With any toy I'm getting, whether it's on EF for review or just a purchase I'm making, I have a pretty consistent protocol. I bookmark the toy(s) I'm thinking about getting, go back and check them out a few times with fresh eyes to see if it's still something I want to invest in. When I'm sure I would be willing to review/purchase it, I show it to my boyfriend.
Usually I show him more out of excitement, because I know he will rarely disapprove. Still, every now and again he surprises me. Recently I was thinking of buying a wooden plug for him and he expressed that he found the material very unsexy. Who woulda known!