Lelo Ina Wave Vibrator

Lelo Ina Wave Vibrator Review

Lelo contacted me to ask if I would like to review a new sex toy from the Lelo range; the Ina Wave Vibrator. In case you are wondering, the Ina Wave is an upgraded version of Lelo’s popular Ina Vibrator; a sleek and sexy dual stimulator. At the time of writing this, the Ina and the Ina Wave are both available to purchase from lelo.com

I’ve read a lot of positive reviews for the original Ina, but I still struggled to get excited about the Ina Wave. I haven’t had the best of luck with rabbit vibrators and I felt jaded. Sure, the Ina Waves design and features were calling out to me, but I knew that until I actually tried it, I would have no idea how I truly felt about this particular vibrator. Would the Ina turn out to be “The One”, or would it be just another rabbit vibrator that failed to get me off? As soon as the Ina arrived, I set about finding out.

Product Information:

Unlike the traditional (old-skool) rabbit vibrators, the Ina Wave lacks the garish animal features, the wiggling jelly ears and those noisy, rotating beads. In typical Lelo fashion, the Ina’s design is much more sleek and sophisticated. You know when you hold it, that you are in possession of a quality sex toy.

It isn’t just the aesthetics that have been well thought out. The internal mechanisms are clearly high quality and the additional features have been well thought out. The Ina is designed to provide as much pleasure as possible, while remaining easy to use and care for. The Ina Wave features:

  • Two vibrating motors, each sending powerful vibrations to its designated shaft.
  • A motorised, moving shaft, which waves back and forth in a come-hither motion.
  • 10 pattern settings. Some settings include the vibrations plus the wave function, while others contain vibration (one or both motors) or movement only.
  • Approximately 12 different speed settings (Applies to vibrations only), from an incredibly gentle murmur, to a powerful and deep rumble.
  • Two different wave speeds: This applies to the shaft movement only. You cannot control this speed manually. Instead, the two different speeds are pre-set within the 10 modes.
  • 100% pure, silky smooth, body safe silicone. The Ina Wave’s handle is also coated in silicone, which is a new feature.
  • Mains rechargeable.
  • 100% waterproof.
  • Gorgeous, luxury packaging and long term storage options (pouch and box).

According to my Measurements, the Ina wave’s main shaft has an insertable length of 4.25 inches and a circumference of 4.5 inches at its widest point. The clitoral arm measures 2-25 inches in length and the size of the gap between the clit arm and the main shaft is 0.75 inches. The total length of the Ina Wave is 8 inches.

My Experiences Using the Lelo Ina Wave:

The most common issue I have with rabbit vibrators, is that the clitoral arm often overshoots my clitoris, coming to rest at the top of my clitoral shaft. Perhaps I have a short vulva, because I have this issue with most dual stimulators, including couples toys like the We-Vibe 4 plus.

Every woman is different, but the distance between my vaginal opening and the part of my clitoris that needs stimulation the most, is really very small. I therefore have better luck with rabbit vibrators that have short clitoral arms. It also helps if the two shafts are close together. A great example of a rabbit vibrator that fits me almost perfectly is the Whooper by Swan Vibes. The Ina Wave’s shape resembles the Whooper, so my hopes were raised. Still, there is much more to finding an orgasmic sex toy that just its shape. Materials, flexibility and vibrations are also important. With this in mind, I began experimenting with the Ina.

Thanks to the Ina’s tapered tip and silky smooth silicone, insertion was comfortable and enjoyable. Another bonus; the curved shaft ensured that the tip hit my g-spot. Before I could fully indulge in that pleasurable sensation, I noticed another; the tip of the clitoral shaft was poking at my clitoris. My clitoris; the part of me that most rabbit vibrators overshoot.

Despite my pleasant surprise, this wasn’t quite the sensation I was looking for. As I thrust slowly in and out with the main shaft, the clitoral arm would poke me, stopping me from thrusting any deeper. Thankfully, the Ina’s clitoral arm is flexible, so I lifted it up, thrust the main shaft deeper and allowed the clitoral arm to rest snugly across my clitoris. I could feel a small amount of pressure as the clitoral arm tried to return to its usual position, but it was not painful. It actually felt really good.

I switched the Ina on, noting that it started on a wave pattern. The Ina does have a memory function and will begin on the setting you last had it on. I personally preferred to start with vibrations alone, as the moving shaft could cause mild discomfort if my internal muscles/g-spot wasn’t warmed up.

