Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator – Test & Review

Amy Norton
by Amy NortonUpdated:
3.4/5

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Overall Rating

3.4/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

3/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Amy Norton

User Ratings:

3.8/5.0

Based on 22 user reviews

80/100
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Rating: Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is designed very well.

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60/100
Ease of UseEase of Use

Rating: Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator 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).

80/100
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Rating: Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator was rated 80 out of 100, which means it is very good quality.

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Pricey

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Rating: Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator was rated 4 out of 5, which means it is in the premium price range.

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My Verdict

A genuinely fantastic design, with a great app and lots of potential, unfortunately let down by weak and buzzy vibrations. I rarely reach for this toy as a result, and for this reason I ultimately have to describe it as overpriced for what it is.

Buy, if you...

  1. Enjoy having your prostate (if you have one) and perineum stimulated at the same time
  2. Are happy to control your toy via an app
  3. Want a toy you can use long-distance with a partner
  4. Enjoy more gentle vibrations

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Do not have a smartphone or enjoy using app controlled toys
  2. Prefer strong and rumbly vibrations
  3. Are on a budget
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About The Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator

The Desire Prostate Vibrator can be described as a slightly elongated C shape, featuring one arm that sits inside the body to stimulate the prostate and a second, ridged arm that sits against the perineum. Its insertable length is 4.5" and it measures 1.5" in diameter at the widest point. Each of these arms houses its own motor, which can be controlled separately through the Desire App. The toy itself features a simple, one-button interface. This does mean it loses a lot of functionality if you prefer to use it without the app (more on that in a minute.) The Desire Prostate Vibrator offers 12 intensity levels and 8 vibrating patterns to choose from. It is 100% waterproof (though your phone probably isn't, so bear that in mind if you're using the app!) as well as USB rechargeable. It comes with a faux leather storage pouch and also features a handy travel lock, so it's ideal if you want to take your toy with you on the go. Since it's app controlled, you can hand the reins over to your partner from anywhere in the world as long as you have Bluetooth and an internet connection.

The vibrations of the Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator are quiet, gently, and somewhat buzzy

SoundSound rating

Rating: Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator 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 Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator felt to the reviewer.

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PowerSound rating

Rating: Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator was rated 2 out of 5, which means it is gentle.

What it is: The power rating describes how fast and strong the vibrations of Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator 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

  • Excellent shape for targeted stimulation
  • Flexible neck for comfort
  • Dual, individually controllable motors
  • Ideal for long distance partnered play
  • Great app functionality

Cons

  • Minimal functionality without the app
  • Weak and buzzy vibrations
  • Motors cannot be independently switched off

My Experience With Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator

My Personal Experiences with Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator

I should preface this by saying that as someone who was assigned female at birth, I do not have a prostate. I do, however, have a butt – and anal play can be hugely pleasurable to anyone, no matter whether they have a prostate or not, because the butt is packed with sensitive nerve endings.

Trying Out the Desire Prostate Vibe

I have to be very warmed up to use this toy, because it’s on the larger end of anal toys I’m comfortable using. However, thanks to the hugely flexible neck at the base of the internal arm, it’s easy and comfortable to insert. The narrow neck also means that it sits comfortably once it’s in. The silicone is beautiful and smooth, not “grabby” like matte silicone can sometimes be. Even so, for anal play you’ll need plenty of water-based lube to ensure a pleasurable and safe experience. I tested the Desire Prostate Vibrator by myself first, using only the single button control on the base of the toy. Though this button is well positioned and easy to press, it really makes you realise how limited the toy’s functionaliy is without the app. You cannot control the two motors separately or alter the level of intensity – all you can do is scroll through the pre-set patterns. The thing that really let this toy down for me was the strength of the vibrations. I like my vibes powerful and rumbly, and unfortunately this toy offers neither. The vibrations are not particularly strong, even on the highest settings, and they’re very buzzy. The toy is fairly quiet, so that’s something, but honestly I’d prefer more volume if it meant I also got a little more power.

