I expected these beads to be floppy but they are not. They stay in whatever position you put them in. The three levels of vibrations are very strong, so much so that the highest setting made my hand go numb. You can feel the vibes throughout the toy from handle to tip. The battery case needs to be twisted on really tight or it won't turn on. This is a great toy for g-spot stimulation as well. Make sure to use a condom if you plan to use in different places. Cleaning is as simple as 'pull and twist' to expose the spine and clean between the beads.