Let’s roll up our sleeves and get to work!
That is a little bit what you have to do with the Aneros Vice 2 to get all the stimulation you can from this prostate massager. But trust me, the little bit of muscle work is worth it.
Well, we’ll see – it’s been worth it for me. In this Aneros Vice 2 review, I’ll help you decide whether it’s a good fit for you. Or whether another prostate plug fits your needs better.
How the Aneros Vice 2 Works to Stimulate Your Prostate
First, I wanted to chat about how the Aneros Vice 2 stimulates your prostate since it’s a little different than traditional L-shaped prostate plugs like the We-Vibe Vector and others.
There are a few different ways the Aneros Vice 2 provides prostate stimulation. Since this is a vibrating prostate massager, the first way is pretty obvious – vibrations.
Ya, no duh. Same goes for any vibrating prostate plug.
But Aneros toys have a huge fanbase, and at the time I’m writing this Aneros Vice 2 review, only 2 of their 15 products vibrate. Most of their toys, like the Aneros Helix Syn, are completely manual – no motors at all.
Aneros toys do something else to offer unique P-spot stimulation. Or instead – you do something else with an Aneros plug to get prostate stimulation.
Aneros toys have a special shape that allows them to pivot as you contract and release your pelvic floor muscles. These are the muscles activated with kegel exercises.
The shape of the Aneros Vice 2 is designed so that as you contract your pelvic floor muscles, the prostate massager will pivot so that the tip presses more firmly against your prostate. And as you release it will relax its pressure.
This allows you to get extra hands-free pressure against your P-spot manually. Firm pressure is usually challenging to achieve with a standard prostate plug. Plugs typically stimulate very strongly through vibrations, but you usually need a handheld toy for more substantial pressure.
But the Aneros Vice 2 gives strong vibrations and stimulates solid pressure. To benefit from this extra dose of P-spot pressure, you need to be a little more engaged. You’ll have to use your muscles a bit!
It’s not an entirely effortless method like just sitting back and mindlessly enjoying the sensations from powerful vibrations.
If you’re intrigued by this extra avenue for stimulation, read on!
Vibrations: Power, Quality, and Patterns
So anyway, unlike most Aneros toys – this one vibrates. So how do its vibes stack up against other vibrating prostate massagers?
The Aneros Vice 2 has two motors – a more powerful motor at the head for prostate stimulation and another near the external portion for perineum stimulation (though I feel these vibes a bit on my prostate too).
I rate the Aneros Vice 2’s overall vibration power at 7.5 out of 10 on its maximum setting.
While the raw power isn’t quite as strong as my most powerful prostate massagers like the Lovense Edge 2 (9 out of 10 power), the Lelo Loki (8 out of 10), and a few others – the difference feels pretty minimal in practice.
When I’m using the Aneros Vice 2, the vibes feel substantial and impactful – especially with the combo of sensations from both motors.
The prostate motor has a deep, rumbly (low-frequency) quality. I find rumbly motors like the Aneros Vice 2’s feel more impactful than a buzzier motor of the same strength for internal stimulation.
Now, the perineum motor, on the other hand, is buzzier. If Aneros ever releases another updated version of the Vice, I’d like to see them make the perineum motor just as rumbly as the prostate motor.
Many of the Aneros Vice 2’s patterns play off the two-motor design. I already enjoy the Vice 2’s patterns, but if the perineum motor were more rumbly too, it’d be an absolute game-changer.
Some of the patterns ping-pong between the two motors. One will activate, then the other. Then the first again. Other patterns have both motors turned on full blast. Or rising and falling in tandem.
The Aneros Vice 2’s patterns are some of the absolute best I’ve found in a prostate massager. Plus, there’s a ton of them – 18 different patterns with 4 power levels for each of them.
I’m normally more of a constant vibration guy, but I love vibration patterns when a toy has two motors. I find vibrations from two separate motors often seem to interact with each other to give unique wobbly, seemingly more powerful vibrations.
The Lovense Edge 2 was the first toy I experienced these beat-like interactions between two motors, but the Aneros Vice has it too. It’s one of the reasons I enjoy this prostate massager’s vibes.
Even though the Aneros Vice 2 has solid vibes with unique patterns, I find myself using this plug on the lower power levels.
Remember – the vibes are only a part of the prostate stimulation the Aneros Vice 2 offers. The other part is pressure from the pivoting action against your prostate when you contract and release your pelvic floor muscles.
