The Complete Guide to Glass Dildos (How to Use Them Safely)

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There are many reasons to consider a glass dildo, especially if you’re looking for a unique and satisfying feel. These beautifully designed pieces can even double as art when not in use.

This article will introduce glass dildos, both as masturbatory aids or for use with a partner. This will include a look at how they compare to other dildo materials and the benefits they provide.

You’ll also learn how to use a glass sex toy to bring yourself or your partner to an intense, body-shaking climax each and every time.

An Introduction

Glass dildos, as the name suggests, are dildos made from a specially treated glass. The glass is often Pyrex, or a Pyrex-like material, which is durable, long-lasting, and safe for human use.

While glass dildos may seem cold and unnatural at first, they can offer many benefits to users. But first, let’s see how sex toys made from glass compare to other commonly used materials.

A Comparison of Dildo Materials

A dildo’s a dildo, right? Not exactly. There are many dildo materials to tickle your fancy. A few of the most common include:

  • Silicone
  • TPR/TPE
  • Glass
  • Metal
  • Ceramic
  • Wood

Silicone and TPR/TPE are perhaps the most common materials.

Silicone dildos are typically on the higher-end price-wise. They are a smooth material and, if made with body-safe silicone, non-porous. This means they don’t absorb any fluids, and there’s no place for bacteria to hide.

TPR/TPE is a rubber-like material that’s on the cheaper side. It’s available in many colors, and it has a softer feel than silicone. This will offer a more realistic penetration, but it does come with risks. Namely, they are porous materials that cannot be sterilized.

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Glass and metal are quite similar in quality as they’re hard, non-porous materials that you might not initially think would make a good dildo. These materials offer a slick, sleek design that’s ideal for temperature play.

And similarly, ceramic and wood also share many qualities between them. They’re both typically custom made, and they both require special finishing techniques to make them safe for body use. The materials themselves are quite different, but they offer many of the same benefits and features.

When it comes to picking the sex toy material that’s right for you, there is no right or wrong choice. There are some materials that have greater benefits than others, though.

The Benefits of Glass

If you’re reading this article, there’s a good chance you’re interested in purchasing or using a glass sex toy. So let’s delve deeper into why you might choose a glass over other dildo materials.

Easy to Clean

The importance of cleaning your sex toys after each and every use cannot be overstated.

The proper cleaning of a sex toy can be difficult, depending on the materials. You don’t want to cause your sex toy to deteriorate, after all! And you can’t exactly throw your electric vibrator in the dishwasher.

There are even some sex toys materials (like jelly rubber) that cannot be disinfected entirely due to the porous nature of the material. This means condoms are highly recommended for each use.

Glass dildos, however, are quite versatile and easy to clean.

A glass sex toy can be cleaned with antibacterial hand soap, rubbed down with isopropyl alcohol, or even in the top rack of the dishwasher. You can even boil your dildos if they’re made of pyrex!

Durable and Long Lasting

I mentioned above that glass dildos are often made from one of two types of treated glass – pyrex and borosilicate.

These are made to stand up to regular ‘wear and tear,’ and they’re also heat resistant. This means that they are often more durable and longer-lasting than their non-glass counterparts.

Due to the non-porous nature of the material, they also won’t hold on to odors or stains. This means, if properly cared for, your glass toy will be as good as brand new even after ten years of regular use.

Easy to Use

How many times have you had to stop in the middle of a masturbation session to reapply lubricant to your silicone vibrator?

Glass is a sleek, non-porous material. This means it becomes quite slick when lubricants are applied. And because it’s non-porous, the lube will sit on the surface of the dildo for much longer.

This means that glass toys can provide you with significantly more ease of use.

Works of Art

With beautiful textures, colors, and patterns in the glass, these dildos can easily look more like a work of art than a sex toy.

There are even some dildos and other sex toys (like butt plugs) made of glass that can easily become part of your bedroom decor when not in use.

The Different Types Explained

Can you walk into an erotic shop, pick any old glass dildo off the shelf, and walk away with one that fits your needs? Sure! But it’s better to do your research beforehand so you can make an informed decision.

So, what types of glass dildos are available?

Straight

Perhaps you’re just getting started with dildos entirely. In that case, you can’t go wrong with a straight glass dildo.

The smooth, sleek design of the straight dildo makes them great for beginners, such as the Glas 7″ Straight Glass Dildo. It’s also an excellent choice if you don’t require all the bells and whistles, but just prefer depth.

A straight dildo is also a great start for newcomers to anal play.

NOTE: If you intend to use a dildo for anal play, be sure it has a flared base so it cannot enter the anal cavity entirely.

