Reviewers Spotlight - September 1st @ 8pm: Dwtim and ZenaidaMacroura

Jul!a Jul!a
Hey everybody, and welcome to our seventh Reviewers Spotlight!!! The new time as you can see is 8pm Eastern, to hopefully allow more people to attend the meeting.

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Dwtim has been a beloved member of the community since March of 2010. In that time he's gotten very active in the community, teaching us about glass toy safety (dropping and temperature changes), and has even modeled lingerie for us a time or two.

"Way back in March of ’10 (Seems like forever), I was searching for prostate massagers. After failing to find a brick and mortar store close to my new home, I did a quick Google search and Eden was the first result to pop up. I spent about two hours that day looking at all the products; I am still amazed at all the different toys, lubes and lingerie that EF carries. After placing my order I was showing the wife all the sexy lingerie (Something else that our new city does not have) and noticed the “Write your review” option. Well that pretty much did it for me; I was addicted, hook, line and sinker.

I enjoy everything that EF has to offer but I find the forums are what draw me in the most; everyday is a learning experience; so much that can be learned. I have made more good friends here than I have in my new town and I like it like that. Not too many folks around here share my love of sex and playing round with toys.

My advice to new folks just starting out with reviews has always been based on a comment (By Sam) that was made to me more than a year ago, write like you are talking to a friend. Early on I fell in love with Sam’s style of writing; it was like we were good friends chatting over a cup of coffee. To the folks that ask for advice and my students, I always told them this; “Make believe you are talking to a good friend that has never used a sex toy, they have no clue what the different materials are, how to care for them or how to use them.” By doing this you not only make the review enjoyable to read but you add personality to the review as well. I also tell folks to take EF slow, there is sooo much to do and see. As exciting as it is, if you stop and think about what you are about to say or do for a second, it will save some embarrassment and make life at EF more enjoyable."


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ZenaidaMacroura has been with us since late 2007, and has been the most active in our Porn Club. She's an accomplished reviewer, and we love having her around.

"I first heard about the EdenFantasys review program back in 2007. I was looking for my second vibrator (my first one, which I had gotten at a mall, had died on me), so I searched the internet for somewhere to buy one. EF was the first, and last, place I looked. I saw that there was a review program, so after I got my new vibrator and tried it out, I submitted a sample review, and I was accepted. There were no advanced reviewers and such back then, just reviewers, so I started getting free toys right away. They were also kind of randomly assigned, however, so I didn't get to really pick out what I wanted. I just reviewed what I got (which can be awesome or sucky, depending on the toy). The program has grown so much since then, and it's always improving.

I stayed because, hey, I was receiving free sex toys and reviewing them! I had never heard of such an awesome hobby. My first reviews were fairly awful, though. Back then, reviews were written a bit more like erotica and less like an actual, detailed review. I had no clue what I was doing. I didn't know about different materials and their safety, thought glass was the scariest idea ever, and just didn't know much about sex and toys in general. To be honest, I only got better at reviewing in the last year or two, from experience and reading other reviewers' work and seeing how it should really be done. Now, aside from the awesomeness that reviewing can be, I stick around for the amazing community. There are all kinds of events, clubs to join, and friendly people to talk to, from all walks of life.

The hardest review I've ever written...um, all of them? I'm not a natural writer, and it takes me a long time to write every review and figure out what to say, so most reviews are kind of difficult for me. The worst, though, would probably be any toy type that I'm new to. Like my first anal toy, my first paddle, my first cock ring, and so on. When I don't have a lot of experience with a type of toy, it's hard to know what's great and what's horrible because I don't have a reference point. But it only gets easier as I gain more experience and try new things.

My biggest advice for people just starting out as reviewers would be to enroll in the mentor program (it would have been so helpful to me if that had existed when I started). It's a great tool that can turn a "not useful at all" reviewer into an "extremely useful" one. Aside from that, get to know some people in the forums, join some clubs that look interesting to you, read some helpful reviews to get an idea of what kind of information makes an awesome review, be completely honest -- if a toy has all five star reviews, but you'd only give it a two, then give it a two! Everyone is different, and honest reviews are the best reviews! -- and have fun! Ooh, and use a spellchecker! That's always nice."


