Best Glass Dildo: Top 10 Picks

Why would you buy a glass sex toy?! I’ve been on a mission to find the best glass dildo options since I realized, early 2021, that glass is precious: literally saving lives everyday, by holding COVID vaccines. And when you shape it into a solid dildo, glass is seriously erotic looking, delivers extra firm pressure, and is super-smooth. I’ve seen people swear by glass, loving it over silicone toys: it’s got a major fan following, for both vaginal and anal stimulation. The best glass dildo choices here are borosilicate glass, a material formulated to withstand breaks. (You’d need to throw a glass toy against a hard surface to make it shatter.) This glass dildo guide will cover: Why glass feels neat, are glass sex toys safe?, how to care for glass sex toys, and how to clean a glass dildo too!

I’ve rounded up a list of 10 noteworthy glass sex toys, from popular mass-produced options to handmade crafting. All options are strong and enduring. I will mainly focus on dildos, but I’ll throw in a glass butt plug as well — this gemstone glass anal plug is absolutely gorgeous.

First, let’s recap: Why would you pick up a glass sex toy? Well:

  1. Pressure, pressure, pressure. Glass’s hardness can push more strongly into the G-spot or prostate. Great if you aren’t super-sensitive, or just want an interesting change!
  2. Easier insertion. A glass toy won’t fold over or bend, so it’s simpler to get in than other anal sex toys if you’re tight / warming up.
  3. Slick feel. It’s a smoooooth, drag-less surface.
  4. Compatible with all lubes (including silicone). You might be wary about silicone lube with some silicone sex toys.
  5. Temperature play. Glass retains heat and cool longer. This can be very sensual, with added heat; or perfect for shocking dominant-submissive play too, using a cold toy.
  6. Elegant: Glass toys are stylin’, sleek shapes — almost always nonphallic dildos. In case you find the “disembodied penis” look to be a turn-off, or you just want to mix up your collection!

That’s right, glass sex toys are certainly not realistic like a dual-density silicone dildo can be — no, they’re the opposite of soft, squeezable, and fleshy. Many people love that extra oomph, for more intense stimulation. It’s a different feeling that you have to try, at least once, if you love exploring new sexy things!

Chrystalino Glass: Best Starter Glass

Blue pleasure. Yum. The Chrystalino glass dildo (and plug) line is tops for being affordable but still strong borosilicate1 with lots of shapes to offer (even double ended dildos and ben wa balls), and a cool look. The blue changes from light to deep blue depending on what you put it in front of!2

I’ve chosen 3 Chrystalino favorites that cost $28 – $30 and hit different spots:

Top to bottom: Superior, Planets, and Gallant.
  • Superior: More focused G-spot play. The rounded bulb slides in beautifully (or you can start with the small wavy end instead!). But the bulb has a strong curve that really pushes on the G-spot (or prostate). As a Gspot dildo, rocking it gently back and forth produces that “have to pee” feeling that means you’re getting really focused pressure — push through it for sexier Gspot stimulation.
  • Planets: Bumpity-bump-bump, this is my favorite glass dildo / anal bead toy! The light, progressive bumps feel awesome thrust in and out, starting slow and then working up the pace… More on my Planets experience below. Also awesome as anal beads.
  • Gallant: Excels at A-spot (deep vaginal) & cervical stimulation; best with a clit toy (if used vaginally).

I’m such a fan of the Planets’ bubbly bumps: how the glass gets bigger as I insert more, and how incredibly easy it is to hold the bottom bulb as I thrust. I’ll choose the Chrystalino Planets first as a G-spot toy, personally, because I like stimulating but not aggressive G-spot toys. This is honestly my favorite glass dildo to screw! I also appreciate how it’s wider than most glass dildos: flip the Planets around and insert the “grip” at the bottom, and I’m getting the most filling feel from its 1.8 inch thickness. If you’re using the toy anally, though, start with the small end: the first bulb is small enough I don’t need warmup, and then it’s A LOT of feeling around the sphincters from the gently wavy beads. Excellent dildo sex!

