Prisms Triplets

This week I’m going to be looking at my second product provided by the folks over at TooTimid.com, the Triplets graduated butt plug set from Prisms Erotic Glass.

The Prisms Triplets are a set of three clear glass butt plugs, ranging in size from very small to a modest medium, and are aimed primarily at anyone looking for a gentle introduction to anal play.
It’s quite a cute little trio of plugs, and looks almost like a set of inconspicuous ornaments when you arrange them together on a table. They have quite a squat shape, with a teardrop bulb, a short neck, and a narrow base, like a spade on a set of playing cards. 
Each plug is sized accordingly:

  • Smallest: Total length – 2 3/8″. Circumference – 4 1/2″
  • Middle: Length – 2 3/4″. Circumference – 5 1/4″
  • Largest: Length – 3 1/4″. Circumference – 5 3/4″
As you can see from the measurements they’re very much a beginner set, and aren’t intended to give that stretch or fullness that more advanced anal players will be looking for, but there’s still a nice amount of variety for those just starting out.

The plugs are very easy to insert thanks to their gentle taper, smooth surface, and modest size. As they’re made from glass it’s also one of those rare occasions where you get the pleasure of using a silicone lube with a toy, and a little dab is more than sufficient and will last a long time. Some people often express concern about the firmness of glass when it comes to first time anal use, but the plugs are actually very comfortable when you take due time with them, and will gently part the muscles and glide into place.
The benefit of having three plugs of different sizes is that it’s very easy to make the jump from one to the next. They all seem to complement each other, and once you feel that you’ve conquered one you can work your way up to the next gradually, without the leap in size being too great. 
One thing I dislike about the plugs is the size of the neck on them. It’s barely 3/8″ long, and this simply isn’t sufficient. For a plug to feel secure during use there needs to be space for the sphincter to rest along it, but when the Triplets are inserted to their maximum extent you can feel the internal sphincter muscle resting against the underside of the bulb and remaining dilated by it, creating a situation where they are more prone to slip out. To try to keep them in place you need to clench the external sphincter up against the neck, which isn’t ideal, and doesn’t allow you to simply insert one and then forget about it during prolonged wear. 
The other issue I had with the plugs is that the base itself is barely any wider than the thickest point of the bulb, which can present a safety issue. I had an incident when inserting the smallest plug where I managed to accidentally push the entire thing into my body, base and all, which as you might imagine can cause some alarm. When the sphincter is already relaxed enough and stretched for a given sized toy, it’s going to take very little effort for it to swallow up a base of a similar size. If you couple this with the neck issue, it’s very easy to keep on pushing the plug in, looking for that moment when it’ll feel secure, and by that moment you’ve already gone too far, so it’s a point of caution really. 
For these reasons I’d have to draw two conclusions about these plugs. The first being that they work better as a dilator set than they do as plugs. Hopping from one to the next is a good way to slowly train your sphincter to accept larger things, but the lack of an adequate neck makes them really impractical for actually wearing around. The second is that I wouldn’t recommend that anyone other than a complete novice use the smallest plug, because unless you’re so tight that you can barely handle a finger, there’s just too high a risk of you losing the plug inside.
Some of the advantages of glass toys include that they’re great for temperature play. If you toss them into a bucket of ice water before use then you’ll get a wonderful chill when you slip them inside you. Another thing I always find fun about clear glass toys is the aesthetic during use, because it provides a unique portal into the body, which otherwise wouldn’t be accessible. There’s always an aspect of curiosity to take a peek in the mirror and observe how exactly your body looks from the inside, or whilst stretched by a plug. 
A nice feature of the Prisms set is that each plug comes with its own little velvet storage bag, so you can pack them away safely after use. 
I have to say, while I do really like the idea of the Prisms Triplets set, I am a little disappointed by the final design. If they had a longer neck and a slightly wider base then they’d be perfect, but as they stand they have a couple of drawbacks which I’d urge anyone to take into account when considering a purchase. 
Many thanks to TooTimid.com for sending me the Prisms Triplets, and they’re available right now from their website!

