Posted on | July 30, 2011 | 10 Comments
The Amethyst is basically SSA Glass’ answer to Don Wands Bent Graduate and PHS International’s G-spot Pink. I picked the Amethyst over the Bent Graduate and the G-spot Pink for the very important reasons of ‘It comes in blue!’ and it was cheaper-$25 vs Don Wands $30 or PHS International’ $40. The three toys seem almost exactly the same size and design wise, based on the specs the site offer.
The Amethyst is shaped like a slightly curved capital ‘L’, and measures 7 1/4″ long, with 3 to 4″ being insertable (depending on what side of the toy you’re using), and is 1 1/4″ diameter. This really isn’t a big toy, and I was half expecting to be disappointed due to it’s lack of girth or texture, plus the weird shape. Turns out? The weird shape is totally awesome.
The first time I tried masturbating with this toy, it magically locked onto my g spot (Yes, I just used ‘magically’ to describe a toy in use. I may have just lost all of my scientific credibility.) and got me to gush within three minutes. And it manages to get me to come like this ever single time I use it. That sort of performance is above and beyond what I would expect from most toys, let alone one as inexpensive as this! The Amethyst just seems really well suited for my anatomy and the sort of thrusting/motion I need for a G-spot orgasm. My G-spot is located fairly close to the entrance to my pussy, so this works well for me. If your g-spot is farther back, the Amethyst might be a bit too short for you, and I would suggest trying something like the Reflections Serenity instead.
The ‘handle’ portion of the Amethyst has three bloops of glass on it, and while you technically could use the end vaginally as a dildo, I found that it didn’t do a whole lot for me or my pussy. However, it was freaking amazing when used as an anal toy. The texture feels great-very pleasurable without being too intense. There is a natural stopping point at the end of the bloops, and it has a great handle when used this way as well.
You’ll want to be less vigorous with your use of this toy than you would with something similar made of silicone. Glass can easily be used too roughly and can lead to internal bruising if you’re not careful. My cervix was not pleased when we learned this lesson the hard way. If you’re playing with a partner, be sure to warn them in advance that a gentler hand may be needed. No one wants a bruised pussy! Well, not unless you’re a heavy masochist. Which I am not.
Cleaning is really simple. As it’s glass, you can boil it to sterilize the toy (Just don’t put it onto a cold surface after you’ve taken it out of hot water, as there’s a possibility the glass could shatter.), wipe it down with a 10% bleach solution, or just wash with water and antibacterial soap.
Glass can be used with any sort of lube, as it’s non-reactive with all lubricants. Silicone, water based, oil, it’s all good. You may find you need less lubrication with this though, as glass is frictionless, and it only takes a little bit of slickness for drag-free thrusting. Glass is also a perfect material for temperature play. You can heat it by putting it in a bowl of warm water (not hot!), or toss it in the fridge for twenty minutes or so. Again, don’t go from one temperature extreme to the other so you don’t risk shattering your toy.
The Amethyst should be stored in a padded bag to minimize the chances of it getting chipped or broken while in storage. Mine didn’t come with any sort of bag, padded or otherwise, but you can pick one up from Eden Fantasy’s here, or from many other sex toy stores online. Make sure you check the toy before each use for chips and scratches-the last thing you want is to accidentally cut yourself internally while playing!
The Amethyst is definitely my ‘go-to’ g-spot toy. It gives me awesome gushing orgasms every time I use it, and is the reason I’m going to have to invest in a Throe soon (because dear gods, I’m tired of washing towels all the time).
I give it 5 damp paws up out of 5!
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