VIP Interview With Shiri Zinn Owner And Sex Toy Designer

Shiri Zinn product designer

Shiri Zinn is a high end designer who creates luxury sex toys and vibrators. The artistic creations are all made with the thought to challenge preconceived prejudice notions of sexuality and to place on display with glamour and luxury in mind, encouraging men and women to explore, play and discover a new world of sexuality.

Shiri Zinn’s designs are made with some of the highest quality materials that are available including Swarovski crystals, crystal glass made in England, quartz, diamante, sterling silver, marabou feather tails and more. Some of Shiri’s creations are handmade like the sex toys made with solid glass with etched designs. In her designs you will be able to find vibrating ice-creams and cupcakes that look delicious enough to eat but they are built to send you into a world of pleasurable bliss which really goes to show that a person’s choice of ice-cream can allude to their sexual personality.

One amazing aspect about her creations, is that some of her carefully created designs are made in limited quantities like the Limited Edition Couture Collection. This means that if you buy one of Shiri’s specialised pieces, you may just be one of the select few people in the world to own one. Each piece is stamped with a limited edition number and engraved with the artist’s signature.

Tell me about yourself

Owner, designer and manufacturer. I have 3 design degrees; 2 from the top fashion school in the world Central Saint Martins with an MA in Jewellery.

Image: Shiri Zinn Bandages (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

What inspires you?

Nobody inspires me. I inspire myself! I am a pioneer type designer. I am inspired by nature, beautiful things and originality.

Why do you look at yourself as an artist more than a marketed brand?

I don’t market my brand as I have always got free press and something one calls publicity rather than pushing people to buy aggressively – or at all in fact. Celebrities have always found me without my help. When a designer is first in the world to do something new and different this occurs organically!

Why did you choose sex as a subject for your design?

Because they were so badly designed with no finesse when I pioneered the idea of designer sex toys in 1997.

Is sexuality fashionable?

When designed in the creative and high end manner then yes it can be and is portrayed and depicted in those arenas as such, and also as ART.

How would people include art within their sexuality?

Good question! They would include interesting arty pieces to bring a bit more variety, beauty, seduction and in fact more kink into their love lives, if they so choose, and it’s great for women who like lovely things in the area of seduction too… every little bit helps! Whatever people choose as long as they are true to themselves and know they really do have CHOICE and it’s not just “same old, same old” that exists out there! They have imaginative pleasure options and need not just be discreet options either, because the kind/s of sex they may like may indeed be classy and INDESCREET!

What does food symbolise in art?

Not all my work is food related only 2 of my many pieces. However both those pieces are naughty sugar pieces. Why? From an artist / designer who does not even eat sugar?! lol. The answer is simple and it’s about FUN! We need to lighten up in the area of seduction and sometimes the cutest, most seductive looking treats can actually cause loads of laughter and intrigue psychologically in the bedroom…

Image: i-Scream Vibrator (Photo by Sugextions) Image: Shiri Zinn i-Scream Vibrator (Photo by Shiri Zinn) Image: Shiri Zinn i-Scream Vibrator (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

How do people describe the experience of masturbating with ice-creams and cupcakes?

You get an entire range of reactions…. all hysterical! Makes the world a lighter, brighter place! The i-Scream in particular packs a PUNCH!

Can art be a fetish?

For sure! And food IS FETISH.

What does it feel like to create something beautiful?

What a charming question! It’s what makes me tick. I actually don’t believe one should buy anything unless one finds it beautiful. To create things for the sensual pleasures of touch and sight are an awesome experience. It gives so much pleasure just knowing I have thought about every curve, bend, diamante, reflection or detail of craftsmanship in a piece of mine. To design luxury leaves one feeling privileged! I shall leave “mundane design” to the birds. I certainly can’t design anything mundane, non-aspirational or non-controversial, lol!

Tell me about your product range and what new product ranges will we be looking forward to from Shiri Zinn?

My product range is completely varied. My ranges all look very different so if that confuses my brand so be it as I am a very dynamic designer and design based on inspiration it’s not “prescribed” or “set”. My straps are among the most luxury items in the world for their genre and all handmade with matching ceramic dildos adorned with real 8 carat gold leaf fired motifs.

