The Sasha Grey Signature Swell Wand is a versatile double ended dildo that has the ability to entertain those who are new to glass as well as sex toys in general. The black glass makes this piece a toy that can also become a collector’s ‘must have.’ Much like Sasha herself, this toy is far from ostentatious. Labeled as “the girl next door,” Sasha’s ability to blend in and be unassuming is mimicked in the Swell Wand’s discreet appearance.
Because the Swell Wand increases gently in size, it would make a nice toy for those interested in trying out glass for the first time. Considering that it’s dual-sided, those who prefer the “popping” sensation inside their vagina and against their G-spot would enjoy the larger, fuller side. Those not yet familiar with that feeling could begin experimenting with the smaller side, as well as have a toy that could grow with them.
The Swell Wand is about eight inches in length. Although there is no flared base, as long as you’re using the bigger end as a base, are very careful not to get the toy too slippery and let your ass eat the entire eight inches, it should be fine for regular anal play. Although it’s non-porous, remember to use a condom if sharing with a partner.
You’re going to get some great benefits from the material that the Sasha Grey Signature Swell Wand is made from. Pyrex glass is a hypoallergenic, non-porous, latex and phthalates free, food-grade material. Pyrex is also very renitent. Although your toy is still glass, it’s not the same kind that you’re going to find in your Grandmother’s curio cabinet. Pyrex is more resistant to shattering. However, that doesn’t mean that it won’t. If you drop your pyrex toy and it does break, expect it to snap into large pieces. It won’t splinter into tiny shards, and you won’t be picking pieces of your dildo out of your bare feet. You do want to thoroughly check your pyrex toy for cracks or chips before you begin to play with it.
Another nice attribute of pyrex is the variety you get when it comes to lubrication. Silicone, water, and oil based lubes are all compatible with pyrex toys, so use your favorite. However, take into consideration that when it comes to using lube in conjunction with pyrex toys, you usually don’t need as much as you might think. Start off with a lesser amount than usual so that you don’t end up with a toy that’s way too slippery to enjoy.
If you prefer, the Swell Wand offers you the option of temperature play. Other than dropping your glass toy, extreme temperature change is the main reason that your glass toy will crack or break. If you want to warm it up or cool it down, put your pyrex toy in a bowl of warm or cool water and let it sit. Once you’ve removed the toy and you’re ready to play, set the toy against the inside of your wrist to test its temperature. If it’s too intense for you it could do damage to sensitive body parts such as the genitals.
The Sasha Grey Signature Swell Wand is smooth and inflexible. Glass doesn’t bend. Steer clear of intense thrusting that could damage the cervix. There is also no texture or grab to it. Weighing in at 13.5oz., it’s heavier than the Wave Wand and the Classic (I’m not sure about the Icicles No. 8, as there’s no weight listed for it) – all which have very similar designs to the Swell Wand.
Named appropriately, The Swell Wand is an atypically shaped dildo. Its shape does slightly balloon or swell as you travel down the shaft. At the smaller end of the toy there’s a globular, round head with a circumference of almost four inches. It then shrinks down to a neck with a circumference that’s a little less than three inches before progressing into a wave that peeks at just above the four inch mark. The Swell Wand dips down again in circumference to exactly three inches, then balloons to four and a half inches, shrinks for the last time to a neck with a circumference of three inches before reaching its rounded end that has a circumference of a full five inches.
The Swell Wand that I received was in excellent condition. While I wasn’t able to find any design flaws while feeling the toy with my hands or body, I found it a bit unsettling that I couldn’t see inside the toy. Yes, the black is beautiful, unique, and a little intense, but when I’m looking for cracks, I need to see inside my toy. Maybe Doc Johnson could have gone with a more opaque version?
Cleaning and maintaining your Pyrex toy is fairly simple. You’ve got options. Antibacterial soap and water is a quick and easy option. Toy wipes or your favorite toy cleaner is acceptable as well. Put it in your dishwasher! (top rack – no dishes!) Boil it, but a good idea would be to put a small washcloth between the pot and the glass toy so that the glass doesn’t come in direct contact with the metal. Bleach it! Use a 10% bleach solution. Just remember that regardless what type of cleaning method that you use, rinse your toy really well before using it so that you don’t set your sensitive parts on fire.
Doc Johnson packed the Swell Wand tightly inside a sleek, black, cardboard box with a picture of the product on the front and a picture of Sasha Grey on both sides. It’s more like a like shadowy figure since the box is so dark, and although she’s dressed in her bra and panties, she’s not doing the nasty. The box has all the social media outlets for Doc Johnson: Twitter, Facebook, and Myspace. Is anyone still on Myspace? Unfortunately, there’s no bag to store the Swell Wand in and the box is best for recycling.
The Husband and I have used the Swell Wand in a few different and very orgasmic ways. I’m no stranger to glass and neither is he when it comes to my body and what it responds to. Because there’s no curve to this toy, I found it a bit more difficult to use it solo than some of my other toys. Not impossible, but I just didn’t prefer it. However, The Husband and have enjoyed it immensely as a couples toy!
He has penetrated me anally with the smaller ball while his tongue licked and sucked at my clit. I had an orgasm while I begged him to take it out and begged him to push it farther in at the same time. It was … wonderful torture!
I had a similar experience when he used the bigger ball to tease against and milk my G-spot until I squirted. He ran the Swell Wand over my G-spot, back and forth, popping it in and out of me until he had to hold me down to keep me from humping the toy!
Although The Husband and I do watch porn together from time to time, we usually go for a certain theme. We’ve never been a huge fan of Sasha’s, but after using the Swell Wand, I feel as if she and I have become much closer.