Everything You Need to Know About Glass Sex Toys
The appeal of glass sex toys goes far beyond just how gorgeous they can be. Curious? I bet you are! Read on.
Why choose glass?
Do you ever see glass dildos and think of them as a work of art? Their visual appeal—created from high-end glass, handcrafted in clear or other colors swirling together—separates them from dildos made from other materials. Some may even mistake them for a small sculpture on first glance! But the beauty of glass sex toys goes far beyond simply visual pleasure.
Glass toys have the ability to retain temperature quite easily, perfect if you're interested in (or already know the glory of…) playing with hot and cold during sex. Before use, try putting your glass toy of choice in a bowl of ice or the freezer for a few minutes. It won't take long to cool down just a bit. Obviously, the colder you want it, the longer you keep it chilled. After a couple hours, your glass toy will be ice cold. If you're looking to go in the opposite direction, run it under hot water, or keep it in a bowl of hot water. Remember: the hotter the water, the hotter your toy will become, and it won't take long. Always allow some time for cooling before inserting it into the body or even touching it to sensitive areas, like the clitoris, otherwise it could cause some unpleasant damage. I recommend checking the temperature against the back of your hand before use.
Glass sex toys are also extremely hard (ohhh, the harder the better, right? *g*). This is going to feel much different than sex toys made of rubber or jelly. The hardness of a glass toy makes it perfect for stimulation of the g-spot and prostate, delivering the right firmness and force that is needed to reach orgasm in these areas.
Also, unlike many other toys, glass toys are nonporous, making their clean-up a piece of cake. Just use soap and water, or even put them in the dishwasher if you're too tired after all that fun you just had. *heehee*
Choosing a Glass Sex Toy
For vaginal use with a glass toy, dildos are a great way to go. They come in many different sizes, shapes, and colors, so you'll have lots of options to choose from. One variety would be something like the 377P Icicles Blue Ribbed Glass Massager. This one has a curved shaft with lots of ribbing, so if you're into texture, this one is a must. There are also dildos with nubs, like the 371P Pink Dutchess Glass Massager, which will provide a different type of sensation. I love this one because it has extra nubs around the shaft of the toy so it can be enjoyed on the clitoris and the g-spot at the same time. Wow, just thinking about that intensity gets me all riled up! And don't forget about the vibrating options. Here's some that is great for beginners and can be used both vaginally and anally.
For anal use, especially for beginners, a glass toy that has a ring or a wide base on the outer end will be safer to use. Without the wide base or ring, make sure to exercise caution or you may have to interrupt your session with a trip to the hospital. Keeping things safe will leave you relaxed and ready for pure pleasure and fun. What you're planning to do with your glass anal toy will determine which type you choose. A glass anal toy with a ring or a handle on the end, like the 2368P Icicles Glass Nubby Pacifier Butt Plug will be uncomfortable to sit on, but this type will be easy to spin around so you can take full advantage of nubs and rivets. A flared base (try the373P Icicles Pink Petals Glass Butt Plug, with an added bonus of a gorgeous design) at the end will provide more flexibility and comfort in this regard if your plan to sit on it. Beginners should keep to smaller sizes at first, around 1" at the widest point. But for those experienced with anal play, the possibilities are wide open. *wink* If you want my advice, the 374P Icicles Glass Big Butt Plug is a necessity for the experienced—1.75" at its widest!
Also, quality is an important factor in selecting a glass toy. High-end glass, like borosilicate (also known as Pyrex), is the least likely to break or chip and holds temperature really well. Before each use, make sure there are no chips or cracks, so as not to leave glass in unwanted, dangerous places. Store glass toys at room temperature, in a cloth bag or a towel, to keep them protected from breakage.
And don't forget to pick out some of your favorite lubricants for the occasion! Like I mentioned before, glass toys are very, very slippery, so you won't need to apply much of it—although you may need to use a bit more for anal play. This anal lube is top notch with glass toys. Use of this tightening cream can increase sensation, so you can take full advantage of all the little nubs on your glass toy.
Whether you're using toys with a partner, or spending a not-so-quiet-night alone for some solo play, glass toys provide possibilities that you won't want to pass up. I highly recommend reading Anal Pleasure and Health for some great ideas and tips on how to achieve the most intense pleasure and incredible orgasms, for your lover and yourself.