We put Lovehoney’s viral rose vibrators to the test – here's our honest review

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Depending on your algorithm, you may have noticed an increase in rose-shaped devices popping up on your feed – that will be Lovehoney’s extremely popular Rose vibrator range.

Using pleasure air technology to mimic the sensation of oral sex, the floral-shaped clitoral suction toys have gone viral on social media, with fans claiming they’ve helped them take pleasure to mind-blowing new heights.

To find out if they actually live up to the hype, the GHI enlisted our reader panel’s help to put the some of the discreet devices to the test.

If you're ready to shop, here they are in a handy list, but keep reading for everything you need to know about these viral vibrators.

What is a clitoral suction device?

These days, there are a wide range of sex toys on the market to choose from depending on your preference, including bullet vibrators, rabbit vibrators, and many more. You’ll find a guide to the different types and the benefits of each in our extensive vibrator buying guide. But, it’s fair to say, clitoral suction devices are having a moment right now.

Quite simply, a clitoral suction device is meant to replicate the feeling of oral sex. Rather than standard vibrators, which use (you guessed it) vibrations to help arousal, suction devices use a delightful combination of airflow and pressure to stimulate the clitoris. They have a circular, silicone mouth with a motor inside that moves in and out. You press this against the body, and it will trap the air and deliver waves of pulsating pleasure.

Why should I invest in a clitoral suction device?

Lovehoney’s original rose clitoral suction device is extremely popular, and for good reason too, according to our testing panel. That’s why the brand decided to bring out an additional two toys as a part of its Rose range. Each one targets different pleasure points depending on how you prefer to achieve your climax.

To help you choose the right one for you, the GHI has put two of the best-selling products to the test from the range with the help of our testing panel.

How we test vibrators

We recruited a testing panel to provide detailed feedback on the Lovehoney rose toys. They tested every speed setting and vibration type, as well as feeding back on overall user experience to let us know whether they actually lived up to the social media hype and, more importantly, the claims on the box. You’ll find their top-rated toys marked with the GHI Approved logo below, along with one we’re yet to test that our editor thinks is worthy of a closer look.

And for even more choice – and to cater to all budgets – we’ve also included a gallery of other rose vibrators from across the market.

Lovehoney Rose Glow 2-in-1 Clitoral Suction Stimulator

Score: 86/100

After the success of its debut Rose, it’s not surprising that Lovehoney decided to grow the range, adding some exciting extra features. The latest release is the Rose Glow 2-in-1 Clitoral Suction Stimulator, which now features an insertable egg vibrator to target the G-spot. And disproving the old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”, it scored higher in our tests than the original.

Our panellists praised the super sleek design, soft finish, and variety of settings – that’s 10 different speeds and four vibrating patterns, to be exact. It gave “a whole new level of pleasure!” according to one tester. One newbie to the suction device scene told us they’d definitely be using it again.

While egg-shaped vibrators are great for self-pleasure, they're also a popular toy for couples, making this option a good one to try with a partner, too.

Lovehoney Rose Clitoral Suction Stimulator

Score: 78/100

The Rose Clitoral Suction Stimulator is where it all started for the range. It is the perfect entry point for those just venturing into the realm of suction devices, or anyone who prefers clitoral stimulation.

Despite its unusual shape, testers agreed that it was easy to hold and manoeuvre. They also liked that it didn’t necessarily look like a sex toy, so there’s less of a chance of any awkward conversations if someone opens the wrong drawer in your house. There’s also a special Fifty Shades of Grey edition in black, if you fancy an even sleeker, more discreet option.

It has 10 different vibration settings, and thanks to its waterproof material, they can even be explored in the bath or shower. It’s also quick and easy to charge via a USB cable.

Our testers had a lot of positive feedback on this toy, saying it was “quiet and effective”, and praising the “gorgeous design”. Or, as one tester put it, “just wow.” Need we say more?

Editor’s pick: Lovehoney Floral Fantasy Rose

The third and final rose toy from the range (that we are yet to test), is the Floral Fantasy Rose Clitoral Suction Stimulator with G-Spot Vibrator. It’s another dual stimulator in the range, but rather than a love egg, it has a unique ‘G-spot stroking handle’. The handle element makes it easier for you to target the clitoris and run through the six speeds and four vibration patterns. When you are ready to try some internal G-spot stimulation, simply flip the handle around to insert.

The brand recommends that you add a splash of water-based lube to enhance pleasure and avoid any unwanted friction with this one.

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