Ribbed - dildo by Doc Johnson - review by steele

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For the price, this toy is definitely worth it. The ribbing is the stand-out aspect of this product and feels great and sets it apart from the classic dildo. Although its strong plastic odor is a turn-off, this toy is still a great experience at a price for any budget.
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Pros:
the ribbing feels amazing, cleaning is easy, low price is definitely a plus!
Cons:
the plastic/artificial fruit scent is too strong
Rating by reviewer:
4
somewhat useful review
The best part of this toy is definitely the ribbing! The ribbed texture feels great when used as a vaginal thrusting toy. The texture of the toy, while extremely stimulating, was not overwhelming for me because of the smooth, rounded tip. This allowed for comfortable insertion. The toy was a perfect length for me; I can insert it fully while still maintaining a good grip on the toy. As for girth, it is perhaps a tad too much for me; it feels great for a few minutes, but I cannot use the toy with too much force or for too much time or it feels a bit painful.

The material, Sil-a-Gel, performs very well. It is flexible, yet rigid, silky smooth, and it warms up with body contact within a few seconds. I don’t feel that lubricant is a necessity with the toy, but I use a bit of Fun Factory’s water-based ToyFluid when I feel a bit dry or to aid in insertion. Both water-based and silicon-based lubricants can be used with this toy. Frequent cleaning is imperative, as the Sil-a-Gel tends to attract lint and dust. However, cleaning is easy; I simply take it into the shower with me and rinse it with hot water and soap. I own it in blue, and the bright, slightly sparkly material is fun. The fanciful color also helps my boyfriend feel a bit less intimidated; it helps him feel that I am not simply replacing his penis with another. He enjoys using it with me from time to time.

However, Sil-a-Gel cannot be sterilized. Therefore, it is recommended that a condom be used over the toy, especially if you are sharing it. I however, do not do this, because it lessens the sensations of the ribbing. Because of Sil-a-Gel's porous nature and the toy's lack of a flared base, I wouldn't recommend the toy as suitable for anal use. Personally, the toy is much too large in diameter for me to comfortably insert anally.

The only aspect of the product that I strongly dislike is its odor. The package says that it is lightly scented, but the strong smell of plastic and artificial fruit flavoring is not pleasant, and can be detected from several feet away. I wish that this product were simply completely unscented.

Overall, I have had a very positive experience with the toy and would recommend it to most people as a vaginal or g-spot stimulating toy. Perhaps it is not right for a person who needs a slim toy for comfort, but it would be perfect for most beginners. Although the toy’s artificial fragrance is an annoyance, it is not a great bother, and is a great toy for a low price.
Follow-up commentary
Although I still like "Ribbed" quite a bit for the same reasons listed in my review, I have not used it very much due to its rather large girth. In this area everyone is different, but with continued use, I have found that this toy's diameter of 1.5" is a bit too much for me. Apart from that, this toy has met my expectations. I have gotten use to the plastic smell, and now it doesn't bother me so much. "Ribbed" has not had any wear-and-tear problems, and is extremely durable. It has also been continually easy to wash; I take it into the shower with me and wash it with soap and water. Just make sure to wash off all of the soap! Overall, I am still very satisfied with "Ribbed", I would just like to say that this toy may be too big for some.
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My Ribbed 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
    • Busy women
    • College students
    • Couple foreplay/after climax play
    • Fast session/quickie
    • Relaxation/alone time
    • Sexually inexperienced/beginners
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Dorm room/campus living
    • Home
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Comments
  • Kayla
    You didn't mention if the material could be sterilized or not. Smile You may also want to include that it can not be used anally. Otherwise, good review. Smile
  • ~LaUr3n~
    It can be used anally, just list precautions. What lube can be used with it?
  • NuMe
    Thanks for the review.
  • steele
    Since "Ribbed" is made from PVC, it cannot be sterilized. It is recommended that one use a condom over the toy while using it because it is porous. Therefore, if you are sharing this toy, you should definitely use a condom over it.

    Also, I don't think this toy is suitable to be used anally, as it does not have a flared base nor can it be sterilized. Also, although I have not used this toy anally, it would be much to large in diameter for me to be able to insert it comfortably. Also, using a toy that cannot be sterilized anally can spread bacteria and cause infections.
  • steele
    As far as lubricant, both water-based and silicone lubricants can be used. As I put in my review, I highly recommend Fun Factory's ToyFluid, which is available here: [ http://www.edenfantasys.com/sex-lubricants/water-based/toyfluid ]
  • Holly Hox
    Thanks. The answers to the questions in the comments were helpful.
  • Jon S
    ty
  • terry62
    thanks for the review
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