Suction Cup Dildo Guide: Best Safe Options + Ideas for Hands-Free Play

For the past 5 years, I’ve tested lots of different suction cup toys and lots of different suction cup positions too, and here’s what I’ve discovered:

  1. Many body-safe silicone dildos have built-in suction cups. Besides the realistic kind, there are also abstract and fantasy options. I always recommend silicone because it’s the only body-safe material for suction cup dildos: PVC, TPR/TPE, UR3, latex, and “rubber” toys are porous and potentially toxic!
  2. Dildos with bullet holes (for a small, bullet-style vibe) typically will also fit the Tantus suction cup attachment. Vac-U-Lock-holed toys + Doc Johnson’s suction cup work the same way.
  3. Buy double-sided suction cups (like these customizable ones!) to stick on the flat base of most suction-cup-less dildos.
  4. Dildo mounts (like Liberator sex pillows) allow you to put a dildo in a hole in the pillow and then ride away.
  5. Buy a thigh harness, put any dildo in it, and wrap it around your favorite (flat) pillow to ride.

silicone suction cup dildos

Built-In-Suction-Cup Dildos

There are a lot of silicone suction cupped options, but these are the ones I feel really confident recommending as quality, safe toys. I’ve broken them down into realistic, semi-realistic, and fantasy categories below.

Realistic

Realistic-looking silicone dildos are a dime a dozen, but the ones I’m listing in this section deliver a gentler, more realistic feel too:

Until very recently, pretty much all realistic-looking toys were made of a firmer (≈20A-shore) silicone. This is still the case for the vast majority of realistic-looking dildos: they don’t feel especially realistic, but many people are happy with the firmer stimulation they produce:

Semi-Realistic/Abstract

Here are some details about quality, semi-realistic toys with suction cup bases:

Blush Avant D3 silicone suction cup dildo bright colors

A final option is the Maia Kendall and Maia Riley, which have passable but not great suction and are quite firm (but silky).

I would recommend against the CalExotics Silicone Emperor Vibrating line because the PVC suction cups screw off the silicone dongs, leaving the battery compartments exposed. This means that you can neither boil the toys nor soak them in a 10%-bleach solution. You could try dousing them in rubbing alcohol, but…there are so many good options out there that don’t include PVC.

Fantasy

Some (not all) of Bad Dragon’s and Exotic Erotics’ toys can include a suction cup as an optional add-on. Twin Tail Creations is a good option too: a suction cup can be added to all their current toys, though it works best on the ones without balls. Plus, the new maker Lust Arts has a very nifty-looking Unicorn Horn with an optional suction base and customizable firmness. Or, if you’re looking for a smaller, cheaper version of BD’s Flint dragon dildo, BMS Factory makes Tom and Ben (review here).

Twin Tail Creations Cortez suction cup fantasy dildo

Twin Tail Creations’ Cortez has an excellent suction cup.

For me, the biggest benefit of fantasy toys is that they typically come in softer densities: they’re much more yielding to the touch, and flexible inside your body. Plus there are so many textures available! Read more about why I love fantasy sex toys here.

Self-Thrusting Dildos with Suction Cups

Do I love self-propelled thrusting toys? Absolutely, enough to write an entire guide to them. They move themselves, for all those times when you want someone to do the work of penetration for you. These ones have suction cups:

Bullet-Hole Dildos + Suction Cup Attachments

Vac-U-Lock Suction Cup

The Vac-U-Lock hole, created by Doc Johnson, is now widely used to stabilize toys. (It fits Vac harnesses, knuckle attachments, fucking machine attachments, and more.) This hole is a good bit wider than the standard bullet hole, especially at the top, so the Tantus suction cup (pictured below and discussed next) and tapered bullets (see the We-Vibe Tango) will wiggle around in these holes—and may even fall out.

Tantus Suction Cup Attachment Doc Johnson Vac-U-Lock suction cup

Tantus suction cup left; Doc Johnson one, right.

Vac-U-Hole dildos are in this guide because there are two Vac-U-Lock suction attachments: the frosted Vac-U-Lock suction cup and the large Vac-U-Lock suction cup (which supposedly holds more weight). I haven’t tried the latter, but I found the former to be OK on flat horizontal surfaces and pretty bad on vertical surfaces.

