LELO Hugo 2 review

LELO Hugo 2 review (Is it worth the upgrade?)

LELO HUGO 2 is the exciting new upgrade to the popular LELO HUGO prostate massager. This latest version offers 20% more powerful vibrations, the same ergonomic design for comfort and precision, and introduces app control for customized pleasure.
The key enhancement is the addition of Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone app control in the HUGO 2. This opens up many new stimulation possibilities and the ability to hand off control to a partner. I compare the original HUGO vs. the HUGO 2 in more detail, including whether it’s worth upgrading, later in the review.

Lelo Hugo 2 review
Design:5 out of 5 (5.0 / 5)
Comfort:5 out of 5 (5.0 / 5)
Power:5 out of 5 (5.0 / 5)
Experience:4.5 out of 5 (4.5 / 5)
Price:4 out of 5 (4.0 / 5)

LELO HUGO 2 is a top-of-the-line prostate massager, delivering intense vibrations, a body-contoured fit, and high-tech app control for a premium experience.

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Review Summary

This LELO HUGO 2 review is comprehensive, so here’s a quick summary of who I think will love this prostate massager and who may want to consider other options.

Lelo Hugo 2 review summary


  • Dual motors deliver powerful vibrations to both the prostate and perineum
  • 16 different vibration modes for varied stimulation
  • Ergonomic design fits the body’s contours for precision and comfort
  • App control allows for customized pleasure and partner play
  • Premium, body-safe silicone is ultra-smooth and easy to clean
  • 100% waterproof for fun in the shower or bath
  • Lighter weight and slightly smaller size than the original HUGO for comfort


  • Higher price point than some other prostate massagers
  • Requires a smartphone to access a full range of features in an app-controlled version
  • It may be too girthy for total beginners to prostate play

Who should buy it

  • Men who want a luxury prostate massager with powerful, rumbly vibrations
  • Couples looking to explore app-controlled partner play
  • Those who enjoy a filling sensation and targeted perineum stimulation
  • Users who value the latest in sex tech and custom features

Who should pass

  • Complete newbies to prostate massage who need a smaller toy to start
  • Budget-conscious shoppers who don’t need app compatibility
  • Those who prefer a slimmer prostate massager or one without perineum stimulation

My take is based on testing over 20 different prostate toys. Below, I compare the HUGO 2 against top alternatives in greater detail as part of my full review.

How does it feel

The moment you hold the LELO HUGO 2, you can feel the luxurious quality of the ultra-smooth silicone. It’s silky to the touch and glides effortlessly against the skin.

The tapered tip allows for easy insertion, gradually widening to the bulbous head designed to target the prostate. Once fully inserted, the HUGO 2 provides a satisfying sense of fullness without being overwhelming.

Lelo Hugo 2 feeling

Turning it on, the dual motors spring to life. The perineum arm delivers strong, rumbly vibrations that resonate through the entire pelvic floor. Simultaneously, the internal arm pinpoints the prostate with powerful, focused stimulation.

With 16 vibration modes to explore, ranging from gentle pulses to intense waves, there’s a setting for every mood and sensitivity level. The deeper, rumblier vibrations feel more impactful and satisfying compared to buzzier toys.

The HUGO 2’s contoured shape nestles comfortably against the body, staying in place while allowing for adjustments to pressure and angle. The sensations are enveloping and immersive, making it easy to lose yourself in the experience.

In my opinion, the LELO HUGO 2 offers one of the most enjoyable and well-rounded prostate massages available. The combination of ergonomic design, powerful motors, and innovative features earns it a solid 9.5/10 for feel.

Design and comfort


The HUGO 2 is a prostate massager with dual stimulation. It features two powerful motors – one in the prostate arm for internal stimulation and another in the perineum arm for external massage. The goal is to provide intense, targeted pleasure that can lead to multiple prostate orgasms. Based on my testing, it succeeds admirably.


LELO crafts the HUGO 2 from their signature premium silicone, which is incredibly smooth, body-safe, non-toxic, and non-porous.

The base is made from ABS plastic, also coated in silicone for a seamless, silky feel across the entire toy. This not only feels great against the skin but also makes the massager fully waterproof and easy to grip, even when wet.


With an insertable length of 72 mm / 2.83 in and a maximum circumference of 107 mm / 4.2 in around the prostate arm, the HUGO 2 is sized for a wide range of users, from those with some experience to advanced players.

While not the smallest prostate massager, its tapered shape and moderate size make it accessible to many, although complete beginners may want to start with a slimmer toy before graduating to the HUGO 2.


