The 8 Best Glass Anal Beads to Sparkle Your Sphincter
The Testing of Glass Anal Bead
When possible, we always try to get our hands on a product to try it out first-hand. After all, feedback is best when it’s coming straight from the horse’s mouth! Unfortunately, we’re not always able to get every sex toy around, so we sometimes need to use others methods to review products. If that’s the case, you might be worried: don’t be! Every product (regardless of if we’ve personally used it or not) has been heavily researched, with information sources from manufacturers and consumers alike! Opinions vary widely, which is why we always get a second (or a third, or a fourth) opinion. In doing this, we aim to provide you with the least biased, most accurate information on the benefits and drawbacks of each toy you’ll see on our site. Keep reading to make the most informed purchase on your new glass anal beads!
Glass Anal Beads vs Silicone Anal Beads
Although this article is specifically about glass anal beads, we can’t deny that silicone beads are pretty popular. You might be wondering which one is better so here are the pros and cons for each material!
- Non-porous and able to be sterilized
- Perfect for temperature play
- Easy to clean & fully waterproof
- Has some weight to it
- Visually appealing
- Can be used with any type of lube
- Hard (no firmness varieties)
- Vulnerable to hard impacts
- Fewer available options
- Non-porous and able to be sterilized
- Easy to clean & fully waterproof (sans internal electronics)
- Available in a variety of firmnesses (soft to hard)
- Many options & variations
- Might offer additional features (like vibration)
- Lacks weight (up to personal preference)
- Lacks visual appeal
- Can’t be used with silicone lubricants
- Not responsive to temperature play
What are glass anal beads?
Glass anal beads are made up of shapes (usually spheres, but they can also be oval or egg-shaped) that are fixed on a progressive, long string. Glass anal beads offer more rigidity and are more temperature-sensitive than other materials, meaning they can naturally heat up with your body. Many toys can be used vaginally as well as anally, making them exciting multi-purpose items!
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The 8 Best glass anal beads in Test
Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo
This glass anal bead is a versatile and beautiful toy that has pronounced bulbs and a smooth curve. Ideal for both shared and solo play, it has a firmness that suits internal and external massages. The bulbous end allows you to enjoy complete control, and can also be used vagnally. Use this glass dildo for temperature play, leaving it in the fridge or warm water before use. These glass anal beads have received an IndyBest stamp of approval from The Independent.
These glass anal beads have a fantastic weight and a curved design ideal for G-spot or P-spot stimulation. This dildo can be used warm or cold for temperature play. Because it’s made from rigid glass beads, you have to use these anal beads slowly and sensually.
Icicles NO. 67 Beaded Glass Dildo
These luxurious glass anal beads are hand made and ideal for both vaginal and anal play. The hypoallergenic glass is nonporous and body safe, plus if cared for should last a lifetime. Enjoy temperature play with these Icicle glass beads which can be warmed up under water to heat them up or refrigerated to stay cool. Icicles No. 67 have a graduated anal bead design, ideal for beginners looking to explore anal play.
The Icicles No. 67 Clear Glass Anal Beads are a fantastic warm-up toy for beginners. The sleek glass gradually increases in thickness with a ring at the base for increased security. The curved edge will offer powerful G-spot or P-spot stimulation when slid in and out of the body.
Lovehoney Sensual Glass Anal Beads
These beautiful blue glass anal beads are an ideal purchase for newbies to anal play. The graduated shape and sturdy finger loop gives users full control and a sense of safety. Made from firm borosilicate glass, these anal beads are ideal for temperature play. Simply warm or cool them before insertion for thrilling sensations.
Not only are these glass anal beads are budget-friendly, but they are also highly attractive with a visually appealing blue colour. They are ideal for beginners as they have a small graduation in size between the beads. It’s easy to experiment with angles and find the right spot but be warned if you do use them gradually as a beginner you may these beads uncomfortable.
Icicles No.83 Vibrating Glass Plug in Purple
This pleasurable glass sex toy adds a vibrating feature for even more satisfaction. Enjoy a glass plug with ten modes of deep, rumbling vibrations. This plug is ideal for newbies as it has two smooth swells on the tip. Hold this glass plug in your hand or use the suction cup to stabilize it on a floor, window or wall. Control this via the buttons or hand power over to your partner via the remote.
The purple toy is a mix of smooth glass and body-safe silicone, perfect for stretching. The vibrations also feel nice against the nipples, clitoris and for full-body stimulation. This versatile little toy can be used alone or with your partner. Enjoy inserting it and pushing the buttons or hand control over to your partner via the remote control function.
