Ranking Methodology

PleasureScore uses a set of signals and formulae based on the cumulative experiences of thousands of user and expert reviews from all over the web to determine a product’s score.

In a nutshell, scoring is based on:

The final score is based on a scale of 0–100, where 0=very bad, 50=just average, 100=damn good. Breaking this down further, this is how we read it:

Score of 0–30: Stay away!
Score of 31–49: Borderline risky product
Score of 50–65: Average to good
Score of 70–79: Good
Score of 80–89: Great!
Score of 90 and above: Top class, go for it!

Some Questions

Q: Can a product's score change over time?

A: Yes. When more verified user and expert reviews surface over time and new products enter into the market, an existing product's score would inevitably change as opinions shift. The best products of today will most certainly not be so after a few years.

Q: [insert product] has a PleasureScore of 90. Does this mean it lies on the 90th percentile?

No, PleasureScore is not percentile based. A product with a PleasureScore of 90 does not necessarily imply that it outranks 90% of its competitors. Instead, it is a weighted average of attributes and signals. Think of it as like a high school examination grade.

Most Importantly

Lastly, as much as we strive to publish information that's useful and accurate, remember that what you read is a perspective, not the truth—your mileage may vary! Ultimately, what matters are your own personal experiences. Take ours with a pinch a salt.

Experiment, and have fun!