Not Everything You Read on the Internet is Real - the case of Tracy's Dog
Several of my friends, being aware that I love sex toys and I love sex toy humour, forwarded me a sex toy review that has gone viral of late. It's for a toy call 'Tracy's Dog' (more on that horrible name later) that is kind of like a We Vibe and a Satisfyer rolled into one. It has the clit sucking part and then an internal piece that's supposed to be for G-spot.
I will admit, the review is pretty funny. I'm not going to post a link because I don't want to encourage people to give this thing hits or consider buying it. The person writing the review has a great sense of humour and describes what she calls a near-death experience from coming so hard so fast. If you've seen it, you know what I mean. It's funny for sure and I'm not going to shit all over somebody's sense of humour.
But I am about to shit on everything else about this review.
First of all, this is a terrible toy. I have not seen this toy in particular but I can tell you just from looking at the name, the packaging, and the price, that it's terrible. The name 'Tracy's Dog' is bizarro, and makes no sense. It's clear that this is a Chinese or Taiwanese manufacturer who did not do their job in checking English translations. That right there is an indicator that they are not putting care and attention into the sale of their products in North America.
In this day and age, there is nothing inherently wrong with toys manufactured in China or Taiwan, but you still do have to be careful. You should be able to track down the actual designer and maker of the toy so you can check into the quality. I'm certain that will not be possible with this toy.
When I searched for 'Tracy's Dog', I found a number of toys under that name - the vast majority of which are made of horrible, bottom-of-the-barrel jelly rubber. If they make those toys, why would their other toys be of much better quality?
As I mentioned as well, the price is way off. Any designer of good quality toys who invests in the technology, design and material of the toys, and who warrantees the toys as they should be, will not sell a toy like this for $47 retail. Most of the toys of this type cost me more than that wholesale.
Why does it matter, you might ask? After all, a deal is a deal. Here's why it matters. Yes, you could save $50, maybe even more, by buying this over something like a Satisfyer or Womanizer. But you are taking a risk with your health and safety. Satisfyer and Womanizer are air pressure technology that doesn't actually even touch your body, it just moves air around to create a feeling of suction, pressure and vibration. Some of these rip-off toys create actual suction - and some of them are extremely strong suction. This can be dangerous. Some people have reported being cut, bruised and abraded by toys that look like this but are actual suction rather than pressure waves. I'm sure I don't have to tell you that cutting, bruising and abrading the clitoris is not a fun time.
Another thing to be aware of with sex toy reviews on Amazon is that a lot of them are fake. Just like with any other review site and any other product, it is possible to pay people to write reviews for you. It's well worth it do that because if you get a very engaging, funny review, like this one, it can quickly go viral, getting you thousands of free clicks.
Now I'm not saying this review is fake, I'm just saying that it could be. I found a site called Fakespot that uses algorithms, source irls and keywords to estimate how many of a Amazon's stores reviews are fake. They estimate that 40% of the reviews for Tracy's Dog are not real. As the saying goes, don't believe everything you read on the internet.
I know I have a vested interest in encouraging you to shop locally for your sex toys. Yes, I benefit from that. But I also have a keen interest and concern for your sexual health. That's why I started doing this in the first place. I could sell cheap toys and make a huge markup like some of these sites do - but I'm more interested in providing a place where people can trust that they are not taking risks with the toys they buy. I want us all to have a place where we explore and enjoy toys without that worry.
So ya, if you want to enjoy the funny reviews, go right ahead, but please don't buy the toys. If you see a review for a toy that sounds great, come to the Tickle Trunk and ask us about it. We'll tell you honestly what we know and if we thinks it's safe, good quality, and good value.
And please support your local retailers, they are working hard to provide great places for you to shop and to give back to their local economies. They need your support to do it.
PS - please don't google Tracy's Dog vibrator. You will find pictures that you probably don't want to see. Trust me on this......please.