The last time I reviewed a subscription box was in 2016! WHAT?! Time to see what the sexy sub box business is up to three years later (omg I’ve been blogging for three years now, that’s amazing)!
Today I’m reviewing Seductive Pleasure Box, a Canadian adult subscription box which delivers boxes of sex toys and assortments to you monthly! I received the December 2018 box, so I’ll be breaking down what I think of each product included, and the overall curation, brand, and marketing considering the Box’s change products every month.
Seductive Pleasure Box Breakdown
I received the “Boy-Girl (Couple)” box, and right off the bat, I have some issues with the way SP has branded their box choices. While they do have “Girl-Girl” and “Boy-Boy” couples box options, the way they label the boxes is based on cisgender couples. It would more inclusive if they changed their labels, as this strategy alienates and excludes trans people. My suggestion would be for them to change them to different names, whether that be anatomy based (ex. Vulva/Vulva box) or describing the type of product that comes in it (ex. Stroker/Butt Box, Vibrator/Dildo box). This should also be changed for their solo boxes too!
With that out of the way, this is how I feel about each item included in the December 2018 box…
Item 1: Screaming O My Secret Vibrating Mascara
Retail: $20 CAD
Ughh, I don’t like Screaming O for reasons, but even beyond that, this vibrator is horrible. Extremely buzzy, little power, and the size of the thing isn’t anywhere near as discreet as it should be for a vibe you’d want to hide. When capped it, it still looks like a vibrator. Not to mention the bristly TPR isn’t a great material for your genitals. Looking at some other boxes on SP’s Instagram, I suggest they take a look at Dangerous Lilly’s blog about sex toy materials.
Item 2: Vulcan Realistic Cyberskin Anus by Topco Sales
Retail: $25 CAD
While I can’t test the Vulcan Anus out myself, I was excited to see it in the box. I like having penis masturbation sleeves on hand, whether to give out to partners or to use for smut making purposes.
Item 3: Nipple Nibblers Tingle Balm
Retail: $10 CAD
I loved seeing the Nipple Nibblers Tingle Balm in this box! It’s the sort of gift I wouldn’t buy myself, but its something I’m always glad to receive for fun purposes. The Tingle Balm is a silky balm for rubbing on your nipples or lips. It’s one of those quirky little products you’d see at the desk of a sex store; a casual, non-committal foreplay introduction. I was surprised at the size Seductive Pleasure included too; it’s a whole 1.25 OZ. I thought they only made the small sample sizes!
Item 4: Silky Bit, Sex & Mischief by Sportsheets
Retail: $18 CAD
Another pleasant surprise was this adorable bit gag silky bow from Sportsheets! I didn’t even know this product existed actually. The bit is clear, plastic and flexible, with a satin sash through the middle which ties around your head. You can use both with and without the plastic piece, so it’s multi-functional and beginner friendly. I think it looks so cute and sexy (who doesn’t love a black bow?), and it doesn’t hurt my teeth or mouth when I’m biting into it.
Item 5: Sutil Flavours Coconut Body Glide
Retail: $15.50 CAD
Y’all know I absolutely love Sutil! I was so pleased to see them in the Seductive Pleasure Box this month! I reviewed all the Flavours in 2018 and found some of them better than the others, so while I’m happy Sutil was featured in the box, I know some of the flavours (or flavoured lube in general) won’t suit everyone. Luckily, the coconut flavour was one of the tastier ones, so no complaints, but I think a normal Sutil Luxe Body Glide would have been a better choice.
Item 6: CalExotics Toy Cleaner (128 ML)
Retail: $12 CAD
I don’t personally use toy cleaner at all (soap and water all the way baby), so this item is effectively useless for me. I know it’s something a lot of people think they need, but I would much rather see S.P. replace it with some condoms or some massage oil in its place.
Packaging / Delivery
The Seductive Pleasure Box comes in a simple cardboard box with the letters SP printed on it in red ink. It’s very aesthetic, and also isn’t traceable whatsoever. The label lists S.P Subscription LTD, which upon googling brings up nothing but payment processors and aviation magazines. Perfect for those who need to keep their subscription boxes private from roommates, parents or nosey neighbours.
The Box came with a pamphlet that absolutely needs an overhaul. The pamphlet had continuity error, wasn’t that beautiful or clean to look at and had some odd copy. On the info under the Sutil Coconut Body Glide, the pamphlet reads “Sweetened with Stevia because Glycerin (sugar) is sticky and not good down there.” … It’s 2019, I don’t think any adult company should be using euphemisms for genitals. Especially if the copy of the item above it uses the word “anus”. Hiring a graphic designer should probably one of Seductive Pleasure’s first expenses this new year.
Seductive Pleasure is based in Canada, just like myself, and was shipped to me incredibly quickly! I love seeing Canadian companies jumping into the industry.
Is the Seductive Pleasure Box worth it?
The Seductive Pleasure Box was a bit of a mixed bag for me personally, but I think the company has room for editing and growing. I think the box as it works great for people looking to dip their toes into the wide industry of sex toy and stack up a fun, experimental collection. Upon sign up, you do get a survey where you can choose what kind of products you’d eventually like to receive in the box, so you do have the option to avoid certain toys – there is no survey on the single boxes fyi. Coming from the sex work side of my brain too, I think this could be a great gift for cam girls and sex workers! The products included in this box (as well as ones I’ve seen in the past) are perfect for cam shows, videos, dates and even giveaways. It’s a cheaper way on stalking up on all the bits and bops of the sex toy industry (the couples boxes retail for $55 CAD, single boxes are $45 CAD).
On a personal note, the Seductive Pleasure Box isn’t something I would purchase as a sex toy user who knows what brands, products, and specifics I like. That kind of gripe on my part is to be taken with a grain of salt though, as most adult boxes would carry the same issue.
Today’s review was sponsored. All opinions and writing are by yours truly (as always)!