Things you love to see in a review.

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Things you love to see in a review.

ToyGeek ToyGeek
What sorts of things make a review really exceptional for you?

Personally, I like to see a little humor or personality, beyond the accurate descriptions of items and the standard safety information. But what really makes a review for me is when the contributor has taken the time to find the best ways to use an item, especially when it's not the perfect toy.

I think that kind of review is helpful not just for those picking out toys, but for those who already own something they maybe didn't like all that much. Having a disappointment turned around is a gift indeed.
11/21/2010
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Waterfall Waterfall
I really like when a reviewer gives techniques and new ways to use something. That way I have a bunch of things to try when I get the toy or if I already own it I can try something new!
11/21/2010
SexyTabby SexyTabby
I really enjoy reading thorough reviews. Accuracy and a bit of fun make a good combination. Like Waterfall already said any techniques especially if the item is unique or without instructions really make reading a review worth it.
11/21/2010
Pleasure Piratess Pleasure Piratess
As with whats mentioned above, a deal breaker for me is when someone is reviewing a vibrator and does not describe what type of vibrations they are.
11/21/2010
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I definitely like to see humor and personality along with good information. It makes a review more interesting to read. Though I am guilty of pretty much giving straight information and not being all that interesting, so I don't fault anyone who gives a good, thorough review without being super fun at the same time. I enjoy reviewing and know what kind of info to include, but I'm just not a great writer in general. That's a little harder to learn.
11/21/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Something I was told when I started was to write like I am talking to my best friend, and to think that my friend know's nothing about toy's or material's. So I always enjoy when I can sense the persons personality and all the right info is there.
11/21/2010
bzzingbee bzzingbee
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Something I was told when I started was to write like I am talking to my best friend, and to think that my friend know's nothing about toy's or material's. So I always enjoy when I can sense the persons personality and all the right info is there.
Hmm, I never thought of it that way. That probably would add some personality to mine...thanks for the tip . I always feel like my reviews end up being rather dry, but informative. I do enjoy reading both types of reviews though, so I guess there are reviews for all tastes out there.
11/21/2010
Emily! Emily!
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Something I was told when I started was to write like I am talking to my best friend, and to think that my friend know's nothing about toy's or material's. So I always enjoy when I can sense the persons personality and all the right info is there.
That's a really great tip! I'll be sure to think that way when I write my next review.
11/21/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
Something I was told when I started was to write like I am talking to my best friend, and to think that my friend know's nothing about toy's or material's. So I always enjoy when I can sense the persons personality and all the right info is there.
That is an excellent tip! Thanks.
11/21/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
So glad I can help.
11/21/2010
Crystal1 Crystal1
Personality is great, especially a little humor!

I really appreciate when the author shares any little tips and tricks they have picked up about the item that I might not have figured out on my own. For lingerie reviews, as much information about how it fits as possible is totally appreciated.

Any unusual testing where the reviewer goes above and beyond is sure to get a great rating from me. I remember someone putting their glass dildo in the protective bag it came in and throwing it against the wall to see how well the bag protected it. (It lived!) We obviously aren't all comfortable trying something like that, but I think it's awesome when someone does go above and beyond.
01/01/2011
clp clp
I'm also for the little tips. I may not be too interested in trying a toy on my own accord, but I've been known to buy it if a review says 'it also does this!' and I think, 'wow, I'd never thought of that!'.
01/01/2011
Danielle1220 Danielle1220
I'm a packaging nut so I love to see a description of the packaging. Pictures are great too
01/01/2011
danellejohns danellejohns
I really enjoy reading reviews that lets their personality shine through. I do like a bit of humor if that is their style. Hints and tips that they may give insight on is what I really look for.
01/24/2011
ScottA ScottA
What works for the reviewer, how the reviewer thinks the toy achieves that, what would indicate the likelihood that it would work well/poorly for you, other uses.
01/24/2011
PussyGalore PussyGalore
If you are going to say something like "I read in an article" or "There's this website" do us all a favor and link to that information or leave it out of the article. It makes me, personally, feel like the reviewer didn't want to take the time to write it up properly with all relevant information included and instead just wanted to put something out quickly.

And if you are going to compare an item to another item please also include the link of what you are comparing. I don't want to have to go hunt down the item when I can click and open the info in a new tab. Thanks and much love!
01/24/2011
M121212 M121212
Interesting topic!

That's a really good point, toygeek, that being able to share redeeming qualities in a mediocre toy can make all the difference. I guess creativity makes all kinds of sex more fun, and that includes sex toys!
01/24/2011
markeagleone markeagleone
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
What sorts of things make a review really exceptional for you?

Personally, I like to see a little humor or personality, beyond the accurate descriptions of items and the standard safety information. But what really makes a review for me is ...
I would like to see less product information and more down to earth experiences. By that, I mean real experiences. When you used it, did it fall or did you forget the batteries,ect. Reviews should spark an interest, not just read like a book.
01/27/2011
Miss Jenn Miss Jenn
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Originally posted by ToyGeek
What sorts of things make a review really exceptional for you?

Personally, I like to see a little humor or personality, beyond the accurate descriptions of items and the standard safety information. But what really makes a review for me is ...
I like it when someone reviews a product, and its not very good, that they tell us what else they used it for. What else it was useful for? If the condom sucked and didn't feel good, did you blow it up, fill it up with whipped cream and throw it at unsuspecting victims? have fun with it. I love it when someone throws some jokes, makes it fun, and enjoyable to read - no matter how good or bad the product was.
02/07/2011
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