Gigi - sex toy by LELO - review by Coralbell

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If I could only keep one toy out of my entire collection, this would probably be it. Gigi is equally amazing for both g-spot and clitoral stimulation, and is almost perfect for me. I was worried I might regret spending the money on this, but my only regret it that I didn't buy it sooner.
Published:
Pros:
Great shape for g-spot or clitoral stimulation, strong, quiet, rechargeable, silicone.
Cons:
Not waterproof, handle is a bit short.
Rating by reviewer:
5
extremely useful review

Use

Gigi is designed to be a g-spot vibrator, and it does that job very well. It is also amazing as a clit vibrator, and I actually use it for that purpose most often. If you're looking for a toy that works well both internally and externally, I highly recommend Gigi. This is my current favourite to use during sex with a partner, and I also reach for it often during my solo sessions.

Gigi's size won't overwhelm beginners, and many advanced users will appreciate the high quality, effective design, and strong vibrations this toy offers. I wouldn't recommend it to someone looking for a full feeling, who needs a lot of deep thrusting, or who prefers very rumbly vibrations.

Gigi isn't waterproof, so you'll have to look elsewhere for some bathtime fun. It is very quiet, which makes it a great choice for anyone in a shared living situation.

Material / Texture

Gigi has a silicone coated shaft, and an ABS plastic handle. It has no smell or taste, and is body safe and non-porous. The silicone has a smooth, silky texture and is totally seamless. There is no give or flex since it is a thin coating over a hard interior. I enjoy the slight drag the silicone has when I use it externally, but I usually need a dab of lube to make insertion comfortable. The smooth, shiny handle could be a little difficult to grip if things get slippery. The silver band is metallic plastic, rather than actual metal.

Design / Shape / Size

Gigi is fairly small, but in my opinion she's just the right size to get the job done without taking up any unnecessary space. The total length is 6 1/2", and 4 1/2" are insertable. Gigi is able to reach my g-spot with just over an inch of the shaft left outside my body and available for thrusting. I wish that the handle were slightly longer so that my hand would be able to fully grip it, but I haven't actually had a problem with slipping.

Gigi has a curved shaft that is 3 1/2" in circumference, and a flared, flat, oval head that's about 1 3/4" long and 1 1/8" wide. The broad, flat tip works very well for applying firm pressure to the g-spot. I find that the shape works best for rapid, short thrusts, or for simply pressing into my g-spot. It is also a great shape to stimulate the clit and surrounding area for anyone who, like me, prefers a wider surface rather than pinpointed vibrations.

The design is attractive, modern and feminine. I wouldn't call it discreet, but I'd be much less embarassed to have someone find this pretty little thing than a huge, realistic dildo.

My only complaint about Gigi's appearance is the colour mine came in. I generally avoid pink toys, but in the picture it looked like a pretty and unique shade of pale, dusty rose. When my Gigi arrived I was disappointed to find that it was a run-of-the-mill bubblegum pink. I wish I'd gone with purple or turquoise instead.

Functions / Performance / Controls

Gigi's vibrations are quite strong, yet very quiet. It can't be heard from beneath a thick comforter, and definitely not through a door. The vibrations are equally strong throughout the shaft, and I can't tell where the motor is located. Vibrations can be felt in the handle but aren't strong enough to numb my hand. The vibrations are medium in frequency, and are right around the depth that is most effective for me. It is very close in frequency and strength to Mona, and higher pitched than Siri.

Gigi's controls are a bit different than those on my other Lelo toys, since it is one of their older designs. It has one large circular panel marked with 4 symbols, rather than 4 individual buttons, but the controls work the same way. The buttons are located quite close together, and the way the handle is designed means that it's difficult not to have your hand touching them, but I haven't had a problem with accidentally changing the settings. You actually have to hold the buttons down for a split second before releasing in order to change the setting, so a quick bump usually doesn't do it.

Holding the + button turns the vibrations on, and holding the - turns them off. There are 8 speeds and you can hold down the + or - buttons, or press them repeatedly to increase or decrease the speed. The arrow buttons take you through the following vibration patterns:

1. slow pulsing
2. faster pulsing
3. very fast pulsing
4. wave (gradually increasing then decreasing)

I never actually use the patterns, but I think it's nice that Lelo gives you the option of changing the speed for each one. Gigi doesn't remember the last setting you used, and always turns on to steady vibrations.

