How To Use And Clean The Lovense Max 2 (User Guide)

By M.Christian

There’s a very good reason why the Max 2 is one of Lovense’s top best-selling sex toys.

Actually, it’d be more accurate to say there are several reasons, as in lots and lots and lots. Their male masturbator is as comfortable as it is pleasing to use, works amazingly well with the Lovense Remote app, was practically built for adult interactive entertainment, and has a replaceable sleeve for a variety of pleasurable options.

The only question remaining now is, how can penis-equipped persons – or those who play with them – get the most out of their Max 2, connect it to the Lovense Remote app, and clean and maintain it when the party’s over?


Lovense Max 2: an overview

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The Max 2’s plastic outer shell is nine and a half inches long and nearly three and three quarters in diameter, and either of its included generic sleeve or the optional vaginal sleeve are made of body-safe silicone.

To deliver its multitude of arousing possibilities, it uses a high-powered electric motor that vibrates, as well as constricts. And – complements of the air vent located on its base – the amount of suction it delivers is easily adjustable.

It comes with three preset vibration intensities, four patterns, and three contraction levels, but there are considerably more options, as well as far greater control, when it’s paired with the Lovense Remote app.

The Max 2 requires two hours to fully charge, after which it’s good for around 100 minutes. Depending on the functions used and on what intensity settings, this will more than likely shorten.

Using the Lovense Max 2

Weighing in at a scant one and a half (or so) pounds, the Max 2 is ideally suited for two or one-handed activities, and since it isn’t too heavy nor too light, it can be comfortably used hands-free – perhaps with a pillow or two to help keep it in place.

Before doing any earnest fooling around with your Max 2, I first recommend getting to know it. No, not taking it out to dinner and a show (though that wouldn’t hurt), but to test-drive some of its features and functions so you’ll better understand what you may or may not want to use.

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Once that’s out of the way, you’ll probably want to sample it more, shall I say, intimately. Though yet again, think before you insert as you can’t use just any old lube with your Max 2.

For instance, the silicone variety can and will damage its inner sleeve. So rather than going through the bother of replacing it, stick to water-based cleaners such as the special brand Lovense sells.

Position-wise, due to its manageable weight, firm construction, and fantastic suck-ability, I’ve had very little difficulty using it:

  • while seated.
  • lying on my back.
  • kneeling on the floor with it.
  • or under me without worrying I might crush it.

Controlling the Lovense Max 2

Located on the lower section of its plastic shell are the Max 2’s primary, built-in controls.

The first of these controls is marked with what looks like a fan symbol, allowing the user to cycle through its three different contraction levels. The second control is denoted by a wave pattern. This powers it up or down and can also be used to select how intensely it vibrates, as well as to select any of its four preset patterns.

On the Max 2’s base is the aforementioned adjustable air vent, which can be toggled from a respectable amount of suction to none at all. Should a “respectable amount of suction” be too much to handle, next to it is an arrow-labeled button that, when pressed, will completely release its grip.

This is also where the Max 2’s magnetic charging cable is attached, and its air pump vent – a tiny cap that can be opened to adjust the suction when using it and that must be closed when you wash it.

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All of these buttons can be comfortably accessed, especially if you spend a little time getting used to where they are, so eventually, you’ll be able to control your Max 2 without needing to see them.

But the real sextech fun comes when you pair your Max 2 with the Lovense Remote app.

Using the Max 2 with the Lovense Remote app

Available for Android or Apple smartphones and PC or Macintosh computers, the Lovense Remote app uses Bluetooth to wirelessly connect to any of their smart sex toys.

Regarding the app and the Max 2, they’re fast becoming the be-all, end-all for teledildonic, interactive play.

Getting in on this wild action is oh-so-easy: just install the right version of the Lovense Remote app for your device of choice, charge your Max 2 and power it up when done. Then, tap the little chain icon on the app’s upper right, followed by hitting the plus sign on the next screen, and you’re all set.

