Only 8 years ago, OVO Lifestyle Toys in Germany started developing sex toys. The company moved from Berlin to Paris until it was acquired in 2014 and is now owned by an owner from Florida (USA). They claim that all of their products have received a Red Dot Award, or at least received an honorable mention for it. One of their newest toys – at the time of writing this – is the OVO Q1. And I was asked to test one.
What is an OVO Q1 Anal Stimulator?
The OVO Q1 vibrator is designed for prostate stimulation. It has two engines; one for the part that goes into you and one in the part flat part at the base that meets the perineum. The two motors can vibrate together in 3 vibration modes and 3 different patterns.
At its thickest point, the OVO Q1 is 4 cm thick, which is quite thick for a prostate stimulator. The penetration depth is just over 11 cm. The Q1 weighs more than an ounce.
The outside of the VO Q1 is made of black silicone. The battery is rechargeable with an included USB cable and the OVO Q1 is completely waterproof.
Unboxing the OVO Q1
The OVO Q1 comes in a nice solid box with a cardboard cover. You can pull the box up from the cover by a pull tab. As soon as you open the lid of the box, you will see the OVO Q1 under a transparent lid. Under the plastic bed is the USB charging cable, a booklet with the full range of OVO products, a warranty card and a Quick Start Guide.
At first glance it is all very decent and neat. The USB cable is 80 cm and that is certainly not too long. The manual is a tiny card that could have been in a fortune cookie. The paper is no more than 2 x 5 cm and contains 4 drawings about charging, switching on and switching between the modes. ‘You don’t need more, do you?‘, You think? Maybe not, if – like me – you’re a seasoned sex toy user. But a newbie may want to know how long to charge it, how to clean it, what lubricant to use, and how to store it.
It is also strange that you have to fill in the warranty card and send it in to qualify for a 15-year warranty (not bad, though). A bit strange in this digital age. Fortunately, you can also just go to their website and register the warranty online there.
For a company that claims to have won so many awards for design, I don’t think the OVO Q1 is really special. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with it, but it is just not very special. The term ‘Deutsche gründlichkeit‘ comes to mind.
Taking the OVO Q1 for a test drive
The OVO Q1 is already somewhat charged when you take it out of the box. That’s nice, because then you can start playing right away. If you want to charge it first, that’s a breeze.
The charging cable also has a flag that says it is for the OVO Q1. Handy if – like me – you have a drawer full of cables. Of course it would have been even better if there had been a storage bag, then you could have just stored the cable and the toy together. The quick start guide does not tell you how long you have to charge the battery, nor how long it can be used afterwards. Now I don’t really care about that in general, but if you are a battery fetishist: You’re on your own, kiddo!
First of all, it must be said that I think the OVO Q1 is quite a big thing.
The shape is well designed in itself. The head is a bit thicker and the base is a bit thinner. As a result, the OVO Q1 stays in place as soon as you have inserted it fully.
But to bring it in you have to have the necessary patience and it also helps if you are very excited. Because that head is pretty thick. Therefore I don’t find this thing very suitable for an average or novice user.
TIP: use a lot (and if I say ‘a lot’, I really mean a huge amount) of water-based lubricant. But then also a lot!
There are 6 settings on the OVO Q1: Three constant vibrations (hard, harder, hardest) and three patterns. The vibrations are quite hard and intense and can be felt both internally and against the perineum. I find the patterns quite – how to say – … rushed. At first you’ve spent quite a bit of time getting this thing into you and then the patterns seem to say ‘HEY, HURRY ON ALREADY!’. While I think ‘hold on, I have time!‘.
In itself cleaning waterproof toys is always a breeze; it’s just a matter of holding under the tap and rinsing.
But this OVO Q1 has rings on the head and a rim along the length. Nice for the design, but it is not functional (you really will not feel those edges in you), but it is a source of bacteria and dirt.
So make sure you clean the OVO Q1 well and thoroughly after use. I advise you to use a washcloth or (old) toothbrush to give those edges extra cleaning.
If you are looking for a big fat prostate vibrator that vibrates violently, type ‘big-steps-fast-home’, then you have come to the right place with the OVO Q1. If you are still a novice user then I recommend that you take a closer look at the We Vibe Vector, for example.
The PROS of the OVO Q1 Anal Stimulator:
- Solid device
- Strong vibrations from two motors
- Perenium stimulation
- No fuss
- Chargeable battery
- Body-safe material
- 15 year guarantee
- Patterns are rushed
- Not for beginners due to the thickness (4cm)
- No storage bag
- Accurate cleaning required on the edges and ridges
- Little information in the quick start (a more extensive manual would have been desired and there was enough space in the box or on their website)
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