If you are looking for a new sex toy, the material it is made of should be important when making your choice. Many sex toys are made of silicone, rubber, or plastics. Glass and metal might not be the first materials you think of. Yet, we are huge fans of these materials. Why? And why should you consider glass and metal anyway? We explain that below.
What glass and metal have in common
Glass and metal are both materials that are hard. Unlike silicone and rubber, for example, you cannot indent them. That means sex toys made of glass and metal are not flexible or bendable. Also, both materials are nice and heavy. And for sex toys – believe me – that is a significant advantage.
What these materials also have in common is that they both feel cold to the touch. If you don’t warm them up briefly – for example, by warming them up in your hands or under the tap – they will give a cold sensation when inserted. But it is precisely this ability to warm them that makes glass and metal interesting. Because because they easily accept and retain heat, you can play a little with the temperature.
A final feature of both glass and metal is that they are materials that are non-porous. This makes sex toys made of glass and metal extremely easy to clean and therefore very hygienic. You could even just put them in the dishwasher.
The advantages of glass
Glass has a number of properties that metal does not. For instance, you will find that glass sex toys are often very colourful. Because of the manufacturing process of coloured glass, you can create hugely beautiful designs that are pleasing to the eye.
When we talk about glass, we mean that glass sex toys are made of borosilicate. This is the material from which, for example, oven dishes and laboratory glass are made. That material can withstand extreme temperatures and does not break easily. Yes, if you drop it from three high onto a concrete floor, it will probably break. But in ‘normal’ use, it is virtually impossible to break the glass.
Our favourite glass toys are:
The Icicles No. 18 is arguably the most beautiful glass dildo in the world. Just read our review. The Icicles No. 18 is a slightly curved glass G-spot dildo, whose shaft is textured with beautiful blue bobbles. Both ends you can use to insert. On one end, you will find a tapered tip and on the other, two spheres. One of the spheres features a red flower during the glass-blowing process. You can buy the Icicles No 18 from Sinful. Many glass dildos are derived from this design, such as the ‘50 Shades of Grey Drive Me Crazy Dildo‘, or the ‘No. 21′ by Gildo.
Another great dildo is the Hamsa G-spot dildo made of green glass. It can be used not only for G-spot stimulation, but also for prostate stimulation, making this dildo suitable for any user. And therefore also very suitable to experience pleasure together. The dildo can be used on both sides; the curved end for G-spot and prostate and the short, ribbed end for anal or vaginal stimulation.
But glass is also an excellent choice for butt plugs, like this glass prostate butt plug from Gildo. The curved shaft ensures a perfect position. It is a very nice product with a luxurious look. The ring makes the butt plug safe to use and easy to remove. However, it does make this plug less suitable to wear under your clothes, for example, should you wish to do so. By the way, nobody forbids you to use this plug as a G-spot dildo. Do clean the plug well after anal use, before you put it in the vagina. That way, you avoid infections. Fortunately, cleaning is very easy.
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The advantages of metal
Most metal sex toys are made of stainless steel. Glass may be a strong material, but metal is virtually unbreakable. If you drop a metal dildo from three high onto a concrete paving stone, it is more likely to break the paving stone itself.
Glass is a heavy material, but metal may be just a touch heavier. However, sex toys made of metal are more expensive than those made of glass. Metal may feel just a little colder still than glass.
Our favourite metal toys are:
Of course: the Njoy Pure Wand. I have owned this toy for years and we use it very regularly. Yet it still looks like new. So it really is a depth investment – no pun intended. The Njoy Pure Wand is a very luxurious G-spot and prostate dildo with an almost legendary status. Almost all sekstoy testers from all over the world wax lyrical about this thing. Njoy also makes great metal butt plugs, such as the Pfun Plug or the Pure Plug 2.0.
When it comes to sex toys made of metal or glass, there is no real winner. Now, glass and metal are great materials, both being hard, heavy, strong and hygienic. People who choose glass often do so because of design and price. People who choose metal often do so because of its tough appearance and indestructibility.
Either way, we hope you will not only look at plastic and silicone when choosing in the future, but consider toys made of glass and metal.
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