Curved (Classic)

Are you looking for something that’s a bit more realistic? Then a curved dildo is what you want, like the Glas 6 inch Curved G-spot Glass Dildo.

A curved glass dildo is a dildo that’s, most often, shaped in a similar fashion as the penis. It has a long shaft for deep penetration, but the enlarged head also provides stimulation to the g-spot.

Ribbed

Do you want something a bit more… invigorating? Or something that will hit all the right spots? Then take a look at the wide selection of ribbed dildos on the market. Such as the Glas Purple Rain Ribbed Glass Dildo.

As the name suggests, a ribbed dildo is one with ribbing along the length of it. The ribs can be subtle (similar to the veins of a penis) or distinct (almost like individual knobs connected in the middle.) There are also variations where the ribbing is different sizes on different parts of the dildo.

You can find ribbed dildos in either straight or curved variations, so you should also consider the benefits of each of those types of dildos, too.

Twisted

For an interesting variation on the ribbed dildo, the twisted dildo offers a similar design. The “ribbing” along the shaft of the dildo, however, is actually made by a twisted glass design. A good example would be the Twisted Pleasure Glass Dildo.

The twisted texture offers a unique sensation that is perfect for the stimulation of the vaginal walls and rectum. But the texture also makes it possible to stimulate other sensitive areas, like the nipples and clitoris.

Beaded

Another variation of the ribbed dildo is the beaded dildo, such as the Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass 5 Inch Dildo.

A beaded dildo can come in any length, shape, and size. It stands out from other textured dildos, though, with its unique design. Unlike a ribbed or twisted dildo, which often comes with the ribs and twists an equal distance apart along the shaft, a beaded dildo can feature beaded textures at just about any interval. The beads can range from small to large.

The beading offers a unique kind of stimulation that’s difficult to achieve with any other type of dildo. It can be used to stimulate the g-spot or prostate, but also as a stimulator along the walls of the vagina and rectum.

Are you still not convinced that a glass dildo is right for you?

Why You Should Invest in ‘Luxury’ Sex Toys

A glass dildo is certainly not a sex toy that all people will invest in. It’s a luxury item, for sure. So why should you invest in luxury sex toys?

There are glass sex toys available in just about any price range. If you want to make a smart investment, though, then you may be looking at spending $50 or more.

This seems like a steep investment for “just” a dildo. But a luxury sex toy, such as a glass dildo, is meant to last for many years. It’s made to be durable, versatile, and easy to care for.

If you’re looking for durable, long-lasting, and efficient, then a glass sex toy is right for you.

How to Use a Glass Dildo

Just like any other type of dildo material, those made of glass can be used for versatile fun!

For Vaginal Penetration

When most people think of dildos, they think of vaginal penetration. And a glass dildo isn’t any different.

A glass sex toy can be used by itself or alongside clitoral stimulation, anal play, etc.

Pro tip: It’s best to use a glass sex toy while in a laying down position. You can use it while standing up, but it can easily slip from your grasp and fall to the ground or even onto a toe.

You may be thinking of a glass dildo as a penis-shaped sex toy. That’s true for many “models,” but there are some that are specially created for g-spot stimulation, too.

Use it for self-pleasure, or during a mutual masturbation session. Or insert it vaginally while you’re being penetrated anally, or while you’re giving a blowjob. You can even use it while your partner is going down on you.

For Anal Penetration

Just like with vaginal penetration, glass dildos can be used to stimulate yourself or your partner anally.

CAUTION! If using a dildo for anal penetration, be sure that it has a flared base. The same goes for any sex toy you insert into the anus.

The various textured options, like ribs, twists, and beads, make it great for beginners and experienced dildo users alike. They also offer a great opportunity to stimulate the P-Spot in men and the A-Spot in women.

If this is your first time with anal play, then take it slow. You may even want to use just a smooth glass sex toy to start.

For Oral Penetration

Are you or your partner turned on by oral play? Do you want to practice your oral techniques? A glass dildo makes a great addition to your collection, as its smooth, slick design is unlike any other sex toy on the market.

The variety of textured glass sex toys makes it a fun way to practice your blowjob technique.

To avoid injuries, such as chipping teeth, you should only have a glass toy in your mouth while you’re sitting or lying down. Due to the slickness of the toy, you’ll also want to be sure you have a firm grasp on it, or use one with a flared base or handle.

The Best Glass Dildo Techniques

Whether you’re flying solo, or you’re having fun with a partner, these techniques can serve you well in the bedroom.

For Deep Thrusts

If you’re looking for something intense, yet satisfying, then give this move a try either solo or with a partner.

