The Edge prostate massager from Lovense is one of the company’s newest teledildonic (digital remote stimulation) devices available. So why is this butt plug so exciting? After all, insertable sex toys for men have been around almost as long as men have, so what does the Edge have to bring to the table?
The Edge is a dual-vibrator prostate massager designed for men, and unlike most devices has the wireless capacity to sync up with other Lovense sex toys for a shared interactive user experience between couples.
Teledildonic devices like the Lovense Edge are pioneering the way forward for increasing the versatility of sex toys in the bedroom with the addition of cutting-edge technology. Read on to find out more about the Edge and how it can potentially transform your standards for anal play.
What Is the Lovense Edge?
The Lovense Edge is a dual-vibrator style prostate massager designed with teledildonic technology. Like Lovense’s similar female-geared product the Nora, the Edge features two main arms, one for anal penetration to stimulate a man’s prostate, and an additional vibrating arm to stimulate the perineum.
Max diameter: 1.41 inches
Insertable length: 3.13 inches
Full length: 4.49 inches
Weight: 5 ounces
Battery: Lithium ion rechargeable
Size and Shape
The Edge is a black, two-pronged vibrator with one arm designed for anal penetration to stimulate the prostate, and the other arm designed to stimulate the perineum. The penetrating arm shifts and locks into differing angles, allowing each user to adjust the toy in order to find the best position.
The rest of the toy is solid, which helps to contribute to its ability to stay put during sex. The Edge has the dual benefit of being adjustable and designed for security, so once it is fully inserted, it shouldn’t come back out too easily.
The Edge is covered with 100% non-toxic, body-safe silicone over an unyielding frame, allowing it to be both soft and firm at once. This silicone is medical grade, very easily to clean, and hypoallergenic. It is also super smooth for safe and comfortable insertion, which is an important factor in anal play.
If other toys you’ve used have caused irritation due to cheap materials, that should not be an issue with the Edge. Once you take it out of the box, it is easy to see that every aspect of the toy has been carefully engineered with the highest quality materials available.
One drawback to silicone is that it cannot be used with silicone-based lubricants. Instead, it is advised to use a water-based lubricant with the Edge. Lovense offers some of this lubricant for sale, but it is readily available in most sex shops.
The Edge is one of the newer products developed by Lovense, meaning it has benefited from the learning curve the company experienced in engineering its other products as it led the way in innovating the teledildonic industry. Let’s review the hardware and software features included in the Edge.
For hardware, the Edge features a centrally located motor with independent mechanisms in both arms that create a vibrating sensation at both the prostate and perineum.
Battery and Charging
The vibrator is powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries and can be plugged in via USB port. This battery allows for two hours of continuous use on a full charge.
There have also been complaints from users that there is no visual indicator for connectivity from another user, which decreases interactivity in webcam shows. The charging light is also dim, which makes it hard to tell whether the Edge is charged unless you check the battery life on the app.
This device can be recharged on any USB port, but be forewarned—the charging port on the other end of the USB dongle is specialized to the Edge unit, so if you lose or damage your cable, you’ll need to go directly to Lovense for a replacement.
The Edge is waterproof, like many Lovense products. This means that it can be submerged for both water play and for cleaning purposes. Bluetooth connectivity cannot be guaranteed under water, however, so keep that in mind during use.
Pros: Waterproof, rechargeable, strong vibration, two hours of battery life
Cons: Vibration may be too intense for some users, charging light too dim, the vibrator may be too large for some beginners to use comfortably
Because it is one of Lovense’s newest offerings, the Edge has reaped the greatest technological benefits from the company’s development. It contains many software features of previous Lovense product lines while also incorporating new digital bells and whistles. Here’s a breakdown of its software capabilities:
- Both short distance and long-distance control via Bluetooth or wireless Internet connection
- Smartphone app control that can manipulate different parts of the vibrator differently at the same time for maximum input control
- Over 5,000 downloadable patterns
- Unlimited customizable patterns
- Music-sync technology that allows you to sync your vibrator to the beat of your playlist
- Sound-activated technology that operates based on ambient noise
- 3 power levels and 4 preset vibration patterns (the Pulse is particularly popular among users)
Pros: Almost limitless options for digital customization, music-sync, and sound-activated capability keep things fresh
Cons: Software updates can cause issues with the user interface on the app, and without online connectivity, the Edge loses a lot of its functionality
One of the reasons Lovense products are so revolutionary is that they are at the forefront of innovating teledildonic technology. With this tech, the user is not only able to control his or her device hands-free via a smartphone app; they can also relinquish control to a lover via Bluetooth or Internet connection.
