LELO is leaps and bounds ahead of most other sex toy companies, in my opinion. I absolutely love working with them to review new and innovative products, and I’ve even purchased several LELO products on my own, which is a huge testimonial considering that as a sex toy reviewer, I have a steady stream of toys coming to my door free of charge.
So, when they asked me if I’d review their new Ora toy, I said yes before I even knew what it was. Then I found out that the LELO Ora is an oral sex simulator…for women! JACKPOT!
At least, that’s what I thought. Let me tell you why Ora isn’t my favorite toy in the world, despite my undying love for LELO.
About the Product:
First things first…what is the Ora? This video explains it all and shows the protruding “tongue tip” part better than I ever could with a picture.
As you can see, the LELO Ora is all about clitoral stimulation. Now, there are a million and one oral sex simulators out there for men (I counted), but for women? It’s slim pickins, y’all. The Ora really fills a hole in the sex toy market (fills a hole, har har).
Here are the deets:
- It has 10 modes for different sensations.
- You can change the intensity/speed levels on most of the modes.
- It’s waterproof (yay!).
- You don’t have to buy batteries – it’s rechargeable (double yay!).
- You can choose from three different colors (blue, black, and “deep rose” which is a pinky-purple color).
- It’s made from that ultra-smooth, silky silicone that I completely love to touch.
- Right now, the Ora is available from LELO for $169.
Here’s a closer look at the protruding tongue part, the controls, and the different modes, as shown in the instruction booklet that comes with the Ora:
Move over, sqweel, ORA IS IN TOWN!
I love when a sex toy company does something different. Seriously, do we really need another cucumber-shaped vibrator on the market? Sometimes, I start to forget the differences between them because they are so minor. At the end of the day, few products really stand out in my mind as different. Ora is definitely different. I mean…this is EXACTLY what it is like:
I know. Weirdly mesmerizing.
It’s hard to dislike anything LELO send my way, because the quality is awesome and all of their toys come with a warranty and guarantee. So yes, you do pay a little more, but give me one LELO toy over 10 cheaper toys any day.
Another cool thing about the Ora is it’s donut shape. The hole in the middle makes it really easy for a partner to grip, so it’s fun for playing with your partner as well as alone.
In terms of the buzzing strength, I found this toy to be on the average-to-high side of the spectrum. It definitely isn’t the most intense toy I’ve ever used, but the vibrating modes were more than enough to get me going.
And you know me – I love a product that I can take in the shower and that I don’t have to buy batteries for. I personally want to encourage you to always consider going for the rechargeable toys. It totally kills the mood if you’re getting all hot and bothered and then have to stop to dig through your junk drawer looking for batteries. Vibes suck batteries like crazy, y’all. They will ALWAYS be dead when you want to play. Always. It’s like a law of physics or something.
Rori’s 1st Law of Vibration: When one wants to play with one’s vibrator, one will always find that the batteries are dead.
Unfortunately…I’ve got some gripes. I really, really wanted to absolutely love the Ora because I usually like LELO products, but this one just didn’t do it for me. The little protruding tongue tip part is freaky looking when it moves until the softer silicone, but that would be totally forgivable it it actually felt good.
I’ll be honest…I didn’t feel a thing. I could of course feel the buzzing when I had the Ora on a vibrating move, but I couldn’t feel the tongue tip part at all, even after repositioning several times.
I definitely couldn’t tell the difference between them.
After a few minutes I just kind gave up. I was mildly turned on from testing out the various buzzing modes (which are nothing new… same old, same old), but at that point, I was ambivalent about things. Should I finish getting off or just roll over and go to sleep? Meh. *insert shoulder shrug here*
Cash was amazing with his fingers and helped me feel a lot less ambivalent about the situation, but it’s not a good sign when the sex toy you’re testing ends up on the floor because you’re rather just take matters into your own hands.
This one just isn’t for me. There are so many other toys from LELO that I would recommend over this one. If your clit is VERY sensitive, you might have better luck, but for my money, I’d rather play with my LELO Iris. Though I will say, I’m going to have my eye on LELO. If they release an updated version of the Ora with a better tongue feature, I’ll be first in line to check it out. I think this one has tons of potential and I’m excited to see where they go with it.
If you do want to pick to pick up the Ora to try it for yourself, just click on the banner:
Let me know your experiences and opinion on this toy by leaving a comment below!
Rori is the founder of Between My Sheets. She works full time as a writer, reviewer, and online educator and can be reached at rori-at-betweenmysheets.com