10 Things You Didn't Know About Dildos

The sex toy industry has gone from a small market to an ever-growing multibillion dollar industry. But with all of these handheld innovations, the dildo still stays tried and true.
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Battery-operated vibrators were invented long after dildos. (Yes, in the Greco-Roman era, Greek women used elongated bread to masturbate.) The oldest dildo is 28,000 years old, found in a German mountain range in 2005. Archaeologists could easily agree of the stone sculpture’s intentions, because it was shaped like a penis.

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60% of female sex toy consumers reported to own a dildo, while 78% own a vibrator. However, despite the magnetism of the vibrator, the dildo isn’t something to overlook.

Sex toy retailer, Lovehoney, ran a survey of 11,400 sex toy owners across the U.S. They found that out of those happy campers, roughly three in four own a dildo, confirming that the classic dildo is reliable, as well as tried and true.

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1. New England's Toys

New England was reported to have the most sex toy consumers. (This makes sense, when love interests wear nothing by Vineyard Vines.)

2. Vermont 4 Toy Play

Five of the six states in the region account for half the list of the most sex toy purchases per 10,000 people, with Vermont coming out on top.

However, Hawaii, Nevada, and New Jersey have increased their bedroom-play spending the most in the past twelve months.

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3. Millennials Own Less Dildos Than Their Parents

68 percent of 18 to 30-year-olds own dildos, while 71 percent of people over 40 own them. The middle age group, those playful 30 to 40-year-olds, make up 70 percent.

4. Size Report: Six Inches

Lovehoney's survey found that 40 percent of those who own dildos own ones that are six inches in length. The seven incher trails close behind, with 37%. Eight inches polled in as 33%. Only 5% of the Americans surveyed have used a 12-inch dildo.

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5. Width Report: Girthy

When asked what they preferred in a dildo, 43 percent ranked girth as number one. Followed by the 39 percent, who said length mattered most, and a 21 percent who preferred a dildo’s control functions.

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6. The Double-Headed Dildo

The double-ended dildo can look intimidating, which could be why 58% of Americans haven’t tried them out. Of that 58 percent, 29 percent said they want to give it a double-headed go.

7. Dildo Time

The survey found that 75 percent of Americans use dildos at night and 66 percent only use them in the bedroom, as opposed to the bathtub or kitchen. When the survey asked just how long their sessions tend to last, 25 percent reported using their dildo for 30 minutes or more at a time.

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8. Io-wa(nt a Dildo)

Iowa may be known for having some of the world's most fertile soil, but is also reported to be the state with the highest dildo ownership in the country. 42.3 percent of Iowans own at least one dildo.

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9. More Men Than Women Climax With Dildos

33 percent of men are almost twice as likely to orgasm than women with the toy.

10. Almost 50% Reported They Still Need Vibration

49 percent of women reported that they still need a vibrator to O. On the other hand, 27 percent of women were able to experience an orgasm without Marky Mark’s Good Vibrations.

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