Thunderous applauseI would highly recommend this toy for beginners to glass dildos. It's a great way to experience smooth and swirled textures with enough substance to be really fulfilling. Out of the four styles I have tried so far this one is by far the most blissful. It's a beautiful piece of art that yields beautiful results!
Glass is compatible with any type of lube, and this dildo is so smooth that a small amount of water based lube went a long way for me.
Glass has a list of benefits that makes it one of the top materials for penetration/insertion toys. It's completely inert, body safe, compatible with any lube (or none at all) and even though it may sound intimidating, it is very safe. The glass used is the same sort as in labware or kitchen measuring cups, which means it has been tempered to be very strong and resistant to breaking. Even if it does break, it won't shatter into dangerous small pieces, instead it breaks into large chunks that are safe and easy to clean up. It's a good idea to do a quick inspection for chips or nicks before using, just in case, but other than that the care is minimal and you'll get a lifetime of service from this toy. I tend to give mine a quick wash in warm soapy water, pat dry with a towel and put it back in the storage pouch.
Glass is odorless, tasteless, and completely non-porous. This makes it safe to share between partners, with careful cleanup afterwards.
Some of the advantages can also be drawbacks, however. Glass is very heavy, which means it can slip out of wet hands. I tend to use glass toys in bed instead of the bathtub, as an example. It is also incredibly firm, which means vigorous thrusting can cause bruising. Pay attention to what you're doing, and make sure any others who use this toy are aware and you'll be fine. Glass also lasts forever, so start thinking about who might appreciate a gift when you're finally done using it. Since it is dishwasher and boiling water safe these toys are simple to sanitize before passing on.
The toy I received measures 8.5" in overall length, close to half of which is a swirled and twisted texture, then a smooth area that has a very slight curve to it, then at the far end a semi-realistic flared head that looks like the head of a penis. It is almost 5" around the widest part of the flared head and the rest of the shaft is right below 4" around. The widest part of the twisted end was right at 4" around. I found these dimensions to be supremely satisfying - thick enough to feel substantial when inserted but not so thick as to be uncomfortable given the rigidity of the material.