The Skinny: Thanks to Babeland, I had the pleasure of reviewing quite an expensive sex toy. I normally tend to fall in the $25 and under money frame when it comes to vibrators, but I was lucky enough to review one valued at $100. The Liv is an elegant vibrator manufactured by LELO “a Swedish designer brand and the world’s leading provider of intimate lifestyle products.” It comes complete with a charger, a one year warranty, and instructions on how to safely use it and keep its quality at best.
Overall Bang for the Buck: 4/5
Comfort/Ease of Use: 3/5
Partner Play: 4/5
Self Love: 4/5
The Big “O”: 4/5
The Good: The Liv vibrator has various motor running functions. There are five modes it can be set at, which I think is a pretty good variety to have coming from one little machine. 1 – Continuous vibration. 2 – Extended interval pulsation. 3 – Intermediate interval pulsation. 4 – Short interval pulsation. 5 – Wave pulsation. I personally enjoyed number five for a tease on the clitoris, but quickly switched to four or one for stronger stimulation. It’s probably the quietest vibrator I’ve ever owned. Even at its’ steady and highest vibration mode, it literally sounds like a purring cat. I could have used it locked in my bedroom with roommates in the living room and nobody would have been able to tell I was using it, unlike my extremely loud $20 cheap vibrator I tend to use when everyone is asleep or when no one is home. The soft silicone material it has gives it more of a soft skin-like feel to it which was very pleasurable, considering I mostly use hard plastic vibrators. It has a great battery life; up to four hours of uninterrupted fun. It’s better than having to buy batteries all the time. It comes very well and elegantly packaged with a sleek and chic style to it.
The Bad: I found it to be a little too short for my comfort. It measures 6.8 x 1.2 x 1.5 inches and weighs 3.2 ounces. It is very light but a bit difficult to handle because I have to use all the strength of my fingertips to hold it correctly. I had no trouble using it on my clitoris but it was a bit difficult inserting it because of its short length. I like to be able to wrap my thumb and index finger (followed by the rest of my fingers) around the base of any vibrator for better control of it. I was unable to hold it properly because of its’ length. It’s not too short to the point of being unusable, because I did orgasm and enjoyed the curvature of it; however, it took a little longer and had to work a little harder to get there than if I had used a vibrator that has a stronger base. The console (which switches it on/off) is very small and is in the center towards the base. It measures about the size of my thumbprint and in any given exciting moment, it could easily be turned off or switched to another mode if not careful where your thumb is. Liv is not water proof so there’s no fun in the tub with it and one has to be careful not to get water in the DC socket while cleaning it. It could be a little stronger. It is very powerful by itself, but a little more of a vibrating punch would satisfy a little better, in my opinion.
The Bottom Line: I would recommend purchasing Liv. Other than my personal preferences, it still is a very satisfying toy. It’s definitely worth the $100 to spend on for the various vibrating modes and sound quality of it. But if you’re not up for spending that amount of money, then a $20 plastic vibrator with one speed mode will satisfy you just the same.