Review Guidelines

Last modified: 8/18/19

This document is prepared for the purpose of giving our readers an overview on how Sextopedia creates its content.

First and foremost, all Sextopedia (“We”, “Our”) content is thoroughly reviewed in order to provide the most accurate, decision-useful and unbiased information to our readers. Our review process includes consulting with and bringing in industry experts with the ability to provide insights not commonly found on the web. Throughout content research, We reference all our facts to original sources which in many cases is academic research.

Sextopedia’s goal is to use the most authoritative sources of information, so that Our readers can rely on Our content when looking for answers to their questions. We strive to be trustworthy and transparent in order to serve the best interest of Our readers.

Most of our revenue comes from affiliate links, which you’ll see towards the top of our product reviews and other areas of the website. It should be noted that We receive no “kick-backs” or compensation of any kind from the products we review.

For more information on how We earn revenue, please refer to Our Advertising Disclosure.

STEP BY STEP GUIDELINE FOR REVIEWS

Informing Readers

The purpose of our reviews is to inform our readers about:

  1. Common men’s sexual problems;
  2. New and existing products that help men to enhance their sex life;
  3. Various features of a given product, including the ingredients, quality, customer success stories, any collaboration with experts, price, potential side effects, directions and where to purchase;
  4. Products that are similar to a specific product that our readers are interested in;
  5. The science (or lack thereof) behind each product ingredient;
  6. What Sextopedia visitors and users around the web (e.g. somebody who has posted a review on that product on Amazon or any other alternative site) are saying about the product.

All of our content creation, editing and publishing adheres to the following guidelines.

* It should be noted that there may be deviations from Our Guidelines. It is because each article author has his/her own writing style and research methodology, among other things.

Product and Ingredients Details

We analyze all the ingredients of the products and verify whether the labeling is accurate. By doing that, we are able to offer support or refute the company’s claims about product features.

Analyzing the quantity and purity of each ingredient allows us to evaluate whether the product is able to deliver the claims made by the company. Product ingredients and their daily dosage is compared mostly against academic research papers in order to evaluate their effectiveness. We access academic research papers via various ways but we mostly use Google Scholar, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, National Center for Biotechnology Information and ClinicalTrials.gov sources.

All citations to academic research are made available in the form of in-text citations or below the content via hyperlinks.

Potential Side Effects

We analyze every ingredient at a standalone level to determine its potential side effect(s). We also research ingredients’ combined effects in order to determine whether there may be additional side effects emerging.

Customer Experience and Success stories

We put tremendous emphasis on customer reviews as Sextopedia tries to learn whether actual users also find that a company’s claims are aligned with user experience. We analyze as many reviews as possible to make sure that our content wouldn’t be biased in any way.

We give extra credit to companies which have a lot of customer testimonials or before/after pictures proving the effectiveness of their product(s).

Experts’ Advice

Our content is always created, edited or reviewed by professionals, such as medical doctors, dietitians and nutritionists, to ensure that all the presented facts are checked before content is made available to our readers.

Product Cost

What you get for your money is utterly important for Sextopedia. Therefore, we conduct in depth due diligence to understand the cost per dosage for products and how this compares to alternatives.

Product Refund and Return Policy

If a customer’s experience doesn’t meet the product features/claims made by the company, it is important for the customer to able to return the product. Therefore, we conduct comprehensive analysis about:

  • How clear is the return/refund policy?
  • How long is it valid for and what are the specific requirements to be eligible for a refund/product return?
  • Do customers incur additional costs when a product is returned?

Our reviews

We have bought most of the products that we review, so we could offer unique and decision-useful information to our readers. We also source product information from user comments and research papers in order to compare whether our independent research deviates from other researches. Having said that, we always stand by our findings and, therefore, offer unbiased information to our readers.

However, it is very important to understand that we express our own independent views on Sextopedia website which means that these may not be aligned with every user experience.

Every reader of Sextopedia’s content should make their own conclusions and decisions, and should get advice from a professional healthcare practitioner before buying any of the products. For more information, please see our medical disclaimer.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions on how Sextopedia could make its content even better.

ARTICLE SOURCES

When creating content, we try to be as thorough as possible. Thus, we try to reference to several (in most cases more than 5) authoritative sources, so that our readers could get access to content which is thoroughly research-backed.

All our citations are referred to direct information sources, not to any higher level domain address.

As mentioned above, our main sources (but not limited to) of information include: Google Scholar, National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health and ClinicalTrials.gov.

Despite our step-by-step review process, we may occasionally miss relevant information. If that is the case, we would be extremely happy if our readers could point this out, so we could make improvements to our content. The easiest way to do so is to leave a comment at the bottom of an article or contact us through contact us page.  

User Comments/Reviews

We would love our readers to interact with Sextopedia articles and, thus, we encourage them to leave comments. It must be noted that Sextopedia has the right to remove or edit any comments if these include threats, hate speech, self-promotion or any kind of misleading information.