Arts Clair Passion Glass Butt Plug

This week I’m doing a review for Bondage Bunnies. It’s a new website that mainly focusses on bondage gear for women, but they also stock a small assortment other bits and pieces that are worth checking out. They got in touch with me last month and asked if I would review something for them, so I picked out this lovely-looking glass butt plug.

The Arts Clair Passion plug is a rather straightforward butt plug from the German company You2Toys. What makes it interesting compared to the other glass toys I’ve tried in the past is that it’s entirely clear, with no form of embellishment at all, and actually I quite like this. Increasingly you find that glass toys are becoming more and more ornate, and some are actually quite beautiful, but every now and again it’s nice to make a return to simplicity.

As it happens I’ve actually been interested in the idea of a completely clear glass plug for a while, ever since a conversation I had with an exhibitionist acquaintance I used to talk to online. He was always experimenting with creative self portraits, and he told me of the time he inserted a clear glass plug and pointed his butt up towards an open window as the warm midday sun streamed through, catching the rays of light in the plug like a glass prism. It was an oddly romanticised recollection of sex toy use, and apparently enough to plant a seed in my mind.
The plug is a fairly modest-sized toy, though it’s not easy to gauge from images and probably looks a little more substantial than it actually is. It’s a total of 4″ long with 3 1/2″ that can actually be inserted, and around the thickest point it measures 5 5/8″ in circumference. Girth wise it’s probably a little bit up from being an absolute first time plug, but it’s not one you’re going to need a lot of experience to be able to manage. 
Shape wise it’s a fairly standard plug with a gently tapered bulb at one end, followed by a nice straight neck and base at the other. The only slight difference is that the underside of the bulb, where it joins onto the neck, is completely blunt, meaning there’s no taper on the plug in reverse. The neck itself is a generous 1 3/8″ in length, giving the muscles plenty of space to rest on while the plug’s being worn, and it’s 3 1/4″ in circumference, meaning they’ll be able to relax a bit after passing over the bulb.
The plug is manufactured in China from what I’m assuming to be toughened borosilicate glass, though the packaging only mentions it being “glass” which leaves some uncertainty. Glass is a material that I enjoy both because it has a little extra weight to it, but also because it’s fun for temperature play. You can toss it into the fridge or a bucket of ice water before use and enjoy some pleasant chills.
In terms of use the plug is nice and easy to insert thanks to its taper, and it goes in comfortably all the way despite some initial concerns I had about the angle at the bottom of the bulb being a little pointy. Inside the body the plug stays in place well and it feels pleasant. You don’t get that great feeling of fullness due to its smaller size, but it gives a nice subtle variant of that familiar enjoyable sensation that comes from using a plug. Because of its size and shape it’s a really nice plug for long term use; it doesn’t overwhelm you with a feeling of being full or stretched, and the base nestles comfortably between the cheeks and allows you to sit down on it. What’s also nice in this regard is that because it’s glass you can use a silicone lube with it, which won’t dry out during prolonged use. Once you’re done with the plug it’s also quite comfortable to remove. This is another area I had concerns about due to the aforementioned bluntness, but thankfully such concerns proved unfounded.
One thing I really do like about the plug is strictly visual, and it comes back to it being clear. Because the glass is completely see-through it provides an intriguing view into the body. It shows you exactly what your body looks like when you’re wearing a plug, and creates almost a virtual gape, whereby you can peer through the base and see the sphincter clenched around the neck in a perfect circle. It’s quite a unique experience.
A nice feature of the plug is that it comes packaged with its own velvet storage pouch, so you have somewhere safe to keep it in between use. On the subject of packaging I was going to say that it’s fairly discreet, but the box does quite unnecessarily have a topless woman printed on one of the sides.
On the whole I do quite like this plug. It’s a nice, simple, quality little toy, that feels good to use, and that’s also quite interesting to look at. Due to its size its something that should be suitable for a wide range of people, and I’d feel happy recommending it.
The Arts Clair Passion Glass Butt Plug is available from Bondage Bunnies.

