Personal details to quantify the review ratings

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Personal details to quantify the review ratings

Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Whenever we review a toy and we give our ~opinions~ on the Vroom rating, it's all very subjective. For example, the sensitivity of my clitoris compared to say, CarrieAnn's, is a world of difference from each other. I require a certain intensity or frequency of buzz to get ME off; what I love...CarrieAnn will likely think it's too much!

Vice versa, what she might rate as "wow that's powerful!" I would likely think "meh. it's alright.".

So what if, in our reviewer profiles, we were able to quantify all this by stating our sensitivity levels? This way I know that if another reviewer who's got a sensitivity level (from 1 to 5) like mine says that a toy is great and powerful, I can be pretty sure I'll agree. If I see that all the reviewers who are lauding a toy have a sensitivity rating of 4 and I think I'm a 1, I'll know to reconsider.

This information can then be incorporated into a search for buyers. Perhaps give us a few other quantifying spots and a potential buyer can find all the reviewers who match their needs the best. This way the buyer knows which opinion to give more weight.

In my long-time hunt for vibrators, I can't tell you how many times I personally have read others stating how powerful something is, only to be disappointed. Simply because they are more sensitive to some degree than I am.

I think this would be something truly unique for EdenFantasys, another addition to the many unique aspects of the site, and could result in a higher degree of satisfied buyers.
06/23/2009
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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I think it's a great idea!
06/23/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
For less issue in programming it, maybe including it as part of each review rather than our profile might work better?

I dunno.

Definitely a great suggestion, though.
06/23/2009
Sammi Sammi
It is a great suggestion.
06/23/2009
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Quote:
Originally posted by Carrie Ann
For less issue in programming it, maybe including it as part of each review rather than our profile might work better?

I dunno.

Definitely a great suggestion, though.
Yes, at the least. Would be better though of course if it could be incorporated into the profile for my "Pick a Companion Reviewer to be Your Guide" idea
06/23/2009
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I like the idea! However, it might be tricky to rate one's own sensitivity. I wasn't aware that I was any more or less sensitive than others until I read other reviews of items that I'd reviewed. What would the guidelines to the sensitivity rating be? How would you define a "1" on the sensitivity scale? I'm just wondering if that level of self-awareness may be difficult for some. I know I'm not sure what I'd rate myself.
06/23/2009
imp imp
Excellent suggestion!

I am one of those people who isn't highly sensitive so I need really good powerful toys when it comes to vibration. Perhaps something along the lines of sensitivity preferences with reviewers profiles or something that you can pick out to search with?

The Clit-o-Steel & the Spaghetti-Clit club is starting to sound better by the day lol.
06/23/2009
Purple Foxglove Purple Foxglove
I absolutely love that idea. It's something I look for in reviews when I'm on the market for a new vibe, but sometimes that info just isn't there. Having that so easily accessible could really make things easier for the consumer.
06/23/2009
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Quote:
Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
I like the idea! However, it might be tricky to rate one's own sensitivity. I wasn't aware that I was any more or less sensitive than others until I read other reviews of items that I'd reviewed. What would the guidelines to the ...
I see where you're coming from, and those newer to reviewing might not know. But I think that once you've used a few vibrators and you've read the reviews by others...you get a good idea. I know I'm a lot less sensitive than most because I've read the reviews on toys I own and I can see that others say "WOW!!" where I say "meh". Or, I can use the Hitachi pressed firmly to my clit, where many others can barely tolerate it with a barrier of a layer of clothing!

It wouldn't be a requirement, obviously....just yet another tool to help out buyers.
06/23/2009
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Quote:
Originally posted by Purple Foxglove
I absolutely love that idea. It's something I look for in reviews when I'm on the market for a new vibe, but sometimes that info just isn't there. Having that so easily accessible could really make things easier for the consumer.
Had I had something like that back before I reviewed toys, I'd have saved HUNDREDS of dollars and untold aggravation.
06/23/2009
Angel deSanguine Angel deSanguine
I think this is a nice idea. I, for one, belong to the Clit-o-Steel club mentioned before. If it can't walk across the floor- and be quick about it!- it's not going to work for me. I, too, have blown money on toys that were raved about to be disappointed and frustrated at the, to me, wimpy nature of the vibrations.
06/23/2009
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Quote:
Originally posted by imp
Excellent suggestion!

I am one of those people who isn't highly sensitive so I need really good powerful toys when it comes to vibration. Perhaps something along the lines of sensitivity preferences with reviewers profiles or something ...
I'm happy to find out here that others share my clit o'steel. I thought I was the only one! lol
06/23/2009
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Angel deSanguine
I think this is a nice idea. I, for one, belong to the Clit-o-Steel club mentioned before. If it can't walk across the floor- and be quick about it!- it's not going to work for me. I, too, have blown money on toys that were raved about to be ...
LOL!!!!! That would be me too.
06/23/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
This is why I suggested awhile ago that we have the ability to choose two products and see who has reviewed each. We pretty much have this now. This way if one person's review of a toy you have is consistent with your experience you can give more weight to their reviews of other products. Maybe.

