Are sex toy reviewers really horny all the time?

Then my boss said, get to bed and have an orgasm.

Ok, so it might not be exactly that way, but as a sex toy reviewer it can feel like your libido has to be on call 24/7. Products need reviewing, companies are waiting and you really want to get that review published as soon as possible. After all, after this one, more products are waiting.

It can be tempting when you have a backlog of products just to feel it up a bit and give the review your best estimation. Sounds strange doesn’t it; who in their right minds would give up the chance to masturbate in order to sit typing at their desk a little longer?

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I’m not sure I am in my right mind at all even on good days (in fact I am pretty sure I am not), but I do use the sex toys and products I review. Although it’s tempting to give a brief overview and not really use items, I would rather make companies wait a little while longer for honest feedback rather than spinning a yarn to meet any self imposed or external deadlines.

Take the situation I am in right now. I have freelance copy to write, a 40 hour a week salary paid copywriter’s job as well as my own site content and promotion. On the bedside table are six cock rings awaiting use and review. My poor man. He’s even asked me in the past if we’re using “the right condom” for my next review, something not a lot of relationships experience, I am sure.

It can feel stressful if you have a lot of sex toys awaiting a review but I have found the only thing I can do is prioritise them and work through the list. I actually have a priority list written of sex toys and products to review so I can keep on track.

Companies do realise that reviewers have a real life to attend to and don’t just review sex toys all the time (maybe just most of the time), so don’t feel you need to cave to undue pressure to release a review pretty much immediately. Explaining that you want to give the product your full attention and giving an estimated time for publication will put the company’s mind at rest.

Of course if you have provided a schedule for the publication either before or after receiving the product, you then need to meet that deadline.

It can feel a little strange going to test a sex toy when you hadn’t really been in the mood to masturbate. After years of sex toy reviewing I can get myself into the mood fairly quickly and thankfully I am blessed with a higher than average libido too.

Have you ever been tempted to give a fake review? Do you use all the products you’re sent? Do you find yourself stressed over a back log? Are you actually horny all the time or not so much?

It would be interesting to hear your thoughts, please leave a comment below!
 
 
 

3 COMMENTS

  1. I panic when I have a backlog and I am definitely not horny all the time. Sometimes I just want to chill out and watch TV and believe it or not…have sex (Just us, no toys) but when there is toys waiting. I have never been tempted to write a fake review. I even put off writing a review if I am playing with said toy and just not in a horny mood. I think my mood (and not being horny, or being tired) could be giving me a false impression of a toy. So I will delay writing about it until I have “Tried it horny” lol. Sometimes I can go days not being horny and I get nervous but I haven’t mastered the art of switching myself on when needed. What I have noticed is that I more often than not switch on anyway as I start playing but not always. I also have a high libido thank goodness, but when a little drought kicks in, I panic! Never been tempted to fake it though. I can’t imagine I ever will be but it isn’t always as fun as people assume. I don’t lay in bed every day having orgasm after orgasm with a massive grin on my face. Sometimes it is boring, sometimes it feels like a hard slog and sometimes you get toys that are crap but you have to keep going to test them properly. Sometimes you just can’t even decide what to think about a product and are tearing your hair out trying to write about it. Most of the time though, it is fun and exciting, but hard work too.

    • Thanks for the comment. Yes I have moments of, “oh no, please, no more sex toys at least for a while!” But we carry on and it’s hard work. Noone appreciates the realities of it but us reviewers! xx

  2. Great piece Cara.. Sometimes you have to remind yourself that people would probably kill for our jobs!
    Having access to hundreds of toys can be enough to put you off.. It’s all in the timing for me. I tend to pick my favourites and use them first leaving the others to the very last minute.

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