Or, the Pleaser anal plug is a bead shape too, but with only 2 bulbs, so you can sit on this glass plug easier.
Chrystalino Planets, Chrystalino Gallant glass dildos in hand
Ugh, those gentle bumps on Planets (top) are just the best when I want more — but not too much — sensation. Beautiful as a glass anal toy. 

And the Chrystalino Gallant gets a special mention for thrusting too: it’s a long shape, 6 full inches insertable length. I haven’t met a toy this A-spot-inclined since… well, ever.3 Indeed, thrusting in the Gallant’s smooth glass head makes me think of getting ramrodded by a 6-inch penis doggy-style: it can deliver a lot of cervical stimulation, if you like it like that. Would strongly recommend Gallant with a good clit vibe too, like alongside the small but rumbly Pillow Talk Racy. As much as I like the Planets’ beads for thrusting, the Gallant turned into a squirting-level glass thruster when I had a partner use it on me a couple weeks ago! I liked its greater smoothness when someone else was moving the toy, for more gentleness.4

NS Firefly G-Spot Glass Wand: Versatile, G-Spot Targeting

The Firefly G-Spot Glass Wand ($29.99) is very dual-capable. What do I mean? You’ve got two different options in the one toy (though not as different as the functions in my new favorite Satisfyer, the Dual pulsation-vibrators!). The Firefly’s bulb end found my G-spot immediately, eased in and made me say Whoa! Then, if you like it smoother or wider (*raises hand*), you’ve got the thicker, straighter side. It’s so simple, but the straight, wider side of the G-Spot Glass Wand was the end I came on first, before moving back to the G-spot bulb for extra-focused zing. This is the most easily spot-seeking glass G-spot dildo here: the Chrystalino Superior is stellar for rocking (moving that curve with your hand!) and easier to hold, but the Firefly glass pleasure wand does bull’s-eye 🎯 my G-spot more… say, giving maybe 25% more force.

NS Novelties Firefly Glass G-Spot Wand glass Dildo

The Firefly toys’ glow-in-the-dark look is cool to glance at every now and then, but who am I kidding: at the end of the night, it’s all about the feel for any toy. (It needs to give pleasure, otherwise a fun look is pointless.) And the Firefly Glass G-Spot wand definitely performs orgasmically. I haven’t tested this one as a prostate massager yet, but (since G- and P-spots have similar shape and pressure requirements) I have no doubt it’ll do well for anal focus too. (There’s also a Firefly Tapered Plug whose gradual shape is easy to get in, but whose neck doesn’t narrow down enough for it to stay put really well if you’re wearing it around, instead of just sitting down on it.)

Njoy Pure Wand: Intense Focus

OK, I’m being sneaky here, the Pure Wand by Njoy is stainless steel. BUT. It deserves a mention in any guide on firm, smooth insertable sex toys. The Pure Wand has street cred, as a beloved sex toy for serious G-spot/prostate pressure.

I’ve seen many a curious potential buyer ask, after hearing glowing reviews: What makes the Njoy Pure Wand so good? Let’s see:

  1. The weight. Yes, it’s heavier than glass: which means harder to move and less amenable for those with grip issues. But weight also means even more pressure. Srsly 💥
  2. The intense curve. Again, even more intense because of the weight.
  3. The bulb design. Sticks out and pushes in. The Pure Wand is a milking toy, ultimately; originally created for prostate play, and renowned for causing squirting orgasms in women too.

Note that this toy may have a learning curve; some folks have to learn to work it (guide here). This pleasure wand may be overstimulating for some people (who like softer, gentler pressure); also, it weighs enough to feel heavy and even clunky if you like fast movement. That’s me, I get oversensitive easily and don’t need *so* much pressure — so I personally would pick the Chrystalino Planets (and Gallant!) more often, for less hardcore pressure than the Pure Wand and faster rubbing-in-and-out sessions.

