Photo: Instagram/Empress Mimi Lingerie

You can get a subscription box for just about anything these days. Beauty products, artisanal food, coffee – one click and it’s on your doorstep. So why not try a sex subscription box? You’re not just getting new toys to play with – you’re getting curation, the surprise factor, and best of all, stuff you know is good.

It’s also discreet – you’ll never have to worry about being spotted by an aunt as you’re stepping into a sex-toy store, which spares you the awkward explanations. Sex subscription boxes tend to come in nondescript packaging, with fun, quality products picked by pros and reviewed by other users. In some cases, the items are curated according to your preferences, so chances are, you won’t get stuff you don’t like. Here’s what we would put our money on.


Empress Mimi: For when the lure is in the undressing

Photo: Instagram/Empress Mimi Lingerie

There’s something about the thrill of lacy underwear that instantly puts you in the mood. Empress Mimi offers lingerie that’s decadent yet affordable. Pick from three options: The Mermaid Box with three pairs of undies, The Siren Box for a lingerie set (top and bottom, or a bodysuit), or go all out by choosing The Empress Box, which includes both lingerie and accessories. Go on, you’ll get to try something you normally wouldn’t pick out for yourself. Plus, your goods arrive packed in a discreetly stylish box embellished with a ribbon. What’s not to love?

Empress Mimi boxes start from £25 (S$45) a month. Go to


Spicy Subscriptions Toy of the Month: For the girl who thinks less is more

Spice Box from Spicy Subscriptions
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You know what you want, and it’s not all the extras that come with a box. This gets you a single new toy each month – so there’s the surprise factor for you and him, minus the bedside drawer clutter. If you change your mind, go for the Spice Box, which has five to seven products.

Toy of the Month starts from US$24.95 (S$34) a month. Go to


Totally Booked Crate: For some good old steamy fiction

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Read some fiction to get your engine – and his – going. This box has a new release or bestseller (choose from five genres, including historical romance and fantasy). Recent picks include White Fur by Jardine Libaire, and Without Merit by Colleen Hoover, a best-selling author on The New York Times list. Your book also comes with curated goodies like tea or accessories.

Totally Booked Crate starts from US$29.99 a month. Go to


Unbound Babe Box: For the girl who hates surprises, but still wants the good stuff

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The great thing is that you’ll get a heads-up on what’s in an upcoming box. So if you don’t fancy anything, you can pause your subscription before being charged, and skip to the next box. A typical box – which you receive quarterly – is themed (one might focus on orgasms, another on couple play), and contains around seven items, including toys, accessories, wipes and gel.

Quarterly subscription boxes start from US$65. Go to



This article was first published in the February 2018 issue of Her World magazine.