I was luckily enough to get access to Lovense’s latest toy, the Ridge. When talking with the Lovense staff, they had told me that this new toy is anal beads. Being someone who enjoys anal…I was in. A week later I got the box in the mail and was surprised. I was expecting something that looked like traditional anal beads….balls of silicone that are connected, usually about an inch or so apart. This was not that. The Ridge is not really “anal beads” (someone in marketing is REALLY stretching here). It is a dildo. But one that has a lot more functionality that any mere dildo or vibrator. The Ridge is, essentially, a ridged shaft. The ridges themselves are pleasant and can easily be inserted anally. The shaft itself is rigid, it doesn’t have the little bit of flex like the Edge has. Though that rigidity I found caused an issue. In one picture (below) I have my 7 inch jelly dildo which is also about the width of the largest “ridge” on the Ridge. The soft jelly dildo I can easily inset into my ass all the way to the hilt. With the Ridge, I had trouble getting that last ridge inserted. I even spent one evening really prepping…first fingers, then smaller plugs, working up to bigger plugs, old school anal beads, and the jelly dildo. I even used the Edge which has a bigger bulb on the end than that last ridge. Even with lots of lube, the stiffness of it did not want to cooperate with me. And I’m able to get a Lush and then an Edge inserted when I’m warmed up. I think the lack of flexibility and my internal anatomy was the issue. Your mileage may vary, of course, but if you’re not able to take larger items anally, especially if they’re rigid, you’ll want to be careful.
Just like every other Lovense toy, the Ridge is Bluetooth enabled and connects to the Lovense apps (for you super nerds the Ridge identifies as Z09 in the app…preproduction device ID). And you can sync it and to another Lovense toy, in my case the Gush for testing, to sync up the vibrations. The vibration motor is definitely strong, it feels stronger than the other toys I have (Lush3, Edge2, Gush, Gemini). Just like the others, when you use the power button on the device itself, you can also cycle through various preset vibration modes, however the Ridge has an extra button. This extra button controls the rotation of the tip. It’s multi speed and can rotate in either direction. Having never had anything rotating inside me before, it was definitely a new experience. Not bad at all but since the rotation is farther up, it misses the prostate. I did pull it out a bit so that the rotation was closer to the prostate and that helped a bit, but I still found the rotation to be an unusual sensation. As a male, I couldn’t try it vaginally, but maybe women might find it stimulating vaginally. Even without the rotation, it should work well for a vaginal vibrator too.
Lovense says this is an “app controlled rotating and vibrating anal beads.” Eh, not quite. It’s a Swiss army vibrator, not anal beads. Based on the strength of the motor and the insertion feeling, I’d recommend this for people who like anal play (with the caveats I mentioned above). I think that was a great experience and would be a great addition to any cammer’s toy toolbox.
As a closing note, I was hoping for actual anal beads that vibrated and I’m not sure why they went with the more traditional vibrator model, but I do hope that they release true anal beads that vibrate in the future.
Lovense Ridge Highlights:
★Vibration and rotation - Vibration and rotation can be independently controlled. (Rotate up to 116 times per minute at the highest rotation level)
★Graduated beads design -Three graduating bulbs massage anus as they slip inside, suitable for a beginner to an advanced user.
★IPX7 Waterproof - Easy to wash after use
★Extremely quiet - Enjoy masturbating discreetly at home (~40dB)
★Reversible Rotation - The rotation can be reversible (Clockwise or anti-clockwise).
★Covered in body safe silicone
★Long battery life - Up to 2 hours of use, 120 hours of standby
★7 vibrating modes
★Vibration and rotation can be controlled separately with Lovense Remote
★Designed for solo play, close-range, and long-distance control
★More than 1,000,000 patterns in the library + Unlimited patterns can be created