Paint Chips Are Never Fun.

I'm happy with the texture of this toy, and with the g-spot curve. What I am not happy about is the fact that the paint started to chip off of the toy, and I have no idea what the effect of it may be on me. I will not be using this toy until I have gotten all of the paint off. The vibrations are also weak, so I will not be using the vibrator portion either.
Published:
Pros:
Glass
Easy cleanup
G-spot curve
Textured
Cons:
Paint chips
May be too thin for some
May not be curved enough for some
Rating by reviewer:
2
extremely useful review

Use

The Icicles No. 4 by Pipedream can be used in a variety of different ways. The wand itself could be used for g-spot stimulation on its own or have the bullet placed inside of the ring for added vibration patterns. You could also use the bullet on your clit while using the wand for g-spot stimulation, or just use the wand by itself, or the bullet on its own as well. Whether you're alone or with a partner, this toy is great, but remember that the vibrator bullet isn't waterproof so only the wand itself can go in the tub with you. This toy can be used with the bullet, and your partner can control the vibration patterns.

Because the toy is made from glass it can be used for temperature play. Heat things up with warm water, or cool this toy down in an ice bath for a frosty sensation. While the box says you can microwave and free this toy for temperature play, you shouldn't. These extreme temperature changes will cause you injury and should not be attempted. This toy will be cool to the touch upon removal from the packaging, but will warm up nicely to your body's temperature.

Users can use this anally, but remember to keep a firm grip on the ring, and not to let any lubricant get down that far either, as it has the potential to slip from your fingers. Do not thrust this too harshly, as you can end up bruising the cervix or other sensitive areas. Always remember to talk with your partner and tell them how rough you can take it. While this is a vibrator, the bullet can also be used to stimulate other erogenous zones such as the nipples, so have fun with it.
  • 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?
    • Sensory play
    • 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?
    • All over body

Material / Texture

The wand is made from 100% borosilicate glass, or as it's better known by it's commercial name, Pyrex glass. There are no odd smells or tastes to this toy. Users with sensitivities to either may enjoy the properties of glass as long as they have no problems with rigid toys. Glass is non-porous, hypo-allergenic, latex and phthalate free. Because this toy is non-porous, it can be fully sanitized to share between partners or between orifices as long as it is cleaned properly.

When first taken out of the package this toy is cool to the touch, and can add to the stimulation when inserted. The spiraled texture along the shaft is also a nice feature, and adds to the experience. The curved head is great for g-spot or p-spot stimulation, but will not cater to all anatomies. Beginner and advanced users alike could benefit from this toy's features. Advanced users may also enjoy the bullet that comes with this toy.

The bullet and controller that comes with this wand are made from ABS plastic, attached by a plastic wire. These are not porous, but they are not waterproof, so do not take these in the tub with you. If using this by itself, lubricant will make the bullet nice and slick against the skin.
    • No odor
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid

Design / Shape / Size

The design of the wand is meant for g-spot or p-spot stimulation depending on who uses it. It will not cater to all anatomies, but it does have an added spiral texture that may appeal to all who love glass toys. The curve is small but efficient in rubbing against the g-spot and the curve starts just below the tip of the wand. There is a spiraled texture going all the way around the shaft five times for added stimulation when thrusting. The overall design is nice but leans more toward beginners liking this toy rather than an experienced user.

The measurements for this toy are as follows:

Length: 7"
Insertable length: 5"
Circumference: 2"
Diameter: 3/4"

It is small in size and can be traveled with as long as you hide it in your purse or luggage. Be careful when packing this toy as it is breakable and should not be bumping or rubbing against other hard surfaces. While this toy is easily hidden, it is not discreet, and can be seen for what it is. This toy does not look realistic, but it can be identified.
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

The toy itself is used for g-spotting or p-spotting while the bullet has a variety of different vibration patterns to add to the stimulation when inserted in the ring of the toy. The vibrations carry throughout the toy, but aren't very strong when being transmitted through the glass. The bullet alone, used on the clitoris is a little stronger, but not by much. The bullet has ten functions you can cycle through and find whatever works best for you. The functions for the bullet are as follows:

1. Low vibration - Steady - 1 vroom, 2 bees
2. Medium vibration - Steady - 2 vrooms, 2 bees
3. High vibration - Steady - 3 vrooms, 3 bees
4. Pulsing - Pattern - 3 vrooms, 3 bees
5. Pulsing - Pattern - 1-3 vrooms, 2 bees
6. Roller coaster - Pattern - 2-3 vrooms, 3 bees
7. Pulsing - Pattern - 1-2 vrooms, 2 bees
8. Pulsing - Pattern - 2 vrooms, 3 bees
9. Pulsing - Pattern - 3 vrooms, 3 bees
10. Pulsing - Pattern - 3 vrooms, 3 bees

Overall, the toy is fairly noisy and can be heard through the covers and possibly a door, but music or the TV should cut down on the noise. This is definitely not a discreet vibrator, so you can't use it in a college dorm if you have a room mate. The vibrator is easy to control, as there's one button to cycle through the vibration patterns or to turn it off. This vibrator is not waterproof so when cleaning do not run under the faucet or shower. I found that this vibrator is not a battery guzzler, but it is noisy and weak.

