I know what you’re thinking: “A glass dildo? Is she mad? Surely that’s super dangerous!”. And I understand where you’re coming from because I felt exactly the same way when I first saw a display case of glass insertables. I mean, glass is cold and rigid, that can’t be comfortable or sexy, right? And…..what if it breaks inside you? That’s just a recipe for disaster!
I was extremely hesitant to try a glass toy for all of these reasons. But then after I got my Pure Aluminum vibrator and I experienced how incredible a rock-hard toy can be, I started to warm up to the idea of trying a glass wand. But I was still put off by the possibility of breakage. The potential for pain, injury and humiliation was just too high for me to even contemplate putting anything glass inside me. And then I did a bit of research.
As it turns out, there are plenty of high-quality glass toys on the market that aren’t going to break or shatter. The most reputable toys are made from soda-glass or Pyrex (yep, the same stuff your Nan’s indestructible cookwear is fashioned from). These materials are heavy and extremely resistant to breakage. You’d need a massive amount of impact to crack one of these babies. And if they do break, they tend to snap in two, rather than shattering into a million tiny bits. And breakage only happens if the toy has been weakened. So as long as you choose something that’s well-made, and discard it immediately if it shows any cracks or dents, then you can put the worry of breakage out of your mind and have a good sexy time.
Once I’d come around to the idea of trying a glass toy, the only thing to do was choose one. There are so many great glass dildos out there, with a dizzying array of shapes, sizes and textures to choose from. But when I spotted this glass tentacle wand at the Black Peach stall at Kinkfest last year, I knew I needed to make it mine.
The features that drew me to this wand were the curve and the texture. Because glass is such a rigid material, I had high hopes that the textures would be more pronounced and therefore offer more intense sensation. I also loved the way that the toy curved upwards, and imagined that it would be a great g-spotting dildo.
Initially I was a bit disappointed with the way this toy felt when inserted. Although the rock-hard material felt interesting, the shape just didn’t work for my body. I found my g-spot easily with the wand, but I found the tip of the toy too pointed to be pleasurable. It felt like it was poking at my g-spot which was more painful than anything else.
After a bit of unsatisfactory prodding at my g-spot, I tried flipping the toy around while it was inside me. And that’s when I hit the jackpot. The underside of the curve has a series of deep ridges, and this texture felt incredible when I stroked it along the front wall of my vagina. The pressure and bumpiness on my g-spot was perfect, and the rounded handle at the end of the toy gave me loads of control to be able to stroke and massage the way I wanted to.
In the interests of doing a fully comprehensive review, I also tried this toy anally. I had a feeling that the extreme texture would be too much for my delicate behind, so I truly didn’t expect to enjoy it. But I am super glad that I gave it a whirl, because this has become one of my favourite butt-toys. That pointed tip that was too intense for my g-spot made this wand incredibly easy to insert. The toy isn’t super girthy, and it only about as wide as two of my fingers, which is a good size for….not absolute beginners but those who are still learning what their butt likes. The smoothness of the glass means that it doesn’t hog lube in the way that some silicone toys can, which helped it to glide smoothly (which is what you want from anal play, dragging is not sexy). This dildo allowed me to experience indirect g-spot stimulation through my anus, which I have never done before. I actually had my first orgasm from butt play with this toy (or ass-gasm, as I like to call it). Although I don’t have the anatomy to test this theory, I believe this would be a really fun toy for people who want to explore prostate play.
Glass dildos have their pros and cons. On the plus side they are rock hard, super smooth and can be used with any kind of lube. They are also really easy to clean and are non-porous which makes them body safe. The main downside is that they can become unwieldy when your hands are covered in lube (and lube is a necessity when you are playing with such a rigid toy). To avoid losing your grip, I definitely recommend having a towel nearby to wipe your hands on during play.
As I mentioned, I bought my wand from Black Peach, who sadly no longer have it in stock. However, DDLG World have an almost identical one in their shop. If you want a slightly thicker version of this toy, the Icicles 24 is pretty darn close in texture but has a tad more girth.
Have you tried glass toys before? Would you give them a shot?