Reviews of the Month

Reviews of the Month
The Archive Edition

For those who don’t know, Lovehoney used to run a regular Review of the Month competition, where one lucky reviewer would be the recipient of a £100 Lovehoney gift voucher for their efforts, and 3 runners-up would get £4 in points each (no one knows why it was only £4, it just was). Sadly, Review off the Month came to a close at the end of 2020, but all the past winners have been bundled into the Review Hall of Fame to have a browse of. :slightly_smiling_face: The runners-up are also included too, though there are too many to fit in this index - but if you jump to one of the winners, you can scroll down and see them all there underneath. :+1:

And there’s also a petition to bring it back if you want to add your name to the list. :slightly_smiling_face: -
:memo: Bring Back Review Of The Month!

2020 We-Vibe Chorus App and Remote Control Couple's Vibrator Womanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator njoy Pure Fun Stainless Steel P-Spot Butt Plug Womanizer Premium Smart Silence Clitoral Stimulator Lovehoney Rechargeable Remote Control Large Love Egg BASICS Trigger Penis Pump Roll Play Medium Butt Plug with Jiggle Ball and Suction Cup Nexus Revo Intense Rechargeable Rotating Silicone Prostate Massager Lovehoney Glow-in-the-Dark Dildo 7.5 Inch Blowmotion Warming and Pulsating Masturbator Lifelike Lover Luxe Vibrating Warming Realistic Dildo :lh_heart_grey: 2020
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2019 Mantric Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator Desire Luxury Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator Womanizer Duo Rechargeable G-Spot and Clitoral Stimulator :lh_heart_grey: :lh_heart_grey: We-Vibe Vector :lh_heart_grey: :lh_heart_grey: Lovehoney Classic Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator njoy Pure Wand Stainless Steel Dildo Tracey Cox Supersex Male Vibrator Hot Octopuss PULSE SOLO LUX Remote Control Vibrating Male Masturbator 2019
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2018 :lh_heart_grey: Desire Luxury USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator :lh_heart_grey: Lovehoney Royal Wedding Vibrating Love Ring :lh_heart_grey: Womanizer Premium :lh_heart_grey: Lovehoney Supreme Sensation Pussy Pump Womanizer Classic Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator :lh_heart_grey: :lh_heart_grey: Tracey Cox SuperSex Couple's Kit 2018
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2017 The Best Valentine's Ever Gift Bundle Flirty Pink Lace Boyshorts THRUST Pro Elite Alana Ribbed Vagina & Ass Mega Masturbator Lovehoney Bliss Orgasm Balm 20g Lovehoney Cherish Me Satin & Lace Underwired Longline Bra :lh_heart_grey: Lovehoney Desire Luxury USB Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator Lovehoney Main Squeeze Single Kegel Ball 30g Mantric USB Rechargeable Wand Vibrator Lovehoney Deluxe Magic Wand Couple's Gift Bundle Mantric USB Rechargeable Remote Control Egg Vibrator Lovehoney Hot Massage Rocks 2017
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2016 Lovehoney G-Slim G-Spot Vibrator Male Edge Pro Penis Enlargement System Lovehoney Lifelike Eva Super Tight Pocket Pussy Vixen Mustang VixSkin Bright Realistic Dildo with Suction Cup 7 Inch Lovehoney Desire Luxury USB Rechargeable G-Spot Vibrator Bondage Boutique Advanced Rattan Cane Lovehoney's Mega Mighty 3 Extra Inches Penis Extender Lovehoney BASICS Penis Pump Lovehoney Tempt Me Dot Mesh Crotchless Suspender Knicker Happy Rabbit 2 G-Spot USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator Tracey Cox Supersex Orgasm Gel We-Vibe Tango Lipstick USB Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator 2016
