Lovehoney stakes claim to ‘world’s biggest database of sex toy reviews’ title

Posted: April 8, 2015

Lovehoney has announced that it has published its 100,000th sex toy review, and the online retailer believes its archive – which has taken ten years to reach its current size – has become the world’s biggest database of sex toy reviews.

The first review to appear on the Lovehoney site was published on October 3rd 2005 and it was written by Zoe Margolis [pictured], who went on to become the author of the sex blog, Girl With A One-Track Mind, which was turned into a highly successful book. Writing as ‘The Girl’, she gave five stars to the Rock-Chick G-Spot Vibrator, saying: “This toy is the real McCoy; nothing I have ever used comes close to it.”

Ten years on, the Rock-Chick has attracted a further 100 reviews and is still sold by Lovehoney, and most other leading retailers. Lovehoney’s 100,000th review was written by administrator Chelsea Keedy, 21, who awarded Lovehoney’s Mini G-Spot Vibrator five stars.

Lovehoney co-owner Richard Longhurst said: “We are very proud to have published our 100,000th review and would like to thank everyone who has taken the trouble to air their honest opinions about our products. We will publish any review that is written fairly and honestly, even if it is highly critical of the product. This kind of feedback is vital to a brand like ours where customer service is everything. We take on board the comments of every reviewer and will drop products which get consistently negative feedback. Similarly we will look to promote new toys on the site which get rave reviews. We find this kind of word-of-mouth endorsement is the very best kind of marketing for any product. The truth is that sales of products on our site don’t tend to take off until they are reviewed. Lovehoney customers get reassurance from knowing someone has tried a product and expressed an honest opinion. What is great about Lovehoney is just how knowledgeable our reviewers are and what good writers they are, too. They can sniff out a dud toy very quickly and also uncover a gem which can quickly become a best-seller on the back of our reviewers’ recommendations.”

The most heavily reviewed toy of the decade has been the Lovehoney Basics Slimline Butt Plug (767 reviews), followed by the Jessica Rabbit Vibrator (755) and the Oriental Ben Wa Jiggle Balls (704). The site receives around 700 new reviews each week, and the firm says 66% of these are written by women. And that very first review which kicked the whole thing off? Here it is:

Forget Rabbits, or Butterflies, (or other weird animal-named toys), the Rock Chick beats all of them: by hitting both the g-spot and the clit simultaneously, with only a rocking motion needed – you can climax without the use of hands. What more could a girl want?

Vibrations, you say? Well, it also has a bullet vibe for that extra buzz inside and out, when you want it, so all bases are catered for. This toy is the real McCoy; nothing I have ever used comes close to it.

Gents, if you want your girl to hump, grind, and moan with delight, then I suggest you buy one of these for her instantly. At the very least, it’ll help her discover her g-spot (if she hasn’t already), and the orgasms she will get from it, are worth every penny; she will thank you for giving her one (quite literally), trust me.

And ladies, believe me when I say, one try with this silicon beauty, and you’ll be wondering what all the fuss was about, with the noisy, ugly, cheap rubber vibrators; nothing comes close – again, quite literally – to the Rock Chick.

Plus of course, because of its original non-vibrator-type design, you can carry it in your bag without anyone knowing what the hell it is – an advantage if, like me, you like to have a toy handy – just in case.