LELO ORA Vibrator Review

2 out of 10
Price:
£75
Brand:
LELO
Materials:
Silicone

LELO ORA Vibrator Review

By Cara Sutra

Thanks so much to Simply Pleasure for sending the LELO ORA Vibrator to me free of charge in exchange for this fair and honest review – you can buy the ORA at Simply Pleasure here for £75.

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The LELO ORA Vibrator probably should have been called the ‘FurOra‘ from the media hype and publicity that went along with it. The press releases I have put on this site relating to the release and associated information have been incredibly popular with readers. It’s a shame then, that the actual product didn’t live up to the expectations I had for this toy. Perhaps for another person it will be the most amazing, innovative, wondrous sex toy they’ve ever encountered. For me? Not the case.

The LELO ORA Vibrator itself comes within the recognisable glossy outer card box, emblazoned with the LELO ORA image and giving a few tidbits of information about the sex toy inside. Slide this outer cover box off and you have the black lidded box with subtle LELO logo on the top centre. Removing the lid you finally reveal the ORA. Mine is a royal blue colour, which LELO have chosen to call Midnight Blue. It’s also available in Black or Deep Rose (purpley pink).

As well as the main bit of kit, you also get the mains wall charger, warranty, authenticity/registration card, instruction leaflets and a satin storage pouch. I didn’t get any Moisturising Lube sachet this time, which surprised me, but then I do have a growing stack of them so it wasn’t too much of a loss.

First job was to charge it up. Simply insert the lead’s jackpin into the hole made for it on the LELO ORA Vibrator, then plug the other end into any wall socket. I was also surprised that the LELO ORA isn’t a USB chargeable product, or at least USB along with a USB-to-mains adaptor in the box. The Insignia brooches that came with the LELO Soraya, Isla and Alia etc now seem to be relegated entirely.

While the LELO ORA Vibrator is charging there is a white LED that flashes, behind the buttons area.

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It took 2-3 hours to fully charge my ORA before first use, and you get 60 minutes of constant playtime at the highest setting, according to the accompanying info. The ORA was actually bigger than I expected it to be, and this raised my expectations about what sort of stimulation I could expect from the toy.

The mostly circular toy has the Insignia style power and function buttons on the opposite side to the charging port, facing upwards and outwards. The bottom of the toy is flattened off, where there is a slightly concave area beneath the silicone ‘skin’ and you can feel a ‘bead’ or similar underneath, even when the LELO ORA Vibrator is powered off. The toy still stands upright by itself; the stimulation provided by the ORA would perhaps have been more intense had the bead actually protruded more from the body of the toy.

The sides of the ORA, when viewing it upright, have echoes of the LELO Alia. The golden colour, metallic ABS plastic has the LELO logo on (both sides) and there is a hole off centre which is meant as a finger loop for greater control over your ORA.

It was time to get down with the ORA. Oh no, wait; I had to research the settings. With the LELO Insignia range it seems that with every new product added to the collection, there’s more background study to do beforehand on what the toy’s buttons actually do. Happily, no tilting or shaking required on the ORA – but there is a 30% increase on the power function which you get my pressing and holding the central button for a few seconds when it’s on. Perfect for power queens like me. This is also a nice touch because most vibes can’t seem to win with everyone, they’re either too gentle or too powerful. The vibration power was only a small issue for me with the LELO ORA Vibrator though, compared to other details.

Back to the testing. I had studied through the instructions and pored over the diagrams of the toy and the function illustrations. I’m not going into the details of all of them in writing, there are pictures below which show you what the LELO ORA Vibrator can do, by way of the central function button and the + and – buttons to either side of it. I’m a fan of oral sex (shock!) and was ready to rumble – or rather, be swirled to pleasure.. I added a touch of water based lube and got myself comfy.

After about 25 minutes of bland wandering from some kind of sentient subdermal trapped in a sex toy, I gave up. This was just not going to happen. I was more patient, seeing as how I wasn’t relying on the vibrations from this sex toy to trigger the orgasm, but rather a combination of vibes and the motion of the bead. I even tried inserting another toy and used the ORA in conjunction with that. Still nothing. In the end I chucked the ORA aside, frustratedly, and grabbed my trusty iGino (still can’t understand how there are no UK stockists for this, it’s one of only TWO sex toys which are by my bed at ALL TIMES. Get with it, people).

