Lelo Tiani 3 — Test & Review
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My Personal Experiences
Ever since I found out about couples vibrators like these, I wanted to try one out. This desire only increased when I read Isabelle’s review of the We-Vibe Chorus! The idea of having a wearable vibrator that delivers extra clitoral vibrations whilst also giving extra pleasure to both me and my partner sounded like a pretty amazing concept. So, I was stoked when I got to test out the Lelo Tiani 3.
Trying it SoloThe first few times I used the Lelo Tiani 3, I was alone. I didn’t have any mind-blowing experiences in the beginning, but I enjoyed the hands-free-ness of it. The remote control was a nightmare to figure out, so for a while I gave up and used the button on the vibe itself. The vibrations weren’t super strong, a problem I’ve had with other Lelo toys like the Gigi 2, so I did have to push it against my body when I was getting close. I also wouldn’t really consider this a g-spot vibrator, since you couldn’t really feel much in the tail once it was inside. However, once I re-read the instructions a few times and figured out the SenseMotion controls, I had an amazing idea to wear the Tiani 3 and grind against some pillows — best feeling ever!!
And With a PartnerAfter realising that the tail vibrations weren’t much, I had my doubts about how the Lelo Tiani 3 would work during sex. I’m a pretty small person, and I honestly didn’t know if both the vibrator and my boyfriend would… you know, fit. We went slowly, with a lot of lube, and nothing terrible happened. I was a little worried about the fact that it might affect the condom we were using, but it was totally fine. However, afterwards, my boyfriend asked sheepishly if we could not try it again! It squeezed him quite a lot and felt pretty uncomfortable — I imagine because the tail isn’t very flat. I also noticed that the ‘head’ was quite big, and became uncomfortable between us after a while when in missionary-style positions.
A lot of things about the design of the Lelo Tiani 3 feel like a swing and a miss. It's designed specifically for use during PIV (or DIV) sex, and yet it doesn't seem that practical for that purpose. Firstly, there's a very bulbous 'head' that houses the motor. It's fairly square, so it didn't nestle that well on my clitoris or vulva, and so big that it got in the way during sex. Then, there's the 'tail' that goes inside. It's quite narrow, making it comfortable to insert, but not thin enough to be comfortable for your penis-owning partner during sex. Most of these didn't affect my solo experience, but weren't enjoyable with my boyfriend.
Ease of Use
If you want to use the Tiani 3 as is, it's quite simple to use. You just press the button on the top of the head to cycle through the 6 pre-programmed vibration speeds and patterns. However, there's also a remote control that can be used by yourself or your partner to control these modes, as well as the two SenseMotion control modes. These allow you to increase or decrease the intensity based on the angle you hold the remote at, or the speed with which you move it. Though, if you want to use these, you'll have to look up the very opaque instructions online.
Like other Lelo toys I've reviewed, the Tiani 3 feels like a premium, high-quality product. The silicone feels soft and smooth, and the gold plastic feels sturdy and durable. In fact, the whole toy really oozes a luxurious vibe. I was, however, a bit surprised when I opened the vibrator to charge it and found that the charger didn't really fit all the way into the port. But, it still charged with no problems.
I can't wholeheartedly recommend the Lelo Tiani 3 when given its high price tag. I did enjoy it, and I think it's well-constructed and high-quality. However, the design is not going to fit everyone's body (or their partner's), and it may well ending being uncomfortable or even unusable for some. That being said, if you're really intrigued by the SenseMotion remote control capabilities and want a wearable vibrator to use solo, the Tiani 3 could be worth it for you. For the price, you'll receive the toy, the remote, a charging cable, a plastic 'key' for opening the remote, a storage pouch, a sample of water-based lube, and a warranty card.
I actually really enjoyed the Lelo Tiani 3 the first time I used it! The vibrations were fairly powerful, even if I did have to press the vibrator down a bit to get the full effect. The vibrations, however, don't travel down the tail that much when you're wearing it. I would say that the tail, instead, acts like more of an anchor, except it actually kept coming out as I was using it. I wish it was posable instead, rather than just a flexible piece of silicone.
Every Lelo product comes in similar packaging: a black card box with gold lettering and a window in the front where you can see the toy. I quite like it — it feels simple and yet luxurious! However, I don't feel any qualms about throwing it away like I do with some other sex toy packaging. Since the Tiani 3 comes with a storage pouch, you don't need to keep any of the packaging anyway.
