Along with its uncommon style, look, and purpose, the Lovehoney Sqweel Go (not surprisingly from Lovehoney) is a very successful third foray into the sex toys that simulate oral sex market, which really doesn’t much exist outside of the Sqweel line. However, just because a sex toy is different and doesn’t have a lot of competition does not mean it’s good. I do not own the original Sqweel, but after reviewing the Lovehoney Sqweel 2, which I liked but didn’t love, I had high hopes for the Sqweel Go.
If you’ve never heard of the Lovehoney Sqweel line, you’re in for a treat. Their purpose is to simulate oral sex and they do so with a spinning wheel of 10 silicone tongues. The concept is quite brilliant in its simplicity. Something you may find interesting about the original Sqweel is that it was actually designed in response to the first Lovehoney Design A Sex Toy Competition.
Just looking at the Sqweel Go on the Lovehoney website, I immediately liked several things about it. First of all, it is eency, weency. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I have a strange fondness for little things. I’m the weirdo who gets all excited by those tiny cupcakes and mini pies at the grocery store, though I don’t actually buy them. I just like miniature things, and at approximately 3″ long and 1.5″ wide, the Sqweel Go has got to be the smallest sex toy I own. It literally is “pocket-sized”.
As opposed to the original Sqweel and the Sqweel 2, which both require batteries, the Sqweel Go is rechargeable. This always makes my heart sing just a tad. It comes with a USB charging cable, no AC charger included. If you do want to charge via a wall outlet, you can connect the cable to any USB converter. Most people already have at least one of these, as they are usually included with smartphones, iPads, iPods, and many other personal electronic devices. If you don’t have one, they are inexpensive and easy to find online and in stores.
On the bottom of the Sqweel Go is the small, round charging port. When inserting the cable into the port, do not be afraid to push right through it. At first I was concerned I might be damaging the toy, but I realized you’ve got to press extremely firmly to connect the USB cable.
This port glows blue while charging and when the Sqweel Go is turned on. The light goes off once the the toy is fully charged. Lovehoney’s claim that a two hour charge provides approximately one hour of use has been accurate. My Sqweel Go arrived with partly charged, so the first charge only about 35 minutes.
The body of the Sqweel Go is made of ABS, while the power button and 10 little tongues are silicone. As it is splash proof rather than waterproof, some care should be taken when cleaning the Sqweel Go. Lovehoney recommends using a sex toy cleaner and damp cloth.
I’ve found running a small stream of water over the tongues only, with the toy on, and then using a thing towel is also effective. There does not seem to be any way for water to seep into the motor from the tongue area and the charging port appears to almost reseal itself upon removal of the cable pin. I suspect Lovehoney does not want you to submerge the Sqweel Go, but that washing in the sink is safe. Be sure to pay extra attention to cleaning in between the tongues, as lube and bodily fluids can sneakily collect there.
Of course, as with all silicone sex toys, you can spritz the tongues with a 10% bleach solution to disinfect them in order to share the Sqweel Go with non-fluid bonded partners. Or use dental dams or saran wrap. This is the one time I feel like it’s totally obvious, but I’ll point it out anyway. This is NOT a butt toy, so don’t stick up there, mmmkay?
Speaking of lube, Lovehoney clearly states in the teeny tiny instruction manual, as well as the video below, that water-based lubricant should be used. This means you need to avoid silicone and oil-based products, which could damage the silicone tongues. The Sqweel Go is not an insertable toy, so you don’t need to slather on a ton of lube, but you want enough to allow the tongues to slide smoothly across your skin. The level of slipperyness is up to you.
As it has just the one large button on its front, the Lovehoney Sqweel Go is effortless to use. This button is textured to keep even a lubed thumb or finger from slipping off too easily and has good feedback when pressing. It also requires ample pressure to change modes, so doing so unwittingly is not a problem. To do anything with the Sqweel Go, you just press the button. Press to turn it on, press to cycle through the three speeds and three patterns, and press to turn off.
The Sqweel Go has no memory chip so it always starts on the slowest speed when you turn it on, but you can turn it off in any mode by holding the button down for approximately three seconds. While a dedicated on/off switch might be preferable to some people (like me), the small size of the toy is fantastic. I understand there really is not enough room to have two good-sized buttons with sufficient space between them so you’re not accidentally hitting the wrong one all the time.
The six modes of the Lovehoney Sqweel Go are as follows:
1. Low speed
2. Medium speed
3. High speed
4. Two stutters, then continuous spinning for several seconds
5. Pulses that increase in length
6. Ramp up, two stutters, continuous spinning, two stutters
The patterns utilize the highest speed, except during the ramp up of mode #6. The Sqweel Go is slightly noisy, though it’s not as bad as the Sqweel 2. I can hear it through my thin bedroom door if it’s not under the duvet, so some cover music or noise may be necessary depending, upon your living situation. When holding the Sqweel Go with button facing me, the tongues are curved away but spin toward me. Therefore, you can create different sensations based on how you grip the the toy when playing.
