This is one of the harder reviews I have written, for one of the items that I have anticipated the most. The We-Vibe 4 is a vibrator, intended to be inserted and worn during intercourse by someone with female anatomy, although I am sure it could be used in other ways.
Because I am female-bodied and Mr. Kat is male-bodied, we used it in the aforementioned manner– inserted in my vagina for use during intercourse. I have accumulated well over 100 sex toys, yet this was the first toy of this nature that I acquired, hence why I was so excited to try it.
The We-Vibe 4 is a flattened C-shape vibrator, and in theory, one arm sits on your clit and one on your g-spot. There is a vibrating motor in each tip. The g-spot arm is thinner to allow more room for a penis or dildo inside the vagina while the toy is in use. There are slight grooves on the inside of each arm, where it comes in contact with your body, to add stimulation. I could not feel these ridges during use.
There is also a rough seam around the middle of the toy, but it did not irritate me. The very sensitive among you might notice it more though.
It has a button on the clitoral arm to turn it on and change settings, but it also comes with a small remote that you can use to toggle through the settings. The range of the remote is said to have been improved from previous models, but this being my first of its kind, I cannot attest to that. The remote has four buttons– up and down arrows and left and right arrows. Left and right arrows change pattern and up and down arrows change intensity of vibration. The We-Vibe 4 must be turned on using the button on the toy itself, but can be turned off by pressing and holding the down arrow on the remote.
It is made of 100% silicone and comes in two colors: purple and hot pink. Many users are dismayed by the lack of variety in the colors. I did not mind the choices but it would be nice to have other options for those who hate pink/purple, because I know there are many of you.
The silicone is reaaaally nice. It is matte instead of glossy, and buttery smooth. The smooth silicone attracts less hair and lint than traditional shiny, sticky silicone. In my experience, matte silicone takes a tiny bit more (water-based!!) lubricant than the glossy silicone, but in my opinion, that is a more than fair trade to not have a ton of hair and fuzz stuck to this constantly. People who had the opportunity to use the previous versions have said that this silicone is a big upgrade from the We-Vibe II and III. I have not tried the other versions, but I adore matte silicone.
It is smooth, with the exception of the power button and the ridges I mentioned above. It also has a small We-Vibe logo next to the power button on the clitoral arm side.
Cleaning and Care
The We-Vibe 4 is silicone, which can be cleaned in a multitude of ways. However, the motors rule out several options. This cannot be boiled or put in the dishwasher because the high heat would destroy the mechanical parts. It can still be bleached, washed with soap and water, or toy cleaner/wipes. It is waterproof, so I just soap it up and wash it in the sink. You may need a toothbrush/ q-tip/ fingernails to clean out the grooves and raised logo on the clitoral arm.
The We-Vibe 4 should only be used with water-based lubricant because silicone lubricant could react with the silicone toy. I keep mine in the box for storage because it keeps everything neat and in one place. If you choose to store this in another manner, keep it away from other toys to avoid a reaction. The included charging cradle is another storage option.
Size and Shape
This is a flattened C-shaped vibrator. The g-spot arm is slim, to take up as little vaginal room as possible to allow for a penis or dildo. The clitoral arm is thicker. The We-Vibe 4 is about 1.2” wide, just under 3” long, and 1.6” tall.
The We-Vibe 4 is rechargeable and comes with a small remote control that is not rechargeable. The remote runs off a basic watch-type battery and should last for several years. Both the We-Vibe 4 and the remote sit in a small cradle for charging and the cradle has a lid that turns it into a carrying case for travel. This is especially nice. A USB cord plugs into the back of the cradle/case for charging. When you plug the 4 in, a light illuminates on the front of the cradle. It blinks until it is fully charged and when fully charged, glows steadily.
The cardboard box it came in is nice as well and a good storage option. It has foam cutouts to hold everything in place and organized. It is also lovely and classy, with watercolor-like art on it.
I played with the We-Vibe 4 a little bit before using it with Mr. Kat the first time so I could become accustomed to it. It was not as strong as other We-Vibe toys I had tried and I was disappointed by this. Though the vibrations of the We-Vibe 4 are still strong, I can squirt in just minutes when using other We-Vibe products, like the Salsa or the Tango, and I cannot have an orgasm, much less squirt, using this toy. Even then, I thought that the 4, in conjunction with my partner’s penis, would be quite pleasing.
I am a person who almost ALWAYS has to have clitoral stimulation to cum. Not every single time, but 98% of the time. I have small vibes that can be used during intercourse, but a vibe that goes in my body and stays in place so my hands are free for whatever I want them for?! Awesome concept.
The We-Vibe 4 has six modes, shown below. I like strong, constant vibrations and do not love patterns, so I typically leave mine set on high. The echo setting is really neat though– it toggles between strong vibrations in the g-spot arm and strong vibrations in the clitoral arm.
I had a lot of difficulty getting this to hit my clitoris during use. When playing with it by myself, the thought crossed my mind– how is this going to stay in during sex? It just seems like with thrusting, it is going to fall out. This is true depending on what position you use. It also hit my clitoris differently based on position. I am going to break my “experience” section down in to different paragraphs based on position:
Me on top– This felt good for me for a short time. Because my legs were spread to straddle Mr. Kat, my labia were spread and my clitoris was exposed and that allowed the We-Vibe 4 to stimulate my clit more directly. While it worked for a little while, wearing this, coupled with the bouncing motion of me on top, caused the clitoral arm to start hurting, like it was jabbing me. It also caused Mr. Kat discomfort in this position. It eventually fell out in this position.
Him on top– This felt the best for me, but only for about two thrusts at a time. His weight and the motion of his thrusts made the We-Vibe 4 press against my clit, hard. However, that same motion made the toy fall out very easily, usually only after a couple of thrusts. We re-inserted it, but it became too much of a hassle to continue with it in this position.
Spoon sex– It stayed in the best in this position, but it also provided the least stimulation because my labia were not as spread as other positions.
In summary, this toy is not strong enough for me, nor is it suited for my anatomy. That is not to say that it won’t work for yours or that We-Vibe doesn’t make awesome products. I really wish it worked better for me and I hope to try more of the We-Vibe insertable vibrators in the future.
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