I think glass is ideal for all experience levels and since it is relatively inexpensive, it makes it an ideal material for experimenting with different sizes and shapes of toys. The Magic Scepter in particular is a great way to try a different texture while having the benefit of using either end for a difference in size. Not to mention just how beautiful the emerald green color and design look, simply from an aesthetic standpoint. It feels so lovely in the hands and on, or in, the body.
Please do not worry about using glass if you never have. First of all, it's a 10 of 10 rating on the Eden Fantasys material safety scale which means it's completely safe and nonporous. It's therefore a breeze to clean and is fully sanitizable. So go ahead and share it, or use it between orifices, provided you clean it in between, of course. Secondly, this is not any old glass, it's borosilicate glass, the same type used for cookware, scientific glassware and windows because of its enhanced strength and resistance to breaking from changes in temperature. Lest you still have doubts about how sturdy it is, take a look at these videos member ToyTimeTim made: Glass Test #1 and Glass Test #2 If those video tests don't put your mind to rest, nothing will!
This gorgeous, deep emerald colored wand is eight inches long and is comprised of nine spheres fused together and graduating in size from small to large. The tip is the smallest at 2 1/2" in circumference while the base is the largest at a circumference of 4 3/4". It has a solid feel, but is not too heavy like some stainless steel toys can be. This dildo is very smooth with no imperfections anywhere on the surface or internally in the glass. I think the large end is really easy to grip due to the size and even the smaller end is well controlled for gripping due to the ripples.
Because glass is so rigid, I have found it feels bigger than it actually is when inserted. I also have discovered that it pays to be more careful than you might normally be when playing with glass toys. I inadvertently bruised myself once without even knowing it! I found out the next day and never would wish that discomfort on anyone, so please beware vigorous thrusting, at least until you know better how glass works for you. That said, the easy grip provided by the indentations and the taper on this dildo makes it really easy to manipulate and control, even all slippery with lubricant! And speaking of lubricant, with glass you need only a little, plus you can use any type of lubricant you like!
Vaginally, I was actually taken by surprise at how lovely the bumps felt from these bubbles! I had previously tried a glass dildo with many nubby bumps all over it (the rainbow heart ) and found it too harsh for my tastes ( here's my review ). However, this wand was absolutely delightful! I love the feeling of the bump-bump-bump on insertion, along with the increasing girth. It can also be inserted from either end, depending on the feeling you are after. And even though the wand is straight, I had no trouble targeting my G-spot. I also found the bumps felt wonderful on my G-spot because they are so rounded and therefore no harsh edges irritated me.
As if that weren't enough, glass is superb for temperature play! I enjoyed the Magic Scepter both cold and warm. At room temperature, glass already has a cool feeling when inserted, but you can increase that by running cold water over the wand, or letting it chill in the fridge, in a bowl, or zip-top baggie of ice water. As a matter of fact, you can bring the ice water bath into the bedroom with you and re-chill as often as you like. The same is true of a warm water bath, or use a heating pad. Just remember, always test the toy on your body (for example on your inner wrist) before touching it to your sensitive places! You might also be surprised that this wand can feel pretty wonderful just as an all over body massage device. I particularly liked the large end for working into knotted muscles in my shoulders and back. And of course, adding heat or cold for massage is nice as well.
One reason glass is such a great material for sex toys is that you can use any lubricant you like and only a very little is needed. Another benefit is the relative ease of cleaning and care. You can wash with soap and water, or the toy cleaner of your choice, just be careful to get into all the grooves where fluids collect. Since it's nonporous, you can fully sanitize it by boiling, using a 10% bleach solution (9 parts water to 1 part plain, household bleach), or running it through your dishwasher on the top rack without soap (dishwashing soap can etch the glass).
Storage is relatively simple as it is not a lint magnet like other materials, nor does it need to be protected from surfaces. It comes with a red drawstring pouch that does not provide cushioning, though it does prevent dust and scratches to the surface. I have never had a glass toy break, even when dropped, however, you may want to use something to provide more cushioning for storage such as a thick sock or use bubble wrap around it and then place it inside the pouch. Because the drawstring can open easily, I recommend you tie a knot in it to keep the toy inside.