Triple-Density Dildo Guide: Body-Safe Silicone

What is a triple-density dildo?! Be excited, because this new layer of dildo-crafting is upping the game. Each triple-density dildo I discuss combines 3 layers of 100% platinum silicone, for realistic feel & comfort. Does “more” equal “better,” though? I’ve wondered that about triple-density dildos vs. dual-density dildos before. This triple-density dildo guide will run through my new findings on the best three-density silicone dongs, and will be updated as more triple-layer sex toys come to market.

Remember that platinum silicone is the only soft sex toy material that’s “body-safe” for extended contact with human skin and membranes! Avoid non-silicone toys, like Pipedream’s “King Cock Triple Density” dongs: those are all made of TPE, a material that leaches oil and is porous enough to allow bacterial and fungal growth over time. Not cool!

Pleasure Tailor: *Custom* Triple-Density

The Pleasure Tailor’s triple-density dildos are, I believe, the very best 3-layer-silicone toys worth investing in right now. I’m all about the Triarx custom triple-density dildo I created with them. It’s one of just a few toys where I can orgasm well really fast, and then keep going for harder and longer G-spot orgasms. (It has a suction cup base that works, too!) If you’re like me, you’ll immediately opine that triple-density silicone’s life purpose is to create the best fake dick possible. Then you’ll spend at least a month customizing your dream dildo. Pleasure Tailor offers a full triple-density dildo custom service for $263: here’s what that process was like for me.

Triarx triple-density dildo squeeze demo, 3 layers body-safe silicone sex toy
Click above for YouTube squeeze demo: Plus suction cup strength shown starting at 4:20 in!

The Triarx (“three arcs”) allowed me and Pleasure Tailor to collaborate to find an awesome balance between:

  • hard core (like a hard-on!),
  • fleshy-squeezable (like human flesh),
  • and an outer “skin” containing the squish. (This is the layer that dual-density dildos lack.)
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I’ll return to the delicate balance of firmnesses later in the triple density dildo guide, because IMO it’s the crucial factor for realistic effect. Using 3-D design software, the Pleasure Tailor has the ability to fine-tune the multi-layer structure of their dildos in a way that a 100% hand-sculpted toy cannot be precisely honed. I know I had the cores of my Triarx adjusted by less than a quarter inch forward: very small amounts. Because if any one of the three layers is too thick (or too hard), then the whole dildo will feel less life-like. The Pleasure Tailor was honestly spot-on with layer thickness in my toy, and they created the thinnest outer silicone skin that’s still definitely stable. You can go thinner and softer for the outside “skin,” if you want the Pleasure Tailor to do that: But do note that platinum silicone becomes more prone to tearing as it gets thinner.

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A series of teeny adjustments, we went through. Triarx’s head versions #1, #2, #3.

The Pleasure Tailor brand is based on letting you change any dildo exactly the way you want: Go nuts! All toys are triple-density by default. The non-custom models are also the most affordable triple-density dildo you can buy, for only $88. That’s three layers of US-sourced, US-handmade pure platinum silicone all cured together! Crafted by a small group of artists in Florida, with a focus on body-safe sex toys, paying ethical wages, and eco-friendly packaging too. This is so many kinds of good.

Triple density silicone dildos_ RealCock 2 Dirk, Uberrime Bella Triple, Pleasure Tailor Triarx, vs. average size dual-density Neo Elite 7.5 dildo
Size comparison! Usually triple-density is wide, about 2 inches diameter: But Pleasure Tailor makes them the smallest. Left to right: RealCock 2 Dirk (the original RealCock), Uberrime Bella Triple, and PT Triarx; vs. the average penis size of the *dual*-density Neo Elite 7.5 w/ Balls.

Uberrime Bella Triple

Uberrime Dildos sent me my first triple-density dildo in summer 2019, just because Uberrime’s founder Marco likes experimenting with silicone. It was an intellectual curiosity for both of us. Uberrime’s also an indie silicone maker based in Florida (which seems like a hotspot for triple-density dildos?!1), who hand-sculpts as well as hand-pours all silicone sex toys.

It was indeed an experiment with my first Bella Triple (see the squeeze here). The squishing looks really cool,2 but I thought the 2019 Bella felt flaccid due to how gummy it was: like half-cocked, in a way that Uberrime’s dual-density like the Splendid does NOT feel.

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Revised Bella Triple by Uberrime, ca. fall 2021.

Since then, Uberrime has retooled the densities in the Bella Triple Density (as well as made the dildo’s ridge less noticeable). New version seen above! Currently the Bella Triple sports a thick outer skin overlying a still very-gummy layer, while the firm core extends up the shaft but NOT into the ridge & head. With Bella being a full 7.5 inches insertable length, this triple-density dildo’s top two inches are very flexible: it’s still like a stress-squeeze-ball feel rather than an erect cockhead. The triple-density head is not balanced correctly for realistic feel. The shaft, however, is a bit more realistic and should appeal to folks who don’t care as much about G-/P-spot stimulation and who enjoy uniformly barrel-like toys. (The Bella is quite round!) It’s definitely an artistic stylization of a penis instead of a direct-from-life look & feel.

VixSkin Bronco X & Ranger X

Vixen Creations was the first maker of dual-density silicone (= “VixSkin”), so of course they have to be in the triple-density dildo game too!

Vixen’s VixSkin Bronco X came first, followed by the Ranger X triple-density dildo. See the two VixSkin triple-layers here!

