Icicles No. 4 - vibrator by Pipedream - review by Apirka

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Icicles No. 4

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No. 4 is definitely not my No. 1

This is one Icicles product I could do without. Sure, it's pretty, slim, got a G-spot hook and an included vibrating bullet...but the pink paint is chipping off, the hook is pointy, and the bullet is best used separately. This piece if better off for those who prefer slim dildos and buzzy vibes.
Published:
Pros:
Glass, spiral texture
Cons:
Buzzy/numbing vibrations that don't travel well through glass, pointy hook, chipping paint
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review

Use

Pipedream's Icicles No. 4 is a slim glass G-spotting dildo with a ringed handle on one end that turns the glass into a vibrator with the included battery operated bullet. The No. 4 is best used for vaginal and external stimulation. The ring does provide a moderate base for anal play, though one should still keep a firm grip on the toy if using anally to prevent it from getting sucked in and lost. Because of the dildo's slim size, it is a great toy for beginners or those new to penetration. The dildo itself can also be used in the tub/shower, however the bullet is not waterproof and should be kept away from water.
  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Solo
    • Temperature play
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • On a bed only
    • 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?
    • All over body
    • G-spot
    • P-spot

Material / Texture

No. 4 is made from Borosilicate (Pyrex) glass. It is an extremely safe material (rating a 10 on Eden's material safety scale), it's nonporous and can be fully sterilized so it can be shared between orifices and partners. Glass is also wonderful for temperature play by placing the dildo in cold or warm water. However, glass toys should be checked for cracks, chips, and scratches before playing with them, as well as remembering to thrust carefully to prevent injury to the cervix.

Glass is a very smooth and dragless material with no taste or smell. It is perfect for beginners and advanced users alike. Though one should remember that the material is also very firm and rigid with no give or bend.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The No. 4 is very simply designed - it's a long, spiral wrapped shaft with a ring on one end (to use as a handle or to insert the included bullet) and a slight hook at the other end (for G or P-spotting). The shaft is quite slim, so those who prefer substantial girth will be disappointed with this dildo.

No. 4 is 7" long, 5 1/2" of that is insertable. Mine has a 2 3/4" circumference and 3/4" diameter, the spiral wrapped around the shaft sticks out 1/8". The ring is 1 1/4" high and wide, with a little over 1/2" hole for the bullet to be placed into. The top curves about 45-50 degrees for the hook portion, with the hook being about 1/4".

The No. 4 is clear with a painted pink spiral around the shaft (the paint on mine has already started to chip off just from measuring the dildo). It is not very discreet, it does look like a sex toy/dildo. However, with its small size and weight, it is easily traveled with if protected carefully.

The bullet control pack is 4 1/2" long, 1 1/4" wide, with the battery compartment on the back and one simple operation button on the front. The bullet itself is 1 1/2" long, 2" circumference, 1/2" diameter, and a 23" long cord that ends in a jack that plugs into the control pack.

In my hand
Spiral and head
Bullet
Bullet in ring
Size comparison
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The dildo portion of No. 4 is very easy to use: thrust with it, rock with it, massage with it, swirl it, use it however you like. The pink bullet is just as easy to use as well. It takes three AAA batteries (not included) which are inserted into the back, their inserted positions given by simple etchings inside the battery compartment. Once the batteries are inserted, turn the bullet on with the button on the front. The bottom portion of the button turns the bullet on/off, the top portion cycles through the 10 functions. A tiny red light will turn on with the bullet and it will blink or fade in sync with whatever pattern the bullet is on.

