After my last experience with a PicoBong toy, I swore I’d never get another. It always seems that the PicoBong toys come out and get rave reviews though, so I picked up the PicoBong Moka from this sex toy shop expecting it to be awful. I figured I’d get it and write an honest review on how terrible it was to counter all the positive reviews. Plus I wanted to do a comparison of the shape to the Ella and Gigi since they’re all made by Lelo. The Moka really surprised me. Not only do I not hate it, but I actually am quite fond of it. It has its problems, but it’s far from the train wreck I was expecting it to be.
WHAT IT IS
Moka is a G-spot vibrator in a similar shape to Lelo’s popular Gigi and Ella. The PicoBong line is the “affordable” version of the luxury Lelo line and apparently aimed at the younger crowd. PicoBong dubs this the “G-Vibe” which is much better than previous cringe worthy names like the “C-spot” vibrator or the new “Innie” and “Outie” vibrators. I guess they couldn’t think of some new cutesy term for the G-spot. Thank goodness. Moka is intended to be used vaginally, but the head can be used for clitoral stimulation if you’re a fan of the broader type. It shouldn’t be used anally due to the lack of flared base.
Moka comes in three bright, fun colors – blue, purple, and pink. All the colors are more neon like than your typical blue or pink. The blue that I have is a bright sea colored blue that’s quite pretty.
The Moka comes packaged in a hanging box that’s colored the same fun blue color as the vibrator. The front has a see through section where Moka can be viewed. It has some little images on the clear part that list the main features of the toy. The back has a little blurb about “what the fuss is over G-spot orgasms.” It shows a photo of the Moka with a diagram showing the vibration spots. It mentions the one year warranty and gives a link to the company’s website.
Instructions are included that are concise and adequate to give the user an understanding of how to work the Moka. It’s printed in multiple languages. There’s a bonus item as well, which I’ll get to later.
Moka’s main body is made of silicone while the end base is made of plastic. Both are safe materials to use with silicone being one of the safest available. You can click the links to learn more about the materials. While you can normally boil silicone, don’t boil this as it may destroy the motor. Remember water based lubes only should be used.
Lelo is known for their high quality silicone. The PicoBong line is similar in that the silicone is a thin layer wrapped around what I assume is plastic, making it feel harder than something that’s silicone all the way through. The silicone on Moka is good quality, but a step down from the silicone used on the official Lelo line toys. It feels just a little less velvety to the touch, though it is still very smooth. It feels similar to a rounded stone only with a powdered finish. There’s no drag to the silicone at all – the fingers easily glide on it. No texture is added to the material, making it smooth all the way around.
Moka is 7.75″ in total length. About 6.25″ of that is insertable. The diameter at the head is 1.25″. At the thinnest part the diameter is 1″. The circumference at this point is 3″. The widest part is at the base of the toy. Here the diameter is 1.5″. The circumference is 4.5″.
If held to the tip of my middle finger the Moka extends to my wrist.
I would classify Moka as an average sized toy, perhaps on the smaller side due to the diameter at the inner curve. Remember that you don’t have to insert up until the base, so if you’re uncomfortable with a 1.5″ diameter, just insert as far as is comfortable for you. The head is a bit wider than the shaft at the curve, but due to the angle it’s positioned at it doesn’t feel quite as large.
There’s a pretty formal shape for G-spot toys in general, although many stray from it. Moka follows this traditional shape. It has a flattened head to put pressure on the G-spot. The curve allows a better reach to the G-spot than a straight toy would. This combination is used often in toys for good reason – it works for many women.
If you’ve had luck with similarly shaped toys in the past, Moka will likely be no exception. The curve varies a bit from toy to toy. If some toys shaped like this haven’t worked for you, there’s still a slight chance Moka might. If you’re willing to take the gamble on it is up to you.
A weird inclusion in the packaging/design is a small attachment that can be looped around the end of Moka. It’s a little charm just like you used to see all the time on kid’s cell phones. Of course, you could attach it to your cell, but I’m assuming most people won’t be doing that. I’m not entirely sure why it is that PicoBong insists on adding weird items along with their toys (like the die in the previous models). I didn’t find the charm to be overly annoying once attached to Moka, but I also feel puzzled by its inclusion. At least this time I didn’t have to go onto their website to figure out some strange game.
OPERATING THE MOKA
Three buttons control Moka. There’s a plus, a minus, and a “M” button. Hold down the plus sign to turn it on. To turn it up continue pressing the plus sign. To turn it down press the minus sign. The “M” button changes the vibration pattern. To turn it off, hold down the minus button. The buttons are easy enough to figure out and I haven’t had any issues accidentally pressing them.
I am a bit confused as to the placement of the buttons. They’re located on the side of the shaft of the toy. Now, I don’t personally insert the Moka all the way, but if you have a deep G-spot and need to insert further then you potentially don’t have access to the buttons. This was also the case with the Honi – the internal bullet with the buttons on it. I get that there’s not much room to put them, but they’re just not in a convenient spot.
Two AAA batteries are required to operate Moka. The bottom base unscrews to reveal the battery compartment. The battery compartment is one of those twist and lock types which make Moka waterproof. I’m always suspicious of those, but Moka has held up well under running water. I haven’t completely submerged it since I don’t fully trust the click and locks.
PATTERNS AND VIBRATIONS
The vibrations of Moka are strongest near the head. There are 12 mode options, which is an insane amount. If you like different patterns, you’ll be happy with the range provided.
