May 122011
 

First, an aside. I’ve been feeling lately that I’m not being a very “good” reviewer in that I’m not producing happy, sparkly reviews. Expensive, cheap, and everything in between I’m honest to a fault, perhaps. But I don’t review just to receive toys, I review so that others may know something about a sex toy before purchasing. So I can’t gloss over things, I won’t bullshit and I won’t be Glinda the Good Witch.

So you know what’s coming, right?

Yeah.

A bad review.

But this time I don’t feel it’s my fault (and I use the term “fault” loosely). You see, SSA Glass is the manufacturer of this dildo and other glass sex toys that EdenFantasys carries. And SSA’s first run of this dildo looked like this:

What I received is….the work of a drunken apprentice. And lest we chalk it up to a one-off, I’ve read at least 2 other reviews which state the exact same thing. The design has changed drastically, the quality changed drastically and it’s downright UGLY. In the original run of the Ocean Breeze dildo, those pretty little raised dots accented in red look like little jewels. The base is symmetrical and the dildo has a nice curve with some somewhat-realistic veins and head-shaping.

This is what mine looks like:

Razor burn.

Rash.

Disease.

In short: UGLY. And one of the primary reasons that people purchase glass dildos is because they are PRETTY. I truly can’t even stand to look at this thing so it doesn’t ever get used – even if the shaft had been up to par. Which it wasn’t. They changed the curve so that if you hold it like it should be held, the curve points away from your g-spot. Mine isn’t thick enough to make up for the curve issue with girth. The texture is irrelevant. Oh and those raised dots of red? Not all are raised dots. Some are just flat splatters of red glass, um, paint? I can’t tell what the red spots actually are. Colored dots of glass? There’s no rhyme or reason or pattern to them, the symmetry is gone. It just looks like a freak accident.

The packaging is nil, but as I understand it, that’s the case with all SSA Glass dildos. It’s up to the discretion of EF to include any sort of pouch – other reviewers stated getting one, I did not. Mine was simply wrapped up in packing paper. That’s truly it. Nothing else to tell me anything about the company or the dildo. Luckily all care information is on the site, or you can refer to the care & cleaning of glass dildos section of my site.  All of the standard tropes of glass toys apply here: Good for temperature play, you can use any kind of lube that you like, it’s body-safe, non-porous, etc etc yadda yadda.

But it’s so ugly, such poor quality, that I’d be dead embarrassed if anybody saw it in my collection.

I’ve talked with other glass dildo owners and others who’ve owned other SSA Glass dildos have had no problems as far as workmanship and it looking like the photo on the site. But you get what you pay for – SSA dildos are less expensive, which is why there’s no packaging. No frills of any sort, not even necessary frills like a padded pouch.

For a better g-spot glass sex toy in the same price range I’d recommend trying out the Bent Graduate instead. If you want the “pretty” aspect, go for the Color Tip Wand. Despite not hearing anything else bad about other SSA Glass dildos, I’m still reluctant to recommend trusting them as a brand. The change to the Ocean Breeze was recent, sometime in the last 4 months, and if other people got a dildo with the affliction of uglyitis as me then there’s something going on with the company on a production level.

Mar 272010
 

There really aren’t many vibrators made in the wood/glass/ceramic area of sex toys. Edenfantasys decided to have their own line of products (the toy is made by Doc Johnson, though) and one of the first is this glass vibrator they gave me to review. It’s interesting. But am I gaga over it?

Nah. I could honestly take it or leave it.

Plenty of others love it though so don’t take my word as gospel. It’s just not for me.

In order to make a glass vibrator, it’s really just a glass “sheath” over a traditional vibe. This lends a unique appearance to it, as the color of the inner portion is given neat reflections and appearance by being covered in textured, clear glass. However, the vibrations need to travel through a lot more material to escape to your skin. While I wouldn’t say that this vibe is weak, it isn’t, it’s just not something I’m excited about nor is it going to get me off. Keep in mind that I’m pretyt pick though so it’s quite possible that many others could love it.

It’s straight and short (6″ overall, 4.5″ insertable), which in my book only a few sex toys can get away with being straight and short and manage to work for me. This one doesn’t work for me as an insertable because of the shape and the textures. Wow the texture. You can see for yourself here in the photos.

Because I really also like pressure on my clit along with vibrations, I wasn’t able to love the texture on the tip for use as a clit vibe, either.

Kissa is a simple, 3-speed vibrator. No (useless, IMO) patterns, just 3 speeds (1 AA battery, like a pocket rocket) which are controlled via a single push-button on the very bottom of the handle end. Depending on how you’re using the toy and how you tend to hold toys I guess it’s possible that it could get changed/turned off easily. Even though it’s a vibrator, it is waterproof. Just don’t go running it through your dishwasher like you would a glass dildo, lol. I did find though that it wasn’t particularly easy to clean around the nubs and the raised swirl. It required some attention to detail.

One thing that glass is great for is temperature play. Let Kissa rest in a bowl of warm (not hot!!!) water or icy water and torture pleasure yourself or your partner with a mix of temperature, texture and vibration. Since it’s glass, a little lube goes a long way (use any kind your heart desires). I’d say this vibe would be great for nipples, good for clits and insertable if you can tolerate the texture, but never to be used anally.

The color is pretty, I quite like the metallic look underneath the glass. The color is not, however, accurate if you look at the photos on the site. Their photos make it appear as a straight, powerful red – which metallic red, to me, is gorgeous. This is more of a…..mauve? Dusty rose? Unsaturated burgundy? But not straight red. Of course, my cunt doesn’t give a shit what color it is, lol.


One other thing that I want to mention is the packaging and extras. EF really did well on the packaging, I think. It’s not luxury nor are you expecting that. But there’s nothing cheesy or cheap about it. It’s a simple plastic bag with a colorful EF logo’d cardboard topper which gives a surprising amount of information about the toy. Would be perfect in a brick store. The Kissa also comes with a cute and functional black “velvet” pouch that’s sturdy enough to keep other items from chipping your glass vibrator. The closure is a really nice drawstring sort but with one of those plastic cord-clampers to keep it shut without needing to know your Boy Scout knots.

Dec 202008
 

Pinkcherry.com – Glass Dildos |  Cherries Jubilee by Dream Toys


A glass dildo. What can one say about it, really? I can tell you that it’s not as weighty as I expected it to be. Girls, have you had that experience with the glass ones? I realize it’s not going to be as hefty as my beloved Pure Wand, but I have glass figures/decorative items so I know how heavy solid glass is. Perhaps it is because this is Pyrex glass? It only weighs a smidge over 9 ounces (yes I got curious just now and weighed it, shush). It is the prettiest toy that I own, though!

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