Nudity? Does it ever really add to the video review

indiechick indiechick
I've actually found myself turned off by the use of nudity on this site. While there may be the very rare instance that it actually works for whatever is being reviewed, I have often found that those that add nudity to their video reviews aren't really giving me anything in the review that I couldn't get from them talking about it. In fact sometimes the "adult" reviews seem to be nothing more than soft porn shows.

I was wondering if anyone else had thoughts on this topic. Does anyone else think that it maybe a good idea to "do away" with the nudity? Or in what cases is it okay to use it? And when is it not?


As always thanx in advance.
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THINK. It's Sexy THINK. It's Sexy
I think the nudity has it's place. Just as the written reviews which are more closely related to erotica than information, these videos obviously appeal to some. Though they may not always be to my taste, nobody is forcing me to watch them, and with the adult overlay they are easy to avoid.

In any case, I certainly do not feel that it is my place to censor what people are doing and watching on site. I don't own the company, it's simply a place I shop. (I don't tell them what to carry either!) After all, this IS a SEX POSITIVE site, where people are allowed, and encouraged to enjoy what they choose, not what we choose for them.
05/31/2012
Peggi Peggi
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Originally posted by THINK. It's Sexy
I think the nudity has it's place. Just as the written reviews which are more closely related to erotica than information, these videos obviously appeal to some. Though they may not always be to my taste, nobody is forcing me to watch them, and ... More
I agree with this answer I don't have anything in addition to add to it, though.
05/31/2012
Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
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Originally posted by indiechick
I've actually found myself turned off by the use of nudity on this site. While there may be the very rare instance that it actually works for whatever is being reviewed, I have often found that those that add nudity to their video reviews ... More
I don't have an issue with nudity, however I wish they wouldn't put the word "review" on the ones that are just, as you say, "soft porn shows."
05/31/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
I've only watched one that seemed like a soft porn show (I usually stay away from the ones marked with nudity). I agree that it doesn't really do much for me...maybe it's because I'm a female? I don't think it turns heterosexual females on (maybe off) to watch another female not really doing porn, but just being naked. At least for me.
06/01/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I don't have an issue with nudity, however I wish they wouldn't put the word "review" on the ones that are just, as you say, "soft porn shows."
This, pretty much. They more like adult product trailers then true reviews. Both have there place, I just wish they where labeled a bit clear.
06/01/2012
digit88 digit88
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Originally posted by indiechick
I've actually found myself turned off by the use of nudity on this site. While there may be the very rare instance that it actually works for whatever is being reviewed, I have often found that those that add nudity to their video reviews ... More
agree with you completely
06/01/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
They don't bother me. I just switch to another video when I see that it's a 'commercial' type of video rather than an informal review.
06/01/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
There have been a few toys that it seems it's useful to have a more 'hands on' demonstration of some toys. I actually went LOOKING for an adult review at one point that I couldn't find, making me wish that MORE people made them.

What I was looking for was a demonstration of HOW to use a suction cup dildo, preferably on a wall. It just seemed complicated to me, and I couldn't figure it out for the life of me.

On the other hand, when it's just a naked person in a bubble bath with heaving breasts and a bullet under the water I don't entirely see the point. But if they didn't help encourage revenue, Eden wouldn't pay people to do them, so someone must find them compelling.
06/01/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
There have been quite a few threads started in the past about this same thing. Some people hate them, some people love them, and the rest are indifferent.

I don't watch the videos with nudity because I'd prefer reading a written review or watching a video of a person talking about the toy and showing the toy. I know some people enjoy them though. I just don't click "play" to the video and that works for me : )
06/01/2012
CuddleWhore CuddleWhore
I've only seen one that was like what has been described here and it was actually very informative at the same time. It wasn't what I was expecting, but it sort of sold the toy to me so I guess it worked out alright.
06/01/2012
J5ive J5ive
Nudity is ok when necessary but not too much
06/01/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
I don't watch them. They don't do anything for me as most are made with nude women and that doesn't really turn me on. Of course, they are labeled, so I can avoid them as I don't want to see them.

What I really do NOT like is when a written review reads like an erotica story. These reviews don't usually tell us much about the toy at all, just about how much someone "cummed and cummed" or how the toy made their girlfriend "cum and cum." Bleh. I really don't need to hear that. If I want to read erotica, I'll read professionally written erotica, not a product review. When I read a review, I want information on the toy, not a synopsis of that time you got laid...

