We-Vibe Sync Review: Meet The ‘Holy Grail’ Of Sex Toys For Couples
Raise your hand if your glass dildo, giant wand vibrator, or rabbit feels so distinctly, well, yours and yours alone that you even gave it a name. Nope? Just me?
Well, sex toys aren’t always a solo adventure. Sometimes, it’s fun to share, and certain toys are made specifically for two (or more)-person fun.
Take the We-Vibe Sync: It’s a couple’s vibrator that Archie Bongiovanni, a sex educator in a sex educator at Minneapolis-based sex shop Smitten Kitten (who uses they/them pronouns), calls “the holy grail of sex toys.” Here’s why:
Why People Love The We-Vibe Sync
- It’s hands-free
- It’s great for couples
- It has nice, rumbly vibrations
The We-Vibe Sync makes sex more fun for everyone involved. “Most vibrators target the clitoris alone,” Bongiovanni explains. But the Sync has two ends: one that inserts into someone’s vagina and one that hugs their clitoris. Both ends vibrate, and “that allows the penis to also feel the vibration,” they explain.
But don’t worry, even if there are no penises involved in your relationship the Sync still does wonders for your sex life. Maybe the dildo in your strap-on won’t feel the vibration like a flesh-and-blood penis would, but the Sync still gives you a hands-free way to stimulate your partner’s clit while you thrust and grind.
And it’s those deep, rumbly vibrations that makes the Sync way better than most other sex toys for couples. In fact, Bongiovanni prefers this one to others in the We-Vibe line because of the strength of the vibes. “We-Vibe has been playing with insertable toys to be worn during penetrative sex for a long time, and I think totally nailed this one,” Bongiovanni says.
Other vibes can have a buzzy feeling instead, which is more surface-level stimulation. The Sync’s rumbly vibrations dive deeper into the flesh and hit all parts of a person’s clit—even the internal bits. And that makes for a d*mn good time.
Bongiovanni suggests using this toy the classic way—inserted into a vagina during penetrative sex—but also thinking outside the box. You can wear it underneath a strap-on harness so the penetrative partner gets a little pleasure, too. Or, you can wear it out in public and have a sexy secret between you and your partner. “Whether you want to go to the club or spice up dinner, the adjustability means it’ll stay in place,” Bongiovanni. “And it’s a very quiet toy, so no one will be the wiser.” (Tbh, phew.)
Where It Falls Flat
- It isn’t super strong (unless you use your hands)
- It’s a bit pricey
At R3 299, We-Vibe’s Sync is certainly an investment. But if you’re hoping for a truly hands-free vibrator that packs as powerful a punch as anything you can press into your clit, you’re out of luck. “No hands-free toy is going to give the direct clitoral pressure many want during sex,” Bongiovanni says. “When using this toy, I often use a finger to press the top vibration down to feel it more intensely.”
The Game-Changing Features
- It’s ultra-adjustable
- It connects to an app
This might seem totally obvious, but no two bodies are the same size or shape. The length of a toy’s shaft and the angle between the internal and external parts might be perfect for one body, but it’s a total miss for someone else.
That’s not an issue with the Sync. “This toy has two separate joints that allow it to move and stick in a whole variety of ways,” Bongiovanni explains. “It stays in place when you change positions, and you can really make sure it’s hitting exactly where you want the vibrations to hit.”
Speaking of vibrations: Imagine putting a sex toy inside yourself and then letting your partner take over the controls. That’s 100 percent doable if you connect the Sync to We-Vibe’s We-Connect app. “This app is SO FUN,” Bongiovanni says. They love using the app during penetrative sex to control the speed and pattern of the vibrations without having to reach down and touch the toy.
And that feature is especially awesome if you’re in a long-distance relationship like Bongiovanni once was. “The app was so fun to use together, even while we were apart. You can create a whole variety of vibrations and control the two motors in the toy separately,” they say. “We could message, hear each other, or video chat through the We-Connect App while using the toy. It’s honestly the toy that just keeps giving.”
The bottom line: The We-Vibe Sync is a unique and versatile sex toy for couples, but it’s not super powerful and may not be the best choice for first timers.