Toy Review: Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg

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The Lovehoney BASIC Love Egg has a simple but effective design.

I had high hopes for this love egg. I had wished that I would be able to sing the praises of a Love Egg that is both enjoyable and affordable. Unfortunately the Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg did not meet my expectations and leaves me sighing, thinking that perhaps I set my hopes too high.

The Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg does have some good things going for it. The design of the Love Egg is simple but effective. It have a nice controller, with a simple side-scroll system, and a nice egg, which is a good shape for general play, as well as being able to hit sweet spots (such as the clitoris).The wire is long enough to enable couples play and the toy is made of plastic, so it’s rather easy to clean.

Unfortunately the vibrations of this toy just don’t deliver, and that is a shame because I really wanted to like this toy. When I first turned the toy on things seemed to be hopeful. The vibrations of this toy have a slow rumble about them on the lowest setting, and the potential of those vibrations just getting stronger put a smile on my face.

Alas, on the lowest setting I could probably get more pleasure from the vibrations on my phone. I actually had to tell my partner to stop using the first few settings because, far from the ‘teasing’ effect that the toy intends, those settings are painfully frustrating with how weak they are.

So you’d think that as the settings went up and the strength increased I’d be happy right? Wrong. Sadly on the higher settings the vibrations of this toy become very, very buzzy and surface level.

Now I’m sure that there are some people who will like this toy and, if the reviews on Lovehoney are anything to go by, it does have redeeming qualities.

If you’re looking for a toy that can provide gentle vibrations, but that also has the versatility to change things up, then this toy might excite you. If you don’t mind buzzy vibrators then you also might get along with this toy—as its higher setting does get quite powerful. And if both of these criteria appeal to you and you’re looking for something to use with your partner then you might have just hit a winner. But I can’t, in good faith, recommend this toy personally.

I asked my partner what he thought about the toy and he had the following to add:

For £10 more you could probably buy a different toy and get more bang for your buck.

And I’m inclined to agree with him.

The Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg is the only toy to have ever numbed out my clit so much with its buzziness that I couldn’t continue to enjoy my toy session, and that isn’t an accomplishment that you want from your sex toy.

Do Recommend to:

People who don’t mind buzzy vibrators.

People who want a couples toy with a simple control system.

People who are sensitive to gentle vibrations.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who dislike buzzy vibrations.

People who are used to strong toys.

People who have sensitive genitals.

Toy Review: Rocks Off RO-120MM Vibrating Bullet

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The RO-120mm is an unintimidating introduction to clitoral vibrators.

Y’know, among my circle of friends I’ve often been known to say “Nothing beats a good bullet vibe”, and this toy never fails to remind me exactly why I say that. It’s rather quiet, it’s discreet, and it’s a great starter toy for anyone wanting to give vibrators a try.

The RO-120mm is part of a series of bullets by Rocks Off and, personally, I think it’s the best one they’ve done. The toy is 5 inches long, with an insertable length of 3.5 inches. This means that it strikes a happy medium ground in comparison to its bullet-brethren. The 80mm the vibrator is far too tiny to hold comfortably (especially when you throw lubricant into the mix), and the 160mm is slightly too large. So call me Goldilocks because think the size of this bullet is juuust right; At 5 inches the 120mm can sit comfortably in the hand for clitoral stimulation and doesn’t get in the way if you want to put anything else in the mix.

While the vibrations of this toy won’t satisfy any power queen, they are great for beginners. The toy has a buzz to it but it takes the time to spread out the vibrations so that they have a clear impact. The vibrations are pronounced and so well timed that it almost feels as if they ripple from one to another, which is rare to find in a bullet vibrator. The RO-120mm has 10 different function, which is a nice variety, but most of the time I just find myself using the strongest rapid vibration setting and not bothering with the patterned ones.

As with all vibrators, this one won’t appeal to everyone. While it can be inserted, it works better as a clitoral vibrator, so it’s not really worth purchasing for penetration unless you have a specific reason for wanting a small insertable. If you like very strong, deep, or rumbly vibrations then you’ll probably want to look elsewhere too. On top of this it’s not without its negative points.

