- What is Pyrex® glass?
- Are your products genuine Pyrex® glass?
- Why is Pyrex® glass so good for sex toys?
- How do I clean and maintain my new glass sex toy?
- Is Pyrex glass strong? Can I break Pyrex® glass?
- Why are genuine Pyrex® glass dildos and sextoys so expensive?
- How do I warm or chill my glass dildo safely?
- What should I do if I break or crack my Pyrex® glass?
- Can I get a Phallix® product not listed on your site?
- Why should I buy my new Pyrex glass sex toy from Glass Fantasy?
- Are the Pyrex glass sex toys just like those pictured?
- Can Pyrex® dildos be sterilized in an autoclav; will this compromise their lifespan?
- Do you have a glass dildo that works well in a strap on harness?
- I’m having trouble ordering on the site, what else can I do?
- How long is the order processing time?
- Do you have a print catalog?
- Can I order by mail?
- Can I order by phone?
- Can I order by fax?
- What is Dichroic Metal?
- What types of payment do you accept?
- What are my shipping options?
- What is a rotary dildo?
- What is a butt plug?
- Are air bubbles or surface marks considered flaws?
- Are glass sex toys safe?
- Why are Pyrex sex toys so expensive?
- Is there a way to test the glass for flaws?
- How do I clean my Pyrex sex toy?
Pyrex® is a brand name of glass that has in some ways become synonymous with any type of heat-tempered glass in the same way as Kleenex® has become associated with tissue. Pyrex® was originally developed by Corning® quite some time ago to be used in railroad lanterns as they needed to be temperature resistant. Often times, as with the Kleenex® brand example, Pyrex® is used as a general description for any class of heat and chemical resistant glassware of varying composition traditionally used for cooking or scientific purposes. As it has evolved it has been incorporated by consumers for decorative art, smoking pipes, jewelry and of course as you see here on Glass Fantasy sex toys. Essentially Pyrex® is a form of borosilicate glass of which there are several brands some have better structural compositions than others. The addition of colors into the glass has enhanced the artistic uniqueness of every piece, allowing for distinctive patterning and basic object “sculpting”. Return To FAQ
As mentioned in a previous FAQ above Pyrex® is a brand of glass, more specifically a form of borosilicate glass of which there are several brands available. Believe it or not there are higher quality brands of borosilicate glass available and Pyrex® would actually fit into the “middle of the pack” from this standpoint. You see glass sex toys marketed as “Pyrex® dildos” as it is the most well known way to reference borosilicate glass (see the Kleenex® example in a previous FAQ above). As you can imagine not many people would understand what borosilicate glass is but they will immediately understand what Pyrex® is. Unfortuantely most manufacturers do not specify what type of glass they use and simply state something like “material: glass” with no other description. So essentially we do not know what type of borosilicate glass is used by each manufacturer. We would like to reassure you that we only carry products by reputable manufacturers and after having years of experience selling glass sex toys we are very comfortable with the quality of the products and brand names that we offer. Return to FAQ
Borosilicate glass such as Pyrex® possesses unique attributes that make it the ideal sex toy. For the user, some advantages include the slickest ultra smooth slippery surface in sex toys, excellent retainment of heat or cold (so it may be heated or cooled), ability to be used efficiently with all lubricants, minimal loss of lubrication (no pores to absorb lube), sterilization between uses and partners, class, sophistication, sensual elegance, and erotic beauty unrivaled in traditional marital aids, the insulating properties that allow heat and cold to radiate for extended periods of time, and the unique one-of-a-kind design found in every hand blown glass sex toy we offer here at Glass Fantasy. For the giver (if different then the receiver), the main advantage is extremely visual. Words Can’t Appropriately Describe That Particular Visual Indulgence! With Glass Fantasy, it Really is as Good to Give As it is to Receive! And if all that weren’t enough, our Pyrex Glass Dongs are completely hypoallergenic, perfect for people who suffer from environmental illness (E.I.) or multiple chemical sensitivity (M.C.S.). Pyrex glass stands alone as completely safe for people who suffer from EI or MCS to use. Return to FAQ
Pyrex glass is remarkably tough, but dropping a piece may occasionally break or crack it. It is still glass. Besides the obvious care when dealing with any functional glass item, fast temperature changes (from very hot to cold, very cold to very hot) may cause your piece to break. Pyrex is designed to withstand very high temperatures. Even though Pyrex may survive rapid temperature shifts, Glass Fantasy strongly advises against it. Avoid heating methods involving microwaves, boiling water, open flame, explosions, gunfire, sticks, stones or molten lava. Besides the remote possibility of breaking your toy, you risk burning some very sensitive body parts. Follow the instructions HERE to safely heat your glass dildo. Frozen Pyrex glass may stick to skin or may crack if thawed too rapidly. Avoid putting Pyrex glass in the freezer, ice cream truck, grocers freezer, outside in the winter, or in any glaciers. Return To FAQ
