Ribbed - dildo by Doc Johnson - review by TrishieBear

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Ribbed for Pleasure . . . and PAIN

This can be an excellent first toy; just don't punch anyone when it gets too slippery! However, it is pretty high maintenance for an inexpensive toy . . .
Excellent stimulation, thickness, and girth
Sticky, smelly, can be WAAAAY too slick
Rating by reviewer:
useful review


This toy is an okay newcomer's dildo. The soft, pleasant scent, gentle ribbing, good length, and girth make this an ideal vaginal toy for solo or partner play!


- Since this is Sil-a-Gel, BE SURE TO USE THIS TOY WITH CONDOMS/TOY COVERS to extend the life of this toy. Make sure to wash it after every use, and even check it before using to make sure there is nothing stuck to it.

- As previously stated, the toy tends to get VERY slippery (especially with lube), so try not to punch yourself or your partner in the vulva or face when going at it with wild abandon!

- Along with vaginal play, this toy also makes for an interesting foreplay addition. For thrilling sensations, rub the toy up and down your vulva (preferably between the labia, rubbing the clitoris)!

Now that we've got the basics down, this toy feels awesome when used correctly (and carefully), and as long as you care for it properly, it should last you a good while!
  • 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?
    • Couples
    • Solo
    • Travel friendly
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

This dong is made of Sil-a-Gel and may have "anti-bacterial" properties, but it should be used with a condom to extend the life of the toy. I found it to be rather sticky even after washing, and damn near everything stuck to it (dust, hair, paper particles, skin) –- even after washing the toy and placing it in a safe place! This "stickiness" adds pull/friction to the toy if it is not used with a condom (however, I do not recommend using it without a condom). This friction can be either pleasurable or irritating to the user.

Even though the description says that the ribbing adds more grip to the toy during use, when it becomes slick it's a WHOLE OTHER STORY . . . Your hand can end up slipping and punching either your vulva or your partner's face (if he/she's down there helping or watching), or if you are going fast enough and/or orgasm hard enough, you can literally launch the toy from your vagina.

The scent can be rather strong, and to me and my partner, it smelled somewhat like blueberries. (That's what my partner always said after we were done using it: "It smells like blueberry vaginas in here.") The taste was like eating a blueberry hand sanitizer-soaked balloon, so I would not recommend sticking it in your mouth.

The toy itself is quite firm when cold, but once warmed up, it is rather pliable and comfortable.

The ribbing is gentle: more akin to waves than ribs. The waves are big enough that they stimulate the G-Spot without hurting you when thrusting with wild abandon. For fun during foreplay, try rubbing your vulva with the toy in an up and down motion!
    • Flexible
    • Somewhat porous
    • Sticky

Design / Shape / Size

The overall design of the toy is alright, although it would've been nicer with some sort of base (balls, flared base, etc.); then, it'd be easier to hold on to when it gets slippery. The length is great (though, again, it would be better if it had a base).

This toy brought me almost a year of pleasure, but would've lasted longer had I known about using condoms with it, hence the reason why I encourage condom use with this toy!

The thickness and length of the dong are average. I think most users will find this toy's size pleasing, but for the smaller ladies, it may be uncomfortable.

It is suitable for travel, but make sure to keep it in an airtight container to prevent things from sticking to it!

    • Beginner
    • Discreet look/design


The best thing about this toy? It's cheap and a good first-timer's toy.

It probably won't last too long, so if it must retire then you can just buy another! The ribbing made using this toy extremely satisfying for me, but alas, without a base it can be a pain in the ass.

For being an inexpensive toy, it does the job, but it won't last you forever.

Oh, and as my partner puts it, "It sounds like a golf ball washer when you go really fast and you're wet!"
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use
    • Not very discreet

Care and Maintenance

As I have stated before, this dong is made of Sil-a-Gel and may have "anti-bacterial" properties, but it should be used with a condom to extend the life of the toy.

Wash it with warm water and soap and/or toy cleaner.

It can be rather sticky even after washing, so make sure to check it before use and after washing for anything that may be sticking to it.

Other than that, the care is pretty easy. I recommend water-based lube; just remember not to punch anything. Make sure to put it in an airtight, safe place!
    • High maintenance


These four P's describe the packaging: Pretty plain plastic packaging.
    • Minimal
    • Not discreet

Personal comments

As you can see, I've put a few personal comments here and there within the review. I hope you find my review helpful and maybe even amusing. As I have said before, this toy was fun when I had it; but since I was never told about the condom usage with it, I had to retire it for health and safety reasons -- even though I cleaned it thoroughly each and every time I used it.


Ease of Use For Us Voluptuous Ladies
Eh, this toy could definitely have been better with the addition of a base, I'll give this toy a 4/10.


We enjoyed this toy while it lasted, even though he almost received a black eye and I, a bruised vulva.
    • Fun
    • High maintenance
    • Noisy
Follow-up commentary
Although I had to retire mine due to the fact that no one warned me about using toy covers with this toy to prolong its life, I miss it. If Doc Johnson were to release a silicone version of this toy I'd buy it in a heartbeat!
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