Icicles No. 1 - double ended dildo by Pipedream - review by FemmeFlo

Clear Perfection

With water glistening on its surface, this Icicle looks a lot like a real icicle! Excellent for hot or cold temperature play, Pipedream's Icicles No. 1 gives the perfect amount of spiraled texture to twist and rub against those sweet spots. The bulbed end can serve as an anchor for anal play or for g-spotting when inserted vaginally. The shaft is one width throughout, so you can focus on the texture.
Glass, Textured, Artistic, Double-ended, Attractive packaging
Does not come with pouch, Too textured for some
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Icicles. No. 1 is a double-ended glass dildo with a spiral ridge for added texture. Either end of the dildo can be used vaginally, and the bulbed end might provide g-spot stimulation for some. The narrower end can be used anally, with the bulb to serve as an anchor. I would not recommend inserting the bulbed end, since there would be nothing to prevent the dildo from being sucked inside your ass, though technically, it's a bit long for that. This dildo is long enough to hit the cervix for pretty much any user who has one, so caution should be used in thrusting so as not to bruise your cervix. The spiral ridge is very pronounced, and I would recommend using caution with this piece if you are not used to textured toys. It is extremely enjoyable if, like me, you love texture. Because this piece is so rigid and it has a lot of texure, I would recommend being really careful if you're going to use it on a partner/let a partner use it on you so that no one gets hurt.

Like all glass toys, this piece can be used for temperature play. Stick it in the fridge or a bowl of ice water, and it will look and feel just like a real icicle! It can also be heated up, if you prefer. It's a good idea to test it out on a sensitive patch of skin, like the inside of your wrist, to make sure the temperature isn't too extreme before putting it near your genitals. Don't expose this piece to any rapid temperature changes, such as boiling it and then putting it in the freezer. It will crack and be ruined.
  • 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?
    • Everyone
    • Solo
    • Temperature play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Anal
    • G-spot
    • Vaginal

Material / Texture

Icicles No. 1 is made of Pyrex glass, which is a very sturdy and completely rigid material. It has no taste or smell. Glass has a material safety rating of 10, and it is completely non-porous, hypoallergenic, latex-free, and phthalates-free. It can be sanitized by bleaching, boiling, or putting it in the dishwasher (top rack, no soap). If you boil this toy, be sure to handle it with oven mitts or tongs, since it will be extremely hot, and don't boil it for longer than three minutes. If you see a crack or a chip in this toy, do not use it and discard it immediately. This material is unlikely to ever break unless you drop it, and if it does, it will probably break in chunks instead of shattering.

This toy has a lot of texture in the form of the spiral ridge that wraps around the shaft of the toy. The ridge is rather pronounced. While I enjoy some texture a lot, I find that I need to use this dildo gently and apply some lube, since glass does make the texture more pronounced than it would be on a more plush toy, such as a silicone toy. If used slowly, you can feel each individual ridge, but when fast thrusting is used with this toy, it becomes more of an increased friction. This toy might have too much texture for some. The toy has a realistic look in that it looks like an icicle! But it does not look anything like a penis. It's still not discreet, so don't leave it lying around if you don't want anyone seeing it. But if you want to display it, then this toy is certainly gorgeous enough for that.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Spiral-texture

Design / Shape / Size

The Icicles No. 1 is straight with a moderate girth. It measures 9 inches long, with 8 inches of either end being insertable (just don't put the bulbed end in your bum!). The diameter throughout is 1" except for the bulb, which is 1.5". The spiral texture begins an inch from the smaller tip, and ends right at the bulb. The spiral ridge is pretty pronounced but it's too small to really get an exact measurement on it. The whole piece weighs 9 ounces, which is lighter than some glass pieces I've tried (the Sasha Swell Wand, 13.5 ounces), but heavier than others (Icicles No. 8, 7.5 ounces]). It's not too tiring for your arm, but it has a nice heft to it and it feels sturdy.

The girth of the shaft of this toy is medium, 1" throughout. The girth would be just fine for a beginner to glass, but the texture, in my opinion, makes it more suitable for those with a little bit of experience with glass toys and textured toys in general. Unless you're someone who had tried rigid toys with a lot of texture in the past, this Icicle is something you may have to warm up to. This toy provides the most texture I would want from a toy, and I consider myself in the medium range of the textureslut scale. For those who like a LOT of texture, this toy might be a nice gentle experience. The texture provides great stimulation for vaginal orgasms. Some, including me, might find that the bulbed ends rubs their g-spot the right way to orgasm that way as well. I really only use vibes for my clit, but the texture does provide stimulations when rubbed against the clit, and that might be enough for some users to achieve a clitoral orgasm. The texture does make it feel a little more girthy than other toys this size.

