Lovense Gush Vs Calor: Which Male Toy Wins?

By M.Christian

Like humans, not all sextoys are alike – aside from being designed and manufactured to trip our assorted sexual fantasies, that is.

For undeniable proof of this, look no further than what happens when you compare and contrast Lovense’s recently released Calor against their Gush.

A pair of massagers which take entirely different approaches in delivering their respective sexual stimulations, as well as the many ways in which they can be enjoyed.

Yet, they have a basic, fundamental thing in common: both the Calor and the Gush are specifically penile massagers.

So, if you have a penis or are fond of someone who happens to be equipped with them, you’re probably curious about what sets them apart, where they’re similar, and which of them might fit for your own, very particular sexual needs.

Here’s Lovense’s Calor

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Pleasantly bucking the current sleeve masturbator trend of packing them with as many motorized components as possible, the Calor predominantly, but not exclusively, instead depends on whoever’s using it.

It’s a deceptively simple, open-ended, flexible tube. The penis-equipped person inserts themselves into it – all of which has been carefully planned out by Lovense, with this sort of manual use in mind.

“Open-ended,” so users can slide it along the entire length of their penis to arousingly simulate how they usually masturbate, “flexible,” that they can squeeze the Calor to make it tighter,” and “deceptively simple” due to its trademarked Lovense sextech smarts in an array of three internal sensors – which monitor how fast the toy is currently being used and then ramp up or slow down its vibrations.

And since it shares its noble, technological paternity with their other Bluetooth-enabled, wireless products, the Calor and the Lovense Remote app are two amazing things which are made more so when used together.

The Calor can also warm itself up so there’s none of that waiting for the sleeve to get to a comfortable – and much more lifelike – temperature before you and it can make sexual magic together.


Then There’s Lovense’s Gush

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Take more than a cursory glance at an erect penis, and you’ll realize a lot is going on there. If you have one of those, you’re well aware that its various components (to some degree) can bring their own uniquely arousing sensations to your sexual table.

Such as the bulbous tip of the penis, aka the glans, which is stuffed with itching-to-be-stimulated nerve endings.

An anatomical reality Lovense is keenly aware of, which probably led them to develop their own glans-specific toy. Though the Gush isn’t limited to exclusively that section of the penis. Its innovative design also allows users to move it anywhere along the shaft – including all the way to the base where its vibrations can reach the testicles.

For a greater grip, users have the choice of using their own hands or, complements of the Gush’s included stretchy “adjustment band,” have something close to the same effect while freeing their fingers to do other things.

Which is precisely why Lovense advertises it as a “Flexible & Handsfree Glans Massager.”

When the band’s in place, or if the person playing with it has a girthy penis, the Gush ain‘t going anywhere – making it an ideal sextoy for people with mobility limitations, pain management challenges, or anyone who prefers to lay back while the toy’s vibrations do the talking.

Made all the better by how well it and the ​​Lovense Remote app work together. So much so, all that’s necessary to get their sextech software and hardware matched up is to put the Gush into Bluetooth standby mode, wait a few seconds for one to find the other, and there you go!

Bluetooth-enabling your Gush allows you to:

  • link it up to other Lovense sextoys, wherever they might be, for share-and-share-alike play.
  • make as many customized vibrations as you want, for every conceivable sexual activity you can imagine.
  • get into the wild-and-arousing world of adult entertainment interactivity, or set your Gush to vibrate in tune with whatever songs you have on your smartphone or computer.

And plenty of other features waiting for you to check out.


Lovense’s Calor and Gush: How are they the same?

Though they take different approaches in doing so, Lovense built each of these sextoys to sexually stimulate the user’s penis – notably from the glans but also anywhere along the shaft, including to the base, close to the testicles.

Both Calor or Gush use a single motor to deliver their respective vibrations, and both have built-in controls. But operating them is way better with the Lovense Remote app.

Also in common with each are their three hardwired power levels and four vibration patterns, that they use magnetic charging cables, are rated IPX7 in waterproofness, have a one-year warranty, and come with a storage bag, User Manual, and a Quick Start Guide.

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Lovense’s Calor and Gush: How are they different?

If I had to describe how these toys aren’t alike, it’d probably begin by referring back to how the Calor was designed as a masturbation enhancer since it can be used without manual, hands-on stroking.

Versus the Gush, which Lovense advertises as a hands-off toy but is thoroughly excellent if you like sliding it along the shaft of your or someone else’s penis, as well.

The other obvious difference is the Gush’s adjustment band – where users have no need to take hold of it to have a good time.

But there are more noticeable ways in which one of these toys is not like the other. For example, take how long they need to charge and, after, how long they’re good for. In all honesty, this isn’t what I’d call especially significant as the Gush requires only 65 minutes against the Calor’s one-to-one for their same 90 minutes of playtime.

They’re also minorly different when it comes to cleaning up afterward, hinging mostly on the Gush 2’s almost-entirely silicone outsides where the Calor’s sleeve is made of similar stuff, though its various other bits aren’t.

Still, all that’s needed for Calor or Gush is a quick splash of warm (never hot) water and a tiny squirt of sextoy cleaner. If you don’t have any of that on hand, some antibacterial soap will do just fine, finished by a dry-off with a lint-free cloth.

Pros of Calor over Gush

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If you’re more of an overall masturbator – someone who gets off on the strokes instead of enjoying toys which are designed to exclusively hit only a few of your penile fun bits – then the Calor is the toy for you.

Another thing to consider is if getting a grip on your self-pleasuring is a turn-on. Here, the Calor is, yet again, the sextech answer to a satisfying hands-on, self-pleasuring experience – as opposed to how Gush is billed as a hands-off experience.

Pros of Gush over Calor

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Meanwhile, if you find stimulating your glans appealing – with the option to do the same to your shaft – the Gush is probably the superior choice.

This is particularly appealing if you want the ability to use a toy with or without having to hold onto it. For many, this offers an even greater benefit if, like myself, masturbating for more than a few minutes is challenging due to chronic pain, a tendency to cramp, mobility issues, and similar physical limitations.

Next, if you’re intrigued by the thought of high-tech BDSM power exchange, the Gush is a picture-postcard perfect accessory.

Curious? Well, let me paint you a black leather picture: there you are, ready, willing, and submissive with a Gush firmly attached to your nether region while –  either right there with you or thousands of miles away – your dominant has a finger on its button: able to use the Lovense Remote app to turn you on or off whenever they want.

Lovense Gush Vs Calor: The Verdict

Pitting any two Lovense’s toys against each other is never easy. Least of all, when they’re a pair which do almost the same thing in nearly the same way.

But after hours and hours of putting each of these sextoys through their various sexually-pleasing paces – losing track of time, suddenly realizing I probably should have been taking notes – I arrived at the conclusion that of the two of them, the Calor provided a more enjoyable experience.

With a majority of the whys behind my decision involving my preference to do me, myself, instead of having a toy like the Gush take the reins. Which, again, comes down to what I, and not necessarily you, find pleasurable.

It took me a while to sort through my own fuzziness regarding the Gush and Calor’s pros and cons. I found an excessive amount of the pros, and considerably fewer cons – all of which caused me to flip back and forth countless times between the two toys to figure out which turned me on the most.

When all is said and done, to help you pick either the Calor or the Gush (or both if you can afford it), I’d recommend first discussing them with your penis: pay close attention to what you and your appendage like – and then select whichever is sure to please you the most.




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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