This toy is made from borosilicate glass. This type of glass is used in bakeware, and is commonly known to most people as Pyrex glass. Pyrex glass is designed to break into chunks rather than shatter if it is dropped and breaks. It is a dense, heavy glass and feels sturdy and solid when held in the hand. The toy is cold to the touch straight from the pouch, but warms quickly to body heat and if you wish to speed up the process, you can put it in warm water. If you like a cool sensation, soak it in an ice bath. Never put your toy in the freezer or microwave, as this is dangerous and will cause damage to your sensitive tissues.
Glass has no taste or unusual scents emitting from it. This is because glass is non-porous, latex and phthalates-free. Because glass is non-porous, it will not degrade over time and will not retain scents when used. All lubricants can be used with glass, so users will not have to fear any reactions with the material. Whether you want to use silicone, water or oil-based lubricants, all will work with the Candy Swirls.
This particular toy is more whimsical than realistic. Because of the rigidity of glass, it does not feel realistic when in use. Glass is more prominently used for temperature play, and for the rigid heft due to the pressure it applies to the area it is compressed to. Candy Swirls is a smooth glass dildo, so fans of texture will have to look elsewhere. This toy leans more toward beginners, and introduces glass in a non-threatening way.
The design of the Candy Swirls dildo by Eden is a double ended dildo, which can be used either way for penetration. One end of the toy is bulbed and has a teardrop shape to it, while the other has two ball-shaped bulbs, and the shaft is smooth and plain. Beginners will find this toy as an easy introduction to glass and to toys if it is their first time using one. Because there is not a base to this toy, it is not harness compatible, and is not considered anal safe. The dimensions of this toy are as follows:
Insertable length: 5"
The Candy Swirls is delicious to look at. It looks like a peppermint stick and looks good enough to eat. It's white with beautiful red swirls around it in a twisting pattern. The swirls start right below the two balls and form all of the way to the tip of the teardrop-shaped bulbed end. The size is just right for travel, and can easily be hidden in a carry-on or your luggage; just be sure to pack it with padding so that it doesn't bump around.
The size is in between filling and not too big. Both of the ends of this toy are easy to slide in when lubricated due to the smoothness of the toy and their unimposing size. This toy did not catch on the pubic bone, and there wasn't a 'popping' sensation.
The best feature of this toy are the two bubble ends that are solid white. They create a nice sensation when thrust fluidly. As stated previously, this toy is a good size for beginners and for those who don't like a lot of texture to their toys. It's shaft is thin, so while you can feel the toy in movement, it's not filling for a more advanced user. The toy's firmness is also a great feature for pin-point stimulation, and feels nice when brushed over the clitoris.
Temperature also helps with the sensations brought on by this toy, so depending whether you like hot or cold, you'll find something to love about it's ability to retain either for a period of time. Due to this toy being double-ended, it does not have a suction cup or base for harness capabilities.
This toy is made from glass, so it's one of the easiest materials to take care of. If you're too exhausted after a day or night of play, the Candy Swirls glass dildo would be easily wiped clean with a toy wipe for a more thorough cleaning later. Because of it's lack of porosity, you can wash this toy with warm soapy water if desired, and without worry of it clinging to bacteria. If you do wash this with warm soapy water, be sure to use a soft bristled brush around the double-bulbed end for a thorough clean, as it has a crevice fluids can cling and hide in. If this method of cleaning doesn't leave you satisfied, you can boil it for three minutes, spray it with a toy cleaner before washing it with soap, use a 10% bleach/90% water solution or simply pop it into the top rack of your dishwasher without detergent to thoroughly clean it.
If you're boiling this toy or putting it in the dishwasher, it's better to be safe than sorry. Wear gloves when handling this directly out of the water, as the glass can burn your hand if it has reached a certain temperature. Allow the toy to cool down, and always check your glass toys for marks, scratches or breaks in the material. If you find any of these, discard your toy immediately. Do not take a chance with glass as your insides are far more sensitive to small scratches on the surface than what you can feel with your hands.
Once you've finished cleaning your toy, you can store it in the bubble wrap and pouch provided, or you could make your own padded pouch to store it in. Just be wary of bumping your toy around other glass toys or hard objects. The mistreatment of the toy could cause stratches or deep marks on the surface, rendering it unusable. If handled with care, this toy will last you a lifetime.
Note: The pouch can be washed by hand should it become dirty. Hand wash ONLY. Allow the pouch to air dry and do not iron.
Candy Swirls comes packaged inside of a red velveteen drawstring pouch with a UPC tag attached to one of the drawstrings. The toy itself is wrapped in bubble wrap to ensure that it's protected in transit. This packaging is minimal, and the toy comes without instructions or details as to where the toy is manufactured. You can toss the bubble wrap, or keep it, depending on whether or not you believe the pouch is enough to keep the toy safe from damage. The pouch is recommended for storage but will not fully protect the toy if it is dropped or mishandled.
When it was shipped, this toy arrived in a plain brown packing box, and was very discreet. There were no details given as to the contents, so you know your toy will arrive safe and secure. The pouch was nestled between air-filled wrapping to ensure it didn't bump about in transit. If you're wanting to gift this toy, make sure to find a nice box or gift bag to put it in, as the red velveteen pouch is not completely discreet. However, the red velveteen pouch provided with the toy is great for storage purposes, and will keep your toy from being scratched or chipped.