Do you take mental notes about a product during sex or masturbation to use in reviews?

Do you take mental notes about a product during sex or masturbation to use in reviews?

kck kck
Scenario: My partner and I are going at it, the moment is intimate, the passion is intense, and then I squash the mood by internally reviewing the product as I (or we) use it. I definitely take mental notes, and it kinda takes me out of the heat of the moment. Sometimes, I'm relieved when I've published a review because I no longer feel like I have to be hyper-aware of what's going on; I can just enjoy.

So, EFers, do you do this mental note-taking during use? Or do you just use the toy and then reflect back on the experience and try to remember the nitty-gritty as you write?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I always take mental notes of the product during use.
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I sometimes take mental notes of the product during use.
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I never take mental notes of the product during use.
Blinker , Moein
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I *literally* take notes of the product during use.
Jul!a , Naughty Student , petite-n-sweet
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I rely on my memory to write reviews.
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Other ('splain)
Carrie Ann , DeliciousSurprise
2
Total votes: 71 (53 voters)
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Sir Sir
I rely on memory and sometimes take mental notes. It depends on what it is, really.
08/31/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Toys for the wife I have to take mental notes, she is somewhat new to toys so I do not want to miss something important to newbies.

The toys for me I will rely on memory.
08/31/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
For the most part I sort of rely on my memory of the experience with my own things. Things with my fiance I've asked him questions while he's been using it and one time I did bust out a notepad to write his answers down, lol.
08/31/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
For the most part I sort of rely on my memory of the experience with my own things. Things with my fiance I've asked him questions while he's been using it and one time I did bust out a notepad to write his answers down, lol.
What was his reaction to that?
08/31/2010
Love Buzz Love Buzz
I like to use a toy at least 3 or 4 times before I write a review for a toy and I usually start out taking mental notes the first and second time, but then I try to forget about keeping notes and just enjoy the product once I've written my first draft. Then I go back over it reflecting on the whole experience whilst I finish up my review.
08/31/2010
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
What was his reaction to that?
He laughed, which was good, because I knew I was being uber nerdy, but he understood and played along very nicely, lol
08/31/2010
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by kck
Scenario: My partner and I are going at it, the moment is intimate, the passion is intense, and then I squash the mood by internally reviewing the product as I (or we) use it. I definitely take mental notes, and it kinda takes me out of the heat of ...
Sigel and I will sometimes catch ourselves saying things like, "Wow this product is great for....but needs more..." It's hillarious
08/31/2010
Blinker Blinker
Sex is a feat in itself for my boyfriend and I that I can't really think of anything other than how good it feels. This mostly applies to collars and crops that we have. When I masturbate, I make metal notes BEFORE I put the toy into action, but never during. I have to let my mind be blank to enjoy the sensations.
08/31/2010
kck kck
Quote:
Originally posted by Airen Wolf
Sigel and I will sometimes catch ourselves saying things like, "Wow this product is great for....but needs more..." It's hillarious
Hahaha! I've caught myself doing that, too
08/31/2010
Waterfall Waterfall
I sometimes take mental notes... however, I dont lose focus of my true goal
08/31/2010
deltalima deltalima
Key word being mental. Haha, that would be weird to have a break to take notes.
08/31/2010
SydVicious SydVicious
I always *try* to take mental notes, but sometimes I get too wrapped up in what I'm doing to pay close attention. Sometimes I have to try a product several times... I know... It's a hard job, but somebody's gotta do it. heheh
09/01/2010
LicentiouslyYours LicentiouslyYours
Quote:
Originally posted by kck
Scenario: My partner and I are going at it, the moment is intimate, the passion is intense, and then I squash the mood by internally reviewing the product as I (or we) use it. I definitely take mental notes, and it kinda takes me out of the heat of ...
So, I find that if I can focus on evaluating the product during it's first use, it's probably going to get a bad review. But if it's awesome enough to make me forget what I am doing and just enjoy the ride... then I'll end up using it several times so I can get all the info I need to write my review.
09/01/2010
buzzvibe buzzvibe
I can't help taking mental notes. If I'm using the product alone, occasionally I'll stop to jot down notes.
09/01/2010
Selective Sensualist Selective Sensualist
It varies. I try to be aware, but some of the info in my reviews is by recollection of my experiences well after they are over.
09/01/2010
SexyySarah SexyySarah
Most of the time I do, unless I don't want to write a review or I've already written on.
09/01/2010
Alicia Alicia
My mind is a natural multi-tasker. At any given point during the day I am thinking of multiple things. So, during sex it's often the same way. It's actually better for me to be thinking about the toy instead of thinking "oh shoot did I lock the back door? I better remember to go check that" in between moans... ya know?

