When I saw the Thrill Seeker Love Egg for the first time, I was quite impressed with the appearance. Gone are the days of the mis-matched pink egg and in with the days of the sleek, black beauty. The egg itself is simple and plain, but the remote has some small splashes of silver around the buttons and traditional Lovehoney heart, which I thought was a nice touch.
The remote is perfectly palm-sized, fitting nicely in my partner’s hand and is subtle enough that it can be used in public if we so desired. The egg is small too, but it has just enough width that it can still be felt when worn, even when the vibrations are off. I would say it’s perfectly sized for those who are just starting out with insertable sex toys.
Both the remote and the egg feel extremely soft and velvet-like to the touch, which is due to the smooth coated plastic that they have been made from. It appears to be a high-quality material, which is odourless, non-toxic and free from latex/phthalates. It’s completely rigid and firm, as one would expect from a plastic product, but the rounded shape of the egg allows easy insertion and comfortable wear. It has a handy retrieval cord, which appears to be made from silicone and is stretchy, but sturdy and reliable, leaving me to have no worries about it snapping during use.
Before I could get to the fun stuff and try out the vibrations, I had to deal with the batteries. Lovehoney kindly include these within the package, one A23 for the remote and two N batteries for the egg. The back of the remote simply slides off and the egg is carefully unscrewed to reveal the labelled compartments inside. It’s important to ensure that the egg is screwed back together as firmly as possible, particularly if you plan on taking it in water (whether that’s in the bath or shower or just for cleaning purposes). I wasn’t sure at the time of testing whether it was completely water-friendly, but after checking, it is.
The remote control features a two-button panel, one power button and one wave button. The power button obviously begins the vibrations and turns them off, whilst the wave button cycles through the various settings. The name suggests that there are ten settings in total, three of which are constant speeds and the remaining seven are patterns. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of power, as I’d been let down by the Lovehoney Dream Egg I linked earlier, but I had hoped that this would be a huge improvement.
I applied a small amount of water-based lubricant, then inserted it and began the vibrations. I decided to test it out on my own first, just incase I wasn’t wowed by it, as I didn’t want to get my partners hopes up. I was expecting the vibrations to be tickle-like on the first speed, but was surprised when it actually began buzzing into life. It wasn’t electrifying, but definitely better than I had expected. The second and third speeds are better, but I wouldn’t say no to more power. These vibrations are of the buzzy variety, which isn’t my favourite type, but I can cope with it as none of the settings are numbing or desensitising, which are my deal-breakers.
As for the other functions, I’ll bring out my cliché, but true, line that they don’t work for me or my preferences, but the variety is great. I think it has a bit of everything and covers all the bases, such as fast buzzing, slow buzzing, pulsations and even a rollercoaster mode, which is one of the few types of patterns that I can tolerate and sometimes enjoy.
I am a power-obsessed clitoral queen, but I could live without internal vibrations, so there’s no particular level of strength that will or won’t work for me, it just seems to depend entirely on the toy itself and the frequency it runs off. I must admit that I found these to be pleasurable, but not orgasm-inducing. I couldn’t orgasm when using this, nor did I think I got close to it, but I still enjoyed using it during teasing, foreplay and couples play. It has a great remote range and can be controlled from a few meters away, making it great for spicing up an errands run or the weekly shop.
In terms of noise, I’m satisfied with the amount it makes. It’s quieter than the wired love eggs in my collection and nothing that a closed-bedroom door or pair of thick tights couldn’t disguise. Therefore, I would be happy and comfortable to recommend this to people looking for a quiet, remote toy to use with a partner in public.
Overall, I’ve come to the conclusion that the Thrill Seeker has fixed all of the complaints I gave in my review of the Dream Egg, although I would still like to see some more power offered. It has a decent strength as it is, but more power would never be a bad thing in my book. It’s a good quality egg, that’s easy to use and subtle in design, so I would say it’s definitely worth a try if these types of toys are of interest to you. If you need power-queen worthy internal vibrations, then it might not be for you, but if you’re just wanting it for the public experience, it’s certainly an option.
I received the Lovehoney Thrill Seeker Remote Control Vibrating Love Egg (£29.99) in exchange for my honest review. Thank you! Affiliate links were used within this post.