Mood playful - traditional vibrator by Doc Johnson - review by indiglo

Mood playful

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The Mood Playful is a cute, fun looking little traditional vibrator from Doc Johnson. It is petite, so is good for people with limited space. It takes normal size batteries (AAA) so you won’t have to go on a battery hunt when you need to refresh its power. It’s definitely not a power house vibe, and is middle of the road on bees too. Great for anyone who just wants a basic, traditional, run of the mill vibrator that’s cuter and more whimsical than your average toy.
Small size, Easy to use controls, Waterproof, Compatible with all lubes
Not powerful, Buzzy, Vibrations don’t travel well, A little loud
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


The Mood Playful by Doc Johnson is a traditional style, small vibrator. It can be used for external stimulation anywhere on the body by either gender, or can be used vaginally. This is not a suitable toy for anal insertion, since it is short and doesn’t have a long handle or flared base for safety.

This is the perfect for any couple to begin toy exploration with, because it is easy to use and unintimidating. It would work very well during couple’s foreplay. The Mood Playful is also completely suited to solo use. Be sure to use a condom if you plan to share this toy with someone you are not fluid bonded with.

Playful requires 2 AAA batteries that fit inside a removable battery pack that slides into the body of the toy.
  • Who / How / What
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    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Bachelor/ bachelorette party
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Where
    [ ? ]
    Where / what types of places can this product be used?
    • Anywhere
    • Tub/shower/pool
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
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    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • All over body
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

Mood Playful is entirely made of plastic, with half of the shaft covered in TPE. Plastic has a safety rating of 8 here at Eden, because it is non-porous, phthalate free and easy to sanitize. TPE has a safety rating of 6, because it is slightly porous and can’t be sanitized.

The toy is completely rigid, and the plastic has zero drag. The TPE does have a bit of drag, so if inserted, this toy will need some lubricant. Mood playful is smooth, but does have a ridge along the edge where the TPE meets the plastic along the shaft. While not felt during use, this seam can present a slight problem during cleaning, so be sure to pay extra attention to this area.
    • Rigid
    • Smooth
    • Somewhat porous

Design / Shape / Size

Playful is a very petite and discreet vibrator. The measurements of my Mood Playful are as follows:

Total length: 5.5”
Insertable length: 4”
Handle/Battery compartment lid: 1.25”
Circumference: 3.75”
Diameter: 1.2”

This toy is certainly not going to satisfy the size queens, but its size could make it a very nice introduction to toys and penetrative play. The Mood Playful is waterproof; thanks to a large o-ring that seals the battery compartment. Bath and shower play get the green light, so when you’re feeling playful, this toy can definitely set the mood!
    • Beginner
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

Mood Playful is controlled via one push button on the end of the toy. The control button is extremely easy to push, even during use with slippery hands, and lights up red when in use.

The vibrations are focused in the tip of the toy, though they can be felt throughout the entire length of the Playful. The more powerful tip makes this toy perfect for clitoral stimulation. The vibrations are not extremely strong and are pretty buzzy. For comparison purposes I always use the Je Joue MiMi Generation I to gauge the power of toys. The MiMi is my favorite clitoral vibrator as of yet, and makes it easy to rate the vrooms and bees. Mood Playful is slightly buzzier than MiMi. There are three settings as follows:

1 – Low, steady vibration – 2 vrooms, 2 bees – comparable to MiMi on level 2
2 – Medium, steady vibration – 2.5 vrooms, 2 bees – comparable to MiMi between levels 2 and 3
3 – High, steady vibration – 3 vrooms, 2.5 bees – comparable to MiMi on level 3

This toy doesn’t have a locking feature, but if you take the batteries out it will travel quite well.
    • Easy to use
    • Multiple settings

Care and Maintenance

Mood Playful is extremely easy to care for. Storage is easy due to its small size. It can be stored in an old sock, a toy pouch, a plastic bag, wrapped in a towel, or even in the box it comes in if you have the space. Before storing, be sure to remove the batteries, and then store it out of direct sunlight and in a cool place. This toy should not come into contact with other toys during storage, because compound materials like TPE can sometimes react with other toys.

Playful can be used with any kind of lubricant, water-, silicone-, oil-based or hybrid lubes. If you are using this toy with a condom, just be sure that your lubricant of choice is compatible with your condom.
Being waterproof makes this toy easy to clean. Warm water and regular soap will do the trick, or you can use toy cleaner or toy wipes. The Playful can’t be sanitized by bleaching, boiling or putting it in the dishwasher. Do not clean your Mood Playful in these ways as it can damage the toy.

Doc Johnson offers a 30 day limited warranty on its toys. If your Mood Playful fails to work due to a defect in workmanship or materials, Doc Johnson will replace it with a new one for a $15 warranty fee. To register your toy for this warranty, just see the Doc Johnson Warranty Registration Page.
    • Easy to clean
    • Easy to store


In use, I found the vibrations of the Mood Playful very strange and somewhat lacking. Even though the motor is at the tip of the vibrator, I can’t really feel the vibrations externally. They almost felt diffused somehow, or like they had gone away when in contact with my body. Even with the toy turned all the way up and using virtually no pressure and alternately, a lot of pressure, I just can’t really feel them externally. It’s strange, because I can feel them in my hand just fine.

Internally, I really can’t feel the vibrations either. It’s almost like they travel into my pubic bone. I could seriously feel them vibrating my pubic bone, but nowhere else. It wasn’t painful, just a very strange feeling and definitely not stimulating. I also don’t think the sound level (which is somewhat loud) is warranted by the lack of vibration. I prefer for a toy this loud to be stronger, or to at least be able to feel its vibrations. I found the disparity between sound and power disappointing.

Since the Mood Playful is so straight, I have to use it at a very extreme angle for it to stimulate my g-spot. That made it somewhat uncomfortable around the vaginal opening while thrusting. I also don’t really like the feeling of the pokey plastic end when inserted. Additionally, this toy lacks a handle, and since it’s such a short toy I really don’t have much to hold onto to maneuver the toy once inserted.
This product was provided free of charge to the reviewer. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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  • ksparkles16
    Great review!
  • indiglo
    Thank you! Glad it was helpful.
  • breebree
    great review
  • indiglo
    Thanks for reading and commenting!
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  • bratcat
    great review! the video really picked up just how loud this toy really is. i think this is one i'd like to try even if it lacks some in power.
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