Alliance of Independent Sex Toy Testers

Anyone can start a blog. It’s easy, it can be cheap or free, and you can share your thoughts with the world in your own format. I’m grateful that blogging is as accessible as it is today and to have the chance to share so much with my readers.

On the other hand, “anyone” expands beyond those with good intentions. Some sites post articles that are little more than SEO soup, flooding search engines with useless results based on keywords alone. Others post advertisements disingenuously presented as unbiased reviews. AI-generated articles are popping up rapidly, piecing together insincere posts based on databases unethically scraped from genuine authors. None of those provide the honesty or integrity that we deserve from supposedly reputable resources.

I hold myself to a high level of ethics, including clear disclosure of affiliations and discounts, honest feedback regardless of bias, and continuous learning. These values are a commitment to both myself and my audience. Bloggers with similar strong values have earned my respect, many of whom are part of the Alliance of Independent Sex Toy Testers, which I have just joined.

The Alliance is a network of bloggers who have committed to a set of standards based on integrity and respect. While there are many great bloggers who are not part of the Alliance, members have been reviewed and voted in by other members—so when you see the badge, you can be sure that their work meets a high standard.

Membership List


Minimum Standards

  • All products recommended by the blog are body-safe.
  • All shops recommended by the blog are safe.
  • All blogs respect the diversity of gender and don’t gender sex toys as “male” or “female.”
  • All blogs are written by people who are passionate about the subjects they cover, not by people who are only trying to make money. Many of us make some money but it isn’t the main reason we write.
  • All of the writers in our alliance show honesty and authenticity in their reviews.
  • All of the writers of the blogs in our alliance can demonstrate that they genuinely own ALL the products that they review and recommend.
  • All writers are genuinely knowledgeable in their subjects. They don’t copy their content from elsewhere or “regurgitate” external content.
  • No blogs in the alliance contain discrimination, hate or material intended to shame/exclude.
  • No blogs in the alliance use questionable, unethical or uncompetitive methods to build links and advertise their website. In short — we are genuine bloggers.
  • There is a preference that the blogs have been up for at least 1 year and have at least 16 reviews published.

How to Join

If you’d like to join the Alliance of Independent Sex Toy Testers, please contact sextoytesteralliance(at)gmail(dot)com. Applications to join will be submitted to an anonymous group vote open to all other members, and approval will only be granted after a majority vote in your favor. Upon acceptance, you will need to post the membership list on your own blog, featuring dofollow links to all other members.

Page last updated: 5/3/24

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