic long and slender shapes to unique curved designs and textures, to devices with real-feel texture and vibrating capabilities. It’s also really easy to get your hands on one, since they are now available almost everywhere, online as well as in brick and mortar stores.
I think it’s pretty amazing that what started out as a crude, handmade leather tool hundreds of years ago has evolved so much and become such a normal part of many people’s sex lives. What used to be a taboo subject is now something people feel free to talk about openly and even celebrate.
Let’s not forget that dildos can also be a lot of fun for solo play. Using a dildo to explore your body and discover what feels good to you can be a really powerful experience. And for couples, nothing is more romantic than taking your time to explore each other’s body and find out what feels good together.
I love thinking about all the different ways we can use dildo. Whether it’s alone or with a partner, a dildo can add so much spice to our sex lives. So, take your time, explore the available options and find one that’s perfect for you.
Like all toys, dildos come in different forms, sizes, and textures. From small and simple to large and complex, there are dildos to suit all tastes and needs. They come in various materials—glass, metal, silicone, latex—and colors, shapes, and sizes. Many of them feature programming with different settings and speeds. There are even materials designed specifically for temperature play, such as heated glass.
Gone are the days when you had to go undercover to buy a dildo. With the emergence of the adult entertainment industry and sex-positive stores, you can find a wide variety of dildos, no questions asked. Sex-positive stores and online merchants are happy to educate customers on fun and safe ways to enjoy them.
And when it comes to caring for a dildo, there are so many tools and accessories available that it’s hard to keep up. Things like cleaner sprays, condoms, toy wipes, and storage and protection containers can help you stay safe and make sure your toy lasts a long time.
From the classic dong to vibrators that pulse and throb, dildos come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. And the best part is that they don’t have to be expensive. Many dildos are surprisingly affordable, and since they come in so many shapes and sizes, you can find one that offers the features you want for the right price.
In the end, it’s truly remarkable to think that something that started out so small and plain has evolved into such a massive industry. I mean, nowadays, you can even get dildos custom-made for you if that’s what you’re into. Talk about dedication!
But going back to the original question, why does the dildo have such an interesting name? Honestly, I think it’s pretty cool that we don’t know. It’s nice to have a mystery like this to ponder over. So who knows, maybe one day we’ll get an answer.