How have you improved as a reviewer?

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How have you improved as a reviewer?

Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I just got a comment on and older review.. I realized my review and rating seemed to be clashing. I think before I was almost afraid to rate something badly, even if I didn't really like the item. My line of thought was "what if this just didn't work for me and it works for someone else? I wouldn't want to steer them away." I'm not reluctant about that at all anymore.

Of course, I want to improve more. I hope to make my reviews a bit more personal as it seems they might be lacking in that way.

But how have you improved as a reviewer?
11/07/2008
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Dragon Dragon
Would that have been me?

I'm not sure if I've improved, but I'm going back to a lot of my older reviews and improving them somewhat. Part of it is adding a bit more personality while maintaining the tone of the initial review, but especially on the old reviews- Eden edited them. Now that I have more control, I don't like their edits. It's a lot of work to look at each review though.
11/07/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
It was. Hehe.
11/07/2008
Epiphora Epiphora
I've improved in that my vagina can actually handle things! I was so embarrassed for my first review when I couldn't even insert the toy far enough to take advantage of the clit stimulator (it was a rabbit). It hurt too much. But now I rule and have even used 1 3/4" diameter toys.

Of course, I think my writing is a little better, but probably not much.
11/08/2008
Spiking Glue Spiking Glue
I don't think I've gotten much better, either way, but I've only been pestering this community and site for a few months (just a wee bit over three), so I have plenty of room to grow, yet.

Since I was recruited to the much maligned Description Project, I've had to shift my reviews over to being intensely informational, and I find that fascinating. It's interesting trying to condense all that information into a readable pile.

I think I've improved more as a person, than a writer and reviewer. I'm starting to feel fearless, and want to integrate this unapologetically sexual side of me into every aspect of me. It kicks ass.
11/08/2008
Snappy Snappy
I'm less inhibited about posting re:my personal experiences.
11/08/2008
Nashville Nashville
I've learned to make judgment calls, when a toy doesn't work I don't force myself to like it. I've been here over a year (woot!) and I've certainly become a more informed reviewer. Especially when it comes to materials, I've become a little picky in that respect as well.. I never knew about all these cancer causing chemicals but now I can tell you what materials to stay away from and what materials to embrace.

However, I'm still a salesman, I always work on selling people on particular aspects. I just can't shake that. With the negatives I always have to have a positive even if the toy doesn't have one, it's a curse.
11/09/2008
Airlia Airlia
Quote:
Originally posted by Epiphora
I've improved in that my vagina can actually handle things! I was so embarrassed for my first review when I couldn't even insert the toy far enough to take advantage of the clit stimulator (it was a rabbit). It hurt too much. But now I rule ...
*Laughing uncontrollably* I've improved as a reviewer because my vagina can also handle 'more'. I couldn't help pissing myself over such a true and funny statement.
11/11/2008
Syntax Syntax
Haha, I've also improved in many ways I think - I know a lot more about the sex toy community in general, materials and safety and all that. I also feel like I actually have the ability to speak honestly now. Like you Adriana, I was hesitant to write bad reviews at first. And like Epiphora, my body had to work its way up to the toys it can handle now ;P
11/11/2008
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I do not use very many insertable toys so I wonder where I am in relation to what I can handle. Hehe
11/11/2008
Beautiful Dreamer Beautiful Dreamer
Quote:
Originally posted by Airlia
*Laughing uncontrollably* I've improved as a reviewer because my vagina can also handle 'more'. I couldn't help pissing myself over such a true and funny statement.
My vagina can handle more, yet I still prefer the smaller toys. My boyfriend has now taken over most of my silicone dildos.
11/12/2008
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