Double-Ended Dildo Buyer’s Guide

Because If You Double Your Pleasure, You Double Your Fun.

Despite my previously admitted perversion and my candid obsession with all things involving self-pleasure and sexuality, I try to be as practical and humble as possible. With that said, I must confess that there are a few things in this life that I’m embarrassingly weak for. As the kryptonite to my Superman, high-quality and/or high-tech sex toys turn me into a bumbling idiot that ejaculates all over everything in the room. That’s why I do this shit for a living, ya’ll; you’ve got to work with the cards you were dealt.

Still, I can’t be the only person who’s in love with modern-day “marital aids.” I know I’m also not alone in wanting twice as much of something even though what I have is already good enough. I can’t complain about traditional dildos, nor can I come up with anything bad to say about toys like butt plugs, vibrators, anal beads, male masturbators or the like. On the other hand, when it comes to sex toys I believe the more the merrier, and I think most people would agree with me. While gluttony will probably never be considered honorable, things like twice as many compliments, twice as much money, and twice as many orgasms don’t sound so bad when you put them into perspective.

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to enhance your sex game. Life is already hard enough. Shouldn’t we all have a few luxuries mixed in with the bare essentials? I think so. But what happens when a sex toy becomes an essential and thus beckons the admiration of a luxury? Well, in most cases, that toy becomes the subject of much controversy and debate as the market attempts to define and control it. Fortunately for us, double-ended dildos have narrowly escaped the trappings of expected social stigmas simply by being noticeably amazing as soon as they hit the sex store shelves. The only problem now is that there are too many options to choose from, with the average person looking at the variety in the same way that a deer looks at a pair of oncoming headlights.

Picking out the right one is no easy task, even for an old perv like me. However, there is a solution, and it begins with this buyer’s guide. It also begins with you having a deep understanding of yourself and of any potential partner who might join you at playtime with your new DED. After all, how will you know whether a double-ended dildo is right for you if you don’t even know who you are or what you need? You can’t; so don’t skip what’s coming next. Here are some questions you might want to ask yourself (and/or your lover) before continuing on this little adventure of yours:

  1. What Skin Types Are Involved Here? – Do you and/or your partner have sensitive skin or allergies to certain materials?
  2. Do I Have a Favorite Type of Lube? – Is there a specific type of personal lubrication you need or prefer to use when having sex or masturbating?
  3. What Sex Acts Am I Planning? – Will there be any sexual experimentation done with your new double dildo either on you or on your partner?
  4. Is There a Double Dildo Size That’s Too Small or Too Large for Me/My Partner? – How much length and girth can either of you take before things become unbearable?
  5. Will I Have the Tools and Time to Take Care of My New Toy? – Does your love life include or have room for the proper maintenance of versatile, unisex toys?

Answer those simple questions and you’ll be well on your way to finding the most delectable double-ended dildonic device in the biz. And now that you’ve defined yourself, your partner and your boundaries, it’s time to define a double-ended dildo so we’re all on the same page. And while the name might make the definition rather obvious, you’d be surprised by how many people get this wrong.

What Is a Double-Ended Dildo?

A double-ended dildo is a lot like your standard dildo with one very noticeable difference. Double Ds have a common shaft with two separate ends, and most of the time those ends have very distinct shapes, sizes and texturing. Designed for maximum pleasure either by yourself or with a partner, double-ended dildos bridge countless gaps in the bedroom and may even replace traditional dildos in some circumstances. In fact, a good double dildo is not only practical it’s also versatile. Made specifically to promote more adventurous and engaging sexual experiences for both men and women, these sex toys are a terrific addition to anyone’s collection regardless of the his or her body type, sexual orientation or level of perversion.

Unfortunately, however, there is no average double dildo. They come in an extremely wide variety of shapes and sizes, making it very difficult for even a casual masturbator to choose only one. Many of them are several inches long to suffice dual stimulation or mutual masturbation, and most of the higher-end models are made to look and/or feel like a real human penis. On the other hand, consumers can find fantasy-based double dildos on almost every street corner, with wild colors, unconventional materials and intriguing shapes to boot. Indeed, the sex toy industry has done an impressive job of creating a couples-friendly sex toy that’s suitable for everybody, plus the majority are affordable and relatively easy to take care of.

Why a Doubled-Ended Dildo Though?

It just so happens that double-ended dildos are good for a lot more than the few things that are mentioned in the over-simplified description above. After all, there’s a reason why these particular sex toys have sold millions of units all over the world. I’ve been a big fan and an avid user of DDs for many years now – a lifestyle choice/personality trait that has afforded me quite the unique knowledge on this subject. One thing I can tell you for sure is this: Being properly satisfied by a double dildo requires an appreciation for all that a double-D can do for you and/or your partner.