At close range, a user can allow their Edge to be controlled by a lover in the same room or a few feet away, which is ideal for discreet public play as long as the venue isn’t too quiet.
There have been a few user complaints about the noise generated by the vibrator though, so assess your target environment before use. The Edge might be more suited as a companion for a concert or a loud bar than for a church or a library.
Another unique feature of this technology is the ability to sync two separate sex toys together so that the sensations being recorded by one device are sent to the other device, which responds accordingly. This is the closest the sex toy industry has come to bringing real-time physical sex into the virtual world.
With teledildonic technology, lovers have the capacity to be closer than ever before, even when they’re thousands of miles apart.
Like many of Lovense’s products, there is not that much razzle dazzle to the overall presentation and packaging. The Edge only comes included with the following items:
- The vibrator
- A USB charging dongle
- User manual
This package is enough to get you started, though it would be nice if Lovense included a few sample accessories in the package in order to make sure you have everything you need. The Edge does not come with a cleaning solution or water-based lubricant included.
Sex toys should be cleaned after every use and lubricant is definitely a requirement when performing any kind of anal play, so unless you’ve got these things already stocked at your house, Lovense kind of leaves you high and dry in this regard (pun intended).
Another downside to the Edge’s overall presentation is that it does not come with a storage bag or case, which means you’ll have to temporarily keep it in the packaging with the giant butt plug photographed in life-sized glory on the Edge’s box. Not exactly the most discreet way to store your toy.
For most users, the Edge is comfortable to use. Its soft, yielding outer silicone layer helps prevent any kind of injury during play or insertion, and the vibrator is light at five ounces, so it shouldn’t feel heavy.
While the Edge is designed for all people interested in anal penetration, some users have reported that the size of the vibrator can be a little much for those who are new to this kind of play. Lots of lube and going slow at first will help most people become adjusted.
The Edge is advertised towards men, but users have reported that the Edge is also effective as a vaginal vibrator for women too.
Pros: Comfortable, stay-put, light to hold
Cons: Size can be a bit much for beginners
Nobody can accuse the Lovense Edge of anything less than intelligent design. It incorporates some of the most state-of-the-art digital technology available in any sex toy, and many designers hold Lovense products up as the standard to emulate when it comes to teledildonics.
With its flagship products Max and Nora, Lovense was one of the first companies on the market to truly champion this tech, and as one of its younger products, the Edge has only benefited from the user feedback generated from all Lovense’s previous toys.
Unfortunately, cutting-edge can also mean relatively untested in some cases, and users of the Edge do report a few software issues during use. In some of the downloadable patterns with large quick leaps and drops in intensity, the Edge can miss some of the faster transitions.
Users have also reported some software problems directly following updates, but these kinds of digital service interruptions are commonplace in live services and should resolve themselves gradually as Lovense’s software continues to mature.
The Edge can also reportedly suffer connectivity issues with weaker Internet connections, so if you’ve been looking for an excuse to invest in something high-speed and unlimited bandwidth, the Edge is a perfect one.
Pros: If you’re looking for the most high-tech sex toy on the market, this is the one for you
Cons: Updates and the strength of various wireless connections may affect connectivity
Because it is made of silicone and 100% waterproof, the Edge is very easy to clean. Silicone is a non-porous material, which means there is no chance of bacteria festering in the material of the toy. Sex toys should still be cleaned and dried thoroughly after each use for optimal hygiene, however.