The controls can be locked by holding down all 4 buttons down for a few seconds until the light goes off. It unlocks the same way, except that the light turns on to show you it's unlocked. This makes Gigi a great choice for travel.

The area around the buttons lights up whenever you press a button, and also works as a charging indicator. It flashes red when Gigi's running low on power, flashes white during charging, and glows steadily when Gigi is fully charged.

Gigi's charging port is located in the end of the toy, beneath an attached silicone plug. A full charge takes 2 hours, and will last up to 4 hours.

Care and Maintenance

Gigi should be cleaned with warm water and soap. Since it isn't waterproof, you must avoid getting water near the charging port or buttons. Lelo recommends using water based lube, since silicone based lube could make the toys surface permanently tacky. If you want to use a silicone lube, they advise performing a patch test first. Gigi comes with a satin, drawstring pouch that works well for storage. It should be stored away from toys made of other materials.

Packaging

Lelo's packaging is attractive and high quality, and would work well for a gift, or for storage. Gigi comes in a thin cardboard box that matches the colour of your toy and has LELO written in silver letters. Inside is a matte, black box made from heavier cardboard. Gigi is in a molded plastic tray with a plastic cover. Beneath the tray is the charger, storage pouch, manual, and warranty. Gigi has a 1 year warranty, and a 10 year quality guarantee; if it breaks within a year you get a free replacement, and if it breaks in the next 10 years you get 50% off your next Lelo toy. If you go to the Lelo website you can register your Gigi using the code on the back of the warranty booklet.

Personal comments

I really like to use Gigi as a clit vibrator during sex with my partner. It works much better for this than my Siri does. The vibration frequency is much more effective for me, and the handle makes it easier for me to reach and hold onto. The low noise level also helps make it my top choice for partner use.

I think a big part of the reason I use my Gigi more for clit stimulation is because I got it at the same time as Mona and I prefer Mona for internal use. Both stimulate my g-spot very well, but Mona has the bonus of also giving me a full feeling.
Follow-up commentary
I've owned Gigi for over 8 months now. It still looks and works like brand new, and is still one of my favourites.

I use it almost exclusively as a clitoral vibrator, but it is nice to have the option of using it for my g-spot, especially when I only want to bring one toy over to my boyfriend's house.

The handle helps me to reach my clit more easily in some sex positions (eg. me on top, doggy style), but it can also get in the way in some other positions where our bodies are close together (eg. missionary.)

I've actually been thinking about getting Liv because I think it would have the same strong, quiet vibrations as Gigi, but would be in contact with my clit while lying flat against my body, instead of having the handle held out at an angle. But I think a big part of the reason Gigi works well for me is the flat head, so I'm not sure if Liv would be as good for me. If I do end up getting Liv, I'll talk about how it compares to Gigi in my Liv review.
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Comments
  • 0letitgrow
    0letitgrow  
    Great work
  • laceypanties
    laceypanties  
    Thank you! Great review!
  • Coralbell
    Coralbell  
    Thanks!
  • Stinkytofu10
    Stinkytofu10  
    thank you for the review!
  • lost686girl
    lost686girl  
    thanks!
  • mh11
    mh11  
    This is a really good review. This has made my deciion a little easier about getting this or not. I only have one question. Is the battery life really as long as it is supposed to be? Thanks!
  • Coralbell
    Coralbell  
    mh11 - The manual says it can last up to 4 hours, but that's probably on low. I always use it on high, so it doesn't last that long. I've never actually timed it, but I'd say it lasts at least 1 hour on high. I usually get about 4 uses out of it before I have to recharge. Hope that helps!
  • IndependentlyHappy
    IndependentlyHappy  
    Great review!
  • Coralbell
    Coralbell  
    Thanks!
  • PDXlady
    PDXlady  
    Great review
  • Coralbell
    Coralbell  
    Thank you
  • PassionateLover2
    PassionateLover2  
    Great Review! Despite the CONS, we still love the Gigi! Thanks for sharing! I am following you!
  • Coralbell
    Coralbell  
    Thanks, PassionateLover. Glad you love it to! And thanks for following.
  • Tangles
    Tangles  
    It sounds wonderful! Thank you for your review.
  • northstar
    northstar  
    Great review, now I'm reconsidering this over the hitachi type wands!
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