lovense Dolce review

Lovense Dolce Review: Here Comes the Earthquake?

By M.Christian

On average, I’m not one to cling to overly-simplistic life lessons like “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” or “A penny saved is a penny earned.” but one that immediately leapt to mind while giving Lovense’s brand new Dolce sextoy (previously launched as Quake) a try was “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Though the Dolce is an extraordinarily smart toy – something Lovense is well known for making – I’d like to amend that saying, replacing intelligence with pleasure.

Because the Dolce’s flexibility is what I think makes it a superbly enjoyable toy – and possibly the best Lovense has produced.

 

quake vibrator

Examining the Lovense Dolce

But I’m getting ahead of myself. So to begin, let’s take a look at the Dolce’s overall shape, its flexibility I’m already gushing over, and how it works.

Designed for vaginal and clitoral pleasuring, the Dolce looks – and I know this is stretching things quite a bit – somewhat like a bulbous horseshoe in there’s a pair of slightly same-sized ends separated by a narrower section.

You might almost consider it a member of the Lovense’s Lush 3 product family as it works about the same way: the larger part is insertable into a vagina where its built-in motors stimulate the G-spot while the other, narrower end houses its controls and the wireless antenna. This end also provides equal, though less intense, vibes to the clitoral region.

It’s that though the Lush 3 was great at this, the Dolce is fantastic – primarily due to its insane degree of flexibility, as I mentioned above. Sometimes my partner and I were sure we’d break it, given the insanely versatile twistability of the arm to adjust to each woman’s unique physical contours.

But whatever the versatility paces I put it through, the Dolce kept going and going. But it should also be noted that the toy’s user manual explicitly says it’s not a good idea to straighten it out completely as this might break it.

Even with this minuscule limitation, the Dolce is a groundbreaking achievement for Lovense – and sex toys overall.

quake by lovense

Going Where You Need it to Go

With many sexual pleasure devices advertised as one-size-fits-all, it’s easy to forget we human beings aren’t identical: both outside and inside, no two of us are the same.

So we often have to contort, fine-tune, and otherwise attempt to conform ourselves to fit these standardized, inflexible sex toys – putting a severe dent in the amount of pleasure we get from them.

Some companies have attempted to address this, and – while there’s been a fair amount of success – one company managed to combine flexibility and versatility with all the electronics necessary to make a toy wirelessly smart.

Always up for a challenge, the sextech gurus at Lovense took up this challenge, designing an Internet-compatible, dual function, and one-size-fits-all (after manual angle adjustments) sextoy.

dual vibrator

What the Dolce has Going For it

In addition to being able to put it precisely where it’ll do the most (sexual) good, it’s packed with some impressive under-the-hood statistics.

The Dolce comes equipped with twin high-intensity motors:

  • one for the insertable, G-spot stimulating part.
  • another for its clitoral component.

Both can be used together or independently through the toy’s built-in controls or via the Lovense Remote app. While the Dolce has eight preset vibration patterns and a range of available intensities, as an avid fan of the Dolce, I recommend using it with the app to get the most out of it.

During our experiences with it, my partner wouldn’t stop praising how finally here was a sextoy they didn’t need to turn themselves into an Olympic gymnast to enjoy.

They also enthusiastically raved how it was easy to pull the Dolce’s clit-stimulating end away or gently rotate the G-spot pleasing one to reduce its stimulation if things got a little too intense.

quake

The Dolce’s Overall Design and Controls

On the smaller, clit-pleasing end of the Dolce are its controls and power contacts.

The top, or rather towards the outer center of the narrower end are two embedded metal contacts for its magnetic charging cable. Right next to that you’ll find the power on button, and holding it down for approximately three seconds will turn the toy off. By tapping it, you can also cycle through the toy’s built-in vibrational patterns.

The Dolce’s second button controls an identical set of preset vibes, but for the clit-stimulating end. You’ll find this button right next to the power button.

Drawing up the rear is the toy’s indicator light, which lets you know when it’s fully juiced up and ready for play.

Charging the Lovense Dolce

Drawing a curtain on what I hope will be the very last time I mention my ongoing frustration with magnetic charging cables – since Lovense and a few other sextech companies seem to have finally gotten the bugs out of the system – I had no problem at all charging the Dolce.

The charging-to-playtime ratio is as impressive as the Dolce’s versatility: on average, it takes 70 minutes to fully charge the Dolce, which can then be used for about 120 minutes (depending on your settings) – or 240 hours in standby mode.

The Dolce’s Size and Weight

As ​​Lovense was kind enough to send me a Dolce before its general release to the public, and the toy isn’t listed on their site yet, I resorted to my handy tape measure to give you its approximate dimensions.

Tip to tip, the Dolce is around seven inches long, though as the manual suggested, I didn’t straighten mine out while measuring it. The G-spot part is an inch and a half wide and the same height. Flipping it around, the clitoral end appears to be an inch and a quarter wide and a touch over an inch high.

