VIP Interview With Veronica Farmer Chief Experience Officer Of Zumio Inc

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Zumio is a revolutionary clitoral stimulator which is made with SpiroTIP™ a patented technology which literary moves in perfect circular motion, it naturally replicates the movements of a fingertip. Zumio is made with technology which does not vibrate. It was made with the idea in mind that when women take their time to build a gradual orgasm with the use of a vibrator, the vibrator can cause sensory overload where there is too much stimulation. Sensory overload makes an orgasm difficult to build up and difficult to control. Zumio combat this with the use of pinpoint stimulation which can be perfectly controlled by the handle, women are able to build quick and climatic orgasms with less time and amazing results.

As soon as Zumio was released to the public, it hit the ground running and immediately won an Adultex Award in 2017 for the “Best New Product” which says a lot since they were up against some of the biggest competitors in the adult lifestyle industry!


Zumio Clitoral Stimulator
Sex Toy: Zumio

Tell me about yourselves?

While Zumio may be a new company and brand in the market, our team have extensive experience in design, engineering and commercializing of a wide range of products, many of them world’s first and patented. Zumio is just the first of many anticipated new products focused on the adult pleasure industry.

What are your favourite quotes that inspire you?

Henry Ford once stated,

“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t – you’re right.”

Zumio accepted the challenge to develop an innovative product that would break the rules and accepted norms within a mature industry. The desire to “break the code” in design and engineering of new products is the battle cry for Zumio as proving the impossible to be possible is a driving force of the company. Zumio’s focus is first and foremost on the “why” of a product. Backed by the confidence and experience necessary to effectively tackle the “how”, Zumio knows there is always a way.

What inspired the creation of the Zumio?

A mother is the mother of invention! The idea for Zumio was born out of frustration when a very busy single mother with several young children and limited spare time wanted a way to achieve orgasm quickly and quietly. The toys she tried—mostly designed by men—used irritating vibration, didn’t allow her to effectively control the sensation, and were too big to pinpoint specific sensory areas. In the absence of an effective toy, she was relegated to using her fingertip for manual masturbation. She reached out to Zumio to see if there was some way to take the tried and true circular fingertip motion to a new level. Female designers at Zumio eagerly accepted the challenge!

How would you describe the Zumio feels like on a clitoris?

The most common description is “different”! There is no other singular word that applies. Every woman’s clitoris and clitoral nerve response is unique. Some find it “deep”, “intense”, “totally satisfying”, “effective”, “rapid”, others describe it as “highly targeted” and “precise”. Some long-time customers have used all these terms and more as their daily moods, cycles and sensitivities fluctuate and this in turn impacts their Zumio experience on any given day. No one describes it as boring, bland or similar.

What do you love most about the Zumio?

Zumio intelligently and precisely stimulates the clitoral nerve without the use of unnecessary power, annoying vibration, or distracting apps and features. Zumio gives the user complete control over a highly effective and versatile product that empowers them to precisely apply stimulation where and how they need it for the best personal experience.

Zumio Packaging And Contents
Image: What’s Included With A Zumio

What was involved in the design process? What was it like to invent the Zumio?

The invention of Zumio did not happen overnight, but rather was a rigorous iterative process, interlaced with exciting discoveries, numerous challenges, and let’s face it, LOTS of fun! Starting from the initial, technology-oriented patent, our design team went through numerous concepts, sketches, renderings and prototypes to ensure that the Zumio product did not just perform technically, but that it would also deliver an overall, wonderful experience! This design goal started with a quality packaging and unboxing experience and continued through to delivering the big “O” our customers were excitedly seeking! Engineers, industrial designers, UI and electronics experts worked together on the project, but most importantly, end users were always involved in the design process and decision making. Having enthusiastic, thorough user feedback was key to the design success. We were never short of willing testers!

What were the other prototypes of the Zumio like?

Zumio started out quite differently in shape and size from our final product. Vibrators have always just spun a weight on a motor shaft and the motion shakes everything. Zumio wanted a larger, sweeping and more precise circular motion like a fingertip. We initially tried a tennis ball shaped housing with soft curves to hold and control a vibrating plastic finger. We discovered during testing that you need to hold the product like an artist’s brush as this points your hand and fingers in the right direction and keeps your arm in a natural relaxed position. The tip design came next with substantial engineering iterations on length, weight and size. Eventually we developed a tip that would allow us to create motion in a wide circular path with the size, power and intensity we needed but without the need for a huge motor or battery. Numerous refinements, extensive testing and a color study thrown in, and we ended up with our first product, Zumio!

If the Zumio feels too pleasurable at first, how would you soften the pleasure?