Tornado Glass Dildo

A few weeks ago Bondara asked me if I’d be interested in reviewing any products from their website, and when I spotted this twisty glass dildo I knew that it was the one for me. I’ve seen dildos similar to this from various brands for a while now and they’ve always piqued my curiosity, so I’m quite pleased to finally get my hands on one.

The Tornado is a simple yet elegantly attractive dildo, crafted from a single piece of solid clear glass, with just the slightest hint of colour adorning the edges in the form of a red stripe. In part this was what drew me to the piece, as I love a sex toy that has a beautiful sculptural quality about it, as well as being functional.
Unlike the majority of toys in my collection the Tornado is of the long and thin variety, measuring in at 7″ from base to tip, and with a 4″ circumference at the widest point. It features this helter-skelter spiral design, like an Archimedes screw, and it’s the fins of this which give it quite a prominent texture, negating the need for it to be of any great thickness.
The construction of the Tornado is top notch and I really can’t fault it. It’s smooth, uniform, free from chips, scratches, air bubbles, and no moulding lines either. 
When it comes to using the dildo for the first time it’s actually quite a fascinating experience, because if you hold it very loosely and lower yourself down onto it then the dildo will slowly spin around and screw itself into your body. After years of testing hundreds of different insertables there are still some unique sensations that will come along and surprise you, and it really does feel quite different to something just sliding straight in. I think that one of the benefits of how it enters the body this way is that it makes the toy seem far less extreme. Even with its modest girth the very nature of the design is going to be enough to put off most beginners when considering using this anally, but the gentle screwing motion both eliminates the need for stretching the sphincter, and takes away what would appear to be a very bumpy texture. It’s quite enjoyable to thrust with the dildo this way, casually allowing it to twist its way in and out of the body. It’s very much a sphincter-based toy, this is where you’re going to feel all the sensation, rather than anything more internal or around the prostate, and I think that a lot of times the anus itself can be overlooked as an erogenous zone, so it’s nice to have a toy that really exploits that for a change. The 6 1/2″ insertable inches of the toy allow you to take really long strokes before having to reverse course, which is especially great if you’re going slowly with it, though you might not manage to take the entirety of the rigid glass shaft before hitting a dead end. Despite everything I’ve just mentioned about the screw-action of the Tornado, there is in fact another way to enjoy it, but this is slightly more advanced. The other option is simply to hold the dildo still to prevent it from spinning, and then to thrust, but this requires the ability to completely relax your anal muscles for it to work. Doing this you really do feel the full intensity of the texture against your sphincter, and this bumpy ride up and down can be very enjoyable as well, though quite different. I rather enjoy the contrast between starting with a slow gentle twisting motion in and out, and then switching over to a more intense bumpy ride at an increased speed. It’s definitely nice to find that option of dual functionality there.
Because it’s a glass dildo you can of course do all the usual fun things with temperature play. I’m personally a fan of the cold option myself, especially in the Summer heatwave we’re experiencing right now, so it’s fun to pop it into the fridge and enjoy a chill as it twists into the body.
One other thing I should mention is that the Tornado does come with its own velvet storage pouch, which I always find to be a nice touch with glass toys.
I have to thank Bondara for sending this one over to me, and I’d be very happy to recommend it. If you’re looking for something that puts a bit of a different twist on your regular dildo play, then the Tornado is worth checking out.
The Tornado is available directly from Bondara.

Don Wands Blue Swirled Delight Dildo

Back in January as I was concluding my review of the Mister Twister glass dildo I commented that, while I did enjoy the texture, I felt a traditional dildo shape might be better, and I’ve decided to finally put that to the test. There are a couple of dildos currently on the market that fit the bill, including the Icicles No.29 from Pipedream, which is a range that I’m quite familiar with, but I decided that in the pursuit of diversity I’d go another direction and purchased the Blue Swirled Delight from Don Wands. This makes glass toy number five in my collection, and my first from this brand. Check out the review after the jump!

