You have a new toy. Do you read the instructions first or start looking through EF reviews?

Petite Valentine Petite Valentine
I recently bought a Fleshlight for my husband, and when it came time to clean it, we had a conversation that went like this:

Wife: Did it come with instructions?
Husband: I don't know.
Wife: You don.. you used it without reading the instructions first?
Husband: I read the reviews on EF.

Which leads to my question:
When you get a new toy from EF, what do you do first?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I read the instructions first.
28  (18%)
I go straight to the EF reviews.
16  (11%)
I go to the manufacturer's website.
Fun time, I figure it out as I go.
96  (63%)
Other (please comment below)
7  (5%)
I ask my local llama.
5  (3%)
Total votes: 152
Poll is closed
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hmiller87 hmiller87
Def just dig into whatever it is and learn as i go ;P
06/11/2012
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
Well, I usually read the reviews before I purchase. Then if I have any new questions pop up after I get it, I check the instructions first, then go back to Eden if they aren't helpful.
06/11/2012
Modern^Spank^Anthem Modern^Spank^Anthem
llamas! lol, i just try it out first then if I can't figure out read instructions
06/11/2012
Sangsara Sangsara
usually I've already read the reviews but the instructions are where i go when after 5-10 min i still can't figure it out. when those fail video revie2s are usually best
06/11/2012
xMila xMila
I usually read reviews on my toys before buying them, but when I get them if they come with instructions I read those as well.
06/11/2012
AHubbyof2SexualMinds AHubbyof2SexualMinds
As we're getting into nicer and nicer toys I find that I go through the directions just to make sure. But usually I've checked out the EF reviews before I've even ordered the thing!
06/11/2012
ghalik ghalik
I read reviews before I purchase and usually just wing it I guess. I don't usually buy things that need much instruction.
06/11/2012
pasdechat pasdechat
I don't generally do either--most toys, in my experience, don't require much explanation. Besides, sometimes what works for me isn't what works for someone else, but I basically know what I like and figure I can make it happen on my own. I do read reviews before buying one though.
06/11/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
I usually read reviews first to get an idea before I buy it.
06/11/2012
BG529 BG529
whats the best way to learn
06/11/2012
joja joja
I usually check out the reviews while it's on its way, just because I'm so excited. By the time I get a toy, I usually already know a few ways to try using it.
06/11/2012
Peggi Peggi
I was torn between two answers.

Typically, I'll just have at it and figure it out on my own, but if I run into a problem or question, I'll read a review. I tend to throw instructions away the second I open the box. That is true with everything. I have yet to open a manual for my car or phones.
06/11/2012
Badass Badass
I generally figure it out on my own. If the toy comes with instructions I generally save them, but if I have a problem I look to EF first.. lol.
06/11/2012
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Usually I research a product en ought before purchase i know how to use it before it even geta to me.
06/11/2012
Allstars316 Allstars316
I will check them out. But mostly go and try it out and see how it goes.
06/11/2012
Rossie Rossie
Depends on the type of toy. If it's just a regular rabbit, I'll read the reviews. If it's something complicated, I'll also read the manufacturer's manual.
06/11/2012
Mamastoys Mamastoys
I usually read the reviews before ordering it. Once I get it, it depends on what it is and what is going on at home. If hubby is here, sometimes we will talk about it and try it out or sometimes I have to wait and I may read the instructions..so it just depends.
06/12/2012
Ilovelingerie Ilovelingerie
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I recently bought a Fleshlight for my husband, and when it came time to clean it, we had a conversation that went like this:

Wife: Did it come with instructions?
Husband: I don't know.
Wife: You don.. you used it without reading the ... More
I don't really need instructions to use a toy. But I usually read reviews before I buy a product depending on what it is.
06/12/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
I usually have already read the reviews before I order (that's how I figure out if I want it or not, lol). When I get the toy, I admit I usually test it out and then play with it. I normally ignore the instructions, lol I know I shouldn't.
06/12/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
I usually just learn as I go. I'm like that with most things. I don't know why.
06/12/2012
sktb0007 sktb0007
I read the instructions and then just try the toy out. I'll go to the reviews only if I have I don't understand it even after reading the reviews/trying it for myself.
06/12/2012
Dixiemomma Dixiemomma
learn as i go the first time and after having fun reading directions on how its supposed to be used hehe
06/12/2012
bluethread123 bluethread123
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I recently bought a Fleshlight for my husband, and when it came time to clean it, we had a conversation that went like this:

Wife: Did it come with instructions?
Husband: I don't know.
Wife: You don.. you used it without reading the ... More
Figure it out when you get there
06/13/2012
kitty1949 kitty1949
i'll usually skim through the instruction manual, play with it then hop on eden and see what everyone else is saying
06/14/2012
bayosgirl bayosgirl
Well, I usually read all the reviews before I buy. Then when I get the toy I read the instructions, even if it's a fairly straightforward item.
06/14/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by Petite Valentine
I recently bought a Fleshlight for my husband, and when it came time to clean it, we had a conversation that went like this:

Wife: Did it come with instructions?
Husband: I don't know.
Wife: You don.. you used it without reading the ... More
If it is a descriptive review item I am stuck reading the instructions...but if there are reviews for the product I can be found there with toy in hand!
06/14/2012
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I'm an instructions girl that plays and figures out what works best for me.
06/15/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I usually just play around with it and figure it out that way. If I can't figure it out from that, I'll go through the instructions. If I'm still confused, I'll try to find a detailed review. Generally I've read at least a few reviews before I buy something, so I usually have some idea of how to work it before I get it anyhow.
06/15/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
Usually, I pretty much figure it out as I go. If a toy comes with instructions, I do tend to keep them just in case, though.
06/15/2012
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