The HUGO 2’s distinctive shape, with its curved prostate arm and external perineum stimulator, is reminiscent of the popular rabbit vibrators designed for vaginal use. However, every aspect of its contours is optimized for prostate and perineum pleasure.

The gently tapered tip allows for easy insertion, widening to a filling but not excessively girthy prostate arm. Its curved shape is ideal for targeting the p-spot directly.

Lelo Hugo 2 shape in hand

The flared base ensures safety during use and features an ergonomic design that nestles comfortably against the perineum. This keeps the massager securely in place without the need for constant adjustment.

The base also houses the intuitive control button, making it simple to change settings even in the heat of the moment without having to remove the toy.

Power source

The LELO HUGO 2 is a rechargeable prostate massager equipped with a powerful 1000mAh Li-Ion battery. This cordless design allows for versatile, untethered play sessions lasting up to 2 hours on a single charge. When not in use, the HUGO 2 can hold a charge for an impressive 90 days in standby mode.

Lelo Hugo 2 plug

Vibration strength

What sets the HUGO 2 apart is its ability to deliver intense dual stimulation through its two motors. The internal arm targets the prostate with powerful, focused vibrations, while the external arm stimulates the perineum with deep, rumbly vibrations.

The ergonomic shape of the perineum arm not only feels great but also helps keep the massager securely in place for hands-free enjoyment. By keeping my legs together, I can maintain a stable hold on the HUGO 2 without needing to constantly readjust its position.

While the HUGO 2’s vibrations are definitely strong and satisfying, I do occasionally find myself wishing for a little extra oomph. Sometimes I’ll try to increase the intensity only to realize it’s already at the highest setting. For those who crave the absolute maximum vibration strength, toys like the Lovense Edge 2 may be a better fit.

This is a video demonstrating the Lelo Hugo 2’s vibration strength. If you’re unable to view the video, it may be due to your browser settings.

However, what the HUGO 2 lacks in sheer power, it more than makes up for with its range of vibration patterns and customizable settings via the LELO app. The ability to fine-tune the experience to your exact preferences is a huge plus.

Lelo Hugo 2


One of the things I love most about LELO products, including the HUGO 2, is how they allow you to gradually explore the full spectrum of vibration intensities. The lowest setting offers a gentle, teasing buzz – perfect for warming up and building anticipation.

As arousal builds, you can smoothly ramp up the power level by level without any jarring leaps in intensity. Conversely, if things get a little too intense, it’s just as easy to dial it back to a more comfortable setting.

Too many sex toys make the mistake of starting at too high an intensity, which can be overwhelming when you’re not fully aroused. Others make it difficult to adjust the levels, forcing you to cycle through all the settings just to get back to a lower power.

LELO gets it right by starting low and building to a thrilling crescendo with intuitive controls that let you tailor the experience to your liking at any moment.

It’s this attention to detail and user experience that really sets LELO apart from the competition.

Lelo Hugo 2 handle

Vibration and motion patterns

LELO’s developers have clearly put a great deal of thought and expertise into crafting the HUGO 2’s vibration patterns. The internal prostate arm delivers deep, rumbly vibrations that feel incredibly penetrating and stimulating, while the different intensity settings allow for sensations ranging from a gentle massaging action to an intense milking sensation.

This video demonstrates the various vibration patterns of the Lelo Hugo 2. If it doesn’t play, please check your browser settings.

The HUGO 2 boasts an impressive 16 distinct vibration modes, some of which focus the vibrations in either the prostate arm, perineum arm, or both simultaneously. You can even choose to turn off the vibrations entirely and simply enjoy the ergonomic shape and pressure.

One of the biggest surprises for me was discovering the dual vibration patterns that alternate between the two motors. I had expected the HUGO 2 to primarily emphasize the prostate stimulation, so I was caught off guard by how incredibly pleasurable these alternating pulses felt reverberating through my entire pelvic region.

These quickly became my go-to patterns out of all the prostate massagers I’ve tried.

The beauty of the HUGO 2 is in its versatility. You can enjoy steady, consistent vibrations, explore various patterns, or mix and match vibration with manual manipulation of the massager.

As someone who reviews sex toys for a living, I’m always eager to discover new sensations and surprising pattern variations. I love how the element of unpredictability keeps my body guessing and prevents it from becoming overly accustomed to any one type of stimulation.

Experimenting with the HUGO 2’s myriad settings has been a delight. Some offer a predictable, rhythmic cadence, while others are more erratic and unexpected – the latter being my personal favorites!

