We Vibe review: we test the sex toy giant’s vibrator collaboration with Lovehoney

When out for drinks one crisp winter evening, my friends and I started discussing our favourite sex toys — because us girls need to stick together when it comes to the orgasm gap — and one of them told me I absolutely had to do a We-Vibe review. 

Cut to a few days later and a flexible, waterproof clitoral and g-spot simulator arrives at my door.

The We-Vibe x Lovehoney Remote Control Vibrator has been designed in a U shape (like previous offerings such as the We-Vibe Sync and We-Vibe Chorus) so it can be used with a partner, although it works just as well solo.

With 10 settings that can be controlled by either party using a separate remote, this little toy can add some unpredictability to your sex life — or it can just give you (and your partner) a really good orgasm. 

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  • We-Vibe X Lovehoney Remote Control Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator, £69.99 from Lovehoney – buy here

Pros:

  •  10 varied settings for internal and external stimulation
  •  Bluetooth remote control
  •  Can be used with a partner or alone
  •  Adjustable to your body

Cons:

  • No plus or minus buttons to adjust strength of vibrations 
  • Long charge time
  • Remote isn’t waterproof
  • Vibrations aren't particularly strong


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We Vibe review: quick summary

This collaboration is a great place to start if you’ve not really tried out a sex toy either alone or with a partner before.  

The device itself is small and discreet. The arm (for lack of a better description) is only three inches long, because it has been designed to be inserted during sex so both parties can benefit from the vibrations.

It is worth pointing out that those vibrations aren’t particularly strong, so I’d say this is best if you’re erring on the slightly sensitive side and aren’t looking for anything really intense.

Whether you’re using it alone or in a pair, you’ll get external stimulation from the flatter end that curves round, sitting at the top of the vulva and over the clitoris, as well as from the arm that goes inside, for the holy grail of orgasms – the blended one.

Click through the 10 settings either on the toy itself or using the Bluetooth connected remote control, for a variety of waves, vibrations, patterns and speeds.

Don’t be shy using the device both on dry land and in the bath, shower or any other appropriate body of water because it’s 100% waterproof, although the remote isn’t so it’s best not to get that wet. 

A key point: because this is an internal toy, it really needs to be cleaned after every use, but that shouldn’t be a problem because of the latex-free, body proof silicone that it’s made from. You can buy bespoke toy cleaner from Lovehoney.

The We-Vibe x Lovehoney isn't battery controlled which is a plus for the environment, but it does take two hours to fully charge up for 90 minutes of use which, granted, is probably more than you’ll need in one go, but worth noting if you want to jump straight in as soon as it arrives. 

This toy is discreet and can sit comfortably inside while your partner controls it with the remote (if you’ve seen that excruciating scene from The Ugly Truth, you’ll know what I’m getting at) but, although it’s quiet enough to use in your bedroom without housemates and the like hearing, it’s likely too loud to use out and about. But I’ll leave that judgement down to you.

  • We-Vibe X Lovehoney Remote Control Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator, £69.99 from Lovehoney – buy here
  • We Vibe review: full review

    If I were to sum up this vibrator in a single word it would be discreet. It arrived speedily in a normal cardboard box, with no branding on the outside which was a good start. When I opened the box that the toy was housed in, I was met with a small, sleek, U-shaped device with a singular button on the front, a charging cable and a remote control.

    If you’ve read my Lelo Sona or Womanizer reviews you’ll know I’m a big advocate of an instruction manual, and although this does come with a small leaflet that uses images to guide you through the initial charging and cleaning, how to turn the device on and off, how to use it and how to connect the remote control, I found the information a little lacking because it was almost exclusively conveyed using drawings. 

    However, being the trooper that I am, I ploughed on and easily figured out how the vibrator worked. The charger is magnetic, so it’s worth keeping the toy on a flat surface for the two hours it takes to charge otherwise it can unclip. Once it’s fully charged, the toy lasts for around 90 minutes before it needs to be plugged back in again.

    Made from body-proof and latex-free silicone, it is easy to clean which is an absolute must because you’re using it internally. Once you’ve given the vibrator a clean, hook up the Bluetooth linked remote control by holding down the buttons on the device and the remote for a few seconds and then you’re ready to go.

    Although it’s called a couples vibrator, I think using it exclusively with a partner doesn’t make the most of its full potential because this a brilliant toy for your solo sessions, especially if you’re new to the sex toy game.

    The arm that goes inside is only three inches long and quite thin, which isn’t intimidating in a way some other internal toys can be. And it does the job. Add a partner to the mix and it intensifies the whole experience. 

    Designed for clitoral and g-spot stimulation, the flat end of the ‘U’ wraps around and pulses vibrations to the clitoris and top of the vulva while the arm sends vibrations inside. The device is flexible so it can be adjusted to suit the position that’s best for you, because as we know, no two bodies are the same. 

  • We-Vibe X Lovehoney Remote Control Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator, £69.99 from Lovehoney – buy here
  • The real USP of this vibrator is the remote control which, as with the toy as a whole, you can use alone or with a partner. If you’re using it with a partner, you can give total control to them, or keep the control yourself (hello 50 Shades of Grey). 

    When it comes to choosing between the 10 vibration patterns, you can click through using the left and right buttons. To adjust the speed use the up and down buttons. 

    It is worth noting that you can’t click backwards using the button on the toy itself nor can you change the speed and nowhere can you adjust the strength of the vibrations which are low to mild. So, with that in mind, this probably isn’t the toy for you if intensity is high up on your list of priorities.

    The vibrations vary from gentle and sustained to pulsing, and the external and internal stimulation doesn’t always match up so you’ll get individual sensations. There should be something to satisfy everyone’s needs. 

    Another real benefit of this device is that it’s completely waterproof. So, give this a go in the bath or shower, but try to keep the remote out of the water because, like any electrical device, it won’t react well.

    It’s reasonably quiet so anyone in the near vicinity won’t be able to hear, although I’d say it’s not quite quiet enough to use in public if you were to wear it and your partner were to discreetly control it with the remote (we're not here to kink-shame, after all).

    How much does the Lovehoney x We-Vibe cost?

    The We Vibe x Lovehoneydefinitely on the pricier side compared to other couples vibrators like the EAWESION 3 Motor Pair Vibrators (which sells for £28.87) at a hefty £99.99 from lovehoney.co.uk, although they are currently selling it for 30% off at £69.99.

    Where to buy the Lovehoney x We-Vibe

    Because it is a special-edition collaboration, you can only pick up the Remote Control Couples Vibrator from Lovehoney.

    We Vibe review: the verdict

    Feel like a bit of newbie in the sex toy arena? This collaboration is the perfect place to start.

    It’s small, waterproof and reasonably quiet compared to other options out there and has a really good range of speeds and patterns, even if you can’t adjust the strength. 

    The remote control allows you to travel backwards if you accidentally skip a setting which is a real bonus or one of you can take full control for a completely submissive or dominant experience, whatever floats your boat.

    This vibrator ticks a lot of boxes and is one to add to – or perhaps start – the toy collection solo or together. You can thank me later. 

  • We-Vibe X Lovehoney Remote Control Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator, £69.99 from Lovehoney – buy here
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