Keeping the intimacy alive with your partner shouldn’t be a frustration anymore. In this Lovense Lush 3 review, we’ll explore how Lush 3 has improved and whether it’s worth upgrading if you have a Lush 2 toy.
We’ve all been there…
You get a Bluetooth vibrator hoping that the technology will work for you only to be disappointed by a sketchy connection, a vibe that misses “the spot”, or sounds like a tractor in your panties!
Over the years, I’ve tested all the long-distance toys I could get my hands on. From the Kiiroos to the WeVibes and the ohmibods.
I know how important it is to have a toy that just WORKS and doesn’t add to the frustration you already feel when love is long-distance.
Lovense has already proved itself in the aiding and abetting of kinksters looking to be “controlled” from a distance with their Lush and Lush 2.
Now, with the long-awaited Lush 3, I wondered if the sex-tech brand had hit the jackpot.
In this guide, we’ll explore how Lush 3 has improved, whether it’s worth upgrading if you have Lush 2.
But if you’re pressed on time, here’s the TL;DR version:
Who should get it?
- Couples searching for a reliable toy to keep intimacy alive on a long distance.
- Those who appreciate a variety of different patterns, modes, and features that come together with a Lovense app
- Vagina owners who seek comfort while wearing a toy throughout the day
- Couples looking for a discreet option for naughty public play
- Anyone who loves to tease/or be teased
Who shouldn’t get it (and what should they get instead)?
- Those who need internal and external stimulations at the same time. (Lush 2 and wand combo)
- Those who prefer anal insertion. (Check out the Lovense Hush)
- If you have a Lush 2 and are absolutely, perfectly happy with it. (If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!)
Table of Contents
What’s In The Box?
The Lush 3 turned up on my doorstep in plain discreet packaging, which did not indicate anything naughty.
In it, I have found a Lovense Lush 3 package, sealed with all the contents.
- Lush 3;
- a black storage pouch;
- user manual;
- setup guide;
- and a magnetic charger cable.
The Lush 3 sits snugly in the packaging, behind which you’ll find all the other bits and bobs, including the pouch…which feels a little plastic-y to me.
I prefer to keep my sex toys in something silky soft. BUT at least it does come with a protective storage pouch which many other sex toys don’t so, there is that!
My First Impressions About Lush 3
The Lush 3 came to me half-charged, ready to use out of the box. Although it is better for the battery life if you fully charge it before your first use, if you’re an eager beaver like I was, then you’ll have a couple of hours of playtime before the juice runs out.
A good indication of a powerful battery!
I also noticed the absence of any strong chemical odors, which you sometimes get with new sex toys. The Lush 3 just had that new-out-of-the-box-smell, which isn’t unpleasant.
Cradling it in my hand, it felt pretty light and super soft.
Oh, and I did like the shocking pink color.
So far, I was impressed!
The Nitty Gritty Details
We all know that not all sex toys are created equally, so what features are you actually getting when you purchase a Lush 3?
Design & Materials
The Lush 3 is made from premium-grade silicone that is body-safe and feels super soft.
But the most visible upgrade with the Lush 3 has been the antenna. The long ‘tail’ of the Lush 2 has been replaced with a fixed but flexible curved antenna that wraps upwards towards your clit.
The result is a toy that is much more discreet and much more comfortable. Instead of dangling between your legs, it fits flush to your body.
For me, this is a great design tweak since I broke my original Lush by pulling the antenna forward to get a little clit-stim going and ended up messing with the Bluetooth!
Having the antenna in a more convenient outward-facing place also helps with connectivity, so it’s a win-win.
What About The Size?
The insertable part of the vibrator measures about 1.5 inches thick (4.5 inches around) and the body is about 3 inches long.
It’s ever so slightly thicker than the Lush 2 (1.4inches), but also a little shorter. The Lush 2 insertable measures 3.14 inches.
These tiny margins of difference are NOT noticeable.
So, if you are pleased with the size of Lush 2, you’ll be equally pleased with the Lush 3.
