Isn’t it true that time flies when you’re having a good time? I released my greatest and worst sex toys reviewed in 2017 list last December, and here we are again in the blink of an eye.
For me, 2018 has been an enormously hectic yet extremely joyful year. I’ve written numerous new articles and guides for my blog (as well as many for other blogs and websites), spent time honing my photography skills, and will have published 69 new product reviews by the end of the year.
69! What a great analogy.
I had the pleasure of testing some mind blowing adult sex toy products in 2018. Many of my favourites (mentioned below) come from smaller, newer companies, which made me extremely happy. It wasn’t all sunshine and roses, though, as I was disappointed by a number of things this year. The products I most loved (and despised) this year are listed below. To read my in-depth review of each product, simply click on the name of the product.
Third Place: The Minna Limon
The Minna Limon has a lot to offer: it’s cute, it’s built of high-quality materials, and it has powerful, rumbling vibrations.
The Limon’s unique technology is what really sets it apart from the competition.
The user can A) Constantly change the strength of the vibration and B) Create unique pattern settings using “Squeeze Technology.”
Second Place: The We-Vibe 4 Plus
Given that I can’t orgasm while using it, it may seem weird that I put the We-Vibe 4 Plus in second place.
The clitoral arm, like other dual stimulators, doesn’t hit my clitoris in the proper locations.
Vulvae, on the other hand, come in a variety of forms and sizes, so if you can find one that fits well, you’re in for a great treat.
The vibrations are rumbly and strong.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus has a slew of impressive features, but I’ll cut to the chase and focus on the most talked-about: the ability to control the 4 Plus remotely through the internet.
Couples can connect intimately even when thousands of kilometres apart because to this incredible technology (see “teledildonics”).
Because it can be used and regulated in a variety of ways, the 4 Plus is one of the most versatile vibrators I’ve tested this year.
First Place: L’Amourose Rosa
When I volunteered to evaluate the L’Amourose Rosa, I had no idea what to expect.
I had never heard of this company before, and Google provided me with very little information.
They were unquestionably new to the market.
I had low expectations for this unknown product from an unknown brand because I was jaded.
What I didn’t expect was to be completely swept away by this incredible vibrator.
The Rosa accomplished a couple of remarkable accomplishments.
To begin with, it quickly rose to the top of my and my partner’s favourite lists (the Rosa is a g-spot/prostate vibrator).
Second, it avoided the frequent pitfall of being a “jack of all trades, master of none.”
It’s a highly adaptable vibrator that delivers 100% satisfaction whether we’re using it for g-spot, prostate, or clitoral play.
The build quality, materials, features, and aesthetics all impressed us.
In every way, this is a winner.
Honourable mention: The Upgraded We-Vibe Touch and Tango Vibrators
We-Vibe improved their popular Touch and Tango vibrators this year (Both of which featured in my favourites list in 2013).
These inconspicuous tiny vibrators are still at the top of my list and the sex toys I use the most.
Nothing has yet to come close to matching them.
I went an entire year without evaluating a single vibrator that made me angry.
I did, however, review a few that I had mixed feelings about.
I have some issues with the Lelo Luna Smart Bead (mostly because of the mild vibrations), and I have a hard time climaxing with the Revel Sol, Jimmyjane Form 4, and Tenga Iroha Mikazuki.
All of these vibrators, on the other hand, have the ability to delight folks who are more sensitive than I am.
This year, I didn’t come across any utterly useless vibrators.
Third Place: The Tantus Mikey
I can use the Mikey to thrust deep and hard without worrying about it hitting my cervix or clattering into my pubic bone because it is smooth, soft, and shorter than the normal dildo.
Mikey is also wonderful for anal play and strap-on sex, which is especially useful if you don’t like deep penetration but yet want to feel full.
Mikey is a fantastic all-around player.
Second Place: The Vixen Outlaw
I had hoped to get my hands on a Vixen dildo for a long time, but they were difficult to come by in the UK.
After winning the Outlaw in a sex blogger competition this year, I finally got to experience a Vixen product.
Although this giant dildo is far too lengthy for me, I adore the dual density silicone utilised to make it.
It has a very genuine feel to it and is really soft to the touch.
First Place: The Tantus Pack & Play No 1
I like my dildos squishy, in case you hadn’t noticed, and the Tantus Pack and Play No 1 delivers.
This incredible dildo is totally constructed of Tantus’ softer silicone (think of a Tantus O2 dildo minus the inner core).
This is how I feel about Pack and Play No. 1).
The silky silicone and smooth shaft also aid to prevent drag.
Both of these characteristics work together to make one of the most comfortable and delightful dildos I’ve ever used.
We can also use the Pack and Play No 1 for strap-on sex because it is a more realistic size (compared to the Vixen Outlaw).
Another excellent all-around performer.
