I have noticed that reviews go through phases in the bloggy world, where tons of people are doing them and no one bats an eye, and then like 10 of my friends are all upset about them all on the same day. Just to be clear, I've never been paid for a review, and I'd tell you if I was. In fact, this is only the third product I've accepted for review, and I turn most pitches down. Spicy Subscriptions contacted me right after that giant sex email was going around (you know who you are!!!), so I was SUPER EXCITED to share this with you, as you are all clearly very spicy ladies. Then life bitchslapped me and the timing was just not right for a box of sex goodies, no matter how excited I was about it. All is well now though, so let's get on with it!
My sex box (as it is lovingly known at my house) came in discreet packaging, as promised. Which could be good or bad, depending on whether or not people in your house tend to open your inconspicuous looking mail for you. The box itself was really nice - you can't tell from the pic, but the cardboard is really sturdy and would hold pictures or postcards nicely.
|I forgot to take pics of the product cards, oops|
[Here is where I try to be informative without creating too much unnecessary imagery but fail miserably, like those awful Charmin bears. You have been warned]. There were 4 types of lube plus two packs of Swipes Lovin' Wipes to clean up the after-effects of all that lube and whatnot (they did the trick). The O'My International lube, which had the sense to come in little tubes instead of foil packets of doom, was not my favorite; it could get a little sticky. The three types of Jo lubricant all seemed identical to my non-discerning lady bits. One of them was supposed to start off as a massage oil and then act as lube, which was met with much heavy sighing (not in a sexy way, in a "you mean I have to TOUCH IT FIRST, what's next, shaved legs?" way) on my part. I liked the JO lubricants, but I don't recommend the sample packs, as they are harder than a Capri Sun (the devil's drink!) to open and frequently resulted in over-lubing when you are fumbling around in the dark. Which is not good unless you want sex to be like a slip n' slide. Just get the full size and save any packet-induced sexual awkwardness.
And now, for the star of the box. You guys. This DONA by JO linen spray in mangosteen is amaaaaaaaaaaaaazing. I can't place what exactly it smells like, but I call it "sexy laundry". It's supposed to be an aphrodisiac, and NO JOKE, I spray some on my pillow and my husband instantly knows it's business time. In fact, I am going to test the effectiveness of this spray tonight. He gets home before midnight, so I'll set an alarm for 11:30 and spray some all over the bed. I GUARANTEE I get some tonight without any other enticement needed. It's not just for naughty purposes or random sexperiments on unsuspecting husbands, it makes the bed smell so good that I'd recommend it to the single ladies who want to feel sexy when they sleep.
The Spice Box I received is a bit different than what they are offering today. Spicy Subscriptions recently revamped the program, so now you can pay $19.99/month for 4-8 trial products, 1 personal item/toy, and one full sized product, or $34.99/month for 4-8 trial products, 1 deluxe item, 1 full sized product, and 1 deluxe accessory. I think this is an interesting development, and am excited to see what kind of toys and products they include going forward.
You can subscribe here, and if you enter the code diniwilks, you get 15% off the 4 month and 12 month subscriptions. I have the potential to get some free boxes based on number of referrals, so you will be spicing up my sex life by spicing up yours. Which isn't weird AT ALL, right?
The kind people at Spicy Subscriptions sent the following for a giveaway:
- DONA Shave Gel (full size)
- JO H2O Strawberry kiss (full size)
- JO All-in-one Sensual Massage Glide (sample)
- JO Premium (sample)
- JO Personal Lubricant (sample)
- Swipes Lovin' Wipes (sample)
Entrants must be 18 or older and live in the U.S. To enter please leave ONE comment below by 5:00 pm Ohio time Monday, October 22, 2012. Make sure I know how to contact you or I'll have random.org randomly select someone else. If you want to comment but don't want to be entered, say "don't enter me".
Your comment should respond to the following: How do you spice up your sex life?
If that's TMI, check out the Spice shop and tell me what intrigues you.
If that's STILL TMI, you probably don't want a Spice Box anyway, you prude. Hehe, just kidding. Make something up, I won't know the difference.