We always recommend to our customers that they ease into using Zumio. Start with the lowest speed setting, pressing slightly harder to slow down the tip and reduce intensity, and apply in surrounding areas first before focusing on the clitoris itself. While Zumio is less powerful overall than most vibrators, the concentration of energy at the small tip can make it seem more intense. There is a wide range of clitoral sensitivity and Zumio’s mechanism of action is so fundamentally different than century-old vibration technology, users should experiment with various proximities, pressure and speed until they learn to effectively locate their “sweet spot”. Some users can manage direct clitoral glans contact, others may rest the tip and stylus alongside the clitoral hood using the hood as an “insulator”. Panties or other clothing can offer the same kind of dampening effect for those who may be more sensitive. While lubes are not necessary due to the small tip size and smooth finish, a small amount of lube will also enable a more pleasurable experience. Like anything new, practice makes perfect!

In order to orgasm in under a minute, whilst using the Zumio do you recommend other additional stimulation? If so, what?

The “under a minute” goal varies in importance and even in possibility from one person to the next. Zumio is quite capable of delivering a rapid orgasm and can do it solo. However, it’s impossible to apply the same rules to everyone as regardless of the sex toy in question, some women may need a longer warmup period to build the excitement and may find immediate use of Zumio or any other toy to be premature and even a mood-killer. Whatever puts you in the mood is always a welcome companion to using Zumio!

Can you use the Zumio comfortably on the clitoris during penetrative sex?

As a general statement, yes. Zumio was designed to be held on the clitoral region during penetrative sex and our test groups and studies showed that Zumio was used equally well with a partner as it was solo. There are physical considerations as well as various positions that can affect whether this is practical, however, solo and partner use was always the intent of the design.

What are your most memorable moments from working at Zumio?

Zumio was recently awarded the “Best New Product” award at Adultex 2017 and awards are, of course, very gratifying. However, when we first started getting incredibly positive feedback from test groups prior to bringing Zumio to the market, and then subsequently getting the first few blogs and reviews raving about Zumio, now THAT was a real highlight! We love our product, naturally, but when customers tell us they love it too, that’s when you know you’re doing something meaningful!

Zumio Is An Award Winning Product
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Can the Zumio stimulate other erogenous zones?

While we focused the design exclusively on clitoral stimulation, we have had numerous customers tell us they have used it quite pleasurably on their penis (glans, frenulum) as well as nipples. We don’t specifically recommend or discourage use on other erogenous zones. If it feels good and is pleasing why not? The only thing we specifically recommend against is internal use. This was never the intent of Zumio nor has any testing been conducted so we therefore maintain Zumio is for external use only.

About Zumio™ Inc.

Zumio transforms women’s desires and ideas into innovative products and experiences. Our flagship clitoral stimulation product, Zumio, was conceived, designed and perfected by women. The unique, patented SpiroTIP™ motion was inspired by the natural movement women have used to pleasure themselves throughout the ages. Zumio can deliver a fast, intense orgasm, multiple orgasms, or hours of delicious exploration for a unique experience each time. Zumio was created by the design and engineering team that helped develop numerous innovative, market leading products for the adult and sexual health and wellness industry. For more information, please visit

Zumio is now available in 40 countries from a growing list of distributors and retailers in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Canada and China. Zumio is also available in all good adult stores online.

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Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women’s lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.

VIP Interview With Josh & Emma The CEOs & Founders Of Geeky Sex Toys

Geeky Sex Toys Logo

Geeky Sex Toys is an adult lifestyle company who specialise in the creation of fantasy sex toys. Have you ever wanted a collection of dildos in the shape of your favourite leading Pokemon characters (Pikachu, Bulbasaur, Charmander and Squirtle) because you “Gotta Get Em All’? Have you ever wanted to indulge in Game Of Moan’s Long Shaft or use Sailor Moons magical wand for some extra curricular activities? Geeky Sex Toys has made it or will invent it for your own personal pleasure! The names of their products are extremely funny and are reminiscent of adult movies spin off series which adds to their product themes.

This is a VIP Interview with Josh and Emma the CEOs, founders and product designers of Geeky Sex Toys.

Tell me about yourself

Josh (25yrs) – Emma (24yrs) – Founders, CEO’s and Toy Makers (It’s currently just the 2 of us so we pretty much have all the titles).

We’re from Redcliffe, QLD

We are a young couple who have been in a relationship for a couple of years.

What inspired the creation of Geeky Sex Toys?

