Lush 3 vs Esca 2: Cost vs Performance
The Lovense Lush 3 and OhMiBod Esca 2 are similarly-priced toys. But in my experience with these two egg vibrators, the Lush 3 beats the Esca 2 in most categories.
The Lush has more power and a broader vibration range than the Esca. The Esca’s vibrations also feel buzzier. Whereas the Lush feels like more of an even mix between buzzy and rumbly, which more people prefer.
A few things are more up to personal preference, such as the app layout and control features. Some may prefer the simplicity of the Esca’s OhMiBod App. While others might want the customization and in-depth pattern design available with the Lovense Remote app.
Personally, I think the Lush’s vibrations feel better. The Lovense app offers more control and the best connectivity. The Lush is also more comfortable than the Esca, and has a longer battery life. So I think most people will find the Lovense Lush offers a better bang for your buck than the Esca.
But if you want to have a better idea of my testing process and a detailed understanding of how the Lush and Esca compare, read on!
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 Vibrations
First, I want to clarify that both these egg vibrators are primarily for G-spot stimulation. When I first saw the Lovense Lush and OhMiBod Esca, I thought the antenna might also vibrate to provide some clit stimulation.
But not so! Just the internal bulb vibrates.
Some people like to take the bulb out and use it clitorally like a little round bullet vibe. But they’re really designed to stimulate your G-spot.
If you mainly want clit stimulation, you’d probably prefer a panty vibrator like the Lovense Ferri (my favorite) or a dual-stimulation option like the We-Vibe Chorus (review). I spent several months testing and reviewing the best vibrating panties here including the Ferri, We-Vibe Moxie, and others.
But if you’re looking for a wearable remote control vibrator for internal stimulation, the Lush and Esca are great options. I also like to wear the Lush or Esca for hands-free G-spot vibes while using a handheld vibe on my clit!
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 Vibration Power and Range
The Lush 3 is the clear winner for vibration power and range.
The Lush gets nearly twice as strong as the Esca. And the Lush’s power range is broader too. It’s lowest power levels are just as soft as the Esca’s lowest.
So the Lush will likely be the better option whether you prefer soft stimulation or more intense power. Those who like mild stimulation can stick to the Lush’s low levels. But you can crank it up high when you want more intensity.
I went through hundreds of customer reviews of the Lush and Esca to see what most peoples’ experiences have been. I thought it’d be interesting to tally how many people were able to orgasm from just using the Lush and the Esca. These are the results I found!
From reading through reviews of the Lush and the Esca, it seems that many people mentioned being able to orgasm from the Lush. But people tended to use the Esca more as a vibrator for foreplay.
I should also mention that even though 79 percent of customers said they were able to orgasm from the Lush alone, I don’t believe that 79 percent of women will be able to orgasm from it. Most people buying the Lovense Lush 3 know it’s primarily a G-spot vibrator. So the people who bought it probably tended to be women who enjoy G-spot stimulation.
If you’re someone who needs clit stimulation to orgasm, you’ll probably still need to get clit stimulation another way to finish while using either egg vibe.
The We-Vibe Tango X is a great one!
The main point is, if you’re someone who likes G-spot vibes, the Lush probably has a better chance of bringing you to orgasm than the OhMiBod Esca 2. And it has a broader power range in general with both low and high levels.
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 Vibration Feel
The feel of a toy’s vibrations land somewhere in a range between buzzy and rumbly. How you like a vibrator to feel is largely personal preference, but there are some trends.
If you’re not familiar with these terms, buzzy vibrations feel more surface level. And they provide a tickle-y sensation.
But like a good tickle!
These vibrations are good for hitting one specific area with the vibes. But they don’t travel much beyond that.
The focused stimulation makes buzzy vibrations some of my favorites for clitoral stimulation. Because I can get all the power right where I want it. And it doesn’t cause me to go numb or get overstimulated anywhere else.
On the other hand, rumbly vibrations travel deeper into the body and affect a wider area. Their noise is often softer too.
