Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On – Test & Review

Josh Gill
by Josh GillUpdated:
3.9/5

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Overall Rating

3.9/5.0

Bedbible Rating:

3.6/5.0

Reviewed by: 

Josh Gill

User Ratings:

4.2/5.0

Based on 124 user reviews

70/100
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Rating: Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On was rated 70 out of 100, which means it is designed very well.

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Rating: Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On was rated 70 out of 100, which means it is very easy to figure out and use.

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30/100
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Rating: Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On was rated 30 out of 100, which means it is of mediocre quality.

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Rating: Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On was rated 1 out of 5, which means it is affordable compared to other undefined.

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My Verdict

For a first venture into the world of hollow strap-ons then the Perfect Partner isn't too bad. It's a good size for beginners and is super easy to use however it's not the best quality toy out there so it's probably best used for testing out whether this sort of toy is for you before you look to upgrade to something a bit better. When testing it out will my partner, we both felt that a higher quality material and more flexibility was definitely needed. The harness was fairly comfortable although the fact it isn't overly adjustable may be a problem for some. The biggest let down with this is the fact it's made from PVC, it felt quite low quality and as soon as it came out of the box it had a strong, plastic smell. My partner and I both prefer silicone toys but we were willing to give this the benefit of the doubt. Sadly it just couldn't quite meet our expectations.

Buy, if you...

  1. Are new to strap ons
  2. Looking for something simple to use with a partner
  3. Want a comfortable harness

Don't buy, if you...

  1. Want a strap on that's 100% body safe
  2. Prefer toys with some flexibility
  3. Are used to high quality toys
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About The Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On

The Perfect Partner hollow strap-on is great for couples wanting to try out a unisex strap-on for the first time. It's not overly big but has some nice detailed veining and a realistic head that both provide a good amount of stimulation. The harness is quite stretchy but size adjustment is limited at it only has two press stud options, which there isn't much difference between to be honest. It is a very firm strap on - there's no flexibility at all so that's definitely something to keep in mind. It's worth noting as well the the Perfect Partner is made of PVC, it does have quite a strong plastic smell and the feel of it is quite cheap. It is good for experimenting with a hollow strap-on though and can be used by anyone. The fact it's hollow means it could also be used with a smaller vibrator inside it too.

Pros

  • Realistic veining
  • Good G-spot/P-spot curve
  • Nice size for beginners

Cons

  • Low quality materials
  • Too firm for some
  • Not good for plus-size people

Using the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On

My Personal Experiences with Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On

First Impressions

My first impressions of the Perfect Partner were quite mixed. It certainly seemed to have some plus points  such as the veining and the stretchy harness but one of the very first things both me and my partner noticed when taking this out of the box was the smell. Now that might seem like an odd thing to say but it had an overwhelming plastic smell to it that was quite off putting. If your sex toy smells of plastic, it doesn’t exactly scream high quality. But the PVC smell was a point we were willing to overlook if it could perform well.

The Eternal Erection

The Perfect Partner is dubbed as the eternal erection. It’s a firm strap-on with absolutely no flexibility. But in our experience, that wasn’t a good thing. We both almost immediately commented that we wished it had more flexibility. The inside of the strap-on is quite cushioned but it required A LOT of lube to get it on. It was definitely a bit of a mood killer. My partner also wasn’t a fan of how firm it was and although she commented that the G-spot curve was a positive point, she just didn’t like how firm the strap-on was.

Looks Good, Feels…OK

To look at, we had no complaints about the Perfect Partner, it’s a nice, simple design with some good realistic features and the perfect size for beginners. Unfortunately how it feels just didn’t live up to how it looks. In your hand, the quality just isn’t there, the PVC doesn’t have that buttery softness that a silicone toy has. There has been an attempt to make the inside of the strap-on feel softer but I’ll be honest, that wasn’t all that great either. Size could definitely be an issue here, anyone who is plus sized is probably going to find that the harness gets uncomfortable or that the strap on struggles to stay in place. Also if you’re well endowed then I wish you all the luck in the world trying to get this on!

My perspective on the design of the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On My perspective on the design of the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On

Going purely on looks, I have very few complaints about this. The veining and the head are nice realistic touches that feel good when the strap-on is in use too. It's a great length and girth that would suit beginners. But when it comes to how it feels this is where the Perfect Partner loses out on points because it just doesn't feel as good as it looks. The veining does provide some nice stimulation and the curve of the shaft is perfect but that's all off-set by how firm the strap on is. The PVC makes the strap-on feel quite basic and there's definitely no hint of luxury to it. It's just really missing that softness of silicone toys that me and my partner are used to and we felt that was a big thing for us. The harness is basic but does the job but I personally don't think it's been well designed for larger people due to the limited size adjustments.

