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Lelo Sila Cruise Review (And how it compares)

The Lelo Sila Cruise is presented by Lelo as a sonic clitoral massager, which means air-pulse vibrator or a ‘clit sucker’ as people call these sex toys. I have tested both the original Sila and the Cruise version. In this review, I have compared the Sila Cruise to Lelo’s bestseller Sona 2 Cruise and some other of my favorite suction toys like Womanizer Premium, Womanizer Next, We-Vibe Melt, and the Satisfyers Curvy and Pro 2.

My overall experience with the Lelo Sila is great, and I can rate it at 4.5/5 as one of the best clit suckers out of the 25+ I have tested. But it is not for everyone.

Amie Dawson reviewing Lelo Sila and Lelo Sila Cruise

Lelo Sila is the right choice for you if:

  • You need a more gentle, encompassing vibrator that builds up the orgasm and does not leave you numb.
  • You are a beginner and have sensitive skin around your labia and normally sensitive clitoris.
  • You have a wide clit, or you are a trans man.
  • You want a suction vibrator for edging, foreplay, or couples play and to use during sex (the wide mouth helps with the seal).

Lelo Sila is not for you if:

  • You prefer more pinpoint, intense stimulation.
  • You are after fast orgasms.
  • You are on a budget, and you need a cheaper suction toy.
  • You want to use the Sila with G-spot sex toys like dildos and G-spot wand vibrators.
Lelo Sila air pulse clitoral vibrator review
Power:3.5 out of 5 (3.5 / 5)
Noise:4.5 out of 5 (4.5 / 5)
Material:5 out of 5 (5.0 / 5)
Value:5 out of 5 (5.0 / 5)
Ease Of Use:4 out of 5 (4.0 / 5)

You can buy the Lelo Sila air pulse vibrator from:

The Lelo Sila and Sona 2 are popular clit toys with a loyal following. I’ll compare them to help you choose the best one for you.

Key Differences

  • Both have 8 intensity levels
  • Sila is rumblier and quieter
  • Sona 2 is more focused and feels MUCH stronger
  • Sila has 8 patterns, Sona 2 has 12 (but that’s a lot to cycle through)

SenSonic Technology and Mouth Size

Lelo’s “SenSonic technology” aims to stimulate the entire clitoris, not just the visible part. The toys’ mouth size makes a big difference in feel.

I found Sona 2’s focused stimulation extremely powerful, but Sila’s wider mouth and rumbly vibrations are perfect if you prefer a gentler touch.

Noise Level

The Lelo Sila and Sona 2 use pulsation that feels more like hard blows of air, especially with the Sona 2. This feels different from Womanizer and Satisfyer toys.

A key difference is noise. Sila is about 10 decibels quieter than Sona 2, especially in high settings. Sila’s lower intensities are much easier to use discreetly.

Comparing Power and Alternatives

While Lelo’s toys have the most powerful motors. While Sila’s large mouth diffuses the pulses, Sona 2’s focused channel and sharp edge make it one of the most powerful air-pulse toys out there. For sheer intensity, Sona 2 beats these premium toys, in my opinion:

  1. We-Vibe Melt ($149, my favorite)
  2. Womanizer Premium 2 ($199)
  3. Satisfyer Pro 2 Gen 3 ($50, vroom-vroom!)

But all of these toys above have stronger intensity than the Sila and Sila Cruise. So if you need that, consider either of them or the Sona 2, but this one is for the power queens.

Mouth Shape and Stimulation

Sila’s mouth is much larger and has a rounded edge for comfort. Sona 2’s mouth is tiny, which some find uncomfortably tight. If you have a larger clit, definitely choose Sila over Sona. And always use lube!

The Sila’s wide mouth spreads the pressure of the air pulses over a larger area, like a big bullet vibe. Sona 2 is laser-focused on the clit head. This makes Sila feel less intense, even at the same pulsation speed.

