Vivid girls designer harness Janine - double strap harness by Doc Johnson - review by Midnightsun327

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My First Strap-On

This is a great strap on for anyone who has never owned one before. The variety of different sized dildos and attachments available make the harness a great purchase.
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Pros:
Sturdy and well made, made in the USA
Cons:
No real cons
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

In the past, I have had a strap-on used on me, but this is the first time I have worn one to use on a partner. A strap-on is, traditionally, used by women who have sex with women, which is my experience, so I will be writing this review from that point of view. A strap can be used by either beginners or advanced users, the only difference is the size of the dong. The dong that comes with this strap is on the large side and is more geared towards a woman who is more experienced sexually. I do not suggest using the dong that comes with this strap with a woman who is less experienced as the girth of the dong, 6" around mid shaft and 7" around at the widest part of the ridge at the base of the head, can be uncomfortable and painful.
Some other uses for this harness are pegging a male by a female and for a male to wear this harness to do a double penetration with his female partner without inviting a second male into the equation.
  • 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?
    • Strap-on sex
    • Pegging
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
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    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly

Material

The strap part of this strap-on harness is made of a green PVC. The straps and front of the harness do have some slight stretch to them, but they return to their shape very easily. The PVC parts of the harness are very soft to the touch and silky smooth between the fingers. The edges of the straps were a little rough in spots but those were fixed easily with a fingernail file. The PVC of the harness is very flexible and will not hold any bends of folds in the material. This makes storage of the harness very easy and makes cleaning the harness very easy as well. The easiest way to clean the harness I have found is to submerge the entire harness in hot, soapy water, using a clean, soft bristle tooth brush (one used only to clean toys, not the same one you use to brush your teeth), to gently scrub it if needed. Because this it PVC, it will not hold smells and is completely waterproof.

The Vac-U-Lock plug is made of a hard plastic and only serves to hold the included dong onto the harness. This plastic plug snaps onto the back of the front panel with four snaps on the corners. The snaps hold it in place very well. They keep the plug very secure.

The dong that comes with the harness is made of a latex-free, cadmium-free antibacterial gel. The dong is a life-like texture, with veins and a smooth, bulbous head. It is a solid penis shape with only a small hollow part at the base where the plastic plug attaches it to the harness. It has a slight silicone taste to it. It also has a slight smell of silicone, like the silica pellet pack in shoes when you buy them. Because it is made of a jelly, do not use petroleum-based lubes on the dong. Instead, use either water based or silicone based lubes. It is safe to use the same soft toothbrush to clean the dong as you used on the harness. This is, actually, the way I, personally, prefer to clean any textured toy to be sure to get into all the nooks and crannies, especially important when cleaning a toy that will be inserted vaginally. The dong is firm but flexible and very waterproof.

I must warn you though, that since the dong is made of jelly, it is not something to use daily. Jelly degrades very quickly. I doubt the dong itself would stand up to daily use over time because of the jelly, but as a once in a while enhancement to intimacy, with the proper cleaning and protection (i.e. the condoms mentioned in this review), it is a great stand-in. This is definitely a product I will be doing a follow-up on in a few months.

The kit also comes with a talc powder. This smells and feels like baby powder and a single puff from the dispenser that is included in the packaging is all that is needed. This powder is put in the hollow part of the dong at the end to make it easier to remove it from the harness when finished using it.
    • Textured

Design / Craftsmanship

The harness is a well thought out design. It is crotchless, which allows for the use of fingers, vibrators, or dildos by the wearer. The straps are adjustable and you can move them around the back of the belt that holds the harness up. It will fit a wide array of body sizes as every strap is adjustable to make it more comfortable. The straps have adjustable buckles that are the 2 D-ring style buckles and the straps are long enough to easily adjust the size while wearing it to perfect the fit and comfort. Even if you do not like the dong that comes with this kit, the harness itself is well worth the price.

