Is expensive glass really better than inexpensive glass?

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Is expensive glass really better than inexpensive glass?

Lucky21 Lucky21
Question is pretty self explanatory. I mean, I can understand to a point, but I start seeing $200-300 glass toys and I really start to wonder.

Thoughts?
10/13/2011
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badk1tty badk1tty
I think to some extent they're better, but you also have to remember glass is fairly universal, so a lot of what you're buying is name and brand. Pyrex is Pyrex, y'know?
10/13/2011
Girly Girl Girly Girl
i think
10/13/2011
indiglo indiglo
All the toys that are made of borosilicate glass, tempered glass or Pyrex glass are made of the same material. The difference comes in with the craftsmanship. The more expensive ones are each hand-crafted by more skilled glass workers, and you'll see a lot more difficult techniques used in the glass blowing (all the dichroic ones, for example). Is that pretty gold spiral inside your toy worth $200?... well that'd be up to you!
10/13/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
My first glass toy cost around $200. I guess it was some kind of special glass. I can't remember anymore exactly what kind of special. It's certainly prettier than my other glass toys, but it really doesn't feel any different.
10/13/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
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Originally posted by indiglo
All the toys that are made of borosilicate glass, tempered glass or Pyrex glass are made of the same material. The difference comes in with the craftsmanship. The more expensive ones are each hand-crafted by more skilled glass workers, and ...
Indeed. They all use the same type of glass (borosilicate), and would thus be the same safety wise.
10/14/2011
EJ EJ
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Originally posted by indiglo
All the toys that are made of borosilicate glass, tempered glass or Pyrex glass are made of the same material. The difference comes in with the craftsmanship. The more expensive ones are each hand-crafted by more skilled glass workers, and ...
I'm thinking the same thing as Indiglo. The extra price tag probably has more to do with craftsmanship and ornate decoration than it does with durability or effectiveness of use. I don't imagine the more expensive glass dildos feel any better inside of you.
10/14/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by EJ
I'm thinking the same thing as Indiglo. The extra price tag probably has more to do with craftsmanship and ornate decoration than it does with durability or effectiveness of use. I don't imagine the more expensive glass dildos feel any ...
That's my thinking too. Sometimes a design is worth the extra price tag, but your vagina usually doesn't care what it looks like lol
10/14/2011
Cherrylane Cherrylane
As mentioned, the higher end glass items are typically done by better glassworkers. Carefully hand blown items will cost more and the price reflects the artistry. Because that's what it is. They aren't *just* dildos. I'd totally spend a few hundred on a gorgeously crafted and colorful glass penis if I had the money. I'd put it on the fn mantle and call it art lol.
10/14/2011
Wild Orchid Wild Orchid
For me it's all about the shape. I have one toy made from cheaper glass and painted on and another that's borosilicate glass. I like the second one better but that's just because it has an amazing curve. The cheaper toy is a bit too big and too textured.


Although I was sorely tempted to order when a friend gave me a link to a fabulous (and fairly cheap) Etsy store.
10/15/2011
Elnoa Elnoa
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Originally posted by Wild Orchid
For me it's all about the shape. I have one toy made from cheaper glass and painted on and another that's borosilicate glass. I like the second one better but that's just because it has an amazing curve. The cheaper toy is a bit too big ...
I know that store! He does great work.
10/15/2011
ToyBoy ToyBoy
It depend on what you mean by "better". If you mean better looking, then on most occasions, yes. If you mean functionality, my body only cares about design, and that doesn't correspond to price. I seriously do not get people's obsession in what their toys look like, I only care how they feel.
10/15/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
Thanks for all of the input. I just am a little baffled on the difference in price.
10/15/2011
The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
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Originally posted by Lucky21
Question is pretty self explanatory. I mean, I can understand to a point, but I start seeing $200-300 glass toys and I really start to wonder.

Thoughts?
The only thing I know is that I have heard the less expensive colored glass toys tend to have their color chip off and I dont want my wife playing with a toy where the color comes off inside of her.
10/15/2011
Lucky21 Lucky21
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Originally posted by The-IT-Guy-And-My-Secretary
The only thing I know is that I have heard the less expensive colored glass toys tend to have their color chip off and I dont want my wife playing with a toy where the color comes off inside of her.
Agreed!
10/15/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Like others have said, most of the price comes from the time and effort that the artisan put into them. Cheaper glass is made with a mold and mas produced so even thought the glass may be the same type, it does not have the same love.

It really comes down to looks when you get right down to it though, your orifice of choice won't care about the price, only how good it feels. So it ends up being your eyes that decide if it is worth the price.

FYI, Taken from Wikipedia "Pyrex is a brand name for glassware, introduced by Corning Incorporated in 1915" " Corning sold off its Consumer Products division in 1998 as World Kitchen but retained the Pyrex brand name, licensing it to World Kitchen and other companies that produce Pyrex-branded cookware"

So just so everyone knows, chances are your "Pyrex" toy is not Pyrex. I am pretty sure that World kitchen does not make dildos. When I did my first drop test, Pipedream corrected me and stated that their glass is Borosilicate and not Pyrex. I also informed EF about this, but I have not seen any change as of yet.
10/15/2011
jenn g jenn g
No, except the shape may be more complicated and design more beautiful.
10/20/2011
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