The deeper movement of rumbly vibrations mimicks pressure a little better. So rumbly vibes are my preference for G-spot vibrators like the Lovense Lush 3 and OhMiBod Esca 2.
When it comes to these two toys, the Esca 2 is quite buzzy. Whereas the Lush is more in the middle between rumbly and buzzy. So it’s a nice even mix. Most people will prefer the Lush’s deeper feel over the Esca.
If you need your vibes to be extremely rumbly, there are some egg vibrators farther on the rumbly end than both the Lush and Esca. My favorite egg vibrator for rumbly stimulation is the VeDO Kiwi!
The buzziness of the Esca also explains why people use it more for a tease or foreplay. But the Lush edging closer towards the rumbly side means it packs a little more of a punch (in addition to its greater power). This may contribute to why more women said they could orgasm with the Lush.
I personally cannot orgasm from G-spot stimulation alone. But I still enjoy egg vibrators for hands-free G-spot stimulation paired with a hand-held clitoral vibe. The combination can lead to some really intense sensations!
Most people will prefer the Lush’s even mix over the Esca’s buzzier feeling.
Winner: Best Vibrations – Lovense Lush 3
The Lush 3 wins for Vibration Power. The Lush’s power starts just as soft as the Esca, but gets nearly twice as strong. Its broader range makes it a better fit whether you prefer soft or intense levels.
Whether you prefer more rumbly or buzzy vibes for G-spot stimulation is a personal preference. Though, most people prefer rumbly toys to buzzy ones for G-spot stimulation. So once again, The Lush 3 is my chosen winner for Vibration Feel!
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 App: Close Range Features
The OhMiBod and Lovense apps are two of the most feature-rich options available! They outperform the apps for other egg vibrators I’ve tested. And both apps are intuitive and easy to use.
Since they have a lot of overlapping features, ultimately, it comes down to personal preference between which app’s design you like.
However, Lovense’s app provides more intricate and complete control over your vibes without sacrificing ease of use. So I prefer the Lovense Remote app myself.
Let’s get into what each app can do.
Lush and Esca Overlapping Features
Both the OhMiBod app and Lovense Remote app allow you to create your own vibration patterns. But they are set up differently.
The Lush 3’s Remote Screen lets you draw out the exact waveform of your vibration pattern by moving a dot around the screen.
You can create any pattern you want – wavy patterns, a gradual build-up, or tap out a pulsing pattern. Tapping the “Loop” button makes your pattern repeat.
The “Float” function sets the vibration power at a constant level. Simply raise or lower the dot to increase and decrease the Lush’s vibration strength. You don’t need to keep your finger there – just set it and forget it.
The OhMiBod app’s pattern creation is more basic than Lovense’s. To achieve similar capabilities with the Esca 2, you have to use two different control screens – Touch and Tap.
The Touch Screen sets a wavy vibration pattern going. By moving the dot around, you can adjust the wave. Moving it left and right changes the wave’s power. Dragging it up and down makes the waves slower or faster.
But you can’t draw out a detailed custom pattern like you can with Lovense’s app.
You have to use the Tap Screen for pulsing patterns or constant vibrations (as opposed to the wave pattern available in Touch Control).
Here, you tap or hold the button to create a quick pulse or a steady buzz. The pattern you tap will repeat automatically when you stop tapping. And you can change the intensity of the pattern by moving the slider around the Tap button.
Combining these two screens gets OhMiBod close to the level of pattern creation Lovense provides. You can create pulsing patterns and adjust a pre-designed wave pattern.
But Lovense delivers a better way to easily create any type of vibration you want – all from one simple screen.
The Esca and Lush each have a Music Control feature in common. This control style lets you buzz along to songs on your phone or through Spotify. Music Control works well in both apps and provides a way to set an ever-changing vibration pattern without keeping your fingers near the screen.
Both have a Sound Control feature too (called “Club Vibe” in the OhMiBod app). This one picks up on the sounds in your environment and buzzes along to those. This one is great for loud environments like clubbing.
And if you’re nervous about noise, your toy will only vibrate louder when the sounds around you are louder. Again – I’ve had good experiences with this feature in both apps.
