If I could sum up the Lelo Hugo in just a few words, it would go something like this:
Whoa! This toy just ROCKED my world!
Yeah, it’s that awesome. This is my very first wireless remote control prostate vibrator! And what a way to pop my cherry. I’ll also mention that it’s totally hands-free once it’s inserted. You only need one free hand for the remote. Oh yeah…
$175 @ lelo.com
beginner to intermediate
stays in place
UPDATE: In my opinion, there’s nothing more naughty than wearing an anal toy while out in public. I’ve been on a mission to find the perfect device for this, for quite some time now. Hugo fits the bill perfectly! Walking around town with a prostate buzzing toy in my ass is one of my most erotic experiences to date. I’ll just keep the remote in my coat pocket and enjoy a Saturday afternoon jaunt. Mission accomplished!
But first, let’s back up a bit
Not long ago, I got wind from a very reliable source that Lelo was “going anal.” And they would soon be releasing some new products, designed specifically for men! Needless to say, I was excited. Totally pumped, actually. It had been a long time since they came out with something new and exciting for guys. The last time was Billy in 2009.
Too. Damn. Long…
Lo and behold, my contact at Lelo sent an email a couple of weeks ago, telling me that the new toys were on the way! Then, on August 25th, they were sitting on my front porch, ready for the big reveal. And boy, was it worth the wait!
Disclaimer: the folks at LELO.com were kind enough to send Lelo Hugo to me, free of charge, for an honest review.
- Lelo Hugo made prostate play BETTER for me
- 1. So, what's in the box?
- 2. Specs
- 3. Batteries and charging
- 4. ALWAYS use a water based lube
- 5. How to use it
- 6. How to clean it
- 7. Final thoughts
- 8. Where to buy it
- 9. A review from one of our readers!
- 10. Long term update! Reliability, battery life, etc.
- Final thoughts on the Lelo Hugo
Lelo Hugo made prostate play BETTER for me
And it can do the same for you. As I mentioned earlier, this thing comes with a wireless remote control…a first for me. I never really considered a toy that could be controlled from afar, mostly because it seemed pointless. Also, a remote generally adds to the cost. Since I’m a tight ass, it just didn’t seem worth it.
Man, was I wrong! Having crammed more than a few toys up my ass over the years, I never realized what I was missing. Being able to control the vibrator while reading a book or watching TV is a magical feeling. I can now truly relax, and really get into my play time. I kinda did that before, but never to this degree. It’s fucking awesome.
No more reaching around between my legs, fumbling with the controls, and possibly getting some messy lube on my fingers. Now, I just lube up, pop it in and turn it on. I then have the option to wash my hands and have the freedom to do whatever I want.
Ok, I’ll start anyway! There’s one in the perineum end and one in the anal end. Both working in unison to elicit massive, full body orgasms.
Wow, these are the most intense anal vibes I’ve ever experienced, bar none. When on the high setting, I literally feel the vibrations from my thighs all the way up to my upper abdomen. Fucking awesome…
I’m sure there are more powerful devices out there, but I have yet to encounter one. Seriously, at the highest setting, it’s almost too much…almost. Then, throw in the wireless remote, and this is a match made in heaven.
The nearly endless combinations of patterns and intensities really makes this toy stand out from the crowd. From what i can tell, there are 12 (TWELVE) different intensity levels for each pattern. There isn’t a lot of difference between steps, but it’s huge from low to high. Starting at low, which feels almost nonexistent, to high, which nearly vibrates my balls off! Not really, but you get the point.
And there are 6 (six) distinct patterns:
- A constant BZZZZZ
- A BZZZZ followed by a pause, then BZZZZ again. About a second for each step.
- A faster BZZZZ BZZZZ. Two buzzes and a pause. About twice as fast as pattern 2.
- A smooth, accelerating buzz. Starting at low and rolling all the way up to maximum intensity. Then it starts over and repeats.
- A smooth, accelerating up and down buzz. Similar to pattern 4, except this one rolls all the way up. Then all the way down. Then repeats.
- Random vibes. No pauses here. It randomly chooses different intensities, that last for about a second. Then it switches to the next one, automatically.
So, if my math is correct, that’s 72 DIFFERENT combinations to choose from! Not too shabby. Even the most stubborn prostate will orgasm with joy over this little guy.
And then there’s the ball massage…
It took me a few sessions to realize this one. During my 3rd solo massage, I was laying on my back in bed. I really wasn’t trying for a prostate O, just relaxing and watching some TV.
Did I mention that Lelo Hugo is awesome when you just want to lay there and chill with some Good Vibrations? Cue Beach Boys song…
As I stretched my legs out flat, I realized that the perineum end (the part that doesn’t go in your ass) was resting right under and against my ball sack. And those vibes felt really good as they pulsated through my scrotum. As I played with the controls, I discovered a few settings that felt really fucking awesome, yet relaxing. Kind of like your kinky ex-girlfriend humming while she takes one of your balls into her mouth. Yeah…you know what I’m talkin’ about.
