Exclusive Interview with Alexandra Fine Co-founder of Dame Products

I had the incredible opportunity to talk to Alexandra Fine a co-founder of Dame Products at the 2017 ARexpo in Sydney, Australia. Alex is a 29 year old, confident brunette from New York. She began her studies by gaining a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University in 2011. She focused on her lifelong dream to become a sex educator and sex therapist as she volunteered much of her time hosting a sex talk radio show for the Red Cross. From experience helping other companies startup, she became motivated to begin her own venture. Alex placed her hand’s together pairing her fingers in a fist

“When I met Janet, (Janet Lieberman) it was really like a marriage. She was a product engineer who had all of the knowledge on how to make products. I handle the sales and marketing.”

Alex’s and Janet’s unique skills combined together to create the company “Dame Product”.

Dame Products has two sex toys one which is Eva a hands-free clitoral stimulator that can be used during couples sex and Fin a handheld finger vibrator that can be used directly for pinpoint stimulation or used so the vibrations are sent through your fingers. Alex demonstrated the Fin which she wore snugly and comfortably on her hand. Unbeknown to me she placed a part of the vibrator on my arm and said “See that!” I was taken back to how powerful the small vibrator was and how much it felt like a finger. The sex toy came with an strap which can be used in two different ways. She took the strap off and held it comfortably between her fingers. She placed it on my arm again, the vibrations that were sent through her finger were incredibly strong. I told her “I have not felt a finger vibrator like that before!” I was blown away and it made me really want one of my own.

 

Dame Fin & Eva Photo
Sex Toy: Dame Fin & Eva

I asked “What are your favourite accomplishments since working for Dame?” She said,

“Dame has been funded through Kickstarter when they had no platform for sex toys. There was difficulty to get sex toys funded online. Kickstarter did a policy change for Dame.”

Through the efforts of Alex and Janet, the Dame Product’s Eva and Fin were successfully funded through people worldwide who had also envisioned their product’s to be incredibly pleasurable and useful within their sexual lifestyles. Dame Product’s have now made it easier for people within the adult lifestyle industry to follow in their footsteps to access Kickstarter. Alex said,

“Everything is important. What I love the most is that we wake up everyday to make it better. It’s challenging with products are you have to be able to stop to sell it.”

I asked “What does your company value the most?” Alex knew this one straight away and said,

“Dame products values sexual equality, tolerance and transparency. These are all the qualities that relate to our mission. We encourage people to value their sexual lifestyle which should be seen as something equal to brushing your teeth or going for a shower. We will only ever have equality when we have sexual equality. In most cultures, sexuality has often been governed by societies rules. Men are encouraged to express themselves sexually whilst women have not been, this is the original thought that had been the building blocks of our culture. I want that to go away.”

Alex looked around the ARexpo to see how everything was going. I asked “What are the favourite quote’s that inspire you?” She pondered wide-eyed with a smile on her bubbly face.

“I love Oscar Wild’s dying quote but I am not sure how suitable it is! I go or the drapes go!!”

She laughed and her smile became even bigger,

“He was unapologetically himself, who knew what he was thinking!”

I asked “Who are your role models?”. Alex took sometime to thoughtfully and honestly answer

“All humans, no ones perfect and that’s okay”

She added,

Sheryl Sandberg and my Grandma’s are amazing.”

I bit of intrigue slipped into Alex’s eyes as she thought about the question. I asked “What was it about her grandma’s that inspired you?”. Alex said with strength and determination in her voice

“My grandmothers are strong women in completely different ways. One of my grandmothers is a bold women who is defiantly herself and a hoot. I have another grandmother who is a holocaust survivor, she is quiet, kind and artistic.”

She added,

“I see the women who you work with”

She said as she pointed to me and people within the expo looking for my work colleagues from the Oh Zone Adult Lifestyle Centre.

“I am able to see that I am blessed for the women who came before me in this industry. I want people to know that there is nothing wrong with you and that it’s okay to like it (sex).”

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