Category Archives: Crystal Delights

Review: Crystal Twist

pennysblog_crystaltwist1The Crystal Twist, a spiral shaped dildo made of strong borosilicate glass with a sparkly Swarovski crystal in its base, is absolutely gorgeous. The Twist I have is the new version, which features an updated corkscrew design and color highlights that match the crystal– mine is cobalt blue/Heliotrope.

The Crystal Twist provides g-spot stimulation that feels completely different from any other toy I’ve tried, and that’s what I love about it. Although I was skeptical of how the design would work in use, somehow Crystal Delights made a toy that screws in just right. Its small tip makes it easy to insert, and as I twist it in, it rubs my g-spot. Once it’s in, it feels amazing to twist it back and forth quickly as well as in and out, and although it’s not meant for thrusting, I like to squeeze around it and tug on it gently as well.

The toy looks pretty intense, but to me it’s not—it’s just the right size (5″ insertable length & 1.5 width at its widest point), and the twist feels smooth and pleasurable but not overwhelming. I don’t need to warm up with another toy to use it (just a dab of Sliquid), and Jake can use it on me easily, as opposed to say the Pure Wand, which I love using on myself but don’t like him using on me since it’s so heavy and even painful if not angled how I like it.

Since it’s hand-crafted by Crystal Delights, aesthetic is also a big part of the appeal of this toy. Forget the vagazzle crap—why put rhinestones on your mound when you can have a Swarovski crystal sparkling between your legs…(not to mention, orgasms)?

The only issue I can think of with the Crystal Twist is its short length and base. It’s easy enough for me to twist it when it’s in, but for people who prefer longer handles for easy thrusting (or in this case, twisting), the base might not be sufficient. If this is the case, I would recommend the Spartacus MMXII Glass ‘Torch’ (something I’d like to try as well), which features a longer, double ended design with a Twist on one side and a beaded shaft on the other.

The Crystal Twist comes with a handmade protective pouch that wraps around the toy to protect it during storage and travel, and it features a tag with the name of the person who inspected it for quality before shipping.

pennysblog_crystaltwist2Although I recommend being very careful with your Crystal Twist or other Crystal Delights toy (because why risk damaging something so beautiful?) I must admit that while I was photographing my twist, in an absent minded moment it rolled off of a table that was about 2 & ½ feet high, and my Twist was completely unharmed—not a scratch or ding at all. Crystal Delights truly makes strong, sturdy glass toys, though they should be treated gently.

Generally, borosilicate glass toys can be cleaned by boiling or in the dishwasher, but since that could affect the embedded crystal, Crystal Delights toys should instead only be cleaned with soap and water, rubbing alcohol, or a 10% bleach solution. I use soap and water as well as an old toothbrush to get in the crevices around the crystal.

I love my Crystal Twist—it feels incredible, it’s handcrafted in the US from strong borosilicate glass, and it’s one of the most beautiful toys I’ve ever seen. I definitely recommend it if you’re looking for something with unique g-spot stimulation, if you love artistic, hand-crafted toys, or if you simply want to try something different. And if vaginal twisting isn’t your thing, Crystal Delights makes all kinds of other lovely goodies, like crystal butt plugs, straight crystal dildos, and the toy I’m coveting most right now, the pony tail plug.

*I won my Crystal Twist in an erotic photo competition & was not obligated to review it…but I wanted to share its awesomeness!

Review: Crystal Delights Atomic Rose Plug

Update 12/18/2014: Crystal Delights doesn’t make the Atomic Rose Plug anymore, but they still make other similar plugs.

When I found out I won a Crystal Delights Atomic Rose Plug through Dangerous Lilly’s contest, I was beyond excited. Not only was it my first glass butt plug, but it was also a beautiful, handmade, clear pink glass plug complete with a vintage rose medallion from the Czech Republic (fancy, huh?)  I’m part Czech, so that only added to my feeling that it was meant to be mine, and I couldn’t wait to get the plug in the mail and wear it.

The Atomic Rose Plug came delicately wrapped in its protective black storage bag and was just as lovely as I expected. The website says it’s about 4” long, with 3.5 insertable inches and a 1.3” bulb, but mine is a little smaller (about 3.25” long/ 1.2” bulb,) which didn’t surprise me since I knew that Crystal Delights toys are hand blown and have slight variances.

My Atomic Rose Plug has had plenty of air time (figuratively speaking) since I received it; sometimes I wear it simply so Jake can admire its beauty in my ass, or while masturbating with a mirror so I can admire it myself, or as a warm-up for anal sex. It’s small enough for me to use comfortably and easily, but it’s still big enough that I can enjoy the sensation of inserting it and a feeling of fullness while I wear it. It stays in place well, and even though it moves outward when I orgasm, it hasn’t fallen out.

I love my Atomic Rose Plug as a pretty plug for play, and it works perfectly for that. What it doesn’t work as well for is casual wear, since it protrudes out of me quite obviously, and I can feel its circular base between my cheeks. I’ve tried to walk around with it in, and it’s cumbersome, although it’s actually not bad to sit in (on a soft surface,) but I don’t do it often. Still, that doesn’t really bother me as I love the toy for what is it—a high quality glass plug and luxurious anal accessory.

One advantage to glass toys is that you can use either water based or silicone lube with them, and I’ve tried it with both and like it either way. I’ve found that I don’t need a lot of lube with it since it’s so smooth and fairly small. Glass toys are also ideal for sensation play since they hold temperature well, although they should always be cooled and heated gradually with water to avoid harming the material.

Glass is non-porous, hygienic, and easy to clean, and I usually just wash it with antibacterial soap and water. The medallion portion does have texture and a grove around it, but it’s still easily cleaned with an old toothbrush. Since it’s glass, I do have to wash it more carefully than some of my other toys to avoid damaging it. It’s made of sturdy Pyrex, but it could still chip against the wrong material, which would ruin it and be a tragic waste (although if that ever happened I would probably display it somewhere as artwork.)

If you’re looking for a small, stunning piece of butt bling, I definitely recommend the Atomic Rose Plug or another Crystal Delights plug. If you need another reason to buy this toy (besides its general swankiness,) it’s also one of their various Colors Against Cancer toys. I hope to add some other Crystal Delights toys to my collection soon, specifically one of their original Swarovski Crystal Plugs, one of their Mini Twist Plugs, one of their Glass Dildos… okay who are we kidding, I want to try them all. If you decide you want one, please buy one through my link and help me save up for my next; I appreciate it!