This was one of my rare gripes about the Billy, it wasn’t 100% waterproof. The Lelo Hugo is truly an all purpose, go anywhere toy. I’ve used it in the shower, and it performed flawlessly. I didn’t bring the remote in there, as it doesn’t appear to be waterproof. I just put it in random mode and enjoyed a long, hot, steamy shower. Immensely relaxing after a rough day at the office.
My first orgasm
This was a really intense, and certainly unique, orgasm. Or shall I say, series of orgasms.
It actually didn’t happen until my second session. And this is how it almost always goes for me. I RARELY get off the first time I use new device.
Anyway, back to the orgasm(s). So I’m buzzing away, enjoying a seriously hot shower after a long, hard day at work. Something odd came over me while I was standing there, with that steamy water running down my skin. I stopped mid wash to pay attention to what my body was telling me. And boy oh boy, was it talking.
I was starting to get that warm, fuzzy feeling throughout my mid section. The same feeling that overcomes me right before a big prostate “O”. But all I could think was “no fucking way, this has NEVER happened before.” It lasted for about 1 minute and a half, tapering off as slowly as it came to me.
After it subsided, all I could do was just stand there. It wasn’t like any orgasm I’ve had before, but it still felt fucking amazing. I guess it was some sort of erotic precursor.
“What the fuck was THAT?”
So I finished my shower and dried myself with a towel. I waddled back to my bed, my innards still writhing with ecstasy. Plopped myself down on the bed and just relaxed for a few minutes, with the vibe on one of the lower settings.
Once I was ready, I fired it back up to the up and down setting…pattern 5 that I discussed earlier. I quickly got that warm feeling again, and I knew a big fat prostate O would be coming shortly. It probably didn’t take ten minutes until it hit. My hips were writhing uncontrollably with bolts of pleasure emanating from Hugo.
I literally couldn’t stand it anymore, so I decided to break one of my own cardinal rules of prostate play: NEVER TOUCH YOUR PENIS! But it was absolutely worth it. After about 30 seconds of furious jacking, I launched some of the longest, thickest ropes of jizz I’ve ever seen. In my opinion, they were far better than anything Peter North could conjure up in ANY of his famous porn videos. Quite impressive, I must say!
Once you take everything out, here’s what you get:
- The Lelo Hugo prostate toy
- Wireless remote (2x-AAA batteries included)
- A plastic “key” to open the remote
- USB charge cord
- Sample packet of lube
- Storage pouch
- User manual (what guy is gonna read that?)
- Warranty card
The highlight of this toy is the DUAL vibrating motors. One in the base, and one in the tip. And they’re pretty damn intense when cranked up all the way! For me, the highest setting is almost too much…not painful, just over-stimulating. I generally like to keep it backed down a notch or two from maximum.
The silicone is absolutely amazing. One of the best in the business. It’s silky, smooth and glides into place with ease. It’s the same stuff found on other Lelo products…good quality silicone. It’s hypo-allergenic and body safe.
Beware though…the bulge that goes up the ass may be a bit large for inexperienced users. It certainly has some girth, but not so much that makes it difficult. I realized just how big it is when I popped it in for the first time. My asshole definitely stretched a bit to accommodate this bad boy.
I consider this an intermediate level toy. Best for guys that have had at least SOME experience with prostate play.
I LOVE rechargeable batteries. Especially for sex toys. I haven’t always felt this way, but I’ve gained a new appreciation for earth-friendly products. Also, the technology has come a LONG way in the last decade. With the disappearance of NiCad batteries, the world has become a better (and cleaner) place.
For the toy
There’s a rechargeable battery. I don’t know the specs, but I’ll say this: I ran it for nearly 3 hours, over 4 sessions, and there was no noticeable reduction in power or performance. I’ll say that battery life is a solid A+. Simply plug in the supplied USB cable, and you’re good to go. I rarely let my toys drain all the way down. I’ll plug ’em in after every couple of uses.
As it’s charging, there’s a small light right next to the power button. It flashes when charging, and becomes a solid light when fully charged. It’s not visible if the light isn’t on, as it’s hidden underneath the silicone skin.
For the remote
All it needs is 2 AAA batteries. Remove the cover with the supplied plastic “key.” If you lose the key, a coin will serve the same purpose. Just twist it off.
Without exception, I use water based lube with my silicone toys. Lelo’s personal moisturizer is pretty good. But if you want something cheaper, Passion will work just fine. It’s cheaper, but not nearly as slippery and luxurious. Get the lowdown on my recommended lubes.