Certain things though I don't really think about during use. Like lube..lube I will do a run through on my own with it, I'll do a hand test to see how long it takes to rub in and how the after feel of the lube is and yadda yadda..but during sex I usually do not think much about it. There has been the occasional time where I've thought "oh if I leave this on my hand I can see how well it absorbs for my review" but for the most part I don't concentrate on it at all and the first time I realize anything about it is after its over..if we didn't ahve to reapply and things stayed nice and moist then I call it good LOL

We've also like Airen-Wolf found ourselves actually making comments about the product or my husband will take a comment I made during sex and say "now THAT should be the title of your review on this!" LOL
09/01/2010
Splendwhore Splendwhore
I usually end up taking mental notes about whatever product I'm using at the time. Sometimes I'll drift away and forget I'm supposed to be technically reviewing something though. Noting details about a product while using it isn't something I can really shut on/off though. It either happens or it doesn't. More likely than not, I'm recording information during my "field testing" sessions.
09/01/2010
gone77 gone77
Oh, my! Yes, yes, I do! lol It's the best way for me. If I let myself get too caught up in the (hopefully) pleasurable feelings, I'm sure I'd forget things! So, I make my little mental notes and remember them as I write my reviews. Or I will type them up in a Word doc for reference.
09/01/2010
Envy Envy
I take notes in my mind during use. If something irked me I'll remember, if it made me feel really good or did something that felt good that I don't normally get with others toys, then I note that, too.
09/01/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I have the memory of an elephant. Stuff just sticks in my head and I don't really need to consciously "remember" it.

I keep the toy near me as I write the review and play with it nonsexually to get specifics down - like ridges, patterns, speeds, controls, etc - but I rely on my memory for how it felt.

Intentionally thinking about it during use would pretty much ruin my buzz. Pun intended!
09/01/2010
ScottA ScottA
Sometimes a mix. Every once and a while I do stop and write things down, more often I do a mental "remember this", most often just recollection.

I start off with a more "analytical" playtime to see how the toy stimulates and try various applications, then I usually do a more free-form play.
09/01/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
I'm always writing in my head, if not a review, then a narrative Erotica.

Yeah, when I'm finally done with a review, I almost feel like "Whew, now I can enjoy this toy, without having to remember and test everything about it."
09/01/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Blinker
Sex is a feat in itself for my boyfriend and I that I can't really think of anything other than how good it feels. This mostly applies to collars and crops that we have. When I masturbate, I make metal notes BEFORE I put the toy into action, but ...
I have to work on doing this. I have a hard time with blanking stilling my thoughts. I think it would help me a lot, if I could re-learn how to do it. I tend to talk a lot during sex, and a few weeks ago, My Man said, "Have you not noticed, lately that the quieter you are before you come, the easier you DO come?" He was right.

You think I ramble a lot on the forum? You should hear the inside of my head.....

That didn't come out right......
09/01/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
Before the review, I pay attention to all the little details, after the review I enjoy all the little details
09/01/2010
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I take mental notes about toys because I'm not the one trying to have an orgasm - I'm more the 'pilot' guiding the process - so I have some mental cycles to spare. If a toy is being used on me - no mental notes!
09/01/2010
Andromeda Andromeda
Really depends. Sometimes I take mental notes, but sometimes I'm too caught up in the moment.
09/01/2010
Moein Moein
It is a hot time, I prefer to spend with my wife. If I am going to make my brain buisy with another thing, I will not gain what I want.
At least it is not a study time
02/21/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
I often jot down a few notes about packaging and the appearance of the item before even trying it.
Then I lock away important info while using the toy.
02/21/2011
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