I don't think it would work to give one rating that would accurately describe someone's response. I mean I never come with a man inside me, so does that make me less sensitive? I do squirt and have g-spot orgasms though, but this is a relatively recent skill. So in that way I may be more sensitive than others. But only recently. I don't think I'm more sensitive than before I learned to squirt. I just didn't have the right toys. I'm highly variable about how long it takes me to reach a clitoral orgasm. So what does that mean? Highly variable sensitivity? As far as overall sensitivity, I have no idea how I compare to other women.
06/23/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
And I don't mean its a bad idea in general. I'm just not sure how it could be done.
06/23/2009
Purple Foxglove Purple Foxglove
You could have a little bar rating:

|-o-o-o-|-o-o-o-|-o-o- o-|
S V CoS

(sensitive)
(varies)
(clit o' steel)
06/24/2009
Jessica Elizabeth Jessica Elizabeth
I think this is a great idea! I too have a very sensitive clit and often can find toys too powerful for me there. If implemented this i think would be very valuable information for those who read reviews.
06/24/2009
Epiphora Epiphora
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Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
I like the idea! However, it might be tricky to rate one's own sensitivity. I wasn't aware that I was any more or less sensitive than others until I read other reviews of items that I'd reviewed. What would the guidelines to the ...
I agree with this. Also, I think my sensitivity has changed over time. I've noticed I can handle more vibration now than I used to be able to.
06/24/2009
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Epiphora
I agree with this. Also, I think my sensitivity has changed over time. I've noticed I can handle more vibration now than I used to be able to.
Is that good or bad?
06/24/2009
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Well it doesn't have to be one rating for all the bits. One for clitoral and one for g-spot, at the least. I am quite certain that even my g-spot is less sensitive - I require very firm pressure (so therefore the softer Hitachi attachments don't work for me) and many internal vibrations don't do a darn thing for me.

And the rating doesn't have to be set in stone, if you feel it has changed, then change it!
Also, it doesn't have to be a required thing. If you feel you can't answer, then simply don't.
06/24/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Well, when you hover over those ratings there is an explanation on the strength ratings so it really shouldn't be subjective anyway. It's not about whether it was powerful enough for YOU but how powerful it is period.
06/24/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Well, when you hover over those ratings there is an explanation on the strength ratings so it really shouldn't be subjective anyway. It's not about whether it was powerful enough for YOU but how powerful it is period.
True, true. It took me awhile to figure out that super powerful to me didn't mean the toy itself was super powerful.

Hmmm.

Makes me think I should go back and double check all my old reviews.
06/24/2009
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Well, when you hover over those ratings there is an explanation on the strength ratings so it really shouldn't be subjective anyway. It's not about whether it was powerful enough for YOU but how powerful it is period.
But thats my point. The strength rating IS subjective when we review it. How can it not be?

It's obvious that it is subjective or every reviewer would rate the toy the same, and they usually don't.
06/24/2009
Mamastoys Mamastoys
I think it is a good idea but I know my sensitivity changes with the blowing of the wind. Some days I am very sensative and other days it's like I'm almost numb!
But..I do think this is a good idea...
06/24/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by Dangerous Lilly
But thats my point. The strength rating IS subjective when we review it. How can it not be?

It's obvious that it is subjective or every reviewer would rate the toy the same, and they usually don't.
It can not be (weird sentence LOL) by following the prompts when you're rating.
06/24/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Just in case anyone does not know what I'm talking about - this is what you see when hovering over Vroom choices. I think it's easy to objectively pick which is best suited by following these. Vroom has nothing to do with personal preferences but the power of the toy in general.

Very mild, extremely low level vibration, great for newbies, foreplay and extra sensitive areas.

A lower-level intensity that provides light stimulation but can be still felt in most internal and external spots.

Moderate vibration, good for overall body usage, average in intensity and probably suitable for most individuals.

Strong and easily felt vibrations that powerfully stimulate but are not "earth-shaking".

This car's outta control! Extremely strong, highly intense powerful vibration, probably too intense for most.
06/24/2009
NuMe NuMe
Quote:
Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
Just in case anyone does not know what I'm talking about - this is what you see when hovering over Vroom choices. I think it's easy to objectively pick which is best suited by following these. Vroom has nothing to do with personal preferences ...
Unfortunately, though it should be objective, it doesn't work out that way. Just pick almost any vibrator and you'll see quite a variation of vrooms by reviewers.

Maybe the thing is that we need to be more objective when deciding how many vrooms a vibe has.
06/24/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Unfortunately, though it should be objective, it doesn't work out that way. Just pick almost any vibrator and you'll see quite a variation of vrooms by reviewers.

Maybe the thing is that we need to be more objective when deciding how ...
Absolutely. That's my point.
06/24/2009
LilyLust LilyLust
A few reviews ago I was thinking the same thing. I take something power full to really get me there. But I know that might be just right for me might be too much for another. And the vroom really is subjective. Yes it has a rating break down but everyone's perception is different. I tent to play around with a toy, do the nose trick, before actually using it cause I know I am way less sensitive then others. Just so I can get an accurate rating on the vroom. I have had plenty of toys that weren't enough for me, but I KNOW they would be for others. I guess I try to be as un bias as possible in my reviews.
06/24/2009
Dangerous Lilly Dangerous Lilly
Quote:
Originally posted by NuMe
Unfortunately, though it should be objective, it doesn't work out that way. Just pick almost any vibrator and you'll see quite a variation of vrooms by reviewers.

Maybe the thing is that we need to be more objective when deciding how ...
I just don't see how it's possible to be completely objective.

It's based on opinion and perception and precedence.
06/24/2009
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