Tender touch ribbed - traditional vibrator by Pipedream - review by Southern Lady

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Tender, Delicious Ribs!

This vibe gave me a pop unlike any other vibrator I own. The little ribs were an amazing surprise! This toy is genuinely soft, and quiet. This toy is so easy to use, clean and store. It made its way to the top of my list from the first time I used it, and where I go, it goes with me.
Powerful vibrations, Added stimulation with the textured ribs, Quiet
Not suitable for anal use. A little bit of drag because of the soft texture
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The first time I used the Tender Touch Ribbed I had suspicions that this would become one of my favorites, and it's definitely on the top of my list. This vibrator is great for a beginner with its soft velvety touch, yet it is mighty in power for a more advanced user. This vibrator works well as a G spot or clitoral stimulator, but feels wonderful as a breast stimulator or neck massager. It is not suitable for anal play.

I loved the feel of the ribs while applying gentle pressure and thrusting in my vagina. The vibrator is bendable and makes it very forgiving and gentle. The tip also works well to stimulate the clitoris. You will need to use a water based lube, as the velvety touch has a little bit of drag.

The tender touch can be used alone or with a partner. This works well when your partner teases the sensitive spots as foreplay. I also used this alone when my hubby was away, and I found it powerful for the internal intensity and added a clit vibe for external stimulation, and the orgasm was amazing! We have used this toy with confidence that the kids can't hear us through the door because when it's inside you, it's virtually silent, and when it's outside, it's still very quiet. If you share a room in a dorm, your roommate would probably be able to hear it while in the same room. I have used this successfully in the tub and shower because it's both waterproof and quiet.

I don't consider the appearance of this toy to be discreet, but I have concealed this in a suitcase and traveled with it. It was a nice companion when I was away from hubby for a few days.
  • 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
    • Sensory play
  • Where
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    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
  • Features
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    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?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot
    • Nipples

Material / Texture

The Tender Touch Ribbed is made of TPR-Silicone. It is hypoallergenic, latex free and phthalate free. It is very soft to touch, and I'll have to admit, I was in awe of its velvety feel when I first opened it. There were no irritating seams, and I didn't notice any odor. However, I am not particularly sensitive to odors either. I discovered this toy is very flexible, allowing the vibrator to be very forgiving while thrusting. The ribs add a gentle texture that both the beginner and advanced user will appreciate. The ribs gave off more of a "pop" sensation when thrusting than a bumpy "grind", that I must say was quite pleasing.
    • Flexible
    • No odor
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

The shape is that of a traditional vibrator, but in its own unique variation. The ribs sort of tower at the top of the shaft, and have almost 6 inches of insertable length. The toy’s shape is straight, but it's bending capacity makes it flexible for insertion. You don't have to worry about having it in the right direction while inside, because it is shaped the same all the way around.

The size is suitable for a beginner because it isn't too intimidating. I believe a more advanced user would appreciate it as well, but personally I like a little more girth. The power and ribs make up for what it lacks in girth, in my opinion.

The dial is conveniently located at the bottom, and it was easy to adjust the speed while in use. The speed gently graduates from a low to very strong vibrations. I don't consider this toy to be loud, as you can't even hear it when it's inside of you. When it's outside, it sounds like an electric razor hum. The velvety touch feels wonderful, but needs a water based lubricant because the TPR-Silicone material causes a little bit of drag.

It is powered by 2 AA batteries that were easy to insert in the bottom of the vibrator.
I have used this toy a lot and the batteries still seem to be going strong, so it doesn't drain batteries super fast.
    • Beginner

Functions / Performance / Controls

Don't let the name "Tender Touch" fool you; it may be tender to the touch, but it is strong. At the same time, you don't have to use it to the maximum power, either, making it a great toy for beginners and advanced users alike. I have been able to orgasm several times with the toy’s power on at only half speed.

The control is at the bottom, and you simply rotate the dial to adjust the speed. The vibrations are felt throughout the entire shaft, and are very intense at the tip of the shaft, which makes it great for clitoral stimulation as well.

This vibrator is not suitable for anal use, which could be a downfall for some people; however, it does work well to massage the entire perineum externally.

The toy is waterproof, so take it to the shower, hot tub or relaxing bath. The seal seemed tight and I felt confident that it was safe in water.
    • Discreet sound
    • Easy to use
    • Powerful

Care and Maintenance

This toy is made from TPR silicone, which is hypoallergenic, free of phthalates, as well as very easy to care for. I simply wash it before and after each use with a mild antibacterial soap, and since the toy is waterproof, I don't have to worry about getting water inside while cleaning it. With this toy, only water based lubricants are suitable.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


The toy arrived in a nice package. It was secured in a plastic box and contained in a molded insert that had both a bottom and a lid over the insert, so my toy wasn't going anywhere. There was a window that displayed the toy, making me anxious to dig in and touch my Tender Touch! I have to admit, I'm like a kid at Christmas when I know I have a toy coming my way. I liked the take-a-peek window and I was pleased when I saw it came in an insert.

I personally store my toys in the insert in a set of plastic drawers. It just seems to keep them organized, neat and clean this way.
    • Good for storage

Personal comments

I found this toy to be different that the other vibrators I have for insertion and is fast becoming my favorite vaginal vibrator. The ribs really did make a difference for me. I loved the sensation as I applied gentle pressure while thrusting and I felt the vibrations throughout the shaft. It has also given me some great clitoral orgasms. This is a great companion to a clitoral vibe to provide an intense pleasurable moment for play with your partner or solo when your partner is away.


I found this toy to be different that the other vibrators I have for insertion and is fast becoming my go-to vaginal vibrator. If you're in the mood for a wild ride, use this as a companion with a clitoral vibe for play. For the price, this is a great discreet toy that packs some power!
Follow-up commentary
While this vibrator has a decent girth, and relatively strong vibrations, it just doesn't do anything for me. It's cute, but it works better as a clit vibe than a G-spot. I just don't pull it out that often.
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  • Breas
    Thanks for the review! I think I'd like the ribbed texture as well!
  • Ryuson
    Thanks for the review! This looks interesting! At 2 bees it might be good for me since I live in the dorms!
  • Miss Anonymous
    Good reivew! Thanks for taking the time to write it.
  • butterflygirlxo
    Good reivew!
  • Eucaly
    Thanks for the review!
  • Missmarc
    Thank you for the review!
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