Crystal Delights: Artisan-Made Awesomeness

Crystal Delights makes simply exquisite glass pleasure objects. Hand blown glass, made in small batches, these are top of the line for (1) quality and (2) looking erotic. You get one of these out of its package and (if you like sexy pics) immediately want to start photographing it.

The dildos are higher-priced, of course, being objets d’art. I picked out three of Crystal D’s craft pieces… two superb-looking dildos and one jewel plug that I honestly can’t believe is only $35. More on each:

First, the Sparkle Plugs. ✨The Sparkle Plugs!! In 5 colors! ✨ Get the Aurora Borealis one, it’s like diamonds all over. A photo doesn’t do this plug justice, tbh. OMG, this is a must-have for display purposes (body jewelry!). I just stared at mine for a couple weeks before I found the right opportunity to take it out…and about…at the right club… Click here if you want to see a picture of my booty (in lingerie) with this plug in. This is a butt plug that can get you laid, I’ll tell you that.5 Importantly, unlike too many “princess plugs”(and every cheap gem glass anal plug set on Earth!) the Sparkle Plug’s gemstone base is quite large, so it’s very, very safe (won’t slip up inside your butt accidentally). My only issue is that the Sparkle Plug’s neck is short, so that my sphincter muscles cannot fully close around it. My anal canal gets tired after sitting on the Sparkle Plug for two hours. But for the first hour, while I’m showing it off, this anal plug is 🔥!

Aurora Borealis crystals get crazy-sparkly as light shines into them, changing their colors.

Then, the Crystal Twist’s shape 100% is a unicorn horn. (Don’t argue with me here.) A very magical horn, with a sparkly crystal gem. Like its name says, this swirl glass dildo is made for spinning around in circles, twisting. The grooves in the glass widen and expand: pulling-tugging-pushing. That means lots of feeling around the vaginal mouth / surrounding labia, where there are lots of nerve endings.

This crystal dildo is the most highly textured dildo here, so I would definitely recommend a good thick lubricant if you’re twisting it, and spinning it, especially if you get faster as you’re getting into the play. I’d also suggest using this twisted glass dildo along with a good bullet vibe (or other small rechargeable vibrator). The amount of sensation around the sensitive vaginal opening is awesome, but add clitoral stimulation for the most fun with your jeweled unicorn horn.

Crystal Delights Glass Dildos & Sparkle Plug review
STUNNING. From left: Rainbow Bubble Dildo, unicorn Crystal Twist Dildo, and Sparkle Plug (Aurora gem).

Last, the Rainbow Bubble Dildo: this is a rainbow that ends in your G-spot. (Or it can totally be an anal bead toy that hits the prostate!) It’s so curved, focused — for precise pressure, streaming from its violet tip. Its dramatic curve locks the Rainbow Bubble Dildo in place, arcing around the pubic bone so it’s pulling right on the G-spot when you wiggle it in and out. And it is easy to wiggle all those bulbs out when you hold onto its beautiful “dichromatic” (= more sparkles) bottom bulb — which alternates between looking clear and looking galactic when you look down into the wine-red bulb through it. (The view is really amazing if you insert the bottom 4 bulbs (violet through green), then start taking nudes from the chest down.) Altogether, this makes a very handsome toy that’s more spot-on pressure, and a more colorful look, than the Chrystalino Planets.

Crystal Delights Rainbow Bubble Dildo in hand
The “clear” grip bulb looks like a galaxy when you turn it and look down into the wine-red bulb through it.

NS Heart of Glass: Cute; OK Quality

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I can totally understand why you would buy this toy: it looks like a fairy wand, for under $32. The Heart of Glass by NS Novelties is for sure a cute piece to have in the collection, and the pressure’s not bad. The heart handle is super cute, and also surprisingly easy to hold. It feels good in the hand when I’m wielding this toy, to apply more pressure by angling the slim tapered “head,” and also to move it lightly back-and-forth. So the middle bulb pops a bit. One cool add-on: the Heart of Glass includes a plastic storage cover that wholly encloses the shaft.