It’s like driving a fancy sports car. How much fun do you think you’ll have if you never realize the power under the hood? Picking a sex toy of this magnitude is eerily similar to that scenario – take off too fast and crash, go too slow and miss out, but operate the vehicle like you own it and all of the sudden the road opens up to you. In much the same way, using a double-ended dildo requires a fundamental understanding of the tools and a healthy respect for its abilities.

That being said, here are the top five things that a good double-ended dildo should be able to do for you:

  • Perform Dual Penetration 

The ideal DD will be flexible enough to pull off double penetration on you and/or your partner. It should be easy to bend and durable enough to be pushed and/or pulled on with a significant amount of force. In this situation, it’s important for the toy to have an overall length that’s great enough to suffice all body types and preferred penetration depths but compact enough to remain comfortable even when things get hot and heavy.

  • Promote Double Stimulation

Good double dildos are perfect for those times when you and your partner both want a piece of the action. They’re also an amazingly handy tool to have around when you want to watch two other people get it on. For vets and voyeurs alike, the best double-ended dildos will always have equally enticing tips so that everybody can get what they came for (literally). The ideal model will be flexible enough to bend up for dual penetration but sturdy enough to stay “erect” during naughtier activities.

  • Provide Intense Depths 

One of the most enjoyable things about using a double-ended dildo is your ability to customize the depths at which you and/or your partner get penetrated. DDs are great for exploration and experimentation, not to mention ideal for situations that call for a little more fire power. With the right one, you should be able to stimulate the mysterious g-spot and/or p-spot of any body you come in contact with (including your own).

  • Improve Handling and Control 

Most sex toys should come with a warning label that reads: “Caution: Slippery When Wet.” The best part about having sex or masturbating with a double dildo is the fact that your grip stays pretty much intact for the entire ride, even if you’re all lubed up. Your ideal double-ended dildo will feature ample space to fit any sized hand and it might also even have a gripper pad for improved handling (although you may have to pay extra for that kind of thing).

  • Suffice for Vaginal and/or Anal Sex 

The first thing most people think about when they hear the words “double-ended dildo” is having simultaneous vaginal and anal sex, either by themselves, with a partner or as part of a sexy show. However, DDs perform like pros as stand-alone dildos too. Ideally, the double dildo you choose will generate pleasurable sensations through a variety of properties such as its material type, its general shape and overall size, making it the perfect single-ended dildo as well.

The Top 5 Ways to Tell If That Doubled-Ended Dildo Is Worth It or Not

With at least five different uses and about a million ways to make you and/or your partner’s body feel things it never has before, good double-ended dildos go a long way towards turning your sex life upside down (in the best way possible, of course). But in all this excitement to try one out for yourself, don’t forget about the importance of being a frugal consumer. There are dozens of clever marketers out there who are willing to do whatever it takes to get their hands on your money. Using your insatiable sexual appetite against you, they present otherwise low-quality sex toys as luxury items. However, they can’t all be as amazing as described, now can they?

Be smart and finish this race like a champion. Know what to look for and what to avoid. This buyer’s guide wasn’t made to sell anything in particular. It’s just a map to help you find exactly what you want. So as promised, here are the top five things you should look for or consider when deciding on your first (or next) double-ended dildo:

  • The Length 

Of course the length of that double dildo matters, are you kidding? Whether you’re engaged in some double penetration or dual stimulation, the dimensions of any dildo play a significant role in how good it will feel, how easy it will be to use and how safe it is to experiment with. The perfect DD will always be long enough to suffice whatever your dirty mind imagines and that’s why these sex toys are such a popular option, even for people who aren’t necessarily familiar with whole “simultaneous stimulation” concept.

There is no right answer here though, because the overall length of your next double-ended dildo should be matched to you and/or your partner’s body type and penetration tolerance. Most double-Ds are at between 9 and 12 inches long, providing ample room for deep insertion on both ends. Sometimes, however, the dildo is so small that it eliminates the ability for the user to hold onto it with their hands. And while there are many, many occasions where that can be a lot of fun, I don’t suggest trying something of that caliber until you know what you’re doing.

  • The Width

When it comes to having sex and/or masturbating, especially with dildo, girth is everything. Length is really only important when it comes to penetration depth, but width (or girth) deals with stretching and comfort. In other words, you can control how deep you go but you can’t control how wide you get. As such, it’s extremely important to consider the dimensions of whatever double-ended dildo you purchase. Otherwise, you could end up spending your hard-earned money on something that nobody’s brave enough to use.

Most of the top-notch double-Ds on the market are made to resemble a human penis, meaning their overall measurements are similar to what you would most commonly encounter in real life. However (and this is a big however, literally), there are countless double-ended dildos out there that are made to push the envelope while pushing your body to its limits. Some are as long as 18 inches with a girth of 5 or 6 inches. This is why I made such a big deal earlier about knowing yourself and your intentions before proceeding. How will you know if you have the right size if you have no clue what’s on the agenda?

