How important is the "look" of your favorite toy(s)?

Antipova Antipova
I just listed my five favorite, most-used toys. I realized that they are also the five that I think are the prettiest, most gorgeous, or most beautiful toys I have.

Got me wondering how much importance our brains place on attractiveness, and how much on effectiveness!

I can say for a fact that my favorites have excellent function, even if they didn't have good looks. But... I love their looks too! How about you?

Also---what counts as pretty to you? What are your favorites?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I care more about my toys' looks than their function.
aliceinthehole , Silverdrop , Ms. Spice
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I'm all about function---it's inside me, right?
Flash777
1
I like function *and* form.
Antipova , aliceinthehole , Gunsmoke , Pixel , Kkay , Shellz31 , DeliciousSurprise , wetone123 , - Kira - , ~LaUr3n~ , Toys in Love , Jon S , Rossie , Lummox , Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama , Lucidity , fromazoo , Eucaly , Coralbell , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , darthkitt3n , Airen Wolf , Rin (aka Nire) , Katastophy , null , True Pleasures , dv8 , astrohoney , dhig , Peggi , The Curious Couple , julia. , SMichelle , AmberM , ellejay , Kikui , T&A1987 , Ash1141 , Princess-Kayla ♥ , llellsee , toxie m , padmeamidala , Tart , Angelica , Beck , Kitka , LilLostLenore , laceypanties , NavyDoll87 , bayosgirl , Sir , AMTTT , Missmarc , csweatc , StarbucksAddict , kadytheredpanda , potstickers , switzerland , jay28 , Highmaintenancegirl916 , Rawhide , AshMegYo , Hallmar82 , solita , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Buttercup Green , namelesschaos , Jessica Elizabeth , Fleurs Violettes , ksparkles16 , SilverMinxxx , BobbiJay , Sohotdinosaur , Nazaress , GONE! , Graniteal , icyqueen , ashboo32 , higs , XxFallenAngelxX , Britt&Rich , mjtheprincess , GirlOnGirl , Virgingasms , Allison.Wilder
85
My favorite toys are also the prettiest.
Antipova , aliceinthehole , Pixel , - Kira - , Toys in Love , Airen Wolf , XYCopperheadSly , Rin (aka Nire) , toxie m , kadytheredpanda , Silverdrop , AshMegYo , Hallmar82 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , Buttercup Green , bunnygrl , Ms. Spice , mjtheprincess , Virgingasms
19
My favorite toys are a mix, some are pretty, some are just okay.
Shellz31 , DeliciousSurprise , wetone123 , Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama , Lucidity , Eucaly , married with children , Coralbell , EJ , Dear Ruby , ellejay , -BillD , Kikui , Kitka , LilLostLenore , NavyDoll87 , Sir , switzerland , Jessica Elizabeth , LAndJ , GirlOnGirl , Allison.Wilder
22
My favorite toys look okay or ugly, but I love them for how well they work.
Ash1141 , TheHardOne , namelesschaos
3
I don't really have a strong opinion on this topic.
Mihoshi4301 , -BillD , jc123
3
Somethin' else!
Total votes: 136 (98 voters)
Poll is closed
11/04/2011
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Antipova Antipova
My favorites are






(You can go to my profile and check the 'favorite products' list if you want their names or a link.

Looking at that, I realized if Motion wasn't purple it'd be there too.
11/04/2011
Kkay Kkay
Hm. I have the Blossom G, which is very pretty, but I never use it. I also have the Hitachi, which I consider very very ugly, but I use it regularly.

My favorite toys, though, are the ones that meld form and function. I love it when something feels amazing and also looks amazing; the sensuality of the visual and tactile experience makes me far more likely to reach for a toy.
11/04/2011
- Kira - - Kira -
It's hard for me to call something a favorite unless it's pretty as well as effective. A combo is what makes it a favorite. I get in the bad trap of buying things just because they're pretty sometimes. Not the best idea because pretty doesn't always mean it works well. I have a lot of useless pretty things. There has to be both not to be a dud.

Your list IS really pretty!
11/04/2011
Toys in Love Toys in Love
Definitely a combination of looks and function. I have toys I like which are not exactly pretty. But if we talk favorites, there has to be an aesthetic air about them as well.
11/04/2011
Eucaly Eucaly
I love good-looking toys and I sometimes buy crap-performing toys just because they look so good.
11/05/2011
married with children married with children
as long as they work for me, i dont care what they look like
11/05/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I just listed my five favorite, most-used toys. I realized that they are also the five that I think are the prettiest, most gorgeous, or most beautiful toys I have.

Got me wondering how much importance our brains place on attractiveness, and ... More
I am more likely to actually USE something that looks amazing and works well I have found.
11/05/2011
XYCopperheadSly XYCopperheadSly
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
My favorites are






(You can go to my profile and check the 'favorite products' list if you want their names or a link.

