|Crystal Delights Ceramic Wand|
There are few things I like more in life than my Crystal Delights Small Anal Plug. You combine anal stimulation with glass and Swarovski crystals the size of chicken eggs and I’m absolutely down for most any combination of those things. I have long been a fan of Crystal Delights toys and everything they design and sell.
I guess that’s why I’m so confused about where I sit on their new ceramic gspot wand due to be released soon. I actually had to sit and ponder this for most of an afternoon why I’m so confused.
First off, let’s start with some product specifications. The total length is about eight inches total with an insertable length of about size and a half inches. The handle end flares to accommodate one of Crystal Delights’ signature massive Swarovski crystals. The crystal in the end of the version I received is an aurora borealis one, something that also is available in the butt plugs I love so much. The wand itself is made of ceramic and an overall blue color with swirls of green, yellow, white and orange throughout. The pattern is absolutely beautiful.
The business end of the wand curves up slightly and has a horizontal ridged pattern. I think this is where I got hung up, so to speak. Generally, I don’t like texture on my sex toys. Given the chance to pick from a smooth or textured toy, I will usually pick the smooth toy. For me, I prefer g-spot stimulation rather than vaginal wall stimulation. Put something at the end of the toy to make it bulbous, but don’t make my shaft bumpy.
|Side view of the ridges on the insertable end|
That being said, I do like the occasional texture and I went into testing this with an open mind. After all, the texture isn’t so much on the shaft as it is on the part that stimulates the g-spot area. Would that make a difference to me? After I lubed it up with some water-based lubricant (though you could hypothetically used lube that is water-based, silicone-based or any other base with this toy), I slid it inside me and went to town. Okay, not all together unpleasant, but not orgasmic either. The curve on this wand wasn’t extreme enough for me, I soon found. While I hesitate to compare it to my all time love, the Njoy Pure Wand, the curve just wasn’t hitting my g-spot in a place that I enjoyed. I fact, I would even go so far as to say it was a touch on the painful side. But I persevered and kept going for the sake of all the toy review readers out there. Pleasure soon overtook pain and while I did manage to squeak out an orgasm, it was a small and rather unfulfilling one. Okay, maybe it was just this one time. I attempted to change my mind about it the next night. No dice.
|The aurora borealis crystal|
So there I sat, holding the thing in my hands. Sure, it’s beyond beautiful. I began to ask myself though, “Do I like it because it’s beautiful or do I like it because it’s functional and gets me off?” I found myself falling back on the first option most every time I considered that question. Thus I had a quandary. At what point does beauty become more important in a sex toy than functionality and features?
I’ve actually come to a crossroads in my views of sex toys, thanks to this toy. I’ve sat for many hours actually thinking about it. Crystals are nice and looks certainly add to the overall appeal, but at the end of the day if it doesn’t get me off like I want it to or do the job in general, I’m not going to go back to a toy. I have so many toys and only a few of them I go back to on a routine basis. So why do I go back to those select few? Because they’re functional. They get the job done. Sure, they’re probably pretty too, but that’s almost a side issue there.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because of the material. I love porcelain. I started believing I had a g-spot after I used a bent porcelain toy called the Dolphin for the first time a few years ago. The potential for temperature play and its slick texture in general are major upsides for me. I’m always wary of porcelain though because it easily chips and air bubbles can often times be found in the surface if it’s not been properly fired. That’s what happened to my the Dolphin. I dropped it on my hard tile floor in my apartment and WHAMO! huge chip out of the end of it, thankfully not the insertable end. Thinking of the possibility something similar would happen to this wand has me worried, though not because I’ll miss using it. More because I’ll miss looking at it.
|Air bubbles! Oh no!|
Speaking of those air bubbles, I did a very thorough inspection of the entire wand and alas found two air bubbles that formed sometime during production and then burst during firing. They are in the worst possible place too – in between the ridges on the insertable end. The reason this concerns me so much is the possibility for lube, vaginal secretions and ultimately bacterial to build up inside of these microscopic holes and lead to bad things. This means I will have to be extra careful when I clean this wand and make sure that all junk gets off it after use. I spoke with Shelly, the owner of Crystal Delights toys, and she assured me this was not normal for their new porcelain products and to send it back to her if I wanted to.
|Included with the wand|
I really wanted to like this wand. After reading MinxxGirl’s account of her testing I was downright excited that I’d get the same result. I’ve never squirted and it’s definitely something on my sexual to-do list. But like you’ve seen, my results weren’t anywhere close. In fact, I’m downright confused why I dislike this toy in general. It’s beautiful. It’s well-made. It’s packaged in specially made bags and comes with a sachet of lube and a card with a crystalized zipper pull. I should love it! But in all fairness to my vagina, I just can’t bring myself to be over the moon about it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m sure the right person who loves texture and rubbing their g-spot more than impacting it (like I do with my Pure Wand) will absolutely adore this toy. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people. Until I become one of those people, I fear this gorgeous porcelain wand will sit in the bottom of my toy drawer.