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve gone to switch out this toy for another one only to curse at its controls as it continues to buzz defiantly away at me. The control is a single button on the top of the toy that turns it off when you hold it down…if it wants to that is. More often or not you’ll find yourself slipping through the different settings in some kind of frustrating sex toy limbo, which can be a definite mood killer.

The other big issue is the logo on this toy. I can understand that Rocks Off want people to know who they are, but the best way to advertise yourself probably isn’t through small indentations in the bullet which are awkward to thoroughly clean. This is made doubly irksome because, without the logo, the toy would be a breeze to clean. But every rose has its thorns, I suppose.

Overall I would recommend this bullet vibe for anyone who has a curiosity for vibrators but doesn’t want to splash out. The 80mm might seem cheaper, but its vibrations cannot compare to this toy and its size makes it far too small to have an impact, so the 120mm is definitely worth the extra £10.

Recommend to:

People who are new to sex toys and want to be eased into the experience.

People who like clitoral vibrators.

People who want a compact vibrator.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who like rumbly toys.

People who consider themselves to be ‘power queens’.

People who want a substantial insertable vibrator.

Toy Review: Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator

A strong toy with great potential for the right partner.

So here it is. The big one; Lovehoney’s alternative to the Hitachi, and I have to say that I had a rocky start with this toy.

While it may have been love at first sight when I looked at Lovehoney’s Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator on their website, my first few experiences with it were hardly the bed-rocking bliss that I had expected. Regardless I have since got to know this toy better and can now say that I believe it is well worth the money.

But enough about me for now, let’s talk about the toy.

The Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator is a UK-friendly take on the Hitachi wand.  The most significant changes are that the Lovehoney version is actually legal to use in the UK and has a UK plug. This means that you’re able to plug it in and go without worrying about getting an adapter and whether or not that greedy adapter is stealing some of your charge (for more information see Lovehoney’s own video, Magic Wands Compared).

The toy itself is 13 inches in length and has an overall circumference of 7.5 inches, so expect it to have some heft about it. The head of the toy is 2 inches long and has the same circumference as the toy.  It comes with a 1.8 meter long cable. The cable hasn’t been a problem for me (as I have a plug socket right next to my bedside) but users who aren’t so fortunate might want to be mindful of this, as you will want a bit of wiggle room when it comes to this toy’s cable.

All three Lovehoney wands together.

All three Lovehoney wands together.

Unlike the both the Hitachi and Lovehoney’s other wands, the Lovehoney Deluxe wand has a scroll wheel to control the strength of its vibrations, which you scroll down to increase the vibrations. At first I thought this was rather counterintuitive but as soon as you start using this vibrator it becomes apparent that the dial is just right, as you’ll often be holding the vibrator ‘upside down’. Personally I think this shows a lot of forethought from Lovehoney which I really appreciate. It shows that they care about the efficiency of their products. This can’t always be said when it comes to the sex toy industry, so bravo to you Lovehoney.

That being said the handle of the Deluxe is quite girthy and is best described as unwieldy. The material used for the handle is also rather unappealing, especially when compared to the silky texture provided by Lovehoney’s Mini wand. However, these are small gripes and are perhaps just par for the course when it comes to such a large toy. While the Deluxe is quite large, its cumbersome frame does come with some benefits. With such a big head this toy has multiple applications and can be used on most body parts.

So how does this toy perform?  Well, those who dislike buzzy vibrations are in for some good news when it comes to the deluxe. I’ve never owned a Hitachi, so I can’t compare the two, but the Deluxe has impressive strength and knows just how to use it. The vibrations that this toy produces are rumbling, deep, and tremble-inducing if used in the right way. Also, unlike the Macro and the Mini, the vibrations in the Deluxe do not travel through the handle much, which is a definite plus and leaves the user free to enjoy the vibrations that the head produces.

When I first received this toy I have to admit that I wasn’t instantly won over by its vibrations. As most of my previous vibrators had been of the buzzy-variety I found myself strangely indifferent to the rumbling treat that the Deluxe was trying to offer me. Even on the highest setting I found that my clitoris couldn’t be won over, and I wondered in some dismay if I would ever be able to enjoy the wand that I had looked at so longingly over on Lovehoney’s website. But, with some perseverance, I not only earned my orgasm from this toy, but gained immense satisfaction from it, so here are some of my personal notes.

