Lelo Ora 3 — Test & Review

Rachel Worthington
by Rachel WorthingtonUpdated:
4.1/5

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Overall Rating

4.1/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

3.8/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Rachel Worthington

User Ratings:

4.4/5.0

Based on 310 user reviews

75/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Lelo Ora 3 was rated 75 out of 100, which means it is designed very well.

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80/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Lelo Ora 3 was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

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).

100/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Lelo Ora 3 was rated 100 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.

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Rating: Lelo Ora 3 was rated 5 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

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My Verdict

The Lelo Ora 3 has left me feeling torn! It can be frustrating to use, which is usually a total turn-off for me when it comes to sex toys. But, something about the firm, precise stimulation it provides — a great combination of manual movement and rumbly vibrations — keeps calling me back for another try. I'm willing to keep experimenting with it and finding new ways to make it feel pleasurable. However, I completely understand that many people will not be, especially when you take the price tag into account.

Buy, if you...

  1. Enjoy rumbly vibrations
  2. Like the idea of a vibrator that actually moves around
  3. Have cash to splash on something different
  4. Like firm, precise stimulation
  5. Don't mind a learning curve!

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Want something that really feels like oral sex
  2. Have trouble with your grip
  3. Want a vibrator to use during partnered sex
  4. Are looking for a quiet toy

About The Lelo Ora 3

The Lelo Ora 3 is a clitoral vibrator like you may never have experienced before. Alongside powerful, rumbly vibrations is a robotic nub that's designed to replicate the sensations of oral sex. It uses Lelo's PreMotion™ technology that allows this 'tongue' to rotate in smooth, firm patterns that massage your clitoris and vulva. This combination can work wonders for those who love precise, intense stimulation, and it all comes in one compact yet luxurious sex toy!

The vibrations of the Lelo Ora 3 are fairly quiet, very powerful, and somewhat rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: Lelo Ora 3 was rated 3 out of 5, which means it is fairly quiet.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of Lelo Ora 3 felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Lelo Ora 3 was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is very powerful.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Lelo Ora 3 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

  • Provides movements as well as vibrations
  • High-quality
  • Silky soft silicone
  • Firm, precise stimulation

Cons

  • Starts on the highest setting
  • Doesn't really feel like oral sex
  • Difficult to find the right placement
  • Expensive

Using the Lelo Ora 3

My Personal Experiences with Lelo Ora 3

I’m going to be totally honest with you, I chose to review the Lelo Ora 3 because Isabelle tested the Lora Dicarlo Filare, another ‘tongue simulator’, before me and I was jealous. There aren’t that many vulva-owners in this world who don’t love oral sex, and I count myself among the majority. That’s why I’ve been dying to try out one of the many oral sex simulating toys on the market today!

A Learning Curve

I went into testing the Ora 3 with very few expectations and a lot of curiosity. The first time I turned it on, the nub whirred into action and the vibrations started up at full power! It was a bit intimidating, and I had to turn down the intensity before it even made contact with my body. Really, who designs a sex toy that starts off on maximum intensity? It took me a good while to figure out how to best hold the toy — the placement of the handle is a bit bizarre and means it’s angled in a way that doesn’t hit my clit at all. But, once I held onto the outside, I found the right spot and it felt really good! I enjoy very precise, firm stimulation, and the nub did add something to grind against. Unfortunately, though, my lubed-up fingers couldn’t keep it in place for long, and it drifted away from my clit pretty soon after.

Does It Really Feel Like Oral?

Uh, no. Unless you’ve received oral sex from a literal robot, the sensations of the Lelo Ora 3 really won’t be comparable. The nub isn’t squishy, it’s hard and unyielding — great for firm stimulation, but nothing like a tongue. It also doesn’t lick, it rotates. That’s why, for me, the vibrations really saved this toy. Without them, I didn’t feel much of anything, but with them turned on, the nub really added to the experience and gave me some pinpoint clit stimulation. Once you let go of the expectation of a perfect simulation of cunnilingus, the Ora 3 can feel pretty great!

