How to Measure a Sex Toy

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I should have paid more attention to my elementary school teacher when she tried to explain π to me. It is a very helpful tool when trying to figure out the circumference and diameter of a sex toy...especially a dildo.  Size matters. At least correct size matters.  If something is too big or  too small disappointment is not far behind. For all of our products, we describe dimensions as accurately as we can. We even post warnings about ones that are really big and ask customers to take out a ruler and/or tape measurer before they order.  And it never fails, we still get calls saying that "dildo was bigger than I expected."  It is not an exact science and it really is all subjective. However, just so we are all close to being on the same page, here is how to measure a sex toy.  It is the same for a vibrators and dildos.  The purple vibrator just looks nice.  Hope this helps.


The length measurement indicates the entire length of the toy, from top to bottom including any handles and bases. With your toy placed on a flat surface, hold one end of the measuring tape at the tip of the toy's head and extend it to its base. Do not curl the measuring tape over the base.

Width & Diameter

The width measurement indicates the horizontal diameter of the toy's surface at its widest point. Pace one end of the measuring tape flat across its widest point. Do not curl the measuring tape around the edges of the toy.

Measuring LengthMeasuring Width

Insertable Length

The insertable length measurement indicates only the length of the insertable portion of the toy, excluding any area that is not intended for penetration.  Hold one end of the measuring tape at the tip of the toy's head and extend it only to the end of the shaft. If your toy has a harness base, suction base, testicles, or a handle, it is not a part of the toy's insertable length measurement.

Girth & Circumference

The girth measurement indicates the circumference of the toy around its widest point. With the toy held upwards,hold one end of the measuring tape at the center of its widest point, and wrap it around the toy until you're back where you started. Be sure not to overlap the measuring tape to get an accurate measurement

Measuring Insertable Length

Measuring Girth & Circumference

If you still have trouble with the whole diameter and circumference things, there are online calculators that convert one to the other.  

Hope this helps!  

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