We Vibe Nova Vibrator Review

5 out of 10
Price:
£119.99
Brand:
We Vibe
Shop:
We Vibe
Materials:
Silicone

We Vibe Nova Vibrator Review

If you keep up to speed with my sex toy reviews, you’ll remember my recent We Vibe Rave Vibrator review. We Vibe have released two vaginal vibrators, growing the We Vibe family from simply bullet vibrators and couples’ vibrators to a more rounded collection. What’s next, a We Vibe prostate massager? That could be good, actually! This review is for the other vaginal vibe, the We Vibe Nova Vibrator.

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Nova is the new rabbit vibrator from We Vibe

The We Vibe Nova Vibrator looks like a new take on the traditional rabbit vibrator – because that’s exactly what it is. Rabbit vibrators are still incredibly popular with women worldwide – a certain high street sex shop chain has built an empire helped by dizzying sales of Rampant Rabbits after all. Then there was *that* episode of Sex and The City. So can the rabbit vibrator ever really be improved? What’s so great about this new rabbit vibrator from luxury sex toy specialists We Vibe?

Presentation

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As usual, my We Vibe sex toy came through the post quickly and was very safely and discreetly wrapped. The We Vibe Nova box itself follows suit to the rest of the We Vibe sex toys range, a sturdy lidded box with an image of the product and other details on the outer, which would double as almost hard case storage. A storage pouch is also provided along with the contents.

What You Get

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Opening up the box I found the We Vibe Nova Vibrator safely nestled in its placeholder insert. Underneath the coral and white rabbit style vibrator were located the other inclusions: USB charging lead with magnetic attachment end, white satin storage pouch and an instruction booklet.

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I also got a sachet of We Vibe by Pjur Lube with the We Vibe Nova Vibrator.

First Impressions

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The We Vibe Nova Vibrator looked different to any other rabbit vibrator I’ve ever seen. Instead of the old fashioned split ear style clit stim (which I’m not a fan of), or indeed a rigid, rounded clitoral stim area, there was instead a bendy clit stim protrusion with the most outrageous curve. How would this ever work? I thought it would be the best or worst experience I’d had with a rabbit style vibe ever. I was hoping that the very tip of the clit stim, the gently pointed end of the tulip shaped area, would come to rest on my clitoris/surrounding area once I had the vibrator inserted.

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The silicone material felt smooth – interestingly not quite as smooth and velvety as on the We Vibe Rave Vibrator, almost as if it’s a thinner coating on the Nova – and I was intrigued by the magnetic charging area on the handle (which is also silicone coated, not white plastic like on LELO vibrators). The control area on the handle had some similarities with the LELO Wave vibrators; namely the central concave button which is the main on/off switch. It’s worth noting that the We Vibe Nova Vibrator has the ‘turn up the intensity, dammit!’ button (+) at the bottom, which will be at the top of the vibrator once it’s inserted into you, if you follow.

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We Vibe Nova Vibrator vs LELO Ina Wave Vibrator controls

Charging Up The We Vibe Nova Vibrator

At first I thought the magnetic connecting areas were also control buttons but they’re simply where the charging lead connects to. Before I could get going with my We Vibe Nova Vibrator, I had to charge it up.

Unlike the We Vibe Rave Vibrator which states it’s magnetic charging when it’s actually jackpin and USB, the We Vibe Nova Vibrator charging really is magnetic – and a good attachment it has too.

I was happy to discover that magnetic charging sex toys have moved on from the ‘has to be sat just right, probably propped up by 5 different surrounding objects in a certain way or the charger will fall off’ stage.

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A red LED flashes while the We Vibe Nova Vibrator is charging, to let you know it’s getting on with the job just fine. It’s USB so you can charge up through any USB port – desktop/laptop/mains to USB adaptor plug.

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How To Operate The We Vibe Nova Vibrator

You press the middle button of the control area to turn on. Starting it up activates the shaft motor, pressing again sees both the shaft and clit stim motor on, and pressing again sees just the clit stim motor on. Pressing the central button like this cycles through the shaft/both/clit stim only motor functions. Press and hold the central button to turn off at any time.

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The side buttons < and > are used to scroll through the different, preset patterns – and one of these ‘modes’ is also the off mode.

The 10 pre-installed patterns are:

We Vibe Nova Vibrator installed vibration settings

The + and – buttons are to increase and decrease the vibrating intensity of any of the patterns, including constant vibration.

As you can see, there’s quite a lot of different vibrating combinations you can achieve just with the buttons on the We Vibe Nova itself, never mind the app as well!

Yep, you can also connect to the SmartPhone app (We Connect) for even more, customisable options (it really is very customisable, you can even ‘draw’ your own vibes…)

Connecting the We Vibe Nova Vibrator to the We Connect App

I connected to the We Connect app in the same way as I did with the We Vibe Rave vibrator (press and hold power button til it pulses twice, press the pairing button on app, watch as it happy dances once it’s paired up). I found it more difficult to pair the Nova than the Rave for some reason, the button shape meant that I kept accidentally turning the vibrator on rather than getting to the required dual pulse thing. Got there in the end.

Once you’ve paired with the app, there’s several ways to play. It feels entirely cutting edge to control your vibrator with an app on your phone.

Photos (excuse the Mickey Mouse phone theme 😉 )

As with the We Vibe Rave, there’s a screen for your constant vibration, and just slide your finger up or down the screen to increase or decrease speed/strength for each motor shaft motor and clit stim motor. There’s also a selection of pattern screens which work in the same way, pulse, wave, echo, tide, crest, bounce, surf, peak and cha cha cha.

