Recently I was lucky enough to win a giveaway put on by Teagan Shepard. I was really hoping I’d win because the prize was a LELO Nea, which is a sex toy I have always wanted to try. Thanks to Teagan, I now have my very own LELO Nea.
The LELO Nea is a very pretty little clit stimulator. It is 3″ long and 2″ wide. It is made of black ABS Plastic with little flowers stenciled on both sides in plum. ABS is a good choice for sex toys because it is latex-free and hypoallergenic. LELO plastic is also phthalate-free and non-porous. It can be used with with either water-based or silicone-based lubricants. Plastic is also easy to clean. You can clean the Nea with warm water and antibacterial soap or a sex toy cleaner. Be careful when washing with water as the LELO Nea is not waterproof. You want to make sure you don’t get any fluid in the charging port on the bottom of the vibrator.
As with all LELO Pleasure Objects, the Nea is rechargeable, and it takes about two hours to charge the Nea. The buttons on the LELO Nea light up and flash when charging and glow steadily when the Nea is fully charged. When the Nea needs to be charged it will let you know by glowing red rather than white when you press the buttons. These buttons also activate and deactivate the travel lock. Press down on both buttons simultaneously to either lock or unlock the Nea. This is also helpful for storage as it keeps the vibrator from turning on accidentally and running down the battery. According to LELO, one charge is good for up to seven hours of use and 90 days of standby time. This will obviously vary depending upon how you use the Nea.
The LELO Nea has five different modes of vibration. It has one steady vibration mode and four pattern modes. Operation of the Nea is simple, as there are only two buttons. The button on the right turns the Nea on, increases the intensity, and accesses the pattern modes. The button on the left decreases the intensity and turns the Nea off. To turn the Nea on, hold down on the right-hand button for a few seconds. You will be in the steady vibration mode. To access the patterns, press and hold the right-hand button down for three seconds. To cycle through the patterns, use the right-hand button. To return to the steady vibration, press the left-hand button. Press this button and hold for three to four seconds to turn the Nea off. The different modes are as follows:
1. Steady vibration
2. Moderate pulsation
3. Faster pulsation
4. Fastest pulsation
5. Roller coaster
The shape of the LELO Nea reminds me a bit of a ginormous bean, so you know I love that. Aside from the aesthetic appeal, the Nea rests very comfortably in my hand and the buttons are easy to press. It is easy to use, though it is louder than I expected. I can’t hear it through my closed bedroom door but it is relatively loud in the room, even under the covers. Your partner will definitely hear it if he or she is laying next to you trying to sleep. The vibrations are also buzzier than expected though I suppose this isn’t surprising considering the size of the Nea. That said, this isn’t the buzziest clit vibrator in the world, but it certainly doesn’t have the rumbliest vibrations either. The vibrations start off so mild I can barely tell the Nea is on and go up to a respectable level of moderately high intensity. It’s not as strong as my We-Vibe Touch, which is my strongest clit vibe, but it is comparable to my Leaf Fresh.
Interestingly enough, while I tend to prefer vibrators with deep and rumbly vibrations, I still really like the LELO Nea. The shape works very well for me. The tip of the Nea slides right in between my labia to nestle up against my clit extremely well. The slipperiness of the plastic provides no drag against my skin so I use little or no lubricant, as my fluids are usually more than enough to do the job. I can actually get off using the Nea on its lower levels of intensity, which is quite surprising. Usually I need more intensity to orgasm. The pinpoint vibrations of the Nea work just as well against my nipples as they do on my clit and labia. It really is a pleasure to use this vibrator.
The packaging of the LELO Nea is the typical luxurious LELO packing. The exterior box is lightweight cardboard and inside is the discreet, hard black box that says LELO on it and is great for storage. Inside the black box sits the Nea on a little plastic tray. Underneath the tray is the charger, the satin storage bag, a sample of LELO’s water-based lube, the user manual, and the warranty information. The Nea has the same standard one year warranty and 10 year quality guarantee that all LELO sex toys have. If your Nea breaks after the one year warranty has expired, LELO will allow you to purchase another Pleasure Object for a 50% discount.
LELO Nea Pros:
• Good to use on nipples as well clit
• Great shape for pinpoint vibrations
• Fits well in hand
• Lets you know when battery is low
• Travel lock
LELO Nea Cons:
• Not waterproof
• Slightly loud
All in all, I am surprised by the LELO Nea. I expected to like it, just not this much. It’s shape is really great for stimulating my nipples and finding my clit and it is comfortable to hold and use. Though silicone is usually my preferred material for sex toys, the plastic offers no drag and is not at all a lint magnet. It’s also shiny and pretty with its little flowers. Not the most important thing in the world, but an added bonus. I like that the Nea lets you know when the battery runs low, which has not happened to me yet. I also love that is rechargeable and I always like a lock on my vibrators to keep them from accidentally turning on. I wish it were waterproof so I wouldn’t have to be concerned about it when cleaning and it is a bit loud, but I can totally live with these aspects considering how much I really like the Nea. It gets me off quickly and easily, which is the whole point. It’s nice and small so I can easily keep it by the bed to reach for when I wake up in the mood to play. This is my favorite LELO Pleasure Object thus far. If it were waterproof I’d give it five stars but I’m knocking half a star off because it isn’t.