By @ Amber St. Clare
Je Joue recently came out with a few new vibrators, but they also came out with a fun couples toy, the Je Joue Mio cock ring. This erection ring is the first cock ring in the Je Joue line of toys, and I think they got it right on their first try! This toy is awesome. The Je Joue Mio is similar in shape to the Je Joue MiMi, it looks like a MiMi donut, with a hole in the center This toy is fully rechargeable, waterproof, and it’s made of gorgeous buttery soft matte silicone. The finish of the toy is velvety smooth and feels wonderful against the skin. The ring is pretty lightweight and fits in the palm of your hand. The ring measures 3 inches in length with the ring being quite stretchy. The ring is thick, thicker than the LELO Tor II which I recently reviewed as well…I also found that the ring of Mio is stretchier than the ring of the Tor II. The top of the Mio is also rounded while the Tor II is flat. The cock ring is waterproof and can be used in the bathtub or shower, it’s also very easy to clean since it can be washed under the faucet without worrying about getting water into any crevice. The toy charges magnetically, no need to plug the toy in, there is no charging hole. The toy offers three buttons, one center button that looks like a ~ while the other larger buttons are a + and – and both are magnetic. You connect the magnetic charger to the magnetic +/- buttons and plug the charger into an outlet. The LED light on the toy blinks to let you know that the toy is charging, when the battery is too low, the light blinks red.
The toy should not be used if you’re using silicone lube, only use waterbased lube so that you don’t damage the luscious silicone. The ring can be stretched and placed over the erect penis, while the ring holds the cock and helps you stay harder for longer, the vibrations stimulate the penis and can also simulate your partner during sex,especially in the girl on top position where the top of the ring can hit her clit. This is why I adore the round shape of the top of the ring, great for grinding your clit against! This is also where the buttons are located, so you can press buttons to change settings while the toy is in use. The buttons can be a bit hard to press, as you need to press them firmly, and the center ~ button is quite small and flatter than the slightly raised magnetic buttons so some may find it a bit harder to press while the toy is in use. The toy can even be used solo, I’ve used this toy as a clit vibe before! You can put it on a realistic dildo also, for some added vibration to your usual dildo play. You can also use it as an addition to oral sex, letting your guy where it while you go down on him, or hold it in your hand and tease it against his balls or perineum.
In the above photo, you can see the LELO Tor II side by side with the Je Joue Mio for comparison. To turn the Mio on, press and hold the + button. Once the toy is turned on, you can choose a vibration speed by continuing to press the + button until you reach the vibration strength that you like best. To go to a previous vibration level, press the – button. If you want to use a vibration pattern, press the middle ~ button. There are a variety of vibration patterns that go from a quick pulsating to a rumbling slower pulsation. To turn the toy off, press and hold the – button. Once you know where the buttons are, it’s easy to press them and browse them without even looking at the toy. Mio is small but powerful, similar to the Je Joue MiMi, Mio offers nice strong rumbly vibration that resonates deeply. The motor of the toy is placed just inside the toy of the toy, the part that will touch the top of the shaft and your partner’s clit, so it’s nice pinpointed vibration. Even on it’s highest vibration setting the toy is quite discreet and isn’t too loud, especially for the power of the toy! This cock ring is the strongest cock ring I have ever used.
In the photo above, you can see the back of the LELO Tor II and the back of the Je Joue Mio. You can see that the back of the Je Joue Mio is seamless and the ring is fully covered in silicone, while the back of the LELO Tor II isn’t fully coated in silicone, you can see the black ABS plastic core of the toy. You can also see that the ring around the Tor II is hollow and has a ridge, where as the Je Joue Mio ring is a solid ring all the way around. I really like the stretch of the Mio, I feel like it stretches really nicely and yet holds firmly. The silicone finish feels so good, and the toy is very easy to clean. I also like that the toy is completely waterproof and can be used in water. Mio feels, looks, and behaves like a luxury cock ring. It also retails for just under $100 which I think is great for a luxury cock ring of this quality and power. I like the deep vibration paired with the shape and style of the ring, Mio has become my new favorite cock ring! You can get the Je Joue Mio for only $96 (if purple isn’t your color of choice, Mio also comes in a basic black color) at Trystology!