Aside from the obvious (ie, penis sleeves) we don’t really have toys “for men” in our house, and we don’t have toys “for women” either. We have toys for orgasms, and whichever of us a toy works for is the one who uses it. When Lovehoney sent me the LELO Hugo Remote Controlled Prostate Massager in exchange for an honest review, I was delighted.
There was a lot of talk when the Lelo Hugo and Bruno prostate massagers appeared for sale there, and a lot of that talk was from women asking, would that work for me? I was one of those women. I got lucky enough to receive the toy, and I didn’t waste any time in finding out.
The Hugo I was sent was a sample, so I didn’t get any packaging with it, nor did I get a storage bag, but I do know it comes with one, so that’s a thumbs up straight away. I didn’t get a charger with my Hugo either, but that wasn’t an issue because, although a substitute was quickly sent my way, I have a few LELO products and the charger for the Ora fit perfectly.
What I did get was the massager and the SenseMotion remote, as well as a small plastic key to help get the cover off the remote’s battery casing. That’s a bit of a chore, and I find holding it firmly between my palms and twisting to be much more effective, and less likely to scratch the metallic panel. The remote takes two AAA batteries, and as I received a sample, I had to provide my own.
The massager is small enough to fit perfectly in the palm of my hand, and is made from silky smooth, black silicone. There’s a metallic panel on the base that matches that of the remote, the colour of which I just can’t pin down. It looks gold in some lighting, silver in others, and gunmetal in the flash of my camera.
But no matter what colour it is, it’s a pain in the butt. The seam between it and the silicone is very tight, but it still gets filled with gunk, and after cleaning with toy cleaner and drying, I do find that there’s still little flakes that appear if I run my nail around it. Not amazing, but then it’s not really made to be hanging around a juicy vagina, and it doesn’t get messy when the Fella uses it anally, so I probably shouldn’t bitch.
Now the Hugo can be operated in a couple of ways. One way of doing it is by using the remote. It’s wireless and has a smart sensor built in, and this is actually quite fancy. The intensity of the vibrations isn’t controlled by buttons in this mode, it’s controlled by the angle of the remote unit itself. If you hold it flat on your palm it’s on the slowest speed, but if you turn it onto its side, the speed will pick up, and once it’s on its edge, you’ve hit top intensity. You can also shake it, and the faster you shake, the faster the vibes. There are six pre-programmed settings too, and you use the buttons on the remote to scroll through them.
The other way of operating it is by bypassing the remote altogether and just having the Hugo itself working by pressing and holding the on button that’s located on the perineum/clitoral stimulator. You only get one speed here – full speed – but that’s A-Okay for me, because I’m a full speed kinda gal. You can also use the patterns too, but this isn’t all that simple while in use as the button takes quite a bit of pressing and that’s not easy to do with lubey hands.
So, when it came to using the LELO Hugo, the first thing I wanted to know was, are the vibes strong enough to get me off? To that end, the Fella did what he does to get me all excited, and on went the Hugo as a clit stim. Wow. While not as strong as the L’Amourose Rosa (which is a bigger, similar shaped toy aimed at the laydeez) it’s more than rumbly enough to bring me off fast. The Hugo’s tip is a little more pointed than the Rosa too, so the vibes are more pin-point, which is a big plus for me.
The SenseMotion remote makes the Hugo a joy for clitoral focus. Being able to turn the vibes from a thudding, slow chug, to a fast paced rumbly buzz, and then back again with nothing more than the flick of the wrist allowed me to lie back and hover on the edge of orgasm for as long as I liked. The Fella takes full advantage of this to slowly tease it out of me too, and this has to be the first remote controlled toy we’ve had that doesn’t lose connection when he wanders more than a few feet away from me.
After discovering that the LELO Hugo ticked the all-important clit box for me, we moved on to couples play, inserting it inside of my vagina so we could indulge in a bit of anal penetration. Oh my giddy aunt! The smaller shape actually works brilliantly for this. The internal shaft hooks around my pelvic bone, the tip pressing into my G-spot, while the tightness of the shorter curve holds the outer part against my clit as though it was tailor made to do so.
It’s so compact it just clings, and it stayed exactly where I needed it for the entire session, unlike our We-Vibe, which slips out if he gets too vigorous or once I reach a certain wetness. With two motors (one situated in the shaft and another in the base) the vibes are plenty strong enough to be felt inside and out for him as well as me, and the whole thing was just outstanding from start to finish, so the Hugo has raced to the number one spot on our ‘let’s play together’ toy list.
But enough about me, lol. The LELO Hugo is first and foremost, a prostate massager. It took a lot of tugging on his part and scowling on mine, but the Fella did eventually have a bit of butt joy from this toy. He tells me it’s comfortable to wear and hits the exact right spot on insertion without fiddling and wriggling to get it placed. The petite size doesn’t stretch him or poke him, so he can kick back and concentrate on the feelings the rumbles feed directly into his prostate.
The outer arm is perfectly angled to rub his perineum, and all I had to do was lie beside him, and read him a mucky story while the Hugo (and it’s fancy remote) did all the hard work. He had tons of pre-cum before he finally asked me to ride him and finish it, which I did while the toy was still inside him. As it had for me, it stayed put, and the Fella had a noisy, messy orgasm that tired him out so much I was pulled down beside him after the toys were switched off and instructed that clean up could wait until morning.
That clean up consisted of washing the massager and spraying it with toy cleaner, and the remote was easily wiped down with a damp cloth and it’s all stored together in a satin bag once dried.
So, recommendations. I can happily say to all the girls wondering if this toy works on lady parts, yes. Yes it does, and it does it magnificently. It also works for the fellas too, but I guess we already knew that given that it’s them it’s made for. I know it’s a pricey bit of kit, but for a toy as versatile as this it’s definitely worth it. So ladies, if ever you find yourself searching for that one special toy that has the potential to please you inside and out, as well as delight your man if you want it to, this would be a very good choice.
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