Radiant gems curved harness - dildo harness by Doc Johnson - review by Sir

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Thirty dollars is a really good price for what you get when you buy this set. It comes with a double-strap, PVC harness that looks really good when worn. Though the dildo does have a revolting stench, and is made of Sil-A-Gel, a non-sterilizable material, it's worth it to buy this set if only for the beautiful clear harness that you can use many other Vac-U-Lock attachments with.
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Pros:
Double-strap, sturdy PVC harness, nice shaped dildo.
Cons:
Sil-A-Gel dildo had extremely revolting stench, harness was a bit tedious to put on.
Rating by reviewer:
3
useful review
The Radiant Gems Curved Harness comes with a clear, double-strap harness made of PVC and a Vac-U-Lock compatible dildo made of Sil-A-Gel. I've always liked the design of the harness paired with the Vac-U-Lock system and thought that out of both of the attachments to choose from (there is another one, a less phallic-shaped, metallic purple dildo), the gold was a better choice, even though it sort of reminds me of Austin Powers.

The packaging that the Radiant Gems harness comes in is just a thin, cardboard box with a picture of the harness and attachment on a mannequin (as shown in the set of pictures on Edenfantasys). Every item is put in a plastic wrapping, and the harness is folded up in order to fit. Also in the box is a Doc Johnson advertisement showing a couple pictures of their other dildos and harnesses. On the back of the advertisement, there are directions of how to use the powder lubricant that is included.

So let's talk about each of the things that come in the set. The dildo is a marbled gold, and the color is very nice if you enjoy, well, gold dildos. Personally, I don't. The color was actually a bit blinding, but since you'll be using this dildo with a condom anyway, it should not be a big deal. The material is a bit squishy, but also very firm.

This dildo has two bulbs, a phallic-shaped head at its end and a large, rounded bulb near the base. Under the shaft, you can see the head's ridge, which is very attractive as it's somewhat realistic. It's a pretty hefty dildo—it weighs a good amount, and it is a lot bigger than I had expected it to be.

It's a little over 7” long if it's inserted to the base, which is big—too big if this is being used for beginner pegger. The head's diameter is about 1 1/2”, and the shaft has a diameter of 1 1/4”. This is fairly thick, and a lot of lubricant and/or warm-up will be needed. If you are thinking that you are going to take this dildo to the base, then you may want to rethink that: it bears a diameter of 2 1/2”.

The dildo is made of Sil-A-Gel, a porous material. It's a PVC composite, so it cannot be sanitized and it cannot be shared between partners unless used with a condom. I recommend using a condom with it every time that it's being used, regardless of whether multiple partners are sharing it. The material, I must note, smells horrid. Absolutely, positively horrid. So this is another reason why a condom should be used—it covers it up a bit. Sil-A-Gel can be used with water- or silicone-based lubricants.

Now for the harness. The harness is also a PVC material that's completely clear, and since it is PVC, it can be used for underwater or in-the-shower play. It's a double-strap design, meaning that it's almost like a jock-strap—the two straps sit around the tush, and one strap goes around the hips. The straps are very long, and should accommodate hips up to 44”.

The design of the harness is very well thought-out, so it is not uncomfortable to wear and it sits around the body very nicely. The two straps around the butt and the hip strap are all tightened by d-rings, so there are no snaps or buckles. This means that it can sometimes slip down in use.

Overall, I do like this set, but that's mainly because I love the design of the harness and all of its possibilities so much. I actually found the dildo to be useless, especially since there are better alternatives. In the near future, I hope to buy more Vac-U-Lock attachments that are more realistic to make the harness well worth the struggle of putting it on. The Radiant Gems Curved Harness is good price, so those wanting to add a larger dildo and see-through harness to their collection should certainly look into it and see if it's good for them.

Note: The Vac-U-Lock plug that came with my set had a defect, which was most likely a manufacturing flaw. One of the snaps isn't there, so that will have to be returned and a new one delivered.
Experience
When I tried it on, my back ended up aching from the trouble of tightening and adjusting it. Because I'm thin, it took a lot of effort to put all of that extra PVC material (which I ended up cutting about four inches off of each strap) through the D-rings and I had to twist around to fit it correctly and thoroughly. The material, which I thought would be flimsy and fragile, was very sturdy and is sure to hold up during most hard love-making. After getting it settled, though, I was pleased with the fit and how comfortable it was on. The placement of the dildo, when everything is put together, is in a proper spot to pleasure both partners. I had originally thought that the plastic might cut into my skin, but it really doesn't. I would assume that it can fit up to really large sizes, because the straps are extremely long and the straps that secure around the thighs are movable around the waist strap.

Both my partner and I were surprised at just how "faux-realistic" the gold dildo was. On the back of the head, it has some curvature that's very much like a penis, which I personally liked. It's a lot bigger than I had expected, measuring in at about 7", and the Sil-a-Gel is a firm, smooth material that feels great inside any orifice of a person's body (though it does attract dust). One thing that I didn't think would be a problem, from reading another's review on the harness's other attachment, was the smell. This dildo had a horrid stench that hasn't lessened since I've had it.

The dildo, in use, was actually pretty good, save for the bad material. The head did not catch on my partner's insides, and it was a really nice, smooth ride. The curve of it is not a lot, but it did stimulate her g-spot regardless and I was able to get some pleasure out of that too. When standing up, the dildo does droop, but in use, it's very sturdy and stays in place well.
Follow-up commentary
A few days ago, I got the new set in the mail and the problem with the Vac-U-Lock plug was fixed very efficiently and in great timing.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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My Radiant gems curved harness tags
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Any couple
    • Long / extended session
    • Special trip or occasion
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
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Comments
  • Victoria
    That's such a shiny, interesting looking set. It's a shame you haven't used it yet! Definitely follow up with your experience!
  • Adriana Ravenlust
    Not a big fan of gold but this one product looks awesome. It comes with a blutt plug and a dildo? And how does the Vac-U-Loc system work with this?
  • Nashville
    For the smell did you cover it with a condom? Did the condom stay on it or try to slip off? (the dildo looks wicked smooth)
  • Sir
    Adriana Ravenlust- no, it doesn't come with a butt plug and dildo. It comes with the plug for the Vac-U-Lock system. I didn't mean for there to be any confusion. The Vac-U-Lock system works by the plug being attached to the harness by snaps. The attachments to this type of system have holes in the back to slip onto the plug, therefore it's more sturdy and sometimes can be easier to use.

    In the pink: Yes, I will when I do!

    Sleeping Dreamer: I'll try it out and see if it slips or not, as well as if it covers up the smell. I doubt that it'd slip because of the texture of this attachment.
  • Victoria
    Ahem....Where's the naughty story? promises, promises... Winking
  • Sir
    HA! I haven't yet, the person who I'm with lives in another state. I will as soon as I do, don't worry. Winking
  • Penguin
    That thing looks ridiculous...

    Good review.
  • Sir
    HAHA Yeah, it sort of does...thank you for the comment, Penguin!
  • ~LaUr3n~
    Is this the Sil-A-gel culprit?
  • Sir
    Yes...it is. I STILL have it in my bathroom. I'm planning to recycle it whenever Edenfantasys comes out with the recycling program.
  • Tart
    Fantastic review!
  • callsignhusker
    I like that it's clear.
  • Bignuf
    Thanks for the review. Cannot beat the price on this one, anyway.
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