When it comes to couples play, if you want to use this toy with your partner on top of you (one of my favourite positions for foreplay) then you’re probably out of luck. This toy is rather large and so it really doesn’t fulfill this role well.  This particular problem, though, is easily remedied with a little bit of position switching. Using the wand while on top of your partner can be very enjoyable.  For me this lead to the strong and persevering orgasm that I had hoped to get from this toy—which was a great relief as well as a huge source of satisfaction.

During sex this toy can still perform. My partner and I found that the best position to use for this toy was doggy style, with me applying it to my clitoris. On the stronger vibration levels your partner will be able to feel the vibrations rumbling through you and get the dual-satisfaction of feeling the vibrations themselves and knowing that the vibrations are so strong that they are travelling deep into your body.

When it comes to masturbation this toy has its own set of perks and complications. For those, like me, who like to put a vibe between their thighs, hold it close and squeeze for enjoyment then this toy may not be the best choice for you. Due to the size of the head and its flexible neck this toy tends to shy away from such methods and leaves you feeling thoroughly frustrated. The solution to this is to simply change method altogether. I found that lying on my back and adopting more of a thrusting motion meant that I got to enjoy the full-effect of the toy without having it shy away from me with every motion. Now, if you’re the type of person who prefers the first type of masturbation-method and has no desire to change style then it might be worthwhile to keep these points in mind. For others, though, this could be the perfect toy for solo play, and allow for a bit of steamy sexploration.

So, after all I’ve said, would I recommend this toy?

Yes I would.

This toy does have a few flaws. The handle is chunky, like all wands it’s not the quietest of vibrators, and like all Lovehoney wands it can be difficult to clean due to the ridges on its head and neck. Its chord can be a bit short for some, and it can sometimes be a turn-off to navigate when you’re in the moment. However, if you want a strong toy (with a variety of power levels) that provides rumbling vibrations and good body coverage then this toy is the gift that doesn’t stop giving.

£49.99 might sound like a rather steep price for a sex toy, but when you factor in its lack of batteries, its durability, and the experiences it can offer you and your partner then £49.99 seems like a small price to pay for a long term sexual investment.

Recommend to:

People who like rumbly, deep vibrations.

People who want a powerful sex toy.

People who want a versatile vibrator.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who want an insertable vibrator.

People who like gentle vibrators.

People who like pin-point precision in their toys.

Toy Review: Lovehoney Mini Magic Wand Vibrator

My precious.

My precious.

To be completely frank I love this toy.

This toy has spoilt me, it’s changed me. It’s set the bar for all other toys of its kind. I love it.

Don’t get me wrong, this toy is still buzzy. If anything it’s buzzier than the Macro wand. But the Mini’s vibrations feel deeper and more pronounced. They’re like a particularly passionate activist standing up for its cause (and I never could resist a good cause).

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Size comparison between the Macro and the Mini.

In all seriousness, though, this is a good toy but (again) it’s not for everyone, especially if you don’t like the aforementioned buzzy vibrators. The toy itself is 7.75 inches with a circumference of 4.5 inches, but the head is just short of 2 inches. Overall this leads to a nice balance between head, grip, and controller. The vibrator sits quite comfortably in my hand, and allows me to easily change between settings, and I think this would be the same for anyone with small-to-average hands.

This might not seem like riveting review material, but when you’ve got 8 settings to play around with hand placement is important. All 8 settings are wonderful and very powerful. My personal favourites are the first vibration setting, which is just its weakest default vibration (plane Jane, I know) and setting 7, which is a succession of rapid vibrations, but setting 8 is also interesting. Setting 8 goes from the very weakest vibrations it can muster to the most powerful and it can really help you get a taste for the toy.

As with a lot of multiple-setting toys, the Mini wand only has an on and off button, so if you accidentally push past your favourite setting then you either have to filter through all the settings again or turn it off and back on again. This is where the Lovehoney’s comfortable handle comes in though, as you can easily and quickly do either of these options. As an additional plus the buttons are pretty firm, so the chance of pushing through the settings accidentally is actually quite minimal.