The Edge charging port also doesn’t have a cover, so it can get dirty quickly if you don’t clean your toy before charging it.
Pros: Can be submerged in warm water for easy cleaning
Cons: Vibrator does not come packaged with a cleaning solution, must be purchased separately
Several aspects of its design contribute to the Edge’s overall sense of value. Durable, supple, high-grade materials, sleek modern aesthetics, and the best sex toy technology money can buy all contribute to a generally high-quality experience.
Quality does suffer a little in the overall presentation. Each Lovense toy only comes with the bare minimum of accessories (charger and user manual) and the package could benefit from some added goodies like cleaning solution and a sample of water-based lubrication for a more complete experience.
The product would also be benefited by the addition of a more discreet storage case or bag since a butt plug (even a super cool high-tech one) is not something you want just laying around where anybody can see it and ask awkward questions.
Pros: Sleek aesthetics, high-quality construction materials, state-of-the-art technology
Cons: Barebones presentation, conspicuous packaging, lack of accessories
The price will be a sticking point for some potential users. At $119, the Edge is a bit on the higher end of the price range for most male pleasure devices available. That being said, it is the exact same price as the Lovense Hush with a variety of extra features included, so you’re getting your money’s worth.
Lovense Edge Versus Lovense Hush
Speaking of the Hush, another anal play accessory on offer by Lovense, the Edge is often compared to its predecessor by users in terms of effectiveness and features.
Some reviewers report that the Hush stays put better during vigorous movement than the Edge and despite the fact that the Edge has stronger vibration, the Hush reportedly has better vibration. The Edge can be a bit “buzzy” on lower intensities, which is not a vibration frequency some people enjoy.
However, these are the kinds of user distinctions that can often come down to personal preference.
As with all sex toys, individual user experiences will vary as wildly as their fetishes do. One way to figure out what you like is to try several different things and see how each toy sizes up for you personally. Lovense’s products come with plenty of customization so you can get the exact experience you want.
Hush Pros: Smaller for ease of insertion, more discreet, better reactivity to software patterns (more mature software in general)
Edge Pros: Includes perineum stimulator, includes adjustable arm, stronger vibration
Hush/Edge Cons: Both vibrators on the higher end of the price range, neither comes with storage
Like Lovense’s other teledildonic products, the Edge has one of the highest levels of software compatibility in the sex toy industry. It is compatible with Apple, Android, Mac, and even Windows PC with an added Bluetooth adapter.
Since the Edge is a teledildonic sex toy, it is very dependent on being able to function online. The close-range capabilities of the Edge are impressive, with a 20-foot radius.
The Edge is also revolutionary in its ability to connect remotely via an Internet connection, so you can share control of your toy with a user on the other side of the planet should you choose to indulge in a little international play.
All that connectivity comes at a price, though. The Edge’s manual controls are minimal in comparison to the digital controls, and if you don’t have a wireless connection, the Edge loses a lot of its core functionality as a digital device.
User Feedback and Product Comparisons
User feedback on the Edge has been generally high, with the toy earning 3.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon. This is higher than comparable prostate massagers such as the Aneros Helix Syn Trident, which only garnered 3 out of five stars, or the Prostrate Play by Tantus, which only received 3.1 out of 5 stars.
Neither of these comparable products is adjustable like the Edge is, and neither product contains advanced teledildonic technology either. Lovense pretty much has the market cornered in that arena.
Very few products on the sex toy market can stand up to the design and quality of Lovense products, and as far as Lovense products go, the Edge is also the cutting edge.
While state-of-the-art technology can come with its own set of hiccups and technological difficulties, if you’re looking for a high-tech prostate massager that also has remote control capabilities and is user-friendly, you’re not going to find much competition for the Edge in the current market.
This technology is so new and full of potential, the Edge is currently sitting in a league of its own. Anyone wanting to spice up their anal play or customize their experience with a prostate massager owes it to themselves to give the Edge a try.