Lelo Soraya Review:
A Vaginal & Clitoral Vibrator Combo
Rabbit vibrators have been an iconic toy in the sex toy landscape for decades now, and for good reason. They blend the internal stimulation of a standard vibrator with an added twist, an extra end that is meant to give the clitoris everything it could ever dream of. When a manufacturer gets both ends right, you have the recipe for a very memorable toy that can get any girl off.
The history of the rabbit vibrator is rather amusing, as well. Initially developed in Japan, a country that at the time had very strict laws concerning products that could be deemed obscene, the rabbit vibrator was mocked up to vaguely resemble a rabbit (if you were to modify the silhouette they can somewhat resemble the Playboy symbol) to skirt around these laws. The bright coloring and cute design had a side effect of also being much more palatable to women who previously were used to toys that vaguely resemble flesh color but miss the mark in a kind of disturbing way.
Since then, the rabbit vibrator design has gone through hundreds of different iterations all with their own special quirks. Today's rabbit vibrator is the Soraya by Lelo.
I wanted to see what this toy had to offer, and was pleasantly surprised to see that this was one vibrator that could go the distance.
What Is The Lelo Soraya?
Lelo is a luxury sex toy brand, so the price point is a bit higher than your average Amazon vibrator, but the guarantee that the materials are body-safe and that the toy will work as advertised is essentially an abstract concept bundled in with the price.
The Soraya is made of 100% medical grade silicone and ABS plastic, so completely sanitizing it using a 10% bleach solution is both a possibility and entirely recommended, as where the ABS and silicone meet definitely has a significant enough ridge between them to harbor bacteria that hand washing won't easily clean.
This vibrator also has one of the most flexible clitoral vibrators I've ever used while still not sacrificing any power.
Something I feel worth mentioning is that out of all of the toys I've laid hands on that advertise themselves as being "whisper quiet," the Soraya is the first one to actually come close to that description, even on the highest setting! For once whisper quiet wasn't just a marketing term I'd scoff at and move on from.
Another design aspect that makes the Soraya in a league of its own is the cutout handle, making it extremely easy to grip on to and manipulate. Having the grip strength of a 19 year old masturbation addict isn't necessary to have a good time. In fact, I try and hold it as loosely as possible when I use it to make sure none of the vibration power transfers into my hand and instead it all goes deep inside me where it belongs.
It takes about two hours to charge completely charge the toy and there's four hours of usage. It advertises a standby time of 90 days, but if you want your device to last I suggest not letting it sit for that long in between uses, still, anecdotally from what I've read online the average lifespan of the device is around two years.
Taking The Soraya For A Spin
Upon unboxing my Soraya for the first time, I was a little concerned about comfort where the silicone and ABS plastic parts meet. For this reason, I always apply some water based lubricant around this part of the toy to avoid any risks of my skin getting caught in the grooves. I've yet to experience any sort of discomfort or gripping from this toy using this method, although I'm not too sure how it stacks up completely unlubed, as this is one of the main complaints regarding the Soraya from those who didn't have a good experience.
The first thing I did after making sure the toy was fully charged was cycle through the 8 different vibration settings at their highest and lowest power settings to test how loud this thing really is. Outside of my body at the highest levels its amazingly quiet and I could easily turn it on in the room next to my husband without him having any clue, and that's before I inserted it. Once it's inside me, it definitely is incognito has can be.
As far as the eight different vibration patterns are concerned, I'm not too keen on the pulsating vibration settings but I absolutely adore having both the main angled head and the clitoral vibrator going at a constant pace. The head is angled very slightly, but its just enough to start straddling the edges of my G-Spot and build the tension bit by bit until I have no other option left but to orgasm.
Here is a demo of the Soraya:
The cutout in the handle is my favorite part of this toy, without a doubt. It is extremely comfortable to hold and opens itself up to being held in ways that you just can't use rabbit vibrators with a full handle. I enjoy experimenting with my grip strength to further tease myself, or to just lay down and let the toy strut its stuff with minimal hand-holding. Next to the handle I enjoy how flexible the clitoral stimulator is, rabbit vibrators with more stiff clitoral arms make it hard to always have pressure both internally and externally, this is not the case with the Soraya.
I tend towards a medium-high setting on the intensity gauge, the highest settings are a bit too far for me and the lowest settings don't really get me going, but it's nice to know this device has such a wide range.
To put it briefly, I really like this toy. Its not necessarily revolutionary in design, but where it differs from the pack is absolutely noteworthy and it always brings me to orgasm.
Is It The Vibrator For You?
If you're curious if this toy suits your needs, these are the attributes I find come to mind quickest when describing the Soraya: quiet, versatile, powerful, and convenient.
Want a rechargeable toy with stellar battery life & charging time? Check. Need a quiet vibrator to make sure your "me" time is really your "me" time? Check. Still want to get the job done even though nobody will be the wiser? Check.
If I ever end up making a list of the top rabbit vibrators, the Soraya has duly earned its place. The only real kick in the pants is the less than ideal price tag, but it really is a quality toy, so I don't really feel cheated. Their warranty is very comprehensive so if your toy doesn't seem like its worth the money, try sending it back for a new one, there's no reason to spend as much as you do with the Soraya and not walk away (once the effects have worn off, of course) completely satisfied.
Where To Buy The Soraya?
The best place to buy the Lelo Soraya (or any Lelo product for that matter) is the official Lelo website.
Not only do they offer the best price available online, but you can also rest assured you're going to receive a genuine product, and not a fake/knock-off (which unfortunately their are many).
Lelo as well as many other popular sex toy companies, have been the victims of countless counterfeits and many are still available for purchase online. So you must be careful you only buy Lelo products from reputable websites.
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