Because it’s a straight design (no G-spot curve), I personally prefer this toy along with the We-Vibe Melt, an amazing air-pulsing clit stimulator. Pro tip for Heart of Glass use: Bunch a towel up right underneath the heart base, and position that between your legs. This will hold the Heart’s “shaft” in place, so you have your hands free to play with whatever: a clit toy or fingers.

The NS Heart of Glass does seem cheaper than other affordable options, though: mine came with teeny hair-thin grooves on one side of the heart. I can’t feel them when I’m holding the heart as a handle, but none of my other glass toys have seen this issue.

Overall, the Heart of Glass is most most noteworthy because of how darn cute it is. I doubt I would buy it just for the shaft shape, if it wasn’t topped by the heart.

Icicles Glass Dildos: Cheap & (Formerly) Widely Available

Icicles glass toys by Pipedream have long been a mainstay, the glass line you’re most likely to find inside a physical (brick & mortar) sex toy store. Icicles No. 5 & No. 8 are the most popular from that line, with their strong curve and wavy straight shape, respectively — oh, and there’s the glass tentacle dildo Icicles No. 24, with its series of strong textured bumps!

Icicles has been unavailable, then available, then unavailable for purchase again since COVID began — hit or miss, all the time — so I haven’t acquired any of these personally; not to mention that Pipedream as a company has several oft-cited issues attached, such as having previously produced seriously racist packaging / product descriptions and devising “tacky, forgettable product names” that alienate nonbinary users.

That said, because Icicles were such a dominant force in the market pre-COVID, 2⁄3 of my single male play partners this year happen to have owned Icicles toys. Mainly for anal play, on themselves. I’ll share a bit of our/their experiences:

  • Icicles No. 5: I used this toy on a short-term friend with benefits. He’d proudly showed me his growing butt toy collection, before we got into his bed… So of course I volunteered to use one of them on him, and he picked the No. 5. It’s easy, you see; slim glass heads don’t take much warmup, I almost immediately had it in him once water based lube was applied. It was a good experience; I was searching out his prostate with the smooth, subtle head and trying to figure out how fast he wanted it moved. He loved the dominant element of it, as he asked me to take control. As we played, I was hoping that the Icicles No. 5’s ribbing wasn’t getting to be too much. My friend told me later that he was definitely feeling it, maybe it was a little much, but he didn’t want me to stop.
  • Icicles No. 8: I was looking through my new best friend’s erotic pic gallery when a toy jumped out at me. I texted, “Hey, is that Icicles?!” He agreed, and said that it had been lots of fun with one of his exes: the smooth, straight shape easing in (even though he’s close to “anal noob” level). He says, “The smooth bumps… Hard to describe, but dammit it feels good lol. The smoothness of the glass makes it feel amazing.”

Lovehoney Glass Dildos: Imitative

Lovehoney’s glass dildos are straight-up knock-offs of other brands’ toys, for the most part: copies of Pipedream’s Icicles line mentioned above, but also of NS’s Heart of Glass,6 and several other serious similarities. (The same thing is true of a large chunk of the Gläs toy line by Hustler: very derivative of Icicles.) Take a look at what I mean: Lovehoney-brand dildos top row, other brands’ toys bottom row below, click to enlarge:

Lovehoney dildos, all on top; vs. the following toys on bottom: (1) Chrystalino Planets; (2) NS Nov. Heart of Glass; (3) Icicles No. 24; (4) Icicles No. 61; (5) Icicles No. 8; (6) Gläs Ribbed 8″; (7) Icicles No. 29; & (8) Spartacus Blown Medium (slightly debatable imitation).

