Review: Doc Johnson iVibe Select iRipple Vibrator

Doc Johnson’s iVibe Select iRipple boasts one unique feature that persuaded me to review the toy: a “rolling effect” up and down the shaft.

This vibrator—which is not in fact an Apple product despite its lowercase-i-laden name—includes not just two but three motors inside. They create effects that start and stop; linger; pulsate; and yes, roll.Doc Johnson iVibe Select iRipple vibe

If you know you’re a fan of steady vibrations only, then you may want to stop reading now, because the iRipple is serious about motion. It only has one steady speed! But if you sometimes enjoy oscillating, or pulsating, or increasing vibration patterns, then the iRipple offers some fun options. The three motors are quite strong when put together, though their vibration intensity isn’t the rumbliest out there (which I actually prefer).

Here’s a run-down of how the iRipple’s seven settings feel:

  1. A steady, strong vibration. Definitely has some buzz to it, though, if that’s not your cup of tea.
  2. On-off-on-off, etc. The classic jackhammer pattern. I hate this one, because the “on” side doesn’t last long enough to cross the line between “frustration” and “fun teasing.”
  3. A modified, lingering version of the jackhammer (see #2). Also not for me!
  4. Oscillating! Kinda fun. The motor in the nub section (more on that later) really comes to life in this one, and tickles my clit from above. I’ll hang out on this setting for a couple minutes, but overall it’s not intense enough to make me orgasm by itself.
  5. Stronger, pulsing. The vibe actually feels like it’s thrusting itself forward a little. It’s really not too different from the pulsating motion of the first Fun Factory Stronic setting.
  6. Oscillating #2, which produces a stronger, rev-your-engines kinda noise. The strongest section of this vibration patter is a deep rumble at the tip of the shaft. It lingers for just a second, making me want more—but then the power has switched back to the bottom motor. It makes me need to switch to setting #7 after a couple minutes.
  7. The most “rolling” effect the iRipple produces. This pattern’s power increases as the vibrations travel down the internal arm. It’s teasing—but the vibrations linger enough on the strong part that I can’t help but clench around the iRipple’s shaft and give it up. This is definitely the best pattern for me, the one that makes me orgasm most easily.

Speaking of the iRipple’s shaft, you’ve probably noticed how curved the shape is. It’s thickest about an inch and half down, creating something like a head than I can clench around.Doc Johnson iVibe Select iRipple vibe curve

Less obvious in photos is the vertical ridge that rises in the middle of the iRipple’s insertable section. The pressure is focused in a line down the center, making the stimulation more intense than a broader, flat surface would be. Personally, as someone who’s averse to pointy, raised texture touching my G-spot, I wish the vertical ridge didn’t exist in this toy. Luckily, the vertical taper here isn’t a deal-breaker for me because it is pretty subtle.

Meanwhile, the part of the iRipple that I’d feared definitely would be a deal-breaker for me before I got the toy is its “clit nub” right here. This toy is marketed as a dual-stimulating vibe, after all.Doc Johnson iVibe Select iRipple vibe clit nubs

But for me, the most comfortable iRipple shaft position makes that nub entirely overshoot my clitoral glans. When the iRipple’s widest point is situated for optimal G-spot stim, that nub sits right on top of my mons. But I’m not complaining, really. I’m totally fine with this placement because I never seek out direct pressure on my clit while I have something in my vagina. It’s much better for me to have the iRipple’s strong vibrations indirectly stimulate everything between my vag and my mons.

I would wager that the iRipple was specifically designed to target the average clit-to-vag distance. But clearly, like with any dual stimulating vibe, distance may be an issue for any individual user—and with the iRipple, there’s absolutely no adjustability. (That is, the clit section isn’t a flexible arm like you get with a lot of dual-stimulating/rabbit type vibes.) Ultimately, whether or not the iRipple will fit your bits exactly right is something that you can’t tell till you try it.

Overall Thoughts

The Doc Johnson iVibe Select iRipple is pretty unique among insertable vibrators, and I’ve had a lot of fun with the rolling motion. For me, the iRipple’s sixth and seventh vibration patterns are definitely the best: they create a forward motion that stimulates most of my CUV complex, from clitoral hood all the way back to my cervix. I don’t use the iRipple as a true dual-stimulating vibe, but who knows, it may be for you—individual clit-to-vag distance apparently varies a lot. The iRipple’s curved shape really does wrap around my vulva comfortably, and I’m happy with that.

You can check out the iVibe Select iRipple here. Save 10% on this, or anything at Peepshow Toys, when you enter code FELICITY at checkout.

My thanks to Peepshow Toys for sending me this i-interesting device in exchange for my honest review. I always tell my readers when something does not work for me or when I think it’s badly designed. If you want to support my writing, you can make your next sex toy purchase—whatever it is—by clicking through my affiliate links and then buying. (Doing so costs you absolutely nothing: in many cases, you’ll even save money by using my discount codes.)

One thought on “Review: Doc Johnson iVibe Select iRipple Vibrator

  1. Cdmyno

    June 16, 2018 at 8:48am

    This actually looks interesting as an anal toy as well, you didn’t happen to try it that way?

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      Felicity

      June 16, 2018 at 7:16pm

      No, I haven’t! You’re right, the vibrations could be interesting. I’ve wondered about whether it can be classified as 100% anal safe. The curve is pretty intense, plus there’s that nub, so I don’t think it’s really likely that anyone would have problems. Technically, though, the base isn’t flared, so it’s a hard call.

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      • Cdmyno

        June 16, 2018 at 8:45pm

        Not 100% safe no, but the nub would probably be a good enough stopper, not to mention there’s quite a bit of toy left after that – doubt it’d go all in.

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