There are a lot of barriers to trying out sex toys (cultural stigma, internalized shame, pleasure taboos, decision paralysis), but the last thing you want to hold you back is money. The good news is, there are plenty of dildos that are cheap and well worth the price, while others cost a bit more but still offer exceptional quality.
When choosing a dildo, it's important to consider the purpose you want it for. You might want to use it for masturbation or anal play, for example. Or, you might prefer a more versatile style that can be used for clitoral stimulation. You'll also want to think about whether you want it to be flexible or rigid. And then, of course, there's the material to consider.
Some materials are safer for the body than others. For instance, silicone is nonporous and won't harbor bacteria like a glass or metal toy might. Glass and metal dildos, on the other hand, are more rigid and may not hit all the right spots in your anatomy.
There are lots of shapes, sizes, and textures to choose from when shopping for a dildo. Some dildos even have unique features and textures to add extra sensations. The most important factor is to choose a toy that aligns with your personal comfort and pleasure and, of course, that's safe for you to use. And if you're using it for sex with a partner, open communication is key to ensuring a positive experience.