How to Use a Glass Dildo

by Lovehoney

on May 2, 2017

One of the reasons why glass dildos are becoming so popular is because smooth glass plus smooth penetration equals almighty pleasure.

Even twisted or curved glass dildos with ridges or bumps are smoother than most plastic or silicone dildos. When a little lubricant (water-based or silicone) is added to the smooth surface of glass, it becomes even more slick, making for some great fun!

The majority of glass dildos are made from high-grade borosilicate glass, which is a durable, safe and sturdy material that is used in Pyrex jugs and oven dishes. It can be heated up in warm water or cooled down in your fridge or freezer for intense variations in temperature.

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How to Use a Glass Dildo

Glass dildos are both functional and extremely beautiful to look at, so it's no surprise that many people enjoy their visual appeal as well as their credentials as sensual sex toys. When it comes to these glistening beauties, a well-cared-for glass dildo will outlast any plastic alternative, and prove even more versatile.

Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo SetStart with a little external stimulation by rolling your glass dildo over your body. The smooth form works brilliantly on shoulders and backs and textured versions, like each of the Tracey Cox Supersex Glass Dildo Set, feel great when rubbed over the clitoris or shaft of the penis.

Lubricate your glass dildo so it slides in with ease. The great thing about glass is that you can use absolutely any lubricant with it, so if you're planning on having fun in the shower then use a silicone lubricant but if it's bed time shenanigans you're after, use an all-purpose water-based lubricant like Durex Play Gel Lubricant with Aloe Vera.

Once your dildo is inserted, try twisting it inside you. If it has ribs or bumps to it, like the Lovehoney Nubby Textured Sensual Glass Dildo, it will feel fantastic against the vaginal walls and produce gentle stimulation that will really get you warmed up.

You might like to try rocking your glass dildo inside you rather than just thrusting it, as this will reach your sweet spots and provide the firm stimulation you need for a gushing G-spot orgasm. The Lovehoney Ribbed G-Spot Sensual Glass Dildo is ideal for this.

Temperature Play

Unlike other materials where you can only achieve a certain amount of temperature variation through using cooling or warming lubes, glass dildos can be heated up or cooled down to your liking. Varying the temperature of a glass dildo intensifies orgasms beyond belief and feels great on the clit and during penetration.

The safest way to heat up your glass dildo is by leaving it out at room temperature for a few moments to begin with. Then fill a large pan with hot tap water and submerge your glass dildo for 10 minutes. Once this is done, pour out most of the water until the dildo is only half submerged, then carefully remove it. Always test the temperature of your dildo on your forearm first to prevent any nasty accidents!

Alternatively you can cool your glass dildo down in the fridge or freezer. Start by letting it acclimatise to the surroundings by leaving it out at room temperature for a little while. Then, move your glass dildo to the fridge, leaving it on a clean, dry shelf. After 10 minutes it should be suitably chilled but for a more intense sensation, move the dildo from the fridge to the freezer and leave it for a further 20 minutes. Check the temperature on your forearm and make sure any little bits of ice are removed before using it.

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Originally published on May 2, 2017. Updated on Aug 6, 2020