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With more than 15 years’ experience in the adult sex toy industry Cherry Banana is a popular online store providing a wide range of products. From bedroom basics such as lubricants, condoms and aphrodisiacs to sex furniture, naughty lingerie and a great range of bondage equipment, Cherry Banana is the adult shop of choice for more than 80,000 Aussies every month.
In this review, we take a look at the popular online adult store, Cherry Banana, check out what they have to offer and why they have a five star rating on Trust Pilot.
Cherry Banana: Flavour Your Sex Life
Cherry Banana believes their customers deserve an amazing sex life which is why they stock such a comprehensive range of products that should help deliver ‘toe curling, knee buckling, mind-blowing and amazingly satisfying orgasms’.
Based in New South Wales and operating online only, Cherry Banana has been supplying Australia with sex toys for more than 15 years. They stock over 4,000 products via their website including big name brands like Doxy, Pipedream, WeVibe and Fleshlight as well as their own branded line of sex toys. They have also recently added their very own collection of sex dolls. These ‘Cherry’ Dolls are all fully customisable and made from TPE lifelike silicon over a posable metal skeleton.
Cherry Banana is not the largest adult sex toy store in Australia, nor do they make any claims about being the most popular or the cheapest. It’s quite refreshing actually as there are at least half a dozen such sites that all make the same statement ‘#1 Sex Shop in Australia’, so it’s easy to get jaded about these, often, unfounded and hollow claims.
Instead, what Cherry Banana offers is a great range of popular products at good prices with a solid service behind them plus:
- Fast despatch and delivery
- Reliable and friendly customer service
- Discreet packaging and billing
- Quality products
What more can you ask for?
Oh, and they have a five star rating on TrustPilot which is based on more than 330 reviews with over 80% of customers describing Cherry Banana’s service as ‘Excellent’.
So, exactly what kind of products does Cherry Banana stock?
Well, with over 4,000 items listed on their site, they have a pretty good range of everything you’d need for the bedroom and beyond.
The prices here are quite competitive and all products come with good descriptions, key features and essential information on measurements, materials used and additional information as required. Where products have been reviewed by other customers you can also read up on how these items handled in use.
If you can imagine it, they stock it. From vibrators, dildos and love eggs to strap ons, anal toys, pumps and masturbators, Cherry Banana has sex toys suitable for both men and women, solo play and aids for couples.
There are also some more unusual items on sale which include fetish specific toys like e-stim products and a full BDSM range as well as some interesting sex furniture.
The site is well laid out and the products are well categorised including sections for those products that are more suited to beginners as well as those which will appeal to gay men and lesbians. There is also a ‘Gender-Neutral’ section which covers a selection of toys and accessories that are neither male or female specific and, although often phallic in shape, are not obviously based on genitals.
It wouldn’t be an adult store without a good lingerie section and Cherry Banana has quite a good selection. All products are well categorised into costumes, babydolls, chemises, bras and pants plus vibrating underwear and nipple tassles.
There are also some products in the menswear range as well as fetish wear and items for plus-size ladies.
Although not as hardcore as the specialist BDSM stores, the range of bondage and fetish gear at Cherry Bananas is quite titillating and looks to be reasonably robust enough for some hard wearing action. As well as branded products from the likes of Fetish Fantasy, Renegade Bondage and Ouch! they also have heir own Cherry Banana range called ‘Thrill’.
There are some nice items here including handcuffs and restraints, spankers and ticklers, hoods and masks, medical gear, CBT plus bondage furniture.
Novelties & Games
A staple of the sex toy market is the stag and hen night brigades who will find the usual assortment of fun and frolics to be had here. Along with drinking games, couples games and party games you will also find a selection of penis and tit related novelty items.
Oh, and no hen do would be complete without a dance pole which you can pick up for a few hundred dollars in this area of the site.
Literature & DVDs
It’s a hard push to call porn literature but what do we know! Yes, Cherry Banana also stocks a reasonable selection of erotic novels, porn magazines and adult books including some of a more instructional nature.
Along with the printed materials you will also find educational DVDs, feature porn movies plus titles intended to improve your technique or teach you some new moves.
The most recent extension to the range of products on sale at Cherry Banana is their realistic and customisable sex dolls, or Cherry Dolls.
Most of these love dolls are sized at over 5’ and are made using TPE silicon over a posable metal skeleton. Given the fact that you can add heating elements to warm the skin and even include sound effects (moaning for example), these dolls are pretty lifelike and are well worth their $2k+ price tags.
All of their dolls come with a six-month warranty and can be customised as follows:
- Skin Colour
- Wig Style
- Eye Colour
- Areola Colour and Size
- Labia Colour
- Built-in or Removable Vagina
- Nail Colour
- Pubic Hair Colour and Style
Customers at Cherry Banana can earn loyalty dollars on every purchase they make as well as when they write product reviews.
Loyalty dollars are normally earned at a rate of 5% of the value of the products you are purchasing but this can vary, particularly if you are buying a discounted item. The site is fully transparent and the amount you will earn is clearly stated beside the price of every item
You can also earn one loyalty dollar for every review you write of a verified purchase made on the site.
You can spend your dollars whenever and however you like and keep a track of your account balance in the members area of the site. Unlike with some online adult toy stores that offer this kind of scheme, there is no expiry date for your loyalty dollars.
All orders are packaged discretely and sent from Cherry Banana’s distribution center in Sydney via Australia Post at the following flat rates:
|Australia||Standard||$9.99||2-7 Working Days|
|Australia||Express||$12.99||1-3 Working Days|
|New Zealand||Standard||$9.99||2-10 Working Days|
|New Zealand||Express||$14.99||2-4 Working Days|
|Rest of the World||Air Mail||$19.99||5-15 Working Days|
Orders over $100 qualify for free standard shipping and anything over $200 will secure free express shipping (Australia and New Zealand only).
Prices & Payments
Prices at Cherry Banana are pretty competitive but not always the cheapest around so it can pay to compare if you are after something specific. That being said, the fact that the standards of customer service are so good here plus there are free returns available should tempt you to buy with confidence.
The company also offers interest free, flexible repayments with Zip Pay; a flexible credit facility of up to $1,000 that helps with those high-ticket items.
Payment can be made using a secure platform with all major credit cards, direct debit and PayPal.
You can stay in touch with the latest news and product releases on Cherry Banana’s website. Alternatively, the company is very active on social media (consider them ‘Friends with Benefits’) so you can catch them on any of the following platforms:
You can also get in contact with the company via email but they don’t have a customer services telephone support line. This could be a little annoying if you have an immediate issue to address but reviews suggest that they do respond quickly via email and over social media channels.
Don’t forget to sign up to the Cherry Banana newsletter via the website for a $10 voucher (valid on orders over $50).
All prices above are quoted in AUD and that these have been checked as correct at the time of our review (April 2019). Please check website for up to date prices.
All featured images via website.