A complete guide to glass sex toys
There’s no denying that glass sex toys are amazingly beautiful. The smooth contours and variety of unique shapes, coupled with the elegance of clear, coloured and marbled glass patterns gives them a visual edge over even the most sophisticated silicone sex toy. Take a look at the Prisms collection and you’ll quickly see what we mean. Knowing how to use a glass sex toy is a different matter, but this quick guide will give you all the tips and tricks you need to maximise your pleasure.
You may be forgiven for thinking that using glass can’t be safe. Especially in such a delicate region. However, the majority of glass dildos and butt plugs are made from Borosilicate glass. This is the same material that Pyrex jugs, dishes and kitchenware are often made of, so you can be assured that they won’t break easily. Safe, durable and sturdy, it’s possible to heat them up and cool them down adding a new dimension to your sex toy play that you simply can’t get with other materials. But we’ll get onto that later.
Why use a glass sex toy?
There are many reasons why people might prefer glass sex toys over silicone, rubber or plastic sex toys. These include:
How to use a glass sex toy
Very versatile, glass sex toys, glass dildos or glass plugs can be used for external pleasure or for penetrative vaginal or anal stimulation. As mentioned, you’re not limited to using water-based only lubricants with these sex toys so pick out your favourite thicker, longer-lasting silicone lube if you know you want an uninterrupted marathon session.
Apply as much or as little lubricant as you desire and, to build the anticipation as well as become accustomed to the feel of the glass, begin by rolling it over external erogenous zones. Try the neck, chest, nipples, circle it around the testicles or to probe the outer labia and clitoris. This will feel especially good if the glass dildo has dots or twists and can even be incorporated as part of an erotic massage.
How to use a glass sex toy and temperature
Sensation play using temperature can bring a whole new dimension to sex. Part of the beauty of glass pleasure objects is that they can be safely warmed up, or cooled down in a way that other sex toy materials can’t. Once done, your glass dildo will hold and maintain the new temperature. Changing the temperature allows you to enjoy additional thrills as the difference will enliven sensitive sexual nerves in the area, potentially leading to a more intense experience.
How to warm them up
To heat up your glass dildo, first let it adjust to room temperature. While it’s doing that fill a bowl or pan with hot â€“ not boiling â€“ water from the tap. Submerge your glass sex toy in the water for roughly 10 minutes, or a shorter time if you don’t want it to be really hot.
Pour some of the water out and leave it for a moment before carefully removing it. Test the temperature on your arm first to ensure it’s not too hot. No one wants any nasty accidents, so if it is still warmer than you want it, leave it on a clean towel to cool slightly.
How to cool them down
For cooling, you can either follow the same method as warming up your glass sex toy, but fill the container with cold water or ice. Again, leave the glass dildo in there for 10 minutes or so. Remove the sex toy and test that it’s not too cold. It’s still possible to get chill burns from cool items.
Alternatively, you can leave your glass sex toy in the fridge, or blast it in the freezer. Make sure that the shelf or draw is clean otherwise you’ll only have to wash it before using it, which will ruin the temperature effect you’ve just created.
Whether you want it hot or cold, the trick is to increase, or decrease the temperature gradually by adding more warm or cool water. This will limit any risk of damaging your beautiful glass item.
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