The Oxford English Dictionary defines the origin of the word dildo as ‘unknown’. But there are three possibilities:
- It is the peg used to lock an oar in position on a dory (small boat). It is very similar in shape to the modern sex toy.
- It may have taken its name from the town of Dildo or the nearby Dildo Island in Newfoundland (Canada).
- It is a corruption of the Italian word diletto ‘delight’!
The first dildos were made of stone, tar, wood, bone, ivory, limestone, and even teeth. In fact, any material that could be formed into a dick shape and was firm enough to get into an asshole.
Scientists believe they may have found the world’s oldest dildo in Hohle Fels Cave near Ulm (Germany). The 20-centimeter siltstone phallus dates from the Upper Palaeolithic period – 30,000 years ago.
Dildo’s are universally popular, but illegal to own and buy in some countries (most notably India). The biggest available online is over 3.5 feet tall (over 107 cm). But we hear that got lost inside Brian Bonds’ ass when it failed to touch the sides.