LELO TARA Vibrator Review

By Cara Sutra

I was contacted by a leading online sex shop and asked whether I’d like to try out then review one of the two brand new sex toys from LELO. I’d heard about LELO TARA and LELO IDA through the trade grapevine and was intrigued as to the mechanisms in these alternatively shaped products. The LELO TARA Vibrator was sent to me free of charge in exchange for this fair and honest review.

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LELO TARA and LELO IDA are basically the same sex toy. LELO TARA without a remote control, LELO IDA with a wireless remote control. Following in the footsteps of the Insignia collection from LELO, the signature body safe silicone bodies of these vibrators are attractively contrasted by gold metallic coloured ABS plastic highlights. The remote control for IDA incorporates the award winning SenseMotion technology. You can tilt, shake or just press the buttons on the controller to affect the vibrations in the main vibrator accordingly.

I, however, have the LELO TARA Vibrator, which does not have the remote control. I was quite glad of this, as explaining how the SenseMotion technology works is quite time consuming! The Tara vibrator I was sent is black in colour, but it’s also available in Midnight Blue or Deep Rose colour. Black, blue or dark pink, basically.

The LELO Tara retails for approximately £99 while the Ida with remote control retails at around £134.

The packaging for the LELO TARA Vibrator is as classy as ever, keeping in the style of the rest of the LELO range with a glossy, information packed cardboard outer housing a lidded box holding the product inside.

Within the white, LELO branded lidded box you receive:

The LELO TARA Vibrator
Black drawstring top storage pouch
USB charging lead
Instruction manual & warranty details
LELO product registration card
Free sample of luxury water based LELO Personal Moisturiser (sex lubricant)

Being a rechargeable sex toy, before you come to use the LELO TARA Vibrator you need to charge it up. Unlike previous LELO vibrators and many other types of rechargeable sex toy, the LELO TARA charges with a USB lead instead of arriving with a mains plug. This gives you the option of charging either via any USB port, or combining with your own USB to mains if you want to be able to plug it into the wall.

Just plug one end into the socket on the side of the Tara vibrator, and the other end into your USB port and you will notice a small orange LED on the side of the toy letting you know it’s charging up. I left it charging up over night, rechargeable sex toys generally take between 6-8 hours, sometimes more, to charge up the very first time.

The LELO TARA Vibrator doesn’t just vibrate – oh no. It also rotates, similarly to the Nexus RevO 2. As well as being a wonderful design feature, this very cleverly distinguishes itself from the We-Vibe range of sex toys (thereby avoiding any more trouble on that front!).

At first I wondered just how I was meant to insert this, and how it was in any way meant to be comfortable. It’s actually ingenious; the gently widening, tapered tip shaft is placed inside the vagina while the flexible but durable silicone allows the toy to bend so that the circular area is in direct contact with the clitoris and surrounding, sensitive area. His penis slips into you underneath the toy, so not only do you have the pleasure of internal vibrations and rotation, and clitoral stimulation, he also enjoys the movement and vibration from the LELO TARA, adding immeasurably to the experience.

I’ve used the LELO TARA Vibrator on a few occasions now and apart from a couple of small issues it’s a fantastic couples sex toy. It’s compatible with water based lubricant only, as it’s a silicone sex toy (flame tested and everything!). The material is smooth and responds well to physical contact, sliding inside the vagina easily with or without the aid of lube, in my experience.

The wider area makes for brilliant G-spot probing and stimulation and as the clitoral stimulator is a generously proportioned, circular area, this helps keep the vibrations on your clit no matter how vigorously you move during sex.

The small textured area on the side of the LELO TARA Vibrator denotes the power button and you simply press this to scroll through the 6 different vibration speeds and patterns.

Constant vibration
Pulse vibration
Faster pulse
Escalating vibration
Oscillation/wave
Various vibration pattern

During sex the LELO TARA Vibrator adds something new and exciting. I love the We Vibe 3 but the rotation from LELO Tara is a new sensation and we both enjoyed it very much. He particularly loves when he’s inside me at the same time as something else anyway (pervert) so that was an added buzz, excuse the pun. Although the majority of the vibrations from the circular clitoral stimulator were directed at me, he also benefited from these from the other, metallic disc side, although not as strongly. The vibrations throughout the device ramped up the eroticism of sex to astonishing levels and sex with the LELO Tara was the best in a long time.

The issues I had with the LELO TARA Vibrator during use were not of complete devastation to the toy. I’d like the constant vibration to be much more powerful, but then I have been spoilt by the likes of the mains powered Doxy Massager. The internal shaft could be wider, but then I am not a vibe virgin and I do like things on the extreme side. I would prefer a remote control with a couples vibrator – so the Ida may have been more suited to my personal use after all, after having to sit up half way through sex each time if I wanted to change the vibration setting in any way. Fumbling between bodies for the small raised areas that alerts you to where the button is was not easy especially in the heat of the moment and with a slippery sex mixture between us and coating the product.

On the plus side, the LELO TARA Vibrator is completely waterproof, so no matter how messy you get, it won’t damage the toy (as long as you keep everything water based – or bodily fluid based – not silicone lube). It’s easy to clean after use, just rinse off in soapy water, dry and spritz with your favourite anti-bacterial sex toy cleaner, leaving to dry naturally for a hygienic finish.

In the future, I would like to see a LELO version of the We Vibe Thrill, whereby the internal shaft is larger meaning a toy used for female solo stimulation. For now though, the LELO TARA Vibrator (and LELO IDA with the remote control feature) is a wonderful creation that brings something new and exciting to the bedroom that both partners can enjoy. It doesn’t detract from the intimacy between you; it merely serves to heighten the pleasure while adding touches of stimulation that form a completely rounded sexual experience for both partners, every time.

Want to give the LELO TARA Vibrator your own squeal of approval? you can get yours from Lovehoney for £99.95 Update June 2016: Buy yours from Simply Pleasure for £74.

Quick Review:

What’s the full product title/name?

LELO TARA Vibrator

How big is it/size?

Product unstretched length: 4 inches
Insertable length: 3.2 inches
Maximum shaft circumference: 3 inches
Clitoral disc max diameter: 2 inches

What is it made from/which material?

Silicone (flame tested)

Which batteries does it take? Is it rechargeable?

Rechargeable via included USB wire

Which lubricants can I use with it/compatible lubes?

Water based only

How many modes of vibration does it have/number of modes?

6

Is it waterproof?

Yes

Does it contain latex?

No

Does it contain phthalates?

No

Does it come with a storage bag?

Yes

Does it come with full instructions?

Yes

Does it have a guarantee or warranty?

Yes (see details on the LELO sex toys reviews page here)

 


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