Lora DiCarlo Onda review: G-spot tech that’s educational and effective
As the second product to come on the market by Lora DiCarlo, the Onda sports similar features to its predecessor, the Osé – but simplified, if you will. Keeping the same micro-robotic technology for the G-spot stimulation, minus the clitoral part that gives Osé users blended orgasms, we were keen to see the Onda fared in comparison.
While the Onda misses the clitoral section, it gets the addition of vibration, thus making Onda a vibrating dildo with a robot finger, designed for G-spot orgasms. Lora DiCarlo probably markets it more sexily than ‘robot finger’, though.
Costing much less than the Osé ($290), Onda is a much more reasonable $180. Given my previous experience with the Osé, there was much less learning involved with the Onda. Your mileage may vary.
Lora DiCarlo Onda: Gallery
Lora DiCarlo Onda: Rating
A deconstructed version of the Lora DiCarlo’s Osé, minus some bits, the Onda is a vibrating dildo with G-spot ‘finger’ technology.
Simple to use, effective for G-spot stimulation, and not withstanding a few issues around sound and pressure, it can also be used as an educational tool for locating the G-spot and pleasure learning.
- Sleek design
- Easy to use
- G-spot educational tool
- Induces reliable G-spot orgasms
- Noisy sounds
- Can be painful if not aroused
- Have to add some pressure to feel sensation
Lora DiCarlo’s Onda: Design and Hardware
The Onda comes in a sleek yellow and white box, a little smaller than the Osé’s as the product simply has fewer parts. Inside, there’s a magnetic USB charging cable, yellow silky pouch to store the toy, instructions, and of course the Onda itself.
Onda comes in one color. Sage. I personally find it a very soothing and elegant shade of green, but no doubt some people would prefer a choice of colors. The Onda is made of body-safe silicone that feels soft and smooth to the touch. You should only use water-based lubricant, as silicone-based lubricant can damage the material.
With an insertable length of 4.7-inches and a width of 1.5-inches, its size is non-threatening – particularly to those who may not be used to invasive vaginal products. Onda’s robot finger sits about half-way down the insertable arm.
The specific size is an important educational point, as many people do not know that the G-spot is only roughly 2 inches inside the vagina. Of course, everyone’s body is different, but the device is designed with four stroking lengths to accommodate most bodies.
Onda has a base for it to stand up, making it a nice decoration for the mantelpiece if you should so choose, or just easier to store out of the way somewhere. It also comes with a plastic case to protect it from dust and damage during storage, if you aren’t using the pouch.
It is 100% waterproof, which not only means you can enjoy some fun in the bath or shower (also useful if you’re prone to squirting), but you can also clean it with zero hassle. Ideally with specially designed sex toy cleaning spray (that you leave on for a minute or so before rinsing off), or simply with soap and warm water.
It uses magnetic USB charging, and on a full charge (taking roughly one hour) will get you between 45 minutes to one hour of use.
Lora DiCarlo’s Onda: Features and Functions
Using finger technology unique to Lora DiCarlo’s products, the Onda strokes the G-spot with the a ‘come-hither’ motion. What makes this product different, aside from the missing clitoral stimulation, is an added vibration sensation that is felt throughout the insertable part of the toy.
The main button is large, clear and accessible. To turn it on, you hold the button down for three seconds. To turn it off is an instant click.
The remaining three buttons sit on the base of the toy. The longest turns on and adjusts the vibration intensities. The middle button turns on, and adjusts, the stroking speed of the finger, and the small round button allows you to click through four adjustable stroking lengths and positions. The strokes come in long and short, higher and lower.
Lora DiCarlo Onda: The Experience
Since being familiar with the finger tech on the Osé, I was much more confident with the settings than before. However, if this is your first time using finger-like tech, you should experiment with the various features before inserting anything.
Specifically, do not have the finger setting switched on before (or while) inserting into the vagina. As forewarned in the instruction manual, doing so can cause damage to the product and be painful for you. So just don’t.
I love the look and feel of this product. It’s softly sensual, and – bar the finger hazard – looks safe, and like something I’d be happy to put inside my body. Considering that sex toy materials don’t need to be body-safe by law, we’d always recommend doing your research before putting anything in your body.
The vibrations alone weren’t mind-blowing, tending toward quite buzzy, but I appreciated the familiarity of having vibration, something the Osé was perhaps missing in retrospect. Being programmed to feel arousal at the sound/touch of vibration must be an interesting Pavlovian phenomenon over the past half a century.
Nevertheless, the point of this tech is to explore different sensations – which the finger definitely does. Mimicking a partner’s, or your own, finger makes this stimulation a whole lot easier in terms of pleasuring oneself, simply because of the familiarity.
The Lora DiCarlo Onda doesn’t advocate itself as a hands-free toy, and that’s correct, as you do have to put some pressure on the handle to feel more direct stimulation on the G-spot. However, once fully aroused, and G-spot engorged, there were moments my hands were free to stimulate other parts of my body.
As someone who is very sensitive to sounds, I have found very few electronic sex toys that are quiet enough to my taste, particularly when living with non-sexual partners.
Lora DiCarlo mentions that “because Onda doesn’t rely on vibration, but rather complex micro-robotics the G-spot massager sounds different than other toys. We’ve tested and compared Onda to other products on the market, and the decibels produced are no greater than these. The loudest it gets is the same volume as a normal conversation.”
The volume of the vibration is fine, but even if the finger tech only reaches the same volume as a normal conversation, I still find the sound irritating, and distracting to my experience, something I pointed out when reviewing the Osé.
Up to 60 percent of people suppress pleasure from G-spot stimulation because they mistake it for needing to pee, when it is in fact female ejaculate. Just as more than 80 percent of vulva-owners find it difficult to orgasm from just penetration, reaching a solely G-spot induced orgasm for me is rare, and has only happened a handful of times with certain toys. The Onda is now one of those toys.
For research purposes, I resisted the temptation to manually stimulate my clitoris and let myself ride the finger’s waves. It was a little painful at times, and the climax wasn’t as momentous as the Osé’s rolling blended orgasm, but it was a deep satisfaction, to say the least.
I’ll make it clear here, that each body will experience pleasure differently, each and every time. Lora DiCarlo explains in its WellSx Guides that G-spot orgasms can feel different at different times of the month, depending on how aroused you are, and whether it’s a slow or quick build up.
Interestingly, the pain I’ve felt from this technology, albeit an unwanted occurrence, is a learning experience in itself. Whereby, the device can be used as a massaging tool for the inside of the vagina. A place that carries a lot of unobserved tension.
Using this toy, I discovered that longer slower strokes to be more soothing, and the faster, smaller strokes for more direct pleasure, which if not aroused enough can indeed feel uncomfortable.
Lora DiCarlo’s Onda: Final Thoughts
Onda’s tech differs greatly from vibrating dildos, thanks to its direct G-spot stimulator. The different settings – if you are paying attention and looking for an educational experience – means that you can actually learn about how your body likes to receive pleasure.
Alternatively, you can use the different strokes to show a partner where your pleasure spots are and the type of stroke you like – higher or lower, shorter or longer.
Overall, the Onda was a pleasurable experience, but for $180, the unique and educational G-spot technology is still on the expensive side, but compared to the Osé, offering better overall value.