Like the Micro, the Mini wand is primarily for clitoral stimulation but is great for other areas of the body too. I would recommend applying a healthy dose of lubricant, though, when using this toy on your genitalia. The vibrations are quite powerful and the head is made of a soft, rubbery material with a chain of ridges running along the head, so using it without lubricant can be quite painful, especially for those with unshaven pubic hair.

Sadly, this is where I have to go into more downsides. Because of the ridges on the head and neck this toy can be difficult to clean. A toothbrush helps but sometimes I’m still left  wondering if it’s as clean as it can be. Liquids and lube also cluster under the head of this toy, and it is rather difficult to clean that bit.

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Those hard-to-clean bits can leave much to be desired.

This toy is also rather noisy. I’d say the Macro and the Mini produce about the same amount of noise, but the Mini has a lower pitch. As with the Macro, I think that the sound is manageable if you stay under the sheets with some music playing, but if you have roommates the noise is something to keep in mind.

One thing that might deter some people is that, although the handle has a wonderful texture and grip, it vibrates almost as much as the head does—so you might find yourself with a tingly, numb hand during a long play session. This didn’t deter me but, then again, I don’t need long with this toy before I’m floating in a blissful cloud of orgasmic glee.

The last problem is to do with the batteries. If you watch the demonstration video on the Mini wand’s product page then you’ll see how the batteries have to be put in this little plastic case, which is then inserted into the toy. This can be a bit fiddly and frustrating. It takes a bit of practice and I imagine it can be quite the mood-killer if the battery dies mid-toy session and you have to try and put some new ones in.

Okay. Bad stuff over.

Despite the flaws of this toy I can’t help but really love the Lovehoney Mini Magic Wand Vibrator. It’s small enough that it can be applied to my clitoris while my partner is on top of me, it’s powerful, and it’s a reliable way to orgasm. My first version of this toy broke and I was so sad that I rebound-ordered a bunch of other toys and sent off a form to Lovehoney requesting a replacement.

Lovehoney was very fast with their reply, asking what was wrong with the toy and sending off a replacement as soon as I told them. I didn’t have to send back the old toy, which left me the option of sending it off to Lovehoney’s  Rabbit Amnesty scheme—which allowed me to get some Oh! Points to put towards another toy (expect the review of that to come soon enough).

All-in-all I can definitely recommend this toy if you like buzzy vibrators and are looking for a toy with some power to it. This toy is substantial and, although it has a few downsides, the positives of this toy easily outweigh the negatives.

Recommend to:

People who like buzzy vibrators.

People who want power in their toys.

People who like their toys to be compact.

Do not recommend to:

People who dislike buzzy toys.

People who like easy-to-clean toys.

People who prefer gentler vibrations.

Toy Review: Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Magic Wand Vibrator

Hello my lovely readers,

As this is my first review I thought I’d start with something popular—something that most people delving into the world of sex toys have at least seen in passing. That’s it, the wand vibrator.

A bit of background for those new to sex toys. The popularity of the magic wand vibrator started with the Hitachi Magic Wand, a Japanese product originally made and branded as a massager. As with most things with vague sexual potential, people eventually tried it on their genitals and found out it felt good. Like, really good.

It doesn't look like a device for pleasure, but looks can be deceiving...

It doesn’t look like a device for pleasure, but looks can be deceiving…

Due to its shape and mains powered strength the Hitachi soon became massively popular. People were praising it as the best sex toy on the market, even going so far as to claim that it was the only sex toy one would ever need. A variety of attachments and accessories were released, and the Hitachi became a stable in the porn industry, as well as in happy homes everywhere.

But as of 2013 Hitachi decided that they didn’t really want to be associated with people’s sex lives(heaven forbid they gain their success through sex!) and decided to stop manufacturing the vibrator. However the US distributor of the Magic Wand, Vibratex, did all of us perverts a massive favour by convincing Hitachi to keep on producing it under a new name—the Magic Wand.

Hitachi’s lack of sex positivity does leave a bit of a downer on the situation though, and since Hitachi’s success many other, more sex friendly companies have jumped on the bandwagon and tried their own hand at a magic wand.

