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They say loving your job is the key to success and one woman has done just that, except the key is actually a vibrator.
That’s because Jodie Nokes, who is paid to test sex toys, has described it as ‘the best job in the world'.
The 27-year-old landed her ‘dream gig’ after leaving a review on a ‘bullet’ vibrator she purchased from Lovehoney. Before getting hold of the product, she felt like a ‘freak’, having never orgasmed before.
“I used to fake it because of what I’d seen in media and on TV - I thought something was wrong with me," she said.
She was eventually hired by the company to become a full time sex toy tester.
Jodie, from Walsall, West Midlands, said: “I was fed up of disappointing sex and wanted to try out new things to improve my sex life.
“I’d had many disappointing encounters with both men and women and wanted to explore my own body and discover what I liked.
“I quickly got through all the bullets and mini vibrators but wanted something more powerful."
Sick and tired with her ‘boring’ sex life, she bought her first sex toy at the age of 19.
She later browsed Lovehoney and bought two sex toys for £15 - a bullet vibrator, a rocket with an interchangeable head and lubricant.
Once her order arrived, she was asked to write a regular customer review of her products and after that was done, she was referred to a page to become a sex toy tester.
To become a tester, she had to submit at least 10 reviews of different toys.
After posting them she could live her dream of testing toys in exchange for freebies.
Jodie said: "I remember buying a miniature vibrator that looked a bit like Darth Vader.
"It was so cute and quirky and way more powerful than what I expected for such a little thing.
"My favourite is the plug-in magic wand due to its power and large surface area."
Before she knew it, Jodie was writing hundreds of reviews for Lovehoney.
She struck gold when she bought the wall plug-in magic wand.
“It was the best night of my life, I felt drained afterwards," she said.
“I didn’t waste any time trying it again and orgasmed again - I felt euphoric.
"I was so happy and cried: 'I’m not a freak,' after climaxing for the first time aged 19."
Jodie’s 27-year-old boyfriend Michael, who works as a kitchen porter, has ‘no complaints’ about her job.
However she does warn that it is possible to have ‘too much of a good thing’ and women should refrain from overusing their sex toys.
“One week I used them so much it became a bore - everyone should take breaks from time to time," she said.
She added: “Sex toys and lingerie have helped me find my confidence and myself.
“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.
“Now I’ve found the one.”