I usually do these kegel contractions when using the Aneros Vice 2 to get that extra pressure.
Otherwise, I’ll be honest – if I don’t feel like using those muscles, I just put in an even stronger prostate plug like the Edge 2 and enjoy the extra vibration power!
But when I use the Aneros Vice 2, I don’t want the vibes to distract from the pressure stimulation. I want them to be a nice complement to the pressure.
I find the Aneros Vice’s first two power levels supplement the pressure just right – without overtaking it so that the vibes are all I feel.
If you haven’t turned down some vibrating toys before and focused on what you can feel from the pressure I recommend giving it a try!
Either way – the Aneros Vice 2 has good power and vibe quality when you want it. And when you want to enjoy a mix of vibrations and pressure, I think the lower power levels are just right.
Verdict: Prostate Stimulation
I really like the dual stimulation you get from the Aneros Vice 2 – effortless stimulation from the strong, rumbly vibrations, plus solid pressure from the Aneros’ pivoting action against my prostate when I contract my muscles.
I’ve had some of my strongest orgasms with this toy. The additional pressure you get from the Aneros’ shape pivoting with kegels makes the Vice 2 especially effective for me.
I will say – it’s not something I’m up for every time. Using your muscles does take a certain level of active engagement. And it also takes a fair amount of time to really get into it.
When I’d prefer to just sit back and enjoy completely effortless stimulation, I grab a more powerful prostate plug like the Lovense Edge 2. But, when I’m up for doing some work myself to enjoy a wonderful mix of strong vibes and firm hands-free pressure – I grab the Aneros Vice 2.
Size – Fairly Slim, But Long
The Aneros Vice 2 has an insertable length of 4.4 inches and a maximum width of 1.3 inches (each of the Vice 2’s nodes is 1.3 inches wide).
This is pushing the larger end of Aneros’ product line.
It’s closer to the size of the Aneros Progasm line (4.2 inches insertable length and 1.25 inches wide), which was designed for people who have some experience with prostate play and wanted some larger sizes than Aneros’ slimmer product lines.
Comparatively, the Aneros Helix Syn has 3.5 inches of insertable length and is only 0.98 inches wide – suuuuper beginner-friendly.
So I’m a bit hesitant to recommend the Aneros Vice 2 to beginners due to its medium size. I think it’s best for people who have some experience with anal play.
But it depends on the person.
If you’re comfortable inserting two fingers anally, I think you’d be comfortable with the width of the Aneros Vice 2. It’s actually not too wide compared to other prostate massagers – it’s just a bit long.
The Lovense Edge 2, for instance, is 1.38 inches wide – and it was one of my early prostate massagers.
I like to read through customer feedback when I write a review so I’m also aware of other people’s experiences. When I read through Lovehoney’s customer feedback, several users mentioned it was their first prostate toy, and they had positive experiences with it.
Bought this as my first toy over 3 years ago and it definitely deserves a 5 star review–Lovehoney Customer
If you’re a beginner don’t let that stop you. After a few uses it becomes very easy and is definitely worth it. This toy gave me my first ever body shaking hands free orgasm!–Lovehoney Customer
So just be aware of your comfort level. If the specs of the Aneros Vice 2 make you nervous consider a smaller prostate massager like the We-Vibe Vector or the Lelo Hugo.
Or for a slim vibrator you can also thrust to apply manual pressure, head to my Lelo Billy 2 review.
Comfort and Secure Fit
I found the Aneros Vice 2 quite a comfortable toy to insert, remove and wear in bed or while walking around.
The tip of the Aneros Vice 2 has a nice taper that makes inserting it a comfortable experience. And even though it’s a relatively long toy with two nodes to insert, the curves along its entire length are nice and subtle – there are no abrupt changes that could cause an uncomfortable moment.
So I was pleasantly surprised by how easy insertion and removal were for it being a considerably long toy.
The Aneros Vice 2 fits snug and comfortably while walking and moving around too. This is a toy you can wear around the house or during partnered sex without concerns of it slipping out.
The only position it wasn’t comfortable to wear the Vice 2 was when I tried sitting down. The P and K tabs (the upward-turned nubs at the base of the prostate massager) pressed uncomfortably against me when sitting.
But any position that doesn’t put pressure on the toy’s base makes for a comfy fit.