Both OhMiBod and Lovense provide an option to select from preset patterns – so you don’t need to design them yourself if you don’t want to. Esca has more options (6) and allows you to alter the intensity of each. Lush has fewer options (4), and you can change the pattern’s speed, but not its intensity.
However, the Lovense Lush makes up for having fewer preset patterns by allowing you to create your own patterns more easily. And you can download hundreds of patterns other users have created and shared in the Discover Mode.
Lovense vs OhMiBod Differing Features
Let’s start with that Discover Mode!
This Lovense Lush feature lets you find and download hundreds of patterns other people have made. All for free! You can even filter based on which Lovense toy you have.
This gives you more pattern options than any preset-pattern list ever could. And I’ve found some of my favorite patterns here and saved them to my favorites, so I always have access.
These can be long patterns too – some are up to 30 minutes. So you won’t need to actively control your Lush if you prefer a more hands-off approach.
Lovense also has a “Speed” feature under Discover Mode. The faster your phone is moving, the stronger the vibrations. I haven’t used this one much, but I can see how it would be fun as a passenger in a car. You can also move your phone back and forth to make the Lush buzz faster.
The Lush also has an alarm feature. This one lets you set an alarm so your toy will start vibrating at a specific time. This could be fun if you enjoy a sexy wake-up call. But, I haven’t used this feature very much myself.
Now for the Esca. This is not so much a “feature” as it is a user experience that I appreciate.
The OhMiBod Esca’s app lets you swipe through the different control methods while the vibes continue. You don’t need to go back to the main screen and interrupt the vibes. So you can make a seamless switch between Tap control to a preset pattern.
With the Lovense app, the vibrations pause briefly while switching between the Remote Screen to a pre-designed pattern. It’s not a big deal, and I still prefer Lovense’s app – but it’d be nice if they implemented seamless switching between control methods.
The Esca also has a feature called “Pulse.” This one lets you sync with your or your partner’s heartbeat on an Apple Watch! I don’t have an Apple Watch, so I haven’t been able to try this one out. But I like the idea of enjoying stronger vibes as my partner gets worked up.
Winner: Close Range App Features – Preference
This decision is going to be up to personal preference. If you don’t need as in-depth control of your vibes and like the Esca’s setup, the OhMiBod app can be a good option. If you want more complete and total control of the vibes, the Lovense Lush is a better pick! I prefer the Lovense app personally.
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 App: Long-Distance Features
Choose the Lovense Lush 3 if long-distance play is your primary goal.
The Lovense App has a better setup for long-distance play. It gives both you and your partner more control than the OhMiBod App.
While the Esca’s app isn’t as highly developed for long distance play, it will still give you a good experience if you get curious. But Lovense’s is more feature-rich
Lush and Esca Overlapping Features
Both the OhMiBod and Lovense apps allow you to video chat, send photos, and share toy control with your partner.
Your partner will control the Lovense Lush with the same remote screen you have in close-range mode. They’ll have access to the Loop and Float functions to easily create any pattern they want while you play together. They can also send you pre-designed patterns if they’d like. And for the Esca, your partner can control you via the Rhythms, Tap Screen, or Touch Screen.
These are both awesome for connecting with a partner mentally and physically when you can’t have the real thing! They also both allow you to save multiple partners if you’d like to explore some casual fun too.
One bummer that applies to both the Lush and Esca is that your partner automatically has control when you’re in video mode. Unfortunately, you can’t take back control without ending the call. That’s a bummer if you like to be in the driver’s seat every once in a while.
Both apps let you give control of your toy while video chatting or without video. So you can set your experience up in a way that makes you the most comfortable.
Lush and Esca Differing Features
First, something I prefer in the OhMiBod app:
You can increase or decrease the power level of the vibes your partner is sending. You can also pause the vibes at any time. So even though you can’t tap out your own patterns, you can alter what your partner is doing a bit.
I like having at least that extra bit of control and am bummed that Lovense doesn’t have this feature.
The Lush does allow you to text with your partner during your call though! The Esca does not.