But keep in mind whatever Lovense Remote app you choose to use, the hardware running it has to be Bluetooth compatible. It also doesn’t hurt if your computer or smartphone is relatively new, as considerably older models tend to be more problematic.

Once connected, you can use the app to:

  • fine-tune your Max 2.
  • make your own customized vibration patterns.
  • share what you’ve made with other Lovense users.
  • have your toy dance to music or whatever sexy sounds you or your playmates happen to make.

You can arrange it so someone else controls your Max 2 and have two or more Lovense toys work in concert with each other for some mutually satisfying sexual frolicking.

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Not forgetting, you can also couple your Max 2 to a large (and getting larger!) selection of adult videos to feel along with the action.

And if explicit games excite you, run and not walk over to Wild Life: a graphically impressive, open world, sci-fi themed, erotic playground built with Lovense’s Max 2 in mind. Or you can try out their own game, a kind of virtual reality testing ground called Mirror Life.

If you run into any difficulties in this department, the Lovense site is full of tips, tricks, and helpful suggestions on using their app with adult sites and in conjunction with their other smart sex toys.

In the unlikely case they can’t help, most places have their own guides or even online tech support to help you get in on all this interactively sexy action.

Cleaning the Lovense Max 2

To keep it in good working order and to prevent rashes or potentially a nasty infection, be sure to clean your Max 2 immediately after you’re finished having fun with it.

First, wash your own hands and such since sticky fingers or other body parts aren’t exactly hygienic. Then, to avoid damaging it, carefully remove the inner sleeve and wash it with warm water.

Notice I said warm, as anything else will likely ruin it, and particularly pay attention to how I didn’t say to use soap. It, too, won’t do its sleeves any favors.

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After drying with a lint-free cloth, put the sleeve aside and get to work on your Max 2’s outer shell. Here, the name of the game is a tiny splash of water, an even tinier amount of soap, a thorough rinse, and another lint-free drying.

Remember its air pump vent? Well, before doing any of that water-soap-water-drying, make sure it’s closed. This way, moisture won’t get inside its shell, keeping your Max 2’s inner mechanisms free of icky molds.

On the same subject, everything should be as dry as possible before you put your Max 2 away. I’ve found that leaving it out and well away from any source of water or the barest sign of moisture for half an hour or so is usually fine.

And to make doubly sure everything stays dry, I like to put a silica gel pack in with my toys.

This complete and total cleaning ritual should also happen naturally before playing with your Max 2 as, despite your or anyone else’s best efforts, there’s always the chance something or other may have found a home there since your last clean.

Use And Clean The Lovense Max 2: The Verdict

The Max 2 is most assuredly the gold standard when it comes to sleeve masturbators. And as such, Lovense has taken their already highly-regarded care and consideration towards their customers and their enjoyment to a whole new level with the Max 2.

It’s superbly designed, well built, packed with all sorts of sexual possibilities, a match made in Heaven with the Lovense Remote app, and the preferred choice for adult entertainment interactivity,

To use yet another automotive metaphor, it’s like taking a Bugatti Veyron out for a spin. Not that the Max 2 can hit 267 mph, however many weird sexual fantasies that might conjure up, but as the company’s flagship product, you know they’re hardly going to half-ass it.

So if you have a penis or know someone with one, do yourself a favor and take a distinctly full-ass Max 2 out for a spin and see for yourself why it’s earned its stellar reputation as a state-of-the-art, immensely enjoyable wonder of sextech engineering.


Written by M.Christian

M.Christian (they/them) is a passionate sex tech enthusiast, BDSM educator, kinky podcaster, and well-known erotica writer. Whether they’re reviewing smart vibrators or pondering the future of human sexuality, Chris tries to bring a smile--or an orgasm--to as many people as possible. Their fiction includes six novels,12 collections, 50+ short stories, and editing 25 anthologies. They’ve also written 700 articles, reviews, and essays on everything from BDSM tips and techniques to the best Lovense sextoy for rocking your world. Find more at or on Twitter at @mchristianzobop

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