I will NOT be riding these waves..Great idea, but as far as I'm concerned it did not at all live up to my expectations. Though it may actually be better suited as a water toy, as that would solve the problem of attempting to clean lube off of it which is nearly impossible.
This is a smaller toy and would not be overwhelming for a beginner or occasional user but it offers enough girth combined with the texture to be equally as fun to someone who wants a little more out of a toy. I didn't notice any odor that the silicone gave off and the texture of the ribs are firm but soft to the touch. It's surprisingly flexible, and will bend in any direction which is actually great if your looking to get a little gspot action out of it or if you give control to a guy.. heh.. seeing as my husband never seems to know exactly what to do with my toys and has a tenancy to ram me with them in awkward angles this one bends nicely and saves you from any uncomfortable jabs. All in all at first look this toy looks AWESOME.
The problem came when we actually tried to use it. My experience with the ribs is they are way too rigid once you put this toy to actual use. I tried several types of lubes and I could never seem to get this toy slippery enough that I could maneuver it in or out without it becoming painful quickly. It's also not really big enough to be pleasurable stationary. As a backup plan I decided to try to use it externally and though the ribbed areas were actually quite fun against the outside of my vagina and the clit area it didn't hold my interest as the vibrating power on this toy has a LOT to be desired. It's very weak, actually the weakest of any vibrating toys I've ever experienced even compared to some of the cheap ones I've gotten as part of kits. It was really really disappointing all around.
Cleanup is also a bit of an issue as all those ribs makes it nearly impossible to get anything other very thin lube off of it without a real struggle. Seeing as you really need extra lube to use this toy at all, the fact that it's pretty hard to clean is really a problem.
In the end I ended up throwing it away which made me terribly sad. It was a super interesting toy and though I did really sort of like it for a foreplay object for external use, the problem with cleanup made it pretty much worthless to me as the last thing I want to do is end up with an infection because I was fooling around with a toy that was not as clean as it needed to be.
Maybe girls who are a little less sensitive or enjoy more friction would really love this toy. I certainly would have if It was either a tad smaller so the ribs would not have been so severe or if they were softer. I will say though this toy is actually surprisingly quiet, but then again that has a lot to do with the fact that the motor is very limited. It is waterproof as well but we did not explore that option as I was pretty frustrated with the whole vibe after my first use.