Lelo Insignia Soraya Review

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I am a massive fan of Lelo vibrators, although they are pretty pricey for sex toys. I think that is half of their appeal though. Investing in a Lelo is like you are truly investing in and valuing your own sensuality.

When you buy a Lelo (in my opinion), you’re declaring to yourself that you are worth the best.

Let’s take a closer look at the Lelo Insignia Soraya.

What’s in the box?

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The beautifully packaged (very strong) gift box contains your new Lelo Insignia Soraya on a bed of velvet (nice), a satin storage bag for safe and discreet keeping, a mains charger, personal moisturiser (posh term for lube), a Lelo brooch to wear proudly and a very confident 10 year warranty.

What does it look like?

I always love the design of Lelo toys, they’re what you call ergonomically designed. So they just ‘fit’ you and your womanly curves. Nicely. Plus this makes them look classy and feminine too.

The Soraya has a nice loop to hold on to whilst you’re using it.

One reviewer on Lovehoney described it as a “like a perfectly engineered piece of art” and I’d agree with that. You’re not just buying a luxury rabbit vibrator, you’re buying art!

To be honest I’ve never been a fan of sex toys in black, ever. But unusually I really love the Lelo Insignia Soraya in black. The gold adds a touch of sheer class to it. I also love the purple version which is the one I opted for.

Whichever colour of the Soraya you go for, both are beautiful and coated in soft, seam free silicone.

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How does it work?

The Lelo Insignia Soraya has two separate motors which gives it a lot of strength in both vibrating areas, the rabbit bit and the main insertable section.

You control it with the 3 built in push button controls and there are 8 functions you can choose.

There’s the plus button for switching it on and increasing speed, the middle button is the function button and the minus button is for switching it off and lowering speed.

Keep playing around and see which speed and setting you like best.

How big is the Lelo Insignia Soraya?

The Soraya is a nice size at 8.5 inches long with an insertable length of 5 inches. It’s widest circumference is 4.1 inches.

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How is it powered?

It’s mains rechargeable! Yes! I love mains powered sex toys because of the ease of just plugging them in, charging them up and away you go. Gone are the days (in higher end toys anyway) of messing around with batteries that last for about 10 minutes before they’ve run out.

The Lelo Insignia Soraya takes around 2 hours to fully charge it and it last for 4 hours of vibrating time.

What are some of the features?

It has a travel lock so you know it won’t end up buzzing in your suitcase during security checks. To lock it you just hold down the plus and minus buttons together, it flashes to show you it’s locked. When you try turning it on it then won’t turn on until you unlock it.

The Lelo Insignia Soraya is completely waterproof so you can use it in the bath with no problem. It’s bizarre at first submerging it under water when it’s mains charged – but don’t worry, it doesn’t break it! The special seal where the mains lead plugs in is covered by the silicone.

When you get yours you’ll see what I mean. You can also see Annabelle Knight demonstrate these features too in her video review.

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How loud is it?

Well are you are you ready for this?  What can you expect from a high end sex toy like the Lelo Insignia Soraya?

It is virtually silent.

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I kid you not. You can check out the video of Annabelle Knight on Lovehoney demonstrating this for an idea of noise level. I have used some ridiculously loud toys in my time, and this one is like a little whisper. Shhhhh.

It’s an ideal toy for when you need to be very very quiet like when you’re sharing a house with someone else. They won’t hear it.

What are the pros?

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There are so many good points to the Lelo Insignia Soraya (can you tell I love this toy) which is why it’s firmly in my list of 7 of the best rabbit vibrators! Here’s a round-up of my fave features!

Gorgeous look and design and colours.

Main rechargeable.

Water-proof and submergible.

Nice and easy to use well-placed buttons.

Travel lock.

A good size and the loop handle is good to hold.

The gorgeous gift box, velvet and extras that come with it.

It’s pure luxury.

What are the cons?

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The only real one is the price. If you have tried this yourself and would like to add anything here please feel free to comment or message me.

It’s an expensive toy for sure, but if you’ve got the cash to spend on a high end luxury sex toy, the Lelo Insignia Soraya is one to seriously consider.

Other reviewers have said that there is no way to check the level of charge. I can see this feature being added in future but it is a little unfair to criticise it for this, seeing as you can’t check the charge level of a battery-operated toy either.

The fact that you can just plug it in and charge it up is pretty damn cool to me. You can also use it whilst it’s on charge, if you really wanted to.