  • The Materials 

Like me and Madonna always say, “We are living in a material world.” And although we may not all be material girls, our poor little three-dimensional bodies have a wide variety of limitations placed on them by the Creator. However, some people have more limitations than others. Put simply, the materials we come in contact with play a significant role in what we experience in life because that’s just the way it works. What do I mean by that? Well, if you have a skin sensitivity or an allergy to certain materials, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

Never buy or use a double-ended dildo (or any other sex toy for that matter) without carefully considering the materials with which it was made. Most of the higher-end models are made from flexible yet skin-safe stuff like silicone, TPE, polycarbonate or elastomer, but you’ll find many made out of static materials such as glass or metal. Whichever way you go with it, make sure the materials on your double dildo are compatible with not only you and/or your partners skin type but also with your preferred personal lubricant. The wrong match-up can be catastrophic and I’m putting that lightly.

  • The Shape 

To find a perfectly shaped double dildo, you have to first check to see what condition your condition is in. Put another way, you must decide whether you want something super realistic or fantasy based when having sex and/or masturbating with one of these things. I say that because the variety on the double-D sex toy market is crazy huge. Shopping without at least having a main idea of what you want in mind is a rookie mistake. Both the realistic and the fantasy-based models have something to offer, so which one will you choose?

Regardless of the direction you go with it, always make sure that the double-ended dildo you pick out has a shape that’s conducive with both vaginal and anal sex. Things like tapered tips, undulating shafts and life-like veins are indicative of high quality. You probably won’t find any DD models with balls, but if you do please let me know. The best double dildos are shaped to promote seamless team work, but that can be done with several ways. As long as the device you’re holding has a shape that will feel good to your body, you’re already winning.

  • The Flexibility 

Considering the fact that you’re most likely buying one of these things because you plan to use it for a bunch of sexually creative activities, the flexibility thereof is extremely important. Whether you intend to use your double-D for double penetration, dual stimulation or solo play, the toy needs to be as bendy as necessary to support your sexual appetites. And while flexible dildos have their merits, there’s a lot I could say about rigid dildos as well.

The Three Kings: My Favorite Double Dildos

Out of all the amazingly crafted double-ended dildos on today’s sex toy market, the following three are my absolute favorites:

BEST OVERALL: The nJoy Extra-Large Stainless-Steel Double-Ended Dildo

Made out of skin-safe stainless-steel and polished to a shine, the nJoy XL sounds intimidating but it’s actually one of the most comforting and pleasurable double-ended dildos on the market. With a unique dual-sided shape that’s designed perfectly for anal and/or vaginal stimulation, this sleek and sexy toy is also temperature responsive and sized just right at 9 inches of insertable length – perfect for all body types (regardless of its otherwise imposing nomenclature). What’s more, the nJoy DD has an incredibly precise weight balance and comes with a sophisticated storage case for your convenience.

PRO: This sex toy is proportional to almost every body type on the planet, with an ergonomic shape that hugs the curves and hunts down the g-spot/p-spot like a sniper.

CON: It’s just a tad on the expensive side, but only if you don’t take into consideration the quality of craftsmanship and the fact that the manufacturer offers a warranty.

BEST FOR BEGINNERS: The Hoodlum Tapered Double Penetration Dual-Ended Dildo

Best for beginners but appropriate for everyone else, the Hoodlum Tapered double dong features a fat end and a slimmer end for maximum versatility and pleasure. The entire contraption measures a generous 22 inches long, making it ideal for solo plunging and double stimulation. The shaft grows incrementally from 3.5 inches in circumference to a full 6.5 inches and the super soft PVC material covering it all is skin-safe and compatible with all water-based lubes.

PRO: With a veiny, undulating shaft that has two different ends, this bad boy is the perfect tool for sensation play and sexual experimentation.

CON: The two distinct ends make it hard to enjoy this double dildo with a partner unless that partner is ok with literally getting the shitty end of the stick.

BEST FOR COUPLES: The Doc Johnson Classic Veined Double Header

The Doc Johnson brand is known for producing amazing sex toys, and the Classic Veined Double Header is no exception. With a circumference of 5.5 inches and an insertable length of 17.5 inches, you can either penetrate deeper than ever, explore both holes of yourself or your lover, or share the shaft with someone you love. It has no balls, features life-like veins throughout and has a rounded head for easier insertion. Made out of a soft, rubbery skin-safe material that works with several types of lube, this one is an instant hit with couples all over the world.

PRO: Both ends of this bad boy are the same, meaning everyone gets the same treatment no matter how hard they beg.

CON: This one may be a bit too large for beginners, at least when not enough personal lubricant is used.

The End Game

Picking out the perfect double-ended dildo does not have to drive you up the wall. It’s as simple as knowing what to look for, understanding yourself and having realistic expectations. As long as all the features come together to give you and/or your partner a satisfying sexual experience (hopefully more than once), you’re on the right track. If that takes a 22-inch dual-ended dildo with life-like veins and a sleek, lube-friendly material, then so be it. You’re not worried about what other people think. You’ve got better things to do, like go fuck yourself (literally).