Lelo Sila — Test & Review

Isabelle Uren
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Rating: Lelo Sila was rated 95 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 Sila.

Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Lelo Sila was rated 100 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).


Rating: Lelo Sila 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 Sila was rated 5 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.


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Intermediate: Tailored for individuals who have some familiarity with sex toys and are looking to explore further. These products offer a balance between comfort and new sensations, allowing you to expand your horizons and discover new pleasures. Ideal for those ready to take the next step in their journey.


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My Verdict

I absolutely love the Sila and refuse to ever be parted from it. It has easily become my favorite sex toy and the one I find myself reaching for most often. There really is a LOT to be said for slowing down and taking the time to really feel all the amazing sensations your body is capable of. I cannot recommend the Lelo Sila enough!

Buy, if you...

  1. Prefer indirect, suction style stimulation
  2. Like a wider, softer stimulation mouth
  3. Have a larger clitoris
  4. Enjoy a slower build up

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Like extreme power
  2. Want a toy for use during penetrative sex
  3. Need a very discreet toy

About The Lelo Sila

The Lelo Sila is a clitoral suction stimulator which uses Lelo's sonic wave technology to deliver waves of stimulation to your clitoris. The deep, wide mouth of the Sila provides broad stimulation the penetrates deeper into the internal clitoral structure. Unlike traditional vibrations, the Sila provides indirect stimulation, which means it never actually touches the clitoris. This is fantastic if you find vibrations leave you feeling numb and overwhelmed. Sila was designed to be a gentler, more sensual clitoris stimulator that really gives you a slow build up and allows you to enjoy every last drop of pleasure.

The vibrations of the Lelo Sila are fairly quiet, quite powerful, and somewhat rumbly

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

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Rating: Lelo Sila 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 Sila felt to the reviewer.

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


  • Deep, wide mouth
  • Gentler stimulation for more build up
  • Wide rim for better seal/suction
  • Easy controls
  • Waterproof


  • Not the most discreet (but quieter than some others)

Reviewing the Lelo Sila

My Personal Experiences with Lelo Sila

It’s All in the Build Up

I absolutely love clit suction sex toys and don’t know how we survived for so long on a meagre diet of vibrations. For me, the Sila blows all of the other suction vibrators I’ve tried out of the water. Whereas other clit suckers do an amazing job of taking you from 0-100 in a matter of seconds, the Sila is designed to give a slower build up, allowing you to enjoy more of the good stuff! I really love that Lelo decided to make what is essentially a weaker toy. Masturbation shouldn’t always be something you rush through. Slowing down has so many benefits, such as having more time to connect with your body and allowing you to explore the different levels of arousal in more detail. It’s also fab for edging!

The Best Solo Orgasms I’ve Ever Had

Aside from giving you more time to enjoy the thrumming sensations, the slow build up has led to some of the most incredible solo orgasms I’ve ever had. Not only does that intoxicating pre-orgasm feeling last much longer, the orgasms themselves just seem to keep going. Not to mention, the lower intensity makes it easier for me to go for a round two.

The Lelo Sila: Behind the Design

Lelo Sila The Lelo Sila: Behind the Design

One thing I really love about the Sila is the bigger stimulation mouth as it spreads the stimulation over a larger area, making it little less intense but a lot more enjoyable. Also, the soft, flat, wide rim does a much better job at making a secure seal between the toy and your body — I can pull the toy away from body gently without breaking the seal, which I haven't found with any other clitoral stimulators. I was unsure if I would like the round design of the Sila at first but I actually think it works pretty well when using the Sila alone. However, it's not so practical if you want to use it during penetrative play. The Sila comes in a three lovely shades — aqua, lilac, and pink, and I would have been equally happy to receive any of them, although I do really love the pink!

My User Experience Unveiled

Lelo Sila My User Experience Unveiled

The Sila is super easy to use and I love that there are separate buttons to turn the intensity up or down and activate the patterns. As someone who tends to steer clear of patterns, I can just leave that button well alone! I think the wider mouth also makes it easier to find the right position and will suit a greater range of bodies compared to the smaller mouth of the Sona. I was also happy to see that Lelo have stuck with the pin-style charger, as I'm always weary of magnetic chargers not staying connected properly during the charge.

Review of the Quality

Lelo Sila Review of the Quality

I feel like Lelo's toys can be a bit hit or miss, but the Sila is a top quality toy in my opinion. The silicone is deliciously smooth and inviting and the toy feels very well made. It has a pretty good charge life of 2 hours, is waterproof, and has a travel lock.

The Price Point of Lelo Sila: A Review

Lelo Sila The Price Point of Lelo Sila: A Review

While it's definitely not the cheapest suction stimulator on the market, if you have the budget for it, the Sila is worth every penny! I also think Sila will suit more people than the more intense Sona, which I also loved.

