Ribbed for your pleasure!The texture of the Twisted Pleasure is great, but words cannot convey the actual feeling. This piece of art has found a spot in my collection!
Most of the SSA toys, and many other glass products, arrive is VERY simple velvety bags (usually red in the case of those I've received), with a draw string at the top. The toy itself is usually also wrapped directly in bubble wrap, likely to provide extra cushioning from breaks or scratching during shipping. Unwrap this gem and you should have a perfectly smooth (save for the intended texture, of course) piece of glass for playtime.
One of the best features of glass, is the ease of cleaning. While the texture on the shaft of this piece can add to the cleaning effort, it's fairly rounded ribs aren't all that bad. Cleaning methods, as found on Eden and other sites, can include using an anti-bacterial cleaner, washing in the dishwasher, or even boiling. Since it is glass, Borosilicate glass to be specific (think Pyrex branded products), it's just like cleaning your Pyrex dishware. Aside from physical damage from dropping or other chipping methods, the toy is fairly durable. (Eden and others do recommend that if you share the toy, practice safer sex and use a separate condom when sharing with anyone)
Of course, once it's clean, the fun begins! I'll admit, the gorgeous color and hefty feel made it a challenge to stop admiring and actually put the Twisted Pleasure into action, but once I did... Again, the weight of the glass piece is very nice. I'm a fan of something I can hold and feel when using, and the glass definitely has that. Additionally, the diameter of the toy was just to my liking, though I can certainly see a number of you preferring something a little thicker (it just happened to be just right for me). And as for the texture... I loved the feel of the Twisted Pleasure in my hand, it just feels amazing with it's rippled waves. Once inside, you can definitely feel them, though it's not the feeling or sensation I expected. The texture is very noticeable, far more than those "ribbed for her pleasure" condoms from the drug store.