First off, the chances of making this a high paying career are remote. Also, it is work. There may be times where you simply don’t feel like pleasuring yourself, but finishing the job and being a professional are essentials for success.
If you are amenable to a little hard work and a lot of fun, here are some tips to becoming a sex toy tester.
Create a sex blog
Create a sex blog and generate a following. When you achieve these goals, contact the sellers/manufacturers of your choice and refer them your website. Many erotic shops will be happy to provide test samples of new products for you to review. They generate buzz about the sex toy by submitting them to sex blog owners and you generate a list of potential customers for their product. The best news of all, you get to keep your sexual aid.
Look in classifieds, forums, social sites and search engines
Sex toy companies are always looking for people to test the myriad of gadgets they receive from toy manufactures to separate the magnificent from the mundane. The larger the sample size the more accurate the overall review of the product. An accurate review of a great product garners a very happy customer base and more repeat business. These are the reasons why many toy sellers actively recruit for volunteers over the Internet. Many companies will place ads in classifieds (like craigslist) or make calls for volunteers through their websites, forums and social websites.
Performing a simple search will net you thousands of hits. Many links will be outdated, so it’s a good idea to narrow your search to the current year.
Apply for a job at a sex toy company
Keep an eye out for open positions. Many companies have their employees test new products. Consider it a perk. Obviously you will need marketable nonsexual skills to consider this option.
Show initiative. Contact sex toy companies and convince them that they would benefit from your services. Do some research regarding sex toys and the sex toy industry. Make sound, logical arguments about the benefits of sex toy testing and how it could benefit their company and back those arguments with numbers if possible. Again, a professional approach goes a long way.
Possible health issues
Most professions don’t come without a certain set of dangers. Injuries can occur when performing even the most mundane job (repetitive stress injury anyone?), and sex aid testing is no different. So… what are the potential issues?
Phthalates, which are banned in children’s toys, can make up for more than 50% of some of the most popular sex toys. Phthalates are used to soften plastic and make it more malleable and are some of the most commonly used substances in manufacturing. In large doses, Phthalates are considered carcinogenic and have caused birth defects in mice.
- Possibility of injury
Yes, you can hurt yourself. Over stimulating your clitoris can lead to lead to a condition called “vibratory strain injury” which is a form of repetitive stress injury. Male sex aids that constrict blood flow (i.e. penis rings) can cause “penile strangulation”. It’s also smart to be mindful of the size of the device and where you’re sticking it. Very large sex toys can tear tissue and membrane in the vagina and anus. Smaller toys, like vibrating eggs can get “lost”, especially in the anus. When that occurs, it will most likely need to be retrieved by the emergency room doctor.
Another issue, the items can break and lodge in an orifice while in use. An issue that will always garner a poor review.
The good news? There is a (very) high satisfaction rate among testers.