I’ve never written a review like this on my blog, but the last few years I’ve tried to bring more authenticity back to my blog posts by not simply pumping out reviews of beauty products, but write about the stuff I want to write about. So today I am venturing into the unknown world of personal toy reviews. I was recently contacted by the PR team at LELO about their recent celebration of five years on the market of personal toys.
The team at LELO sent me the SONA (C$189) to try out. It is their most popular product, and one that has been on the market for only a year but has already been breaking records. It is a clitoral vibrator, using sonic waves instead of vibrations to stimulate entire area, not just the visible parts. The SONA features eight different intensity settings, and is also 100% waterproof. It’s quick charging – an hour of charging will give you an hour of use. Because it relies on sonic waves, it is also quieter compared to conventional toys.
At first glance, I love the design aesthetic. Not only is the colour and shape pleasing to the eye, I also love that it added a touch of gold to increase the luxe factor. The size is relatively small – not the smallest personal toy I’ve owned but small enough to fit comfortably in my hand. The waterproof silicone that wraps around most of the device feels nice and smooth, and also gives good grip. There are three buttons at the front, the top and bottom buttons are to increase or decrease your intensity, as well as the button in the middle is for changing the pattern of the sonic pulse. I haven’t played through all of the pulse options yet because I generally prefer just a limited number of patterns. The changes in intensity is very useful, which I enjoy using.
My first impression of the SONA is that it is pretty quiet. The toy I’ve been using the most frequently in the last few years is the Magic Wand, and compared to that, this one is super quiet. There is a very light, relatively low-pitched humming sound when operating it. For such a small device, it is powerful. The sensation is comparable to my Magic Wand, which is strong.
There are a few downsides to this though, specifically I find it a bit tedious (and mood killing) to aim. Because this device uses sonic waves, the waves are concentrated in the little opening at the top. You basically need to be pretty precise in where you place this otherwise it doesn’t feel like anything. That can be a mood killers especially because when you are getting all handsy, you tend to be not as precise.
All in all, I do really enjoy the SONA. It is powerful and effective for its size. It is fantastic for when you are travelling and want something equivalent to what you are getting at home without lugging around so many toys. The waterproof feature is also quite useful – while you may not need this function all the time, it’s nice to have the option. You can purchase the LELO SONA at Amazon, Well.ca, as well as several online retailers.
Product received from PR for review consideration; all opinions are my own.