The We-Vibe Melt is a game-changer: the only “pressure wave” clitoral stimulator that feels natural—suction-y, even—when resting around my clit. We-Vibe merged with Womanizer last year, so Melt’s fusion of the two companies’ trademarks—app control + “Pleasure Air” pulsation tech—is a logical development. But the comfort level I’ve experienced in the We-Vibe Melt was NOT something I foresaw. This We-Vibe Melt review covers its incredible clit-sucking/pulsing *strength* & how Melt’s flexible head creates a better seal than any Womanizer.
I’m fascinated by app-controlled toys, as someone in a long-distance relationship who likes being told to come (or not). But I had a rocky start with air pulsation toys: me & the Satisfyer Pro 2 don’t get along so well. I figured if there was any Womanizer-esque clit stimulator that was gonna make me orgasm, it would be this one—with my lover helping me get there. I had to give this unique pulsing tech another try.
We-Vibe Melt’s Fit: An Ode to Ovals (& Softness)
This is what sets the We-Vibe Melt apart: you can push the silicone at its “head” (opening/nozzle) inward. The plastic motor casing underneath Melt’s silicone coating ends about a third of an inch below the opening, so the softer silicone1 is flexible.
The flexible silicone lets the We-Vibe Melt conform to my clit much better. It’s easier to get a seal, and maintain it. Melt doesn’t feel incredibly awkward for my smaller, hooded clit like the Satisfyer Pro 2’s big, thick silicone “nozzle” does.2
The We-Vibe Melt’s oval opening (vs. the circle of earlier air pulsation toys) is a fit improvement for my body too. Did you know that clits are typically longer than they are wide—they’re not perfect circles?3 And I like the area right underneath my clit stimulated just as much (or more) than the clit itself, so I feel I’m getting more from the oval shape. It’s not ultra-broad stimulation—but Melt practically nestles around my clit and I can come *hard* on that.
Overall, I sincerely hope that the We-Vibe Melt’s softer, more flexible head is the start of a new trend in pressure wave toys—the same way that soft, dual-density silicone dildos have exploded as a market and increased comfort for many users. As someone who’s highly sensitive, I’m all about soft sensations when I’m chasing pleasure. And Melt’s silicone is silky too—more velvety than Womanizer and Satisfyer nozzles. The whole toy’s “hand feel” is superior.4
The only person I would not recommend Melt for in terms of fit is someone who knows they have a larger clit. Melt’s opening is very close to the smaller “nozzle” size on the most popular new Womanizer models, Classic & Premium: about 0.44 inches across the oval, left to right. The opening accommodates the tip of my ring finger, and the sizing should fit most, as the average clitoral diameter is ≈ 0.13 – 0.2 inches.
Functions & Intensity
Melt’s speed 2 is a baby step up…and speed 3 is when I start to think about being licked. Nibbled, maybe. I can feel the air pulsing…and tugging, almost? This is where Melt has the most suction-like effect for me—as opposed to outward air pulsation.
Speed 5 is when is start praying I’ve remembered to put a towel down. Because dripping happens.
I like to tease myself by going up to speed #7, then backing down. I can’t stay there too long—it’s so stimulating. I firmly believe the We-Vibe Melt’s seventh intensity is stronger than the Womanizer Premium and Classic’s twelfth and final speeds.
Level 8 is more intense…making Melt stronger than the most premium Womanizer Pleasure Air toys. Plus slightly more suck-y!
Honestly, I’m not convinced that the We-Vibe Melt does have 12 steady speeds. It feels like 10; levels 8 and 9 are basically indistinguishable, while intensity 10 is the strongest. I cannot feel a speed higher than intensity #10. I actually sat and counted the intensities five times in a row, and then twice more on separate days just to be really sure. Basically, everything above function #8 is so fast that it’s borderline impossible to tell the difference.
The We-Vibe Melt is marketed as being easier to use during penis-in-vagina sex. As someone who has a hard time getting a good seal from pressure wave toys to begin with—sitting totally still with the toy in my hand and my legs closed—I’m befuddled when I try to imagine myself keeping the Satisfyer Pro 2 situated amidst the motion of penetrative sex.
Melt, though, is smaller. And especially, Melt is better for sex because the end of the head is the end of the whole toy. There’s nothing emerging beyond that to hit your partner’s dick if the angle of penetration changes suddenly.
I tested the “Melt during sex” theory out with the VixSkin Mustang, the premium (realistic-feeling) G-spot dildo, and a Liberator Wing mount. I rode Mustang so its squishy head popped back and forth over my pelvic bone. Meanwhile, Melt made me feel like I needed to let go. Rocking was comfortable. With its smooth curve from head to body, Melt didn’t poke or feel too awkward. I let the sensations wash over me for about 5 minutes. And I enjoyed it…but I think I’m bad at multitasking, because it’s a true struggle to have both the dildo and the clit stimulator hitting exactly where and at the speed I want them simultaneously.
Instead, I have two favorite ways to use Melt, which are 100% more orgasmic for me. First, since I do love all-over stimulation, I use both Melt (clit) and a wand vibrator (farther back, toward my vag). I can’t remember the last time I squirted as much as during my last session with the We-Vibe Melt and the FemmeFunn Ultra Wand, my top *waterproof* wand choice. I can confidently tell you: Your ears will ring if you orgasm hard enough. (The room also spins a little bit for a minute afterward.)
