Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo — Test & Review

Pixel Infrared
by Pixel InfraredUpdated:
3.5/5

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Overall Rating

3.5/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

3.5/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Pixel Infrared

User Ratings:

3.6/5.0

Based on 74 user reviews

70/100
DesignBeginner

Rating: Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo was rated 70 out of 100, which means it is designed very well.

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60/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo was rated 60 out of 100, which means it is somewhat intuitive and easy to 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).

75/100
QualityQuality

Rating: Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo was rated 75 out of 100, which means it is very good quality.

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.

Affordable

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Rating: Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is moderately priced, neither expensive nor cheap.

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My Verdict

Ultimately this toy is too large for me, but for others it may be too small - make sure to pull out a tape measurer and check that the size is really what you want before purchasing! I wouldn't recommend this product, but only because there are better options. Lovehoney has a dildo that appears to be identical but with an addition of a remote control, for only $10 more. If the idea of this toy appeals to you I recommend getting Lovehoney's "Lifelike Lover Luxe Silicone Magnetic Thrusting Remote Control Realistic Dildo" instead. If the general idea of this dildo appeals to you, I'd recommend buying the version with the remote. I haven't tested it so I can't say for sure, but having a remote would be a massive improvement to this product.

Buy, if you...

  1. Prefer larger, girthy toys
  2. Are looking for a realistic dildo
  3. Enjoy intense internal stimulation
  4. Appreciate a strong suction cup
  5. Want a toy that will do the work for you

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Need a toy that's quiet
  2. Want any skin tone other than pale
  3. Need flexibility
  4. Prefer EXTREMELY large toys
  5. Want an extra powerful vibration mode
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About The Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo

The Lifelike Lover is a vibrating dildo that aims for realism while staying affordable. Its special twist is it doesn't just vibrate, its outer silicone skin slides to allow its internal mechanics to extend and retract, creating a thrusting motion. Think a miniature sex machine - one that you can hold in your hand, use as a strap-on, or use its extra strong suction cup to enjoy completely hands free!. A motor halfway down the shaft spins for extra stimulation, and gives the thrusts a small amount of rotation. With 7" (18 cm) of insertable length and a 1.6" (4cm) diameter, the Lover is on the larger side without being enormous.

The vibrations of the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo are noisy, quite powerful, and very rumbly

SoundSound rating

Rating: Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is noisy.

What it is: The sound rating provides a visual representation of how loud the vibrations of Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo 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 Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo 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

  • Extremely strong suction cup
  • Quality body-safe materials
  • Fairly realistic
  • Variety of vibration modes
  • Rechargeable

Cons

  • Only comes in one skin tone
  • No remote
  • Rock hard core
  • Short battery life
  • Confusing buttons

My personal experience with the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo

My Personal Experiences with Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo

This toy was a bit of an experiment for me, because I usually use much smaller toys, and I’ve never used anything that thrusts.

Thrusting

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the thrusting factor, but I actually ended up finding it pretty interesting conceptually. It made it easy for me to imagine myself in scenarios that would normally require another person, as well as some more fantastical scenarios, such as having sex with a sentient robot (I can’t be the only one who fantasizes about that, right?). That said… a real erect penis is moved by the hips, not by the penis itself jumping forward and backward in length. The thrusting motion is visually more uncanny than realistic.

Size

I did have a lot of trouble with the size. I used to have vaginismus, and penetration can still be somewhat challenging for me, so I usually look for smaller toys. In addition, while the soft silicone head did a lot more to cushion the metal core than I expected, it was very rigid. The girth made it difficult to insert even with lube and prep, and adding thrusting to that was often too much intensity for me. As for length, the head hit my cervix before I got anywhere close to full insertion.

Suction Cup

I experimented with various different ways of using the suction cup. I haven’t explored suction cups much before, partly because every other dildo I’ve tried won’t actually stay stuck. I was really impressed with the strength of this suction cup – it holds in place super firmly, even with how heavy the dildo is. Finding a good position was more challenging than I expected – since I wasn’t able to fully insert it, sticking it on the floor or the edge of the bathtub meant I had to uncomfortably hold my body up above it. Sticking it to the wall worked the best, but it was difficult to find room for my legs. In this case I actually appreciated the length, because it allowed me to press against the dildo without having to cram my legs against the wall as much.

