VIP Interview With Jelle Plantenga The Founder Of Velv’Or

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Velv’Or is an adult lifestyle company who design their products specifically to benefit men. The company is named after the states a penis goes through during arousal.  ‘Velv’ which has been taken from the word ‘Velvet’ means soft whilst ‘Or’ which has been taken from the word ‘Vigor’ means hard.

Velv’Or was established in November 2006 by Jelle Plantenga. He had searched in shops for designer cock rings but there were none available. Jelle took to work with a Dutch silversmith to begin the creation of a cock ring that featured silver that bended ergonomically with the shape of the male body. Although it worked appropriately, he wanted people to experience additional comfort and stimulation of the perineum. He worked with an award winning master silversmith from the UK and designed the JCobra. The JCobra now has different versions due to their success including the King JCobra made from Solid Gold which is priced at 110000 EUR.

Due to the desires of people worldwide in Novermber 2011 an affordable version of the cock ring was created which is known as the JNaja. It is the world’s first 3D printed sex toy which is available for purchase through adult lifestyle centres and at online stores. They have used the same ergonomical structure of the JCobra and made it affordable. This means you can buy more of them and have a personalised collection!

Through a loyal customer base and increasing demands the Velv’Or company has grown to include additional product ranges including:

  • JNada: The JNada is from the original collection of Velv’Or and is just as well known as the original JNaja. This cock ring has been made for a superior feeling of comfort. It is so comfortable that you can use it throughout the day.
  • JBoa: A lasso cock ring that is size adjustable made from high quality silicone. There are two different style options, one is made with a stainless smooth steel cylinder and the other is made with ridges in the steel cylinder. Both are made to fit everyone and should be worn on just the penis.
  • BeauGosse: Thick tire style cock rings, which takes up more room on the penis. The BG 001 is made to ensure your erection is hard, if you would like a tighter feel or an even stronger erection try the BG 002. The BG 003 is known as a ball stretcher and is used for a secure pull on your testicles. It is only recommended to use the BG 001 for a maximum of 30 minutes. The longevity of the wear varies depending on the product and the person who uses it.

This is a personal interview with Jelle Plantenga the founder of Velv’Or.

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Tell me about yourself?

I am an athletic guy that hits the gym a minimal of 5 times a week to do my own fitness routines. I believes in the fact that the body should stay utlra fit so the mind can benefit from this. After each fitness session I hit the sauna to stretch and do yoga exercises. When the sauna is empty I normally also do a PWOD – penis workout of the day. I recommend all men to do these PWOD’s on a daily basis. I believe that most men on our globe forget to spend time to care for their penis. The penis is an important part of the body for all men and it should be given attention more often. The brand Velv’Or was created to make men more aware of their penis. Besides running Velv’Or I also own a brand called Grippsss (www.grippsss.com) which offers the world fitness gloves and I am a father of a family of two amazing kids, a lovely girlfriend and a puggle called buddy.

What was the first thing you did when you had the idea to create the JCobra?

Getting in contact with my silversmith friend to create a prototype.

How did you know you were going to use a 3d printer to create some of your product ranges?

Well I did not know from the beginning that I was going to use 3d printing. I was introduced to this in the early stages by a friend of mine who owned a company in this innovative business. The production benefits of using 3d printing is the fact that you don’t have to invest in moulds and that I do not have to keep a huge stock. The JNaja is industrially 3d printed using a nylon fibre powder this means it does feel totally different compared to silicone. The process of industrially 3d printing, dying and tumbling a JNaja takes about 3 days. The process I use for the JNaja can not be compared to the small 3d printing machines you often see on the web.

The ergonomic curves of your products are incredibly unique, how do the products feel when worn?

This of course varies per product but let’s take the JCobra or JNaja. These feel like they simply belong on the spot when you wear them. The shape follows the curves of the male body and gives pressure where it should due to its rigid characteristics. Some shops compare the JCobra and JNaja with kegel balls for women.

What are your favourite quote’s that inspire you?

“I won’t give in” a quote written by my daughter just before her brother (my son) committed suicide.

What are your favourite memories working at Velv’Or?

Every second I make people happy with the products is a memory I won’t forget.

What do you love most about your brand compared to other companies?

That is a hard one to answer while I love most of the brands of my colleagues in the industry. Just let me say I love it because it is mine!!

Velv'Or BeauGosse Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: Velv’Or BeauGosse

 

Where are your products manufactured?

