Love Not War Meile Review

Love Not War are a fab new sex toy company with a special mission in mind: to create quality products which are also sustainable without compromising on design and functionality.

As sexual pleasure and trying to live a more sustainable existence are a big part of my brand, when LNW reached out to me to work together, I was (and am!) thrilled.

Make Love, Not War!

Love Not War have developed a range of toys which have clearly been designed with care down to the finest details. They have done away with most of the ABS plastic elements found in pretty much all other vibrators, and have instead opted for recycled aluminium for the base that houses each toy’s rechargeable battery. The body safe silicone heads are detachable, so in theory you only need the one base to use the entire range which I think is really cool. (Note: the heads are not yet available to buy separately for this purpose).

This initial range consists of six toys which are all distinctly shaped and clearly designed with different specialties in mind. There is bound to be something of interest to any vulva! The names of the toys look a bit peculiar at first, but turns out each is a different language’s word for “love” which is absolutely adorable and a really sweet touch.

The Meile by Love Not War

Meile

I have been sent the Meile ( “love” in Lithuanian!) which has been designed primarily for clitoral and external stimulation. It has a slim, rigid shaft which thins out and then has a delightful firm-but-squishy ball at the tip. The aluminium base has some reassuring weight to it and it is beautifully smooth with no casting marks or random sharp bits. The silicone is buttery soft with barely visible seams and the tip has a consistency similar to a stress ball which can be pinched but always bounces back to its original shape.

Owing to its petite stature, it may also be helpful for people who struggle with vaginal penetration, e.g. sufferers of vaginismus, or trans people who have undergone a vaginoplasty. The Meile is not suitable for anal penetration as it lacks a flared base and is the ideal size to go AWOL up the colon!

My Meile is grey but it is also available in a rather striking orange option which in a market dominated by pink and purple is a refreshing change.

What’s in the box?

Love Not War‘s packaging is exactly what you would expect from an eco-conscious brand. The box and its inner components are all made from recycled and recyclable materials.

Inside you get the toy, a bamboo storage bag, a USB charger cable, a user manual and quick start guide, and a little bit of info about the brand and the rest of the range.

The aluminium base houses the battery and power button

Some techy bits!

The Meile is fully waterproof for easy cleaning and bath time escapades, rechargeable with a one hour runtime per two hour charge, and has a travel lock. It operates via a single button located in the base and has 4 levels of constant vibration in ascending order of intensity, plus 6 patterns if they’re your thing.

My Meile arrived with its travel lock on which can be deactivated by holding down the power button for approximately 6 seconds. It then turns on with a single click and then you are able to cycle through the settings. To turn the toy off you need to hold the button down for around 3 seconds and to reactivate the travel lock you hold it down for 6 seconds. Easy.

The first thing I do (and should always do as a rule) is make sure the toy is fully charged to get the most out of the battery’s lifespan. To access the charging port, you need to unscrew the silicone head from the aluminium body and plug the charger in. The thread is quite coarse so no worries about cross-threading, and there is a reassuring visible black O-ring which makes the unit secure and waterproof.

My experience

When I finally switched the Meile on, I was impressed by the strength of the vibrations – this is a decent motor alright. There is no weird rattling that comes with cheaper toys and while by no means silent, the sound levels are quite tolerable from under a duvet and unless your walls are paper thin, this isn’t one that’ll bother your neighbours!

Coupled with a decent water based lube (no silicone lubes with silicone toys, please!), the shape is really pleasant to run along external erogenous zones. To me it feels similar to a finger pad. The vibrations are pleasingly concentrated in the tip – exactly where you want them to be.

However, the vibrations themselves are definitely on the buzzy side which is not my personal preference. The lower speeds have some depth but I find this dissipates on the higher settings. When used on my clitoris, the highest constant setting it does start to feel a bit itchy or numbing. I don’t use vibration patterns on my clit so those settings are wasted on me. The power is more than enough to get me off reliably, but sadly Meile is unlikely to become an old favourite or the first toy I reach for during a session.

Another negative point when in use is the aluminium base that I am otherwise a fan of. It offers pretty much no grip at all which is problematic if you struggle with hand or joint pain (as I do). This is further exacerbated should you get any lube on it. A little bit of texture would help with this issue.

The takeaway

Overall, I love what Love Not War are doing and this first range of products is very promising. When the extra silicone heads are available to buy I would totally give some of those a try!

The Meile‘s unconventional shape is a selling point and its power is enough to satisfy most users. It feels luxurious and worthy of its price point. I would recommend the Love Not War Meile if you enjoy pinpoint stimulation (think: bullet vibes over wands) and know you are happy with vibrations that are strong but buzzy rather than rumbly.


Tech specs:
  • Length: 6 inches
  • Insertable length: 3.25 inches
  • Circumference: 2.25 inches
  • Settings: 4 speeds, 6 patterns
  • Waterproof?: Yes
  • USB rechargeable?: Yes
Pros:
  • Body-safe materials
  • Unusual design
  • Interchangeable heads
  • Eco-conscious company
  • Powerful vibrations
  • Slim, so suitable for people who struggle with vaginal penetration
Cons:
  • Very buzzy on its highest level
  • Difficult to grip

The Meile retails for £69.99 – Click here to get yours and check out the rest of the Love Not War range.

I was sent the Meile by Love Not War in exchange for this review.

This has not impacted on my views in any way and all opinions expressed are my own.

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