Picture (unrelated to email below) via Gizmodo
OK, so I think I've used up my quota of righteous indignation for, like, the next five years (I could never write for Pam's House Blend), so let's turn to something lighter, shall we? I got this email today:
I work for the website team of [redacted sex toy company] and have a kind favor to ask of you. We are looking for bloggers like yourself to review a product of ours on your blog. We would send the product to you free of charge; all that we would ask for in return are a few links back to our site (redacted) with the anchor text reading “Sex Toys”. Please let me know what you think, I look forward to hearing back from you!
So... uhhh... how does one review a sex toy? I suppose I would have to give it a whirl, so to speak, and then report on its effectiveness. My coworkers read this blog! My family reads this blog! And what do they mean by bloggers like myself? Have they read this site? I can see if a shoe company or a purveyor of, say, sequined miniature cowboy hats made this offer, but sex toys? As enticing as the offer is (not really), I'll have to pass, thanks.
I'm not totally against the idea in principle. If I got the same offer from Comme des Garçons, I'd happily oblige.
Um... please? Comme des Garçons? I'd happily oblige.