There are a number of sex toy materials you should look out for–most commonly and importantly, jelly. Jelly dildos are everywhere. They’re cheap to make, cheap to sell, but can easily break down in storage and release toxins in your body. Their porous surfaces can also harbor bacteria and make you sick. Basically, they’re the scum of the sex toy industry. The problem is, they’re the most affordable toys out there, so many people turn to them when they don’t know any better. Fortunately, there are lots of sex toy companies out there producing body-safe sex toys for some very affordable prices.
For this list, I decided to cap prices at $40 to include the best options possible, while keeping costs relatively low. That may still seem like an investment to some folks, but it’s one that I guarantee you won’t regret saving for. When you think about how much use you’ll get out of a silicone sex toy (they’ll last a lifetime if properly cared for), and keep in mind that these toys won’t give you an infection (or, you know, cancer), it might not seem so unreasonable. Your sexual health and pleasure is worth the investment.
This 7.5” long toy actually only has 4.5” of insertable length, but it also has a handle for easy thrusting during solo or partnered play.
The handle is especially helpful for plus-size folks or people with mobility issues and the short insertable length means you can really give it your all without the risk of bruising your cervix.
The Blush Avant Pride line is all about bold colors and super soft silicone. Seriously, this toy is so velvety smooth! The P3 (which is in the colors of the lesbian pride flag) is 5.5” long and has an unintimidating 1.25” diameter, making it great for folks who like to keep their toys on the smaller side.
The Avant Pride P3 normally retails for $38.99 and it’s worth every penny.
I reviewed the medium unicorn horn by Split Peaches back in 2018, but I still haven’t gotten over the novelty of owning this toy. I decided to include the small unicorn horn on this list because this is a fantastic toy for folks looking to ease into larger toys. The medium was a good transition toy for me but the small is a great size for folks who need to work up to its 2.25” diameter, which is no “small” feat at all.
The Temptasia Twist is available in a small, medium, and large size in this price range, and I recommend all of them, especially to folks who are looking to do any anal training or pegging and need a beginner-friendly set of dildos that are not only body-safe but anal-safe as well. These hit the all the safety marks for anal toys, but they can also be used vaginally so long as you sanitize them before going from anal to vaginal use.
While you don’t have to be gay to enjoy this toy, Justin is a colorful expression of LGBT pride that you can celebrate with all year round. This dildo isn’t just a visual delight, it’s also made of super soft, squishy silicone that has a thick 1.75” diameter, but feels very comfortable when inserted. It’s a great toy all around, and even has a suction cup that works like a dream. I wrote a full review of Justin you can read for more details.
The Tantus Mini Magma has a thin, 1” diameter and is only 5” in length, so it’s a great beginner’s toy that’s also harness compatible and anal-friendly!
The Magma is made of smooth, body-safe silicone and has a fun dripping molten texture to it.
If you’ve never tried a glass toy before, you’re in for a treat. The Icicles No. 5 is a great starter dildo for someone who has never experimented with glass toys because it’s non-intimidating, has just the right amount of texture, and doesn’t break the bank. You can even use it for temperature play by heating it up in warm water or putting it in the freezer!
Last year, I did a giveaway with Blush Novelties with a handful of other bloggers and I chose the Temptasia Renia for my portion of that giveaway because it’s truly an incredible toy. Like the Avant Pride P3, mentioned above, this toy is made of an extremely velvety silicone that feels absolutely amazing. It’s a fairly slender toy at 1.4” in diameter and 5.5” of its 7.5” are insertable, making it a very beginner-friendly toy. If I was going to buy my first dildo all over again, I think I’d go with the Temptasia Renia instead of the toy I actually purchased when I didn’t know any better.
The Tantus Sport is a sleek silicone toy that has a bulbous head perfect for g-spotting or p-spotting. While this toy doesn’t have the velvety softness of Blush Avant toys, it’s a very clean, sleek alternative that pairs great with water-based lubricant to give you an incredibly smooth experience. Sport also has a base that works well with harnesses, so it’s great for strap-on sex.
Silicone Willys are a great line put out by none other than Blush Novelties (they’re kind of known for their affordability). These toys are realistic in size, texture, and appearance, so they’re a fantastic option for someone who’s looking for something close to the real thing. They also come in a few different flesh tones to choose from.
There are lots of dildo options out there that don’t break the bank, but you have to make sure you’re shopping with trusted retailers who sell body-safe materials. The most important thing is that your dildo be made of nonporous, body-safe materials like silicone, glass, or steel. If you’re unsure about what a toy is made of, do more research before buying it. Good luck finding that perfect affordable dildo!
This article was sponsored.
As always, all writing and opinions are my own.