The Big Toy Review

Spectrum Boutique Founder Zoë Ligon's Favorite Girthy Suggestions
| Written by Zoë Ligon | Art by Linden Beckner

What is a “big” sex toy? It’s subjective! When I’m asked about large sex toys, I’m often asked for a specific length of a toy in inches, however, it’s typically the girth that makes a toy push your limits of size more imminently. A toy with a lot of length certainly looks impressive, but at the end of the day, you are the one choosing how much of the length you’re using. You could use 3 inches of a 9-inch length dildo, for instance. With a wide and girthy toy, your body immediately needs to accommodate the width of the toy when it’s inserted unless it is a toy that starts smaller and tapers to a larger size. So while there are toys that are both lengthy and girthy, I typically consider a wide toy as a “big” toy rather than one that is just lengthy.

So, what makes a toy girthy? For some people, a 1-inch diameter toy feels very filling inside of them, other people look upwards of 2 inches for a girthy toy. It’s subjective! The material of the toy also influences how big a toy feels inside of you. Squishy materials are compressed a bit by the pressure of the body, and feel less wide than a toy with the same dimensions made of a very firm material. For instance, a 2-inch pyrex or stainless steel dildo will feel larger than a 2-inch dildo made from a firmer silicone, which will feel larger than a 2-inch dildo made from soft, squishy silicone.

A toy made from the same materials in the same dimensions will be a lot easier to insert if it vibrates because vibrations help the body relax...

Vibration is another aspect that can influence how easy it is to take a wider toy. A toy made from the same materials in the same dimensions will be a lot easier to insert if it vibrates because vibrations help the body relax, or be more aroused to open up and accommodate a larger size.

Finally, the width of the base or neck of the toy is also an area to pay attention to. A 2-inch plug that has a wide end but skinnier neck (like a typical butt plug shape) will be easier for you to keep inserted than a toy that has the same width, or a widening width, towards the base. While you will still need to open up a certain amount to accommodate the width regardless, your sphincter or vaginal opening will be more at rest with a skinnier base.

Gigantic sex toys are not for everyone, but if you find yourself leaning towards the heftier dildos, I have MANY thoughts on the girthier selections at Spectrum, all of which I know intimately. Our bodies are very resilient, so if you find yourself craving big toys but have been hesitant due to the myth that the body can be “stretched out” permanently, throw that thought away immediately. The body simply does not work like that, and our muscles when stretched do not permanently retain that shape. Take it from me, someone who has been pushing the boundaries of girth for a decade yet also loves a single finger’s width!

Non-Vibrating Dildos & Plugs

VixSkin Maverick (7” x 2”)

This dual-density dildo from Vixen Creation’s VixSkin line is one of my favorites because I find that it takes less warming up than some of its larger counterparts. With a soft and squishy exterior, this one compresses a good deal once inside.

The head has two ridges on it so that you’re getting extra stimulation as it enters and exits the body.

I love that the head has two ridges on it so that you’re getting extra stimulation as it enters and exits the body. It has a suction cup base, which also makes it harnessable and anal-safe! Similar in dimensions with a different silhouette, the Buck is also a worthy choice for a squishy yet girthy toy.

Self Delve Big Corn (8.3” x 2”)

Arguably the most fun dildo on the list, this corn-shaped dildo is a softer silicone dildo with a corn kernel texture. Trips to the supermarket will never be the same again!! In all seriousness, this is a brilliant design despite its novelty shape. 

This beauty can be proudly displayed in your home without anyone knowing it’s a sex toy.

The maximum diameter is 2 inches, however, it starts smaller at the tip (like an ear of actual corn on the cob) and tapers to a wider shaft in the first couple of inches. While it is not harnessable nor anal safe, this beauty can be proudly displayed in your home without anyone knowing it’s a sex toy.

Le Wand Contour (11” x 1.87” – and a whopping 4.4lbs!)

Longer and slimmer than the previous two dildos, Le Wand Contour is made from solid stainless steel, making it a very intense toy. With two usable ends, this toy gives you both size and texture options!

The weight of the Le Wand Contour also adds a nice hefty bonus to the experience of its size.

While technically not anal safe due to its lack of a flared base, the length, curvature, and shape of the grip make it possible to use anally – so long as you exercise caution. Best of all, you can use it with any type of lubricant since it’s steel! The weight of the Le Wand Contour also adds a nice hefty bonus to the experience of its size.

VixSkin Gambler (10.5” x 2.9”)

Say a little prayer before taking this big big toy! Our widest dildo of all is the Gambler, because it is in fact a gamble as to whether your body will accept it or not. I’m joking!! But seriously, it is a feat and requires lots of warm up. 

If you want a realistic dildo with lots of heft, Gambler is the top of the line for girth lovers.

This is another Vixen VixSkin toy, so it compresses a bit when inserted, but it is indeed LARGE. If you want a realistic dildo with lots of heft, Gambler is the top of the line for girth lovers. It has a suction cup base so you can adorn it on the hood of your car… or somewhere more typical like your shower wall.

Blush Neo Elite (many sizes ranging up to 11.5” x 2.25”)

The Neo Elite line from Blush starts out at a humble 5-inch length and 1.5-inch girth, but has incrementally larger sizes ranging all the way up to the largest one of all at 2.25 inches wide! A little something for everyone, this line has a lot of variety.

These toys are ... not as squishy as the VixSkin line toys, so they feel a bit larger in use.