“I Wouldn’t Pay that Much for a Sex Toy. I’ve Seen them for Less then $50 all the Time, Sometimes as Low as $20.” Well, we like to emphasize that a Pyrex glass adult toy is a Luxury, but if you factor in its longevity when properly cared for, the value increases immeasurably. To explain further, most sex toys are meant to be discarded after a time. They start breaking down, looking weird, smelling weird, and generally losing their novelty. Our Pyrex glass dildos do not suffer from this, if knowledgeably maintained. Glass does not absorb ANYTHING EVER. It is completely Hypoallergenic, non porous, non deteriorating, and NEVER absorbs odors or chemicals. It actually was designed to resist them. If not subjected to careless treatment or a major trauma, every Pyrex dildo we make is designed to last hundreds of years. If you divide each items price by the length of time you own it, we’re talking pennies a day (or less). Because of every one of Glass Fantasy’s glass dildos design and composition, a highly trained professional is needed. A scientific glass blower by trade makes items out of Pyrex that are completely sterile, super strong, super reliable, resist chemicals, and built to be used under extreme conditions. One of the head artists, is not only an exceptional artisan, but an experienced, qualified scientific glassblower. We use only the most advanced equipment available to create each Pyrex glass dildo. What this means to you is the understanding that a highly trained professional is creating your new piece on scientific grade equipment, not by some ambitious hobbyist with a hand torch. After factoring in the exceptional costs of the highest quality materials and compensation for the Qualified professional who can create your masterpiece safely and correctly, already each item is past the budget price point. Add our overhead such as marketing, packaging, staffing, web site design and maintenance, finances, and payroll, and you begin to understand our dilemma. Obviously, our goal is to have everyone who desires our quality to have a 100% Pyrex glass sextoy, but it is simply out of the budget for most people. Everyone has a car, but not everyone has a Rolls Royce. We don’t think we are Rolls Royce, but we produce only display quality, fully functional, safe erotic art. We may cost more, but you’re worth it. And as far as lower priced glass options, let me explain a few methods used by our competitors to lower costs. Some do not use Pyrex or Borosilicate at all. They use a soft glass that was not designed for stress. That would explain items in the $20-$40 price range. We do not wish to be even placed in the same league as them as their products are going to eventually hurt someone and we want nothing to do with that kind of publicity. It may be made out of glass, but if it is not Pyrex glass, it cannot measure up to the standards that we use to insure the safety of our clientele. Others, only use Pyrex tubing, and inject colored soft glass or liquid in the middle to add the impression of artistic enhancement. The reality of it is that the hollow tubing and soft glass or liquid is far cheaper then the solid Borosilicate rods that we use. We know this as we considered and tested this method of coloring Pyrex (before settling on our current, unique, method to infuse color.) Return To FAQ
Yes there is a chance that we can order an item that isn’t listed on the site. Please Email Us and include the name and product number. We will check into ordering that item and contact you with the result and instructions to order the product. Return To FAQ
Unfortunately, if your piece breaks, cracks, or shatters, it is no longer safe to use as a sex toy. Pyrex glass is a very strong material that can withstand most causes of stress fractures. Fractures that occur after initial usage, however are most likely the result of improper care. All the instructions you need to follow to receive a lifetime of pleasure from your Pyrex glass are on this page. Read them carefully, and if you broke your toy, chalk it up to experience and treat your next piece properly. If your new Pyrex glass arrives cracked, immediately contact Glass Fantasy and notify us of the problem. Please do not open the vacuum locked seal if your piece is damaged in shipment. No Pyrex glass dong may be returned if the vacuum seal has been compromised. Inspect all deliveries for damage before breaking the heat seal. Return To FAQ
Simply put, we are the highest quality, most elegant, resource in the WORLD for erotic Pyrex glass. We use lehrs to anneal our Pyrex Glass to insure durability and strength. Each piece is hand blown by a skilled craftsman on industrial equipment. Our designs use the natural attributes of glass and the innovation of the human mind to take our products to new heights of beauty, functionality, and longevity. We think you’ll agree, our products stand alone and have no competition. We also offer helpful Customer Service, liberal Shipping Methods, secure and flexible discreet Payment Options. We believe you will value our quality and love these creations for their looks, their touch, and for their strength. That is why you should buy your Pyrex glass sex toy from Glass Fantasy. Return To FAQ
Phallix® does actually state that their products can be sterilized in an autoclave just as any other “scientific” glassware that is made of borosilicate (Pyrex) glass. With that in mind, we always opt to be on the “super safe” side and recommend that they are cleaned using warm water with a mild soap and soft cloth. We also carry an anti-bacterial sex toy cleaner that works well if you want a cleaner that is made specifically for adult products. Return To FAQ
We do actually carry glass strap on dildos. We haven’t seen many good Pyrex strap ons, most glass dildos are heavy and don’t really work well in a harness and we only carry items that we find to be useful. You may be able to fit another dildo in the harness but we can’t really go as far as to recommend a specific piece, that would be something to experiment with to find exactly what you like. Return To FAQ
We’re Sorry if you are having problems placing your order on Glass Fantasy. In most cases it’s simply browser related, an older browser may not be able to interpret some of the newer web site and shopping cart technologies. If you would like please try with and Internet Explorer browser V4.0 or later and you should be fine. We also accept phone or mail orders so feel free to try one of these other methods if you would like. View our Ordering Problems page for more detailed information. Return To FAQ
Our standard turn around time is well under 48 hours, we don’t guarantee it but most all of our orders are shipped same day. Once your order has been shipped we will E-mail you with any available tracking information for you to monitor it’s progress. If your item has unexpectedly sold out and may be delayed you will be E-mailed with the approximate delay time to determine whether you still want to place the order. **Note: Our same day shipping deadline is 3pm Central Standard Time Monday thru Friday. Orders received after 3pm will be shipped the next business day. Return To FAQ
