Reflections amber - dildo sex toy by Doc Johnson - review by novanilla

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This is the prettiest dildo I have ever seen. Also it was awesome.

The Reflections Amber by Doc Johnson is a really pretty glass dildo with a sensual wave design that provides a different sensation while still being friendly to people who don't like textures. It can be used in a number of ways and with any lubes. This is a really safe, solid choice for anyone looking into purchasing a glass dildo.
Published:
Pros:
glass, pretty, not heavily textured but also not just a straight line, ambiguous look, performs well
Cons:
might be too small for some people
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

This is a dildo made of tempered glass by Doc Johnson. Its shape is straight but waved and it does not have a flared base, although the end designed to use more as a handle is rounder and has a larger circumference than the other three waves on the dildo. This toy would best be used for vaginal, not anal, play, because of its shape and lack of flared base. Glass is very unforgiving, so hard thrusting is a no-no. You don't want a bruise on your cervix no matter how much you may like one on your ass. Glass is incredibly safe though, ranked a 10 on Eden's material safety scale, so it can be shared between partner's easily with sterilization and due to its nonporous surface, it can be used without condoms and easily cleaned. It is also totally waterproof just as much as any of your glass dishes are. This is a dildo, not a vibrator, so it also doesn't make sounds and therefore could be used anywhere so long as you aren't loud!
  • 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
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool

Material / Texture

This is glass, so there is no smell or taste anymore than there is if I lick a plate. Its touch is cool at first, but it warms up to your body also. Glass retains temperature really well, so it will stay cold or warm for much longer than other materials like plastic, silicone, or wood. This opens up opportunity for temperature play, though it is important not to put this in the freezer for long or to try to insert it soon after boiling because too extreme of temperatures are dangerous for insertion.

The texture of this piece is totally smooth. It has no ridges, bumps, or anything other than the 4 waves. These glide smoothly and are easy for anyone to use, even those just starting out with penetration who aren't sure what they like yet.

Glass obviously does not bend and if thrusted too hard and deep, it will hurt.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The shape of the reflections amber is straight, rigid, and wavy. There are 4 waves, one of which is a round handle of sorts. The other 3 are large waves, just as pictured, that provide for added sensation. Although you can barely feel them, they do add something to the experience. It feels less like just a big stick. It's more pleasurable. This size is pretty good. I find it to be sufficient to warm me up before my partner and I start having intercourse. There are few things I have felt that are close to as stimulating as my partner's penis, and until this partner, I was really not that into penetrative sex. So when I say I love this dildo, that's a pretty solid endorsement.

This toy would be obvious to someone familiar with glass dildos, but I don't think if my conservative mother saw it she would get it. She would definitely be confused and ask what it was, though, so unless you're an artsy person who might just have something like this, keep it in a drawer. It is not meant to be realistic and neither side looks like a head of a penis.

The look of the dildo is beautiful. The color is amber, but it's so hard to describe. It's iridescent or something. The pictures don't do it justice.

Measurements:
Total length - 7.75", including large ball at the end
Insertable length - 6.25", after the large ball
Circumference of 1st wave - 4"
Circumference of 2nd wave - 4.25"
Circumference of 3rd wave - 4.5"
Circumference of large ball - 5"
Circumference of areas between each wave - around 3" each with slight variability



    • Beginner
    • Partner play
    • Whimsical / artistic

Performance

There are several great things about this toy. First of all, though, it is not harness compatible, has no flared base for safe anal play, and has no suction cup or other uses. It is purely a glass dildo. However, that comes with benefits--it can be used with any lube, will cause no allergy or infection problems for anyone, can be sterilized and easily used with different people, even if one has an STI, can be used for temperature play, and is totally waterproof and could be submerged in a bathtub, a hot tub (not recommended--temperature could cause problems when inserted). It could even be used as a massager.

This has a texture, or something else to it that isn't just a straight line, but it's smooth and soft enough that a beginner or someone who dislikes texture can also use it enjoyably. Its design is something that can't blatantly be felt the way larger bubbles could be, but if it wasn't there, you could tell. Subtlety.

It's a size that's on the longer end of the average penis size (6.25" insertable), but you don't need to insert the whole thing, so you can get a range of sizes. I found 6.25" for play perfectly acceptable, even though my partner is over 2" longer than that. For something without much give like glass, the heaviness can make up for shorter lengths. This can be used by beginners or people who don't like much length on their toys. The shape of it could even be interesting to rotate with.

This toy performs well and will last forever due to being made from glass. Considering the cost, that's quite an investment when you think about the fact that you could be using this same toy decades from today.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Glass is very easy to take care of. It can be washed with any number of soaps or wipes, put in a dishwasher, boiled, whatever suits your fancy or is appropriate for your uses and/or partner(s). It can be stored anywhere, however you like, but it is best to put it in or around soft things so it doesn't clank against stuff, running the risk of chipping or scratching, which would make it unsafe to use. EF sells padded bags to use with glass toys. Some glass toys come with a pouch, but this one does not.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging





The packaging could be used as storage if you wanted to, but I don't. Several languages are featured on the packaging. It is made and packaged in China.

It is thin plastic and see through so everyone will know what you got.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet

Experience

This dildo is great! I love the cool feeling upon insertion. It's very smooth and glides with little lube. My partner and I used a bit of lube to start out with just so it would slide in easier, but once inside, it glides really easily. I get very wet naturally, so I never felt the need to reapply. This can be used with a partner or solo. When just half of it is inserted, it can go in a number of angles that help stimulate immediately inside the vagina, which is my most sensitive area, and provided me with almost enough stimulation to orgasm without any clit stimulation, which is a must for me usually. However, unfortunately, it hasn't gone that far yet--still working on it. Maybe in the follow up review, I will have finally mastered that with this toy now in my arsenal. Overall, my partner and I loved this toy, and we both really like how it looks, which is why it jumped out to us in the first place. I'm giving this 5 stars, because there aren't any cons I could find aside from that some people may prefer something larger.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • Cindi025
    Cindi025  
    thx for the review
  • Herzer
    Herzer  
    Thanks for the review. I wonder if any of these companies that make glass toys have though of selling artistic glass. Some of these, like this one, are beautiful work.
  • Allstars316
    Allstars316  
    Thanks for the review!
  • Tom Dogface
    Tom Dogface  
    good review thank you
  • souviet
    souviet  
    thanks!
  • Rossie
    Rossie  
    Thank you for the nice review, and closeup pictures showing how pretty the dildo is.
  • Archery
    Archery  
    Great review, thanks!
  • js250
    js250  
    Great review--thank you!
  • gwenevieve
    gwenevieve  
    thanks for the review and thanks for including the photos.
  • SydVicious
    SydVicious  
    wow, that's a gorgeous toy. Great review. Thanks!
  • higs
    higs  
    Thanks for reviewing!
  • Ayumi
    Ayumi  
    Awesome review. I have this one in my collection and am never disappointed.
  • eri86
    eri86  
    Thanks for the review!
  • GONE!
    GONE!  
    This toy really is gorgeous. Thanks for the great review on it!
  • bog
    bog  
    Great review!
  • evie.amor
    evie.amor  
    Wow this is even prettier in your pics than on the product page! You made me want to purchase this!
  • faithfulwife
    faithfulwife  
    Great review in my wish list now
  • Mr. E
    Mr. E  
    The one we received is almost clear, with very little of the amber coloring. I have to look closely just to see the amber swirls in ours. Even so, ours is a beautiful toy. Great review.
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