Not too long ago, I was the lucky winner of a $25 gift certificate from a leading home party romance company. At first I planned on passing it along to a friend, thinking that I have enough stuff as it is, and none of the products I’d seen from this company impressed me that much. They private labeled everything, which annoys me, and they didn’t offer a single water-based lube option that was glycerin free. But I knew they sold sex toys, so I took a look around the company website and discovered a Pipedream Icicles No. 12 on clearance for $29. So I ordered it.
I must admit, I was rather bummed when it arrived packaged in nothing but sealed bubble wrap, though. I was expecting the real Icicles boxes. But, it survived being shipped that way unscathed, and I suppose that’s what really matters. After all, packaging doesn’t affect performance, right? Still, a bit better presentation would be in order here. Especially since this company would appear to put a great deal of effort into the packaging of their “lotions, potions, and…” other stuff. They’re all about cutesy round bubble bottles, glittery tubes, and pretty boxes when it comes to those products.
Nevertheless, I’m so glad I got it. As a fan of glass sex toys, this one especially appealed to me because I couldn’t imagine how a glass rosebud would feel, so this was an acquisition out of curiosity more than anything else.
Not only is the Icicles No. 12 different to anything else I’ve used, it’s also beautiful and discreet enough to sit out on top of my bookcase, which happens to be where it lives. Plus, it enjoys all the benefits of this material: body safe, nonporous, hygienic, easy to clean, compatible with any lube, awesome for temperature play, the list goes on.
So, why do I like this glass rosebud so much? Well, the bottom line is that it feels really good. On the very top of the rose is a petal texture that doesn’t seem to do much when it’s inserted, but it’s great for some external stimulation to get things started. I thought this toy would be tricky to insert, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it really isn’t. I just have to take my time and make sure I’m warmed up first and approach from a certain angle. I don’t have to insert it very far, so the handle is plenty long enough, and once it’s inside me, I enjoy gently twisting it back and forth.
The shaft isn’t curved, but I can still put a little upward pressure on my g-spot, and thanks to the bulbous tip, Icicles No. 12 gives me a wonderful sensation of fullness. This one is also good for some gentle, slow-and-shallow thrusting, without fully removing the rosebud.
I think sex toys made from hard materials like glass and metal are more suitable for longer play sessions because I need more of a preamble to make sure I’m really aroused when using them. As such, I tend to experience deeper, more satisfying orgasms. If I’m in a hurry or just need to relieve some stress right away, I have an assortment of powerful vibes that can get me off in mere minutes, but I often find myself going back for more half an hour later. The best of both worlds is when I use my Icicles No. 12 in conjunction with a reliable clit vibe.