The possibilities here are endless. Especially with the wireless control in hand. It works equally well standing up or laying down. On the back, sideways…whatever tickles your fancy. It’s totally up to the user and what feels good. Experimenting with different positions and postures may yield some interesting results!
PRO TIP: for me, I get the most intense vibes when I’m laying on my back, with legs flat. This causes the toy to push further into the rectum, pushing that vibrating tip into the perfect spot! As a side benefit, the perineum vibrator makes optimal contact with the bottom of my ball sack. Can you say DOUBLE BONUS?!?
Cleanup is a breeze. Since it’s 100% waterproof, just draw some hot water and lather it up with a mild body soap. Then rinse and let it air dry. You could also use an antibacterial toy cleaner, to make sure you kill any germs. I normally don’t use this, however. A good thorough washing with soap and water works just fine.
Just make sure the rubber plug for the charge port is secure before getting it wet.
If you’ve made it this far into my review, you know that I absolutely LOVE this toy. The pleasure I get every time I use it is fucking unbelievable.
I really wish I could find a flaw with this thing, but I honestly can’t. I ALWAYS find something to bitch about with prostate toys, but this one…nada.
- It’s well built.
- Has a remarkable range of sensations
- Great for p spot stimulation as well as relaxing anal vibrating
- It’s waterproof
- It comes with an EXCELLENT warranty and 10 year product guarantee
I will admit that this toy is a bit expensive, at just north of $200. But that’s a pittance compared to what it did for me. This is a small price to pay for a totally orgasmic experience.
If you decide to purchase one, I’d love to hear from you! Let me know what you think about it. I might even publish your thoughts right here on Mr.Racy! With your permission of course…
Grab it straight from Lelo and get the full 10 year product guarantee. If you buy it from Amazon or most other places, you won’t get this industry leading perk.
$175 @ lelo.com
beginner to intermediate
stays in place
UPDATE March 26, 2016: A reader gave his review in the comments section, below, but I liked it so much that I decided to move it up into this post. It’s equal parts erotic story and LELO HUGO review.
Thanks for taking the time to write this up, Chris! Killer review!
I decided to pick up the Hugo after reading this stellar review by Dave a few weeks ago.
Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on one of these bad boys and give it a test drive for myself. As soon as I got mine, I charged it up for 5 hours, lay on my bed, lubed up my hole and my new toy and slowly went to work putting it in.
Insertion was a bit tricky at first. Hugo’s girth is deceptively wider than it looks. Luckily, I’d used plenty of lube on my hole and plenty of lube on the toy. I took a few deep breaths and slowly worked him in until I could feel it resting comfortably against my prostate and the base against my scrotum. I reached down to turn it on and to my surprise, it was preset to start at the highest vibration setting.
Trying to figure out the remote took a few minutes and very early on I had to turn it off because it was way too intense. I wasn’t close to having a super orgasm. But, my rectum felt just a little over worked and my prostate had been slightly over stimulated.
Having turned it off for a few minutes, I lay there in my bed catching my breath. I looked down and noticed a nice pool of precum, resting below my belly button and a slight stream of precum leaking from my cock.
Semi hard and feeling rested, I reached down between my legs and turned it on again, this time making sure I could lower the vibration setting. I lay there just breathing deeply, paying close attention to my body. Gradually, I began to explore the different vibration settings Hugo has to offer.
Oddly enough, the most amazing setting is the lowest setting. The lowest setting offers a very “deep” feeling of vibration against your prostate and within your rectum. This affords you to not only experience profound prostate stimulation, but also amazing body awareness.
My cock never got totally hard, but it was aroused and incredibly sensitive. I could feel it throbbing slightly, and with each pulse, I could feel and see the precum being milked from the tip of my penis. Truly amazing.
I was also hyper aware of every sensation in my body. My finger tips slowly found their way to my nipples which have always been ultra sensitive. They were massively large, erect and amazing to stimulate. I caressed them with my fingertips, pinching and pulling on them lightly, all the while clenching my Hugo deeper and deeper into my hole with my PC muscles. Eventually, I started to find my rhythm and Hugo went along for the ride. The harder/tighter I would squeeze, the more firm against my prostate and taint Hugo would vibrate.
I didn’t achieve an orgasm that first time. My body wasn’t used to the power of the toy. I’d usually experienced those from my Fun Factory Duke (whose vibrations tend to be more subtle, but the toy itself goes deeper into your ass), Aneros Progasm, or my Aneros Vice. All of which have vibrators that are less powerful.
But, the Hugo definitely had my attention and as I continued to work with it for about an hour, I could feel it slowly starting to work it’s way out on it’s own. Needless to say I was massively turned on by this point and couldn’t resist the urge to reach down and stroke my dick. I had leaked an enormous amount of precum and decided I wanted to masturbate myself to orgasm with Hugo’s help.