Functions for the bullet:
1. Low steady vibration
2. Medium steady vibration
3. High steady vibration
4. Quick pulsing
5. Three quick pulses and one slightly longer one
6. Low to high and back roller coaster
7. Low to high roller coaster pulsing
8. 6 pulses similar to an alarm clock beeping, followed by 6 quicker pulses, then a few seconds of very quick pulsing
9. A long pulse followed by 11 quicker pulses
10. Several seconds of quick pulses followed by one long pulse

The bullet heats up quickly and is fairly loud and buzzy, it can be heard through a closed door. While holding the dildo in the hand with the bullet placed in the ring at the bottom, you can faintly feel the vibrations traveling through the glass, but again, they are faint. The dildo and bullet seem to perform better separately. Also, the dildo can be used in water, but the bullet is not waterproof.
    • Multiple settings
    • Not discreet at all
    • Weak

Care and Maintenance

Caring for the glass dildo is easy. It can be cleaned with soap and water, toy cleaner, spray or wipes, as well as placing it in the top rack of a dishwasher, boiling briefly, or using a 10% bleach solution. Though care should be taken when cleaning as fluids can collect around the spiral, so make sure to clean it thoroughly. Any and all lubricants are compatible with it as well. The bullet and control pack can be wiped down with a toy wipe if needed/desired.

The No. 4 doesn't not come with a storage bag. Either store the toy in the packaging it came in or purchase/make a storage pouch for it.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Experience

I'm no stranger to glass (or girthy) toys, and even though the No. 4 is more of a beginner's toy with its small diameter, I really wanted to try it out as a textured substitute for SSA Glass's Ruby G. Not that long ago I found exactly where my G-spot was and thought the shape of the toy might work for me. Because my G-spot is wrapped around my pubic bone (starts on the bottom and goes to the back), most G-spot toys don't work for me, especially if they are used for applying pressure. I thought something with a small hook that would grab onto my G-spot/pubic bone would help and I could massage it or pull on it to apply pressure. But sadly I was wrong with this toy.

The spiraled texture feels nice when thrusting in and out with the toy, but the hook is pointy and scrapes my insides up a bit. And unfortunately the hook is just too short to hook onto my pubic bone/G-spot. This dildo really doesn't do much for me. As for the bullet, I already knew that that wouldn't work for me. I didn't expect it to really vibrate the glass (since it doesn't work well for other reviewers or other Icicles products I've tried), and I didn't plan on using the bullet separately because of how buzzy, numbing, and loud I knew it to be.

Overall this Icicles was a bust for me. I would perhaps suggest it to inexperienced beginners looking for a slim glass dildo, but for me, this isn't a winner.
Follow-up commentary
Yeah, this didn't stick around after my initial review. The bullet just isn't my thing (not strong, or quiet, enough). The glass wand did nothing for me and I was ticked about the chipping paint. Off to be recycled you go!
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Comments
  • mistressg
    mistressg  
    This toy was a TOTAL disaster for me too! The paint started chipping on mine pretty much immediately. I hated this toy, it got worse the more I tried to do anything with it.
  • Missmarc
    Missmarc  
    Great review, thank you!
  • kurtster79
    kurtster79  
    Great review and photos thanks for sharing
  • Mizery Moon
    Mizery Moon  
    nice review
  • AHubbyof2SexualMinds
    AHubbyof2SexualMinds  
    Great review, thanks. Was considering this, but will hold off now.
  • Harpina is gone
    Harpina is gone  
    Thanks for the great review and photos! Sorry it didn't work for you.
  • ScarletFox
    ScarletFox  
    Great review, its a shame to hear about the paint though
  • Geogeo
    Geogeo  
    thanks for the warning
  • TheSinDoll
    TheSinDoll  
    Wow... that looks extremely slim! I'd be pissed about the chipping paint.
  • Kitka
    Kitka  
    Sorry to hear about yours chipping, that's terribly irksome. Thanks for sharing your review with us though
  • StephanieTaylor
    StephanieTaylor  
    Great review
  • Buh-bye
    Buh-bye  
    Thanks for the review and photos!
  • Arlinnae
    Arlinnae  
    Thanks for the info!
  • SassySam
    SassySam  
    thank you for the review, great pictures.
  • chicmichiw
    chicmichiw  
    Ew, chipping paint is not okay. Pass!
  • tortilla
    tortilla  
    thanks
  • PetiteAsian
    PetiteAsian  
    thanks. chipping is not good!
  • FieryRed
    FieryRed  
    I can't believe they painted the spiral ridge, instead of just making it out of colored glass as it appears to be. Thank you for the great review!
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