What are the benefits of showing your real face?

Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
I've been musing since I've joined whether to show my face in my avatar. My current avatar is of me, so it wouldn't be a huge stretch to inch the focus of the picture upwards.

I'd like to hear from both those who have chosen to show their face and those who have decided not to.
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I show my face because it stands out from the avatars of objects, etc.
7
I show my face because I am awesome ^.^
8
I show my face because I use my face as an avatar elsewhere.
3
I do not show my face because I don't want the public to know I review sex toys.
20
I do not show my face because I don't want to show my face.
56
Other reason why I show my face
6
Other reason why I don't show my face
13
Total votes: 113 (87 voters)
Poll is closed
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js250 js250
I do not show my face because if I was recognized it would negatively impact the business I own. I live in a small and very conservative community and it would financially ruin me....
02/17/2013
Rory Rory
I don't show my face because I don't want to be recognized. Nobody I know has any idea I play with toys I don't think they need to know so all you get are my breasts.
02/17/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I don't want to show my face to protect myself. Then again, anyone who knows me would be able to recognize me by some product photos or forum posts.
02/17/2013
Loriandhubby Loriandhubby
I don't show my face so that no one in our small town recognizes me.
02/17/2013
Chilipepper Chilipepper
It's the prettiest picture of me ever, so I don't really look like it everyday in real life.
02/17/2013
RedKyuubi RedKyuubi
I dont because I do not want to
02/17/2013
vulvalicious vulvalicious
While I think this site and all that it represents is a normal and healthy part of life, not all others feel that way. Some people in my community, employers, colleagues, schools, etc. have a problem with Facebook and other social media, I can only imagine how they'd feel if they know I was on this site to get sex toys and write reviews about them!
02/17/2013
Teaser Teaser
For most of us, it is probably inappropriate for us to show our face. As someone above said, it could impact her business, although, I would patronize her if I knew we were like minded. Then there is the stalkers. And, for me, I just don't want to scare anyone!
02/17/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
I've shown my face in review photos and in videos but I don't use it in my avatar because.. well... I'm not sure. I guess it's because I've had Grimace as my avatar for so long that people are used to it. I also think it's cute.
02/17/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
I do not show my face because if I was recognized it would negatively impact the business I own. I live in a small and very conservative community and it would financially ruin me....
Well said. Probably true for many here.
02/17/2013
Mikemanz Mikemanz
if i did worlds may collide...
02/17/2013
Hot4You Hot4You
Don't because I don't want to.
02/17/2013
Cat E. Cat E.
I don't show my face because it's not necessary and I don't like when others do.
02/17/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Cat E.
I don't show my face because it's not necessary and I don't like when others do.
Just curious, why don't you like when others show their face?
02/17/2013
llellsee llellsee
I show some of my face in my video reviews but don't want to be too easily recognized so don't show full face, my husband does the same in his videos.
02/17/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
Nahh, it's such a tiny picture it doesn't matter anyway. But then again, that's a reason for both.
02/17/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
When I take pictures and videos I don't think I'm going to use my face (I'm new). When I was creating my avatar, I just picked one of my not so recognizable pics.
02/17/2013
Lady of the Lab Lady of the Lab
Thank you everyone for the feedback so far ^_^
Here's some reasons why I haven't showed my face and why I am considering showing my face:

Why not? I don't really want to explain reviewing sex toys to a future employer and acquaintances. Also talking to my family, they would prefer for me not to show my face for the above reason and for safety (the stalker potentiality).

Why maybe? The picture I am thinking of using it not what I look like day-to-day (from a photo shoot) and my close friends and family already know I review. Also I plan on blogging elsewhere and showing my face via that blog.
02/17/2013
mlmac mlmac
I would not show my face on here or any other forum or site that is related to anything sexual. It's not that I would lose my job or anything. It's just nobody's business what I do in my free time.
02/17/2013
RonLee RonLee
I use my favorite pipe as an avatar elsewhere.
02/17/2013
Leather & Lace Leather & Lace
I don't mind showing my face.
02/20/2013
Geogeo Geogeo
I don't care. The chance of someone I know randomly seeing a picture of me on here, or just them being on this site, would be very low. And I have nothing to hide, I couldn't care less who knew that I loved sex toys and reviewed lingerie.
02/20/2013
CaseyDeuce CaseyDeuce
I show my face cause I truly have nothing to hide! I don't think that anyone I know would be surprised to find me on a site like this!!
02/20/2013
Beautiful-Disaster Beautiful-Disaster
I don't show my face. When I first signed up, I had a picture of myself, but took it down. I don't really have a reason.
02/20/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I don't use my face as an avatar anywhere. There's no reason to share everything about yourself (and link it all together) unless you want to. Every part of my life is separate, many are anonymous, and I like to keep them that way.
02/20/2013
Happyinmypants Happyinmypants
I just don't want to
02/20/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by Lady of the Lab
I've been musing since I've joined whether to show my face in my avatar. My current avatar is of me, so it wouldn't be a huge stretch to inch the focus of the picture upwards.

I'd like to hear from both those who have chosen ... More
I dont mind showing my face, rreally doesnt matter to me .
02/20/2013
Flower1 Flower1
I don't show my face because I don't want to.
02/20/2013
roskat roskat
I don't have any urge to show my face here or anywhere else online.
02/24/2013
Total posts: 61
Unique posters: 56