Lovehoney has recently published its 200,000th product review on its site, and to mark the occasion the mainstream press has focused on one of its biggest success stories – Cara Sutra, who began reviewing toys for the retailer before creating her own blog and starting a new career as a professional sex toy tester.
Former banker – yes, we were shocked too – Cara is quoted as saying in the piece: “I am earning half what I was in banking but I am having twice as much fun. I hated being a banker and now I get paid for doing something I feel really passionate about. I have always loved sex toys so I am very lucky to have made a career out of what was my hobby having 20 orgasms a week reviewing toys.”
Cara is now one of the highest profile names in the blogging community. She has been voted Best Erotic Writer several times by ETO readers and is a regular contributor to the magazine.
Cara’s partner Darren is also featured in the piece. “I often have to review couples’ toys with Darren,” Cara is quoted as saying. “Obviously that is fun to do but you have to maintain your professionalism and work out what aspects of the product work well and what don’t. Overall I would say that my job enhances our sex life. Sex is like a muscle – the more you use it, the more active it is.”
The story has been picked up by the Daily Mail, The Mirror, and The Star – and no doubt many more will follow. We’re particularly looking forward to the ‘below the line’ comments from the Mail readers, who can always be relied upon for fair and balanced judgements.