Icicles No. 1 - dildo by Pipedream - review by Katelyn

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I highly recommend this classic Icicle to people who have never tried, or are new to, glass anal toys. This Pipedream product actually lives up to its promise and would make an excellent gift. Its non-threatening appearance and great packaging would look great at any pre-wedding party, or under a Christmas tree.
Published:
Pros:
Easy to clean, wonderful for beginners, simple to lube, shareable.
Cons:
A little boring if you are looking for more pizzazz.
Rating by reviewer:
5
somewhat useful review
The original Icicles no. 1 is a clear, glass, double-ended dildo. It looks vaguely thermometer-like, but it is still very cute in real life. I would suggest this to someone who is new to glass anal play, because it is very unassuming and won't pose too large a threat to a newbie.

The box that Pipedream products is gorgeous and would work extremely well as a gift box, so if you're looking for something for your sweetheart (or a wedding shower) I believe this Icicle will suit you just fine.

Glass properties
The best lube to use with this type of glass is water-based, silicone works well too but water based is generally the wettest and best for glass, especially texted glass. be sure to reapply this lube as soon as it begins to dry. Glass is amazing because you can use it anywhere, you don't have to worry about getting a motor wet, or having your vibrator run out of batteries.

Heating and Cooling
Glass is great because you can heat or cool it. I find that hot temperatures are good on cold, dreary days or for fore-play, whereas, cold glass is great to play with on a hot day, or after your already turned on and super hot down below. After all the blood pumps to your vulva, it is a great sensation to cool yourself down drastically with a "frosty" glass.

Cleaning and lubing your glass
Glass is super easy to clean, as well as share. You can clean it by boiling, wiping, or dipping. To boil glass, simply place your toy in a pot of already boiling water. Leave your toy in the water for about three minutes and pull it out to polish it a few times. The only thing to watch out for is chipping your toy, so avoid dropping your toy suddenly or boiling it alongside others. You can also wipe your toy down with a Eden Wipe or a wet soapy clothe. Dipping your toy in a bleach solution is super easy and only takes a few minutes. Get a glass, or bowl, and create a 10% bleach, 90% water, solution. Make sure to air dry your toys after cleaning, and playing.

Measurements from Eden
Color:Clear
Length: 9"
Insertable length: 8 3/4"
Circumference: 4 3/4"
Diameter: 1 1/2"
Weight: 9 oz

More in Depth Measurements from Pipedream
Item Length: 9 in. - ( 229 mm )
Item Width: 1 in. - ( 25 mm )
Item Height: 1 in. - ( 25 mm )
Item Girth: 3.25 in. - ( 83 mm )
Item Diameter: 1.03 in. - ( 26 mm )

Item Package Depth: 2.75 in. - ( 7 cm )
Item Package Width: 4 in. - ( 10 cm )
Item Package Height: 10 in. - ( 25 cm )
Item Packaged Weight: 13.25 oz. ( 376 grams )
Item Package Type: Box

Case Depth: 11.25 in. - ( 29 cm )
Case Width: 17.5 in. - ( 44 cm )
Case Height: 19 in. - ( 48 cm )
Case Weight: 23.25 lbs. - ( 10.57 kg )

Features and Functions: Phthalates Free, Waterproof, Ribbed

Material: Glass
Country of Origin: China


Properties of Pyrex, according to Eden-
Pyrex is a hard material with a high chemical resistance and mechanical strength. The boron in Pyrex reduces any stress caused to the material due to temperature changes. It is less dense than ordinary glass, making it much more resistant to shattering and breaking as well, if it were to break it would not shatter or splinter into tiny pieces but instead it would snap or break in large pieces. It retains temperature extremely well and requires only a little lube for a super-slippery effect.

Measurements

Travel
It is probably best to invest in a well padded sleeve, if you want to travel and bring the glass with you. Slightly padded sleeves are OK, if you don't want toys to chip, but I suggest the larger bags for this glass. Padded Toy Pouch.

I agree that, this toy, lives up to Pipedream's promises. I would recommend this out, because is is simple, easy to use, easy to clean, and quite fun.

Pipedream's blurb
Elegant, upscale, and hand-crafted with amazing attention to detail, this luxurious line of glass massagers will leave you breathless. Each hand-blown Icicle glass wand is sleek, unique, and made to play hard. 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 to heat things up, or chill it under cold water for a cool sensation.
Experience
This is my SSA glass collection, if you would like to see reviews for wands or g-spot dildos please visit my other reviews of SSA products.
SSA Glass

Blue Cyclone
Pink Nubby
Heart Dildo
Red Cyclone
Amethyst
Rainbow Nubby

Handling Glass
Pyrex is solid, but life happens. I have a huge collection of glass toys, not all are pictured below, and I have broken a few of them in my lifetimes. Here are a few tips on how to avoid shattering your lovelies:
Don't leave them in your bed: Put them in their cases when you're done playing.
Buy padded sleeves for them: This will make it so they don't rub on other toys.
Boil them separately: This is so that the glass doesn't 'clink' together.
After boiling, when they are super hot, cradle them in a towel and not tongs.
Air dry them before picking them up.
Don't place them next to other dishes in the dishwasher, or keep them out of harms way by putting them in the silverware holders.

For some reason, I break glass toys constantly. I have hard wood floors, love sleeping next to my glass, and have a habit of storing them in a big pile. Hopefully you're more responsible! Glass is certainly worth the small amount of work that is needed to make sure the toy remains safe and usable. Remember that, although Pyrex is sturdy, if your toy chips or cracks, anywhere on the insertable shaft, it is likely time to scrap it.

I have also reviewed two Doc Johnson glass products.
Obscene Green


(Josephine KK)
If you're unsure which brand of glass you would like, I suggest simply choosing based on the quality rather than the name attached to the product. More glass wands are composed out of similar materials, so all that is left is for the product to feel and look amazing.
Follow-up commentary
There aren't any "seems" or lines on this toy, and I don't really think that glass toys differentiate themselves much, except in design. It seems like everybody wanted a little more information on the toy rather than the material so here goes-

The bulbous portion of this toy is a little much for me. Even though I'm a size queen, I feel that the texture and temperature of this toy is enough without adding a few more inches to the toy. I love the ridges, and don't feel that they are too much. Overall, I believe this toy is fairly simple. There isn't much going on with this toy color or texture-wise.
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My Icicles No. 1 tags
  • General
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    Other tags that are useful and descriptive for this product.
    • Clear
    • Glass
    • Pipedream
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Comments
  • SydneyScreams
    SydneyScreams  
    it would be nice to see more info about the toy itself, rather than glass in general. every time I read your reviews, it seems to be the same information over and over again
  • Hallmar82
    Hallmar82  
    I like the comparison pic but the #1 wasn't in it.
  • KrissyNovacaine
    KrissyNovacaine  
    Thanks for the review!
  • thegogofiasco
    thegogofiasco  
    I agree with Sydney. Although I do appreciate you doing a review for us, I would like to read more about this toy. How did it feel for you? What was your experience with it? Did the ridges on it bother you after a bit?
  • Herzer
    Herzer  
    Thanks for the review. It would have been interesting to see the #1 included in the comparison photo.
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