Review: We-Vibe Sync (Indepth)

It is no secret that I am a fan of We-Vibe. I love their rumbly motors, their innovative designs and their commitment to good sex. You don’t see desperate attempts at coming up with something new and different at the expense of quality and usefulness, and I appreciate that. Instead they make considered choices based on customer feedback and good research.

Recently someone very kindly gifted me with the new We-Vibe Sync and since none of our We-Vibe reviews so far have included much commentary about what’s it’s like to use during PIV (penis-in-vagina) sex I thought I would share with you my thoughts on it after using it a few different ways including PIV. Such a sexy sounding acronym, I know. I think I need to learn a more romantic language just so I can talk about sex in it and not sound stuffy and clinical but rather sexy and sophisticated. It could happen, watch this space.

Back to the couple’s sex toy. Firstly, if you have no idea what the hell I’m talking about, the We-Vibe couples sex toy is a very popular, wearable vibrator which has been on the market in one form or another for the better part of a decade and has been winning awards consistently during that time. Over the course of those years it has changed a fair bit, and there have to date been, I think, seven or eight different models, including the latest iteration. It’s intended to be worn in the vagina and it is sort of like a rabbit in that it’s a dual stimulator, but it doesn’t have a handle – and it can be worn during sex, which is a little tricky with a regular ole rabbit!

The company which makes the We-Vibe sex toys is Canadian, called Standard Innovation, and makes sex toys which are both Eco-friendly and body safe. These are not the cheapest toys on the market, but they are worth every penny, and you are not paying for some ridiculous status oriented brand but rather for quality, durability and really damn good sex that will help promote healthy sexual satisfaction which can contribute to feelings of well-being and better relationships, with yourself and others.

So how does it work, and what does it look like? All the models are basically a modified, squished ‘C’ shape, designed so that one arm be worn inside the vagina, while one arm sits outside the vagina, resting against the vulva, and hopefully reaching and stimulating the clitoris. So I like to think of it as it as sensually hugging your genitals inside and out! Vibrations stimulate both your g spot and clitoris (provided the shape hits you in the right places, more on that shortly).

We-Vibe is a rechargeable sex toy which has a nifty little charging dock of its own, with a cover to keep your toy clean and discreet when not in use. You’re gonna need to charge it up before you first use it. To put the toy on your body, first make sure the toy is clean and charged, then apply some lube fairly liberally to the arm you are going to insert (it’s the one without the control button, for those who are unsure) and gently insert that arm into your vagina, leaving the outside arm, well, outside, to do it’s thang on your most sensitive spots. The toy is flexible enough that this won’t be a nightmare, and the new We-Vibe Sync makes it even easier.

Below I have added some pictures of some of the more recent models so you can get a better idea, after all a picture is worth a thousand words.

  1. We-Vibe Sync
  2. We-Vibe 4 Plus
  3. We-Vibe Classic
  4. We-Vibe 3
We-Vibe Versions
We-Vibe Versions (From Left to Right): We-Vibe Sync, We-Vibe 4 Plus, We-Vibe Classic, and We-Vibe 3

 

As I said, various features have been changed over the years on the different models, and up until recently the most recent design was the 4 Plus model and this has been extremely popular. By this point the toy has a remote (first introduced with the 3 model), an app for your smart phone (which means you can program in your favourite vibe combinations or control it from great distances), and a sleeker design, in the preferred velvety smooth silicone which doesn’t attract dust like shiny silicone’s are prone to. They also created the We-Vibe Classic with all the 4 Plus’s cool new features, including the app, with the exception of the shape. Classic has the shape which earlier We-Vibes had, as some people preferred it and We-Vibe wisely recognised that it would be a good idea to cater to that preference as well as offering their newer design. Good on you, We-Vibe. Still, most of my customers opted for the 4 Plus and it has really been the greatest thing since sliced bread for many, many satisfied users. But now folks, well the We-Vibe Sync is just blowing it out of the water and I am so, so impressed with it that I am recommending it to all my friends, customers and acquaintances.

The new features that make the We-Vibe Sync so special are its two adjustable points in the curve of the C, which make it better able to fit comfortably and work effectively on a wider range of bodies, new control buttons on the toy itself which make operating it simpler, stronger vibrations than ever with the same rumbly wonderfulness, and the new charging dock is a better design in my view too – it’s easier now to sit the toy in the correct place. The app has also been updated and the actual shape of the sex toy has been very slightly altered, it is still very similar to the 4 plus but the arms are a little longer. These small adjustments make a huge difference and it is really such a pleasure to use.

This diagram from the We-Vibe website shows how the We-Vibe Sync can be adjusted. As I touched on earlier, everyone’s anatomy is slightly different, and a dual stimulator can run the risk of not hitting both your sweet spots perfectly. Some people found that one or the other of the previous We-Vibe shapes didn’t quite fit them perfectly, which limited what should be a fantastic toy to a so-so toy for those particular people. But with the new shape and adjustable points not only will it stay in better and be more comfortable but be much more likely to hit almost everybody’s most sensitive erogenous zones. Notice the different ways it can be manipulated, and I might add it is surprisingly easy to adjust it while you’re wearing it or putting it on so you don’t have to do too much guesswork.

 

We-Vibe Sync Graph
Graph: We-Vibe Sync Adjustments

 

Now I mentioned the controls on the couple’s sex toy were easier to use. There is one button, which you would use by holding it down to turn the toy on or off, and press to scroll through the modes. This button was a little difficult to see, being more of a bump in the seamless silicone, and could be tricky to press in the right spot at times, especially as the toy aged and the button had been pressed a million times. Now there is an on/off button and separate mode buttons and I’m finding it much, much easier to operate. It still also has the remote, which works up to 3 metres away from the toy, and the app of course, We Connect – one of the newer We-Vibe models’ biggest selling points.

