Icicles No. 14 - anal toy by Pipedream - review by Cookie Monster Mike

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An Icicle That Won't Melt In My Butt!

One of the best purchases I have made! The Icicles No. 14 is a truly beautiful creation that is almost completely perfect. Made of durable Pyrex glass this is sure to last you a very long time. With a nice filling bulbous head accompanied with a slight curve, it is sure to press against the P-spot. Well worth the money spent!
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Pros:
Beautiful design, Extremely comfortable, Will generally last a life time.
Cons:
Difficult to sit down with comfortably.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

For the longest time I have always been lured in by the lovely site of Pipedreams line of "Icicles" toys. From pictures on the product pages to all the raving customer reviews I finally took the leap to see what all the buzz was about by purchasing the Icicles No. 14. Suffice to say I am not disappointed in any way at all. The No. 14 was my choice because I have wanted to explore other materials for anal play rather than just only silicone. Now I feel I can say I am a convert, glass is going to be my new best friend.

Icicles No. 14 "hand blown glass massager" has a variety of purposes to it. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but feels surprisingly amazing as well. Most commonly this type of toy is more thought of as a butt plug (the reason why I got it) however it does more than that. With its noticeable curve shape it makes it possible for P-spot play, it can be used vaginally and worn for long periods of time. Made of Pyrex Glass you can be sure you are getting high quality heavy duty glass that can be used for temperature play. It's completely 100% waterproof so you can basically take this toy anywhere you like. With its fairly small size I feel this could be suited to use and travel with just about anywhere.

As a bonus, its bulbous head can most certainly be used as a massaging tool for muscles (on the outside of your body). With pin-point accuracy you could easily knead specific muscles and areas on the body. While I use this for solo play, I think this would be a very fun toy for partner play; the looped ring on the end makes a great handle to grab onto for insertion and removal. However now we get to its large head and the size of it, measuring in at 1 5/8" diameter and 5 1/2" circumference it is far from a beginner's toy. If you are just starting out in the anal department, you should look for something much smaller. I feel this plug could be practically used by intermediate users looking for a challenge and new experiences with a unique plug. Advanced users can take full benefit of the P-spot play and more adventurous endeavors while still having a filling plug.

In using my Icicles No. 14 I have found that using a small amount of water-based lube goes very far, the glass is smooth and easy to insert with very little lubrication. Most people will need to warm up or take this plug slow at least at first, thrusting is possible but most likely more suited to advanced users. The glass is hard and firm so be careful not to bruise anything or hurt yourself! Overall the plug is safe with a glass ring as the base, it should prevent slippage inside but makes it hard to sit down with. You will have to sit and lean to the side in order to safely sit down while this is inserted.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Solo
    • Temperature play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

Well as you probably already know this toy is made of Pyrex Glass which has a safety rating of 10. You really can't go wrong with this type of safety, especially considering that the glass is 100% odor-proof and 100% non-porous. This also means it is hypo-allergenic, latex and phthalates free with no worry at all about hidden toxins or chemicals that might absorb into your body. Even after washing this plug many times with soap or a bleach solution it still has no smell to it.

The glass is simply beautiful, perfectly smooth without a single seam or joint and it glides over your skin without any drag to it. This is what makes the material ideal for massaging, especially with a small amount of oil or lotion. The glass always feels cool to the touch compared to room temperature, so if you don't like that you could warm it up by running it under some warm or hot water. Otherwise the glass warms up quickly to your body temperature. The material is very hard and firm, so take your time with inserting it. I personally find this material extremely comfortable and pleasing when inserted anally.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

When I first saw the design of this plug I was somewhat concerned about the curve to it. Really I had imagined it would be uncomfortable to use, but then again my experience at the time was very limited. After finally taking the plunge and getting the Icicles No. 14 with much more experience on hand I was treated to such an amazing design. If you are not looking for something that will be inserted too deep then this plug should work out great. Overall this is a good fit for the average user but not probably something a beginner should try out at first. The head is very round and bulbous so it will definitely give you a "full" feeling; however I found this plug to be extremely comfortable.

With its pacifier-like design it is easy to hold onto and control while using it for penetration. The looped round handle on the end makes it easy for insertion and removal as you can hook your finger inside of the ring. The tip is nicely rounded for my use but the head is not long and gradual like other plugs, this is why lube and warm up is most likely going to be required before using this. I'd like to point out the craftsmanship of this plug and how much care was put into creating it---There is not a single seam, bump, scratch, flaw or defect that I could find in the material. I especially love the fact this is crystal clear throughout the entire plug and the way light shines through it is very pretty. Honestly if I could leave this out on a display with a case to cover it, I would.

It is solid throughout the plug even in the bulbous head which is where this plug gets its hefty weight of 7oz. You can definitely feel this weight inside of you but it is actually a pleasant feeling. Also with the curve design, you can position the plug towards or away from the prostate based on your desire. I have tried both and honestly felt maybe a mild sensation against my P-spot but nothing mind blowing in my experience. Overall it is not really discreet even though it can be used as a massager; I think if you left it out in plain sight most people would know it is a sex toy. While it is small in size, because of its material it isn't the safest for travel, however nothing some clothing wrapped around it won't fix. The glass is thick and heavy duty and will withstand a fair amount of abuse.

Here are some pictures I wanted to share with you. First one is measurements of the one I received, remember these are "hand blown" so there may be minor differences in precise measurements. Also there are a few other pictures just show casing the toy itself in different lighting conditions. What can I say, it's a lovely looking plug, and I have to show it off!




