I’ve wanted a new clit vibe for years, ever since I sent my LELO Lily for warranty repairs and UPS lost it on its return trip (surprise!). So many vibrators marketed for clitoral use are bullet based, and I’m sorry but that’s cheating; bullets do so little for me, especially if I’m doing clit-only stimulation. Don’t piss on my leg and tell me it’s raining, or give me pill-sized batteries and call it a sex toy.
I prefer my clit vibes to be “clit shaped” in the sense that it’s molded to conform to the contours of the vulva and pelvic bone around your clitoris. See, sometimes I’ll masturbate a little weird; I’ll do it standing up, leaning forward over a dresser or counter, allowing my body weight to fall onto my right hand in an effort to get amazing pressure. This is how I started masturbating, and strangeness be damned, I can’t knock the 30-seconds-or-it’s-free orgasm guarantee that this method seems to uphold. So when I say I want a clit vibe, I mean that I was something that will fit perfectly into a cupped hand, provide moderate pinpoint pressure, and buzz its little heart out as I bear down with the pressure of my body weight. My Lily was great for this…
However I almost prefer the Lovehoney Desire vibe for this purpose. At first I was taken aback by its larger size (4” length, 4.5” circumference), and for this reason the stimulation isn’t extremely pinpoint, but the larger shape makes it perfect for full-handed cupping. Looking at the size, the second thing about this vibe that surprised me was the weight – it’s feather light and I still haven’t gotten used to it. It’s about the weight of a granola bar (god forbid I use my scale for a review), and a quick shake of its hard-shell travel case doesn’t always answer my question of “anybody home?”
I can’t help but compare it to my We-Vibe Rave in a way, between the matte, deep violet silicone, and the three “hidden” buttons that operate the same as the Rave. Top and bottom buttons control the intensity, while a middle button cycles through the available 8 patterns and 12 levels of intensity (me likey). What I also appreciate is that to turn it on or off, regardless of where you are in a pattern cycle, you just hit the bottom button until it’s off, and that nicely resets you (for those of us who chronically forget that the middle button is NOT “power”). Throw in a sexy little travel case with enough room for your charging cable and some lube packets, and it’s an excellent little set all around! The case even comes with a hole in which to feed through the charging cable and charge it out of plain sight.
It might sound weird, but the thing I like most about this vibe is how normal my orgasms are. Using my Magic Massager and a dildo makes me cum in a fit of screaming and sensation, which is great when I want it. But sometimes I just want to cum. I want the build-up, the teasing, the control I have with a medium vibration to slowly bring myself to a warm welcome of an orgasm and a perfect, relaxing release. I want to savour the final few seconds of come-down with understated vibrations placing the final touches on a perfect wave of ecstasy – as opposed to ripping a wand away halfway through the orgasm in an act of mercy against my clitoris.
In my opinion the vibrations are on the rumbly side, which is impressive for such a small vibe, as I’m able to hold it in my hand for an extended period of time without my hand (or clit) getting tired or going numb from buzzing. As someone who depends on their clitoris for orgasms and overall sanity, this is reliable bedside toy that I’m thrilled to have in my collection and I’d say is definitely a contender for those who don’t want to shell out double the price on a LELO clit vibe.
This product was provided by Lovehoney in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and un-biased. Thank you to Lovehoney for their contribution.