Looking at that, I realized if Motion wasn't purple it'd be there too. ... More
My gold-laced g is my favorite!
11/05/2011
Katastophy Katastophy
Unless it's hideous with pink and sparkles and whatnot, I don't really care about the look of a toy. If I'm between two that seem very similar in function, then I'll probably pick the one that appeals the most to me visually, obviously. I have the Simply Blown Shiver and the Velvet Touch vibrator, and even though the Shiver outweighs the vibe in looks times a million, I reach for the vibe more often, since I find the girth mixed with the texture slightly painful if I haven't warmed up a lot beforehand.
11/05/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Function is always most important, but I'm much more likely to lust after/purchase/use toys that are pretty or cute. That said, I'll very quickly come to hate a toy that doesn't work for me, regardless of if it's pretty or not - though there are a few toys that I want strictly as decoration.
11/05/2011
True Pleasures True Pleasures
I want function and form. If a toy is ugly, I probably won't pick it. If a toy doesn't function well, it'll be forgotten.
11/06/2011
The Curious Couple The Curious Couple
For me it's a combination of both!
11/07/2011
julia. julia.
Both are important, but function is definitely more important.
11/08/2011
AmberM AmberM
I love function, but prettiness gets to me too-My favorite toy is beautiful, so...i guess it works! heh.
11/08/2011
Dear Ruby Dear Ruby
I'm more about function than form I suppose, especially when it comes to solo play. With a partner, I tend to want to use the prettier toys, but not if they don't work well!
11/11/2011
Kikui Kikui
I do tend to like the look a bit more. I remember when initially browsing sex toy stores online, I ran across one that looked like a popsicle and loved the look of it. Vibrators that didn't look like vibrators seemed really cool to me.

But after my first being the cute Astrovibes Pisces (read: girthy mofo that doesn't carry vibrations terribly well), I'm trying to get more of function in my toys. Yeah, my latest free vibrator was the Twisted Hearts one, but I got it with the uber-functional OhMiBod Freestyle. So I'm slowly growing away from, "Oh, it's so cute!" and more towards function.
11/11/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
while appearance isn't too important, for certain toys, sleeves for example, i don't care for realism. Seeing a realistic toy looks too much like a disembodied orifice, which is rather creepy.
11/12/2011
Kikui Kikui
Quote:
Originally posted by T&A1987
while appearance isn't too important, for certain toys, sleeves for example, i don't care for realism. Seeing a realistic toy looks too much like a disembodied orifice, which is rather creepy.
God, I agree with that statement so much. When it looks like a lopped off penis, I find it creepy as hell. Unrealistic colors, please.
11/12/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
I like the looks of toys a lot.
My favorite ones are generally the really cute ones.
My cuffs from Lelo are my favorite ones, even though they're not as durable as some of my other ones.

I also agree that realistic penises scare me.
11/12/2011
llellsee llellsee
I find that its often the look of a toy that attracts me in the first place but that's why I have so many pretty looking pink glass dildos lying around that never get much use.

I am getting better at choosing function lately though,
My phase of choosing glass toys and toys with serious curves in them has ended,they just dont suit my body well.
11/12/2011
Angelica Angelica
My favorite toys are generally pretty, with the exception of the eroscillator which is ugly as sin but i love just as much anyways.
11/12/2011
Kitka Kitka
My favorite toys are mostly pretty as well as functional, but there are a few in there that just look silly/ugly.
11/12/2011
laceypanties laceypanties
pretty important
11/12/2011
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Looks of a toy are not that important. It just so happens that my favorite toy is also my most beautiful one (the Gold-Laced G.)
11/13/2011
Sir Sir
My bdsm products, it goes both ways. Functionality as well as appearance are necessary. Vibrators and toys of that nature, same thing. Vibrators must have a certain timbre of vibration as well as a nice enough look that they're not too overly unattractive and are irritating to hold.
11/13/2011
SMichelle SMichelle
I prefer toys that are both functional and pretty.
11/13/2011
Missmarc Missmarc
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I just listed my five favorite, most-used toys. I realized that they are also the five that I think are the prettiest, most gorgeous, or most beautiful toys I have.

Got me wondering how much importance our brains place on attractiveness, and ... More
Most of my favorite toys don't look like toys. They are mostly rechargeable with silicone skin. I wouldn't say being pretty is important for me. I will go for a cheaper glass toy that doesn't have a lot art inside the glass any day over something that's over $200.
However, there are toys I turn down on the first glance because they look terrible.
12/08/2011
kadytheredpanda kadytheredpanda
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I just listed my five favorite, most-used toys. I realized that they are also the five that I think are the prettiest, most gorgeous, or most beautiful toys I have.

Got me wondering how much importance our brains place on attractiveness, and ... More
Most of mine are "pretty" by my standards, but I grab my faves more often because they're more fun to play with! LOL
12/11/2011
switzerland switzerland
function and form totally. but i don't own enough to answer truly quite yet
01/17/2012
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