It was never really one of those cool epiphany moments. It was more of a

“What do you mean that doesn’t exist?”

moment. We were both extremely naive in the realm of sex toys and on our first venture into an adult store together we both just kind of assumed there would be something in the pop culture realm for us to choose. There wasn’t. So we looked online. Nothing. After our online search for ANY kind of geek themed dildo came up with relatively nothing, we decided to look at Google Trends and Analytics to see if other people were searching for such products. The numbers of people searching were so large we almost didn’t believe it!

It was the day we got back from the adult store and did our google research that the planning began. 4 weeks later we had a couple of working prototypes and a live website. It’s now been almost 15 months since we launched our site.

Pokemoan Dildos By Geeky Sex Toys
Sex Toy: Pokemoan Dildos

What movies, comic books, books, and quotes inspire you?

This is a hard question to answer! We find inspiration everywhere, whether it is a small, obscure character from an unknown sci-fi show or a character that everyone seems to know and love from popular movies or games. What we love is that the ideas are never ending and there are always new toys to create!

What do you love most about geeky pop culture?

I think my favourite aspect of nerd/pop culture is the incredible inclusivity. Everyone is welcome and everyone is safe to just geek out over whatever they want. Nobody is ashamed to be a nerd/geek and we love it! I love the passion that people have over their favourite characters etc. and there is something for everyone to identify with.

Tell me about your product range?

We are continuing to expand our range and have so many new ideas for products. We have a suggestions page on our website where people send through what they would like to see. We receive emails daily from people with a wide number of suggestions. We have created a tally and the most popular suggestions will be made first!

Josh is the brains behind turning an idea into a working product.

Dildo Wand – Sailor Girl by Geeky Sex Toys
Sex Toy: Dildo Wand – Sailor Girl

What materials do you use in the production of your sex toys? Are the materials that are used body safe?

All our products are handmade. A big thing that we like to promote is that we only use 100% body safe silicone. We find a lot of cheap sex toys that companies are selling are not 100% body safe and people are not aware of this.

Are all your products handmade to order?

As it is just the two of us all the orders are handmade to order.

What are your favourite memories from working at Geeky Sex Toys?

Josh and I have loved creating a company together. It was the best feeling when we could quit our day jobs and both work completely on the business. We never thought that our crazy idea would get this big and have such a positive reaction from everyone. We were initially worried about telling our family that we quit our jobs to make dildos for a living. Surprisingly everyone was so supportive and jealous that they hadn’t thought of the idea first.

Have you funny stories about your products?

Our unicorn horn was the first suction cup product that we designed. Josh decided to test it and make sure it would stick on his forehead (of course!). It stuck so well and he thought he was so funny until he pulled it off and he ended up with a big bruise on his head!!! It was purple you could not cover it up with make-up. Now we are seeing videos and photos pop up all over social media of people doing the exact same thing with this product… the suction cup definitely does work.

Unicorn Dildo By Geeky Sex Toys
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What are your best sellers?

Our best seller by far is the unicorn horn!!!









Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women’s lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.

VIP Interview With LoneWolf Founder & Owner Of Primal Hardwere

Sex Toy Company Primal Hardwere

Primal Hardwere is a fantasy sex toy manufacturer who create a large range of products which are dedicated and geared towards people who are interested in sexual fetishes. They are an amazing company who focus on their customer’s needs, their product range is made with a unique blend of features.

With the need to develop a company which allowed LoneWolf to to freely and independently design the products that he wanted to, in an eye opening way which pushes other people’s boundaries and expectations! At the beginning LoneWolf began creating customised dildos, when he place YouTube videos which demonstrated how his product’s work he had found out that the need for these types of sex toys were needed within the fetish community due to high levels of demand.

Primal Hardwere develops a selection of products including:

  • SciFi: Science fiction based dildos.
  • Wereables: Wereables are harness or strap-on compatible dildos.
  • Humpables: Humpeables are men’s masturbators
  • Dildos: Dildos are made in a range of shapes and designs.
Fantasy Sex Toy Ovipositors By Primal Hardwere
Sex Toy: Ovipositor With Eggs

They are well known for creating “Oviposter” a patented phallic shaped dildo which lays eggs that are made from gelatin. The Oviposter is made with a hollow body that allows people to place the eggs inside, one at a time from the bottom of the dildo, as a new egg is placed inside the egg at the very top is pushed out. People who love the Oviposter say that the experience is reminiscent to that of an alien laying eggs inside someone’s body to impregnate them, this can feel extremely arousing.  The Oviposter has a cult like following and has been so big that LoneWolf has done interviews with many media outlets.

This is a VIP Interview With LoneWolf the founder and owner of Primal Hardwere.

Tell me about yourself?