Materials and care
The Lelo Tiani 3 is made from silicone and ABS plastic, both of which are non-porous, 100% body-safe materials. The silicone feels silky smooth to the touch and pleasant against the skin. The Tiani 3 and its remote control are waterproof, which means they can be easily cleaned with warm water and a mild, unscented soap. Just lather it up, making sure to get into the crevices where the materials meet, and then rinse off thoroughly. It also comes with a storage bag to keep it clean and safe between uses.
Specifications and features
|Vibration modes||6 (+ SenseMotion controls)|
|Insertable length||3 inches|
|Diameter||(Internal) 1 inch, (External) 1.25 inches|
|Materials||Silicone, ABS Plastic|
|Battery Life||120 minutes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes|
|Remote Controls||Yes, Remote Control Included|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes|
The Lelo Tiani 3 was a mixed bag for me, but the more I used it, the more I liked it! Of course, the main reason I wanted it was to use during sex, but the shape of the vibrator was just not compatible with mine and my partner's bodies. However, I think it works pretty amazingly as a clit vibrator when you use it by yourself! For those who like the idea of not having to grip a bullet, wand or any other kind of handheld vibrator, the Tiani 3 could be a great experience. Just as long as you have the budget for it.
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Comparing Lelo Tiani 3 with alternatives
Lelo Tiani 3
|Overall score||4.3 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0||4.7 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.8 / 5.0||4.4 / 5.0|
|Bedbible rating||4.0 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||4.6 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.5 / 5.0||4.0 / 5.0|
|User rating||4.5 / 5.0|
from 456 users
|4.2 / 5.0|
from 224 users
|4.7 / 5.0|
from 541 users
|4.5 / 5.0|
from 138 users
|5 / 5.0|
from 119 users
|4.8 / 5.0|
from 21 users
|Design||75 / 100||100 / 100||98 / 100||70 / 100||85 / 100||90 / 100|
|Ease of use||55 / 100||90 / 100||95 / 100||70 / 100||90 / 100||80 / 100|
|Quality||100 / 100||100 / 100||100 / 100||90 / 100||100 / 100||95 / 100|
|Sound||40 / 100||20 / 100||40 / 100||60 / 100||20 / 100||60 / 100|
|Power||80 / 100||40 / 100||80 / 100||80 / 100||100 / 100||60 / 100|
|Buzzy/Rumbly||somewhat rumbly||somewhat buzzy||somewhat rumbly||somewhat rumbly||very rumbly||neither really buzzy nor rumbly|
|Vibration modes||6 (+ SenseMotion controls)||8||-||-||10||PulseWave: 4 Speeds & 4 Patterns | Vibrations: 2 Steady & 6 Patterns|
|Length||6.25 inches||6.5 inches||7.5 inches||16.5 inches||-||216 mm / 8.5 inches|
|Insertable length||3 inches||-||5 inches||-||4 inches||131 mm / 5.12 inches|
|Diameter||(Internal) 1 inch, (External) 1.25 inches||-||(bulb) 1.4 inches||-||1.5 inches||35 mm / 1.4 inches|
|Materials||Silicone, ABS Plastic||Silicone, ABS plastic||-||ABS (hard plastic), Silicone||Silicone||Silicone & ABS Plastic|
|Battery Life||120 minutes||120 minutes||At least 90 minutes||60 minutes||40-60 minutes||120 minutes|
|Rechargeable||Yes||Yes||Yes||-||Yes, USB charging||Yes|
|Charging Time||120 minutes||120 minutes||120 minutes||120 minutes||150 minutes||60 minutes|
|Remote Controls||Yes, Remote Control Included||-||-||-||Physical Remote||App|
|Storage Bag Included||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||Yes|
|Width||-||2.4 inches||-||Base: 4.5cm, Suction head: 8 inches||-||-|
|Vibration patterns||-||-||5||10 licking modes||-||-|
|Clitoral suction||-||-||-||5 sucking patterns modes||10 modes modes||-|
|Weight||-||-||-||140g lbs||-||Vibrator: 165 g / 0.36 lbs | Attachment: 30 g / 0.07 lbs|
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Instructions - Manual
You can find a manual on how to use the Lelo Tiani 3 here on Lelo’s website.
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