The Intuitiveness of the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On: A Review

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On The Intuitiveness of the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On: A Review

Getting the harness on was relatively simple for both of us. However, as a man, I had a bit more difficulty with the dildo than my partner as the inside of the strap-on required a lot of lube. I do think the rigidity worked against it here as a little more give in the dildo would certainly have made things easier. The harness is very stretchy which I think is a plus point if you have any grip or mobility issues in your hands as it's just a case of stepping in and pulling up, there's very little adjusting to do. But again, if you have a penis, you may have difficulty sliding it in to the dildo. Once the harness was on, neither of us had any difficulty keeping the strap-on in place. However, we both commented that probably wouldn't be the case if you're plus-sized and this is where better size adjustments would be ideal.

How Well-made is it?

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On How Well-made is it?

We definitely had to knock a lot of points off for quality unfortunately. That plastic smell just put us off straight away. Neither of us are fans of plastic toys because of their porous nature, we both prefer toys that can be properly disinfected and are 100% body safe which PVC isn't. A PVC toy just isn't something we'd want in our toy box for a long time because no matter how well you clean it it will still harbour some bacteria and will degrade a lot quicker than silicone. There's just no getting over the plastic material. It looks cheap and basic and feels the same. My partner commented that it just didn't feel that nice in use because the velvety soft texture just wasn't there. It does the job if you want to test out how you feel about hollow strap-ons but beyond that neither of us imagined the Perfect Partner lasting all that long.

The Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On: Balancing Quality and Cost

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On The Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On: Balancing Quality and Cost

Although the quality isn't great, for such a low price I'm not too mad about it. I do think the Perfect Partner is the perfect price point if you've never used a hollow unisex strap-on before because with this you don't have to spend a lot of money to work out whether you like it or not. The fact that it is so cheap sort of explains why the materials aren't great, although we can't totally forgive it for being a PVC dildo just because it has a low price as we've tried other low cost toys that have felt better than this one! The long and short of it is, if you decide a hollow strap-on isn't for you then you've really not lost a lot of money. If you do enjoy it, then you can look for something that's better quality.

Does it Deliver on Pleasure?

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On Does it Deliver on Pleasure?

Sadly I do think the Perfect Partner falls short of its claims. It promises that you'll be able to give your partner the ride of their life, but the experience was average at best for both of us. The detailing and curve of the shaft did live up to expectation somewhat as my partner said they felt good, however this was slightly off-set by the firmness. My partner mentioned it wasn't the most comfortable dildo ever and that distracted from being able to enjoying the veining and the G-spot curve. Unfortunately it just wasn't the Perfect Partner for either of us when it came to performance and it's probably not a toy we'd reach for in rush.

Evaluating the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On’s packaging

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On Evaluating the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On’s packaging

The packaging for the Perfect Partner is simple but it does the job. There's nothing to really dislike about it but I do recommend keeping hold of the box to store the strap-on in as it doesn't come with a storage bag. One side of the box details 5 steps to using the hollow strap-on right from getting the harness on to cleaning the toy after use. The instructions are simple but easy to follow. The opposite side of the box is where you'll find all the claims about the toy and the features like 'one size fits all'. The bag of the box has Lovehoney's mission statement on it which we personally find to be a nice touch as we do like Lovehoney and what they stand for. Overall we both thought the packaging was decent enough and it provides a good amount of information about the product.

Evaluating the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On: Materials and Care

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On Evaluating the Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On: Materials and Care

The Perfect Partner is submersible however I don't think either of us were keen on the idea of using this in the shower as the idea of the harness getting wet was a bit off-putting. I didn't fancy my chances that the elastic might start to rub in places I really wouldn't want it to! PVC just wouldn't be my first choice of a material for a sex toy though just because it's a porous material. It doesn't matter how well you clean a PVC toy they will always harbour some bacteria and it's just not a pleasant thought. Lovehoney do state that the Perfect Partner is Phthalate-Free which can be a concern with plastic toys so at least that a positive. Lovehoney recommend using a sex toy cleaner which is fine but mild soap and warm water will do the trick. Just make sure yo leave the strap-on out to thoroughly dry before putting it back in the box.

Special feature

Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On Special feature

The special feature of the Perfect Partner has to be that it’s a hollow strap-on meaning it can be used by anyone. It’s also ideal for using with a small vibrator inserted inside too. Being a hollow strap-on does mean that there are a lot more ways that the toy can be used when compared to a standard strap-on. We liked that the hollow feature made it more of a couples toy rather than only being able to be used by one of us.

