care and use
Standard Glass sex toys are made from a type of lead-free glass called “soda lime glass”. They are not Pyrex™, or heat resistant glass. Although very strong and durable, our glass is sensitive to rapid changes in temperature. As you may know, boiling tea poured in to a bar pint glass can cause it to crack. Our toys are made of a similar type of glass. This means that our dildos cannot be boiled, frozen, or autoclaved. Warm or cool water is the best way to change the temperature of your toy before use.
It is important that all end users are educated on this, whether at the time of purchase, or by the final gift-giver. We provide a care and instruction card to be included with every dildo that explains all of the important details.
We use this type of glass because the process involved allows for very vivid color applications, and a wonderfully fluid curve and form. This is the same glass used for centuries in windows, drinking cups, stained glass, and art vases. Some modern glass dildo makers use Pyrex™, which is a brand name of borosilicate (heat resistant) glass. Examples of borosilicate glass products include test tubes, measuring cups, and Visions™ stovetop cookware. The borosilicate dildo process uses pre-made rods and tubes of glass, which are slowly heated and shaped over a torch.
The Standard Glass manufacturing process starts with a molten pool of hot glass in the crucible of our furnace, which is gathered out by hand, on the end of a long steel rod. The dildo start is colored and patterned by our glassmakers, completely encased in clear glass, then given its final form by our most skilled craftspeople. Once finished, the pieces are slowly and carefully cooled, or “annealed”, for 24 hours in our custom, computer-controlled kiln. This slow cooling removes any stress from the glass, and stress-free glass is very strong. We are fanatical about our process, quality control, and safety. As a result, we believe Standard Glass sex toys to be of the highest quality available anywhere.