I received the much anticipated WeVibe Rave way back at the beginning of this year. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a very uniquely-shaped G-spot vibrator complete with a super-powerful motor.

When I say “super-powerful”, I mean that it might actually be the strongest, deeply rumbly vibrator that I own. If you’ve read about or own the We-Vibe Tango or Touch (or the now-defunct Salsa), this probably doesn’t surprise you. When it comes to their solo toys, We-Vibe is really no slouch in the motor department. Now, please prepare yourselves for what I’m about to say:

At first, I really didn’t like it.

WeVibe Rave g-spot vibrator

WeVibe Rave: Round One

As I said, the Rave is asymmetrical and designed for G-spot use. It’s curved, with a bulge that leans towards the left if you’re viewing it from the angle at which you’d insert it (buttons facing up). Perhaps because the entire toy is coated in velvety silicone, We-Vibe decided to embrace the seam and make it kind of an edge around the toy, which adds stimulation and gives you the option to get more pinpoint stimulation if you’re using it clitorally.

Which brings us to why I hated it the first time I used it.

Until recently, I thought I was very firmly in the Semi-Pinpoint Vibration Party. I thought that was the only form of vibration for me. So when I removed the Rave from its boxed, charged it up, and went to get off the first time, I positioned it for the most pinpoint stimulation I could get. It felt simultaneously too rumbly and not stimulating enough. I tried turning it up, but found that I only grew more frustrated. I tried the things that usually work: A lighter touch, barely even making contact with the vibrator. A gentle tapping motion. Moving from side to side. Alas, nothing. I decided I must have been having an off day.

The next time I decided to use the Rave was after PIV sex. Normally, it’s super easy for me to have an orgasm under those conditions. I was primed, I was in the zone. Again, I tried my usual tactics.

Have you ever had an extremely disappointing orgasm? It’s very similar to when you really need to sneeze and you think you’re about to and then… Nothing happens. But the buildup is gone.

So the Rave sat on my shelf while its flashy cousin Nova found its way onto my Spring Favorites list.

Round Two, or “Maybe I was wrong.”

After reviewing the L’Amourose Prism V and OhMiBod Wanderlust, I began to wonder if I needed to reevaluate my tactics. If I could enjoy the Wanderlust, a toy with less power and a supremely frustrating noise problem, couldn’t I eek a decent orgasm out of the Rave? Science demanded an answer.

The next time I reached for the Rave, decided to stop thinking and just get off. Once I removed my brain from the equation, I found that the low-middle speeds and broader surface of the G-spot bulge were exactly the right combination for me. Since then, I’ve had consistently amazing orgasms with the WeVibe Rave. Most recently, I had one of the longest of my life. It’s mind-blowing.

It seems so incredibly obvious to simply try using a toy different ways. The problem, I think, is that when you own so many and when you’ve been doing this for as long as I have, you develop ideas about how things ought to be done. I thought I knew exactly what I liked, and I thought my preferences were immutable. I think JoEllen is really onto something when she talks about sex toy reviewers’ aversion to and mistrust of unique designs and different experiences. Also, I need to be a little bit less certain and a lot more exploratory.

The Nitty-Gritty

So, you want to know exactly what you’re getting if you buy your own WeVibe Rave, is that it? I gotchu.

Like all of WeVibe’s toys, its completely body-safe, coated in velvety silicone that cleans up easily with antibacterial soap. It’s water-resistant but not fully waterproof; this means that you can take it into the shower and wash it under running water, but you ought not submerge it in a bathtub. Surprisingly given its power, it only has one motor, but that means its charge lasts a good long time – specifically, a 90 minute charge will get you about 2 hours of vibration time.

The buttons are easy to find and press, and they aren’t easily pressed by accident. It’s a tough balance to strike but We-Vibe does it. The controls are also very intuitive. Press and hold the middle button to turn Rave on, then press the + button to start the motor. You can use the + and – buttons to increase or decrease vibration speed/strength. The middle button also lets you change modes and turn the Rave off.

It’s preset with a ton of vibration patterns, so if that’s your jam, you’re in luck. I can’t seem to find good hard evidence of how many vibration power settings it has and I don’t like to rely on my own counts just in case I hold the button in for too long and accidentally skip a level. The vibration levels are definitely much more nuanced than those of Touch and Tango, both of which only have 4 levels of vibration. At my best guess, Rave has around 8 and all are extremely rumbly.

Finally, the WeVibe Rave is compatible with the We-Connect app. It’s a fun feature, but I didn’t find myself using it much. My partner found the ‘create your own pattern’ mechanism a little frustrating and we weren’t super impressed with its performance.

Bottom line: Buy it for its amazing power and unique shape – not for the app.

 

Many thanks to We-Vibe for sending me the Rave in exchange for an honest review! I’ve included affiliate links in this post. Affiliate links help to support Marvelous-Darling.com.