Of course, included are the standard constant vibration modes. This counts as one of the 12 options and slowly increases in strength as you hold the plus sign rather than jumping from one speed to the next. At the lowest level it barely vibrates and comes in at a 1/5 intensity. There’s not a ton of range in the vibrations and the highest level just barely comes in at a 3/5. It’s a very low end three.
The vibrations are on the buzzy side, though not so much so that I was irritated with them. I didn’t get any itching or numbing from them internally after extended use. They did cause some itching to my hand. They don’t penetrate the skin much though and I found I could only really feel them if I held it still inside of me. That’s at the highest level. The vibrations won’t blow you away, but they are a tiny improvement from the last PicoBong set. I’d still like to see some PicoBong toys come out that had more than on the moderate side of low vibrations.
The noise it produces is quite low. At the highest level it’s about equal to my cell on vibrate.
Since I’m never too great at describing patterns and since PicoBong is nice enough to have a diagram, I figured I’d include it so you could get a visual rather than just me trying to count out rhythms.
The first is called “The Rock” which is the constant vibration. The next four are pulses, named “Pulse,” “Bold Pulse,” “Mid Pulse,” and “Flash Pulse.” These are just increasing speeds of pulses. “Bold Pulse” says it’s a “rock/pulse combo,” but it just feels like a pulse to me. “Half Wave” and “Flash Half Wave” start at the lowest intensity and increase to the highest. It then jumps back to the low speed and repeats. “Full Wave” and “Flash Full Wave” go from the lowest to highest intensity and then back down to the lowest then repeat. The “Flash” version of each is a faster pace. “Bunny Slope” does the half wave and then pulses. “Roller Coaster” does the same but the pulses are faster and there’s more of them. “Bumper Cars” is pretty much PicoBong’s way of saying “random stuff.” It just kinda goes all over the place.
MOKA / GIGI / ELLA
A big part of the reason I wanted to review Moka was to compare it to Lelo’s other two toys with similar shape – Ella and Gigi. When I got my Ella I noticed that it’s shape was slightly different from that of Gigi and thus didn’t work as well for me. I was curious as to which one Moka would be more like and wanted to pass on the info. Moka is most similar to Gigi with it’s thicker neck. The curve of those two is also the closest together. The flattened head of Moka is bigger than Gigi’s and more the size of Ella’s. The overall size of Moka is also more similar to Ella. So it ended up being a bit of a hybrid. The curve also happens in a different place with Moka than Gigi. If you notice in the photos Gigi’s curve starts right under the head where Moka’s starts a little after it.
Do these slight changes in design make a difference? That depends. If you have an easy G-spot, probably not. If you’re like me and have a picky G-spot, then potentially yes. Case in point? Ella doesn’t work at all for me. Gigi feels good but doesn’t hit my G-spot. Moka actually does hit my G-spot, something neither of the other two had managed to accomplish. Something many toys don’t accomplish for that matter.
MOKA IN USE
I really fully expected to hate Moka. I got it and shook my head at myself for doing so. When I turned it on for the first time I was happy to see that there was some improvement from the previous PicoBongs, but it was still weak as expected. I assumed that this would be confirmation enough that I wouldn’t like it. Of course, then we get to the part where I test something out. Every now and again something will surprise me. That was the case with Moka. I didn’t get this with even a thought that it might reach my too picky G-spot, but when I tried it out it actually did. Time and time again. Not only could I get pressure on my G-spot with it, but I could actually bring myself to a G-spot orgasm as well. Sometimes I’ll be able to hit it with a toy, but not with enough pressure to do anything. The rigid material of Moka worked well for applying a good amount of pressure for me. The flattened head worked out to be a good size as something too big will also upset my G-spot.
There are some issues I have, even though I’m more than happy anytime something actually gives me a G-spot orgasm. The vibrations are not up to par, especially at the price point for this toy. The buttons are awkwardly located, which doesn’t bug me too much since I keep everything on high all the time. It’s still the idea that bugs me. Then of course I’m slightly peeved and very confused with the addition of a cell phone charm. It kinda makes me feel like PicoBong thinks I’m 12 or something. I’m a grown woman. It’s a sex toy, not a freaking doll.
Despite my complains, I still really like my Moka. Yes, that’s right, I like a PicoBong toy. I’m almost ashamed to say it. But hey, if you had as much trouble as me hitting your G-spot and something worked, you’d like it too!
If you need strong internal vibrations, look elsewhere. The Gigi is stronger, but still isn’t what I would call a “strong” toy. If you’re G-spot isn’t picky like mine and you don’t need vibrations at all, Ella is another option. If you don’t mind lower end, buzzy vibrations then this could work. If you’re like me and have a crazy picky G-spot, then it may well be worth a try too. It’s not a full fledged recommendation mostly because I feel like I’m an exception rather than the rule here. I feel like most people will be left disappointed with the vibrations and if that person has a less annoying G-spot than I do then you could get a stronger toy elsewhere. I also think this is overpriced given the vibrational performance and that makes me hesitate to give it a full go ahead.
While normally I’ll give five stars to anything that gives me a G-spot orgasm, I’m deducting one here for the weak vibrations, awkwardly placed buttons, and the price for performance.
Pros: Actually hits my G-spot, Higher end silicone, Firm material, Flattened head is a good size and shape
Cons: Buttons oddly placed, Weak vibrations, Overpriced
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