I recently received the We-Vibe 3 directly from the manufacturer, to review and compare with the We-Vibe 2, which I and my partner have had for over a year now. When originally trying out the We-Vibe 2 we were a little unsure how well we would get along with it, due to reading other people’s experiences with the toy’s shape and functionality. Like others, we too had a few issues with the We-Vibe 2’s power and controls, but I’m happy to say that these problems have mostly been rectified with the We-Vibe 3.
The We-Vibe is a sex toy designed to be used during intercourse with a partner. The toy’s curved body is designed to comfortably rest on the G-spot and the clitoris, while being able to stay in position during penetrative sex. Though it is intended for couple play, it can be used during solo play, whether this is by itself, for anal stimulation, double penetration, general massage, or with another non-silicone toy during insertion.
While the We-Vibe 2 arrived in a relatively plain box, with a basic travel bag, charger, and instructions, the We-Vibe 3 arrives in a more modern oval shaped box, adorned with various product images. Inside you will find an AC adaptor, and the travel case and charger combo, with the toy resting within. The We-Vibe 3’s charger, which also acts as a storage case, is a brilliant improvement; I found the satin pouch with the We-Vibe 2 stuck to its silicone sometimes, making it tricky to get the toy out of the pouch. The storage case of the We-Vibe 3 looks relatively innocuous.
Unlike some rechargeable vibrators the We-Vibe does not come charged; instead you have to wait 24 hours while it sits to one side taunting you. The We-Vibe 2 has a hole for a jack-pin to be plugged directly into the toy, whereas the We-Vibe 3 simply rests in its case, which charges the toy magnetically. Both the We-Vibe 2 and 3 are sadly lacking an indicator to let you know when the toy is fully charged. The We-Vibe 3 does have an LED which lights up on its charging base, but this is only to indicate that the charger is plugged in. Both the We-Vibe 2 and 3 keep charge well, and the motors maintain their power output throughout the whole battery charge. After the initial charge, the We-Vibe only takes a few hours to recharge. The We-Vibe 3’s remote isn’t rechargeable, but its battery should last several years before dying. The remote will automatically go into stand-by mode when not in use, to conserve battery.
The We-Vibe is a C-shaped toy that is fairly flexible, so it can sit comfortably against the female anatomy, while allowing a partner’s penis to be inserted at the same time. It has two ends which are designed to stimulate different areas. You are able to insert the G-spot end up to 3 inches, and the clitoral end is just over 3 inches long. This means that the product might be too big or small to hit your spots perfectly, depending on your body. The smaller end has six prominent curved ridges, which are designed to rub against the G-spot, and the bigger end has eight smooth raised lines which gently massage the clitoris. On the opposite side on the larger end you will find the brand name, which is slightly raised, but this doesn’t seem to cause irritation to your partner during use. This logo is even less pronounced on the We-Vibe 3, further reducing the chance of irritation. On the We-Vibe 2, on the bigger end, is a hole for the charger. The We-Vibe 3 is magnetically charged though, so there are no holes in the silicone, improving the product’s hygiene. Around the product is a fine manufacturing mould seam, which does not interfere during insertion, however I was hoping that in the We-Vibe 3 the silicone would be a little less tacky feeling, and seamless. The silicone does seem to cause some mild friction, and feels best when a small amount of additional lubrication is used – be careful not to apply too much, as this will make the We-Vibe harder to keep in place.
The on/off switch is a raised button found in the larger portion of the toy; it’s rather small and fiddly to use, especially during play, as it can become slippery and a fair amount of pressure is needed to push it. The We-Vibe 3 has the on/off button like all the previous models, but it isn’t solely dependent on it during use. With the We-Vibe 3 you are able to choose between using the wireless remote to activate the toy and its vibrations, or if you prefer, you can still use the button on the vibrator. You even have the option of switching between using the remote and the push-button, or if you want to be cheeky and change the setting even if your partner has the remote, you are able to do so. You just need to hold down the button on either the toy or the remote for a few seconds, and it turns off straight away, meaning no hassle having to cycle through to the end. Also, this is a clever little vibe, as it remembers the last mode you were using when turned off this way, so if you have a favourite, you don’t have to cycle through to it again next time you want to use it. I do wish that the remote on the We-Vibe 3 had another option, so you can also cycle back to previous modes, as if you accidentally skip past a mode you have to cycle all the way through again. I also feel that it would be handy to have some way of indicating which mode you are selecting with the remote. I understand that the We-Vibe 3 is intended to be used in a couple, and it expects both partners to be able to feel the vibrations at the same time, but this isn’t always the case. A simple LED would be handy. Also the remote is rather small, and can become lost during the heat of the moment; I think that having a wrist strap added to the remote would be beneficial, so it doesn’t become lost under the bed.
The We-Vibe 3 is apparently 40% more powerful than the We-Vibe 2. At first I was a little unsure about the power difference, but after testing the product out, I can safely say that the We-Vibe 3 is more powerful. There are some that are still complaining about the lack of power, but personally I found it strong enough to stimulate my G-spot and clitoris, aiding a stronger and quicker orgasm during penetrative sex. You have to take into consideration that overly powerful vibrations can actually be a disadvantage during intimate sex. Too much vibration can take away other sensations produced by sex, as well as potentially causing premature ejaculation. The motors used in the We-Vibe 3 are still rather rumbly, but not as rumbly feeling as the We-Vibe 2. The motors in the We-Vibe 3 seem to make the vibrator quieter.
