Luv My Box – November
Luv My Box is a neat idea. Seemingly geared toward couples, Luv My Box allows you to pay $34.95 to receive a that month’s bundle of joy on your doorstep. You can even buy a 3-month subscription to save $5, and I think that being able to buy a subscription to sex toys is pretty cool.
Luv My Box is also selling (gendered) holiday boxes for $20! They recommend buying them for friends, colleagues, sisters, or that secret crush. For obvious reasons, I do not recommend buying a box of mystery sex toys for your colleague or your secret crush. I think a good rule of thumb is that if you can give them sex toys without getting smacked, fired, or accused of sexual harassment, then a Luv My Box holiday box is an acceptable gift.
Anyway, I was sent November’s box to review, and with previous themes such as light bondage (restraints, blindfold, tickler, and a bottle of Sliquid) and bathtime (an I Rub My Ducky vibrator, bath foam, two different soaps, a loofah, and massage/bath oil), you can imagine how eager I was to see what would be in mine. It arrived in discreet packaging (I seriously had no idea what it was when it turned up on my doorstep), and inside I found a little black cardboard box filled with pink paper, black confetti, and goodies.
Image courtesy of LuvMyBox – theirs was way better than mine!
Breaking It Down:
Doc Johnson’s Good Head Oral Delight Gel
I thought Good Head would be a cooling gel for oral sex. I was wrong. Good Head is just Doc Johnson’s answer to, “Why doesn’t dick taste less like dick and more like a mint leaf?”
Oral Sex Dice
They say “privates” to refer to your genitals. Enough said.
Screaming O Ringo Cock Ring
“GET THIS COCK TOURNIQUET OFF ME!”
Cock rings are not for everyone.
Frisk mints are STRONG mints, and I’ve always been a fan of those. For starters, the mints are yet another answer to, “What flavors does your cock come in?” However, these actually are effective for providing sensation during oral sex no matter what your genital configuration is. I absolutely love them.
Wet Together His & Hers Lubricant
If you rewrote the gendered labeling, it would say “warming lubricant and tingling lubricant make a baby.”
The first time we tried it, I liberally applied the warming lubricant to his cock with my hands, stroked him for a while with it, then applied the tingling lubricant to myself and hopped on. He said he didn’t really get anything from the warming lubricant, but I distinctly felt like I was riding a cold dildo. The neat thing was that the fresh, tingling feeling didn’t go away for a while.
The warming lubricant also feels kind of dry to the touch when you’re rubbing it on. This was extremely disconcerting to me, but apparently it wasn’t too dry for him.
Swipes Lovin’ Wipes
They’re scented wipes. I like doing sex clean-up with wipes – they’re moist and get rid of that sticky feeling from lube.
There was also a little felt mustache in my box in support of Movember. I spent quite a while holding this up to my face (the wrong way, apparently) and marching around the house.
Who Should Buy It:
Each item seems to add up to provide a total value higher than the $35 you’re paying for the box, but the big question is, is it worth it? I think that depends on the user, and I think it also depends on what’s in the box that month.
I have many heterosexual friends who are in vanilla relationships and have a desire to spice things up, but no idea how to accomplish that. If I was looking for a one-size-fits-most suggestion for these friends, I would recommend Luv My Box to them.
I also have friends who are openly searching for sex toys, haven’t tried enough to establish a preference yet, and just can’t decide on anything. I would hurl Luv My Box at them and run. Do you nance about and find yourself unsure of where to start when you look at a sex toy website? If you don’t want to ask a sex blogger (like me!) then try Luv My Box and see where it gets you. Once those toys show up on your doorstep, you pretty much have to use them if you don’t want to have burned $35. Luv My Box takes the decision-making out of the equation for you, and some people need that… or a good smack.
I have friends with more varied sexual tastes who are already connoisseurs of sex toys, and I fit into this category as well. While this type of consumer may appreciate the novelty of Luv My Box just as I can, chances are that they already have preferred products. That’s not to say that you, Veteran Fucktoy Consumer, can’t gain something from Luv My Box. I never tried any of the slew of combination lubricants that have come out in the last few years, and my box gave me a chance to experience that. If you’ve never experimented with a cock ring, the non-threatening ring included in November’s box might be a good way to ease yourself or your partner into it. But as for the rest of it? A consumer with my experience and sexual preferences may feel like there isn’t much use for sex dice or Good Head. I can appreciate the idea of surprise that sex dice promise, but I do all that anyway. I like everything about genitals, so I don’t need to mask the taste with Good Head (which, admittedly, doesn’t taste too bad).
Are you a gender/sexual minority couple? I can’t make any guarantees for how well Luv My Box will fit you. While two people with vaginas could successfully use the lubricant, mints, and maybe the Good Head from November’s box, the only thing the cock ring would be good for is flicking around the room (which is totally valid aftercare, in my opinion). Meanwhile, two people with penises could have enjoyed all of the offerings in this month’s box.
Are you looking to play alone? I don’t know if I can recommend Luv My Box for you. While all of the items in October’s bathtime box could be used alone, you would have a much more difficult time getting as much solo enjoyment from September’s bondage box. While you could use the lube (and the cock ring, depending on your genital configuration) included in November’s box on your own, you would be hard-pressed to come up with single-person games for the sex dice, Good Head, and Frisk mints.
I think Luv My Box is a gamble for certain demographics, particularly the one that I fit into. However, it’s not necessarily difficult to find reviews that tell you what’s in the box that month – if you want to spoil the surprise, you can try to find them before you spend your money. Would I buy more? If I had a decent amount of disposable income, sure, for funsies. I would buy a box or two so that I could try new products that I might never have considered buying. Ultimately, though, I’m not a consumer who really needs Luv My Box. I have a lot of sexual toys and aides, and very specific things on my wishlist. I know what I like and what I want, and my sex life is generally spicy enough for my taste… but that doesn’t mean that I don’t like surprises or trying new things. However, because I don’t have any disposable income, I can’t afford to bring the box into my life on a regular basis. I could save the money that I would spend on two months’ worth of boxes and spend it on a Hitachi instead, which is something that I know I will enjoy.
- If you like surprises
- If you like trying new things
- If you don’t know where to start
- If you can’t decide on a product
- If you can’t imagine ever setting foot in a sex toy store
- If you know that you’re part of a demographic that is equipped to use every part of a box – the safest bet being heterosexual couples.
A big thank you to the lovely folks at Luv My Box who sent me a box to review!