Testing The App

When I received this toy, I was still with my long-distance ex partner, so we tried it out together. The app is free and available on both Android and iOS. Once you’ve got it downloaded, it takes about 2-3 minutes to set up an account and get your toy connected. This needs to be done in a specific order, so follow the instructions in the toy’s manual. Unfortunately, the first time I tried to give my partner the controls, it took about 30 minutes to connect. A bit of a mood-killer! However, we realised later that this was probably more due to their spotty internet connection than the toy or app. Once you’re connected, a world of pleasurable possibility awaits. There are two options to choose from in the app: “Use Solo” or “Use with a Partner.” The controls in each of the two modes are virtually identical. You’ll see a split-screen, one half for each motor, with simple arrow buttons to navigate between the different pulse patterns. There’s also a finger-swipe function you can use to switch the intensity up or down. Being able to control the two motors independently makes a big difference, though I wish it was possible to switch one of them off entirely if you’re not feeling it that day for whatever reason. The app’s controls are easy and intuitive to use, and responsiveness is good. In “Partner” mode, the other person sees the control screen. It’s also possible to chat within the app, so you don’t need to switch to a different chat app if you like some dirty talk with your long-distance play.  

Design

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Design

In general, I like the design of Lovehoney's Desire product range (though I don't like that they're basically colour-coded according to the assumed gender of the user, black for men and purple for women.) The Desire Prostate Vibrator is a pretty classic shape for a prostate vibrator with a sleek, sexy and minimalistic design in black silicone. Shape-wise, it's excellent, with a strong curve to the internal arm and a raised nub designed to target the prostate directly. I also love that it's so flexible, which allows for people with all different body shapes and sizes to use it in the way that works for them.

Ease of Use

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Ease of Use

Any app-controlled toy requires some getting used to when you first try it. The Lovehoney Desire app is reasonably intuitive, though, and I find its controls far easier and more pleasant to use than trying to change the setting using the single button interface on the toy itself.

Quality

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Quality

The Desire Prostate Vibrator is clearly a high-quality toy. The velvety silicone is soft and seam-free, and mine still functions as well now as it did when I received it 2 years ago. A lot of thought has been put into it, and if you take care of it you can expect it to last you for many pleasurable years.

Price

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Price

The Desire Prostate Vibrator retails for $119.99. This is it's cheaper than many app controlled toys, particularly those from high-end brands like Lovense, and on a par with some of its main competitors such as We-Vibe products. Unfortunately, as we'll see later in this review, I think it's overpriced for what it is. This verdict largely comes down to the quality of the vibrations.

Performance

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Performance

In some ways, the Desire Prostate Vibrator performs brilliantly. Its excellent shape and flexible neck make it a comfortable toy that is accessible for a wide range of bodies. The app connects quickly and is reliable as long as you have a stable internet connection, and this adds many more interesting functionality options. However, it's really let down by the quality of the vibrations. They're fairly buzzy and mediocre as far as power goes. If you're paying $120 for a toy, you expect strong vibrations, and sadly this one just doesn't deliver.

Packaging

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Packaging

The toy arrived in signature Desire-branded black and purple packaging. Compared to the packaging Lovehoney use for their lower priced products, this is definitely a step up. It looks and feels luxurious - great for gifting or just as a special treat for yourself. You immediately feel like you're getting more bang for your buck, so to speak. You also get a faux leather storage pouch for the toy.

Materials and care

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Materials and care

The Desire Prostate Vibrator is coated in an ultra-smooth matte black silicone, which is body-safe, hypoallergenic, and hygienic. There's also a small ABS plastic panel on the base. Silicone and hard plastic toys are easy to clean - just use gentle antibacterial soap and warm water. You can fully sterilize your toy using a body-friendly sterile wipe (I buy them in bulk from medical suppliers.)

Special feature

Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator Special feature

This toy’s special feature is definitely its app functionality. Whether you’re separated from your loved one temporarily or in a long-distance relationship, this allows you to enjoy a sexual connection no matter where you are in the world. Isn’t technology great? Even if you’re playing solo, the app allows for far more variety and far greater functionality than could be build into the toy without it.