I do know how heavy the Dolce is, compliments of its manual: 146 grams – even more impressive considering what the toy does, how long it lasts, and its flexibility.

lovense quake

Lovense Remote and the Dolce

The Dolce takes full advantage of Lovense’s Remote app – and connecting to it was ridiculously easy.

Further testament to their dedication to quality, all I had to do was power up the Dolce, fire up the app, and bingo-bongo; I had complete, wireless control of the toy.

Ah, but not merely the entire toy, as the app allows you to operate the two separate sections independently: so I could increase or reduce the vibrations of each whenever I, or my partner, wanted.

It’s a little embarrassing to admit that fooling around with toys like the Dolce is a kid-in-a-candy-store experience for a technofetishist like me, especially since I hadn’t kept up to date with the latest Lovense Remote build.

I’m sure glad I did, though. The devs have outdone themselves, smoothing out the kinks, making it far more intuitive, and taking full advantage of the Dolce’s teledildonic wonders.

For instance, they’ve added an option to choose between traditional up and down sliders or floating buttons, providing a more nuanced, intuitive control over the Dolce’s motors.

If you like to sexually groove with your choice of rockin’ hits, the new app imports your music library right into the app. Not usually a fan of this feature, as it rarely worked as well as I hoped it would; the first time my partner and I felt the amazingly erotic power of Talking Head’s “And She Was” … well, let’s say we’ve revisited the 80s music scene many times since then.

Available for Android, iPhone, PC, or Apple computers, the Lovense Remote app’s also been made more secure so you have to sign into Lovense to use its long-distance play options or access the member-created vibration playlists.

lovense new vibrator

Cleaning and Maintaining the Lovense Dolce

Lovense sextoys are respected as much for the quality of their smart, sexy, and intuitive designs as they are for their easy cleaning.

The Dolce is no exception, typically requiring a tiny dollop of anti-bacterial soap and warm, never boiling, water, followed by drying with a lint-free cloth – as there are few things worse than a fuzzy vibrator.

You can use a Lovense approved sextoy cleaner, as well, though if you have some, it’s still nice to know if you run out, or forgot to it pack in your travel kit, a splash around in the sink can do the job just as well.

As the Dolce’s made of body-safe silicone, it’s also waterproof, so if bath or shower time sex play makes you nice and steamy, you can take it into either – but keep it away from bubbling hot tubs or ocean waves as anything except for tap water will ruin the toy’s silicone skin.

Also remember that silicone-based sextoys should ideally only be used with water-based lubricants to prevent further damage.

What You Get With a Lovense Dolce

With the toy, purchasers get a charging cable, a neat little bag for storage, a well written and informative, quick start guide, and a more comprehensive user manual.

If anything goes wrong with your Dolce that isn’t user-error – like flexing it more than is recommended – it comes with a one-year warranty. Nice enough as this is, I don’t think it’s something you’ll be using as Lovense’s products are some of the best-manufactured and exceptionally-engineered sex toys you can buy.

lovense quake box

Pros:

  • A flexible G-spot and clitoral vibrator.
  • Works with the Lovense Remote app.
  • Exceptionally well made.
  • Excellent controls.
  • Easy to clean.
  • Feels like an improved version of the Lush 3.

Cons:

  • Built-in controls aren’t as good as the Lovense Remote’s.
  • Though flexible will break if done excessively.

lovense quake unboxing

Lovense Dolce Review: The Verdict

It shouldn’t come as a surprise my final word on Lovense’s Dolce is it’s a must-buy sextoy if you, or someone you play with, has a vagina and clitoris.

The only reason I can think of why it shouldn’t be on your shopping list is if this simultaneous vaginal/clitoral sexual pleasuring toy isn’t on a fast track to becoming your favorite. That would be a waste – like buying a Bugatti Veyron and then using it to go to the corner store and back.

Without a doubt, the Dolce is a brilliant sextoy. Not to take away from its innovative design and top-notch engineering, I’d dare to say there’s still room for improvement.

Ironically, those limitations lie in exactly what makes it so special: its flexibility. I’m not sure what it’ll take, but I’d love to see a Dolce 2.0 with less or, if possible, zero limitations on how curved or straight you can make it.

A minor adjustment down the line, to be sure, and not nearly enough for me to change my mind that the Dolce is a must-own plaything for clitoral and vagina owners.

Additionally, it’s a lesson for sextoy manufactures everywhere: power is great, good controls are essential, Internet and wireless connectivity are a mainstay, charging and cleaning’s gotta be easy, and nothing beats a sextoy which works with and not against our uniquely-human bodies.

Since the most vibrationally enjoyable plaything is worth squat if no one can get it to go exactly where they want it to be for maximum pleasure.

Lovense shows with the Dolce that they totally get it – much to the delight of sexually-aroused vaginas everywhere.

 

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 http://www.mchristian.com or on Twitter at @mchristianzobop

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