And last, my ultimate favorite way to use Melt: sit still on it. It’s so good. (**insert heart & star emojis**) As a full-time sex writer, I use toys a lot while I’m working at my desk. Previous favorites for a late-morning pick-me-up include the OhMiBod Esca 2 wearable vibe and the Blush Exposed Bullet. And now Melt… On the lower speeds, I can just sit, and type, and edit away while getting my clit pulsed/lapped/blown at. Melt is also great—and super lazy—while I’m lying back in bed or chilling and talking to my partner on the phone late at night.
So the main reason I was irresistibly drawn to the the We-Vibe Melt in the first place was the app control, right? And ironically, that’s been the least-good part for me.
First, my partner/FWB and I had issues finding the right time in both our schedules. Then…our phones wouldn’t connect. In order to allow anyone to control your device, you need to send a “Connect Lover” request, and the ones he got were continually expired. So I got in touch with WowTech support (email@example.com) and found that my FWB and I both needed to uninstall and reinstall the app. Check. Then I had to remove Melt from the devices listed under Bluetooth in Settings. Then I had to reset Melt, by holding down the + button for 15 seconds. Plus I had to go into the We-Connect app’s “general settings” and “reset preferences.” Apparently there several issues with the We-Connect app for iPhone, being worked on at the moment (September 2019) with an app update planned very soon. Perhaps if you and your partner have only Android devices, you’ll be better off.5
That night, my FWB and I finally managed to let him take control of Melt. The connection process took about 5 minutes. I wasn’t turned on.
It’s a testament to Melt’s goodness that I got off 15 seconds later. The stress of bad connectivity started to dissolve. He moved his finger up and down the one mode, saying, “Can you feel that? … How about that?” I’d been longing for this, and I was grateful he was finally getting me off.
And Melt does only have one function, unlike with We-Vibe app-controlled vibrators (Rave, Sync, Moxie, Nova, Match, etc.). Up and down, up and down, goes the intensity of the air pulsation. You can create “patterns” of a type with your finger manually, by sticking to one speed and slowly increasing, making waves; but there aren’t preset patterned options.
The “Simulate” mode works well for me when my partner is controlling it, because I just enjoy having him play with me, no matter what. In the future, though, I wonder if We-Vibe might give Melt more functionality as far as the app goes.
And finally…the We-Connect app still crashes for us every time we try a video call. Honestly, We-Vibe has some work to do if they want to stand their ground against Lovense and their exceptional app functionality. I very much enjoy using Melt long-distance with my lover, but I think it’s best for fast and intense orgasms, versus the plentiful, teasing possibilities that toys like the OhMiBod Esca 2 allow for.
Cleaning: It Is Waterproof
Since the We-Vibe Melt is fully waterproof, cleaning is no different than any good body-safe vibe. Wash it in the sink with soap and water. Run your finger around the nozzle to be thorough, and then shake excess water out of the hole and air-dry. You can take it in the shower no problem, if that’s your style.
The head is not removable like in other air pulsation toys (except Lelo Sona). This is not a hygiene issue because you can sanitize the silicone fully, given that the toy is waterproof.
Do use water-based lube lube inside Melt’s opening for more comfort. Even if you’re wet naturally, it feels better.
Melt’s magnetic charger is easy to attach, but do make sure the red charging light (between the + and – buttons) appears, because it’s possible to not have the right alignment. My Melt lasts definitely over an hour per charge, maybe 100 minutes, so the battery life is good.
The more I use it, the more I believe: Melt’s soft silicone head opening and convenient size make it the most comfortable pressure wave toy around. For me, it’s the simplest way to get a good seal. The We-Vibe Melt is able to create a feeling that’s more like sucking and gentle tugging—rather than my clit simply being being blown upon. (Quickly, in rapid-fire bursts.) Though Melt does the latter too, especially on functions #7 through 10.
I will recommend Melt as an app-controlled toy with a couple caveats. We-Vibe’s app can be glitchy, and Melt’s function options are limited there. To be fair, Bluetooth connectivity is a strange beast.6 Despite our initial connection issues, I do love having my partner get me off on Melt.
And Melt alone…OMG yes. I’m currently writing about a wand vibrator called the PalmPower Extreme, an upgrade to the earlier (strong) PalmPower massagers, and I find myself thinking that the We-Vibe Melt could easily take the name “Womanizer Extreme” and it would be 100% true.
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- Not soft soft in silicone dildo terms, at about 21A shore durometer, but the layer is so thin that it bends easily.
- OMG I never thought I’d find myself using the two adjectives “big, thick” together disparagingly. *winks*
- See, for example, this source which generally estimates clitoral glans length as up to 3 times longer than it is wide: 1.0 to 1.5 cm (0.39″ to 0.59″) length vs. 0.5 cm (0.197″) width.
- By this I mean the sensation the toy produces when you’re holding it, akin to the term “mouthfeel” (used for wine tasting & pretentious foodie things).
- One issue is that you can only have one “Lover” at a time with We-Connect. So when you want someone new to control your toy, you have to remove the prior controller. But, on the iOS app right now, you can’t remove that person from under “settings” and “lover settings” right now, where you should be able to see them. Instead, go to “general settings” and “reset preferences.”
- Sometimes the connection just doesn’t work and no one seems to know exactly why.