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2015 Womanizer USB Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator Lovehoney Adore Me Lace & Microfibre Chemise Set Happy Rabbit 2 G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator Tracey Cox Supersex Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator Tracey Cox Supersex Multispeed Vibrating Butt Plug Tantus Realdoe Wireless Strap On Double Dildo Vibrator 7 inch Tracey Cox Supersex USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator TensCare Itouch Sure Pelvic Floor Exerciser with Electrical Pulses Icicles No 24 Tentacle Glass Dildo Fifty Shades of Grey Inner Goddess Silver Pleasure Balls 221g Lovehoney Flaunt Me Red Floral Lace Balcony Basque CB-6000S Short Male Chastity Cage Kit 2015
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2014 DOMINIX Deluxe Metal Connector Chain 28 Inch Lovehoney Bionic Bullet Cock Ring with Tongue Stimulator Kinklab Hammerhead Male Stroker Magic Wand Attachment Julian Snelling Rosebud Light Aluminium Large Jewelled Butt Plug Gläs Joystick Textured Glass Dildo Tracey Cox EDGE Ultimate Performance Kit Lovehoney Silencer 6 Function USB Rechargeable Bullet Vibrator L'Amourose Rosa Rechargeable Prostate and G-Spot Vibrator Classic Satin Underbust Steel Boned Corset Lovehoney Beaded Sensual Glass Dildo Happy Rabbit 2 Natural USB Rechargeable Rabbit Vibrator Aneros Helix Syn Silicone Prostate Massager 2014
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2013 Lovehoney Magic Wand Massager Beginners Basic Ben Wa Jiggle Balls Fun Factory Cobra Libre Luxury Male Vibrator Pink Mouth Fleshlight Lovehoney Release Masturbation Lubricant Lelo Mia 2 USB Rechargeable Clitoral Vibrator TENGA 3D Module Male Masturbator Pin Ups Betty Bombshell Balm in Cherry Blush Lux Femina Glass and SIlicone Kegel Exercisors Sqweel Go USB Rechargeable Oral Sex Simulator Bedtime 10 Function Vibrating Butt Plug Lovehoney Magic Cock Rings (6 Pack) 2013
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2012 Lovehoney Double Wow Strapless Strap-On Dildo 7 Inch Mystim Electro-Sex Unit Doc Johnson Vac-U-Lock UR3 6 Inch Vibrating Harness Set Uma by Je Joue Titanmen No1 Anal Vibrator Lelo Smart Wand Cupid's Smoothie Lelo Luna Beads Tracey Cox Supersex Bullet Vibrator Lovehoney Mains Powered Magic Wand Beginners Basic Slimline Butt Plug Tracey Cox Supersex Limited Edition Bullet Vibrator 2012
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2011 Clittorific Waterproof Clitoral Vibrator Bondage Boutique Leather Hand Paddle with Studs Lovehoney Swirling Art Orgasmic Smooth Glass Dildo TENGA Wavy Egg Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator Liquid Silk Lube Hannah Harper Sex Doll Durex Play O Female Orgasm Gel 15m Liquid Silk Eroscillator 2 Top Deluxe Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator Lelo Luna Pleasure Bead System 2011
January February March April May June July August September October November December
2010 Tracey Cox Supersex Beginners Bondage Tape Double Pack Bondage Boutique Leather Restraints with Metal Buckles :lh_heart_grey: Heavy Metal Beaded Anal Wand Supersex Stroker :lh_heart_grey: Zini Love G-Spot Vibrator Dirty Fukker Jockstrap Underwear Doc Johnson Vac-U-Lock Female Harness Kit Tracey Cox Supersex Stroker Lovehoney VibraExciter Mobile Phone Vibrator For Men Monogamy: A Hot Affair Game 2010


A ‘:lh_heart_grey:’ means that the review has been lost, or the competition didn’t run that month. Here’s a small explanation why some of them are missing (though I don’t know which this covers):


Respect to @Blonde_Bunny for top spot in June!
(Lovehoney’s own aside)
Go Girl!
:fireworks: :fireworks: :fireworks:

Great work @Ian_Chimp and another excellent topic to point people who want to know how to write good reviews to :+1:t2:


Looking back over them I don’t think the format has changed in 10 years. :slightly_smiling_face: £100 for the winner, 2000 points (£4) for the runners up. The prize structure has always left me with questions, but I have even more now I know its been the same for a decade. :slightly_smiling_face:

(I mean, £100 for 1st place and £4 for 2nd seems a bit of a steep drop. And why not £5? £4 seems like a handful of 20ps, at least £5 is a note (big boy money :slightly_smiling_face:). Maybe we could suggest a few tips to zhoosh it up a bit :slightly_smiling_face:)

It was fun to look back at them all though. :+1:


@Ian_Chimp this is amazing! Brilliant work once again!

