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The 2016 Desir Sexy Toys For Women Awards

Sexy toys that made an impression on women this year are graded on style, design, functionality and likability. In this official announcement, you get to see why these are the cream of the crop.

This is an historic post, and the first release of our annual adult toys for women awards, which takes a serious look at the sex toys that most women are buying in South Africa. The aim of these awards is to draw attention to the brands that are doing exceptional work in the adult industry.

Because at Désir, we believe that sexuality, intimacy and love are critical ingredients for a happy, healthy life – we want to reward the brands that are forward thinking in this space, as they strip the negative stigmas of the past away so that all women are able to embrace and enjoy their sex lives.

The 2016 Desir Sexy Toys_For Women Awards

This post details the top 5 sexy toys for women that performed well this year, along with important factors that we believe helped them stand above other adult products in the market.

How the Winners are Graded

Our team at Désir assessed the toys that sold well this year, and critically analysed why they were outselling others that – on the surface at least – did not seem so different. We narrowed down this year’s awards selection from our full category list of toys on offer.

These sex toys for women were then scored on a scale of 1-10 for each of the 4 key criteria so that we could see which of them truly stood out as this year’s best adult toys on offer.

  • Style: The immediate impression that a women gets from looking at the toy, holding it and considering it for use. This is a score for the overall impression of the product itself.
  • Design: The best sex toys are designed for women’s bodies, while taking female sensibilities to heart. This is a score that grades how well the toy was designed for women.
  • Functionality: How the sex toy functions is an important element in its popularity and success. This is a score that determines how functional the ladies toy is for users.
  • Likability: A complex but nevertheless important element that looks at how likable the toy is for women. This score takes ‘the product pitch’ into account for an accurate score.

These extremely sexy toys are this year’s top picks. We want to congratulate the brands featured on this list and the amazing products they have created for women everywhere!

Top 5 Award Winning Sex Toy Products

Here is our exclusive list of award winners this year:

The 2016 Grand Prize Award Winner: “A Women’s Best Friend”

Soraya Rabbit Luxury Vibrator from LELO
Female adult toys winner 2016 – Soraya Rabbit Luxury Vibrator from LELO

>> Soraya Rabbit Luxury Vibrator from LELO

When it comes to women’s sexy toys, the Soraya has it all. One of Lelo’s most stylish vibrators yet, this dual stimulation device is effortlessly stylish without being overtly graphic and was clearly designed with the female anatomy in mind.

More than that, the toy is waterproof, rechargeable, quiet during use and travel safe. It scores a hard to beat 35/40, and steals this year’s top position!

Désir Team: A toy that can safely be called a women’s best friend!

Style: 9/10
Design: 8.5/10
Functionality: 9/10
Likability: 8.5/10

The 2016 First Runner Up: “The Orgasm Enhancer”

Joyballs Secret Kegel Exerciser from Joy Division
Runner up female adult toys winner 2016 – Joyballs Secret Kegel Exerciser from Joy Division

>> Joyballs Secret Kegel Exerciser from Joy Division

This powerhouse toy was an easy pick, and thanks to German-made Joyballs, women everywhere will be enjoying longer, more intense orgasms than ever before.

These sexy toys for women are gorgeous to look at, and are great kegel exercisers which quickly create strong pelvic muscles as you wear them. Comfortable, body safe materials and a toy that you can use to make sex better in more ways than one? This scores a 32.5/40 as a worthy runner up!

Désir Team: The toy that makes sex better and orgasms stronger!

Style: 8.5/10
Design: 7.5/10
Functionality: 9/10
Likability: 7.5/10

The 2016 Second Runner Up: “The Pulsating Companion”

Stronic Zwei Thrusting Pulsator from Fun Factory
Second runner up female adult toys winner 2016 – Stronic Zwei Thrusting Pulsator from Fun Factory

>> Stronic Zwei Thrusting Pulsator from Fun Factory

In third place, another German company delivers on its promises with the innovative pulsator, which thrusts instead of vibrates. With a multitude of settings, and an elegant design that comes in a range of colours, these waterproof, travel safe, USB rechargeable sexy toys are a must-have for your list.

Fun Factory got it right with this one, as many women prefer thrusting movement to vibrations. Great for multipurpose use this toy is an instant hit with South African women. This toy scores an endearing 29.5/40 as the second runner up this year.

Désir Team: Part dildo, part vibrator, all original fun!

Style: 7/10
Design: 7.5/10
Functionality: 8/10
Likability: 7/10

The 2016 Third Runner Up: “The Instant Turn-On”

BCurious Premium Clitoral Massager by BSwish
Third runner up female adult toys winner 2016 – BCurious Premium Clitoral Massager by BSwish

>> BCurious Premium Clitoral Massager by BSwish

Less is more with some of the best sexy toys around, which is the case with the BSwish massager. A beautiful design specially contoured for a women’s body – this external massager was made for grinding. A compact, rechargeable toy with multiple functions (pulses and vibrations) for anytime orgasms. This toy scores a versatile 26.5/40!

Désir Team: Go from zero to on in just a few seconds!

Style: 6/10
Design: 6.5/10
Functionality: 7/10
Likability: 7/10

The 2016 Fourth Runner Up: “The Cute Essential”

Rocks Off Ramsey Rabbit Bullet Vibrator
Winner fourth runner up female adult toys winner 2016 – Rocks Off Ramsey Rabbit Bullet Vibrator

>> Rocks Off Ramsey Rabbit Bullet Vibrator

Sometimes a toy will stand out just because it’s cute, functional and discreet – which is the case with these sexy toys from the UK’s Rocks Off brand. This mini vibrator has everything you need, is great for travel and is surprisingly fun to use. This is an affordable toy that you will fall in love with. It scores a neat 24/40, but gets full marks on cuteness!

Désir Team: The cutest vibrator you’ll ever own!

Style: 5/10
Design: 6/10
Functionality: 6/10
Likability: 7/10

There you have it, this year’s top 5 sexiest toys for women as voted for by the Désir team. As one of South Africa’s key adult toy sellers, we are constantly on the lookout for innovative toys that our female customers will enjoy.

Congratulations to the brands that made it onto our list this year! And to all of our customers wondering: ‘Is there such a thing as sexy toys for women?’ Now you know! These amazingly sexy toys are helping women all over South Africa rediscover their sexuality and what it means to nurture a happy and healthy sex life of their own.

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Which of these 5 winning sex toys do you like the most? Tell us below!

About Jade

I am the Operations Manager at Désir & feel so privileged to have been a part of this adventure from the very beginning, conceptualizing and building our amazing lingerie and sex toy ranges. Having a Diploma in Business Analysis my aim is to assist in the streamlining of processes, thereby ensuring maximum efficiency, remaining relevant by keeping up to date with trends, and producing statistical analysis in order to meet our consumer’s needs.

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