The fact that I have as many options as I do allows me to be much more discerning (ok, picky) than the average user. As I mentioned in my Spotlight on the Lovehoney Sqweel Go, the images made me think the 10 silicone tongues might extend further than on the Sqweel 2. This is very happily the case.
I have a small clit that likes to nestle up inside its hood, so it does not protrude from my body at all. It prefers to stay nicely tucked away. Of course, it enlarges when aroused, but it’s just not a grower nor a show-er. This is why some of the rounder shaped vibrators don’t work well for me. I need a toy that can slip in between my labia and target my cit. The large body of the Sqweel 2 kept this from happening to a degree because it somewhat got in its own way.
The design of the Sqweel Go keeps its body from interfering with the placement of the tongues, and as they do project more, my clit actually gets the stimulation it needs without me having to struggle with the toy. Though I would still like more power (something I wish quite often), the increased strength of the Sqweel Go is noticeable and heightens the stimulation even more. Both of these improvements address much of my issue with the Sqweel 2.
I always favor rechargeable sex toys over those that require batteries for multiple reasons, so this is a huge upgrade. Though I prefer a dedicated on/off switch, I actually think the single button on the Sqweel Go is superior to the two buttons on the Sqweel 2. Even though you can actually open the body and remove the silicone wheel of the Swqweel 2, I still find the Sqweel Go easier to clean.
I absolutely love the size of the new Sqweel Go and not just because I’m a small and tiny thing liking weirdo. It is so much less cumbersome than the Sqweel 2. It fits in my hand, is lightweight, does not cause my fingers to cramp, and just works smoothly. (This is not to say the Sqweel 2 is a heavy toy, because it is not.) The size and shape of the Sqweel Go simply work a great deal better for me.
I enjoyed the sensations of the Sqweel 2, but could not fully appreciate them as I can with the Sqweel Go. Am I fooled into thinking there’s an actual person licking me? Of course not. I’m not an idiot. However, I have not experienced anything more similar. He has always said Fleshlights are as close to the real thing as one can possibly get. My understanding of that sentiment is now much improved.
While it doesn’t feel exactly like someone is licking my body, the sensation that licking creates is almost duplicated with the Sqweel Go. Having experimented both with and without lube, I recommend using at least a small dab of lube, as this really increases that feeling. The Sqweel Go is very effective on my nipples, labia, and clit. In a word, it feels awesome. It takes me slightly longer to orgasm than with one of my favorite vibrators, but not much.
The packaging of the Lovehoney Sqweel Go is very similar to that of the Sqweel 2 and I don’t dislike it at all, though it could be smaller. Still, it’s recyclable. The Sqweel Go comes in a plastic clam shell and is visible from the back and front via cutouts in the external box. The box says, “rechargeable oral sex massager” in huge, all capital letters, so no discretion there. The box includes the Sqweel Go, its USB charging cable, and teeny owner’s guide. The guide provides only basic information, but still hits all the key points.
The only thing not included with the Sqweel Go that I would definitely like is a cover for the tongues. It didn’t occur to me at the time I reviewed the Sqweel 2 that the cover was such a great accessory. Considering I might actually toss the Sqweel Go in a purse or carry-on for travel, being able to protect the tongues might be good. I’m not sure if they would bounce back into place after being squashed in some way for a length of time.
Lovehoney Sqweel Go Pros:
• Unique and awesome sensations
• Improved design
• Tongues can access tucked away clits more easily
• Great size
• Simple to use
• Good texture and feedback on button
• Silicone tongues
• Relatively painless to clean
Lovehoney Sqweel Go Cons:
• Would still like more power
• Slightly noisy
• Miss the flicking back and forth mode from Sqweel 2
• No cover to protect tongues
While I wish the Sqweel Go had my favorite mode from the Sqweel 2, the one that reverses directions over and over, it’s no big whoop. Maybe I am one of only three people in the world who liked it. Including a protective cover for the silicone tongues, like the Sqweel 2 has, would be great, but it could possibly add too much bulk and that would make me sad.
I love the stronger sensations, protruding tongues, teency size, and ease of use of the new Lovehoney Sqweel Go and consider it a significant improvement over its predecessor. The fact that it comes in three colors is nothing to sniff at either, even if all three colors include pink bits. I don’t expect Lovehoney to move that far from the original design.
This is the second point I feel is obvious and doesn’t really need to be mentioned (the first one being, do NOT stick this toy in your butt), but what may be obvious to me is not always obvious to others. The Sqweel Go is NOT a vibrator, so don’t expect it to act like one. It is unlike any other sex toy and well worth the investment, especially at its relatively low price point. However, if you really want a vibrator, get a vibrator. I would be happy to recommend one.
You can find the new Lovehoney Sqweel Go in all its glory, not surprisingly, at Lovehoney. Not only will they give you a Free Mantric Mouse Vibrator, you’ll get Free shipping on your purchase with no minimum required, and they actually allow you to return a used sex toy within 100 days of placing the order if you are unhappy with it. Not all sex toy stores have this policy. While you’re there, be sure to check out all the holiday specials going on right now at Lovehoney.