Review: Reflections Shimmer

I’m a bit fan of glass, so when I saw a new shiny glass toy over at FunWares, I had to see it in person.  So today I’m reviewing the Reflections Shimmer.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type:  In-ie
  • Manufacturer:  Doc Johnson
  • Materials:  Glass
  • Size:  8″ long; 7″ insert-able; 1.5″ at the widest; 6″ retrieval cord
  • Price:  $40.95
  • Pros:  Looks like chrome; Nice shape and size;  Has a retrieval cord; Easy to clean; Safe for all lubes; Could possibly be used for anal
  • Cons:  Packaging isn’t very discreet;  No storage bag; Mine has a small defect;  Would prefer if there were no cord
  • Overall Rating: something/5
  • Recommended: Yes

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The package

The Shimmer comes in packaging much like another of the Reflections line I’ve reviewed.  It comes in a clear plastic box with a design covering most of the space.  The front does have a window in the design that you can see the toy through, but the toy itself isn’t that obvious as what its use is.  The front of the box says “Reflections Glass Wand Shimmer” so it doesn’t scream dildo, but it’s still not completely discreet.  One side says “Sensual glass shapes for sexual satisfaction” in 6 different languages while the other lists some of the qualities of the toy.  The back has a big spiel about the toy which seemed well put together.  My only major gripe is that it doesn’t come with a storage bag to protect the new glass toy.  I suppose you can keep it in the packaging, but it’s a too bulky for my liking.

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The Shimmer in my hand

The Shimmer is made form solid “specially” coated glass.  I’m not sure what’s special about the coating, but it’s a reflective chrome and if you didn’t know better you would think it were metal.  I have a few spots on part of it that looks like the coating has rubbed off or been scratch off but I’ve picked and it’s smooth so it must have just been a defect.  It’s about 8″ in total length with 7-8″ being insert-able.  I say up to 8″ because it does come with an attached retrieval cord.  Since it is glass, it’s safe to use with all types of lube.  It’s also fairly easy to clean with the standard soap and water, toy cleaner or wipes, bleaching, or boiling.  Since I don’t insert it very far, I had no issues with lube or anything getting in the hold for the cord.

With a toy this long, I don’t really thing a cord is necessary because it’s not likely to get lost in your vagina when it’s 8″ long.  However, you could use it for anal play and use the cord to hold on to, but you would need to be careful since there is no flared base.  In fact, the toy gets progressively smaller as you move away from the insert-able end.  The end is a rounded bulb that’s around 1.5″ in diameter and there are three more bumps/bulbs along the rest of the toy, each one getting smaller.  Since they get smaller, I didn’t notice much and I generally only insert it about 3-4″ so I barely experience the 2nd bulb.  I think I would have preferred if this toy did not have the retrieval cord and you could use either end.  Even if you can cut the cord off though it has a protrusion with a hole that the cord goes through so it’s not really a pleasant thing to insert.

Overall, I do like the Reflections Shimmer.  I don’t quite get the retrieval cord, but someone might like it.  I both like and don’t like the chrome coating though.  I like it because it’s shiny, but I don’t like it because it just looks like a metal toy and doesn’t show how pretty glass itself can be.  If the shape of the Shimmer doesn’t thrill you though, FunWares also carries the Allure and Sultry.  The Shimmer is a tad pricey, but if you like the Chrome look, I think it or either of the other two will make you happy.

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*This review was sponsored by FunWares, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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