Do you prefer silicone or glass?

Isadorabelle Isadorabelle
Both of these items have the highest possible safety rating. If you were looking to get one, would you prefer the silicone or the glass?

Please explain what would motivate you to choose one over the other, assuming that price is not an issue.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Glass (pyrex or tempered)
Tuesday , ToyTimeTim , Miss Cinnamon , Waterfall , Gunsmoke , null , beautifulpierced , Miss Morphine , ToyGeek , Naughty Student , Love Buzz , Jill Ingoff , Sohotdinosaur , XXXXXXXXXXXXX , MissApple , leela , thegoldilocksincident , Bunnycups , DustBunny , MeliPixie , blah :) , Cream in the Cupcake , Upskirt , Kindred , JWinston , Diabolical Kitty , ac0313 , LaSchwartz , Beck , Apate , Bethy Cassatt , Mrs.Hellzapoppin , elli
33  (26%)
Silicone
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94  (74%)
Total votes: 127
Poll is closed
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Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
Its a tough choice... but in the end I went for silicone since I would also want vibes. Can't pass up a good glass one though.
09/18/2010
Alicia Alicia
I said silicone but really I like both. I do like softer toys better so I guess if I had to choose I'd most often choose silicone. But glass toys definitely are pretty awesome and one area where I like them much better than silicone is that I can use any lubrication with them. That's awesome for me because we have an oil based lubricant that we love and I can't use that with my silicone toys
09/18/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
I prefer silicone for several reasons. It is more supple than glass, and it won't break easily. Although I think the glass dildos and butt plugs are beautiful and would like to try one, My Man will not allow me to. He is really afraid it may break and hurt me, so glass is not an option.

I really like silicone, it's tasteless, it starts out slightly cool (and you can cool or warm it if you want) and then warms to body temperature nicely. For thrust play, I like something that bends slightly and is soft. Most of our toys are silicone.

It really depends on what you are looking for. I know a LOT of people love glass, but I think it has limitations. If I wanted the good things about glass, I think I would buy a steel toy. I really like many of the NJoy toys we have been showing.
09/18/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
I'm an unabashed glass slut. That seems to be almost always what I reach for. Although I did hesitate about my answer when considering Lonestar.

Glass toys are just so effective, fast and easy. No need to warm them up and bother with lube.
09/18/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
I voted for silicone because it won't break as easily and has some give to it, but it really depends what your looking for.If beauty (one thing I really like about glass is that even if it fails to get the job done I can still enjoy my new phallic glass sculpture, lube compatibility or temp play are a major consideration glass wins out.
09/18/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I just love glass, firm, any lube and cleans so easy. Not that silicone can't be just as good, I just reach for glass more often. Temp play it also much better.

Now the wife just loves her new silicone Acute, and does not care to play with glass anymore, she prefers the softer materials.
09/18/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I just love glass, firm, any lube and cleans so easy. Not that silicone can't be just as good, I just reach for glass more often. Temp play it also much better.

Now the wife just loves her new silicone Acute, and does not care to play ... More
A lot of us feel that very rigid materials and cervixes don't go well together. I always have to remind My Man, when we are using a rigid toy to not thrust deeply.

That being said, I would like to try glass. But, we'll probably go with Steel, as if My Man is not comfortable, I'm not going to push the subject.
09/18/2010
Tuesday Tuesday
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
A lot of us feel that very rigid materials and cervixes don't go well together. I always have to remind My Man, when we are using a rigid toy to not thrust deeply.

That being said, I would like to try glass. But, we'll probably go ... More
Pyrex toys aren't that breakable. They're not like lightbulbs. I've dropped them on a tile floor more than once and they didn't break, not that I recommend dropping them.
09/18/2010
Envy Envy
Silicone. Easier to hide, handle, and use IMO.
09/18/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
A lot of us feel that very rigid materials and cervixes don't go well together. I always have to remind My Man, when we are using a rigid toy to not thrust deeply.