The Blue Swirled Delight is a medium-sized glass dildo perfect for anyone who enjoys a bit of texture in their toys, or indeed anyone simply curious about trying out texture for the first time.

In terms of length it’s fairly standard coming in at 7 1/8″ long, with 6 3/4″ insertable, so it’s longish if you’re comparing it to an average penis size, but in terms of toys it’s fairly ordinary and far from some of the excessive things I have in my drawer. I refer to it as “medium” mostly in reference to its width, as it’s really not that thick of a toy at all; the circumference of the shaft comes in at 3 5/8″ around, making it one of my least girthy toys, but the head of the dildo does expand to a quite reasonable 4 5/8″, so you can see why it was necessary to have a smaller shaft in order to achieve the rather elegant shape they were going for.

The dildo is an especially attractive piece to look at, both in terms of shape and colouration. The design of the dildo features a nice bulbous head at the very tip, and this is elongated into a point at the end to give it a gentle taper. The shaft of the dildo has a couple of things going on, the first being a very subtle curve rather than a completely straight design. The other is that the shaft is ribbed with a number of prominent ridges which are packed closely together and wrap around the shaft in a spiral to create a textured surface. The core of the dildo is completely clear, as can be seen at the head, but the spirals in the shaft have a deep cobalt blue pigment embedded in them which gives a rather stunning appearance. At the very bottom of the dildo is a 1 3/4″ wide base, and this serves as a handle, a safety feature to prevent over insertion, and also a convenient way to stand your dildo upright when not in use, or even just to display it somewhere as attractive as it is.

The dildo is manufactured from borosilicate glass, which is also known by the brand name “Pyrex.” This is an important feature because it means that it’s a very tough and durable material. The glass isn’t going to crack, shatter, or otherwise break in two during the course of normal use, and you can also subject it to extremes of temperature without it sustaining damage. The material is, of course, not indestructible, so if you accidentally drop it onto a hard surface from a significant height it may well chip, but don’t be surprised if its your tile floor which fares the worst in such an encounter. The other advantages of glass as a material are that it’s non-porous, body-safe and can be sterilised ready for sharing with a partner, and also that it’s great for temperature play, whether you want to heat it up under the hot tap, or cool it down in an ice bucket. Potential downsides to glass, depending on your preferences, are that quite clearly it’s a rigid and inflexible material which might not appeal to everyone.

When it comes to using the Blue Swirled Delight the name gives it away a little, because it really is a delight all round. The gentle taper on the tip makes it nice and easy to insert, and this should be possible without the need for a warm up toy for the vast majority of people. Because the surface of glass is so smooth and polished it really does slide through a tight sphincter like a knife through butter, with no discernable drag whatsoever. You don’t even need a lot of lube either, and because it’s glass you can use any lube you like; a couple of dabs of a thin silicone lube are more than enough, so forget the buckets of thick anal lube. In my opinion most people are going to get on fine with this dildo, you don’t really need a set level of experience in order to tackle it. Because of the size and shape I’d almost be tempted to say that it would be good for a beginner, but what holds me back really is the material; as glass has no give to it you really want some degree of control over the muscle, else one involuntary spasm will have your uninitiated sphincter clamping down firmly on solid glass and any ensuing discomfort could be off-putting. The other factor is the texture and often it’s best to start with something smooth and allow yourself to first become accustomed to that.

