It seems like it's been forever since I last posted a review. It was difficult to focus on much else with all the craziness of the holidays and Jack being home all that time. Anyway, it's nice to be back in the swing of things, and to kick off 2008, I'm giving you a run-down of the Peridot Glass Lingam. Thanks to Spicy Gear, this is the second glass toy to find it's way between my legs.
Do you know what I really like about glass toys? The ease of cleaning, and the infinite possibilities they present for sensation play (particularly related to temperature). Cleaning them with anti-bacterial soap is as easy as can be, and if you are particularly concerned about bacteria, they will happily withstand a rigorous boiling in water, or a run through the dishwasher. Put them in the fridge (not the freezer if you intend to use them internally, although it's ok for external, I'll get to that later) for some fun play with cold, or run it under hot water to warm things up.
You can also use either silicone or water-based lubricant with glass. Generally as long as you never scrub them with anything super abrasive, these toys will last your lifetime (and beyond, if you care to will them to someone, LOL).
As I mentioned above, sensation play is delightful. Just imagine having the ice cold glass tip of this toy run up your back, or between your legs...I shiver just thinking about it. A word of caution when it comes to freezers and glass toys. Leaving your toy in the freezer for half an hour before play can certainly provide some intense and erotic sensations, however it's actually possible to cause hypothermia when playing with very chilled glass (or ice for that matter). Never leave it inside the anus or yoni for any period of time if it has been in the freezer. The fridge is fine, since it's not cold enough to lower the core temperature of the body. It may seem unlikely to occur, but lets not take any stupid chances.
Playing with ice can be a great deal of fun, but sometimes it's not convenient or too messy/drippy/wet. Under those circumstances a glass toy is a terrific stand in. The same results, minus the water everywhere. Just keep in mind what I said above about hypothermia.
Heat also presents a lot of excellent possibilities. Please do not boil this toy and then try to use it for libidinous play. If you can't comfortably hold it in your bare hand, do not put on an oven mitt and then apply it to some sensitive part of you lover. Running it under tap-hot water for a few minutes, or leaving it in a sink or bowl of water (no hotter than you'd be willing to bathe in) for a bit before play is more than adequate to heat it up. Heat + Anal = Very Nice.
If you want to add a little more bang to this fun, ribbed, little gem, get yourself a vibrating member ring and put it around the base. Extra yum!
I really liked the loop 'handle' on the base of this lingam. It makes it easy to hold onto for thrusting, and it will also act as a base, to prevent losing it inside during anal. The shape is unremarkable, but the rippled texture adds a lot of stimulation. It's also VERY reasonably priced, which is not the case with a lot of glass toys currently on the market.