Don Wands: Ruling Wand, Blue Nubby Buddy & Padded Pouch Combo
I bought this particular pack about a year and a half ago, on sale, at a brick and mortar store a few states away. I couldn't resist the sale and it came with 2 glass dildos as well as a padded storage pouch. I have never seen this sold as a package anywhere else and I am so glad I snapped it up on impulse like I did. I had been wanting to try some glass and this was my chance to do so. They came in a simple molded plastic packaging and small paper insert. I was not writing reviews when I purchased this item so I unfortunately have no pictures to show you.
Both dildos are made of a strong tempered glass, similar to the Pyrex bake wear in your kitchen cupboard. Tempered glass is a safety glass that is not only much stronger than normal glass, but if ever broken the glass will break into larger chunks rather than shatter everywhere. Tempered glass is completely body safe and hypoallergenic for those that have to worry about skin sensitivity or allergies.The dildos are both smooth to the touch. The Ruling Wand has 4 rings under a round, pink ball on one end and matching clear ball on the opposite end. The Nubby Buddy has small, blue bumps along its smooth surface for a tempting texture.
The Ruling Wand measures in at 8 1/4 inches in total length. The ribbed area and pink ball are 3 1/2 inches long, which is plenty of surface for vaginal or clitoral stimulation. Coming from the other end, the shaft and clear ball are 4 3/4 inches long with the shaft having a diameter of 3/4 of an inch and both balls and the ribbed area having a diameter of 1 1/4 inches. This dildo weighs roughly a pound.
The Nubby Buddy is 7 3/4 inches in total length, 6 1/2 inches insertable from the base of the shaft to the tip. The single ball has a diameter of 1 1/4 inches,while the shaft has a diameter of 3/4 inch. The Nubby Buddy gets its name from the small blue bumps dotting its surface.
The Ruling Wand is a truly versatile toy. The ribbed side is great for those that like a little more girth and since glass is a completely inflexible material the hardness can often make it seem a bit bigger when in use. The other end with the single ball is great for reaching the g-spot and not too much to handle, perfect for warming up to the more textured side. This toy could be used for anal if care is taken to ensure the dildo does not get lost. Because of its weight, the Ruling Wand is also ideal for a light muscle massage during foreplay or after a long day at work and chasing the kids, and you can even use it to perform kegels. The Nubby Buddy could also be a dual ended toy, however it is much easier to use it while holding onto the ball.
This package was my first experience with glass and it opened my eyes to new textures and materials available today. The ridges of the ruling wand gave an added sensual texture while the firmness of the glass gives a feeling of fullness. The end with the single ball is perfect for hitting the g-spot. The ridges on this toy are great dotted with a touch of lube and rubbed gently on the clitoris for some foreplay stimulation. The weight of this toy adds another dimension of pleasure. Vigorous thrusting could end with an injury due to the unforgiving nature of glass, but gentle thrusting with the intense texture is bliss. If you are a little nervous about the thickness of the Ruling Wand then the Nubby Buddy is a great glass piece to start your collection. Without the ribs and only a ball on one end of the shaft, the insertable part of the Nubby Buddy is much thinner than the Ruling Wand making it more comfortable for those who prefer smaller objects. The small bumps along the shaft add a subtle texture for insertion in both the anus and the vagina. Not too large for those that may be beginning to explore anal play, I do suggest using this toy with a partner and to be careful of how far you insert the toy into the anal cavity. The Nubby Buddy was a little bit thin for my particular tastes and I found I enjoyed it much more as an anal probe or used in tandem with another dildo vaginally for a fuller feeling or with a clitoral simulator. Exercise safe sex and never switch a toy from the anus to the vagina or from one person to another without a thorough washing or changing the condom protecting the toy.
Glass can be cool feeling on first contact, but quickly warms up to body temperature. Glass also retains heat or cold making them ideal for temperature play, however they should never be put in the microwave or freezer as too extreme of temperatures can result in injury. A cup of ice water or a mug of hot water should do the trick quite nicely while allowing you to better control the final temperature.
Glass products are a breeze to clean. Nothing really sticks to their smooth, non-porous surface so you can clean your glass toy with soap and water, commercial toy cleaner, boiling, bleaching, and its even top rack dishwasher safe!!! Do take care to thoroughly clean between each little crevice on the Ruling Wand because I can imagine it would be easy to get build up in that area.
Glass dildos can be safety used with any type of lubricant be it oil, silicone, or water based. Another great feature of glass is that it is a non-porous surface so a little lube goes a long way and neither the lube nor your own body fluids will not be absorbed by playing with this type of toy.
This is a great product if you are interested in temperature play. Glass is completely body safe and hypoallergenic. The ease of cleaning is a huge plus for me as is its durability. Glass toys look like pieces of art, and if these ones had flat bases I would leave them out as decorations in my bedroom.
Although my glass came with a storage pouch, most do not. Tempered glass is very durable but it is wise to invest in a padded storage pouch for any glass dildos you plan to add to your collection. I fit both of my Don Wands into the pouch they came with but if I add anymore glass to my toy box I plan to purchase another padded pouch for storage.
My pink Storage Pouch is 100% polyester and fluffy enough to hold both of my toys safely without me having to worry about them breaking against one another or any other hard surfaces. Measuring 8 1/2 inches to the bottom of the drawstring (9 inches long total) and 5 inches wide and about 2 inches of uncompressed padding, this storage pouch by Don Wands is like two small pillows sewed together to create this nestling cloud for my beloved glass toys to live in. This is a great way to travel with a toy or two but some may find this pouch too thick for their daily toy box storage needs. The tag has some cleaning instruction for hand washing in cold water and hanging to dry. I would suggest a moist cloth for spot cleaning.