Sasha Grey signature swell wand - dildo sex toy by Doc Johnson - review by Alexandrea

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Every Silver Lining . . .

Though unassuming and quiet, do not be surprised if you try the Sasha Grey Swell and find that, as the song says, it "kind of suits you anyway". This dildo is serious perhaps because it is so seriously good at what it does. Whether you are investing in your first glass dildo or adding something different, you won't go wrong here. I was amazed at just how good the Swell felt. Add this to the ease of use of a glass toy, and you have a winner.
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Pros:
Beautiful and sensual, this toy delivers in a way that belies its discreet appearance.
Cons:
Rigid and unforgiving, glass toys should be used with care.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

This glass dildo is equally suitable for vaginal or anal play. The lack of texturing except for gentle swells would make it an ideal starting place for a beginner, yet even as a more experienced user I was surprisingly not underwhelmed. Glass toys are easy to sanitize and lend themselves well to temperature play. As a travel partner the Swell will not attract attention in security due to the lack of metal parts. As with all glass dildos the material is unforgiving and care should be taken not to bruise the cervix which is located at the end or top of the vagina.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Gender play
    • Temperature play
    • Travel friendly
  • 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

Material / Texture

The Swell is made of borosilicate glass which I learned, thanks to Google, is the same material used in European (but not American) Pyrex products. Due to the nature of glass there is no smell or stickiness to this toy. There are also no incompatible lubricants and no worries about storing this completely non-porous toy with others, all good reasons to add a glass toy to your collection. Care should be taken as stated above, glass is rigid and not forgiving.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid

Design / Shape / Size

I'm a sucker for good design and an attractive toy. The Swell is perfectly sleek, unintimidating and friendly while still managing to take itself quite seriously. The 8 inch length (6 1/2 inch insertible according to the description) is just about perfect - plenty of room to play without being silly or cumbersome. With a nice 5 inch circumference there is no reason to avoid this dildo if you or your partner are inexperienced yet it delivers just as beautifully for more experienced users. If a dildo design was ever gracious and giving this is it.
    • Discreet look/design
    • Ergonomic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

As the happy owner of glass dildos with much more aggressive texture, I did not expect any surprises from the Swell, and maybe even expected to be a bit bored. This was not the case! The gradual wave like ripples in the Swell combined with the silky smoothness of the toy are more effective than I could have imagined while the more bulbous end serves as an effective handle or can provide more adventurous play if you desire. There's a certain something about the lack of overt texture and the perfect smoothness of glass that stimulated my g-spot quite perfectly and, from feedback, had the same effect for my partner. Glass toys are especially nice for temperature play - try setting the Swell in a glass of hot water for several minutes before use or warming it up in your mouth for an added spectrum of sensations. Always be careful to test the temperature before insertion.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

One of my favorite features of glass [http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-guides-and-tips/guides/materials/pyrex-glass] toys is the ease of care. Wash with a ph friendly toy cleaner, warm soap and water, or toss it in the dishwasher to sanitize. This toy is compatible with your choice of lube and can be stored with other toys making things so very simple for the user.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The Swell is beautifully packaged making it very appropriate for gift giving. The box is dark and dignified with tone on tone pictures of Sasha Grey on the side panels. The back of the box includes a succinct summary of the toy nestled inside in fitted foam. Just taking this dildo out of the box feels a bit special and indulgent. The box continues to work nicely for storage after opening.
    • Appropriate for gift giving
    • Good for storage
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Comments
  • Antipova
    Antipova  
    This was a really wonderful review. I'm looking forward to Eden stocking the Swell, it's so sleekly stylish, and the undulations look like they'd feel really nice.
  • Alexandrea
    Alexandrea  
    Thanks, Antipova, it was a fun toy to try and a fun review to write!
  • mama2007
    mama2007  
    great review! im not into this stuff but like to checkout some of the reviews just in case
  • Rossie
    Rossie  
    Thanks for introducing the Swell, seems like it's a real classy toy, from the packaging to the dildo itself.
  • kelaaa33wish
    kelaaa33wish  
    Thanks for the good review.
  • The Curious Couple
    The Curious Couple  
    Great review, thanks!
  • married with children
    married with children  
    great review, thanks.
  • Alexandrea
    Alexandrea  
    Thank you!
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    tits only  
    great review
  • Alice.C
    Alice.C  
    Thanks!
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    boobookittyfuk  
    Great review
  • Honey Girl
    Honey Girl  
    thanks for the review
  • toysforall
    toysforall  
    thanks for the great review, adding this to my wishlist!
  • Beck
    Beck  
    Thanks for the review! This is my next purchase! I must have this wand!
  • Elnoa
    Elnoa  
    So beautiful. Thanks for the review!
  • jeangel246
    jeangel246  
    Thanks for the review
  • Lizzy
    Lizzy  
    Good review. Would have been nice if they included a pouch for this. Some of the other do that also grrr
  • roskat
    roskat  
    Thank you.
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