Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40 Review
I’m going to be completely honest, it took me a long time to buy into the idea of a suction toy. I just love the sensation a vibrating toy brings that I was sceptical of what else suction could bring to the table.
Last year I finally took the plunge and ventured away from what I have always been used to. I ordered the Womanizer Starlet – Womanizers entry-level toy. The sensation it gave was like nothing I had felt before and I was hooked on the idea of suction, but the toy left a lot to be desired (more on that later). So, when I was given the opportunity to review the Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40 I couldn’t contain my excitement. So, let’s get into what my thoughts were…
I got this toy from Lovehoney and they always hit the nail on the head when it comes to packaging. No mention anywhere on the box that there is a sex toy inside and never any mention of Lovehoney on the address, perfectly discreet. The packaging for the toy is simple and practical too. When you slide open the box your toy is sitting right in there and the charger and manual are tucked in the back.
So how does the Womanizer actually work?
I’ve done a bit of suction technology research and have found that Womanizer were the innovators, they know what they’re doing. Womanizer’s PleasureAir Technology uses pulsating and massaging changes in air pressure to stimulate the clitoris.
You place the soft, silicone cup over your clitoris and turn the Womanizer x Lovehoney Pro40 on, a vacuum is created. Your clitoris sits snugly in the cup stimulated by a suction, rumbling sensation that’s a lot less direct than a traditional vibrator. The more air-tight this vacuum is, the more intense the stimulation.
The toy has 3 buttons. The power button and (+) and (-) to control the 6 levels of intensity. Yes, you read that right – this has 6 intensity levels!!
The Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40 is a charging toy (yay! No searching for batteries at the very last minute) and a full charge takes 3 hours. Each charge lasts 240 minutes (trust me, more than enough time for multiple uses).
The toy is also fully waterproof (when it’s not plugged in) so it can be used in the bath or shower, which are both great for increasing the suction potential!
The Womanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 is completely allergen and body-safe. The body of the toy is made from ABS plastic, and the stimulation head is made from super soft silicone. The toy unfortunately doesn’t come with its own storage bag. I’d recommend storing it in one of your own in between uses.
To clean your toy, remove the silicone head and clean it with warm, soapy water or a toy cleaner. You can wash the non-removable head of your toy by turning it on in hot water and letting it run for a minute. Let the toy fully dry out before putting the silicone head back on.
How to use the Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40
When I started using suction toys I didn’t even know where to start. I’m not going to pretend that you pick up a toy like this and immediately know how to use it. I had to read the manual, play around and go through 1 or 2 trial runs before I got the knack. When using this toy for the first time make sure that you have plenty of time with no distractions and lots of lube to help with the suction.
When you’re ready, place the cup on your clitoris and turn it onto the lowest setting. The more lube, the easier you’ll be able to get suction. Once you feel like you have it in place increase the sensation and let the toy do the rest. Once you get used to it you’ll be reaching climax in under a minute.
My experience & Final thoughts
The only other suction toy I have used is the Womaniser Starlet. So I’m used to a similar sensation as the Starlet features the same PleasureAir Technology. However, the Starlet only features 4 intensity levels. While most of the time 4 levels is fine – every now and then I like to venture into the higher intensity levels of the PRO40.
I also found the head on the Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40 to be smaller and more focused than that of the Starlet. The more focused head I found to give better orgasms.
The biggest difference between the 2 is the body. The starlet is petite and so is a more discreet toy however I don’t find it comfortable to hold at all. I find it hard to grip and the proportions are too short and wide. The Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40 feels wonderful in your hand. You can tell more thought has gone into the experience as a whole. Even where the buttons are placed on the PRO40 makes it so much easier to go between levels while using. It’s overall a much more enjoyable experience. The devil really is in the detail.
As for my thoughts on the suction technology. Let’s just say, I’m a convert. It may have taken a few uses for me to really get a full understanding of the potential of suction toys. But I will fully admit now that they’re what I always reach for. There’s something about the sucking, rumbling, super intense feeling that doesn’t quite compare to anything else.
I paid just under €70 for the Starlet. If I had have known then what I know now I would have skipped the entry-level version and gone straight for the Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40. The PRO40 retails at €99.95 and for the increased levels and the nicer body, I think it’s worth every penny.
I hope you enjoyed my first review of the Womanizer x Lovehoney PRO40. There are plenty more to come.