Speaking of vibrations, the Ina really impressed me. Not only did the clitoral arm come to rest in the right position, it also applied a little pressure and produced powerful vibrations. These vibrations are not as deep and rumbly as the We-Vibe Tango, but they certainly hold their own. I would compare them to the Minna Limon, or the We-Vibe Touch. These powerful, rumbly vibrations travel to both shafts, thanks to the Ina’s dual motors. Lelo have done a great job at improving their vibrations from the days when I reviewed the original Gigi. I have noticed that many of Lelo’s newer sex toys are powerful enough to make me climax and the Ina Wave is definitely one of them.

Next, I experimented with the wave function. Lelo definitely got a few things right. For example, the motor controlling the movement is strong. No matter how hard I squeezed, the shaft continued to move as it was designed to do, not slowing down or grinding to a halt. Unfortunately though, there was one issue; it was quite hard to get the Ina’s main shaft to move inside of me. Instead, the resistance of my vaginal muscles caused the movement to transfer outside of my body. I looked down between my legs to see the Ina’s handle moving up and down, while I felt very little internally. On the plus side, the clitoral arm was sliding back and forth up the length of my clitoris and that felt strangely great.

With a tight grip and a steady hand, I could force the movement back inside my body and when there, it feels pretty good. Was it orgasmic? Nope, not by itself anyway. Lelo claim to have reproduced the same back and forth movement that many women seek for g-spot stimulation. The Ina definitely moves in a similar way, producing a sensation that felt similar to two fingers lightly (and slowly) pressing into my g-spot. Unfortunately though, it was just far too slow and far too gentle to push me close to g-spot orgasm.

With that said, it isn’t all bad news. When I combine the shaft movement with the vibrations from both motors, it all comes together to provide some intensely enjoyable stimulation. Lelo state that the Ina will “create a blended orgasm that will crash over you” and I have to say that, for me at least, they were absolutely correct. The orgasms can build fast and almost against my will. When they hit, they feel fantastic.

So, would I choose to purchase the original (non-wave) version of the Ina, knowing the movements are not orgasmic by themselves? I don’t think I would. Although the wave function can’t make me orgasm alone, it definitely adds another level of stimulation to the already enjoyable sensations provided by the vibrations. Personally, I would take the Ina Wave, knowing I could turn the movement on, or leave it off, depending on my mood.

Downsides:

Apart from the movement issue (something you can rectify with a good grip), the Ina Wave did have one notable downside. The Ina Wave appears to be suffering from a similar fault as the Jimmyjane Form 2. With the Ina’s main shaft inserted and both motors switched to constant vibration mode, any movement you make seems to interfere with the main shaft motor, causing it to pulse fast instead of vibrate constantly.

For me, the Ina’s fault was not as disastrous as that found on the Jimmyjane Form 2, because the Ina’s fault only seems to affect the vibrations in the main shaft. I wasn’t happy about the issue, but because the clitoral arm continues to vibrate normally, I can still reach orgasm without too much distraction. This fault only happens when both motors were switched to constant vibration and it only affects the main shaft. This means that unless you need constant internal and external stimulation at the same time, it probably won’t bother you too much either.

Summary:

I went back and forth while deciding whether or not to rate the Lelo Ina Wave as my new favourite rabbit vibrator. This title belonged to the Swan Whooper, but the Ina Wave pleased me even more. The Ina’s clitoral arm is even more pin-point than the Whoopers, plus the fit is generally better. The Ina’s movement also added a layer of stimulation missing from the Whooper. Overall, the orgasms came quicker and faster with the Ina Wave.

What holds me back from completely raving about the Ina Wave, is that annoying fault I discovered during use. In my experience, it only seems to happen when both motors are set to constant vibration. All other modes seem fine. This fault did not affect my experience much, but I do worry that it might be different for others. Personally, I can see myself reaching for this vibrator often, especially when I crave an intense, blended climax. I would definitely recommend the Lelo Ina Wave, but with a little heads-up about that flaw.

You can purchase the Ina Wave Vibrator here at lelo.com

The Lelo Ina Wave was kindly sent to me free of charge from lelo.com for an honest review. This does not affect, or sway my opinions of the product and I will always portray my own experiences, good or bad. Affiliate links are used within this post.

