[Toy Review] Lovehoney Love Not War Meile

Sustainability is a major problem within many industries, and the sex toy industry is no exception. While there are ways to enjoy sex toys more sustainably – buying from ethical companies, using rechargeable rather than battery-powered products, choosing silicone over plastic, buying toys made to last rather than cheap ones that will die after a year – there are relatively few toys being made specifically with eco-friendliness in mind. That’s why I was excited to receive the Meile vibrator from Lovehoney’s new line in collaboration with Love Not War.

Love Not War clitoral vibrator

How is Love Not War Different?

Love Not War is a new innovative line of sustainable and eco-friendly vibrators. Their eco credentials come in several forms:

The materials: the base is made from recycled aluminium, which is one of the most sustainable metals (98% recycled worldwide.) The main part of the toy is made from silicone, which is more readily recyclable than plastic and plastic-derived materials. Even the storage bag that comes with your vibe is made from sustainbable bamboo fabric. Love Not War vibes use very small amounts of plastic, and the company recycles that plastic within the factory.

Interchangeable heads: you only need to buy one Love Not War electronics unit. You can then use it with any of the four interchangeable heads. This is obviously much more environmentally friendly than buying four identical electronics units to enjoy the different permutations of this toy. Unfortunately the heads don’t seem to be available separately at Lovehoney right now, but I’m going to follow this up to find out when they should be available.

The packaging: Your Love Not War vibe comes in recyclable cardboard packaging with a sugar cane tray and no single-use plastic.

The Love Not War Meile

Lovehoney Love Not War Meile vibrator for clit stimulation

I received the Love Not War vibe with the Meile head. This attachment features a ball-shaped tip, which I chose on account of it being a relatively unusual vibrator design. If you’re familiar with the Zumio, it’s similar in shape only broader. The attachment has a rigid shaft and the ball is relatively firm yet slightly squishy.

Vibrator storage bag for sex toy

The whole toy (base + attachment) is 16cm (6.2″) in length. It is fully waterproof and features a travel lock.

To charge your Love Not War vibe, unscrew the base and plug it into a USB plug using the included cable. You’ll get around 1 hour of use on top speed from a 2 hour charge.

Fun fact: all the Love Not War vibe names come from words for “love” in various languages. Liebe is German, Amore is Italian, Meile is Lithuanian, and Laska is Czech.

In Use

I knew I was going to love the Love Not War Meile as soon as I handled it and switched it on. The soft silicone, the shape of the head, and the powerful vibrations all add up to a winner.

Love Not War Meile vibrator eco friendly sex toy

If you enjoy pinpoint clitoral stimulation, you’ll love the Meile. The ball shaped tip means you can get precise stimulation exactly where you want it. Unusually, I found that the head of this toy was soft enough to use directly on my clit. When I use more rigid toys, I have to use them through the clitoral hood or they’re too intense and end up being more uncomfortable than pleasurable.

If you prefer internal vibrations, the Love Not War vibe with the Meile attachment is long enough to reach the G-spot on many bodies.

Lovehoney insignia heart stamp

The vibrations are impressive, too. They’re strong, not too buzzy, and concentrated in the right place – the tip of the toy. The top setting left me in a puddle of post-orgasmic bliss very quickly!

The Love Not War vibe is reasonably quiet (I wish marketing copy would stop describing things as “whisper quiet,” though. They never are.) It passes the “under a duvet, door closed” test in that I can’t hear it from outside my bedroom.

If I have one complaint, it’s the one button interface. The Love Not War vibe has four constant speeds and six patterns. Ten settings is a lot to scroll through with a single button to get back to the one you like!

As an added bonus, I also think these toys are really pretty. The base is a lovely muted rose gold and stamped with the Lovehoney and Love Not War insignias, while the attachments are a dark steely grey. The overall aesthetic is elegent and stylish. Function is far more important than form, of course. But I do love toys that do the job and look great while they’re doing it.

Final Verdict

Lovehoney and Love Not War have knocked it out of the park with this collaboration. The line actually addresses ecological concerns in the adult industry in a way that is more than just lip-service, and they’re gorgeous and effective, too.

