If you’re not in the habit of checking the sex toy scene on a regular basis you probably haven’t seen the badass new dildo that just popped up, it’s unbelievable… both in detail and design. Oh, and fyi, it’s the byproduct of two of my absolute most favourite companies ever.
This is a BIG DEAL!
Without further ado, let me introduce you to Bound by Vibeology, designed by the Superhero retailers over at Shevibe, manufactured and distributed by one of the worlds leading silicone toy companies, Tantus. That right there just screams quality!
Now I’m sure a lot of you are reading this and wondering, ‘with millions of dildos on the market, what makes this toy so special?’
Rather than answering the question myself I went right to the source, asking the good folks at SheVibe if they’d answer a bunch of questions about Vibeology, Bound, the process of getting the toy made, amongst other things, and they very graciously obliged.
1.) Why did you create Vibeology?
We always knew we would reach beyond just being SheVibe (although that has been an incredible gift). We knew we wanted to have a design presence and Vibeology seemed like a great name to encompass many different projects and ideas. So we trademarked it a few years ago and here we are.
The future of Vibeology may very well involve design services outside of the adult industry. Our offices are always overflowing with ideas. Vibeology is another outlet for that creativity.
2.) How did the collaboration between SheVibe and Tantus come about?
This is actually a longish story, but the short version is that we set out to make something happen for someone else – when that person turned out to be a total flake, we took the opportunity to capitalize on our design talents with the connections we had made. Tantus was always our first choice (cuz obviously). We called them up and asked if we could pay them a visit to show them some designs. They graciously accepted and we literally flew across the country just for the weekend! SheVibe and Tantus connected immediately and we settled on some designs to get the ball rolling.
The opportunity to work with a legendary manufacturer has been amazing, but more than that, the friendship we have forged with Metis and Mike is something everyone at SheVibe is thankful for.
3.) What makes the Vibeology products/Bound different from others on the market?
With Bound in particular it’s texture & detail. Tantus is the best silicone in the industry, hands down. This means SheVibe’s designs are brought to life in 100% Ultra-Premium Tantus Silicone. You’re getting original designs that create unique sensations in the industry’s highest quality and safest materials.
Additionally, it’s no secret that Tantus is utilizing cutting edge technology including 3D rendering to create these intricate pieces. I don’t think there is another premium silicone piece on the market with as much detail as the Bound.
Tantus and SheVibe are committed to maintaining quality, creativity and unique design in all future Vibeology pieces.
4.) Bound looks amazingly detailed, what was the process/how long did it take to craft, how did you choose that design?
We were actually inspired by the Tantus Harness line and created a dildo design to go with each harness (stay tuned). The Bound was the companion to the Nevada Harness. The look was so compelling, we knew we loved it and were so happy when Metis did too. The concept sketch that Alex created was assigned specific dimensions and measurements before going to our super talented 3D modeler.
Once the 3D artist has perfected the design virtually, it goes to the 3D printer which produces a plastic model from which a mold is produced. From there, it’s a matter of making sure the mold is conducive for extracting a silicone piece without flaws. From concept inception to design to prototype production, about 100 man hours are expended. It’s quite an intricate and exhaustive process!
5.) What can we look forward to in the future from Vibeology?
Having access to the team of people that we do, there will be many more creative designs making their debut. A half dozen products are in the pipeline and dozens more have been conceptualized. You can expect toys that are visually impressive enough to collect and, of course, pleasurably effective.
Big thanks to Sandra (the Queen B over at SheVibe) for taking the time out of her busy schedule, just another reason I love SheVibe so much!
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