Performance

When I first decided to go ahead and get the Icicles No. 14 I had no idea what to truly expect from it. I had read from reviews and received some input from someone about how it performed, but really I was just concerned that maybe glass would be too firm for me to enjoy, boy was I mistaken! I do not consider myself as an expert in anal play but I feel fairly advanced. I was able to use a small amount of water-based lube to easily insert this plug without any warm-up. But I will mention I did take my time with it because of the material, rushing into this plug I could see being painful.

When I first opened it up and held it in my hands I thought perhaps the neck of the plug would be an issue. I am accustomed to plugs with a gradual tapering head, then a quick and pronounced drop off to the neck. However with the Icicles No. 14 the head is smooth and tapers down gradually to the neck, I would have thought for sure this would be a problem in keeping the plug inserted, especially with its weight. However I was treated to experience no problems at all, the plug inserts nice and easily without it falling out. You definitely feel a nice filling sensation as it goes inside of you, however now pain or discomfort. This was a surprise because I had assumed that since glass is hard, it would feel uncomfortable. It was cold at first but quickly warmed up to my body heat, I found it very comfortable while inserted to walk around, lie down and even do my regular daily routine.

The one downfall I experienced (which I knew this was to be expected) was the ring on the end; it works great as a safety feature and handle for removal but however makes it difficult to sit down with. Generally in order to sit down with this plug inserted you would have to lean to the side and position your butt so there is no pressure pushing on the plug. I'm a bit of a wiggle worm so sitting in one position for too long is not going to work for me. I generally use the plug for lying down and walking around in solo use. It also works great as a warm up plug to use bigger toys later.
    • Body safe
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Cleaning Pyrex glass is easy and has many available options. Generally I will wash mine off with anti-bacterial hand soap and pat dry. There are other options however, you can put this in your dishwasher, soak or wipe with a bleach solution, use toy wipes or toy cleaner or even boil it to fully disinfect it. However, be careful when cleaning the plug in a sink or boiling it, even though it is heavy duty, you wouldn't want to chip or crack it.

The plug is also versatile in using lubes, feel free to use whatever lube you want whether water, silicone or oil-based. Before each use I like to give mine a quick rinse under warm water to remove any dirt/dust that may be on it, although usually there is almost none it still helps to warm the toy up any way. You should take care when using lube with this, if you get it on the ring and/or your hand and fingers, it could get slippery. As far as storing goes, I personally still use the box it came with; it has a nice thick foam enclosure for it along with the extra protection of the box. If you don't want to store your one this way you can simply put it where you want, a toy pouch or toy box. You could store it out in the open, but it would not be discreet. I'd also be careful storing it with other glass/metal toys as it might clink together and scratch or chip.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store
    • Low maintenance

Packaging

The packaging is great for this plug, while a decent size box, it works perfectly for storing the plug if you have the room. It has a nice thick foam insert that houses the plug keeping it secure and safe. It's mostly a cardboard box with a clear plastic window when you open the cover. There is also a small magnet in the cover to keep it shut. There is minimal information on the box; it rather goes into detail more in its features. No booklets or user manual was included, this was fine for me, but some people prefer those. On the underside of the box it has the company info with website. The packaging is about as discreet at the toy (so obviously not discreet at all) but is recyclable.

Finally, words can only tell you so much, so here are some pictures of the packaging for you.



    • Good for storage
    • Recyclable

Personal comments

I would have to say this is probably overall my favorite butt plug now. I love silicone plugs but I have really come to appreciate and enjoy the Icicles No. 14. I will definitely be trying some more glass plugs now! Also I had a thought about the handle on this plug; there are plenty of people who enjoy those butt plugs with fake tails on them. I can imagine that you would rig up something by tying a fake tail to the looped handle of this plug; just a thought but I have not tried it.

Experience

Ever since I received this in the mail I have been thoroughly enjoying this as a plug. Traditionally I normally use a Doc Johnson silicone butt plug called "The Big End" for when I want to sit down, but lately I seem to reach more for the Icicles No. 14.

I've used it for mostly long term wear and it is so comfortable and I even forget I have it inside me at times. Just the other day I was able to put on a load of washing, do some house chores such as dishes, take out the trash and even take time to relax, all the while having the Icicles No. 14 inside me. During all of that it was quite comfortable and didn't hurt or want to fall out at all. My general use for this plug is a warm up tool for larger toys. While this isn't something that everyone enjoys, it was nice to see in a mirror this beautiful plug inside of me. For people who like a good site when using their plug, this will be great!

A few times I have even actually grabbed a bullet and applied it firmly to the round handle of the plug when it was inserted. It would shoot up strong vibrations throughout the glass and up inside of me. However you must be extremely careful not to chip the glass by not applying enough pressure with the bullet. Otherwise it starts to bounce and rattle on the surface which could leads to chips or cracks. Finally in terms of P-spot pleasure, I did not feel much, while it is designed and does push against the prostate I guess I'm not much of a person to enjoy that (yet). Still learning and experimenting so who knows?
Follow-up commentary
After how long I have had this plug I still absolutely love it. It never gives up on giving me a great feeling regardless of its size and base. If I could change one thing it would actually be the base, I'd like to see a combination of the loop and also flat style where you could comfortably sit down with the plug.

The clear glass adds a beautiful touch with this toy and every time I use it, I like to enjoy the view by adding in a mirror to the fun. A few times I did experiment using different bullets in the loop-hole, allowing vibrations to travel inside of me. This gave a nice effect, but depending on the type of material the vibrator is made up of, it may not work out so well. Using hard plastic bullets or vibes tend to rattle a lot and make things not as enjoyable. Using something softer such as silicone allows a nice cushion while still giving plenty of vibrations.

In conclusion, all the butt plugs I have ever tried do not match the Icicles No. 14 for long term wear comfort. Not sure if it’s the shape or the material, but it is simply the most comfortable plug to have inside of me. Any anal or butt plug enthusiast should definitely add this to their collection!
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