Another reviewer said the free badge was pointless. What are you seriously saying you wouldn’t wear your Lelo badge with pride? How dare you! (joking a little here).

What are other people saying?

Read more of what other people are saying about the Lelo Insignia Soraya. It isn’t just me who loves my Soraya!

Get yours: (prices do go up and down, these are correct at the time of writing).

£189.99 including delivery from Lovehoney.

£189.99 including delivery from Bondara.

7 of the Best Bullet Vibrators

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Bullet vibrators look a lot like bullets and are used mainly for clitoral stimulation.

They’re particularly good for women for a quick easy orgasm. Of course you can also get imaginative and use a bullet vibrator in other places too and they’re really good for during foreplay.

Bullet vibrators are some of the cheapest vibrators and are very affordable with prices ranging from as low as £3.99 through to £50+. They’re also very small and portable and can easily be stored discreetly in your handbag.

For the purposes of this post I’m going to write on the basis of the bullet vibrators just being used for clitoral stimulation.

I’ll be answering the following questions:

  • What are the features?
  • Is it any good?
  • How much is it?

1. Rocks Off Ramsey Rabbit

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What are the features?

Ramsey Rabbit is very small and cute at 4 inches long and 1.3 inches in diameter. He has a “soft hypo-allergenic Intramed silicone body”. Which basically means he feels soft but firm, and has a medical grade silicone coating.

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Being silicone I would recommend you only use a water-based lube with him.

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Right now he’s only available in pink in the UK and it would be nice if in future there were other colours available to choose from.

Like many bullet vibrators he only has one single speed of vibration which means there are no other choices. This is because the vibrations are powered by a “RO-80mm bullet vibrator” inside him, and they pass through the body into the ears. It works very well and is a lot like a rabbit vibrator without the shaft.

You can buy RO-80mm bullets on their own but with Ramsey Rabbit you get both the bullet, and the rabbit sleeve giving you two options of us.

Is it (he) any good?

Ramsey is powerful and also really quiet.  You can barely hear the vibrations. Perfect for when you don’t want to pink ramsey rabbit bulletbe heard.

I often find bullet vibrators like this are too powerful and can cause some numbness so what’s great about Ramsey is the way the vibrations are more gentle on the clit and you can move it around to get stronger or weaker vibrations depending on your needs at the time.

Looking at the other positive reviews on the Bondara website, he’s a very popular introductory sex toy if you’re looking for your first one. There’s no danger of feeling overwhelmed by Ramsey. He’s friendly and just wants to give you orgasms.

Being fully waterproof and submersible means you can use him in the bath or shower, and makes cleaning him very easy. No dangers of getting any water inside.

Ramsey is supplied with the one N sized battery which is a big bonus.

How much?

Bondara £17.99 with free delivery

2. Tracey Cox Super Sex Super Bullet Vibrator

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What are the features?

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The “Tracey Cox Super Sex Bullet” is a bigger version of the original Tracey Cox Bullet. Being much bigger than the average bullet makes it easier to hold and control. I think the key selling points with this bullet are it’s size and power.

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It has three different speeds and three different patterns so altogether has six functions. For a bullet this is a lot of options to play with!

Is it any good?

You can insert it 3.5 inches so is good for shallow penetration. Not many bullets are big enough to be inserted very much at all so it’s nice to have that option.

It’s powered with two AAA batteries and unfortunately they weren’t supplied with the bullet. This was disappointing but so common with battery powered toys.

The batteries were really easy to put in by just unscrewing the top of the bullet, placing them inside then screwing the top back on.

To switch on you just push the button on the top once and the bullet begins to vibrate. It’s definitely packed with power! Even on the lowest setting the vibrations are extremely strong.

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To move through the six different functions you just keep pressing the button on the top and with each press you move onto a different pattern of vibration. It couldn’t be simpler to use. To switch off just press and hold the button down and the bullet stops vibrating.

To move through the six different functions you just keep pressing the button on the top and with each press you move onto a different pattern of vibration. It couldn’t be simpler to use. To switch off just press and hold the button down and the bullet stops vibrating.

To move through the six different functions you just keep pressing the button on the top and with each press you move onto a different pattern of vibration. It couldn’t be simpler to use. To switch off just press and hold the button down and the bullet stops vibrating.

Soundwise this is not the quietest of bullets but it’s not overly noisy. With so much power it’s bound to make some noise. Under the duvets it is very muffled and you can barely hear it. Another plus point is this bullet is completely waterproof and submersible.

