There are many different aspects to this amazing set, so I will explain them separately.
**What It's Made Of
Mia 2 is made out of plastic, for the most part, which rates an 8 on Eden's Safety Scale. With Mia 2 being made out of plastic, it is not able to be sterilized, but it is a hard, nonporous material. The small vibrator is hypoallergenic, latex free and phathalates free; that is a plus for people who can only use certain materials. There is a metal band that runs around the center of Mia 2; removing the cap on the end also will reveal the metal where the charger connection is. Metal rates a 9 on Eden's Safety Scale, meaning it is nonporous, hypoallergenic, and latex free.
Feel & Smell
Initially there is no smell to the plastic, until you pull the cap off the end where you will find the charging port. The smell isn't that strong, but noticeable if you put it up to your nose - it is a simple plastic smell. The metal is smooth to the touch without any type of texture, so there will not be an added sensation from the metal.
As many of you know plastic can have many different feels and textures, Mia 2, however, is very simple: there is no texture at all on her. Super smooth to the touch, without any ridges, ripples, or bumps, it makes for a great beginner's toy.
The only "texture" that is on Mia 2 is the small bump you can feel when going from the red part to the silver band. That simple texture does nothing for stimulation. Mia 2 is a great addition to many toys boxes, since it is sleek, simple, and rechargeable.
Sutra Chainlink Cuffs
There are a few materials that make up the cuffs, but they are mainly silk. I found that they are made of silk, suede, and metal.
The majority of the cuffs are made out of silk, which is a natural protein fiber known for its shimmering appearance and slick feel. You can see a floral pattern woven throughout the top of the cuffs. This gives the cuffs a great touch. The silk is mainly on the top of the cuff, aside from a small "ribbon" like area underneath that holds the clips and chain in place. The "ribbon" is made of silk as well. Caring for silk can be a little tricky; please read the Care & Maintenance Section for that information.
On the backside is where you will find the suede. The suede has a soft, napped finish and is soft and smooth to the touch.
There is a light scent to both the silk and suede, but I am thinking it is more from the suede; it isn't very strong or off-putting.
Lastly, when it comes to the Sutra Chainlink Cuffs, is the metal. This material is an 9 on the Eden Safety Scale, and it makes up the links and clasps on the cuffs. The metal is very smooth and durable. Of course, there is no smell to it either.
Intima Silk Blindfold
The Intima Silk Blindfold is made out of silk, and it has an elastic band in the back of it so it is able to fit several head shapes, as well as sizes. You will find the same exact floral pattern woven throughout the inside of the blindfold, as well as down the tails you will use to tighten it.
I love the design of each part of this set.
When it comes to Mia 2, she is very tiny and could easily be left out on your dresser or tossed in your purse. Mia 2 will blend in with your makeup: she kind of resembles lipstick or mascara, and who wouldn't love that? She is 4.5 inches long, with an insertable length of almost 1.5 inches. The circumference is 3 inches; the diameter is 1 inch. Mia 2 weighs almost next to nothing, weighing in at a whole whopping 1oz. Since Mia 2 has a semi-pointed, blunt end, you can use her for pinpoint clitoral stimulation if you wish. I would say that Mia 2 would make a great travel companion, as she can easily slip into your purse, pocket, makeup bag, or luggage without anyone second guessing you on what she is. Anyone can enjoy Mia 2, from beginners to advanced users, and everyone in between. I wouldn't say that Mia 2 is discreet when it comes to her sound: I can hear it over 3 fans and the music on my computer, but if you have all that going no one should hear it outside of the bedroom door.
The Sutra Chain Link Cuffs are designed pretty well and, since there are several different links on the cuffs, you are able to use these as either wrist cuffs or ankle cuffs, which I like. There are 5 links on each side of the cuffs for sizing. There are 2 clamps that are used for clasping the cuffs to the links, to secure them on your wrists or ankles. I have some measurements of the cuffs as well as my wrist measurements.
The wrist part is going to be 6 inches long and 3 inches wide. I found that my wrists were 7 inches in circumference, and I was able to comfortably wear the cuffs on the second link. You can choose your own link and what is the most comfortable for you. From clip to clip, the cuff measure in at 26.5 inches in total length, with 15 inches in between for movement.
The metal links and clasps are very sturdy and durable, but I don't believe they would hold up to hardcore play. I would say that these cuffs are best suited for someone wanting to test the waters of being restrained. While these can be folded up to a pretty small size, if you were to travel with them or left them out in your room, people would automatically know what they were for. They are discreet in a way, but not 100% discreet.
The Intima Silk Blindfold should work for several different head sizes, for male or female; my head measures in at 22 inches, and I found the blindfold a little snug. I believe with more elastic in the back it would fit perfectly. With the blindfold laid flat, it measured in at 11 inches long unstretched, and 12 inches long stretched. The side bands are 1.75 inches wide, with the eye cover being 7 inches long and 2.25 inches wide. There are ties/tails in the back that you can tie up to tighten the blindfold if need be; those measured in at 22.5 inches long and 1.75 inches wide.
