Icicles No 5 Glass Dildo Review

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The Icicles No 5 is one of the first toys I ever bought. Glass had been recommended to me many times so I got one as a birthday treat a couple of years ago just to see how different it is from plastic and silicone.

Once it arrived, I was very impressed by the elegant and secure packaging. The display case like box is so pretty and looks very expensive, and the foam insert gives off ‘safe and secure’ vibes. The packaging itself convinced me that I made the right choice.

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After removing the dildo from the foam insert I couldn’t help but admire it for a worryingly long time. I kept turning it over to catch the light at different angles, kept running my fingers over the blue swirls… basically, the playing started way before this reached its destination.

I made the mistake of using it in the bath for the first time, which didn’t go too well. Believe it or not but glass is actually extremely slippery when wet so I kept dropping it. But the good news is that falling and hitting the bottom of my bathtub didn’t cause any damage to this beauty.

I must admit that it took me a while to get used to the hardness and rigidness of the material, and I almost felt like it wasn’t right for me after the first couple of uses. However, I managed to discover just how I like my glass best – and that’s chilled. Using it after it sat in the freezer for 20 mins felt very good. So good that all my other dildos (at the time) just seemed too boring in comparison. The only issue I had was that it didn’t stay cold for long but I could still get around 20 mins play time out of it.

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Now, let’s go back to that pretty, blue swirl running all the way down the shaft because that’s what makes this dildo so special. It adds texture – which I love! Thrusting with this toy feels amazing, somehow Pipedream got the size and positioning of the swirl just right to bring great pleasure. Also, the flat base makes it easy to hold on to this toy and maneuver it however you like. It also makes this dildo safe for anal use and can potentially be harness compatible, although I don’t have experience with either of those.

There is also a slight curve to this toy, and that curve combined with the pronounced head makes this great for g-spot stimulation. Great, but not perfect because sadly I haven’t been able to find my g-spot just yet. However, the head feels nice inside and isn’t pointed therefore doesn’t feel like I’m being stabbed from the inside with each thrust (which I have experienced with other toys – ouch!) Because I haven’t yet found my g-spot, this toy doesn’t give me orgasms on it’s own, but requires some minor assistance in the form of clitoral stimulation. Minor, because it only takes seconds for me to reach orgasm once a bullet vibe is involved and makes the orgasm so much better than using a bullet alone.

I never thought I’d enjoy glass as much as I do, but it really is a great investment. I’ve dropped this so many times, I threw it into a wall, it clanked against my other glass toy and it’s still completely intact. The biggest advantage must be the temperature play though – I absolutely must urge everyone to chill their glass toys! There is also the option of heating them up using warm water, which I haven’t tried yet so that is definitely on my to-do list!

I purchased my Icicles No 5 from Lovehoney, and you can get your own here.