Vibrating Flowers are a Good Thing Indeed

The Iris is a lovely flower just waiting to bloom inside you. With two discrete motors that provide thrilling sensations, a silky silicone exterior, and a rechargeable battery, the Iris may be just what you want. Beware though, her controls can be tricky and she isn't waterproof. If you can get her on sale, I'd say give it a go.
Silicone, dual motors, rechargeable, lovely colors and design, warranty, included storage
A little loud, can miss G-spot, not waterproof, finicky controls
Rating by reviewer:
extremely useful review


Shaped like a flower just about to bloom, the Iris is a moderately filling G-spot vibrator. It provides a number of vibration intensities and patterns, and has a gentle curve so as not to be overbearing. This toy is aimed towards women, as it is marketed for G-spot pleasure, although anyone could use it. I would not recommend anal use because it does not have a flared base. The Iris may be used externally if desired.
  • Who / How / What
    [ ? ]
    Who might this product be best for? How is it best used? What are the best circumstances or situations for using this product?
    • Couples
    • Solo
  • Features
    [ ? ]
    What kind of features does this product offer?
    • Travel friendly
  • Body / part areas
    [ ? ]
    What areas on the body can this product be used / what areas does it stimulate best?
    • Clitoris
    • G-spot

Material / Texture

I chose the pink Iris, which is a very soft pastel color in the product picture. The actual product is actually much darker and more pigmented. No worries, it was still beautiful. The shaft is made out of body safe silicone, which is non-porous, latex-free, phthalates-free, and hypoallergenic. The handle with the controls is made of ABS plastic. The white handle and silicone shaft are separated by a plastic silver band. Silicone ranks a ten on the Eden safety scale, and plastic ranks an eight. The Iris is very, very soft, and feels the same as my Ella. She is so smooth and silky that it's almost unreal. She has a slight plastic-like odor, but it is nothing very intrusive and is to be expected of a new product. Iris is firm and has no give. There is a very light seam that runs the length of the silicone portion vertically, but it isn't something your eyes are drawn to.
    • Not porous at all
    • Rigid
    • Smooth

Design / Shape / Size

Iris has a very unique design, like a flower waiting to bloom. She has long petals tucked against her body that provide unique texture. She has a slight curve to her body, and her end is a bit bigger than the rest of her shaft, which I assume is to aid in hitting the G-spot. Her entire body is 9" in length, but the silicone portion is only 6" in length. At her widest point she has a circumference of nearly 5". She is rather lightweight; her product page says 1.5 lbs, but she doesn't feel heavy at all.

Iris is suitable for travel, as she comes with a black storage bag and is equipped with a locking mechanism. She is not discreet by any means; people will definitely know what she is intended for.

Iris against LELO's Ella:

Iris against Ella
    • Whimsical / artistic

Functions / Performance / Controls

Ahh, now to the controls. Iris' controls are no fun for me. I still haven't quite gotten the hang of them, and actually have to keep my little manual with me to reference.

First let me start off by saying that Iris contains a rechargeable battery, and should be fully charged before first use. Her charging port is on the very bottom of her plastic handle and is covered by a small flap that has "LELO" on it. Open the flap from the bottom and you will see the hole where the charger plugs in. The charger will not insert all the way, and you will see part of the metal plug sticking out. That's okay; as long as you hear a click, you're fine. When you plug Iris into the wall, an LED light will blink in the ring around the control buttons, which are located on the plastic handle. When this light glows steady it means the Iris is completely charged. If I remember correctly, it took my Iris around an hour, give or take, to charge up for the first time. The charge time will depend on how much you have drained the battery, but a full charge is supposed to last you four hours.

The control buttons are all grouped into a quadrant. There is an arrow on the top and bottom, facing up and down respectively, a plus sign on the right, and a minus sign on the left. To turn on the Iris you need to press the plus sign. Pressing the plus sign or any other button will cause the LED light to flash. As you may have guessed, pressing the plus sign will also increase the vibration intensity, and pressing the minus sign will decrease it. I am unsure of how many intensity levels the Iris offers, as it is too hard to tell when scrolling through the speeds, and the manual does not say. Once you have the intensity to your liking, you may choose to explore some of the vibration patterns that Iris offers. Access the patterns by clicking either the up or down arrows. The patterns as described in the manual are:

1. Located in the crown, continuous vibe
2. Located in the base, continuous vibe
3. Located in the crown and base, short interval pulsation
4. Located in the crown and base, extended interval pulsation
5. Located in the crown and based, continuous vibe of full stem

You see, the fun thing about Iris is that she has what LELO calls "two individually powered pleasure points" and she can alternate her vibrations between them, mimicking a thrusting feeling. It is quite pleasant, if I may say. As far as I can tell the vibration patterns stay in order and you need to go up and down to access the desired pattern.