Image: Shiri Zinn Pink Strap-On Harness (Photo by Shiri Zinn) Image: Shiri Zinn Pink Strap-On Dildo (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

My glass is extremely luxurious and not like other glass generally in the Industry its far heavier when held measure for measure so it has a very weighty feel and each piece is completely unique no 2 are ever the same as they don’t come out of a mould! Some glass and crystal items are Limited Editions bought by A-listers and fine art collectors. They are very usable and create amazing G-Spot orgasms; while others are far more affordable luxury adorned with real Swarovski crystals. They all come in precious, beautiful boxes whatever price level of glass is chosen!

Image: Shiri Zinn Amber Swarovski Glass Dildo (Photo by Shiri Zinn) Image: Shiri Zinn Ltd. Edition Rose Quartz Crystal Dildo (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

I also have a stunning new BDSM range that can be seen on the new website soon. It’s top secret right now and promises to pack a punch and to be more eccentric and visually stimulating than any other of my collections to date so watch this space as it’s breathtakingly functional!

Image: Shiri Zinn Ltd. Edition Turquoise Snakeskin Whip with Blue Zircon Stone (Photo by Shiri Zinn)

Finally there are 3 beautiful designer vibrators: The i-Scream is USB operational with 1 year warrantee, very powerful and stunning to behold, complete with retro wire display stand and vintage Jazz playing music box. There is also the fancy Minx Designer Vibrator that possibly comes in the most luxurious packaging for any diva! It’s also extremely powerful and comes with a plush, luxury, marabou feather tail adorned with real Swarovski crystals on its silver section. This is owned by several A-listers too! And of course, the silicone burlesque/retro styled Cupcake Vibe that is offered in The cutest baking tin. This pop art functional piece comes with batteries included and can be discreetly placed on your kitchen shelf. It has sold in the masses to Australia and still gets amazing press from Cosmo to Elle worldwide!

VIP Interview With John Edwin Oakes Chief Designer At Bathmate

Sex Toy Designer John Edwin Oaks

Bathmate is an incredibly well-known company who design penis pumps, they are industry leaders and are famous worldwide for providing products made with high quality materials which are designed to last and look amazing. What is incredibly inspirational about the creation of Bathmate’s product range is that it was invented by chief designer John Edwin Oakes to help a close friend who had a spinal injury after a motorbike accident. The friend was no longer able to gain and maintain erections. Bathmate Hydromax penis pump systems are sexual aids used to:

  • Increase the length of a penis.
  • Increase the girth of a penis.
  • Exercise the penis.
  • Help maintain stronger and harder erections.

The best part about the Bathmate’s penis pump system is that it uses warm water which naturally helps to increase the blood flow within the penis.  The penis pump is used for 15 minute intervals where you are able to see maximum results. There products are made with phthalate free material that is body safe. Bathmates Hydropumps have been clinically proven to be safe to use on the genital area by Aspen Clinical Research.

This is a VIP Interview With John Edwin Oakes Chief Designer At Bathmate.

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Tell me about yourself

Hello, I’m John Edwin Oakes, Chief Designer at Bathmate. I hold a Higher National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering and have over 35 years of experience in all aspects of automated engineering and manufacturing.

When was Bathmate established?

Bathmate was conceived around 2001 with the first Hercules products in full production and launched in 2006. Now the range has grown to also include the Hydromax X20, X30 X40 and the Xtreme, X20, X30,X40 and X50.

What inspired the creation of Bathmate?

A good friend of mine, a keen athlete and motorcycle rider, suffered a serious spinal injury which meant he could no longer gain and maintain an erection. To try and help him I looked at the range of conventional penis pumps on the market. Though some were quite good I was not totally convinced and, being a mechanical engineering designer, I decided there had to be a better means of delivering vacuum technology. Having done a lot of work in the field of hydraulics over the years I began to look at the penis pump from a new angle. The human penis is, after all, a hydraulically operated organ, so why not surround the penis with warm water and generate a hydro-vacuum, thereby working in harmony with the penis. Putting pencil to drawing board I came up with a few concept designs and over the next few years produced a few trial prototype samples. My friend was delighted with the results when he tested them. So, in effect, I invented the world’s first penis pump designed to be used specifically in water, creating a safe negative hydraulic pressure around the penis.

