With the varying qualities of sex toy makers currently around I think it is important to focus on companies that are doing it right, both with the toys they make and or the way they operate their business. LELO seemed like the obvious first choice as LELO are incredibly famous for their luxury sex toys.
Whenever I am talking to a customer about LELO, I always refer to them as the Ferrari of the sex toy world; LELO is where luxury and quality come to meet. Founded in 2003 by industrial designers Eric Kalen, Carl Magnuson and engineer Filip Sedic, the original LELO team consisted of 10 people (they now employ over 600 people around the world) they started the business with the key idea of making high quality beautiful sex toys with considered design and usability. LELO tries to make sex toys that aren’t just about getting the job done; they want you to enjoy the doing… And they have succeeded.
I own a LELO and I can honestly say I didn’t “get” (get as in understand how they could be pleasurable) vibrators until I got my LELO. Strong vibrations, ergonomic to use and thoughtful design are the key features that keep people coming back to LELO time and time again. Across all of the LELO’s I have encountered, I have found there to never be a shortage of strength and power coming from any of these toys. But not only are the vibrations strong, they make sense. Sometimes when using a toy it can feel like one setting is too weak while the next is too strong, this is never an issue I have run into any of the LELO’s I own or have tested, it actually feels like they get me. I am also a huge fan of the designs for their toys overall for two reasons. Firstly I love how ergonomic they feel to work with, the buttons aren’t in a difficult spot and the length of the toy is right for the job it was designed for. There are constantly little touches of innovation and thoughtful design like the loop ring handle on some models whilst other toys have thoughtful and pleasurable angles. Secondly I like how these toys do not attempt to recreate anatomy (detailed penis type designs) instead they opt for a minimalistic and classic design look that also allows them to be much more inclusive than other toy brands who focus on realism (think about it, why would a lesbian want a realistic looking penis toy? They generally don’t and LELO knows this).
Another reason to love LELO? They practice what they preach. They are a company that has strong ethics and understand that to be a part of this community (the “sex community” for lack of a better term) they need to participate. They are the main sponsors behind the Amber Rose SlutWalk an annual day long march and festival that:
“aims to impact and uplift, while shifting the paradigm of rape culture. The event provides a safe, all-inclusive space to entertain, educate, and empower.” – Quote from The Amber Rose SlutWalk’s website
They carry inclusive products for every different kind of person (men, woman, members of the trans community etc.), they also run an extremely informative blog that contains, sexual health information, tips and tricks, featured erotic stories (from both straight and queer authors) plus they are always looking for new opportunities to become more involved.
Ok so now we are all on the same page, LELO = awesome! So I am going to give you some recommendations of my favourite LELO sex toys so you can become part of the revolution.
My Favourite LELO Sex Toys
LELO Soraya is damn near one of the best sex toys on the market anywhere. Made from medical grade silicone and ABS plastic (two great materials for your toy as they are non-porous and easy to sterilise). The Soraya has 8 different pleasure modes and was designed to be a dual action sex toy. This means that the shaft and clitoris stimulator have two different motors in them meaning they can run independently of each other and they aren’t sharing the strength of one motor head, they each have their own. I own a Soraya and for my money I don’t think there is a better vibrator out there. This is the perfect toy as an “ol’ faithful” she will never let you down and will always leave you smiling.
LELO Sona Cruise
The Sona Cruise claims to work a little different to other suckers. It uses sonic waves that more completely and effectively stimulate the clitoris and bring more powerful orgasms. It is a waterproof silicone and ABS toy that is rechargeable and one of LELO’s more affordable toys. I love suckers! And I was so excited for LELO’s version that hit the market before Christmas last year. I actually purchased this for my best friend as a Christmas present and she gives it the big thumbs up.
LELO Loki Wave
I originally put this on the list as a male toy (the Loki Wave is the second version of the Loki prostate massager) however after looking at the specs and having a close look at the tester I am calling the Loki Wave the perfect couple’s toy. Yes it is designed for prostate, the waving motion will simulate the prostate perfectly and the second smaller shaft is meant as a vibe for the balls and taint but because this toy is made from medical grade silicone it could be properly cleaned and used by a female partner as a rabbit style vibe with the wave function being employed to work the G-spot.
This is a 24-karat gold plated vibrator. It retails for $15 000. Why? Because sometimes everyone needs some luxury.
Author: Jamie is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres