Myriam Meloni for the Guardian In , I decided to leave my job in luxury property in Barcelona and set up my own sex blog. At the time, I was doing some fetish modelling at weekends, directing my own shoots with a body-positive message. I had accumulated a lot of imagery and wanted to share it with the world, to turn my hobby into an online business. I had a rat infestation in my flat and having to buy rat poison instead of food was torturous. So, when the commission for my final two sales came through, I left my job, got rid of the rats and venusohara.
I told only a few close friends and family. Most thought I was chasing an impossible dream, making a living from my art, but when it started working, they were pleased for me. My blog grew gradually in the beginning — on a good day, I had visits — so I gradually got used to online attention. It was when I started getting interviewed in the Spanish media that it exploded. And then I was asked to become a sex columnist for Spanish GQ. So I put my growing pleasure stash to good use and made a business out of it.
I now produce video reviews for my Sex Toy Laboratory on YouTube , and also work in the development side of the industry; I have even designed my own clitoral stimulator. Most of it is writing reviews, then recording and editing videos. I want to raise orgasmic awareness among women. Apart from the obvious sexual benefits, being able to pleasure yourself can have a positive effect on other aspects of your life, especially your relationships and body confidence.
Orgasm can be a great insomnia cure and muscle relaxant, and it can boost your mood. When you work online, you can never really know the true extent of your influence. The glow on their faces when they tell me about their first orgasm encourages me to work harder. I only test luxury products made from body-safe materials.
I keep them all in a big cupboard and store them according to their category: One day, I hope I can exhibit them all. Explaining what I do for a living is never dull.
Some men find it intimidating, others intriguing. When this happens, I know my job is fulfilling a genuine need. When you finally do, there really is nothing quite like it.