Breaking Down the Design

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo Breaking Down the Design

My favorite part about this toy is how strong its suction cup is. I can stick it down and pull hard and it won’t budge, and it stayed stuck to my shower wall for days! The suction cup also has a pull tab that makes it easy to remove when finished. There are two big design flaws. The first is that it only comes in one very light skin tone. The second is the lack of a remote - the appeal of it being a “hands free” toy is diminished when you have to awkwardly fumble around down there for the button any time you want to change the setting.

The Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo: ease of use

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo The Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo: ease of use

The buttons are confusing - I still don’t understand the purpose of the upper button. They're also difficult to see, which helps the toy look more realistic, but is challenging for many. Changing modes while in use is extremely clumsy without a remote. It has no flexibility, which is a plus for some, but can make positioning difficult. Having a longer length is helpful when using the Lover with a harness, or suction cupping it to the wall. But it made it difficult to hold when lying on my back, and uncomfortable to use suctioned on the floor.

How Well-made is the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo?

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo How Well-made is the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo?

The silicone is soft and stretches to imitate skin. It is good quality, although I have encountered nicer. Around the base are some virtually unnoticeable bits of silicone left over from the mold. The thrusting modes are very loud and definitely not a toy that can be used discreetly. It does have two modes of pure vibration (no thrusting) that are extremely quiet, but you have to click through 9 noisy thrusting modes in order to get to them. As my partner put it: “That’s not the dildo I’m getting out for discreteness, that’s the dildo I’m getting out when I need to get my big gay butt POUNDED."

Is the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo Worth the price?

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo Is the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo Worth the price?

Currently selling for $90, the Lover is fairly reasonably priced for what it offers. It's a more affordable alternative to some of the higher-end thrusting dildos out there, and certainly a lot cheaper than getting a full-on sex machine. It's also not the cheapest option on the market, but rather a decent midline option. It is also reasonably priced as far as realistic dildos go, particularly when taking into account that it’s also a vibrator.

How I think the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo performed

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo How I think the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo performed

The Lovers' performance had a couple issues. The thruster is significantly weaker than my vaginal muscles, which can cause the thrusts to jam in place. This can be solved by taking extra time to ensure complete relaxation. This is likely a limitation of any thrusting toy short of purchasing an actual sex machine. There is also a problem with charging where the silicone protecting the charger port seems to subtly push out the charger over time. Pushing the charger in extra firmly helps, but I still often have to periodically check it and re-plug it in, which is not ideal.

Unwrapping Excitement: A Packaging Review

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo Unwrapping Excitement: A Packaging Review

While the Lover’s package boldly displays the dildo on the front, the Lover’s package (pun intended) was shipped to me in a cardboard box for discreteness. On the packaging itself are helpful, simple graphics that make it easy to understand the size, functions, and compatibility of the Lover. The information on the package is accurate, and the photo of the Lover on the box is an accurate depiction.

Exploring the Materials and Care

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo Exploring the Materials and Care

Made from body-safe silicone, the Lover is waterproof and easily cleaned with soap and water. Because of the electronics, it of course cannot be boiled to sterilize it, but that is true for all vibrators. The charger port appears to have a good seal to keep water out. That said, I've had multiple high end "waterproof" vibrators break after using them in the bath for a few months, so I don't necessarily recommend submerging it more than is necessary to clean it. The Lover does not come with a storage bag.

Special feature

Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo Special feature

The Lover has 9 distinct modes, which are toggled through consecutively. In order, they are:

  1. Smooth (LOW)
    • This mode thrusts in a steady pattern. The ring does a smooth rotation with each thrust.
  2. Smooth (MED)
  3. Smooth (HIGH)
  4. Smooth Thrusts Choppy Rotations
  5. Choppy
  6. Smooth Pattern / Choppy Pattern (Alternating)
  7. Smooth (LOW)
  8. Smooth (MED)
  9. Smooth (HIGH)
  10. Vibrate only (LOW)
  11. Vibrate only (MED)
  12. Vibrate only (HIGH)
There is an additional button with a lightning bolt on it that temporarily switches the toy to mode number 3 for 10 seconds. (I’m not sure what the purpose of this function is).