Specifications and features

Length6.5 inches
Insertable length6 inches
Diameter1.5 inches
WaterproofSubmersible 
MaterialsPVC 
Storage Bag IncludedNo 
FlexibilityFirm 
Colors AvailablePurple, Flesh Pink, Black 

Comparing Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On with alternatives

Compare Lovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-OnLovehoney Perfect Partner Unisex Hollow Strap-On
Overall score3.9 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 4.8 / 5.0 4.4 / 5.0 4.3 / 5.0 3.8 / 5.0
Bedbible rating3.6 / 5.0 4.0 / 5.0 4.9 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0 4.6 / 5.0 3.4 / 5.0
User rating4.2 / 5.0
from 124 users
4 / 5.0
from 54 users
4.6 / 5.0
from 63 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 278 users
4 / 5.0
from 34 users
4.3 / 5.0
from 17 users
PriceCheap Moderate Pricey Moderate Pricey Pricey
Design70 / 100 85 / 100 95 / 100 85 / 100 90 / 100 60 / 100
Ease of use70 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100 90 / 100 85 / 100 30 / 100
Quality30 / 100 95 / 100 95 / 100 100 / 100 95 / 100 75 / 100
Sound-40 / 100 -20 / 100 20 / 100 -
Power-80 / 100 -60 / 100 80 / 100 -
Buzzy/Rumbly-somewhat rumbly -neither really buzzy nor rumbly somewhat rumbly -
Length6.5 inches4.72 inches3.5 inches2.79 inches11 inches10 inches
Insertable length6 inches---5.5 inchesReceiver: 6.5 inches, Wearer: 5 inches
Diameter1.5 inches-Ring: 1.22 inches2.4 inches1.4-1.6 inchesReceiver: 1.5 inches, Wearer: 1.75 inches
WaterproofSubmersible Yes Yes Submersible Yes Yes
MaterialsPVC ABS/Silicone Silicone Silicone Silicone Silicone
Storage Bag IncludedNo Yes Yes No -No
FlexibilityFirm ---Flexible -
Colors AvailablePurple, Flesh Pink, Black Black Black, White, Red, Pink, Lilac Grey Dark Violet & Pink Blackberry, Deep Sea Blue
Vibration modes-5 modes with adjustable frequency -10 --
Vibration patterns-5 different patterns 2 -3 -
Width-2.36 inches-1.22 inches--
Battery Life-Up to 40 minutes60 minutes120 minutes45-90 minutes-
Rechargeable-Yes Yes USB Yes -
Charging Time-120 minutes30 minutes90 minutes120 minutes-
Weight-0.22 lbs--.92 lbs0.73 lbs
Vibration speeds--5 -2 -
Remote Controls--- App Controlled --
Travel Lock----No -
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FAQ

Who can use the Perfect Partner hollow strap-on?
The Perfect Partner is a unisex strap-on so anyone can use it! It's angled for G-spot and P-spot stimulation and claims to accommodate most penis sizes but we would say that if you're on the larger side it may not work as well. The stretchy harness is comfortable for most shapes and sizes but the adjustments could have been better for anyone who is plus size.
Is the Perfect Partner 100% body safe?
Unfortunately not. The Perfect Partner is made from a porous material - PVC. This means that it has tiny holes where bodily fluids and bacteria can sit no matter how well you clean it. Porous sex toys can't be fully disinfected so even cleaning with soap and water will leave behind some bacteria. The Perfect Partner is Phthalate-Free though.
What lube should I use with the Perfect Partner?
A water based lube is the best choice for the Perfect Partner. We recommended keeping this on hand as it needs to be used inside that shaft if being inserted over a penis and on the outside of the shaft for use with a partner. A water based lube won't damage the dildo and it's really easy to clean up too.
I've never used a hollow strap-on before, is this the right toy for me?
Yes! One thing we do actually like about the Perfect Partner is that it's super beginner friendly is design, price and size! If you've never used a hollow strap on before then the Perfect Partner is the best place to start to figure out if it's the right kind of toy for you and your partner. If you decide it's not then it hasn't really cost you much money. There's nothing to lose!
Can the Perfect Partner be used for anal play?
Yep! It's perfectly angled for P-spot please and being a strap on, it has a base so it's totally safe to use anally. Size-wise it's not too intimidating if you're new to anal play or pegging so it's a good choice for newbies. The only thing worth keeping in mind is that it is a very firm dildo so may not be the most comfortable of choice for everyone.

Instructions - Manual

There is a short product video for the Perfect Partner on the Lovehoney website, however it doesn’t really go into details on how to use the strap-on. Thankfully, as I’ve mentioned, the box does have a 5 step user guide on it. In case you get rid of your packaging though, here is a quick refresher on how to use the Perfect Partner hollow strap-on. The elastic waistband stretches around your hips while the thin straps go around the inside of your thighs. Position the strap-on so it’s comfortable. If you have a penis and you’re the one wearing the strap-on then you should use plenty of lube on the inside of the dildo. Also coat the shaft in lube before using with a partner.

Author
Josh Gill
Josh Gill

As a trained journalist and a freelance writer, I never thought I’d fall into writing about sex toys. But here I am, and I must say, I’m glad I’m here! There’s a whole world of sex toys out there that can be enjoyed by men, women, and everything in between, and if I can get across my passions via my writing, then I’m certainly doing something right! Everyone loves sex, and everyone should be able to express that love however they want and with whomever they choose. Besides, who says men can’t enjoy sex toys too? Certainly not me!

Age: 34
Gender: Male
Sexual orientation: Heterosexual
Sex toy experience: Intermediate
All-time favorite sex toy: The Handy
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