Lelo Hugo — Test & Review
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Unwrapping the Lelo Hugo: My Experience
Overall, I enjoyed using the Lelo Hugo. Though it is a bit on the pricier side, the feeling it provides is worth it. Like any toy I purchase, I look for versatility in function. From the moment I tested the vibrations with my hand, this prostate massager gained my approval for versatility in function.
FixesIt would be nice if Lelo had a similar product that extended further. When using the product, there were moments when I wanted it to go a bit deeper and I wanted to be able to control the movements more. Of course, this is a sensation that I can give myself with some other toy, however, the vibrations of the Lelo Hugo stood out more than others.
To Please or Not to PleaseThe insertion can be a daunting task. One does have to take their time and warm themselves up, especially if this is their first time using a prostate massager, first attempt at anal play, or if they naturally having a tighter opening. When I use massagers, I often wait until the insertion is easier before powering the device. Since many toys last up to an hour, I held off turning on the device to ensure I could enjoy the vibrations longer. However, some may benefit from having the toy set at a low vibrational setting until they are more at ease (keep in mind that you will need the remote to adjust to a low vibrational setting).
Not For All, But It Could BeLastly, the Lelo Hugo is not universally accessible. For any person who lacks flexibility or the ability to self-insert, this toy may cause some issues. However, this does not mean the toy cannot provide these individuals with some form of pleasure. As mentioned before, the toy has some level of versatility; this can be using it with foot play or even a massage. I will leave the ultimate range of creativity in your hands. Happy pleasing!
A closer look at the Design
The Lelo Hugo has a very sleek design, with a C-like shape. The shape provides an extra level of protection to ensure the toy does not go missing inside you, but the shape can also prevent the toy from going deep enough. The shape and placement of the vibration controller/power button assists in making it somewhat easier to use. The Lelo Hugo has a smooth almost velvet-like feel to it. It has a wide tip for insertion; however, it has a small, yet comfortable, base.
The Usability of the Lelo Hugo
The Lelo Hugo is very user-friendly. I would have liked for there to be a guidebook that lists the different vibration settings and a brief section on how to use the remote. However, there is not a steep learning curve. After turning on the toy for the first time, things became somewhat intuitive, especially since there was one button on the device. When using the remote, it vibrates and changes its vibrations to match the toy; however, all controls on the toy shift to remote-only.
Does the Lelo Hugo deliver on quality?
Overall, I believe the Lelo Hugo is an excellent quality product. By the feel of the toy, I get the sense that Lelo put thought into what material to use. Unlike many prostate massagers, this one vibrates throughout the toy, including its base. This added to the experience since this is a sensation that is often lacking. Something that is hurting the device, however, is the sound. It is pretty loud, but that may be due to the vibration speeds. The vibrations are less harsh than other toys, meaning they are strong yet soft.
The Lelo Hugo’s Price Tag
The Lelo Hugo is almost worth the price. Much of this is due to it being one of the first prostate massagers that provides a soft vibration; meaning that it provides a great deal of pleasure without it feeling forceful or agitating my anal canal to the point there is discomfort. However, if there were more on the market that provided a similar experience, I would go with the cheaper option. The material they use can be found with some toys that are priced cheaper. To add to this, the remote’s vibrations are not as intense as the toy itself. For any remote to vibrate, I would expect it to double as a toy, which this one cannot.
Pleasure Check: How does Lelo Hugo Measure Up?
The Lelo Hugo exceeded my expectations. The vibrations were strong, yet soft. I held the toy in my hands to test the vibrations, and it made me more excited to try the toy. It also sent a nice sensation throughout my body. During my use of the Lelo Hugo, it did not get too hot; however, I only had it on for less than 20 minutes. When charging the device, it took roughly 30 minutes for it to recharge. The remote, though useful, did not meet my expectations because the vibrations were much weaker.
The Unboxing Experience: A Review
Unboxing the Lelo Hugo was like unboxing a priceless figurine. The box it was in made it seem like something you would want to brag to your friends about: “Look, I have the new Hugo!” Black is definitely the new and only black. Everything was black, yet everything stood out. There was an additional black wrap on the box that added to the discretion. Lelo also included an easy-to-follow guide to help any purchaser to register their device on their website.
Reviewing the Material Choices and Care Guidelines
The materials for the Lelo Hugo are waterproof and non-porous. Similar to other silicone-based materials, using a silicone-based lube on the Lelo Hugo may result in damage over time. When using the toy, I used and recommend using a water-based lube. This helps ensure the longevity of the materials. I do recommend using a toy cleaner when washing; however, if you do not have any at home, antibacterial soap with water would work just fine.
Specifications and features
|Insertable length||3.4 inches|
|Battery Life||120 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes|
|Colors Available||Ocean Blue, Black|
The Lelo Hugo, though pricy, provides a joyful experience. It has definitely replaced my favorite prostate massager. When I say the soft vibrations have made an impact, I mean it. It brought a brand new feel; one that I truly needed. I will use this device with my partners and find new ways to use it on myself. The only thing I foresee being a significant issue for me is the remote, but, when I figure it out, the Lelo Hugo will become my travel toy. An added benefit for the remote is the SenseMotion function. This does allow the user to tilt the remote to increase or decrease the vibration speed.
Comparing Lelo Hugo with alternatives
|Overall score||4.7 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.2 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||NaN / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.7 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||5.0 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.6 / 5.0|
from 484 users
|4.4 / 5.0|
from 23 users
|3.8 / 5.0|
from 11 users
|4.3 / 5.0|
from 50 users
|4.6 / 5.0|
from 7 users
|NaN / 5.0|
from 0 users
|Design||86 / 100||95 / 100||88 / 100||90 / 100||80 / 100||95 / 100|
|Ease of use||91 / 100||90 / 100||85 / 100||80 / 100||95 / 100||90 / 100|
|Quality||87 / 100||100 / 100||85 / 100||100 / 100||100 / 100||85 / 100|
|Sound||80 / 100||-||60 / 100||-||-||-|
|Power||60 / 100||-||60 / 100||-||-||-|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||-||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||-||-||-|
|Insertable length||3.4 inches||(88.9 mm) 3.5 inches||3.3 inches||(101.6mm) 4 inches||3.3 inches||2.5 inches|
|Battery Life||120 minutes||-||-||-||-||-|
|Diameter||1.28 inches||(25.4 mm) 1 inches||1 inches||(31.75mm) 1.25 inches||cock ring: 2 inches, anal plug: 1.25 inches||1.1 inches|
|Materials||Silicone/ABS Plastic||Body-Safe ABS Plastic||Silicone and ABS Plastic||ABS Plastic||Premium-grade silicone||Borosilicate Glass|
|Rechargeable||Yes||-||No, Uses 1 AAA Battery||-||-||-|
|Charging Time||120 minutes||-||-||-||-||-|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes||No||No||No||No||No|
|Colors Available||Ocean Blue, Black||White (If you want Blue or Black in silicone, check out the MGX Syn Trident)||Fuchsia/Rose Gold||-||Navy Blue||Clear|
|Length||-||(101.6 mm) 4 inches||4 inches||(127mm) 5 inches||4 inches||2.9 inches|
|Texture||-||Smooth body with ribbed stem||-||-||-||Smooth|
How to use Lelo Hugo
A quick guide for easy satisfaction when using the Lelo Hugo.
Instructions - Manual
You can find a manual for the Hugo on Lelo’s website here.
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