Breaking Down the Design

Lelo Ora 3 Breaking Down the Design

The Ora 3's design has all the luxurious hallmarks of a Lelo sex toy. The colorful silicone (it comes in three jewel tone colors) and gold accents do a lot of the work making this toy seem really fancy, and I do quite enjoy the look. The circular design is certainly different from many other vibrators, but I don't think it's works as well as they'd hoped. It can feel a little awkward to place and hold, and the handle doesn't feel like it's in the right place at all (though, more on that below). Then, there's the 'tongue' nub, which definitely looks like a little alien trying to get out from under its silicone prison!

The Lelo Ora 3: ease of use

Lelo Ora 3 The Lelo Ora 3: ease of use

The Lelo Ora 3 took a little time to learn how to use, but, in the end, I thought it was fairly easy. I started off with my fingers in the loop handle, but realized that then the 'tongue' nub wasn't in the right place at all. I fiddled about for a good while before I realized that I had to hold it on the outside instead to get the positioning right. This was fine for me, but might not be possible for those with grip issues. The buttons were still pretty easy to use, as they're raised and textured, but I wish you didn't have to cycle through every single setting. Plus, why does it start off on the highest setting?

How Well-made is the Lelo Ora 3?

Lelo Ora 3 How Well-made is the Lelo Ora 3?

I have quite a collection of Lelo toys at this point, and they all feel very high-quality. The Lelo Ora 3 is just the same — silky silicone, solid construction, and zero problems when operating. While I'm not sure that the Lelo Ora 3's 'oral sex simulation' technology does exactly what they say it does, it does still function very well!

Cost of the Lelo Ora 3

Lelo Ora 3 Cost of the Lelo Ora 3

Retailing at somewhere around $170-$180, the Lelo Ora 3 is pretty dang expensive, even for a high-quality vibrator. It is, of course, different than your everyday, run-of-the-mill clitoral vibrator — it uses unique and advanced technology alongside its powerful motor — but, for me, that price tag is still eye-watering. Since the sensations are really a matter of taste, it's hard to tell you whether it's 'worth it' or not, but I would recommend researching it thoroughly first, and knowing what you like and don't like, before you take the plunge.

The Lelo Ora 3: Does it Deliver on Performance?

Lelo Ora 3 The Lelo Ora 3: Does it Deliver on Performance?

Using the Lelo Ora 3 has been a bit of a rollercoaster of emotions! I started off thinking that it just wasn't well-designed, then found the right angle and really liked it, but I see it as a bit of a mixed bag. It does have strong and fairly rumbly vibrations, which I love! Those, combined with a bit of the mechanical movement of the nub make for some nice, precise and firm stimulation, which is perfect for me. However, it can be really hard to find that spot, and I had a lot of frustration along the way. Plus, it really doesn't feel anything like oral sex!

A Closer Look at the Lelo Ora 3’s Packaging

Lelo Ora 3 A Closer Look at the Lelo Ora 3’s Packaging

Is it spoiled of me to say that I'm kind of over Lelo's packaging? Almost certainly, but it's still true. The Ora 3 comes in a matte black box with plastic window that shows you the toy nestled in some black foam. Inside, you'll also find a silky storage pouch, a little packet of lube, a USB charging cable, some basic instructions and a warranty card. The gold accents are nice and add a little touch of luxury, but this packaging is definitely not something I feel bad about throwing away. Well, apart from the fact that it creates more plastic waste.

Understanding the Materials and Care for the Lelo Ora 3

Lelo Ora 3 Understanding the Materials and Care for the Lelo Ora 3

The Lelo Ora 3 is made from high-quality silicone that feels super smooth and silky to the touch. The gold accents are made from ABS plastic, but they don't feel flimsy or breakable like other hard plastic can do. Both of these materials are non-porous and body-safe, and the Ora 3 is 100% waterproof so it's quite easy to clean. All you need is some mild, unscented soap and water. Lather it up well and make sure to get into all the crevices where the plastic and silicone meet, as well as the softer silicone around the nub. Then, leave to air dry before placing it back in its accompanying storage pouch.

