Do you like reading about personal experiences in reviews?

Do you like reading about personal experiences in reviews?

js250 js250
So--personal experiences. A great place to get new ideas or TMI?? Let us know...what you prefer for reviews.
11/04/2012
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Trysexual Trysexual
I most definitely want to hear about them personally. They are very helpful. Without them it's a bit boring I think.
11/04/2012
Ryuson Ryuson
If I already know about the toy that's the only section I'll read carefully!
11/04/2012
Martiniman Martiniman
Yes, I want a review to be personal or why not just read the items information page.
11/04/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
That's the most important part! I don't like it to be overly graphic like I'm reading erotica, but I need to know if it worked for the person and why.
11/04/2012
Apirka Apirka
Sometimes. I don't want to read a whole novel, but I do like reading why the item did or didn't work for the reviewer, and if they had any tips on how they made it work better for them or an alternative use.
11/04/2012
November November
I think the personal experience paragraph is the best part. Like Martiniman said, without it you might as well just read the information page.
11/04/2012
Kitka Kitka
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
That's the most important part! I don't like it to be overly graphic like I'm reading erotica, but I need to know if it worked for the person and why.
This exactly! I make sure my students fill out that section too because I think it's important to have that information for would-be buyers.
11/04/2012
<3BF <3BF
Quote:
Originally posted by js250
So--personal experiences. A great place to get new ideas or TMI?? Let us know...what you prefer for reviews.
I like to get some personal info. It just feels more honest; if a review is too 'generic' I don't gain as much insight into whether or not we will happen to want it.
11/04/2012
collegecouple collegecouple
We agree, it's nice to read personal experiences especially if it is something we've never tried before. Reading the experience section gives you a little more information about the reviewer. If someone reviewing a product loves it but is an advanced toy user, then that review won't help me much. Since we aren't very outgoing yet, I need to search for reviews that say what they think about the toy for beginners and I've found the experience section the place where this is mentioned.
11/04/2012
charletnarouh charletnarouh
If it's an item i'm already familiar with, then i don't really need the other info, or after reading the first few, a lot of it is repetition, so i'll skim those sections to make sure there's enough content so i can rate the review for it, but then i'll read the personal comments and experience sections because by that point, what i'm really trying to glean is whether the toy will work for me or not. The experience section is usually the best way to determine if the reviewer's needs are similar to mine and whether my experience with the toy might be similar. If it's a toy i already own, sometimes i'll still read new reviews for the comments and experience sections to get new ideas or to see how i might be able to make the toy work better. So, definitely, these sections are vital to reviews. i'm with Kira tho, i don't like them to be super graphic like erotica.
11/04/2012
indiglo indiglo
I don't like when some are a play-by-play of the author's evening with the item. I do like to know how well it worked for them, or why it didn't, if they found alternative uses for it, etc.

No erotica, as others have said. I find that creepy and TMI. But that can be an essential part of a review if it's well written.
11/04/2012
Bullfroggy and Rose Bullfroggy and Rose
to me it is the most important part of the review
11/04/2012
ToyGeek ToyGeek
I tend to skip them, I find them uncomfortable. It's a fine line between enough information to judge the toy and tmi.
11/04/2012
Sera26 Sera26
Yes, I enjoy them. I find them both entertaining and informative.
11/04/2012
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by - Kira -
That's the most important part! I don't like it to be overly graphic like I'm reading erotica, but I need to know if it worked for the person and why.
Ditto - I hate reviews without personal experiences and routinely give lower scores for reviews that do not have them.
11/05/2012
js250 js250
I like the reviews that have the personal experiences woven throughout the item details. It helps broaden the information into a flowing, easier to read review that you can relate to. It also tends to mellow out the TMI and 'erotica' or porn feel that you get sometimes with the Personal Experiences section.
11/05/2012
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