Disclaimer: I was provided with a free Mona 2 by LELO in exchange for my honest review. Click any image to embiggen.♦The Mona 2 is a high-end G-spot vibrator made by luxury toymakers LELO boasting a “perfectly contoured form”. As you may be able to guess from the name, Mona 2 is an upgrade of the original LELO Mona toy. I didn’t get the opportunity to try out the original, so I can’t compare it, but I can certainly review the Mona 2 on its own merits.
The outer packaging of the Mona 2 is a slim cardboard box, white on one side showing a pictures of the toy, listing the contents and blurbing the product. The other sides are the colour of your Mona 2 and are minimalist except for one side listing the features in various languages.
Inside this box is a much sturdier one in thick, matte black cardboard. When you open this you find the Mona 2 nestled in a velvety cut-out. In a compartment at the bottom of the toy are the charger, a sachet of LELO lube, a user booklet, an authenticity card and gorgeous black satin drawstring pouch. The inner box is very elegant and practical, so works well for gifting and storage.
On to the review
On to the toy itself. My Mona 2 is red, but it also comes in cerise and purple if you like your toys to look the same as all the other toys. I like that there’s at least one less obvious colour choice. It’s a slightly pinky red, but it is red.
Whatever colour you pick, the Mona 2 is rechargeable, which is possibly my favourite feature a toy can have. It charges for two hours (the buttons pulse while it charges and glow steady when it’s done) for a play time of up to four hours, which is enough for several uses (or one marathon, I suppose). It reportedly keeps its charge when not in use for up to 90 days.
How does it charge?
The Mona 2 charges via a little jack in the base that is covered by an attached silicone tab. Nonetheless, the toy is waterproof, thanks to vacuum-sealed charging port, which is really quite clever in a worryingly attractive way. Sorry, I love gadgets and futuristic stuff.
The LELO Mona 2 is made from silicone (over a firm body) and ABS plastic, making it body-safe and non-porous. This means you don’t have to worry about bad reactions and you can also share it (between partners or orifices) as long as you sterilise it thoroughly.
The plastic is very glossy, white and smooth, giving it a modern “Apple” look. The silicone, meanwhile, is perhaps some of the silkiest, most sensuous silicone you’ll ever feel. It feels fantastic and soft when run over skin and it’s lovely to stroke. It does seem that the Mona 2 has some drag to it when inside me, but I think that’s part of the curvy shape rather than the surface.
Lelo Mona 2 performance
The silicone covers hard internals, which means that although it feels silky, there is basically no give to the toy and little flex to its shape. If you need a stiff curve to stimulate your G-spot, this will be great for you. If you like to be able to put pressure on your G-spot or clit or guide toys precisely around your sweet spots, the Mona 2 is great for that too. You can buck against this all you like. In fact, I tend to assume a death-grip when I use the Mona 2 and it stands up to my abuse every time without the slightest problem.
The Mona 2 is a very lightweight toy and not astoundingly large, making it easily manoeuvred. It is 8.25″ long, of which around 5.5″ is insertable, more than enough to reach most G-spots. The toy is around 1.4″ diameter at its widest point (the midpoint of the pointed G-spot head), which narrows down to just under an inch at the narrow ‘neck’ of the toy.
The shape of the Mona 2 is very aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing and is designed with one thing paramount: targeting the G-spot. The white handle is wide but shallow and is curved to sit comfortably in the hand like a pebble. The front is engraved with “LELO” above the four-button interface and a charging port sits on the base. From the handle the shaft curves down and narrows slightly before curving up into a bulbous yet pointed head. More on that in a bit.
About the product
- Phthalate-free silicone and PC-ABS
- 4 Hours of pleasure from a 2-hour charge
- Six stimulation modes from soft flutter to intense pulsation
- Sensually flowing form for more fulfilling experiences within
- Dual vibrator arrangement synchronised for enticing possibilities
- Improved vibration strength and whisper quiet motor
- Fully-waterproof versatility
- Extra convenient charging socket
- Made from FDA-approved, body-safe silicone and ABS plastic which are both latex and phthalate free
- Fully rechargeable and easy-to-use
The Mona 2 is very easy to use with an incredibly intuitive interface. The + and – buttons are on the right and left of the toy respectively (as it faces up) turn the toy on and off and increase/decrease the speed. You can either tap the buttons or hold them down to move up/down rapidly, which is really useful. It’s annoying to have to “Morse” my way through speeds. At the top and bottom of the interface are two arrow buttons which are used to cycle between the modes. The buttons are slightly raised from the surface of the toy, and are silicone rather than the surrounding plastic, so they’re very easy to find in the heat of things.