You can see just how powerful this bullet is for yourself on the Lovehoney video review.

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How much?

Lovehoney £24.99 with free delivery

 3. 50 Shades of Grey We Aim To Please Bullet

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What are the features?

This bullet is from the 50 Shades Official Collection and is the only range that’s fully approved by the author E.L. James. If you’re a fan of the book you’ll enjoy owning the official bullet.

50 Shades Bullet Video Review

Lovehoney have a video review showing the 50 Shades bullet.

Features are very simple. It has one single speed of vibration and is controlled by the button on the end. You press it down to switch the bullet on, and press it down again to switch it off.

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Is it any good?

The packaging is very nice, sleek and classy. A storage bag is also included.

A downside to this bullet is that the battery doesn’t last very long so I’d advice you to stock up and buy a few batteries at once (plus the battery isn’t included). It only uses one AAA battery so it’s quickly drained.

Being completely waterproof and submersible is always a bonus.

It’s a very basic bullet and okay for someone brand new to sex toys or who loved the book.

How much?

Lovehoney £11.99 with free delivery

We Vibe Tango

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I’ve put these two We Vibe Tango into the same review because they are very similar. The differences are that the Salsa has a pointed end and the Tango has a flat end to it.

What are the features?

The Salsa and Tango are very elegant bullets and best of all are mains powered!

There are eight different vibrate and pattern functions. These bullets are very powerful and are just in a league of their own compared to other bullets on the market.

They come with a charger and a little adapter (plus a bag). Now as they are completely sealed you do wonder at first how they charges. All you do is plug the charger into the adapter. The adapter is magnetic and then sticks onto the Salsa or Tango. It’s really very clever.

Then of course you just plug the mains plug into the wall socket. It takes ninety minutes to charge. That’s all. It’s “super charge”. Other We-Vibe toys take over three hours. The charge lasts for two hours.

Another great feature is they’re waterproof and completely submersible.

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Are they any good?

The Tango and Salsa are both fantastic bullet and rightly so with their hefty price tags. We-Vibe do luxurious sex toys and you would only expect high quality from them.

The different vibration modes are really good. They’re controlled using the button on the top. They are also both really quiet despite how much power they have.Having tried other We-Vibe toys I wasn’t surprised at how good these bullets were.

How much?

Brace yourself, We-Vibe toys are not cheap and the Salsa and Tango are no different. Are they worth the money? They are in a league of their own when it comes to bullets and if a luxury bullet is what you’re after this will be the one.

You will also save on batteries! However you can have just as much fun with one of the much cheaper bullets.

Since writing this – only the Tango is available.

Lovehoney £69.99 with delivery

5. Aquagasmic Bullet Vibrator

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What are the features?

As you can tell by the name Aquagasmic, this is a completely waterproof bullet.

The Aquagasmic has different vibration speeds which are controlled by twisting the base. This is a slightly different method of control to many bullets that usually have a button on the end that you press.

Is it any good?

It is a good little bullet packed with power, and with the price being so low you can’t go far wrong. Plus batteries (AA) were included with my delivery which is a bonus and adds to it being a good bargain.

I love the colour too. It’s pearly pink and shiny. So far it has an amazing all 5 star rating on the Bondara website which says a lot for how many other like it. If you’re looking for your first toy to try, or you don’t want to spend a lot on a vibrator the Aquagasmic bullet is definitely a good choice for you.

How much?

Bondara £6.99 including delivery.

6. Mantric Bedside Bullet Vibrator

What are the features?

There are two parts to the Mantric Bullet Vibrator, the remote control and the Mantric bullet itself. The remote control is attached to the bullet with 87cm of cable.

There are three different speeds of vibration and seven different patterns so that’s a very dynamic ten functions to this bullet!

To start the Mantric bullet you press the up button on the remote control. You then move through each function by scrolling up with the up button (or down button if you want to go back one).

Is it any good?

Personally I dislike any toys that have remote controls attached to them with cables. I find them annoying and they can get in the way when there’s two of you involved.

Despite this it’s a very powerful little bullet and the Lovehoney video review demonstrates the power if you watch how much the bullet jumps off the table when the power is turned up.

There is one advantage of having a remote control though, and that is the ease of changing settings whilst the bullet is in use. There’s no need to be looking down to figure out what to press next.

