[Toy Review] Lovehoney Desire Clitoral Vibrator

This toy comes to me courtesy of my friend TigerStripes, whose podcast Kinky Discussions you should totally check out!

This toy has a lot to recommend it. I’m a big fan of Lovehoney – they mainly avoid gimmicks and provide good quality toys at reasonable prices, with quick and discreet delivery. I bought my first ever sex toy (a tiny bullet vibe) from them nine years ago and I still go to them for the majority of my sexy needs.

This is a nice simple little clitoral vibrator. It’s USB rechargeable and waterproof. The front has 3 buttons – on/turn up, setting change, and off/turn down. It’s maybe 3 inches long and is inflexible but very soft. It also comes in an attractive and discreet case.

The end curves to a soft point which is perfect for those who prefer their clitoral stimulation very direct and focussed, or you can also use the rounder end for a more generalised sensation. For me, it actually worked best when I pressed it side on to my clit, but your mileage – and body – may vary. It has 8 different modes or ‘patterns’ of vibration. As is usual for me, I preferred the constant vibration turned on high, but it’s worth experimenting to see what works best for you. The ramp-up-then-back-down setting is perfect for a slow tease!

My Ratings (all scores out of 5★)

Price: ★★★★
(Full disclosure: I got this at less than retail price from my friend. It retails at £59.99, which is definitely out of some budgets but worth spending for a good toy if you can afford it.)

Materials: ★★★★★
(It’s made of beautiful soft silicone and contains no latex or phthalates, which means it’s body-safe and also suitable for anyone with a latex allergy, as well as feeling absolutely gorgeous in your hand and in other places.)

Appearance: ★★★★★
(I can’t fault the design – it’s small and cute and it comes in either pink or purple. I do wish sex toys were more widely available in a greater range of colours, but that’s a gripe with the industry as a whole.)

Ease of Use: ★★★★★
(Very light, ergonomically designed and fits well in my tiny hand, which sometimes struggles to hold and manipulate the bigger toys for the 20+ minutes it can take me to get off. The buttons are easy to press and it’s so self-explanatory that I haven’t even opened the instruction booklet.)

Ease of care & cleaning: ★★★★★
(Easy to clean with a sterile wipe available from medical suppliers, or some toy cleaner available from most sex toy shops. It’s waterproof and silicone, so it should be safe to sterilise in boiling water too, which is how I prefer to clean my toys.  It’s not the obvious shape to use with a condom, but as always I recommend doing so if you’re sharing your toys with a non fluid-bonded partner.)

Versatility: ★★★★
(As I mentioned previously, it comes with 8 functions and the constant vibration speed can be turned up or down, and it can be positioned against your clitoris in different ways depending on where you like your vibrations focussed. It’s waterproof, so can be used in the bath if that’s your thing. Not suitable for internal use.)

Intensity: ★★★
(This is really the only place this toy falls down. I would have liked it to go a notch or two more powerful. That said, it did get me off, it just took longer than it would with a higher powered vibe. Good if you have a sensitive clit and find the Doxys and Hitachis of this world too overwhelming.)

Overall Score: ★★★★
Overall, I really like this toy and I recommend it alongside many of the things in Lovehoney’s range. I’m giving it 4 ★s instead of 5 only because, as mentioned above, it could stand to be a touch more powerful, and the battery time isn’t brilliant (~60 mins use for ~90 mins charge.)

Recommended for newbies and toy geeks alike.

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