Your Glass Sex Toys Questions Answered!

Ready for a new world of sensations? Glass sex toys don't just look pretty. They’re also eco-friendly, hypoallergenic, easy-to-clean – and offer some serious perks that other toys don't. Here’s the skinny on glass wands, glass anal toys and glass dildos, based on the questions we receive most often from Sinful customers.

What’s does a glass toy feel like?

Available in a range of colours, textures and sizes, glass toys don't have flexibility of silicone toys, but that’s kind of the point. Instead, they offer sensations of firmness and rigidity, and the weighty feel of glass toys can be used to apply firmer pressure compared to the softer and more flexible pressure that silicone toys offer.

Glass is also smoother than many other common sex-toy materials, like silicone ABS plastic. In fact, with a bit of lubrication, glass toys can become completely frictionless

How can a glass sex toy be used?

Glass sex toys can be used vaginally or anally, depending on the toy, and can also be utilised externally in general massage play. Run your toy along your nipples, clitoris, butt, or any other hot spots for thrilling sensations.

How long will a glass sex toy last?

With the proper maintenance and care, a glass dildo or butt plug can last a lifetime – unlike your silicone vibrator, which WILL need to be retired at some point. If you do ever decide to say goodbye, glass toys are recyclable (yup, just wash them thoroughly and pop them in your yellow kerbside bin!), making them a super eco-friendly toy choice.

How do I clean my glass toys?

Because they're made out of glass, they're super easy to clean. Just use a mild antibacterial soap and water, or toy cleaner. Glass toys are also nonporous, which means bacteria can't permeate the surface of the toy. Just clean it after every use and store it in a soft bag.

What if the glass breaks inside of me, or my partner?

This is the first question on everyone’s lips when trying glass toys for the first time. The good news is, if you’re purchasing your toy from a reputable seller, your toy will be made from treated glass for durability. In fact, glass dildos from genuine stores are usually made out of acrylic, Lucite, or borosilicate glass, which is known for being sturdier than regular or untreated glass and is designed to withstand extreme temperatures and mild bumps.

If you stick with trusted brands and retailers, you can rest assured your glass wands and toys are not only beautifully crafted, but also thoroughly reinforced and shatterproof.

Will my toy break if I drop it?

While quality glass toys are reinforced and durable, they’re not unbreakable. They’ll withstand being tossed onto the bed or perhaps dropped on the carpet, but they risk being cracked or chipped if dropped on tile or concrete, or against something equally hard. If you DO happen to drop your glass toy, hold it up to the light and inspect it carefully for any cracks or chips. If your toy shows signs of either of these, wash it and pop it in your recycling. A chip in your toy, no matter how small, will be sharp… and sharp things don’t belong in vaginas or buttholes.

What’s the deal with temperature play?

Want to heat things up between the sheets? Glass toys can be heated – or cooled! – for a new experience of sensuous sensations. Unlike some other materials, glass toys are incredibly temperature-responsive and can serve as a great way to explore temperature play. Simply submerge your toy in either warm or cool water (or hold it under a running tap) to change its temperature, or pop it in the fridge for a couple of hours. Never microwave your toy or put it in boiling water, and be sure to test your toy's temperature on your arm before using it on yourself or your partner. 

What kind of lube is safe for glass sex toys?

In short – whatever you have handy! While you have to worry about silicone-based lubes degrading silicone-based toys, you’d be hard-pressed to find a lube that can erode glass.

Can I use glass toys for harness play? 

Glass sex toys should not be harnessed. Typically, strap-on sex involves a lot of pressure and quick thrusts, and since glass sex toys are super-firm, thrusting into someone too quickly or at a bad angle while wearing one could bruise the internal canal walls, and even injure your cervix or tailbone. 

What size glass toy is right for me?

Due to their weight and rigidity, glass toys tend to feel bigger than they actually are, so choose a less-girthy toy than you’d go for when choosing, for example, a flexible silicone toy.


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