Let our Lovense Gush review help you decide if this hands-free glans massager (that doubles as a penis stroker) is worth your money and your time. Read on:
Ever noticed how every slang for male masturbation involves hands? Petting the Cat, Beating the Meat, Cuffing the Carrot, Paddling the Pink Canoe, Shaking Hands with the Milkman…
And the most confounding of all – scratching Yoda behind the ears.
Don’t ask me what that means; there’s always Reddit for such things. Though my guess is it may have something to do with the resemblance between Yoda’s ears and the male genitalia.
What I’m chuffed to share with you here is that you can now scratch your Yoda behind the ears hands-free while walking in the park, listening to your favorite music, and indulging in remote play with your partner sitting on the other side of the world.
All thanks to the Lovense Gush remote control glans massager.
Look, Ma! Finally, no hands!
A one size fits all glans massager with unlimited vibration patterns, settings for varying intensity and tightness, Bluetooth connectivity, a kickass app, and a bunch of other cool features. This is the Swiss army knife of glans massagers.
The Not So Good
Could’ve used a little more power. Even at its peak intensity, it feels a little underwhelming.
Lovense Gush is for you if:
- You’re looking for a toy that is more than just another remote-controlled penis massager.
- You want to sync playtime remotely with your partner via app control.
- You want to use your penis massager in sync with another toy like the Lovense Edge 2 toy for prostate stimulation.
Lovense Gush might not be for you if:
- Prefer highly intense vibrations.
- Like plain functional toys without the bells and whistles of modern sex-tech.
The Packaging of The Gush
The Lovense Gush glans massager comes in a slickly designed box. As with my other Lovense toys, the packaging was discreet and showed no markings on the outside which would betray the contents of the box.
I ordered directly from the Lovense website.
The product I received came in a rich teal color – the same as advertised on the Lovense website. This is a color you see on the woodwork of Parisian cafes. I found this a classy touch that adds to the sensual appeal of the Gush.
Personally, I love the smooth lines, gentle curves, and neat, clutter-free design. I suppose this attention to design detail comes from the fact that Lovense is more than a sex toy maker; they’re a sex tech company that has mastered the art of wedding functionality to aesthetics.
Basically, they’re the Apple of hands-free sex toys.
- The Lovense Gush Glans massager
- Band ( to adjust fit and tightness)
- USB charging cable
- User manual
- Quick Setup Guide
- Storage bag
There’s no remote control, in case you’re expecting one.
Unlike other penis massagers, the Lovense Gush connects to your Android or iPhone via the Lovense app and allows you to control it.
Connecting to the app opens up a world of possibilities (much more on that later). This makes the Gush stand apart from the average penis massagers, which are mostly just penis massagers with remote controls.
The Lovense app, once installed, is surprisingly smooth, glitch-free, and fast. Your device connects to the Lovense Gush faster than you can say cheese macaroni.
The Gush Tech Specs & Key Functionalities
First, the bare basics.
The Lovense Gush is 3.39 x 2.05 inches. The thickness of the silicone fold varies gently, giving the Gush a tapering fit. This means that the inside of the Gush is slightly wider at the base at 1.38 inches and narrows down towards the top at 1.26 inches. This allows for a natural, more comfortable grip.
The Lovense Gush weighs 133 grams out of the box.
The Gush is made from body-safe silicone and is IPx7 waterproof, which means that it can be submerged up to 1 meter underwater for 30 minutes.
Of course, you’re not really going to test that feature unless you plan to be playing underwater. But it does feel good to know that the Gush is suitable for shower fun and that it’s super easy to clean with water.
Connectivity and Snyc
The Gush connects to your phone or computer using Bluetooth. Once connected, you can use the Lovense app to control the toy. Using the app, you can also sync the Gush with other Lovense toys, such as the Lovense Hush vibrating butt plug and Edge 2 prostate massager.
It can also connect remotely to your partner’s sex toy allowing you a simultaneous teledildonic session. But more on that later.
If you use the Gush without the Lovense Remote app, you can choose from 3 steady intensity levels. Then, 4 pre-made patterns, namely, pulse, wave, fireworks, and earthquake.
With a noise level of less than 45 decibels, the Gush is a quiet but efficient toy. By comparison, other toys in its category, such as the Hot Octopuss Solo Interactive, produce a thrum of over 55 decibels.