Grab yourself a Love Not War vibe with your choice of head from Lovehoney for £69.99 (except for the large Liebe, which retails for £79.99.) Don’t forget to use code coffkink10 at checkout for an additional 10% off!

Enjoy your eco-conscious orgasms.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Love Not War Meile for review. As ever, affiliate links appear in this post and all views are mine.

[Lingerie Review] Lovehoney Mindful Body

Two of the things I love, which you’ll know if you read this blog regularly, are gorgeous lingerie and sustainability. Anything that combines the two? Hell yeah, I’m all over it! That’s why I was delighted to receive an item from the new Lovehoney Mindful range.

I received the Mindful Mint Green Leopard Print Seamless Body, which we’ll take a look at in a minute. But first, what makes the Mindful range different?

Mindful Beauty

Lovehoney Mindful is a range of lingerie and underwear made from recycled seamfree materials such as recycled lace and renewed nylon. Every aspect of the pieces, including the elastics, are made from GRS-certified, pre-consumer recycled materials which would otherwise end up in landfill.

Woman wearing Lovehoney Mindful eco-friendly lingerie

Even the packaging is sustainable. It is made from cornstarch (don’t ask me how – science is cool, y’all) and is plastic-free and 100% compostable.

Pretty cool, no?

Lovehoney Mindful Mint Green Leopard Print Body

This piece (hereafter the Mindful Body for short) called to me straight away. I love comfortable, easy-on (and easy-off) one-pieces, and this looked like it would fill all those requirements.

Sustainable lingerie by Lovehoney from the Mindful leopard print lingerie range

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is shaped like a swimsuit or leotard. It is available in sizes from 8 to 26, and features high-cut legs and a thick central band that sits around the waist. It opens at the crotch with three poppers.

Look & Style

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is very different to many of the things you’ll normally see in a lingerie store. It’s also quite a change from things I’d usually pick up for myself.

For starters, the mint green is an unusual colour for lingerie – a genre of clothing that tends to favour black, reds, purples, and pinks. But it’s also really pretty, and I love the leopard print!

Woman in green lingerie from the Lovehoney Mindful sustainable lingerie range

I sent a pic to one of my flirtfriends and their response was “I’m now picturing you doing an 80s workout video!” And, yes, this does have some distinctly 80s vibes!

The curve of my waist is one of my favourite bits of my body. For that reason, I love the waist band, which accentuates that area. I also like the high leg cut, which makes my short legs look longer!

You can wear this piece on its own, for a night in at home or a night out at a suitable sex-positive venue… or you could pair it with other items to make a full outfit.

I’m looking forward to wearing it with a swishy black miniskirt and killer heels, but I think it’d also look fabulous with some skintight leather trousers. Honestly, stick a bra on under it and wear it with jeans or a skirt, and you could get away with it to a vanilla bar or nightclub. A truly versatile item!

Fit & Comfort

Oh my goodness, this thing is so unbelievably comfy! To begin with, the fabric is lovely and soft, and feels gentle against the skin.

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is pretty stretchy, so don’t worry too much if you’re between sizes or not sure which to go for. I’m a UK size 12 right now and I ordered a M/L, which says it is for sizes 12-14. The fit is reasonably true to size, though if you’re unsure I would suggest going a size up rather than a size down.

Also, because there are no cups or wires or anything, the Mindful Body is not only super comfortable but actually contains my boobs! I don’t feel like I’m going to fall out of it with every movement, which is pretty challenging when you’re a G-cup. This piece has racerback style straps which are fully adjustable for the most comfortable fit.

The Lovehoney Mindful Body is also super easy to get in and out of! Just step into it like you would a swimsuit and pull the straps over your shoulders, and you’re ready to go. This is a nice change from many of the more, erm, complex garments in my lingerie collection.

Final Verdict

This cute, quirky piece has me feeling like one sexy kitty! Add in the comfortable fit and the eco credentials, and you’re on to a winner.

The Mindful range contains a selection of gorgeous pieces, including some very sexy masculine styles. They all use eco-friendly materials and offer inclusive sizing.

The Lovehoney Mindful Body retails for £29.99.

Thanks to Lovehoney for sending me the Mindful Body to review! This post contains affiliate links. As ever, all views are mine.