How About Glass Sex Toys?By Kimberley Spinney - 3 min read
When it comes to adding new toys to the bedroom, an excellent option is the glass sex toy. From being dishwasher safe to hypoallergenic, these toys have a lot to offer.
When it comes to sex toys there are so many different types out there that it can often be hard to determine what you may want to play with or explore. On top of the many different varieties, there are also any numbers of price points, from the less-expensive and more affordable choices to the often elite and more expensive toys. However, while no two toys are going to be the same, one option to consider is a glass sex toy.
Glass sex toys are a unique option that can really make a difference in your sex life. Not only does it provide a chance to explore something new, but the benefits of the toy can actually change the way you look at adding them to the bedroom.
While glass might seem like a scary option when it comes to such a delicate and sensitive area, the reality is that the glass that is used is comparable to Pyrex baking dishes. This is a hard glass product that is actually quite durable, which means it is less likely to break or shatter if you are careful and treat it properly.
On top of the standard glass sex toys, there are also some that vibrate. While you could stick to a standard toy, the fact that there are vibrating options makes this a toy that is even more versatile. However, no matter which option you go with, glass toys are about so much more than their actual functionality.
When it comes to the reasons why one might pick up a glass toy versus a regular toy, there are actually some very good benefits to these products, including the fact that they are made from glass that is medical grade, which means that they are hypoallergenic. Other benefits of going with a glass toy are the fact that they are dishwasher safe, they are tested for safety, when you use lubricant it lasts longer, can last forever if cared for properly, and they will not stain or hold on to smells. Another thing that makes glass sex toys a preferred product, is that it is actually recommended by medical professionals.
With so many benefits to glass toys, it makes sense that you might be interested in learning more about them, especially how to clean them. With this particular toy being glass, it is actually easier to keep them clean and sanitized. You can either use a standard sex toy cleaner or regular soap and water. However, these are not your only options, as you can even put them in the dishwasher. It is important to stay away from anything abrasive, just like a regular glass product.
After every cleaning and before every use it is definitely important to check over your toy to make sure there is no chipping or damage. However, if you store them properly after every use and make sure you handle them with care, you should have no problem with your glass sex toy.
When it comes to the pros and cons of these toys, remember that since these are Pyrex glass material, if you are into sensory play, you can actually heat or cool these toys for added pleasure. There are always guidelines that should be followed to properly heat or even cool the glass because extreme temperature changes can shatter the glass. However, if you are careful and follow rules that can easily be found with your toy or even online, you can have some fun with temperatures.
Some other pros to glass sex toys are the fact that glass is often smooth, but you can still get textured pieces that will always hold their shape. Unlike some toys, glass is actually environmentally friendly, which means that in the sad case you need to recycle your toy, you can. Also, as I shared earlier, lubricants last longer, but you also do not need much in order to make your toy extra slippery. Plus, using glass also means you do not have to be restricted in the type of lubricant you use because the glass is non-porous.
Overall, glass sex toys are an investment. No matter how much or how little you spend on your toy, glass is something that lasts, especially when treated carefully (and not dropped on tiled floors). This means that you will not only get your money worth when it comes to your toy, but you will also have a piece that will give you plenty of pleasure in different ways, whether hot or cold, vibrating or not.
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