So… The Big Gay Review?
At this point, I really wish I could come up with a really witty story explaining the origins of the blog and the name – but I can’t. I’ve also given a lot of thought into changing the name but like that old jumper that fits me nice and comfortably, despite the gaping holes… I’m attached to it now.
So originally, this blog started out because I was bored one Saturday night. I chose the name because… well, I’m big, gay and it was going to be a review based blog. It really is as simple as that.
I’ve been reviewing sex toys for over 8 years now, and I got my start reviewing for Lovehoney – a UK based online adult retailer. I then decided it might be a good idea to collect those reviews on to my own blog – a place where I can write a bit more freely about my experiences with toys. I never expected anyone would ever actually find the blog, or even read it. But people did find it, and people did read it. We made the Kinkly Top 100 Sex Blogger Superhero’s list – an incredible achievement considering we hadn’t even been around a year! We continue to make the list every year and back in 2018, we were voted the No.1 blog for/by men.
The purpose of the blog is to provide in depth sex toy reviews, and where I can, provide help and advice on all things sex and sex toys. Some of the reviews on the blog are for toys that I have personally bought. Other reviews are for products that have been sent to me by manufacturers or retailers in exchange for an honest review. All reviews are written 100% honestly. Receiving a product for free does not sway my opinions or thoughts on any product that I receive. We’ve even ventured into erotica as well – and I’m always trying to think of content variety to keep things fresh.
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And who are you?
My name is David but you can call me Dave. In fact, I would prefer it. Let’s just get that out of the way. I am a happily married (well, Civil-partnered) gay man who resides somewhere in the south of the UK. I like Pina Colada’s and getting caught in the rain. In my spare time, I enjoy indulging in some FPS on the PlayStation (I loved a bit of Fortnite!) or you can find me swinging my arms around in VR (Beat Saber is an absolute GEM).
We have two adorable little puglets called Elphie and Ludo. Elphie is the eldest at 9* years old, and Ludo is 6. Elphie is obviously named after the Wicked Witch of the West in… Wicked. And Ludo is named after the character in the Labyrinth. We love them both so very much but their hair gets everywhere, which is a pain in the butt when you have lots of silicone toys hanging around!
Why do you have affiliate links on your blog? Are you just trying to scam us for money?!
No! Absolutely not. Running and maintaining a blog like this can be expensive – with hosting, product costs and time it takes to produce a review – it all adds up. I have affiliate links on my blog, so if you decided you liked my review, or you like the blog and the work that we do, then you could show your appreciation by making any of your purchases through the affiliate links found within the blog. I only earn a small commission from your purchases, and all that money goes towards the blog – whether it’s purchasing new products to review for you, or purchasing new equipment or paying for hosting costs etc.
Sometimes, we do receive products for free in exchange for honest reviews. I just want to point out that any reviews posted on this blog, regardless of whether there is an affiliate link or not, will always be my honest, genuine opinion. But, what I will say – the experiences and thoughts are mine and mine alone. What hasn’t worked for me, may work for you – and vice versa. Everybody is different and reacts differently to different types of stimulation – so really, only you can make up your mind whether a product is right for you.
I want to end this by thanking you all so much for your support over these last 8 years. I have to confess to thinking that the blog was done for after the pandemic hit; but somehow we’ve managed to keep chugging along so thank you. Whether you’re just a regular reader, or someone who shares posts, or recommends us to someone else; or you have purchased through our links… from the bottom of my heart – a huge, sincere thank you. I couldn’t do this without you.
All The Best,