Together we looked at the OhMiBod Esca 2 app-controlled vibrator, fresh from its satin storage pouch and now on the bed in front of us. I could almost feel the possibilities dancing through his mind.
A few seconds later, he spoke. “I could go down to the bar and control it.”
His suggestion unleashed a scenario in my mind: Me in the hotel room, alone, as my friend with benefits controlled what was going on in my vagina. He’d be just a few floors below me, and then we could rendezvous back in the bed…
This wearable vaginal vibe, the OhMiBod Esca 2, was a new experience for us. We’d tried an app-controlled, long-distance vibrator before: the We-Vibe Sync. But getting him connected to Sync via my request was a struggle; he controlled the vibe for a full minute before he tried to initiate a video call—and everything froze. We gave up, frustrated.
Now we were spending a long weekend together, and I was hoping the OhMiBod Esca would work better. I’d spent the previous week playing with it by myself.
The OhMiBod Esca 2 has better vibration quality than I’d hoped for: it’s rumblier than the Lovense Lush 2 and slightly more powerful than the We-Vibe Sync (full comparison of the three vibes here). Plus, Esca’s bulb stays put inside my vagina better than Lush, while providing more G-spot stimulation than Sync’s insertable section. Overall I gave it a 7.6 out of 10, edging out Lush.
During my solo tests, I’d also discovered that Esca’s tail is very flexible and vibrates too—so my clit benefits from those lower-level vibes. But I’d had enough of using Esca alone.
I think most of us who get a wearable vaginal vibe are in it for one reason: being controlled by a partner. (Hell, there’s even a flashing LED light in Esca’s tail, so that the vibe-controller can see the vibe intensity changing in real time.) So how does the app control work?
Esca’s app, simply called OhMiBod, lets you choose whether to “Play Locally” (short distance) or “Play Remotely” (long-distance). After my friend and I first looked at the vibe, straight from my suitcase, we didn’t actually make it to “Play Remotely.” Before too long we were in bed, with Esca 2 powered up inside my vagina.
He was pressing the hell out of the “Tap” button in the middle. It felt great; I was more aroused than when I’d used the vibe alone. I came as he watched and toyed with me. I kept breathing hard, and he tapped and tapped…and then I was rocking back and forth with the strength of the second orgasm. He folded me against his body as I shook. And then I wanted him inside me instead of Esca.
Since then, we’ve tried the app long-distance regularly, with much success. My favorite experience was when I was walking around a deserted park late at night. My pulse raced as he experimented with the vibe patterns again, and finally I found an empty bench and got off promptly as I sat down.
To pair Esca 2 to the OhMiBod app, you go through a series of several prompts that instruct you to turn the toy on, make sure Bluetooth is enabled on your phone, and turn the phone’s volume level to 75% power1—then you’re connected.
To find your play partner, you create an account and a username, then search for theirs. Once he told me his username, connecting Esca 2 to his phone was simple. The app allows you to message each other during play, and whenever he changed functions, the app let me know. The real-time, back-and-forth exchange made the long-distance play feel more real, more like an in-person encounter.
Best of all, the Bluetooth connectivity remained stable for us every time we used the OhMiBod app—unlike with the We-Vibe app.
More about the Vibe Functions
Esca 2’s pre-programmed settings work perfectly without any app or Wifi connection: 3 (almost2) steady speeds and 2 patterns of escalation and pulsation. The three steady speeds are the ones I use 90% of the time when I’m alone.
Then, in the app, there are “Rhythm,” “Tap,” “Touch,” and “Club Vibe” modes. The rhythms are patterns that don’t go a whole lot for me; the “Tap” function is the one that my partner can rock the hell out of; and “Touch”…well, it just kind of meanders.
Club Vibe is the one I go into the other 10% of the time when I’m playing solo with Esca 2. That function makes the vibes pulsate in sync with music. It’s especially fun when the song has a driving beat and I’m working away on a project. I use it to liven up my routine, rather than to orgasm.
My favorite way to use Esca when I’m alone is while I’m sitting at my desk working: it gets me through many a boring task. I linger on the first speed. Then, slightly aroused, I stop and turn it up to the second level…and finally to the third, the most powerful steady speed—and by far the best. (It reminds me of one of my favorite bullet vibes, the NS Luxe Electra.) I get off by stroking Esca’s tail, rubbing it against my clit.
The first speed, I’m sure no one could hear. The second, the overall ambient noise level would have to be low (no conversations, music, cars passing, etc.) for anyone to hear. And the third…I probably wouldn’t use it in a especially quiet restaurant, but I’d be comfortable with it going in a busy one, or at a club or bar.
The OhMiBod Esca 2 is interesting as a solo toy, but it shines as a couple’s toy. It’s best for playful teasing throughout the course of an evening, or for toying before you have sex with a partner. That’s how I like it most of all: as a foreplay tool, so that I was ready to screw the hell out of my FWB after he’d made me orgasm on the vibe.
Out of any app-controlled vag vibe I own, OhMiBod Esca 2 is the most wearable. The bulb stays in place best inside me, and the tail is super-flexible, for comfort and mild clit stimulation. Esca 2 isn’t the most powerful small clit vibe, nor is it my favorite G-spot vibe, but Esca’s app control is everything. (And hey, why not finish your night out strong by combining Esca with even more power?!? The Pillow Talk Sassy is a toy I’ve been evangelizing all year long, I love it so much.) Adding Esca to a night out makes the experience five times more thrilling, and I find I orgasm more easily when my lover is involved—even from a thousand miles away.
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OhMiBod Esca 2$119.99
- Rumbliest remote vag vibe
- Stays in for me better than Lush 2
- Love the Tap function, & Sync-to-music feature is chill
- Smooth connectivity for me & my partner
- Flexible tail + smooth bulb are comfortable
- Lettering in company names needs extra cleaning
- Bluetooth app tech = higher price point
- This is the only annoying part of the process for me, and the lower volume makes it harder to hear (a) music playing from my phone when I’m using Club Mode, and (b) my FWB’s voice if he’s controlling the toy and I have the phone on speaker. The Lush, though, doesn’t even let you play music off your phone as ambient noise that the vibes can sync to, so what sounds like half volume with Esca is better than nothing.
- Technically the second speed has a random pulsation what feels like once a minute, and the third also has very intermittent fluctuations that I barely notice. Effectively, those 2 vibe modes *are* steady. Which is great, because *ack* to (nearly) all vibe patterns!