Welcome to the Lovehoney Testing & Reviewing Guide!
This guide includes all the information you’ll need to become part of our pool of potential Lovehoney testers and reviewers.
You’ll be glad to hear you’re already on the right track by having a community account. Now you need to start/keep reviewing items you already own from us, as this gives us an idea of your writing style and what Testers you may be suited to.
The best place to submit a review is on the product page itself (if the product is already live on the site).
Depending on how secret the tester is, you can also find a link to review products you’ve been sent on Your Account page, in the Lovehoney Community - Forums and Product Reviews section
And if none of those are working there’s the generic review link that you can use for any item.
If we feel that your reviews are well written, honest, and informative, and that you have contributed positively to the forums, you may then be selected to receive free items to review for Lovehoney.
And if you also write a Review Blog you can share it with us in our Bloggers topic.
You can find all the latest reviews on our Reviews page.
More Info: If you’re unsure on what makes a great review there’s a really good ‘How to Write a Great Review’ guide below that will help you see what we look out for.
Each week items are added to the Tester List to be sent out for review purposes. In exchange for this review the item is kept by the recipient. Amazing, right?
And it’s not just sex toys we send out for testing. We also need reviews on essentials, lingerie, bondage… well, actually, pretty much anything that we have, or will have, on our site can pop up on our Tester List.
You’ll need to add items from this list to a ‘Sex Toy Testers’ wishlist so we can see who is interested in what.
To create this wishlist go to the Wishlist section of the main site, click on “Create A Wishlist”, call it ‘Sex Toy Testers’, and make sure it’s set up so “Anyone who views my Public Profile” can see it.
Anything from the Tester List can be added, as this is what we need reviews on. We will not send anything else that is on your wishlist, so please keep it up to date with the tester items only.
And please ensure you put your address in your account. If we don’t have your current address, we can’t send you products (even if we really wanted to!).
Whenever the List gets an update a message is posted in the Sex Toy Tester Thread. And if you set that topic to “Watching” you’ll get a notification every time new items are added.
Please be patient. Not everyone can be selected sadly as we do have thousands of members wanting this great opportunity. Typically ten or more reviews are helpful to have for us to consider someone as a tester.
Please keep your ‘Sex Toy Tester’ wishlist up to date, remove old items and add just the new ones that crop up.
Address! Make sure you have an updated address in your account that we can ship to.
More info: Testing & Reviewing FAQs
If you have been lucky enough to review as a tester we then have the next step… Secret Testers!
We will sometimes need to grab feedback or obtain reviews on an item that is not yet showing on the website. These are secret testers. Typically these are either items that are in development, ones we are considering stocking, or are a brand ‘spanking’ new range coming in and we want to know what you think ASAP!
A forum topic will magically appear asking for reviewers on secret items - and this is your chance to be selected. It’s as simple as commenting on the forum topic to pop your name (and the items you’re interested in) down for consideration. Once this topic is closed reviewers have been selected, and those chosen will then receive an email.
To get to this level of testing we will expect more than 11 live reviews, and at least one of which has been due to the tester programme above.
To never miss a Secret Tester go to the #testers category and set the Notification Bell to ‘Watching First Post’, and you’ll get a notification every time a new Tester topic is created.
More info: Secret Testers FAQs
Improve Your Chances
There are a couple of things you can do to improve your chances of being selected for Secret Testers.
Firstly, it’s really useful to link your Community page to your Forum Profile so we can zip straight to your reviews and see what sort of things you like/don’t like from here.
You can find your Community page by going to Your Account, scrolling down to the ‘Lovehoney Community - Forums and Product Reviews’ section. Then copy the View your profile as others see it link.
Then paste this link into the Web Site box on your Preferences/Profile page (and don’t forget to save the changes!)
Secondly, to be selected for lingerie testers it helps if we know your measurements. If you’re happy to, please could copy and paste the questions below into an email, get them answered, and email them over to firstname.lastname@example.org with the title ‘Lingerie Measurements’ that’ll help us match you to potential items.
(If male are you happy receiving female lingerie to wear):
Are the items for you or partner:
UK Dress size:
Bust & cup size/ chest (in inches):
Waist (in inches):
Hips (in inches):
Any allergies to materials: (eg latex)
Additional information about sizing: (eg long legs)
And here’s a useful ‘how to’ guide:
And there you have it. You should all be set up and ready to rock. If you have any more questions there are some brilliant FAQs below that go into a lot more detail, and you can also ask anything not covered in those in the Sex Toy Tester - Chit-Chat topic, where I (or one of the more experienced reviewers) will try and sort you out an answer.