#Workshop - Aug 24th - Mentor Program: Tips, Tricks, and To-do's

Antipova Antipova
Maybe it would be good to go over "how to choose a good mentor for you"---I'd like to have a link to send people to when I tell them to check out the mentor program. It seems like a lot of new students only check out the first page, so Lauren gets lots of requests every day, while lots of the newer mentors are overlooked.

When I was looking for a mentor I just clicked to the middle of the line and picked someone with a nice intro-sentence (and she was great!), but if I had known to read some reviews from several mentors before submitting a request, that would have been good too.
08/24/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
And to watch.
Ha! Excellent ^.^
08/24/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
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Originally posted by bluekaren
Your mentor gets it for you
that's what i thought i'd read. hmmm... to ask or not to ask...
08/24/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Antipova
Maybe it would be good to go over "how to choose a good mentor for you"---I'd like to have a link to send people to when I tell them to check out the mentor program. It seems like a lot of new students only check out the first page, so ... More
I choose mine by chatting on the forums lol
08/24/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Kake aka PoeticErotica
that's what i thought i'd read. hmmm... to ask or not to ask...
Ask, that is what your mentor is there for.
08/24/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
Ha! Excellent ^.^
This is so awesome! Fun, hot, and educational all at once!

Will you teach us to make them next?
08/24/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
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Originally posted by Antipova
Really awesome! Saw lots of whales, sea otters, porpoises... Alaska's a neat place, especially for a swamp/plains-dweller like me
Oh wow. And this is the time to visit. Yay vacationing!
08/24/2011
Southern Lady Southern Lady
Is one mentor sufficient? Or is it wise to use another mentor even after you are graduated just for the experience and wisdom/input from another mentor?
08/24/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Southern Lady
Is one mentor sufficient? Or is it wise to use another mentor even after you are graduated just for the experience and wisdom/input from another mentor?
I think one should be fine, but that's me.

The mentor program isn't really that old, so we're still seeing how it goes.
08/24/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Southern Lady
Is one mentor sufficient? Or is it wise to use another mentor even after you are graduated just for the experience and wisdom/input from another mentor?
thats a personal choice, if you want to or another mentor provides expertise in a different area then you can do more than one class, not at the same time though
08/24/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Southern Lady
Is one mentor sufficient? Or is it wise to use another mentor even after you are graduated just for the experience and wisdom/input from another mentor?
That's up to you really. I know that I offer my students a chance to stay with me as long as it takes for them to feel comfortable on their own. I've also had students go through my class and then go on to other mentors to learn more from somebody with a different writing style. In the end it's completely your choice
08/24/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Southern Lady
Is one mentor sufficient? Or is it wise to use another mentor even after you are graduated just for the experience and wisdom/input from another mentor?
I had one mentor to graduate from basic to advanced, and then I took another mentor when I decided I wanted to stop using the extended format and use the standard format instead. I wanted some safety net and some extra input when I was trying the new thing.

But it's always your own choice!
08/24/2011
sweetkitty sweetkitty
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Originally posted by Kake aka PoeticErotica
check out other reviews - do the vrooms differ? the batteries it uses (and do NOT think AA is better than AAA - AAA can convert one type of power into another b/c of its' properties so while weaker, technically, because it can convert to another ... More
It is a citoral vibe, and it uses watch batteries. I did find it is GREAT for fore-play but that is all, it just was a let down for solo. I just got frustrated.
08/24/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
Question for the video reviewers present: How do you feel about the guidelines for video reviews? Are the adequate? Too much? Not enough? Confusing?
08/24/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
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Originally posted by Antipova
This is so awesome! Fun, hot, and educational all at once!

Will you teach us to make them next?
I did, actually.

link
08/24/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Some toys just have less powerful motors, it happens.

I'd suggest just not accepting that particular style of toy if you don't think you'd like it.

Power levels kinda vary per person. What's weak for one person might ... More
Okay, but power levels can vary vastly in a company's products as well. Compare the Duo Obsessions vibes to the Bendable vibes by Evolved - A HUGE difference. And I think tht'd be true even if the Duo Obsessions just had one motor instead of two.
08/24/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Question for the video reviewers present: How do you feel about the guidelines for video reviews? Are the adequate? Too much? Not enough? Confusing?
I think some people need to post more. I seen a video earlier where it was really really dark, and just the toy being used off screen. So all you saw was black and moaning. And I didn't find it useful at all, and it seemed like there should be a requirement for more than just that.
08/24/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Send me an email about it and I'll look into it.
kk - thanks
08/24/2011
dv8 dv8
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Here ya go!
I just noticed that the message "This video contains nudity, viewer discretion is advised." has a comma splice.
08/24/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Question for the video reviewers present: How do you feel about the guidelines for video reviews? Are the adequate? Too much? Not enough? Confusing?
I just wish people would quit complaining about the adult videos, they are clearly labeled and noone makes them watch.
08/24/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Question for the video reviewers present: How do you feel about the guidelines for video reviews? Are the adequate? Too much? Not enough? Confusing?
I think that write-up is great. It's very clear, especially when supplemented with watching a few video reviews.
08/24/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Miss Voluptuous
I did, actually.

link
Watching this when I get a chance! Thanks, can't wait. I want to make some.
08/24/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I think some people need to post more. I seen a video earlier where it was really really dark, and just the toy being used off screen. So all you saw was black and moaning. And I didn't find it useful at all, and it seemed like there should be a ... More
Yeah, i watched that too...

...it was kind of a tricky video actually. Nudity is fine in a video, but this was someone who just decided to upload a video of them using the product. It's really more of an audio review than video.
08/24/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Question for the video reviewers present: How do you feel about the guidelines for video reviews? Are the adequate? Too much? Not enough? Confusing?
You mean the write-up under dashboard/review program/video review program?

I was able to understand them. I was a little worried that some of the info wasn't current, when I was first reading it, just because those writeups seem far-removed from the rest of the site. Maybe you could put at "current as of Aug 2011" or something on the top for reassurances' sake?
08/24/2011
Wondermom Wondermom
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I think some people need to post more. I seen a video earlier where it was really really dark, and just the toy being used off screen. So all you saw was black and moaning. And I didn't find it useful at all, and it seemed like there should be a ... More
was it a review or an adult video? the adult videos dont need to be a review
08/24/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by dv8
I just noticed that the message "This video contains nudity, viewer discretion is advised." has a comma splice.
yeah...whistles
08/24/2011
Miss Voluptuous Miss Voluptuous
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Watching this when I get a chance! Thanks, can't wait. I want to make some.
Heehee yay! Yea it's kind of a long video, but it's thorough
08/24/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Antipova
You mean the write-up under dashboard/review program/video review program?

I was able to understand them. I was a little worried that some of the info wasn't current, when I was first reading it, just because those writeups seem ... More
good call
08/24/2011
Kake aka PoeticErotica Kake aka PoeticErotica
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Ask, that is what your mentor is there for.
Ha! Well, in that case, I think I'll go find something less than $30 to request! (I'm broker than a bad joke)! Plus, I'm not inspired really by anything I own to review it. Except the lube that's effin up my toys but it sounds like I should put that review on hold until JR & I talk.
08/24/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Yeah, i watched that too...

...it was kind of a tricky video actually. Nudity is fine in a video, but this was someone who just decided to upload a video of them using the product. It's really more of an audio review than video.
I'm more than fine with nudity, it's just say something about it, anything at all. It sounds like fun if you're moaning but I need more to it as a video review.
08/24/2011
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