Remote Control Quality
The Aneros Vice 2 has a rechargeable remote control that provides a simple way to control your prostate massager without needing to reach between your legs to press a button on the toy.
The remote provides pretty basic control, but I really like it – especially for solo play.
It provides a forward and backward button so you can easily move through vibration patterns. Unfortunately, many remotes have just one button to traverse patterns, so you need to cycle through all of them just to go backward.
The Aneros Vice 2 remote control does have just one button to change power levels. So you do have to cycle through intensities. But there are only four power levels, so it’s fast to cycle through them – I don’t feel inconvenienced by it.
But what I really like about the Aneros Vice 2 remote control is that it provides a digital display of the numbered pattern you’re on. So when you enjoy a pattern, you can make a quick mental note of its number and quickly jump right to it the next time you fire up the Vice 2.
If you like to give control to your partner, like most physical remote controls, it won’t provide a ton of feedback to your partner.
App-controlled toys like the Lovense Edge 2 (my personal favorite prostate massager) or the We-Vibe Vector provide visual feedback to your partner. They can actually see the pattern you’re feeling.
That can help them control your toy a bit more easily.
But the Aneros Vice 2’s remote still gives them an easy way to control your vibes. They’ll just need to rely a little more on you telling them which pattern numbers you enjoy most so they know what to play around with.
Plus they can use the remote control’s Joy Button for a more engaging experience. The tip of the Aneros Vice 2’s remote has a pressure sensor that you or your controlling partner can press. This disengages the current pattern and instead lets you control both motors with the press of your finger.
As you press the Joy Button harder, both motors will vibrate more powerfully. Lift your finger off the pressure sensor a bit and the vibrations will soften.
The Joy Button worked as it’s supposed to for me. However, when I’m playing solo, I don’t use it much just because I prefer a more hands-off experience – so I set the remote down when I’m not actively changing a pattern.
But for partnered play, it’s great. It helps the controlling partner be more engaged and involved.
Aneros Vice 2’s remote is also reliable with good connectivity. When I turn on the prostate massager and press the remote’s power button, it pairs immediately.
I haven’t had any issue getting the toy and remote connected. And once they’re paired they remain reliably connected within their maximum range which is listed as 25 ft. We’ve been able to use it farther than the listed 25-foot range, but it’s not guaranteed to work beyond that.
The extremely reliable connection of a physical remote control is one of the advantages over app control.
The Aneros Vice 2’s max noise level ranges from 50-55db.
But if you’re like me, speaking in decibels is absolute gibberish.
So I slipped the Aneros Vice 2 in and had my partner stand outside our bedroom door and try to listen in as I went through the Aneros Vice 2’s patterns and speeds.
I went through all 18 patterns at max power, and she couldn’t hear the Aneros Vice 2 at all on the other side of the door.
So if you’re worried about remaining discreet when you live with other people, the Aneros Vice 2 is quiet enough to stay unnoticed.
Battery Life and Charging
Both the remote control and the Aneros Vice are rechargeable, so you don’t need to keep batteries on hand for either which I love.
The remote control takes 90 minutes to charge and is listed to last for 50 hours. While I haven’t been able to keep track of that many hours, I can attest that I haven’t needed to charge it yet.
The Aneros Vice 2 prostate massager takes 2 hours to charge and lasts 90 minutes on the high settings, but will last longer if you use lower power levels. I usually play 2 to 3 times without charging in between and haven’t had issues with the Aneros Vice 2’s battery being too drained.
The Vice 2 uses a magnetic charging cable which is great. You don’t need to worry about damaging the toy over time by repeatedly plugging through the silicone which is a method many prostate massagers use.
Aneros Vice 2 Review Results
In my opinion, the Aneros Vice 2 is definitely a worthwhile prostate massager.
It has strong vibrations – and the prostate motor is deep and rumbly, which feels more impactful than buzzy vibes. And unlike most prostate plugs the Aneros Vice 2 also provides lovely prostate pressure through its pivoting action when you contract and release your pelvic floor muscles.
The prostate pressure paired with the rumbly vibes is what keeps me returning to this toy. But you do have to put in some effort using your muscles to really get that extra pressure.
If you’d rather have a completely effortless experience, you may want to go with a stronger prostate plug like the Lovense Edge 2. You won’t get the same pressure stimulation, but the vibes are stronger.