And Thankyou @Melody1, I think it was April I won first place and runner up in June :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:


@Blonde_Bunny. I’ll go check out April!
Oh yep, I remember how the Womaniser moved you to verse
Power to You!

It is rather a drop but to be honest, having been a runner up before but not a winner I was just quite happy to get a mention… I agree a grown up £5 note value would be good though :+1:t2:

It is fun reading through them, I’ve read a few and will go through more later. A lot really are very brilliantly written with humour and full narrative.


I have never won it (or even been a runner up) so I don’t have to worry about looking ungrateful. :slightly_smiling_face:

I did win a £100 voucher for the cake competition this year and I thought that was a nice chunk of prize, so I don’t think that needs upping. It’d be nice if the runners up got at least £10 though (which would still leave a x10 difference).

Let’s see.

12 winners @ £100 = £1200
36 runners up @ £4 = £144

Total = £1344/yr


12 winners @ £100 = £1200
36 runners up @ £10 = £360

Total = £1560

And 1560 - 1344 = +£216/yr (+£18/month)
So roughly an additional 16% cost.

I think that seems quite reasonable. :slightly_smiling_face:

Though, if you really want to go nuts, it could be Review of the Week. Top prize £25 (much less, but over 4 times the chances of winning :slightly_smiling_face:), and one runner up of £10.

52 winners @ £25 = £1300
52 runners up @ £10 = £520
(though you could do 2 runners up @ £5 each for the same money)

Total = £1820 (+£476/35%)

A third more, but you’d engage so many more people (104 v 48 prize recipients). And less than £2k/yr for a national promotion is a real steal. :slightly_smiling_face::+1:

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I like your maths a lot and think maybe the £10 to 2 runners up each month (or 1 or 3 depending on the quality of the month’s reviews?) could definitely be justified… I’m not entirely sure the extra work going through and picking out winners and runners up every week could be justified though and if it was every week, to be honest, I think it would be a bit less special :woman_shrugging:t2:

Also… though I’m slightly loath to say it, you would presumably want to not keep having the same people win week in and week out but realistically there are not many of us that actually have the linguistic skill and narrative of members like @Blonde_Bunny and it would be rather unfair if lesser reviews were winning over the brilliant ones because they’d, for example, already won 5 this year and couldnt be given another. I know this probably does already exist but it’s less obvious with a greater pool to choose from picking just once a month.

Just reread your poetry @Blonde_Bunny - really is brilliant!

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I believe they pick and put aside the better ones as they go, so theoretically wouldn’t be that much more work (the write up would even be easier, as it’d require less fanfare).

I’m not sure how shallow the reviewer pool is? But you may be right about the same winners. I’ve seen a few old threads where people complained about the same people winning Model of the Month (and that was mainly down to the same people entering each time).

12 just doesn’t seem like many winners for a whole year. :man_shrugging:

Okay, scratch Review of the Week. (the guaranteed content machine, that spits out pre-packaged articles ready to hit the weekend feeds… :slightly_smiling_face:)

How about something like:

12 winners @ £100 = £1200
12 silvers @ £25 = £300
24 bronze @ £10 = £240

Total = £1740 (+£396/yr or +£33/month)

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Maybe not a lot more work then but I still like the once a month fanfare :tada::tada::rofl:

I do remember the discussions on Model of the Month (Never entered that one, definitely don’t have the bravery for public exposure!) but I think it is a similar problem. In that situation there were some photos that were clearly way ahead of others - and I don’t mean because they had perfect boobs and were a size 8 or a chiselled perfect 6 pack, I mean they knew how to frame, light and set a good picture to tell a story about the product bring promoted. Not very many entries did therefore it did end up being the same people regularly or as I say, giving the prize to lesser entries.