  • Mr. Hankey’s Toys makes the best comfortably squishy & realistic silicone dildos: they offer an optional Vac-U-Lock hole in all non-Xtra-Small toys (ones that are almost 2″ wide or more). Because of how large the biggest Hankey’s dildos are, neither the Tantus suction cup nor the Vac-U-Lock one will be strong enough to support their weight on even the smoothest wall. (In those cases, the hole is for stability in a harness/on a fuck machine.) Stick to the “BIG but not GINORMOUS” options for best suction cup results. I highly recommend sitting on Topher Michels, for example.
  • Doc Johnson’s American POP! Rebel and Icon are silicone dildos with a large “Vac-U-Lock” hole. (Don’t buy the other toys in the American POP! series because, though TPE is nontoxic, it can’t be fully sanitized and so isn’t body-safe.) My Rebel review gives more details about the included Vac-U-Lock suction cup and which vibes work inside these dongs.
  • Doc Johnson’s Platinum Edition Vac-u-Lock dildos also have a Vac-U-Lock hole. Again, make sure to get the Platinum Edition dongs (the silicone ones), not the porous Ultraskyn ones.
  • A few of the Pleasure Works dildos by Good Vibrations have large bullet holes that are similar to the Vac-U-Lock holes: in two tiers and wider at the deepest part of the hole. The Pleasure Works holes are shorter, though, so the Vac-U-Lock suction cup sticks out an extra two-thirds an inch or so. (Just like the We-Vibe Tango sticks out quite a bit.) The Cadet Vibrating (also comes in pink; my review here) and Rookie Vibrating are made of a very flexible dual-density; the firmer, single-density options are the Riley VibratingSiren Vibrating, and Rippler Mini Vibrating.

Tantus Suction Cup Attachment

Tantus’ suction cup accessory is a nice add-on if you want your dildo to vibrate sometimes, and be used hands-free other times. One side is a peg that fits into a dildo’s bullet hole, and the other is a suction cup!

It sticks well on very smooth, flat surfaces but can still detach itself from more textured surfaces (like a bumpy, painted wall). Because the suction cup isn’t actually part of the dildo’s base, toys wiggle around move on it. That’s why I prefer it the Tantus suction cup on horizontal surfaces (like my fave nightstand) so I have best control over the angle!

Vixen Creations Woody Vibrating + Tantus suction cup.

Insert the Tantus suction cup in any dildo with a standard bullet hole in place of a bullet vibe. Here are my top bullet-holed picks:

Double-Sided Suction Cups

If you have the perfect (but sadly suction-cup-less dildo) already, then check out some double-sided suction cups. For these, silicone is an ideal option because (unlike PVC) it can be sanitized after you drip fluids and lube onto the detachable suction cup, and your quality toys are sure to stay safe.

Lust Arts recently released a silicone double-sided suction cup. I love that you can customize its size, to better fit your fave dildo base (hint: large is usually the way), and you can also order custom colors. I’m currently testing how strong several of these are, and so far the large + large combo has held on really well—like on VixSkin Johnny!

New York Toy Collective also has a Double Sided Suction Cup that’s very affordable, at $10. I think it’s a really great solution for smooth surfaces. Read my full review to see exactly what toys and surfaces it does and doesn’t work with; it tends to fall off painted walls, for example.

New York Toy Collective Double-Sided Suction Cup Tantus Vamp Super Soft 1200px

The Tantus Vamp Super Soft, with NYTC suction cup underneath.

Dildo Mounts

Liberator, the leading brand in sex positioning pillows, now offers three toy mounts for hands-free riding:

Overall, I’ve had some really great orgasms riding dildos in the Liberator Wing works well for simulating cowgirl style, and it saves my wrists. My one minor issue with it: the dildo hole isn’t very wide because it’s meant to hold smaller vibes too. Getting average-girth dildos in requires some wiggling, not to mention the larger ones. But after the toy is in place, the Wing is a good deal.

If your toy already has a suction cup, consider the T.O.M. dildo mount (read my full review here). It’s made of plastic, so not as comfortable to sit on, but it offers multiple angles and is better geared toward doggy style. Shorter users may find the top mount a bit tall (especially with longer dildos), while taller women and most men may find the angled sides too short.

I’m in the “taller” camp, so my best dildo mount experience is pairing the T.O.M. v.2 with the Velvet Thruster Mini Teddy self-thrusting dildo! This is by far the laziest hands-free fucking setup I possess, out of all the toys in my large collection.

