"It was, in short, a dildo"
Dildo with harness
GNU Free Documentation LicenseDildo with harness - Credit: Bushytails, Wikimedia Commons
A dildo is an object designed to simulate an erect penis.

The word has been in use in English since the 16th Century, and dildo-like objects have existed since prehistoric times.

Sometimes dildos may be battery-powered, in which case they are known as vibrators.