My name is LoneWolf (yes, that is my real legal last name given to me by my father, not an alias – I do not use my first name) and I am the owner of Primal Hardwere.  My favorite color is meat.  I don’t really like to talk about myself, so without specific questions, I’m going to leave it at that.

What is the inspiration behind the creation of Primal Hardwere?

It lies somewhere between my love of special effects and my libido.  I originally wanted to work as a costume/special effects person for movies, but didn’t want to move to Hollywood or other big cities where that sort of thing is more prevalent.  After working on my own projects I realized that the materials I was working with felt really nice and could be used for….other….things.   Enter the libido.

What inspires you?

That’s a tough question.  I would guess I’m inspired most by nature, and the fantasy works based on it that feel plausible and real.   There are too many great artists and writers to name.

Why do people enjoy fantasy sex toys?

This is like asking why people like to breathe.  People’s fantasies are their deepest desires, and can be the most motivating of principals.  If you could experience something you deeply desired but didn’t think would be possible, would you not leap at the opportunity?

What do you find interesting about the fetish market?

I find it most interesting that the majority of people I have talked to open up considerably when I tell them what I do.  It is rare that I find a person who doesn’t have (at least secretly) a kinky side, and openly telling them that I work in a sexual profession is an awesome ice-breaker.  After all, if you can talk about sex with someone, you can talk about almost anything!

Fantasy Sex Toys
Sex Toys: Primal Hardwere Product Selection

Do you feel peoples fetishes reflect their personal psychology?

Not always.  A lot of people are in denial about their fetishes, and because of the pressures of a societal “norm” are taught from a young age to be ashamed of their feelings and desires.  As a result, I see a lot of internal turmoil and conflict between what turns a person on versus what they feel is moral and right.  It is extremely relative to the person and how/where they grew up.  On the other side of this coin are those whom embrace their kinky side and are relatively “homogeneous”, if I may.

What niche markets and fetishes are your products made for?

We try to cater to the lesser known fetishes.  We are always on the lookout for something new and crazy, and currently find ourselves nestled firmly in sci-fi, furry, pup/pony-play, and club wear.

Tell me about your product range?

Our products range from dildos to wearable penis extensions, to body harnesses and even apparel.  We have toys that inflate and squirt, or even lay eggs in you (made of gelatin so they melt).  Some are inspired by animal shapes, while others are entirely unique.  We make nylon harnesses and collars and will eventually introduce bondage equipment.

Fantasy Sex Toy Dildos By Primal Hardwere
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What material are your sex toys made from?

Our sex toys are made from premium platinum-cure silicone.  It is a body safe material that can be boiled to disinfect, making it one of the safest materials to use available on the market today.

What is the fetish community like? What is it like to be a member of the fetish community? Where can people go if they would like to find other people who have similar interests?

This is another difficult question because there is no single “fetish community”.  Fetishes range far and wide, and what one group of people thinks of as normal, may be kinky and fetishy to others.  There are places where a simple blowjob is considered disgraceful and scandalous, even among consenting adults.  That being said, there are plenty of conventions and gatherings where one might openly express their kink.  We have vended at several furry conventions that are based on the love of anthropomorphic animals, nerd conventions where people enjoy cosplaying as their favorite super hero or villain and read comic books together, and even the more vanilla sex conventions where it’s all about plain old ordinary sex, bondage, flogging, ect.  (see what I mean about fetishes being relative?)  Some of these are rather small, bringing in a few hundred, while others are huge and can entertain numbers in the twenties of thousands.  In general, if you are open-minded, like myself, most of these are great fun.

What are your best sellers?

Ovipositors (egg-laying dildos) have been a great success for us, and are unique enough to the market to merit many news interviews and even, perhaps, a documentary.   Our inflatables are also widely popular.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I always enjoy the opportunity to reach out to those who feel like they are alone because they like something that isn’t considered “normal”. We try to produce toys that can be safely used to experience things that might otherwise not be possible.  I personally have longed for encounters that fall outside the realm of possibility and I’m glad to be able to offer a real alternative to those whose personal reality falls short.












Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women’s lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.

VIP Interview With Isabelle Deslauriers President & Founder Of Désirables Expérience Design Inc

Isabelle Deslauriers From Désirables Expérience Design Inc

Désirables Expérience Design Inc is a design company founded by Isabelle Deslauriers in 2011 who create all their products with love, passion, inspiration and integrity. Désirables specialises in designing adult lifestyle products that are made from ceramic, which is an environmentally friendly material that is also body safe. The sex toys they design are made with the well-being of people in mind – each and every products is finely handcrafted with ergonomic designs that are incredibly functional. Their sex toys use the idea that you are able to control the precise amounts of pressure to stimulate your erogenous zones. This is a VIP Interview with Isabelle Deslauriers president and founder of Désirables Expérience Design Inc.

