It’s the start of a new year, and time to check out more sex toys! To start January out right, Jopen sent me the L5, one of the interesting and colorful vibrators from their Lust line, for free in exchange for this review.
The Lust L5 comes in a pretty pastel box with a picture of the toy on the back. The box has a magnetic lid, making it ideal for storage, and inside the box are the L5 in a foam bed, a USB charging cord, and a small informational booklet (there’s also a one year warranty). I received mine in lime (it also comes in purple and pink), and it’s a beautiful, warm shade.
The L5 (and its sister vibes, the L6 and L7) have a truly unique look, with an overall clean design. The L5 is about 7 3/4″ long overall and covered with a seamless, smooth-feel silicone that has very little drag to the surface. The top half of the vibrator looks something like a budding flower, with a larger center and two delicate petals that extend over the top. The center is about 1 3/4″ long and 1” wide, with a rounded tip and gentle bulge. The petals are large, at 3 1/4″ long and 1 1/2″ wide, and they can flex out from the center to quite a wide angle. You can see the possibilities for their placement and use.
This is a rechargeable vibrator, and the charging port is on the bottom of the toy. The charging jack slips easily into the port, and it can be connected to your computer’s USB port or a wall adapter. The charging time is fast – just 2 hours for a full charge – and the L5 will run for 2 hours on high or 3 hours on low. When charging, a led light flashes behind the upper control button on the front of the shaft; this light glows steady when charging is complete.
The Lust L5 has two buttons on the front of the base (this is if you consider the petals to rise to the sides). The bottom button is an on/off button, and the top button controls the L5’s functions. There are not graduated vibrations, but rather set speeds for the ten different steady, pulsating, and reverberating functions. On any of the functions, the L5 is very quiet. The vibrations are on the rumbly side and strong, and are strong in the center insertable. Depending on how you have the petals placed, they will carry the vibration of the center, although the strength you’ll feel will vary.
This is a completely waterproof vibe, so it’s safe (and fun) to take it into the bath.
The L5 is fairly easy to clean, and can be washed before and after use with antibacterial soap, a toy cleaner, or toy wipes. Care should be taken to clean where the petals connect to the body. Once dry, the L5 can be stored in its box or in a toybag. Water-based lube is recommended, but if you prefer to use a silicone or hybrid lube, do a spot test close to the bottom of the shaft first.
So, Did It Work? I was thrilled to get the Lust L5 in lime green – this has to be one of my favorite sex toy colors (or really, colors for almost anything), as it’s reminiscent of spring. And, hey, it’s green. The vibrations on all of the settings are strong, and enough to get me to orgasm. I also love that I can take this into the tub.
I was immensely curious about the use of the L5 when I’d seen pictures of it online, and I actually pulled out the instruction manual first (yes, I know, just what you’re supposed to do) to see what to do. However, the manual just points out the parts and features of the L5 – it doesn’t say anything about use. Obviously, this meant lots of experimenting.
I tried the L5 with the petals outspread and the center inserted. The petals are long enough to cover a wide area, and the vibrations and patterns are pleasant this way, although the center’s penetration is a bit too shallow for me, and the petals don’t transmit the vibrations as well when they’re spread out so far. Since the petals come close together, I also tried them as clitoral stimulators. They’ve got a light touch, which is good for foreplay, but using the center works even better. It’s firm and has a good vibration for this type of stimulation, and the petals add some stimulation.
My favorite way to use the L5, however, is with the petals inserted, along with the center. While it looks like it would be awkward to insert, the petals stay together and are gently tapered enough to make insertion easy once they’re lubed up. The petals add some length and girth to the toy, and when the L5 is turned on, the petals add some movement inside that feels really good.
I like the fact that the L5 has an instant off button – because there are those times you’ve got to shut down in a hurry.
Thank you to Jopen for sending me the Lust L5 for free to review! If you’d like to start the new year off right with this unusual and powerful vibrator, you can pick up the L5, or other Lust line vibrators, at SheVibe by clicking on the widget below. And don’t forget to check out Jopen on Facebook and Twitter!
This product was provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.