Icicles No. 38 - dildo by Pipedream - review by PropertyOfPotter

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I couldn't be more pleased with this piece! It has such a sexy, gorgeous design that not only looks amazing, but feels incredible when in use as well. It's very well made and should last a lifetime! If you're looking for a high quality flogger to add to your play, this is the one to get! You won't be sorry for making this purchase!
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Pros:
- Beautiful Design
- Amazing Texture
- Well Made
- Many Different Uses
Cons:
- Leaves Black Fuzzies Everywhere
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Icicles Number 38 by Pipedream is a beautifully hand blown glass dildo that doubles as an elegant handle for the bull leather tresses, turning this dildo into an incredibly sexy flogger. This unique piece has a wide variety of uses and appeals to a large audience.

* Temperature Play - Icicles 38 can be easily warmed up or cooled down by placing the glass end into a bowl or cup of hot or iced water, never in the microwave or freezer. Use caution to not get water on the leather. Leather is water resistant, but I don't imagine you'd want to be soaking the beautiful tresses in water. This glass holds it's temperature very well and is one of my favorite qualities of glass toys!

* Vaginal Use - This glass dildo feels amazing when you're gently thrusting it inside of you! The bulbous head and great texture make this toy stand out among the ones I've used up to this point. Do be careful not to thrust too hard, since you don't want to cause bruising to your cervix and discomfort.

* Anal Use - Due to the shape of this toy, it's safe to play with it anally. It has a nice long handle which makes it much safer for this type of play, but still use caution, as always!

* Flogging - When you're not using the glass end as a dildo, you can use it as a handle and show your lover how you really feel! This makes an excellent addition for anyone's who into or just getting interested in BDSM. You have the ability to control how hard you hit, so it can appeal to those just starting out or those who are more advanced users.

* Sensory Play - The leather tresses work wonderfully as a sensory toy! Tease your partner by gliding this over their body as they're blindfolded, and give them a hit when they least expect it! It can be both a very sensual or sexual experience depending on how you use this toy.

* Costume Accessory - Who wouldn't love to play a sexy Dominatrix while using this amazing toy?

Usually I say that floggers are more for couples play than solo experiences; well, I can't say the same about this toy! Though using with a partner is an amazing experience, you can also enjoy the pleasures this incredibly detailed glass dildo has to offer on your own time!

This isn't the most travel friendly toy due to it's size, and unlike a lot of glass pieces, it's pretty clear what this one is used for. You could travel with it, but I would use caution. It might not fit inside a large purse, but would inside of a backpack or briefcase.

Though you might want to bring this toy with you wherever you may go, I wouldn't suggest bringing your glass flogger into the tub or shower with you, but there are enough uses that it shouldn't be a big deal to leave it out of your tub time.
  • 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
  • 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

This glass flogger is made from two different materials; Borosilicate glass and Leather.

Borosilicate glass rates a 10/10 on the Eden material safety scale and is made from food-grade material, is hypo-allergenic, non-porous, latex and phthalates free. If your toy were ever to fall and break, it would be more likely to break into chunks rather than tiny shards because this type of glass is made to be shatter resistant.

Leather rates a 7/10 on the Eden material safety scale and is latex and phthalates free. The box this toy comes in states that the tresses are made from genuine bull leather, but the material safety page simply states 'natural fibers'.

When I first opened the package, I made sure to put my nose right up close to the toy, hoping to excite my senses with the amazing scent of leather. When I drew in my breath, I could smell a slight leather scent, but it wasn't at all what I was expecting. I thought it would smell the delicious way my husband's leather motorcycle jacket smells, but it doesn't. It smells okay, but wasn't the typical leather smell that I'm used to.

The leather tresses are somewhat smooth to the touch and have very natural flowing movement to them. Each piece has a very slight spring to it, meaning that you can gently pull on an individual piece and it will lengthen but easily bounce back to it's shape as soon as you let go. They are a little squishy if you squeeze them in your hand, but can pack a powerful punch depending on how hard you choose to play with it.


The glass on this toy is simply amazing! It's completely rigid and has such an amazing look and feel to it. The end is made up of a totally smooth, bulbous head that is texture-less. After the smooth head, the shaft of this toy has an amazing wavy texture to it that goes the full length of the piece. The waves are very prominent and can easily be felt during penetration (and boy does it feel amazing!).



Someone who doesn't care for textures probably wouldn't like this toy. I'm not a huge fan of a lot of texture, but I thought this was amazing, so you might just surprise yourself!

I would say that based on the texture, this would be more of an experienced user's toy, but a daring beginner might just find that they struck gold with this piece. It all depends on your preference. The texture of the toy is designed to add extra stimulation when used internally, but I believe also helps give you something to grip when you're using this as a flogging toy.
    • Bumpy
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The shape and size of this toy is simply perfect! I'm very impressed with the effort put into making this toy so upscale and luxurious!

The length of this toy is spot on! The glass itself is just the right length that it hits all the right places when used internally, and is very comfortable to hold if using the glass as a handle.


The long tresses are attached to the outside edge of the glass dildo, and extra leather is wrapped around the end to make sure they stay in place and really gives it a completed look. When you spread the tresses, you can easily see the glass center and the way the leather surrounds it.


