If one was to make a list of the sexiest words you could think of, do you think “ergonomic” would make the list? Nope. It definitely wouldn’t. It would be lingering around the bottom with words like “durable” and “flannelette”. And yet, ergonomics is actually super important when it comes to sex toys. A toy that is easy to hold and manoeuvre is vital if you have limited mobility, difficulty with grip or struggle with stamina. In addition to just being easier to use, ergonomic toys that are designed to fit your anatomy will have a much better chance of hitting all the right spots. And so I come to the Wevibe Rave: an ergonomic toy that works like a dream.
Wevibe seem to be well aware that “ergonomic” isn’t an exciting word, so instead they’ve opted to use the term “Sensually Sculpted” on the packaging. But what it all boils down to is the fact that the shape of this toy is just made to fit in your hand, find your pleasure buttons and work them with ease.
So what makes the shape of this toy so darn pleasing? Well, let’s begin by looking at the curve of the Rave. The shaft of the toy has a gentle swoop, so it resembles a boomerang. That bend means that when inserted into a vagina, the head of the toy is already perfectly positioned against the front wall of the vagina, which is where the g-spot is located. Many people find that the g-spot responds best to repetitive pressure rather than thrusting, so the curve of this toy provides excellent leverage for rocking the head against your g-spot. The handle fits easily into your hand, and you need very little effort to create the perfect rocking motion. This is great news for people with arthritis, wrist issues or limited upper body mobility.
The curve also has a second benefit. Although the Rave is intended to be used as a g-spot vibrator, it also works as an external vibrator. When facing downwards, the curve lines the toy up with your genitals so you’re not having to twist around to try to find the right spot.
The Rave is assymetrical, and the shaft has one side that is somewhat flat, rising up to a bulge on one side. I was very unsure of this shape when I saw it, but in practice it’s unlike anything I’ve tried. As I mentioned before, the Rave works beautifully when rocked against the g-spot, but it can also be twisted to create a massaging sensation. It took me a while to get the hang of it, because it’s not really a natural instinct to twist something inside your vagina but it blew my mind. It’s like a firm massage of the g-spot, rather than a frantic pounding. It’s a new sensation for me and one that I love.
The asymmetric head also makes the Rave a great external vibrator, because it gives you lots of different surfaces to play with. If you prefer a wide area of stimulation, you can lay the head of the vibe against your clitoris. For more pinpointed precision, use the edge of the head to send vibration exactly where you want it. I love the versatility this offers, and the fact that this shape makes the Rave suitable for a wide range of bodies and preferences.
When it comes to vibrations, the Rave offers top notch quality. Deep, rumbly and penetrating vibrations make this toy a winner. For me personally, my clitoris will tolerate buzzy vibes, but much prefers a rumble. But my g-spot simply will not put up with buzzy vibrations. It must be rumbly or my g-spot cracks a tantrum and refuses to play. The beautifully deep vibrations of this toy make my g-spot sing. It is also very quiet, which is unusual for such a powerful toy.
There are a couple of things that I wasn’t thrilled about with this toy. The first one was the controls. The Rave has three buttons on the handle: a + to turn the intensity up, a – to turn it down and a centre button to cycle through the patterns and turn the toy on and off. However, the buttons are set right into the silicone and it’s not obvious by touch where they are. You also have to press the buttons very firmly before they’ll respond. On one hand, this is a good thing because it reduces the chance of inadvertently pressing the wrong button at a crucial moment. On the other, it means that it can be frustrating to control and may pose difficulties for people with limited dexterity.
One way that you can get around this difficulty is by using the We-Connect app. The app allows you to easily swipe through the different modes and increase or decrease the vibrations with a tap of a finger. It does bother me a little that I had to use my cell phone to control my gorgeous toy, but the app does make the Rave easier to use.
The We-Connect app also offers an option for long-distance play with a partner. Your partner can use their phone to control your vibrator from anywhere in the world….or at least that’s the theory. The app easily loses connectivity in the long-distance mode, and doesn’t actually give you a warning that it’s no longer connected. So your partner will think that they’re still controlling the toy, while you’re lying there wondering why you’ve been stuck on the same setting for five minutes. The tagline of the app is “the app that brings couples together”, but my boyfriend and I spent most of our sexy long-distance sessions yelling at our phones and frantically texting “is it working now?” over and over. After I had such a roaring success with the Lovesense Lush, I was thoroughly disappointed that the long-distance setting on the We-Connect app wasn’t up to snuff.
Other than those two hiccups, I was really impressed with the Rave. It has a couple of other features that I adore, such as a low-power warning and 100% body safe silicone that is soft and velvety. Overall I think the We-Vibe Rave is an excellent all-round vibrator. It’s shape makes it extremely versatile and opens the door for inventive play. The ergonomic design is fantastic and the vibration quality and range gives you heaps of variety to experiment with. I adore this toy and it’s quickly become one of my nightstand favourites.