I’ll let you in on a little secret.  I’ve never tried a realistic dildo. It’s not that they creep me out or anything. It’s just that there is such a broad range of abstract shapes and sizes to choose from, that I always find myself drawn to features that can’t be found in nature. So it was not particularly surprising that I was instantly attracted to a swirly, ridged textured dildo like the Pleasure Works Mini Rippler.

Let me be clear, I’m absolutely open to try some of the cool realistic models out there, when the opportunity arises. As of now though this non-realistic, spiral textured dildo was something I couldn’t pass up.  Ridges, bumps, and swirls always cause me to imagine what they would feel like being thrust inside my vagina. Sorry if that’s TMI, but it’s the truth.

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Mini Rippler Vibrating Dildo Teal

This time was no different. When I first saw Pleasure Work’s Mini Rippler I thought, “Hmmm… I wonder what those ridges would feel like inside my vagina?”. Then I went on to notice the slight curve. Indicative of the possibility of some good G-spot stimulation. Seeing as how I’m on a personal crusade of G-spot discovery of sorts, I figured the Mini Rippler would probably be a dildo I could enjoy.

I was all psyched up to feel the seductively textured ripples of the Mini Rippler being thrust into my vag. So I was utterly dismayed when I realized I really couldn’t feel them when I had the dildo fully inserted. While I could vaguely feel the ridges while thrusting in and out. They didn’t make a noticeable impact on my pleasure or orgasm. Let’s just say I was a little underwhelmed by the texture.

Thankfully, all was not lost. I found I really enjoy the slight curve of the Mini Rippler. It is pronounced just enough to give me that “need to pee sensation” associated with G-spotting. Which amps my pleasure intensity by an extra notch or two.

Ideal Length

That and I relish the firmness of the silicone when gripping the 1.55 inch thickness of the Mini Rippler with my PC muscles. In addition to finding the 6.25 inches of insertable length ideal for me to fully insert. While minimizing the risk of my ramming the tapered head into my cervix when rapidly thrusting. Something that I find rather unpleasant. Not sure if my IUD plays a factory in this or not.

Pleasure Works Mini Rippler Vibrating Dildo Teal

Another benefit of the Mini Rippler is its ability to be used as a vibrating dildo. This means it has a cavity in its base for inserting a bullet vibe. The one included with the Mini Rippler is a small silver bullet that runs on watch batteries. Considering any vibrator powered with less than AA batteries usually doesn’t work for me. I didn’t expect I’d find the included bullet vibe sufficient. However for the sake of this review I tried the watch battery vibe that it came with, and unsurprisingly I found it lacking. (Hint: Don’t forget to add a pinch of corn starch before sliding the bullet vibe in. For easier retrieval.) Although the watch battery bullet did add a small amount of extra stimulation, I found most of the vibrations were absorbed by the thick silicone. Meaning they had little impact on my pleasure response.

Dial It up

This is where my favorite bullet vibe came in handy.

Pleasure Works Mini Rippler Vibrating Dildo Teal

I replaced the generic watch battery vibe with the We-Vibe Tango and the difference was like night and day. We-Vibe Tango to the rescue. The Tango’s vibrations easily passed through the thick silicone of the Mini Rippler, no problem. Dialing up the internal vibration intensity to the extreme. Using the Tango with the Mini Rippler is ideal and exactly what I will be doing from now on.

All in all, I find the Mini Rippler is an excellent choice. It’s a premium 100% silicone dildo, at an extremely affordable price of $56.00. Plus, I can’t help but rave about the freakn’ awesome colors it’s available in, teal or black. Mine being the vivid teal. Though, I would have been thrilled with either one. I’m honestly just excited to see that sex toy companies are finally listening to their consumer’s feedback and providing other options beyond the overused pink and purple. I think we can all agree that it’s time to create sex toys in every color of the rainbow, including rainbow.

The Mini Rippler is a nice addition to my toy box. One I intend to use often.


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