EdenFantasys Help Guide

May 19th, 10   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   24 Comments

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I remember what it was like when I first started reviewing at EdenFantasys. It was amazing to be able to get free sex toys, but it was confusing, and I think I must have bothered everyone with my stupid questions. Since I’m still getting asked the same questions that I was asking when I started, I assume some of these questions are honestly hard to find the answer to. With that in mind, here are some Frequently Asked Questions and their explanations. For information about EdenFantasys affiliate program, visit this post on OfSexandLove’s website. If you’d like to sign up as a contributor or an affiliate, I’d really love it if you’d use my contributor code “EP4” when you register.

So what is EdenFantasys? And what is the review program?
EdenFantasys is a popular sex toy store. It sells a large variety of sex toys, and they are known for having one of the biggest databases of thorough sex toy reviews on the internet. They usually provide great customer service, and they provide very active forums that discuss sex a well. Even though it deals with sex, this website is very tasteful – you won’t see blatant pornography all over the website. It’s a reputable sex toy company that even offers a review program that will accept people who don’t have an active blog.

The review program is the program on EdenFantasys that will allow you to free sex toys in exchange for a review that gets posted onto their site. They require their reviews be thorough and include your experience with the product, and it’s actually pretty easy to learn to use the website.

How do I get to receive free sex toys?
It’s actually really easy. EdenFantasys requires you to write two reviews over products you already own and post them on their website. After that, the other reviewing members (called Contributors) will vote you in if they think you will make a good contributor. After 5 votes, you are voted in and can receive free sex toys from this sex toy store. The products you can review can be from any price range, so if you don’t own two products, feel free to pick some that are in your own budget.

How do I request free sex toys? How many can I request?
Requesting your free toys is easy. First off, you do have to be an Advanced Contributor. That’s what they call you once you’ve been voted in. Then you go to “Account” in the upper-left hand corner, then go to “Review Program”, then go to “Product Search“. From there, it depends on what type of assignment you’d like, but if you want to do a manufacturer-sponsored assignment, choose “For Free Assignment”, then “Manufacturered-Sponsored”. Like-wise for EdenFantasys-sponsored. However, if you want to do a buy out review, you can choose that option. From there, you can choose different sorting options such as the category, price, or manufacturer.

When choosing your product, make sure you pay attention to your ranking. Your ranking will decide what is the price range of the product you can choose from a EdenFantasys-sponsored review. The higher you make it up, the more expensive product you are allowed to pick. Here is the pricing guidelines for choosing products. Something else to consider is how many reviews the product has. The more reviews a product has (usually over 2), the more likely your request is to be denied. However, if you really would like the product, feel free to submit for the product, and if has too many, the administrator will deny it. (For manufacturer-sponsored, it’s different. See next FAQ question.)

When you’ve found the product you want to review, click the “Add to Assignment Cart” next to the product. From there, go to your assignment cart and choose “Request Assignment”. It may just send off the request right then, it may tell you that it won’t allow reviews on that product, or it may ask you to explain why you can write a better review than the ones listed. Regardless, all of those steps are pretty self-explanatory.

You can only have one requested review out at a time. While I will cover the frequency with what you can request in the next paragraph, you can only have one toy out coming to your house/requested at once regardless of what type it is. Of course, there are some exceptions when it comes to the Descriptive Review program, but as a newcomer to the site, that’s not anything you really need to worry about; the Descriptive program is something for when you get more advanced and involved in the program.

What are the different types of free toy assignments and how are they different?
There are a couple different types of toy assignments. The two main ones you will deal with are the “Manufactured-sponsored” and “EdenFantasys-Sponsored” products. Manufactured-sponsored means the company who makes the toy provides copies to go out for review for free since reviewed products sell better. EF-sponsored means that EdenFantasys itself provides free toys because they want the product to sell better. The main difference between the two types is what you can request and how often.

With EdenFantasys-sponsored reviews, you can request one product a month. (Around every thirty days) This product must be in your price range by considering the pricing guidelines of your rank. It can be virtually any product on the site that has less than two reviews. As your rank improves, the quality of the EF-sponsored products you can request will improve as well. When it comes to requesting an EdenFantasys-sponsored product, it usually works best to request a product that has less than two reviews on it – it makes it more likely that your request will be accepted.

