It’s been a couple of months since I last reviewed a subscription box, and I admit that I’ve kinda missed them. I’ve missed the thrill of opening a parcel and discovering what treats are waiting for me inside, be those discoveries pleasantly surprising or outright disappointing. It goes without saying that we’d all prefer the former to be the case, but considering the fact that, when my Big Oh! Box landed on my doorstep, the element of the unknown was enough to really excite me… well, I guess you could say that’s testament to the fact that, for me, they do actually work as a concept.
So, the Big Oh! Box. Put together by a company of the same name whose goal is ‘to help everyone achieve their big oh!’ To do this they not only have a shop for you to pick and choose your own things at leisure, but they offer three customisable boxes too.
Sample Box – $25/$45 per month
Monthly Subscription – $59 per month
Quarterly Subscription – $109 per quarter
Shipping within the USA is free, and those in Canada will pay between $14.99 and $24.99 depending on their selected package. Big Oh! Box also ship to the UK and Australia, but I’ve been informed after publishing this review that their costs are currently under revision. I’ll update if and when I find out what they are.
With the Sample Box you get 3-5 products every month for your $25, with the option of adding on a toy to suit your specific needs. You can choose to receive a vibrator, stroker, dual stimulator, or a ‘backdoor’ toy, and each option will add $20 to the cost of your box.
The monthly and quarterly subscriptions give you 3-7 or 6-10 products respectively, and you can opt for a Sol-oh! Box if you’re a lone ranger, or an Oh! Friend Box if you have a playmate or two. You also get to choose from the same options as the Sample Box (vibrator, stroker, etc), but as you’d expect, the higher priced boxes contain higher end products, such as We-Vibe and Jopen, to name a couple.
The box I received was the Quarterly Subscription Box in the Oh! Friend option, and this is what I found inside:
OhhhBunny Kinky Bunny Rechargeable Dual Motor Rabbit
When I first pulled this rabbit out of the hat…well, okay, the box. When it first came out of the box I’ll confess to having a ‘what the fuck is this then’ moment. I’ve never heard of the brand OhhhBunny before, and I honestly believed I was holding some evil, jelly death monstrosity in my hands that wasn’t ever gonna see the door to my vagina, never mind the four walls inside it.
BUT, on taking it out of the box, I was happy to discover that it’s not jelly death at all, it’s lovely, smooth silicone. I’m not assuming that, I actually flame tested one of the bunny ears and all I got was a bit of white ash. So yes, it is silicone, and it’s that smooth, velvety matte type stuff that’s always so pleasant to handle.
It’s usb rechargeable via a self-healing hole in the silicone coated base, and that in itself is a pain in my arse. Getting the pin into the hole at the angle required feels like a surgical procedure. It took me ages to find it cos I was scared that I’d snap the pin or damage the internal port, but in the end I jammed it in and found it. The toy hasn’t suffered because of my rough treatment, but that isn’t the point. Getting your toy on charge shouldn’t require minor surgery.
The Kinky Bunny is only splashproof, and that’s likely because of where the shaft meets the base. It’s not one complete piece, and while it is securely joined, I’m guessing the manufacturers aren’t taking the chance of having the two pieces part ways and letting in water. The Kinky Bunny also comes with a storage bag, so you can say a swift buh-bye to the awful, plastic packaging.
You get three constant speeds (as well as 9 patterns) that are operated by a single button on the handle, and they seem weird to me. The first two feel like just one of the two motors is running, then the third intensity appears to trigger the second motor. This gives it a lovely rumbly feel (and hellishly loud sound, so be aware of little ears) that feels pretty damned good in the hand. It feels powerful, so much so I decided it was on as soon as I felt that third speed.
All that’s just peacocking, though. Once it’s inside me, I can feel very little from the ears. The fit isn’t terrible, those ears landing negligibly short of my clit, but the vibes just dull as soon as pressure is applied. It feels okay internally, but not powerful enough to help me reach the Big Oh!
Doc Johnson Japanese Drip Candles
Delight! Happiness! Joy! Yeah, I was pretty stoked to find a pack of these in my Big Oh! Box. I’ve been a user of these particular candles for a long time, and just bought a fresh pack a few weeks before this box arrived.
There are three candles in the pack, and though they feel fantastic in use, the colours aren’t all that spectacular. You get black, dark purple, and red, but they’re kinda wishy washy when they hit the skin, and I’m really pale so my skin tone gives them their best chance of looking bold. But they fail, looking more grey, lavender and pink than anything else, and when they layer over each other the transparency of the wax makes them blend in to each other, preventing them from remaining distinct.
That doesn’t have any impact on how they feel for me, though. It still feels sizzling hot and super sexy when the drips splatter my skin, but the Fella does sometimes get the hump that the colours aren’t as prominent as he’d like.
Spartacus Tweezer Tip Link Chain Clamps
Spotting these Spartacus clamps in my Big Oh! Box made me smile. They’re one of the first sets of joined clamps the Fella and I ever used.
