Lelo Dot — Test & Review
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My Personal Experiences
I was a little bit unsure about the Lelo Dot, not only do I usually prefer broad rumbly vibrators like the Doxy Die Cast or my favorite suction stimulator the Lelo Sila, but I was also a bit skeptical of the whole oscillator thing in general and whether it would feel that much different from vibrations. However, I have absolutely loved using the Dot!
Does it feel different from vibrations?So when I first tried the Dot I thought there wasn’t that much difference to a slim vibrator and on a sensation level, I still think the difference is pretty subtle. Rachel had previously tested another oscillator, the Zumio X, and didn’t think it felt that different from standard vibrations. However, I think the addition of the flexible tip is what makes a difference with the dot, as combined with the oscillations, it does create more movement against your clitoris. I also discovered that if you hold it lightly against your clitoris, it creates an almost teasing tickling sensation, which I actually really enjoyed, much to my surprise! I also found it was easier to notice a difference in sensation when holding the tip vertical to my body, rather than laying it flat, which felt more like standard vibrations and allowed for more pressure. The Dot is also great for some teasing foreplay and feels great when stroked up and down the labia.
Magical Multiple OrgasmsOne of Lelo’s claims for the Dot is it’s multi-orgasmic powers, allowing you to keep going without getting numb. I am lucky enough to be able to have multiple orgasms fairly easily anyway, but I did find the Dot was particularly good for this, as the small tip allows you to target exactly the right spot and avoid any bits that feel overwhelming. I would say the orgasms aren’t the most intense as they are much more on the surface of the clit but they still feel fantastic!
The Lelo Dot has an unusual but rather elegant design. I like the teardrop design, although it kind of reminds me of a fancy candle lighter. It's one of those toys where everyone goes 'oh it kind of looks like...' but they never say sex toy! The discreet design is great if you accidentally leave it out in view! I have the aqua model but it also comes in a light pink or lilac version. The finger loop handle is actually pretty useful and comfortable to hold and makes it easy to hold the Dot in different angles.
Ease of Use
The Dot has Lelo's signature three button interface — increase and decrease power buttons and an on/off button that also scrolls through the patterns. Once you get a feel for which button is the + and which one is the - the Dot is relatively easy to use. The symbols on the buttons are also raised which is handy if you have impaired vision. The only thing that I've found a little tricky with the Dot is finding and maintaining the right position. As the stimulator head is so small, it's easy for it to slip out of the sweet spot, which can be annoying if you are just getting close to the big O. I also love that it has a pin charger and not a magnetic one, as it is much more secure.
The Dot lives up to the great quality you would expect from a luxury sex toy brand like Lelo. The silicone is buttery soft, there are no loose pieces, and it doesn't get hot during use. The battery life is also great with a minimum of 2 hours play per charge and the charge holds really well. I've used it quite a lot and not had to recharge it all yet!
The Lelo Dot comes with a pretty steep price tag which I would say is maybe a little high. That being said, if you know you love pin point stimulation or you have the budget and want to try something new, this is a fantastic sex toy!
While I think there is a noticeable difference between regular vibrations and the Lelo Dot, it is subtle. However, it does feel VERY good! The lower settings feel quite rumbly and the higher settings are definitely on the buzzy side, but in a very pleasant way! The tip is very soft and flexible which means you can press it against your clit quite comfortably, although you shouldn't put too much pressure on as it could damage it. And, big bonus, it is in one of the quietest sex toys I own, so it's really great if you are looking for a discreet toy that won't wake the whole house! The lower settings are just 20 dB and the highest setting reaches around 30 dB and that's going to be even quieter if you use it under a blanket.
The Lelo Dot comes in Lelo's signature classy black box with gold details that leaves in doubt that you are getting a luxury product! The clear front gives you a great view of the product but if you didn't already know this was a sex toy, it could be hard to guess as there's nothing on the box or in the design of the toy to give it away. It's also a nice sturdy box for those who prefer to keep their toys in the box rather than the bag included.
Materials and care
As with all Lelo toys, the Lelo Dot is covered in lovely soft silicone, with a shiny ABS plastic accent on the finger grip, both of which are body-safe and non-porous. It's also 100% waterproof, so you can clean it with fragrance-free soap and warm water before and after each use. There is seam between the shiny ABS plastic and the silicone so be sure to clean this as lube or bodily fluids can get stuck in there. When it's fully dry, pop it into the storage bag ready for next time!
Specifications and features
|Materials||Silicone, ABS plastic|
|Battery Life||120 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes|
I definitely think the Lelo Dot has added something unique to my bedside collection! It is great for foreplay or exploring multiple orgasms. It's not going to give the same intensity or depth of orgasm as other more broad, rumbly toys, but I like to have the variation and love using the slim tip to explore where I'm most sensitive. It's also great for days where you don't want anything too knock your socks off intense!
Comparing Lelo Dot with alternatives
|Overall score||4.4 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||3.0 / 5.0||4.2 / 5.0||NaN / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.6 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||3.0 / 5.0||4.3 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.2 / 5.0|
from 224 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 21 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 7495 users
|3 / 5.0|
from 3 users
|4.1 / 5.0|
from 20 users
|NaN / 5.0|
from 0 users
|Design||100 / 100||90 / 100||75 / 100||85 / 100||80 / 100||90 / 100|
|Ease of use||90 / 100||80 / 100||95 / 100||90 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100|
|Quality||100 / 100||95 / 100||80 / 100||25 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100|
|Sound||20 / 100||60 / 100||60 / 100||20 / 100||20 / 100||20 / 100|
|Power||40 / 100||60 / 100||60 / 100||60 / 100||40 / 100||80 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||somewhat buzzy||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat buzzy||somewhat rumbly|
|Vibration modes||8||PulseWave: 4 Speeds & 4 Patterns | Vibrations: 2 Steady & 6 Patterns||-||-||3||5|
|Length||6.5 inches||216 mm / 8.5 inches||6.5 inches||(Bullet) 1.25 inches inches||3 inches||-|
|Width||2.4 inches||-||1.5 inches||-||0.83 inches||-|
|Materials||Silicone, ABS plastic||Silicone & ABS Plastic||ABS plastic, Silicone||ABS plastic||Silicone||Food-grade silicone|
|Battery Life||120 minutes||120 minutes||30 minutes||-||180 minutes||60 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes||60 minutes||90 minutes||-||60 minutes||60 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes||-|
|Insertable length||-||131 mm / 5.12 inches||-||-||-||-|
|Diameter||-||35 mm / 1.4 inches||-||(Bullet) 0.25 inches inches||0.9 inches||-|
|Weight||-||Vibrator: 165 g / 0.36 lbs | Attachment: 30 g / 0.07 lbs||-||-||-||-|
|Remote Controls||-||App||-||Yes, corded remote control||Yes||-|
|Clitoral suction||-||-||11 modes||-||No modes||null modes|
How to use Lelo Dot
The Lelo Dot is actually pretty versatile and can be used all over the body to tease any sweet spot you like. Here are some of my favorite ways to use it.
Instructions - Manual
Read the full Lelo Dot manual
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