With manufacturer-sponsored reviews, you can request as many products a month as you can handle. However, you can only have one product total – regardless of what type it is. Most reviewers choose to do one EF-sponsored and one manufacturer-sponsored review alternating. There aren’t any pricing guidelines with a manufacture review – it’s a first-come, first-serve type of system. Whatever is on the list is something you will be eligible to request. You can usually find better products by requesting from the EF-sponsored list, but sometimes there are some fun products listed in the manufacturer-sponsored list. However, there may not be products listed at all times – it only depends on what the manufacturer has provided.

I’ve heard somebody say something about a “push” assignment and a “pull” assignment. What are they?
While these terms aren’t used often, it’s nice to know. A “pull” assignment is what your regular assignments are classfied as (such as the manufacturer and EF-sponsored ones). A “push” assignment is what the administration call an assignment they assign TO you. Instead of you requesting it, they will assign the product to you because they think you’d review it well and they have a surplus of the toy. “Push” assignments don’t happen often, and if they happen, it’s usually at the end of the year to clear out their supply for the next year.

You were talking about the Descriptive Program. What is it?
It’s a program for some of the more advanced reviewers of the program. While regular reviews want your opinions and recommended, a DR (Descriptive Review) doesn’t want that. It just wants a descriptive run-down of the entire product without any personal opinions added. Because of the vast amount of products that are added to EF daily, the administration uses the help of its contributors to help write these product descriptions. The Descriptive Review program is considered prestigious – to get in, you don’t request it. If the administration believes you have what they are looking for, they will send you an e-mail after you’ve shown dedication to EdenFantasys.

Why did my product request get denied? Did I do something wrong?
No, you didn’t do anything wrong. Some products just aren’t up for review, but the system doesn’t know it. For example, it’s possible that the administrators assigned and already sent out a product to someone else, but they haven’t reviewed the product. This means that the system doesn’t know that there are upcoming reviews on the product, but the admin does, so they will decline your request. For the most part, just take your denials and move on to finding a new product – it’s easiest that way. If you really want to know why it was denied, you can e-mail the administrator, but it’s usually best to just take it as it is. It can get frustrating to keep requesting and getting denied, but it IS a free sex toy, so you can’t complain too much.

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Okay; I received my sex toy in the mail. Now what?
Now you admire it. Really, it’s neat to have your first free sex toy. But after you are done admiring, you should use the toy. Most reviewers recommend quite a few different times to really test it out. This process can take a week or two weeks. During use, consider how well it works and what would improve it. After you feel you have reviewed it enough, you can sit down (preferably with the toy – I find it works best) and write your review.

How do I post my review? Should I use the regular or extended template?
To post your review, you go to the left-hand upper link called “Account”, then go to “Review Program”, then go to “Assignments”. From there, you click on “Write Review”. It will ask you if you want to use the standard template or the extended template. For new review writers, I sincerely recommend the Extended template because it has prompts for what you should include. Before you write your review, I also recommend browsing some reviews rated “Extremely Useful” on products that are similar to yours to see what was important to the review.

What types of things should I include with my review?
It really depends on the type of product. For the most part, you want to include the physical appearance of the product, what the packaging it came in was like, what batteries it took (if any), what the recharging process was like (if any), how the product performed, what special features there were and if they worked (waterproof, g-spot curve, prostate stimulation), what the vibrations were like if any (strength, levels, patterns, noise level involved, how to operate), and the material and how to clean and care for the sex toy. Of course, this will be a little bit different for clothing which you will want measurements, how it fit, and what body types it would be good for. It’s also different for other things like books or board games. At the end of your review, it’s good to sum up the entire review in a couple points and if you’d recommend it or not and for who.

Your review doesn’t have to be positive. It doesn’t hurt to mention what make the toy better or possibly include what those faults may work for, but they don’t provide the toys just for a positive review. They want your honest opinion on the product, so if it didn’t work for you, say so.

Why hasn’t my review posted it? I turned it in!
If your review was a product that EdenFantasys sent you for free, the administrators have to look over the review before it is posted. This means that it will take a couple days before your review is actually posted. It can take up to two weeks, but for the most part, it’s done within three days. After your review is submitted (it doesn’t have to be published by the administrator), you can request a new sex toy for review.

