Radiant gems - dildo by Doc Johnson - review by ~LaUr3n~

She's a Gold Digger!

There isn't a whole lot that is bad to say about this classic dong. Other than the strong smell and the slight grievance that there is no base to hold onto, it is an excellent dong. Its solid construction is wonderful making it an excellent tool for thrusting!
Amazing color, solid construction, pronounced head doesn't catch pubic bone, size
Smells, no base
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


This is a gorgeous dildo if I've ever seen one! Classic is back but with a lot of glam! Seriously, the marbled gold material is radiant. Which...is fitting since this dildo is from the Radiant Gems collection. In my quest to introduce myself to larger, more realistic dildos, I couldn't resist this shiny gem. At first, it was the magenta colored one that caught my eye. I don't often buy a toy solely based on color, but maroon is my favorite color. There are not many maroon shaded toys. But alas, I ended up changing my mind at the last minute and getting this gold one. WOW. It is SHINY! That aside, it has a good thickness, length and head size. It cannot be used in a harness and should not be used anally, but it is a good, cheap, dildo that will fill you up. Just make sure to have extra condoms! This one is a stinker.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Solo
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Campus/roommate living
  • 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
    • Vaginal

Material / Texture

This Classic Dong is made of Sil-A-Gel, a new non-toxic, latex free, anti-bacterial formula. It is firm with a limited amount of give. It can bend and flex, but this isn't a dong that is going to flop around; it has an excellent density for thrusting. There is also a firm core feeling when you squeeze it in a fist. This gives a bit of realism. The surface has a rubbery, slightly silky feeling to it, but it does collect a lot of lint.

This dong does smell. It has a mostly chemical, slightly berry smell that seems to stick to anything it touches be it condoms, skin, clothing, etc. I suggest using a condom especially since this material is very porous.

There is no stippling, skin pore texture to this, but there are thick veins on the top of the dildo. It isn't realistic, but it does feel good internally. The rest of the dildo is completely smooth. The fact that the entire dildo isn't covered in thick veins makes it easier to thrust.
    • Bumpy
    • Porous
    • Strong odor

Design / Shape / Size

This dildo is 7 1/2" long. You pretty much can insert all of that since the end has to taper, base, balls etc. The thickness is pretty much the same for the entire dong. It is 5- 5 1/4" in circumference which is 1 5/8" in diameter. I was kind of surprised that it didn't measure larger. Since this dildo is so solid and weighs about a pound, it feels so thick! The shape is also slightly oval, this can make it feel thicker as well. While this is larger than an average dildo, I still think it is good for beginners because it doesn't have a crazy shape, super pronounces head, or wicked curve.

What is unique about this dildo's shape (and the other Doc Johnson classic dongs) is the fact that it has a long head. The head is almost 2" long. It is pronounced, a good amount, from the rest of the shaft. The head does not have a meatus hole. The top of the dilso has the veined ribbing I talked about earlier. The underside has a tendon/vein that makes it more realistic, but it is also completely smooth. To me, this was a good thing because it made for easier thrusting.

The base is semi hollow for the first inch. It does not create suction though. If you are looking for a dong with a suction base, Doc Johnson has quite a few of similar design.

This dong is obviously not discreet. It's shaped like a penis and the golden color is very vibrant. It honestly reminds me of the colored oil that is put in the those squishy tube toys (some are even sold as sex toys now). It is REALLY pretty.

It isn't good for travel though. It is heavy, sticky, and large.
    • Beginner
    • Realistic


I don't like dildos to be larger than my partner, but I also don't get a lot out of vaginal penetration alone unless the dildo is a decent size. This dildo is a perfect size for me. It is big enough that is fills me, but not too big that I feel stretched. That, I do not enjoy.

The beauty of this dildo is in the solid construction. The only thing that would make this better for thrusting would be a handle at the end. I really love having my partner use this on me. It is too big for double penetration though. It causes pain to my partner and myself. Vaginally and solo, it is great though. Just make sure you have a good amount of lubricant. The dildo seems to soak up some of it, maybe because it is so large and there is a great amount of surface area.

The head of the dildo feels good and can provide me with g-spot stimulation without getting stuck in me or hurting my pubic bone. The veins can be felt as well. I can sometimes be sensitive to texture, but this was a good amount for me too! I have not been able to finish from this alone, but it makes me ache for my partner and gets me really aroused.

The biggest problem with this dildo is that it gets super slippery with lubricant. That plus no base of any kind, can make this hard to maneuver sometimes. We make sure to keep a wash cloth handy.
    • Comfortable
    • Easy to use

Care and Maintenance

Using a condom will make clean up very easy, A lot of condoms will fit over the end of this, but will reduce the texture that is felt. So if you don't use a condom, make sure the rinse this toy with soap and water. Using a flavored soap will cause the material to retain smells. Let it dry and then put it back in the package. If it is left out too long, it will catch a ton of lint. Do not store it next to another jelly/rubber type toy. They will melt together.

Use water or silicone based lubricants (not oil).


This dildo comes in a plastic, snap to close package. There is a bit of extra plastic at the top so you may want to cut that off. I did. The package talks a little about the material, other products, and the Doc Johnson warranty site. The package is not discreet since it shows the entire toy.
    • Good for storage
    • Recyclable
Follow-up commentary
I actually ended up ditching this one for the magenta one since I could not choose on color. It is still a great dong for thrusting. I don't use it all that often, seldom actually. It is such a cheap price though. I don't regret the purchase...twice. The smell has not decreased much at all however.
This product was provided at a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • Paradox
    I could use that dildo as a center piece on my coffee table its that fancy
  • ~LaUr3n~
    tehe fancy
  • PassionQT
    Pretty, but I've had enough of the stinkers! Good review.
  • Ghost
    Thanks for the review!
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • Bignuf
    Thanks for the review on this very MIXED review toy.
  • Highmaintenancegirl916
    Thanks for the review.
  • flyingpenguin
    very thorough
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • Kitka
    Great review! I hate the toys that smell, they drive me crazy lol.
  • Kirill1171
    Great review
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • funforall7
    thanks for sharing!
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • Sima-pusya
    Nice review.
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • Cinnyree
    ...twice lol I love it
  • ~LaUr3n~
  • Miss Chief
    Love the larger head on this one!
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