#FunFindFriday – How Sex Toys Are Made

I destroyed a lot of stuff when I was a kid. It wasn’t my fault, I couldn’t help it. I was just too curious and determined for my own good. From clock radios to busted flashlights, a retro Polaroid camera to a handful of non-retracting measuring tapes, if it wiggled or jiggled in a way that hinted something might be out of place, I took it as a perfect excuse to take that fucker apart just so I could see what was inside.

Looking back I can safely say my continual breaking of shit wasn’t due to boredom, or that I liked to needlessly destroy things, or that I was looking for trouble. I just had this insatiable yearning to understand what made things go, and figured the best was to learn was to open them up and prod around. Okay, maybe I did have a destructive side, and doing bad things made my 5 year old self feel like a rebel, but I was well intentioned and didn’t really mean any harm. Except for my Barbies. Those bitches had it coming. In truth, they’re not that exciting when all you’re left with is a pile of plastic parts that won’t pop back into place.

As an adult, my need to know how stuff works hasn’t changed that much. Especially when it comes to how sex toys are made. So, as an attempt to appease my curiosities, rather than offering up another toy as sacrifice, I’ve decided to create a series of posts featuring pictures, videos, and the like, on how some of your favorite sex toys are made.

Fun Factory

I posted a couple of these to my tumblr account, however I thought I should share them here as well. The pictures are taken from the Vice article: Germanys Fun Factory Pumps Out The Dildos , which goes into detail of what his experience was visiting the Fun Factory factory (say that 5 times fast). Anywhoo, the article is interesting and the pictures do speak a thousand words. I doubt I’ll ever look at one of my Fun Factory toys the same.

Also, just because I love you guys so much, I’ve included a handful of pictures from of the Fun Factory stores in Berlin (silver/pink) and Bremin (gold). That shit’s just cray-cray. Or, if really want to have some fun, go to the Fun Factory website, scroll down to to the BerlinProof360 Google Maps image, and tour the store via the 3D app.

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More: If NASA Made a Sex Toy, it Would be the Stronic by Fun Factory, Stronic Eins at the Museum of Sex.

Real Doll Factory

I included this in a previous #wtfwednesday post: doll parts, however I feel it bares repeating. Just look at all that silicone. The detail. The craftsmanship. This video proves the amount of work going into those babies is ridiculous but well worth the high price tag. Sure, most people would likely cringe at the thought of having sex with one of them, however… if I had a dick, $5,000 to burn, a place to store Misty-The-Underpantsless-Love-Doll (that would be her nickname, for short), and a dog that didn’t think she was a chew toy, I’d dive deep in one of those beauties and never let go.

 More: Face Scan: The Making of Amber Doll, Day One: The Making of Amber Doll, Day Two: The Making of Amber Doll, Day Three: The Making of Amber Doll, Day Four: The Making of Amber Doll, Guys and Dolls: BBC Documentary on Real Dolls P1.

Tour of the Vixen Creations Dildo Factory

This video like the rest is fairly outdated (circa 2007), however the fact that it even exists is a miracle. In all my years working in this industry I’ve rarely, if ever, found a video of a dildo factory tour. Let alone one for VIXEN CREATIONS. Gasp! This is a big deal you guys. Thank you Good Vibes, thank you! If you ask me there should be way more videos of dildos and vibrators being made, why there isn’t totally leaves me baffled. Maybe I’ll just need to take matters into my own hands and start that TV show I’ve been planning after all. #IfYouWantSomethingDoneDoItYourself

 More: Violet and the Dildo Factory (thanks to Metis from Tantus for telling me this even existed!)

Trojan Condoms

I’m a big supporter of safer sex practices, so I just couldn’t pass up including this video from Trojan Condoms. I might be wrong, but the actor in the video kinda looks and sounds like he could be the love child of Tosh 2.0, Adam Levine, Timothy Olyphant, and Josh Duhamel. Distracting much? Anyways…

It’s fairly informative, giving a rundown on how condoms are made, but I gotta admit, my favorite moment happens at the 1:25 mark when he facetiously says “these definitely aren’t your Grandfathers condoms“, or the 3:19 mark when he seems really excited about saying the word “basketball”. Though the attempted but failed oh-no-she-better-don’t finger wag at the 2:20 mark is also pretty rad. All jokes aside, he’s got some of the best enunciation I’ve ever heard, and the video is one I’d watch over and over just to see the condoms getting “worked over by strong hands in what’s called the ‘roll and knead’ process“. If you listen closely at the 3:32 mark, you can almost hear him thinking ‘are you kidding me with this shit?’. Either way, this is probably the best ‘how its made’ video I’ve come across as it relates to condoms. Give it a gander, I’m sure you’ll be entertained if nothing else.