Specifications and features

Vibration modes12 speeds and 8 patterns 
Insertable length4.5" inches
Diameter1.5" at widest point inches
WaterproofYes 
MaterialsBody-safe silicone and ABS plastic 
RechargeableYes 
Travel LockYes 
Remote ControlsVia Desire app 
Storage Bag IncludedYes 
FlexibilityFlexible neck 
Condom safeYes 

Comparing Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator with alternatives

Compare Lovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate VibratorLovehoney Desire App-Controlled Prostate Vibrator
Overall score3.4 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 NaN / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.7 / 5.0
Bedbible rating3.0 / 5.0 4.5 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 5.0 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0
User rating3.8 / 5.0
from 22 users
4.2 / 5.0
from 24 users
NaN / 5.0
from 0 users
4.9 / 5.0
from 10 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 17 users
4.7 / 5.0
from 9 users
PricePricey Affordable Moderate Moderate Pricey Premium
Design80 / 100 95 / 100 90 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100
Ease of use60 / 100 95 / 100 85 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 90 / 100
Quality80 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100
Sound40 / 100 -40 / 100 -60 / 100 20 / 100
Power40 / 100 -100 / 100 -60 / 100 80 / 100
Buzzy/Rumblysomewhat buzzy -very rumbly -neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly
Vibration modes12 speeds and 8 patterns ---6 -
Insertable length4.5" inches-3.1 inches8.5 + inchesPlug 1: 3.4 inches, Plug 2: 4.4 inches, Plug 3: 4.8 inches3.35 inches
Diameter1.5" at widest point inchesCock ring: 2.1 inches1.45 inches2 inchesPlug 1: 1 inch, Plug 2: 1.3 inches, Plug 3: 1.6 inches1 inches
WaterproofYes leather product, so to an extent. Splashproof Yes Yes Splashproof
MaterialsBody-safe silicone and ABS plastic leather and steel Silicone 100% Ultra-Premium soft silicone Silicone, ABS Plastic Seamless Silicone
RechargeableYes -Yes -Yes Yes
Travel LockYes -Yes -No Yes
Remote ControlsVia Desire app -Yes, Physical Remote -No Yes
Storage Bag IncludedYes No Yes -Yes Yes
FlexibilityFlexible neck -----
Condom safeYes -----
Length-23 inches3.85 inches9 inchesPlug 1: 3.9 inches, Plug 2: 5.3 inches, Plug 3: 5.4 inches4 inches
Fastening-Adjustable buckles ----
Adjustable-Buckles and poppers to extend centre strap ----
Vibration speeds--6 --6
Vibration patterns--15 --15
Battery Life--90 minutes-At least 75 minutesAt least 60 minutes
Charging Time--90 minutes-120 minutes120 minutes
Colors Available--Pink (S/M Size), Red (M/L Size) Crimson and Black Blue, Black Pink, Black
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FAQ

What operating systems support the Desire app?
You'll need Android version 8 or higher, or iOS version 13 or higher.
How long does the Lovehoney Desire Prostate Vibrator take to charge?
A full charge takes 120 minutes and gives you 60 minutes of play.
Can I use the Desire Prostate Vibrator with other toys?
Absolutely. If you have a penis, try using it with a stroker such as a Fleshlight or Tenga Egg. If you have a vulva, try a clitoral vibrator or vaginal dildo at the same time for dual stimulation fun!
Are prostate vibrators safe?
Yes, as long as you lubricate properly and listen to your body. If you feel pain, stop or slow down.
Can I share my Desire Prostate Vibrator with my partner?
Yes, but if you both want to use it internally it's best to sterilize it first! Otherwise, you can always use a condom with it for extra hygiene as well as protection from STDs.

Instructions - Manual

Press and hold the button on the base of the toy until it pulses three times. Then press again to start the vibrations. Use this button to scroll through the built-in settings, and then press and hold again to switch it off. Wait until it pulses twice, and ensure the lights in the base (by the Lovehoney heart insignia) are no longer flashing. This means your toy is switched off. Download the app via the app store and follow the instructions on-screen to connect your toy. You will need to ensure you have Bluetooth enabled on your device and a steady internet connection. An instruction manual comes with the toy.

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Age: 31
Gender: Femme
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Sex toy experience: Experienced
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