Lelo Hugo Review: 

My Experience Using It (& My Rating)

Written by: Don Watson | Updated: August 25th, 2019

Today we'll be focusing on none other than the Lelo Hugo​​. It's a toy that's a fairly big departure from me as far as sex toys go but I'm starting to accrue more of these kinds of toys into my repertoire and dare I say it, I'm really enjoying it. This kind of toy is none other than the prostate massager.

A prostate massager is different from other male masturbatory aids because they don't focus on the penis, oh no, they certainly do not.

Prostate massagers focus on being placed up the male anus and going a few inches deep enough to tickle the prostate gland which is an insanely pleasurable experience, to the point where it is nearly always referred to as the male G-spot.

My favorite prostate massagers come with built-in vibrators on the business end and a base wide enough for you to not have to worry about having a foreign object trapped up your bottom.

The Hugo prostate massager is made by luxury sex toy brand Lelo and definitely fits the bill.

There's not only a vibrating motor in the end meant to be shoved up the rectum but another at the tip of the base that sits directly over the perineum (the gooch in layman's terms), so you're pretty well cared for.

Let's go over the Lelo Hugo, from tip to tip.

Design & Specs

Okay, so the Hugo is a prostate massager constructed entirely out of silicone minus the ABS plastic portion on the bottom that houses some of the controls like how you turn it on and off. 

It also comes with a remote control so you can adjust the settings without having to crane your arm into an uncomfortable position just to switch things up a little. The remote control allows you to cycle through 8 different adjustable settings that change the intensity of the vibrations that go through both of the motors as well as activate SenseTouch mode which I'll touch on in the experience portion of this review.

Your prostate, as well as your perineum, can be massaged (or just one or the other) with proper fiddling of the controls, so it gives for a very well-rounded experience.

Hugo is completely waterproof meaning you can take it into the shower with you for cleanliness and lubrication's sake, another big plus in my book.

The Lelo Hugo is considered to be a medium-sized prostate massager that isn't particularly long or bulky, and it is completely smooth with no textures or odd bumps or ridges anywhere on the toy, so it's perfect for those who want a moderately vanilla, middle of the road experience as possible with a prostate massager. 

The Hugo stands at 4.5 inches tall with something around 3.5-4 inches of insertable room. The way it curves is designed to sit on top of where the prostate gland protrudes into the male anal cavity, and at its size, it should do a fairly good job of that for the majority of men.

The Hugo looks very similar to his brother Bruno, to the naked eye the two look identical. The Bruno is worth checking out if you're a bit more advanced or if you know that you have a slightly above average sized rectum.

The device itself is rechargeable with a lithium-ion battery however the remote requires two AAA batteries that are supplied with the device, however, you'll need to replace them after some time. I peg the battery life at somewhere around 2.5 to 3.5 hours total and the recharge time is somewhere in the realm of 90 minutes, pretty standard but pretty good. What I liked was that it pretty much either worked at full capacity or not at all, there's no worry that when it's at half battery life you'll only get half as much power as you should. It charges via USB and like usual I recommend putting it into a power cube hooked up to a wall as opposed to plugging it into a laptop if you want it to charge as quickly as possible.

​My Experience Using It

I'd say choosing Hugo was a fairly risky move for Lelo, as I know a lot of men are apprehensive about prostate play because of their sexuality and having a toy named after a man might set off some bells in the less secure among us. I'll be the first to tell you that exploring your body and enjoying all of the sensations available to you does not make you a homosexual or less of a man, it only makes you more in tune with your needs. Also, some people might be worried that Hugo is clever wording for "Huge-o" but the toy is intermediate level in girth, not particularly massive.

Now comes to how I used it. Before I ever give a prostate massager a go, I always make sure it is properly lubricated because the last thing I want is to tear myself a new butthole. As this is a silicone based toy, you should only use a water based lubricant as silicone lube will slightly decompose your toy and oil-based lube should stay out of your unmentionable region. This is one of the few times where overlubricating isn't really much of a worry, and with water based lube it'll even out to the right level of lubrication after some time anyway.

