The best suction dildos offer stable, hands-free play. They are a great way for beginners to start experimenting with internal stimulation, as well as a brilliant next step for those who are already using some of the best dildos at home.
With a suction base, they stick to any hard surface for a stable and life-like way to get off. While many resemble penises with lifelike shapes and textures, others are more abstract with smooth shafts and unique shaping — so there's something for everyone.
"The suction cup on these toys offer so much creativity on how and where to use the dildos, including in the shower, against walls, stuck to mirrors and on the floor," says clinical psychosexual and relationships psychologist Jordan Dixon.
If you have already enjoyed trying some of the best sex toys or the best sex toys for couples and are wondering how arousing suction dildos really are, you're not alone. It's thought that vaginal orgasms are less common for women than clitoral orgasms, with some research showing just 6% of women achieve orgasm via vaginal penetration. But the great thing about suction dildos is that you can use them hands-free for stimulating other areas with your hand or another toy to reach an O.
It's also worth remembering that you can find pleasure (and health benefits!) without orgasm. Studies show that vaginal stimulation alone can have similar pain-beating effects as orgasm itself, so use your toys to help ease period cramps, and headaches or simply feel connected with your body through pleasure.
Don't miss our guides to what a dildo is and how to use a dildo, while you're here - and for advice on which products to add to your basket, look no further. We asked sex experts to share their favourite suction dildos for some shopping inspo, and they delivered. The panel includes:
- Jordan Dixon, a clinical psychosexual and relationships psychologist
- Lucy Rowett, a clinical sexologist and certified sex coach at The Lowdown
- Jodie Milton, women’s sex educator and intimacy coach at Practical Intimacy
- Stacy Rybchin, certified sexual health and wellness Educator and the founder and CEO of My Secret Luxury
- Ness Cooper, sexologist and sex and relationships expert.
What to look for in a suction dildo:
- A stable base: For comfort and safety, ensure a strong suction feature that will keep stuck to whichever surface you choose.
- Size: Comfort is key, which means checking out the length and girth of the suction dildo you want to buy to ensure it's right for you.
- Optional extras: Want it to come with a strap on harness, battery powered vibrations or external stimulation? Get your check list at the ready.
Best suction dildos: 8 recommended by sex experts
Pros: Great for beginners | Silicone
What the expert says: Recommended by Jordan Dixon, this pastel toy will bring pleasure to all bodies, genders and sexualities. "It can be used on a smooth surface or comes with harnesses for strap-on fun," she says. "It’s firm and solid enough for penetration and flexible enough to add comfortability and more importantly some spicy fun." Plus, it's made from from high-quality, medical grade non-porous silicone to ensure safety and durability.
Pros: Multiple attachments | Sturdy grip
What the expert says: Lucy Rowett says: "I personally recommend anything from Tantus, as the quality of silicone is one of the best and they are also made to fit ergonomically to your body."
This base is versatile because it works with any other Tantus toy. Simply remove the end of your favourite dildo or vibrator and stick it to the suction peg for stable fun your way.
Pros: Vibrator | Suction attachment
What the expert says: Stacy Rybchin also loves Tantus dildos and recommends pairing this toy with the above suction cup for extra stability. "With a phallic head and pleasurable ridges all the way down the shaft, the ridges massage the vagina's inner walls as the luxury dildo moves back and forth," she says. It can also comes with a detachable vibrator to make the shaft shake for your pleasure.
Pros: Silicone | Realistic |
What the expert says: Lucy Rowett also likes this suction dildo because of the hypoallergenic silicone material. "Whatever sex toy you buy, you must make sure that the materials it is made from are body safe as in the UK, like most countries, there is no legal requirement to assure the quality of materials," she says. This silky finish feels good on even sensitive skin for those who like marbled, realistic designs.
Pros: Bendable | Silicone
What the expert says: Another favourite from Stacy Rybchin, the Fun Factory Limba Flex is a bendable silicone dildo. "Once you bend the toy it holds its position so it fits your body perfectly, enabling you to hit exactly the right spot every time," she says.
Pros: Minimalistic | Affordable.
What the expert says: This velvety, minimalist design is perfect for people who like penetration without penises. "The suction cup of this sex toy is amazing and the shape is fabulous for the G-spot," adds Ness Cooper. "The smooth silicone and slimline shape means it's great to use in the bath or even on the side of the shower."
Pros: Great for beginners | Anal play
What the experts say: Another of Ness Cooper's favourites thanks to the strong suction that is great for improving beginners confidence "It's soft and flexible silicone makes it very easy to insert and is a top sex toy for those looking to pop their anal cherry for the first time as it's so comfortable," she says.
Pros: Realistic | Silicone
What the expert says: "With dual-density silicone and realistic details, this dildo feels really, really good. It comes in different skin tones for even more realism or a fun tie-dye color," says Jodie Milton. For even more of a life-like feel, the skin-like silicone warms and retains body heat when used.
Why should you use a suction dildo?
Masturbation isn't just about mimicing partnered sex — there are so many benefits like feeling connected with your physical sex and getting a rush of endorphins. But suction cup dildos can help things feel a little more real, given that you can climb onto the sturdy toy and ride. Using them with a mirror can be a new, erotic way to explore your body, while sticking them in the shower can make for an exciting clean. Plus, they allow you to go hands-free, which means you can use your fingers for further exploration.
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Chloe Gray is a freelance journalist who writes and talks about health, fitness, and wellbeing through a feminist lens. She was part of the launch team for Stylist magazine's fitness brand, Strong Women, and has written for i news, Women's Health, Red magazine, Good Housekeeping, Refinery29, and more. She's all about building mental and physical strength, eating delicious food that fuels you well, and making the fitness industry more accessible and enjoyable. She's also a qualified fitness trainer and research nerd, so you can be sure everything you read is backed by proper science.
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