Feb 282014
 

Blue Moon from A Touch of Glass

Pros:
– Double ended/two different textures
– Safe material
– Versatile
– Average size
– Lifetime Warranty
– High quality
Cons:
– Texture/size might not be right for some
Overall:

5star

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-Overview-

Glass dildos are naturally attractive.  The colors, the shapes, the way the light shines through them; it’s not difficult to see why so many of us are drawn to them.  The Blue Moon has all of those wonderful qualities, and then some.  Not only is this dildo simply beautiful, but it’s also very stimulating!  Each end offers a unique sensation, which makes it like having two toys in one.  The average size should work well for most users, though it might be a little large for a beginner when you consider the texture.  In general, it’s a fantastic piece and one that I would highly recommend!

-Intro/Use-

The Blue Moon from A Touch of Glass is a double ended glass dildo.  The two ends provide different sensations and are great for those who are interested in trying out different textures without wanting to purchase several toys.

For vaginal use, this thing is amazing!  With one end you get to experience a light popping sensation, while the opposite side provides a nice curve and a ribbed texture.  It’s a dream for those that enjoy light texture, but don’t want to purchase or use two separate toys.  The length is very reasonable and is easy to use on your own or with a partner.  Since the material is so firm you want to use some caution with thrusting, but it’s much more manageable than other glass products available.

Another way this toy could be used with a partner is for massage.  The thinner side of the dildo works great as a handle, and the bulbous end helps relax sore muscles.  Since the handle (when used this way) is textured, it’s easy to hold on to, even when you have massage oil or lubricant on your hands.

It’s not the most anal safe option since it lacks a flared base, but you could still use it that way.  It’s very weighted and the shape may work in your favor.  If you’re uncomfortable with the idea, you can select another option (the Love Jewel looks nice) or simply use the Blue Moon in another way.  If you want to learn more about using a glass toy anally, A Touch of Glass also has a great article you can refer to.

One of the wonderful things about glass products is how well they hold their temperature.  On top of the wonderful texture, you can add another sensation; the feeling of a warm or cold piece of glass gliding across your body.  Here are some safe ways to warm up or cool off your glass toy:

To cool off:

  • If you know ahead of time that you’re going to be using your toy, you can stick it in your refrigerator for a few hours.  This will keep it nice and cold without freezing it.
  • If you decide at the last minute you want to play, you can fill up a bowl or sink with cold (or ice) water and allow the toy to be submerged for 5-10 minutes.

To warm up:

  • The best way to heat up your toy is to leave it in a bowl or sink of warm water for 5-10 minutes.  Always test it on the inside of your wrist before inserting it to prevent potential discomfort (from it being too hot).
  • Using your own body temperature works well also.  You can simply hold it between your legs for a few minutes which brings the dildo to body temperature.  It might not be as stimulating as warming it up with water, but at least it won’t feel cold.

Though some might think using the freezer or microwave is a good option, it’s really not the safest choice.  Microwaves heat things unevenly so it might be hotter in some spots than others, leaving open the possibility of burning yourself.  The freezer isn’t as concerning, but you also don’t want your damp skin to stick to the frosted glass (like a warm tongue to a frozen pole? You know what I’m talking about!).

-Material/Texture-

The Blue Moon is made from borosilicate glass which is commonly found in sex toys and even in bakeware (the brand name being Pyrex).  This material is totally body safe, non-porous, latex free, and phthalate free.  It’s a fantastic material because, though it’s glass, it’s very durable and isn’t likely to break other than from misuse.  If something were to happen, A Touch of Glass offers a ‘no questions asked’ Lifetime Warranty.  So while you might think you’ll be better off purchasing a cheaper glass dildo (which I can promise you, won’t be as high quality), no one will match what this company offers.

Though the surface of the glass is textured, it’s very easy to clean.  You can use soap and water or your favorite toy cleaner for regular use, and can sterilize if sharing with someone else or switching between orifices.  I typically use a 10% bleach solution, but you can also use your dishwasher or you can boil it.  The idea of boiling glass makes me nervous, but this type can handle the heat.

Any lubricant is compatible with this toy since you don’t have to worry about the surface being damaged or degrading.  For vaginal use, you should avoid oil-based lubricants since they can have negative effects on the vagina, but water-based and silicone-based lubes are both safe (and oil is safe to use for massage purposes).

Naturally, the surface is very firm and there are no moving parts.  The glass itself is very smooth and it only takes a couple drops of lube to make the whole piece very slick.  Though the surface is smooth, the design is not.  One side features three stacked balls, and the opposite side has a raise blue swirl.  The ends are nothing alike, but both provide amazing sensations.

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The bulged side creates a popping sensation when it’s being thrust and is thicker than the opposite side.  Since it’s not overly textured, and the design is what creates the stimulation, it’s a little more subtle and feels best when using slow thrusts.  The swirled pattern has a ribbed texture to it that’s very stimulating and really gets your juices flowing.  When you look at the piece, you would immediately assume the texture might be a little extreme, which was something even I was concerned about.  However, the girth plays a role in the comfort involved.  Had this toy been thicker, it probably wouldn’t have been as enjoyable.

-Design/Size-

Untitled-4This beautiful piece of glass doesn’t have a million different colors, but the simplicity almost makes it that much more appealing.  Most of the piece is just clear glass, but the end of the bulged side and the lovely swirl pattern on the other are both blue.  Because so much of the glass is clear, the color really pops and allows it to stand out that much more.  A Touch of Glass states that it, “Will never leach or flake colour. The signature blue spiral wrap is impregnated WITHIN the glass, not painted, printed or etched onto the surface.”, so there’s no concern about the color changing over time.