Instead, OhMiBod provides an “Oh-dometer” button. You can press it to let your partner know you just had an orgasm. You can add a bit of custom text, or select a pre-filled phrase. But no full conversations.
So if you’re letting someone control your toy, but don’t want to video chat with them – communication in the OhMiBod app is much more limited than in the Lovense app.
The Esca also only allows you to message a partner if your partner is online. So, unfortunately, you can’t send sneaky, teasing messages to coax them online like you can with the Lush.
A few other options unique to the Lovense app:
You can save a pattern your partner created while controlling your toy. This is great because you can play back a fun experience later!
The Lovense app also allows you to send an anonymous link to someone. They’ll be able to control your toy for a set time that you choose. Once the time is up, they’ll lose access to your toy, unless you send them a new link.
This is great if you want to send a person one-time control of your toy. You don’t need to give them your Lovense username, so they can’t request control again. This feature is also very popular with cam models. If you’re considering one of these eggs for camming, Lovense also has a better system for tip-controlled vibrators.
One of my favorite things that the Lush does well is allow you to customize your partners’ permissions.
You can go into each partner’s settings and adjust them. For instance, you can allow or disallow certain partners to automatically take control of your toy without sending a request first.
This is excellent if you want your partner to take you by surprise!
Unfortunately, the Esca app does not allow this. So you have to go through the red tape of sending an invite or approving a request each time you want to connect.
Winner: Long Distance App Features – Lovense Lush
The Lush and Esca provide many similar features. But I think the Lush’s extra capabilities push it into that winning position!
The Esca will still give a good experience, but it’s better if you don’t mind not having anonymous toy control. You’ll also have to skip out on letting your partner take you by surprise. And you won’t have the ability to send messages in-between calls.
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 Connectivity
While Lovense has the best connectivity of any app-controlled brand I’ve tried, both the Lush and Esca have excellent connectivity.
You’ll have some occasional disconnections and blips with any app-controlled toys, but they’re minimal with the Lush and Esca. Each has a much more reliable connection than the comparably priced We-Vibe Jive.
A couple years ago, OhMiBod’s connectivity had been a bit worse for me (mostly in long-distance play), but it has dramatically improved with updates. At this point, it’s fairly close to the Lovense Lush’s connectivity which has always been highly reliable for me.
Both egg vibrators connect to the app quickly. And they’re able to keep that connection reliably.
Both apps maintain the connection when you use other apps or lock your phone, so you don’t need to stay glued to your phone.
They also work well in long-distance play (provided you’re both on good wifi). My invites or my partner’s requests go through quickly and smoothly! We’re up and running within a few seconds of opening the apps.
This is essential because it can be frustrating to send an invite, and not know whether it has gone through. Losing your connection mid-call is another huge mood-killer. But luckily, both these egg vibes have it figured out.
I also took the Lush and Esca outside and tested how far I could separate the app and the vibrator before they disconnected.
The Lovense Lush beats the OhMiBod Esca for distance if connectivity range is important to you. On average, the Lush maintained a connection up to a separation of 130 feet. The Esca lasted 86 feet on average before dropping connection.
A quick note on testing: The distances we got are greater than those listed on the toys’ specifications. So your mileage may vary a bit. We test all our toys and apps in an open alley outside our house with no obstructions so we can compare the toys’ results to each other.
Exact distances may differ in other places with lots of obstructions. And they’ll probably be less than our results. But I can confidently say, wherever you are – the Lush will stay connected from farther away than the Esca will stay connected.
Winner: Connectivity – Lovense Lush 3
Both egg vibrators have excellent connectivity.
Lovense’s connectivity has always been consistently reliable. But while OhMiBod’s connectivity struggled a couple years ago, it’s become reliable as the brand has improved. But Lovense has the better track record.
And the Lush 3 stays connected at a greater Bluetooth distance than the OhMiBod Esca 2 (though of course, you could use Long Distance Mode to connect at any distance).
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 Noise Level
I was stoked to use these toys, but I also knew that all bets were off if I felt like people could hear me using it.
