Lelo Sila Review [2021]: Is It Safe & Will It Work For Me?

I’ve tried many different clit suckers over the years, from cheap to luxury, from numbing to barely getting the job done. I’ve survived the Sona Cruise and its painful controversy and the Womanizer with its great suction, but horrible name…

lelo sila product shot

But now there is a new sonic wave toy in the clit sucking pool…

Meet LELO Sila.

I was curious to see if its wider softer head with less focused suction would still be able to get me off.

Thankfully as our anniversary was coming up, my man gave this as a gift. (I’m guessing it was also a subtle nudge to my sleeping sex drive!) 

So what’s the verdict? Did Sila manage to shake up and wake up my mojo? 

Is Sila safe to use without the fear of pain as experienced with the Sona? 


On both counts. 

Of course, whether it’s the right clit massager for you will depend on personal preferences. 

What tickles my bean may not tickle yours! 

But if you’re strapped for time here’s the TL;DR version:

So who is it for?

  • you prefer to take time over self-love;
  • enjoy edging towards a deeper, more earth-shattering climax;
  • or ‘suffer’ from a very sensitive clit.

Who it’s most likely not for?

  • you prefer fast love and super intense focused clit-nubbin pleasure;
  • you need more than clitoral stimulation to get off;
  • or you want the sen-sonic waves AND penetration*.

To find out if it’s for you (or your vagina-owning partner), just read this quick (yet insanely helpful) review and find out!

What’s in the Box?

Sila arrived discreetly packaged, which spared me any awkward conversations on delivery. I had barely closed the door before ripping it open to find a stylish display box. 

Inside, I found the following:

  • LELO Sila (pink, lilac, or aqua);
  • A tiny packet of LELO’s own water-based lube;
  • USB charging cable;
  • Stretchy black storage pouch;
  • warranty registration card;
  • and an instruction manual (which you can also read here).
lelo sila and accessories

On popping the Sila out of the box, I gave an audible ‘oooh’… it’s so pretty!

This isn’t really surprising though since the LELO brand is built on the idea that sex toys should be beautiful enough to be on display. The Sila certainly delivers on that with its sleek body and discreet design

I was a little daunted by the size though— it dwarves my other cheaper clit stimulators

Not only is the body of the Sila bigger than most air pressure vibrators, but the mouth part that fits over your clit is also much larger. 

The question lingered, would bigger mean better? 

LELO Sila Design Features & Tech Specs

Let’s take a closer look at what makes Sila tick your box…


The LELO Sila is shaped like a French Horn with a large ‘mouth’ piece with a soft flat-edged rim that fits snuggly to your body. 

The larger mouthpiece comes with two advantages: 

  1. It’s more accommodating for more body types and larger clits, and
  2. It covers more of your pleasure area. 
measuring the opening of lelo sila

Depending on your body shape/size, this larger than life design may also tickle and tantalize the vaginal opening. Lucky you! 

Techie Specifications

The Sila measures 80 x 75 x 35 mm / 3.1 x 2.9 x 1.4 inches and weighs 105 g / 0.23 lb. It is slightly smaller and lighter than the Sona, but still is a bit bulky to hold, especially if your hands are tiny like mine! 

If you have any joint or wrist issues, I’m not sure how comfortable this will be to hold in place for any length of time. 

Despite being a slightly larger size, it’s still a slim, elegant design that will fit neatly into your handbag making Sila a good travel buddy!

lelo sila on hand

Show Us What You’re Made Of…

Sila is made from premium grade silicone that is safe for your body, and extra-smooth to the touch. You won’t notice any weird seams on Sila either! 

But, what about that large nozzle…is it flexible?

YES, thankfully!

Having a nozzle covered in body-safe silicone is nothing new for premium sex toys but Sila’s “mouth” is extra bendy. This makes it gentle on the clit allowing it to move with you without any pinching or bruising.

Work it Baby

The Sila is pretty easy to use with a simple three-button interface. 

lelo sila with three buttons

I appreciate how intuitive the buttons are. With just a few clicks, you quickly figure out that the Pussy-looking button in the middle is for changing the pattern and the +/- buttons are for adjusting the intensity.

You also have the ability to lock the Sila using the + button. So it won’t start buzzing in your bag, wasting battery, or inviting any strange looks on the subway!

Pleasure Modes

Sila has eight different pleasure settings and each one can be adjusted in strength GRADUALLY. This makes it much easier to find the perfect level of tingle for your mood. 

Having the ability to control the intensity is a huge plus for me. With other sex toys, I have found myself sticking to just one pattern as the others are either too strong or too weak. 

I don’t want to be Goldilocks when it comes to settings, I want to mix it up and with Sila, you have that freedom. 

By the way, none of these pleasure modes can be described as “jackhammer” hard. It’s more of a mid-level intensity without the crazy numbing buzz.

Oh, and one little extra…

Sila remembers the pattern you left it at.

So if you have to pause mid-action for any reason, or you find the perfect speed and vibration pattern, you can come back to where you left off. It’s a pretty cool feature that few other clit suckers have. 

Charge it Up

LELO Sila comes with a USB cable for easy recharging. It should be ready to rumble, but it’s best to give it a full charge before first use.

lelo sila and its charging cord

It takes two hours to charge and, when fully juiced up, you get 2 hours of playtime.

lelo sila fully charged

LELO Sila In Action

Before I could enjoy Sila’s sonic love, I had to figure out how to position it! 