Tell me about yourself?

Hello, my name is Isabelle Deslauriers and I’m the president and founder of Désirables Expérience Design Inc, better known as “Désirables”. I’ve studied interior and industrial design and I have a certificate in business creation. I’m from Quebec City, a gorgeous French & historic city in Canada. Apart from Désirables, my passions revolves around lots of good food, yoga and gaming on my PS4 every now and then. My father founded his company at our house when I was very young so I’ve always been interested in starting my own company.

What did you learn about the adult lifestyle industry when you studied Industrial Design at the University of Montreal?

I must say, the adult lifestyle industry is NOT something that you usually learn in Industrial Design, though I think you have a special program in Australia focusing only on sex toys. I had to learn more about this industry because I chose this subject as my final year project: How to create a bridge between design, sexuality and intimacy.

The first thing I learned was that there is really a style, an aesthetic appeal for everything. The industry is so huge that you have products for everyone in terms of looks and feel. I had to dig a little deeper to find the problems that I try to resolve with Désirables. With such a diversity in terms of materials, I wanted to know which one is perfect for internal use. That’s when I discovered the issue around Phthalates and “toxic-toys”. I also discovered some possible issues with repeated usage of vibrations. If you study sexuality as a phenomenon larger than just the act itself, you understand pretty quickly that you could learn something new every day for the rest of your life, because sexuality includes notions of biology, sexology, intimacy, spirituality and even neurobiology.

Did you always know you were going to create sex toys?

Until my last year of University I never tough of creating a sex toys business. With that said, during all my years as an industrial design student, I always found myself criticizing sex toys that I saw in design newsletter. So in my third year, my friends dared me to create sex toys for my final year project, the project that would represent me in all the design community. I like to tackle challenges and I’ve always been very curious about everything surrounding sexuality, especially since we don’t have a lot of basic sexual education in Canada.

What inspired you to create your own business?

The health issues that I found convinced me that I should use this project to start my own business, my solutions needed to be out there in order to give a healthier, more ethically responsible solution to everyone who would like a sex toy, especially people who needed to reconnect and rediscover their sexuality.

Adori By Desirables
Sex Toy: Adori
Massage Stones By Desirables
Sex Toy: ADORI

What was it like applying for grants?

I actually applied for grants while I was studying business creation, first because my teachers said that I could actually win this thing. But also because I’ve learn that if you don’t try the only reply you will receive is NO, but if you give it a shot there is a tiny possibility that you might receive a YES. Luckily enough, that year I received 3 grants that gave me the money and confidence to start my first production.

What was it like starring in Dragon’s Den? Was it scary? Would you do it again?

It’s definitely an experience I would recommend to any entrepreneur. I must admit that I wasn’t scared at all, after applying for grants and some contest I was already comfortable to do a pitch in front of potential investors. I think that what scared me the most was the reaction of the general public. The reaction was amazing and 3 years later, I still meet some people who recognize me from this show. Sex Toys Company presented by a young mid-twenty woman is definitely unusual. I would do it again, though we are actually thinking about starting a Crowd founding campaign for our next project revolving around pelvic floor health.

Sex Toy Pitch On Dragon Den
Photo: Isabelle at Dragon Dens

What is your design process like? What is your favourite part of the design process?

I love books and I love research, so the biggest part of my design process is research. I like to have a little information from every part of the “big picture” when I design. I must admit that at the time, I didn’t do enough research with actual people, I just asked everyone in my program what were their issues and what prototype they liked best. If I had to redo it, I would definitely talk to more people.

DALIA by Desirables
Image: DALIA Sex Toy Manufacturing Process

The design process for me was this:

  • State the issue that you want to tackle, do research to see if this is really the issue that people have (At the beginning I thought that the aesthetic of sex toys was the biggest issue).
  • Research.
  • Redefine the problematic with the new information we gathered.
  • Propose 3-4 different solutions for the problematic.
  • Choose 1 that inspires you the most, today I would use the Value Proposition Canva to help me choose what solution is the best to solve my customer problem.
  • A lot of sketches, then you select between 5 and 10 that you like the most.
  • Clay prototypes, because ergonomics in small scales objects is really essential. We wanted to create product that could be used by everyone at every age so we had to think about arthritis.
  • After that I would choose my final form and print it with a 3D printer to see the final details. You can also more easily validate the product once it is in this form.
  • We’re always in the design process even after a product is produce, for example, the Dalia that we are selling now is the fourth version since our launch. We take into account all our clients reviews and new technologies available.
  • In the end, I didn’t have to do a lot of back and forth with my initial designs because the research was so thorough that every seemingly aesthetic decision I made was based on research.
Adori by Desirables
Image: ADORI Sex Toy Manufacturing Process

For all our projects, for example every time we have to create a new packaging for the product, we print them in order to compare them and make our final selection. Never stay with your first idea folks; this is not how you can create real change/value.