Noise was a huge concern for me! So if those thoughts sound familiar to you, here are a few notes you’ll want to keep in mind:
First, I’ll give you the main takeaway – either egg vibrator will go unheard in most places with a small amount of ambient noise – cafes, coffee shops, outdoors.
And there’s no way anyone could hear them in louder places like bars, breweries, or clubs. You wouldn’t want to use either in areas without other ambient sounds (like the same room of a quiet house).
Now more details!
Upon receiving your new toy, your instinct might be to pick it up and set its power on full blast. From experience, I will tell you that it’s not a very encouraging choice to make.
Both the Lush and Esca sound just as loud as any other vibrator when outside the body. Not exactly what you want in your panties while sitting feet away from strangers at the bar.
But there’s good news! Of all the things the human body excels at – I’ve found one of them is muffling sound. It is seriously a night and day difference having the Lush or Esca outside of you compared to inside.
When worn, most egg vibrators are pretty similar in noise level. Most egg vibrators I’ve tried can be used in restaurants and bars just fine. However, when you start getting into very quiet environments, you’ll notice a difference.
For these two egg vibrators, the OhMiBod Esca 2 was a small amount quieter than the Lush on its lowest settings. However, both toys’ high power levels are similar in volume. And where you can actually use these toys discreetly ends up being practically the same.
I test my vibrators’ noise two different ways. I measure their decibel level, and I wear them out to see where they can and can’t be heard:
I wear each toy in a completely quiet room for the decibel test. Here, I find the decibel level with the toy on low power, and then again on high power.
The Esca’s lowest was 38 dB and highest was 45dB.
The Lush’s lowest was 40 dB and highest was 47dB.
But those numbers are fairly close. So if you’re not fluent in decibel-talk, here’s my more practical test.
I tested both toys out at different locations with my partner. He sat nearby while I ran through all the toys’ power levels. He let me know if and when he could start to hear the toy.
At a brewery (our loud place) and coffee shop (our medium-noise location), he could not hear either toy at all! I could use both toys’ full power range without anyone hearing.
So we took it home and ran a test sitting 10 feet away in our silent hallway. Here, he could hear the Lush on all levels, even the lowest. The Esca was a little quieter.
With the Esca, he could not hear it or was unsure he was hearing it up to about 50-75% of the toy’s power. Above that, he could definitely hear it.
Winner: Noise – OhMiBod Esca 2
If you want to play in especially quiet places, the Esca is a touch quieter on its low power levels. But from a practical standpoint, I’d make sure you have some background noise with either toy. I wouldn’t use either sitting next to someone in a quiet room of a house. But both the Lovense Lush and OhMiBod Esca can go unheard in places with some background noise like coffee shops, restaurants, bars, outdoors, etc.
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 Comfort
I tested both toys out sitting, standing, walking, and squatting. I find the Lovense Lush more comfortable than the OhMiBod Esca.
I give the Lush an 8 out of 10 on comfort and the Esca a 5 out of 10.
One of the reasons I give the Lush an 8 for comfort rather than a 10 is due to my preferences. It’s one of the wider egg vibrators, so it feels more filling than some others. I tend to like slimmer toys, but if you prefer a bit of a stretch, you’ll probably find the Lush even more comfortable.
For example, some customers mentioned that they find the Lush comfortable enough to sleep with it. (So someone’s using the app’s alarm feature!)
One of the main reasons I find the Lush more comfortable than the Esca is that the Lush 3’s antenna is form-fitting. It’s slim, contours to your body, and doesn’t move around uncomfortably in your pants.
Even if I’m moving around a lot!
A more comfortable antenna is one of the main improvements the Lush 3 made over the older Lush 2. If you’re interested, you can read about all their differences in my Lush 2 vs Lush 3 comparison.
The Lush also sits higher up in the vagina than the Esca. This means it won’t press uncomfortably near the vaginal opening. And it won’t send distracting vibes there either. Instead, all the vibes go straight to the G-spot!
The Esca received my lowest rating for comfort for a few reasons. One of my biggest frustrations was the thick, but limp antenna. The antenna bumps against my clit uncomfortably. Especially when walking or moving.
