If you’ve ever looked at a glass dildo and thought it was pretty but then imagined it shattering inside your body, you’re not alone. A lot of people think that before they try one. The truth is that the majority of these popular dildos are completely safe and won’t break like the glass you might be imagining.
For anyone who’s wanted a glass dildo but wasn’t sure if they should get one, here’s what you need to know.
Glass Dildos are Body Safe
Glass dildos are made of tempered glass, very similar to Pyrex. This glass is made to withstand high temperatures and won’t break easily. Because it’s glass, it’s also non-porous. That means, as long as you keep it clean and sterilize it between uses, you don’t have to worry about bacteria and germs growing on it or the material itself being toxic to your body when you use it.
Glass Dildos Can Be Sterilized
Like we mentioned above, these dildos are non-porous and made of tempered glass. That means bacteria and germs won’t grow on them if you clean them in specific ways. You can put your glass dildo in boiling water for a few minutes or you can throw them in the top rack of the dishwasher to get clean. You can also rub them down with alcohol-based cleaners without worrying about breaking down the material.
When you want to share your dildo with a friend or play in new ways, you can rest easy knowing you’ll be able to clean your toy thoroughly when you’re done.
Glass Dildos are Great for Temperature Play
The glass makes these toys perfect for heating up or cooling down. You can put them in the microwave, run them under hot water, or put them in a pot of warm (not boiling water) to increase the temperature. Be careful that your dildo isn’t too hot or it could cause burns.
Cooling down is just as easy. Throw it in the freezer, leave it in the refrigerator, sit it in a glass of ice water. Check the temperature with your hand. You don’t want anything so cold it sticks to your skin or causes pain when you touch it.
Once it’s at the temperature you prefer, sit back and play with the sensations. If you have two glass dildos, you can heat one up and cool the other down to overload your pleasure.
Glass Dildos are Beautiful
One of the reasons people love glass dildos so much is that they’re absolutely beautiful. Many are made to look like different objects — flowers, plants, and more. If you’re feeling creative and a bit daring, you can even put your dildo out like a piece of art and watch friends and family comment on how beautiful it is. Only you have to know what you really use it for.
Pro tip: If you display your glass dildos like art, make sure to sterilize them frequently to avoid germs from people who visit you.
Start Slow and Gentle When Using Glass Dildos
Some people love that a glass dildo has absolutely no cushion or “give” to it. Unlike rubber, jelly, or even silicone dildos, glass is unforgiving when you jam it into your body. Unless you love that feeling, you may want to start out slow and gentle and get your body used to the hardness of the glass. Lube is definitely recommended, and you can use any you like — silicone or water based lube.
Give your body time to adjust and warm up. As you become aroused, you may be able to go deeper and thrust more vigorously with your dildo. And once you’re used to it, play in whatever way feels best to you!
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If you love penetration, alone or with a partner, glass dildos make an excellent addition to your dildo collection. You can play with different sensations, share with different partners, and enjoy the unique beauty of each one. The most important thing to know is that you don’t have to be scared of a glass dildo shattering inside you. As long as you take care of it and avoid dropping it on hard surfaces like concrete, a glass dildo will outlast most of your other sex toys. You’ll be able to play with it for as long as you want.