Many customers are intrigued by toys and dildos made of glass, being drawn to their glittering smooth forms in-store, like magpies…
But glass, as a sex toy material, also raises a lot of queries and some worries around their use, so, here, we answer the most common questions we are asked about glass dildos.
Are Glass Dildos Really Safe?
The number 1 question we’re asked about toys made out of glass, is whether they’re 100% safe to use as sex toys – little wonder, as putting anything that could cut or hurt your most delicate area is an understandably scary notion.
Rest assured peeps, glass toys are perfectly safe and will not crack inside you, no matter how passionate your moves become.
Any glass dildo you purchase from Sh! is extremely tough and durable and will not break when used to massage your soft areas.
But saying that you do need to handle glass dildos carefully, away from the body. Even toughened, Pyrex glass is will chip or break if bashed about. Handle carefully around hard surfaces, such as taps,
when cleaning. Be careful not to drop it, especially onto a hard floor. Store your glass dildo in its padded bag after use. With careful handling and safe storage, you should have no problems at all with your glass toy.
However, for your own peace of mind, we recommend checking your dildo before and after every use.
Run your hands and eyes over it, examining for any chips or cracks, before getting down to play. In order to fully enjoy any toy, you need to be confident that it couldn’t possibly hurt you, so checking your glass dildo is still as strong, tough and undamaged as the day you bought it, is important physiologically as well as physically.
Are Glass Dildos Hygienic?
Any sex toy or dildo made out of glass is super-hygienic and body-safe. Glass is 100% non-porous, which means it won’t absorb any body substances or lube residue, making these toys very easy to keep clean.
You can even sterilize a glass dildo, which is useful if you plan to share your toy with a partner or play with it anally, as well as vaginally ( you can go from vag to bum in one session, but never the other way around in the same session)
Do I Need to Use Lube with Glass Toys?
We always recommend using a good lube with any toys, including those made from glass. Even though it’s sensually sleek to start with, a drop of lube will transform your glass dildo into a divinely silky plaything, quite unlike any other…
Because glass is non-porous, you can use any lube type like; water-based lube or silicone based.
Just a small amount will go a LONG way; turning your glass dildo into a super-slippery pleasurer provider AND making your lube bottle last a long, long time!
Glass Eggs for Kegel Exercise
Love balls made of glass can be used for your daily PC Muscle Exercise with great effect. Glass is heavy, and you have to do extra-tight squeezes to keep these weighty balls in.
These love balls, in a beautiful teardrop shape, are also great fun for sexy pleasures – pop them in, squeeze in time with masturbation or clitoral stimulation, and you may well find you hit that orgasmic peak sooner than usual.
Glass Dildos for G-Spot Play
Glass dildos are versatile toys and you can have great fun with them. Glass dildos are amazing for G-Spot stimulation, for example. The G-Spot tends to prefer the firm pressure that hard toys deliver, so glass is perfect.
Choose a glass toy with a gentle upwards curve or a bulbous end for more accurate stimulation, and use a ‘juicing’ motion (round and round constant massaging) rather than an in & out motion.
Glass Toys for Anal Play
Glass Butt Plugs clearly have been designed for delivering anal pleasure.
Glass dildos, too, can be used for anal play, as long as they have a flared base or long handle to hold on to, for safe anal play.
Even with these safety features, it’s still important to be very careful keeping a very firm grip on a glass anal toy, simply because they can become SO super slippy, so much so that they can slip away from you.
Wipe lube from fingers and the base of the toy before play and keep extra vigilant on your grip…
As toys made of glass are firm and inflexible, they may feel a little overwhelming for anal play newbies. We would recommend beginners to anal play start with something softer and more flexible, like butt plugs made of silicone.
How Should I Clean & Care for My Glass Toy?
Most glass toys will come in a soft, padded pouch – it’s best to keep your glass dildo safe and protected in these, when not playing.
The padding offers extra protection just in case you should happen to drop your toy or knock it about in your drawer…
Glass dildos are super easy to keep clean.
For instant bedside cleaning, you can give it a spitz of Sh! Sex Toy Cleaner and wipe off.
Or wash your glass dildo thoroughly with soap and hot water. Use an old, soft toothbrush if it has any nooks and crannies. Rinse and either air-dry or polish dry with a lint-free cloth.
Only when absolutely dry should you store away in its padded bag.
Some glass dildos can be washed in the top rack of your dishwasher ( without soap or pots and pans!) but probably the easiest way to sterilize is to drop it in a plastic bowl of boiling water. Be very careful when taking it out though – glass will become very hot! Take it out carefully and allow your glass dildo to cool down fully before play.
5 Glass Dildo Sex Tips
- On a hot day, why not pop your glass dildo in the fridge before use – this is sure to cool you down!
- If it’s cold and you need to warm up, run your glass dildo under warm (not hot) water for a couple of minutes.
- Add a vibrating ring for additional clitoral stimulation during play. Simply slide the ring over the shaft of your toy and voila! You have a new, exciting toy to play with.
- Glass dildos have two ends, both of which are for use. Experiment with both ends – you may find one end more exiting than the other!