This toy is made of a tempered pyrex glass. It's phthalates free, hypoallergenic, and able to be sterilized. Pyrex glass is less dense than regular glass, so it's more able to withstand temperature changes without weakening the material, and it's also less likely to crack, chip, or break when dropped. If it does break when dropped, it'll break into large pieces rather than tiny splinters.
There is a texture to this toy in the design itself, rather than the material. The glass itself is smooth to the touch everywhere. Even the ridged swirls still manage to feel smooth.
Anybody can use glass, so long as they keep in mind that glass is less forgiving than most other materials, so while you may be able to take a silicone toy of the same size, glass will feel bigger.
This toy is 8 1/4" long and up to 6 1/2" insertable depending on which end you use. The bulbed head is about the size of a small egg and transitions seamlessly right into the 6 1/2" long swirled shaft. There are 3 different swirl patterns in different colors that wrap themselves all the way around the shaft of the toy. They can definitely be felt internally but not in any distinguishable way. You'll feel texture, but won't be able to pick out which swirl you're feeling.
The bulbed head has a slight taper to it, which might make insertion easier for some than using the blunt end of the shaft, however the shaft has a smaller diameter, so others might find that end more comfortable. Most users will find the size to be very adequate, because while the diameter of this is only about 1", glass feels bigger since it has no give whatsoever.
While this toy doesn't directly resemble a penis, it won't be very hard to figure out what its intended purpose is, so keep it tucked away from prying eyes. It doesn't take up very much room and won't set off any metal detectors, so this one is pretty safe to travel with.
Performance was marvelous. The shaft end of the toy can be used to stimulate the g-spot nicely, and the bulbed end can be held in place by the vagina to do kegel exercises. Either end can be held very easily while thrusting, although the bulbed end does give the toy a nice handhold. The length of the toy itself is also nice because you won't be straining your wrist at an odd angle if you decide to hold onto the other end while you thrust.
Temperature play is also very easy with this toy as well. You can either heat it up by placing it in a bowl of warm (not hot) water, or cool it down by placing it in the refrigerator, a bowl of ice water, or even just leaving it out and exposed to the air, since ambient air temperature is often much cooler than the temperature of a body.
Care and maintenance is really easy. You can clean this toy with a toy cleaner, soap and water, boil it, bleach it with a 10% solution, or even run it through the dishwasher on the top rack. You will want to take care to make sure you get everything out from between the swirls, since a few of them are close together and might catch fluids. Either a washcloth or a soft old toothbrush will easily get out anything that might be caught between swirls.
Since it's glass, you can use any body safe lubricant you want, oil, water, or silicone based. You won't need much, if any to insert the bulbed end since it's entirely smooth, but the end of the shaft should be lubricated before insertion.
For storage, keep it right in the pouch it came in. Tucks away nicely in any drawer.
Packaging was sparse, but there isn't much explanation needed for this toy. It came in a lovely toy pouch, and that was it. The pouch itself is intended for the long term storage of the toy and while it might not protect it from breaking should you accidentally drop the toy in pouch down a flight or two of stairs, it'll definitely protect it rolling around in a drawer. Another nice thing about the pouch not being overly padded is that it does close completely making sure the toy can't accidentally slip out while traveling, and you can easily fold the pouch in half over the toy inside to stuff it in a tighter space. Discreet in that it doesn't show what's inside of it, but keep it tucked away from spying eyes.
While you can safely use this material anally, I might avoid using this specific toy unless you know 100% for sure that you can keep your hind end from eating it entirely. Don't use the bulbed end if you plan on using this anally and be sure to boil or bleach after use.
Wow, I'm normally a girl who definitely needs vibrations and lots of them, but this toy gave me my first orgasm without any external stimulation, just thrusting. I was in love right there, but adding on that I can change up the temperature just made it even better. The toy warmed up to my own body temperature really quickly and the feeling of thrusting the bulbed end in and out, and then rubbing it on my clit was divine.
I let my fiance use it on me as well, and while I didn't enjoy it as much, it didn't hurt that much when bumped into the cervix. However when he started to accidentally attack the pubic bone, I cut him off. But glass is something you shouldn't let anybody else use on you unless you trust them to either a) not hurt you to begin with or b) stop if they are hurting you in any manner.
I really can't see any downside to this toy at all, glass is an amazing material to begin with, and this toy was designed very well. It's one solid piece of glass that looks great and will hold up to plenty of abuse.