While they aren’t all girthy as fuck, there is a vibrating one, a gyrating one, and some that glow in the dark. What they all have in common is that they are dual density and have a suction cup base! These toys are squishy, but not as squishy as the VixSkin line toys, so they feel a bit larger in use.

Rock Candy Suga Daddy (many sizes ranging up to 8.5” x 2.25”)

Similarly to the Neo Elite line, the Suga Daddy dildos are available in four sizes ranging from 4.5-inch length and 1.5-inch girth to 8.5-inch length and 2.25-inch girth.  

This shape takes it to the next level in the texture department.

All four sizes it comes in have the same design more or less, with a suction cup base and swirly shaft that feels fucking exquisite. If you like the concept of the double ridges on the head of a dildo like the Maverick, this shape takes it to the next level in the texture department.

Vixen Randy (5.5” x 2.15”)

I’m a little (big) dildo, short and stout should be the slogan for this soda-can sized dildo. While it’s shorter than most girthy dildos, that is specifically what is so appealing about this dildo.

If you like the feeling of a dildo “popping” in and out of you, this is your dildo!!

A firmer single-density dildo from Vixen, the dramatic curve and pronounced head will be the first things you notice about this as you insert it. If you like the feeling of a dildo “popping” in and out of you, this is your dildo!!

nJoy Pure Plug 2.0 XL (3.5” x 2”)

If you want a wide toy that is also heavy like a brick, might I present this gigantic stainless steel plug for your consideration? 

This hefty plug will put even the most well exercised PC muscles to the test!

Seriously I dare you to stand up with this thing inside you. It’s a challenge. Just as great in the vaj as it is in the ass, this hefty plug will put even the most well exercised PC muscles to the test!

Motorized Dildos & Vibrators & Plugs

BMS Factory Swan Wand Classic (9” x 2”)

There are far fewer motorized toys that are big, simply because it takes a lot of power to make a gigantic toy vibrate in entirety.

This hefty toy is also a wonderful external massager.

The Swan Wand Classic is one of the few bigger vibes that really pulls it off! With two usable ends, INTENSE motors, and a dramatic curve that will instantly obliterate you, this hefty toy is also a wonderful external massager. Perfect for the days when you want to stimulate the FUCK out of yourself, this toy will surely wake you up inside.

Fun Factory Big Boss (9” x 1.75”)

Rumbly, spread out vibration throughout the entire shaft of this dildo/vibrator hybrid are what immediately stand out to me about this toy. When inserted, it vibrates from every square inch instead of just in one spot. 

The handle is absolutely perfect in every way, and makes maneuvering a breeze!

The head is pronounced enough that there’s a bit of “pop”, but not so much that you can’t thrust your heart out. The handle is absolutely perfect in every way, and makes maneuvering a breeze!

Fun Factory Stronic Surf (5.6” x 1.85”)

While this is more a pulsator than vibrator, its girthy final ripple earns the Stronic Surf a place on this list, and a place in my heart. 

This shape let’s you progressively “swallow” larger and larger ripples, giving you little breaks in between each hump.

“Surf” the waves of this firm silicone toy, and let it jiggle against all your favorite bits. I love that this shape let’s you progressively “swallow” larger and larger ripples, giving you little breaks in between each hump. It also stays inserted much more easily than the other Stronic toys thanks to it’s design!

b-Vibe X Zoe Ligon Twist Texture Butt Plug (5.5” x 1.73”)

This one is easy for me to love given that I designed it in collaboration with b-Vibe! I sketched the silhouette all bumpy like this, and b-Vibe made my dreams a reality! 

This is an ambitious butt plug but I can personally guarantee you’ll also love using it as a vaginal plug!

I essentially took the neck of their famous Snug Plugs, added a powerful motor, gave it some cute jade green silicone, and voila my design had come to life! This is an ambitious butt plug but I can personally guarantee you’ll also love using it as a vaginal plug!

LuzArte Jollet 2.Oh (5.5” x 1.75”)

This is one of those dildos that feels bigger than it looks. Molded to perfectly fit the internal contours of the vaginal canal, the Jollet 2.Oh is an exclusive version of the classic Jollet which offers a suction cup base and bullet hole for a vibrating bullet.

It is rather intense due to the fact that it is wider and the top of the toy, and slightly slimmer towards the base.

While the motor is not built in, a solid rechargeable bullet makes this polka-dotted dream even more enjoyable. Despite it not being the largest on this list, it is rather intense due to the fact that it is wider and the top of the toy, and slightly slimmer towards the base. This makes for intense, broad, g-spotty (or p-spotty) goodness.

Blush Luxe Marco (5.75” x 2”)

If you want a girthy, vibrating dildo for a very affordable price, this is your dick. 

At just around $30, this is definitely your pick for girth on a budget! Skip the jelly dongs please!

It is a battery operated toy, making it great for travel since lithium ion batteries can’t go in checked luggage. At just around $30, this is definitely your pick for girth on a budget! Skip the jelly dongs please!!!!

Those right there are my faves, but keep in mind that the Spectrum Boutique website has filters that let you sort in ascending or descending order for both girth and length so you can be picky right down to a fraction of an inch! As with all toys, but especially WIDE ones, use lots of lube, take it slow, and slow down or stop if any discomfort arises. Girthy toy play shouldn’t be painful or purely some kind of sexual stunt – just fulFILLING and deliciously intense. Now leave those shampoo bottles alone and get yourself a body safe big honking toy!

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