06/01/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Adult video reviews have their place and are encouraged by us. Some folks are simply more visual and don't really care about a written review; they're quite happy to see the toy, be inspired as to how to use it by the soft core nudity and buy it.

To each their own.

I apologize that some of you object to the use of the word review on the videos but...

We give plenty of warning with the nudity cover and there are generally quite a few other options if you want a regular review or a written review. Let's not get stuck on a word and just be happy we're in a place so full of options for everyone!
06/01/2012
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I don't have an issue with nudity, however I wish they wouldn't put the word "review" on the ones that are just, as you say, "soft porn shows."
The word Review is required when you upload a video. That is why it's used. If we don't put it in, then it will be edited and added.

I enjoy doing adult videos. They are meant to be like a commercial. And Like Carrie Ann said. They are easy to tell they are adult because the nudity symbol before you even hit play.
06/01/2012
Bex1331 Bex1331
I think they work more as commercials than reviews like everyone else says but personaly they don't do anything for me. I don't think they should be removed though because I'm sure some people like them.
06/01/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
Ehhh don't really watch them anyways. I think it's funny when women review mens toys such as fleshlights and all you see is them naked and humping the toy. Lol. How useless. Sometimes those videos are just not needed and aren't informative to the viewer.
06/01/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by xOhxSoxScandalousx
Ehhh don't really watch them anyways. I think it's funny when women review mens toys such as fleshlights and all you see is them naked and humping the toy. Lol. How useless. Sometimes those videos are just not needed and aren't ... More
I'd like to stress that not all videos are meant to be "informative". Some of them are for entertainment or to be visually stimulating.

Considering the term "sex sells" has been around for a LONG time I think it's been proven, over and over again, that many people DO buy based on a hot girl doing hot things with a product.

It may not be *your* thing but that's part of what makes the world interesting -- we all like different things. EF strives to provide something for everyone and we've *definitely* found that the adult videos are providing something for a lot of people. They're the most viewed of all videos. In fact, a typical video by a popular reviewer is likely to get 100 views in a month where an adult video by a popular reviewer is likely to get 1000 in the same time span.

I hope folks can keep in mind that we really do want to offer everyone a little something and that just because some of those somethings aren't your favorite somethings doesn't mean they aren't someone else's favorite something.
06/01/2012
indiechick indiechick
I liked the idea of them originally when I joined the site, and I think I keep WANTING to like the idea of them but I have seen WAY to many that are nude women or a couple having sex and the toy is NEVER shown or talked about or discussed. People are getting Paid to prance around naked and perform soft core porn but NOT review the toy. I guess that's more my problem with ti
06/01/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by indiechick
I liked the idea of them originally when I joined the site, and I think I keep WANTING to like the idea of them but I have seen WAY to many that are nude women or a couple having sex and the toy is NEVER shown or talked about or discussed. People ... More
I'm sorry, again, that you don't like them. But please remember we wouldn't pay for something we didn't want.

Once again, while they are not informational -- they are not intended to be informational. They are intended to be a sensual, erotic view of the toy and it's use. The intention isn't to discuss the product. The intention is to show the product in a sexy way.

We have text reviews, description reviews, blog reviews, video reviews, product guides, material guides and an active forum where toys are discussed quite regularly. Not all of our customers want to discuss toys. Some of them just want a little erotic inspiration and a product that looks appealing.

Nothing at all wrong with that. And there is nothing wrong with the people doing these videos getting paid to do them.

Those people who do them put a LOT of work into editing, lighting and quality. Far more than goes into many regular video reviews. It takes courage to put yourself out there that way.

Please also try to remember that even though they aren't your thing it is your fellow community members who are creating them and I'm sure feelings have been hurt by the implication that they have no worth and shouldn't be a paid effort. They are every bit as valuable as ANY OTHER effort any of you put out.

I understand that everyone has and is entitled to an opinion but, please, try to be kind when voicing those opinions.
06/02/2012
brevado brevado
There's nothing wrong with the nudity, that's something that religion has pushed as inappropriate, and why most of the US is so taboo about so many topics.

The site it great the way it is!
06/02/2012
married with children married with children
i dont spend the time watching reviews. I dont want to watch someone showing off their naked body, with little to no info about the product. not my thing.
06/03/2012
CreamySweet CreamySweet
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Originally posted by indiechick
I've actually found myself turned off by the use of nudity on this site. While there may be the very rare instance that it actually works for whatever is being reviewed, I have often found that those that add nudity to their video reviews ... More
Totally don't mind in fact I am more likely to watch the review if it includes nudity.
06/06/2012
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