With a pandemic going on, sex toys have become a popular entertainment gadget. Common ones available are the fleshlight tubes with silicone openings, or slide through strokers but as with the many ways to a happy ending, there are also other toys are designed to pleasure the penis. The We-Vibe Bond plays in a different field where it is a cock ring that stimulates the underside of the scrotum instead. Also, while traditional sex toys are mostly manually operated, the We-Vibe Bond has automated the pleasure experience and taken it to the next level through innovative use of technologies such as vibration motors, Bluetooth and internet of things.
The We-Vibe Bond is a wearable stimulation ring that can be worn discreetly with your regular clothes as you go about your daily life. The We-vibe Bond looks vaguely like a sports band, and measures about 48mm by 76mm, with a depth of 44mm. It is made of black ABS and body-safe silicone and is produced without phthalates, BPA or latex.
Unlike most stimulation rings which slide on and provide the sensation at the penis’s shaft area, this one is different as it is designed to be strapped around the rear part of the scrotum, while providing stimulating sensations at the sensitive part where the two legs meet. This device can be used for solo pleasure sessions, teasing your partner remotely or to enhance the actual intercourse experience. Made of mostly body-grade silicone, it actually looks discreet as it looks similar to a sports band. It has many features, which is mostly controlled from the companion app, but can also be controlled by the remote provided.
Unboxing and Wearing it
The We-Vibe Bond comes with the ring, remote, magnetic USB charging cable, a custom fit link extender and a drawstring bag to store everything in it. To wear it, simply fasten the silicone ring around the penis and testicles for a snug fit. It was difficult to put on, and some practice is needed. No lubrication is required at all during the usage of this, making this more convenient to wear. Even with the custom fit link extender, it can be quite challenging to put it on, especially if you have large genitals to wrap around, or have lots of hair in the way, as they risk being tugged in the connecting clip area.In other words, things will be a lot simpler and smoother if you trim the hedge before you go all in.
Once it’s put on, you can feel a gentle squeeze on the testicles, which indicates a snug fit for the vibrations to be sent to your body. It might feel awkward wearing it at first, especially with the feel of something squeezing you in the pants. The way it’s designed, it fits snugly right on the underside of where the legs meet, and will not add any obvious bulges even if yan underwear is worn over it.
But once you get used to it, there is definitely no pain or discomfort while sitting or standing with it. Walking and moving around with it on was also comfortable, thanks to the soft silicone material the We-Vibe bond is made from is both soft to touch and light. The manual recommends for the ring to be worn for 30 minutes, but advised against wearing it while doing extreme sports. It makes sense though, as walking too long with the device on might result in abrasions. A full charge of the device allows up to two hours of use.
When used for solo self-pleasure, the We-Vibe bond features 10 different types of sensations targeted at the part between the legs at the bottom base of the testicles. The vibration mechanism is strategically placed to send vibration pulses to the sensitive area, and the minute it turns on, one can immediately feel the full effects of the sensations pulsing through. While all the settings felt comfortable, the most pleasurable setting was found to be a combination of the Tease, and ChaCha, as using these was a realistic sensation similar to the tongue action of licking and stroking the area. As the vibrations are mostly under the testicles, and are mainly for teasing to achieve and sustain an erection, it is not intense enough to trigger an ejaculation by itself. In the case where the user is not wearing it underneath his clothes and he can either finish the session using the traditional jerking off method, or he can up the game and using another toy such as the Arcwave Ion to pleasure the main shaft area for maximum sensations and pleasure during the solo session.
While not as loud as most sex toys in the market, the vibrations sounds are still audible in a quiet environment, especially a maximum intensity. The sound emitted from the motor of the device is similar to a vibrating phone, so you can have a ready excuse to explain the noise if needed. Rev
The We-Vibe Bond can also be used to enhance sex by spicing up intercourse. As the We-Vibe bond can produce vibrations, it can also be slid around the fingers to be used as a vibrator during foreplay with a female partner. It is also possible that wearing it during the actual intercourse can help the penis sustain a longer erection with the constant teasing and slowing down blood flow back to the body, while providing extra sensations to both partners when the We-Vibe bond is in contact with both partners.
After putting on the We-Vibe Bond, one can power it up using the button on the device, and control it with the remote or the proprietary We-Connect mobile app, which is available for free on the Google Play Store and Apple App store. The app would give the best experience, as it has the most features. One can directly select the sensation and intensity you want with a proper menu, instead of toggling everything using the remote.
With the app, a partner can remotely control the We-Vibe bond and give you a customized experience by mixing and matching the different sensations and durations. The vibration continues in the background, allowing the user to browse other content on your phone while experiencing sensations. The partner feature on the We-Connect App opens a whole new experience though, as you can have the element of surprise on when the sensations will come on. It is surely a unique way to get the attention of your partner too.
Cleaning and Storing
The We-Vibe Bond is made of body-safe silicone, and is IPX7 grade waterproof. This makes washing it very easy, simply wash and dry it, and you can put it back wherever you like. The bag it comes with is very useful to store all its accessories too, especially the small parts like the custom fit extender, which can be quite easy to lose. For recharging, the We-Vibe bond uses a magnetic USB cable to attain a full charge in 90minutes from empty.
Retailing at US$129, it can be pricier than other similar products, but it justifies it with its sleek design, excellent waterproof build quality and magnetic charging ports. It is also one of the rarer options as it is a wearable stimulation ring that can be controlled remotely by a partner connected to the internet.
GEEK REVIEW SCORE
The We-Vibe Bond justifies its price point with its sleek design, excellent waterproof build quality and magnetic charging ports.
Aesthetics - 8/10
Build Quality - 8/10
Performance - 8/10
Value - 7/10
Geek Satisfaction - 8/10