What inspires you?

Making really great products that satisfies todays and the future needs of every man on the planet

How and where are Bathmate products manufactured?  What materials are used to make a Bathmate product?

The Bathmate is hand made by passionate and skilled operatives in Wakefield west Yorkshire, using only the highest quality materials which include skin safe silicone, high strength polycarbonate and quality stainless steels. We also use high precision robots on the injection moulding process to remove and position the complex and difficult mouldings. My involvement starts in the conception of the part design, right through to the design of the robot attachments and in some cases the basic robot systems.  In my distant previous life I was an automations engineer working in such industries as automotive, industrial automated washing and high speed food pick and place packing.

What are the benefits of using water during the penis pumping process?

There are many benefits to using warm water; the most obvious is increased blood flow to the penis due to the warm water hydraulics and slow negative pressure that the hydropump creates. Another significant factor, the corner stone of the success of the hydropump, is by using it during washing in the shower or bathtub it become part of your daily routine. This makes it both convenient and fun to use, while at the same time providing you with great results and generally giving you a greater feeling of sexual wellbeing.

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What should people look for in a penis enlargement device?

I would say simplicity should be the first thing. It must be easy to use, without complex parts or multiple operations. it must be easy to clean , which is very important, and due to the fact you are using the Bathmate device in the bathroom and in warm water means you are far more likely to clean the pump straight after use by simply flushing it out and towel drying it down before putting it away.

How often should a person use a Bathmate Hydromax to achieve desired results?

I use mine nearly every day and have done so for the last 11 years, but using the Bathmate only a few times a week will help promote better penile health and the feeling of sexual wellbeing.  Most people I speak to normally use the device up to 3/5 times per week on average. The feeling you get from the Bathmate is, for me, one of good sexual health and euphoria. I always look forward to my bath time when I take time out to relax and chill, with the added benefit of knowing that I’m greatly improving my sexual health.

Are the results long lasting?

This is a question that I often get asked and it is one with no definitive answer. I prefer to look at it from this angle, after use, the results are noticeable for many hours, when either flaccid or erect, but the effect could well disappear if you stop using the Bathmate. It’s very much like going to the gym and weight training, you personally don’t notice your increased strength and size over a few months period. This is due to the gradual gains over this period and it’s possibly only when someone comments on your bigger build or better performance in the gym do you take notice. This is just like using the hydropump. Each time you use it there are fractional gains in erection hardness and the size of the erection, which like the gym give you the foundation to become stronger and larger, but if you stop going to the Gym your muscle tone and development will fade. This is why I use Bathmate almost daily to maintain my optimum size and hardness.

How have you found the Bathmate has impacted people’s sexual lifestyles?

Most certainly; all of my friends who are into body health and fitness use the Bathmate regularly as part of their own personal health regime. The great thing about the hydropump is you need water to use it and most often after a training regime you need to wash, shower or bathe, so using the hydropump becomes part of your washing process without deviating from your normal routine .

What are your best sellers?

Our best sellers are the Hydromax range of pumps. These give the maximum allowable negative pressure and can be used without excessive force by the user, making the hydropump experience truly unique and, to me, very pleasurable. There are also now many new additions to the bathmate range of products which include the new trim shaver, rocket douche and a wider range of penile rings. Additional to this is a purpose made multispeed bullet, which are all made to the highest bathmate quality standards and customer expectations.

Are there any questions or information you would like to add?

I would just like to thank you for the opportunity for this interview and finish off by informing all your viewers that the hydropump is, in my opinion, bathmate is a game changer  You become more  active and more aware of your penile health. This takes me back to those signs you see in urology clinics, a simple but very important message…Use it or lose it. By incorporating the Bathmate into your daily washing routine I believe you are helping to make yourself a more sexually healthy and happier person. As we all know, good sexual health is a very important part of who we are as males and females in today’s modern society.

For more information read Adultsmart’s complete guide on Bathmate Hydromax Penis Pumps.

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