The design of the Blue Moon is truly fantastic.  What’s better than a glass dildo?  A glass dildo with unique sides!  It’s not realistic looking in any way, and though it’s very attractive, isn’t shaped right for it to double as an art piece.  It’s quite likely someone would know it’s a sex toy if they were to see it, so it might be best to stash it away if you don’t want anyone knowing you own a glass dildo.

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One of the fantastic things about this company, is that each glass piece is individually handmade.  I’ve owned many different glass dildos, some artisan pieces, and others that were clearly not.  Many of the other borosilicate glass dildos I’ve owned didn’t even come close to touching the quality of this piece (and have since been eliminated from my collection).  This one is truly worth it.  It has a good weight to it (which works with the product during use, not against it), the glass is amazingly clear, and there aren’t any marks or imperfections in the glass.

Since they’re handmade, your dildo might differ from mine, but only slightly.  Their website says, “Because every one of our glass dildos is individually hand-made, your BLUE MOON is genuinely unique to you. There will be no two exactly the same in existence. How cool is that?“.  To which I answer, “Extremely cool!“.

My Blue Moon is 7 1/2″ long, and can be comfortably inserted about 6″ while leaving enough room to hold onto it.  The thinner side (with the swirls) is approximately 1 1/8″ in diameter (1/8″ being the swirled pattern) and the opposite end is 1 3/8″ at the widest point (the center ball).  It’s a very reasonable size, but might be a bit too much for someone that isn’t used to penetration thanks to the obvious texture.  To the average person, this will likely be just right, unless you prefer smooth toys.

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-Packaging-

The box it arrives in is discreet, and no one would ever guess that it contained your gorgeous dildo.  The Blue Moon is wrapped in plastic and inside the included pouch when it arrives.  The plastic surrounds the entire toy and has a security seal around the center of it.  If your toy arrives and the size isn’t what you expected, or you’re not pleased with it for whatever reason, you can send it back within 14 days only if the plastic is still in place.  Once it’s removed, they won’t accept it for a return.

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The included pouch is a gorgeous teal color and has black drawstrings.  The outside is velvety, and the inside is smooth, but it’s not padded in any way.  Even without it being padded, it’s far superior to other pouches you often receive with your toys.  I appreciate the fact that they include a storage option, and one that isn’t some cheap, silky pouch that will tear in a week (not to mention the color is gorgeous!).

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-Experience-

I’ve been using glass sex toys for over three years now.  At first, I stuck with cheap dildos, having no idea that there could be a difference in quality since they were made from the same material.  As time went on, I tried some higher quality pieces, then artisan pieces, and over time my eyes were opened.  Just because they’re all glass, doesn’t mean they’re all created equal.

Untitled-8When my Blue Moon arrived, the first thing I noticed was how heavy it felt.  It’s a nice, solid piece of glass.  The next thing I noticed (after removing the plastic) was how perfect the surface was.  Some of the cheaper (read: crappy) glass pieces I purchased in the past arrived with scuff marks on them.  Not surface damage, exactly, but marks either way.  I was pleased when I didn’t notice a single mark on the surface, and not even a single bubble inside the glass either.  This is what quality looks like.

Holding the piece in my hand, I was a little unsure about the swirled texture.  I knew I’d like the bulged end as I’ve enjoyed toys with a similar design, but I was concerned the swirled side would be uncomfortable.  I made sure I was primed and ready, and slipped the beautiful glass inside me.  I took my time at first, allowing my body to get used to the sensation, but it wasn’t long before I found myself getting totally lost in it.  I felt like I was being juiced.  Everything was wet, my mind went blank, and with my go-to vibe in place, I had some of the strongest orgasms I’ve had in a long time.

I did enjoy the bulged end, but the swirled side and I are now BFFs.  Holy wow, this this is stimulating, and in all the right ways!

If you’re interested in purchasing your own Blue Moon (and why wouldn’t you?), or another gorgeous dildo from A Touch of Glass, you find them by clicking the banner below.

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Blue Moon was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my unbiased review.  This is in compliance with FTC guidelines.

  7 Responses to “Review: Blue Moon from A Touch of Glass”

  1. “I felt like I was being juiced”

    Haha Great review and beautiful piece!!! 😀

  2. This is such a lovely glass toy. Glad to hear there were no surface marks on it as well. I am glad you also enjoyed this one. The bulge on it does look amazing.

  3. I want that pouch! *grabby hands* It is pretty and useful and I wish all my toys had a pouch, if only for easy travel.
    I’m wary of textured glass, but I trust you when you say the swirls aren’t too extreme :) Besides, I like bulb-like shapes!

  4. The storage pouch looks gorgeous, but it’s a shame that it isn’t padded. I personally love LeLuv pouches – they’re velvety like this one, and they’re padded so that you can be sure that the glass won’t chip.

  5. I always worry about colored designs on glass being painted on – as it’s often hard to determine over the Internet. It’s great that their toys are not painted. It’s a true testament of their quality!

  6. Great description of your experiences with this beautiful piece, convinces me to add this to the list of future toys to own. My lady and I don’t have much experience with glass toys and the only one we own is never used anymore after we noticed the color coming off. I guess that’s what we get for only paying 10 bucks for it :/

  7. Oh cool! It comes with a pouch!

    You know, this is kind of embarrassing, but I’ve seen this piece before and I didn’t realize it was… double ended. I don’t know why. It wasn’t until you said it that it clicked. Which is silly, because I’ve had this idea in my mind for a little bit that a toy that looks like the bulged side would feel really nice.
    The way you described that swirled side, though… that sounds pretty nice, too.

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