Lelo Sona vs. Sona Cruise: Which Suction Toy Is Better?


There’s a new class of tech-savvy sex toys that are unlike anything else your orgasm has ever seen. Unlike traditional vibrators, sonic vibrators create airwaves around your clitoris to suck it upward, stimulating more of your clit than you probably thought possible. The sonic vibrators from Lelo (the company responsible for some of the most high-end sex toys on the market) have totally revolutionized the orgasm. This article will compare the Lelo Sona vs. Sona Cruise for those who are unsure which to choose.

What is the Lelo Sona?

The Lelo Sona is a sleek sonic massager with different vibration modes and intensity settings, and a head that looks like a little mouth.

Unlike other vibes, you don’t need to move the Sona at all—place the mouth over your clitoris and it does all the work for you. The result? A deliciously good orgasm without having to lift a finger.

The images below show how the toy works:

sona vs sona cruise

Sona vs. Sona Cruise

If more pressure is your thing, Lelo also makes the Sona Cruise. What’s the difference?

When you press against the Cruise, it intuits you need more power and ups the game even further.

Other sonic sex toys I’ve tried before vibrate very softly because their main function is suction—it feels like they’re reaching deep within your core, pulling an orgasm out of you. The Lelo Sona feels more like a vibrator, with powerful vibrations on the surface of the clitoris. It’s reminiscent of standing in front of large speakers and feeling the vibrations throughout your body.

Still, the sonic vibration action was good. It created a prolonged climax after a sensual buildup, the kind of luxuriously drawn-out orgasm that still has you feeling tingly minutes later.

While its competitors aim to get women off quickly—and do a damn good job at it—the Lelo Sona aims for more sustained pleasure.

My orgasms from this one take more like four or five minutes, rather than two or three, but they follow a very distinctive arc. Around a minute or two before climax, my vagina starts having singular contractions spaced a few seconds apart, each of which feels like its own mini orgasm. I’d describe the process as more of a hill than a mountain with a sharp peak.

Unlike the Womanizer and Satisfyer, the Sona Cruise isn’t great for attempting multiple orgasms. The vibrations are so powerful it would probably leave your clit in a coma. If you’re like me, and typically prefer your vibrator at its highest setting, you may find you’re not okay with the highest setting on this toy.

The second generation of these toys are a lot softer than their original counterparts. The mouth was re-shaped for comfort as well, so bonus for sure. These most recent models are currently called the Lelo Sona 2 or the Lelo Sona Cruise 2.

I wouldn’t be surprised if even more toys following this suction model come out over the next few years. So far, although they have the same basic premise, none of the different models I’ve tried has felt too similar.

The Satisfyer and Womanizer are pretty alike, but the Lelo Sona and the Sona Cruise provide a different kind of pleasure that’s not really better or worse, merely suited to different needs.

Overall Differences

The two models are very similar apart from a couple of differences.

Price plays a factor, as the Cruise is around $30 USD more than the regular Sona. What do you get for the difference in price?

Power. The Cruise ramps up the motor when you press it harder against your body, while the Sona doesn’t.

The Sona Cruise is also a lot louder than the Sona. There’s no hiding what you’re doing when playing with either toy, as neither of them are remotely quiet, but the Cruise is exceptionally loud.

Sona 2 Sona Cruise 2
– Costs $99
– Quieter
– Less powerful
– Waterproof
– Portable
– 12 settings
– Around 2 hours battery life (full charge)
– Costs $139 ($30 more)
– Louder
– Motor ramps up when pressed against body
– Waterproof
– Portable
– 12 settings
– Around 2 hours battery life (full charge)

The Bottom Line

Overall, whether you choose the Sona or the Sona Cruise, you’re getting an awesome sonic vibrator to add to your collection. The feeling is much different than traditional suction based clitoral stimulators, so it’s absolutely worth the investment.