We Connect is very easy to use. On your smartphone, go to your Apple or Android Application store, search We-Vibe or We-Connect and download the app. When it is downloaded, open the app and follow the instructions it gives you. To connect your toy to the app during each play session, when prompted you will need to press the on/off button on the toy until the toy gives a short buzz to let you know the connection has been successful. On the app you can control your vibrations yourself, or invite your lover to take control. There are 10 vibration styles to choose from and you can increase or decrease the intensity in either or both arms of the toy in any of the vibration types. Each arm of the toy has its own motor so they are equally powerful and you don’t have to sacrifice power to either the clit or the g spot. Likewise though if  you refer, for example, only a gentle rumble against your clit and a mighty hammering on your g-spot you can do that with this toy. Customisable vibrations and vibration combinations make this toy so versatile. With the We-Vibe Sync, We Connect has also added two cool new features – Touch mode and Beat mode. Beat mode allows the toy to vibrate along with the beat of music playing in the vicinity of the toy and touch mode allows you to kind of ‘draw’ the kind of vibration pattern and intensity you would like with your fingers on the touch screen of your phone.

I have found all the features on the app very easy to use, to the point where I actually haven’t even bothered with the remote, and although I was super excited by the promise of Beat mode I am actually more thrilled about Touch mode now that I have used it myself. It’s quite lovely to have that much control. Though I will say that approaching climax it is nice to switch over to set-and-go so you can concentrate solely on the sensations. I tried all the different modes and found that I preferred a long period of the steady vibration, turned up pretty high, followed by the wave pattern. That combination was the best at getting me to climax. And the touch mode was really lots of fun, I would recommend using that for getting to know your body’s responses to vibrations more intimately and in more detail than with regular vibrators. When I was comfortable with the app I invited my partner to download it too. We didn’t have any issues with connectivity, though as of yet we haven’t tried using it when separated by any great distance.

Ok now to be honest I had been a little nervous about using it during penetrative sex. Mostly I was worried that it might be uncomfortable in some way, especially in terms of accommodating both the toy and a fairly girthy penis. Having not had any kids and still being fairly young, though not young enough to have the perpetual energy and gushing lubrication (tmi, I know) of my younger days I occasionally struggle with a girthier penis, especially experiencing a little pain around the actual vaginal opening, and especially when tired. Which seems to be my perpetual state of existence, so I gotta just roll with that. I know this is a problem for many other women, especially who have not had any vaginal births, so I thought it would be interesting to see how things went in the name of research as well as for my own use.

So going in I had a few questions in mind – would it be comfortable, would it stay in during energetic sex (hey, you’ve gotta put effort in where it counts), would my partner enjoy it too, would it feel impersonal like something getting in between us in a negative way? Would I want to use this toy on the regular?

When we decided to try the We-Vibe Sync out during penetration I have to admit I was definitely tired and not feeling my most super-horny. Somehow we had kept having mismatched horny moods over that week and were both a bit frustrated, however I was super keen to try it and have some sexy times with my partner so decided I would see how I went and if I really could not get in the mood we would just stop or switch to something that required less energy and have a nice if not mind blowing time. However I was very pleasantly surprised as my mood turned from lukewarm to red hot using the toy during foreplay. Something about those rumbling vibrations just loosened me right up and got my head in the game. I really am in the rumbly vibrations fan camp. Other vibrations are nice but rumbly wins every time. At first we just used it externally and after a while inserted it with a liberal smearing of my current-fave water based lube, playing for a while before getting down to PIV penetration. We wanted to give it a chance for my vag to get as comfy and cooperative as possible. Going from my experience I would highly recommend taking this kind of time to warm up and explore with fingers internally to get an idea of what it will be like filling up the space along with the toy. This serves to reassure as well as just feeling great and extending foreplay. This strategy definitely played out well and I can happily report that, though it may take a few seconds to find the right angle, it’s actually perfectly comfortable to wear during penetration, even if you partner’s on the bigger side. First question answered to my satisfaction!

Secondly, yes it did stay in place well during some vigorous thrusting and different positions. Even with a lot of lubrication there were no problems. As Emily has said, there is a little more grip to the texture of the silicone on this model than the 4 Plus.

Thirdly, my partner loved it. He said it was a really different sensation, the vibrations were really nice and of course the effect it had on me was a major plus for him. One of the things we noticed was that during penetration the toy reeeeally hit the G-Spot well and I actually came seconds into penetration, which is really unusual for me, while his orgasm was super strong.

As for the concern about it feeling like something impersonal separating us during penetration, I had heard one or two complaints about this when reading reviews on We-Vibes previously. My honest opinion is this – it does affect how much you can feel of each other, but it doesn’t ruin the intimacy, it just changes it somewhat. You still can feel half of the area of what you normally would internally and it just takes a few seconds of mental adjustment. The extra excitement adds to the emotional connection in my opinion so I don’t think it’s anything to worry about.

It’s also waterproof, very quiet and you can get at least 90 minutes play out of a full charge so the opportunities for adventurous play are fantastic. Charging time is 2 hours so the only thing to keep in mind with this is just to charge it regularly so you will never be caught out without it.

In conclusion, simply put, 100% would use again, absolutely love it.

About the Author: Jade is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

 

 

 

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Jennifer works marketing at Adultsmart an online sex toy shop. She has a non-judgemental approach to sex, sex toys and sexuality. Her favorite saying is if it feels good and right and is not illegal then why not!

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