My natural hold (AKA TV remote grab) seemed to not work with Sila. 

sila simulator on hand

In this position, I couldn’t reach the buttons and the mouth-piece didn’t seem to surround the area it needed to. 

However, when the right way round, it did feel much better between my legs, and the buttons suddenly made total sense! 

They have a perfect shape and size to comfortably maneuver through various settings WITHOUT LOOKING.

sila vibrator on hand

Once I found the positioning, the mouthpiece connected well and stayed in place even as I moved.

I could really notice the difference the wider mouth brings. The vibrations worked through the area surrounding the clitoris and went MUCH deeper. 

The patterns themselves were a big advantage of Sila compared to other clit suckers. With Sila, you get a continuous “buzz”, a few wave-like patterns of different speeds, and a few different pulsating patterns, which is plenty to take you to different moods. 

And, let’s not forget – you can adjust each of them to your liking.

Personally, I need mid-range intensities, as anything too hard and heavy will just leave me oversensitized and numb. 

So, Sila’s range is perfect for me. 

It is strong enough to make me cum fast if I’d want toBut it’s not overpowering. And more importantly, it gets that job done over and over (…and over) again in one session! 

In my case, this is directly connected to the intensities I use (or rather… lack of them?). 

The fact that I can climax multiple times in one session with Sila is what keeps me coming back to it even though my small hands are not fond of the toy’s design.

What About Noise Level?

LELO describes Sila as “whisper quiet” but I’m not sure I’d go that far. The noise level ranges from 40-46dB but when you place it on the skin, it suddenly jumps to around 50-52dB. 

measuring noise level of sila
measuring the noise level of sila

Considering that the noise level of a ‘silent’ room is 30dB, it’s not super loud but it’s still an audible rumble, more like a mobile-vibration rather than a dentist drill-buzzing! 

While it’s not the best idea to run it next to someone in a silent room….You can easily cover the noise up with some music. 

sila vibrator in a black pouch

Cleaning & Durability

One of the Sila’s extra perks is that it is 100% waterproof. It doesn’t just mean that shower time fun is possible, but also that cleaning is easy. 

Just rinse it thoroughly with warm water and antibacterial soap and allow it to dry fully. 

Avoid using hand creams, silicone-based lubes, or cleaning products containing alcohol with your Sila. You may end up with a permanently sticky, fluffy, lint magnet. 

If you follow the care instructions in the manual then your Sila should continue to please for years to cum!

Price & Where To Buy?

The LELO Sila is on the pricey side, retailing at $169. But if you have the extra cash to splash, then why not splash it on your clitoris? 

You can purchase the Sila directly from LELO’s official website.

I would advise avoiding buying from Amazon, as it may say LELO on the box, but you can’t be sure you’re getting the real thing.

sila in its box

Would I Recommend It? If So, To Whom?

Well, that depends. 

I’d recommend the Sila to you if:

  • you prefer to take time over self-love;
  • enjoy edging towards a deeper, more earth-shattering climax;
  • or ‘suffer’ from a very sensitive clit.

The Sila might not be for you if:

  • you prefer fast love and super intense focused clit-nubbin pleasure;
  • you need more than clitoral stimulation to get off;
  • or you want the sen-sonic waves AND penetration*.

*Sila doesn’t leave any room to add another toy or penis to the situation. In this case, the Sona 2 might be your best bet.

What About Sila Alternatives?

If you’d prefer a stronger toy, I’d recommend you check Lelo Sona. Both Sona and Sila use SenSonic technology, are made from body-safe silicone, and are 100% waterproof. 

The main difference is the design and the purpose. Sona has a smaller mouthpiece that directs all of its supersonic wave attention on the visible, external area of the clit. It’s fast, focused, and intense.

Just as Sila, Sona comes with 8 pleasure patterns, and ability to adjust the intensity.

Sona does have a smaller battery life compared to Sila, but it also comes at half the price!

What Do Other People Think?

One YouTuber claims the Sila got them off in less than 30seconds. Of course, such dramatic reactions depend on how sensitive your clit is and what kind of sensations turn you on. 

Everybody is different after all.

“The reason I enjoy my Sila more is because I don’t personally enjoy the hyper-focused clitoral sensations from other clit suction toys I’ve tried. The Sila has a wider opening than the Sona models so it’s not as intense and tightly focused.

I prefer that and so do some others who have found their orgasms less pleasurable from the huge amount of intensity focused on the clit from other toys.”


Final Thoughts

The clit is a world of nerve endings, so having a toy that focuses its attention on more of them is no bad thing! 

LELO Sila is an aesthetically pleasing air pressure vibrator that is smooth to the touch, not overly noisy, and certainly does the job it was intended for. 

It is a little on the large side for me to comfortably hold and that detracted from the overall experience. But in saying that, the sensations and climax were good enough to keep me coming back for more.

Lelo Sila Review

Anastasia Ber

pink and gold sila product shot


Lelo Sila features signature clit sucking sonic wave technology that has 8 vibration patterns with adjustable intensity levels. Sila’s mouth can envelop your entire clit which other clit simulators can barely do. However, it is a bit bulky to hold when you have tiny hands.



Anastasia is a sex toy reviewer and a part of the SexualAlpha's Core Team.

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