The Gush comes with a magnetic charging cable that connects to a port on the outer body. Right out of the box, it takes around 120 minutes to charge fully and runs out of juice after about 1 hour of use at high intensity.
If your average play session lasts around 10 minutes, this means you’d need to charge it after every 5-6 sessions.
In Use: How Does The Gush Feel?
The Lovense Gush has a soft, almost satin-esque feel to it.
Its smooth, rounded shape means it fits snugly onto your penis and into your palm, so you can use it as both a hands-free massager and a male stroker. All you need is some water-based lube, and you’re good to go.
The Gush stays on the penis even when you aren’t fully erect. So it’s great both for when you start to play and aren’t very hard and for when you are in the thick of things and hard as an English oak.
On the flip side, it can pinch a little as you transition from flaccid to erect and back. So while it’s smooth like butter and soft like silk, it just about falls short of giving you that feeling of dipping your penis into a honeypot.
But then, it is just a toy. You got to cut it some slack.
How to Use the Gush
There are two ways to use the Gush. You can go solo, or you can pair it – either with your partner’s Lovense toy or one of your own. If you choose to go solo, you again have two options – use it as a massager or a stroker.
With so many different ways of using it, the combinations add up quickly to give you many options. I wasn’t exaggerating when I wrote earlier that it opens up a world of possibilities.
Whichever way you use the Gush, you get the best out of it by connecting it to the Lovense App.
Using Gush With The Lovense App
Like I said before, the Lovense App is a breeze to connect to. Make sure your device has the right hardware and software to pair with Gush.
It is compatible with iOS 11.0 and later. Android users would need Android 5.0 or later with Bluetooth 4.0 enabled. In case you’re using a Windows PC, make sure to get a Lovense USB Bluetooth adapter.
Once you’ve connected to the app, the fun begins. These are the functions you get with the app:
The Gush has two distance control modes – close and long-range. Close range works on a Bluetooth connection between your phone and the Gush via the Lovense app. This is your mode when going solo and controlling the toy through your phone. This is also the mode you’ll use if you’ve paired the Gush with another toy like a vibrating butt plug.
Long-range is when you use the Lovense app to connect to your partner’s toy remotely, also via the Lovense app.
The Gush comes with 4 pre-programmed patterns – Pulse, Wave, Fireworks, and Earthquake. But there’s a lot more you can do with the app. You can use it to create your own custom patterns. There‘s even a community pattern feature where you can create patterns for anyone to use, or you can use patterns created by others.
This way, there is just an endless variety of patterns to cycle through, adding a bit of novelty to each session.
You can sync the Gush with your Spotify playlist to get it to twerk to your favorite beats. This is a great feature if you like music when you’re playing. The Gush can sync its vibration patterns to the beats of your favorite songs and vibe accordingly.
The Gush is a sound-activated toy that can recognize the tone and intensity of your or your partner’s love sounds and pace itself accordingly.
So, for instance, if you are having a remote play session, your partner can increase or decrease the Gush’s intensity or vary its patterns through their own voice. This pretty cool feature makes you appreciate how intelligent the sex-tech behind the Gush is.
This is a quaint little feature Lovense has on the Gush. You could use it when you lose yourself so deeply in a prolonged pleasure session you need an alarm to bring you back to reality. While I never felt the need to use it, I quite like the confidence Lovense has in the pleasuring powers of their product.
My Experience With the Gush
I’ve had the Gush with me for about a month now and have extracted some decent mileage from it. Here’s my two cents on the Gush experience.
It’s fairly simple to use, and there isn’t any complex installation. All you need to do is install the Lovense app on your phone, and you’re ready to jam. You only need to pair your device with Gush the first time; the next time, it’ll recognize your device and connect automatically.
When it comes down to playing, there are 5 basic possibilities with the Gush and several combinations arising.
- Go solo.
- Pair it with your partner’s Lovense toy.
- Pair it with one of your own Lovense toys.
- Use it as a massager.
- Use it as a stroker.
For me, the really fun part was allowing my partner to have control over the Gush remotely. This way, she could make it do things like crank up the intensity suddenly and then just ease up for a bit before going all out.
This adds that element of unpredictability, resulting in a lot of thrills and teasing fun that builds up the excitement really fast.