Unfortunately I have yet to have the pleasure of owning the legendary Hitachi, but I can give you some insights into some of the alternatives on the market.  Namely, Lovehoney’s own line of Magic Wand Vibrators.

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Size comparison of Lovehoney’s own wand line.

For this review I’ll be looking at their line of smallest wand—the Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Magic Wand Vibrator—before moving onto the Lovehoney Mini Magic Wand Vibrator and Lovehoney’s version of a mains powered wand, the Lovehoney Mains Powered Deluxe Magic Wand Vibrator, in my upcoming reviews.

So, without further ado, let’s get stuck in.

Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Magic Wand Vibrator

My, my, that’s a title and a half for such a small sex toy.

Seriously though, this toy is very small. I don’t know why I was expecting anything else from something titled ‘micro’ but, having brought the Mini Magic Wand first I had expected it to be a slightly more compact Mini. Instead the micro is almost a different toy altogether, save for its ‘wand’ status.

The Lovehoney Micro Magic Wand in all its teeny-tiny glory.

The Lovehoney Micro Magic Wand in all its teeny-tiny glory.

The Micro wand is 4.5 inches in length and has a circumference of 3.5 inches. If you’re not too sure if that’s the right size for you then I’d suggest getting a measuring device and checking it out for yourself. The useable section is about 1 inch in length, which might be a bit jarring if you’re previous experiences with sex toys has been primarily bullet vibes.

That being said, if you have primarily played around with bullet vibes before then this toy might just be for you. The toy has 3 speeds, which up the strength of the vibrations, and the top speed is markedly stronger than your average bullet vibrator. This toy certainly does pack a punch for its size but the vibrations are very, very buzzy. If you’re a fan of deeper, more rumbling vibrators then this toy is not for you.

The mini is mainly used for clitoral stimulation, but I see no reason why it can’t be used on a penis, or to tease other erogenous zones as part of foreplay. As with most wands, this little vibrator has a flexible neck, which gives some nice wiggle room and generally makes you feel like you have a greater amount of control over its usage.

That being said, the actual control (described as a ‘user-friendly slide’ by Lovehoney) is quite fiddly when you’re in the heat of the moment and your hand is slippery from a healthy dose of lubricant. This might not be a problem for everyone, but those with short finger nails and those who enjoy lots of lube might find changing the settings on this device a bit off a turn-off at times.

The only other issue to keep in mind with this toy is that it isn’t the quietest of vibrators. Expect a high-pitched buzzing which is louder than an electric toothbrush. If you put some music on and went under the sheets then I don’t think the sound would be too much of a problem, but if you live with roommates and don’t want them to know about your toy box then this is something to keep in mind.

Personally I bought this toy for foreplay with my partner. One of my favourite things to do is have him on top of me kissing while I take a vibrator to my clitoris, but a lot of powerful vibrators are a bit too cumbersome to comfortably do this. Subsequently I was left looking for something with some oomph that can still be used comfortably with my partner of top of me.

While the Micro wand is definitely small enough to fit the bill I find its vibrations to be very buzzy, and buzzy in the worst way. They’re quite superficial. Shallow to the point where I wondered why I was even bothering with keeping it down there. As both a lube queen and a chronic nail-biter I also found the controls frustrating to no end.

Both of these things combined meant that I couldn’t find any personal pleasure in this tiny vibrator, but that doesn’t mean I’d strike it out for everyone.

As I said before, if your previous experiences with clitoral vibrators have been mostly bullet-related then this toy could be the perfect upgrade for you. If you’re a fan of buzzy vibrations and want something compact and travel-sized then this could also be just the device you’re looking for. Make no mistakes, this toy does give impressive power considering it runs off 2 x AAA batteries, but the way it utilizes this power isn’t for everyone.

The Lovehoney Multispeed Micro Magic Wand Vibrator sells at £14.99, but Lovehoney often has sales, so keep an eye out and you might get yourself a bargain (I got mine for£10).

Recommend to:

People taking the next step up from bullet vibes.

People who are looking for a compact, powerful toy.

People who like buzzy vibrators.

Do not recommend to:

People who are used to strong toys.

People who dislike buzzy toys.

People who want an insertable toy.