One of the things I like most about reviewing sex toys is that you gain a full appreciation of how there’s no one sex toy for everyone. Each body is different and everyone has their own personal preferences. Thankfully the wide and wonderful world of sex toys has something for pretty much everyone, even if not every one of those toys will work for all users.
And it’s with this in mind that I reflect upon my experience with the Lelo Ina Wave. The Lelo Ina Wave is, to my mind, an objectively exceptional vibrator. It’s been well-received by other reviewers that I respect, it has a 4.5 rating over at Lovehoney, and I can personally feel the high quality and impressive vibrations that this toy provides. However, for me, the Lelo Ina Wave is just simply incompatible with my body. There’s no getting around it.
The Lelo Ina Wave vs. The Lelo Mona Wave
The Lelo Ina Wave is one of two Wave toys from Lelo, the other being the Lelo Mona Wave. Now, I personally reviewed the Lelo Mona Wave and it blew my mind and single-handedly changed my opinion regarding the iconic Mona vibrator (which had not been that favourable beforehand). To me the Lelo Mona Wave is a sensational product which meets all of my needs in terms of come hither vibrators, however I noticed that a lot of you wanted me to review the Lelo Ina Wave for comparison’s sake and, thankfully, Lelo were happy to oblige.
The differences between these two vibrators can actually be summarized pretty easily. The Lelo Mona Wave is a straight-up G-spot vibrator, with a single shaft that meets this need. Of course the Lelo Mona Wave’s shaft can be used clitorally but this toy cannot be used for simultaneous external and internal stimulation, for that you need to dual-wield or simply use it solo.
Conversely the Lelo Ina Wave acts as a rabbit-vibrator of sorts in order to provide both clitoral and G-spot stimulation. This is achieved by having an external arm which reaches the clitoris and stimulates it. This arm has an independent motor, meaning that the Lelo Ina Wave has two different types of vibrations in addition to having a ‘wave’ feature in its shaft (and shaft only).
Which one should you go for? Well if you know that you like rabbit-type vibrators or already own and love the Lelo Ina 2 then the Lelo Ina Wave is a very good option for you. If, however, you know you dislike rabbit vibrators, have tried and disliked the Lelo Ina 2, or know that you prefer the freedom of dual-wielding then I recommend the Lelo Mona Wave instead (and I do so with great enthusiasm).
The Lelo Ina Wave
However before you go out right now to purchase your brand new luxury rabbit vibe let’s look at the Lelo Ina Wave in more depth.
Speaking of depth, it seems appropriate to discuss some of the specs. For this vibrator, including its 100% waterproof exterior. This makes the Lelo Ina Wave very easy to clean and means that you can take it in the bath or shower. This is a great get-around for those worried about discretion, too, as the shower will help dull the noise of the Lelo Ina Wave.
The Lelo Ina Wave is also fully rechargeable with a 2 hour charge lasting for 2 hours (or giving a standby time of 90 days). This charge/performance ratio is pretty awesome and the Lelo Ina Wave is easy to charge via the mains. While charging the Lelo Ina Wave will have a flashing light in its control panel, when it’s done this light becomes continual. Sweet and simple.
The Lelo Ina Wave also comes with all of the accessories you’d expect from a luxury toy. It comes in a sturdy, beautifully presented box. It has a satin storage bag, and a free sachet of lubricant is provided with the order. The Lelo Ina Wave comes with a 1-year warranty and 10-year quality guarantee. Having used the quality guarantee for another toy before I can confirm that Lelo fulfill this guarantee without hesitation and have impeccable customer service.
The shaft of the Lelo Ina Wave is made from Lelo’s signature silicone, which is non-porous, phthalate-free, and completely body safe. It also feels divine; like stroking a delicate petal on a pleasant summer day. That language may be a bit flowery (literally) but, trust me, the silicone feels great. This silicone also comes in three different colours, one being blue, which is great. The more colours available the better in my opinion.