Specifications and features

Vibration speeds3 
Vibration patterns1 
Thrust Modes6  
Length8.5 inches
Insertable length7 inches
Diameter1.6 inches
FlexibilityNone 
MaterialsSilicone (external) 
WaterproofYes 
Battery Life60 minutes
RechargeableYes 
Remote ControlsNo 
Travel LockYes 
Storage Bag IncludedNo 
Colors AvailableLight skin tone 

Comparing Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo with alternatives

Compare Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating DildoLifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo
Overall score3.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
Bedbible rating3.5 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0
User rating3.6 / 5.0
from 74 users
5 / 5.0
from 24 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 7 users
4.5 / 5.0
from 69 users
3.8 / 5.0
from 381 users
4.1 / 5.0
from 350 users
PriceAffordable Pricey Moderate Pricey Affordable Pricey
Design70 / 100 95 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 80 / 100 85 / 100
Ease of use60 / 100 95 / 100 80 / 100 90 / 100 70 / 100 65 / 100
Quality75 / 100 92 / 100 85 / 100 100 / 100 88 / 100 95 / 100
Sound80 / 100 60 / 100 100 / 100 40 / 100 60 / 100 20 / 100
Power60 / 100 60 / 100 80 / 100 20 / 100 60 / 100 40 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblyneither really buzzy nor rumbly neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly very buzzy neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat buzzy
Vibration speeds3 3, plus more with app --3 3
Vibration patterns1 4, plus more with app --4 9
Thrust Modes6 7, plus more with app 6 7 Speeds & 3 Patterns 3 3
Length8.5 inches10.2 inches10 inches8 inchesTotal: 9 inches, Rabbit Arm: 2 inches9 inches
Insertable length7 inches5.12 inches5 inches5.5 inches5.25 inches4.5 inches
Diameter1.6 inches1.46 inches1.5 inches1.4 inches1.5 inches1.25 inches
FlexibilityNone ---Flexable rabbit, firm thruster -
MaterialsSilicone (external) Silicone Silicone, ABS Plastic Silicone, ABS Plastic Body-safe silicone and ABS plastic Silicone, ABS Plastic
WaterproofYes No, water-resistant No Yes Yes Yes
Battery Life60 minutes240 minutesUp to 120 minutes40-120 minutesUp to 65 minutes60 minutes
RechargeableYes Yes, magnetic USB Yes Yes Yes, USB rechargeable Yes
Remote ControlsNo Yes, through mobile app -No None -
Travel LockYes No No Yes Yes Yes
Storage Bag IncludedNo Yes No No No Yes
Colors AvailableLight skin tone Red Black, Lilac, Mint Green, Red Purple, Light Skin Tone Purple Black
Charging Time-120 minutes-Initial charge: 480 minutesUp to 150 minutes150 minutes
Adjustable--Yes, shaft bends up to 30º ---
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FAQ

I'm having trouble charging it!
The silicone may initially seal over the charging port. Use the pin of the charger to break through - don't worry, you won't break it! If it is plugged in but not charger, it may not be pushed in all the way. Press in firmly until the light turns on.
Where are the buttons?
The buttons are located at the base of the dildo, above the balls and close to the suction cup. They are the same color as the dildo - look carefully, or try feeling for the ridges. They are two small circles. You will only need the button closest to the head of the penis.
It won't thrust once insterted!
If the Lover is having difficulty moving, try relaxation techniques (such as more foreplay), and try using more lube. If the size is larger than you are used to, particularly for anal, start with smaller toys and work your way up.
It only works briefly / it doesn't work at all!
If your product isn't working correctly, it probably has a defect. Lovehoney has a great customer service record, so contact them to see if you can get a replacement. See the Instructions & Manual section for a link to contact Lovehoney.

Instructions - Manual

Unfortunately there is no online manual that is specific to the Lifelike Lover Luxe Thrusting and Rotating Dildo, nor does the Lover come with a manual. However, Lovehoney does have a Beginners Guide to Vibrators and a guide on How to Use a Vibrator that could be worth checking out, especially if this is your first vibe. For more product specific instructions, check out my How To guide above.

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Age: 25
Gender: Genderqueer Trans Man
Sexual orientation: Pansexual
Sex toy experience: Advanced Intermediate
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