That being said, I would like to try glass. But, we'll probably go ... More
True and I always use a c-ring to judge depth, makes things so much nicer/safer. The wife's main problem is her pubic bone, it does not like being hit. She does not like the toys with harder ridges, even my 'built in toy' can hit it wrong sometimes. She really did not like her introduction to the Pure Wand, not good.

As she tries different toys/materials she is finding the more smooth/softer/less realistic shapes more to her liking. She literally stole the Acute from me. lol (review submitted)
09/18/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
I chose silicone, only because I haven't used glass yet. But I want to!
09/18/2010
clp clp
I do love glass, but I have to be in a very particular mindset to play with it. The rigidity of glass makes it a hard one for me to want to play with regularly (but it puts on a fantastic show!).
09/18/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
I love them both but silicone just edges out glass, at least right now.
09/18/2010
Isadorabelle Isadorabelle
These are all some really fantastic points! I haven't tried glass, but just visually, they look so pretty! I look at the designs and it inspires me to go make my own ceramic toys, haha. (I'm a ceramics student, though I don't know what I could pass that off as in the kiln....)
09/18/2010
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
I'm a bit biased since I've never used glass, though I am curious about it. I do love silicone though.
09/18/2010
ScottA ScottA
I like both, but in a pinch I'd go silicone - glass is so hard and stiff that partner play can be difficult, especially if you want to get really "hot and heavy"
09/18/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I have more silicone toys than glass toys, but I love the glass toys I have dearly. I love the rigidity, completely smooth texture, and possibilities for temperature play. I also love how they look! Silicone toys are pretty neat and versatile, and you don't have to check them for cracks, but they still don't give me the same feeling of...beauty? that glass toys give.
09/18/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
As a guy not into self anal play, I can't chose Glass.

Some good cock rings and strokers are made from silicone, one of the best materials.
09/19/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I love glass! I have more glass toys than any other material in my collection. I love how hard they are and how I dont always need a curved one to get really good g-spot stimulation/pressure. Plus, they are beautiful to look at! I guess it also can be because I prefer dildos over vibrators.
09/19/2010
ScottA ScottA
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
As a guy not into self anal play, I can't chose Glass.

Some good cock rings and strokers are made from silicone, one of the best materials.
You can choose glass if you use it on a partner, that's one of the reasons I chose silicone (although I do have them used on me as well).
09/19/2010
V.T.T V.T.T
I can't choose one OR the other, cause I really love both. They each have lots of great qualities, one of the best is that they safe for your body and easy to clean.
09/19/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
In our case - glass edges out silicone. That said silicone is the best thing out there for 'non-rigid' toys. We also love metal toys like the PureWand and Alumina Flow. We like the weight and slick nature of the harder toys - less lubrication is needed and the temperature play is great as well.
09/19/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I have to say silicone, also as I have a collection of silicone dils. I do like glass, no lint, easy to clean and great for temperature play. But for thrusting, I just love the feel of silicone and the realism factor.
The NJoy Pure Wand and Eleven are also on top of my list....guess it depends on my mood.
09/22/2010
Kim! Kim!
I'm going to have to come back to this, if I can ever make an actual decision. They both have traits that I really like. :/
09/22/2010
Mr. E Mr. E
Once we discovered silicone, we've neglected most everything else.
One look at our toy collection leaves zero doubt about our love for silicone toys.
However, many of the glass toys that Eden offers are visually very appealing, so we'll be trying one soon.
09/22/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Apples and oranges.

I like them both equally and mood, intended results determine which I use when. I really can't compare the two.
09/22/2010
V.T.T V.T.T
I can't choose...but silicone is pretty versatile. But I still can't choose! I love them both...a lot
10/01/2010
sexyhellokitty sexyhellokitty
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Apples and oranges.

I like them both equally and mood, intended results determine which I use when. I really can't compare the two.
Me too. I love all different kinds.
10/01/2010
csweatc csweatc
Quote:
Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
As a guy not into self anal play, I can't chose Glass.

Some good cock rings and strokers are made from silicone, one of the best materials.
I use glass on myself regularly.... why is it not an option for you?
10/02/2010
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