The shaft is highly textured and truly adds character to this very unique looking piece. The handle (or shaft) is a very reasonable size and should be acceptable for any user to handle, it's the bulbous end that might give a less experienced user some trouble.


The end of the toy is the widest part. It looks like a great base to the handle, but it might be a problem for some users to take. If you're not used to penetration you might find that the end is slightly too large for insertion, but that shouldn't hinder making this purchase! If it is too large, it's something you can work up to while still enjoying the flogging aspect of this piece.

It is on the larger side, so it is a little more difficult to take on the go, but it is possible. The flogger fits very nicely in the box it comes in, which keeps it nicely protected if you plan on traveling with it.

The thirty leather tresses aren't all the same length, so the sizes are approximate. Also, each glass piece is hand blown, so no two are exactly the same.

Full Length: 27"
Leather
Length of Tresses: 18 1/2"
Width of Tresses: 3/16"
Leather on Glass: 1 3/4"

Glass Handle/Dildo
Length: 6 1/2"
Insertable Length: 6 1/2"
Bulb Circumference: 5"
Shaft Circumference: 3 1/2"

Leather On Handle: 1 3/4"
    • Futuristic
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

The bulbous head makes an excellent popping sensation when thrusting, and actually gave me the best g-spot stimulation I've ever had from a toy. The firm material combined with the perfectly shaped head, made me feel weak at the knees! The feel of the wavy texture is very stimulating, and though I'm not usually a fan of this much texture, I found myself highly enjoying it!


The tresses feel nice and soft when you run it across your body, but don't be fooled by that, they can give quite the sting if you put some power behind them. I found that the sting can range from very light to a higher medium feeling. It's not so much that it's going to break your skin or cause extreme pain, even when using a large amount of force. With that being said, it does cause a pleasurable pain and will leave red marks. The fact that this flogger can be used in a lighter way is a great thing if you're new to this type of play or aren't sure whether or not you'll like it. But with some extra power behind it, more experienced users will find pleasure in the strong stings this beautiful flogger will leave behind.

The slaps can be quite loud depending on the force you're putting behind it, so you might be able to hear it through a closed door, so use caution if you have guests.
    • Easy to use
    • Not very discreet
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

Though Leather is water resistant, you still want to use caution when cleaning your dildo. The glass can be cleaned with antibacterial soap and warm water or your favorite sex toy cleaner. You might want to buy a tooth brush that's used only for cleaning, because bacteria could built up in the crevices of the dildo if not washed properly. The tresses can be cleaned with a damp cloth and mild soap, but only if you've gotten lubricant or bodily fluids on it. Regular cleaning of the tresses isn't necessary otherwise. Always make sure that your glass flogger is fully dry before storing.

Though glass is compatible with oil, silicone, and water based lubricants, I would stick with water based because it would be easiest to clean off if it were to get on the leather areas. A little goes a long way when it comes to lube, so start off with a small amount and add more if necessary.

The box this toy comes in is great for storing the toy. It does take up a little bit more room than necessary, but it's also going to keep your toy much more protected. You could keep this in a different, large pouch or container, or you could keep it the way it is. It would fit in a nightstand, or dresser drawer, but might take up a lot of space in your own personal toy box, depending on how large that is. I personally keep it in it's original package, since that's the safest thing for this toy.
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The packaging that this toy comes in is very tasteful, but not discreet. It's obvious what the cardboard box contains. On the front of the box it shows a full image of the product inside, has the product name and clearly states that it's a glass whip.


Each side has another image of the toy, so no matter how you have this box laying, you're going to see an image of the toy.


The back of the box has the only information that's included with this toy. It tells you a little bit about the toy, but isn't as informative as it could be.



The front of the box, like all Icicle boxes, has a flap on the front that stays closed by a magnet. There's a small ribbon tab that you easily lift to open the front flap. When the front flap is opened, you can see the toy through a clear plastic window and the inside has all the same information on it that is also written on the back.




To remove your flogger from the box, you open the top and slide out the foam piece that the toy is resting in.



The foam piece is made to fit this toy perfectly, which is why it makes the best choice for storing your toy.

    • Good for storage

Personal comments

Overall, I really enjoy this product! The dildo feels amazing and the tresses leave the perfect sting with each blow. However, there is one thing that drives me crazy about this piece. The tresses leave small black fuzzies EVERYWHERE. The pieces aren't smooth and clean, they have fuzzy edges and it gets on anything that it touches. When I was laying out the toy to take images, my white blanket was covered with them!



It's not enough that I would rate it less, but it is annoying.
Follow-up commentary
I still really like this toy, though it doesn't get pulled out as much as some of my others. The falls still shed, but I have yet to try a suede brush on it, so I'm sure that would help to eliminate the problem. Overall, it's held up very well and still deserves the 5 star rating I had originally given it.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • eri86
    eri86  
    Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
  • TJtheMadHatter
    TJtheMadHatter  
    Thanks for extensive amount of information, the fabulous pics, and the video. I can't wait to try this one. That sucks about the little fuzzies. Hopefully the suede brush worked.
  • misskat
    misskat  
    This is gorgeous! Thank you for such an amazing, thorough review!
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