‘I DRESS UP AS MOVIE CHARACTERS EVERY DAY’
Rachael Steel transforms into Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy from
Bugs Bunny’s girlfriend, the host of a stunt-driver show and an Austin Powers ‘babe’. I come out and do my first meet-and-greet as Marilyn on the vent, from The Seven Year Itch. I then have a costume change and host a Looney Tunes dance party.
‘After lunch, we go straight into the Marilyn show, a three-song-and dance-performance, then we do a Great Gatsby performance. Following that, I do a Dorothy meetand-greet and then a few chaperone sections (I’ll go out as myself and take out some of the Looney Tunes characters for meet-andgreets). I host the parade at the very end, which is at 3.30pm; then it’s home time.
‘Being in a role at Movie World doesn’t mean you just speak like your character – it means responding the way they would. From the minute I step onto the street, I become my character. I get to do what I love, which is amazing! By far the best part is seeing how happy all the children are. When someone comes up to me and says, “My child will never forget today,” that’s the biggest reward.’ On the market-research side we look at the different insights into masturbation, sex and pleasure – what people want to elevate their sex lives. Sex is a part of our health and wellness; it’s integral to our happiness and wellbeing.
‘I’ve been with We-Vibe for almost four and a half years. After graduating from university I knew I had to work for this sexpositive company. Any time I have wine with the girls, it turns into a full-blown sex conversation. The cork is popped and the sex conversation flows!
‘What I’m so privileged to do every day is talk to people about sex in a way that isn’t intimidating. It gives people the chance to ask questions and get a nonjudgmental response.
‘I do get a few raised eyebrows, though. One of the most memorable experiences last year was when I was going from Canada to the US, and I was at the customs border. Usually I get a thousand questions about what I’m doing, and most of the time I can answer the questions without saying I work for a vibrator company. But in this particular case I had an older gentleman grilling me – and in the end I had to say I’m the global passion ambassador for a company called We-Vibe and that our flagship product is the couples vibrator. He threw my passport up in the air, my boarding pass went flying, and he said, “I don’t know about a young girl getting involved in this kind of thing…” His face was so red. You can tell within a couple seconds of meeting someone how they’ll feel about your job.
‘I have great access to sex toys, and I have a long line of girlfriends wanting to test them. My partner is also very eager when I bring home homework. I’m not sure I could tell you how many toys I have. I’ve never counted them.
‘My day usually starts with checking in with our prototype testers to figure out whether a product we’re testing is meeting the criteria we want to achieve, how it is functioning, and reporting back on what needs to be tweaked and how to adjust it to better suit it for pleasure. I’m fortunate to be able to talk about sex all day – who doesn’t want to do that? It’s an important conversation. Getting to shed taboos is important – but hearing the anecdotes from people who have used (and benefited from) sex toys is the most fulfi lling.’