I’d seen advertised everywhere the newly released Mona Wave, It looked amazing, and as such I really wanted to try it. I’d heard outstanding things about the Mona 2, I’ve never had the pleasure of trying one though, so I was extremely excited to be able to review the Mona Wave.
My reviewing process
I’m not sure about other reviewers processes, but myself I try not to read any other reviews on an item that I haven’t yet reviewed myself. As in that I already have that item to review, but haven’t yet made up my mind about it, or haven’t yet got around to trying it. I avoid the reviews because I don’t want other people’s opinions to potentially have an effect on my own. However in this instance I did end up reading a review before I’d even tried this toy, I was asked by a friend to proof read theirs; and I have to say it left me feeling a little deflated, any hopes I had for this toy just simply jumped out of the window – and I felt like I was just going to hate it.
On to the review
The Lelo Wave comes in the usual lovely packaging by Lelo, with the black outer box, and the vibe neatly nestled inside. You also get a storage bag, a wall charging cable and a small sachet of lubricant.
The vibrator itself is lovely, the whole of it is covered with a glorious silky smooth silicone. Although the vibrator in its entirety is made from silicone there is still a seam between the handle and the shaft.
The shaft is white – and has a buttons in the centre; There are five buttons in total, the circular button is solely to switch on and off the vibe, this is great! If you share a house and hear someone coming you can just press it and it’ll instantly be turned off, woo no more pressing and holding in for several seconds. You do however have to hold the button in for 2 seconds to switch it on. The up and down arrow go through the many different modes (10 in total), with the + and – button going through the different speeds.
The new settings on this also have a ‘remember’ factor, so once you’ve found that perfect pattern and switch off the vibe, it will still be on that pattern once you turn it back on. A feature I particularly enjoyed, since there are so many settings! I’d hate to have to go through each one every time I use it, to find the one that works for me.
Although the charging port is exposed it is still fully submersible; so you can play with the Mona Wave in the bath/shower. It also makes clean up a breeze – either clean it with some sex toy cleaner, or pop it in some warm water and give it a thorough wipe down; make sure to clean in-between the handle and shaft though as some gunk may get trapped in there.
As I said, I was a little hesitant about trying this, due to the negative review I’d read, however I found that I actually really loved this vibrator. I haven’t tried the Mona 2, so the differences that have been pointed out wasn’t an issue for me at all.
How did it perform?
I found that I wasn’t able to orgasm from thrusting the vibrator at all, it just did nothing for me, I also wasn’t able to orgasm from just using this alone – which is sad, but honestly not that much of a surprise to me. However when I used this combined with a clitoral vibrator I was able to have some seriously strong orgasms; so although I wasn’t able to climax from using this as a vibrator alone, I still REALLY like this vibe quite a lot. The motion part of it is great, (although I do have to keep a tight hold of the handle so that the shaft doesn’t stop ‘waving’ when my pelvic muscles tighten – as I found if I don’t do that then the handle will wave and the shaft just won’t.) it was able to tip me over the edge from what would have been an OK orgasm to something so much more.
It’s not the quietest vibe, but by no means is it the loudest I’ve ever heard; the vibrations could be increased and I would like the wave motion to be a little quicker – but all in all I actually think it’s a really great vibrator and I’m really glad it didn’t live up to the expectations I had after reading some other reviews. it just goes to show, what works for one person may not work for someone else.