Lovehoney Play Box Sex Toy Subscription Box Review
How exciting! Lovehoney have launched their very own sex toy subscription service. I was very happy to be asked to sample the first ever Lovehoney Play Box Sex Toy Subscription Box – February 2019. The Lovehoney Play Box is priced at £50 per quarter, and each box of sexy goodies contains at least £100-worth of sex toys and adult accessories. Including at least one item not for sale on the Lovehoney website. Let’s take a look at the very first Lovehoney Play Box.
Packaging & First Impressions
Lovehoney’s discreet outer packaging really works. I had absolutely no idea what this parcel was when I received it. Plain brown cardboard box, bit smaller than a shoebox, with my address on the top. It was only when I opened it up, and saw the inner bunny print, I realised it must be my Lovehoney Play Box.
The plain outer/sex toy printed inner contrast really tickles me… I love that all the items fit into a box which looks so unremarkable from the outside yet exciting and sexy on the inside. Plus, the address label peeled off cleanly so I could keep the box to store the items in –no need to find another storage container.
BONUS: What I didn’t realise, until I read the Play Box page at Lovehoney, is that there’s a neat trick when it comes to the box. You can undo it, turn it the other way and re-fold… creating a lovely gift box containing all the treats, decorated with the bunny print. Brilliant!
My Lovehoney Play Box toys were packaged teasingly beneath some white tissue sealed with a gold, Lovehoney logo sticker. Once inside, I could begin to see exactly what was included in my February 2019 Lovehoney Play Box…
What’s In The February 2019 Lovehoney Play Box?
Even though I’m sent sex toys and sexy accessories on a regular basis –not all for me! Mostly for my Pleasure Panel reviewing team– it’s still enormously fun delving into a mystery box of treats. I think that’s the main appeal of any subscription box service, really. You pick a niche you’re passionate about, and look forward to being surprised with relevant goodies every time.
I’ve written about sex toy subscription boxes in the past, and why I believe they’re especially difficult to run from a successful business perspective. I hope the Lovehoney Play Box lasts – the massive existing fan base for Lovehoney, plus the inclusion of an item not available separately on site, are sure to help.
Lovehoney Oh! Sexploration Vouchers: 52 Weeks of Adventures
Big fun can come wrapped in small packages, which is exactly what we have here.
The Lovehoney Oh! Sexploration Vouchers: 52 Weeks of Adventures was the very first item I pulled out of my Lovehoney Play Box. The box contains 52 peel-and-reveal cards, 26 each of Romantic and Raunchy, for couples to pick from every week of the year. You could alternate or just pick a card at random every week. If you find it difficult to come up with sexy scenarios, or want to inject a little spontaneity back into your intimate times, this is an easy and effective way to do it.
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This leather-look black storage bag came zipped up in the box, and unzipping it revealed the two sex toys mentioned below. But first, this storage case.
Clearly it’s big enough to hold at least a couple of sex toys, and (importantly) long enough to hold a couple of classic vibrators or small rabbit vibrators, or multiple bullet vibes, cock rings, condoms, lube sachets –whatever you’d like to store in there, really.
The Lovehoney heart is embossed on one side, and it also features on the zip. The bag is material-lined with integral divider, so you can organise & find the contents easily.
I love this storage case; I know it’s going to come in handy sexing up future travel plans. Can’t find this particular storage case on the Lovehoney site, but you can click to find all their sex toy storage options:
Rechargeable G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator
At the time of writing, this Rechargeable G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator isn’t for sale separately on the Lovehoney site, which made me all the more intrigued about it. It’s rechargeable, so comes with a USB charging lead which clearly plugs into the port on the bottom of the rabbit. An LED flashes behind the operation buttons on the rabbit’s handle while it’s charging.
This rechargeable G-spot rabbit vibrator is 8.25 inches in total length, with a maximum insertable length of 4.25 inches. The maximum circumference of the tip is 4.5 inches, while the shaft has a circumference of 3.8 inches.
There’s three buttons on the handle of the rabbit vibe: +, a circle, and -. To switch on, press and hold the + button. To switch off, press and hold/repeatedly press the – button. While the rabbit is on, you can press the + button to up the vibration speed and – to lower it again.
The circle button offers some vibrating settings such as just the shaft vibrating, or just the ears, or alternating between them both, at a medium or fast speed, plus various other exciting settings. In total the rechargeable G-spot rabbit vibrator offers 12 speed increments and 8 vibrating patterns.
It’s a very powerful vibrator, powerful enough to bring this vibe veteran to orgasm without any difficulty. The vibrations are deep, too – not the rumbliest I’ve ever felt but definitely not those tinny, high frequency vibrations you may have experienced with lower quality vibrators. Unfortunately, it’s rather noisy. If this isn’t an issue for you: win!
A solid sex toy which is body-safe, waterproof, easy to use and orgasmically effective. There’s also a travel lock which is easy to turn on and off – it explains all in the booklet provided.
