-What got you involved in reviewing to begin with?
My husband and I were browsing the internet and I came across EF on one of my searches. I decided to check it out, read about the review program and clicked off. We thought it sounded too good to be true and it was a scam. Curiosity got me a bit later and I found some info on the site that seemed to relate to what I was thinking. About a year later, I performed a search and came across the EF site again. I had no memory of checking it out prior, (brain damage in a car wreck), but still we though it was a scam. I decided to try it, however, if it was, big deal. I was only out a couple hours of my time. SURPRISE! I actually got a free toy of my choosing (I chose a 10.00 one that was new
and reviewed it, it was published on the site!! And I had points, (got lucky and was double points when I joined this last May), and I could actually use the points for shipping! I must have been hillarious trying to gather the points for my next toy. Thanks to everyone for putting up with me!! I ordered my next oy and then had another free one just assigned for no reason....hmmmm, I was thinking, what is the catch? I received them and then found the forums. The rest is history. This has been the most rewarding experience and opportunity I have ever had. I could write a book, (OH! Article for the Cafe-note to self!!)
-What got you to keep reviewing?
I always have wanted to write and love sex toys and adult products. When I realized EF was a legitimate site and the reviews were actually being used for the products I was addicted! I love trying toys, helping others out with choices and giving advice to keep people from wasting money on useless and cheaply made products. I loved the community, the helpfulness and kindness of those helping me, and the family feeling on the site and forums. The acceptance, openness and friendliness has made this an invaluable experience.
-Who was your favorite reviewer when you started reviewing? Has that person changed?
Only one?.....Nope, can't do it. Lauren, Sam and jR. I read Lauren and Sam's reviews religiously, still do and greatly appreciate JR's help with all my questions and requests on the site!! You guys were wonderful, THANK YOU!!!
I changes in that I do not have a favorite anymore, but a lot of reviewers whose opinions I greatly respect. I know they will go the extra mile and answer my questions, thanks, Lauren I love that set! Thanks P'Gell, I am doing the waist training. Ok, I think I will stop with that while we are all awake.
-What was the best review that you've written? How about your worst?
My worst review was KY Jelly. What was I thinking??? Um, change of subject...My best review, wow, I would say Nexus iStim or the Brocade Corset. I love those products and was very into the writing and detail of those reviews. My most fun was Mama's Peckeroni, I love parties!
-How has being a reviewer here affected your sex life? How about your life in general?
My husband and I were in a rut, and didn't know it-we thought we were very adventurous-but with the selection of products for both of us, getting assigned items we never thought of using and just by being open and writing about experiences has really broadened our minds. We are more open about what we want in and out of bed, more comfortable with our sexuality, it helps to know we aren't f##ked up, there are others out there with great and kinky sex lives also, and just being comfortable with our sexuality. THANK YOU to everyone at EF who has left a compliment about an article, review or my avatars, you have helped build my confidence level. It really made me feel wonderful to know some people do like 41 year old boobs!!lol!The acceptance of everyone has really made us more confident as people.
-What's been your favorite part of the review program so far? What parts are you not as fond of?
My favorite part of the review program is getting the new product in the mail and know it will be one fun night!! I love testing the toys. I also enjoy writing the reviews. I love the mentoring, helping others to enjoy Edens is something I really enjoy and as I have more students, I will get better ideas for my classes and mentoring performance. I am loving that experience, though.
I am not fond of readers who either vote your review down if they do not like the product or vote it down and say great review, ok, what could have I added that would have made it a better review? That is life, there will always be someone who doesn't like the review, but let me know so I can remember to add what they are looking for. It isn't a perfect world, but I still get a bit frustrated.
The forums, community pages, and classifieds are wonderful additions to this site. I have only been here since May, but I have been very active and plan on continuing to do so. I have worked up to over 100 reviews, am in the top 25 reviewers (ranking number) on the site, and have written a couple of articles for the Cafe. I have seven other articles in progress and am working on pictures for my classifieds. For those who complain about a lack of opportunity, there is none. You make your own opportunity on this site. If your numbers are low, get off your butt and do some work, participate!!! I have earned my privileges and look forward to earning more. This is a wonderful community and I want to thank everyone who has made all these opportunities possible.