If you want to make a long-distance relationship work, you have to experiment with ways of keeping intimacy alive. Spicing up your relationship with surprise gifts and naughty sexts is the first step. But to take it to the next level, you really need to invest in a long-distance sex toy.
My husband and I have experimented with a lot of sex toys, and there really is something for everyone. One of the newest LDR sex toys to hit the market (er, bedroom) is the Lovense Lush.
We are already fans of Lovense Max and Nora—his and hers sex toys that connect and play together regardless of distance—so I was eager try it out and share my Lush review.
Technology is changing the way we do everything, including the way we have sex. The marriage of technology and sex toys is known as teledildonics. And Lovense is mastering the art of creating toys that let long-distance partners feel each other in real time via the internet. The Lush is Lovense’s response to one of the fastest growing trends in sex toys: wearable vibrators.
I’ll go into more detail in , but here are the most important things to know about the Lush:
- If you want to have fun in the bedroom and—if you’re really naughty—out of the bedroom, the Lush is for you. Unlike some wearable vibrators that you slip into your panties, the Lush is an internal vibrator, which makes it a little more discrete and a little more secure.
- One of the most powerful remote-control bullet vibrators out there, the pretty-in-pink Lush is perfectly curved to hit your G-spot.
- The flexible Bluetooth antenna extends beyond the body, giving it the longest control range out of all wearable Bluetooth vibrators. However, if you are wearing the Lush under clothes, it cuts down on the range, and the connection isn’t as strong.
- Using the long-distance control options in the smartphone app, your guy can get you off from anywhere in the world. The app also has a messaging platform so you can schedule playtime.
- The material is a high-quality, super comfortable silicone, and when inserted, it’s nearly silent, so you don’t have to worry about anyone hearing it.
If you want a few more details, read on for a detailed Lovense Lush review.
Unpacking the Lovense Lush
When the Lush arrived, I was eager to get it out and see what all the fuss was about. It arrives in a small (although not discrete) box, and when I opened it—to be honest—I was a little surprised. I’ve never seen a sex toy quite like the Lush.
The body is curved to hit your G-spot, but there is also a bendable Bluetooth antenna that extends beyond the body, giving it a strange shape. (A little sperm-like, no?) The insertable portion of the vibrator is about 1.4 inches thick and 3.14 inches long, and the external antenna portion is about 4.8 inches long.
In addition to the Lush Bluetooth bullet vibrator, the box includes a USB charging cable and a user guide.
Before you use it, don’t forget to give it a good scrubbing with soap and hot water and make sure it is charged. Plug the charger into a USB port or wall adapter (not included) for about an hour to get fully charged for up to two hours of hands-free fun with your man—no matter where he is.
Made from a silky, soft silicone, the Lush is incredibly comfortable and safe. When you use it, make sure you use water-based lubricants. A silicone-based lube will damage it.
How the Lush Works
When you’re ready to play with your new toy, you and your long-distance lover have to download the smartphone app. (It’s compatible with the iPhone 4s/5/5s/6/6+/6s/6s+ and iPad 2/3/4/Air as well as Android 4.3 and later with Bluetooth 4.0 LE enabled.)
The app is new, so there might be some bugs, but my husband and I didn’t have any issues getting everything set up. With each new technologically advanced sex toy, these teledildonics companies are getting smarter, too!
The app walks you through how to pair your phone—and your lover’s phone—with the vibrator step by step. When you register your vibrator, you can choose a nickname and set a password. To connect the vibrator to the app, make sure the Bluetooth on your smartphone device is on. It took me less than a minute to connect the two devices.
Now your phone becomes the remote control for the Lush. Within the app, you can use it like a traditional remote control, tap and slide the screen to change the vibration setting in real time, or create custom vibration patterns that suit your needs. The Lush responds to sound-activated vibrations, and you can even set it to vibrate in time with your favorite songs. Imagine the powerful pulses you’d feel during “Shake & Tremble” by Django Django.
When you are ready for playtime, the app has a messaging platform so you can coordinate with your man. He can then send a pattern, live control, sync together or send you a picture. It took my husband a few minutes to figure out what he was doing when he was moving his finger around on the screen, but trust me, I made sure he knew when he had finally got it right.
How the Lovense Lush Feels
One of the things I like most about the Lush is that it’s an internal vibrator, making it three to four times more powerful than most love eggs, vibrating panties and bullet vibrators. Depending on your body, the Lush is perfectly curved to hit your G-spot. The vibrations are not only deep and powerful, but they’re also relatively quiet and discreet.
The Lush is designed for internal use (and the external tail does provide some clitoral vibrations), but if you find that the length and shape of the Lush doesn’t fit your body, another way I’ve experimented playing with the Lush is as an external clitoral stimulator. The vibrations feel great, and your man can still control them.
Although the Lush has the longest control range out of all wearable Bluetooth vibrators, there were some hiccups. At 360-degree standing range, the Lush should connect to the smartphone device up to 30 feet around 10 feet. At 360-degree sitting, range, the Lush should connect from five to 10 feet away.
When my husband and I were using the Lush, we found the vibrator would occasionally disconnect from the app if the Bluetooth signal were obstructed by clothing or other body parts. If you do want to wear the Lush in public (who doesn’t want to be a little naughty sometimes?), try giving it a test run first. Make sure you know how to situate it inside you so you’re comfortable—otherwise even the most powerful vibrations won’t feel good.
When my husband and I took the Lush out for a little discreet public play, the connection wasn’t as strong as I was hoping for. Clothes do cut down on the range, but if you are in direct line of sight of each other, you should have a stable connection. There was definitely an added thrill to turning each other on in public—and the chance that someone might catch on. But the vibrations are quiet enough that if you’re in a crowded place, no one will know. Now, if you’re in the library, the sounds (or your moans) might tip people off.
You can, of course, use the Lush for solo play, but the best way to use it is with your man.
The Lovense Lush Review Verdict
The Lovense Lush is a great way to have fun inside (and outside) the bedroom. From solo play to foreplay to discreet public play, there are a lot of ways to use the bullet vibrator. The vibrations are powerful yet quiet, and if the internal G-spot stimulator doesn’t do it for you, you can always use the Lush as an external clitoral stimulator.
But the best part is that it’s just one more way for you and your long-distance love to keep the intimacy alive. To keep a long-distance relationship thriving, you have get a little creative to keep the romance going, but luckily, with technology and long-distance sex toys such as the Lovense Lush, it’s getting easier and easier to keep the love (and lust) alive from a distance.
To purchase the wireless, wearable Lovense Lush with a one-year warranty, visit the Lovense website.