Getting to grips with Sona, the supersonic sustainable sex toy
The callous use of plastic, batteries and non-recyclable materials in sex toys has long been a plague on the industry, but thankfully more and more companies are making changes.
LELO is at the forefront of the sustainably-produced sex toy movement, designing its toys to last as long as possible while also cutting the environmental footprint it takes to produce them.
One of LELO’s bestselling toys, the Sona, boasts a small environmental footprint with a massive impact in the bedroom. Wanting to know more about this unique toy, I tested out the Sona to see if it could stand up to my favourite, tried-and-trusted vibrator–and was surprised at the results.
Regularly priced at £129 but currently on sale for £60, Sona screams ‘luxury’ from the moment you pull it out of its satin pouch.
Made from a single piece of body-safe, phthalate-free silicone, Sona is waterproof, easy to clean, has a one-year warranty, and even has a watertight charging socket. It’s reassuring to know that in an era of mass-produced products, Sona isn’t contributing to wasteful plastic.
Sona’s design is golden and glamorous, and the packaging even includes a sachet of lube–trust me, you’ll need this. Unlike the vibrators of the past, Sona uses sonic waves to stimulate the clitoris. This means you’ll feel the vibrations throughout more of your clitoris than you’d feel with a traditional vibrator.
Since Sona uses sonic waves to vibrate rather than a hectic back-and-forth motion, the sensation can feel stronger, and even painful, if you aren’t properly prepared for it.
As I went into my first trial run dry, my first experience with Sona was painful, confusing, and orgasmic. I wasn’t sure how to feel about the sonic waves, since they felt unlike anything I’d felt before. It’s incredibly intense, and the waves stimulate throughout the entire clitoris, not just the external part, resulting in a very unique orgasm.
I told myself I’d probably just go back to my old vibrator, but within the hour, I was back using Sona. When I finally used the lube the second time, I realised why everyone seems to love this vibrator. I’ve heard it likened to oral sex, and in a way, it feels similar, but about 50 times more intense.
A word to the wise: your first orgasm with Sona won’t be the best, and that’s a great thing. As you become more familiar with the sensations the Sona produces, you’ll know when to adjust it, grab more lube, or edge yourself off (if that’s your thing). Unlike other vibrators, your clit doesn’t become numb after a session, which means you keep feeling those good vibes all the way to your next orgasm–which is easy to have, since the toy saves 20 per cent of its power until you’re about to orgasm. I’m not sure how it does that, but I’m not going to argue with something that feels that amazing.
Fitting easily into the palm of my hand, Sona was simple to use alone or with a partner, offering a more fulfilling orgasm than I’ve had with any sex toy previously. If you can’t normally orgasm twice, Sona might just change that–it definitely did for me.
Compared to other vibrators, Sona is quiet on its lower settings, and it holds a charge for a long time–depending on how many orgasms you get out of a session, of course. Personally, I’ve been using it for three weeks on a single charge, which is pretty impressive compared to my other vibes. At Sona’s current price point, I’d say it’s an incredibly worthwhile investment for anyone with a clitoris.
However, a warning to fellow sex-toy-holics: you’ll probably fall in love with Sona, and neglect all your other toys for a very long time. And honestly, who can blame you? It feels f*cking fantastic.