How It’s Done

Kneel on your bed or, if it’s easier, a flat surface like the floor. Using one hand, place the dildo tip at the entrance to your vagina or anus. Slowly lower your vagina or anus onto the dildo.

Begin to move your body up and down until you get comfortable with the movement and with the dildo’s girth and length. You can then begin to take it deeper, harder, and faster.

This is easiest done with dildos that have a suction cup, but it’s possible without one as well.


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For a Fuller Feeling

This technique is a perfect addition to male or female masturbatory sessions.

How It’s Done

Lie flat on your back with your legs spread at a comfortable distance (about shoulder-width). Begin to masturbate with one hand while holding the lubricated dildo in your other hand.

As you masturbate, bring the dildo to the opening of your vagina or rectum. Place it gently at the entrance, and slowly push it inside. You can push it as deep as you’d like, or keep it closer to the opening.

Once you’ve found a comfortable position, you don’t need to move the dildo. You can keep it in place while continuing to masturbate (or receiving head).

The climax will feel deeper and more intense with the dildo inserted in you, even if you didn’t use it to bring you to orgasm.

For G-Spot Stimulation

A curved or ribbed dildo will be your best friend here, but just about any dildo can work if it has the right length.

How It’s Done

Lay yourself or your partner flat on the bed. Gently insert the lubricated dildo into the vaginal opening. The g-spot is located about an inch inward on the top of the vaginal wall, so you’ll be “aiming” here.

Begin to slowly move the dildo in and out. You can use a gentle upward motion on insertion to ensure you’re hitting the g-spot. You or your partner can also rock with the motion for further stimulation.

Pro tip: Add a small pillow just underneath their lower back. This will tilt their hips slightly forward for deeper, more direct stimulation of the G-spot.

For P-Spot / A-Spot Stimulation

For a bit of anal pleasure, let’s see how you can stimulate your P-spot or A-spot.

How It’s Done

Position yourself or your partner so you’re lying on the bed leaning on your arm (if you’re doing this yourself, you’ll probably want to lean on your non-dominant arm). Now pull the opposite leg up closer to your chest, as if you’re doing a squat.

Place the tip of the lubricated dildo at the opening of the anus. Slowly push the dildo into the rectum. Gently pull the dildo out and continue with this push/pull movement. If it hurts at any point, then perform slower movements.

If you’re a man, you don’t have to take the shaft of the dildo in its entirety to hit the p-spot. If you continue with this motion, though, you’ll soon begin to notice a building pleasure. You can also take a break from using your hand and instead rock back and forth on the dildo.

For women, the a-spot is actually closer to the opening of the rectum. This is because it’s actually at the back of the vagina. As such, you’ll want to target the area where the walls of the vagina and the rectum are joined. Just play around with different depths and movements, and you’ll know when you’ve hit that sweet spot!

Advanced Glass Dildo Technique: Temperature Play

The techniques above are helpful if you want to know what movements work well for glass dildos. But what about techniques for more advanced users?

Warm It Up

One of the unique features of glass sex toys is the ability to change temperatures quickly. It can retain heat well and, as we’ll see later, also be used for cold temperature play.

For a more natural feel, run your dildo under warm or hot water. This will warm up the dildo to your desired temperature. You can then insert it vaginally or anally.

The warmth of the glass material will make the dildo more inviting and realistic. It’s also a great way to ease yourself into using a “colder” material like glass.

Due to the conductive nature of the material, it’s important that you not make the dildo too hot. Just be sure to test it before using it internally.

Cool It Down

If you’re interested in the opposite side of temperature play, you’ll be glad to know that glass sex toys can also withstand (and retain) cold.

Place your dildo in the fridge for a few minutes to cool it down. The chilly feeling will deliver sensations you’ve likely never felt before. And more than just insertion, you can also use it to stimulate your nipples or clitoris.

The Best Types of Lube for Glass Toys

The greatest thing about glass sex toys is their versatility.

Some types of lubricants cannot be used with certain sex toys. For example, silicone lube should not be used on silicone sex toys due to friction breakdown.

Glass sex toys don’t have those same kinds of restrictions, though.

There are many kinds of lubricants, including water-based, silicone, oil-based, and hybrid.

Water-based lubricants are popular as it’s compatible with most condoms and most sex toys. It does evaporate quickly, though, and this might mean re-application during sex. Oil-based lubricants, on the other hand, are slick and long-lasting. The same goes for silicone-based lubricants, and they’re even hypo-allergenic.

There are some lubricants that are better suited for certain activities.

Silicone-based lubricant, for example, is much longer-lasting than water-based lube. This makes it ideal for anal play. You may prefer water-based lubricants for vaginal use, though, as there’s less risk of staining.

