How to Use a LELO Device
Last Updated on September 5, 2023

How to Use a LELO Device?

Lelo makes some of the most popular luxury sex toys on the market today. But if you’re like me, it takes you way too long to figure out how to use toys like the Lelo Sona 2 vibrator on your own.

This guide should help. I’m breaking down everything you need to know about using Lelo toys to enhance your sex life. By the end, you’ll be a bonafide sex toy pro.

Let’s get into it.

How to Use Lelo? Complete Guide

Lelo toys are actually pretty intuitive once you’ve gotten used to them. But they can be a little more confusing than other sex toys at first. Here’s what you should know before getting started.


Lelo vibrators, cock rings, and other toys are all charged with either the Lelo USB cable or the 5V wall charger — except for the first-generation Smart Wand Large (read our Lelo Smart Wand 2 review), which takes a 9V charger. (1)

The company says it doesn’t recommend any other chargers for these toys, but so does Apple. Any USB cable or 5V charger should get the job done if you’re in a pinch.

How do you know when the LELO is done charging?

When you plug the vibrator or penis toy into the charger, the LED light will begin blinking. You’ll know the sex toy is done charging once the light turns steady.

How long does it take for a LELO to charge?

Lelo recommends only charging its sex toys for a maximum of two hours.

Are all LELO chargers the same?

Yes, all Lelo vibrator products and other sex toys use the same charger, except for the first-generation Smart Wand Large, which uses a 9V charger instead of a 5V wall charger.


Cleaning your Lelo sex toy effectively is a super important part of ensuring it can deliver the same great orgasm for years to come.

Thankfully, the Lelo Sona and other toys are waterproof.

That means not only can you use water-based lube while playing with them, but you can also clean them in warm water once the stimulation is finished.

The cleaning process is pretty straightforward. Just run the toy under some water and wash it thoroughly with soap.

Then, dry the toy a bit when you’re finished, and you’ll be able to create more pleasure and vibrations for yourself in no time.

Lelo Sona Cruise under water

Have fun

Now, all that’s left to do is to fire up your vibrator or toy to find the perfect settings and intensity for stimulation in the clit or elsewhere. Here’s a closer look at how to do that.

How do you turn on a LELO?

You’ll have to turn on your device before you can turn it on yourself with its speed, vibration, and intensity. That’s as simple as pressing a button with Lelo toys.

If you look at the controls and button layout, you’re going to press the button in the center of either the toy or the remote control. It’s this middle button that starts the vibration patterns.

However, if you have a toy with three buttons, the “+” sign at the top of the vibrator will turn the toy off.

How do you turn off LELO?

To turn off a Lelo vibrator or other toy, you need to press the button in the center of the toy again unless you have a toy with three buttons.

These vibrators turn off with the same middle button that cycles through different stimulation settings and intensity options.

How to control your Lelo?

Controlling vibration patterns on your vibrator or toy is an important part of making sure you find the best stimulation for your clitoris, penis, or another part of the body. Here’s how to control different types of Lelo toys.

Without remote

You can control your vibrator or toy without using a remote. Here’s how to do that with each type of Lelo button layout.

3-button design

Three-button vibrators turn on with the “+” sign, which also increases the toy’s intensity.

The middle button on these vibrators allows you to cycle through different vibrations. And once you cycle through each intensity option, the toy will turn off with that button as well.

You can press the button on the bottom of your vibrator or toy to reduce the intensity of the stimulation.

4-5 button design

Vibrators and toys with 4-5 buttons have dedicated controls for every action, which makes them a bit easier to manage.

You can press the up and down arrows at the top and bottom of these vibrators to cycle through vibration settings. Pressing the center button will turn the vibrator or toy on and off.

The “+” and “-” signs on the sides of the vibrators will turn the intensity of the toy or vibrator up or down, depending on which option you choose.

With a remote

Using the remote control on a Lelo toy is a great way to get some more customized and responsive stimulation for your clit. The process is a bit more involved, though. Here’s what it looks like:

  1. Turn the vibrator on by holding the ((•)) button for a few seconds. The light should turn on.
  2. Press the “+” button to begin the wireless connection. It can take as long as 10 seconds to connect.
  3. Once the connection is made, you can tilt the remote vertically for higher levels of intensity and horizontally for lower levels. This is SenseMotion 1, the default setting.
  4. If you want to change to SenseMotion 2, you can do so by pressing the ( ) button. This lets you control the vibrator by moving the remote in any direction.
  5. You can press the + or – buttons to shift through different patterns.
  6. Hold the – button for three seconds when you’re finished to turn the vibrator off.

