What is a butt plug? A butt plug is an extremely popular sex toy which is used for anal play. It typically takes the form of a short, rounded knob with a flared base for easy removal and insertion...Read More
Anal play may be somewhat stigmatized, but many people enjoy it. It is popular both among BDSM practitioners and vanilla people, regardless of their sexual orientation. The broad array of anal toys the ever-thriving market offers is evidence enough to support that claim.
Aside from anal beads, butt plugs are the most in-demand item in this category. They are available in various designs, shapes, and sizes. However, the most important criterion on which you should base your choice is the material. It should be non-porous so that you can clean your toy properly. We are talking about silicone, stainless steel, and glass.
Butt Plugs Made of Glass?
You have probably heard of butt plugs (and other sex toys) made of silicone or stainless steel. You may have even included one or a few of such items in your collection. There is nothing revolutionary about them — they are advertised all over the internet.
But what about butt plugs made of glass? They are less common and thus represent an unexplored topic. Indeed, glass is usually associated with windows and mirrors — fragile items that we can shatter easily. Following that line of thought, glass sex toys are a hazard waiting to happen. Why would you even consider it as a material for a butt plug then?
Since only a handful of people are familiar with these toys, it is only natural to be skeptical about them. The very idea of using a glass anal plug may unnerve you. The first thing that comes to mind to someone who considers it may be — “What if it breaks?”
The truth is, glass plugs are perfectly safe, although it may seem otherwise.
What Types of Glass Are Safe?
Let me put your mind at ease — glass butt plugs are not made of the same type of glass as light bulbs or mirrors. Were that the case, your concern would be justified, and emergency rooms (and news reports) would be full of stories about people who dared to experiment with glass in the bedroom.
Fortunately, the Dark Ages are long over and (sane) people no longer adapt everyday items into sex toys. Nowadays, no matter how extreme it may seem, safety comes first when it comes to sex.
Glass butt plugs are made of borosilicate glass, also known by the trade name Pyrex. Its main advantage over other types of glass is superior durability. Borosilicate is highly resistant to mechanical, chemical, and heat damage, so it comes as no surprise that it has found its purpose in various fields, including the sex industry.
Given its properties, borosilicate glass seems to be the perfect butt plug material. It allows you to experiment with high and low temperatures alike and enjoy intense anal play. Moreover, you are free to choose whichever type of lubricant you want, as the material is compatible with each one of them, unlike silicone.
Will a Glass Plug Break?
You may still have your doubts about this novelty despite all the information you obtained from the previous paragraph. Although durable, borosilicate glass is, in fact, glass. So, it can still crack or break.
However, that is less likely to occur unless you put a significant effort into testing it. If you use it correctly (and if it is made of the right type of glass), it should not pose any danger to your health.
Since the anus is a highly sensitive area, you should be careful when it comes to anal play. Aside from the impeccable hygiene, there are a few other things you should bear in mind.
First of all, you must use a lubricant if you want the experience to go smoothly (both figuratively and literally). Fortunately, with this toy, you have many options open. Furthermore, refrain from large glass butt plugs if you are new to anal play, no matter how appealing they may seem.
Now let’s circle back to why testing the toy is a bad idea. Borosilicate glass is resistant to both heat and cold, but you should not subject it to rapid temperature variations, as they can damage it.
Finally, if your glass butt plug appears to be cracked, do not check to see if it is really worn out. As pleasurable as it is when in good condition, the more dangerous it can get when damaged.
Colored Glass Plugs
It seems that every sex toy discussion comes down to praising the industry. When you take its expansion and the multitude of products it has created into account, the praise is not in vain.
Aside from being pleasing to the touch, sex toys are often pleasing to the eye as well. Different designs may not have anything to do with their purpose, but they complement the overall experience. Sex has always been about beauty, so the efforts the industry puts into making sex toys visually appealing comes as no surprise.
You may have thought that faux tails and jewels are the furthest that the industry has gone in that direction when it comes to butt plugs. However, different people have different tastes. Not everyone who is into anal play enjoys pet play or princess play at the same time, but that does not mean they are not aesthetes.
If you are one of those people, you will be happy to know that glass plugs do not have to be transparent. The selection offers alternatives, and thus you can choose a model in your favorite color. The industry has even gone so far as to turn glass plugs into multicolored masterpieces.
However, being artistic should not imply carelessness. If you want a colored toy, make sure that the glass itself is colored. Plugs that have only been coated with color are not an option, as they can release chemicals into your body.
How Do Glass Butt Plugs Feel?
If you have ever tried an anal toy and enjoyed the experience, you can expect a glass butt plug to do wonders. It stimulates the highly sensitive anal area, either creating the sensation of double penetration or preparing the body for anal sex.
This toy is not merely popular in BDSM circles — it is essential for some kinks involving dominance and submission, such as pet play (keep in mind that a tail plug can also be made of glass).
To sum it up, a glass butt plug is good for foreplay to anal sex and some BDSM scenes. However, so is every other butt plug. What makes the one made of glass special then?
Although we have already mentioned the advantages glass butt plugs have over other anal toys, we want to use the opportunity to list them all here.
First of all, anal play calls for lubrication. It is not optional — the anus does not lubricate itself, unlike the vagina. However, every material requires a different type of lubricant — except for glass. Any lube you usually use during anal sex is compatible with glass butt plugs.
Moreover, borosilicate glass can sustain (moderate) temperature variations. Whether you want to cool your plug in the fridge or warm it up before using it, you will be able to experiment with different sensations.
Finally, glass is one of the non-porous materials. Hygiene is paramount for (anal) sex, and porous toys can never be completely disinfected. Glass plugs, on the other hand, can be washed in warm, soapy water and be as good as new after each use.
Contrary to popular belief, glass plugs are not fragile by default. Durability is not the only reason they are popular — they are also non-porous and compatible with every lubricant. Whether you like the classic transparent design or the artsy variations, this toy will be the perfect addition to your anal toy collection.