VixSkin Bronco X triple-density silicone dildo - squeezed in hand, Vixen Creations Twitter

I do not own one of these, because to me the above demo only showed showed a weird gummy-ness to the VixSkin X dildos rather than anything like convincing realism. In that clip, the silicone is stretched to its limits3 in a way that the material would NOT act during real-life thrusting. I am happy to hear about your experience if you own a VixSkin X dildo!

The $275 “VixSkin X” price tag makes most people hesitant to buy these 3-layers over a normal dual-density VixSkin dildo (already ≈$125). Perhaps I’m wrong, and you’ll think the Bronco X is totally worth the $275!! It’s certainly a gentler material, and I’m willing to bet that, like Vixen’s dual-density, the VixSkin X triple-density dildos are on the softer side vs. competitors.

RealCock 2

The RealCock 2 line of five dildos by RealDoll is kind of triple-density. I’m throwing it in this guide because it’s technically triple-density, but the third layer cannot be felt on the shaft.4 It’s a very thin coat of silicone paint that does not impact the feel of the dildo.

It sure as hell changes the look, though! Whoaaaaa, that’s a real-looking dildo! If you cut off the RealCock’s base in a photo, Instagram will delete your post, thinking it’s a human dick!

RealCock 2 featured

I think the RealCock2s have a lovely skin-feel once lubed up, complete with all these little skin lines. I’ve loved my RealCock2 Dirk, though it’s pretty much an affair gone wrong at this point — after I got fed up with the constant irritation of how incredibly clunky the extended base + big weighty balls are. It’s tough to thrust like I want; my wrist needed a break, so I just stopped using the RealCock 2 this year and then I fell into Pleasure Tailor’s Triarx. I may not be going back. The sad thing about the RealCock2 for me is that I’ve had a number of readers who, seeing how realistic is looks, do want to use it as a prosthetic: because they have erectile issues or because they’re FtM. And RealCock 2’s base is so massive with those triple-density testicles, it is tough to use the RealCock in a standard harness; then the way the RealCock attaches to a Vac-style one isn’t particularly natural either, it just sags unless you have a super-supportive leather-style harness.5 As beautiful as the RealCocks by RealDoll do look, they’re not great strap-on toys. The Vac hole is best-used for mounting the RealCock 2 on a sex machine with Vac-U-Lock attachment.

Triple-Density Vs. Dual Silicone

Dual-density silicone was revolutionary a dozen years ago (ca. 2009), when the VixSkin line by Vixen Creations was born. Two layers of silicone, cured together into one dildo. The soft outside, so it’s gentle, so it tricks your brain into thinking of human flesh; with a firm core under, so it’s hard. You know, like an erection. Today, in the 2020s, every major manufacturer and their cousin in China is making dual-density dildos. But triple-density is the new emerging dildo ballgame: Who will walk onto the pitch next? It’s slow going right now; triple-density dildos are a rare thing that really only a few indie makers do, and dildo fans are curious, but uncertain about whether to get one.

Because, as I asked at the beginning: Is triple-density better than dual-density?

The big difference between triple-density and dual-density is the final third layer: the “skin” layer. That’s the layer that dual-density dildos do NOT have. In a triple-density toy, the outside is firmer than either the squishy middle layer of the triple-D toy OR the super-soft second (outside) layer of a dual-D toy.

Why? Because with really, really soft densities, especially if you’re a sensitive user, you might interpret pure squish as being somewhat flaccid. A human erection averages a 10A Shore durometer, with the tip of the head tending toward 3A Shore: that’s much harder than a 00-30 Shore layer of super-soft silicone. I know when I started playing with dual-density toys like VixSkin (Maverick especially), I thought the softness was amazing for comfort, but the ridge and upper head were just lacking a little something: a fully erect feel. I have to thrust most dual-density toys faster than the pace I’d need penetration by a human penis, if I want to reach orgasm. The climax feels fantastic, but it’s more work getting there, for me.

Again, the density balance matters so much. Especially before the Pleasure Tailor stepped up and began selling triple-density sex toys starting at $88, the increased cost for triple density over dual density dildos didn’t make sense for me (a dildo expert) to recommend to my readers. It just wasn’t any more pleasurable, IMO; and certainly not more realistic. I believe that’s changing now! The Triarx dildo was based off Pleasure Tailor’s recs for density balance and layer thickness, and the Triarx’s head does test at 2A Shore,6 with some gentleness underneath. That’s perfect for realistic effect, and why I’m so gung-ho on this new brand.


NOTES

  1. And Vixen is in Texas, while RealDoll/RealCock have recently moved to California, so, uh, I guess you gotta live somewhere pretty 🔥 to be making this kind of triple-density toy.
  2. Note that triple-density silicone does not naturally move — during thrusting — like it can move in such demos where a hand is applying extra force. These are not moving-foreskin dildos, that’s not possible in safely cured silicone.
  3. It reminds me of: Have you seen those Amazon dildo listings with a supposedly silicone “skin” pulled *way away* from the toy’s lower shaft? Like, how is that a selling point? Have you ever seen skin pulled away from a penis shaft like that?!? I sure wouldn’t try it on any of my lovers.
  4. The balls are triple-density, though: “floating testicles.”
  5. Like, consider the graphic photos carefully in this Mr. S Leather Vac harness listing to see: a human penis isn’t going to have much room under the RealCock’s balls, but if the wearer has a vulva, that S Leather setup could work with the RealCock, potentially.
  6. For most of the head; the very tip at the urethral slit is tending toward 00-50.

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