• What makes a good review ?

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    YoungEssexCouple [sign in to see picture]
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    The other half and I have been a bit lax lately with submitting reviews however we've put some time aside to review all the bits we've bought over the last year or so.

    So, what do you think makes a good review ? Equally what do you find ruins or detracts from a review ? I often read reviews which are slightly overly graphic which actually puts me off, however that's simply my opinion.

    I also have a pet peave when people write stories about how the delivery was late or how scared they were it was delivered to a neighbour or could have been opened by a family member.

    I think we find details around volume, comfort, material, feel far more helpful, however sometimes find repetition from the product description or videos(not a bad thing as it just backs up what the lovely lh people have put)

    So, what makes a good or bad review ?

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    YoungEssexCouple [sign in to see picture]
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    I think some personality in a review is helpful, my OH is particularly feminine and shy at times so she loves reading reviews that match her personality

    It's more the (read on a bloggers site today) 3 paragraphs of "I foolishly had it sent to my parents house so was worried they would open it.......oh how worried I was my dad might open it.....I still had a few hours of work left...etc". In the end I found it hilarious I had read what would have passed as an a level English assignment before the review initially started.

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    Scorpius12 [sign in to see picture]
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    Hi there, have a read through this LH guide to writing a great reviews, which is really helpful :) xx

    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/blog/2012/05/17/how-to-write-a-great-product-review/

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    Lovebirds_x [sign in to see picture]
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    Scorpius12 wrote:

    Hi there, have a read through this LH guide to writing a great reviews, which is really helpful :) xx

    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/blog/2012/05/17/how-to-write-a-great-product-review/

    Was just going to link this :)

    What makes a great review is making it more about your personal experience, in my opinion. WITHOUT being graphic or explicit. You can talk about orgasms in a mature and professional way, after all!

    I take more from the negative points in reviews honestly. Like if someone tells me 'these leather cuffs are very small fitting' yes, it was bad for them but for me with abnormally slim wrists they would be perfect! (maybe not the best example but you know what I mean). I want to know more about the product and what it can and can't do than hear all about totally awesome amazing orgasms. So reviews that are sugar coated and overly positive (usually a misguided attempt to get free tester products) are pretty much not helpful to me. There is always something someone could consider a downside and I like when people are HONEST, not just positive.

    And I agree with your pet peeves, I don't care about someones post man...I want to read about the product!

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    Being personal, imaginative, descriptive but not overly and saying how it is

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    YoungEssexCouple [sign in to see picture]
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    Scorpius12 wrote:

    Hi there, have a read through this LH guide to writing a great reviews, which is really helpful :) xx

    http://www.lovehoney.co.uk/blog/2012/05/17/how-to-write-a-great-product-review/

    Thanks for the link scorpius,I recall reading this in a previous life however was still a good read and never knew you could submit a video review ! I think I'm more interested in people's personal opinions, the silly little gripes that people have and any details that people finds makes a review great for them individually.
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    Blueeyes82 [sign in to see picture]
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    There are a few members on here who have their own review blogs, it would be worth a read of them, to get the jist. Here are a few blogger sites that might help you;

    http://dangerouslilly.com/

    http://www.naughtyreenie.com/

    http://www.dirtylittlewhispers.com/

    http://www.girlonthenet.com/

    http://carasutra.co.uk/

    http://thegrittywoman.com/

    http://thebiggayreview.com/

    http://naughty-corner.com/

    http://hesnaked.com/

    I could go on but would be here for hours :p

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    SensualFire [sign in to see picture]
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    I do enjoy writing reviews that had a bit of whit and comedy to them :)

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    Miss'G-x [sign in to see picture]
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    I like reading reviews that are short and to the point, maybe a little sence of humour in there too :)

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    JM88 [sign in to see picture]
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    I try not to focus too much on the delivery but i do say if i was looking forward to the product, especially if its a tester. Although i volunteer to test a lot of things, some things like lube arent that exciting so i think its valid to say if i am excited to try something! Like i bought liquid silk lube and i genuinely was looking forward to it!

    i also dont want to be too graphic. Nor do i want to go in to too much detail about myself in an overly porny way. I think saying something made me climax is just as valid as it made me cum. Plus i think its better to read when the review isnt too graphic or in your face.

    i leave details out if the are in the description unless its relevant. Eg i wont state the girth of a toy unless im commenting on why the girth is important.

    i also like to give a pros and cons list for the skim readers and that helps me work out the overall rating i will give.

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    Detail is key for me. Not irrelevant detail but one of my main concerns at the moment is noise level since I don't live alone, and yet it's amazing how few vibrator reviews mention sound in any detail. Sure there's the indicator on the side but that's not really enough for me. Basically I read reviews for a personal overview of what I can already gather from the description-yes it's made of silicone, plastic etc but what does that mean to you? Even personal biases are useful because you can usually tell whether or not that thing will be something you like/dislike too. It's a review so don't mention product details unless you're talking about your view of them or it's something not mentioned in the product info

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    I love longer, detailed reviews, not overly graphic, but informative and clever, from a perspective of both newbies and experienced users. I've found myself skipping over short, two-sentence reviews and going straight to the longer ones. I read the reviews because I want to know if the toy is a good pick for me. Also, humor is always appreciated :)

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    I typically prefer mid length reviews, a few lines isn't enough, but i don't want to be reading a huge block of text, especially if it isn't paragraphed. With my own more recent reviews i've started splitting them into sections, like material and build quality, ease of use, noise level, and finish with a cons section. It makes it easier to skim read if you're looking for a particular thing in the review like noise level.

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