Are Glass Sex Toys Safe?

Are Glass Sex Toys Safe?

Sarah Riccio

Glass sex toys are ultra-smooth, budget-friendly, and perfect for targeting the G-spot and prostate. But how safe are they really? And is there any risk of a glass toy breaking inside your body?

Read on! In this article, I answer your most frequently asked questions about glass sex toys, including why they're tough enough to withstand vigorous sexual intimacy, how to care for them, and which glass butt plugs and dildos I recommend most. 

What Are Glass Sex Toys Made From?

Let’s start with the basics: What are glass sex toys made from, and how can you be sure they won’t crack when you use them? 

Glass sex toys are made from borosilicate, a combination of boric oxide and silica. This unique chemical composition gives borosilicate glass exceptional strength and durability.

Simply put, borosilicate glass is much stronger than regular household glass.

Don’t believe me? Check out this video of a truck trying (and failing) to run over and break a small borosilicate glass pipe. If you were to put a regular mason jar under the tires of that same truck, it would shatter immediately.

In addition to its ability to resist breakage, borosilicate glass can withstand extreme temperatures in a way that regular household glass cannot. A regular mason jar would crack under enough thermal stress, whereas a borosilicate glass dildo can be safely dipped in very hot water or chilled in the freezer.

So, take comfort in the fact that glass sex toys are made from a very strong type of glass, and are specifically crafted to be used during intimacy and solo play. No amount of thrusting, gyrating, or grinding is enough to break a pleasure product made from borosilicate glass. 

How Do I Take Care Of Glass Sex Toys?

Glass sex toys are more than strong enough to endure any romp you have in mind, but it’s important to take care of them properly. Clean and store your glass toys the right way and they can last a lifetime. Just follow these quick and easy guidelines: 

  • After use, wash your glass toys with mild soap and water, or spray with toy cleaner and rinse. You can also pop them into a UV light cleaner to further sanitize them
  • Make sure motorized glass toys are waterproof before submerging in water, or splashproof before rinsing
  • Air dry wet toys, or pat them dry with clean towel 
  • Store glass toys separately in a case or container, away from other toys and from each other
  • Consider wrapping each glass toy in a separate bag to protect it

What should you avoid when it comes to glass toy care? To prevent surface damage, never boil glass toys on the stove. Borosilicate glass can withstand very high temperatures, but a rolling boil might knock a toy against the sides of the pot and potentially cause chips or cracks.

One more care and maintenance don't: avoid running glass toys through the dishwasher. Detergent residue can compromise the integrity of glass toys and cause irritation during use. 

For more: How To Clean Your Sex Toys

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Best Glass Sex Toys

Feeling ready to procure a shiny new glass toy of your own? Allow me to present my favorite glass dildos and anal toys.

Best glass dildos

GLAS Curved G-Spot Stimulator This curved beauty is similar to the fan-favorite njoy Pure Wand, but made of translucent glass. And it's hard to beat if you're on a budget! 

GLAS Double Bull Black Glass Dildo Sleek, sensual, and stunning, this double-ended black dildo is a great choice for couples who want to explore penetrative pleasure simultaneously.

Crystal Delights Harnessable Dildo This glass dildo is designed to be strapped into a harness, making it perfect for partnered strap-on play. Plus, it's perfectly curved for G- and P-spot pleasure.

Browse our full collection of glass dildos for more options, or check out our Complete Guide to Dildos to learn how to pick the dildo that’s right for you.

Best glass butt plugs 

GLAS Vibrating Plug Glass toys don’t typically vibrate, but this plug sure does. It also features stimulating texture along the body, and a precisely curved tip for A or P-spot pleasure. 

Icicles No. 48 Flower If there were a prettiest glass plug award, I’d have to give it to this gorgeous flower plug. Its translucent pink color and daisy-inspired base make this a super giftable toy!

Crystal Delights Minx Tail Want to explore pet play with your partner? Try adding this soft and pleasurable minx tail to the mix! The smooth glass plug is a sensual contrast to the soft, flowing tail, which comes in such colors as grey wolf and leopard. 

Not sure what kind of plug would suit you best? Check out our Beginner’s Guide To Butt Plugs for lots of info on how to choose the right toys, achieve anal orgasm, and more! 


Is Pyrex Cookware made from borosilicate glass?

Pyrex cookware was made from borosilicate glass until the late 1990s. It is now typically made from soda lime glass, which is less durable. Some Pyrex laboratory glass is still made from borosilicate. 

Where can I find more information about glass sex toys?

You'll find everything you need to know about glass sex toys, including how to use them and which lube to choose, in our Complete Guide to Glass Sex Toys

Don't glass toys feel hard and cold?

The firmness of glass toys is what makes them ideal for deep G-spot and prostate massage. They're also perfect for temperature play, and absorb heat and cold very quickly. To take the chill out of a glass toy, just run it under warm water, dry with a soft towel, and enjoy!

How do I use glass toys to stimulate the G-spot or prostate?

Glass toys typically have a moderate heft that makes G-spot and prostate massage easier and more stimulating. Try rolling the rounded end of a glass dildo into the G- or P-spot rather than moving the toy in and out.

Rock the toy back and forth, allowing its natural weight to press firmly into sensitive areas. If you're new to glass toys, give yourself time to experiment and discover what feels good. G-spot and prostate stimulation can take a little trial and error, but the pleasure is well worth the effort!