Lelo Sona Review:
Is It Worth It?

Written by: Angela Watson | Updated: December 31st, 2018

Ready to make your masturbation experience supersonic?

The Lelo Sona will make all your wishes be heard.

So many sex toys must be made by men because the clitoris is as under-served as ever. The Lelo Sona changes the dynamic entirely by focusing only on clitoral stimulation and it's made me gush entire geysers at a time.

Most vibrators focus entirely on the external structure of the vagina and clitoris with little regard to the underlying structure beneath. There's nothing necessarily wrong with that, I do like some superficial stimulation but my clitoris is the cheat code to orgasm, as I've found with my sexual partners that some attention to the clitoris goes a long way. The Lelo Sona focuses entirely on this part of the body and does so in a way that pulsates down to the deepest of membranes and makes my entire pussy quake.

I gotta be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect when I originally ordered the Lelo Sona. It's totally unique looking from all of the vibrators in my collection.

When I originally took it out of the box and gave it a whirl, I was pleasantly surprised.

Let's go over what makes this little devil so noteworthy.

How Does It Work?

Most sex toys are what I would consider low-tech. Most manufacturer's think they just need a cock shaped machine that vibrates and boom, you have an award-winning device capable of making women reconsider their whole outlook on sex toys. Unfortunately, this is just not the case, 90% of sex toys are just run of the mill and can get old after a few sessions.

Instead of utilizing a gyrating motor to reach climax, the Lelo Sona is all about sonic pulses.

Sonic waves do a much better job at stimulating the clitoris than vibrations because the pulses are able to go through the sensitive & deep layers of tissue that make up the clitoris for an experience that is very different compared to more traditional stimulation methods. In fact, it kind of creates a suction type feeling once fully applied, but I assure you the feeling is all sonic and not due to the physical parts of the toy. It actually isn't necessary to make contact with your body at all to feel the pulses shoot through your body, but things tend to get sloppy and I recommend using a water-based lube to keep any discomfort at bay should you decide you're going to apply a little pressure.

Remember what I said about most toys just being penis shaped and not really standing out? This toy is made from medical grade silicone and is shaped like a particularly large lemon or maybe some kind of juvenile duck, but that's because it doesn't need to be big for it to leave a big impression.  It's bundled with eight different settings and is fully waterproof to boot. Having some completely submerged sonic fun in the bath is a really cool experience, masturbation aside. It's like a science experiment but it gets you off afterwards, Elon Musk vibes, gals. 

Battery life wise, you can expect an hour of pleasure for every approximately 90 minutes of charge.

The Power Of Sonic Vibrations - My Experience

I've used sonic toys before so I'm not completely uninitiated, but I think the earlier toys I used were when sonic toys were in their infancy. This toy is a lot more developed that what I tried a few years ago.

First thing's first, I had to do some myth-busting on all of their tertiary claims about the product. It is not whisper quiet like they advertise it, more like the sound of a small motor whirring. It isn't like a jet flying overhead but I'd say its a bit more subdued than the average electric toothbrush. Not atrocious but I was a little let down, too many advertisers make use of slightly deceptive pictures like a woman making the shush motion with her hand when they really should just tell us how loud it is in decibels or something we can actually interpret.

So now comes actually using it. Quickly I discovered I got way more pleasure out of the thing when I was properly lubricated so I always make sure to start myself off before I use it or look for external help. It is a silicone toy, so opt for a water-based lube. When I'm properly lubricated, there's a very strong suction like feeling around the edges of the toy and this makes for a fully-sealed system that shoots the sonic waves deep into my clitoris.

I typically start at a lower intensity and let my body slowly get used to how this feels. It isn't like other toys where I can just rush right into some intense and strong fun but I have to acclimate myself the same way you introduce a fish to a new body of water by letting it sit in the bag for a little bit. After my body gets used to this new feeling, it begins to yearn for more and I'll slowly move it towards my clit until its completely covered. The whole area gets more engorged than usual when I use it, the fact that its making more blood rush to the area probably correlates with why the pulses do so much more in less time.

I don't last long, I'll tell you that. I typically tap out after no more than 15 minutes with about 6 or so orgasms by the time I'm all done. Impressive, to say the least.

Where To Buy It?

The only place I've bought all of my Lelo toys from is directly from the official Lelo website.

They offer the lowest prices online (which makes sense since they manufacture them), and have also provided free shipping on all of my orders as well.

Disclaimer: When buying sex toys online, there are countless retailers that sell fake products. This is why I always recommend you buy products directly from the manufacturer.

Parting Words

If you're tired of having to fiddle with huge, bulky toys that require tons of effort to get you off, I'd highly recommend the Lelo Sona. The style of stimulation offered by the sonic pulses is completely different from physical vibrations and really knocks my socks right off. The Sona is body-safe, has a pretty respectable battery life, and there's little to no risk of it upsetting your body pH because it's practically an external-use only toy.

I reach for it when I'm strapped for time but refuse to compromise on the level of enjoyment I'd like to receive. The highest settings are a bit too much for me, it's not uncomfortable but after a certain level it just isn't as pleasurable as it was at a more moderate intensity.

About Angela Watson

I'm a sex therapist by day and a sex blogger by night. I love to crush the taboos surrounding sex toys and help people become more sexually liberated. There's no topic too risqué for me to cover and I hope to educate and inform my readers on all things sex. All things that concern the female anatomy or require a more clinical approach than my husband Don can provide is covered by me.

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Sarah Milner - January 17, 2019 Reply

I agree with Angela. The highest settings are not for me. Moderate is much better for me. Apart from that, this is an excellent product with a great technology. Sonic pulses stimulate much more than the visible part of the sensitive area. They go very deep even if you do not press the toy against the body. The result is guaranteed.

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