The point is that the versatility of glass dildos enables you to mix and match your lubes based on the activity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Dildos are certainly a staple sex toy in many peoples’ bedrooms, but glass dildos are a bit more of a mystery. So if you have questions about glass sex toys, I have answers.

Are Glass Dildos Safe?

It’s true that glass items aren’t typically recommended for vaginal or anal insertion. But glass sex toys are made with certain types of glass – like pyrex, or borosilicate. These are more durable than untreated or regular glass.

How can you ensure that your glass dildo stays safe for use after use?

  • Keep it in a safe place. A drawer or cabinet are places where it can stay safe from bumps and bangs.
  • If dropped, inspect thoroughly for chips or cracks. While durable, it’s possible for small chips or fissures to appear if dropped on a hard surface. These can be breeding grounds for bacteria, and they may even result in jagged edges.
  • Clean after each and every use. This will prevent the spread of bacteria and prevent the risk of infection.

The takeaway here is, if you’re using the glass dildo as intended, it should be 100% safe.

What Should I Do if I Drop My Glass Sex Toy?

If you care for your glass dildo as outlined throughout this article, then the risk of dropping your dildo should be low. If you do drop your dildo, however, you’ll want to be sure to inspect it very carefully.

Glass sex toys are non-porous, which means they have very little chance of collecting bacteria if they’re cleaned properly after each use. When the dildo is dropped, however, it’s possible for cracks or chips to occur.

The biggest risk of a crack, chip, or fissure in your dildo is the raw edges. The edges may be jagged, and this can lead to cuts in the vagina or anus.

Even if the edges aren’t jagged, however, these small imperfections are the perfect places for bacteria to live. And when your sex toy begins to harbor bacteria, it’s bad news for your sexual hygiene.

So if you drop your dildo, you’ll need to inspect it thoroughly.

To do so, clean the dildo first. This will remove any smudges and make it easier for you to find true imperfections. You can then use a magnifying glass to inspect the dildo from top to bottom. If a crack, chip, fissure, or other issue is present, then carefully dispose of the dildo.

Are Glass Sex Toys Cold?

A common misconception is that glass sex toys are cold. It’s true that glass is cold to the touch at first. The benefit of glass sex toys, though, is their ability to warm up and cool down within minutes.

You can warm a glass dildo between your thighs, or by cupping your palms around it. Or you can insert it without warming it up for an exhilarating sensation.

The other benefit of glass’s temperature absorption rate is temperature play!

Put your dildo in the freezer for five minutes, and then use it on your nipples, clitoris, or even insert it into your vagina or anus. While your body will warm the dildo up quickly, the change in temperature will introduce a whole new feeling.

How Do I Clean a Glass Sex Toy?

Due to the non-porous nature of the glass, you have a few options when it comes to giving your sex toy a thorough cleaning.

The easiest way to clean your dildo is to hand wash it using unscented, antibacterial soap and rinse it under warm water. This should be sufficient for day-to-day cleaning, but a more thorough cleaning is recommended once every few uses.

You can perform a thorough cleaning one of two ways:

  1. Wash it in the top rack of your dishwasher
  2. Wipe it down with rubbing alcohol and let it air dry

After cleaning, you’ll also want to store it in a clean, safe location. I would recommend you wrap it in a microfiber cloth, and then place it in a drawer. This will prevent it from getting unnecessarily banged around.

Do I Need to Spend a Fortune for a High-Quality Glass Dildo?

Just as with any other kind of sex toy, there is a wide range of prices when it comes to glass dildos. Should you invest in a higher-priced one, though?

It’s true that you get what you pay for, but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune on a durable and long-lasting dildo.

There is a glass sex toy for every price range!

From small glass probes that start at $13.99 to a curved-tip dildo that goes for $130, there’s a dildo for everyone.

The most important thing? Be sure that the item you’re purchasing is made from either pyrex or borosilicate. These types of glass are treated, which means they’re more durable and safe to use. The same cannot be said for other types of glass.

So more than price point, be sure to consider materials and quality.

Conclusion

Glass dildos are a great addition to any sex toy collection. They offer a unique and versatile feel that you must try at least once.

And not only are glass sex toys immensely satisfying, but they’re also easy to use and even easier to clean. This means they’re more hygienic than many other dildo options on the market.

Do you have any questions about glass dildos or any of the material shared above? Then be sure to leave a comment below.

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1 thought on “The Complete Guide to Glass Dildos (How to Use Them Safely)”

  1. I’m really interested to see how these would feel, very hard i imagine. I love the look of the twisted glass dildo here. Nice informative article.

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