But if you’re up for doing a little bit of muscle work yourself for a lovely blend of pressure and strong vibes – the Aneros Vice 2 is a wonderful choice!
Aneros Vice vs Aneros Vice 2
This is actually the second version of the Aneros Vice. The original is hard to find now, but if you do find it – just walk right on past it to grab the Aneros Vice 2 instead.
The original Aneros Vice did not have a remote control so adjusting settings is much harder. You’ll have to reach between your legs and click through on the toy itself.
Additionally, the original Aneros Vice had only 3 patterns vs the Aneros Vice 2’s 18 patterns.
But one of the biggest differences is that the Aneros Vice 1 was just a silicone plug with a vibrating bullet you’d slip into it to create the vibes. The plug itself didn’t have its own motors, and the bullet vibe only had 1 motor (compared to the Aneros Vice 2’s dual motor design).
Plus, the bullet vibe took 1 AAA battery to operate – not rechargeable.
The only reason to consider the original is that it was 0.4 inches shorter. So people who are a bit nervous about the Vice 2’s 4.4 inches insertable length may be attracted to the shorter length of the Aneros Vice 1.
But overall, the Aneros Vice 2 is an improvement over the original design when Aneros was just beginning to create vibrating toys.
Aneros Vice 2 vs Nexus Revo Stealth
Remember how I’ve been saying the Aneros Vice 2 is great because it mixes vibrations and pressure?
But then I had to go and ruin it by saying to benefit from the pressure stimulation, you’ve got to do some work contracting and releasing your pelvic floor muscles.
Well, if you haven’t tried a toy like that, I still think it’s worthwhile!
But hey – sometimes I’m lazy too. So if you want a plug to do all the work of providing both the vibes and pressure automatically – you may want to consider the Nexus Revo Stealth.
Like the Aneros Vice 2, the Nexus Revo Stealth offers both vibrations and pressure. Again – most other prostate plugs focus exclusively on vibrations.
Unlike the Aneros Vice 2 – the Nexus Revo Stealth automatically provides the prostate pressure. You don’t need to contract and release your pelvic floor muscles like you do with the Aneros.
The Revo Stealth’s tip rotates to sweep across your prostate putting pressure on your P-spot as it orbits.
The Revo Stealth’s vibrations aren’t nearly as strong as the Aneros Vice 2’s. I’d say they’re less than half the power. But when you want effortless prostate pressure from a plug – it’s a great option.
If you want more info on it, I have a full Nexus Revo Stealth review here
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Where to Buy Aneros Vice 2
Lovehoney is a great shop to purchase the Aneros Vice 2. They have shops internationally and allow returns if you don’t enjoy your purchase. Use code “PleasureBetter15” for 15% off your purchase.
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Cleaning Aneros Vice 2
The Aneros Vice 2 is IPX7 Water-resistant (Splash-proof).
The IPX7 rating means the prostate massager can be submerged in water at a depth less than 1 meter for 30 minutes or less.
All that to say – you’re good to clean the Aneros Vice 2 in the sink with soap and let the water run over it. No need to keep water away from any of its components. You can submerge it in water for a short time to clean it (or use it in the shower).
The remote is not water-resistant, so just clean it with a damp cloth and dry it.
How to Use Aneros Vice 2
The Aneros Vice 2 (and other Aneros models) work by using your PC muscles to pivot the Aneros against your prostate.
When you squeeze your PC muscles (the same muscle group used to move your penis when it’s erect), this also contracts your sphincter muscles which pulls the Aneros in and pivots it to press more firmly against your prostate.
To get the extra pressure from the Aneros Vice 2, you’ll contract and release these muscles repeatedly to pull the Aneros tighter against your prostate before relaxing it again.
Which Way Does Aneros Vice Go In
Insert the Aneros Vice 2 with the tip of the Vice 2 curved facing forward.
What Lube to Use with Aneros Vice 2
The Aneros Vice 2 is made from silicone, so use a water-based lube with it. My favorite is Sliquid Sassy.
Silicone-based lubricants can degrade silicone toys. The Aneros product manual does say oil-based lubricants are okay to use with the Vice 2. Personally, I stick with water-based lubes because they’re compatible with the most toys.
The Aneros Vice 2 was a worthwhile purchase and has made its way into my toy rotation. The extra pressure you get from the Aneros pivoting action is excellent – and when paired with the strong, rumbly vibes it makes for a fantastic mix of prostate stimulation.