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NSFW The Modern Love Box “Loving Requests” Review + Coupon – Spring 2018

Anna Reilly
ByAnna ReillyMay 20, 2018 | 7 comments

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The Modern Love Box
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Modern Love Box is a subscription box curated for couples. Each box aims to help long-term relationships nix boredom and keep that intimate, romantic spark alive.

(FYI – not all the contents of the box are suitable for viewing at work. Some are adult products. Just a heads up!)

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They describe their expert-curated boxes as "monthly boxes of luxury items and activities meant to enhance meaningful experiences and promote overall relationship success." The activities and items are all purposefully gender non-specific—same-sex couples and heterosexual couples can enjoy this inclusive box all the same!

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About The Modern Love Box Subscription

The Subscription Box: The Modern Love Box

The Cost: $47.78 per quarter + shipping (Information on the site says the cost is about $54.00 per quarter, but my total charge for the box + shipping—which was $7.48 for me in Pennsylvania—was $55.26)

The Products: Luxury items and activities for adult, long-term couples meant to inspire intimacy and excitement. The items are curated by relationship experts and appropriate for all kinds of couples (heterosexual, same sex, etc.).

Ships to: Continental US only.

The Modern Love Box "Loving Requests" Spring 2018 Review

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This subscription is all about communication, and this specific box is mostly about communication that happens... in the boudoir. (Ooh la la!) The booklet that comes with the box outlines a series of relationship-building activities that are complemented by the products I got.

communication exercise

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The first step of the date involves the "Communication Activity" on this card. The physical products in this box are usually pretty fun, but I'd say that these activities are the most valuable things we get. Making time to ask each other these questions usually feels a little corny, maybe even a little awkward... but it's always worth it. I feel like I learn so much about my partner, and hearing his responses (especially to questions like "Tell me about what it was like to fall in love with me") just feels good hehe!

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You Owe Me TLC Coupons - Retail Value $5.95

After we wrapped up our communication activity, we moved on to each choosing one of these coupons. We're good with these kinds of IOUs—a lot of times our holiday cards will double as "coupons" for doing things that one another loves.

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2 Small Plastic Buckets

Once we each picked our coupons, we stuffed them into these little party-favor-sized buckets. One's for me, one's for Alistair. The idea is that when there's a new coupon in the other's see-through bucket, we can take it out and try to satisfy the request in a timely way. If you're someone who feels awkward outright asking for things you need, this written method might be more comfortable for you.

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100 Questions About Sex Cards - Retail Value $14.95

The next step in the booklet turns the heat up a bit. These cards have questions that range from relationshippy to rated R. It's an interesting way to get a lot of feelings out there in the open—especially the ones that you might feel nervous or awkward bringing up. But any awkwardness we experienced faded into playfulness and trust pretty quickly. I've gotta say, it's nice having these cards doing the asking for you—it's not like you're bringing these things up out of nowhere, so you don't have to muster the courage, if that's not immediately your thing. I like that there's a mix of physical and not-so-physical subjects, too. No two couples' definition of love and intimacy looks exactly the same, so I appreciate how this box seems to acknowledge that.

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modern love amethyst candle

Bee Lucia Lavender and Amethyst Wellness Candle, 4 oz - Retail Value $14.95 (Found here for $11.95)

This candle is intended to add a little mood lighting to the date. Alistair LOVES lavender scents and I think anything involving crystals is a lot of fun, so this candle was great for us. I also like the fact that it's in a tin—it's easy to store in a side table drawer when we're done with our little date night.

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Skinny Dip Hemp Seed Massage Oil, 8 oz - Retail Value $17.99

Last but not least, we got a bottle of natural massage oil! It's nice and light and has a sensual, pretty scent. I like how this box focuses on natural products. This oil is vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, phthalate-free, and made in the USA!

The Verdict: I don't know if my partner and I would think to push our communication in the ways this subscription box encourages us to. Because of that, we really have come to appreciate these exercises, no matter how corny or awkward they seem in the moment. Getting the box is a great excuse to sit down and spend some one-on-one time together talking about the deep stuff that really matters. And as a reviewer, I appreciate the fact that this box isn't too pushy about what a healthy relationship needs to look like—for instance, it's open-ended about how you and your partner express the intimacy you find, whether that's more physical, more emotional, more friendly, more sexy... You get the idea. I think that's neat that they're designed to accommodate so many different people at different stages of their relationships in that way.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, though you can buy it as a one-time purchase here. Sign up now for the summer box!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $55.26. That means the average cost of each of the 5 items in the box is $11.05. The total value of what I got, minus the buckets, which I couldn't find a price for, was $53.84.

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Anna Reilly
Anna Reilly
Anna loves collecting little treasures, be they pop-culture finds, handmade mementos, or new potions to put in her makeup bag. Beauty boxes got her interested in the subscription world, but now she's swooning for all things kawaii!

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7 comments

Helen

This may be ultra picky but I think the cards should be I Owe You rather than You Owe Me. It sounds too demanding to me. To close to… you need to take out the garbage you have to pick up the kids. Having to do something rather than wanting to. It’s just my opinion.

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Angie

It’s simply a play on the standard IOU. The whole point of it is to ask for things YOU need.

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Michelle

I so agree!!! “You owe Me” what a turn off.

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Maeve

Your partner’s name is so cool!

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Anna Reilly

Funny you say that – I was just thinking how cool YOUR name is, Maeve! I’ll let him know he’s got fans out there 🙂 Thanks so much for reading!

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Erin

Thank you for this review Anna. I imagine it’s incredibly difficult to curate a relationship box that will work for all people, and I appreciate how inclusive this box is.

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Anna Reilly

Agreed, Erin! I think it’s awesome that they put so much effort into inclusivity 🙂 Thanks for your comment!

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