How To Use LELO Sex Toys – With Or Without A Remote

LELO sex toys are fun, luxurious, and incredibly easy to use. Featuring 3-, 4-, and 5-button interfaces, you’ll be a pro in no time.
Photograph Of Two Popular LELO Toys — SILA And SONA 2 Cruise — On Table With Plants
Updated:October 2022

LELO is one of the most well-known manufacturers of luxury sex toys, with a line of products featuring a sleek, minimalist design that’s both incredibly attractive and multifunctional.

Here’s what you need to know about using LELO vibrators:

  • LELO vibrators generally feature one of three standardized button layouts across their entire catalog of products.
  • The button layout used in any particular model (such as the SONA, SILA, SORAYA, or INA Wave) typically remains the same throughout subsequent upgrades over the years — resulting in a more intuitive user experience for those who purchase future iterations of a vibrator they already love.
  • LELO vibrators that feature a remote generally have a three-button design but are also operated through SenseMotion technology — which means the toy can be controlled by physically moving the remote during use.

LELO vibrators tend to be more expensive compared to other brands, but in our experience, they are well worth the investment and although they feature a minimalist design, they’re surprisingly easy to use.
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How To Use A LELO Vibrator

How To Use A LELO Vibrator

Photograph Of Hand Holding LELO SONA 2 Cruise With SILA In Background

LELO is a brand of luxury sex toys crafted from high-quality silicone and ABS plastic, featuring sleek and ergonomic designs that provide expert stimulation of the clitoris, G-spot, or both, along with the penis and prostate.

LELO uses a few versions of standardized button layouts across its entire catalog of products, with each vibrator in any particular line of toys maintaining the same button layout as previous models.

What this means is that if you’re familiar with the LELO SONA because you’ve been using it for a long time, you’ll already know how to use the LELO SONA 2 or SONA 2 Cruise if you upgrade in the future.

Although LELO takes a minimalist approach to sex toy design, the button layouts are intuitive and once you know how to use them, you’ll be able to use any of their toys — even without the manual.

All LELO sex toys should be charged for 2 hours before their first use and make sure to clean the vibrator before using it — even if you’ve just taken it out of the package.

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3-Button Design

Using A LELO Vibrator With A 3-Button Design (SONA, SILA, SORAYA)

Diagram Illustration Of 3-Button Interface On LELO Sex Toy

Many LELO vibrators feature a simple 3-button design for operation, including the popular SONA, SILA, and SORAYA series of vibrators.

Using a LELO SONA is the same as using a SONA Cruise, SONA 2, or SONA 2 Cruise.

Similarly, various iterations of vibrators in the SILA and SORAYA lines are used the same way across models so if you’ve used one, you can easily use the others.

Let’s take a look at what each button does:

  • + increases vibration intensity
  • ( ) cycles through the vibration patterns
  • – decreases vibration intensity

The buttons are very easy to memorize and even simpler to find by touch — they are lined up with one another and have a slightly raised surface.

The following instructions apply to LELO’s 3-button vibrators that include models of the:

  • DOT
  • ENIGMA
  • ORA
  • SILA
  • SMART WAND
  • SONA
  • SORAYA

To use a LELO vibrator with a 3-button design:

  • Press the + and – buttons at the same time for 3 seconds to unlock the device; the light will turn on, signaling that it’s been unlocked
  • Press the + button to turn the vibrator on
  • The ( ) button will cycle through the vibration patterns one at a time
  • The + button will increase the vibration intensity with each press
  • The – button decreases the vibration intensity with each press
  • When you’re done, press and hold the ( ) button to turn it off
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4- Or 5-Button Design

Using A LELO Vibrator With A 4- Or 5-Button Design (INA And INA Wave)

Illustration Of LELO 5-Button Interface Labeled With Instructions

Some LELO vibrators feature a 4- or 5-button design, including the INA and INA Wave lines.

Despite their differences, using an INA 3 is essentially the same as using an INA Wave 2 or any other vibrator in that series, aside from the way the device is turned on.

