The pretty 22-year-old has every reason to smile because the job has transformed her.
It has turned rheumatoid arthritis sufferer Rebecca from a recluse, feeling suicidal due to pain, into a happy woman.
She now has a boyfriend and says she has even started using some of the toys.
Tesco worker Rebecca’s life changed when she Googled “exciting things to do” and found an ad by sex shop Ann Summers for a project. Rebecca, who was undergoing successful treatment for her condition, says she had a good vibe about the ad.
She said: “On the application I said I was a 20-year-old virgin and I’d never used sex toys. “I knew straight away I’d be on the project, it was a strange feeling.”
Rebecca, of Chester, said: “I’d never been into an Ann Summers shop or to an Ann Summers party. It was a million miles away from me as a person.”
Within days she was invited to London where the firm’s boss Jacqueline Gold asked her to present them with something that made her feel sexy.
Rebecca said: “People have said, ‘Oh why is a virgin involved, she hasn’t got any experience’.
“But I knew I needed to be involved and that I’d be able to contribute in my own way. I know that I was the only one who hadn’t had any experience.
“At first I felt intimidated and didn’t feel like I was contributing. I thought this is what other girls might like so I wasn’t really being true to myself. But over time I got the chance to present some of my ideas.”
Rebecca, diagnosed with arthritis at 18 lives with mom Tracey, 48, and dad Doug, 50, said the developing a range of sex toys has changed her life.
She said: “I didn’t have a social life for a long time then suddenly I was surrounded by these unique women with bubbly personalities and different lifestyles.
“I learnt so much, especially about the business side and development side. I’m still a virgin but I’m in a much healthier, happier place because of this.
“I’ve also found a guy and for the first time I feel wanted and needed in a relationship. I must see him every day. In the past I’ve never wanted that.”
Rebecca eventually started using some of the toys and says the experience has left her far more open minded.
She added: “It was difficult at first but eventually I found my way. I don’t use the penetrative ones but I find the others are really brilliant.”
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