Specifications and features

Vibration modes12 
Diameter3 inches
MaterialsSilicone, ABS Plastic 
WaterproofYes 
Battery LifeUp to 60 minutes
RechargeableYes 
Charging Time120 minutes
Travel LockYes 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 

Comparing Lelo Ora 3 with alternatives

Compare Lelo Ora 3Lelo Ora 3
Overall score4.1 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 3.9 / 5.0 4.2 / 5.0
Bedbible rating3.8 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 3.3 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
User rating4.4 / 5.0
from 310 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 19 users
3.9 / 5.0
from 16 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 8 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 30 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 104 users
PricePremium Pricey Affordable Moderate Pricey Moderate
Design75 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 75 / 100 95 / 100
Ease of use80 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 60 / 100 100 / 100
Quality100 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100
Sound60 / 100 40 / 100 20 / 100 20 / 100 80 / 100 20 / 100
Power80 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly somewhat rumbly somewhat rumbly somewhat rumbly very rumbly somewhat rumbly
Vibration modes12 -Endless in the Satisfyer App --10
Diameter3 inches---1.5 inches-
MaterialsSilicone, ABS Plastic Silicone, ABS Plastic Silicone, ABS plastic Silicone Silicone/ABS Plastic Silicone
WaterproofYes Yes Submersible Partly Yes Submersible
Battery LifeUp to 60 minutesAt least 60 minutes60-120 minutes-Up to 240 minutes30-180 minutes
RechargeableYes Yes USB Yes Yes (Magnetic charging) USB Pin Type
Charging Time120 minutes120 minutes240 minutes-150 minutes150 minutes
Travel LockYes No No -Yes Yes
Storage Bag IncludedYes Comes with Charging Case No -Yes -
Vibration speeds-5 -4 3 rotation speeds 3
Vibration patterns-2 11 6 7 vibration modes 7
Length-4 inches5.3 inches-10 inches5 inches
Width-2 inches1.8 inches--1.25 inches
Colors Available-Cream -Blue -Red
Clitoral suction--11 modes modes---
Allergies--Phthalate-free ---
Weight---Light lbs--
Texture---Soft --
Volume---Medium fl. oz--
Insertable length----4.7 inches-
Flexibility----Flexible rabbit arm -
Remote Controls----App -
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FAQ

How to unlock the Lelo Ora 3?
When you receive the Lelo Ora 3, the travel lock will be engaged to prevent it from turning on during transit. To unlock it, simply hold down the + and - buttons together for 3 seconds. A light should turn on, letting you know that it's unlocked. Then, you can start exploring the different vibration and rotating modes.
Does the Lelo Ora 3 actually feel like oral sex?
In my opinion, no. The nub is firm and not at all tongue-like, and the rotations don't feel like any kind of licking! However, I think that the sensations offered by the Lelo Ora 3 stand on their own, and can feel pretty amazing when you find the right angle and mode for you.
How intense is the Lelo Ora 3?
When you turn on the Lelo Ora 3, it starts off with the highest vibration intensity and a circular rotation motion. You can use the - button to decrease the intensity of the vibrations, but it won't affect the speed of the 'tongue' nub. To cycle through the different vibration and rotation patterns, press the center button.
Where to buy the Lelo Ora 3?
The Lelo Ora 3 can be found at many different online sex toy stores, including Lovehoney, SheVibe and Spectrum Boutique. It's also available directly from Lelo's website. Alternatively, check out your local brick-and-mortar sex toy store to see if they stock it.
Author
Rachel Worthington
Rachel Worthington

Product Testing Program Coordinator & Senior Writer | I’m a sex expert and writer with a background in psychology and cognitive semiotics, and I’ve a got a passion for sex positivity, diversity and good vibes! As well as managing our growing team of sex toy testers, I’m here to help our readers find honest and helpful information about sex and intimacy, while having a whole lot of fun in the process! ❤️

Age: 26
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: We-Vibe Tango X
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