Another thoughtful feature is the HUGO 2’s ability to remember your last-used pattern. This allows you to queue up your preferred starting point before insertion, so that when you turn on the toy, it picks up right where you want it to.

It’s a small touch, but it eliminates the potential annoyance of having to cycle through settings to find your favorite every time, especially once the massager is already in place.

Noise level

According to LELO’s product specifications, the HUGO 2 operates at a maximum sound level of 60 dB. Using a smartphone sound meter app, I measured the noise output at a distance of 3 feet (1 meter) with both motors running at their highest intensity. The reading came in at around 55 dB, which is comparable to the ambient noise in a quiet office or on a calm residential street.

When I switched off the vibrations in the prostate arm, leaving only the perineum arm active, the sound level dropped to about 47 dB. For context, 40 dB is roughly equivalent to the background noise in a library or a tranquil suburban area at night.

It’s important to note that the HUGO 2 is primarily designed for private use at home, either in the bedroom or bathroom, rather than as a discreet public toy.
To test its discretion, I took the massager into the bathroom, closed the door, and asked my partner to listen from the other side and report back on what they could hear.

They described a faint humming sound, similar to an electric toothbrush but considerably quieter. Apparently, the noise of me actually brushing my teeth was about three times louder. Once I turned on the shower, they reported that the sound of running water completely masked any residual buzz from the toy.

While the HUGO 2 isn’t the most silent prostate massager on the market, especially with both motors engaged, it’s certainly discreet enough for use in a private setting without drawing undue attention.


The LELO HUGO 2 boasts an impressive IPX7 waterproof rating. This is one of the highest classifications, indicating that the device should be able to withstand full submersion in water up to 3 feet deep for a duration of 30 minutes without sustaining damage.

This comprehensive waterproofing makes the HUGO 2 incredibly easy to clean and sterilize thoroughly after each use. It also means you can safely incorporate it into your shower or bath time routine for some aquatic experimentation, if that’s your thing.


As a luxury brand, LELO is known for its premium quality toys, and the HUGO 2 is no exception. With a price point north of $200, it’s definitely an investment piece.
That said, in terms of sheer value for money, there aren’t many prostate massagers that can compete with the HUGO 2’s combination of power, features, and design. One possible contender is the original HUGO, which can sometimes be found at a discounted price around $115 due to being an older model. However, the trade-off is that the first-gen HUGO has a less powerful motor that may be more prone to wear and tear over time.

Other top-tier prostate massagers like the Lovense Edge 2 and the original LELO LOKI Wave tend to fall in the $190 price range, making them slightly more affordable than the HUGO 2. While they offer intense vibrations, they lack the HUGO 2’s advanced app control and dual-motor design.

If prostate massage is a regular part of your self-care routine, the HUGO 2 is a toy that deserves a permanent place on your nightstand. The extra investment in the latest model may be worth it for the enhanced power and durability compared to the first generation.

As with most LELO products, it’s always worth keeping an eye out for holiday promotions and sales events, which can be a great opportunity to snag these high-end toys at a more accessible price point.


As the HUGO 2 is a relatively recent release, its long-term durability remains to be seen. I’ll be sure to update this review after putting it through its paces over an extended period.

That said, the original HUGO model has proven to be quite robust, with mine still going strong after half a year of fairly regular use.

The only durability concerns I’ve come across in customer reviews centered around the motor in the prostate arm failing after several months of heavy use.

Given that the HUGO 2 features an upgraded motor with 20% more power, I suspect LELO has taken steps to reinforce this component for improved longevity. Only time will tell for certain.

Lelo Hugo 2 warranty card

In the event that your HUGO 2 does experience issues, LELO offers a 1-year warranty with full product replacement – and they stand behind it.

Even beyond the initial warranty period, LELO’s 10-year quality guarantee has you covered. If your toy breaks down after the first year, you’re eligible for a 50% discount on your next LELO purchase, even without a receipt.

Brand reputation

LELO has been a leading name in the luxury sex toy market for over a decade. They’ve built a reputation for their commitment to using premium, body-safe materials like their signature silky-smooth silicone, as well as for their elegant and sophisticated product design and packaging that makes the unboxing experience feel truly luxurious.

While the HUGO 2 may come with a premium price tag, it’s a reflection of LELO’s dedication to pushing the boundaries of pleasure through innovative features like the dual-motor design and advanced app control. There simply aren’t many other prostate massagers on the market that can rival the HUGO 2 in terms of its combination of power, versatility, and user-friendly customization options.