What sells the Lelo Ina Wave as a unique product is its ‘come hither’ motion, which is a slow, whirring up and down. This does provide pressure on the G-spot and it does feel really nice. What I especially like about it is that in order to get the full pressure of the wave you need to hold the handle firmly, so depending on how gently you hold the handle depends on how the sensation feels. Some people really dislike this (as the default is that the handle tends to wiggle more than the internal shaft) but I personally found it to be a fantastic way to control the toy.
Now if you know that you like rapid come hither motions, then the Lelo Ina Wave might not be for you. You can’t control the speed of the come hither motion and it naturally moves at a rather rhythmic, methodical pace. If you know this would frustrate you then it might be worth avoiding the Lelo Ina Wave. If, however, like me you value this gentle and consistent pressure then the shaft of the Lelo Ina Wave feels divine.
The vibrations from the Lelo Ina Wave are, again, exceptional. The shaft has a slightly gentler and smoother humming vibration to it but it still manages to deliver some very deep and profound sensations well-suited for internal use. Meanwhile the clitoral prong feels stronger, deeper and slightly rumblier in my opinion, which is exactly what you want from a clitoral vibe. Granted, to my mind, it the vibrations didn’t feel as refined as, say, those in the Lelo Mia 2, but they definitely feel strong. At times they were actually too intense for my clitoris, as they feel rather direct too. Together the two reverberate off of each other and come together in the perfect way to achieve the strong blended orgasm that Lelo assert the Lelo Ina Wave is capable of.
Sadly for me I didn’t have a single orgasm with the Lelo Ina Wave, but it was purely due to personal preference. The clitoral arm of the Lelo Ina Wave measures in at 2 1/3 inches long and it never sat comfortably on my vulva. This clitoral arm is also very, very firm, persistent and pinpoint. Using it I found that it intuitively wanted to clamp down on my vulva, locate my clitoris with pinpoint precision and wow it with strong, rumbly vibrations. For some this will be a dream come true but for me it was just too much and I was never able to buffer myself enough from the clitoral arm to reach a point of comfort, let alone climax.
I also found that the amazing array of sensations provided by the Lelo Ina Wave (of which there are a lot) felt like too much. On full throttle this vibrator is simply overwhelming for me. Thankfully you can mix and max what features are on with the pattern settings but thanks to the above complaint I still never reached a happy medium.
Again, it’s a shame, because this vibrator is objectively a very good vibrator and if you think it would work for you then I wholeheartedly endorse it, it simply did not work for me at all.
That being said there are some objective downsides to the Lelo Ina Wave which are as follows:
Due to its come hither setting this vibrator is loud, noticeably so. The come hither vibration makes an audible whirring noise which may be heard through thin walls and could distract people who find loud vibrators distracting.
Price-wise the Lelo Ina Wave is also quite an investment (£129) and if you don’t know if you’ll like it then it’s a very hefty investment indeed. If this is the case for you and you’re not fussed about the come hither motion then I recommend the Lelo Ina 2 instead (which is £10 cheaper and comes in awesome colours such as orange and green). Alternatively you could go for the Lelo Mona Wave instead, my personal favourite.
Aaaand those are the downsides. As you can see they really do pale in comparison to the objective benefits of this toy. What can I say? Preference won out this time.
The Lelo Ina Wave may not be the vibrator for me, but it could very well be the one for you. In fact reviews suggest that if you like rabbit vibrators with a firm clitoral arm then the Lelo Ina Wave is well-worth considering.
In this instance I can’t personally vouch for the orgasms that this toy delivers but, if they’re anything like the ones from my Lelo Mona Wave, I can imagine they’re very good.
And so, in this instance, I present the Lelo Ina Wave to you in complete earnest so that you can decide whether or not it’s the rabbit of a lifetime or one wave you don’t want to ride.
People who want the come hither motion.
People who like rabbit vibrators.
People who like firm, pinpoint, clitoral arms on their rabbit.
Do Not Recommend to:
People who can live without the come hither.
People who prefer dual-wielding (get the Lelo Mona Wave instead).
People who prefer softer, flexible clitoral arms on their rabbit.
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