LELO Soraya Beads — Test & Review

Isabelle Uren
by Isabelle UrenUpdated:
4.3/5

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Overall Rating

4.3/5

Bedbible Rating:

4.4/5

Reviewed by: 

Isabelle Uren

User Ratings:

4.3/5

Based on 15 user reviews

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Rating: Lelo Soraya Beads was rated 95 out of 100, which means it is designed absolutely incredible.

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85/100
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Rating: Lelo Soraya Beads was rated 85 out of 100, which means it is extremely easy to use and worked very well.

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90/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Lelo Soraya Beads was rated 90 out of 100, which means it is one of the absolute top quality toys.

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Premium

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

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My Verdict

Overall I've really enjoyed using the LELO Soraya Beads and think they will become a semi regular in my rotation. For me, they work best as a teasing or foreplay toy and I really like that the handle makes it easy to use them on yourself or have a partner use them you. I would say that these anal beads will, unfortunately be outside of many people's budgets, and given the price, I would only recommend you already know you really enjoy the sensations of vibrating anal beads and it's something you use often.

Buy, if you...

  1. Love anal play
  2. Are looking to invest in a luxury anal sex toy
  3. Want anal beads with powerful vibrations along the whole chain
  4. Enjoy dynamic vibration patterns

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Prefer the fullness of a dildo
  2. Are new to anal play
  3. Aren't likely to use them regularly

About The Lelo Soraya Beads

The LELO Soraya Beads are a set of luxurious vibrating anal beads that gradually increase in size, allowing you to gradually go deeper and enjoy a more intense stretch. They feature LELO's BowMotion technology, where the beads vibrate in a cascading pattern to create the feeling of motion without having to move a finger! They are fully waterproof and covered in velvety smooth silicone for the smoothest ride.Try a novel anal beads massager for a new level of orgasmic bliss with SORAYA Beads™ from LELO.

The vibrations of the Lelo Soraya Beads are quiet, very powerful, and neither really buzzy nor rumbly

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Rating: Lelo Soraya Beads was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is quiet.

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

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Lelo Soraya Beads 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 Soraya Beads 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

  • Beautiful, luxurious design
  • Beads gradually increase in size
  • Multiple motors that cascade for dynamic vibration
  • Loop handle is easy to hold
  • Straightforward controls
  • Super soft silicone
  • Great for teasing or foreplay
  • Gender neutral with two color choices

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Can't see buttons when in use
  • Some settings are quite buzzy

Reflections on the Lelo Soraya Beads

My Personal Experiences with Lelo Soraya Beads

First impressions

The LELO Soraya Beads a dripping in luxury! When I first opened up the package, I instantly fell in love with the dusty  lavender color and could see through the box just how soft the silicone feels! They looked a little bigger than I thought they were going to be but not unmanageable. The first beads are also pretty small, so even a complete beginner can enjoy them and gradually work up to the bigger beads. I really enjoyed the size and shape of the beads. The last two are quite thick, meaning even those more experienced with anal play will enjoy them! I found they felt particularly good when being removed slowly.

BowMotion

If you are wondering what BowMotion actually means, it’s that the beads vibrate in succession, which is meant to simulate the sensation of thrusting. I was impressed that I could actually feel each bead vibrating sequentially, and it did add something dynamic to the sensations, but it didn’t simulate a thrusting motion for me.

The Vibes

I definitely prefer the patterns where there’s a smooth, rolling, wave like cascading vibration. The ones where each beads vibrates with a tiny pause between each one didn’t do a lot for me and felt a little distracting. There’s an interesting mix between some settings feeling more buzzy and some more rumbly. I like that you can also choose to have all beads vibrating at the same time, much like regular vibrating anal beads but with the added benefit of the strong vibrations throughout the whole chain.

A closer look at the Design

Lelo Soraya Beads A closer look at the Design

The LELO Soraya vibrating anal beads definitely add a touch of luxury to anal play, which I absolutely love! Often anal beads tend to be basic black and not particularly exciting. However, the Soraya Beads have a more sensual design to them, from the buttery smooth lavender silicone to the classic LELO Insignia range gold accent on the handle. And if the lavender colour isn't for you, it's also available in black! I also like the loop handle base as it makes it easy to manoeuvre the beads yourself or have a partner do it. The only small thing I would change about the design, is making the section between the largest bead and the handle slimmer, as I would prefer to feel less stretched out after inserting the last bead. I actually find it more comfortable to leave the last bead out and let it rest against and stimulate the outside of my anus for this reason.

How easy was it to use?

Lelo Soraya Beads How easy was it to use?

Overall, I would say the beads are pretty easy to use. There are three buttons to control the beads: an on/off button that also controls the eight different vibration patterns, an increase power button (+), and a decrease power button (-). You can also lock/unlock the beads by holding down the + and - buttons, making them travel-friendly! The only downside is it's impossible to see the buttons while using the Soraya beads so you really have to focus and remember which button is where. I like that the buttons light up and tell flash when the battery is running low, so you don't get caught short mid session! They are also useful for showing when the toy is fully charged — they flashing light with become steady when it's finished.

