Glass dildos and breaking.

Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
When glass dildos break, do they break in a couple of big parts? Or, do they break into a bunch of little ones?
07/11/2011
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Ansley Ansley
What makes you think they break at all?
07/11/2011
Miss Nessa Miss Nessa
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Originally posted by Ansley
What makes you think they break at all?
I'm wondering like if you were to drop it. Just curious really. I was sitting one day, and the thought just came in what if a glass dildo fell from like the hight of a refrigerator. Would it break? How would it break? So I thought I'd ask to see if anyone knows.
07/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
It is possible for them to break. From what I have heard, most breakage happens during storage, shipping, display and while washing the toy.

Borosilicate (Pyrex) is made to break into large pieces. I assume glass toys would break the same one, although I only have one. I take very good care of it. I put a thick wash cloth or towel down on the bottom of the sink before washing the toy and get the cloth wet, so that it will absorb any damage.

Also, glass should be inspected before any use. If there is any chipping or breakage, the toy should be discarded.

There were some problems with one brand of toy (I can't remember which one, but Carrie Ann started a thread about it a few months ago) which were breaking in stores while on display! It was suspected that radical temperature changes were responsible.

Radical temperature changes, say taking one out of the freezer (which is NOT recommended) and holding it or allowing it to touch flesh can not only cause breakage but also induce frost bite.

Saying that one shouldn't put glass toys into the freezer, and Don Wands says do not even place the toy in ice water. Only COLD water. Or warm water. And obviously don't microwave or heat the toy in an oven.

Needless to say, glass needs to be treated with a lot of care and one must be a little more vigilant with care, use and storage than toys made of less breakable material.
07/11/2011
Ansley Ansley
I have two glass toys, one made of Pyrex and the other one is unknown but probably made out of Pyrex and I have knocked them over at least half a dozen times since I've gotten them and there have been no problems.

I even put one in the freezer for fifteen minutes and had no problem and the packaging specifically says it's ok to microwave.
07/11/2011
Kindred Kindred
Toys made of Pyrex glass are designed to break into large pieces rather than shatter like standard glass.

As an example, when I first received my Icicles No. 14, it had a small crack in the handle. I dropped it from about 5 feet several times into a bowl of water before it actually broke (I was testing something for my video). And even then, it was only about a 1/2" segment.
07/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Ansley
I have two glass toys, one made of Pyrex and the other one is unknown but probably made out of Pyrex and I have knocked them over at least half a dozen times since I've gotten them and there have been no problems.

I even put one in the ... More
What brand says it's OK to microwave? I was wondering because the care card for Don Wands specifically says no microwave.

I don't know if the toys are made differently, or what. Is this toy (the one where the instructions say you can nuke it) made from Pyrex (borosilicate) or something else?
07/11/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by P'Gell
What brand says it's OK to microwave? I was wondering because the care card for Don Wands specifically says no microwave.

I don't know if the toys are made differently, or what. Is this toy (the one where the instructions say you can ... More
I would think it's safe for the material to be microwaved since Pyrex dishes can be microwaved. Personally, I think the danger is in overheating a toy and literally burning yourself.
07/11/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
What brand says it's OK to microwave? I was wondering because the care card for Don Wands specifically says no microwave.

I don't know if the toys are made differently, or what. Is this toy (the one where the instructions say you can ... More
It's in the second paragraph on the back of the Icicles No 17 box.

"The hypoallergenic glass is nonporous and body safe, and when cared for properly is designed to last a lifetime. Run the wand under warm water or place it in the microwave to heat things up. Chill it under cold water or put it in the freezer for a cool sensation" - Pipedream

I have a solid oak boardgame my husband made a few years ago. I placed the dildo in the center and knocked it over. It bounced but there wasn't a single crack, dent or chip in it whatsoever. Since then, we've knocked it over about half a dozen times and it is still fine.

I've dropped Pyrex bakeware and it's never broken or shattered. But, I've had Corningware glass dishes shatter IN the oven.
07/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I wonder why some companies say microwaving is OK nad other advise against it? (The Don Wands Care Card specifically says NOT to nuke the toys.)

I have broken plenty of Pyrex (I've been cooking in my own kitchen for 20 years or more) and had even more chip. It isn't indestructible.

I think it is safe to say that glass toys still need to be treated with respect and care, and need more careful handling than other toys.
07/11/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree. I wonder why some companies say microwaving is OK nad other advise against it? (The Don Wands Care Card specifically says NOT to nuke the toys.)

I have broken plenty of Pyrex (I've been cooking ... More
Didn't realize it was so heated that we'd have to agree to disagree.

I think it's common sense that you shouldn't be slinging glass toys around or dropping them from great heights and such. A roll off the bed or couch onto a carpeted floor isn't going to do much damage if any at all.
07/11/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
The reason you should not microwave your glass is because you can get hot spots. It does not distribute evenly and you could end up with very severe burns on your bits. for example, you could feel the head, that would be a normal warm but an inch above that could be scorching.

@Sapphire Storm - I hope you examine and feel your glass before every use if you have knocked it over that many times. the slightest chip could mean for some cuts in your girls bits
07/11/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by Jobthingy
The reason you should not microwave your glass is because you can get hot spots. It does not distribute evenly and you could end up with very severe burns on your bits. for example, you could feel the head, that would be a normal warm but an inch ... More
Nah, I just jam it in there and hope for the best.


It's perfectly fine. Seriously.
07/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
I in no way think the discussion is heated, (huh?) reasonable people agree to disagree before things get heated or even to simply get along all the time. It's a good tactic, IMO. My point was that the instructions from different manufacturers are different and that each person may need to decide for themselves what they think is safest for them. I choose to go with the safest route.

This is a link to an interesting thread started by Carrie Ann a while ago, about glass toys shattering on the shelves and what is best to do. link
07/11/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
I in no way think the discussion is heated, (huh?) reasonable people agree to disagree before things get heated or even to simply get along all the time. It's a good tactic, IMO. My point was that the instructions from different manufacturers ... More
Oh, ok. I picked up a tone that wasn't there. I was about to send you a private message. LOL

It's been one of those weeks.

I do know that there are a lot of knock-offs in the world of glass dildos and those materials are not safe. They use low-grade glass and I would never buy a toy that was NOT made of Pyrex.
07/11/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Ansley
Oh, ok. I picked up a tone that wasn't there. I was about to send you a private message. LOL

It's been one of those weeks.

I do know that there are a lot of knock-offs in the world of glass dildos and those materials are not ... More
It's OK.
07/11/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by P'Gell
It's OK.
*sigh of relief*

I stick with Pyrex because I know it is lead-free and pretty sturdy stuff. I should have been more thorough in my response. Thinking I might need to just go back to bed, but I have three reviews hanging in limbo and I'm desperately waiting for them to be "approved" so I can see how did.

The joy of being a noob reviewer!
07/11/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We've had many glass toys over the years and never had any issues - until my wife decided to clean one, then forgot it was wrapped in a towel which she picked up letting the toy fall hard on it's narrowest point. The glass cracked and a small piece chipped off the handle.

It was the Lucid Heart and off course it was thrown away. It did not break in a million pieces. There was one chip an a few small pieces that we swept up.

There is no way this could have happened in use. It took a very hard fall onto a very hard surface.
07/11/2011
married with children married with children
pyrex breaks into large pieces. It takes alot to break pyrex, so I would not worry too much about it.
07/12/2011
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