I like sticking things in my ass. I think I’ve probably mentioned that before. But I just realized something…I have yet to review anything specifically designed to go in my ass on this blog. WTF, me? Watch me remedy this shit…
Not long after I began reviewing things last fall, I stumbled upon Crystal Delights. At the time, I think they were only making gorgeous glass butt plugs (I could be wrong…maybe I was only aware of the plugs), but they’ve since expanded their line to include dildos and ridiculously swanky paddles (which someone should totally buy for me). Point is, everything is just so pretty. And I just had to have something pretty for my butt.
After much deliberation and reading through countless reviews, I decided to go with their small clear plug with a blue crystal. I read a review…and I can’t for the life of me find it…that convinced me to go with the small rather than their larger regular plug. It just sounded like it would be more comfortable to wear…the reviewer had stated that the longer neck on the regular plug was a bit obnoxious, and I figured the small would suit me just fine.
After taking some pictures, I lubed the cute little thing up and popped it in. And it was…just okay. Not the magic I had been expecting. See…here’s the thing – I have kind of a big ass. Not huge…but I have a nice round booty. The base on these plugs are circular, so it didn’t exactly snuggle itself in comfortably between my cheeks. It wasn’t exactly uncomfortable, it just was immediately obvious that this wouldn’t be a long term wear plug. The small plug is something that I will pop in to wear during PIV intercourse. And it works just fine for that. The boyfriend is a big fan…he can feel the plug through my vaginal wall, and it adds a different sort of sensation during sex. And I like it, because I get to feel nice and…full.
So a couple months passed, and I’d been thinking more about how the base of the small plug just wasn’t the most comfortable sitting between my ass cheeks. I started thinking that maybe all of the reasons that I thought better of buying the larger size were unfounded…maybe that extra length would make it more comfortable. I contacted Shellie, and she was happy to help me out. She actually custom made a cobalt blue plug for me with a longer neck and a gorgeous aurora borealis crystal in the base. It’s so pretty I just want to leave it laying around so everyone can admire it. But I don’t. Because it’s a butt plug (albeit a very pretty one) and people would think I’m weird.
Thanks to the longer neck on the larger plug, it is much more comfortable for me to wear. It still probably isn’t something I’d wear for hours upon hours, but the base of this one doesn’t wedge itself between my ass cheeks like the smaller plug does. It does move around a bit more, but I’ve found I really fucking like that when I’m getting fucked from behind. The diameter of the plug is a bit bigger as well, which means it’s a bit more intense for both me and the boyfriend. He can really feel it when he’s inside of me, and he likes the little bit of movement as well.
My experience with the different sizes of Crystal Delights plugs is exactly why you should read multiple reviews and know your body when you are shopping for sex toys. Obviously the small plug gets a lot of love from a lot of folks…and I understand why. If you have a smaller ass I can totally understand that you don’t need a plug with a very long neck. But I am seriously in love with that long neck. I like that it puts that pretty little Swarovski crystal out there for the world (or the boyfriend) to see. I am surprised by how much I like the extra movement of the plug during sex…the neck allows it to slip in and out enough to make it feel really fucking good, but not so much that I worry about it actually popping out of my ass. It’s so good. Also…pretty.
If at this point you’re like “meh, glass plug” that’s cool. You’re clearly not wooed by the shiny like I am, but we can still be friends. One more thing before you move along, though…
Frosted glass plug.
And it’s green.
The frosted glass has a really interesting texture. It’s not at all intense, but it’s not smooth like most glass. It also requires a bit more lube, since the texture kinda grabs on to it. It feels similar to unglazed ceramic.
It is similar in size to the small plug, so it still comes in second to my larger cobalt one, but it is a nice change. Also, the crystal in this one is gorgeous. It looks like vitrail medium, in case you want to look that one up.
The small clear plug that I have has a length of three and one-quarter inches, just under two and three-quarters of an inch insertable. The circumference of the thinnest part of the neck is about two and one-quarter inches. The widest part of the plug has a circumference of four and one-quarter inches and the circular base is about five and a half inches around.
The small frosted plug has a length of just over three and one-quarter inches, just under three inches of which are insertable. The circumference of the thinnest part of the neck is one and three-quarters of an inch. The widest part of the plug has a circumference of four and a half inches and the base is again about five and a half inches around.
The larger cobalt plug has a length of four and a half inches, four of those inches insertable. The circumference of the thinnest part of the neck is about two and a half inches. The widest part of the plug has a circumference of about four and three-quarters inches and the circular base is about five and one-quarter of an inch around.
Keep in mind that even if you order a plug just like any of these, the measurements may not be exactly the same. Every toy is handcrafted, so there will likely be small variations.
There’s more glassy goodness than what I’ve got, friends. As I mentioned earlier, I’d die for one of those paddles. And the Vintage Delight with the Vaseline medalion…guh…want. Anyway…
Glass is one of my favorite materials. It is great for temperature play and is easy to clean and sterilize (details here). Do not boil these plugs or put them in the dishwasher, however. That gorgeous crystal on the end might be damaged if you do that. Despite the extra care that the Swarovski crystals necessitate, these beautiful plugs are easy to clean and store and will likely last a lifetime.
If you like glass, and pretty things for your bum and elsewhere, I recommend you check out Crystal Delights.