We-Vibe 4 - Couples Vibrator

We-Vibe 4 Couples Vibrator Review

The We-Vibe 4 is the latest couple’s vibrator from we-vibe.com. It has been designed as a dual stimulator, to be worn by the female during intercourse with a partner. It is very simple to use, although it can be a little fiddly. The female needs to insert the smaller, oval shaped arm into her vagina and allow the larger, curved arm to sit in position along the length of her clitoris/vulva. The We-Vibe 4 should then stay in position hands free. The internal arm is very petite and flat, measuring just 2 inches in insertable length. This means that the internal arm does not take up too much space inside the vagina, allowing room for penetration, either by your partner, or by using other sex toys at the same time as wearing the We-Vibe 4.

The We-Vibe 4 is the third couple’s toy that I have tested. I also have the We-Vibe 2, which is an earlier version of the We-Vibe 4 and the Lelo Tara. My previous experiences with couple’s sex toys has not been great, so I didn’t allow my hopes to be built up too high. My biggest complaint about these particular sex toys are that vulva’s come in all different shapes and sizes, so it is quite obvious that these toys will not suit, or even fit, every woman. Finding your perfect couple’s toy can be hit and miss and considering how much these toys cost, it is a big risk to take.

Despite my worries, I fell in love with the We-Vibe 4. The classic C shaped toy design has been vastly upgraded since the earlier We-Vibe 2 and I hoped that the We-Vibe 4 would suit me much better. I noted the following improvements:

  • The Shape:

The We-Vibe 4 is smaller than the We-Vibe 2 and the shape has been improved for a better fit. The slim neck, that joins the two arms together, is less flexible on the We-Vibe 4 and the manual warns against flexing the neck too far. The We-Vibe 2 could be flexed more, but that design allowed the toy to slide out of the vagina easier and it never stayed still during use. The We-Vibe 4 seems to clamp onto the vulva/vaginal walls better and this version did stay in place much better than the earlier one. Also improved is the internal arm, which has been designed smaller and flatter. This means there is more room inside the vagina for his penis, or your dildos.

  • The Vibrations:

The We-Vibe 4 comes with 6 vibration settings (Three constant speeds and three patterns.) and it also has two separate vibrating motors; one in the clitoral arm and one in the internal arm, so the vibrations can be felt directly, both internally and externally. Which benefits both partners. It even has an echo mode, in which both motors pulse in turn. You feel a pulse of vibration internally and then a pulse externally. This setting feels very unique and enjoyable.

  • The Remote Control (Hands Free Use):

As mentioned above, the shape and design helps the toy stay inserted and in the correct position, but to further improve the hands free element, the We-Vibe 4 has been designed to be remote controlled. The We-Vibe 2 has an awkwardly small button to press and it was nigh on impossible to change modes during use, especially when the toy was wet and slippery. Solving this problem, We-Vibe designed their latest couples vibrator with a remote control and unlike a fair amount of other remote control vibrators I have tested, this one is very responsive and the toy reacts to almost all button presses whilst on my king sized bed. The We-Vibe 4 can still be operated with the button on top of the clitoral arm, should you wish to not use the remote.

  • Charging:

The We-Vibe 2 came with a single USB cable and you had to push the pin through the silicone to charge it. The We-Vibe 4 comes with an extremely discreet and vastly improved USB charging dock with a lid. I love this. You simply sit the We-Vibe 4 onto the dock and put the lid on. There is even a space within the pod to store the remote control. (The remote is not rechargeable) The toy is completely hidden inside the pod and a yellow light flashes on the front of the dock to let you know your toy is charging. A full charge takes roughly 6 hours and the light stops flashing when the We-Vibe 4 is fully charged. A full charge gets you roughly 3 hours of play time, depending on which settings you use. (The higher the speed and intensity, the shorter the battery will last.)

  • The Silicone Material:

The We-Vibe 2 was made with a shiny, glossy silicone that created more drag during use and also picked up a large amount of dust, lint and hair. The We-Vibe 4 has been designed with a silky silicone that creates less drag during use and is so much easier to keep clean because dust and lint is not attracted to this softer silicone.