Performance of the Lelo Sila

Lelo Sila Performance of the Lelo Sila

The Sila is less intense than some other suction stimulators but that really is where it's magic lies! You can enjoy the most gorgeous build ups on the lower settings, which lead to some of the best orgasms I have ever had. That's not to say it's not a powerful toy — the higher settings do ramp up in intensity, but aren't as overwhelming as some other suction toys. That being said, if you love the high settings on the Sona or Womanizer, this might not do it for you in terms of power. Like most suction toys, the Sila is by no means silent but I would say it is one of the quieter ones.

Breaking Down the Packaging of the Lelo Sila

Lelo Sila Breaking Down the Packaging of the Lelo Sila

The Sila comes in Lelo's signature black and gold box, which definitely gives the air of luxury. The box is nice and sturdy and would be fine for storing the Sila in, but you also get a little black storage back which will take up far less room.

The Lelo Sila’s Material and Care

Lelo Sila The Lelo Sila’s Material and Care

Made from silicone and ABS plastic and 100% waterproof, the Lelo Sila is super easy to keep clean using either some fragrance-free soap or sex toy cleaner and some warm water. The wider mouth also makes it much easier to clean and dry inside the mouth. You should only use water-based lubricants to protect the silicone in the toy — applying a little lube around the mouth of toy really makes a difference.

Special feature

Lelo Sila Special feature

The Sila’s wider and deeper mouth and thick rim set it apart from other top suction stimulators, such as the Sona 2 Cruise, Womanizer Premium, or Satisfyer Pro 2. This unique design spreads the stimulation out and makes a better seal around your clitoris. It’s also fab for anyone who has a larger clitoris! The second thing is it is actually designed to deliver a more gentle stimulation than other clit suckers to give you more time to enjoy your solo play and experience slow, sensual pleasure that builds gradually.

Specifications and features

Clitoral suction8 modes
Length3.1 inches
Width2.9 inches
MaterialsSilicone & ABS plastic 
Battery Life120 minutes
Charging Time120 minutes
Travel LockYes 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 

Comparing Lelo Sila with alternatives

Compare Lelo SilaLelo Sila
Overall score4.7 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.1 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0
Bedbible rating5.0 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0
User rating4.4 / 5.0
from 679 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 2181 users
4.8 / 5.0
from 29 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 94 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 726 users
PricePremium Moderate Affordable Moderate Pricey
Design95 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 85 / 100 90 / 100
Ease of use100 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100 70 / 100 80 / 100
Quality100 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100
Sound60 / 100 60 / 100 60 / 100 60 / 100 40 / 100
Power60 / 100 80 / 100 60 / 100 80 / 100 100 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblyneither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly very rumbly
Clitoral suction8 modes12 modes11 modes12 intensity levels + more in-app modes14 modes
Length3.1 inches4 inches6.5 inches5 inches6.1 inches
Width2.9 inches-(Base) 2 inches-1.97 inches
WaterproofYes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MaterialsSilicone & ABS plastic Silicone and ABS plastic Silicone, ABS Plastic Silicone Body-safe Silicone & ABS Plastic
RechargeableYes Yes Yes Yes Yes, Magnetic USB Charger
Battery Life120 minutes120 minutes120 minutesUp to 120 minutes240 minutes
Charging Time120 minutes120 minutes240 minutes90 minutes120 minutes
Travel LockYes Yes No No No
Storage Bag IncludedYes Yes No Yes Yes
Weight-116 g lbs---
Vibration modes--12 Modes --
Diameter--(Mouth) 0.6 inches(mouth) 0.9 inchesMouth: 0.48 inches
Remote Controls--App Controls (if you buy the app-enabled version) App -
Colors Available--Burgundy Red, Purple, Black -Black, Bordeaux, Gray, Blueberry, Raspberry
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Lelo Sila vs. Lelo Sila Cruise

The Lelo Sila and the Lelo Sila Cruise share an identical design, size, and power. Both wrapped in body-safe silicone, these sex toys promise an ergonomic fit, providing comfort and pleasure. However, where they diverge is in their technology. The Lelo Sila Cruise is integrated with the unique Cruise Control technology. This innovative addition ensures that when the device is pressed harder against the body, especially during those climactic moments, it won’t lose power. Instead, it boosts its vibration strength, maintaining that desired intensity. This offers users a consistent experience, different from other toys that might wane in power at critical moments. So, while both the Sila models ensure a top-tier experience, the Cruise Control in the Sila Cruise stands out for those who want a seamless and ever-intense pleasure journey.

