Joyboxx Review

Let’s be honest, it’s pretty joysinsideeasy to store sex toys. There are a lot of sex toy storage bags and containers on the market. If you’re clever, the DIY options are limitless. So if I’m going to purchase something designed specifically for sex toys, it’d better have it all! Before I choose a container to store my toys, I ask myself three things: 1. Does it keep my toys clean? 2 .Does it keep my toys safe from damage? and 3. Is it discreet? The Joyboxx by Passionate Playground meets these criteria, and goes beyond to be what I consider an outstanding toy storage system. The Joyboxx is made of non-porous, food-grade polypropylene which is blended with an antimicrobial agent during manufacturing, so it won’t come off with use or cleaning. It’s easy to clean with soap and hot water, or for an extra deep clean, you can put the Joyboxx in your dishwasher (top rack only). I actually did a dishwasher load of my Joyboxx and silicone toys together, and it was really convenient to have everything clean and ready to use at once.* With external dimensions: 12.60″(L) x 5.5″ (D) x 5.0″ (H) internal dimensions: 11.25″ (L) x 5.5″ (D) x 3.5″ (H), the Joyboxx is small, but capable of holding a variety of toys. It’s the perfect size to hold a small toy collection, to travel with, or take with you to a play party. I will admit, however, that I do hope that Passionate Playground comes out with additional larger boxes in the future, for variety is the spice of life, and I’d like to see this storage system capable of holding larger toys like the Magic Wand and kink gear.

I was able to fit a ood variety of toys into the Joyboxx.
I was able to fit a good variety of toys into the Joyboxx.

The Joyboxx is very unassuming. When I first saw it, I thought it looked a lot like the boxes I store my make-up and jewelry in. If you have nosey children, roommates, parents, or friends, this box could easily be hidden in plain sight amongst your other regular storage boxes. At the front of the box, there is a sliding bar that keeps the box closed when it’s positioned at the left. To keep your toys extra secure, the Joyboxx comes with a lock that can be inserted in a small hole to the right of the closed slider bar. joyboxx_grandeSmall, hidden ventilation holes surround the entire opening of the Joyboxx to inhibit the growth of bacteria on toys, making it a hygienic storage system. At the back of the box is a dual purpose charging and ventilation hole that allows for toys to charge while they’re locked up! There’s no longer a reason to worry that your rechargeable toys will be “found” during their charge time (which can range anywhere from 90minutes to 16 hours… I’m looking at you Fun Factory Stronics!).

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The top compartment of my Joyboxx held my Ride lube packets, Sir Richards Condoms, and bullet vibe perfectly!

At the top of the box is a convenient compartment that is the perfect size for small lube bottles or packets, safer sex supplies, and smaller toys such as bullet-style vibrators. This compartment is easily accessible in a pinch, so you don’t have to stop everything just to grab your condoms and lube. Think of it like a pop-up side table drawer that’s always there for you in your times of need.

Photo Credit: http://www.lovepharmacy.com.au/brands/passionate-playground/joyboxx-playtray-black
Photo Credit: http://www.lovepharmacy.com.au/brands/passionate-playground/joyboxx-playtray-black

My favorite feature of the Joyboxx, by far, is the Playtray; which functions both as a toy “coaster” and a washing/drying rack. The Playtray is great for keeping your toy safe and clean right after playtime. Let’s be honest, right after sexy time, no one wants to get up immediately to clean and store their toys. There are much more important things to do, like cuddle, or sleep, or have more sex! Inside the Joyboxx is a slot that holds the Playtray at the bottom, and keeps it in an upright position; perfect for keeping your toys separate and organized! Note: while it is not important to separate 100% silicone, glass, or stainless steel toys while in storage, it can make the difference between life or death for anything made of jelly rubber. I know, the Joyboxx sounds like the perfect toy storage system, but there is a downside. The Joyboxx does not have a handle, which can be a bit limiting in terms of how portable it is. I had the opportunity to speak with Deborah Semer, the lovely owner of Passionate Playground and creator of Joyboxx about this and she pointed a trick for carrying it. The area at the front of the box where the slider-lock is located can function like a handle. I tried to hold the box this way both when the box was empty and when it was fully loaded. I found that it worked for me when the box wasn’t weighted down with a lot of toys. When the box was full, my joint problems prevented me from gripping as firmly as I needed to. Personally, I think I was only able to grip onto the box this way because I have itty bitty hands. I could see this being more difficult for someone with more average-adult-sized hands and fingers.

Photo Credit:  http://simplenewz.com/2014-12-30/Mainstream/feed/393
This is what it looks like when you use the slider lock as a handle.
Photo credit: http://simplenewz.com/2014-12-30/Mainstream/feed/393

All in all, the Joyboxx is a great choice for someone who is looking for a safe, clean, discreet way to store their toys at home or for travel. It’s as easy to clean and care for as it is to use. I’m looking forward to seeing what Passionate Playground does next, and I believe that the Joyboxx will only continue to improve. You can get your own Joyboxx HERE, and use coupon code 6AR9SE for $5.00 off! *DO NOT use dishwashing soap when cleaning silicone toys in the top rack of your dishwasher. As per FTC guidelines, the Joyboxx was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review.

Showing off the Joyboxx after presenting at the Sexual Health Expo in LA.
Here I am showing off the Joyboxx after presenting at the Sexual Health Expo in LA.
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