When it comes to the shape of the blindfold, it is a pretty general shape; I was able to see light entering around my nose area. I was also able to see some movement, but not enough to give away what was to come next. I would say that the blindfold is discreet for the most part: yes, you will know what it is if you come across it, but it doesn't mean that it has to be sexually related. I know some people sleep in blindfolds to block out light; I wouldn't recommend sleeping in this one with as long as the ties/tails are.
Mia 2 can be listed as a multiple speed toy, but really all you can do is change the strength of the vibration; there aren't any type of pulsations or escalations in the vibrations. This is a plus for myself, personally. Battery life seems to be okay - I used Mia 2 for about 20-30 minutes and didn't experience any decrease in vibrations while using it. I discovered that the vibrations were felt throughout the whole toy, with them being buzzy vibrations. My fingers started to go numb not long after I started using it.
There are 2 simple buttons found on Mia 2, + and -. If you hold the + down for 2 seconds, she will power on. To change the intensity of the vibrations, you will simply hold down the + button and you will feel the vibrations increase. You can just stop pushing the + when you have reached your desired intensity level. You can also just push the + once, up to 12 times, until you reach your desired intensity level. To turn Mia 2 off or to lower your intensity level, you would simply push the - button until she turned off, or you can hold the - down until she completely shuts off or reaches your desired intensity level.
Mia 2 has a travel lock as well, for if you want to travel and you don't want to have her accidentally turn on and either embarrass you or drain your battery. Simply push both the + and - at the same time, and you will see a little light flash; this would mean that you have set your travel lock. When travel lock is on, you can push buttons all you want without her coming on. To undo the travel lock, you would follow the same steps as before when locking her. Hold down the + and - buttons until you see the little light come on; once it flashes, you are unlocked and ready to play.
I would say that the controls are simple and easy to use; I didn't find any types of issues with accidentally changing the speed while I was using it.
Mia 2 did prove to me that she was waterproof!! In the above photos, you can see her floating in my nice blue bath water from my Shunga Bath Salts. To me, the vibrations felt stronger in the water then out of the water; why, I am unsure. When I got out of the bath, I thoroughly dried off the outside of my Mia 2. I then twisted off the cap to make sure that water didn't get inside. Everything checked out dry as the Mojave Desert.
The controls were easy to use in the water as well.
To charge, simply remove the cap and plug in to your laptop, computer tower, UBS wall charger, or even your USB charger in the car. When charging you will see a little light flashing; once Mia 2 is completely charged, you will see a solid light indicating that she is done charging. When I first got her, the initial charge took about 30 minutes.
When it comes to the blindfold and cuffs, they serve their purpose but, like I mentioned earlier, these 2 items are best used for light play to ensure that they will hold up for many play times to come.
Since there are several materials used in this kit, I will give a simple rundown on how to care for each one.
Plastic can be easily cleaned with warm water and antibacterial soap, toy wipes, or sprayed down with an antibacterial toy cleaner. Don't boil or put into the dishwasher. Lubes that can be used with plastic are water-, oil-, and silicone-based.
You can clean the metal components easily with an antibacterial soap and warm water, an antibacterial toy cleaner, or toy wipes. While metal can be sterilized, I would not recommend boiling, putting in dishwasher, or using bleach, since the metal is attached to the silk and is not removable.
Silk is very delicate: you should hand wash in tepid water. You can use a mild detergent or lingerie wash to wash the blindfold. Rinse at least 3 times and then let air dry.
Suede stains easily due to the texture and open pores; it gets dirty pretty quickly as well. Since suede is very delicate, and using water on it drives out the essential oils from the material. This would cause suede to turn darker in color and become damaged. Instead, you will need to clean the suede part with special suede cleaners.
Storing any part of this kit should be very simple: you can store everything in the box that it came in, as it makes a great storage case. You also get a storage pouch that is 5.25 inches long and 3.25 inches wide that you can slip Mia 2 inside. Personally, I store everything in my box.
I love the way Lelo packages their items; the box comes slid inside a sleeve that is slick and glossy. On the front you will find a pair of red lips, with the following in silver print: "Adore Me Pleasure Set." On the back, it tells you what you will find inside, as well as having a photo of what the kit includes. Slide the little black box out of the sleeve to find an elegant storage box that has Lelo stamped in the top in silver. You will see a little black ribbon tab that you can pull up on to reveal the contents inside. Upon opening your kit, you will see Mia 2 nestled in her spot, followed by the cuffs and blindfold in their own slots. If you remove the little tray that everything lies in, you will find your owner's manual and warranty card.
I believe the packaging is perfect to wrap up for gift giving to that special someone in your life. The manual gives you pretty simple how to operate directions, but also states "For Adult Use ONLY." If you ask me, that should be a no-brainer.
Overall, I am satisfied with this kit and can't wait to get my full use out of it with my partner. I'm glad I was able to get this as my first soft core BDSM kit. I like that it comes with cuffs to restrain you, while having the blindfold to put you in the dark, awaiting your partner's next move. For the price, it is for sure worth it if you want everything included, and a lot cheaper to purchase as a kit.