Obviously there are waaaay more reviews entered but at least 80% probably are, “I loved this, it was awesome, I came loads” and don’t actually tell you anything useful about the product. Those that are helpful, and I count myself in this category, are then split into the linguistic geniuses who weave a great tale and who’s reviews are a delight to read and the ones like me who present (hopefully) lots of informative information useful to potential purchasers but without the flair. There probably aren’t actually all that many who fit into the former category but I believe they should always be the winners because their reviews are the best :woman_shrugging:t2:


Sorry, replied without seeing this bit… Love it! Let’s try and promote this :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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Perhaps controversially, I find the creative-writing/entertainment style ones a bit hard-going. And I never know if what they’re saying is accurate, or if they’re just saying it because it sounds good. :slightly_smiling_face: I may even go as far to say that if the review sounds too over the top it actually puts me off buying the toy. :slightly_smiling_face: Personally, I much prefer balanced and informative reviews.

(Though I possibly look for different things from the reviews as a purchaser than LH might as a retailer)

ETA: Important to add that people read reviews for lots of different reasons, and just because a certain style might not be my favourite doesn’t mean it won’t be someone else’s. :slightly_smiling_face::+1:


That is very good to hear. Don’t get me wrong, the winners obviously need to be informative and (hopefully) accurate but as an example of what I mean, one past winner I randomly selected to read earlier…

November 2013 for the Bedtime Butt Plug (sorry not included link but obviously in your table above), he talks about how he got it out excited, then realised he didn’t have batteries and had to stop and go and buy some but told much better than I just did. This may be for effective story telling rather than accurate though I hope it’s true but it still says, the toy does not come with batteries so make sure you have some ready but in a manner I found amusing and have since reading definitely remembered. I enjoyed reading the review as well as it containing all information I needed about the toy if I was looking to get it.

I do agree though, the most important thing is that a review answers all the questions you might have about a product. That is the main thing. Especially (and I have to throw this in at every opportunity), with lingerie, what size are you and what size did you buy!!! Not just, “It fits really well”, with no additional information :rage:. Drives me mad… sorry I digress…

I think I just enjoy story time but I myself am no novelist :rofl:

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Also… because I was so caught up in the review discussion that I forgot to say it before…

Your box cake was amazing!!! I loved the concept and a very worthy winner! :birthday:

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Sorry, I totally misunderstood :blush::heart:

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Yeah something like one £50, two £25s, three £10’s. Or a 40% discount like the birthday one!

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I do have to point out as well though that all well written, helpful reviews do win us prizes… Yes, there’s the glory to be had in the monthly Review awards and you can spend your winnings on whatever takes your fancy but if you write consistently informative and helpful reviews you also get chosen to test products so I think there is lots of motivation for people to write good reviews​:+1:t2:


Would be interested to see how many of the top reviews are/aren’t 5 stars reviews.

Often the most helpful reviews will highlight why it might not have been quite right for them and why it may suit others instead. For instance body type or personal preferences. Even if you like something it could be worth mentioning if you think it may not suit all.

Don’t want to incentivise people to gloss over any shortcomings. Honesty and full disclosure make reviews more helpful and trustworthy :relaxed:


Absolutely agree @LongtermCouple !

@Blonde_Bunny , I love your review writing and, as you say, you put in all pertinent information just with, as I put it above, flair, but I get a more concise break down of information about the toy is more helpful if you’re not a big reader.

Personally, I’ve written some reviews of things that I was not a fan of but generally only if I feel that bits have been missed out of other reviews that might be important to potential buyers. If I’ve found a product a bit “meh” and it already has lots of reviews I probably wouldnt add my own whereas I enjoy writing reviews for products I’ve found great so I probably do write more of these.