How to Use Different Types of Lelo Sex Toys

Lelo makes many different toys. The best way to use these varies based on the product you have. Here’s a quick look at each major type.


Lelo Mia 2 deep rose

Bullet vibrators like the Mia 2 and Lyla 2 offer discrete stimulation.

You can use them by applying water-based lube, then moving the vibrator to your vulva or clit and playing around until you find the right stimulation spot.

Read our Lelo Mia 2 review!


Rabbit vibrators like the Soraya Wave and Ina 3 offer tons of stimulation options with external clitoral and internal G-spot stimulation.

With these, it’s best to start at the lowest setting and work your way up as your clit adjusts to the vibration.

Read more about how to use a rabbit vibrator.

Ina 3


LELO Tiani 3 cerise

Dual vibrators like the Tiani 3 and Ida Wave are super similar to Rabbit vibration.

They just stimulate in a different way thanks to their unique shapes.

To use these, apply some lube, then try to find the perfect spot where it hits the clit and G-spot and choose the vibration setting that you like the best.

Wand massager

Wand massagers are pretty powerful typically, so be careful not to go too hard right away.

Start by turning on the wand at its lowest setting and running it over your neck, nipples, and lower belly.

Apply lots of lube before getting to your clit and vulva, then begin drawing circles around sensitive areas and moving inward slowly.

Read our Lelo Smart Wand vs Hitachi Magic Wand comparison!

SMART WAND 2 medium


Lelo Gigi 2 pink

G-spot vibrators like the Gigi 2 and Elise 2 are meant to slide inside you.

Make sure to apply lube before doing that, and play around with placement and vibration patterns before you lock in on the one that will give you your orgasm.

Prostate massager

Prostate massagers like the Loki Wave 2 and Hugo are inserted into the anus after applying lube.

Once the toy is comfortably inside, you can turn it on to the lowest vibration setting and start playing around until you find the p-spot.

Read also: Lovense Edge 2 vs Lelo Hugo comparison!

Lelo Loki Wave 2 black

Cock ring

Lelo Tor 2 green

With a cock ring like the TOR 2, all you need is to slide it onto your semi-flaccid penis and then fit it around the base, right above the balls.

Penis stimulator

Penis stimulators like the F1S™ V2 are easy to use as well.

Simply apply some lube, stick your cock into the device, and play around with the settings until finding the optimal point of pleasure.

Read also our Lelo F1s V2 review!

F1S V2

How to Register Your Lelo Toy?

You need to register your Lelo toy to activate its warranty. You can do this by visiting the log-in section of the Lelo website and registering as a user.

The site will ask you for some product and brand information during this process, so try to keep the receipt and box for your vibrator handy until you complete this process.

Some Useful Tips to Make the Most of Your Toys

Whether you have a Lelo Sona, a Tor 2 cock ring, or any other kind of sex toy, how you use them is what really matters.

For solo play, consider both using the remote and controlling the toy with your hand, as both can offer different sensations. It’s also important to use lube and make sure you’re already aroused before getting too crazy.

During sex with a partner, you can pleasure one another with toys to add some spice to the bedroom. Pass each other the respective remote controls and give into the pleasure.

One small downside to Lelo products is that they don’t typically come with long-distance control options, which means a partner can’t control your toy for you while they’re away.

But, really, the point of sex toys is to play around, experiment, and figure out what you like. Going through that process of trial and error is part of the fun.

Would you like to learn even more? Read how to use sex toys!


How do I start a LELO?

You start a Lelo by pressing the middle button on a 4-5 button layout toy or the + button on a three-button layout toy. You can also use the remote on the Sona and other products to turn the toy on.

Can you use Lelo toys in the bath?

Yes, Lelo toys are 100% waterproof, so you can use them in the bath or shower.

How do you lock LELO for travel?

You can activate a Lelo’s travel lock by pressing and holding the + and – button simultaneously for five seconds.

How to use Lelo toys during sex?

You can use Lelo toys during sex in whatever way turns you and your partner on. Play around with the remote, let one partner control another’s pleasure, and have fun.

Is Lelo worth it?

Yes! Lelo toys are super high-quality, offer powerful stimulation, and are built to last for years to come. They’re a great investment that will provide a lasting upgrade to your sexual pleasure.