The antenna also tends to pull on the egg vibrator. This downward pull tugged it slightly off my G-spot and put more pressure near the vaginal opening, which I found uncomfortable.
Winner: Comfort – Lovense Lush
The Lush beats out the Esca for comfort by several points. The Lush has a great design that places the egg comfortably on your G-spot, and the antenna stays conveniently contoured to your body. Even as someone who does not like too much girth, I prefer the Lush over the Esca for the secure, cozy placement. The Esca’s antenna causes more discomfort than necessary.
If you want to remain comfortable for long evenings out, the Lovense Lush is better.
Lush 3 vs Esca 2 Battery Life
I test all my egg vibrators’ battery life by cranking them to their max power and letting them run! Then, I check on them every ten minutes to see which ones are still going.
I’d expect a more powerful vibrator to deplete its battery faster. But even though the Lush is stronger than the Esca, the Lush outlasted the Esca by about 40 minutes. The Lush ran over 2 hours, while the Esca died at about an hour and a half.
So if you want to extend your evening out, the Lush will be a better option for you. The Esca might be better suited for shorter outings or at-home fun.
Winner: Battery Life – Lovense Lush 3
The Lush is the winner of battery life, allowing over 2 hours of play on high power!
Lovense Lush 3 vs OhMiBod Esca 2 Comparison Results – Which is Better?
Overall, the Lovense Lush 3 is my recommended pick over the OhMiBod Esca 2.
These toys are about the same price. But the Lush outperforms the Esca in most important features. The Lush will give you a better power range, more comfort, a longer battery life, and Lovense’s toys have provided our best app-controlled experiences and connectivity.
Compare to Other Egg Vibrators
Vibration Power (20%)
Vibration Range (9%)
App: Close Range Features (6%)
App: Long-Distance Features (6%)
Remote Control Features (4%)
The Lovense Lush 3 is the best overall – it has the strongest vibes, the best app, and most reliable connectivity.
- Lovense runs regular sales and is typically the least expensive
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The VeDo Kiwi is best for people who want high power with a very rumbly feel. This is a strong, comfortable, quiet egg at a budget-friendly price.
We couldn’t get the app to work, so essentially this is an expensive remote toy. Recommend VeDo Kiwi instead
Mid-powered vibes with a deep, rumbly feel. Lovense’s app is better, but the Jive’s vibes feel lovely and the noise is exceptionally low.
Similar price to the Lush 3, but the Lush outperforms it. At that price, I’d recommend the Lovense Lush instead for most people
Best for people who want an app-controlled egg on a budget. App provides more basic control than expensive models but works reliably.
For people who prefer mid-powered vibes, value comfort & battery life, and want a physical remote that gives feedback (remote vibrates) to their partner
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Great connectivity range and comfort. But vibes are lacking and remote control clicks are loud. In that price range, I recommend VeDo Kiwi or Svakom Ella instead
Basically the same as the Mantric, but less comfortable. In that price range, I recommend VeDo Kiwi or Svakom Ella instead
Can you use the Lush or Esca for anal?
A lot of people wonder if they can use the Lush or Esca anally. The answer is no.
Unfortunately, neither of these toys is safe for anal since they don’t have a flared base. But Lovense does make a really powerful app-controlled vibrating butt plug - the Lovense Hush. This is an excellent anal alternative! Find out more at our Lovense Hush review.
Where to Buy
Buying directly through Lovense’s site is usually the cheapest way to buy the Lush 3.
But if you’re nervous you might not like the Lush, buying from Lovehoney may be a better choice. Lovehoney is the only sex toy shop I’m aware of that lets you return a toy if you don’t enjoy it! It can be a bit more expensive at Lovehoney, but you can use the discount code PleasureBetter15 for 15% off your order.
So Lovehoney is an excellent option for peace of mind. Especially if you’ve never tried an egg vibrator!
Unfortunately, Lovehoney does not carry the Esca, but you can find the Esca at Peepshow Toys and at SheVibe.