Choosing Between Sila and Sona 2

So which is better? It depends on your preferences:

  • If you like hard, direct clit pressure, Sona 2 delivers.
  • If you prefer broader stimulation, grinding, slow, relaxed build to orgasm, Sila is perfect.

There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but hopefully, this helps you pick the ideal toy for your needs!

Design and Positioning

Sila’s silky matte silicone and metallic accents give it a luxurious feel. The shape is more ergonomic than Sona’s, with an indented gold circle for better grip. It’s not the easiest for partner play but fine for solo use.

Positioning Sila’s teardrop-shaped mouth takes some experimentation. The pointed tip can provide lovely rhythmic stimulation when rocked back and forth. For me, rubbing + air pulses together lead to the strongest orgasms with Sila.

The large mouth can make it tricky to get a good seal, and those who like a tight fit may prefer other toys. Sila’s open design also means less internal clitoral stimulation than Sona 2 but more labia stimulation from the vibrating rim.

Comparing Sila to Sona 2 and Alternatives

While Sila has the same powerful motor as Sona 2, its broader stimulation may leave some craving more, especially at this price point. If you prefer a slower toy that mimics suction the most or you need gentler stimulation, Womanizer Next is much better. And if you need intense distinctive pulses that also feel amazing, Womanizer Premium 2 and We-Vibe Melt both deliver.

Sila’s unique stimulation is worth trying for those who like broader, rumblier pressure with their air pulsation. But it won’t be everyone’s perfect fit.

How to Use Lelo Sila

Here’s a simple guide on using the Lelo Sila:

  1. Turn it on by holding the center button for 3-5 seconds.
  2. It starts on high, so press the (–) button 7 times to lower the intensity.
  3. Adjust power using the + and – buttons.
  4. Change patterns (if desired) with the center button. There are 7 patterns, or stick with steady.
  5. Play with positioning. Try the teardrop shape in different ways to find what feels best.

Pro tip: Turn Sila on before placing it on your clit, then decrease intensity to start low and work up.

The buttons are easy to understand but hard to tell apart by feel. It’s frustrating to change patterns accidentally when you meant to adjust intensity.

Sila comes with a storage bag and charging cable. You get 2 hours of use per 1.25-hour charge.

Waterproofing and Cleaning

Yes, Sila is fully waterproof! Enjoy it in the shower or bath. And be sure to wash it with soap and water or sanitize it like any waterproof vibrator.

Sila and Sona are equally waterproof, so that’s not a deciding factor between them.

Who Should Choose Lelo Sila?

The Lelo Sila is an excellent choice over the Sona 2 if you:

  1. Have a larger clit
  2. Prefer less focused stimulation and slower build-up to orgasm
  3. Need a quieter toy

Adapting to Sona 2’s intensity can be challenging, and it’s often too much for sensitive clits. In comparison, Sila’s vibration and pulsation feel much gentler and more diffuse. If I had to quantify it, Sona 2 feels about six to seven times stronger than Sila.

However, some people crave that powerful, targeted sensation. If you enjoy intense, direct clit stimulation, Sona 2 might be your perfect match.

When I’m in the mood for a slower, gentler experience, Sila’s combination of rumbling vibrations and pulsing air hits the spot. I love using the pointed tip to softly stroke my clit from above while the toy works its magic. It’s like getting three sensations in one!

Final thoughts on my Lelo Sila Review

Ultimately, the choice between Sila and Sona 2 depends on your anatomy and preferences. Sila offers a unique, multifaceted experience for those who like broader stimulation, while Sona 2 delivers unparalleled intensity for power lovers. Consider your needs and desires to find your ideal fit.

Amie Dawson, Ph.D.

Amie Dawson, Ph.D.

Amie is your go-to gal for all things related to sex and sexual well-being.

A certified sex educator and award-winning sex toy reviewer, Amie has spent her career empowering individuals and couples to embrace their sexuality.

With a Ph.D. in Human Sexuality and an ever-growing collection of over 200 vibrators, she's got the knowledge and experience to guide you on your pleasure-seeking journey.

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