Toy Review: Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg

The Lovehoney BASIC Love Egg has a simple but effective design.

I had high hopes for this love egg. I had wished that I would be able to sing the praises of a Love Egg that is both enjoyable and affordable. Unfortunately the Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg did not meet my expectations and leaves me sighing, thinking that perhaps I set my hopes too high.

The Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg does have some good things going for it. The design of the Love Egg is simple but effective. It have a nice controller, with a simple side-scroll system, and a nice egg, which is a good shape for general play, as well as being able to hit sweet spots (such as the clitoris).The wire is long enough to enable couples play and the toy is made of plastic, so it’s rather easy to clean.

Unfortunately the vibrations of this toy just don’t deliver, and that is a shame because I really wanted to like this toy. When I first turned the toy on things seemed to be hopeful. The vibrations of this toy have a slow rumble about them on the lowest setting, and the potential of those vibrations just getting stronger put a smile on my face.

Alas, on the lowest setting I could probably get more pleasure from the vibrations on my phone. I actually had to tell my partner to stop using the first few settings because, far from the ‘teasing’ effect that the toy intends, those settings are painfully frustrating with how weak they are.

So you’d think that as the settings went up and the strength increased I’d be happy right? Wrong. Sadly on the higher settings the vibrations of this toy become very, very buzzy and surface level.

Now I’m sure that there are some people who will like this toy and, if the reviews on Lovehoney are anything to go by, it does have redeeming qualities.

If you’re looking for a toy that can provide gentle vibrations, but that also has the versatility to change things up, then this toy might excite you. If you don’t mind buzzy vibrators then you also might get along with this toy—as its higher setting does get quite powerful. And if both of these criteria appeal to you and you’re looking for something to use with your partner then you might have just hit a winner. But I can’t, in good faith, recommend this toy personally.

I asked my partner what he thought about the toy and he had the following to add:

For £10 more you could probably buy a different toy and get more bang for your buck.

And I’m inclined to agree with him.

The Lovehoney BASICS Love Egg is the only toy to have ever numbed out my clit so much with its buzziness that I couldn’t continue to enjoy my toy session, and that isn’t an accomplishment that you want from your sex toy.

Do Recommend to:

People who don’t mind buzzy vibrators.

People who want a couples toy with a simple control system.

People who are sensitive to gentle vibrations.

Do Not Recommend to:

People who dislike buzzy vibrations.

People who are used to strong toys.

People who have sensitive genitals.