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We-Vibe Nova Review

Standard Innovations, the parent company of the We-Vibe and Laid toy lines, has done it again! The Nova is changing the game in terms of design and functionality for dual stimulation vibrating toys! The Nova is an incredibly innovative and different approach to a toy design that really needed an update. While the Nova is primarily designed as a toy to provide simultaneous stimulation to the clitoris and vagina, it can be used with many different bodies and for many different purposes to provide an array of pleasurable experiences and sensations. The highlights of design include that it has 10+ different vibration modes, 2 powerful and rumbly internal motors, the ability to work with the We-Vibes app, and is quiet as well as waterproof. It can be used for solo or partnered play, and has almost as many safe and pleasurable uses as can be imagined!

How Does it Work?

The Nova has a sleek and ergonomic body design. A bright pink, medical-grade silicone sleeve covers the insertable and vibrating two-branch arm. This section connects to a hard, non-porous, plastic body that houses the controls and charging dock. In direct opposition to the more traditional design of dual stimulator toys, the insertable and vibrating branches of the Nova are incredibly curved and rounded, and have a great deal of flexibility and give. Specifically, the arm meant to be used for clitoral stimulation is long and curves into an almost half circle, as opposed to be simply a short vibrating straight arm. This design means that the surface meant to provide vibration to the clitoris is on the outside edge of this arm, not the inside. So instead of having a static vibrating surface that is unable to move and shift with different bodies and for different levels of stimulation, this arm is able to “go with the flow” so to speak. It’s magic is in the fact that it’s curved design creates a simple spring effect so that the arm provides constant vibration and stimulation whether it is close or far from a person’s body. This is a serious exit from the “one size fits most” approach of the older designs of most dual-stim toys.

The ways that this new design impact the functionality of the toy are enormous! First of all, whether you’re someone whose clitoris is very close to your vaginal opening or farther away, you can guarantee that the Nova will be able to hit it just right. Second, it is very easy to use a gentle rocking motion to find many different positions for the toy to provide a wide array of pressures of vibration on the clitoris as well as depths of penetration in the vagina. So if you’re someone who knows you like intense G-zone stimulation and firm pressure on the clitoris you can get that, and then move easily into lighter pressure on the clitoris and just shallow penetration around the outside of vaginal opening. Plus! This toy can be used for people with penises as well! By wrapping the curved clitoral arm around the shaft of a penis, you can use the Nova as a strong vibrating stroking toy as well. Each of the arms contains the same intense and rumbly motor that is used in the Tango vibrator, and that is sure to produce waves of pleasure potential whether applied to a vulva or cock owner.

Important to Note

This toy’s design strength is that it can provide great sensations across a wide range of users preferences. The downside of this design is that it might not provide enough of a specific kind of sensation for folks who know exactly what they like. For example, the insertable arm is not very long or girthy. If you’re someone who knows they like a intense feeling of fullness or deep penetration this might not have the “umph!” you’re looking for. It does provide a wide range of vibration strengths and modes though! Also the motors operate independently so you can choose to have internal vibration or not, and what strength those vibes will be delivered in!

Keeping it Clean

The Nova is relatively easy to clean. Because it’s waterproof, this vibe can be cleaned with unscented antibacterial soap and lukewarm water after use. However, because of its electrical components, you should not boil this toy to sterilize it. If you want to sterile it, you can also use a 10 % bleach, 90% water solution to wipe it down after use. It is safe to use with all lubricants because the quality of silicone won’t break down even when used with silicone lubes.

Final Thoughts

If you are someone who knows that you like to have internal and external stimulation simultaneously, but you’ve always been disappointed with rabbit style dual-stim vibrators, it is very worth giving the Nova a try. The design is a totally new take on this old classic, and could definitely provide the experience you’ve been hoping for. Plus the flexible and body safe arms provide so much opportunity for creative and unique ways of using the toy that even if it isn’t exactly what you’re looking for in a dual-stim toy it will likely still provide fun ways of playing!

Products featured in this post:
The Nova


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The Vibrant Staff writers are a group of sex-positive cis women and queer folks employed by Vibrant. Our contributors are passionate about educational advocacy, sexual autonomy and freedom, healthy relationships, and sharing their experiences with you!

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The Vibrant Staff writers are a group of sex-positive cis women and queer folks employed by Vibrant. Our contributors are passionate about educational advocacy, sexual autonomy and freedom, healthy relationships, and sharing their experiences with you!

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