What quote/s inspire you?

For Desirables, a quotes from Charles & Ray Eames always comes to mind:

“Take your pleasure seriously.”

Personally… I love the sarcasm of Oscar Wild:

“Be yourself, everyone else is taken.”

They inspire me because it is sometimes hard to stand by your ideas when these decisions are hard. We chose to make all our production here in Canada with local ceramist, most business advisor would tell us to go product in China in order to make more profit. In the entrepreneurial life, you definitely need some quotes to help you keep your authenticity because it’s easy to make a decision based on the money over the quality of life, ethics are hard to visualize in an excel sheet.

What materials are your products made from?

Our products are made in… PORCELAIN! This material is really underestimated in the sex toy industry. It has every feature you would like in a great toy: heat transfer capabilities (you can cool it or warm it), super easy to clean, non-porous (It’s been cooked twice between 1000 and 1400°C), hypoallergenic, body-compatible, it gives a gorgeous and luxurious look, and most of all…It can last a lifetime (and more).

Most people think that porcelain is very breakable, it’s only partly true. Porcelain is fragile to “shocks”, if you drop it on the ground it will shatter. But, in use it’s one of the strongest materials out there. That’s actually what dentist uses for replacing teeth, and now they even use it to replace bones because the body doesn’t reject is as much as the one made of medical stainless steel. Because we are such big believers in the power of porcelain and because we know that an accident can happen with your toys, we offer a 5 years warranty, no questions asked, on all our porcelain products.

Désirables Expérience Design Inc products are vibration free – Why is it important to use toys that do not have vibrations?

We discovered that excess vibrations can create problems for the user, gradual desensitization that create what it’s called a “Plateau” effect.  This means that with time, if you use vibrations regularly, you need to increase the strength of the vibrations in order to experience de same amount of pleasure. This is cause by the over stimulation of the nerves ending at the end of the clitoris. Vibrations are not inherently bad, it’s just the lack of information surrounding the use of vibrators that can cause harm in the long term. The mission of Désirables is to create tools to help people discover their body and take more time to experience pleasure. For me, vibrations carries a “performance issue” that place the achievement of orgasm above the pleasure of sexual encounters.

There are multiple benefits:

  • Firstly, for G-spot stimulation there is no nerve endings that could be stimulated by the vibrations. To orgasm from the G-spot, pressure is the key.
  • The absence of vibrations means that you will actually take the time to discover what brings you pleasure. Your partner cannot satisfy you if you don’t even know what you like.
  • You don’t have to upgrade to a new toy after a few months because the original one isn’t strong enough anymore.

What are your best sellers?

Our best seller is definitely the Dalia, our porcelain dildo. When I started, I was sure that our massage stones would be the biggest seller because it’s such an innovation. We discovered that it’s so far from what people are used to see that they don’t understand at first glance what their function is. In stores, our massage oil is definitely a big seller too, its fragrance is so complex and delicate that some people actually want to buy it as perfume! The texture is pretty amazing too. Like our porcelain product, our massage products are design to be hypoallergenic, without any additive.

Personal Massagers By Desirables
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Désirables Expérience Design Inc had founded the Design & Intimacy Project – What is this project? How would you recommend couples communicate and use tools to explore their bodies for a better sexual lifestyle and relationship?

Actually this project is my Final Year project in Industrial Design, the project that started Désirables. You can find most of our findings in our booklets which are in every porcelain product box. In those, we give information about intimacy, sharing fantasies, the importance of using your 5 senses and even some yoga poses to help you release tension in your pelvic area.

What is your favourite moment from running Désirables Expérience Design Inc?

My favourite moment are definitely when I meet a customer in an event and they tell me how much my products helped them with their problems. From new moms to recently divorcees, I even had an older lady who just recently lost her husband and wanted to rediscover her sexuality. When I started this project I could never have imagine how much good design and a caring attention to details could really make a person’s life better.

Adultsmart would love to thank Isabelle Deslauriers for this amazing interview who is such a passionate inventor and entrepreneur. If you would like to find out more information about their company, be sure to check out Désirables Expérience Design Inc’s blog.ThankSave











Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women’s lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.