First, upon inserting the toy fully, I noticed that it sat perfectly around my prostate gland. It's curved almost flawlessly to deliver sensation to my prostate gland in ways few other toys manage to do and is wide enough for the vibrations to travel exactly where they need to go but not much of anywhere else. The base is securely attached to the prostate arm and I never once felt like it was going to snap off or move while in use. The base is also slender enough for me to have it in comfortably for a full session of anal play.

Settings & Modes

The two motors are as powerful or as soft as I'd like and I really enjoy being able to use the remote control to change the vibration settings on the device so I can stay in whatever position tickles my fancy the most without having to adjust myself. As for the controls, the 8 different modes provide a good variety in intensity and style of vibration on both my prostate gland and the area right under my penis. The extra vibrations from the 2nd motor on the base of the toy really add to the experience and I find it hard to choose my toys that don't include one now after trying the Hugo.

There's also SenseTouch mode. The way SenseTouch mode works is that the more you move the remote, the more it vibrates. Let me say that Angela had a fantastic time dancing around the room trying to shake it as much as possible while I gasped for air on the bed well on my way to a hands-free orgasm. It isn't great for me to use personally, but I personally love the way Ange's face lights up when I let her know she gets another go. I think next time she's going to put it on top of the laundry machine and see what happens to me. Gotta love her for that creative energy.

All in all, it's a fantastic prostate massager that I found covers all of the bases a prostate massager should with little to no issues to speak of. 

Cleaning Up

Once you're done the Hugo is ludicrously easy to clean. Just run it through warm water with some soap and you'll be good to go. Make sure to give a little bit of extra attention to the grooves where the silicone meets the plastic portion on the bottom to get anything that may have become trapped there, but besides that, you're laughing.

Where I Bought It

I bought the Lelo Hugo directly from the Lelo website. They offered the lowest price I was able to find when looking for the best price online and I also received free shipping with my order.

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I always buy all of my Lelo toys directly from the manufacturers website because due to the popularity of the Lelo brand, they have been the victims of mass counterfeit production over the years. You can still find fake Lelo products online from what I hear so if you see a price online that's too good to be true, it likely is. 

Always buy your toys from reputable retailers whether they be online or offline vendors.

Do I Recommend It?

I'd recommend the Hugo to anybody looking for a prostate massager that is both comfortable and powerful.

I frequently use the Hugo for hands-free, body pounding orgasms that I more often than not have to sit down for. It's an alright choice for beginners as well because it is completely smooth, curves gently and is of moderate girth. Those with a bit more experience will be best served by it, but there's no reason to steer clear if you're a newbie to prostate play.

Don't just take my word for it! Read what other customers had to say about the Hugo by reading verified customer reviews at Lelo!


The Lelo Hugo has quickly become one of my favorite toys and it's a toy I'm going to continue to experiment with further. It's easy grip and comfortable design allow me to massage my prostate comfortably, and overall provides some toe-curling orgasms.

About Don Watson

My name is Don Watson and I love to support my wife Angela's passion for human sexuality. It pays dividends for me personally and I enjoy writing about the topic as I'm a sexual person by nature. I concern myself with everything on the website that has to do with the male reproductive system to compliment my wife's female-oriented content.

Leave a Reply 5 comments

urmom - May 18, 2019 Reply

I’m pretty sure sticking things up your butt makes you gay, does it not?

Is that not for the gays?

    Don Watson - May 19, 2019 Reply

    I’ll have you know that anal stimulation is most certainly not reserved for gay people. How do I know? Well, I’m straight, have a wife, and don’t regularly engage in sexual intercourse with men. I do however regularly have a spine-cracking orgasm thanks to anal toys. It’s an inanimate object, it cares not for the sexuality of the user.

    Edit: Since you’re not the first guy that has commented something similar to this, I’ve went ahead and written a whole post about whether or not it’s gay to like anal play.

Johnny - June 1, 2019 Reply

Nope not gay at all. No more gay than a rainbow is. No group has patent on an erogenous zone.

Ben - September 5, 2019 Reply

After using the Lelo Hugo for almost a whole year now as the only prostate massager in my collection, I can confidently say that the Hugo prostate massager is the only anal toy I’ll likely ever need. It’s size and shape are perfectly shaped for my rectum I guess 😛

    Don Watson - September 6, 2019 Reply

    The feeling of finding your glass slipper in the world of prostate massagers is one I wish on every able bodied man in the nation, nay, the world. Hats off to you, Ben.

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