If you're trying to figure out what you like when it comes to penetrative sex, experimenting with a dildo is a good place to start. But finding the best beginner dildos isn't as easy as picking up the first one you come across at your local sex toy shop; since some are extra-long, mega-thick, or equipped with tons of advanced bells and whistles, you want to be sure to do your research to find the best basic dildo to acquaint yourself with at first.
If you've never used a dildo before, it's a good idea to start with one that mimics the size of an average erect penis, which is around 5.1 inches. And if you plan on using a dildo for anal pleasure, you'll probably want one on the slimmer side; you can always work your way up to a bigger, thicker version once you get used to your starter dildo. And remember — lube is your friend, regardless of whether you're inserting it into your vagina or your anus.
Scroll on to discover five of the best sex toys for beginners, from realistic looking dildos to toys that feel like jelly to elegant glass wands and more.