I started to stroke myself slowly at first, using my pre-ejaculate fluid as lube. It was warm, thicker than usual and felt amazing coming out of my cock as I laid there stroking. Getting closer and closer to climax, I could tell something was happening down below.
Ramping up the vibrations, I started to increase the speed of my stroke and felt the toy slipping out. That didn’t stop the vibrations. As I started to feel it push it’s way out, I started to let out incredibly loud moans of ecstatic cries. I was ejaculating stream after stream of hot cum, hitting my chin twice and my neck and chest followed.
Having discovered the pleasures of having the real thing inside me recently, this toy wasn’t just working its way out of me. It was literally fucking me on it’s way out. That’s right! For the first time, I’d felt like I was being fucked by the real thing as this toy was working it’s own way out of my asshole.
Laying there, completely out of breath and totally covered in cum, I started to laugh in disbelief. I have a few prostate massage toys. None of them ever recreated the sensations of being fucked like this one did at that particular point of no return.
Needless to say, I’ve had a few other sessions with Hugo and have yet to experience a prostate orgasm from using it. Somehow, I think it might be a little to over-stimulating for my ass and prostate. The vibrators on this thing are really powerful and even at it’s lowest setting, the vibrations feel incredibly “deep”.
I have found that for prostate orgasms, I fare better with the Aneros Progasm or Aneros Vice or the Fun Factory Duke. But, I am not giving up on this toy. Hugo gives me a different experience every time, and I have a feeling the super orgasm is just around the corner with this thing.
My only issue with this toy is that it doen’t hold a charge very long. I tend to use it for no less than an hour or an hour and half. It definitely has to be charged up before each use. That being said, should it die on you in the middle of a session, don’t fret. It still feels pretty unbelievable up inside of you while you are masturbating.
I also love that it’s waterproof. I’ve used the Hugo in the shower multiple times and also while I’m simply trying to relax. It’s a toy I can’t recommend highly enough. Worth every penny and a great investment for anyone looking to expand or explore prostate play and stimulation alone or with a partner.
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Ok all you crazy prostate players, I’ve owned this toy for just over two years so I wanted to provide a long term update as of today, November 29, 2017!
I’ve received more than a few emails from readers over the last couple of years, asking how reliable this toy is. It’s a totally legitimate concern, considering the amount of money the Lelo Hugo costs. Nobody wants to drop nearly $200 US for a stimulator that’s going to crap out and fail in a short amount of time.
I estimate that I’ve used it around 75 times over this period. That’s a lot of discharging and recharging!
Final thoughts on the Lelo Hugo
Appearance: The toy itself looks almost identical to the day I first took it out of the box. The finish is a bit smoother on the main wear points (the bulbous head primarily) because it’s been used so many times. This has no effect, positive or negative on how it works and performs.
The remote does show some wear , especially on the hard gold plastic on the back side. It is a bit scuffed up from all the handling over the last 2 years. It also has a small crack because I dropped it onto the hardwood floor in my bedroom. Despite these battle scars, it still works just fine.
Functionality: It works just like it did when I first got it. As far as I can tell, the vibrations are just as strong today as they were on day one. The control buttons on the toy still work flawlessly, but to be honest, I have never really used these. The remote is my main point of control.
The buttons on the remote take a bit more pressure to activate than they did when first new. I’m not sure if this is a design flaw, or just a matter of the buttons breaking in. Sometimes it takes a couple of button presses to change a setting versus a single push in the beginning. Again, not a big deal and certainly not unexpected. The useful life has exceeded my expectations.
Battery Life: As with any rechargeable sex toy, this is always one of the most important concerns. I knew from the beginning that the amount of play time available with each charge would decrease, given enough uses. This is unavoidable, and a common occurrence with devices of this nature. I’m happy to say that the Lelo Hugo’s battery has held up quite well. I now get around 2 hours of fun from a full charge, versus 3 when it was brand new. This is outstanding in my opinion and still provides more than enough time for enjoyment. Since my play times usually average around one hour, I can get two full sessions per charge. Not too shabby.
Fun factor: This hasn’t changed one bit. It’s still just as fun to use as it always was. It still makes my prostate tremble and puts a big fat smile on my face every time I use it. Whenever someone asks me for a toy recommendation, this is always one that I suggest.
$175 @ lelo.com
beginner to intermediate
stays in place
After all this time, I stand by everything I said about the Lelo Hugo from the beginning. It’s just tons of fun. Totally worth the relatively high purchase price. I’m surprised it has held up to all the abuse I’ve given it over the last 2 years. But on the other hand, I’m not surprised at all. I’ve always been a fan of LELO products. They are durable and function better than most of the competition. This one is no exception.