The King JCobra, JCobra, JPhyton and JConfessor are individually created in the UK by my master silversmith. The JBoa is produced in asia although the ridges are handset in Amsterdam by my edelsmid. The BeauGosses also are produced in Asia. The JNada, JNaja are 3d printed in the Netherlands and the aid collection also is made in the Netherlands as the vv 1 which is also created by my amsterdam edelsmid.

They all have their own benefits and the quality control is on a very high level.

Are there any health conditions you have found that cock rings have helped?

Well while the King JCobra, JCobra and JNaja give pressure on the perineum which gives the prostate an external massage. This massage is as we all know beneficial for the male that wears the rings. Beside this all rings are created to increase the health of the penis and the erection of the penis.

What are your best selling products from Velv’Or?

The JNaja is the bestseller because people just instantly fall in love with it when they see it and men love it even more when they wear it. They simply want to own multiple in different colors and sizes!!

Velv'Or JNaja in Black Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: Velv’Or JNaja in Black

 

What are your favourite products from Velv’Or?

The JCobra is the one I adore most but I also wear the JBoa or the BG 001 daily during my showers just to boost the blood chambers of my penis.

Velv'Or JBoa Sex Toy Photo
Sex Toy: Velv’Or JBoa

 

Do you have any secret tips and trick to get the most out of Velv’Or products?

I would say start wearing them and feel the difference. I did not created them just because I wanted to make a living while selling them but I created them to make men happy and give them something that really works. So my secret tip is believe in me and my products and you will become enhanced in life.

What are the most memorable quotes that you have heard about your product range?

Luckily there are way to many quotes to mention!! I opened the minds of many men when they started to wear my products after they gotten out of their comfort zones!!

 

 

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Review: Je Joue Mio Cock Ring

Je Joue Mio Cock Ring Stand Photo

You know when you hear a review about a sex toy and you say to yourself “Wow, that is such a good idea! Why on earth didn’t I think of that?” And you feel that your life might be just a little bit better from now on for knowing it . Well that happened to me today when a colleague of mine suggested a Tenga Cock Ring as an alternative waterproof bullet. I mean, for goodness sake! It means you don’t have to hold on to something that is vibrating in your hands. Like a female vibrator for fingering, a lot of the vibrations are absorbed and it is far more of a hands free experience. The We-Vibe Tango is a great bullet and so is the Nu Sensuelle Joie,  but while I love the power of both these sex toys, I don’t want to be vibrating around the room with it. I always tell customers the sex benefits of using these Cock Rings with bullets. But for some reason I didn’t think of it the other way round, using the virtues of a cock ring as an accessory for a girl using a bullet.

Anyway, suffice it to say, I am looking at the cock rings with far more of a selfish interest than I used to. I thought I would do a blog review on the Je Joue Mio Cock Ring.

It is one of the pricier Cock Rings in the sex toy industry and comes packaged as such. Je Joue packaging is quality and generally fairly discreet stylish and unisex . The box is sturdy and perfect for storage, inside the product is displayed on a raised platform.  Alongside it it is a small lidded compartment that holds the charger and instructions. It comes in three sophisticated colours, black, plum and magenta. The body safe silicone is silky smooth. The bulgy vibrating part of the Cock Ring is hard. The ring is really stretchy, tight enough to slightly restrict the blood flow, which is the purpose of a cock ring but stretchy enough to pull your testicles through if you like. Lots of people prefer that for both the feel and visuals. It can be used in couples play with the vibrating bulge contacting the clitoris during sex or for solo play, the bulge can be twisted underneath the penis shaft against the balls.

Je Joue Mio Cock Ring Photo
Photo: Je Joue Mio Cock Ring

 

Je Joue Mio Cock Ring has a magnetic charger (not a USB cord). The magnets are strong enough to maintain contact with out needing to be checked on, which you would think would be a given when creating a charger, but unbelievably some toy manufacturers think you have nothing better to do with your time…I could go on but I am making myself angry. This charger is good anyhow, and once it is fully charged you get 2 hours of play time. The thing I do really like about this charger is that the metal controller buttons double up as the charging contacts.  I have often wondered why this isn’t always the case. Take the We- vibe Nova for instance, everyone who picks that up thinks the charging port is the controller. So top marks for that Je Joue Mio Cock Ring. It is simple to operate, which we love. A plus button for on and increased intensity, a minus button for off and decreased intensity and the small button in the middle with a wavy line for changing vibration patterns (of which there are 5).

