I’ve always wanted to write a review for Lelo, so when I reached out and they offered me the choice between the Tiani 2 and the Tiani 3, I was beyond excited. I opted for the Tiani 3 as I thought the shape looked more comfortable and suitable for us as a couple.
I absolutely love luxurious packaging and this is one thing that Lelo have always done right. The Tiani 3 arrived in a beautiful glossy box with a picture of the product on the front. Inside this outer box, was a sturdy, black storage box housing the Tiani 3 and remote within some black velvet lining. In a separate section of the box, I found the user manual, two AAA batteries, warranty card, a sachet of personal lubricant, a satin storage pouch and the charger.
The Tiani 3 is charged via a three-pin plug. Plug this into your nearest socket and place the jack into the charging point. To find the jack you need to unscrew the head (just above the metallic band) and remove it, where you’ll find the charging point located inside. A small light will begin to flash to indicate its charging and this will turn to a steady glow when the charge is complete. I found that it took around two hours for a full charge and this gave roughly the same amount of play time. The remote control is not rechargeable, so make sure you have two AAA batteries on standby. The back of the remote control was loose when it arrived so all I needed to do was insert the batteries as directed and place the back into position. Once I’d done this, I took the key (pictured above), placed it into the small slit in the centre and twisted it at a 10% angle to lock the back on securely.
The Tiani 3 and the remote control are both made from the high-quality, luxurious silicone that Lelo use with all of their products. It’s phthalate free, non-toxic, odourless, hypoallergenic and completely body-safe. It’s also extremely soft and velvety, with less drag than I expected. Water-based lubricant is still recommended for comfort reasons. The metallic band around the Tiani 3 and the back of the remote control are made from robust ABS plastic, which is also body-safe. As long as the head is placed firmly back on after charging, then the toy is fully waterproof, which gets it some bonus points. I find this makes cleaning much easier and of course, it allows for aquatic adventures.
The Tiani 3 is designed to be worn during intercourse, it’s said that it will stimulate both the clitoris and the g-spot simultaneously. The internal arm does not vibrate, but the remote control and the bulbous, boxy head of the clitoral stimulator do. I am still unsure of why the remote actually vibrates, other than to let the person in control of the vibrator know what setting they’re using on the other. It wasn’t hand-numbing, which is good, but I did find this feature to be unnecessary and irritating at times. You can turn this off by pressing and holding the centre button for 5 seconds. The remote will continue to flash, but will stop vibrating.
The internal arm is extremely flexible, adjustable and quite soft. The tip of the internal arm is slightly firmer than the shaft, but it still feels squishy compared to the external arm, which is firm and rigid. The external arm is wonderful, it’s firm enough to provide a perfect amount of pressure to my clitoris, which is something that I need to enjoy a clitoral orgasm. The internal arm is a different story, I initially thought that it would be too soft to stimulate my g-spot, as again, I like firm pressure, but when it came to using the toy, I found it managed to hit the right places on several occasions. It has also managed to miss on several other occasions. I think the g-spot stimulating aspect of this toy only works in certain sexual positions and probably wouldn’t be firm enough for those who regularly use something like the nJoy Pure Wand.
We have only tried one other couples vibrator before and it did cause a slight pinching sensation, but that toy was much larger than the Tiani 3 so we hoped that this would be a better fit for us. My partner is quite large, length and girth wise, so the smaller the couples vibrator, the better really. I placed the Tiani into position before allowing him entry and he said he felt a slight drag from the silicone, so he applied some lubricant to himself and some extra to the toy, which he said made things a lot more comfortable for him. I found that missionary was the best position to use this toy in as the internal arm stayed against my g-spot and didn’t end up hitting my vaginal wall, like it did in rear-entry positions. I soon forgot how soft the internal arm was because once my partners penis was pushing it into my g-spot, it felt much firmer than it actually is. I still didn’t have a g-spot orgasm, but it provided more sensation than I was expecting to feel.
The Lelo Tiani 3 is part of their SenseMotion range, which basically means you can control the settings of the toy without even pressing any buttons. To activate this, simply turn on the remote by pressing the (+) button and wait for the wireless connection to activate, you’ll know it’s ready as the lights on both the remote and the massager will illuminate. It will automatically turn on Mode 1, which is where you can control the intensity of the steady vibrations by simply tilting the remote. When the remote is horizontal the vibrations are very gentle and tickle-like, but once it’s tilted to a vertical stance, it reaches full intensity. I did find this to be fairly powerful, although the vibrations were only surface level and buzzy rather than rumbly. I usually can’t get off on buzzy vibrations, but there are exceptions every once in a while and this toy is one of them. It’s not the strongest vibration I’ve ever felt and is definitely weaker than the We-Vibe Touch, but it’s just about strong enough to get me to a clitoral orgasm. Bare in mind that I am a power queen, so this might be different for you.
Mode two is slightly different, as the remote can be moved in any direction. Faster movements will increase the intensity of the vibrations. You can activate this by pressing the centre button whilst in mode one. I personally prefer mode one, but it’s nice to change things up every once in a while and create something different. There are also six pre-programmed modes on the remote control, which you can get to by pressing the centre button for a third time, there is one constant speed and five pulsating patterns. You can increase or decrease the intensity of any of these settings with a tap to the relevant button (+ or -). Holding the (-) button for three seconds will turn the remote off.
You can also use the Tiani 3 without the remote control. Simply leave the remote alone and press the button on the massager itself. Press the button again to begin vibrations and continue to press to cycle through the pre-programmed settings, which again feature some pulsating patterns. All of these settings are set to 100% intensity and this can’t be altered without the use of the remote. To turn off the toy, just press and hold the singular button for around 3 seconds.
Overall, I’d say that this is one of the better toys I have tried from Lelo and is definitely one I’ll continue to use regularly. It adds something different to regular sex and is a great alternative to having to hold a bullet vibrator in place. It’s snug, petite and comfortable to wear, it doesn’t get in the way of penetration at all and provides some pretty decent clitoral stimulation. I’d have preferred more power/rumbles, but on the whole, there’s not much more I can complain about.
You can purchase the Lelo Tiani 3 (£120) from Simply Pleasure. Affiliate links have been used in this post.
Please note (2016): Since I received this product, my thoughts on this brand have changed completely. I no longer support their marketing, ethics or brand and I would advise you to research their recent behaviour before purchasing their products. I’m mostly saddened by their attitude in recent months – in particular in the insult of using a domestic abuser named Charlie Sheen, who also happened to have unprotected sex with uninformed partners whilst knowing he had HIV, to promote their new condoms. I cannot support a company who put profits and sales above ethics and morals.