Intimate Melody Lava – Toy Review

When the good folks at asked if I’d be interested in reviewing a rechargeable, heating, three-in-one toy, I didn’t wait to hear what it was before screaming, “yes!” (Insert your own cheesy, sexy joke about screaming “yes” here.)

Rechargeable toys are quickly becoming the norm, but my appreciation for them has far from waned. Heating toys are popping up more and more frequently, but there’s not yet a bounty available. Speaking to three-in-one, bigger might not necessarily be better, but more always is.

Intimate Melodies 1I’d not heard of Intimate Melody before their toy landed on my front porch. The company was founded in 2012 and, according their website’s brand story, they believe life is better “with a sexy twist” and value exploration and interpretation. Agreed, Intimate Melody. Agreed.

I received the Lava, which is comprised of one rechargeable base that is shared between two shafts and a bullet. The attachments snap into the base with an easy twist.

The shafts are roughly the same size (about 5.5 inches insertable) and both feature a slight curve. The pink stick has a more tapered head a a little more texture, but otherwise they’re very similar. Both are made of medical grade silicone. The bullet looks like your standard silver bullet.

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It should also be noted that this toy comes with a carrying storage pouch, a user manual, and a bookmark. A BOOKMARK. I don’t know why it comes with a bookmark, but I love it. Maybe if you have to stop before you orgasm you’ll easily be able to pick up where you left off? I feel smarter already.

intimate melodies 3Since the motor is in the base, all three attachments are privy to the same seven modes of stimulation. The top bottom turns the toy on and allows you to cycle forward through the patterns. The middle button lets you back up. The bottom button activates the heating mode.

When I first turned Lava, on I was a little bit surprised at the noise. She’s not loud by most standards, but she’s certainly going to attract more attention than Lelo, Bodywand, or Sensuelle.

Lava is powerful. I enjoyed switching from smooth purple to saucy pink. It awaked memories of my first time with Rafael and Rashad! The bullet is especially intense, but in a buzzy, surface way. I wouldn’t invest in this toy for the bullet alone. Lava is for ladies who like mixing it up.

And for ladies who enjoy new innovation. The heating feature was fun, though not as intense as I’d hoped. The website claims it “quickly” heats up to body temperature, but after two minutes the warmth was still very subtle. The more heated my own body became, the less I noticed any additional heat from Lava.

The verdict? Lava is a cool toy that lives up to its cool concept. What it lacks in luxury, it makes up for in power and versatility. I’d have liked more differentiation between its stick attachments, a silicone covered bullet, and a little less noise, but it was fun and left me grinning.

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Alison Miller's dream to become a writer was born when she won her first Young Author's Contest. Her desire to masturbate professionally came later, and intensified after a switch from a focus on English to a major in Fashion Merchandising led to the opening of Taboo in 2002. Taboo is a small chain of nationally acclaimed adult boutiques located in Richmond, Virginia. Taboo won StoreErotica's Boutique of the Year in 2009 and has carried the title of Style Weekly's Best Adult Novelty Store five years in a row. Taboo has been nominated for multiple AVN and O Awards and the MUSE Award for creativity in business. Alison won the Inked Angels Achievement Award in 2013. Taboo is female owned and operated and focuses on providing a comprehensive selection of toys, lubricants, DVDs, and lingerie to all patrons. We believe there is a toy--or 20--for everyone, and that sexuality should be unashamedly embraced. Alison's blog and toy reviews appear on and she is a regular contributor to and She speaks locally about sex toys and sex education and her uncanny ability to sexualize football is a regular feature on Fox Sports Radio.