A disadvantage for me was switching off. There is no off button specifically and you have to keep scrolling through the functions until you get to “off.” If you’re only on function two, then you can scroll back down to zero, or if you’re say on function seven then you would scroll up to zero again. This is just a minor niggle though.

It’s not waterproof and is fairly small compared to other bullets at 2.25 inches. It uses three AA batteries and is another sex toy that isn’t supplied with batteries so you will have to make sure you order some or have some spares at home.

One thing I have to point out is how well built this bullet and controller are, and also it has got very positive reviews on Lovehoney. A lot of people really like it!

How much?

Lovehoney £14.99 with free delivery.

7. Rocks Off Ammunition RO-120mm Bullet Vibrator

What are the features?

The Rocks Off Ammunition RO-120mm Vibrating Bullet is larger than the average bullet at 5 inches long and is insertable up to 3.5 inches.

To switch on you just press and hold down the button on the top of the bullet and the vibrations begin. To switch off you do the same again.

There are five different functions of vibration, some are continuous vibrations and some are patterns. To change function you just keep pressing the button and you move through them. There’s a pulse pattern, quick pulse, a random pattern and two continuous speeds.

Is it any good?

Being fully waterproof and submersible is always a big bonus. Not only does this give you the flexibility to use it in the bath or shower, but it also makes cleaning very easy.

It’s powered by two AAA batteries which are included – very helpful. You add the batteries just by unscrewing the base.

What I like about this bullet is how well built it feels. Some less expensive bullets obviously feel cheaper, but this one does feel chunky and solid.

On Lovehoney there’s currently 37 positive reviews and it scored 9 out of 10 which gives you a good indication that a lot of people really like this bullet. Not all bullets are rated so highly.

It’s definitely a very powerful bullet and matches it’s name – ammunition! You only have to watch the video review to see how powerful this bullet is on the slowest speed. The downside to such power is that it’s not quiet and you can hear the vibrations quite easily.

I also loved the packaging. The box is nice and solid and the hinged lid adds a luxurious feel when you first receive it through the post.

How much?

Lovehoney £19.99 including free delivery.

If you have a bullet vibrator you would love and would like to suggest please get in touch, I’d love to know what your favourites are!

 

>>> Update: Also check out my most recent 10 of the best bullet vibrators post.

Lelo Insignia Isla Review

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What’s in the box?

As always when I order my toys from Lovehoney, my new Lelo Insignia Isla arrived quickly in plain packaging. It was nice and discreet.

I really don’t want my postman to know what I’m having delivered, (even though he’s a friendly guy).

Opening the package the Lelo Insignia Isla was presented in a lovely glossy black box.

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Inside was:

  • The purple Lelo Insignia Isla itself. It’s available in black, purple or green but colour availability varies between shops.
  • Mains charger
  • Free sachet of lube
  • Gorgeous satin bag
  • Gold Insignia symbol brooch
  • Instruction manual
  • 10 year quality guarantee

What does it look like?

The Lelo Insignia Isla is possibly the most beautiful vibrator I’ve ever seen, and I own a few!

Not only is it very pretty and to be admired, it’s obviously extremely high quality. It looks very well made.

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What does it feel like?

It’s made from silicone so feels very silky, smooth and luxurious.

It feels good to hold with the looped handle so it’s easy to control. It fits nicely in your hand as you use it.

The Lelo Insignia Isla makes me feel very feminine and sexy just owning it.

Using it makes me feel even more feminine and sexy!

The curve means that when it’s inside you it’s pushing against your G spot and feels immensely good. You can really build yourself up using the various settings to the most powerful orgasms.

yes-water-based-lubricantAs it’s made from silicone, you need to use a water-based lubricant.

I love Yes lubricant because it feels very natural and silky. It’s expensive but it’s organic and is as luxurious as the Lelo Insignia Isla. A perfect companion.

How big is it?

In total it’s 9 inches long. It’s insertable up to 5 inches, 4.1 inches wide.

It’s a nice size; not too big, and not too small either. I think they’ve got it right.

The drawstring bag is satin and adds even more luxury to the Lelo Insignia Isla.

It’s really useful for keeping it hidden away when you want to keep it in your handbag or your suitcase. It’s not obvious there’s a vibrator inside the bag at all.

How is it powered?

I LOVE LOVE LOVE that the Lelo Insignia Isla comes with a mains charger.

That means no more messing about with batteries that slow down the vibrations, or even worse, run out half way through your pleasure. I’ve been there.