More: Business Insider: Inside Trojans Factory, Safe Sense: How Are Condoms Made?, How Stuff Works: How Condoms Work, See how Lifestyles Condoms Are Made and Tested.

Fleshlight

I’d be lying if I said I didn’t save the best for last. This tour of the Fleshlight factory is surreal. From the factory itself, to a futuristic room with a shit ton of  monitors running reports, it’s the behind the scenes content I dreamed of. I think I’ve just taken my Fleshlight fixation to a whole other level. I’m beside myself.

There’s also this video featuring the Fleshlight. It’s well worth the watch. Though I won’t lie, seeing all that luxury kinda makes me wish I had thought of the idea first. C’est la vie.

Also, these Fleshlight vines from the company are pretty fascinating. In order: the Fleshlight entrance, Fleshlight headquarters, the vagina casts and texturing rods, how they’re made.

More: Pressing the Flesh: The world’s leading adult toy manufacturer for men wants to take the stigma out of sex, Vice: The Man Behind the World’s Most Famous Fake Vagina. Fleshlight Sales: The best deals all in one place.

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At the end of the day the toys we buy come from somewhere… as in, someone made them, designed them, decided on ingredients, crafted them, poured them, stripped them from a mold, packaged them, and perfected them.

I hope you enjoyed watching as much as I did researching, and that seeing this post will give all you budding creatives the confidence and perspective to believe that if they can do it, so can you. If not, in the very least it should give you a sense of appreciation for the things you whack off with. I know I won’t be looking at my sex toys the same.

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Giveaway: Rhino by Traz

After posting my written review for the Rhino by Traz penis extender the folks at the company got in touch and generously offered one to giveaway as a way of saying thanks… so if you’ve been looking to get your hands on one of the very best penis sleeves around, FOR FREE, now’s your chance!

The contest is open to Canada and the U.S. and includes your choice of sleeve. Not sure which one is for you; if you’re looking for something slender and easy to handle, snag a Sleek. Want a sleeve that’s not too big, nor too small? A Genesis is the way to go. Looking to go all out, balls to the wall badassery? You need a Stampede.

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Curious as to why I love them so? There’s a lot of reasons, but here’s the gist; they’re totally body safe, comfortable to wear and use, easy to put together, customizable to fit your personal needs, non-porous so they won’t absorb bodily fluids, lube, or bacteria (making them very easy to clean), come in 3 different diameters so you have a variety to choose from, can be used as a masturbation sleeve or to enhance other toys (dildos/vibes etc), have motion transfer technology so you feel every thrust, warm to body temperature quickly, adds both length and girth, and most importantly, they don’t require a strap or harness to stay in place. They’re the first of their kind, and are the very best design I’ve ever had my hands on. #truth

But enough of me trying to convince you. All I’m going to say is this, if you’ve ever been curious about having sex with a bigger penis, you need to try a Rhino by Traz. That’s all there is to it.

As for the contest, entering is easy; just follow the instructions below to gain entries and you could be the lucky winner!
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Contests not really your thing? Not to worry, use code ‘KaraSutra‘ when checking out at TrazRhino.com and you’ll save 10% off your entire order! Don’t say I never do anything for you.

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#FunFindFriday: Embrace The PDA with Durex Contest

#EmbraceThePDA with DurexI usually keep my #funfindfriday posts dedicated to toys and the like, but this was just too good to pass up.

Let’s just say it involves a ‘kiss cam‘ in one of Toronto’s largest tourist spots (over 65,000 people pass by EVERY. DAY!), #hashtags, and a chance for 5 lucky people to win a $500 prepaid card along with a bunch of Durex goodies. I am for all of this.

