Today, let’s get up close and personal with the Lelo Billy luxury massager for men. You’re about to learn “what’s hot” and “what’s not” about it. Don’t forget see all my favorite toys, here.
UPDATE: for an upgraded experience, check out the newer, bigger and badder Loki. Read the review right here.
Perfect for beginners
Easy to use
Easy to insert
Slim design for comfort
★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
** The folks at LELO.com were kind enough to send me this toy (free of charge) for an honest review. This has no influence on my feelings or opinions about this product.
Before we get started, I have a few things to say about this toy…
To be perfectly honest, this device blew me away, in a good way! I’ve been curious about it for a while, mostly because it looks really cool. In my opinion, it’s one of the sexiest looking prostate toys on the market.
Here was the BIG question: how does it perform?
As a sex toy connoisseur, here’s one thing I’ve learned over the years: there are countless devices on the market that look real nifty. Perhaps they have flashy packaging or sexy names. But far too many are lacking in the orgasm delivery department.
Good looks only go so far. It’s what’s inside that really counts. It’s the heart and soul that keeps you coming back for more. And this toy definitely has the prostate bumping mojo I was looking for! Here’s how it feels.
My first “session” wasn’t all that eventful. I had some technical problems that really didn’t have anything to do with the toy. I was so eager to take it for a ride that I didn’t do my normal routine to get prepared. I also didn’t take a few minutes to get familiar with the control pad. Needless to say, I was flying blind. I never finished the job, so I stopped out of sheer frustration.
Anyway, I gave it another go a few days later…and HOLY SHIT. That’s all I can really say. After my third solo orgasm, I was pretty much spent and had to stop. All I could do was just lay there, reduced to a quivering jelly. A surreal experience to say the least!
About a week later my girlfriend, who follows my blog regularly, decided she wanted to try it out on me. She’s a no nonsense kinda gal, and says what she feels. How could I say “no” to an opportunity like this!! I won’t bore you with all the orgasmic details, but I quickly learned that this toy is AMAZING for couples. I talk more about this toward the end of the review.
Without further ado, let’s get started…
If you’ve been reading my blog, you probably know that prostate vibrators are my favorite anal toys. The Vice has been my go-to vibe for quite some time. But Billy brings a whole new dimension to anal play. I’m not saying it’s better, just different.
Table of contents
- What’s in the box?
- Battery and charging
- Vibration modes
- How it feels
- The best lube to use
- How to use it
- How to clean it
- My personal thoughts
- Where to buy
- A video
After opening the generic brown shipping box and main packaging, I was greeted with this (see above). Nothing fancy. But, as Leonardo da Vinci once stated:
simplicity is the ultimate sophistication
The same applies here.
The black box is two pieces. Once you open the lid, this is the next thing you see (below). The sexy toy is resting in a velvety feeling cardboard insert. The accessories are stored in the smaller internal box, immediately below.
I give Lelo an A+ for presentation. It’s tasteful, simple and sexy.
I took everything out of the box and laid it out for the next lovely photo (see below)! Here’s what’s in it:
- The vibrator
- Charger (country specific)
- Satin storage pouch
- A sample of lube
- User manual
- Warranty card
I consider this a mid sized device.
- full length: 6.9 inches
- insertable length: about 3.9 inches
- maximum width: about 1.1 inches
The insertable portion (the business end) is coated in a velvety feeling silicone. It has a matte finish. I really like this silicone because it’s hypoallergenic, and phthalate free. Phthalates are some kinda nasty chemicals used in cheap plastics to make it more flexible. This toy has none of these.
It’s a rigid toy, so it won’t flex or bend, and one can’t really squeeze it because of the hard inner core. All in all, it feels really nice and luxurious. This is a great texture for anal play.
The handle contains the charging port and control panel. This is a hard plastic that’s not meant for insertion. If you take a look at the pictures above and below, there’s a flange that separates the two sections. The main function of this flange is to provide a safety “stop” so the vibrator won’t go in any further.
This might save you a trip to the emergency room at 3am! I have a number of nurse friends, and I’ve heard too many horror stories of people showing up at the E.R. because they lost a “foreign object” up their ass. No thanks!
Here’s my first impression: it feels GREAT in the hand. The controls are solid and durable. The rubber plug at the base is a nice touch, to keep lube or other liquids out of the charge port.
The attention to detail is very nice, truly befitting of a “luxury” sex toy brand like LELO. From the tip to the base, I feel that the construction and build quality are top notch. Assuming the rechargeable battery holds up, I’ll be using this for years to come!
This toy is phthalate-free! Read more about why this is important.
It has a built in rechargeable battery. Here’s some info on that:
- Li-Ion 500 mAh. Lithium Ion is great, as it will last for a long time, through lots of recharges.
- It takes about 2 hours for a full charge, when starting from a dead battery.
- Battery standby is 90 days, according to Lelo. Mine will never sit that long between charges!
- Lelo mentions 4 hours of play time with a full charge. I’ve run it 5 times without charging up, for an estimated 3 hours total. I’m guessing their number is accurate.
The charger is a basic wall outlet unit, that plugs into the handle. When you order it, Lelo will provide the appropriate plug for your region. This one is a standard AC, USA plug. If you’re not from the US, it would be wise to verify this before ordering.
It comes with 5 distinct vibration patterns. These patterns are selected by pushing and holding the buttons on the vertical axis (up and down) when holding it straight up.
- Pattern 1: Not really a pattern, just a consistent vibration.
- Pattern 2: A rhythmic pattern. A slight pause. Followed by vibration. Then a pause, and so on.