I get it, most of those makers (especially Icicles by Pipedream) have had issues consistently supplying glass products since mid-2020, so it makes sense for Lovehoney to source their glass toys directly. And some people love the little bumpy-bumps and curve on the tentacle (Lovehoney link here) that’s clearly Icicles No. 24. I’m reluctant to recommend Lovehoney glass because I dislike “dildo plagiarism.”

TIP: If you are buying these Lovehoney glass toys, note that they’re marked up $10 to $15 above similar-quality toys bought at competitive pricing, so use a discount code: FELICITY will get you 15% off at checkout.

(I also dislike that, in 2020, Lovehoney started calling porous TPR/TPE toys “soft plastic” in order to obfuscate what they’re actually made of. That’s a big NOPE from this body-safe sex toy advocate: I want you to have all the facts possible about what your sexy products are made of, especially when it comes to internal / clitoral toys that’ll be in close contact with sensitive mucous membranes.)

Glass Dildo Stability & Safety

More on a common worry: Can glass dildos break? (Are they safe?)

Yes, and yes. It is possible for glass sex toys to shatter — but they won’t do so inside your body, not during normal use. You’d need to throw a glass toy onto a tile floor or similar, to make it the toy split into pieces. Borosilicate glass is shatter-resistant, but not shatterproof. It’s very safe for internal (sexual) use if you are not actively working to injure the material. Simply thrusting a toy into the body will not build the level of pressure needed to make the glass split. (You’re far more likely to get into a car accident on any given day than to experience a glass sex toy break during use.) The most “be careful” types of glass toy, however, are plugs with little-finger–thin stems like this Icicles plug. Do be careful to inspect a glass toy, especially a cheaper one, if you drop it hard.

I’m accident-prone, so I’ll vouch: I dropped my Crystal Delights glass toys onto my bathtub bottom recently, from about three feet up, with no damage. I’ve also had a pile of all my glass dildos clanking around my dresser drawer lately, rolling and tapping against each other as I pull out the drawer to find a certain pleasure product (or three!). No problems.

In researching glass safety, I’ve been amazed to learn everything that borosilicate & similar glass can do: as mentioned, vials made from it carry previous COVID vaccines; it composes massive far-gazing telescope lenses; it’s most durable for high-flying aircraft exterior lighting and has shielded space shuttles from the extreme heat of reentering Earth’s atmosphere; it makes up baking pans that don’t crack when you sit them on a cool counter; not to mention, it protects us from nuclear waste and other chemical byproducts. Groovy.

Borosilicate glass was invented in 1897, as a more inert (less reactive) material. It’s more resistant to fractures and 3 times as resistant to temperature changes as soda-lime glass (another common type of glass used in Pyrex these days). Progress is still being made in glass tech especially now with the vaccine crunch, with innovations like Valor aluminosilicate glass being even stronger than borosilicate and less prone to breakage under extreme temperature changes (a bigger problem with the first-approved Pfizer COVID vaccine, with its ultra-cold storage requirements).

Before Schott [inventor of borosilicate glass], firms used soda (sodium carbonate) and lime (calcium oxide) to make glass, but incorporating boron oxide from borax reduces the material’s coefficient of thermal expansion, meaning it can better withstand dramatic changes in temperature.

—C&EN (Chemical & Engineering News), “Pyrex at 100”

Interestingly, both silicone and borosilicate glass have silicon as an essential part of their chemical structure: silicon, the same element that made possible ultra-small computer chip transistors, so you can read this article on a cell phone or a laptop. (Cool how that works!) High-grade borosilicate glass is 80% or more silicon dioxide, a compound that helps it resist stress (= breaking) more effectively.

