Hi, I’m Sarah Nitchkey, and I get some form of that question a lot.
My career in sex toys started in 2011, when I became a representative for one of those home party companies. I’ll spare you the nitty gritty, but suffice to say that after a few complaints and a lot of reading – as well as some health issues spurred on by bad lubricant – I decided to leave the company and embark on an independent journey.
I started Marvelous-Darling.com in early 2012, primarily to blog about relationships and dating. For some reason, I never blogged anonymously, even when I began writing sex toy reviews. Believe it or not, I’ve only received a small handful of rude remarks over the years. (To my face, anyway.) I’ve been blogging about and reviewing sex toys for 3 glorious years now.
Professionally, I’m pretty firmly planted in the adult industry. I currently work with an awesome sex-tech start-up as a copywriter and content manager. Out of respect for the company, and a desire to keep my blog life separate, I rarely post about them on this blog. (Psst… I’m available for freelance work!) Before this, I worked as a sales associate at an upscale adult franchise, where I learned first hand what consumers are really looking for.
Sarah, All Over the Internet
I really get around.
If you want to see some of my earlier work, check out this piece on NoStringsDating.net’s blog. I had the distinct pleasure of writing for my friend Shannyn’s blog, Frugal Beautiful, a few Valentine’s Days ago (but the info there is good year-round). One of my favorite sex shops, Filthy Dirty, featured me on their Backroom Blog talking about glass sex toys. Recently, I wrote about 6 Sex Myths that Need to Die, over at Posterity, a blog you should absolutely check out if you’re a recent graduate. I’ve also been featured on ZDF Info’s Elektrischer Reporter episode “Virtual Sex: Love in the Time of the Internet“.
1. Aren’t you afraid of what your future employers will think?
I currently live in Germany, where things are considerably more relaxed. It’s still a valid concern, and it’s what keeps a lot of sex bloggers anonymous. But, because I already work in the adult industry as my daytime job, it’s inescapable for me. And I truly can’t imagine much else I’d rather do, unless putting on makeup and wearing lingerie around my house (without being on webcam) is now a paying job.
2. What do your parents think? What does your husband say?
I’ve been either very lucky or very blessed (your choice!) to have an amazingly supportive family. When I started as a home party consultant, my mom fronted me some money so I could build my business. Since then, my parents have helped grow my blog readership among their demographic, and I’m pretty sure all of their friends are sick of hearing about what I do.
When I met my husband in mid-2012, I had just started taking blogging seriously. Soon after we started seeing each other, I got hired at the adult store. He knew exactly what he was getting into. When we got married, he even put in his vows that he would help me however he could with my blog, as long as he didn’t have to write a Fleshlight review.
3. You’re a slut.
That’s not a question, you ignorant swine. Next!
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