Tweezer tipped clamps are probably one of the mildest types of clamp you can buy. These ones are made from metal with rubber tips, and a light metal chain. They’re not harsh clamps by any stretch of the imagination, even when tightened all the way with their little slip rings, but the beauty of them is the chain. The links are big enough to have additional weights attached, though not too much as these kinds of clamps don’t really work hard to stay attached to your nipples, labia, or whatever else you fancy nipping with them.
If extra weight doesn’t float your boat, the chain makes them easy for a partner – or indeed you yourself – to tug on during a number of sex positions. Rear entry is definitely a fave of mine, and the Fella likes to see me hold the chain between my teeth so I can pull my own nipples whenever I want. Fun, fun, fun!
Fetish Fantasy Wartenberg Pinwheel
My first thought when I saw this pinwheel looking up at me from the bottom of my Big Oh! Box?
Nooooooo, not you again! I’ve given you away three times already, but you keep coming back. You’re like a bad frigging penny, get out!
Yeah, I have no love for this Fetish Fantasy Pinwheel whatsoever. You can read any of my previous reviews on any given product, and I can guarantee you that you won’t see me calling anything a piece of shit. But those are the only words I have for this pinwheel.
I know it’s aimed at absolute beginners who are quite likely a bit scared of potentially stabby sex things, but this was the first pinwheel we ever bought and I hated it way back then. It’s blunt, squeaky and rattly, and so flimsily made from thin metal and plastic, I don’t think it has much longevity at all.
However, the three friends I’ve palmed my previous ones off on given my previous ones to all love it. They tell me they love it specifically because there’s little threat of accidental skin punctures, and because it’s cute and unintimidating. I bristled a bit when they asked me if I needed a circular saw blade to get me going, but then I thought, actually, now that you come to mention it…lol.
Water Slide Personal Moisturiser 236ml / 8fl. oz
Yass! A big bottle of pump action lube! Seriously, you can never have too much lube. It disappears in the Scandal household so quickly you’d think it we drank a glass of it with every meal.
This Water Slide lube is made by Earthly Body, and is paraben, glycerin and phthalate free. It’s vegan and safe for toys, too. It also tastes like crap. Bitter, sweet horribleness that I totally regret putting in my mouth. I didn’t even intend to, it was in the pump head which doesn’t seem to want to stay on the bottle (must have been busted during transit). I had it in my mouth, I absentmindedly sucked and got a mouthful of it. Awful.
But if you keep your gums out of the way it isn’t actually a bad lube for certain things. It’s pretty runny and thin so is useless for anal, but it feels good when used for finger masturbation or with sex toys, and it’s not bad for PIV sex either, though my broken pump makes reapplying a nightmare. And reapplying is necessary if you’re having a vigorous session, cos it spreads like wildfire so thins out quickly, and that makes it more likely to dry up on you.
It doesn’t dry sticky, it’s clear, and even though it tastes like rubbish it’s scentless. Not the best lube ever, but not too shabby either.
Jo Simply Clean Wipes 30 Pack
These are looking mighty familiar! And that’s because the last subscription box I reviewed had samples of them included. But this ain’t no one wipe wonder, it’s a full pack of 30.
I was really happy to find them in my Big Oh! Box, cos I go through quite a lot of wipes, whether it be for a quick freshen up around the nether region when the Fella gives me that look in the middle of the day, or a quick clean up once he’s done with me. I sometimes use them to give a toy a quick wipe down when I can’t be bothered to get up and clean up, too.
Jo Refresh Foaming Toy Cleaner 50ml / 1.7fl oz
This is another familiar product, because it was included in that last box I mentioned along with the wipes.
I’ve recently run out of this particular toy cleaner, and I really like it, so I’m stoked to have another bottle. It lasts ages, is unscented, and dissolves gunk and lubes effectively. I’ve found it isn’t great at getting into the nooks and crannies of heavily textured toys, but only a good wash in a sink of soapy water will do for those anyway, so I’m not worried about that.
So, those are the contents of my $109 Big Oh! Box Quarterly Subscription Box.
When it comes to value for money, the Big Oh! Box is pretty much breaking even. I’m in the UK, and to buy those products individually here it would cost me a shade over £100, and this box would have cost me just under £90. That’s using the exchange rate for the rabbit vibe, cos I couldn’t find those for sale here, but I did find them for sale for $69.99 (£55.00).
There’s a good selection of products, catering to orgasm seekers, sensation lovers, solo players and pairs. Hell, even a team could find enough in here to entertain them. The only catch is, you’d have to be someone who could orgasm from easily dulled vibes, and you’d have to like either the mildest of sensation play (pinwheel) or one of the most intense (candles).
People who have large toy/bondage collections may well find they double up on stuff like I did, but luckily it’s mostly the consumables like candles and cleaner I’ve got more of now. I can’t say I’m truly unhappy with anything in the box but the pinwheel, and for a blind selection of stuff from a company that doesn’t know me, that isn’t bad at all.
I’d definitely recommend giving Big Oh! Box a try, and I’ll direct you to their website here, so you can give them a go if you want to.
The Big Oh! Box Quarterly Subscription Box was sent to me by Big Oh! Box in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influences my opinions, which are now, and will forever be, my own. No affiliate links have been used in this post.