No, we do not have an Glass Fantasy print catalog available. If you are uncomfortable placing your order online what we would suggest is to use our site as the “visual catalog” and CLICK HERE to print out our order form for your order. We accept credit cards, money orders or cashiers checks but your order will be held for the payment to clear. The standard processing time for mail orders is 2-4 weeks. Return To FAQ
Yes, we at Glass Fantasy do accept mail orders, just CLICK HERE to print out our order form. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and AmericanExpress, money orders or cashiers checks but your order will be held for the payment to clear. The standard processing time for mail orders is 2-4 weeks. We’re sorry but due to past fraud we no longer accept personal checks. Return To FAQ
Yes, we at Glass Fantasy do accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express orders over the phone. Please call (608) 509-4557 Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm Central Standard Time. Phone orders are processed immediately and if placed prior to 3pm Central Standard Time are shipped same day. Return To FAQ
We’re sorry but we don’t currently offer Fax as an ordering option. We would be happy to accept your order over the phone just call us at 608-509-4557 and someone will be happy to help you. Phone orders, if placed prior to 3pm Central Standard Time, will ship same day. Return To FAQ
Dichroic metal are metallic particles that are extremely heat tolerant. In fact they are so tolerant of heat that NASA uses a type of dichroic metal to coat the heat resistant tiles on the underside of the Space Shuttle protecting it upon re-entry. You may be more familiar with it as a result of it’s new found artistic use in blown glass smoking accessories. It’s similar to “gold leaf” in that Phallix purchases the dichroic metal in sheets and then cuts it into strips or smaller pieces used in the dichroic etchings. ***NOTE: Although most of our Pyrex sex toys are microwaveable DO NOT microwave any Pyrex sex toy that contain dichroic art work.*** Return To FAQ
For online and phone orders we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express. For mail orders we accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, money orders and cashiers checks. *Orders paid by money order or cashiers check will not ship until the check clears. We’re sorry but due to past fraud we no longer accept personal checks. Return To FAQ
Yes in fact a glass sex toy is quite safe and in terms of germs and disease glass is the safest material to use in the manufacture of adult toys. Phallix and XHale dildos have been rigorously tested and proven to be very durable. Phallix and XHale products are kiln tempered for as much as 24 hours at extreme temperatures molecularly strengthening the Pyrex and making it hard surface resilient to extreme temperature changes. Of course as with any glass if dropped on a concrete floor or a similarly hard surface a Pyrex sex toy may break. If you notice you’ve damaged your toy and it is chipped or cracked you should discontinue use and dispose of it immediately. Our Advice To You… There are a number of other Pyrex sex toys appearing on the market of dubious origin. There is a potential safety issue if they are not manufactured to exacting standards with the correct high quality material as exemplified by XHale or Phallix. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations. Return To FAQ
Basically because they are time consuming, labor intensive products to create. Some of our products take over 30 minutes to form (by hand, by very skilled artists ) then the annealing process, which strengthens the pyrex sex toy, takes 24 hours or more to heat and cool down. You may see glass sex toys available cheaper but believe me these products are most likely of a lesser grade glass, done by inferior blowers or maybe even by children in China! In Pyrex erotica, as with anything else, “you get what you pay for” and with XHale or Phallix you simply get the best. Don’t be fooled by cheap imitations, if you are concerned about quality then be sure to purchase Phallix or XHale. Return To FAQ
All Phallix and XHale dildos are Polariscope tested both in it’s raw stock form and upon completion to ensure that they are free of flaws. A Polariscope is a laboratory tool that can be used to identify and evaluate residual strain in annealed glass containers and similar products. It provides an effective tool for determining structural, annealing and resultant temper stresses and the presence of compositional irregularities in many types of glass or related products. Regardless of the brand of glass sex toy that you purchase, for your safety we highly recommend that you only purchase a Pyrex toy, such as Phallix or XHale, that has been polariscope tested. Return To FAQ
As we’ve mentioned all of the glass sex toys listed on the site are Hand Made and due to this fact each piece is unique and slightly different, one of a kind so to speak. Each glass toy made one at a time and can’t by their very nature be mass produced in a mold or by other methods that would make them exact. While we only deal with reputable brands that employ some incredibly talented artists and great quality control what you receive may vary from what it pictured on the site. The good news is that they are as close as humanly possible to the items pictured but each one is still unique. Exact size, colors and shape will vary from piece to piece throughout the production of these sex toys. Ribs will be random and of different sizes, spiral wrapping may vay in size or spacing between the wrappings, coloration of the dichroic artwork will vary as well and may not look exactly as pictured. This variation is unintentional and unavoidable, it is simply a result of the human element involved in their production. Each glass artist is truly that, an artist, and will inevitably make a piece slightly different than another artist. Availablity of raw materials will also effect which colors are used in production, some materials may not be available from time to time.