Crystal Heart Wavy Glass Dildo
The Crystal Heart Wavy Glass Dildo 6 Inch is an attractive glass dildo that has uniquely shaped curved to material your internal pleasure zones, vaginally and anally. The flared tip and adorable heart hand decoration offer a secure grip for complete peace of mind. Smooth, cool to the touch and virtually friction-free, you can use glass anal beads hot and cold for solo or shared exploration.
This is one of the cutest glass dildos available on the market. The tapered tip of this cute creation makes insertion easy and pleasurable, especially once you apply a layer of lube. The reinforced shatter-resistant glass ensures safe play and makes it a travel-friendly solution. The base is not just to look cute, it also makes the toy easy to manoeuvre and enhance safety.
Lovehoney Sensual Glass Iridescent Anal Beads
Lovehoney Sensual Glass Iridescent Anal Beads are an ideal purchase as an intro into anal play. The beads progress in size, while the gentle arc of the glass anal beads stimulates you internally. The finger loop base makes controlling the angle and pressure easy. Made from firm borosilicate glass, these anal beads are ideal for temperature play. Simply warm or cool them before insertion to enhance sensations.
The beads have a ripple like affect that makes it much easier to orgasm. The curve of this toy made it easy to hit the G-spot or prostate. These versatile toys can be used either anally or vaginally with the firmness of the glass applying a very satisfying heavy pressure.
Master Series Drops Anal Link Glass Dildo
Master Series Drops Anal Link Glass Dildo is a sturdy toy that feels smooth yet the hard curves will satisfy you in all the right ways. This versatile anal toy is ideal for temperature play as it’s made using high quality borosilicate glass, which is known for being resistant to thermal shock. Stick this toy in hot or cold to enjoy a whole new world of sensations.
The tip is tapered for easy insertion although this girth is not ideal for beginners. Some reviewers have complained that it is too big to be enjoyed. Be careful because the lack of flared base means it may slip inside the body. Because of its weight and length, it is best used by a partner on you. If you want to use it alone, you have to hold the handle between your feet and ride it cowgirl. The heavy weight makes it ideal for temperature play as it stays cool for an extended time.
Lovehoney Sensual Glass Curved Beaded Dildo
The Lovehoney Sensual Glass Curved Beaded Dildo is expertly shaped to complement the intimate contours of your body, stimulating G-spots and P-spots. The glass anal beads are satisfying and the raised colourful dots make it easier to hold.
The Lovehoney Sensual Glass Curved Beaded Dildo has four bulbous beads, alongside 8 mini, bright beads that improve grip and 3 perfectly placed ridges that gently stimulate the vulva or perineum. The unusual shape makes up for the lack of girth. The glass material is ideal for temperature play.
Your Anal Essentials
Before engaging in anal play, especially as a beginner, we recommend cleaning up. The glass anal beads reviewed should all be used with lube. Here are our anal essentials.
Why Not Try a Glass Butt Plug?
Enjoy anal play and want something different from glass anal beads? Try a glass butt plug that offers a similar sensation only they are designed to stay put. They stimulate the anal canal and prostate by remaining exactly where placed. This is unlike anal beads, which provide pleasure by being moved in and out. Here are our favorite glass butt plugs:
Is Glass Safe to Go in Your Butt?
We understand you might initially be a little worried about inserting glass into your butt. Fear not, it’s not the glass your tumbler or vase is made out of. Glass anal beads and dildos are made using borosilicate, which you may know better as Pyrex glass. This material is extremely sturdy and remains durable when exposed to extreme temperatures (both hot and cold).
Non Porous Material
Borosilicate glass is nonporos. This means that there are no little holes located along the length.
Pyrex glass has a natural ability to resist infestation. Those little pores can hold liquids or materials like saliva, semen or sweat. Glass toys are much easier to maintain because of this.
Compatible With All Lube
Glass anal beads are compatible with any type of certified sexual lubricant.
Even thinner water-based lubes, scented oil-based ones, and thick silicone-based lubes can be used with glass anal toys!
Unlike silicone and certain other popular materials, glass anal beads are extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of different scenarios and types of play.
Wrap It Up
It is unlikely that chips or cracks will appear in the glass anal beads, we recommend wrapping it up in something soft when storing.
We advise not rolling or rubbing your glass anal toy against other sex toys in your collection.
Many glass anal beads come with a soft, impact-absorbing satin or velvet bag. If it doesn’t come with it, you can buy one or wrap it in a soft piece of clothing.
Never Used One Damaged
If you ever notice a crack or chip in your glass anal beads, you need to get it repaired or replaced immediately!
Never insert a damaged sex toy in you. The crack will most likely damage the integrity of the dildo or anal beads.
In addition, cracks or chips can result in sharp edges which will likely feel uncomfortable.