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Vibrating Rabbit Cock Ring
This Vibrating Rabbit Cock Ring is very similar to the Lovehoney Bionic Bullet 5 Function Vibrating Rabbit Cock Ring, except it’s purple, not black… and has 7 functions, not 5. Also, the removable bullet vibrator is metallic ABS rather than what looks like black velvet-cote on the website. Shape and function’s all the same, though; a double ring cock ring with removable bullet to be used either to power cock ring based stimulation, or on its own for solo or shared pleasure.
I must say that I prefer to just use the bullet vibrator on its own. I’m generally not a fan of PiV-sex-style cock rings, as they often don’t help to bring me to orgasm during sex with my partner.
The bullet vibrator is powered by 1x AAA battery, which I much prefer to fiddly watch batteries, and the toy comes with the battery included. Just unscrew the battery cap and remove the safety paper disc before resealing and enjoying play. To turn the bullet on, explore the vibrating options and turn off again, simply use the push button on the base.
There’s 7 vibrating settings; a range of speeds and patterns, The vibrations are powerful enough on the top constant speed (my favourite) to bring me to orgasm when I’m using the bullet vibe on its own. The vibrations aren’t thuddy or rumbly, they’re good quality bullet vibe style, but they’re quiet and powerful enough to get me off. The bullet (and cock ring surround) is also fully waterproof meaning that it’s not just easy to keep completely clean, I can enjoy it in the bath or shower.
I’ll be adding this to my bullet vibrator collection; I love them so I’ve amassed quite a few! They’re also brilliant to pop into my cosmetics bag when I’m travelling… they ‘come’ in very handy.
Along with the 2-in1 sex toy, the vibrating rabbit cock ring, I found a handy little leaflet full of information about penis sex toys. This folded up leaflet gives tips and precautions about using cock rings and vacuum pumps so it’s worth a read if you’re new to these types of devices.
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Lovehoney Black Satin Blindfold
I’ve been disappointed with flat/elasticated strap style blindfolds in the past, particularly cellophane wrapped styles which come marked as a ‘freebie’ with certain bondage sets. It would be easy to write this off as from the same ilk, as it’s also simply packaged in clear plastic. Once I removed it from the outer wrapper it was obvious this is no rubbish ‘freebie’.
The Lovehoney Oh! Satin Blindfold in Black has, unsurprisingly, a satin front. It’s shaped like the traditional sleep or eyemask, and the back (which lays against closed eyes) is padded and covered with luxurious velvet feel material. 2 elasticated straps mean it’s easy to fit most head sizes snugly.
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Lovehoney Play Box Booklet
Tucked amongst all the exciting Lovehoney Play Box contents I found this colourful guide. Including a printed booklet specifically for the month’s Play Box lends a real feeling of quality, value for money and thoughtfulness to the box. The booklet has quite obviously been collated with care. It details the contents of the Play Box, with specifications, suggestions and tips for use, product care as well as professional product and lifestyle photographs.
My photos show a small sampling of what’s inside the included Play Box booklet. I believe this will be an invaluable quick-start guide to those unfamiliar with sex toys or who just want an informative reference for their new products.
The Lovehoney Play Box is a sensational treat for couples to look forward to together, on a quarterly basis. I feel this is finally a sex toy subscription service which can last. It’s an add-on to Lovehoney’s enormously popular adult retail store and offers great value for money. At £50 for over £100-worth of sexy goods, there’s not a lot to dislike about the Lovehoney Play Box. In fact, I can’t think of anything negative.
Ok, so you might receive an item here and there that you wouldn’t pick yourself… but isn’t that part of the fun? The thrilling anticipation about what you could receive, trying out new sex toys and accessories, almost as if you have your very own sexy secret shopper.
As I’ve mentioned, plenty of other sex toy subscription box services haven’t stayed the distance. I believe this is due to a combination of the box being the sole item for sale, a push for profit meaning sourcing low cost (& often low quality) items and selling for the highest possible price, as well as a lack of an existing strong brand in the adult product industry to rely on for marketing and custom.
In contrast, the Lovehoney Play Box has been created by a renowned, reliable adult product retailer and manufacturer, with the ability to provide great quality sex toys and accessories for each Play Box while maintaining the low price of £50 per quarter.
Order Your Lovehoney Play Box Sex Toy Subscription Box Today
Wondering if it’s worth it? In my opinion, most definitely. Even this sex toy veteran was delighted by this month’s Lovehoney Play Box; it has a definite gift-like appeal. Don’t forget, you can cancel your subscription at any time in the future, so there’s no ongoing contract and no risk. Just the thrill of receiving a juicy box of bedtime treats in the post every three months! At £50 a quarter, that averages out at a very doable £16 per month.
When you subscribe to the Lovehoney Play Box, you’re charged for your first box immediately. After that, you’re charged every three months (ie. quarterly) on the 1st of these months: February, May, August and November. Lovehoney send out the Play Boxes in the first week of February, May, August and November.
Your Lovehoney Play Box subscription renews every 3 months, but of course you’re free to cancel your subscription at any time. You can find more details about your Lovehoney Play Box Subscription here on the Lovehoney website.
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Thanks so much to Lovehoney for sending the February 2019 Lovehoney Play Box Sex Toy Subscription Box to me free of charge in exchange for this fair and honest review.
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