The controller has a cover for the batteries on the back. This easily slides off to remove or replace the batteries, and is labeled so you know which way they go. It opens easily, but shouldn't open during use. The bullet itself plugs into the controller like headphones. When the bullet is turned on, the red light on the controller should come on as well. This is a basic, easy to use, and easy to figure out toy.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings
    • Not discreet at all

Care and Maintenance

Cleaning the glass wand is easy. You can wash it in hot soapy water, clean with a toy wipe or cleaner, boil it, put it in the top rack of your dishwasher, or bleach it in a solution of 10% bleach, 90% water. If you choose to bleach it, wipe it down, use cleaner or soap, remember to rinse the toy thoroughly. Leaving a residue on the surface from any of these can cause irritation or chemical burns. If you're choosing to boil or put this toy in the dishwasher, remember to remove carefully as the toy will be hot, and can cause you serious burns.

When cleaning the vibrator and controller, it's best to wipe it down with a toy wipe or a damp cloth, because you cannot stick this part of the toy under the faucet. Be sure that if you clean the cord as well, don't tug too much on it, as it can break or damage the toy, making it inoperable. Be sure to get in the crevices of both the vibrator and the wand. This can be achieved with a soft bristle brush. Once you're finished cleaning both you can dry them with a cloth, as lint doesn't attract to glass or the plastic vibrator.

When finished drying, remember to check your toy for scratches, cracks or chips, and if any are found discard of this toy immediately. If the bullet no longer works you can toss it, but with proper cleaning and care, both should last you for a long time. The glass toy is meant to break into large chunks rather than shatter if dropped. Remember to keep your toy from bumping against hard surfaces when cleaning or being stored, and don't exert too much pressure on it if you plan on storing it outside of the original packaging. This toy is best kept in its box it comes in, as it has no pouch provided with it.

All lubricants are safe with both the toy and the bullet, but if using this toy with others, be sure that the toy you're using it with is also compatible. Whatever lubricant you choose, remember that a little goes a long way for both the bullet and the wand.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

This toy came packaged in a nice box, which is great for storage since the toy didn't come with a pouch. It's a cardboard box that has a flap, which opens for the full display of the toy. This makes the box indiscreet, but it's a beautiful presentation for the toy. On the front of the box, the wand and vibrator are displayed, as well as on both the sides of the box and the ring with the bullet inside of it is displayed on the back. There are a few misleading directions of temperature play on the back, so do not follow those for heating or cooling your toy, as they can lead to injury.

Inside the flap when you open it, the same information and photo are showcased as on the back of the box. While this is not very informative, due to being misleading, it is still a nice box. Inside of the box, there is a foam piece cutout specifically formed for the Icicles No. 4 and the bullet. They fit in there nicely and do not move around. I recommend storing your toy in the box, as no pouch is provided and will keep your toy safer anyway.

This box could be wrapped nicely for gifting, or simply slipped into a gift bag. If you want to recycle the box, remember to take out the magnets that are holding the front flap in place. The Styrofoam insert cannot be recycled. This packaging is not discreet at all, because it shows the toy from every side.
    • Good for storage
    • Recyclable
    • Would make a nice gift

Personal comments

The biggest problem I had with this toy is the fact that the pink is not a colored glass. It is a painted on finish that is in no way protected. This finish has begun to chip off in the time that I've had this toy. I am not particularly happy with the way that Pipedream has so carelessly designed their toys, and I am afraid I won't be buying any colored toys from them in the future. This is such a beautiful toy, and I cannot understand why they could not spiral the glass in a pink glass instead of merely painting a finish on.

I plan on scraping the paint away with a brush and keeping this toy, but I am still disappointed. I bought this toy because of the beautiful pink ribbon around it, thinking that it was colored glass, when it was in fact paint. If you are afraid of what this paint may do to your body, I'd say avoid this toy, or any of the Icicles line, because the colored toys are more than likely just painted like a stained glass window.
Follow-up commentary
When I found out the paint was chipping on this toy, I didn't use it anymore. I said that I would probably scrape the rest of the pink paint off in order to still use it. While the vibrations travel throughout the glass nicely, this is still only a toy I would use to warm me up for bigger and better things. But the bullet that comes with this toy is fantastic.
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Comments
  • angel42539
    angel42539  
    Thanks!!!
  • Nykatron
    Nykatron  
    thanks for the great review
  • SydneyScreams
    SydneyScreams  
    Thanks for the review!! I hate that their products are painted...it seems so cheap and careless.
  • curious kitten
    curious kitten  
    was thinking looking at this along with other glass dildos. I think I will keep looking a little longer. Thanks You.
  • gothikstars
    gothikstars  
    glad to know the paint chips. definitely something to stay away from!
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