Like most social media contests the campaign was started to help create a buzz about a product, in this case, Durex Lovers Embrace Pleasure Gels. One warms. One tingles/cools. This isn’t new to the industry; lubes designed for ‘sensation’ play have been around for a while, but I gotta say, I was pleasantly surprised with my set. Suffice to say there’s a review in the works.

How To Enter

Participating is very easy, and probably something you do if you use social media anyways, it’s just a matter of adding a hashtag:

  • Upload a picture of you and someone special kissing, holding hands, being cuddle buddies, showing some affection, doing something that makes people go ‘awwww‘, etc.
  • Hashtag it with #EmbraceThePDA (you can add @DurexCanada if you so feel inclined)
  • Share it on your social media accounts; Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, specifically (if you add a pic and don’t see it right away, don’t fret, they have a 24hr ‘approval period’ to make sure pictures that get shared are appropriate).
  • Claim your entry (don’t worry it’s nothing crazy, just your full name, email address, and phone number – so they can call you if you win)
  • And done!

You’ve got until Sept 15th 11:59pm to enter, and a total of 9 entries to have some fun with. So what are you waiting for? Go grab your phone/camera, get together, take some pics, and don’t forget to share.  Do me proud… I wanna see some kisses, people!

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#SALE: Tantus Grab Bags + Free Toys!

Tantus Grab Bag SaleGot a case of the Mondays? Not to worry, I’ve got something that just might brighten your day;  from today until Sunday August 24th 2014, you can get 20% off already reduced Tantus grab bags.

Just head over to the Grab Bags page, pick the toy you want, enter code “ROULETTE” during check out, and BOOM! You just got some of the very best silicone sex toys at prices that are almost unheard of.

Need Some Help Deciding?

  • If you want a non-intimidating butt plug a little flirt or small ripple will do you just fine. Literally. (Reg $17, Now $13.60)
  • Prefer something a little larger or a toy that’s great for prostate stimulation? go for the Ryder (Reg $18, Now $14.40) or a Protouch. (Reg $23, Now  $18.40)
  • Thinking of a dildo? Snag an Tantus Echo (Reg. $33, Now $26), Vamp (Reg. $22.50, Now $18), Leisure (Reg $27, Now $21.60), or a Large Silk (Reg. $27, Now $21.60). All of them are amazing, it’s just a matter of picking which ones you prefer. I personally love them all!

Decided which one you want? YAY! Just click the image below to go straight to sale page.

Echo Grab Bag

Echo

Tantus Echo Handle Grab Bag

Echo Handle

Leisure Grab Bag

Leisure

Lil Flirt Grab Bag

Lil Flirt

Protouch Grab Bag

Protouch

Ripple Grab Bag

Ripple

Ryder Grab Bag

Ryder

LG Silk Grab Bag

LG Silk

Vamp Grab Bag

Vamp

 

*So what’s the deal with the Grab Bags? they’re basically the same great products crafted from the same medical grade silicone, just mixed into a variety of shades you won’t find anywhere else… I’ve managed to get some absolutely stunning color mixes this way (one is blackish purple, with a midnight purple glittery sheen, another is a pearly pink with a sparkly effect). Sadly I can’t tell you what color you’ll get, and you can’t pick and choose, but I can guarantee it’ll be way better than you expect.

p.s. Every time Tantus does a grab bag sale they sell out. I’m not shitting you, it’s probably one of the best sales around! On that note, I’d highly suggest you get your orders asap.

…PLUS FREE STUFF!!!

Need a little added incentive…

Screen Shot 2014-08-18 at 3.09.51 AMUntil the end of the month if you spend $100 or more on ANYTHING you’ll get a FREE Black Tantus Vibrating Harness ($30 value! + FREE US shipping)

Spend $200 or more get a FREE Black Tantus Vibrating Harness AND a Silver Sport Long (that’s $77 in FREE STUFF! + free INTERNATIONAL shipping!)

Spend $250 or more get a FREE Black Tantus Vibrating Harness, a Silver Sport Long, AND a Black C-Sling ($119 in FREE STUFF! + free INTERNATIONAL shipping! Whoa!)

Still wondering what makes Tantus so great? Check my Tantus Toy Haul video, Find out why I love Tantus, or read one of my many reviews.

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