The vibrations themselves are ok, there are a couple of lower and slower fairly thuddy settings which I like and could almost be considered rumbly. As the intensity increases it gets buzzier. It certainly belongs in the luxury market, and I actually prefer it to Lelo Tor 2, which is similar in design. I don’t think the vibrations are as good as the Tenga SVR though. It is certainly powerful enough to send vibrations all the way up the penis shaft. What I would say though is, it is quite noisy. It isn’t the decibels it is more the tone, it is one of those toys that sound like they are going to take off every time you push them up a notch. If you pinch the bulge, it quietens down but no one wants to have to do  that.

I would definitely use water based lubricant, although you are supposed to put the ring on before the dick gets really hard, for some, just the thought of the toy makes doing that impossible. The lubricant will be necessary if you want to pull all your bits and pieces through but it also stops your pubes getting all caught up.

Je Joue Mio Cock Ring is 100% waterproof which as well as giving a couple loads of extra play options makes it very easy to clean. A bit of toy cleaner or some warm soapy water and everything is good.

I would just like to end this review with another top tip that a little bird told me this week, that again, I cannot believe I hadn’t thought of myself…. Cock Rings are for dildos too! The shape of the Je Joue Mio Cock Ring is perfect for that. What a brilliant idea. Amazing for a dildo on a harness. So obvious, but I hadn’t thought of it. So yes, Cock Rings are my sex toy of the week.

 

About the Author: Emily is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

Review: Screaming O Orbit & Orbit Plus

Screaming O Orbit Sex Toy Image

Looking through our wide range of vibrating cock rings yesterday I found what I think are some cute and very affordable toys for the for the sexy science fiction geek in your life – The Screaming O Orbit & Orbit Plus cock rings.

If you are not familiar with vibrating cock rings, this is the low down. If you or your partner (or both of you) have a dick, vibrating cock rings are one of the most fun – not to mention easiest to use – sex toys. They are brilliant to use together or alone and you can find them in a wide range of prices, from around $15 to around $200, depending on how fancy and durable you would like your toy to be. Cheaper, battery-powered versions are very popular for couples on a budget.

A cock ring is a ring worn around the base of the penis or around both the balls and penis, close to the body as possible. They work by constricting the blood flow to keep an erection harder, larger, and delay orgasm, so when it happens orgasm is stronger and more intense.

They can be made of various materials but the most common, especially for beginner users, is a stretchy silicone. They can also be made from other materials such as steel or leather, but stretchy materials are easier to use for most as they easily fit many sized penises quite comfortably while still constricting enough to stay in place and work effectively. For steel rings, it’s necessary to measure the penis and find the correct fit for the toy to be usable. So stretchy is much more convenient. But there can also be a wide range of levels of stretching even among stretchy rings. So I think it’s always a good idea to test how stretchy the material is before purchasing. Stretch and size combined will help you decide what is the right ring for you or your partner.

 

Screaming O Orbit Plus Sex Toy Image
Sex Toy: Screaming O Orbit Plus

 

The Screaming O Orbit & Orbit Plus cock rings are made from a white stretchy silicone material with a fairly high level of stretch. They are also highly reminiscent of sci-fi space ships in their design and packaging, thus the name ‘Orbit’. The packaging pushes the space theme hard in fact and it works rather well. “Three warp speeds and Pulsar Vibration,” it boasts, and it’s also waterproof, just in case it needs to make an emergency landing on an aquatic habitat for sexy times with space mermaids, one presumes.

Now vibrating cock rings differ from regular cock rings in that they also provide stimulation for the wearer and the wearer’s partner by way of a small vibrator, often a ‘bullet’ either inserted into or made as part of the ring. In the case of the orbit the bullet is vertical so if the wearer’s partner has a high clitoris, for example, this will have no problem reaching the right spot. For clitoral stimulation, the idea is to have the ring turned so that the vibrating bullet is sitting on the top side of the penis, close to the body, so that while thrusting and grinding, her clitoris gets lots of hands-free stimulation. Many couples wedge a separate bullet in between them to attempt to achieve this but it can be very easy for the bullet to fall out-of-place and leave everyone frustrated. With a vibrating cock ring you don’t have that problem and also the guy gets a lot more of the vibration on his penis, as the vibrations travel through the ring as well. Now the shape and size of the vibrator on a vibrating cock ring is purely a matter of personal preference and most people will find many shapes work well for them but some do have a distinct preference so it’s something to take into account.

