GLASS SEX TOYS? WHAAA?!?!
Once I had a love and it was a gas, soon turned out had a heart of glass…. But you’re not here for the Blondie reference, you’re here for a glass organ of a different kind?
The short answer to the question that bought you here; yes! But as with most things, it’s not that simple, let us explain…
When most people think of sex toys they think silicones and plastics.
The market is saturated with these materials so you’d be forgiven for not considering metal, glass, wood or even crystal as an alternative! Glass toys have in fact been around since at least the 1600’s but fell out of fashion until the early 1900’s, around the time Pyrex was making a name for itself. The art of super-heat-treating borosilicate glass as it forms resulted in a lightweight but strong glass resistant to thermal shock, or in simpler terms.. resistant to breaking when the temperature changes.
Glass dongs and anal toys have a unique slickness and hardness that a lot of us desire without the heaviness of a metal toy alternative.
Glass is non-porous, making it extremely hygienic, and can be used with any lubricant your beating heart desires! This hypoallergenic surface contains no parabens or toxins and is great for people with sensitive skin or allergies to plastics and rubbers.
This also makes glass really great for parties and swingers,
This is a toy you can share with the confidence of knowing that when you clean it, it’s really clean. You can even heat or cool glass toys if you’re into temperature play, just make sure it’s a gradual temperature change, while borosilicate glass is resistant to thermal shock, it is still susceptible to breakage from a sudden temperature shift.
To cool your toy place it in the fridge in a sealed bag to prevent any lingering bacteria from transferring. To heat your glass friend, place in cool water and slowly bring it to the boil and remove with tongs, let it cool slightly in the air before.. ahem.. inserting. It’s always wise to test the temp on the soft skin of your forearm first to avoid freezer or heat burns.
Speaking of putting it in hot water, did we mention you can put a glass dildo in the dishwasher? We still recommend cleaning it off with an antibacterial toy cleaner afterwards to remove any soapy residue.
“BUT GLASS CAN BREAK!”
Yes, like most materials glass is not inphallible. While it’s pretty unlikely to break even from most drops, we’ve probably all found a way to chip, break or even shatter the generally indestructible pyrex jug we all seem to have in the cupboard (No? Just me?). Unlike the pyrex jug though, you really really can’t keep using your toy once it’s damaged without risking glass splinters or cuts, and you really don’t want to deal with that down there. So, check your toy before use and while cleaning, avoid dropping it as much as possible, remember to apply gradual heat changes and keep your sexy see-through friend in a soft fabric bag when not in use, most glass toys come with one if you’re purchasing a reputable brand. Brands like Glas, and Blown, they are leaders in the industry and well known for their strong quality products, find yourself one of these legends and you’ll have a friend for life!
In the interest of transparency, there’s a few things to be wary of…
- Vibrating Glass dongs should be used with caution, these toys are hollow which means the glass is thinner and has endured a lot more strain to achieve its shape so there is a higher chance of breakage.
- Avoid the cheap brands, not every company takes customer safety into account and in order to keep costs down many use cheaper but less safe glass alternatives when making their products, so steer clear of overseas knock offs or super cheap brands that seem too good to be true.
- If there are any imperfections or bubbles in your glass toys return it asap to the store you bought it from or contact the manufacturer before you use it.
A well-made glass toy has the potential to last your entire life, unlike silicone or plastic toys that are prone to eventually break, crack or tear, your elegant glass friend will be there till the very end! Glass is a beautiful alternative and feels amazing so if you’re after something a little different this just might be the toy for you.