When we list a color option it is referring to what we consider the “dominant” or “main” color scheme of the glass sex toy. This also varies by personal opinion, you may have a different opinion of the color scheme than another person. Many Pyrex glass sex toys are multi-colored including other less significant colors which may vary from those pictured as well.
Regardless of these slight variations we can assure you that you will receive a beautiful, high quality Pyrex glass sex toy that, with proper care, will last for a lifetime of enjoyment. Return To FAQ
Phallix has an entire line of rotary dildos (or spinner dildos) that are basically called rotary dildos because they are designed to be used in a spinning motion. All of the styles normally have a Phallix signature style head or a head that resembles a “fruit juicer” which is a kitchen utensil you may be familiar with and as we’ve mentioned rotary dildos are designed with the idea of being spun in a circular fashion as you would when you juice an orange. Some include handles that help you twist the piece in a circle others are more like a probe requiring you to create the twisting motion with your wrist. Shop from the entire selection of Phallix glass rotary dildos right here, we carry their full line of spinner dildos. Return To FAQ
First and most obviously a butt plug is designed for use as an anal sex toy. Of course this doesn’t mean that you can’t use it for something else but unlike a dildo it’s designed to stay in place for a while. They normally have a large base to ensure that they can’t slide all the way in and if it matches your anus properly can be worn comfortably for a long period of time without popping out. Many people enjoy the feeling of fullness that a butt plug provides especially in males, which enjoy the prostate stimulation that it offers. Many people who enjoy anal sex will use a butt plug to “loosen up” their anus to accept a penis or larger item that they may not be able to insert comfortably initially. You may have seen them used in anal sex related adult movies where someone will use them prior to having anal sex with another person to help make it easier and more comfortable for both parties. As with other sex toys butt plugs come in a variety of sizes so you can start out small and if you enjoy it you can work your way up to a larger size. If you are interested in experimenting with any type of anal sex toy we recommend using a glass butt plug, they are definitely superior to plastic or rubber. In combination with your favorite lube Pyrex glass will slide in and out a lot easier, they are much more sanitary and with proper care will last for a lifetime of pleasure. Return To FAQ
This is a common question from our customers. As a retailer, All Glass Sex Toys has little control over various manufacturing issues and quality control guidelines set by a manufacturer. We have questioned each and every issue that we encounter with the manufacturer and as a result of the feedback that we’ve received check each and every item that we receive from a manufacturer to ensure that it falls within their individual guidelines. The information below was received directly from Phallix as a result of our customers concerns.
“The small surface marks or lines that you are describing happen occasionally and are the result of handling by our staff in the production and packaging of our products. From time to time while being handled or stored in our product bins they may rub or contact another piece and this contact may leave marks on the surface of the glass. While we do our best to minimize such contact it is unavoidable and these small surface lines are considered within the bounds of our quality control guidelines. They are not flaws or dangerous in any way and do not compromise the structural integrity of the product, posing no potential for harm. All of our glass is Polariscope tested and properly screened for flaws or any potential problems both in it’s raw and finished forms to ensure that the Phallix that you receive is totally safe for a lifetime of enjoyment.”
“Small air bubbles will inevitably happen as the artist works the different colored glass into or onto other piece of glass. Air will occasionally get trapped within the glass and poses no potential problems.”
Regardless of these inconsistencies we at All Glass Sex Toys can assure you that you will receive a beautiful, high quality Phallix glass sex toy that, with proper care, will last for a lifetime of enjoyment. Return To FAQ