As we’ve mentioned throughout our site glass sex toys do have some real advantages over adult toys made of other materials. The main benefit is that they are much cleaner than those made of rubber or plastic and they will not deteriorate over time. If properly cared for they will literally last forever!
The first thing to consider in the care of glass sex toys is that they are in fact made of glass. We know that this appears obvious but it is the exact reason for publishing this article, to inform the uninformed. While the glass sex toys that we carry are kiln tempered borosilicate (Pyrex) glass which, makes them stronger than the everyday glass that you may be familiar with (a wine glass or a window pane) they are still glass and can be broken. While glass sex toys are safe and strong enough for your intimate pleasure they are very slippery when wet and if you were to drop one on a hard enough surface like a tile counter top they may crack or chip. Such an even would be very unfortunate as even the slightest damage will turn your favorite new toy from a wonderful plaything into just another dust collector in your display case.
So with that being said you will want to be more careful when using a glass sex toy than you may be when you one of rubber or plastic. Especially once you’ve added your favorite personal lubricant! Any type of moisture will make a glass surface extra slippery and it’s even exaggerated by the super slick formulation of a sex lube like we offer here. After all, that’s what your favorite lube was designed for, to make things slippery. We know that with the excitement of sex it’s easy to get carried away but be cautious once you’ve lubed up your favorite toy. We recommend that you use them only in a soft environment such as a bedroom or a carpeted area and not on a tiled counter top in a tiled kitchen.
Storing Your Glass Toy Safely
In terms of storing your toy we highly recommend that you place your glass sex toy in a soft sex toy pouch when it’s not in use. Many of the products that we carry include a pouch which will be notated on the product’s detail page.
You must always remember these products are still glass and will scratch or possibly even chip or crack if dropped on a hard enough surface. We highly recommend that if the toy that you select doesn’t include a pouch that you purchase one and always make use of it. It will keep your toy dry and protected from scratches and damage that may be caused by an impact with a hard surface. We offer a high quality padded pouch that will fit all but the larger items that we offer, it is truly a worthy investment.
Properly Clean Your Glass Toy
Cleanliness is one of the most important points in choosing glass over rubber or plastic sex toys and as such you will definitely want to take advantage of this feature. We always recommend that your sex toys are cleaned before and after each use.
Keeping your glass sex toy clean is much easier than you’d realize, it’s as simple as using soap and warm water. We recommend the use of warm water and a mild anti-bacterial soap. Keep in mind that with glass you can use just about anything to clean it. You can actually place it in a dishwasher if you’d like or even sterilize it in an autoclave! We do recommend that you are careful about the type of soap you use, if you notice that you are experiencing any sort of discomfort or other effects try another soap or just plain warm water if you’d like.
There are plenty of sex toy cleaners on the market as well and if you’d like to try that options we offer a couple different brands including an antibacterial sex toy cleaner that you may like. A cleaner isn’t necessary and if you’d like to keep it as simple as possible as we’ve mentioned warm water with a mild soap will be sufficient.
Please be careful with the water temperature as well. Glass will adapt to the temperature of the water quite quickly and can even become too hot to handle if placed within boiling water. A similar temperature as you would use in washing dishes would suffice. After you’re finished just pat it dry with a soft towel and store in a padded pouch until the next use.
As we’ve mentioned Pyrex is so versatile that you can even put them in a dishwasher if you would like. But be careful as many dishwasher soaps contain bleach chemicals that could cause irritation when used. In that case, you may want to simply rinse off your toy after taking it out of the dishwasher to be safe.
Glass Fantasy discourages people from sharing sex toys, In the case that you do, please use a soft cloth with some alcohol or a sex toy cleaner to do a quick cleaning before sharing your toy with a friend.
If your piece is for display only, a weekly dusting followed by an occasional thorough cleaning with a glass cleaner is your best bet to keep it shiny and clean. Each glass dildo is designed both for sexual stimulation and visual appeal, many of our customer have a full collection on display!
In addition, we’d like to offer a couple more bits of advice. We’d suggest never using a sex toy made of what is referred to as “soft glass” or “hot glass”. This is another type of glass use for sculpting and not safe for use as a sex toy. We also do not recommend the use of any other sort of glass object in your sexual activities such as bottles, test tubes, beakers, light bulbs, etc. It may sound fun but these objects are not meant for this application and may very well send you to the emergency room. At Glass Fantasy we only offer safe borosilicate (Pyrex) glass toys for your pleasure. Borosilicate glass is temperature resistant and can be heated up or cooled down (another fun advantage) while other types of glass may become damaged under these same circumstances.
If you follow some a few simple guidelines as we’ve mentioned here, you’ll be sure to have a wonderful experience with your new glass sex toy. Over the years we’ve received many customer testimonials and product reviews mentioning how much they love glass toys and that they’ve spiced up their sex lives. As we mention in our tag line, at Glass Fantasy “We Make Love A Work Of Art”.