Massage plays an important part in our bedroom. They can be slow and sensual, and are a great precursor to something a little bit more vigorous and exciting!
As we were celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary, I wanted to get a few things to make an evening to remember. Usually, we do massage the old fashioned way with plenty of oil and bare hands – but I thought it was about time to try something different.
I saw this massager on Lovehoney, and despite there not being any reviews for it; for £12.99 I thought it was well worth taking a gamble. This massager vibrates, so I had hoped that it would be able to provide a deeper, more intense massage to really help work out those kinks and stresses. So did it live up to it’s expectations… well let’s find out.
First impressions were not fantastic, I have to admit. The packaging is very plain and simple, and quite ‘feminine’. The massager just sits inside the box. When you pick up the massager, it feels very light and cheap. It’s made purely from plastic with a rubber battery compartment on the top, which also operates as the On/Off button.
The three ‘bulbuous’ massage mounds don’t quite feel smooth to the touch – without oil, this would drag on the skin and would not feel at all pleasant! The battery compartment is accessed by a small black button on the side, which when pressed, springs the lid off, so do be careful! The massager needs 3 x AAA batteries (which are not included). To operate the massager, simply push the big button on the top to turn it on, and again to turn it off.
Each of the mounds has an LED light which emits a bright pink hue, allowing for additional mood lighting when the massager is in operation. The massager is not waterproof, so extra care is needed when cleaning this toy after use.
So despite being initially underwhelmed with the packaging and how cheap it felt, it was time to test it out. After setting the mood with a shower, followed by laying the husband down on the bed in a room with glowing candlelight and soft music, it was time to begin. It’s important to make sure you use a good quality oil, and use plenty of it to get the best experience with this massager. We were using Swoon Massage In A Bottle. So after applying a liberal amount to my husbands back, I started to work it in by hand at first, to allow the oil to spread and to warm up, and then it was time to use the massager.
Now one of the good things about this massager is it’s shape. It’s really easy to grip, even when you have slippery, oily hands. The button is also easy to press. When the toy springs into life, the mounds light up and it looks really nice. The vibrations are quite strong, but also somewhat noisy. It’s not the loudest, but it’s certainly not the quietest either – and I’m grateful we had background music on to act as some sort of distraction. So I began to sweep the massager over his back. I knew it was working nicely because he suddenly just went very quiet, his eyes closed. The vibrations were felt deeply through his shoulder blades, which really helped him relax and loosen up. With gentle pressure, you can really work the vibrations deeply, and the mounds almost feel like knuckles kneading the back.
You don’t need to apply to much pressure all over either – when it came to massaging arms/legs – just the lightest of touches was enough to provide a pleasurable, yet relaxing sensation – especially on his sensitive inner thigh that does get somewhat ticklish. After an hour of switching between my hands and the massager, the husband was feeling incredibly relaxed and invigorated, ready to get down to something a bit more vigorous (wink wink).
There are a couple of things that might put some people off. The vibrations are just one single speed, and it’s quite strong. It would have been nice to have changed the intensity and speed of the vibrations (but at the same time, you can achieve something similar just by changing how hard you press the massager against the skin). It also would be nice if it was rechargeable and even had a heat-up option. That would be AMAZING. But aside from that, I was pleasantly surprised that this little massager performed as well as it did – and will definitely see additional uses during our next massage session.
Clean-up and Maintenance
As this toy is not waterproof, you’ll need to take extra care when cleaning. A soft damp cloth should be enough to get it looking and feeling like new. Once it’s clean, pop it back in it’s box and it’s ready for next time. Just remember to keep spare batteries nearby just in case!
It’s not the best massager in the world, but for £13 – it’s doesn’t do a bad job. It’s really easy to use, is comfortable to grip (even when oily) and the lights provide something a little extra and helps enhance that romantic mood. It’s also great to use on your own as well – work out those aches and pains in arms/legs/feet – just remember to always use oil with the massager, as the plastic will drag across the skin and will be very uncomfortable with out.
Where to buy
You can pick up your LoversPremium LED Light Up Vibrating Massager from Lovehoney today.
Visiting from the US? You can order your Massager here.