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Review: Lelo Bob

 

 
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I’m going to start by saying that, in spite of all the negative aspects of my Bob, I actually really like it.  I’ve read other reviews and can understand why others may feel let down but I think this is down to Lelo marketing it incorrectly.  Let me explain in a moment… First, the basics: […]

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I’m going to start by saying that, in spite of all the negative aspects of my Bob, I actually really like it.  I’ve read other reviews and can understand why others may feel let down but I think this is down to Lelo marketing it incorrectly.  Let me explain in a moment…

First, the basics: The Lelo Bob is a small anal toy made of extremely hard silicone.  So hard in fact that it takes extreme pressure to change the shape of it at all.  It’s torpedo shaped and curves nicely in one direction, which makes for noticably different sensations when the position is changed.  It’s part of Lelo’s ‘Homme’ range, which are all manufactured to the highest quality and are shipped in beautiful packaging.  You could actually be forgiven for forgetting about the toy itself for a few moments when it arrives as you’ll probably spend more time admiring the elegant black cardboard box & white satin drawstring bag that accompany it.  Along with they toy, Lelo also include a single year warrantee, a small glossy catalogue and an instruction manual.  I had to stop reading the manual, however, as it kept referring to Bob as a ‘him’…  It may be just me, but I like to think of my toys as asexual objects and don’t really want to think about inserting a ‘him’ or a ‘her’ into my ass.  Aaaaanyway…

The Bob is marketed as a plug.  This is where, in my opinion, its let down.  If you bought it hoping for a toy to slip in & enjoy without worrying about it, then I’d have to recommend something else.  Whilst the ratio between shaft & base is good, the base itself is just too small to ignore.  The width of the base at its fattest point is no wider than the width of the main part of the toy, itself.  By definition, if you can manage to insert the toy at all then the base could find its way inside, too, without much trouble.  It also suffers from a term I’m going to call “plug twist”.  If you have a prostate & you slip the Bob so it’s applying pressure to it, it’s likely that it will move itself into the reverse position before too long.  The reverse position isn’t bad, but when I place a static toy in a certain position, I’d prefer it to stay there.

Now, where the Bob comes into its own, is during play with a partner.  I’m convinced this is why the base is in a ring shape.  It’s perfect for your partner to slip their finger inside & either hold it in place or move it around slightly to enhance sensations.  When this is the case, you no longer have to worry about it slipping inside accidentally and when moved around in tiny movements, it’s very pleasurable indeed, particularly if pressure on your prostate is increased & decreased gently by your partner. So pleasurable, in fact, that it’s worth owning just for this & forgetting about it’s use as a plug.

Aside from it’s function, it has a couple of other tiny niggles.  In stark contrast to the main portion of the toy, the base is very bendy. This is simply because it is so narrow.  It’s not a big issue, but it can make it awkward to insert sometimes.  It’s worth noting, though, that Lelo also sell two other versions of this toy.  One in stainless steel, the other 18k gold plate.  Both these toys, whilst expensive, would solve that issue.  The other small criticism is that it can be a pain to clean due to the embossed logo being too high on the shaft of the toy.  A much better position would be on the outside of the ring to avoid having to clean it with a brush after every use.

If you’re looking for a ‘leave in & forget about it’ butt plug, then maybe another toy is for you.  if, however, you’re looking at a fun anal toy for play with a partner, this is definitely worth considering.  It’s silicone so is completely Phthalate free and I’d recommend you use plenty of water based lube so as not to injure the toy (or yourself).

I bought this toy myself from the folks over at Lovehoney although, like all Lelo luxury items, it’s available from many good sex toy stockists.  You can click the picture below to browse the Official Lelo website for more on this toy and others.

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15 Comments


  1.  

    I’m definitely glad you mentioned something about this “plug twist” phenomena. Hubby’s just getting into anal toys, and knowing that something like this can happen is good info.

    Great review and, like Bean said, welcome to the community! ^-^




  2.  

    Just to let you know, I’d love an RSS feed link so I can subscribe! <3




  3.  
    Andy

    That’s on ‘to do’ list!

    Here’s the RSS feed: http://ruffledsheets.com/?feed=rss2

    I promise I’ll add a link & icon to the main page, soon 🙂




  4.  

    Welcome to the community. Great review. I’ve always thought that handle would be problematic. It’s kept me from getting this plug but I’m glad you found ways to enjoy it. Excellent photo! 🙂




  5.  

    Hey! Great review! I didn’t put this toy on my wish list because of the handle.




  6.  
    Andy

    It really is mis-sold as a leave-in-and-forget-about-it plug, which is a shame as it’s a wonderful toy to use with a partner.

    Glad you like the photo! I managed to take a few snaps during the snow.





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