My First Time Using: SONA

The following is an anonymous account of the experiences of an anonymous LELO fan (and regular tester) and their first time trying SONA.

First Time Using SONA

I have tried many a clit vibe – from the first buzzy bullet I won at Bingo during first year university to the absolute best that LELO has to offer – and nothing has felt quite like SONA.

I am blessed enough to be able to pretty easily, if predictably reach orgasm through clitoral stimulation. Whether using my own hand or any of the aforementioned types of vibrators, I’ll get there eventually with the right mood-setting material and consistent, up-and-down strokes of my clitoral hood.

When I got sent a SONA to test, I wasn’t as totally surprised by its Birdo-esque design as I feel many of my friends were when they finally saw it on Instagram. I’ve tried a few of the ‘suction-based’ toys that have hit the market in the past few years (like Womanizer and Satisfyer) so its shape didn’t shock me – but that’s not to say the sensation didn’t.

Sona nozzle

Simply put, SONA doesn’t suck. Instead, it uses a small ‘pad’ instead of the mouth-bit that taps up and down really fast (without actually touching my clit – I suppose it could touch someone else’s if it was small enough to get in there). It’s kinda like having a message in morse-code tapped out on my clitoris – I don’t know exactly what it was saying but it had me saying ‘Oh good god!’

To clarify, SONA is not the first toy for me to use ‘hands’ free as it were (ie without interference from my fingers) but what sets it apart from suction-based toys is that while those you need to keep in place to maintain a seal, SONA you can move around as you need or want. With a wider body to SONA, I can hold it between my legs and let it tap-tap-tap me to an intense orgasm.

And I’m not kidding when I say intense. An orgasm will sneak up on you before you know you’re coming, and manages to ‘reverberate’ for a fairly extended orgasm, especially in my ‘hands-free’ method.  

It may not be my first choice when it comes to spending a lazy Sunday left to my own devices, but SONA brings an intensity to my masturbation that give it a coveted spot in my bedside top drawer, and I while I would recommend it to anyone as a solid to, I also would say I think this toy specifically would be a good choice for those looking to switch up their ‘normal’  routine, and for those who maybe haven’t figured out what magic pattern makes them come yet.

Written by: Lea Marsden

For Lea, what once was “a European summer abroad” turned into traveling the world and studying sexual cultural differences for the past 6 years. She has a PhD in Gender & Sexuality and has a theory that dating guys in their twenties is an unpaid internship. She’s currently writing from a cafe in New Zealand.


  1. Hey, I’m 20 years old and i recently broke my virginity it was the most painful experience and i didnt feel any sweetness,and ever since that day i have not been enjoying it i don’t know how to tell him that.pliz help me how do i get to enjoy sex coz its like am just making him happy though i love him so very much.can you pliz help me?

  2. Learning to orgasm with partner is sometimes difficult. Explore with your body first, learning some of your erogenous zones then learning how to make yourself sexually aroused. Learning to orgasm thru masturbation is one good way. A good communication with your partner is the most important one, telling him the truth about what you feel and planning for many solutions with him is the best. Don’t hesitate to explore many things, it’s either by means of sex toys with him or without him. Try different places with him that you fell that makes you sensually and sexually excited.

  3. I bought a Sona at the beginning of this year, to say it has completely changed my intimate pleasure routine would be an understatement!

    The 1st time I used it I reached what I thought was my orgasm in a couple of minutes. I normally have a series of what I call mini-orgasms on my way to my big one which usually takes 10-15 minutes to reach. The main difference between the two is that after a mini one I can carry on stimulating my clitoris while after my big one my clitoris and vulva become a no-go area as it is way too sensitive for a good half hour. I couldn’t believe just how intense the sensations that Sona delivered were, the depthsthey reached compared to my trusty Lelo Lilly. The only downside was the rather intrusive slurping noises it generates when it is pressed against a wet clitoris!

    Later that 1st day I tried it with my husband, Sona is a stimulator I can use while my husband is penetrating me if we choose a suitable position, just like earlier I came in a couple of minutes, but this time I discovered that I could keep it cupped over my clitoris even though I had just cum! The penny dropped…. I had merely experienced a mini orgasm, only it was way more powerful than I had ever known! When I eventually got to my main orgasm, well… was staggering!

  4. Aussie Love Shop

    Great review of this very popular product. I run an adult toy website and I sell Lelo products.

  5. Please explain what the advantage is for the sona 2 cruise verses the sona cruise. I have ordered the sona 2 cruise because of how great the Sona cruise is. My wife will not go without having two sona cruise just in case of a failure. We are excited about the Sons2cruisr.

    • Hi Jim, the second generation Cruise comes with more pleasure settings, including a softer vibration for those who like to build up or edge their orgasms. The “mouth” of the toy has also been modified to be wider and deeper, making the toy more quiet and adaptable to a wider aray of female anatomy. Enjoy!

    • Hey Jim! The Sona 2 Cruise has a modified mouth that is deeper and wider to better adapt to female anatomy, plus it reduces any noise. We’ve also added a few pleasure settings compared to the first generation. Happy to hear she’s been enjoying the first one!

    • If your clitoris is on the small side and is more of an ‘inny’ would you recommend the Sona instead of the Sona 2? I have the Womanizer and feel the nozzle is too wide. Thanks!

    • Hey there! Although the “mouth” on the original SONA has a smaller width, the magic really happens with the sonic pulses that penetrate far beyond the tip of the clitoris. We recommend the SONA 2 because it has more pleasure settings, and we’re pretty confident you’ll feel that magic regardless of your anatomy.

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