The Mona 2 also features a travel lock, which is mentioned on the packaging, yet sadly unexplained in the user manual. Nowhere does it state how to travel lock or travel unlock this toy, which seems a big oversight as it’s not as intuitive as how to turn the toy on or change modes, both of which are explained. As it happens, to lock the Mona 2 for travel, you press down on the – button and the + button at the same time for about three seconds. The buttons will light up and then go out to show it is locked. Repeating this action unlocks the toy again. So now you know.
The Mona 2′s shape and G-spot angle is, for me, almost perfect and is definitely shaped very well. The toy enters my vagina easily and with very little effort it presses up into the G-spot. In fact, just that felt incredibly intense, especially since the hard material allows for more pressure.
If just pressing on my G-spot with the Mona 2 feels intense, you can believe me when I say that the usual rubbing and shallow thrusting feels amazing. The head of the toy feels fantastically shaped and the overall sensation of the toy moving in and out is divine.
I do, however, often find myself holding the Mona 2 at an unusual angle in order to get more G-spot pressure, especially when I get more into things, which is a little crampy on my hands. It seems the angle is not quite perfect for me and that the ideal would be a little more extreme, but it’s still very good and can be adjusted by the angle at which you hold the toy. I definitely think that the G-spot curve would probably work for most people and I have to say that it works very, very well for me.
But whether the shape alone works well or not, this is a vibrator, not a dildo. In fact, the Mona 2 comes with six different vibration modes, including steady vibration. The patterns are fairly standard variations on pulses and escalations except for the last pattern which, as far as I can tell, appears to be a random jumble of vibration types, similar to the PicoBong Moka‘s “Bumper Cars” mode.
As you can hear in the video, it’s also a very discreet toy. Watching it back, all I can hear for the first few speeds is the background hum of my camera. Not only does the noise not carry through my closed door, but it doesn’t carry through my open one either. In fact, Crush couldn’t hear it from under the duvet on the lowest two-thirds of its vibration speeds. If you require discretion, this is very much for you.
It doesn’t wimp out on the vibration strength to achieve that discretion, either. The Mona 2 has a huge variety of vibration speeds which range from a tiny rumbly flicker to very decently strong indeed. All the speeds are rumbly, for that matter, and although the power/rumble isn’t quite as satisfying as my Tango (or maybe it’s the silicone versus plastic), it is definitely strong enough to get me off, definitely strong enough to call a “strong” vibe and definitely strong enough for the vast majority of people.
Used clitorally, it’s very satisfactory, which makes it a great all-rounder vibrator, but internally is where it really shines. That’s when you get the full and fantastic combination of vibration, material and shape. In fact, I had my first G-spot orgasm which was purely from vibration. No movement, rubbing, thrusting or even any particular pressure, just powerful vibrations on the right place. It was amazing. Normally internal vibrators don’t really do a lot for me. I’m a vibe on the clit, dildo in the slit (forgive me) kinda girl. But the LELO Mona 2 has opened me up to the possibility of inserted vibrators matching dildos at their own game.
What with pure pressure, pure vibration and the usual rubbing, the Mona 2 has given me three different ways of pleasing my G-spot, which I’ve just not had from any other toy.
LELO have made an absolutely wonderful toy here. It’s red (yes, it does matter what colour stuff is), it’s gorgeous both to look at and to feel and made from the most silky silicone you’ll likely ever touch, making it body-safe (and the fact it’s rechargeable makes it environment- and wallet-safe). It’s sterilisable too and cleaning it is so much easier due to the fact that it is waterproof in an impressively Space Age way. Not convinced it’ll hold up to bathtime? I am, but there’s always the one year warranty to ease your mind. The quality and luxury of the Mona 2 is tangible.
If I could change anything about the Mona 2, I’d have to get picky. I’d like a slightly more substantial and perhaps grippier handle area as it would make the toy easier to hold and especially easier to grip without running into the buttons. I’d also intensify the G-spot curve just a tad and whack the vibration strength up another notch as it’s not quite the perfect strength to make my clit delirious. That said, these are really just minuscule quibbles. It’s rare that I get the luxury in a toy to make minuscule quibbles.
It’s super discreet and effortlessly intuitive (travel lock aside), the shape is fantastic enough that it could be a dildo and still wow me, the vibrations are strong and rumbly and it can make me G-spot orgasm in three entirely different ways, one of which through vibration alone. If that isn’t enough of a recommendation, I don’t know what is. If it is, grab the Mona 2 with both hands. It’s worth it. ♦