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10 Facts about Dildos you never knew

on August 12, 2020

Dildo is an adult toy designed for sexual penetration. It can be used during masturbation or sex with partners. It is known for being the ultimate do-it-your-own way sex toy.

Many people have been a fun user of dildo. They collect this colourful, useful, phallic toy for their sexual desire. If you are one among them, have you ask yourself where dildos came from or who used them first?

Believe it or not, this particular sex toy is not a modern invention. Instead, it is an ancient sex tool that is believed to be used during the Stone Age. To discover 10 more things you never knew about dildo, keep on reading here.

1. Oldest reported dildo

Did you know that the oldest reported-dildo is 28,000 years old? According to researchers, the earliest representation of male sexuality ever uncovered was found in a German cave. It was 20cm long, 3cm wide stone object. Scientists reported that it has been used as a sex aid by its Ice Age makers.

2. Ancient Greeks used dildo made of bread

Ancient Greeks also used dildos. But they did not look to the outside world for sexual inspiration in terms of artificial phalluses. Instead, they look inside their kitchen. One of their well-known sexual practices is the usage of a dildo made of bread. It is also known as olisbokollikes.

The most commonly used bread dildo during that time was the baguettes. It is a thin loaf of French bread that is commonly made from basic lean dough.

3. Italian nuns used dildos before

An Italian writer, Pietro Aretino penned the “Classic Secret Life of Nuns” in 1500s. He stated that Italian nuns used dildos to deal with their sexual urges and cravings. They have their erotic manuals, but they hide it in their prayer books.

Since Aretino’s work is a documentary of convent life, he has to prove that it is real. But by studying contemporary letters, diaries, and legal documents, historians have established that Venetian nunneries were the most liberated in Europe.

4. Gosnell Duncan invented the first silicone dildo

In 1965, while Gosnell Duncan was welding the bed of a truck on his overnight shift, the vehicle fell on top of him. Within seconds, he was then paralysed from the waist down. After that incident, he never had an erection again.

Duncan became frustrated with the lack of help from his doctor to revive his sex life after his injury. Thus, he decided to start his own business. He invented the first silicone dildo for people who were not able to have sex using their penis. Until his company become known for being one of the first dildo companies for people with disabilities.

5. Greek women go on a sex strike

In a famous ancient Greek play like the Lysistrata, Greek women go on a sex strike. This particular strike leads to a discussion of the use of dildos to satisfy themselves while protesting.

6. A poem about dildo was written in the 17th century

In the 17th century, England men were fearful of the threat that women will replace them with dildo. So, John Wilmot, the Earl of Rochester wrote a poem entitled “Signior Dildo”. This poem touched on England men’s fears. It implied that the women of England were turning away from men towards dildos.

7. In the 17th century, Japan described dildo in their erotic novel

During the same period, as England became fearful of dildo, Japan showed a different relationship to this adult toy. They depicted dildos and other forms of pleasure devices in their erotic novel, known as shunga.

For them, dildos are not a threatening penis-replacer. But instead, they considered it as a naughty toy.

8. A poem about using a glass dildo was created in 1590

In the 1590's, Thomas Nashe, the English playwright wrote a poem known as “The Choice of Valentines” or the Merie Ballad of Nash His Dildo.

The poem is all about the sexual encounter in a brothel by a man called "Tomalin" and his lover, Frances. He hires his prostitute lover and posed as a customer. But due to his excitement, he suffered from premature ejaculation. So, Tomalin used a glass dildo as he finds himself unable to perform sexually to her lover’s satisfaction.

9. Rich dead people in China include dildo inside their tombs

During the Western Han dynasty in China, rich people are buried with some of their important possessions. These include bronze dildos. The Hans believed that their spirits would be living on inside these tombs in their afterlife. And these aristocrats have to maintain the same standard of "living" after death.

10. Rubber dildo in 1960’s and 1970’s

In the 1960s and 1970s, most dildos were largely made of rubber materials. Typically, these dildos were sold as medical aids. During that time, dildo is intended only for straight couples who struggled with sexual intercourse.


Even ancient people find ways to get their sexual pleasure. And their craving gives way for the discovery of dildo. This discovery was a great contribution to single people and couples until this modern time.

Furthermore, dildo still proved that they are one of the most popular adult toys in the market today. But because of technology, they are quite complex these days. They now come in different designs, materials, textures and features. Though, it still provides a more exciting and enjoyable erotic experience.

Now that you’ve learned the amazing facts about dildos, why not try it for yourself? Feel free to browse for sites that offer a wide range of dildo and other sex toys. If you have further questions about this toy, they can also give you additional information.


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