I’ve tried the ORA on a few occasions with the same results each time.

To put the final nail in the coffin, as it were, I even went back to the LELO ORA Vibrator after having an orgasm (with a different toy). I turned it up to full, intense power, and the bead was roaming around. I placed it on my ‘just climaxed’ clit and it didn’t even make me wince. That should tell you something about how underwhelming this toy was for me.

I’m actually a bit cross as I feel like I’ve been promised an amazing sesh of oral sex by LELO and all the promotional bumpf, and it just didn’t happen. Nothing much happened, in fact. Weirdly, I still find myself mesmerised when I see the gif or my Vine of the bead moving around at the base of the ORA. It promises SO much stimulation. My clit loves me looking at it. But then when it comes to the crunch – nope, not happening. If I’d spent almost £120 on this silicone covered doughnut with a trapped-but-lazy bead, I would be even more disappointed.

Score? Pants. 2/10 – as I did get a storage pouch and another LELO charger, it’s 100% waterproof, and I guess it didn’t actually fall apart or hurt me or anything. 🙁

I’m reviewing the Je Joue Sasi soon so stay tuned for a comparison review.

Like I say, this is all just my experience and your mileage may vary. Simply Pleasure were incredibly kind to send me this product for review, so if you do want to give the LELO ORA Vibrator a try, buy yours here at Simply Pleasure for £75.

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. I’m not going to comment on Ora other than to say ya that’s what I thought ! After trying Ida I wasn’t even midly interested in Ora. Lelo is sooooo hit and miss I think maybe they’ve gotten too big for their britches like a pop star who now that she’s famous makes the crappy shit music her over inflated ego doesn’t even care if anyone likes cause she knows that they’ll buy it anyway just because her name is on it. What I find much more interesting to relate to is your comment on the Igino One – I’m Canadian and have the EXACT same issue- it’s not available in North America yet it’s one of two toys out of hundreds (Igino and the Inspire wand) that I count on to get me off every time and fast!

    • Thanks for commenting! Ooh, what’s the Inspire wand? If we’re both fans of iGino it follows that I might like the same toys as you! x

  2. Last month I purchased the Ora 2, presumably a mach 2 version of the one here. I love it. I have only used it about three times so far, but I have orgasmed every time. 😉 There appear to be a few improvements to the features in your review: It ‘does’ now come with a USB cord, and has something LELO call a ‘SenseTouch’ setting, where stimulation begins on contact with the skin. I love that, and prefer to use it that way. To actvate, you just hold the middle button down for 5 secs. Plus, It’s completely waterproof so can be used in the bath! It does say to check the packaging for that as some models are splashproof only and not intended to be immersed. My box says 100% waterproof and 1.5 hrs enjoyment with 60 day standby. Not having heard of the product before I bought this one, I would not know what else has changed or how much more effective the Ora 2 is to the original model, such as whether the bead is larger or more prominent though. Mine also contained three sachets of LELO lubricant in the box, as well as the satin pouch mentioned above. I have to say that my ‘2’ has become my first choice for self pleasure now, and is definitely my favourite.

    I wrote this after you had posted your review of the Je Joue Sasi, so I would be interested to know if they ‘did’ bring out an improved version especially since I and my friend at Simply Pleasure Bournemouth, both love our ORA 2, ‘s and highly recommend it. I must say I like the sound of the Sasi having a more ‘ergonomic’ and prominent ‘tongue’ feature, as that does sound perhaps more satisfying than the ORA’s ‘bead’, but at the time of writing I don’t know if there is one available yet to find out! 😉

    • Thanks for the comment. If someone sent me an ORA 2 to review then I would of course review it. Interesting to hear about the changes, they obviously listened to the feedback which is why reviews are important! 🙂

      I don’t think there is an updated Sasi but I know Je Joue have other toys in the works, so to speak 😉

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