We joined few yrs ago. We came here to read some reviews on items. Then signed up and participated in the forum. A few nice people welcomed and pm us. They encouraged us to do reviews and follow the forum. We learned about the advanced reviewer status where one gets great discounts on anything on the site.
After a short period Ow (wife) stopped checking in unless I saw something she would like. I stop in often since work from home during the day. Since I've been here I have seen members pop in and out.
I will say this site is as real as can be. And made up of different real people doing reviews on toys, clothes etc. I will add we have learned a lot about enjoying sex since coming here.