review: lovely 2.0

review: lovely 2.0

sextech fascinates me. the use of technology to enhance pleasure is certainly one of the benefits of a connected world obsessed with automating and tracking… and a world glued to our phones. i’ve never owned a toy with an app, so learning to use the lovely 2.0 vibrating couples ring has been a new and interesting experience.

the specs

the lovely 2.0 is a vibrating body-safe silicone cock ring that comes in two colors, soft pink and wild green. the folx at lovely were kind enough to send me the toy to review and so they chose the wild green, which is actually a very pretty teal color, as pictured below.

the lovely 2.0 FAQ provides the following information about sizing:

The minimum circumference for a comfortable grip is 11.5 cms (4.5 inches) measured at the base of your penis. The maximum depends on personal preference, as Lovely stretches a lot (enough to fit on an orange). But bigger the girth of the penis, the stronger the grip would be.

the toy comes packaged with a (somewhat) wireless charger. (you still have to plug the base in, but the actual toy fits in the cradle without having to be connected to anything.) the lovely 2.0 can be charged with other qi chargers as well. you also receive a USB cable, standard with most rechargeable toys these days, but always appreciated.

it comes with a free app you can download for iPhone and android. the app helps you (and your partner) track your experiences with the lovely ring. you can see how long you used it during a particular session and track how many calories you burned. the app will also recommend different positions or ways to use the lovely based on your data.

all in all, the packaging and presentation of the toy is LUXE. i was impressed with the matte box, but then again, i’m just a sucker for good packaging. 😉 the body-safe silicone is high quality, too, and feels durable and stretchy. there’s nothing about the lovely 2.0 that feels cheaply made.

the good…!

the lovely 2.0 isn’t just a pretty face, so to speak; it’s also a fun toy to use! my partner and i have used it several times during missionary position sex and it does add to our pleasure. we used sort of the standard vibrating setting, although there are 8 rumbly settings to choose from AND you can control the ring from the app from anywhere in the world. you can delightfully torture your partner with different speeds and patterns. for those of you with submissives, they might enjoy a little buzz buzz from you while you’re away on a business trip or from across the room. the ring responds well to the app. i didn’t have any problems getting it to pair with my phone via bluetooth. admittedly, we didn’t use the app *during* sex, but i want to explore that fun feature in the future.

for penis-having partners who use it with a vulva-owner, one thing i found is that the closer the wearer can get to their partner to touch the clit and labia with the ring, the better it feels. you might want to slow your thrusting a little bit and be deliberate about your movements. it does feel VERY nice and rumbly against the clit. i haven’t orgasmed solely from my partner fucking me with the ring, but it really does add a nice dimension to our bedroom time. one thing you can try is turning the ring on the penis so that the more pointed end is facing down; you can get the perineum that way and tickle everyone’s ass just a little bit. OOOH. it’s good in missionary or from behind. it’s fun to put it on during oral sex. there are a lot of options.

i’ve also used it as a clit toy for solo play. i can just press it against myself and enjoy. it’s not as heavy-duty as, say, a wand vibrator, but it does the job!

the eh…

while it’s a fun toy, my partner found it numbing if worn too long. we tend to go about 10-15 minutes with it on, and then sometimes he’ll change to a different cock ring or will take it off altogether. i think it’s possible to work up to longer wear, but we haven’t gone that route (yet).

i’m not big on the app other than for controlling the toy. people who love to keep data on their sexual experiences will love how the lovely app works and those who want to spice up their sex life might also enjoy the recommendations provided by lovely, but i find this to be unnecessary for my own use.

i also question the need to include calories burnt while using the toy. for some people with ED issues or for those of us who just don’t care about these things, it might be off-putting (or even triggering) and make sex more goal-oriented than it has to be.

this is an expensive toy that retails for $139 through the lovely website, so it’s out of reach for many people, including me, seeking an app-controlled toy. however, if you can find it on sale or have some extra dough to spend, this is a nice upgrade to your cock ring collection! to me, it seems like an investment piece. it’s well-made and seems like it will last a long time. it would be great for the manufacturer to add more features to the app as well.

in summary, i really enjoy the lovely. it’s a high-quality, versatile toy. i recommend!

you can purchase the lovely 2.0 for yourself (using my affiliate links if you’d like, every bit counts, thank you very much!) at peepshow toys or shevibe, in addition to other shops online and offline!

the fine folx at lovely were kind enough to send me the toy free of charge in exchange for my honest review. thank you, lovely!

review: screaming o toone vibrator

review: screaming o toone vibrator

waaaaay back when, sometime last summer, the fine folx at peepshow toys sent me this toy to review (along with the very good blush temptasia elvira). unfortunately, life intervened in the form of a chronic illness and work stress, so although i gave this toy a thorough testing, sadly i haven’t sat down to write a review until now. forgive me, peeps at peepshow.

onward! 

the specs:

the screaming o toone is a rechargeable, body-safe silicone-coated vibrator with a cute, funny shape. it looks a bit like a bunny, with two flexible ears meant to “surround” the clit. let me tell you – this thing will get you hoppin’ on just the right setting! and with 10 vibration settings and 10 patterns, you’ll have fun discovering which setting is the best for you. each “ear” has its own motor. this really does make it a powerful vibe for its size. speaking of, this vibe is 4.2 inches in length and 2 inches wide. it fits nicely in the hand and the power button, which you also use to adjust its vibration, is in a very convenient place for switching things up while you’re playing with it.

the toone can be used for about an hour before it runs out of power, but i’ve let it sit for a while (read: months) and it’s still charged and ready to go. the charging mechanism was a little strange for me. i’ve never seen a charger where you insert a pointy end of the usb cable into the base of the toy. this is really hard to describe, so check out the gif below. once i figured this out, it was all good, but at first i was afraid i’d break it!

the toy comes in purple and hot pink. it retails for $45 on peepshow toys.

getting in toone…

i was really surprised at how powerful this little thing can be. the toone has both rumbly and buzzy settings, so there’s something here for most everyone. i ended up enjoying it more as a traditional type of vibe by pressing just one of the ears against my clit. i found it difficult to position the ears on either side of my clit. while the ears are somewhat flexible, i would have to position them just so to wrap around my clit and having to adjust them kept taking me out of the moment. everyone’s bits are different, so this is definitely a YMMV thing. i usually seek out a setting that works for me and stick with it, but i did have a good time checking out my responses to the variety of settings. it’s made easier with the placement of the power button, as i wrote above. 

i did have rather nice, intense orgasms with the toone. i’ve only used it on my own, but it could be really fun to use with a partner who can position it just so for you and then go to town with those settings!

i don’t know that it’s an everyday go-to toy for me, but the toone vibrator is a fun addition to my toybox and i definitely want to ask my Daddy to tease me with it! so cute and so affordable!

thanks so much to the fine folx at peepshow toys who sent me the toone in exchange for my honest review. please be sure to check them out for your sexy-times toy needs. and please note that i’ve used affiliate links for this review. every little bit i make from affiliate sales frees up time and energy to write more here. thank you, dear readers! ❤️