Merry Christmas you happy perverts!
This is usually the spot where I am expressing my hope that after all the Christmas debaucheries you get up to some nasty fun and maybe get try some of your new kinky toys. But this year is different.
Like many, I am spending Christmas alone. In my case for the first time because travelling to my parents or even my BF’s family would have been too risky. So at least at my playroom there is no one to get down and dirty with. And to be frank, my mood and headspace would not be there. Most likely that will change on Sunday when my partner will come visiting me.
2020 has been a very challenging year on all levels – personally, for the society and economy and the world as a whole. Sometimes I wonder what I would have done differently if I knew a year ago what would happen over the course of the next 12 months. But there is a silver lining on the horizon and I am certain that sometime next year we will be able to do all the things we now so painfully miss.
As dire as 2020 has been in total, it has been a great year for ToyTorture.com. Locked down, people started to explore their kinky side – both alone and with their partner(s). So if you are one of those new readers, I especially welcome you and hope you are here to stay! I have never gotten so many reader questions, got so many visitors and gained so many Twitter followers – hitting 10k just this morning -, that I am humbled. What started out as a little past time project when I was still a BA student grew over the years into something so much bigger! Over the years, I have grown as a person and as a kinkster, exploring things I would have never imagined. You are pushing and driving me and I am grateful for that!
But as the years passed, my life beyond ToyTorture.com has changed quite a bit. Over 4 years ago I left university. Working full time in the job I have studied for, I started a career in a completely different field than kink and sex toys. And with growing responsibilities, the time on my hand is getting scarcer.
I am not sure yet how this development will affect ToyTorture.com. But what I can assure you: Despite steadily and steeply growing KPIs, I will not turn this website into a business! I will not become an influencer who needs to push you towards certain toys to meet marketing agreements or make affiliate commissions. You will always get my honest, unapologetic opinion on toys! They still will mostly be positive because I want a happy mood here and always considered ToyTorture.com a lighthouse in a sea of badly made, dangerous and knocked off toys. And as long as there are manufacturer who will not send me review samples because I am too critical or do not “promote” products enough, I know that I am on the right way.
Like every year, I am taking a creative break after Christmas for a few weeks and month. This is especially necessary this year, because getting review experience during the lockdown has been a challenge. But I will be back!
Until then, stay safe and well! I wish you all the best for the next year and look forward to seeing you here back again soon! In the meantime, follow me on Twitter to keep up with my kinky and not-so kinky life.