Are glass dildos a harder material than hard plastic dildos?

Are glass dildos a harder material than hard plastic dildos?

edeneve edeneve
I'm just exploring all about glass and want to learn as much as possible about it before buying, if I buy.
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Cat E.
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Total votes: 44 (44 voters)
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ellieprobable ellieprobable
I almost picked "other". Glass is a harder material than hard plastic. However, from the perspective of the user they may seem almost identical. For sex toy functional use neither of them have any "give" the way softer plastics/rubbers/silic ones do. I hope this makes sense.
09/11/2012
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by edeneve
I'm just exploring all about glass and want to learn as much as possible about it before buying, if I buy.
Glass will not budge while plastic has a bit of leeway.
09/11/2012
Gracie Gracie
Glass just feels different. It is harder yes, but it is also slicker and it has a colder feeling. But you can change that by running hot water over the toy before use. I love glass! [https://www.edenfantasys.com/dildos/classic-dildos-and-dongs/icicles-no-17|Icicles 17 was my first glass and it is a great g-spot toy. Another glass toy I love is the serenity. I think you should give glass a try!
09/11/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
It depends on the plastic you're comparing it to, actually. I think the Turbo Glide Blueberry Bliss feels pretty similar to glass, hardness wise, although glass has a coldness to it that plastic lacks, as well as a weight, so for the most part, glass does feel somewhat harder.
09/11/2012
Master DarkWolf Master DarkWolf
Other, no idea, not into such toys.
09/11/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
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Originally posted by Master DarkWolf
Other, no idea, not into such toys.
Other, haven't compared em yet, so I donno... ^^
09/11/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
On a scientific hardness scale like the Mohs rating glass is harder. But at the practical level both are hard enough to do damage if not used properly.

We've had glass toys for more than 10 years - the first ones out were very expensive - but they are worth it. The new lower cost Icicles line is great - stop studying and buy a couple that have been reviewed positively by community members that you trust.
09/12/2012
indiglo indiglo
Great points made so far in contrasting plastic and glass.

I would also add that glass is heavier... for example when thrusting, it is easier to hurt yourself with glass than with plastic. It only very rarely has happened, and only when not really thinking, etc. But it's denser and heavier than plastic. It just feels totally different.

And may I add, I much prefer the feel and effects of glass.
09/12/2012
JennSenn JennSenn
To me glass feels very different, but not necessarily harder. I agree with others about it actually being harder, but practically not making a difference in use. Other factors, such as weight and temperature, help make glass feel totally different from plastic. At least for me.
09/12/2012
misty82 misty82
Have never tried them
09/12/2012
roskat roskat
Just go for it. There's plenty of inexpensive glass toys on Eden.
09/12/2012
AmethystSmoke AmethystSmoke
Yes, others have already given great explanations so I won't repeat them.

I went the opposite route - my first toy order included three glass toys - and I didn't buy more expensive toys made of silicone until later. One of them, the bent graduate, is a toy I still use regularly.

There are quite a few relatively inexpensive glass toys that are highly rated so my suggestio would be to take the plunge - buy a few toys that have dissimilar shapes and textures that appeal to you and have some fun.
09/12/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
You still have not got that first glass toy yet? I don't blame you I was a little scared too at first and did a lot of research.
09/12/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
They're technically harder, as in they're more resistant to indentation, but the degree of difference in hardness isn't something which is noticeable during use.
09/12/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I think so glass is harder.
09/12/2012
amazon amazon
Does this really have to be argued? It's pretty obvious.
09/12/2012
Mikemanz Mikemanz
Do not fear the glass...
09/12/2012
Cat E. Cat E.
Glass would have to be harder, right?!
09/12/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
glass is certainly harder than plastic
09/12/2012
AK Bunny AK Bunny
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Originally posted by edeneve
I'm just exploring all about glass and want to learn as much as possible about it before buying, if I buy.
Glass is completely rigid, no flex to it at all. Can be fun toys though.
09/14/2012
travelnurse travelnurse
Glass is a whole lot harder
09/19/2012
GuyCoddington GuyCoddington
really want to try glass, but i'm intimidated
09/19/2012
AliMc AliMc
Quote:
Originally posted by edeneve
I'm just exploring all about glass and want to learn as much as possible about it before buying, if I buy.
Glass dildos and hard plastic dildos both feel very similar in firmness to me but glass is obviously more durable than plastic and it's also weightier, which gives it a more solid feeling.
09/19/2012
sweetpea12 sweetpea12
Quote:
Originally posted by edeneve
I'm just exploring all about glass and want to learn as much as possible about it before buying, if I buy.
Yes because it's glass. It will break more easily than plastic. But.... it is a more solid piece of equipment
09/21/2012
Mamastoys Mamastoys
glass is..well....glass- not giving with it
Some of the hard plastic toys will have some give to them.
I love the glass toys bestest of all!!
09/22/2012
JoshJosh123 JoshJosh123
My gf says they're much harder
02/27/2013
Falsepast Falsepast
Its harder than plastic
02/27/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Even hard plastic just doesn't feel as rigid as glass
02/27/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Even hard plastic just doesn't feel as rigid as glass
02/27/2013
Total posts: 30
Unique posters: 29