Where to Shop: From Vanilla to Fantasy

Once you’ve learned about body-safe toys, the next question is where to buy them, because buying from Amazon is not a good option in many, many cases.

Here’s my breakdown of quality online sex shops, toy makers who sell direct, and fantasy and Etsy shops in case you’re looking for something more out-of-the-ordinary.

Sex Shops

Other online sex shops I’ve heard many good things about are Smitten Kitten, Come As You Are, and Babeland.

Trustworthy Toy Makers & Etsy Shops

Check out my Silicone Dildo Firmness Guide for more info about how many of these toys feel in use.



There are many small fantasy makers and Etsy stores out there, but these are the ones that I feel most confident recommending.3 Shops are US-based unless otherwise noted. For a listing of European silicone dongmakers, see this Tumblr post.

  • Uberrime has fantasy toys too: a GoT Night King dildo (review here), plus Cthulhu and a couple aliens. They also have some pretty large toys. All toys are customizable in color and in firmness: soft (00-50), medium (10A), and firm (20A) silicone.
  • Xenocat Artifacts has a lot of highly textured toys for a shop its age. Xenocat is unique in that they offer bullet holes as an option in all custom toys, and they’re now doing cum tubes (i.e., “ejaculation ports”) too. Plus, the marbles are amazing! Look how gorgeous my custom Caiman alligator dildo turned out.
  • Damn Average (Etsy shop with premade toys herewebsite with squishies and more here) does some truly beautiful marbles, in dildos ranging from more realistic to high fantasy and monster-inspired. Sheep’s shop is where silicone stress-relieving squishies got started. See my Above Average Alien review.
  • Pleasure Forge offers Dungeons and Dragons-themed toys! I really love their creativity, they have some awesome colors, and I’m pleased with how my Illithid turned out.
  • Strange Bedfellas is one of my new fave Etsy makers! Tyv is very popular, and I’m dying over how much I like the forthcoming tentacle-shaped We-Vibe Tango sleeve.
  • Mr. Hankey’s Toys now makes fantasy toys too, including canine, equine, and tentacle creatures—plus my absolute fave Dragon dildo.
  • Bad Dragon is the most popular fantasy toy company. They make lots of toys, some more fantastical than others. See my Flint the Uncut Studded Dragon and Nox the Night Drake reviews for details.
  • Lust Arts offers horror-themed (Frank’s Monster, Lust Burster alien) and fantasy (Unicorn, and I hear a mermaid is in the works) toys. Frank’s Monster is even customizable dual-density: the thin outer layer of silicone gives these toys a “highlight” effect so you can see the second layer through the monster’s stitching.
  • Twin Tail Creations currently has seven totally customizable dildos. Plus, you can order ball-less dildos with a suction cup: here’s a shot of my Cortez I took for my Suction Cup Dildo Guide. TTC is currently in the process of making new molds for older Frisky Beast Creations dildos after buying out the latter company.
  • Exotic Erotics is amazing at transforming inspiration photos (of various characters or whatever, really) into dildos. They have everything from high fantasy characters to robots, from human lifecasts to elephant trunks.
  • A Krow’s Nest is pirate-themed—arrrg! Only two firmnesses are available: soft and medium, which are comparable to Bad Dragon’s soft (=really squishy) and medium (=squishy, very flexible). The metallics and UV-reactive toys look stunning.
  • Dread the Empire is an up-and-coming shop whose quality I trust. I’ve heard great things about Thunder, especially for anal use.
  • Kudu Voodoo offers some really bright, UV-reactive colors and unique shapes like Aston the Alligator. Plus free shipping in the US with $60+ purchases.
  • PhoenixFlameForge/Creations has some beautiful metallic colorations. The dildos are mostly on the smaller side and include knots. The shop also has snake and dragon hand dildos, and a (small) penetrable dragon muzzle.
  • Primal Hardwere is the place to go for ovipositors; also check out their very long dildos and inflatable dildos. (Plus a cactus and a lightbulb butt plug, because why not.)
  • New Folklore Silicone is nice for smaller fantastical toys (and a few larger ones). Custom colors may take a while to ship.
  • Qimera Forge (UK-based) only has a few toys to choose from, but Qi is developing some cool color options, and the customer service is good in my experience. I need a sparkly fish squishy.
  1. And all the shop’s dildo categories, all of which have lots of silicone in them.
  2. A platinum silicone outer layer over a thermoplastic core. The thermoplastic/bioplastic is in the polycaprolactane group, which means that (unlike TPE/TPR), it can safely be used internally (like in dental implants) and is biodegradable.
  3. See this constantly updated list of fantasy toy makers for all your options, including some nonsilicone ones. I’d previously recommended against buying from Frisky Beast because of the long wait times and horrendous customer service, but in October 2017 it was announced that Twin Tail Creations had bought Frisky Beast out, so the situation is improving.

One thought on “Where to Shop: From Vanilla to Fantasy

  1. shannon fowler

    February 2, 2018 at 10:27pm

    This is really helpful! I really had no idea about where to go for trusted quality products. I really love how you separated out the different categories too.

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      February 3, 2018 at 3:24am

      Thank you! I’m so glad you think it’s helpful. 🙂

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