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Review: LeLo Gigi

June 9, 2010

LELO Gigi $109 from Babeland.com

The LELO line of vibrators…who on earth doesn’t lust after at least one of them? I know that I want them all like the greedy little bitch I am. More importantly my lust aches for the Mona, Gigi, and Elise. By some sheer force of cosmic awesomesauce I managed to win the g-spot wonder, Gigi from Babeland back in April as part of their Eco-Friendly contest. My excitement is something I cannot truly express into words… the disappointment however I can.

When you hear about the Gigi it is almost always full of rave reviews. “The holy grail of G-spot vibrators!” is something that springs up a lot when people talk about it. So naturally as one who has trouble hitting her g-spot on her own I thought, “FUCK YEAH CAPSLOCK! Finally I can feel the pleasure of my g-spot without Maverick even being around!” and waited in anticipation for it to arrive.

Upon opening the stylish box housing my new vibrator I could only tilt my head and blink. “What the hell?” I believe is what ran through my mind. It was tiny! While I wasn’t expecting a 10ft pole or anything I had expected something more proportionate to a normal size vibrator. Not a 6.5″ – no bigger than a pop bottle vibrator!

“Breath, just breath.” I told myself. “It’s 4″ insert-able length is longer than Mavericks fingers right? So it should be no problem to find my g-spot then. It’s all going to be okay. You’ll love it and bask in it’s holy glow of awesomeness.” Except… I didn’t. For whatever reason the LELO Gigi just did not work for me and I was unable to locate my g-spot.

Don’t get me wrong though the Gigi is still a wonderful vibrator, but not for locating my g-spot. It is well made with a velvety Phthalate-free silicone that is quite ridged with no give.  The flared head of the Gigi  is angled to put pressure on your g-spot. However, I found the wide flat head was more suited to sit over my clitoris. The ridged shaft was perfect to angle and receive the correct amount of pressure I require.

The control pad is similar to the D-pad on the Sega Genesis gaming controller. As a gamer girl I had to throw it out there. You have four options for the control pad.

  • Left (-) – Turns the Gigi off after you power down through the seven speeds of vibrations.
  • Right (+) – Turns the Gigi on and allows you to go through seven speeds of vibrations.
    • Starts with a deep soft rumble and goes up to powerfully strong.
  • Up (↑) – Scrolls up through the five patterns of vibrations.
    • continuous vibration; slow, medium, and fast pulses, and slow to fast roller-coaster.
  • Down (↓) – Scrolls down through the five patterns of vibrations.

One problem I had with the control pad was that I had to mash and hold down the button for my desired setting. I would include having to scroll back down through the vibration speeds in order to turn it off but during my button mashing I found out that you could press the center (or all four) at once and it would turn off. This is pretty nifty if you need to turn it off quickly.

Don’t laugh at me, but after I figured out the whole mash to turn off I thought I broke it because I couldn’t get it to turn back on. So, I consulted the manual and found out that I had locked the Gigi. How awesome! No accidental vibrating mishaps while traveling. To unlock all I had to do was mash and hold the buttons again until the LED ring illuminated white again.

Speaking of the LED ring you’ll know when it’s time to recharge when it turns red, unlike some rechargeable vibrators that just die with no warning. So flip up the silicone tab covering the charging port on the bottom of the handle and plug in the DC adapter. It takes about 2 hours to fully charge. Again the awesome LED ring will alert you by glowing a steady white instead of pulsing while it’s charging. You can use it for a continuous four hours before it requires recharging.

A few things to note that can only be summed up in a bullet list are;

  • Do not charge for more than 24 hours or the world will explode.
  • Gigi is not waterproof even with the silicone tab covering the charging port.
  • Only use water based lubricant unless you want a tacky gummy vibrator.
  • It feels good as a neck vibrator. *coughs*
  • One Year Warranty from the date of purchase (receipt required)

While the LELO Gigi didn’t work for me in the way that I would have liked, I still recommend it to anyone with a shallow g-spot. If worse comes to worse you’ll be left with a luxurious rechargeable clitoral stimulator. So on continues my quest of searching for my g-spot.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. June 9, 2010 7:59 am

    I love the image with the Sega controller.

    I think I have a relatively shallow g-spot, and I like small toys, so I still want the Gigi. Great, informative review!

    • June 9, 2010 11:14 am

      I don’t think my g-spot is in a shallow place, at least not one I can find which may be why it didn’t work for me. Wrong anatomy…such a bummer. 😦

      Glad you liked the Sega controller 😀

  2. thecherryscoop permalink
    June 9, 2010 8:13 am

    I totally think I would have the same problem with the Gigi. I have the Ella, but it doesn’t thrill me and internal vibes just don’t do it for me, so I have a feeling I’d be one of those people writing a less-than-rave-review of the Gigi. Great write-up though, especially on a toy that’s reviewed so often.

    • June 9, 2010 11:17 am

      I haven’t tried the Ella, but I was pretty sure it wouldn’t do it for me. Generally I’m not an internal vibe person either but I had high hopes due to all the rave reviews. 😦

  3. June 9, 2010 9:49 am

    I was severely disappointed in my Gigi, too. Too small, too weak. Blah.

    • June 9, 2010 11:16 am

      I had received the Elise in a swap and send it to Adriana. It was huge…normal. So I was expecting Gigi to be the same way which is why I was like, “ZOMG WTF IS THIS ANIMAL BULLSHIT!” when it arrived.

  4. June 9, 2010 5:48 pm

    I love that you compared the buttons to a sega gamepad. Memories! I haven’t played on a Sega in a while! Actually, I had the same reaction when I got my Gigi – I wasn’t expecting it to be so small! It didn’t give me the g-spot reaction I was hoping for either but it still felt great and I love the little thing.

    Also, I love that you’re a gamer too so I added you to my blogroll! 🙂

  5. June 12, 2010 1:30 am

    Holy cow I never realized that Gigi was that small! I have no idea why I thought it was bigger though.

  6. Joan Price permalink
    June 17, 2010 2:41 pm

    I guess I’m lucky that my G-spot is shallow, because the Gigi finds it like a homing pigeon. It’s my favorite G-spot vibe. Lucky for all the sex toy designers, manufacturers and retailers that we’re all different!

  7. June 17, 2010 9:47 pm

    I was so impressed with my Ella at first, but once my husband made me squirt I was like ‘fuck that noise’ and I got lazy. I feel like the Gigi would just piss me off.

    Chiming in to say it was freaking awesome of you to compare the controls to a video game controller. We need video game references in reviews, dammit!

  8. sandy permalink
    August 18, 2010 12:36 am

    i love my gigi. it’s perfect for clitoral stimulation and is a great work-up to my g-spot. i live with roommates and it has power while still being discreet. i love that i don’t need to worry about batteries. the cell phone-like charger is great and also super discreet. i do wish that the gigi was longer and that it had an 8th setting. i’m getting ready to travel and was pleased to learn from this review that there is a lock component. i guess that i should have read the manual. thanks for the review.

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