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What it’s REALLY Like Being a Sex Toy Tester for LELO

Wonder what it’s like being a sex toy tester for pleasure company like LELO? One such woman decided to share her thoughts!

When asked what it’s like being a sex toy tester, it’s hard to know where to begin. At least, in writing this. When people ask me on Tinder, it depends a lot on WHAT they ask – I’m open about my job because it’s a good ‘creepy dude test’, and let’s just say I’m often disappointed and yet rarely surprised by what lines they try.

When it comes up at dinner parties – it invariably is brought up by someone – I do my best to brush it off, both because really, it isn’t THAT interesting, and because I don’t always want to have explicit conversations with a group of people I may or may not know well. I also know that someone is bound to come up to me later with private questions.

It’s in these quieter conversations, usually but not always with other women, that I realize how important my job is. I don’t glamorize it (because if it’s anything, it’s not that) but even I can start remembering both how exciting and intimidating it can be to look for your first sex toy.

So, with that in mind, here are what I think are the most important things to know about being a sex toy tester.

You Try Some Weird Stuff

‘Weird’ is, of course, extremely relative, so perhaps I would do better to applaud some of the more ‘creative’ shapes that my vibrators have come in. A lot of times these odd angles and edges get quite literally smoothed down in the refining process as I give feedback about where the controls are in relation to how I would hold it and such, but still sometimes we end up with some really unique looking sex toys – I can’t talk about them all at time of writing, but you’ll see what I mean in 2018!

You Spark Some Fun Conversations with Your Partner

As LELO has quite the collection of couples’ sex toys, my boyfriend already has some idea of what to expect when I come home and say ‘Look what I’ve got from work!’ and I like to think he still finds it fun – my grilling about the experience directly after the fact perhaps less so, but impressions the day after aren’t always as specific as I need!

…And Friends!

Of course, my testing conversations usually spill over into conversations with my friends, as much as I can disclose about a product anyway. This is useful because as someone involved in the product refining process, it’s important to get other perspectives – every person is different after all!

You Don’t Always Feel like Testing

Despite some assumptions about what my sex drive must be like – seriously, even if you’re thinking it, probably don’t ask a relative stranger how many times a day they masturbate – there are definitely days for everyone when you really just are not in the mood to test. Sometimes you can procrastinate, sometimes you can amp yourself up, and sometimes you just need to get down to business – like nearly any task at any job!

But Sometimes You’ll be Surprised!

Most impressive might be the products that you aren’t excited about testing, but actually end in an amazing orgasm anyway! Faking it til you make it can account for a lot, but others, like SONA, use an amazing mix of technology that will take you completely by surprise!

About Lea Marsden

Lea hails from Colorado, but has packed up her bags to travel around Europe and dispense sex advice and relationship wisdom from her laptop in any cafe she can find.


  1. How, as a guy, do I get into testing? I’ve actually emailed Lelo, as well as have some of the toys, and my wife has Lelo products as well. Would like to get into the testing aspects, but can’t ever get any call back/response regarding opportunities or interest. I’m sure that there is a large quantity of both men and women seeking the opportunity to test, just wondering if there is contact information or some insight into how you first got involved.

  2. My partner and I would love to test products
    ..he is excited to have sex every day since meeting me 3 years ago….I have always enjoyed an active sex life….what fun…I do have 4 toys mow…

  3. Hi! To get into testing and reviewing, you can maybe try inquiring with your local sex toy shops. If you’re blogging and writing, you can try offering to provide reviews on a range of products – local stores are sometimes very open to having reviewers test the products and promote the store!

  4. I would like to be a tester for your quality product.

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