concerned novice to glass play

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concerned novice to glass play

xsapphirexangelx xsapphirexangelx
alright i know there have been multiple discussions on the brake possibilities glass toys have, but all the new "inexpensive" glass dongs and dildos have prompted quite a bit of forum reading from me as im looking for my first glass toy. im really considerering this
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but should i be concerned with quality over price? reviewers have mentioned that there have been glass toys that are actually hollow with liquid inside and that this can be dangerous, but how do you really know?

i understand glass is a "buyer beware" kinda toy, but i feel their should be more info about that particular products manufacturing processes.

and also the above link is very similar to link

the first is nearly exactly what i want and for a great price, but im not terribly concerned over about paying more in the name of quality.

any feed back would be appreciated, particularly about hollow glass.
02/23/2010
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SexyTigerX SexyTigerX
I just ordered your first choice. The Swirled blue dildo. It has really good ratings from a lot people. I havn't received it yet, but I'm sure it's going to be wonderful.

Your 2nd choice is almost just like the 1st but it cost more. The sizes are almost the some also. Both are made of Tempered glass. Pyrex is a brand name for tempered glass. I compared both here's the link if you want to see it. link

I think you should go with the Swirled blue dildo. It cost less and it says you get free samples withit.

Hope this helped.

02/23/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I haven't tried glass wands from Doc Johnson, but I own two Don Wands glass toys (a wand and a plug) and they are of excellent quality. Don Wands glass toys also come with a padded pouch for storage and a sample packet of silicone lube.

For more information about hollow glass toys, Adam Burns of Xhale Glass (another great glass company) posted this and this.


Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy it!
02/23/2010
xsapphirexangelx xsapphirexangelx
i really like everything about the blue swirled but 1 of the reviews for it speculated it could be hollow because of its light weight. and the 2nd link is virtually the same except for a flower design,a different brand and a doubled price.the blue wand also has better extras, so whats up with the price dif?
02/23/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by xsapphirexangelx
i really like everything about the blue swirled but 1 of the reviews for it speculated it could be hollow because of its light weight. and the 2nd link is virtually the same except for a flower design,a different brand and a doubled price.the blue ...
According to what we've been told, the only really "hollow" glass toys are lattachino type toys -- and all toy manufacturers make at least one or two of them, including Phallix and Xhale so it's not exclusive to any one manufacturer or price range.

The Don Wands piece you're looking at should be worry free. I have two Don Wands glass pieces, a Phallix, two Xhale, a Rubyglass 21, some Luxotiq, a Topco piece, a WHK GmbH and a PHS international..

The higher end pieces, particularly the Xhale, are amazing quality and look nicer in a way I can't begin to explain but the Don Wands and Rubyglass21, topco, and other lower end, lower cost ones are all very nice, as well.

I wouldn't worry.

Also, we found out (as Miss Cinnamon posted in one of her links) that hollow glass tubing is actually heavier than solid glass so the weight references mean little.


As for prices...

Each manufacturer determines that. Some hand make their own products, some order from a mass producer and label/sell them as their own. (You'll notice both Don Wands and PHS International sell the exact same bent pink glass toy. link and link ) I'd imagine most of the price difference in the two links you gave comes from the artistic addition of the flower in the head of the second one.

Buy what you like best and what is worth it to you, that's all any of us can really do.
02/23/2010
xsapphirexangelx xsapphirexangelx
miss Cinnamon's link told me a lotta interesting things about the glass process and im not at all concerned now. and im getting that Swirled blue dildo, i love it and was just concerned about it being cheep.

thank you very much girls!
02/23/2010
SexyTigerX SexyTigerX
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Originally posted by xsapphirexangelx
miss Cinnamon's link told me a lotta interesting things about the glass process and im not at all concerned now. and im getting that Swirled blue dildo, i love it and was just concerned about it being cheep.

thank you very much girls!
That's the one I'm getting. It should be to me soon. I'll let you know how I like it. You do the same.
02/23/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
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Originally posted by xsapphirexangelx
alright i know there have been multiple discussions on the brake possibilities glass toys have, but all the new "inexpensive" glass dongs and dildos have prompted quite a bit of forum reading from me as im looking for my first glass toy. im ...
Checking out the specs - it looks like the blue one is 1.5" in diameter and the green one is 1.25". Since glass has zero give - this is not a meaning less consideration. The textures look like they would work quite well - but cleaning them will be an issue - dishwasher anyone?

For those of you considering partner play - I would give serious consideration to glass with a handle. Being the guy who has to 'control' the action, a handle is a must. Without a handle - the lube on glass is very slippery and it's hard to keep the curve pointed up to ensure the right pressure on the g-spot.

If your a beginner - I would go with 1.25" before trying the 1.5". Good luck!
02/23/2010
xsapphirexangelx xsapphirexangelx
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Originally posted by Gunsmoke
Checking out the specs - it looks like the blue one is 1.5" in diameter and the green one is 1.25". Since glass has zero give - this is not a meaning less consideration. The textures look like they would work quite well - but cleaning them ...
thanx that's good advise
02/23/2010
Luscious Lily Luscious Lily
Just to add my 2 cents, I've got the swirled blue dildo and really like it. It's definitely solid all the way through, and its proven very sturdy. I accidentally dropped it (not far) into a ceramic sink, and it didn't chip or crack. I've had borosilicate beakers break in that same sink. (admittedly their walls are thinner than this toy) It's very sturdy, if not the most artistically inspired.

Random side note? It looks kickass in a harness. It's too hard for me to feel comfortable using it as a strap-on dildo, but it makes for an amazing photo shoot.
02/23/2010
SexyTigerX SexyTigerX
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Originally posted by Luscious Lily
Just to add my 2 cents, I've got the swirled blue dildo and really like it. It's definitely solid all the way through, and its proven very sturdy. I accidentally dropped it (not far) into a ceramic sink, and it didn't chip or crack. ...
Funny!

Man, I can't wait to get mine!
02/23/2010
ScottA ScottA
Modern Pyrex may be merely tempered soda-lime glass, but the "Pyrex" that gave Pyrex it's good reputation was tempered borosilicate - very strong and highly resistant to temperature-induced breakage. There is a difference, look for borosilicate if you can.
02/23/2010
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