Section 18A of the Sexual Offences Act, 1957, inserted by the Immorality Amendment Act, 1969, prohibited the manufacture or sale of any item "intended to be used to perform an unnatural sexual act". The term "unnatural sexual act" referred to any sex other than vaginal heterosexual sex, and this prohibition was ostensibly aimed at preventing the use of dildos by lesbians. No longer enforced, the section was repealed by the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Act, 2007.
The etymology of the word dildo is unclear. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) describes the word as being of "origin unknown". One theory is that it originally referred to the phallus-shaped peg used to lock an oar in position on a dory (small boat). It would be inserted into a hole on the side of the boat, and is very similar in shape to the modern toy. The sex toy might take its name from this sailing tool, which also lends its name to the town of Dildo and the nearby Dildo Island in Newfoundland, Canada. Others suggest the word is a corruption of Italian diletto "delight". The Egg Vibrator
A delightfully simple but explorative toy, this 12 inch dual-ended dildo can facilitate everything from double penetration to pegging. The heads are rounded and smooth for easy insertion, so you can play with it on your own or with a partner for both vaginal and anal penetration (just make sure to clean it before switching). Perfect for two vaginas or a vagina/penis couple, there's no end to what you can try with this firm but flexible (literally — this PVC is bendy and sturdy) toy.
Jump up ^ The OED cites Jonson's 1610 edition of The Alchemist ("Here I find ... The seeling fill'd with poesies of the candle: And Madame, with a Dildo, writ o' the walls.": Act V, scene iii) and Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale (dated 1611) ("He has the prettiest Loue-songs for Maids ... with such delicate burthens of Dildo's and Fadings.": Act IV, scene iv). Ride On Sex Toys
To go along with the Afterglow Massage Oil Candle (or just on its own), the Contour M is a great rubbing stone for couples massage. Straight up, sometimes our partners want us to rub their backs, but we're feeling tired and kind of lazy and don’t want to show it. This stone is the savior. It cuts down the work, while also giving your partner a strong, enjoyable massage (which probably beats your lazy hands, anyway). Plus, the Contour M holds to body temperature, and is ergonomic.
This silicone anal toy from B-Vibe is small enough for beginners, so it will feel good but won't hurt. If your partner has a vagina, have her wear it during vaginal sex for extra intensity, or to warm up for anal sex. If you have a prostate, enjoy the vibrations (oh yes, it vibrates) during sex, or a nice old-fashioned hand job to take your orgasm to the next level. (Side note: Using a water-based lube is recommended as silicone lube can break down silicone toys.) Sex Tpys