just for aesthetics?

kawigrl kawigrl
have you ever purchased a toy just for aesthetics and looks even though you know the shape, size or material isn't ideal. I'm considering glass toys bc they are so beautiful but I'm almost positive I wont use or enjoy such a hard toy
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I have purchased just for aesthetics not really intend for use
26
Would purchase "decorative accessories" if the price is right
24
I buy mostly for function
85
I try to maximize looks and pleasure
98
Total votes: 233 (172 voters)
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01/03/2011
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Shellz31 Shellz31
I mostly buy for function but I have at times really wanted something for the look of it - like the Jellyfish. But they do get used too. But if the Jellyfish hadn't been unusual, then I wouldn't have bothered - especially at that price.

Oppps - I did buy one that was more for looks - the Gold Laced G.
It's pretty and it was a bargin for $12.
01/03/2011
Jobthingy Jobthingy
Don't knock glass til you try it. It is lovely. Yes it is hard and unforgiving but it is SOOO nice.
01/03/2011
Yoda Yoda
I don't have the dough to buy toys just for show.
01/03/2011
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I do have one piece that I bought because it was on a major clearance sale on EF and wasn't sure if I'd really like it. But otherwise, I buy for functionality because being physically satisfied trumps aesthetics for me.
01/03/2011
liilii080 liilii080
I periodically end up with a show piece because something I *thought* would work doesn't but I don't buy them deliberately.
01/03/2011
Taylor Taylor
I don't buy toys just for looks, but if a toy is really ugly that will make it a dealbreaker for me even if it has all the features I want.
01/03/2011
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I have to disagree - I think if you choose wisely, you'll find that you'll love glass toys. My wife thought I was crazy when I bought the first one - now she can't get enough.

I made some mistakes. At first I assumed that because they are hard I needed to go small and smooth. It turns out that she prefers a mid-size 1.25"-1.5" glass toy with some texture - live and learn!

After you learn to love glass - go for steel - the PureWand is unbeatable.
01/03/2011
mrs.mckrakn mrs.mckrakn
how it looks isnt really important
01/03/2011
Liz2 Liz2
I buy primarily for function but I want toys that look sexy as well. I do have some toys that have great visual appeal to me, that I enjoy more so than their function.
Some glass dils are in this class for me....
01/03/2011
Illusional Illusional
Quote:
Originally posted by Yoda
I don't have the dough to buy toys just for show.
Ditto.
01/03/2011
Xavier7 Xavier7
I've bought toys just for aesthetic, yes. There's a glass dildo snake on EF that I really want just to use as a decoration.

link
01/03/2011
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I bought the Tentacle to display with my desktop collection of marine biology inspired non-adult toys, and I've taken chances on a few glass toys just because they were pretty.

If you've never used glass before, it might really surprise you. I say, go for it regardless, you might end up loving it. It's hard, but slick, so it might feel better than a toy of softer materials that's unexpectedly too hard for you.
01/09/2011
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Quote:
Originally posted by Xavier7
I've bought toys just for aesthetic, yes. There's a glass dildo snake on EF that I really want just to use as a decoration.

link
I have that, it's awesome, and also very pretty.
01/09/2011
clp clp
I have a bunch of toys I bought purely out of brandlove (looking at you, LELO).
01/09/2011
kawigrl kawigrl
knowing me I'll probably end up breaking glass during cleaning or something
01/09/2011
Clitical Jenne Clitical Jenne
I've never really brought a toy just because I thought it was aesthetically pleasing as I want a toy that works for me or at least I hope it will.

I do have a large collection of glass toys though and as others have said don't knock it till you've tried it -)) I also have them on display in the bedroom because they are too darn pretty to have locked up in a toy box.
01/09/2011
VieuxCarre VieuxCarre
Quote:
Originally posted by kawigrl
knowing me I'll probably end up breaking glass during cleaning or something
The glass that the dildos are made of tends to be high quality. I've dropped one of my glass toys on the tile floor and it didn't break. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
01/09/2011
rdytogo rdytogo
I only will buy it if it will work for me because otherwise it seems like a waste to me. We don't get to buy toys often, so when we do we have to make them count.
01/10/2011
dv8 dv8
If I could get them cheap or free, I'd get some of the alien or zombie dildos mentioned in other threads. I have no intention of actually using them. I also want the Hello Kitty vibrator just for laughs.
01/10/2011
ToyGeek ToyGeek
Quote:
Originally posted by kawigrl
knowing me I'll probably end up breaking glass during cleaning or something
I pad the sink with a washcloth just in case one slips and knocks against the bottom of the sink, but it takes a pretty substantial fall to break Pyrex glass. I've dropped Pyrex baking pans on pavement and had them survive, so while it is technically breakable, it's not exactly fragile.
01/10/2011
IndependentlyHappy IndependentlyHappy
I generally buy for both aesthetics and pleasure; you get the best of both worlds that way!
01/29/2011
KnK KnK
I want both, but I'm a sucker for novelty items. "Oh look it's so pretty"
01/29/2011
LavenderSkies LavenderSkies
I like them to be pretty and something I'd use.
01/29/2011
thedude thedude
its not liek its going to sit on your mntle!
01/30/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Quote:
Originally posted by VieuxCarre
The glass that the dildos are made of tends to be high quality. I've dropped one of my glass toys on the tile floor and it didn't break. I wouldn't worry too much about it.
Wow - that's pretty hardy and great! Could be devastating to have a fav toy smash.

I tend to be rough (I don't throw my toys around but I'm not extremely gentle) - most of my toys aren't glass and I often handle the glass the same way as I do with other materials.
My glass are all good - no chips or anything which I'm surprised at...hehe
01/30/2011
onehotmomma onehotmomma
I generally purchase toys that are pretty, but functional. One of my friends collects glass dildos, and has them in a display case in her bedroom. She's never even tried to use one, for her it is just a piece of art.
01/30/2011
Red Riding Hood Red Riding Hood
Typically I won't purchase toys unless they look good and like like they would feel good. But sometimes I get shallow.
02/08/2011
crazybat crazybat
I can't say I ever really bought a toy I never intended on using. But they have to look fun for me to want to use them.
02/24/2011
Linga Linga
Great design and aesthetic appeal is something that I appreciate in all areas of my life so yes, if it doesn't cost the earth and it's something that I will get as much enjoyment from by just looking at it I will certainly buy for looks alone.
02/24/2011
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