Is it the best job ever? Some might think so, as the UK‘s Cara Houiellebecq, a professional sex toy tester’s story makes the media rounds.
Raking in $25K a year along with 15 orgasms a week (which is to assume the sex toys Cara gets to try out must be doing their thing…) the mother of two tells how to date she has tried out more than 2000 sex toys for adult companies. Each sex toy sent to Cara Houiellebecq then leads to the mother reviewing its efficacy before receiving payment.
Since having become an erotic blogger 5 years ago, Cara tells how she spends up to 7 hours a week testing products.
The blogger would also tell that she has sex toys delivered to her door four or five times a week and the toys have now become part of her everyday life.
Told Cara via the UK’s mirror: ‘Toys have always been a part of my private sex life — it gave me the idea to start writing about my sex life, and I had the idea to start testing sex toys.
‘It’s a great job, I’ve worked in a bank before but I’d never go back to that now — it’s never boring.’
Cara tells she first started her own blog with her toy reviews leading to her getting hits when she than began to get the attention of sex toy makers themselves.
Affirmed the blogger: ‘Gradually my reviews became more and more prolific and I was noticed by a sex toy company who wanted me to work for them.
‘Now manufacturers and sellers will ask if they can send stuff to me because so many people read my reviews.
Cara worked at a sex toy website for two years — where she met her partner of four years — before leaving in February 2012 to set up on her own.
Her current sex toy review site, thecarasutra is hosted on tumblr.
She has manufacturers from all over Britain sending her free toys to be reviewed and she also writes articles for companies as an industry consultant.
Offers Cara: ‘My friends love to ask me about toys, I’m the person who knows the best ones to use and the cheapest ones to buy.
‘I get messages from friends saying ‘my jiggle balls are broken — what should I get to replace them?’
And what’s Cara Houiellebecq’s favorite sex toy?
Tells the sex toy blogger: ‘My favorite toy is a iGino One which you can charge via USB.
‘I also love the Doxy Wand which is a mains powered magic wand — and I always recommend bullet vibrators.’
Cara has two children the eldest is nine and the youngest 19-months old — and makes sure never to talk around her job around the kids.
She lives with her long term partner and his mother in their home in Gainsborough, Lincs.
Asked if her partner, Darren sees her occupation as a threat the sex toy blogger who came to meet Cara when he worked as an IT consultant for sextoys.co.uk tells: ‘My partner doesn’t see it as a threat — we always say that toys are the seasoning to a sex life — not a replacement.
‘When I get toys for men, he helps me with the testing — it’s a part of our lives now.’
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