Penetration can be a great tool for enhancing pleasure for yourself or with a partner. But depending on what you’re going for and your own physicality, you might be limited on the kind of action you can achieve on your own. Those who have a penis might also be interested in experimenting with something that has a different look and feel. 

The solution for this? Try involving a dong the next time you play with a partner or by yourself. 

What Are Dongs? 

Defined by Kinkly as both “slang for penis” and “a long, phallic shaped sex toy,” a dong is most commonly known as a sex toy used for penetration. According to Planned Parenthood, a dildo (basically the same thing as a dong) is an object “that goes inside a vagina, anus, or mouth. Dildos come in many shapes and sizes, but they’re often shaped like a penis.”

Basically a dong is a phallic toy meant for penetrative play. There are plenty on the market meant to look and feel like a real penis, but that isn’t your only option. All fairly long and cylindrical in shape, you can take your pick of the most hyper-realistic dildos to ones with fun colors, textures, and styles. Some even have more inventive and abstract designs, meant to look more like a tongue or tentacle than a penis. 

You can pick any size or girth that best suits you. Dongs also come in plenty of materials like silicone or plastic to metal and glass. Ranging from smooth and straight to curvy and ribbed, there’s a texture and style out there for everyone. 

Who Are They For?

People of any gender can use and enjoy dongs. Simply put, they’re for anyone who enjoys penetration. Dongs are most popular among fans of pegging and for relationships with two female partners. However, any kind of relationship with any kind of person can likely find a dong they enjoy using. Whether you choose to be the active or passive partner, or play by yourself, is totally up to you. There are no rules on who they’re for, only rules on how to use them so that you can get the most out of your product. 

How To Use Dongs?

Dongs are suitable for anal, oral, or vaginal use and can be utilized in all sorts of play. They can be used for anything from solo or mutual masturbating to penetrating your partner. Use one to practice your oral technique, or choose one with a harness for playing with a partner. It’s totally up to you how you’d like to use your dong and what you’re using it for.

When selecting a style of dong, keep in mind what kind of activities you plan on engaging in and your partner’s or your own comfort level. Some dongs might have different physical requirements compared to others. Always select something that is fun for all parties involved and accessible for both you and your partner. 

Dongs come in plenty of different lengths and girths. Options range from smaller and slimmer models to longer and thicker styles. If you’re newer to dongs, we recommend starting with the most manageable size for you and working your way up to the bigger sizes. 

And as always, we recommend lube, and lots of it. Women's Health reports that “nearly 50 percent of men and women who have used lube say that it makes it easier to have an orgasm.” And if you’re looking for a quality lube to go with your dong, you can’t go wrong with any lubes from System JO.

Product Recommendations: 

For those looking for something more colorful, the Colours line by NS Novelties offers a plethora of dongs in different sizes, styles, and fun colors. From electric pinks to red, white and blue, you can choose a sex toy that is not only fun to use—but fun to look at. The Colours line is accomodating to those who want a bigger size, and also those who are looking for more phallic styles.

And for the avant-garde fans, the California Dreaming Laguna Beach Lover comes in a bright red color which accentuates its unique, tongue-like shape. Another great option for those who enjoy a less traditional style is the Iroha Minamo. Designed with a curvy, wave-shaped design, it’s pliable material will contour perfectly to your body. 

If you’re interested in more intense partner play, Strap U offers a range of excellent strap-on dongs and products for dual-use. The Power Peggeris a double-ended vibrating strap-on sure to give you and your partner a buzz. The sturdy straps will ensure the perfect fit, and the wired controller makes for easy speed-setting adjustment. The Tri-Volver is a strapless strap-on complete with two ends, the smaller of which comes with two swells meant to keep it in place and a stem designed specifically for clitoral stimulation.

Those who want a double-ended dong with a little more flexibility, a double-ended dildo might be just the thing. Something like the Commander Dongs Veined Double Dong is fashioned from realistic skin-like material and is suitable for use with or without a harness. It’s fully bendable, allowing for as many creative positions as you can come up with. Classix Double Whammy is another great option for those looking for something less photo-realistic but equally fun. 

No matter how you choose to play, there’s something out there for everyone. Dongs are compatible for beginner usage as well as those with plenty of experience. When buying one, be conscious of what feels best to you. 

As always, when you’re done remember to clean your dong and store it in a safe place for next time. We’re sure once you find the one, you’ll want to keep it around.