MyPleasure has recently started carrying a new line of glass sex toys called Joyful Pleasure. I really love glass toys so I was very happy to get my hands on the Twister.
The Twister is a hand blown glass massager that is designed in Europe and handmade in China, though Joyful Pleasure is based in California. It is made of clear glass with an opaque raised black swirl on the shaft and raised black bumps on the base. It also has a rather pronounced head. The Twister is 6″ in length from the bottom of the handle to the top of the scored head. Approximately 4.25″ of the Twister is insertable and it is 1.5″ in diameter. The handle is slightly over 1.5″ in length. According to my ancient little postage scale, it weighs about 10.5 ounces, so it is a hefty little thing.
Joyful Pleasure’s packaging is quite simple. The Twister comes in a cardboard box with a little window on the front through which you can see the toy. The box also has images of the Twister on both sides and text on the back with a fair amount of information. It is quite clear this box houses a sex toy so you may not want to leave it laying about where just anyone can see it.
According to the back of the Joyful Pleasure box, the Twister is fracture-resistant. I assume this is due to type of glass from which it is made. However, there is no further information on the box or the website for me to share with you.
Glass is a really awesome material for sex toys for so many reasons. It is latex and phthalate-free, non-porous, body-safe, and hypoallergenic. While people can develop allergies to some of the materials used to make sex toys, I have yet to run across someone who is allergic to glass. Glass is super easy to clean as well. You can simply wash it with antibacterial soap and warm water, your favorite sex toy cleaner, a 10% bleach solution, or wash it in the dishwasher. Just be careful when handling it as you don’t want to bang it against hard objects, like sinks or counters. I know the Twister is supposed to be fracture-resistant but that doesn’t mean you want to go around banging it against things. Another wonderful thing about glass is that is it compatible with all lubricants so you can use whatever type of lube you want with your Twister.
Glass is also great for sensation play, something that I really enjoy. You can quickly and easily change the temperature of your Twister by running it under hot or cold water or soaking it in a bowl of either. The glass will hold the temperature for a good while before it slowly adjusts to your body temperature.
The biggest issue with glass is that it needs to be stored carefully. I prefer padded storage bags and I wish the Twister came with one. Right now, I am storing it inside its box and that has been fine. You just want to make sure you are careful with your Twister when storing it. Also be sure to look it over carefully before and after use. If you do find any cracks or chips, dispose of it. Do not use a glass sex toy that shows any sort of damage. Having said this, I own quite a few glass sex toys and I have never damaged a single one.
One of the main reasons I was interested in this particular piece from Joyful Pleasure was the handle. The Twister has a small off-center handle which is designed to allow you to twist the Massager inside of you. This seems good in theory and was the entire reason I wanted to try out this Massager. The Twister looks like other glass dildos I’ve seen that are often called “juicers”. I had always assumed this was because you would twist them around like you would a juicer. Unfortunately, the handle does not work well for twisting or “juicing” for me at all. Trying to twist the massager is just too awkward and I cannot get any motion going in this manner. The motion just ends up being very jerky and not at all smooth. In fact, I get really frustrated every time I try to spin the Twister inside me. I can’t make it work and it drives me crazy. I’m not sure if I am just too uncoordinated to make this work right or if the Twister really is meant to be used with a partner. The handle is super awesome for thrusting though, which I hadn’t bothered considering before using it. I was just so excited about the juicing aspect.
Some people may consider 4.25″ too short to mbe a good dildo. It is short, but what is great about this length is that I can thrust the Twister as hard as I want without coming close to hitting my cervix.
As it has a flared base, the Twister can also be used anally. The short length makes it good to use as a plug but it will probably be to short to stimulate a man’s prostate if you were to want to use it that way. You can sterilize your Twister with the previously mentioned 10% bleach solution which make switching between anal and vaginal use easy as pie. Of course, using a condom anally will also make this very easy to do. Using condoms with your Twister or sterilizing it will also allow you to use it between partners.
• Pronounced head
• Good for sensation play
• Can be used vaginally and anally
• Doesn’t twist for me
• No storage bag
While I was disappointed with the lack of actual twisting, the handle on the Twister is pretty great for thrusting, and my issues may be user error. The handle makes a short dildo seem not so short in use. As I have mentioned, glass is excellent for a variety reasons and I love sensation play. I’m particularly fond of cold play. The Twister is attractive and seems well-made. The shape works well for me, especially the pronounced head of the massager. I’m disappointed there is no storage bag included. I know, I always say that, but it’s even more important when the sex toy is made of glass. Overall, the Twister is a nice little massager that can be used either vaginally or anally which makes it quite versatile.
I am a bit conflicted on how to rate the Twister. An important part of this type of toy is the twisting motion which was a total failure for me. However, it does end up working well in other ways. If it weren’t for the twisting fail I’d give the Twister four stars, but it loses one star due to that disappointment.
You can pick up your own Twister as well as check out the other Joyful Pleasure massagers at MyPleasure. Plus, right now you will receive a free Sensual Essence Silk Lubricant with your Joyful Pleasures purchase!