Jan 062009

[Sorry, the Cobalt Twister is nowhere to be found anymore.
The Icicles No. 1 and Callisto are the closest I could find.]

I know, I know, I know. I’m reviewing another glass dildo. What can I say? I just keep finding interesting shapes and textures that I want to try. Phallix’s Cobalt Twister offers a slight twist — ha, ha — on the swirled shapes I have tried in the past. On this one, the swirls have more space between them, giving the dildo a corkscrew-like appearance.

Also inside the plastic package from Phallix was a red satin drawstring pouch; yep, the same thin and lacy kind of pouch that comes with nearly every Phallix dildo these days. Fortunately for me, I didn’t already have a red one. Unfortunately for me, there is something seriously wrong with the drawstring on this one… it appears to have frayed and come apart, but then was tied back together. This doesn’t impair the function of the drawstring, but it definitely doesn’t look very attractive. Oh well.

The dildo itself is simple. No swirled colors here, just dark dark blue glass. The dildo looks black under most lighting, but is actually a deep blue (hence “Cobalt”). It’s not as visually stunning as clear glass, but it makes for a nice change of pace in my collection.

The sensation of using this dildo is quite upfront. Spinning it doesn’t do much in the way of sensation (unlike dildos with bumps), but thrusting is intense. I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it’s almost too much texture. As in, I probably would not enjoy using this while on my period or while in a bad mood. And I would not use it for an extended period of time, as it can become grating. But I love that it feels very ribbed, and I’m glad it doesn’t have a head, as I think that would detract from the textured experience. Also, I am always appreciative of a bulbous end for grasping.

As always with glass, it retains heat well, feels very sturdy, and makes me feel like royalty when I use it. And I had no trouble cleaning it; the swirls are far enough apart that nothing gets stuck between them.

So while I won’t be using the Cobalt Twister every day, it is perfect for when I’m craving serious texture.

  • BB

    It definitely isn’t the prettiest glass toy I’ve ever seen, but those swirls DO look great!

  • Beautiful Dreamer

    I agree with BB. Could be better in a different color. Thanks for the review!! 🙂

  • Sienna

    I agree with those two! It actually looks plastic to me, but sounds interesting for a quickie.

  • MissKissThis

    Nice review 🙂
    I applaud you for doing so many glass reviews!

  • Selective Sensualist

    I agree that the clear glass (or least lighter colors that you can see through) make for more stunning glass toys. Though, as you said, it’s always nice to round out your collection with something different!

  • Bri

    Definitely not for me if the texture is almost too much for you! And the look isn’t enough of a redeeming quality for me to want want want it.

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