A bong is an excellent smoking utensil. Personally, I prefer it far more than any other way of smoking. The main reason is that I can take in a whole lot more smoke at once with a bong than with other smoking methods, which makes the actual action of smoking much quicker.
The water also filters the smoke and makes it much smoother and makes it taste a whole lot better.
I remember the first time I decided to buy a bong. I had just gotten out of high school, and I was a little nervous going into the head shop. Were they going to look at me funny? Would I get the third-degree?
Well, it was obviously stupid to worry about such things. Head shops specialize in these sorts of products, and they typically make the process of purchasing merchandise pretty discreet.
My first bong was a little plastic piece of crap with a metal stem. It lasted me a long time, though, and I have a lot of fond memories of smoking with it. In fact, I still have it and it still works fine, although I never use it anymore because I’ve actually built quite the collection of glass and Pyrex pieces that provide a far superior smoking experience than it ever did.
When hanging out with friends and we decide to share a little smoke, I always tell them to keep their pipes in their pockets, then open my closet door and ask them to choose a bong. For those who have never seen my bong closet before, it gives a little extra excitement and sense of choice before the smoking ever begins. My friends have each chosen a particular bong that they think is their favorite, and they often go out of their way to come to my house to smoke because they know the variety I have.