9 replies
  1. Cathy Flynn
    Cathy Flynn says:

    I’ve never had an orgasm before, and while my magic wand always gets me close I never have had the big O. So I decided to buy this rabbit vibrator. .. and I cant seem to figure it out? I get no stimulation from it whatsoever. Am I doing something wrong? I agree that it moves more externally than inside.

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    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      Are you referring to the mains-powered magic wand? The mains-powered wand is one of the most powerful/intense vibrators available, so it could be that you have become accustomed to that sensation, making the gentler sensations feel insufficient. As a power seeker myself, I understand this and taught myself a valuable lesson when I became too attached to my Magic Wand. I was using it most nights for months, when I began to struggle to orgasm from toys (and my partner’s tongue), which I had never had a problem with before. It was as if I either desensitised my clitoris, or was training my body to only enjoy one type of stimulation. I stopped using the wand for a while and my sensitivity came back. These days, I mix it up and try to avoid getting attached to one type of stimulation. This makes my clitoris more responsive.

      You may have heard this before, but in general, women do find it more difficult to reach orgasm than men do. I still have a few days a month where I can’t get there, despite knowing how and being able to usually. In my experience, the main thing to affect my ability to orgasm is what is going on in my head. If I am worrying about how long I am taking, or whether or not I am getting close yet, I can almost guarantee I will struggle. I am not the only woman who has this issue, in fact it seems relatively common. The best thing you can do is completely relax and allow yourself that time to be self-indulgent, without worry or concern about anything; just feeling and enjoying. I would stop trying to make yourself orgasm, because that applies mental pressure that can have the opposite effect. Just close your eyes, relax your body and fantasise/watch porn/whatever you do to feel excited. It is difficult to push aside the stress/pressure/worry, but when I manage to do this, my orgasms come so much easier. For this reason, I also recommend practising alone at first. If all else fails, you might want to visit the doctor to rule out any physical/psychological issues. Even certain medications can make some people struggle to orgasm. This is best discussed with a doctor.

      I hope this helps.

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    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      Hi Susan. Unfortunately, it is impossible for me to say if it will fit you. The problem with dual stimulators, or rabbit vibrators, is they are a one-size fits all design. The thing is, women’s vulae come in all shapes, sizes and lengths and we all like a different kind of stimulation to different parts of the clitoris. For example, some like direct stimulation at the tip of the clitoris and others prefer an indirect touch. For all of these reasons, I cannot say if it will fit you well, but I do think the Ina Wave is a great vibrator for those it does fit. I certainly enjoyed it anyway.

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  2. Chris
    Chris says:

    I am looking for a vibe for my wife. She seems to prefer something with movement but is put off by the rabbits. She seems interested in the Lelo Mona Wave. Is this unit any good or do you have any suggestions for something else in this style ?
    Thank you

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    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      Hi Chris. I am currently in the process of testing the Mona Wave and should have my review published within a month. I have not spent enough time testing it to form a solid opinion yet. To recommend a product that might suit your wife, I would really need a bit more information about her likes and dislikes and what kind of stimulation she prefers/needs to reach orgasm. Does she have any toys that she likes/dislikes at the moment? Does she prefer clit stim, g-spot stim or blended? Does she prefer pin-point or broad contact from vibrators? What kind of intensity/power does she go for; something gentle and teasy or something intense and rumbly? If you can fill me in on her tastes, I could recommend some toys that may suit her tastes. This might increase the chances that the products work well for her, but there is no guarantee because pleasure and stimulation preferences are so subjective. I can recommend stores that have great returns policies though (Which I think is important when spending on a product that is not guaranteed to please). If you would prefer to email me privately, rather than post details here, feel free to do so. You can reach me through my contact form and I will get back to you ASAP. All the best to you and I hope you find the perfect vibe for your wife.

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  3. Reenie
    Reenie says:

    Woot! It’s great that you loved the Ina Wave! There are many of the same issues on the Mona Wave too! I’ve still yet to set my heart on a rabbit vibrator. I’m just…way too skeptical about them. But maybe I should try the Ina, especially because it has that PRETTY OCEAN BLUE!!!!!

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    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      The blue one is very pretty! I love the colours on the original Ina too. It looks like I am not the only one who got jaded with rabbit vibes then. It is quite difficult to find a good fit, but I’m glad I found it with the Ina Wave.

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