Pipedream. How can a company with such questionable ethics create a range as beautiful and individual as Icicles? Understanding of the thought processes that can produce as much elegance as they can offence eludes me, but the fact is, they’ve done it, and some of my favourite glass pieces come from this very range. Including the Icicles No 5 Blue Spiral Glass Dildo.
The No 5 is probably the only ‘utilitarian’ Icicles piece I have. Don’t get me wrong, it is lovely to look at, but it’s nothing particularly fancy. At 7.25” in length – 6.25” of which is insertable – and just 4” in girth, it’s a pretty standard sized dildo. Nothing to be wowed by at all, is it?
But what makes it special for me is the thick blue band that coils around the full length of the gently curved shaft. I’m a lover of textured toys, and textured glass is especially pleasing as there’s no way is any part of me squishing any part of it flat. The first third of the vagina is allegedly the most sensitive, and those deep ridges stimulate mine in the most enjoyable of ways. Each one can be felt passing in and out, and if the glass is chilled first the sensation is hugely intensified.
For me, slow and steady is often the best way to go with this toy, as this ensures I feel every groove, but I can never keep that up for long. The No 5’s rounded head means there’s no danger of jabbing myself uncomfortably in the cervix, so I can go as hard and fast as my wrists will allow, and I admit to getting a kick out of racing the Fella to the finish line during mutual masturbation.
Speaking of the Fella, he’s not as fond of this dildo as I am. It has a flared base so is suitable for anal use (though we usually opt for toys with bigger flares than this) but he doesn’t like it. All of the features on the No 5 that get me off turn him off, and he won’t let me near him with it. I’ve had great success using it anally on myself on one or two occasions though, so if you fancy it for those purposes it’s worth a punt.
The only thing the Fella really likes about heavily textured glass toys is the sounds they make during use. I love watching his face while he uses this toy on me. I can see him listening, and I can see the effects those noises have on him. It’s very sexy to watch him getting more and more turned on, and he’s often so engrossed in his own senses he doesn’t even realise I’m watching. He’s stuck at work as I write this, and my eyes keep straying to the clock. Just the thought of being at his mercy with the No 5 has my engines running and I can’t wait for him to get home!
Glass is boilable, dishwasher safe, and bleachable with a 10% bleach solution, but to keep mine clean I wash after use and spray with a good quality toy cleaner. Icicles toys don’t come with protective storage bags so my pieces all live safely tucked away in the foam inserts inside of their windowed, door fronted boxes. However, this particular toy is free-standing, something that may come in handy for those with a secure, sturdy toy shelf.
Whether you’re looking for a something to transport you to the psychedelic seventies, or even take you on an underwater journey, the Icicles range will have something for you. Some of their dildos conjure visions of love and romance, some offer clean simplicity, but two things they all have in common are that they’re beautifully designed, and they provide a functional means to getting hard, fast orgasms.
So texture lovers, whether you want fast or slow, anal or vaginal, hot or cold, the Icicles No 5 would be a fantastic choice. If you’d like to buy one of your own, click on the banner below.