LELO Liv 2 Review: Still Worth Checking Out in 2023?

In this LELO Liv 2 review, I’ll share my experiences with this G-spot vibrator, its specs, how it works, and how it fares against its top alternatives. Read on:

LELO Liv 2 Review: Still Worth Checking Out In 2022?

For more than a decade now, the LELO Liv 2 has been a staple in the world of sex toys. 

First introduced in 2013, it has since been a popular G-spot vibrator and continues to be so. 

In this article, we’ll go over LELO Liv 2’s key functionalities, how it works, and whether or not it could still hold its ground against newer competitors

If you’re ready to find out, let’s begin!

The Good

LELO Liv 2 is a rumbly internal massager intended for G-spot stimulation but also works for external play. It’s rechargeable with a use time of up to four hours on a single charge. You can play around with its 8 massage patterns to match your vibe. It is also waterproof, making it perfect for bathtub or shower play.

The Not So Good

LELO Liv 2’s vibrations are not as strong as some newer models, but they are still good enough to stimulate the G-spot. Its insertable shaft is also narrow, which can be less thrilling for experienced users. Unlike more modern internal vibrators, it isn’t app-compatible, leaving you with no way to create your own patterns and enjoy distance play.

The Bottom Line

 If you’re looking for a durable and reliable G-spot stimulator with decent vibration power, then this is the toy for you. But if you want something more powerful, versatile, or customizable, you can check out some alternatives I’ve listed below.

LELO Liv 2 is for you if:

  • You enjoy G-spot and clitoral stimulation
  • You enjoy rumbly vibrations
  • You prefer targeted vibrations
  • You’re looking for a toy with a long battery life
  • You want a quiet vibrator

LELO Liv 2 is not for you if:

  • You prefer intense vibrations
  • You need a toy for distance play
  • You’re looking for a textured toy
  • You prefer creating your own vibration patterns

Unboxing LELO Liv 2

LELO screams luxury and elegance. And I always feel like a fancy lady whenever I carefully peel off its packaging.

Same as with Liv 2.

It comes in a simple black cardboard box tucked safely right smack in the middle. Very minimal and sophisticated.

Its other contents are neatly laid beneath the flap, which are:

  • USB-Charging Cord
  • Satin Storage Pouch
  • Warranty Registration Card
  • Detailed Instruction Manual

LELO Liv 2 Tech Specs

ABS Plastic / Silicone
ABS Plastic / Silicone
Glossy / Matte
Glossy / Matte
6.9” x 1.4” x 1.1”
7” x 1.4” x 1.1”
Insertable Length:
3.93 oz.
3.21 oz.
2 hrs
2 hrs
User Time:
Up to 4 hrs
Up to 4 hrs

LELO Liv 2: How It Looks and Feels

LELO Liv 2 is a petite internal vibrator shaped like a crescent moon. Its entire length—from the shaft down to the handle—is gently curved to hit the G-spot and ensure a comfortable grip.

The toy’s insertable shaft is rounded and smooth and is made of body-safe silicone with a matte finish. Its handle is made of glossy ABS plastic.

It has a plastic ring with a shiny metallic finish between the shaft and the handle, adding a touch of sophistication to the design.

A dial interface is conveniently located in the middle of the toy handle. It has a set of four control buttons that are quite straightforward. 

At the toy’s base, you’ll find a DC port where you can plug your USB cable to charge the toy.

The dial interface emits a white LED light to indicate the status of the toy. It radiates light pulses if the toy is charging and a steady glow if it’s fully charged.

Key Functionalities of LELO Liv 2

LELO Liv 2 is a mid-sized vibrating dildo for G-spot stimulation. This toy’s curved shaft is primarily intended for insertion but also works well with clitoral play. It has a sleek head covered with a soft silicone material that transmits vibrations to your erogenous zones.

Now, let’s take a look at what this toy can do.

Rumbly Vibrations

First off, it allows you to take control of the vibrations to ensure that you have a pleasurable experience. Liv 2 allows you to choose among its 8 built-in vibration patterns and adjust the intensity of each vibe. 

This toy offers a full range of sensations that will suit your mood, whether you want strong vibrations or a gentle touch. (I will talk more about the toy’s control settings in the following sections.)


Liv 2 is fully waterproof

What does this mean in the context of sex toys? You can take this toy into the bath and shower (or even the pool!) with you and have fun with it there. 

