Our goal is to make buying sex toys online dead-simple. We wade through hundreds of mediocre sex toys to find the best of the best and make it easy for you to find the perfect new sex toy.
About a year ago, we decided to spice up our sex life by incorporating sex toys. It started as a slow burn, but after 3-4 months things started picking up speed and we found ourselves buying new sex toys on a weekly basis.
Vibrators. Butt plugs, Cock rings. BDSM gear. Strap on dildos. You name it, we were trying it.
But then one night we were looking for a very specific-shaped dildo, and after several hours of searching just couldn’t find anything that suited our needs. The worst part was that searching for sex toys online was a headache. After sorting through multiple anonymous foreign retailers on Amazon, questionable products on domestic sites, and expensive products with poor reviews – we realized that the customer search experience was awful.
Meet The Sex Toy Nerds
He is a computer programmer and data scientist by day. She is a freelance photographer and visual designer. Together, they are the Sex Toy Nerds.
Not one to take a problem lying down (but up for taking other things lying down), we decided this was a problem we could solve ourselves. Never mind real problems like world hunger or global warming – we decided our best way to contribute is by reviewing sex toys.
But hey, people deserve to have amazing orgasms. And we believe that online sex toy retailers do their best to prevent that by selling crappy products with an emphasis on marketing over engineering.
How We Review Sex Toys
In general, we look a couple of main criteria when reviewing sex toys. We end up giving each toy a simplified rating out of 10, but we consider each of the following when coming up with this rating:
- Materials and Craftsmanship: How well is the toy built? Are the materials 100% body safe? Does it hold up to serious sexy time?
- Function and Features: Does the toy do what it’s supposed to do? Does it contribute to better orgasms? What special features set this toy apart?
- Options and Aesthetics: Are there multiple sizes or colors available? Does they toy look and feel sexy?
- Cost: How much does this toy cost compared to similar toys? Is it markedly cheaper or more expensive?
- Manufacturer Reputation: Does the maker offer good customer support? Do they stand by their products and respect their buyers?
There’s more nuance to it, but that’s the general gist of how we find the best sex toys for you.
Boring Disclaimer Stuff
Look, we need to be honest – we do make money off of some of our recommendations on this site. These are called affiliate referrals, and they’re how we keep the lights on.
Affiliate referrals work like this: when we refer a customer to a marketplace like Amazon, a tracking cookie notes that we sent the customer. Then, when that customer eventually makes a purchase, we collect a percent of the sale as commission for referring business.
We don’t sell anything at Sex Toy Nerds – we just review other products on the market. Affiliate commissions are the best way to keep our costs low, without diluting the user experience with ads. And believe us – advertising in the adult toy space is particularly toxic. You don’t want to deal with ads either!
We will NEVER let an affiliate commission influence our opinion of a product, and we will ALWAYS strive to provide the best, accurate information to our readers. We just wanted to be honest about how we pay the bills and that we do make money from our readership.