The Tantus Bound
One of the most intriguing-looking dildos I’ve seen this year is the Tantus Bound.
It appealed to my interest in CBT and BDSM because it was designed to seem like a penis wrapped in rope.
It was a must-have for me.
In my excitement, I must have forgotten that I don’t like dildos with a lot of texture.
The Bound is the most heavily textured dildo I’ve tested this year, and because it’s so sensitive, it’s a tremendous pain to use.
I can’t take it any longer.
This item is ideal for folks who enjoy a lot of texture.
Best Male Sex Toys:
Third Place: The Tenga 3D Module Masturbation Sleeve
Apart from looking and feeling great, the Tenga 3D Module is also small (for convenience of usage) and low-maintenance (easy to clean and store).
What else could you ask for?
Second Place: The Hydromax x40 Xtreme Penis Pump
We tested a few penis pumps this year, but the Hydromax x40 Xtreme came out on top.
It has a lot of nice features, but the inclusion of a hand pump was the one that really stood out to us.
This pump will most likely be the last one you ever need to buy, whether you’re new to pumping or have a strong commitment to a fitness programme.
First Place: The Hot Octopuss Pulse Vibrator
Hot Octopuss – Pulse Vibrator for Men
I had my reservations when I initially saw the Pulse vibrator.
It didn’t appear to be a masturbation sleeve or any other type of penis pleasuring equipment.
This, I suppose, proves a point: always be willing to try new things since you never know when something will surprise you.
The pulse was reviewed in January and quickly became one of our favourite male sex toys. It has remained at the top of the charts for the entire year and has yet to be surpassed in terms of sheer sensation.
It doesn’t feel like the standard masturbation sleeves, but that’s because it wasn’t intended to.
It’s one-of-a-kind and truly spectacular in its own right.
If you enjoy vibrations, the Pulse is a must-have for your collection.
Worst Male Sex Toy:
The Utensil Race Fame
The Utensil Race Fame looked and felt terrific, but it had a major problem in its construction.
The Fame is made of a highly soft cloth that is extremely delicate.
After just one use, our Fame was ripped to shreds.
On top of that, the material leaves an oily residue on everything it touches, from your hands to the box it’s stored in.
Because the Utensil Race brand isn’t inexpensive, I was hoping for a higher-quality product.
Best Kink, Bondage and BDSM gear:
Third Place: Electrastim e-stim accessories
This year, Electrastim released a variety of e-stim accessories, and we had the opportunity to test three of them: the Nona (butt plug), the Lula (Kegel balls), and a set of metal cock rings.
It was tough to pick a favourite among the three goods because they all satisfied us in various ways.
If my experience has taught me anything, it is that Electrastim produces high-quality, well-thought-out items on a continuous basis.
Second Place: The CB6000 Chastity Cage (Designer Edition)
The CB6000 (and eventually the CB6000s) became our go-to long-term chastity device.
This item is quite comfortable to use (compared to other chastity devices we own).
The CB devices are composed of lightweight materials and come with multiple fittings (so you may achieve a more customised fit).
This makes a significant difference in terms of comfort.
First Place: The Dominix Sex Swing
I got the opportunity to review the Dominix Spreader Bar and the Dominix leather flogger, and both of these goods exceeded my expectations.
The Dominix Sex swing, on the other hand, wowed me the most.
This product is a welcome addition to our BDSM collection because of its high quality and versatility.
Worst Kink and BDSM Toy:
The Bon4 Chastity Device
We were impressed by most of the Kink and BDSM products we evaluated this year impressed us, but the Bon4 Chastity Device was one that disappointed us.
The Bon4 has a lot of good reviews, however it didn’t work for my guy.
Although it is not the worst chastity device we have seen, we believe it is unsuitable for long-term use.
The Bon4 is constructed of a grippy silicone that causes excessive friction.
As a result, there is a lot of chafing and irritation.
This, combined with the Bon4’s hefty size, made it difficult to wear for long periods of time.
Best Personal Lubricant:
Give Lube Flavoured Lubricants
Give Lube Oral Pleasure Gel
I am completely addicted to Give Lubes flavoured lubricants. This lubricant comes in two delectable flavours (cherry and raspberry), all of which are delicious.
Because it tastes so nice, I try to include it in our play on a regular basis.
Apart from the delicious flavours, the thick, slick lubricant keeps everything slippery and moist, making giving head easier and more enjoyable.
In the last eight months, I’ve gone through three bottles and continue to order more when supplies run out.
Worst Personal Lubricants:
Sasmar’s lubricants have received numerous accolades and awards, and I was told (by Sasmar) that their products are among the few to have FDA approval.
I had no issues with the components (apart from the presence of glycerine), but I was disappointed in the performance of these lubricants when it came to use.
They were foul-tasting and far too runny/thin for my liking.