Borosilicate glass is used in lab beakers too, and even to contain nuclear waste, because of what a good job it does at not absorbing any caustic, corrosive chemicals. It’s a barrier to oxygen, moisture, and much more — meaning it is more nonporous than platinum silicone and plastic used in sex toys.7

On Playing with Glass Dildos & Cleaning

How do you use a glass dildo? Go slow, I say! Get a feel for all the firm pressure that the glass can offer. Ease it in. Angle it different ways. Then start moving it, see if you want to thrust it in and out. Do you want to use an external toy too, if you have a vagina? Or do you have a prostate, and you’re using a beaded glass or curved glass toy to hit that — then maybe sit on the glass, or position it to have your hands free?

And it’s not all just about pressure and/or thrusting. One of glass’ benefits is being able to heat it or chill it. Temperature play! The extra warmth is really a fun change: glass holds heat better than silicone (unless you go to the trouble to boil a silicone dildo; it’s not going to retain heat from water that comes out of your faucet). With a glass toy, do run it under pretty warm but not extra-hot water and test the temp. (like inside your mouth) before it goes into your vagina or rectum, for safety.

Sticking a glass dildo into a big glass of ice water is such a different experience, too. I had my friend suggest this, I was wary. It was shocking for a second, like dipping one’s toes into a pool that’s cooler than air temperature. But then, after a dozen seconds, you get used to the sensation and it’s super fun! I actually wanted to rechill the dildo and start over, but we were out of time — have to try that again.

As for cleaning, glass is generally easy because of how smooth it is. It’s easiest, though, if you do wash right after you’re done playing, before the lube dries up. I’ve found hybrid lubricant harder to clean off (than off a silicone toy) after once leaving it overnight on glass dildos! Scrub, scrub. Glass makes a great anal dildo because no smell is left over.

Remember, you can use any kind of lubricant on a glass sex toy. Silicone lube is sometimes a concern with silicone sex toys (particularly the ones with really thin, cheap silicone coats or deep buttons and cracks that are hard to clean around). Not so with glass — anything goes. Just remember to avoid problematic ingredients like glycerin and propylene glycol if your lube is water-based! And have fun exploring!

NOTES

  1. By Shots — appropriate, I’d say, since Schott was the surname of the creator of borosilicate glass (circa 1893). I bet he didn’t know he’d be contributing to lots of folks’ sexual wellness way down the line!
  2. All I need next is a purple glass dildo!
  3. If you’re not familiar with the A-spot, its at the very back of the vagina on the belly-button side, right in front of / beyond the cervix.
  4. It’s kind of harness compatible, but you’d need a really tight O-ring or it’ll wave around a lot.
  5. Assuming you have a vagina; no promises for the dudes 😆
  6. Gläs by Hustler also imitating this one.
  7. Platinum silicone is “functionally nonporous,” technically microporous; as well as hydrophobic (resists water molecule ingress), and so that in practice it’s very safe and resists foreign microbes and other nasties, not allowing them to live inside the silicone (either on the surface or deeper down).

4 thoughts on “Best Glass Dildo: Top 10 Picks”

  1. Crystal Delights has a beautiful new twist dildo, the twist with a more grip-able handle. I love this one, except it’s smaller (1.2 inch instead of 1.4 inch diameter). Which one would you recommend? Will a smaller one give the same ‘experience’?

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    • Oooh, it just depends on whether you like more thickness or not, for the width question! With the gemstone base one seen in this review, I like the flatness of the gem — but the new version is of course gorgeous too.

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  2. Have you seen the glass dildos and anal plugs by SimplyElegantGlass on Etsy? Like Crystal Delights, they aspire to create items that are artistic as well as erotic (successfully, to my mind). Their use of color and patterns in the middle layer of glass is stunning.

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    • Indeed, I was waiting for someone to ask this question. I asked Simply Elegant whether they wanted to included in this guide, so that I would have a second artisan maker (who creates items that look stunning). I wanted to ask them how they’d describe their work, etc., and include a quotation or even a full interview if they desired.

      I realize that they’re a small indie maker, so I would even have been willing to purchase the toy and review for free — because I respect quality handmade work. However, Simply Elegant declined to be featured in any way in this comparative article. *shrugs*

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