When the OhMiBod Lovelife Cuddle arrived, I was rather impressed with the way that it was presented. Its outer packaging is just a sleek, pink box with a cut out vibrator on the front that shows off the inner packaging. Inside this box, there’s a patterned pink and white storage box that houses the toy, the charging cable, a user manual and a storage pouch.
The Cuddle arrived with no charge, so it needed a full revitalise before I could use it. It’s just a simple case of plugging the USB into your chosen charging port and the jack into the charging point located in the base of the toy. Once it has begun charging the button panel will start flashing and this changes to a steady glow once the charge is complete. In my experience, the full charge takes around two and a half hours which gives roughly two hours of play depending on the settings being used.
Whilst the vibrator was charging, I took the time to check out the toy quality-wise as I’d never tried a product from OhMiBod before. I have heard mixed things about them and after this experience, I can kind of see why. It looked lovely and luxurious at first glance, but close up there were a couple of things that cheapened the feel for me. The first thing being the seam on the handle, as it looks as if it’s almost open from certain angles, which had me concerned that this toy might fall apart with regular use or that it would collect extra dust, lint or fluids that fall from the shaft. The second thing was the line where the silicone ends to meet the plastic handle as it looked like it hadn’t been joined as well as it could have been.
The hypoallergenic, non-toxic and phthalate free silicone is quite smooth to the touch and only has a small amount of drag to it. I would still recommend using a touch of water-based lubricant to maximise enjoyment, particularly because this toy is quite firm. It’s a pretty rigid toy and has no flexibility whatsoever, although the head has a very small amount of squish to it which makes insertion more comfortable. It’s splashproof, but not waterproof, which is highly disappointing considering it’s going to set you back over £50. I would expect a toy with a price tag like this to be waterproof by default. I believe a small seal could have been provided to cover the charging port to make this toy waterproof at little extra cost to them. I don’t particularly trust ‘splashproof’ toys enough to rinse them in running water so I have resorted to using toy wipes on this to clean it.
The Cuddle has an overall length of 7.5 inches with 5 of those inches being insertable and a girth of 4 inches around the widest point. This is not a large toy by any means, so it should be manageable for most and I’d consider it to be a great starting size for internal stimulation, be that g-spot or just vaginally in general. It has a great shape which I absolutely adore and the head is slightly realistic and ridged for maximum stimulation.
To get started, press and hold the (~) button for a few seconds to turn the toy on. Press the (+) button to increase the intensity of the vibrations and the (-) to decrease. There are six levels of intensity to explore and seven settings, one of which is a constant vibration. The patterns are typical of what you’d find on a vibrator and they’re also buzzy, so they’re not for me. Press the (~) button again to move through the various pulsations and hold it down for a few seconds to turn the toy off. It’s quite easy to understand, but the shape of the control panel feels awkward to me. I don’t really find it comfortable to use either.
How do the steady vibrations feel? Well, I think the power is alright, although it’s not quite enough for me. I think that they would be strong enough for most people, but the power queens might want to look elsewhere. They start out verging on rumbly on the lower intensities but they get buzzier as the intensity increases, which actually becomes numbing on the highest setting. The vibrations travel well throughout the entire shaft and they’re fairly quiet, which is always a good thing. I would be happy to recommend the Cuddle to those who need discretion, as long as the TV is on in the background.
I found the vibrations to be somewhat painful internally because of the buzziness of that final setting. It was desensitising and it ended up numbing my g-spot instead of stimulating it. I’ve said numerous times that I can take or leave internal vibrations and I’m definitely leaving the Cuddle’s vibrations alone. If you don’t mind (or are used to) buzzy vibrations then this might not both you, but it’s a deal-breaker for me. I can still use the Cuddle as a g-spot dildo, but this defeats the point of why I purchased this toy in the first place. I found that the pronounced head caught against my spot easily after entry and it has the perfect amount of firmness to stimulate, but I’m not blown away by the sensations it gives when thrusting or rocking. I can just about orgasm, but it’s not as intense or relieving as I’d like.
The Cuddle can be used as a clitoral vibrator if internal vibrations don’t do it for you and I think it’s ok at this job, although there are many other toys that I’d much rather use. It can drag a small climax from me if I use it for long enough, but I generally want a quick, full-throttle clitoral orgasm rather than a small, forgettable one. This might be different for you if you don’t require Tango level strength to have an explosive orgasm, but I’m somebody who does. I’m not sure that I’ll be using the Cuddle again after writing this review as this isn’t a toy I’ve reached for often, other than when I’ve been taking notes. It’s not that this is a bad toy, I just don’t think it works well for me.
Overall, I may have given the impression that I don’t like this toy, but it’s more of a case of it not being the right one for me. I love the shape and pronounced head as both are great for g-spot stimulation, but it’s missing that wow factor that I’m looking for. I’ve come to the conclusion that the Cuddle is a basically a weaker, more affordable Mona 2. I would recommend it if you are not a power queen, but if you are, then I’d give it a miss.
You can purchase the OhMiBod Lovelife Cuddle (£59.99) from Lovehoney.