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Lovense Max 2 and Nora Review: The Best Long Distance Set?

By M.Christian

Chocolate and peanut butter, Netflix and chill, Stan and Ollie, Kirk and Spock, John Steed and Emma Peel, wine and cheese … the world is full of great things that are even greater together.

Which is no less true for sextoys. Case in point, Lovense’s Max 2 & Nora Couple Set: a pair of thoroughly awesome products that, when used together, can make any couple’s bedroom antics sexually superlative.

And not just when they’re in the same room, either. The Max 2, for those with penises, and the Nora, for people with vaginas, were practically made for long-distance, teledildonic sexual pleasure.

So let’s take a quick look at these sextech delights, weighing their pluses and any potential minuses, and, in the end, if they should become a welcome part of your playtime activities.

Or like oil and water, forks and electrical sockets, pineapple and pizza, and toothpaste and orange juice, they may not sit well with you—and especially what you like to do between the sheets.

 

Examining the Max 2

Lovense Max 2

There are very few powered masturbators that can come close to the Max 2 in sensuality, pleasuring options, or sextech smarts.

First and foremost, the Max 2’s sleeve manages to perfectly balance a lifelike, natural feel with a range of novel sensations. Not to mention its extended vibrator that delivers 360-degree contractions and, using its air pump, can increase or decrease its contractions.

Secondly, users can adjust or release its suction via a small valve located on its base. And, if they’re looking for an extra-lifelike, far more natural sensation, Lovense sells a vaginal sleeve that can easily be swapped out, if needed.

Thirdly, since the Max 2 is fully Lovense Remote app compatible, it’s as easy as one-two-three to Bluetooth connect it to any of their other smart sextoys for fully interactive, wonderfully responsive, in-the-same-room or anywhere-in-the-world shared erotic experiences.

You can also make fine adjustments to the Max 2’s motors, create and share user-created vibration playlists, set it to vibe to music or nearby sounds, or respond when something sexy happens in connected adult videos.

And thanks to the recently announced partnership between Lovense and SexLifeReal, Max 2 users now have access to even more of these adult videos, and other sexually-explicit content.

Controlling the Max 2 without the app is a simple matter of pressing two buttons near its base: press the top to turn it on or off or change any of its three vibration speeds and pick any of its four installed patterns. Pressing the bottom button select whichever of its three contraction levels you want.

Looking at the Nora

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The Nora may not be designed to do what the Max 2 does, but because they share the same sextech pedigree, all of Max 2’s electronic delights can be enjoyed by vagina-owners, as well.

The fun doesn’t stop there. The result of years of hard work perfecting the classic rabbit vibrator, the Nora boasts a pair of powerful motors: a rotating one for G-spot stimulation and a vibrator for clitoral pleasuring—with three available speeds for the G-spot and the same plus four built-in patterns for its clit end.

Those motors can be operated together or separately with the Lovense Remote app, making it a snap to switch between them or combine them into whatever pattern suits your sexual mood.

On the Nora itself, there are two buttons for selecting those multiple options. In addition to powering it up or shutting it down, the top button is for vibration control, and the bottom button switches between how fast it rotates and in which direction.

Measuring the Lovense Max 2 & Nora

At nine and a half inches from stem to stern, and three and nearly one-third in diameter, Max 2 is a large masturbator, which is certainly beneficial for anyone wondering if it will fit or whether they’ll unexpectedly (ouch) hit its end.

That said, its size means it’s far from being a pocket pal who’s fun to be with—and could possibly be an embarrassing concern when traveling.

On the other hand, the Nora is large enough to get the job done while small enough to be comfortably portable as its insertable length is barely four and three-quarter inches, and its handle slightly more than three inches.

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Charging the Max 2 and the Nora

Both toys use a magnetic charging cable, though the Max 2’s is occasionally a bit fiddly to attach or keep connected.

If there’s anything my experience with these and other Lovense toys has taught me its to use a dedicated USB power supply—particularly the fast-charging variety as otherwise charging the Max 2 may take longer than Lovense’s recommended two, or the Nora’s two and half hours to fully charge.

Afterward, the Max 2 is good for an hour and a half—more or less, considering how many of its features you’re using. At the same time, the Nora can go the distance at four hours in use and five days in standby mode.

