Welcome back to another in the series of posts I have planned for National Masturbation Month. If you’re just tuning in, for the remainder of the month of May, I’ve challenged myself to review as many sex toys as possible. So far I’ve reviewed a sex toy for dudes, a vibrator with lasers inside it, an erotic massager that reminds me of an episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm and a chic sex toy storage bag. It’s been a busy month. Once I’ve wrapped up these reviews at the end of the week, it will be back to our regular scheduled programming on Skinny Dip (and most likely some R & R for my lady parts.)
Today I have another interesting find for you guys: a vibrator that lubes itself. Yes, your eyes do not deceive you! Cascade by Love Life Products is the first collection of self-lubricating vibrators on the market. In short, you turn it on, it vibrates and when you press a button, lube squirts out the top…very much like…well, you get the point.
“So, basically it’s a vibrator that jizzes itself?”
“That’s both disturbing and awesome all at the same time.”
Yes, yes it is.
For the purposes of this review, I was sent the Cascade Ripple (as seen below). The Ripple is part of the Cascade collection which also includes the Flow and the Wave vibrators.
The Ripple features a body safe silicone shaft with a slightly curved, textured tip designed specifically for g-spot stimulation. It includes 9 different vibration settings, as well as the super exciting LubePlay™ self-lubricating technology. It’s fully rechargeable by USB cord which means no batteries (yay!)
This is not a small toy by any means. The Cascade Ripple is approximately 5″ in insertable length and 5″ in girth (a substantial size without being overwhelming).
The thing is, if you give me a fun button to press, I will press it again and again. The Cascade Ripple kind of reminds me of the Play Doh© Mop Top Hair Shop I had as a kid. Basically you inserted Play Doh into the bottom of the doll, turned a crank (aka the “styling chair”) and, noodle- like “hair” appeared. My Play Doh dolls always looked a bit like Jerry Garcia because I could. not. stop. turning. the. crank. I mean, making hair was so much fun. I’d have a pile of Play D’oh and then I’d be like, “MORE HAIR! MORE HAIR! MORE HAIR! MUWHAHAHAHA!” I wouldn’t stop “making it rain” until I’d turned my entire Play Doh stash into a pile of brightly coloured spaghetti.
(FYI, all this talk about hatches and pressing buttons is making me feel like I’m in an episode of Lost.)
What you’re probably wondering is how this toy actually feels. The answer? Pretty freaking great.
The vibrations are surprisingly strong and the lube actually feels really nice – and is gentle & non-irritating (something I was initially really concerned about.) My only complaint about this toy is that I feel like it could use just a little bit more power. Although the vibrations are nice and deep, they weren’t quite enough to really push me over the edge when I used this toy internally. With that said, the lube function is super convenient. Stopping to apply lube can sometimes be a distracting and messy affair. I like that you could just add more lube with the push of a button – something that makes for a very fun, very wet ride.
What’s also cool is that because the shaft is detachable, you can buy additional shafts – like the Wave or the Flow shaft – and swap them to create different sensations; hence, creating three different vibrators out of one.
One thing that you should know about this toy is that it requires a really thorough cleaning after use. I noticed that my own body moisture seeped into the area surrounding the lube cartridge. To avoid bacteria from getting trapped, you’ll want to remove the shaft and clean it inside & out. You’ll also want to remove the lube cartridge to clean the pump system – but don’t worry, the toy includes instructions on how to thoroughly clean the toy.
The Cascade Ripple, Wave and Flow are all available at PinkCherry for $129, along with the replaceable lube cartridges. FYI, PinkCherry is currently offering 25% off if you use the code PINK25.
PS. I received this toy free of charge in exchange for my honest review of the product. All opinions are my own because that’s how I roll.