VIP Interview With Mr. Hankey Toys

Mr. Hankey Toys is an adult lifestyle company who design phallic dildos that are available in all shapes and sizes. Their product’s are made with the finest selection of 100% platinum silicone which is phthalate free, odourless and completely body safe, they are literary made to last you a life time. Mr. Hankey Toys products are designed to be compatible with the Vac-U-Lock system so that can be used with harnesses, suction cups, handles, hand grips and so much more. This is a VIP Interview With Mr. Hankey himself who is a partner of the company.

Tell me about yourself

I go by the name Mr. Hankey and am a partner in the Company, I am 40 years old.  I choose to remain anonymous because I am involved with other types of businesses and services in the community that would not be very accepting of my current position at Mr. Hankey’s Toys.  I appear pretty normal from the outside but have a pretty twisted mind, talking to me you would never guess though.  At work I am all business and in “work mode”, outside of work I am rarely ever very serious about anything.

What inspired you to begin your business Mr Hankey Toys?

There are really not very many manufacturer’s that produce large, platinum silicone toys.  I was disappointed in the (lack of) customer service with some, wait times with others and (lack of) new ideas and creativity with the rest.  I never really meant for this to grow as quickly as it has, I started off with one toy, the “Mr. Hankey” and sold it.  People bought it and liked it so I made more and more.  I have always had other means to support myself financially so doing this on the side was just a hobby.  It took a long time and a lot of money before it turned a profit.  You have to buy silicone in 55 gallon drum kits (110 gallons) to be able to turn a profit, we purchase about 3-4 drum kits at a time now and convert them into pails that are loaded into our machine.  I remember when I released the Mr. Hankey, I used to purchase 1 gallon kits.  I was happy if I sold 1 a week.  Now we can barely keep up.

Mr. Hankey By Mr. Hankey Toys
Sex Toy: Mr. Hankey

What character traits do you feel you needed to create your own company?

I am extremely disciplined and understand the importance of long term outlook and strategy.  I also understand that I sell to a niche market and not one that might do particularly well in your typical run-of-the-mill adult store so I am very picky about the retailers we sell to and we reject almost all retail sellers that approach us except for a select few.  I am very honest and run a very tight, clean and efficient business.  We understand that customers want a high quality product at a low price so that’s what I offer.  Silicone is never cheap but if you compare our price (by weight) we are lower than everyone else out there.  Our customer service is flawless; all emails go directly to me and I answer each and every one, sometimes instantly but usually no later than within a couple hours.  Our shipping time is nearly next day, we manufacture and ship as quickly as possible.  If a customer has a special request, we always try to accommodate.  We treat each customer like they were the only customer we have and will ever have.

What are your favourite quote/s that inspire you?

I can’t think of any quotes off the top of my head.  I don’t hang pictures in my shop that say “Success” or “Goals” or anything cheesy like that.  What inspires me is treating it like a game and trying to grow it and make it something that I can retire doing, I really love what I do and find the whole process of building the Company to be extremely satisfying and fun.  I have a GED so you have to realize that getting this far has far exceeded my own personal expectations (and the expectations of others as well), I guess I have been pretty good at self-educating myself between high school and now.  I have a son that is probably  my greatest reason to succeed with the Company.  No matter what, I have decided that the money will be there if he chooses to go to college, that was not something that was available for me at any point.  He will have a much different upbringing than I had and I hope he does not take that for granted.

How long does it take to design a Mr Hankey Toy?

It used to take about a week to design and release a toy, now it takes about 6-8 weeks typically.  Most of the process is proprietary, that’s why our toys look different and have so much detail and unique properties.  I can say that I send a basic idea with dimensions to our designer in San Francisco and they take if from their, it comes back for final approval and there may be some changes made then it starts to go into production mode.  Once it’s ready it goes to the photographer then we list it on the site. It has become an extremely costly process to develop a toy from start to finish but with the added costs also comes constantly better toys so I believe the added cost has been well worth it.  I do have to give much credit to our designer, he never compromises on quality and is excellent at what he does, we are very lucky to have him working with us.

All your toys are made with 100% platinum silicone, though not all platinum silicone is the same. What types of platinum silicone do you use and what are their benefits?