Lelo Sila vs. Lelo Sona 2 Cruise

Stepping into the realm of luxury, the Lelo Sila stands out. With its unique circular shape measuring 3.1 inches in length and 2.9 inches in width, this device is aesthetic and functional. Coming in subtle pastel shades, it has a high overall score of 4.7/5.0 and an unbeatable Bedbible rating of 5.0/5.0. However, this elegance comes with a steeper price tag. The 8 distinctive clitoral suction modes and a vibration power that sits comfortably at 60/100 make it clear: the Sila offers a blend of beauty and performance. Now, if you’re looking for something slightly different, the Lelo Sona 2 Cruise is intriguing. A tad longer at 4 inches, it boasts a sleek, pointed design that’s perfect for precise pleasure. Its overall score is a promising 4.8/5.0, and the Bedbible rating stands close to perfection at 4.9/5.0. Priced in the medium range, it’s more accessible than the Sila. With 12 versatile clitoral suction modes and a more pronounced rumbly vibration rated at 80/100, it promises a more intense experience, whereas the Sila is designed for gentler and more buildable experience.

Lelo Sila vs. Satisfyer Pro 2 Generation 3

The Satisfyer Pro 2 Generation 3 is known for its user-friendly design with a long handle and smaller suction mouth for more precise clitoral stimulation. Its overall score is an impressive 4.8/5.0, and it shares the same near-perfect Bedbible rating of 4.9/5.0 as the Sona 2 Cruise. With its budget-friendly price tag, you’d think there might be a catch, but no—this beauty offers 11 dedicated clitoral suction modes and a vibration power equal to Sila’s at 60/100. The Satisfyer Pro 2 Generation 3 also features a unique Liquid Air technology that replicates the feeling of water gently pulsing against the clitoris. On top of that, the Satisfyer is also app-enabled, opening up long-distance play possibilities and allowing you to create more patterns and other customizable features. Its design may not be as luxurious and creative as the Lelo Sila, but given the very attractive price, the Satisfyer Pro 2 Generation 3 is a strong, more budget-friendly competitor.

Lelo Sila vs. We-Vibe Melt

The Lelo Sila, with its circular design and pastel colors, carries an air of elegance. Measuring 3.1 inches in length and 2.9 inches in width, it’s compact and stylish. The We-Vibe Melt, on the other hand, offers a more elongated, curved look over its 5 inches, seemingly created for a snug fit and precision. The Sila showcases an impressive Bedbible rating of 5.0/5.0 and an overall score of 4.7/5.0. The Melt, while still scoring well, comes in with a Bedbible rating of 3.5/5.0 and an overall score of 4.1/5.0. Sila finds itself comfortably nestled in the high-end price bracket, reflecting its premium build and features. The Melt, placed at a medium price range, offers value and a host of features, including its unique app compatibility. The Sila delivers with 8 distinct clitoral suction modes and balances out with a vibration power of 60/100. The Melt, however, punches above with a more intense power score of 80/100, suggesting deeper, more resonating sensations.

Lelo Sila vs. Womanizer Premium 2

While the Lelo Sila offers a break from the usual with its round, sleek design, the Womanizer Premium 2 presents a lengthier, chic design at 6.1 inches, ensuring easy control with its ergonomic build. Both clit suckers showcase excellence in their own right. Sila, with its Bedbible rating of 5.0/5.0 and an overall score of 4.7/5.0, stands tall. However, the Womanizer Premium 2 is hot on its heels, boasting the same perfect Bedbible score and a closely matched overall score of 4.6/5.0. Sitting in the medium price range, the Womanizer Premium 2 offers a combination of quality and affordability. Special features like its Smart Silence technology add value, ensuring activation only upon skin contact. But the vibrations and powers are the Womanizer Premium 2 wins. With 14 suction modes to choose from and a vibration power rating of 100/100, it promises unparalleled intensity. The Sila, with its 8 modes and 60/100 power, might cater to those preferring a softer, lingering pleasure.


How to turn on Lelo Sila
Hold down the center button to turn the Lelo Sila on. If that doesn't work, you mostly likely have the travel lock activated. To turn the travel lock off, hold down the + and - buttons at the same time.
Is the Lelo Sila weaker than the Lelo Sona?
Yes, the Sila is a more gentle clitoral suction stimulator that helps you enjoy a more gradual build up.
What lube can I use with the Lelo Sila?
As the Sila is made of silicone, you should only use a water-based lubrication with it.
How loud is the Lelo Sila?
It is quieter than some other clitoral suction stimulators but it isn't silent. I would say you could maybe hear it in the next room if it was quiet.

Instructions - Manual

Lelo Sila Instruction Manual

Isabelle Uren
Isabelle Uren

Site Manager | Aiming to empower people to embrace sexual pleasure one sex toy at a time or two, whatever takes your fancy! As well researching and writing about all things sex, I have studied Tantra and am currently studying towards becoming a psychosexual therapist. My life philosophy is the three Ms approach — meditation, masturbation, and mmm a good cup of tea!

Age: 32
Gender: Female
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
All-time favorite sex toy: Doxy Die Cast
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