The Orbit has one vibrating bullet, but the Orbit Plus has two. One for her, one for him, as it were. As well as one sitting on top of the base of the penis, another is on the opposite side so it will vibrate against his balls or perineum, depending on how he is wearing the ring. Many guys really love these sensations! If he doesn’t, you always have the option of turning the vibrations on one side off. Versatility is always a good thing in a couples toy, I think.

The Screaming O Orbit & Orbit Plus cock rings are battery-powered toys and you first set come included with the sex toy. These are ag13 (also known as watch batteries), small round batteries that many smaller vibrating toys run off. To change the batteries, you will need to peel back the silicone from the bullet/s, and undo the battery compartment, replace batteries, and then place the bullet back in the silicone covering, rolling/stretching the silicone back into place. This gets quick and easy with practice.

I think Screaming O Orbit & Orbit Plus sex toys are really super cute and light-hearted and should be really popular.

About the Author: Jade is a consultant from Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres

 

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Review: Lux 4 Cock Ring

Lux Penis Ring

After all the reviews I’ve done one different cock rings ranging anywhere from small disposable ones to high end luxury rings, I have never found a cock ring that has made me have such mixed feelings as the Lux 4 Cock Ring. By now I would like to think of myself as bit of a cock ring connoisseur, knowing full well that there is no perfect cock ring for everybody but if you look hard enough you can find the perfect one for you. If you are looking for a strong vibrating and tight premium cocking that has most if not all the features you would want into such a small sex machine then The lux could be your perfect cock ring.

When companies make their cock rings for consumers majority of the time they fall in one of these three categories, for his pleasure, for her pleasure and for erection stamina. The cock rings that try to do all three usually fail to do any adequately but most that are for just one function serve pretty well and do a good job. The Lux 4 Cock Ring claims to provide great erection control and fantastic pleasure for both parties but is that actually possible? If it is then it come close to the most perfect cock ring I’ve seen for most couples.

When I first saw the Lux 4 Cock Ring I was intrigued by its cigar like box and it’s manly looking packaging. It definitely is promoting towards the male market but don’t worry this little toy has something for everybody. In the box you will find you lovely little toy, multiple different adapters for different countries, the sex toys charger and a neat user manual. Even though this toy is very easy to use , the manual is still very useful to learn all the features and if anything dears goes wrong with the toy you have clear instructions on how to claim you 1 year complimentary warranty.

Lux Penis Ring
Sex Toy: Lux 4 Cock Rings

 

The Lux 4 Cock Ring itself is pretty average size for a cock ring but it’s wide shape means more coverage over the clitoris or male testicles depending on the position you have the toy in. So not only is this toys pack filled amazing features like being completely 100% waterproof and usb rechargeable  it also has a really strong motor jammed inside it. The motor has multiple functions and can hit speeds of 10000rpm. The powerful vibrations are controlled by a single push button on the top of the penis ring. Press and hold the button down to climb through the multiple speeds of vibration and simply press the button once to switch the vibrations off. A red LED lights up during use so you can find the operations button with ease.

The ring part of the toy looks pretty small at first but thank goodness is very stretchy, it’s smartly made out of a high grade of silicone and can definitely accommodate the well endowed men. The toys works best with good quality water-based lubrication.

The Lux 4 Cock Ring is very comfortable to wear and also comfortable to receive the pleasure on the woman’s end without any real interference. Unfortunately all woman are different and in some cases the Lux doesn’t always have enough length to reach the clitoris, it’s very dependent on ones anatomy. That in mind, because of the power behind this toy if you have it pressed against the skin firmly then the vibrations can travel to the right spot and send any woman crazy.  The biggest downside to this toy is the price, it’s more so of bummer that many people won’t be able to enjoy such an amazing cock ring purely because it’s out of their price point. Is it worth it though? I think it’s a hard price to sell me at but knowing how powerful it is and having all the features I would want might convinces me, but maybe not some others.

Overall it’s a fantastic cock ring and for many couples it could potentially be their perfect couples sex toy or sex ring in general but unfortunately the price is a little high especially when there are some amazing premium vibe rings that are just as good but are a little cheaper.

 

About the Author: Bronson is a consultant at the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centres