Blast from the Past: Lovehoney’s Top Sellers of 2002

by Lindsay

on 15 Feb 2023

Newsflash: the 80s were not twenty years ago.

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No, that honour belongs to the Y2K era. Whether you think of them as the Naughties or the Dot-com boom, the early 2000’s was truly a different time. These days we're all about celebrity Chris-es, but back then it was the Toms - specifically, Hanks and Cruise. And the top stars on bill were the likes of Christina, Kylie, Britney and the incomparable Beyoncé.

Back then we had no Taytay, no Ariana, and the biggest earnings at the box office went to Lord of the Rings, Chamber of Secrets and Spider-Man, from which the iconic upside-down kiss-in-the-rain comes.

Mobile phones didn’t connect to the internet or take photographs the way they do now. In fact, technology looked markedly different. Games consoles and computers sported bubbly, rounded edges and colourful, translucent plastic cases that gave you a full view of their inner workings.

And the fashion. We still have nightmares. Think chunky highlights, skinny scarves, wide-leg jeans, low rise bottoms of all kinds, shiny jackets, and velour tracksuits. Futuristic styling was at its peak, as were tie-front tops and bandanas.

If that’s what your closet would look like, what about your bedside table? Well, we’ve been around long enough to show you what you would’ve been buying from Lovehoney back in the day.

Let’s blast through the past back to 2002 and look at our top sellers of the time.

Beginner-Friendly Friends

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Rocking the translucency trend, this handy little toy is among 2002’s best of the best. Batteries, multispeed twist base – this was peak sex toy technology back then. In fact, you can still buy a vibrator just like it here!

Hard plastic, battery-powered vibes like these are most people’s entry into the world of sex toys. They’re a great place to start, but there are plenty more options out there. Skip buying them all separately and kickstart your toy box with the Wild Weekend kit.

Today's Number 1 Sex Toy Kit

Lovehoney Wild Weekend Mega Couple's Sex Toy Kit (11 Piece)
(845)
£49.99 £79.99 You save: £30.00 (38%)

Brimming with basics, the Wild Weekend Kit is an 11-piece set poised to introduce you to the wonderful world of sex toys. This kind of collection did not exist back in 2002, so take advantage of our tried and true bundle of love, and treat yourself to an extra-long weekend.

What customers say: "My wife and I bought this as an intro to toys, something we had never really entered into. We still use most items regularly and always end happy. Some things can be used in public, my wife enjoys the jiggle balls for example. The vibrations from the dildo, cock ring and clitoral stimulator are all fantastic. We couldn’t have chosen a better kit."

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Some of these classic shapes are real winners, and you can still pick up similar items today, like the Lovehoney Silver Seducer Classic Vibrator and BASICS Beginner's Rabbit Vibrator. But these days, you have variety on your side. No longer shall you be bound to AA batteries and buzzy vibration speeds.

These days, there’s a whole smorgasbord of toys available and many of them are designed for you and your partner to share.

Top Couples Toys of Today

Clit-mate Change

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You notice something about these old friends? Look at those rounded, squashable edges – that’s because they’re made of soft plastic material instead of silicone. Silicone’s dropped in price over the last twenty years and that means non-porous, easier-to-clean, more hygienic sex toys for all.

In fact, almost every single vibrator on display below boasts silicone as its primary material. Because your body deserves the best we can deliver.

Top Vibrators of Today

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If you wanted oral and a partner wasn’t at hand, in 2002 this tongue vibrator was one of the best options you could get. Good thing we’re living in the modern times, and Womanizer’s patented Pleasure Air Technology is here to lavish your love button with pulses of pure pleasure.

Pulsations of pleasure with Womanizer X Lovehoney

Womanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator
(1,675)
£99.99

It's not an overstatement to say that the founding of Womanizer in 2014 represents a tectonic shift in the world of sex toys. This exclusive collaboration between the pleasure experts at Lovehoney and Womanizer combines deliciously gentle suction with pulsations to lavish your sensitive clitoral nerve-endings with a featherlight contactless caress. They sure didn't have this tech back in 2002.

What customers say: "I’m old but I’m not dead and my biggest regret is not having this amazing device a decade or two ago!!!! I had absolutely no idea that such pleasure existed. Easy to turn on and to operate. Fantastic strength that is also so easy to control."

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Rabbit-tastic Tech Updates

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Clitoral pleasure isn't the only place that's seen big changes in toy technology.

The popular bunnies of 2002 pale in comparison to our currently reigning champion, the Greedy Girl. Two motors, 36 vibration combos, USB recharging and full waterproofing – our most bountiful bunny these days is a far cry from being powered by 2 x AA Batteries with only multiple speeds to offer.

Best-selling rabbit vibrator of today

Fifty Shades of Grey Greedy Girl G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator
(1,809)
£79.99

Two. Motors. 2002 did not have dual motors, nor did it offer you 15 speeds and patterns in a luxurious, silicone package that includes its own storage bag. It's waterproof. It's got a travel lock. What more could you ask for from a rabbit vibrator? The Greedy Girl does it all.

What customers say: "Wow. Just wow. I am so happy with this. I orgasmed in under a minute and also squirted everywhere. This is hands down my new favourite toy and will be well used. I love all the different vibration patterns. You can find exactly what works best for you to have a great orgasm."

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Modern Kink-sations

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Finger vibes, schminger vibes. Chunky and unappealing to look at, they don’t exactly scream “take me to bed”, do they?

Finger vibes are a lot more elegant these days. May we recommend picking up a finger vibe that appeals to you and taking it home with our top-selling Under Mattress Restraint?

Top Easy-to-Use Restraint

Bondage Boutique Bound to Please Black Under Mattress Restraint
(1,182)
£49.99

It's a lot more fun running a finger vibe all over your partner's body when they're at your mercy. Dive into bondage with help from this simple under mattress strapping that transforms your bed into a playground.

What customers say: "What can I say, it's everything you need to get started on your BDSM journey with a bit of restraint without blowing the budget! Easy to assemble, comfortable to use and once you're in, there is no getting out ;)"

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Fifty Shades of Grey, the book series that put the idea of kink into many a head, didn’t release until 2011, so we’ll forgive 2002 for its lack of top-selling bondage items. These days, the world is a lot braver and bolder, and we recommend any of the following items to introduce some fun new sensations into your bedroom.

Top Bondage Toys of Today

Classics for a Reason

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In terms of things that don’t vibrate, times don’t appear to have changed much. But aren’t one dildo, butt plug and prostate vibrator much like another? Yes and no. As discussed, these days we have the wonderful material silicone widely and readily available which means your dildos, butt plugs and prostate vibes may have the same feel-good shape, but an even better body-friendly design.

Check out a silicone dildo for every situation and nearly 100 silicone bum-fun friends that are oh-so-eager to meet you.

VIP-leasers

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Notice something else? If you said “lack of penis toys”, you’re right on the money! These days, some of our top sellers are toys like the Blowmotion Warming Vibrating Male Masturbator and the Arcwave Pow Silicone Dual-Entrance Suction Control Male Masturbator.

Browse our selection of favourites below.

Top Male Toys of Today