I may have a bit of a bias here as my partner currently lives in a different city, and we’re constantly looking for exciting ways to play remotely. But this is what sets Lovense toys apart. You can even sync the toy to your partner’s Lovense toy.
Of course, the app asks your permission before handing over the control to a remote user.
I’ve also tried walking around the house with my Gush on and even used it outdoors. It is small enough to fit in my trainers and not show a big bad bulge. The motor does its job quietly and efficiently like a well-trained English butler.
The Gush certainly impresses in this department.
Now, the problem I’ve had with most penis massagers is that they tend to slip off once your erection wanes a little. With Gush, I haven’t had this problem because of the optional band that it comes with.
The band enables the toy to stay on the shaft even when flagging a little, allowing me to move around while getting pleasurably milked.
The band can be handy for people with erectile dysfunction or seniors who no longer get the powerful erections they once did. The band is also helpful if you prefer a tighter grip.
You might want to be a little careful, though, as the band could come off and pinch the skin.
Something to note
If you are using it as a stroker, you would need to keep adding lube regularly as the Gush’s design prevents it from catching lube.
Although the Gush offers different levels of vibration intensity and patterns, it somehow feels a little shortchanged in the power department.
Don’t get me wrong. This by no means implies that the Gush is a limp biscuit. It’s just that it feels a little underwhelming compared to some other toys I’ve used, like the Lovense Max.
I don’t know if this was intentional or a design flaw. Perhaps the good people at Lovense wanted the Gush to have the persona of a pert gentleman who prefers sensual caresses over that of a rough n’ rugged cowboy that goes all-out hard.
Personally speaking, this wasn’t that big a deal for me. I am a little sensitive, and medium-strong vibrations are usually enough to get me to orgasm.
Also, as with other Bluetooth toys, the Lovense app tends to lose connection after some time of continuous use. Good thing it connects right back easily—just a bummer when you’re in the middle of your naughty sessions with your boo.
But overall, I enjoyed using the Gush as an addition to other toys in my arsenal and getting naughty with my partner remotely.
How to Clean & Wash Lovense Gush
The Gush is IPx7 waterproof, meaning you don’t need to worry about damaging it while cleaning unless you plan to take deep-sea diving.
I personally use a specialized sex toy cleaner for routine cleaning and occasionally clean all my toys with a good UV sanitizer. But if you only have plain old soap and water, that is more than good enough for the Gush too.
Price and Where To Buy The Lovense Gush
You can buy the Lovense Gush from their official website. It cost me USD 99. The price could vary a little depending on where you are located and when you buy it.
The Lovense Gush comes with a 1-year warranty.
What Do Other People Think About It?
The toy is a fairly quiet one even at max. In a very quiet room, it may be hard to conceal the noise within it, but if you were, say, out in public using it, I doubt anyone would figure you out.
It’s very enjoyable just to sit back and relax with it on low or try to hold out with a no-touch rule. It’s like your entire penis is like vibrating, and with no other Sensations (like stroking), it’s a very different feeling, a pleasant helplessness that you don’t get with the max or diamo
Lovense Gush Alternatives
Lovense Gush vs. Hot Octopuss Solo Interactive
If you feel the Lovense Gush is too small and too gentle, you can give the Hot Octopuss Solo Interactive a try. At 4.6 x 2.6 x 2.8 inches, the Hot Octopuss Solo Interactive is bigger and heavier with a stronger vibration intensity.
Most Hot Octopuss reviews you’ll find online swear by its solid vibration. Personally, the 4450 RPM peak power of the Hot Octopuss Solo was a bit of overkill for me. That is just way too much vibrating power. We’re just scratching Yoda’s ears here, remember?
Lovense Gush vs. Hot Octopuss Pocket PULSE
The Hot Octopuss PULSE series was the original game changer in the vibrating penis massager segment. The Pocket PULSE inherits the same pedigree.
If you’re not really into the app-based features that come with the Lovense Gush and just want a no-nonsense, reliable glans massager that gets you intense orgasms each time, go for the Hot Octopuss Pocket PULSE.
Overall, this is a toy that deserves a place on your toy shelf. If nothing else, then its state-of-the-art tech, overall features, and art-connoisseur style aesthetics make playing with it a sensual experience.
But if you prefer your drinks strong and the vibrations stronger, you’d do well to keep a more powerful massager on standby in case the Gush doesn’t quite do the job for you.