Cara Houiellebecq, 33, is a mother of two from Lincoln, England. Her profession requires her to have 15 orgasms a week for which she earns about 20K per year. The apparent dream-job is being a professional sex-toy-tester.
Cara’s career took off after she created an erotic blog five years ago. “Gradually my reviews became more and more prolific and I was noticed by a sex toy company who wanted me to work for them. Now, manufacturers and sellers will ask if they can send stuff to me because so many people read my reviews.” Cara explained.
However, Cara manages to keep her professional life separated from her family life, refraining from discussing her work around them. Her two kids are nine and 19-months old.
Cara currently has an office which features over 2,000 toys that she tests for adult companies. She spends about 7 hours a week testing and then reviewing the products. These companies pay Cara to write a review of their product on her blog.
Free sex toys from all over England are delivered to Cara’s home about four or five times a week. She previously worked for a sex toy website for two years but then left in February 2012 to launch her own business.
On the occupation, Cara stated: “Toys have always been a part of my private sex life – it gave me the idea to start writing about my sex life and I had the idea to start testing sex toys. It’s a great job, I’ve worked in a bank before but I’d never go back to that now – it’s never boring.”
Recommendations are certainly sought from Cara’s friends. “I get messages from friends saying ‘my jiggle balls are broken – what should I get to replace them?’” Cara said, adding, “My favourite toy is a iGino One which you can charge via USB. I also love the Doxy Wand which is a powered magic wand – and I always recommend bullet vibrators.”
Currently, Cara lives with her partner, Darren, and his mother in Gainsborough. Cara met Darren when he worked as a IT consultant for the company, sextoys.co.uk. He is understanding of her profession, as she explains, “My partner doesn’t see it as a threat – we always say that toys are the seasoning to a sex life – not a replacement.”