The We-Vibe 3 actually has less vibration modes than the previous We-Vibe 2; I think this is a good improvement however, as the We-Vibe2 had too many options, which could become annoying to cycle through during the heat of the moment. The We-Vibe 3 only has 6 vibration modes, compared to the We-Vibe 2’s 9 modes.
During solo use:
It is very enjoyable to use the We-Vibe by yourself. I have found it, on its own without additional toys, to be very stimulating. It seems to hit my G-spot better without other toys interfering. However, the body of the toy is too flexible to cause consistent enough stimulation for a G-spot orgasm.
You can use the We-Vibe with other toys, although make sure these aren’t silicone, as you do not want to damage them. I found glass and wooden dildos to work well here, and the We-Vibe is more stable and stays in position better than during penetrative sex.
You can use the We-Vibe 3 for shallow double penetration, although the signals from the remote don’t always reach the toy while it is being used this way. This can make changing setting during use difficult.
The We-Vibe can be used as a solo toy, not just by women, but by men too, in order to stimulate the P-spot. Luckily, as the We-Vibe 3 is completely waterproof and made from silicone, you are able to sterilise it between uses. The end that would normally stimulate the female’s G-spot should reach the P-spot, while the other end should hit the perineum.
When we first received the We-Vibe we wanted to get to know the toy prior to intercourse, and experimented with the vibrator externally. I know a lot of couples who have purchased this product found that it has let them down during penetrative sex, but this does not mean you should just discard the product, as there are still many fun things you can use it for. We found that this was excellent to use for stimulating the nipples. Just gently press the small end and the big end around the nipple and set it to your favourite vibration; we both found this arousing. Don’t stop there – experiment by running the ends gently down your partner’s back to send shudders through their body, which is great if you have a tense back and just need that additional help to relax. Why not run the two ends up and down the penis to really help your partner get into the mood of things? Finally, why not use both ends to stimulate the clitoris? If you found the clitoral end to be too weak during penetration, pinching both the ends together and placing them on the clitoris or to either side gives you twice the vibrations.
The We-Vibe in missionary position:
It is best to insert the vibe and position it before the penis enters. I feel that some people might find lubricant handy for this, so have some water based lube standing by, as the silicone does cause some friction on dry skin. We found that foreplay was needed to make it more comfortable. I found the We-Vibe hit my G-spot and clitoris perfectly before we combined it with penetrative sex. Once you are ready it isn’t difficult to insert the penis in alongside this device, which is different to other sex enhancers that we have tried in the past, as some of them have caused great discomfort. My partner experienced very little discomfort, and said it felt more natural than most enhancers as it did not interfere as much. The only thing that he noticed, other than the strong vibrations, was that the clitoral end would sometimes press into his skin, causing some irritation. When the penis was inserted alongside the We-Vibe, sadly for me the vibe got pushed to the side slightly, meaning that is didn’t rest on my G-spot or clitoris too well. We did come up for a solution for this though, as after reading reviews we found it wasn’t just us this happened to.
Our solution was to place a condom over the We-Vibe’s G-spot end and the penis simultaneously. Even though this was a little fiddly, it didn’t take too long to do, and even though it was slightly harder to insert into my vagina, with some additional lube and foreplay it caused only very mild discomfort, and once inserted was comfortable. This time we found that it managed to hit my G-spot more constantly, and stayed positioned on my clitoris too, making the experience much more satisfying for me.
The We-Vibe can work well in other positions as well as missionary. Basically you just need to experiment a bit to find the one that’ll work best for both you and your partner.
If you have an adjustable cockring you can hook the We-Vibe between the ring and the penis to help keep it in position. Remember to make sure that the cockring isn’t made from silicone.
Cleaning the We-Vibe 3 is a lot simpler than the We-Vibe 2, due to it being waterproof, meaning that you are able to soak it in sterilizing solution if needed. The silicone on both We-Vibe toys becomes dirty easily, so once cleaned and dried I recommend storing the We-Vibe in its travel container or bag. The We-Vibe 3’s remote is also water proof, meaning that it too can be cleaned in water, with your standard antibacterial wash. In the unlikely event that the We-Vibe 3’s charging case becomes dirty, simply use a damp cloth to wipe it clean.
Overall, I like the improvements made to the We-Vibe 3; it is noticeably more powerful when compared to the We-Vibe 2, yet doesn’t interfere too much with the actual act of penetrative sex. The remote for the We-Vibe 3 really does make the toy more enjoyable to use, meaning that it is used more regularly, compared to how often we used to use the We-Vibe 2. I do however wish that there was a wrist strap or similar for the remote, as it is small and can become slippery easily. I feel that there aren’t many more improvements needed with the We-Vibe. I hope that in the future the silicone used to coat the toy will become better quality, and cause a little less friction when rubbed against the body. If you have been considering getting the We-Vibe, but had your doubts, I would definitely recommend opting for the We-Vibe 3 over the We-Vibe 2. It’s just that much easier to use, and better quality than the previous model, making the experience so much more enjoyable.