Our Experiences with the We-Vibe 4:

I was a little worried during initial insertion, because the manual warned against over extending the two arms and I did not want to damage my We-Vibe 4, but I did have to part those arms slightly more than I felt comfortable with, to get the toy into position. Despite the stiffer feel, the We-Vibe 4 was comfortable to insert into the vagina and I could even feel some light texture from the wavy, raised grooves on the arms surface, brushing against my vulva. Once I had inserted the internal arm fully, I let go of the We-Vibe 4 and found that it stayed in place, hands free. The internal arm seemed to sit up behind my internal muscles and pubic bone, while the clitoral arm lay directly over my clitoris. Both arms were attempting to clamp together and this held the toy securely in place. It was not hard enough to cause any discomfort. It wasn’t all good news for me though and I soon realised that the We-Vibe 4, like all the couple’s vibrators I had tried before it, was just not suited to my body.

The clitoral arm on the We-Vibe 4 stayed in place and did not move much at all, even during penetration and while this was a VAST improvement, compared to my experiences with the earlier We-Vibe 2, the clitoral arm on the We-Vibe 4 still failed to hit my clitoris in a way that could bring me to orgasm. See, the clitoral arm curves upwards slightly, like a banana in shape. I am guessing that this design is for comfort and I can certainly see that this curve would be ideal, needed even, for females with a larger clitoris and labia than mine, otherwise things could feel squeezed or clamped and the pressure added may be too intense. My smaller clitoris however, sat inside this curve, barely getting touched by the clitoral arm at all, while the tip of the clitoral arm rested at the very top of my clitoral shaft, just underneath my Mons Pubis. This was about an inch higher than where I needed it to be and I could not push the clitoral arm into my clitoris, because it is completely rigid and does not flex. Adding pressure also pushed the tip of the arm deeper into the top of my clitoral shaft, which was not comfortable. The vibrations were strong enough to travel diffusely through my clitoris, but this indirect sensation was simply not intense enough for my needs.

The issue I describe above will certainly not affect every woman who uses the We-Vibe 4, but it will affect some of you. As mentioned previously, finding a couples toy, or any dual stimulator (Rabbit vibrators) that fits your own anatomy perfectly, is extremely hit and miss. I personally suspect that females with longer vulva’s, larger clits and more fleshy labia, will feel much more stimulation from the We-Vibe 4. For me though, it missed the spot and that was a massive shame because the vibrations produced from the We-Vibe 4 are really good. The vibrations are deep. rumbling and powerful. They are not nearly as powerful as the We-Vibe Tango bullet, or quite as strong as the We-Vibe Touch, but they were more enjoyable than I have experienced on any couple’s vibrator before it. I can orgasm quite easily if I just use the We-Vibe 4 as a makeshift bullet and hold it against my clitoris without inserting the internal arm into my vagina, but what is the point in doing this, when I can just use my We-Vibe Tango instead? It is supposed to be used as a hands free couple’s toy during penetration with a partner and when used as intended, it let me down.

Before you get to thinking that the We-Vibe 4 is a bad toy, I need to say that it really isn’t. I could not fault it in any other area, aside from fit and that issue is going to be unique to each and every woman who tries this vibrator. It has more features and cool design quirks than any other couple’s toy I have personally tried and the vibrations feel stronger and deeper than they did on the Lelo Tara and the We-Vibe 2. With two independent motors, both partners feel direct, enjoyable vibrations from the We-Vibe 4. It is remote controlled and the remote control actually works well, reacting to almost every click of the button. It is waterproof, quiet and made with body safe silicone that does not attract lint and hair. It is comfortable to use because the internal arm is the smallest internal arm of any couples toy I have tried before and this meant penetration was more comfortable for the both of us. With most couples toys, I had found that a certain amount of fiddling, pushing and repositioning was required, to allow his penis to penetrate me while the toy was in place, but with the We-Vibe 4, he slipped inside almost immediately, with minimal fiddling and pushing. There was no discomfort for either of us, although I would probably think twice about purchasing a couples toy, if you already feel that penetration with your partner is tight (Eg: If he has a large penis, or if you feel that he stretches you to your limits.) My partner commented after our sessions with the We-Vibe 4, that he could barely feel the internal arm inside me. It did not get in his way or detract from his enjoyment at all. The We-Vibe 4 is actually a very good couple’s vibrator and would be almost perfect, as long as it fits your body well.