What people should actually understand is that there are no toys that are made of medical grade platinum silicone.  If a company says they are using medical grade silicone they are probably not.  You cannot take one of our toys and have a surgeon implant it in your chest.  Most plat silicone is not ISO rated skin safe either although I will say that other formulations of silicone may very well be skin safe, they have just not undergone the rigorous testing needed to earn that certification.  All in all, if you buy a platinum silicone product, I would not be too concerned about it’s safety, even if it’s a lower quality platinum silicone.  The toys you want to avoid are the mass produced, stinky stuff that’s sold at most adult stores.  That stuff is nasty.  We use a USA produced ISO 10993-10 certified skin safe silicone although I would not say that it is generally any safer than any of our competitors that don’t use an ISO rated skin safe USA manufactured platinum silicone.  Platinum silicone is generally safe whether it comes with certification or not.  Let me add a note that I do not and would not trust that any product that is labelled platinum silicone that originates from outside the US, especially China, is actually platinum silicone, the ability to confirm and QC any raw material that comes from outside the US is almost impossible.  In general, you also don’t want to buy tin-cure silicone.  If the toy is simply labelled “silicone” then you really don’t know what it is and it is probably not platinum silicone.  If you are looking for a silicone toy, you want to buy “Platinum-cure Silicone or Platinum Silicone” both are the same thing and it’s the absolute best material you can choose when buying a sex toy.

Your toys can be used with a removable testicle attachment named the “Mr Hankey’s Remove-O-Balls” so people can experience the natural feeling of testicles slapping or smacking your body during penetrative play. Do you find that people enjoy the feeling and sound of natural sex which adds to the experience?

The Remove O Balls are great on any sex machine or when used in a motion that will get them swinging and smacking.  It’s pretty hard to find toys that have balls that will actually move and smack.  Yes, to answer the question, when used in a particular way I do believe that the ROB’s add to the experience.

REMOVE-O-BALLS By Mr. Hankey Toys
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All your toys can be used with sex machine and strap-ons due to their compatibility with the Vac-U-Lock system. This adds incredibly functionality, does a customer needs to purchase it at check out in order for it to work or are they able to use the toy and then buy one later?

The vac-u-lock option is just a hole.  You add your own attachment.  I always suggest buying the toy with the hole just in case you do ever want to use it with any type of attachment such as a sex machine or strap-on.  The holes cannot be added later, they are cast into the toy.  If you try to drill or cut a hole into the back of the toy it will most likely cause your toy to split over time.

What other features would you recommend that you can add to a Mr Hankey Toy? (For example, suctions cups, handles, cock rings etc)

There have not been too many new additions to vac-u-lock attachments that I have seen.  There is a suction cup that is readily available online along with a handle I have seen.  People need to get creative sometimes and invent their own stuff, like a handle.  The mass marketed stuff out there is just not that great and very unimaginative.  Really, for the people using my toys, I would recommend a machine (Orgasm Alley) or/and a strap-on (Unisex – Corey Jay harness by Mr. S).  Well worth the money and will spice up your sex life quite a bit.

Can Mr Hankey Toys be used for temperature play? Can I place it in cold water with ice cubes or in some warm water?

Sure, you can toss them in a freezer or put them in a microwave.  Silicone will retain heat for quite a while.  2 minutes in the microwave and see how you like it.  Add more time if you want it hotter.  Silicone won’t melt like rubber or plastic, you can heat up hotter than you can ever want or should (don’t blame me if you get burnt).

What types of people would you recommend use the Medium Firm and the 75% Soft Level Firm?

There’s not a huge difference between the two but enough that I would consider the 75% (the softer formula) to be preferred by those that like their toys on the softer side or are trying to get a toy to fit a little easier, the softer formula will squish and bend and form to your body a bit easier.  The Med-Firm (firm formula) is for those that like their toys on the firmer side and may be a bit more experienced or want to “feel” bumps and texture a bit more.  Most people buy the 75% formula and that’s what I would recommend unless you know that you like your toys on the firm side.

What are your best sellers?

The Hogg has always done well, that one has a very unique shape that people like.  We are currently resizing the Hogg and will be offering it in a total of 5 sizes, it’s currently only offered in 1 size.  They all sell relatively well, some better than others but overall they all still do well, even our first toy, Mr. Hankey. The shape and size are going to be what makes a person really like their toy or not, people need to think about what they like when they are buying a toy.  Do they want it to get wider at the base?  A small head, a giant head?  Lots of texture or smooth?  Fat or skinny?  Long or short?  Those are the questions people need to ask when they are shopping, we have something for almost everyone and offer a lot of different shapes.


Boss Hogg By Mr. Hankey Toys
Sex Toy: Boss Hogg

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Sexpert is our resident full time sex blogger. Having successfully owned and managed a number of blogs relating to women’s lifestyle, she easily blended into her role as chief blogger of the Adultsmart Blog. She is in a long term relationship with her boyfriend. She also runs Good Girl Guide, a sexual lifestyle blog.