You can also create a custom playlist, connect to a lover across the world (get them to send a connect message then play together), and enjoy a truly modern vibrator with an easy to use app interface and the most up to date sex toy technology.

We Vibe Nova Vibrator Review

I tested out the We Vibe Nova Vibrator in a few different ways during my Quest For Orgasm (like a Quest For Peace, with a dash of lube).

Like a rabbit vibe

Ok so it looks like a rabbit vibe (kinda), would it act like one? I have a chequered history with rabbit vibrators – I once hated all of them (ew, jelly, beady, toxic, easily broken, ouchy things), then rabbit vibrators started being made which were OMG-amazing (Swan Whooper, LELO Ina Wave, Moregasm) and I came back to the fold. Hutch. Warren. Whatever.

I was slow on the uptake with the We Vibe Nova Vibrator. I’d been assuming that the external arm – the clit stim – would be used like any other rabbit vibe; you stick the internal stimulating shaft inside your vagina and the clit stim rests on the clitoris to stimulate that at the same time. Wrong! I should have looked more carefully at the info:

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The external arm actually curls round and it’s the underside of it which stimulates your clit. That’s why the first couple of times I was at a loss as to why the clit stim rested half way up my vulva. Oops.

With it curled round in the right position I can see how this would work for many people – the clit stim arm is curled round and your body pressed against it how you wish during the masturbation session. We Vibe make it clear that the flexibility gives you more freedom and movement during masturbation, something we all want. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite work for me – maybe I’m too old fashioned (probably) but I found the slipping from side to side of the curled round clit stim very distracting, and besides – the vibrations in the clitoral arm seem strongest on the side which isn’t against my body.

Sadly I can’t reach an orgasm using the We Vibe Nova Vibrator as a rabbit vibe – even now I’ve finally realized how to use the bendy clit stim arm correctly.

Like a clit stim

Having reached the conclusion that I can’t orgasm using the We Vibe Nova Vibrator as a typical rabbit vibe – even with the bendy bit placed correctly – I went to my fallback position for testing vibrators. Clit stim!

However, I didn’t find the highest power of vibration through the shaft as powerful as the top speed of vibration on the We Vibe Rave vibrator (which I can definitely orgasm clitorally with) – and it didn’t quite get me there.

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Oddly enough I can still get a clitoral orgasm with the We Vibe Nova Vibrator – but it’s a weird way of doing it. The clit stim itself is very powerful, on the part of it facing the vibrator, the part which is facing away from the body during use, as it’s curled round for you to use what is the underside of the clit arm normally. When I turn the We Vibe Nova Vibrator upside down and use that inner part of the clit stim like a bullet vibrator on my clit, I can reach a clitoral orgasm. It’s hardly ideal though – and I wouldn’t buy this vibrator just to catch a clit orgasm by using the bendy clit stim in an admittedly strange and awkward way.

Like a really weirdly designed rabbit vibe

After tweeting my We Vibe Nova Vibrator Quest For Orgasm struggles, a new way of testing it came to light thanks to sex toy reviewer and Pleasure Panel member Little Switch Bitch.

This seemed a really strange way of using a rabbit vibrator, switching the positions of the internal and external areas – but who am I to judge when I tend to use G-Spot vibrators for clit stim most of the time?

I can report that the clit stim does in fact feel amazing inside – so amazing in fact, that I’m sure I almost squirted (almost!) which usually never happens for me. The sensation was so intense against my G-spot that I couldn’t stand the vibration level for long and had to kick it down to lower vibes in order to be able to stand it. I think it will just take more practice – which isn’t necessarily a bad thing! The vibrations in the external area (which is meant to be the internal arm, if you’re keeping up) are a bit too high for direct clit stim unfortunately, but then I’ve totally perverted the way the We Vibe Nova Vibrator is meant to be used so I can’t really complain.

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In summary: feels great but once again, not the way it’s intended to be used and I don’t think I’d buy this vibrator simply for the novelty of using a rabbit vibe in entirely the wrong way. If someone can capture that flippy-flappy powerful clit-bullet-coated-in-silicone-on-a-stick feeling for a G-Spot vibrator I’d be a very happy lady.

Like a virgin

Nope, I totally failed at this one. Sorry for the earworm. 😉

Summary

The We Vibe Nova Vibrator and I just aren’t suited to each other. We gave it a go and didn’t even make it through the honeymoon period without a fight. I’m sure there are and will be plenty of people who adore it, but the side-to-side, slipping off me movement of the clit stim, the sensation that I’m not actually getting the most powerful side of that clit stim, the less powerful vibrations in the shaft than the We Vibe Rave Vibrator and my lack of orgasms (except when I try to turn the clit stim into an unwieldy bullet vibrator) mean it’s not a winner for me.

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On the plus side, the We Vibe Nova Vibrator is 100% waterproof, unlike the Rave which is only splashproof. The magnetic charging area is well made and feels modern and funky. The shape of it and the material feels good in your hands and inside your body. It connects to SmartPhone app to give you even more options – even for long distance play with a lover. The design is unique, and clever – an updated and cutting edge feel for the traditional rabbit vibrator.

However, for just under £107 I need a vibrator which can consistently make me orgasm (without the unwieldy awkwardness of trying to make it into something it’s not) and the We Vibe Nova just isn’t that vibrator for me.

5/10

Buy the We Vibe Nova Vibrator

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This review contains affiliate links. This in no way affects the opinions and resulting feedback shared by Cara Sutra in this review. The We Vibe Nova Vibrator was provided to Cara Sutra free of charge, in exchange for a fair and honest review, by We Vibe. Thank you. 🙂

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