Thigh Harness

VixSkin Maverick thigh harnessIt’s certainly possible to wrap a thigh harness around a very flat (or abnormally small) pillow. But I found it awkward to position all my pillows comfortably, and they didn’t have the resistance that a Liberator pillow’s firm foam has. I also tried wrapping the harness around a lumbar support pillow, but that ended up being too short and also a bit awkward to position. I tried to solve this problem by adding towels underneath the pillow, which was slightly better but still a little awkward. If you’re less of a perfectionist than I am, this solution might work fine for you.

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Notes

  1. Don’t confuse these with Colours 2X dual density TPE, which is porous and shouldn’t be used long-term.
  2. Woody, Leo, and Mistress also have vibrating versions, which you can stick a Tantus suction cup into. See later in this post for more about that option.
  3. This is one of the few toy-related purchases that I would recommend from Amazon, since many dildos and vibes on Amazon claim to be body-safe but are actually made of porous materials. (I want to flame-test and cut into one of these Anfei “dual layer liquid silicone” dildos so bad. The way the outer layer pulls away from the core in one of the product pics makes me suspicious!)

One thought on “Suction Cup Dildo Guide: Best Safe Options + Ideas for Hands-Free Play

  1. Brianna Cavins

    May 18, 2018 at 8:17pm

    I’ve always wanted to try one like this! Have you ever heard the terrible story about a girl masturbating anally with her dildo stuck to her bedroom door and her mom walks in swings the door open and then is shocked and slams it shut again 😀

  2. Jay

    May 27, 2018 at 11:27am

    Your guides are so helpful! I recently got the NYTC double-sided suction cup, but find it pretty hit-or-miss. It suctions to my dildos well, but not to other surfaces.

  3. Trix

    July 9, 2018 at 5:47pm

    This is so helpful! Any experience with the LoveArc? It looks so tempting, but it’s expensive and probably not the most easily disguised package…

  4. Jim The Dildo Dealer

    November 3, 2018 at 6:50pm

    As always, love your toy guides!

    When it comes to tricky surfaces, I love using squares of transparent packing tape on textured surfaces to convert them into usable ones. If the surface is really bumpy, layering the squares of tape can also help.

    Once you rub all the bubbles out, it almost looks invisible to the naked eye as well, so it’s easy to leave it in your favorite spot.

    Hopefully, this can help you with your tricky walls and feel free to share the knowledge with your audience if you find this helpful!

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      Felicity

      November 4, 2018 at 8:11pm

      That’s something I hadn’t even considered! I’m guessing that the tape could pull some paint off a wall if you ever wanted to remove it, but having to retouching the paint job could definitely be worth it. Any recs on a specific type of transparent tape?

      • Jim The Dildo Dealer

        November 5, 2018 at 12:01am

        Just good old packing tape that you would normally use to tape up boxes before shipping them.
        I didn’t have any problems with paints coming off so far, but that might depend on the paint job!

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          Felicity

          November 8, 2018 at 11:27pm

          Nice, thanks! I should get around to testing this at some point. Your guides are amazing too, btw!

  5. Mat

    November 6, 2018 at 11:12pm

    Hi,

    I was wondering if there are any good alternatives to the vac-u-lock suction cups?
    I have a bunch of vac u lock toys that I use sometimes with my machine but most of the time I don’t want to have to set it up so would rather use a suction cup in the shower.
    Problem is that the official suction cups are really bad.

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      Felicity

      November 10, 2018 at 2:15pm

      Sorry for the slow reply! The problem is that no, I really don’t think there are any good alternatives. There’s a large Vac-U-Lock suction cup, but the suction cup is still think and not deep. Please do let me know if you find a better alternative, because I’ve looked before and *nada*.

  6. […] that, I checked out her guides on how soft/firm you want your dildo to be and one on picking suction cup dildos/how to make a non-suction cupped dildo stick to the wall. The first one taught me a lot, and is a great resource for comparing multiple toys will feel if […]

  7. Jayden

    May 20, 2019 at 5:15pm

    Love the guide.

    The best double sided suction cup I have found is the Lust Arts suction cup. It keeps the toy straighter and doesn’t flop as much as the New York Collective suction cup. I find it will also stick to surfaces that the NYC one won’t. It also adds a couple of inches of length for those positions that are hard to reach. Definitely a must have for any collection.

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