We-Vibe Tango review: most powerful bullet vibrator
The We-Vibe Tango is nearly universally lauded among sex bloggers as the most powerful clitoral vibrator of its size class. The power of even the lowest setting baffles my friends; it sounds like firecrackers when I put it in a bowl for it to bounce around in.
I’ve refined my tastes since first experimenting with sex toys and come to love internal vibrations. I like the option of having a solid bullet vibe to put inside bullet cavities of otherwise motionless toys. However, I wouldn’t call myself a power lover when it comes to external toys.
Towards the We-Vibe Tango, I’m ambivalent, despite it living up to every claim made of its legendary, clit-rattling rumble. It’s a quality toy, that power queens will love, but it’s just too much for my clitoris.
What happens when a vibrator is too rumbly for my clitoris?
When it comes to clitoral stimulation, I’ve come to expect a certain kind of orgasm: consecutive multiple orgasms that build on to each other and ebb and flow practically continuously. This can happen with a finger or low speed settings on other rechargeable vibes. SOMETIMES it happens with the lowest speed on the We-Vibe Tango.
Most times, the orgasms I get from the We-Vibe Tango are just so different: sharp, and very short spikes with longer in-between periods. The difference gets more and more pronounced as I increase the speed. It’s borderline painful and something that I crave sparingly.
The We-Vibe Tango has four steady speeds and four patterns
I wish there were more speeds, particularly when there’s a big difference between the first and second settings.
This can be an issue immediately after the first orgasm when my clitoris is sensitive. At that point, it still likes pressure, but not so much speed. It would be nice to have more settings with more gradual power differences and a “down” button. That way, I can turn the speed up and down as desired and reduce the refractory time between orgasms.
Don’t get me wrong; the We-Vibe Tango is awesome for quickies. But more low speed options and a “down” button would’ve given me more ways to love the rumbly, high-amplitude goodness, without the pinchy feeling of the high frequency.
I’d also like to see more pattern options that didn’t incorporate such drastic dips in power. I love the Tango’s power combined with its Pulse setting for internal vibrations. The other three patterns are absolutely useless; their rhythms dip way down in power and stay down for too long between pulses.
One button scrolls through all the power and pattern settings, so I understand why there would be fewer options. Some people like how easy and straightforward it is. If you like a solid, simple, discreet vibe, this is for you. If you want something you can more easily control, add the LELO Mia or LELO Mona to your wish list.
Lastly, bear in mind that I’m a casual user of the Tango– I use it for a minute or two at a time, and rarely after the first orgasm. If you’re a power queen, you might get a mere 30-50 minutes of play from one full charge. However, since the We-Vibe Tango is the only clitoral mini-vibe this rumbly, you might actually need less time than usual to orgasm than with other vibrators.
Many swear by their Tangos and take the battery life in stride by buying a back-up Tango (available for $80 in blue and pink) to use in case of depletion. It’s that kind of love and compromise, and it’s worth it to them, but the Tango is not for everybody.
Would recommend it for:
- Partner use during intercourse
- Short and fast “wham bam, thank you, ma’am” orgasms
- Making insertable toys with bullet cavities vibrate
Would not recommend it for:
- Beginners to vibrators
- Subtle power increases or decreases
- People who like broad stimulation