Features:

  • Remote controlled. (Remote works within 10 feet.)
  • USB Rechargeable (A full charge takes approx. 6 hours and this gives you approx. 3 hours play.)
  • Waterproof (The remote is not waterproof, but the We-Vibe 4 is.)
  • Dual motor with 6 different settings.
  • Body safe silicone.
  • Very quiet motors.

Cleaning and Care:

The We-Vibe 4 is waterproof and can be cleaned using hot water and a mild soap. You will need to pay particular attention to the grooves/ridges to the surface of the arms, but other than those areas, it is very simple and quick to clean. You also must make sure it is clean and dry before placing it into its charging dock. The remote control is not waterproof, so wiping it down with a damp cloth is ideal. The We-Vibe 4 is made from silicone and I recommend only using water based lubricants, as some silicone lubricants can bond with other silicone products and if this happens, the surface of your We-Vibe 4 will become tacky. You do not have to run the battery down completely and it can be recharged after each use. You can store the We-Vibe 4 and the remote in the charging dock

Summary:

The We-Vibe 4 does not fit my body and it did not provide me with any orgasms, which is obviously very disappointing. This issue though, was the only issue I had with the We-Vibe 4 and it is an issue that will not affect every woman who uses it (It will affect some). Unfortunately this is the nature of these couple’s toy designs. One size does not fit all. Despite this, I would still recommend the We-Vibe 4 to others because fit is personal and out of the three couple’s toys I had tried before it, this was the best one by far. The vibrations feel better, the toy is smaller and less intrusive, it stays in place and it can be controlled remotely for hands free fun. My partner also rated this as his overall favourite, thanks to the smaller size and the fact that he got his fair share of direct vibrations during penetration. If this toy had fit my body, I would have been over the moon with it. Unfortunately I cannot tell you whether it will fit you personally, but if you need direct, intense, pin point stimulation to one certain area of your clitoris, to reach orgasm, then I would suggest avoiding couples toys altogether and maybe taking a look at the We-Vibe Touch, which I rated as my favourite sex toy of 2013, or the We-vibe Tango, which took second place.

You can purchase the We-Vibe 4 from lovehoney.co.uk

We Vibe 2 at LoveHoney, Authorised UK Dealer

 Thank you to We-Vibe.com for sending me the We-Vibe 4 for review.

The We-Vibe 4 was kindly sent to me, free of charge, from we-vibe.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.

7 replies
  1. Reenie
    Reenie says:

    Oh. The We-Vibe 4 really does sound and look amazing. I was not interested in any of the previous couple toys because they all looked way too bulky. I wonder if this one will fit me well…hm.
    I only wish it came in more color options =P

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  2. Bex (@BexTalksSex)
    Bex (@BexTalksSex) says:

    The 4 looks like it had a lot of BIG jumps from the 2 & 3 so I’m actually considering trying to get my hands on one. The slippery silicone was the thing that bothered me the most about the others so I’m glad they finally changed it, and that it stays in place so much better. My hopes were pretty high on this one so glad to see it get a (mostly) positive review! :)

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    • GrittyWoman
      GrittyWoman says:

      Oh, it stays in place so much better than the We-Vibe 2 (I cannot comment on the We-Vibe 3 personally) In fact, the clitoral arm barely moved from my clitoris, even during some harder thrusting. A BIG improvement for sure! I hope it fits you better than it fit me and that you have a great experience with it.

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