And then there was Gläs (Purple Rain Ribbed Dildo)

Glass Dildo Purple Rain Ribbed Review A Couple of Kinks

Glass dildos used to scare me. I like it rough, so I was scared that the glass would shatter inside of me. How would you explain that to a doctor?

Then I did some actual research and discovered that most glass dildos, as long as they are from a reputable company, have barely any chance of leaving shards in your vagina. In fact, the only risk in that regard could happen if you drop it – the toy might chip, and then you have to say ‘bye’ to your beautiful piece of sex art. Still, significantly less terrifying than cracking glass in my hoo-ha.

Knowing that my life was not at risk, I decided to venture into the glass dildo world.


I browsed for hours (browsing sex toys has become a hobby of mine) and decided to buy from a well-known company instead of an Etsy store. There are some beautiful dildos on Etsy, but I am still learning how to spot quality toys, so I decided to go with the company gläs, which is a high-quality company with budget prices (bingo!). I personally like testing out good quality but cheaper products before splurging on the big ones. Gläs seemed like the perfect fit for me and I hoped my choice would be the perfect fit for my vagina (yes, I went there).  

Glass Dildo Purple Rain Ribbed Review A Couple of Kinks

The Basics

I decided to go with the Purple Rain Ribbed Dildo from gläs, individually hand-crafted from borosilicate glass (pyrex). The toy is non-porous, almost indestructible (fracture-resistant), easily washable and temperature responsive (you can heat it up or cool it down for temperature-play). It is also compatible with all lubricants.

The Purple Rain Ribbed Dildo is 8.5” long, and 1.25” wide, with a bulbous tip, ribbed body (4) and a curved handle. The dildo is double-ended: the ribbed side is straight, and the non-ribbed side has more of the curve. The toy itself is a see-through purple colour, which gives it a simple, classic look. And also, I like the colour purple.

There is also a really nice weight to it. A weight that makes my vagina say “yeah, this is gonna be good”.

Glass Dildo Purple Rain Ribbed Review A Couple of Kinks

The Packaging

It arrived safely in a large box, filled with foam wrapping. The picture on the box is a realistic size portrayal. A big ‘One of a Kind’ sticker is a nice addition that made me feel good about my purchase. It isn’t a great box to re-use as it takes up a lot of space and is a bit of a struggle to get out of the foam, but it arrived safely and that is what matters when it comes to glass dildos.

Glass Dildo Purple Rain Ribbed Review A Couple of Kinks

 

The Fun Stuff

When first inserting the dildo, I inserted it with the ribbed end first, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed the cool sensation of the un-warmed glass against my vulva. I hadn’t modified the temperature but the glass had retained a bit of coolness from the air, which I enjoyed for a few minutes before it warmed to my body temperature. This little bit of chill is a unique bonus of choosing a glass toy. If you’re not into temperature play then I suggest soaking it in warm water prior to insertion. Always do what you want but I recommend trying it out cold first.

I am not really a ‘texture’ person so the ribbed body doesn’t really do anything for me. When I use this toy as part of a longer session where I am a bit sore, I actually find it to be unpleasant. In a session where I am freshly lubricated, I can enjoy the head and then one rib but not more than that – I’m just not a fan. It is easy to grip the curved handle, but there is no way that the ribbed side would make me cum. It might make someone else cum, but not me.

Thankfully, this toy has two insertable ends! When I turned the dildo around, and inserted the non-ribbed, curved end of the dildo – the fun began. Because the head is so round, it has a smooth, full sensation when inserting, which I love. The ribbed body allows for a firm grip and the curved end rubs gracefully along my G-spot. On my own, the angle is a bit challenging as the ribbed handle is straight, however my partner has not had any issues holding it at exactly the right spot and thrusting it until I cum. I need clitoral stimulation as well as G-spot stimulation in order to orgasm, and this is a great toy that continues to succeed at the G-spot end of things.

The only down side from using the curved end of the dildo is that occasionally it pulls on my vaginal opening which is mildly discomforting. However, just a quick change of movement and the minor distraction resolves.

Glass Dildo Purple Rain Ribbed Review A Couple of Kinks Glas

In Conclusion

The Purple Rain Ribbed Dildo isn’t the perfect toy for my anatomy but I love the cold temperature play and it definitely makes my G-spot happy so it often ends up joining us in bed. The double-endedness means there’s double the chance you’ll find something you like!

Recommended For: People who want to experiment with glass toys. People who like temperature play. People who like G-spot stimulation.

Not Recommended For: People who do not like texture or G-spot stimulation.

You can purchase gläs products from Lovehoney (US) and PinkCherry (Canada). 

You can learn about glass products here, including how to clean them.


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Glass Dildo Purple Rain Ribbed Review A Couple of Kinks

7 Comments

  1. I love glass toys and texture; this one looks to have great shape. I may have to check it out!

  2. The ribbing does look uncomfortable, but I wouldn’t have noticed the curve if you hadn’t mentioned it…nice!

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