I Tried LELO's Sila Vibrator And It Feels Like Having Slow, Sweet Sex

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I’ve been a fan of luxury sex toy brand LELO from the get-go.

Their Smart Wand 2, Soraya Wave, and MIA 2, and products for men that I've used with partners, like the Tora 2, have each offered something new and exciting.

So when the LELO Sila, the company's sonic clitoral stimulator, showed up for me to review, I was ecstatic.

Not only is the Sila an aesthetically beautiful, waterproof clitoral massager, but its larger mouth and flexible extra-soft silicone made it look and feel, at first touch, like it was going to be the perfect fit.

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In the past, I’ve found that when it comes to sex toys that boast clitoral suction through pressure waves, fit is everything; as is the toy being made of a material that moves with the body, as opposed to against it.

As I do with all toys when I first receive them and after I charge them for a couple hours, I took Sila in my hand to check it out.

LELO Sila: The Specifics

Material: Body-safe silicone, ABS

Colors: Pink, Lilac, Aqua

Settings: 8

User time: Up to 2 hours

Charge time: 2 hours at 5.0V 500mA

Size: 80 x 75 x 35 mm / 3.1 x 2.9 x 1.4 In

Price: $169 US

With suction toys, I like to do what I call a “finger trial” first, so I can see what I’m getting myself into and have a reference for a starting point.

What made Sila different from other sex toys that are created to mimic the feel of oral sex, was that there were less sucking and more actual movement going on inside the head, almost like a tongue that was working at high-octane levels to please and make the person on the receiving end achieve orgasm in a matter of no time.

With my finger trial out of the way and ready to put Sila where it belongs, snug against my clitoris, I crawled into bed and prepared for greatness.

I should point out that the LELO Sila is specifically designed "to be both beautiful and non-intimidating in order to attract those that have yet to discover the world of sex toys and self-pleasure."

I myself receive new sex toys on a weekly basis. Most of those weeks, I’ll receive a couple of packages, so I know my way around toys, brands, and what works for me and what doesn’t.

For starters, the opening, as I mentioned above, is larger than most suction toys so as to accommodate different size clitorises. This required some finagling — something I’m very used to when it comes to trying a new sex toy for the first time.

LELO encourages those giving the Sila a go to "stop, breathe, fantasize, and discover the wonders of slow sex."

Check out the Sila for yourself here.

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As I eased my mind into a sex fantasy that these days involves Taika Waititi, I enjoyed the way Sila, thanks to its large opening, LELO's patented SenSonic technology, and body-safe silicone vibrated past my clit, the sonic waves stimulating more of my vulva than other suction toys.

It felt good, really good, but my clitoris wasn’t getting the action it wanted. I pushed Sila harder against my clit and could then feel the movement I'd felt on my finger and the intensity I’ve come to expect from LELO products. The overall feeling was less like the sensation of a tongue, and more of an overall vibration.

I made my way through all of the eight pleasure settings, experimenting with what felt good and what felt even better.

Like a lot of suction toys, it’s definitely not silent. But that’s just what comes with the territory. However, with a closed door, a duvet over you, and some music on, no one in the next room or downstairs would be the wiser.

The battery life was good. My Sila was fully charged the few times I used it, and because I did use it for quite a bit while enjoying the process of reaching orgasm, the battery life was definitely in it for the long haul.

Sila, I can say without a doubt, is a great way to learn about your vulva and its range of sensitivity, as opposed to just direct clitoral stimulation. It allowed me to take my time, as if it were a pocket-sized foreplay sex toy created more for long distance than a “let’s get in and out” experience.

In my fantasy, Taika’s face was between my legs for one hell of a long time and there’s no complaints there.

In all honesty, while the Sila did not deliver a high intensity or full-steam-ahead power, it was refreshing to enjoy the pleasure-filled journey Sila offered — and the journey is often more fun than the orgasm itself anyway.

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Bottom Line

The best part about sex toys, no matter the outcome, is they allow you to explore your body and the range stimulation you can feel.

I would absolutely recommend the LELO Sila to my friends, because we all have different needs and wants physically when it comes to stimulation.

The SIla would make a particularly great choice for women who have sensitive clitorises. I’d also recommend it to women who like overall vulva sensation, as opposed to direct clitoral stimulation alone.

Also, when it comes to suction toys, you don’t have to stick to the clitoris. You can also use them on your nipples and other places you enjoy the feeling of a tongue. They allow for experimentation and, frankly, that’s more important than winning the race any day of the week.

Sila does that, making it a great toy to use solo or with a partner.

All photos courtesy of LELO.

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Amanda Chatel is a regular contributor and sex toy reviewer for Bustle and Glamour, with bylines at Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, Livingly, Mic, The Bolde, Huffington Post and others. Find her on Twitter or on Facebook for more.

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