This feature also makes cleaning easy as 1, 2, 3!

Ergonomic design and body-safe materials

Liv 2 is carefully designed to offer the best possible comfort during use

Its insertable shaft is made from medical-grade silicone to ensure it’s safe for your vag as it’s non-porous. Bacteria won’t accumulate on its surface, and you can clean and sterilize the sex toy.

Its handle, on the other hand, is made from ABS plastic. It’s not meant to get in contact with your lady bits, so that’s okay. Plus, its glossy finish makes it easy to wipe any dirt—it won’t collect dirt and lint off like a vacuum.


Last but definitely not least, there is no need to worry about running out of battery while using this toy. It has a long battery life lasting up to 4 hours of continuous use. 

And it only takes you two hours to fully charge this toy!

LELO Liv vs. LELO Liv 2: What Changed?

The first thing you notice about the newer version is the slightly shorter insertable shaft (less 0.6 inches) compared to the older model.

The length difference is subtle, but you’d feel it if you needed that extra reach. 

Meanwhile, both versions share the same girth.

Unlike its predecessor, the second model of Liv is waterproof. The original Liv cannot be immersed in water or run under the faucet for thorough cleaning.

Another notable change is the battery life.

Both models take 2 hours to completely charge. But you’ll get more use from that single charge on Liv 2 (4 hours) than Liv 1 (2 hours).

In terms of vibrations, Liv 2 has more vibration patterns than Liv 1. 

The older model only has five vibration modes, while Liv 2 offers eight. 

Plus, Liv 1’s vibrations also feel buzzier. Liv 2 is more rumbly. And many people love some rumble.

How to Use Lelo Liv 2

For optimum pleasure, start by applying some water-based lubricant to the toy. Apply enough lube to ensure that the toy slides easily inside your body.

REMINDER: Do not use silicone-based lube as it might damage the toy’s material.

Then, here are some steps to help get you started:

  • Press and hold the (+) button on Liv’s handle for a few seconds to turn on the vibrations.
  • Press the + (right) and – (left) buttons to increase/decrease the vibration intensity.
  • Press the up and down buttons to cycle through the toy’s eight patterns.
  • Press and hold the (-) button to turn it off.

Something to note

Do you plan to travel and bring Liv 2? Make sure you press the + and – simultaneously to lock the control buttons. Do the same to unlock.

Why? So you don’t wake up the entire plane of SOMETHING vibrating in your bag (or vag!) accidentally. Thank me later! 😉

My Experience with LELO Liv 2

It’s been YEARS since I had this vibrator, and I still keep it in my collection even when I have so many newer favorites. 

Why does it still have a place in my arsenal?  It is very easy to use, and its vibrations are rumbly and well-controlled.

I’d be lying if I told you it’s the strongest vibrator on the market. Because it’s not. 

But it is still a viable option if you’re looking for a reliable G-spot vibrator with a good deal of power (up to 6,000 RPM)

It’s straightforward to use, making it ideal for beginners. 

You can keep it simple. Adjust the pattern and intensity levels of your vibrations. Done!

Sometimes, the simplest things work the best. You don’t have to work around super complex buttons or settings and spend so much time customizing vibrations just because you have the options to do so.

After I got used to the toy, I decided to try something different. I began experimenting with the toy’s patterns. There was one time when I even tried pressing the buttons randomly and rapidly to see what happens. The results were strangely surprising! The variations added another level of excitement to my experience.

The length of the toy’s insertable shaft (3.9”) is great. 

It might seem short, but that’s because it’s designed for G-spot stimulation. And the G-spot isn’t lodged deep in the vagina. That’s why you (or your partner) can reach it using just fingers. So, nope, you don’t need too much length.

That said, I prefer a vibrator with more girth. And Liv 2 is a little narrow (1.2″ diameter) for my liking. 

Then again, if you’re a beginner, this would be just the right size to explore penetrable sex toys. It’s not too intimidating and thick.

On a brighter note, I found that the toy vibrates very well on my clit. I really enjoy pressing the toy against my labia while the vibrations are focused on my clitoris.

Due to the toy’s sleek texture, I usually just apply a little amount of lube onto the toy. If I apply too much, I don’t get to enjoy the friction that helps stimulate my inner vagina.