Analyzing the Quality

Lelo Soraya Beads Analyzing the Quality

There's not a lot I can fault in terms of the quality of the LELO Soraya beads. They feel very sturdy and well-made and they don't get hot during use. They actually turn off automatically after 20 minutes to prevent them from overheating. Some of the settings are a little loud and I would love if the vibrations were a bit more rumbly but I appreciate that's tough to accomplish with such small motors. The beads come with a 2-year warranty, under which LELO will replace your product in the case of "defects due to faulty workmanship or materials that affect the product's function." The Soraya Beads also have a 10 year guarantee, so the product becomes faulty outside of the 2-year warranty, LELO will give you a 50% discount on purchasing a new device from LELO.com

The Price Point of Lelo Soraya Beads: A Review

Lelo Soraya Beads The Price Point of Lelo Soraya Beads: A Review

I would say the price is one of the only drawbacks of the LELO Soraya Beads, but I can see it from both perspectives. On the one hand, these aren't your usual anal beads, each bead has it's one vibrating motor, making that four in total. On the other hand, this is a lot to pay for a sex toy. I would say given the high price, this is going to be a toy for those who really love anal stimulation and are ready to invest in a luxury product. I did like that you get a black LELO storage back and free lube sample though! You also get a small black card with instructions on how to register your Soraya Beads for the 2 year warranty.

A Closer Look at the Lelo Soraya Beads’s Effectiveness

Lelo Soraya Beads A Closer Look at the Lelo Soraya Beads’s Effectiveness

I would say the LELO Soraya beads perform very well. They vibrations are strong, and you can definitely feel the distinct vibration in each bead. I wouldn't go as far as saying it mimics thrusting, but the wave of stimulation does feel pretty good and they are much more effective than anal beads that only have a motor in the base, by a long way! The battery life lasts well and with a battery life of up to 2 hours I'm happy I can get a fair few uses out them between charges.

Is the Packaging Worth the Hype?

Lelo Soraya Beads Is the Packaging Worth the Hype?

LELO definitely have their packaging game down! There sleek black and gold packaging always feels luxurious and adds a little excitement to the unboxing. The box frames the Soraya Beads really beautifully and is nice and sturdy. The back and sides of the box also have more information about the different features of the beads.

Materials and care of the Lelo Soraya Beads

Lelo Soraya Beads Materials and care of the Lelo Soraya Beads

The LELO Soraya Beads are covered in silicone and totally waterproof, which makes them nice and easy to clean with some warm water and fragrance free soap or a sex toy cleanser. Always make sure to carefully clean between each bead and where the gold accent meets the silicone, as this can get a bit messy with lube. The Soraya beads a compatible with water-based lubricant only and other products can damage the silicone.

Specifications and features

Vibration speeds8 
Length9.2 inches
Insertable length6 inches
Width1.75 inches
WaterproofYes 
RechargeableYes 
Battery Life120 minutes
Charging Time120 minutes
Travel LockYes 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 

Comparing Lelo Soraya Beads with alternatives

Compare Lelo Soraya BeadsLelo Soraya Beads
Overall score4.3 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 NaN / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0
Bedbible rating4.4 / 5.0 3.5 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
User rating4.3 / 5.0
from 15 users
4.4 / 5.0
from 100 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 10 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 1 users
NaN / 5.0
from 0 users
4.8 / 5.0
from 4 users
PricePremium Affordable Affordable Affordable Moderate Affordable
Design95 / 100 40 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 60 / 100
Ease of use85 / 100 80 / 100 80 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 70 / 100
Quality90 / 100 50 / 100 100 / 100 85 / 100 100 / 100 40 / 100
Sound40 / 100 ---20 / 100 20 / 100
Power80 / 100 ---60 / 100 40 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat rumbly ---neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat buzzy
Vibration speeds8 ---4 3
Length9.2 inches5-7 inches4.6 inches2.9 inches-Bunny tail: 5", Gray fox tail: 20", White fox tail: 18.5 inches
Insertable length6 inches7 inches3.5 inches2.5 inches3.6 inchesButt plug: 3.5 inches
Width1.75 inches-----
WaterproofYes -Yes Yes Yes -
RechargeableYes ---Yes Yes
Battery Life120 minutes---2 minutes-
Charging Time120 minutes---2 minutes-
Travel LockYes -----
Storage Bag IncludedYes No Yes No --
Diameter-up to 3.82 inches1.14 inches1.1 inches1.2 inchesButt plug: 1.25 inches
Materials-Latex Borosilicate Glass Borosilicate Glass Silicone Plug: silicone, Tails: polyester
Quick-release valve-Yes - twisting knob ----
Weight--0.25 lbs---
Colors Available--Blue Clear --
Texture---Smooth --
Vibration modes----2 -
Vibration patterns----3 7
Remote Controls-----Yes — physical remote
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Author
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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