Once the head of the dildo has slipped seamlessly into the body you really do get a nice “pop” and then it’s on to the really fun stuff after that. As you slide the shaft of the dildo in it doesn’t feel that large, so it’s pretty much what you’d expect from it, but what you probably weren’t expecting was the texture. The texture adds a wonderful new dimension to the dildo, making it feel like so much more than just its size. As you you thrust with the dildo the sphincter ripples over these spiralling ridges and it really does feel quite amazing. The ridges themselves have the perfect prominence: enough to really be felt, but never so much as to even approach discomfort. They appear to achieve this by having fairly deep valleys between the ridges, but the peaks themselves are gently rounded off. My only word of caution would be for anyone out there sporting haemorrhoids, because while the texture feels incredible on a healthy anus, I imagine that it would be sufficient to aggravate a pre-existing tenderness in the region.

Personally I could use a little more girth in the dildo, but I find that the texture works well enough for me to overlook this, and I still get a great deal of enjoyment out of it. What’s interesting is that different toys work in different ways, and this is very much an anus-focussed toy; it’s in this nerve rich area that you’re going be feeling all the different sensations and deriving the pleasure. It’s not a prostate toy at all; even with the bulbous tip and slight curve to the shaft I have to say that it missed my prostate entirely and I felt nothing there. It really is all about the texture, so you want to bear that in mind and be sure that you’re a texture fan.

You have a couple of options on how to use the toy, either thrusting by hand or standing it up somewhere and riding it. Both work equally well in my experience so it’s just a matter of preference. The base isn’t completely flat on the underside, so it does wobble a little when you place it somewhere, but this doesn’t impede its performance at all. One thing you do want to watch out for with the toy is vigorous thrusting; it’s likely that you’re only going to be able to comfortably insert 2/3 of it anally, so it’s important to bear that in mind during use, as accidental over-insertion with something as solid as glass can be painful

The dildo comes packaged in a tasteful and reasonably discreet cardboard box, complete with plastic insert holding it inside. It’s not really anything special and you’ll probably want to recycle it. Personally I would have prefered a simple velvet storage pouch for it in lieu of this, like the one which came with the Mister Twister. I understand that Don Wands did used to provide pouches but unfortunately stopped for whatever reason, which is quite a shame.

Overall I’d have to say that I’m a big fan of the Blue Swirled Delight and would happily recommend it. It’s beautiful to look at, it has a fantastic texture, it’s great for temperature play, and I much prefer the uniform shape to the conical design of the Mister Twister. The only real downside for me is that I’d like a little more thickness in the shaft. It may not happen to be a good prostate toy, but I don’t hold that against it as I don’t expect one toy to do everything, and it does more than enough already.

I’m not sure of anywhere that sells The Don Wands Blue Swirled Delight in the UK, so check out the Icicles No.29 as an alternative.

Mister Twister

This month the folks over at EdenFantasys have sent me the Mister Twister to review for them. It’s the third new glass toy I’ve had of late and my fourth in total, so I’m starting to build a little collection of them. Find out what I thought after the jump!

The Mister Twister is another of these hybrid toys which blurs the line between butt plug and dildo, much like the Icicles No. 37, so it offers versatility on how it can be used.

The basic design of the Mister Twister is reminiscent of the Metal Worx Teazer, with its long conical body, slim neck, and spherical stopper on the end. The biggest difference is that the body of the Mister Twister is significantly longer, measuring 7″ in total and with around 5 3/4″ insertable.
The Mister Twister is hand-blown from borosilicate glass (pyrex), and this hand-crafted approach is somewhat evident in the lack of uniformity in the design. I think that the body of mine looks rather like a carrot, or some other root vegetable, just by the way it angles slightly to one side and the surface ebbs in and out. The toy definitely isn’t symmetrical and you can be certain that no two will ever be identical, giving you a unique piece.
The glass is actually primarily clear, but with stripes of blue pigment embedded into the surface, and these swirl all the way around the body of the toy giving it a beautiful appearance which really catches the light. For about the first 3/4 of the body the stripes are actually raised, giving a subtle ridged texture which corkscrews down the length, but by the time they reach down to the tip the surface has become completely smooth.

The quality of the construction is of a high standard, and there are no scratches or chips in the surface, nor any bubbles within the glass itself. Borosilicate glass is actually a very durable material, so it should be able to withstand a reasonable amount of abuse without becoming damaged, and there’s absolutely no need to worry about it breaking during use.

