Update: As of June 2016, I no longer endorse Lelo and generally will not recommend their products. See this post for my reasons.
My experience reviewing Lelo toys did not get off to the best start. The WaveMotion of the Mona Wave wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, and the Ora 2 led me to coin the phrase “Wile E. Coyote failgasm”. But despite those two less than stellar performances, I know Lelo is capable of making great things. Mona 2, Luna Beads, Ella and Mia 2 are all products I endorse and regularly recommend. Could Siri 2 follow in the footsteps of those classics?
I’d always been curious about Siri, since I often prefer broader stimulation over vibes with pinpoint focus on my clit. Yet somehow, I never got around to snagging one. Siri was kind of like butter pecan ice cream. I really like butter pecan ice cream, but I rarely order it because I get tempted by the latest special, exotic, over-the-top flavor of the moment. Every time I thought about getting myself a Siri, I’d end up distracted by something newer and flashier.
The Siri 2 is a discreet, unassuming little vibrator. It’s just under 4 inches long and two inches wide. It also has a locking feature, and the velvety, matte silicone doesn’t collect a terrible amount of lint. Siri’s combination of features make it a great choice for travel, I can vouch for its ability to easily pass through airport security in a carry-on bag. Siri is also waterproof, for shower/tub use (if that’s your jam) and easy cleaning.
The underside of the Siri 2 has a slight swell to it, which nestles nicely between my labia and provides direct, but not super-focused clitoral stimulation. For me, this is an excellent configuration. It’s not as broad and all-encompassing as the Magic Wand, not as irritatingly pinpoint as the Tango used on its own… it’s the Goldilocks of clit vibes, just right.
The vibrations of the Siri 2 are nice and rumbly, a shade buzzier and less powerful than the Tango, but more than adequate to give me quality orgasms in a relatively short period of time. One of my favorite ways to use the Siri 2 is a little unconventional 1. I was craving a quick orgasm before heading from my hotel room down to a conference, and flopped back on the bed to watch a little porn on my laptop. While lying on my stomach2, I slipped the Siri 2 into my underwear, nestled it carefully between my labia and set it on one of the faster pulse patterns. This, along with some wiggling and thigh muscle clenching, resulted in a couple of amazing hands-free orgasms, and me being slightly late to the opening session (oops).
When I’m not going hands-free, the controls of the Siri 2 are pretty easy to use. I love vibes that let me control patterns and intensity independently, rather than having patterns set at a fixed level of power. The buttons are a little on the small side, but once I got used to them, their size didn’t cause any problems.
Lelo also mentions the possibility of using the Siri 2 to massage the vocal cords prior to singing. I tried this out of a sense of duty to assess all product features, then asked a few trusted friends to tell me if my singing had improved. Judging by their reactions (and one perplexed whine from my dog) Siri 2 was not terribly effective in this capacity. I was also not impressed with its ability to vibrate in sync with music. Even with a heavy, pounding beat 3, the response was inconsistent and didn’t do much for me.
While the Siri 2 was lackluster on the musical front, it shines in the areas that matter most: rumbly vibrations, smooth silicone, comfortable shape…it’s an all around solid clitoral vibe. And really, that’s what I care about. Bells and whistles are kind of interesting, but they’re generally not going to make me love or hate4 a toy. The Siri 2 does what I need it to do and does it well, so it gets a wholehearted recommendation. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a sudden craving for butter pecan ice cream…
I received the Siri 2 free of charge from Lelo in exchange for my honest review. Thank you, Lelo!
- Yes, I know. You’re all astounded that the quirky lady with a hoard of rainbow fantasy dildos might do something unorthodox with a sex toy. ↩
- Masturbating while lying on my stomach started as a stealth mechanism in college and has remained part of my repertoire ever since. ↩
- Nine Inch Nails – Closer, in case you were wondering ↩
- Barring an extreme case where a superfluous add-on grossly inflates the price or screws up basic function ↩