Lelo Hugo — Test & Review

Vernon Scott
by Vernon ScottUpdated:
4.7/5

Overall RatingBedbible Rating

Overall Rating

4.7/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

4.7/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Vernon Scott

User Ratings:

4.6/5.0

Based on 484 user reviews

86/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Lelo Hugo was rated 86 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

What it is: The design rating takes into account the shape of the toy in both a visual and ergonomic perspective. We ask our reviewers to rate the overall feeling of the Lelo Hugo.

91/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Lelo Hugo was rated 91 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

What it is: The Ease of Use rating is a score given on how easy the toy is to operate and use. Aspects that are considered is the suitability for different kinds of people, intuitiveness, and potential learning curve of using the product for pleasure (or pain).

87/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Lelo Hugo was rated 87 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

What it is: The Quality rating is a score that takes into account the quality of the materials used in the toy, how well it was manufactured, the safety, durability and overall quality feel of the toy.

Pricey

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PricePrice

Rating: Lelo Hugo was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

What it is: The Price rating is indicated by 1-5 price icons. 1 indicate a very cheap product, while 5 indicate a very expensive product. The rating is a relative score compared to other similar toys.

BeginnerBeginner

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My Verdict

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.

Buy, if you...

  1. Like soft vibrations
  2. Have a prostate
  3. Prefer hands-free play
  4. Enjoy versatility in use
  5. Want something travel-sized

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Are looking for a quiet toy
  2. Are impatient with insertion
  3. Are not into anal play
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About The Lelo Hugo

The Lelo Hugo is a sleek, sensational prostate massager. It has a variety of vibrational patterns that provides a soft, yet strong feeling wherever you choose to use it. Though it may be a bit noisy, it makes up for it in pleasure. It comes with a charging piece, a carry bag, and a remote.

The vibrations of the Lelo Hugo are noisy, quite powerful, and somewhat buzzy

SoundSound rating

Rating: Lelo Hugo was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is noisy.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of Lelo Hugo felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Lelo Hugo was rated 3 out of 5, which means it is quite powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Lelo Hugo felt to the reviewer.

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BuzzyBuzzy
What it is: Buzzy vibrators have a high frequency that stimulates the surface (like a high pitch).
RumblyRumbly
What it is: Rumbly vibrators have low-frequency vibrations that stimulate deeper into the tissue (like the bass in music).

Pros

  • Hands-free
  • Smooth material
  • Wonderful vibration settings
  • Soft, sensual vibrations
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Learning curve with using the remote
  • Short charging cord
  • Long charge time
  • Switching from remote use to toy-only seems impossible

Unwrapping the Lelo Hugo: My Experience

My Personal Experiences with Lelo Hugo

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.

Fixes

It 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 Please

The 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 Be

Lastly, 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

Lelo Hugo 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

Lelo Hugo 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?

Lelo Hugo 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

Lelo Hugo 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?

Lelo Hugo 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

Lelo Hugo 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

Lelo Hugo 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

Vibration patterns8 
Insertable length3.4  inches
Battery Life120 minutes
Diameter1.28  inches
WaterproofYes 
MaterialsSilicone/ABS Plastic 
RechargeableYes 
Charging Time120 minutes
Remote ControlsYes 
Weight4.1  lbs
Storage Bag IncludedYes 
Colors AvailableOcean Blue, Black 

Comparing Lelo Hugo with alternatives

Compare Lelo HugoLelo Hugo
Overall score4.7 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.7 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0
User rating4.6 / 5.0
from 484 users
5 / 5.0
from 28 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 31 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 10 users
5 / 5.0
from 20 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 44 users
PricePricey Affordable Premium Moderate Moderate Premium
Design86 / 100 100 / 100 98 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100
Ease of use91 / 100 80 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100
Quality87 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 50 / 100 95 / 100
Sound80 / 100 -80 / 100 --40 / 100
Power60 / 100 -80 / 100 --80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblyneither really buzzy nor rumbly -somewhat rumbly --somewhat rumbly
Vibration patterns8 -----
Insertable length3.4 inchesnull inches4 inches8.5 + inches5 inches4 inches
Battery Life120 minutes-120 minutes--230 minutes
Diameter1.28 inches1.3 inches1.4 inches2 inches3 inches1.75 inches
WaterproofYes Yes -Yes Yes Yes
MaterialsSilicone/ABS Plastic Platinum-Grade Silicone Silicone, ABS Plastic 100% Ultra-Premium soft silicone PVC Silicone
RechargeableYes -USB --Yes
Charging Time120 minutes-120 minutes--90 minutes
Remote ControlsYes ----App
Weight4.1 lbs-----
Storage Bag IncludedYes No Yes --Yes
Colors AvailableOcean Blue, Black Bronze, Graphite, Pink Sugar, Ultra Violet Black, Blue, Violet Crimson and Black --
Length-3.5 inches8 inches9 inches7.5 inches5 inches
Flexibility-Very Flexible ---Flexible neck
Vibration modes--12 ---
Vibration speeds-----Unlimited in app + 3 pre-programmed
Travel Lock-----No
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FAQ

Can the Lelo Hugo get stuck inside of me?
First and foremost, with any item that is made to comfortably enter your body, there is a chance that it can get stuck inside of you. However, with many toys, especially those for anal play, this thought is taken into consideration with the design. Because of its shape, the Lelo Hugo has a low chance of getting stuck. The base of the Lelo Hugo extends in such a way that it may become uncomfortable to the user before there is a possibility for the Lelo Hugo to become stuck.
How do I charge the Lelo Hugo?
On its base portion, near the Lelo logo, you will find a rounded area that can be pulled back. Once the flap is pulled back, you will find the charger port.
What if I lose my charging cord?
If you ever lose your charging cord, Lelo has them available for purchase on their website. If you own another toy from them, so long the cord is not for their Smart Wand (Large) massager (1st generation), the cords for the other toys work with the Lelo Hugo.
How do I work the remote?
The remote has a plus (+) sign and a minus (-) sign that helps you control the intensity of the vibrations. Between those signs is a button that allows you to change the vibrational patterns. The remote is also motion controlled. When using the toy, try tilting the remote up and down at different paces and observe how the Lelo Hugo responds. Enjoy!
How do I turn off the remote?
This seemed very difficult to me as well. To turn off the remote, press the minus (-) button until the LED light turns off. Though the remote may stop vibrating, it may still be on. The presence of the LED light is the best indicator that the Lelo Hugo's remote is off.

Instructions - Manual

You can find a manual for the Hugo on Lelo’s website here.

Author
Vernon Scott
Vernon Scott

I am an educator, a podcaster, and an author. I have an Education Doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice. My research background is in systemic rape culture and my professional background is in higher education. I’ve worked in housing, student success, enrollment management, and academic advising. I also have a background as a life coach. I am currently pursuing a Sex Coaching certification from Sex Coaching University and earning a second master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with a Systemic Sex Therapy specialization. Lastly. I am an advocate for trans rights and fighting against rape culture and its systemic impact within society. I am the owner of Slaytor’s Playhouse, LLC, which is a publishing and coaching business, and the host of the Heauxliloquy Podcast.

Age: 29
Gender: Cis-Male
Sexual orientation: Bisexual (Pan)
Sex toy experience: Beginner
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