Glass is a wonderful material for those who enjoy firmer and more rigid toys, as just by the very nature of it it can apply pressure substantially to wherever you want it. Glass is also a great material for temperature play as it holds both heat and coldness well, whether you want to warm it up in a basin of hot water, or cool it down in the freezer. The only material which really beats it for this is metal.

When it comes to using the Mister Twister it’s a very easy toy to insert. At the rounded tip it starts off with a very modest circumference of only 3″, and this gently tapers out to the widest point of 4 5/8″ at the opposite end. With only a moderate amount of lubricant the tip will slip comfortably though even the tightest sphincter, feeling like nothing more than a slightly thick finger, and the smooth surface of the glass in this area aids the process. As you continue to steadily insert the plug the shape of it expands the sphincter at quite a slow rate, so if you’re not too familiar with anal play it’ll definitely ease you into the process, and not come as a sudden shock to the system. The spiral texture of the plug starts to become apparent the further you get down the shaft, and is quite a welcome addition. The texture is quite subtle, with the ridges being rather narrow, shallow, and packed closely together, so they provide a pleasant stimulation to the anus without being too intense. Their inclusion definitely adds an extra dimension to the plug and makes it a little more interesting; it’s enough that it shouldn’t scare off a beginner, but will still be satisfying to a more seasoned anal-player and lover of texture.

If you’re thinking of wearing it as a plug then there are a couple of things to note. The first is that it is a little on the long side. By the time my sphincter was just about resting on the neck of the plug I could feel the tip of it pushing firmly up against the top of my rectum, and it was borderline uncomfortable. After a while I became accustomed to it, but being 3/4″ shorter would have been more ideal. Obviously this depends on how well you know your own anatomy, as it may prove less problematic for some and more for others; just be sure to insert it slowly as you approach the neck, as once the sphincter slips over the widest point the remainder of the bulb does tend to get sucked into the body, and if the plug is a little on the long side for you then it could result in a sharp and unpleasant poke in your insides. The second point pertains really to the rigidity of the plug. Because the shaft can’t flex around inside the body it makes its own path, and while this doesn’t affect the comfort of wearing it, it does result in the ball at the base coming out of the body at a slightly strange angle. The blue sphere does look quite attractive nestled between the buttocks, but with all these factors combined you really can’t sit down while wearing the plug.

Probably my favourite way to use the Mister Twister is for thrusting, as then you get to take advantage of the texture which feels wonderful as the muscle of the sphincter ripples back and forth across it. The only downside here is actually the shape, as I feel that the texture would be more enjoyable on a completely straight shaft rather than a tapered one. Something gets a little lost along the way as the muscle is constantly expanding and contracting, rather than staying stationary as it glides over the ridges, but this can be improved on by clenching the sphincter as you thrust. The other great thing to do is just to rotate plug whilst the muscle is sitting along the shaft, but this can be tricky to do if there’s lube on your fingers as the smooth glass ball isn’t easy to get a grip on. Either way, as long as the Mister Twister is moving you get the enjoyment of that texture.

The packaging for the Mister Twister is incredibly simplistic and minimal. It just comes wrapped in a small piece of bubble wrap, which is sufficient to protect it in transit, and this turn is slipped inside a red velvet pouch. There’s no branding anywhere, nor an enclosed information pamphlet, but personally I quite like this approach as it means less packaging to throw away or clutter up your cupboards. The velvet pouch is of a straight forward drawstring design and makes a nice place store your toy when not in use, so I appreciate its inclusion.

Overall I’d be inclined to recommend the Mister Twister. It’s a really pretty piece, it has a lovely texture, and if you’re looking for a modestly-sized toy for some good anal sensations then it definitely delivers. If you want the same texture, but with a more traditional dildo shape, then the Swirled Blue by Don Wands might be a good option.

You can buy the Mister Twister from Eden Fantasys.

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