If you’ve been following me on Twitter, you would have read that I recently answered a sex toy reviewer ad at Vibrator.com. I was accepted, and they sent me the LELO Mia to review, from their discreet sex toys line =)
First, let me get a couple of things straight – I don’t normally use sex toys. I’ve never even used a vibrator before (I’m not counting the vibrator-component of an unopened Trojan vibrating cock ring that me and the Actor stole from the college newspaper office… and no, I don’t know what it was doing there). That said, I’ve also been aware of LELO for quite a while, and I love them. Their products are sleek, simple and beautiful, and the Mia is no different. No tacky semi-see-through plastic, no garish pictures of half-naked babes on the packaging. LELO nicely presents their products in pretty gift boxes, complete with storage bag and 1 year warranty (!). LELO is pretty much the “Apple of sex toys” (well, one of the Apples of sex toys, at least).
I happily took Mia to bed with me every night the first few nights after I received her in the mail. Mia is a “lipstick vibe” that comes in pastel pink and dark rose. Definitely discreet – it basically looks like a tube of lipstick or a highlighter or a large USB stick, and I’ve frequently left it lying around on my desk without any of my friends commenting on it.
Concerning the vibrating itself, Mia has ~ 10 intensity settings and three different “pulsation” settings (long pulses -> short pulses). LELO’s website points out Mia as a good beginner vibe. I don’t exactly have anything to compare it with, but I hadn’t expected to be able to take the higher intensity settings, but turns out that I was able to after all =) Mia takes 2 hours to charge and provides up to four hours (!) of pleasure.
The cleverest thing about the Mia? To charge it, you plug it into your computer’s USB port.
F found it a little annoying that you don’t have the option of charging it at an outlet, but for college students like me =) or busy working women, it seems perfect since we’re on computers all the time anyway.
Oh, and the Rationalist was using my computer while I was charging it for the first time, and he typed away for about half an hour before being all “This isn’t a USB drive, is it?”, took it out of the USB port, and turned it on, which… um… sort of gave the game away. Granted, the + – buttons make it obvious what the Mia is, but not if you don’t look too closely =)
Yay Mia! 4/5 Stars.