One of Lovense’s first toys ever made was their Max male masturbator, a team-up device with the Nora rabbit vibrator.
From this beginning, the entire line became legendary for its quality and durability, and its ability to consistently connect to its Bluetooth-enabled app.
With the performance of the Lovense devices giving them a clear edge in the internet-enabled and luxury device segment, they had a real opportunity to create some extra distinction from their competitors that have made some new strides recently.
Lovense Solace is the newest male toy from the famous Singapore-based toy maker, and it improves on their already-famous Max.
Lovense Solace is the Newest Hotness
Automatic masturbators are one of the biggest toys in any penis-haver’s toybox, and Solace is one of the top choices available now.
Lovense Solace is an automatic thrusting male masturbator that’s solidly built and includes hardware that turns it into a hands-free fucking machine for men – with no additional hardware purchases required.
With the Solace in your room, you have an adjustable maximum thrusting depth of 3 inches at a rate of 280 strokes per minute.
Its sleek, black aesthetics give it a stronger look and feel than the older Max 2.
On first impression, this is a big device, with a completely encased internal sleeve holder that makes cleanup a breeze – we’ll give you more about that in a minute.
Solace’s dimensions are a really substantial 4.07” (103 mm) by 11.6” (294 mm), making it big enough to hold any man’s girth, though the internal sleeve is a bit shorter and – at 6.06 inches (154 mm) – may be a little bit less capable of holding the largest guys.
The 5.5-pound (2.5 kg) package is a big chunk of hardware, though the ABS plastic shell is a bit lighter at just about 2.2 pounds (980 grams).
What’s in the Box?
Out of the box, the Solace comes with the Solace masturbator, a neutral sleeve, a charge cable, the desk mount, Lovense’s trademark silk storage bag, and a user’s manual.
The user manual is one of Lovense’s standard manuals, with very small type – so if you’re of an age where your eyes are starting to get a little more poorly at focusing on tiny type, it might be a good idea for you to also download and save the PDF manual on your device, so you can magnify the manual and be properly informed about its operation.
The silk storage bag is the standard one that comes with all of Lovense’s sex toys, a little bit bigger to keep the larger toy in it.
It does the job it’s asked to: Store the device and conceal it from a casual glance.
The charge cable, unusual for Lovense, is of the barrel-tip type.
So unfortunately, not only is the charging cable not compatible with any other Lovense toy, but you will need to keep track of it, because if you lose it, your Solace will run out of power and then you’ll be in a bit of a bind.
Beyond that is the toy’s neutral sleeve. More about that in a couple of paragraphs.
Lovense Solace has excellent build quality. During testing, we couldn’t find any other noises than those created by the motor.
If you’re getting squeaks and other loose-plastic sounds out of a brand-new toy, it’s a sign of trouble down the road. It’s a good idea to contact support and check on the status of a warranty fix.
However, the lack of those kinds of noises from our test Solace is a good sign that it’ll be a great investment in your future pleasure.
Electronic Connectivity and Modes
Of course, Lovense toys always have a lot going on under the hood, and Solace is no exception in this regard.
The Lovense Solace is fully compatible with the Lovense app and all other Lovense toys in the line, male and female.
If you’ve got a long-distance lover, and you have the app and your lover has a toy, that’s the easiest way to get the most out of your Solace.
Beyond that, of course, are the possibilities with cam models, which is what most guys are probably going to get out of this.
Cam-enabled and game-enabled modes are accessible through the onboard controls.
Anything you can do with a male masturbator, you can do with Solace – and with the excellent battery life, you can do it for a lot longer than most.
Getting it set up
Out of the box, Lovense Solace is one of the easiest men’s sex toys to set up.
Because you have the option of using it in both hands-on and hands-free modes, using your Solace is a matter of hooking it up to your Lovense app, getting going, and then getting off.
With your app enabled, you have infinite patterns and intensity variations. Remote connection is a matter of getting connected to the right remote device.
If you’ve used any Lovense-enabled device, you know how to set up the Solace.
Powering it up
The Lovense Solace, unlike most Lovense toys, is powered by a barrel-type charge cable, which is going to reduce its watertightness. Indeed, compared to most Lovense toys that clock in at an impressive IPX7 water resistance, Solace is only IPX4 due to the penetration of the case and the looser tolerances expected because it’s not intended to be fully watertight.
Getting Into It
There are two alternate sleeves for the Lovense Solace: The sleeve it ships with is a similar neutral-featured internal sleeve to the one that ships with the Lovense Max, so that part of the toy’s interface is going to be familiar to anyone who’s already familiar with Max.
You also have the option of a vagina sleeve, also the same option you get with Max.
Lovense does not, unlike other companies, have a wide variety of celebrities endorsing their product, so unlike Fleshlight and Kiiroo, you won’t find a huge array of porn star celeb vaginas to liven up your Max’s sex life.
Neutral or vagina are the options you have.
One of the first things to note here is that even though the stroke length is only 3 inches, this toy is packed with new tech and quality-of-life features.
Unlike stablemate Max, this is a full-thrusting toy, so you can lock it down to your desk or coffee table with the included desk-edge mount and no further arm motion is needed on your part, though it may be wanted.
