Love the vibrations but not the ridges...The Compact Mini G vibe from California Exotics has a wonderful vibration quality that borders on thrumming. It's not a buzzy vibe so if you prefer a buzzier sensation, this one probably isn't for you. The very slight G-spot curve and it's small stature make it hard for fast G-spot thrusting so intense stimulation is difficult. The ridges do a good job of helping grip this one but they can also be hard to clean thoroughly. It is easy to use though and works well for clitoral stimulation.
Though the Mini G vibe is designed as a G-spot vibrator, the curved tip is not very pronounced. This could be a problem for those who require intense G-spot stimulation. I personally found it to work best for clitoral stimulation. This is mostly due to the ridges on the shaft, which do a great job of helping you to keep a good grip on the vibe but make it a bit awkward to use them internally. They did seem to provide a different sensation when twisting the vibe but the ridges required special attention during clean-up as fluids and lube accumulated on them.
The velvety parts of this mini vibe do provide a nice drag against sensitive areas but that can be greatly reduced with the use of a proper lubricant if you're not fond of that sensation. Lube will also help the ridged shaft to slide easily when used internally and help minimize any friction they may cause. Just remember to properly clean those ridges after use.
One more area worth mentioning on this mini vibe is the rubber O-ring that sits at the top of the ridges. I assume that it's there to reduce the ridge in between the g-spot tip and the ridges themselves. This area can also be difficult to clean thoroughly. There is no O-ring at the base of the ridges but there is an additional O-ring on the battery cap to make this vibe waterproof. Being waterproof truly helps a ton when cleaning all those ridges!
The total length of this vibe is 5 1/4". The first 2 1/4" make up the G-spot tip while the next 2" make up the ridged area. The final 1" is made up by the battery cap itself. The diameter is just a bit over 1" so, you can see that this is truly a mini vibe and is very easy to hide or travel with. It's a bit on the noisy side for a mini vibe though so keep that in mind as well.
The batteries are easy to insert. You simply unscrew the battery cap on the base and slide the battery holder out of the vibe. Place your two AAA's in the battery pack before replacing it in the vibe and screw the cap back on. Easy as pie!
The controls are easy too. There is a single push button on the bottom of the battery cap that turns the vibe on and cycles through the three speeds of steady vibration and two pulse type patterns. There is no instant off button though so you will have to cycle through all the settings in order to shut it off.
I found the Compact Mini G to be completely waterproof. I submerged it in a sink full of warm water and turned it on. I then left it there for 15 minutes. When I fished it out, the battery compartment had stayed completely dry. Unfortunately, the Compact Mini G does not float and makes quite a racket when it sinks to the bottom and vibrates. Just keep a good hold of it when using it in the bathtub and you shouldn't have to worry though.
Water, oil and silicone-based lubricants are all safe to use with plastic toys. If you plan on using this vibe in the water, silicone might be a better choice because it won't wash away as quickly. This will allow you a longer session in the tub before reapplication is necessary.
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