Disclaimer: This post is adult in nature and therefore only intended for a mature audience.
When most of the sex toys we own happen to fall under the category of being big, bulky and needing a pouch, drawer or box to contain it, it’s a good idea to balance things out a bit and add something petite, easy to conceal and still powerful enough to satisfy us to our collection. The Ripples waterproof mini vibe is a toy that fits the bill exactly.
Ripples is a super compact vibe by Doc Johnson, one of the biggest sex toy manufacturers out there. It arrives in a very standard, easy-to-open plastic box and the Ripple, as well as its matching plastic storage case, are nicely protected inside the box by a plastic casing.
Ripples is perhaps the most easy-to-use, straight-forward vibe you will encounter. It is made of plastic with a velvet cote finish, making it extremely smooth and soft to the touch. This material is phthalates free, non-porous and compatible with both water-based and silicone-based lubricant. It is a gorgeous purple color and downright cute with its four ripples as the vibe tapers from the slim tip to its full width and ending with the battery compartment. It is 4 1/2 inches in total length, 3 1/4 inches insertable and 3 inches in circumference.
I was a little surprised with just how small the Ripples is, since it looked a lot bigger in the image I saw on the Good Vibrations website. However, even while being slightly disappointed with its size, I had to keep in mind that it was a mini vibe after all and after a few uses, it’s pretty darn powerful for how compact it is.
Ripples takes just one AA battery, which you insert by simply twisting off the bottom of the vibe. While the insertable length of the vibe is a pale purple, the battery compartment is darker in color, shiny and has glitter on it. After inserting the battery, the cap twists right back on and it holds tight enough that Ripples is entirely 100% waterproof.
There is more detail–raised plastic that are arranged in a circular pattern around the base of the vibe, which is the bottom of the twist dial that cues the vibrations. The further you twist the dial, the more intense the vibrations become. I was completely surprised by the intensity of the vibrations. While not earth shattering by any means, they do provide enough stimulation for you to work up to an average clitoral orgasm. Ripples won’t rock you to your core, but it is satisfying–you just have to give yourself a little while to warm up to what its able to dole out.
Because of how small and light-weight Ripple is, it isn’t going to wear your hand out if you’re using it in the shower or in the bath. Please keep in mind that it is only 3 1/4 inches insertable length, so while you are able to insert this vibe, I would remain cautious while using it and stay away from thrusting, just in case it winds up further in you than you had meant and it could prove to be a little troublesome to get out. Because the base of this vibe is not flared in the least, do not even think of trying to use Ripples anally.
While this vibe isn’t entirely discreet and looks like a vibrator on its own, when kept in the carrying case, hardly anyone will be able to tell that you’re packing a vibrator. The shape of the plastic storage case reminds me of a case for pantyliners, so if you’re bringing Ripples out with you on your travels and find yourself having to answer questions about what it is you’re carrying in the case, you can claim you have your period instead of admitting you’re going to get yourself off.
Ripples is a fine addition to your collection if you’re looking for something semi-powerful and extraordinarily simple. Its velvet cote is also extremely easy to clean, just give it a good wipe down with anti-bacterial soap or toy cleaner and warm water and put it back in its case for next time.
I received the Ripples Waterproof Mini Vibe for review. No other compensation was received, and opinions are my own.