- Pattern 3: Similar to pattern 2, except shorter durations for the pause and vibration.
- Pattern 4: Similar to 2 and 3, with even shorter durations for pause and vibrate. This is a pretty fast “BZZZ BZZZ BZZZ”
- Pattern 5: Like a car engine revving up and down. A smooth transition from slow to fast and back again.
I really can’t pick a favorite mode here. They all feel pretty darn good, with pattern 4 being my most used setting.
Another nice feature built into this device are the variable intensity settings. This way, you’re not just stuck with 5 basic patterns. The intensity is adjusted via the “-” and “+” buttons (left and right) on the control pad. I believe there are 9 levels of intensity. It’s hard to tell, as the transition between each is pretty smooth.
To sum it up, there’s a vibe intensity and pattern for everyone (45 different combinations). You can start at the very low end, with a vibration that’s barely noticeable. Or with a push and hold of a button, it’ll go straight to insane mode, cranking out vibration patterns that get a little too intense at times.
With all these features, it’s tough to beat.
I’ll give Lelo a solid A for feature set.
First of all, it isn’t all that thick. So it slides in easily. Even if you have a shy butt-hole that puckers up like a snare drum, this toy will still slide in with ease. Use a generous amount of lube, take a deep breath and push it in.
Once it’s in, this vibrating dildo is quite comfortable. No full feeling. No discomfort. It’s just there. There’s plenty of length, so locating and nudging the prostate is a snap.
I really like the thinner design. I generally don’t like vibrators that are too big. This one is perfect, allowing for plenty of wiggle room when probing around.
Once you get your bearings, flip the switch to the ON position and enjoy the show. The vibrations are divine…outstanding, actually. This has the most combinations of any toy I’ve had the pleasure of using. Just make sure you get familiar with the controls BEFORE you stick it in your ass.
Here is what elevates this toy to greatness, above all the other prostate toys I’ve used: the vibes can be felt THROUGHOUT the abdominal area. When the intensity is cranked up, they aren’t localized at the prostate. They expand out to include the rectal wall and beyond. They cover everything, including the rim of your butt hole. For 100% coverage of your entire ass and abdominal area, this toy wins hands down.
I love it when my entire mid section is buzzing with ecstasy. It’s the ultimate way to wind down after a rough week at the office.
I’ll give an A+, because if feels amazing.
I only recommend water based lubes. Silicone or oils could degrade the silicone portion. I recommend Passion. See it over on my lubes page.
There are lots of possibilities here. If playing solo, the easiest way for me to use it is while lying on my back, with knees up. Spread the legs, lube up, and pop it in the hole!
The best way, in my opinion, is to use it with a partner. After all, prostate massage doesn’t have to be a private activity. It’s a great way to build intimacy with your partner. And remember, it’s NEVER shameful or wrong for guys to use sex toys. I’ll leave this up to your imagination, but you can be in almost any position. Since your partner is in control, he or she can fuck you with it in every way imaginable.
I also have a thorough guide that explains how I get ready to use one of these. It’s worth a read.
Sanitation is very important with sex toys. The best way to clean it is a mild body soap and some warm water. Just don’t submerge the handle. Remember, it’s completely waterproof unless you go above the flange, and into the white handle.
An antibacterial toy cleaner is another option. I personally don’t feel it’s necessary as long you wash it well. But, it’s a great way to be 100% sure that it’s safe and clean for the next use.
I feel this is a fantastic device, overall. But I have a couple of gripes, too.
What I like about it
I think it’s sexy as hell! It looks like it could be used as a back massager as well. It’s stylish AND ergonomic. Something that lots of toys are lacking.
The multitude of settings is a huge plus. With 5 patterns and 9 levels of vibration, it’s like having 45 different modes! This will ensure that play time NEVER gets boring.
Regarding the vibrator: I’m very pleased with the range of intensities. It can run really soft, barely vibrating. Or it can be cranked up to full on prostate pounding mayhem! And to be perfectly honest, the most intense setting is a little too much for me personally. But, it’s nice to know I have the option if I need it.
I wasn’t able to orgasm the first time I used it. But the SECOND time, whoa, it was intense!
I’ll give this toy a solid A for orgasmic pleasure.
What I don’t like
When using it solo, it’s necessary to keep pressure on it, so it stays fully inserted. If I turn it on when it’s in my ass, and then take my hands off, it always slips out a little bit. Maybe about 1/2 inch or so. I don’t know if this is a common problem, or if it’s just me. Either way, it’s not a huge deal. Just not as convenient as my other hands-free devices, that stay fully planted in my rectum until I’m ready to take it out.
Also, the control pad was somewhat tricky for me to use the first time or two. I found it difficult to get the settings just right, while reaching down between my legs. Of course it can be set to a preferred speed before insertion, but I like to change things up while it’s in there. By the time my third session rolled around, I knew my way around the controls and it was all good. A pretty short learning curve.
For these reasons…
…it works best with a partner
It’s just easier that way. A partner can more easily operate the controls AND keep it fully planted in your rectum. They can make sure the tip of the toy keeps nudging your pleasure nugget (prostate)!
Purchasing LELO toys directly from them has the following benefits:
- The toy comes with a one year warranty
- It also comes with a 10 year satisfaction guarantee! This means that if the toy craps out between years 2 and 10, LELO will give a 50% discount on the next toy purchase. That’s a helluva deal.
Note: Be careful if you purchase this toy from other retailers. The warranties mentioned above may not apply. Read the fine print carefully.
Here’s a nicely done video that walks you through the key features of this toy.
And just for fun, how about some hot, juicy erotica??
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