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Please join me in welcoming Dwtim and ZenaidaMacroura to this spectacular Reviewers Spotlight, and make sure to join us on Thursday, September 1st at 8pm Eastern to ask them all some questions, give them some lovin', and maybe even learn something for yourself while you're at it!
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Kindred Kindred
Excellent! I am so looking forward to this!
08/25/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
Sounds great! I am going to have to wake up early the next day, but maybe I can squeeze in a little bit of time with everyone that night.
08/25/2011
Beck Beck
Cool, I will try to make it.
08/26/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Good people to interview! I love you both.

I probably won't be able to make an evening meeting, but I can try.
08/26/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Wow! Dwtim and Zen! I'm going to try my very best not to miss this one!
08/26/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Hey everybody, and welcome to our seventh Reviewers Spotlight!!! The new time as you can see is 8pm Eastern, to hopefully allow more people to attend the meeting.

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Dwtim has been a beloved member of the community since March of ... More
I hope I can make it! Classes start up Tuesday so I will probably be "quiet" again, lol.


I look forward to reading through the thread though, and I send much love!
08/26/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
This is going to be soo much fun, I just might wear my new sexy undies.
08/26/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
Definitely looking forward to this.
08/27/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
This is going to be soo much fun, I just might wear my new sexy undies.
Sexy undies! You tease!!
08/27/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Sexy undies! You tease!!
Why yes, yes I am.
08/27/2011
Beck Beck
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
This is going to be soo much fun, I just might wear my new sexy undies.
HAHA!
08/29/2011
DeliciousSurprise DeliciousSurprise
EXCITED FACE!

08/29/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
This is going to be soo much fun, I just might wear my new sexy undies.
I'm pretty sure the Reviewer's Spotlight is supposed to be in the buff. Might want to check with Sam on that.
08/29/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by Kindred
I'm pretty sure the Reviewer's Spotlight is supposed to be in the buff. Might want to check with Sam on that.
But then I can show off my new undies.

Oh well, what ever makes the peeps happy.
08/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Kindred
I'm pretty sure the Reviewer's Spotlight is supposed to be in the buff. Might want to check with Sam on that.
Just because you were too excited to keep your clothes on doesn't mean these fine people will have that problem
08/29/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Just because you were too excited to keep your clothes on doesn't mean these fine people will have that problem
Well, he does seem to like showing us his ass. Not that I mind though.
08/29/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Well, he does seem to like showing us his ass. Not that I mind though.
Does anybody here mind?
08/30/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Not at all! Two great reviewers. I will definately be here!!!
08/31/2011
FaerieLove FaerieLove
This is exciting. I'll do my best to be here with bells on!
08/31/2011
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
Only one more day! I'm so excited! But if Dwtim isn't showing off the new undies, I'm not coming.
08/31/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by ZenaidaMacroura
Only one more day! I'm so excited! But if Dwtim isn't showing off the new undies, I'm not coming.
Is there some special way you would like to see me pose with them? I'm happy to oblige.
08/31/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
In a matching bra?!
08/31/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by sexyintexas
In a matching bra?!
hmm...I don't really have nothing that would match. I do have a candy bra laying around though.
08/31/2011
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Is there some special way you would like to see me pose with them? I'm happy to oblige.
Hmm. Okay, a non-matching candy bra! Though I guess we've kinda seen that before. Hmm.
08/31/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
Hmmmm, how about just holding them in your hand....with nothing else on of course *bumping* Can't wait ya'll!
09/01/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
*bump*
09/01/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Oh yeah I forgot today was Thursday. Being sick has thrown me off schedule.
09/01/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
Just over an hour now!
09/01/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Oh yeah I forgot today was Thursday. Being sick has thrown me off schedule.
Sorry you feel bad
09/01/2011
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