That said, as with any brand that’s constantly experimenting with new designs and technologies, not every LELO product has been an instant hit. Some of their more experimental product launches have received mixed reviews, particularly when it comes to first-generation models.

However, the HUGO 2 benefits from being a refinement of an already popular and well-reviewed product. By listening to customer feedback and making strategic improvements to the original HUGO’s design and functionality, LELO has crafted a prostate massager that builds upon a solid foundation and offers a truly top-shelf experience.

How to use

Thanks to its rechargeable, cordless design and intuitive controls, using the HUGO 2 is a breeze – whether you opt for manual control via the buttons on the base or the more advanced app control options.

Of course, to fully enjoy the pleasures of prostate massage, it’s important to take your time and follow some key steps. I’ll be covering the ins and outs of using the LELO HUGO 2 in greater depth in a dedicated article.


The HUGO 2’s manual controls are conveniently located on the silicone-coated base for a secure grip, even with lubed-up hands.

To power on the massager, simply press the center button once.

From there, you can cycle through the 16 vibration patterns using the up and down arrows, while the + and – buttons let you fine-tune the intensity to your liking.
For added security during travel, you can lock the control interface by holding the + and – buttons simultaneously for 3 seconds.

Lelo Hugo 2 one button control

App Control

One of the standout features of the HUGO 2 is its compatibility with the LELO app, which takes the already stellar experience to a whole new level of customization and interactivity.

Connecting the HUGO 2 to the app via Bluetooth is a snap, and once paired, you unlock a world of possibilities. The app allows you to create personalized vibration patterns, save your favorites for easy access, and even sync the vibrations to music for a totally immersive sensory experience.

But the real game-changer is the ability to hand over control to a partner, whether they’re in the same room or halfway around the world. The app’s long-distance control function adds an exhilarating new dimension to couples’ play and opens up exciting avenues for teasing, edging, and exploring power dynamics.

While I do love the convenience of the on-board controls, the app integration really sets the HUGO 2 apart and showcases LELO’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of pleasure through cutting-edge technology.


As with any silicone toy, it’s crucial to use only water-based lubricants with the HUGO 2 to avoid degrading the material. And don’t be shy – liberal application of lube both on the massager and around your back door is key to a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

Lelo Hugo 2 lubricant

Delivery and unboxing

My HUGO 2 arrived promptly and discreetly, with the plain outer box giving no hint as to the luxurious contents within – a hallmark of LELO’s commitment to customer privacy.

Upon opening the package, I was greeted by LELO’s signature high-end packaging. The sleek, sturdy box with its elegant design feels like a special treat, making it an ideal choice for a sophisticated gift.

What is in the box of Hugo 2

Inside the box, I found:

  • The HUGO 2 prostate massager itself
  • A USB charging cable (a bit on the short side for my liking)
  • A plush satin storage pouch that feels as indulgent as the toy
  • A warranty registration card (don’t forget to register on LELO’s website)
  • A comprehensive instruction manual
  • A sample of LELO’s own brand water-based lube

As is often the case with these types of products, the only thing missing was a wall adapter for the USB cable. Make sure you have a spare USB power outlet or adapter handy for charging.


To charge your HUGO 2, simply plug the DC connector into the port at the base of the massager.

Insert the USB end into a powered USB port. The LED light on the HUGO 2’s control interface will pulse to indicate charging is in progress. Once fully charged, the LED will emit a steady glow. If the battery is running low, the LED will blink white to alert you.

Lelo Hugo 2 plug

Cleaning, maintenance, and storage

Thorough cleaning of your HUGO 2 before and after each use is crucial for both hygiene and longevity. Wash the silicone surface with warm water and a mild antibacterial soap, then rinse with clean hot water and pat dry with a lint-free cloth or towel. Steer clear of cleaners containing alcohol, petrol, or acetone, as these can damage the silicone.

For an extra level of cleanliness, you can spritz the toy with LELO’s own brand toy cleaner after rinsing, then rinse once more and allow to air dry completely.
To keep your HUGO 2 in top condition, store it away from direct sunlight and extreme heat. Keep it in a clean, dust-free space, separate from other materials.
As silicone tends to attract lint, it’s best to store the dry massager in the included satin pouch for safekeeping.

One important caveat: avoid using hand creams or silicone-based lubes with the HUGO 2, as these can cause the silicone surface to degrade and become sticky over time.

Customer reviews

As the HUGO 2 only hit the market in early 2023, the majority of early reviews have been quite positive, praising its powerful vibrations, ergonomic design, and app functionality. However, I’ll be revisiting this section after six months to provide a more comprehensive analysis of long-term user experiences.


