Prickly little bugger!This glass dildo from Pipe Dreams is pretty and appealing with its two different shaped ends and colorful nubbly texture. Unfortunately those nubs are huge and can be really uncomfortable if you don't use a lot of lube. I didn't care for the tapered end of the dildo, but found the double bulbs and curved shaft on the other side produced wonderfully intense G-spot sensations. For texture lovers only!
Nevertheless, this is a very pretty toy with many good points. It's 7 3/4" long and curved, which makes it very easy to hold and thrust with- as a double dildo it's 100% insertable length. The 1.5" diameter is neither too big nor too small. One end is tapered and gently pointed, while the other end features a pair of chunky bulbs adorned with a pretty red flower. The shaft is decorated with blue nubs, which were much more pronounced than expected: each nub is about 0.5" long, and raised about 0.25". There are 20 nubs distributed across 4 inches of shaft- SERIOUS BUSINESS. You will need to use a lot of lube with this toy (any kind is fine, water-based is best) so that the bumps are not irritating, though this may make the toy tricky to hold onto. I quickly discovered I preferred the "double bubble" end of this dildo- the bulbs felt great on my g spot and I got fewer of the evil nubs. The pointed end was downright uncomfortable- the tapered head hurt my cervix, and I was dealing with a lot more bumps- not so fun. I think I could enjoy nubs if they were not quite so dramatically pronounced, and I am still willing to try a ribbed toy in the name of science. I would not recommend this toy for anal play since neither end is sufficiently flared.
For those who have not used glass before, it's a pretty special material. It's tasteless, scentless, hard but lightweight. It really hits the g spot well, but can leave you sore if you thrust too hard. You can chill it for temperature play, or run it under hot water, though I find it doesn't retain heat as well as my metal toys. Glass is easy to clean with soap and water, and can be disinfected by soaking in a 10% bleach solution.
This toy comes in the same style of box as all the icicles, which has a flap in the front that opens to display the toy through a plastic window. The packaging is definitely nice for a gift, but doesn't include a pouch or any other storage option. This is definitely not a discreet toy as it can pass for a marijuana pipe AND a sex toy. Don't leave it lying out when the parents visit.