Lelo Sila — Test & Review
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Reviewing the Lelo Sila
It’s All in the Build UpI 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 HadAside 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.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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 suction||8 modes|
|Materials||Silicone & ABS plastic|
|Battery Life||120 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes|
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!
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Comparing Lelo Sila with alternatives
|Overall score||4.7 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||4.1 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||5.0 / 5.0||4.9 / 5.0||4.9 / 5.0||3.5 / 5.0||5.0 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.4 / 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
|Design||95 / 100||95 / 100||95 / 100||85 / 100||90 / 100|
|Ease of use||100 / 100||90 / 100||90 / 100||70 / 100||80 / 100|
|Quality||100 / 100||100 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100||95 / 100|
|Sound||60 / 100||60 / 100||60 / 100||60 / 100||40 / 100|
|Power||60 / 100||80 / 100||60 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly||somewhat rumbly||very rumbly|
|Clitoral suction||8 modes||12 modes||11 modes||12 intensity levels + more in-app modes||14 modes|
|Length||3.1 inches||4 inches||6.5 inches||5 inches||6.1 inches|
|Width||2.9 inches||-||(Base) 2 inches||-||1.97 inches|
|Materials||Silicone & ABS plastic||Silicone and ABS plastic||Silicone, ABS Plastic||Silicone||Body-safe Silicone & ABS Plastic|
|Rechargeable||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes, Magnetic USB Charger|
|Battery Life||120 minutes||120 minutes||120 minutes||Up to 120 minutes||240 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes||120 minutes||240 minutes||90 minutes||120 minutes|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||-||116 g lbs||-||-||-|
|Vibration modes||-||-||12 Modes||-||-|
|Diameter||-||-||(Mouth) 0.6 inches||(mouth) 0.9 inches||Mouth: 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|
Lelo Sila vs. Lelo Sila CruiseThe 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 CruiseStepping 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 3The 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 MeltThe 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 2While 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 use Lelo Sila
The Lelo Sila is pretty intuitive to use and I love that it has a three button interface, making it easy to adjust the power up or down. After you have given our Sila a full charge, you can follow these steps to help you enjoy your Sila to the fullest!
Instructions - Manual
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