Its waterproof functionality is also a big plus. During hot summer nights, I love to take this toy into the shower and use it while I’m washing my body.

If you are looking to keep things going for the long haul, Liv 2 is the way to go. Its battery life is pretty long. 

I’ve never experienced this toy running out of batteries in the middle of my masturbation sessions. This toy is a good choice for anyone who doesn’t want to spend a fortune on batteries because it’s rechargeable.

How to Clean LELO Liv 2

To clean Liv 2, you can wash it with warm water and soap or use antibacterial toy cleaner.

Do not use harsh detergents, alcohol-based cleaners, or bleach. These can damage the shaft’s silicone material. 

If you’re lazy like me (sometimes), just rinse Liv 2 thoroughly in water and air dry it immediately.

Price, Where To Buy the LELO Liv 2

You can purchase LELO Liv 2 from SheVibe at $139. This sex toy retailer also offers free shipping and rewards programs. Plus, you can rest assured of discreet shipping every time.

What Do Other People Think About the LELO Liv 2?

As far as LELO goes, the Liv 2 is about the only one I’d consider an entry-level size. It has moderate vibrations, the same motor as the Gigi 2.


Reddit User

The power behind the Liv 2 is good, but it’s just too narrow for me. It’s a good vibe for your clit while you use a wider vibe for your vag…like the Flora! :D.

LELO Liv 2 Alternatives

LELO Liv 2 vs. Gigi 2

Lelo Gigi 2

These two mid-sized massagers are NEARLY identical in length, weight, and function. However, there’s a noticeable difference in the shape of their tips.

Gigi 2‘s tip is flatter and bigger than Liv 2, allowing for broader G-spot stimulation. This is perfect for those who have difficulty finding their sweet spot or just find a more pinpoint sensation overstimulating.

However, Liv 2 is the better choice if you prefer targeted vibes.

While both are rechargeable, it’s worth mentioning that Liv 2 offers a longer 4-hour use time, whereas Gigi 2 can only last up to 2 hours.

LELO Liv 2 vs. Lovense Osci 2

Lovense Osci 2

If customizability is your thing, then look no further than the Lovense Osci 2. This innovative toy connects to the Lovense app for you to customize your own vibration patterns. With the app, you can choose from a variety of pre-made vibrations or create and save your own vibration pattern.

On top of that, it features a unique oscillating feature that targets the G-spot precisely. 

For manual control, I think the Liv 2 wins hands down. It has four intuitive control buttons that are pretty simple to use. Osci 2, on the other hand, features only one button and takes some practice to figure out how to make it work.

But Osci 2’s app connectivity is unbeatable, allowing you remote access to the toy and handing control over to your partner (even for long-distance). 

LELO Liv 2 vs. We-Vibe Rave

We-Vibe Rave

If you’re looking for rumblier stimulation, then you should definitely check out the We-Vibe Rave. We-Vibe is known for its deep, rumbly vibrations. And Rave delivers just that.

Most users agree that this particular toy is capable of emitting deeper stimulation than Liv 2, but it does have one major weakness: it’s not waterproof

It can withstand minimal splashes in the tub or shower, but it isn’t meant to be submerged and used while swimming.

Rave offers more vibration modes (10 built-in patterns) than Liv 2. Like Osci 2, this toy is app-compatible. You can also sync your partner’s toy with yours through the app and set a schedule for when they should start vibrating. This could be really helpful, especially if you’re in LDR.

However, the We-Connect app is quite notorious for having buggy software that often gets disconnected during use.

For more vibrating content, check out our best vibrators guide.

Final Thoughts

LELO Liv 2 might be past its prime with today’s newer G-spot sex toys. (Even LELO already replaced it with Gigi 2 entirely.)

Still, Liv 2 survived the test of time and is STILL AROUND. So there must be a reason why, doesn’t it?
I can’t declare it’s the best G-spot vibrator out there. But it might just be the best for its fitting, destined user. So, yes, it’s still worth checking out.

Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore

Aliyah Moore (she/her) is our resident sex expert at SexualAlpha. She’s a certified sex therapist with a Ph.D. in Gender & Sexuality Studies. Aliyah is a proud Black, bi-sexual femme passionate about empowering minority voices to embrace their sexuality and identity. She loves to write about everything sexual wellness and gives no-nonsense sex and relationship advice.

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