Ziggy is made of borosillicate glass, otherwise known as Pyrex. This glass is completely body safe and is designed not to shatter if it is broken. I was nervous about using glass as a sexual toy, but after researching the process and safety standards, I realized that the odds of breakage during use are extremely slim, almost non-existent.
Glass rates a 10 on the material safety scale, meaning there are no harmful or allergenic compounds that may harm your body, and it can be sterilized for added safety. Glass is also wonderful for those who enjoy toy sharing, but it does need proper care and cleaning between users to prevent the spreading of STDs.
The glass is smooth and slick to the touch, reducing drag or friction against your sensitive areas and skin. I do recommend using lube to lessen the drag and get the full slippery feeling that makes the glass material very desirable. The glide is one of the huge benefits to the 'texture' of the glass. Too much lube, however, can make the glass very slippery to hold on to and you may drop it, which can damage the Ziggy.
Prior to using Ziggy, check the glass for scratches, cracks, and chips; damage of any kind to the glass can be seriously harmful to you during use. If you find any blemishes on the surface or inside the glass--do NOT use the toy! Blemishes and damage compromise the integrity of the glass, and it could break during use.
You may also want to take care when using Ziggy for temperature play. Changing temperatures from hot to cold can crack the glass and also cause serious injury. Prior to using glass when it has been heated or cooled down, place it on your skin to make sure the temperature is not too extreme. You do not want to burn or otherwise damage areas that will be in contact with the glass.
At just around 4 1/2" tall with a pretty, bubbly, design, Ziggy is not an over-sized or intimidating toy. The three bubbles, 1/2", 1" and 1 1/2" diameters, are perfectly sized for erotic sensations without pressure. I greatly enjoyed using this vaginally, and when I placed a disposable, vibrating cock ring around the base....heaven! The sensation of the bubbles during slow or faster thrusting is well worth adding this one to your collection.
There is a thick base, about 3/8" thick and 1 1/2" per side, that is flat but has rounded edges. This allows Ziggy to be safely used for anal and also helps keep it in place while using it for kegel exercises. The base can be a bit wide, about 1 1/8", but after you get used to the slight discomfort at first, you barely notice it after it is in place. When used during partner play, the shorter length will help guard against internal bruising of the cervix. Caution and communication is still important to prevent injuries, but the peace of mind due to the lack of length does help add to the sensations.
Ziggy is great for travel, but only if you wrap it and store it appropriately. Being glass, it can break and chip if banged around in your luggage. If it is seen by someone else, just let them know it is storage for hair accessories and jewelery....they won't think anything of your explanation.
Ziggy is easy to insert due to the graduating size of the three bubbles. They are rounded and, with a dab of lube, this helps to ease them in without tearing or stressing your vaginal or anal areas. The shorter length adds to the security of preventing injuries, makes it easier to use while sitting and for using as a kegel exerciser, and makes it very wearable while performing your daily chores.
The deep emerald color of the glass is attractive and decorative, even fooling those who happen to see the toy. If you choose not to use this as an adult toy, there are many other uses for the Ziggy. Add a bit of jewelery or hair bands and you have a nice, attractive piece of bathroom decor. Place it on a coffee table with silk flowers wrapped around the base for a pretty centerpiece, or add it to a fish tank as a decorative landscape item.
Ziggy is easily cleaned and sanitized. Wash it in warm, soapy water and rinse well. For sanitizing, you may boil it for 15 minutes, soak it in a bleach/water solution (10% bleach to water) for 10 minutes, or toss it in your dishwasher. Dry immediately with a lint free cloth and let Ziggy's beauty shine!
Storing this item is easy, as long as you have a soft material to wrap around the glass and a toy pouch to place it inside for safe storage. You may also leave it out as a display, but make sure to wash the dust off prior to using.
Before using Ziggy, make sure to double check for cracks, chips, or other structural damage to the glass. This is for your own personal safety--so be very careful to give it a proper inspection! You may use water, oil, or silicone lubes, but for ease of cleaning I recommend using water based lube. Also, if using multiple toys during one session, if water based lube is used you will not have to clean up between toys. Some materials are not compatible with oil or silicone based lubricants.
Ziggy arrives wrapped in bubble wrap and is inside a maroon colored velveteen pouch. The pouch has a drawstring, but no padding. This is a good method of storage, and you can mark the pouch with the name of the toy inside by attaching a white ribbon that has the name printed on it to the drawstring. You can also print a picture out, laminate it between packaging tape, and safety pin it to the pouch for easy identification.
Ziggy was non-threatening and smaller in size, making it a perfect toy for experimenting. I am unable to try anything anal related due to an unfortunate incident in the past, but made sure I tried it out in many other ways!
Vaginally, this is great for kegels during chore time, sensational during light thrusting and, when left inside during a clitoral orgasm from a vibrator, screamingly amazing! I had fun coming up with my new uses and am looking forward to figuring out many more ways to let Ziggy please me--in and out of bed!