Cleaning the Max 2 and the Nora

The skin-contacting parts of the Nora and the Max 2 are silicone or silicone-based. Though their other bits, like the Nora’s lower half and the Max 2’s outer shell, aren’t

Since they’re not 100% silicone, neither is entirely waterproof, so you shouldn’t use much water or completely submerge them when cleaning.

This is easier with Nora. A quick splash of warm water with a small amount of sex toy cleaner or antibacterial soap, a similarly brief rinse, and finish up with a good dry-off with a lint-free cloth.

Not at all the same with the Max 2. Instead, Lovense recommends removing and cleaning the sleeve without soap to avoid damaging it.

For the Max 2’s shell interior, make sure the air vent is closed to prevent water remaining in it, only use a tiny amount of water, and then dry everything thoroughly when you’re done.

What you get with the Max 2 & Nora Couple set

Whether you purchase them separately or as a couple set, the Max 2 and the Nora come with a magnetic charging cable and a User Manual.

While they don’t feature many extras, in Lovense’s favor their boxes are sturdy where they should be and overall quite attractive—much more than many of their competitors. So I won’t knock them for scrimping on stuff like storage bags or samples of lube.

Max 2 and Nora with the Lovense Remote app

lovense max2 and nora

There’s a good reason why Lovense bundled their Max 2 and Nora together. Rather, several good reasons, like if you’re a CISgender couple in a straight relationship, you’ll get the perfect set of toys for all of your sexual endeavors at once—and at a discount, to boot!

And how, too, they are Lovense’s flagship toys. Not that they think less of their other products, but when it comes to how these two are supported and how much and where they are marketed, the Max 2 and Nora tend to get the lion’s share of attention.

For example, the Max 2 is marketed as their toy-of-choice for interactive adult entertainment—with the Nora coming in close behind.

So it should come as no surprise Lovense would package them together. That and how well they work with content such as SexLikeReal’s videos and explicit games such as Wild Life and Lovense’s own Mirror Life.

All of this is made easier with the upgraded Lovense Remote app. It’s available for Android or iPhone, in addition to PC or Apple computers, and connects everything together via Bluetooth. It’s ridiculously simple to link a Max 2 and Nora, so if “this” movement or action takes place, it’s copied by the other toy in “that” way.

Seriously, you have to see it for yourself; it’s like something out of science fiction. Well, erotic science fiction, as I never get tired of how smooth and frustration-free setting them up is or how responsive they are—even when hundreds or thousands of miles lie between them.

Alas, perfection is also fictional. Such as how the desktop Lovense Remote apps can’t compare to the smartphone versions. So much so that I recommend sticking with an Android or iPhone for Max 2 and Nora interconnectivity.

Pros:

  • Max 2 is an amazing sleeve masturbator.
  • Nora is a fantastic clitoral and G-spot vibrator.
  • Both are Lovense’s flagship products.
  • Each has an impressive number of stimulating options.
  • Both take full advantage of the Lovense Remote app’s many features.
  • Full interactivity between Max 2 and Nora.

Cons:

  • Perhaps not ideal for same-sex couples.
  • If anyone doesn’t prefer G-spot or clitoral toys, other bundles may be more suitable.
  • Not waterproof.
  • Cleaning Max 2 and Nora can be time-consuming.

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Lovense Max 2 and Nora: The Verdict

Ah, the moment of truth. Do I, or don’t I, feel the Lovense Max 2 & Nora Couple Set is chocolate and peanut butter, Netflix and chill, or is it forks and electrical sockets, pineapple and pizza?

This is absolutely, definitely, and assuredly a no-brainer if you’re a CISgendered, straight couple aroused by the idea of leaping into the steamy, sweaty, orgasm-filled wonderland of teledildonics.

Otherwise, if you’re not CIS-gendered or straight and also fantasize about diving into the spicy, juicy, come-drenched tomorrowland of long-distance, fully-interactive sexual escapes, not to worry; Lovense has other bundles you’ll probably like.

As in a lot! So CIS or not, straight or not, you’ll certainly find your own sextech greatness—made greater with more than one toy.

 

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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