Using adult glass toys for pleasure can offer a range of benefits due to their unique characteristics, design and versatility. When I bought my first glass toy several years ago, it was simply to sit on a shelf for aesthetic purposes. It was penis-shaped, clear glass with circular indentations all up the shaft and, for months, sat in my office as a symbol of appreciation for my love of anything phallic-shaped. Little did I know this fantastic piece of glass could bring so many new ways of experimentation into the bedroom and even help me navigate painful intercourse.
Here are some potential benefits of using glass toys for pleasure
Smoothness and Sensation
Glass toys are known for their smooth texture, which can provide a unique and pleasurable sensation during use. They can glide smoothly over the skin, enhancing the overall sensory experience without the fear of friction. Just ensure you use plenty of lube. FYI, It’s compatible with all lubes!
Glass toys can be heated or cooled before use, allowing for temperature play. This can add an extra dimension of sensation and stimulation. The contrast between warm and cold can be particularly arousing for some individuals. Either dip it into a cold bowl of ice or lukewarm water (do not use boiling water!) and test it on your wrist before using it on the genitals. You do not want to cause burns or soars, so always be mindful of your skin. Another great thing about temperature play is that it will help all those suffering from painful sex or painful intercourse. A warming sensation will help soothe the muscles and allow your body to relax. This is particularly helpful during your period or unwanted flare-ups. I highly recommend warming a glass toy up and moving it slowly around your labia area for comfort and relaxation.
Glass is non-porous and easy to clean, which makes it a hygienic option for adult toys. It doesn’t absorb fluids or bacteria, making maintaining and keeping clean between uses easier. Just take it into the shower or spray it with your sex toy cleaner.
Glass toys can apply varying pressure levels to different areas of the body. This versatility allows you to explore a weighted sensation inside of you and doubles as a tool for massaging.
Glass toys often come in visually appealing designs that can be aesthetically pleasing and functional. Some people find the beauty of glass toys to be a unique aspect of their appeal. Whether you’re looking for something slender, curved, textured, or otherwise, there’s likely a glass toy that fits your preferences. The Icicles No. 24 Glass Dildo is definitely different in its shape, and I picked this toy not only because it’s unlike any other shape of toy I own but because I was curious about the curved and ridged body and how that would feel.
High-quality glass toys are durable and less likely to degrade over time than commonly used materials. If you take good care of your glass toys, they can absolutely last a lifetime. I recommend always keeping them clean and store them in a bag or box.
Glass is generally hypoallergenic and less likely to cause allergic reactions or irritation. This can be especially beneficial for individuals with sensitive skin.
What I loved about the Icicles No. 24 Glass Dildo
Besides using this toy for my love of temperature play, I liked its curved, weighted body and ridged, bumpy back and swirly tail for a grip (which comes in handy with glass toys). I’ve been testing toys over the last three years, and I have learned that the handle and way a toy can be comfortably held is 50% of what makes a toy good. Nothing is more annoying than being mid-flow; suddenly, you drop the toy, or a wrist cramp kicks in. This toy is not as large and wide as it seems in the pictures, so don’t be imitated by its size. But for any newbies to glass, start slow and steady regardless. While there are so many glass toys to pick from, this one is a winner if you want to explore extreme texture and also some weight (which, FYI, feels amazing).