Saturday, August 14, 2010

Material Data Sheet: Borosilicate Glass

Material

Glass toys are made of borosilicate glass, which is also what Pyrex products are made of. This is also why some people and even sex toys companies wrongly call this material Pyrex. Glass can be worked to have an infinite number of shapes, which can produce a variety of pleasurable sensations.

It is a hypoallergenic material that is odorless, phthalates-free and latex-free. This hard and sleek material makes any lubricant last for a long time, whether it is water or silicone-based. Moreover, the non-porous surface is easy to wash and care for, and will never retain any smell or be affected by chemicals.

Temperature Play

Glass conducts heat and cold really well, and is perfect for temperature play. It’s recommended to place the toy in warm or cold water for about 15 minutes. Once you know what you are doing, you can also try making it even colder or warmer, by adding a few ice cubes or a part of boiling water in your bowl of water once the first 15 minutes are over, and wait a few more minutes. This is to prevent extreme temperature changes, which could crack the glass. Even at room temperature, glass already feels slightly cold. As such, you must also take note that even if it feels just cool or warm in your hands, it is going to feel even colder or warmer when it comes in contact with your genitals. It is important not to place your glass toy in the microwave or the freezer.

Cleaning

With normal use and care, glass toys can last a lifetime. They can be washed with antibacterial soap, dish soap, an antibacterial toy cleaner and also toy wipes. Depending on the texture of the glass, there could be grooves that are hard to reach, and you can use a toothbrush in that case. Glass dildos can also be sanitized on the top rack of the dishwasher, with a 10% bleach solution and with isopropyl alcohol. It could also be boiled as long the temperature change is gradual. If you intend to share without sanitizing, you can also slip a condom over it.

Remember to wash your toy before and after each use.

Storage

A padded pouch is recommended for storing any glass toy. However, any cloth pouch can be used for storing a toy where there is no hard surface or for storing toys that are less frequently used. Make sure that you do not store two glass toys in the same pouch because scratches will appear as they enter in contact with each other. Glass toy will not react to any other toys of other material.

1 comments (+add yours?)

Kimberly said...

Some good info that I never really thought of before.
Came across your blog through Eden Fantasys and I'm now following and adding you to my blogroll... feel free to follow back if you like!
All the best,
Kim
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