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Lelo Dot review: An oscillating vibrator that brings pleasure directly to the clit

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Lelo Dot review: An oscillating vibrator that brings pleasure directly to the clit
Lelo Dot review: An oscillating vibrator that brings pleasure directly to the clit
Lelo Dot review: An oscillating vibrator that brings pleasure directly to the clit
$179.00
Squishy tip for comfort
Intuitive manoeuvring
Ergonomic handle

The latest to join the Lelo family is a pinpoint clit vibrator, designed for those who like direct stimulation. The This link opens in a new tab.Lelo Dot ($179/£159) sits alongside the company’s other vulva pleasure devices such as the Ida Wave, Sila, Tiani, Enigma Cruise, and Soraya Wave, amongst others, this oscillating vibrator appears to be the first of its kind.

While the others may offer broader stimulation using suction technology or vibration through wider surface areas, the Dot has a small squishy point that rotates in an “elliptical movement” or using Lelo’s trademarked “Infinite Loop Technology”. This is designed to “orbit around the erogenous zone” for the “complete elimination of post-orgasm numbness and saturation, which opens the door for multiple orgasms.”

A pretty bold statement from the Lelo brand.

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Lelo Dot: Design & features

Bringing something new to the table

In the box you get the toy itself, the USB charging cable, a warranty card, the instruction manual, a silky pouch, and a bonus sachet of personal moisturizer. I was pleasantly happy to receive this, as lube is a toy’s best friend and it’s nice to be provided with the correct lube. Ideally you don’t want to be using silicone-based lubricants with silicone-based toys.

Speaking of, the majority of the toy is made up of body-safe silicone, and the internal ergonomic handle is made with ABS plastic. It weighs 3.5oz, and is 2.4 x 1.8 x 6.5 inches in size. It takes two hours to charge, with a minimum of 2 hours of use, giving you a decent ratio of charge-to-use time.

The three buttons are for turning it on and off, flicking through the eight patterns and adjusting the volume (intensity, essentially), going to 60 dB at its loudest. Unlike many of its current-gen rivals, there’s no remote or additional ‘smart’ technology around the Lelo Dot.

Handily, it’s also completely waterproof, so you can also use it in the bath or shower, should the urge take you.

The Dot comes in three very adorable colors: aqua, pink and lilac. We tested the aqua, which makes a refreshing addition to my collection of bright pinks and purples in the toy box.

While this precision toy might be unique among the Lelo brand, it’s competing with the devices from manufacturers like Zumio. However, the Dot does have a much more squishy, bendable and soft tip than the Zumio’s hard-tipped toys, making the sensation more customizable for its user.

What is also unique about this clit vibrator is the elliptical motion of the tip. It’s intended to allow you to “dot” multiple pleasure spots, hence the name. I was sceptical of this at first, as when the toy is on, the fast vibrations look just like any other vibrator on the market. Checking it in slow-motion confirmed that it does appear to oscillate in a specific pattern, whether it’s in an infinity figure 8 is hard to say.

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What’s the Lelo Dot like to use?

Steer the helm towards pleasure island

It’s important to pre-frame this review with the knowledge that I am one of the 33 percent of people who prefer indirect clitoral stimulation. In a 2017 study, it was found that two thirds of people with vulvas (aged 18-94) do enjoy direct stimulation, so before investing in this toy it’s worth knowing which category you fall into as this will have a direct impact on your experience.

A clit vibrator with such precision needs a user who knows exactly what they like and how they like it. Thankfully, while I do prefer clit vibrators with a broader surface area, I was able to test out this toy using largely intuition. Lelo recommends “steering” it to suit your needs, and I found the angling of the device was key in finding out what I liked.

Solo Session

What immediately struck me with the Dot was the design. The silicone feels super-soft to the touch, and the toy is easy to hold and control via the ergonomically shaped handle.