Do keep in mind that this is a handmade glass toy, and that there will be some variations from product to product. Mine, for example, is half an inch shorter than what is listed on the product page. On some, the texture might be more or less pronounced, and the girth may also vary slightly.

This toy isn't realistic, but it also isn't really discreet to anyone who's ever heard of sex toys. If you wrapped it in something soft and padded it with clothing, it would travel well in a suitcase, but it's not something you can put in your purse for on the go, since it's quite long and heavy.

    • Clear glass
    • Spiraled
    • Whimsical / artistic


The first time I used this toy, I started out by slowly inserting the small end cold into my vagina. I was amazed at the way the texture felt. I use this toy gently, since fast thrusting with this toy is painful for me because of the texture. It's long enough to easily hit my cervix, so I also have to be careful not to thrust it in too far. The vaginal stimulation I get from this toy is great. Anally, I prefer to use a condom with this toy simply because it makes the texture less pronounced and I don't want to risk tearing up my anus. The condom might not be necessary, but that depends on personal preference. This is longer than any other glass toy I've used before, and I was able to insert it farther anally than any toy I've used before other than anal beads. Because it's so rigid, I have to find a comfortable position for inserting this all the way. On my hands and knees is what works best for me. Vaginally, this is less of an issue since my vagina can only take 6 inches of this toy, but there are still some positions that are a little uncomfortable, such as leaning back against a wall with my legs flat. This dildo also feels awesome when it's rotated while inserted so that you can feel the spirals internally.

The small end is my favorite for vaginal or anal play with this toy, but for g-spot stimulation, the bulbed end of this toy worked well for me. My g-spot is located about 4 inches in, just above my pubic bone. I've heard from others who have shallower g-spots that this toy also works for them. For more information on that, read beck's review of this toy. I find that the way that the bulb firmly hits my g-spot when thrusted at the right angle and slightly catches on my pubic bone when it's pulled out rubs my g-spot and brings me to orgasm. I don't know if the bulb would make this toy compatible with a harness, since I haven't tried it, but it would probably be pretty uncomfortable for the wearer since it's a bulb, rather than a flat base.
    • Discreet sound
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

Glass is super easy to take care off. Between regular uses, it's best to wash it with soap and water. Pay special attention to the spiral ridge, since fluids can collect in there. You can also use a toy cleaner on it. If you're sharing it between partners/orifices without a condom, it can be sterilized by bleaching, boiling, or putting it in the dishwasher (top rack, no soap). If boiling, handle it carefully afterwards since it will be hot and do not put it in the freezer afterwards or it will crack. This toy is compatible with any lube you like, be it water, oil, or silicone-based lubes. Just remember that oil-based lubes ruin condoms if you're using it with a condom.

This toy can be displayed or stored in the original packaging, which has a thick foam insert to protect it. Sadly, this toy does not come with a pouch, which would be the easiest way to store it. You could also wrap it in a sock and put it in your toychest. Just don't drop it or put anything heavy on top of it.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The packaging is very classy. It has a picture of the toy on the front, and the front opens to reveal the toy in a bed of foam. It would work well for storing or displaying the toy(thought it is a little bulky for storage, and it's also great for gifting. It is not discreet, since it has pictures of the toy on all sides and describes the toy as a "hand-blown glass massager" right on the front, so you may want to gift it in private.

    • Classy
    • Good for storage
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

As a straight, medium-girth textured glass dildo, this is great. And if that's what you want, you won't find a better option for the price. I recommend this toy to those who are moderate texturesluts and love glass. This wouldn't be a great first glass toy or a first textured toy, since the texture is pretty intense. I would recommend a waved glass piece, such as the Icicles No. 8 or the Sasha Swell Wand, for a first glass dildo, unless you already know you like texture. I also recommend trying out a textured toy made of something more plush and forgiving, like silicone, before trying this toy. I do recommend this as a second glass piece, especially since it's double-ended and you can get a lot of different uses from it - vaginal, g-spot, anal, and possibly even clitoral.

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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