Woman credits job as a sex toy tester for helping her achieve first orgasm

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A woman who works as a sex toy tester and gets "paid" to orgasm says she has the "best job in the world".

Jodie Nokes, 27, from Walsall, West Midlands had never had an orgasm before starting her role as a full time sex toy tester.

Now she climaxes whenever she wants and claims sex toys and lingerie have helped her find confidence in the bedroom.

Nokes landed what she describes as a "dream gig", aged 19, after leaving a review on a bullet vibrator she'd bought from Lovehoney and is now "paid" in sex toys in return for giving honest feedback.

"I was fed up of disappointing sex and wanted to try out new things to improve my sex life," she explains.

“I wanted to explore my own body and discover what I liked."

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Jodie Nokes works as a professional sex toy tester. (Anita Maric/SWNS)
Jodie Nokes works as a professional sex toy tester. (Anita Maric/SWNS)

Unfulfilled, she found herself browsing the site and bought three products for £15 - a bullet vibrator, a rocket with an interchangeable head and lubricant.

After her order arrived, she was asked to review the sex toys and was then referred to become an official tester.

To become a tester, she had to submit at least 10 reviews of different toys.

Nokes says she was nervous writing her first review as she wanted to be completely honest and was worried Lovehoney would want her to only write good things.

She uploaded her first review, with good and bad points, and waited apprehensively.

Ecstatic, she spotted her write-up on the website and noticed nothing had been changed.

Since then she has tested hundreds of toys and lingerie over the nine years she's been a tester.

An employee in the Lovehoney office posts a product to review, and the testers respond if they want to test it.

“It felt like Christmas the first time I received a sex toy to test in the post, I was squealing with excitement as I ripped it open," Nokes, who is otherwise unemployed, says.

“It wasn’t even 9am and I hadn’t even had my first cuppa."

She now is the proud owner of over a hundred vibrators, which she keeps in her room and in various storage boxes, with the most expensive being the £180 doxy wand.

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Nokes says testing sex toys has helped her find her inner confidence. (Anita Maric/SWNS)
Nokes says testing sex toys has helped her find her inner confidence. (Anita Maric/SWNS)

As well as testing out sex toys, Nokes also trials lingerie for the brand, winning 'model of the month' twice, which she says has helped boost her confidence.

“I couldn’t believe it, I’d always struggled with my image and had insecurities," she says.

“I felt so good in myself."

Having learnt to shoot her own pictures Nokes set up an Instagram hoping to help encourage others to love themselves.

“I did consider setting up an Only Fans account, but didn’t like the idea of selling my images,” she adds.

Nokes also credits her role for helping her to have her first ever orgasm.

“I used to fake it because of what I’d seen on TV - I thought something was wrong with me," she explains.

But having tried out a variety of sex toys, Nokes says she finally experienced a climax with the wall plug-in magic wand.

“It was the best night of my life," she says. "I felt euphoric.

"I was so happy I cried: 'I’m not a freak,' after climaxing for the first time aged 19."

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As well as sex toys, Nokes also tests lingerie for Lovehoney. (Anita Maric/SWNS)
As well as sex toys, Nokes also tests lingerie for Lovehoney. (Anita Maric/SWNS)

When it comes to vibrators, Nokes says it isn't "one size fits all", explaining that everyone has their own preferences.

“If I’m in a romantic mood I’ll opt for a smaller, slower one but other times I’ll choose a bigger one,” she adds.

"My favourite is the plug-in magic wand due to its power and large surface area."

She also believes you can have "too much of a good thing" when it comes to sex toys.

“One week I used them so much it became a bore - everyone should take breaks from time to time," she adds.

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Nokes, who is currently in a relationship with Michael, 27, says that both him and her family are supportive of her sex toy testing role.

“Sex toys and lingerie have helped me find my confidence and myself," she adds.

“I used to find dating daunting and wasn’t happy in myself.

“Once I had been on that level of euphoria, I wasn’t so scared to find a new partner.

“And now I’ve found the one."

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