And if you’re new to the Lush table, then don’t worry. It’s not intimidating by any means and it’s easy to insert with a little lube.
Plus, once you pop it in, it stays put keeping the pressure pressed on your G-spot.
How Does It Work?
The Lush 3 toy has one button to rule them all. It’s located on the end of the antennae for turning Lush on/off and moving through the patterns.
It’s really easy to operate manually.
Just press the little button for a few seconds and it will give a little pulse to signify that it is ON. Then press it, again and again, to move to the next pattern. Then hold it down for a few seconds to switch off again.
The simplicity of it lets you switch off and get turned on without any fuss!
The Lush 3 comes with a number of pre-programmed patterns: 3 continuous ‘buzzes’ with increasing intensities and 4 different patterns.
This doesn’t sound like much but the Lovense app changes all that.
Both the Lush 2 and Lush 3 give you the ability to create your own patterns with different intensities and to browse an entire PUBLIC LIBRARY OF PATTERNS.
More on the app a little later.
But for now, let’s talk about pattern intensity…
The Lush 3 is marketed as being 4x more powerful than the majority of other love egg vibrators.
I don’t really feel much difference between Lush 2 and the Lush 3 in this department. They are both pretty powerful!
I would describe the vibrations as being somewhere between a deep rumbling build and a “wham-bam-thank-you-mam”.
Not super-hardcore-intense but they are certainly strong enough to make a good impression on your G-spot!
Charging It Up
The Lush 3 features a magnetic charger located on the end of the antenna which is MUCH better than the Lush 2.
Lush 2 had a USB plug-in port located in the insertable end which is just a recipe for bacterial infections! I have heard stories of the pin of the plug breaking off inside it.
So the new magnetic charger is safer and much more hygienic.
Even though I’m not usually a fan of magnetic chargers as the connection can be so fickle, thankfully, this charging port’s flat design is more stable.
It takes about 85 minutes to fully charge, which is longer than other rechargeable sex toys but it does provide up to 2 hours more of continuous use than the Lush 2.
If you’re wanting to maximize your webcam tips or wear your Lush all day for spontaneous teasing sessions, then this could be a big advantage!
How Does Lush 3 Stack-up Against Lush 2?
|Model||LUSH 3||LUSH 2|
|What’s it made of?||Body-safe silicone, ABS|
Body-safe silicone, ABS
|Control Range||Close range and long-distance||Close range and long-distance|
|Fun Time||4.5-5 hrs of Continuous Use||2 hrs of continuous use|
|Charge Time||85 minutes||70 Minutes|
|How big is it?||1.5inches insertable height 3inches insertable length||1.5inches insertable height 3inches insertable length|
Lush 3 In Action
The Lovense Lush model is designed mainly for long-distance play between couples. So when my other half had to leave town for a few days, it was the perfect opportunity to put the Lush 3 to the test.
It was super easy to set up. He just had to download the app, register, and find my profile. Once we were ‘connected’, the fun could begin!
He loved the fact that even though we were miles apart, he could control my pleasure in real-time and got a real turn on from watching me (and hearing me!) react.
We used both the video and the voice call function, but you can also text if you prefer.
The connection was, for the most part, steady throughout.
It did drop a couple of times but reconnected quickly. And when we were on the video, there was no lagging or buffering of any kind.
So, no frustrating pauses in the action- a huge plus if your income depends on it!
As part of my testing, I wore it in different environments and got my partner to do his thang in the app…
From doing the housework to driving the car, ordering coffee, and a visit to the supermarket— I was completely comfortable, no slipping, no pinching or pain…and no strange looks from innocent bystanders!
You can hear the buzz if you stand perfectly still in a silent room. But if you’re moving around, with music playing, or people chatting, then it’s not noticeable.
Your flushed face might be, though!
Using My Lush 3 With The Lovense App
The app for Lush 3 is the same as it is for all Lovense toys, so you’re not getting anything extra with the 3.
BUT if you haven’t experienced this particular app, then you are in for a treat because the Lovense app is definitely the most full-featured app I’ve ever come across.
