I’ve been reviewing sex toys for almost a decade now and recently I have noticed a disturbing trend in the industry and one that I personally feel needs to stop. It feels to me that many manufacturers are spending a lot of money marketing a toy, and very little on the research. Now don’t get me wrong, I understand the need for marketing, after all, over the past ten years the sex toy industry has grown faster than a willie at a porn star party, but in this industry, above all others, there needs to be some truth in advertising.
Time and time again lately, it seems I have been sent toys for review that have promised to feel like the real thing, feel like oral sex and everything in between. Most of these toys are accompanied by a hefty price tag and time and time again these high priced, and often over hyped toys have failed to live up to the promises.
Please can you stop with the marketing hype already?! If you are going to charge over $100 for a luxury sex toy, please spend some time and possibly money on the research and testing stage of the toy. I have grave doubts as to when or even if some of the high class toys that have come out in the past year or so have even seen a vagina before they get to the marketing department.
Here’s a suggestion for all those toy companies who produce designer toys… Why not harness the power of sex toy reviewers BEFORE the marketing department gets their hands on the item? Most of us in the industry will be brutally honest with our feedback. If you’re worried about us stealing your ideas, have us sign a non disclosure agreement, but use us… There are a lot of us that would love to be part of the process. We know toys and we know what works and what doesn’t and for the most part we are not afraid to say so…
It’s just a suggestion, it’s not something I require and I will continue to review toys, but I feel the industry would benefit from less hype and more research….