The dong attaches through a hole in the front of the harness, secured by the Vac-U-Lock plug. The plug snaps onto the back side of the front panel and protrudes through the hole. The dong forms a suction attachment with the plug, which is sealed by a puff of the powdered lube that comes with the harness. The powder makes it easy to remove the dong to clean it or change it.

The company that made the harness also has lots of other attachments that use the Vac-U-Lock system, so there are multiple dongs that can be attached to this harness and the dong that comes with this one can be used on any of their other harnesses.

My main complaint about the design is the balls of the dong is not as realistic looking as the rest of the dildo. It seems that they were an afterthought.
    • Fits many size toys
    • Multiple ways to use
    • Well made / sturdy

Size / Fit

The adjustable straps allow this harness to fit many different body sizes comfortably. The fact that the leg straps can adjust along the belt also makes it more comfortable. The weight of the dong hanging from the front of the harness can weigh it down if the belt is not tight enough, but that is easily adjusted by tightening the straps.

The dong that comes with the harness is 7" along the underside of the shaft, front the base of the balls to the tip, and 9" from the base of the top to the tip. It is 6" around in the middle of the shaft and 7" around at the widest point of the head. The gel dildo is about as heavy as two full cans of soda.

Because of those measurements, I would suggest a person who is not as sexually experienced start with a smaller attachment.
    • Adjustable
    • Fits comfortably
    • Will fit most body sizes and types

Performance

I was very impressed with the performance of this harness. It held up well to a variety of positions and activities. I found it very comfortable to wear and very comfortable to have inside me. My partner and I are very different body sizes. Alternating the harness between the two of us was relatively easy. She also felt it was comfortable to wear and use. We both used the same dildo attachment so we did not try to change it in a hurry.

When sharing this toy, don't forget to use protection on the part of the toy that goes inside you. To do this mid-coitus, a new condom is the easiest and safest way. Since this toy does not actually ejaculate, the fit of the condom is not as important, but the size I mentioned above would mean the need for a condom made for a large penis to get the best, most comfortable fit. If a smaller condom is used, it can break or slip off. When purchasing condoms and lubes to use with this toy, please remember to choose a water or silicone based lube.
    • Comfortable during use
    • Easy to put on
    • Holds toys very well

Care and Maintenance

As I mentioned above, this harness and dong can both be cleaned very easily with hot, soapy water and a soft bristled tooth brush. I would reccomend using a very mild soap when cleaning this since it does come into contact with the vaginal area and is intended for internal use.

It stores easily in a toy drawer where it can be kept dust free and out of sight. There is no need to worry about the straps being bent out of shape from long term storage, the material is flexible enough to be folded and creased and not hold the creases or folds.

The make up of this harness and dong make it travel friendly. It fits in a suitcase or overnight bag easily.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store

Packaging

The packaging was a vibrant box that was very detailed. A flier was included that detailed how to attach the dong to the harness. I found the flier that came with mine detailed how to adjust the size of the straps for a different harness and not the one that it was packaged with. Each part of the kit was packaged in individual plastic bags.
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

This made in the USA product can also double as an educational tool. If you are interested in cock and ball torture (CBT) but you are unsure how to do so without causing perminant injury to the person you would be doing it to, this is a great way to learn, especially since it is in a constant state of erection, is flexible, and has balls, it makes it a great way to learn and practice how to properly inflict CBT without injuring a partner.
Follow-up commentary
We still use this every so often during our sexual playtime and still love it! It has helped increase the sexual awareness between the second female in our relationship and I.

I have also found it useful in community workshops to discover new and sexy ways to put a condom on a male partner without breaking the mood of the interaction
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Comments
  • mistressg
    You put some great work into this review, and it shows. I love some of the things you thought to add in! Great job!!
  • Midnightsun327
    Thanks so much! This one was a learning experience.
  • TrenchcoatHunters
    thanks for the review!
  • Ms. Peaches
    Thanks for the review,
  • SUBMISSIVE
    Great! Thank you!
  • heather-mooney
    thanks!!
  • Kitt Katt
    PVC harness and jelly dong...
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