We-Vibe Salsa: A love story

Note: the We-Vibe Salsa has been discontinued. The We-Vibe Tango is the same thing, but with a different tip.

The We-Vibe Salsa is like my sex toy soul mate. The LELO Mia and I were quite happy together for a while, but the Salsa… it just gets me, you know?  This rechargeable bullet vibe stole my heart, y’all.

I’m the kind of person who needs strong, rumbly vibrations on my clit to orgasm if I’m using a toy. The Mia is pretty great, the Leaf Life is dependable, but the Salsa gets me there Every Time. It has four steady vibration intensities and I usually like to start on the second and then switch it to the third. I find the weakest setting to be too weak and the strongest to be too strong (it can be numbing). I suspect that others who don’t need as strong of vibrations as I do would find the first setting satisfying, though. There are also four vibration patterns, most of which I don’t use because I’m not super into patterns in general. However, I really enjoy the second pattern, the “wave.” salsa6 The “cha cha” pattern is cute but I don’t find it very pleasurable.

The Salsa is made of smooth ABS plastic which is a body-safe material. It is about 5/8” in diameter and just over 3” long, meaning that it is roughly the size of a standard bullet (a little longer than most).  Its size makes it best suited for external stimulation only, unless you’re into very shallow vaginal stimulation. salsa4It features a rounded point at the tip that allows for pinpoint stimulation. It is very simple and easy to use. It is controlled by a single button on the top of the toy. Press once to turn it on and to change settings, and hold it down for a couple seconds to turn it off.  When it is turned on again it will start at the setting it was on when it was turned off.  Since it is so powerful it can be a little loud on the highest setting, but not unreasonably so. In other words, if I’m using it under the covers and my bedroom door is shut I’m confident that my roommate won’t hear it.

One of my favorite things about the Salsa is that since it has the same diameter as an average bullet vibe, it can easily replace those garbage watch battery bullets that come with some toys.  We used our Salsa with our Doc Johnson White Wabbit C-ring and both really enjoyed it. Especially compared to the bullet it came with, which lasted about an hour total before it went to vibrator heaven, poor soul.

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Using the Salsa with the Wabbit

Another feature that I love is that the Salsa is 100% waterproof, meaning it can be fully submerged in water. I already enjoy taking hot, relaxing baths, but taking the Salsa along makes it even hotter (wink wink) and more relaxing. And to be honest it’s fun to watch the ripples it creates, especially on the “ultra” setting. Being waterproof also means that it is easy to clean using soap and water.

As much as I adore the Salsa, there are a couple problems I need to mention. The first problem is a minor one, but worth noting: after using it for a while it can start to get hot. It definitely doesn’t get hot enough to cause any burns or hurt you, but it can become bothersome. This doesn’t seem to be a common problem, though.

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Magnetic charger: cool but annoying

The second problem has to do with its charger. The Salsa has a magnetic charger, which is admittedly kinda cool, but also frustrating because it can easily become disconnected. This can be particularly upsetting if you have left it on the charger for a couple hours and come back to find that it isn’t fully charged because it came off the charger midway through. To prevent this from happening I just try to charge it when I am going to be near it for a while or can go check on it every once in a while to make sure it is still charging. An inconvenience, yes, but worth putting up with when considering how great the toy is otherwise. On a full charge it should last over an hour, but less than two hours, depending on what setting you are using.

To sum up, the We-Vibe Salsa is freaking fantastic. Go buy one. Well, go buy a Tango, I guess. Like I pointed out above, the Salsa is a discontinued toy but We-Vibe makes the Tango which is basically the Salsa with a different tip and different colors (and a better charger). There is also the We-Vibe Touch which I’ve heard nothing but praise for, but I’ve yet to get my hands (or vulva) on one. If you really want a Salsa specifically, sorry to tell you but you probably can’t find one anymore.

I purchased mine on Amazon since it was a discontinued item but I have since learned that this is a Bad Idea.

You can purchase a We-Vibe Tango from BabelandEarly to Bed, Lovehoney US (& UK), SheBop, or SheVibe!

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  • I’d recommend against Amazon. You may have gotten a genuine one, but I knew someone who bought a counterfeit one on Amazon =/

    The Tango (and Touch) had recently been revamped though, and that includes the charging. The magnetic pull is stronger and the base isn’t round, so the base stays on the Tango much better than it did before.

    Also, I’ve owned over 7 Salsas & Tangos. If yours got hot/warm, it sounds like that is a problem with your unit. None of mine ever did that. That’s the downfall to buying a long-since discontinued product, though. We-Vibe will likely honor the warranty on it but you’d get a newer version Tango and not a Salsa.

    • Bex

      Oh, I had no Idea! Thanks for that information re: Amazon.

      I knew about the material/texture of the Touch being revamped but not about the chargers. Good to know.

  • I just discovered your blog. My name is Sangsara – my blog specializes in video reviews it’s called Sexuality Sanctuary. Welcome to our reviewer circle! You write a damn fine review so you are a very positive addition! Most if not all of us are enamoured of the we-vibe salsa. There are other stores besides amazon where if you keep an eye on sales (like sextoyscanada with a 21% off sale) you can get a tango for $60.

    • Bex

      Thank you, Sangsara! I recently started reading your blog too, and actually I just realized that when I last updated my blogroll I missed you.. I’ll change that asap 🙂
      And thanks for the heads up on the sale.

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