Cocks are a wonderful thing. They can be sucked, stroked, rode, taken, and even augmented with the addition of fun and varied sex toys.
And, I must admit, I’m always a fan of a person who is receptive to playing around with options when it comes to their body.
Vibrations are just one way to enhance a sex session involving someone with a shaft. A well-designed cock ring can transform sensations for both the user and the recipient of any sexual action.
Blowjobs, for example, are always interesting when the giver’s lips are tingling and the receiver’s whole appendage is tingling with increased intensity.
Handjobs can feel so much more intense when a cock ring swells the penis more and heightens blood flow – thus increasing duration, strength, and the potency of the climax.
And when a cock ring is attached then all the benefits of vibration can be felt by both users, alongside stamina increased.
This is especially great for those who struggle with erectile dysfunction, but it can be transformative for any user and is why I value cock rings when they’re done right.
But doing them right is the important element.
Lelo have a fair few cock ring offerings. I’m a fan of the Tor 2 and the Pino (which nuzzles and hugs up against the vulva during use while delivering great vibrations for all involved) but what about the Oden 2?
As of now I’ve avoided it, and I’ll explain why in a while, but was I being unreasonable by steering clear from this phallus-enhancing offering?
Let’s find out.
The Lelo Oden 2
The Lelo Oden 2 is a cock ring with a twist…literally.
Its coiling cock ring area is a flexible silicone ring which twists in a curl to wrap around the shaft of the user and provide stimulation.
Two different rings are made available for users: One of which is sealed up at the end – making a complete ring – whereas the other stays open ended, to accommodate larger shafts or those who don’t like too much pressure.
This provides a nice amount of variety and consideration from Lelo which I appreciate.
It’s also unique to the Lelo cock ring range. Both the Tor 2 and the Pino have a single, complete ring, meaning that if you do value the ability to have a looser or more expansive fit then the Oden 2 is going to be of consideration for you.
The two different rings are attached by simply unscrewing them from the vibrating section of the toy and attaching the one you would like. At the same time, unscrewing the ring will also reveal the charge point for your toy, which is charged via a Lelo plug-in cable which is included with the toy.
The Oden 2 has other benefits that you’d expect from a luxury toy too. It comes with a storage bag, a warrantee, a guarantee, and is waterproof (but not submersible).
The Oden 2 also features Lelo’s SenseMotion technology – meaning you can use the remote given to simply tilt and sway it from direction to direction in order to control the vibrations or opt to use the + and – buttons given for a more conventional experience.
This is something that is particularly valuable when it comes to cock rings. Not only does it allow for power to be given over to one’s partner (if it is wished) but is also means you don’t have to try and fiddle about pressing just above the cock to switch through different features and functions.
The controller does need batteries, and these aren’t included, but it’s well worth the 2 x AA investment to have this sense of freedom.
In terms of patterns and intensity the Oden 2 has 6 different patterns and gradually increasing vibrations which can only be accessed through the remote (boo). The patterns can be accessed via the single button on the vibrator itself but I’m a fan of having full access from the toy, so this was a bit of a bummer for me.
The vibrations themselves are the smooth quivering rumble that is typical of many Lelo toys. It transfers well and feels nice both on a shaft and on the clitoris but isn’t the most powerful vibrator on the market. I actually consider this an advantage when it comes to cock rings, as they’re meant to be complimentary rather than overwhelming, and too much vibration can distract users from the other sensations at play.
I could, if I wished, climax from the vibrations alone but it wouldn’t be my preference. I much prefer using this toy as intended – a delicious addition to the sensation of a shaft sliding in and out of my body while I lovingly clasp the skin of the person sharing in the moment with me.
At least I would, if not for the fact that its twisting design is about at consistent in placement as someone trying tight roping for the first time.
I avoided the Lelo Oden 2 up until this point because I was worried that the larger size and the side-ways design of the vibrator would lead this toy to slide around too much during sex, and I was correct in that estimation. The vibrator for the Oden 2 does not like to stay in place. It will edge around the shaft, especially during rapid movements, until it’s either making no contact at all or the contact is so distracting that you have to stop and realign it during use. Then it slips again and you’re left repeating. It’s a bothersome experience.
In the Lelo Oden 2’s favour it is made of body-safe, phthalate-free silicone which feels lovely against the skin, but it’s only lovely for as long as it stays in place, which isn’t for long.
The plug-based charger for the Oden 2 is also a downside. Nowadays we’re so used to using USB connections that having a designated plug seems a bit outdated. It’s easier to lose and if you do lose it then you’re fucked…or not, as the case may be.
If you are really determined to use the Oden 2 and take it gently then you might be able to get an enjoyable ride out of if – and the same goes for blowjobs and handjobs where it’s purely a vibrational augmentation – but then you’re limited by your toy rather than liberated by it, and that should never be the case.
It’s a shame, really, because the Oden 2’s vibrations and premise are nice, but the size and positioning of the vibrating section really do let it down.
The Lelo Oden 2 is what I would call and ‘ergonomically challenged’ toy and this stops its many benefits from coming in to full effect during use.
If you’re vying for a Lelo cock ring and want similar sensations then the Lelo Tor 2 is a much better option by far in my mind. The vibrating section is smoother, it stays in place, and the ring is flexible enough to accommodate most users.
Alas, the Oden 2 is just a fading old relic by comparison. It’s like Thor Ragnarok all over again and I think it’s fair to say I know why Lelo no longer stock this toy on their site.
It’s a choice for the best.
- People who like cock rings for non penetrative actions.
- People who want an open ring.
- People who don’t mind readjusting.
Do Not Recommend to:
- People who want a ring that stays in place.
- People who want a slimmer vibrating section.
- People who dislike the control system.