Glass anal toys are handcrafted into a one of a kind design using glass-blowing techniques. This is very different from the mass-produced silicone and plastic anal beads.
Most if not all manufacturers of glass anal toys employ glassblowers from European countries who have studied and honed their craft for decades. Enjoy an attractive and safe toy for the bedroom.
Glass Anal Beads and Temperature Play
Temperature play refers to a sensual experience where varying amounts of either hot or cot is applied to stimulate the body. Changes to the temperature around our body, when not dangerously extreme, can feel pleasurable. Glass anal beads are a fantastic option if you are looking at experimenting with temperature play. Here are some tips if you are a beginner to this kink community.
One of the most important pieces of advice to a beginner of temperature play is to go slow. You need to gradually get glass anal beads to the desired temperature.
While the glass is extremely temperature resistant and sturdy, it can lose its integrity when being exposed to drastic temperature changes.
Never drop a new toy into a pot of boiling water or stick it in the freezer just out the box.
Test It First
Before putting your glass anal beads into hot or cold water, test the temperature out on your arm or leg first. This will make sure it’s not too hot or cold.
Leave the glass toy to soak for a few minutes, checking up on it every few minutes until it has reached the temperature you desire.
Always test out the anal toy to check it’s comfortable before inserting it into yourself.
If it is too hot or too cold, dry the beads off and give it a few minutes to return back to room temperature and then try again.
If you want to engage in temperature play anally, never shove it in the freezer overnight.
Warm or cool your anal beads for about 15 minutes at a time, then see how it feels to the touch.
Adjusts to Body Temperature
If you are planning on enjoying a long lasting temperature play sensual remember your glass toy will get warmer or colder as it reacts with your body heat.
If you are a fan of long pleasure sessions, we recommend keeping a bowl of hot or cold water beside your bed. This way you can quickly duck your toy in it and regulate the temperature.
Don't Store Straight Away
After your temperature play session, it’s important to clean any remaining water or lube off.
We recommend leaving your glass anal beads sat out on a flat surface before placing it into storage. This will give the glass toy time to return to room temperature.
Get lube involved in the temperature play as well. Some lines can be cooled off in the fridge. There are even warming lubes, that enhance the feel even more.
The rectum and anal canal are closely connected to the parasympathetic nervous system. Inserting something that is too cold can switch on the bodies natural flight or fight reaction. In extreme cases, it can lead to shock.
How to use glass anal beads?
The anus is a huge area of pleasurable possibility. You don’t need to insert anything all the way inside to enjoy it. The anal opening is clustered with nerves, making anal toys satisfying to both men and women.
Glass anal beads are an ideal addition to foreplay. As you get close to climax, pull them out to boost your orgasm.
Insert The Tip
Don’t worry, you don’t have to put the whole length in first. You can start with two or three. You will soon learn how deep you like it and how fast you like it removed. Don’t worry, your body will soon let you know when it starts feeling uncomfortable.
Use Them In The Shower
Glass anal beads can really spice up a shower. Use a silicone-based lube if you take them in the show as water-based lubes wash away too quickly.
To get the most pleasure from your anal play, pull the beads out just as your climax. This action will stimulate the soft tissue around your anus for the most intense pleasure possible.
Anal beads are a fantastic option for solo play. Insert them into either your anus or vagina for G-spot or P-spot stimulation.
Use With A Partner
Glass anal beads are a great addition to playtime with a trusted partner. Insert the beads and leave them in there while your partner stimulates you. Have sex whilst the beads are inside you or them for mutual masturbation.
How to clean
Because glass anal beads are made using Pyrex glass, they are easy to clean. They resist both extreme heat and extreme cold, so they can be safely cleaned using hot or boiling water. Boiling your glass sex toy on a stove top will sterilize them and destroy bacteria.
Soft plastic, hard plastic, jelly, rubber, Cyberskin are all porous materials, meaning that small particles and bacteria can penetrate the surface. This makes it impossible to completely clean these types of materials.
Therefore, it is recommended that you use a condom with these types of toys, especially if you are sharing them. Clean these toys with mild soapy water and dry gently with a towel. These materials are more easily damaged, so be sure to be gentle and make sure your toys are completely dry before storing.
Silicone, glass, stainless steel and some hard plastics can all be washed using a mild soap (like you would use on your body) and warm water. Just be careful if your toy contains electrical parts.
Silicone and stainless steel toys without any electrical parts can also be boiled for sterilisation.
If your toys contain electrical components, be extra careful when cleaning them and always check the instructions provided with the toy. You can use a gentle cloth and soap to wipe or sex toy cleaner or cleaning wipe to down your toy, making sure that no water comes into contact with the electrical parts.