No-a Loa for me!I truly feel that Loa is not for beginners, those with narrow vaginal walls or those who just don't like a lot of girth.
The Loa came in a very nice white box with a magnetic flap on the front of the box that allows the buyer to see the product through a plastic window before opening and using the product. This feature, I felt, makes the Loa a great gift for that special someone in your life. Inside of the package, is a very nicely form fitting clear plastic tray and includes a carrying pouch, lube tube, handy wipe, and a multiple language instruction manual. It does say that it comes with a cock ring, but it actually means the looped "handle" part of the toy can be used for this purpose. I wouldn't actually recommend it for that purpose because the TPR is not very giving and I can't imagine it being very comfortable used this way. (I am not a man so I couldn't try it, lol.. and I could not convince my husband to try and squeeze it on)
Upon opening the box I did not notice any sort of bad odor of any kind. When put directly to my nose, I did notice a very mild new plastic scent but definably nothing that would turn me away from the product. It is made of TPR which is a nice phthalates free material.
Having only tried small Ben Wa balls before, I was a little put off by the large size of the Loa balls and was almost afraid to use them. The Loa is 7 inches long from top to bottom and has an insertable set of balls that totals 4.25 inches, and the circumference of the balls themselves are a hefty 4.25 inches as well. I say hefty because this was a bit too much for me.
When I first tried to insert Loa, I definitely underestimated the amount of lube that was necessary to make insertion easy. This was a mistake that I was very quick to fix because the "rubbing" did not feel good at all. After adjusting the amount of lube and trying to reinsert I found it very difficult to get the Loa inside of me. I tried standing , bending, laying and finally just forcing them in. No matter which position I was in, I could feel the Loa inside of me and it was very uncomfortable. I tried repositioning them and even having my husband reinsert them for me but nothing helped.
Walking around was worse. I found that the handle hung out way too far and was seen through the front of my panties. I did not wear them out in public because of the pain and because of the handle hanging out too far.
The Loa is designed with inner balls that when moving are supposed to be felt by the wearer and cause stimulation and arousal. Very few times did I feel the balls and on the few occasions that I felt them, I did not find them to be stimulating. I actually found it to be very irritating and even more irritating was the fact that I couldn't MAKE them move when I wanted them to and couldn't find out how I made them move to begin with.
Sitting was extremely painful for me while wearing Loa. Not only did the handle rub in places it shouldn't, I felt as thought the Loa was way too deep for me when I tried to sit down. Removal also was very painful for me. I felt as if the Loa were stuck and had to recruit the help of my husband and a bottle of lube to get them out with as little pain as possible.
I do think that Loa can be used anally, although I did not use them this way, because the handle would allow for easy removal. If using anally, always use a condom because the porous TPR material cannot be boiled. With that being said, clean up is easy and can be done with any toy cleaner or warm water and antibacterial soap.
Either a water based lube or silicone lube are safe to use with the Loa.