Being in a long-distance relationship increases the chances of our sex life going stale, getting boring or diminishing completely so we like to devote time to intimacy by trying new things on a regular basis. Activities such as sexting often occur when we are not together but this could become repetitive if done too often so it’s important that we switch things up with products like this that can be used by us both even when we’re not in the same postcode. We have always thought that knowing the other is in control of the settings adds to the excitement but unfortunately our experience with wearable vibrators in the past have been limited and underwhelming in the power department. Luckily for us, We-Vibe created the Jive, a vibrator that seemed to promise many of the features we had been hoping to find and Lovehoney were kind enough to send us one to review.
Arriving in a coloured cardboard box with a striking product shot on the front and some of the key selling points and relevant product information on the back. Inside there was the charging cable, user guide, storage pouch, a sachet of Pjur’s We-Vibe water-based lubricant and the Jive itself. It had no charge whatsoever so it needed to be plugged in for around ninety minutes before it could be used. A full lease of life is supposed to provide up to two hours of vibrations. It uses a sturdy magnetic charging system where the connector is attached to the corresponding points on the antenna.
Made from the brands popular luxurious silicone, the Jive is completely body safe. This material is odourless, non-toxic, phthalate free and hypoallergenic so you can be assured that this is a top quality product and it’ll be kind to your nether regions. It feels smooth to the touch but has the associated friction that comes with the silicone territory so be sure to slather it up in a good water based lubricant before use to aid insertion/removal and provide comfort. After use, clean it’s fully waterproof surface with warm soapy water and leave to dry before storing.
Control wise, there are two methods to choose from. You can operate via the button on the retrieval cord or through the We Connect App. We’ve tried out both methods of operation and thought they both had their time and place to be used. If I’m using the Jive during a masturbation session then the manual control is more convenient whereas it’s easier to hand over the phone to my partner and allow him to control through the app if we’re using it together. To control manually simply press the button for a few seconds to turn on and continue to press to cycle through the preset modes. Pressing and holding for a few seconds will turn the device off.
Before opening up the app make sure that Bluetooth is activated on your chosen device and the Jive is switched on. Once in the app, press pair We-Vibe and let the devices find each other. When paired follow the instructions given on the screen.
The control button will find the first function and begin the vibrations. You can then swipe from side to side to change the function or pinch and pull on your selected function to change the level of intensity. To hand control over to a partner, press the connect lover button and follow the instructions that are given or simply design your own settings through the create my vibe option.
The box advertises the Jive as a hands-free, wearable g-spot vibrator and whilst I can’t disagree with the first words in that description, I have to argue against the second part. The shape of this toy is not typical of something designed to stimulate that area at all as there’s a severe lack of curve and definition. I had to force it into a titled, upright position for it locate the spot but then it wasn’t particularly comfortable or pleasurable to use and failed to remain where placed. It does have a bulbous width to it so I’d imagine that it would have been great for this kind of stimulation if it had been designed with a gentle curve but as it stands now, it doesn’t hit that area for me at all.
We came to the conclusion that it was best to treat the We-Vibe Jive as a love egg instead of a g-spot stimulator as these generally don’t have a particular area of focus and are designed to provide broad stimulation instead of precise. It’s comfortable to insert and wear this way as it’s not huge, it has an insertable length of just three and a half inches and a maximum circumference of just above four inches. It should be suitable for most people with some insertable experience and a thick coating of lubricant but please remember that this is not a toy that should be used anally as there is no flared base.
It pressed against my vaginal walls with its firm surface adding welcome pressure which could be intensified by clenching around it. I wasn’t expecting it to work out my pelvic floor but hey, kegel exercisers are always welcome with me. The vibrations are strong, strong enough for the vast majority of people who are not power queens, but they are not the strongest vibrations I’ve felt from this brand. This was a little disappointing as I was expecting it to be the strongest of its kind but I got over this quickly when I realised that it still had We-Vibe’s signature rumbly motor.
The constant speeds are what I use the most and I liked the Jive’s although I found myself wishing they were a few notches stronger. The vibrations aren’t weak by any means but they never seemed to reach the level I associate with We-Vibe’s motors. That doesn’t mean that I couldn’t orgasm with this though as the combination of pressure against the vaginal walls, strengthening sensations and the rumbly motor worked some magic. If g-spot stimulation is what attracted you to the Jive then dare I say that you will be disappointed. Others may have more luck than I did but I don’t see it being a common occurrence unfortunately and would rather recommend their Rave for that purpose instead.
Overall, I like the We-Vibe Jive but it doesn’t blow my mind. It’s not the best toy I’ve tried from this brand I’m afraid and I hope they’ll take notes about the shape on board for future designs. I have to credit them for creating the best hands-free, wearable love egg that I have tried to date in terms of comfort, power, quality and long-distance control options but it could definitely have been improved in other areas. If it hadn’t been sold as a g-spot stimulator then I wouldn’t have felt disappointment upon trying it as I wouldn’t be expecting it to hit that spot. The other thing that made me slightly sad was the noise levels. It’s not as quiet as their other vibrators and probably couldn’t be used in public.
You can purchase the We-Vibe Jive (£99.99) from Lovehoney.
We received this product free of charge in return for our honest review. All views are our own and based on our experiences. Some affiliate links have been used within this post.