Hi everyone, welcome to our first review since we moved to this site I hope you will
enjoy it because I definitely enjoyed making it. So for the new people that are joining us in the new year we will give you a little background on who we are and what we do.
My name is Em, i’m a stay at home Asian wife in her late 20s. I am happily married to my husband Jay a mid 30s business executive. We discovered sex toys about 3 years ago when we wanted to spice up our relationship, after about a year we had a small collection of dildos, vibrators, etc. That is when one evening after a very ardent session, laying in bed with toys all around us Jay made a joke about how we needed to open up a toy store or a review website.
Well the joke became reality and 3 months later we had posted our first review online. Now 2 years and dozens of reviews later we are still here, on a new site and doing what we love.
Ok enough of this on to the review.
This time we are reviewing the Icicles #5 from PipeDream.
PipeDream have been in the industry for over 20 years making all types of toys and products. Icicles is there glass toy brand and you can find more of their products here:
Packaging & toy description
The dildo comes very well packaged with a great looking box and foam insert for protection. I have to say this is probably the best looking and well made packaging we have ever seen a toy come in.
This hand blown glass dildo is beautifully crafted with a slight curve to the shaft, just under 5 inches at the thickest part and can be inserted to about 6 1/2 inches. There is a very thick spiral ridge around the shaft for extra stimulation.
Being glass this Dildo is very easy to clean just wash in hot soapy water, boil on the stove to sanitize or even just pop it into the dishwasher.
In the tub
Those who know me I love to start my evenings off with a long soak in the tub. If Ii can bring a toy with me all the better. This one was a no brainer, so when I got into the bath it dived right in with me. I have to say I was a little worried When I grabbed it for the first time. The ridges are very pronounced and I am very tight and sensitive when it comes to bigger toys. taking it easy to start I decided to use the ridges as a clitoral massager. WOW my worries vanished after a couple of strokes the ridges are smooth and with the warm water it made the entire dildo warm.
On the couch
Leaving the bathroom I grabbed a bottle of lube and move to the living room to watch some movies. One thing I really enjoy with this dildo is that it requires very little lubrication because of the lack of friction. The curve was not pronounced enough for me to use it for G spot stimulation. The ridges did feel good but after a hard session I did feel sore and sensitive.
The wide base makes this toy safe for anal play but unfortunately for me the size was just too big to insert.People with more experience in this area might find it a good fit for them but the fact that the material of this dildo is unyielding makes more difficult versus something made of silicone or other soft material.
Using this toy on Em was fun, we played with temperature by soaking it in hot or icy water. It kept its temperature for a decent amount of time, cold it had great shock value and she told me it felt like ice. But in the long term hot was much more enjoyable. I also had a much better range of motion then she did because of the light curve to the shaft.
The base does fit in a harness but we were unable to test how well it worked. Our resident helper Sarah had to move out of province for her new job, but we will still keep this section open and if she decides to take a 7 hr drive and spend a weekend with us we will add more details ;).
Girl’s Fun Updated (19/02/2014)
Well its already been more than a month since we reviewed this item but since we had Sarah over for the weekend we decided to update this review with details of our strap-on tests of the Icicles 5. As stated above the base fits well in the harness we have and was very secure. It generally worked well but was not as enjoyable as more flexible toys we have used in the past. The stiffness and inflexibility of the Pyrex forced us to not play as rough as we normally do. While still enjoyable we had to go slower to avoid to much discomfort. We both agree that we prefer something more flexible and on the bigger side for this type of use.
Overall its a great toy, beautiful, slick, and feels great. If you’re looking for a glass toy for vaginal play this is a great place to start. Be warned it does get tiring to use during longer play session.
- Quality product at decent price.
- Easy to clean.
- Doesn’t require a lot of lubricant.
- Anal safe.
- Fits harness.
- Ridges very stimulating.
- Easy to heat or cool for pleasurable effect.
- Its weight and firmness will be tiring during long session.
- Not curved enough for G spot stimulation.
- Ridges might be over stimulating for some people.
- Size makes it hard to insert anally and should be avoided unless very experienced.
Personally this is my new “go to” toy when I take a bath, to the point that it has a place of honor in the bathroom and has not returned to the toy chest since we tested it out this weekend.
As always please don’t be shy to ask questions in the replies below we are always happy to answer with extra information.
On a personal note:
We know Sarah was dying to try this out with us but unfortunately events before the holidays forced her to move away. We know she has been waiting for this review to order one for herself (as she has stated more than once). So Sarah you should definitely get one 🙂 but I think when you get home from work tonight you should check your mailbox there is a housewarming gift waiting for you.
We love you and miss you very much.