With battery powered vibrators I’ve found I hardly end up using them because you have to keep buying expensive batteries. Then they’ve usually run out when I come to next use the vibrator!

Mains charging is definitely the way forward and so much easier!

This is especially with the Lelo Insignia Isla being so powerful. Batteries would just kill it. It does need mains power.

You just have to plug it in every two or three days (depending on how much you use it) and it’s charged up really quickly and ready to go.

It takes around two hours to charge, and when fully charged it lasts for 4 hours so you get double the amount of time which is really good!

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How loud is it?

On the first setting it’s virtually silent. The first setting is really strong so that says a lot about the power in this vibe.

It gets progressively louder the more you move up the settings.

Moving up and down between the settings is simple by just pressing the middle button to cycle through the different modes.

No vibrator on full power is ever going to be silent. But as vibrators go, it’s very quiet.

It’s that quiet on the first setting that you can’t even hear if it’s switched on. You have to feel it to be sure it’s switched off!

Does it really work?

Yes! I’m really glad I bought it. It was a worthwhile investment.

And it was an investment in myself. (Not only for the orgasms, but it makes me feel luxurious and like I really care for myself by using such a brilliant vibrator).

How many settings does it have?

The are controls are along the top side of the Lelo Insignia Isla. There’s a plus (+) button, minus (-) button and mode button. Nice and simple.

It has 6 modes that you can cycle through.

It also has a “lock” function; meaning it won’t start vibrating by itself in your handbag or even worse in your suitcase!

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How do you use it?

To start the Lelo Insignia Isla you need to hold down the plus button for about a second and it then begins vibrating on a constant setting to begin with.

To increase the intensity you just need to hold down the plus button. The Lelo Insignia Isla immediately moves up a gear. (Much stronger vibrations).

To decrease the power you just need to press and hold down the minus button.

To move between the 6 modes, just press the middle mode button and the pattern of vibrations changes. With each press of the mode button, the Lelo Insignia Isla responds by changing pattern.

To turn off you just press and hold down the minus button.

How is it waterproof?

Unique about the Lelo Insignia Isla is it’s completely waterproof.

I can say I’ve tried testing this with my Lelo Insignia Isla in the bath and it worked! I have to say I was a little dubious about putting it under water but it was completely fine.

There’s a video on Lovehoney demonstrating this too – the presenter drops the Lelo Insignia Isla into a bowl of water to prove it.

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It’s waterproof because it’s made of “self-healing silicone”.

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The outside of the Lelo Insignia Isla is completely sealed, so the way to get the charger in is you just push the wire through the silicone into the charger point. There’s an obvious dent in the Lelo Insignia Isla where to push the charger in.

When you’ve charged the Lelo Insignia Isla, you then just remove the wire, and as if by magic, the outside seals back up!

What are the good points?

Obviously how it looks and feels – it’s a touch of sheer class.

It’s kick ass powerful, and it’s also quiet.

It’s mains charged.

It makes you feel very feminine and like you own something very precious.

It’s waterproof!!

It has a “lock” function to stop it turning on at inappropriate moments.

What are the bad points?

It is on the expensive side for a vibrator but well worth it.

It’s insertable 5 inches. Some women might prefer a bigger vibrator.

What do other people say?

The reviews on Love Honey are all really positive reviews. Everyone else using it seems to agree it’s a good vibrator.

One review I noticed sounded like it might be written by the manufacturer. It ended with “available on Love Honey”, even though the review was written on Love Honey.

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Check out some of the other reviews on the Lelo Insignia Isla.

Why spend more on a luxury toy?

Having used both cheaper and expensive sex toys, it’s noticeable how much nicer the luxury more expensive toys feel.

They’re obviously made of better material and are more pleasurable because they’re better made and thought out.

It’s personal choice, but for me I would never go back to a cheap vibrator having tried out the Lelo Insignia Isla. There’s just no comparison to the cheaper models.

Not only is it the convenience of being mains charged and not having to keep forking out on batteries that you keep needing to replace, it’s the look, feel and way it works.

Sure, a cheaper vibrator can give you good orgasms too, but I know it’s worth spending that bit extra. It’s all about the experience.

Where can I get the Lelo Insignia Isla?

I always get my sex toys from Love Honey (just because I know they’re always reliable, and post quickly in discreet packaging). Delivery is also included.

You can purchase the Lelo Insignia Isla from several online shops.

Love Honey £144.99 plus free delivery – available in black and purple

Nice and Naughty £119.99 plus free delivery – available in black and purple