Navigating through the different settings and volumes was simple enough, and I settled for a low-medium steady vibration to get me started. I began by experimenting with the toy on my alternative erogenous zones. I noticed on my arms and my neck it was pretty ticklish, and my nipples found it too intense.

Remembering the personal moisturizer, I started to explore my vulva, already aware the tip would be “too much” for me, so I tested out different angles on the lips and settled for using the soft squishy side resting on the left side of my clitoral shaft which felt the most pleasurable. However, if I moved the oscillating vibrator tip accidentally a little bit to the right I found the sensation too intense and I had to build myself up again.

The toy is supposed to “orbit around the erogenous zone” to awaken multiple spots of pleasure, however, I found it much too precisely focused on any sensitive spot it touched.

Lelo Dot Review In Use with Bag Lube

Once I got the angling right, the tapered shape was perfect for rubbing it slowly up and down the side of the shaft. The squishiness was also enjoyable for a more massaging experience.

I tried out a few of the other settings and found a pattern and volume that was a bit stronger as my arousal gradually built and I could handle the intensity a bit more.

The interesting thing about this toy is because I was exploring something new and my body was also not used to it, there was a much longer build up, with getting close and then having to back off because the oscillating vibrator was too much. It was a personal edging, if you will. So that once I did climax it was very strong and very long.

As for “completely eliminating” any post-orgasm numbness, or opening the door for multiple orgasms, this wasn’t the case for me with this toy. Though, that’s not to say for someone who enjoys this specific type of stimulation won’t have that experience. However, I’m used to that experience from much broader toys and deeper vibrations, from toys like the Wand or Je Joue—known for their lower frequency.

Coupled Play

As well as for solo play, Lelo recommends the Dot as a great toy for “unintrusive coupled play.” So I decided to try it with my partner. His penis tends to love direct vibration on the tip, so I introduced the toy for his pleasure first. However, similarly to me, he found the squishy side much more pleasurable than the intense tip itself.

Nevertheless, now we both knew what we were getting ourselves into, I easily held the device while we played together and despite the tip’s intensity, we found the product itself entirely unintrusive, easy to maneuver, and helped to edge me to orgasm once more.

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Is the Lelo Dot worth buying?

The price is right… for the right person

While I may be the target market for users looking to explore new forms of pleasure, I am unlikely to make this toy my go-to, simply for the fact that I prefer other types of sensations.

I definitely enjoyed the ease in which it can be held and manoeuvred, but its unique “Loop Tech” wasn’t as impressive as I’d hoped for in terms of massaging ‘around’ the spot.

Nevertheless, if you are a direct clit sensation seeker, this oscillating vibrator might just be your new best friend.

Lelo Dot Review Score

7.1Expert Score
Pinpoint pleasure for anyone who likes things intense

The Lelo Dot is a pin-point pleasure tool that uses oscillating vibration technology. that I’d recommend for anyone who enjoys direct clitoral stimulation. With easy navigation, the unique features were a bit of a let down. However, in terms of intensity, this toy can definitely hit your spots.

Design
7.5
Ease of Use
8.5
Experience
6.5
Features
6
Value
7
Positive
  • Squishy tip for comfort
  • Intuitive manoeuvring
  • Ergonomic handle
Negatives
  • Elliptical technology was a let down
  • Too pinpointed for my needs
Lelo Dot
$179.00
Lelo Dot review: An oscillating vibrator that brings pleasure directly to the clit
$179/£159 RRP correct at time of review.
COLOR(S):  
Pink
POWER:  
USB
CHARGING TIME (HRS):  
2
BATTERY LIFE (HRS):  
2
CONTROL(S):  
Built-in
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WATERPROOF:  
Fully Waterproof

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Oli Lipski

Oli Lipski

Oli is a freelance sex tech researcher based in London. With an MA in Sexual Dissidence, researching sex tech, and a BA in History, researching gender and sexuality, she has a keen understanding of the past, present and future of sex.

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