Let’s take a look at what each button does:

  • ⇑ cycles upward through vibration patterns or modes
  • + increases vibration intensity
  • ⇓ cycles downward through vibration patterns or modes
  • – decreases vibration intensity
  • Ο turns the toy on or off (5-button interface only)

The 5-button layout (INA Wave) features a center button that turns the toy on and off.

LELO vibrators with a 4-button interface, like the INA 3, are turned on by pressing the + button.

The following instructions apply to LELO’s 4- or 5-button vibrators that include models of the:

  • BILLY
  • ELISE
  • GIGI
  • INA
  • INA Wave
  • LIV
  • LOKI
  • LOKI Wave
  • MONA
  • SIRI

To use a LELO vibrator with a 4- or 5-button design:

  • Press the + and – buttons at the same time for 3 seconds to unlock the device; the light will turn on, signaling that it’s been unlocked
  • To turn the vibrator on, press the + button (4-button interface) or the O button (5-button interface)
  • The ^ and v buttons will cycle up or down through the vibration patterns and modes
  • The + button will increase the vibration intensity with each press
  • The – button decreases the vibration intensity with each press
  • To turn the toy off, press and hold the – button (4-button interface) or O button (5-button interface)
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With A Remote

Using A LELO Vibrator With A Remote

Diagram Of LELO Remote Showing Movement And Usage; Horizontal To Lower Intensity And Vertical To Increase Intensity

Diagram Illustration Of Typical LELO 3-Button InterfaceLELO vibrators that include a remote feature the same 3-button system we talked about earlier on the remote control — but the remote can also be used without the buttons being pressed if SenseMotion is activated.

Additionally, remote-controlled LELO toys have a ((•)) button on the vibrator itself which controls the vibe if you prefer to use it without the remote control.

While the vibrator itself is USB rechargeable, it’s important to note that the remote is not — you’ll need two AAA batteries to use it.

The following instructions apply to LELO’s 3-button remote control vibrators that include models of the:

  • HUGO
  • HULA BEADS
  • LYLA
  • TIANI

To use a LELO vibrator with a 3-button design and remote:

  • Turn the vibrator on by pressing and holding the ((•)) button for 1-2 seconds until the light turns on. (Note: if you intend to use the vibrator without the remote, press that same button to cycle through the vibration patterns, pressing and holding to turn it off when you’re finished.
  • Press the + button on the remote to activate the wireless connection, although it may take 5-10 seconds to establish a connection.
  • Once the connection is made, the vibrator and remote will light up and default to SenseMotion 1 — vibrations are then controlled by tilting the remote (the more vertical the remote, the higher the intensity)
  • To shift to SenseMotion 2, which allows the remote to be moved in any direction, press the ( ) button
  • Pressing the + or – buttons on the remote will cycle through pre-programmed vibration modes
  • When you’re done, press the – button on the remote for about 3 seconds, and then press the ((•)) button for the same duration on the vibrator itself
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Charging Your LELO Vibrator

Charging Your LELO Vibrator

Photograph Of Hand Holding LELO SONA 2 Cruise With Charging Cable Attached

LELO vibrators are USB rechargeable, making them easy to charge whenever needed.

Charging a LELO vibrator takes between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the model.

One important thing to note is that LELO recommends charging their vibrators for at least 2 hours before using them for the first time.

The amount of playtime on a full charge varies between models (anywhere from 2 to 4 hours on average), however, the LED light on the vibrator will begin blinking when the battery is running low — alerting you that it needs to be charged again.

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Conclusion

In Conclusion

LELO sex toys are sleek and luxurious, but it doesn’t take being a rocket scientist to operate them — they’re incredibly easy to use, featuring simple 3-, 4-, and 5-button interfaces.

A few of our favorite vibrators include the INA Wave 2, SONA 2 Cruise, and SILA, but there is a vast collection of LELO toys just waiting to be explored, no matter what type of stimulation you prefer.

They can be on the expensive side, but they’re well worth the investment — and so are you.

Editor’s Note: This article is part of our How To Use A Vibrator and Everything Vibrators hubs, in-depth and evolving resources that comprehensively explore all aspects of vibrators from the different types and how to use them, to materials and safety — created to help you achieve the sexual pleasure you deserve.

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