I have found that many of these adult subscription boxes are aimed at either complete beginners to sex toys or those who have a few but want to expand their collection, which makes it difficult for people with larger collections to get any use from them. Those of us who fall in that category, particularly reviewers, have tried many of the popular toys that these boxes tend to include so wouldn’t usually purchase one ourselves. Having said that, there was nothing in this particular box that I had tried yet, which was a good start.
Before I get to my review, I think it’s important that I mention that I specified body-safe items only in my box for review, as I noticed there were a few unsafe products on their site. I personally believe that body-safe toys, especially insertables, should be a given in a box like this, to promote safe sex toy use to beginners from the outset. I understand that this isn’t the cheapest option, especially for a new company, but it’s a worthwhile option if it means we can protect our bodies from dangerous chemicals and toxins.
I was pleased with the quick dispatch and fast delivery, receiving the Roomantics Box in discreet outer packaging as promised. There were no signs that this packaged contained items of a sexual nature. I opened up the outer packaging and discovered a blue cardboard box with the brand name on the front and the OVO F7 sitting in the box beside it. It would have been nice if everything had fit inside the box, so if there’s going to be bigger items like this in the future, I’d advise increasing the box size that month.
There was no information guide or list of items included with my box, but according to their website, this is usually the case. I would have liked the box to come as a paying customer would receive it, but as this was a tester, I expect I received a sample version. I would have also liked some packing paper or something inside the box to fill it out a little more and make everything look better presented.
Sex in The Shower Vibrating Mesh Sponge (£11.99) – Rating; 1/5
The first thing I noticed in this box was this vibrating mesh sponge, which definitely falls under the joke/novelty category, rather than being a functional product. It isn’t the best quality and just seems like a cheap filler with no real purpose. It feels and looks inexpensive, which cheapens the feel of the rest of the box. It’s powered by watch batteries, so it’s fairly weak anyway, without the sponge softening the vibrations to the point of not being able to notice them at all. I was not impressed with this item.
ID Glide Natural Feel Lubricant 30ml (£3.85) – Rating; 2/5
I’d never tried this lubricant before, but have heard mixed things about this brand from friends, so was looking forward to seeing how it worked for me. Sadly, this lubricant contains Glycerine, Propylene Glycol and one form of Paraben, so won’t be suitable for those who avoid those ingredients or are prone to UTI’s. This lubricant is what I’d class as medium consistency, somewhere in-between thick and thin, managing to not be runny, but not as thick as I’d like. It has no distinctive odour and is fit for purpose, but dries out quickly and becomes sticky and tacky feeling, which isn’t pleasant.
OVO F7 (£20) – Rating; 3.5/5
The OVO F7 is made from 100% body-safe materials, has a fifteen year warranty and is showerproof, which gets some bonus points from me. It’s powered by two AAA’s (which roomantics included) so I wasn’t expecting much. I often find that battery operated toys aren’t strong enough for me anymore, but I was pleasantly surprised with the vibrations that the F7 had to offer. It’s not the strongest tool in the box, but it is powerful when you consider its battery size. It’s pretty quiet and has a nice shape, with a non-intimating look and feel to it, so I think this would be an ideal toy for those who are new to toys or need discretion.
Blush Novelties My Little Heaven ($17/£11) – Rating; 4/5
I’m actually really pleased that this was included in my box, as I’ve been after the My Little Heaven for a while now. The unique shape had intrigued me for months and I couldn’t wait to try it out. This stimulator is designed to target the G-Spot, which I can’t deny it does, but for me, it was slightly too soft and flexible, so I couldn’t get my desired amount of pressure from it. Those with a more sensitive or reactive G-Spot would probably get on best with this toy, but I have to say I do still find it enjoyable. This toy would be great for those new to insertable toys or who are new to G-Spot stimulation, due to the soft silicone (that has minimal drag) and petite size. It has a maximum circumference of 3.35 inches and 5 insertable inches of length, which should be manageable for most.
Overall, there are a few things that could be done to improve the box, such as making body-safe products an essential, making sure all the products fit in the box, with some nice packing materials and a welcome sheet/list of included items with prices provided. I would also drop the novelty sponge and include a better quality lube in future boxes. The two included toys however, were great additions to the box and I’d be happy to recommend either of them, even if they weren’t perfect for me. I found all of the included products at their cheapest available price to determine worth and found the box still totalled above £45, which is a pretty good deal.
I received this box from Roomantics in exchange for my review. Thank you! Unfortunately, this company appears to no longer be in business and their website has now been removed.