Under the mantle of full disclosure, I must admit that the people at Tacky Sex Toys are paying me for this review. This of course does not mean that I’m going to hold back any punches. They are paying for an honest review, and that’s what I give.
I will admit, the site has a huge selection of toys to choose from, but navigating through them is a little tough.
When you go to the home page of the site, it lists a bunch of category options to choose from, including dildos, lubes, and men’s toys. On top it lists what I assume are the most popular categories, and underneath that are the featured products.
When you click on the category, then there’s the paragraph. On every page – category and subcategory – was a mini-essay describing the category. I guess for very vanilla people this is a helpful thing, but for people who know their way around an adult store, this is rather tedious.
The prices are competitive, and they do offer a fair price pledge, where they’ll match the price or provide a 10% discount code for future purchases.
There were a few things that bothered me a bit about the site:
- You have to register to order. There should be a one-shot option.
- You can only look at 12 items at a time, which gets tedious. There was no option to see all.
- There are way too many subcategories. For example, the vibrator category has approximately 20 subcategories to it, including Modern, Luxury, and Traditional. Combine that with only being able to see 12 items at a time…
- There was no tacky! The site is called TackySexToys and there’s no tacky! It’s pristine, plain, simple. Basic colors on a white background. But no tacky! The toys aren’t tacky either (which is a good thing); they have manufacturers like Lelo, Tantus, Jimmyjane, Jopen, Maia… so where is the tacky part? Being the Queen of Tacky (have you seen my velvet painting of Elvis?) I worry about these things.
This site does have more good than bad. They do have a good selection, from many different manufacturers. The descriptions are a good idea, they just need to be a little shorter. They have a search box on top of the page, so if you know what you’re looking for, you can easily find it.
I think with a little more tweaking, TackySexToys could find its own identity and be a really fun site.by