Here’s a quick rundown of what to expect…
There is a small learning curve to get started, but a few minutes will have you ready to roll.
You download the app to your phone and register with an email address. Then connect the toy via Bluetooth (just have the toy switched on to do so).
You can then name your toy to personalize it and play about with the programmed patterns or add your own. Just be careful not to delete the pre-programmed patterns…as I did! *sighs*
Thankfully, there is a restore button.
If you’re not in a rush, I would recommend spending some time playing through the options because there is so much scope for all sorts of sexy scenarios:
- Video call with your significant other and have them control the toy at the same time.
- Connect to Spotify and be, literally, touched by your special songs in a whole new way.
- Create your own patterns and save them to “cum” back to later.
- Share remote control access to your toy with anyone through the link!
- Browse and use the public pattern library.
- Connect with strangers in the community chat.
- Set a vibrating “alarm”.
I really love the Lovense app because you get to feel the sensations as you create them.
With other apps, you don’t know what you’ll feel until you save the patterns and try them out. But with the Lush 3, the egg vibrates in real-time as you adjust, so you have more control to create something that works for you from the word “Go”.
The only disappointing feature for me is the music section.
The buzz doesn’t really respond to the beat as much as I would like – I wished for my Lush to pulsate, but it changes the intensity of the continuous buzz instead.
But want to know the best part of the Lovense app?
For me, it has to be the voice-activated vibration.
Because what other sex toy allows your partner to whisper “I want you. BAD!” straight to your G-spot?!
Dirty talking has never been so arousing!
The App Is Compatible With:
- iPhone/iPad Air/iPad Mini/iPod Touch iOS 9.0 and later
- Android 4.3 and later (as long as it’s Bluetooth 4.0 enabled)
- Mac (again, Bluetooth 4.0 enabled)
- Windows PC (with a Lovense USB Bluetooth Adapter)
What About Noise Level?
The absolute highest sound level of the Lush 3 is 50 dB. You can still hear it rumble, but it is pretty quiet when you compare it to other sounds:
- Library – 40dB
- Birdsong – 44 dB
- A conversation at home- 50dB
- Conversation in restaurant- 60dB
You could easily use this out and about in public places where there is constant ambient sound without being busted.
It is worth mentioning that I don’t usually use my Lush at its’ full intensity.
If you want to be extra careful outside, you can tone down the maximum intensity of your Lush 3 through the app.
Cleaning & Durability
The Lush 3 has an IPX7 waterproof rating, which means it can be submerged in water for 30 minutes. Great for shower or bathtime fun!
It also means it’s easy to clean.
Just lather up some warm soapy water and/or give it a spritz with a good toy cleaner. Be sure to dry it thoroughly before popping it in the storage bag.
If you are using lubes with it, best stick to a water-based lubricant, as there is the possibility of damage to the materials if you use silicone or oil-based lubes.
For those thinking of adding the Lush 3 to your toolkit with the view to using it every now and then, be sure to recharge it every six months to maximize the working life.
If you’re concerned about splashing so much cash on a sex-tech toy, Lovense does provide a 1-year warranty, which gives some extra peace of mind.
Price & Where To Buy?
The Lush 3 will set you back $199. It’s not the cheapest vibrating egg, sure…but for a toy with so much variety and the ability to personalize settings, the price is very reasonable!
It can also be a great investment.
Webcammers have already been seeing an upsurge in tips when using the Lush 3. So, if you’re using it regularly, the Lush 3 could basically pay for itself!
It is brand new on the market, so for the moment, it looks like you can only get it from the official Lovense website.
I would always recommend you buy your sex toys either from the main producer site or at least a reputable reseller. Avoid Amazon if you can help it. You can never really be sure you’re getting the real deal.
All in all, Lush 3 is a well-made egg vibrator. With its figure-hugging design, the upgraded antenna allows for better connectivity and a more comfortable and discreet toy. The variety-packed app offers endless patterns to control stimulation, while the real-time sensations and chat options help close the distance between you and your lover.
If expectations and size is right, it’s a great realistic cock sheath.