What happens after I turned in my review?
After you turn in your review, the administrator will approve the review. After it is approved, it will become published on the site, and people will be able to read, rate, and comment on your review. It will show up on the product page in the reviews section. Once it’s posted, double-check over the review to make sure you didn’t make an errors or spelling errors. If you want to earn Brownie Points, replying to the comments of your review if they have any questions will help earn you more respect as a reviewer and a higher ranking in the community.

What are the rankings, how do they matter, and how do I improve my ranking?
The rankings are what determine what rank you are in the community as well as the price range of products that you can request. Rankings only really matter for product requesting until you hit a 6.5 rating when you can request products up to $75 – it doesn’t go any higher than that. Rankings are improved mostly be posting new reviews, but receiving comments and ratings on your reviews help as well as starting forum topics. If you want the full details, here is the basic breakdown of contributor ranking.

What about off-site reviews? How do I do those? Do I just copy and paste my review?
Off-site reviews are something you can mostly do by doing reviews on your own. Some products you request for review can be requested as off-site reviews, but for the most part, those reviews will be posted on the EdenFantasys. An off-site review is just when you write your review on your own website, but then come to post a link to the review on EdenFantasys. You just choose the relevant option when you click on “Write Review”. You don’t copy and paste your review. It’s against EF’s Terms of Service to have the review posted twice, so if you want to post a review on EdenFantasys that is also posted on your blog, just use the off-site review option to link to it.

How much time will this take?
It honestly doesn’t take much time. You might end up spending about an hour a week writing the reviews themselves. I can’t guarantee that you won’t spend more time using the toys, but is that really working? If you want to purchase more products and write reviews on them to improve your ranking, that will take more time, but just to do the regular reviews once or twice a month, it’ll just be about an hour a week.

I’ve really noticed tons of products that I want to buy from EdenFantasys. Are there any ways to earn giftcards?
That’s one of the neat things about EdenFantasys; they offer ways to earn giftcards so you can purchase some of your own toys. They also are constantly offering discount codes off of their entire store which is nice. (While on that note, if you want 15% off your EdenFantasys purchase, use the coupon code “EP4” at checkout.)

So how do you earn these free giftcards? First off, you have to be an Advanced contributor, so you’ll have to have been voted into the community by those five people. One of the easier ways to earn giftcards and more sex toys is by doing some sex toy review reviews. On those, you end up writing your regular review, but along with that, you do a video of the product as well. (Not in use or anything – just an overview of it.) With that, you get to choose a toy of a certain value and the staff at EdenFantasys will pay you for your video by giving you some giftcards. For information on the video review program, you can go here.

Another off-shoot of the video program is by adding videos to reviews you’ve already written. It only pays if the review doesn’t have any videos on the product, but if you want to add a video to your review, feel free to check out this post on the EdenFantasys forum for information. Each video added will pay out a $25 EdenFantasys giftcard.

The last way to make giftcards is by writing articles for their blog EdenCafe. You write some good articles, and they will pay you to post the article. I recommend getting in contact with the administrator about what you’d like to write about before you write the article itself in case they recently had an article about it. Most articles on EdenCafe usually hit about 750 to 1,000 words, and they have a large range of stuff that they accept. If you want information about getting involved getting paid to write articles, the information about article writing is located here.

From there, you can use your giftcards to purchase EdenFantasys products, and while you don’t have to write a review on them, I like to write them so it improves my ranking.

Can I write reviews over the products that I buy with my own money? Is there any reason to?
As stated before, there isn’t much when it comes to advantages except for improving your ranking. As your ranking improves, you get to choose higher-priced products and raise in ranking compared to other reviewers. Of course, you don’t have to review any products with your own money, so you only have to do it if you want to.

What if I have a question you didn’t answer?
You can feel free to message me on my EdenFantasys contributor account. If you aren’t signed up yet for the website, feel free to ask it to me through e-mail ( the.mistress.kay [at] gmail [dot] com ), or through my Formspring.me account. As stated before, if you sign up with my contributor code “EP4”, I’ll be really happy.

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