Review: Silicone Ribbed Dream

Today I’m going to cover something a bit more ‘traditional’, that being the traditional vibe, the Silicone Ribbed Dream from The Adult Toy Shoppe.

The Run Down:

  • Toy Type: In-it and Out-ie
  • Manufacturer: Doc Johnson
  • Materials: TPR Silicone
  • Size: 8″ total length, 6″ insert-able, 1 1/2″ at the widest
  • Price: $24.99
  • Pros: Not huge and intimidating; Waterproof; Easy to clean; Batteries are easy to find
  • Cons: Not 100% silicone; Doesn’t say it’s phthalate free; Dial is hard to use
  • Intensity: 3/5
  • Volume: 4/5
  • Overall Rating: 2/5
  • Recommended: No

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Packaging

The packaging for the Silicone Ribbed Dream is pretty standard Doc Johnson packaging.  It’s a clear plastic box with a cute girly design.  It also highlist the main features of the vibrator.  You can use it to store the toy, but the packaging really isn’t anything special or exciting.
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The Vibrator in my hand

The toy itself is about 8″ in total length with 6″ being insert-able.  It is also about 1 1/2″ at the widest but narrows to only 3/4″ at the end.  The Silicone Ribbed Dream is, you guessed it, ribbed.  It features three sections that progressively get larger and each section is ribbed.  The texture is nice, but I didn’t find it to be overly exciting.  It’s also fairly flexible and bendable.  The top portion can be bent nearly back on itself.
As far as the material, the box states that it is silicone.  However, when I pulled it out it didn’t really feel like any pure silicone toy I’ve ever felt.  I did a bit of digging and found that it is really a TPR silicone.  I also noticed that it does not list that it is phthalate free on the box.  While this is better than just TPR, it is still a porous material and you cannot sterilize it.  It is easy to clean with soap and water or toy cleaner since it is waterproof.  I really think this would be a much better toy if it were made with a high quality, 100% silicone toy, it would be much better.  The feel of the TPR silicone just doesn’t feel nice.  If you exam the surface closely, it has a lot of irregularities and dulled places, like it’s finish has been rubbed off.  The surface almost feels tacky like it has been against another toy or has degraded some.  Perhaps I just got a bad toy, but that has a lot of negative points for me right there.  The material is also very squishy and has a lot of give to it, which some may like.  Since it is a silicone blend, you shouldn’t use silicone lubricants with it, as it may cause the toy to degrade.  If you are worried about the material, you can use a condom with it.
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Battery Compartment

The dial of the Silicone Ribbed Dream is one of the ‘key’ features highlighted on the front of the box.  I thought the sideways dial was cute and unique.  However, it ended up being very difficult to use.  At first it was very stiff, and while it did loosen up a bit, it is difficult to turn, especially during use.  I also didn’t like that the battery compartment doesn’t label which way the batteries are supposed to go in so you have to play a guessing game when you put the batteries in.  It does tell you on the back of the box that it uses two AAA batteries.  The vibratrions provided by the toy are fairly medium, but are very buzzy.  They are also focused in the very end of the toy and don’t travel through out the rest of the vibrator.  It’s also fairly medium in its noise level.
Overall, the material of the Silicone Ribbed Dream alone makes me not recommend it.  While the back says that it is hygienically safe, I don’t believe it.  The material doesn’t feel nice and it doesn’t mention on the box that it is phthalate free.  It does provide some nice texture and isn’t a huge intimidating toy.

*This review was sponsored by The Adult Toy Shoppe, the product was sent to me free of charge to provide my honest opinion with no form of compensation*

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