LELO Sona 2 Cruise review: "The world first clitoral suction toy really surprised me - here's why."

Read our expert's honest review.

LELO Sona 2 Cruise review
Marie Claire UK Verdict

Heard of LELO? If you haven't, they're a sex toy brand on a mission - to boost sexual wellness worldwide. Their Sona Cruise toy is designed for the clitoris and combines suction-like sensations with sonic vibrations. The shape and size of the LELO Sona 2 Cruise made it perfect for solo or couples play and, unlike Satisifyer and Womanizer products that offer similar suction sex toy technology, the design of the Sona 2 Cruise is more ergonomic and comfortable to hold. For a sex expert's full review - keep scrolling.

Reasons to buy
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    Skin safe silicone

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    Oral sex sensations

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    Luxury sex toy

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    Storage bag

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    Results in orgasm.

Reasons to avoid
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    Nozzle too small

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    Hard to clean

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    Hard to position on clit.

If you're into your sex toys or occasionally opt for a sex toy for couples during your foreplay, then you might be searching the internet for a LELO Sona 2 Cruise review. Why? Because it promises to be a world-first clitoral suction toy that promises to help you reach orgasm without the frustrating build-up.

So, do the pros outweigh the cons and is it really worth the price tag?

Clinical sexologist Ness Cooper has penned her own LELO Sona review, putting some of their most popular and highly-sold toys to the test for us. She has a background in sex and relationship coaching, therapy and education and has been reviewing sex toys for over ten years, including professionally as a prototype tester. It's fair to say she knows what she's talking about, then...

LELO Sona 2 Cruise review: "It surprised me - it's one of the first sex toys to make me enjoy exploring patterned settings."

Special features and what sets it apart from competitors

When searching the Internet for the best sex toys, you're often looking for more power and oomph to fuel your orgasm, right? You've likely been let down by a previous toy or are keen to branch out into a toy-enhanced masturbation session.

Where mere vibrations have failed in the past, a new form of sex tech has started to surface that offers a rhythm and beat that wasn’t possible before. The LELO Sona 2 Cruise is a clitoral sex toy that combines suction-like sensations and sonic vibrations to offer a new type of orgasm that standard vibrators don't provide.

How to use the LELO Sona 2 Cruise and how it was

Clitoral suction sex toys mimic the sensations of oral sex, but when testing the toy for this LELO Sona 2 Cruise review, I found that you have more control over the intensity on offer, particularly with its inbuilt cruise-control feature. This means that no matter how firm I pressed the vibrator onto my body, or how tightly I gripped it between my thighs, it didn't stop or lose power until I was fully satisfied. Then, I simply turned it off.

Sometimes standard vibrators can cause me to feel numb or they don’t even hit the spot. With the LELO Sona 2 Cruise I was hopeful that not only it’d hit the right spot and lead to a mind-blowing climax, but also allow me to explore multiple orgasms, due to how its sonic wave vibrations spread throughout the targeted sweet spot - rather than vibrators that focus too much in one place leading to desensitization. But more on that later.

Lube is needed with the LELO Sona 2 Cruise (read our guide to the best lubes, here) and I grabbed my favourite water-based lubricant and placed an ample amount into the mouth of the Sona’s nozzle. I quickly learned that if I switched on the vibrator before placing it against my body that it would turn into a loud lube fountain – not the type of gushing I want during intimate play. So making sure the sex toy is against the clitoris before turning it on, is best for an uninterrupted turn-on.

Revving up the power and scrolling through the eight pleasure settings, I found the right one for me. The Sona surprised me as it’s one of the first sex toys to ever make me enjoy exploring the patterned settings. And shortly after being teased by the changes in intensity that felt beyond my control; I orgasmed intensely.

There weren’t the normal sensations I traditionally felt with classic vibrators, and the sonic vibrations and suction didn’t give my body any of the warning signs I was used to when going through the stages of orgasm. It just turned up, like a surprise gift that didn’t disappoint.

Even though I felt I could continue and reach my goal of multiple orgasms, I couldn’t follow through as my clitoris was too aroused and erect that the nozzle on the LELO Sona 2 Cruise felt a bit too tight. Unlike when using the Womanizer or Satisifyer where the nozzles are more flexible and allow slightly more room for the clitoris during play; the Sona isn’t as accommodating.

How to keep it maintained and clean

When cleaning the LELO Sona 2 Cruise (this is how to clean your sex toys, FYI), the nozzles small size made it difficult. Unlike other suction sex toys, the Sona’s nozzle isn’t removable, meaning it can be harder to clean within the tight vibrator's chamber.

That said, it is waterproof and, once washed with warm water and sex toy cleaner, it can be stored in the provided satin bag or put on charge ready for next time.

Don't miss our guides to sustainable sex toys, bondage for beginners, and pegging, while you're here.

About the LELO brand

A Swedish brand, LELO has been designing upmarket, luxury sex toys for every gender since 2003. Sold in over 50 international markets, fun fact: they hold the record for one of the most expensive vibrators available to buy in the world, a 24-karat gold plated vibrator that costs $15,000 USD, according to The New York Times. 

Their Sona 2 Cruise model isn't quite as expensive but it is nearly as unique - as above, claiming to be the world's first sonic clitoral simulator and promising to boast "sonic pulses of pleasure", rather than traditional vibrations.

Should I buy it?

Bottom line? I found that the LELO Sona 2 Cruise guarantees an orgasm every time I use it, and when I just want a non-fuss quickie climax, it won’t let me down.

Ness Cooper

Ness Cooper is a Sex and Relationship Expert and Writer. She’s been a freelance writer for over 10 years, knowledgeable in all areas of human sexuality and has a special interest in sex toys and tech.

Ness has been nominated for many awards during her career. From ETO’s Best Erotic Journalist, to Best Sexologist at the 2022 Sexual freedom Awards.

Her first published pieces were theatre reviews, written for her local paper when she was 13. I think we can all agree that she now reviews more fun items.

Not only does she write down-to-earth sex and relationship articles, she tests sex toys, including prototypes. She knows what works and what doesn’t with sex tech and sexual pleasure!

Ness is always training and trying to expand her skills. This has led her to train in Pelvic Floor Biomechanics and Pilates. Her pursuit of knowledge has also taken her to the Kinsey Institute in the US, where she studied human sexuality.

With a background in sex and relationship therapy, coaching, and education, she’s one of the UK’s leading Sex and Relationship Coaches and Sexologists. She helps people to find their authentic sexuality and sexual happiness and teaches Sexology to other human sexuality professionals.

Ness also offers 1-2-1 coaching and group sessions.