At the lowest speed, the Iris doesn't even go to one vroom, and definitely not even one bee. At the highest speed I would say Iris comes in around high threes/low fours vrooms, and perhaps about two bees.

To lock your Iris, you need to press and hold the center of the quadrant for five seconds. The LED light will stay lit for a few moments and then go off. When it goes off, you know the Iris is locked. To unlock, follow the same directions, although this time the light will be off for a few moments and then come back on. Then you know the Iris is unlocked. I have not experienced any difficulty with the locking feature.

Note the charger does not go all the way in, and the LED light that flashes when charging:

    • Hard to figure out
    • Lots of variety in function
    • Rechargeable

Care and Maintenance

As with all silicone toys, silicone-based lubricants are not recommended; water-based is the safest option. Never use hand cream or oil on her.

The Iris is, unfortunately, not waterproof, so never submerge her and be very careful when cleaning. I am unsure if she isn't waterproof because of the charging port, or if it is because the silver band connecting the handle with the shaft is not sealed. Either way, I usually clean her by getting a warm, soapy washcloth, rubbing her down, and then getting a warm, wet washcloth and rinsing her with that, being very careful to not wet any cracks. Pat dry. It's kind of a hassle, but oh well. You may also use toy wipes or wipe her down with a 10% bleach solution. Do not boil her or put her in the dishwasher. Do not clean her with alcohol.

LELO provides a lovely storage bag for her, and I suggest you use it. Store her in a cool, dry place, away from other objects where she may be damaged or degraded. Never use her when plugged in, and make sure to charge her monthly to maintain battery health.
    • Hard to clean


Iris arrived in standard LELO packaging. In case you are unfamiliar with LELO's packaging, I will describe it below.

You start off with a long glossy box which features a picture of the toy on one side, and the rest of the sides are colored with the color toy you chose. In this case, it was light pink. The other long side has silver "LELO" lettering in the center of it. The sides feature several bits of information of the toy in multiple languages. It is all very tasteful. Inside this box there is another box, a thick, black, sturdy box with a removable lid. The Iris is nestled inside a cushiony surrounding, and there are a few manuals, a black satin storage bag, a charger, and a small sample packet of LELO brand lubricant.

The packaging is very beautiful and would make a lovely gift.

Packaging layout
    • Would make a nice gift


What can I say about my Iris? I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with her. Her controls are very finicky. Whenever I try to press one button I always end up partly clicking something else, and that makes her not do what I'm trying to make her do. Her controls are also a little awkward to press during use. I just wish they were a little more clickable and responsive to touch. Yeah, her controls kind of suck.

On the other hand, I love her patterns. I hate patterns for clitoral vibes, but when using vibrators internally I like to explore more. I love the thrusting simulation. It's fantastic. It's like having sex without having sex. I also find that I'm not an internal power queen and that Iris' moderate buzzes do fine for me; and yes, she is a little on the buzzy side. I have to say that during internal use I do not feel her petals at all. It doesn't bother me, though. She does well for external use too, seeing as she has a long shaft that can press up against many places. I do not use patterns when using her externally.

In terms of hitting the G-spot, eh. She's a hit and miss. She isn't great for really intense pressure, but she does some grazing and vibrating here and there and it's actually quite nice.

All in all, I'm not going to complain too much. She has her good and bad qualities, and I think she was a good buy, but only on sale. Is she worth the MSRP? I would doubt it.
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  • Contributor: The Vixen
    I've been torn for a long time about whether I should get this one or not. Thanks for the review!
  • Contributor: Lildrummrgurl7
    Thanks for the review.
  • Contributor: Zombirella
    Thanks for the review. I was just looking at this before I came to check out the new reviews. I'm trying to make up my mind on this one or Elise 2....tough decision!
  • Contributor: VeganChick (is Gone)
    They are pretty much the same, except that the Iris isn't waterproof, is a little bigger, has a plastic handle and the flower design. I'd go with the Iris just because I think it is prettier.
  • Contributor: js250
    Sounds like a good one! Great review!!
  • Contributor: KrissyNovacaine
    Great review!
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    Thank you for the great review.
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    thank you for the review!!
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    thank you for the review!!
  • Contributor: edeneve
    great review! I've been looking at this one for a while.
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