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#FunFindFriday: Hole Punch Toys

I really do hate to admit it, but after 8+ years of working in the industry I’ve started to grow bored with the vast majority of non-vibrating sex toys on the market.

That isn’t to say I think everything is bland, just that many of the highly accessible and heavily advertised ones are surprisingly uninspiring; there’s little attention paid to originality, the color choices are lackluster, there’s no freedom of artistic expression, and damn near all of them have no kick or imagination.

Talent. I’ve been missing talentcreativity… and vision.

Of course there are companies like Babes ‘N Horny, BS Is Nice, Whipspider Rubberworks, Vixen Creations,Vibeology, NobEssence, Divine Interventions, Bad Dragon, Fun Factory, Tantus, and Crystal Delights keeping it real and fresh, but in an industry that’s slowly starting to recognize and embrace smaller companies, there’s definitely room for more.

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Enter this weeks #FunFindFriday: Hole Punch Toys, the designer behind some seriously fun and colorful artisanal small batch silicone sex toys, molded and poured by hand, one by one, in an art studio in St. Paul, Minnesota.

From playful radishes to carrot butt plugs, ice cream cones, stunning blue rockets, tri-colored popsicles, and a sleek blacked-out Nun, Hole Punch Toys has most of the bases covered when it comes to mixing art and pleasure.

The uniqueness doesn’t end there, unlike large volume manufactures each is made to order, and details like color are subject to the creators whim at the time of pouring. If he’s in a translucent grass-green mood, that is what you’ll get. Hunter green today? There you go. I have to admit, judging by this misfit box of toys or these white chocolate lookalikes, I’d be more than happy to get something completely my own.

Have an idea for a toy you’d like made? You’ve come to the right place, Bespoke toys are something they do. Just get in contact with a brief description of your idea, and if it’s something that can be done they’ll gladly work with you to make it happen. It’ll probably cost you a pretty penny, but there are times when it’s worth it. This is one of them.

Needing to know more I went right to the source, asking the creator if he’d answer a bunch of questions about Hole Punch Toys, the concept behind the designs, how the toys are made, etc. and he very graciously obliged. Big thanks to Colin for taking time out of his busy schedule, I totally appreciate it.

rocketholepunch1.) Who is Hole Punch Toys?

Hole Punch Toys are an extension of Hole Punch Studio, which is an arbitrary name assigned, for beuroctaric and advertising reasons, to the art I produce. I, being me, Colin. Primarily visual art, both two and three dimentiomal, audio visual, or in this case, silicone. I create one hundred percent of the material associated with Hole Punch Toys, with the exception of some borrowed imagery used in digital assemblages for labels and such.

2.) What motivated you to create Hole Punch Toys?

The same thing that motivates any creative endeavor I think. The challenge of bringing something that exist in your imagination into physical being. The process of making.  I suppose having sex toys in my head to begin with is telling of something, but I’ll leave that for another discussion.

hole punch radish3.) What sets Hole Punch Toys apart from other manufacturers?

It depends. If you are asking about the business as an entity, I would say that the main difference is in production capability.  This is a one person operation. I pour and package each piece to order in my free time which means each piece is approached as a singular object, made from a singular batch of silicone and tinted individually. That could all change of course, but for now, that is how it is.

If you are asking about the toys themselves, I DO NOT differentiate them from other silicone toys of this nature.

I think there is room for as many designs in this world as there are minds and the bodies attached to them. Not everything is for everybody. If someone likes what I make,  that’s fantastic. If not, that’s great also. Although it will hurt me deeply and might make me cry.

teeny creemee hole punch4.) Where do you draw inspiration for your designs from?

It is pretty plain to see my designs don’t come from a very high minded place.  Although I have appreciation for so called “fine art”,  I seem to have been impacted most deeply by the images and symbology of pop culture, from Saturday morning cartoons and comics to advertising imagery and the beauty of everyday objects.

All my art seems to be an effort to break down images and forms into their simplest components, which works well in designing insertables, where detail and complex shapes are not optimal. It suits my style, if I could be bold enough to think I have one.

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#FunFindFriday: Halloween Sex Toy Sales!

October 31st is finally upon us and with it comes some pretty sick Halloween sex toy sales!

I know most of you are probably busy panicking to find a last minute costume, putting the final touches on your party decor, getting the little ones ready for some trick or treating, or finalizing the list for your horror movie marathon, but do yourself one favor; take 10 minutes out of your day and snag a little treat of your own for later.

Below are the list of sales I know about, some popped up just for Halloween, others have been ongoing but could end at any time. Point being, take advantage while you can!

Tantus

Tantus currently has two deals going on, you can get a Large Silk from their already heavily reduced grab bag section for around 80% off the regular price (was $54.79, now only $9.99), or you can snag yourself any other butt toys for 25% off with code ‘CHEEKY’. I’d highly suggest a Perfect Plug or Little Flirt for those of you new to anal play, a Perfect Plug Plus, Ryder, or Neo for those with some experience, if you prefer something larger a Buck or Ringo are the way to go, you want extreme? the new Amsterdam (lg) or Cowboy knock it out of the park.  Remember, if you spend $100 you get free shipping (U.S. only), spend $200 get free international shipping.

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Fleshlight combo sale

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I’m not exactly how long the Fleshlight sale is on for, but if you’re shopping the Continental U.S. site they’ve got a BOGO deal going on right now; buy ANY Fleshlight and you’ll get a free mystery sleeve. Pretty sweet considering you usually have to buy two sleeves to get one free! If you’re on the Canadian site you still get 15% off anything, just not the BOGO deal.

They’ve also got the Fleshlight Freaks on sale for both sites, with best deals on the combo packs. Sure, they’ll arrive after Halloween if you order now, but who’s to say they won’t still be fun? No one. So buy one.

*If you’re in the U.S. you also get free shipping with orders  $60+, Canadians get free shipping with orders $100+. Bullshit, I know.

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Dracula Fleshlight Combo Deal

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If you think the idea of putting glass toys in your bits ‘n pieces is a scary idea, you’re seriously missing out. It’s spooktacular! Ugh, sorry, I just had to get a few good puns in while the moment was upon me. Don’t worry, I’ll stop.

For a limited time you can get 40% off Fucking Sculptures high end glass toys. Let it be known, these aren’t just for sex, these are art. Stunning, splendid, totally body safe, works of art! All they had in stock last time I checked was the Corkscrew, so grab one at a discounted price before they’re all gone.

While supplies last you can also get 40% off select JimmyJane toys, specifically the Form 3 and Form 4. Both of them are great, so which ever one you choose I’m sure you’ll be more than satisfied.

That’s pretty much it for the sales! I hope whatever you do this Halloween you have a fantastic and safe time… as for me, I’ll be nursing day 6 of a wicked case of Strep throat while eating soup broth and watching horror movies until my eyes bleed. xo

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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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