It’s a sturdy piece of tech with strong ABS plastic manufacturing. The motor can also rev up to a maximum of 280 strokes per minute.
It combines with the Lovense app to give you incredible control of that high-speed stroking.
Because of its strong motor, of course, remember to use lube with this – a motorized toy doesn’t care if you tear skin, but you will.
Cleaning It Up
If you’ve ever used a male masturbator before, you know there are some important principles for handling the mess when you’re done with it.
Make sure once you’ve used your masturbator, you take the sleeve holder out right away, then get the sleeve out and wash it.
Turning the sleeve inside out is optional but probably a good idea, and if you have a test tube rack or an actual dedicated sleeve holder, you can get it dry a lot more easily than if you are just turning it inside out and leaving it on the shelf to air out.
Regardless, it’s really important that you get your Lovense Solace sleeve cleaned out and dry before you use it again.
Bacteria in the air love sugar-rich environments, and semen contains a lot of sugar to make sure that your sperm get to their destination.
So you need to get it clean to make sure that those bacteria don’t have time to grow on its surface. It wouldn’t be a great idea to have to explain giving yourself an STD to your urologist.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Solace compare to the Max 2?
The Lovense Solace is most directly comparable to the Lovense Max 2, the second generation of Lovense’s first-ever male sex toy.
Compared to Max 2, Solace is an upgrade in just about every way except absolute interior depth.
Its sleeve has a little bit better engineering than Max’s (though Max has a slightly longer insertable length – 6.7 inches as opposed to 6.6 – it’s so slight that you would never notice).
One advantage for Max as opposed to Solace, though, is that Max uses Lovense’s standard magnetic power adapter, which makes it much more water-resistant.
Can you take your Solace into water?
Short answer: No. Long answer: Your Lovense Solace is intended to be used in dry environments only.
You will not be able to take this into a shower or any other very wet environment.
The engineering of the removable sleeve case means that Solace is not a submersible toy.
It shares this characteristic with the Max 2, however, and indeed a lot of male automatic masturbators simply aren’t intended for easy shower use.
The interior sleeve case of Solace should remove any need to submerge the unit in water; any incidentally leaked cum or lube can be wiped up with a cloth or sponge.
How does the Solace desk mount set up?
The IKEA part of the setup is the desk mount.
If you have a HOTAS tray or other under-desk-mounted device set up on your desk, you should be able to handle setup of the desk mount just fine.
It does take a little bit of screwing to get it set up, and then some adjustment to make sure that the mount gets you where you need to have it.
Lovense’s website advises stroke speed be increased when the thrusting cup faces upward, as well.
How do I clean my Solace sextoy?
The “B” button on the top of the device locks and unlocks the sleeve holder from the device once it’s stopped, and you can then take it out and remove the sleeve from the holder, to rinse both.
Remember to let your sleeves dry completely before you put them back in the Lovense Solace or you might find your toy’s lifetime considerably reduced.
Does the Solace go a long time?
Many men’s sex toys have problems in the battery life department, with some losing out at around 2 hours. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to know that the 100-minute charge time of the Lovense Solace gives it a hefty battery life of up to 12.5 hours – it’s pretty safe to say that nobody is going to use up all of that battery life in one go.
Even depending on your personal ability, we can’t imagine this not lasting an entire weekend with usual use patterns.
- Syncs up with other Lovense toys, either close by or at long range.
- Technologically advanced stroker technology gives you a top Lovense experience.
- Choice between vagina simulator or “neutral” sucker sleeve gives you a choice of experiences right out of the box.
- Sleeve holds all of the products of masturbation more easily than the Max 2. Users report no leakage that needs to be cleaned from the interior.
- Very long battery life of 12.5 hours is a pleasant surprise.
- Very similar to the established Lovense Max.
- “Lifelike” vagina simulator not actually that lifelike.
- Pretty noisy, hard to use discreetly. You might want to purchase some egg-crate sound dampeners to go with this.
Lovense Solace: Is It Any Good?
Lovense Solace is a very good toy that’s worth your money.
The price is pretty good for a premium thrusting men’s sex toy, and you’re likely to find it on a pretty significant discount at most times of the year from Lovense’s website.
While discretion is not Solace’s strong suit, its ability to make you cum in mind-blowing fashion is, and like all Lovense toys, it has excellent online connectivity.
Against its stablemate, Max 2, Lovense Solace adds some pretty nice features like game interactivity, while maintaining the features that make Lovense toys fan favorites and have done so since their beginning in 2010.
If you have a long-distance lover, love to patronize cam models, or are just looking for something new to do with your hard-earned sex toy money, Lovense Solace is one of the top options available, especially if you already have a lot of Lovense toys and are used to their sex toy interface.
They might seem a little less attractive if you’ve never used a Lovense toy before, but Solace is a top-tier toy with some excellent quality-of-life features.
The Lovense Solace is a significant upgrade over the Max, with some important quality-of-life upgrades through a more modern design, and its black shell makes it look both impressive and substantial.
If you’re looking for something to replace the Lovense Max, and you have the budget for the best quality of sex toys on the market, Lovense Solace is the way you want to go.