While the HUGO 2 stands out for its unique combination of powerful vibrations, dual stimulation, and app-enabled features, there are a few other toys that offer comparable experiences in their own ways.

LELO HUGO 2 vs. LELO HUGO (first gen)

The most obvious point of comparison is the original LELO HUGO (review here). Both prostate massagers deliver intense vibrations and targeted stimulation, but there are a few key differences to consider.

LELO Hugo 2 vs Lelo Hugo (1st gen)
Lelo Hugo 2 (left) vs. Lelo Hugo (right)

Here’s a side-by-side look at the specs:

FeatureLELO HUGO 2LELO HUGO (1st gen)
Dual MotorsYesYes
App ControlYesNo (Remote Only)
Vibration Strength20% StrongerStandard
Vibration Patterns166
Noise Level< 60 dB< 50 dB
Charging Time2 hours2 hours
Play Time2 hours2 hours
Standby Time90 days90 days
Insertable Length2.83 in (72 mm)3.31 in (84 mm)
Width1.3 in (33 mm)1.3 in (33 mm)

The biggest upgrade in the HUGO 2 is the addition of app control, which opens up a world of possibilities for customization, long-distance play, and partner fun. The motors in the HUGO 2 also got a 20% power boost for even more intense vibrations.

While the original HUGO is a bit quieter due to its less powerful motors, the HUGO 2 offers more vibration patterns to explore (16 vs. 6 in the original).
Another notable change is the slightly smaller insertable length of the HUGO 2, which may be more comfortable for some users.

Aside from these differences, the two massagers are quite similar in terms of material, overall design, battery life, and waterproof capabilities.

Of course, the advancements in the HUGO 2 come at a cost – it’s nearly twice the price of the original HUGO, especially if you can find the first-gen model on sale.
If you’re new to prostate massage and want to test the waters with a high-quality toy at a lower price point, the original HUGO is still a fantastic option. But if you crave the absolute latest in sex tech and don’t mind investing a bit more, the HUGO 2’s added power and features may be worth the splurge.

LELO HUGO 2 vs. Lovense Edge 2

Another strong contender in the luxury prostate massager arena is the Lovense Edge 2. Like the HUGO 2, it offers powerful vibrations, adjustable intensity, and app control.

Lelo Hugo 2 vs. Lovense Edge 2
Lelo Hugo 2 (left) vs. Lovense Edge 2 (right)

However, the Edge 2 features a more flexible neck for easier positioning and a bulbous head for added fullness. It also boasts a longer battery life (up to 2.5 hours compared to the HUGO 2’s 2 hours).

Where the HUGO 2 really shines is in its dual motors for simultaneous prostate and perineum stimulation, as well as its wider range of vibration patterns. The Edge 2 is also a bit louder than the HUGO 2.

Ultimately, both are excellent choices for app-controlled prostate pleasure. It comes down to whether you prioritize the HUGO 2’s dual stimulation and pattern variety or the Edge 2’s flexibility and battery life.

Wish list

The LELO HUGO 2 is a truly innovative and powerful prostate massager that ticks nearly all the boxes. With its dual motors, app connectivity, and ergonomic design, it’s hard to find fault.

However, if I could wish for any improvements in a future iteration, it would be the addition of independent arm control via the app. Being able to fine-tune the vibrations in each arm separately and create custom patterns would take the personalization to a whole new level.

I’d also love to see LELO explore different sizes or shapes for the prostate arm to accommodate an even wider range of anatomies and preferences.


In the HUGO 2, LELO has crafted a tour de force of prostate stimulation. By artfully combining the key elements of powerful vibration, dual stimulation, and cutting-edge app control, they’ve created a toy that delivers unparalleled pleasure right where it counts.

If you’re craving a high-tech, hands-free prostate massage that you can customize to your heart’s content, the LELO HUGO 2 is quite simply one of the best choices on the market today.

For those considering an upgrade from the original HUGO, the HUGO 2’s improved power, expanded app functionality, and updated design make a compelling case. If the price tag isn’t a dealbreaker and you’re eager to explore the latest and greatest in prostate toys, the HUGO 2 is a worthwhile investment in your pleasure.

Michael Sampson

Michael Sampson

Michael is our the male toy tester at TheToy. He is 34 year-old and has been very extensively studying all things sexual for the past 7 years. He is originally from East-Central Illinois, but currently lives in town of 1000 people in rural Minnesota.

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