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Width is based on a sex toy's diameter – a straight line running through the middle of the toy. Girth measures around the sex toy's shaft to determine its circumference. For example, a soda can measures a little over 2.5 inches wide and a little over 7.75 inches in girth. You can easily estimate a sex toy’s girth by multiplying its width by 3.14.
Remember the difference between circumference and diameter when assessing how large your sex toy is going to be. Often these two measurements are confused, so being clear as to how wide versus how far around a product is can make a huge difference.
The insertable length measurement indicates only the length of the toy that is meant 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.
Once you’ve obtained measurements for your sex toy, try putting it into context so you can get a practical understanding of the size and if you’d feel comfortable with it. To illustrate, consider the most popular dildo size compared to that of a soft drink can (holding 12.7 oz or 375 ml).
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Every sex toy manufacturer and retailer has unique dimensional standards that make it even harder to determine the actual measurement of sex toys and vibrators. For example, ivibe select iwand vibrator bases its measurements on the insert-able dimensions of a penis sex toy.
How Do You Measure Sex Toys? Generally speaking, there are four measurements you should be familiar with. Length: The vertical length of the toy from the two farthest points.
Different sex toy sites will list their measurements one way or the other, but if you’re more comfortable with one (like I have an easier time visualizing diameter measurements) there are lots of online converters you can use that will tell you what the measurement is in your preferred form.
A conservative recommendation for neophallus girth is 13 to 14 cm, or 0.5 to 1.5 SD wider than natal erect penile girth. Isaacson D, Aghili R, Wongwittavas N, Garcia M. How Big is Too Big? The Girth of Bestselling Insertive Sex Toys to Guide Maximal Neophallus Dimensions. J Sex Med 2017;14:1455-1461.