Sasha Grey's Billy Glass Wand is made of Pyrex glass, which is a brand name of borosilicate glass. Borosilicate glass is resistant to breaking and is shatter-free, meaning it breaks into large pieces rather than splintering. Glass retains outward temperatures very well. And because it can withstand both hot and cold temperature changes, it is ideal for temperature play. For safety, use only warm or cold water to create the appropriate temperature and always test on the wrist before play.
This glass is a food-grade material and is considered a superior material for toys as it is non-porous, phthalates-free, hypo-allergenic and body-safe. There is no smell or taste, nor does this toy retain odors. The glass is shiny black and completely smooth, with not so much as a seam to mar its luxurious appearance. Little to no lube is needed for play, as the wand is very slick and does not “soak up” lubrication the way other materials can.
In a straight line, on either side of the wand, are five large, mountain-shaped nubs. The nubs are substantial but smooth enough to be comfortable. However, this toy may not be suitable for users who do not like extreme texture, and is more appropriate for advanced users.
While not at all extreme in size at only 5 3/4” long, and 1 1/2” in diameter (that tapers down to 1”), the combination of the inflexible glass and mountainous nubs do cause this wand to feel much larger in size than it actually is. The handle adds an additional 4 1/2” inches, which brings the total of the entire wand to 10 1/2”. Depending on how you use it, this can either hamper or enhance your experience. The handle can tend to get in the way a bit when used for solo while lying on your back. However, it makes it much easier for use on your hands and knees, or in a standing position. And it is especially enticing to let your partner use it on you, as the handle allows for easier use and more control.
The design is rather clever in that it is easy to hold, simplistic and stylish, yet highly functional. The round ring on the handle can serve as a hanger for this toy; it is interesting enough to display as artwork on the wall. And this may be a good storage solution, as it is a bit large for tucking away anywhere very discreetly in terms of size. In appearance it is semi-discreet. If left laying about an adult would probably realize what it is, but a snooping child probably would not.
The straight shaft initially makes the toy appear as primarily a thrusting tool, but the combination of the of the taper and the nubs make this a surprisingly good g-spotting tool as well. The heavier weight, at 11.2 oz, can make this somewhat cumbersome to hold. But it does have a nice balance and adds to the sensations internally, again making this toy feel larger than it actually is.
The toy does feel very unique when inserted fully and then twirled, as the nubs feel like they are giving an internal massage. It is possible when doing this to massage the g-spot, p-spot and a-spot all at the same time! However, if you need firm/direct pressure to any of these areas, this may not provide enough stimulation.
When thrusting, either vigorously or lightly, it is impossible not to feel each one of the nubs all the way from your entrance to as deep as you insert them. They are not something you just kinda feel; they are very noticeable. In this aspect, this toy may not work well for everyone.
This wand does hold temperatures very well and is a great asset to anyone seeking temperature play. While it may take a few moments of the wand being left in the hot or cold water to change from room temperature, it retains the desired temperature very well. It feels amazing to use this in a hot bath after it has been chilled, or use heated on a cold night.
One of the best things about glass toys is that they are compatible with all your favorite types of lube, including oil, water, and silicone-based. They can be easily cleaned with warm water and soap. And if sharing with a partner or using in multiple orifices, glass toys can even be sterilized by boiling for 3 minutes or soaked in a 10% bleach solution.
Before use always carefully inspect your toy for cracks or chips, and never use a toy that displays these imperfections. To help prevent possible chips, consider buying a padded toy pouch to store your wand in.
The Sasha Grey Billy Glass Wand arrived in a simple but sexy package. While not discreet, it is both erotic and classy. The box is matte black with a shiny embossed outline of the toy itself and the word glass on the front, along with Sasha Grey's name and “Billy” at the top. The sides sport sexy photos of Sasha in low contrast black and white, and the back features some product highlights and company information. There were no directions on the box or inside.
Inside, the glass wand is held protectively in layered foam that is glued together and cut to fit the wand perfectly. The top layer of the foam is left uncut and serves as a lid to the makeshift foam box. The foam does a great job of protecting the wand from possible damage and is suitable for storing the wand in. However, the foam may start to deteriorate over time, and a toy pouch should still be considered for long-term storage.
I wasn't sure what to expect with this toy and was immediately intimidated by it. I have never owned a toy before that had this much texture to it and I wasn't sure I would be able to handle it. Not to mention that it looks somewhat like a BDSM torture device. Or something you might use to fend off a potential burglar... and I still think it might excel on that front!
But I have to admit that I was wrong. Yes, the nubs are very large and somewhat extreme. If they had been completely covering this toy instead of just on either side of the shaft it would probably be too much. But I found that they were smooth enough, and well-placed enough, that it really helped me to focus on how each inch of the shaft was able to stimulate me inside. Usually I tend to focus on just my g-spot… or just my a-spot… or just the feeling of deep thrusting that I don't notice every erogenous zone at one time. This toy has changed that for me. It may not the best stimulation to my g-spot or p-spot, etc. compared to other toys I own, but it allows me to feel each one at the same time.
I must compare this to a Christmas present from someone who knows you very well. It was something that I never would have chosen for myself, but that I ended up liking very much. I can't say that this is the right toy for everyone, but for those seeking something unique and that enjoy feeling every inch of their toys… you might want to give this one a try.
I am rating it five stars based on its amazing quality and performance. I realize that this toy is not for everyone, but I am rating it instead on the fact that it performs well at what it is designed to do.