Tori Rebel has been with us for just under a year, and has quickly risen through the ranks and become a highly respected member of the community.
I asked her a few questions, and this is what she had to say:
“I can't lie- I completely stumbled onto EdenFantasys and fell into reviewing by accident. I've always been an avid sex toy shopper and user and came across it while shopping for new toys online a little over a year ago. I created an account just to shop, found the community and the review program just by reading around the site. At the time there was no mentor program, so I wrote two reviews on toys I already had and requested to be voted to advanced just to get that first free toy - and I have been hopelessly addicted ever since!
For people just starting out - Ask questions and take constructive criticism. There are a ton of people here who are insanely knowledgeable and talented and who are always ready and willing to help. And if people note that you left something out or something is incorrect in your review, they're really not out to get you, I promise. They're just trying to support the other reviewers and make sure our community and this site look as awesome as it is. Oh - and use spellcheck!”
Champagne and Benzedrine has been with us since right near the beginning. He hasn't been the most active member ever, but he's definitely made an impact on the community for the better.
He says “I've always tried to be positive about products, even if i don't like them. If I don't like them, the reasoning is normally subjective - like the Fliphole Lite was useless to me because it was too small; but that was a fault of my penis, not the product itself. I always try to give a product a fair crack of the whip, even if I then only rate it one star. It's important to admit when I'm being subjective in my opinion. Negative opinion is addictive, fun to write and even more so to read, but is generally not productive.
I stick with Eden because I know it's hands-down the best adult vendor on the net. The dedication the Eden team have put into providing information about materials, safety and even the size of each product blows the competition out of the water. Nothing else comes close.”
For people just starting out, he offers the following advice:
1. Don't be a prima-donna. You are lucky indeed if a website gives you free stuff in return for a review in which you have astonishing autonomy to say good AND bad things. You should be grateful for this opportunity - there are many other reviewers who would take your place in the snap of their fingers.
2. Be honest, forthright and fair in your review. Don't write a glowing puff-piece if you don't mean it, and don't trash a product just because it wasn't right for you. Look at what you didn't like about it and try to think whether it would work well for another consumer with different needs, or how the manufacturer could improve it.
3. Don't complain about the product you get sent. If you get sent a $1.99 crappy plastic vibe to review, it's still a FREE product. Be gracious, do a decent job and something better will come along later. If you complain about being sent free stuff, you don't deserve it.
4. Write good reviews, use decent English, check your spelling and grammar and submit them on time. That's just basic professionalism.
So please join me in welcoming Tori Rebel and Champagne and Benzedrine to the Reviewers Spotlight, and join us right here on Thursday, March 3rd at 6 pm Eastern to ask them some questions, learn from them, and give them some lovin'!