After “taking a lap” through a sex shop in New York City’s West Village, Stacy Rybchin saw a business opportunity—selling sex toys online in a tasteful, upscale fashion. “Where could someone like me buy sex toys without all the nudity and embarrassment?” thought this full-time mother of two boys from Westchester, NY. A few years into her business, Stacy is excited to share her brand, My Secret Luxury, with FOF. Read our interview with Stacy about high quality luxury sex toys and enter for a chance to win the Je Joue MiMi Vibrator!
To enter to win the Je Joue MiMi Vibrator, comment below by answering the question: Have you ever tried a cheap sex toy?
Why did you decide to launch My Secret Luxury, and what’s the mission of the company?
After my experience in the West Village, I thought I should curate sex toys and present them in a sophisticated, boutique-like experience without any nudity or pornography. That became our mission, to provide safe, high quality toys that are for your sexual pleasure and give you a high-end shopping experience. We like to consider ourselves the Rodeo Drive for sex toys!
What makes something a luxury sex toy, versus a ‘normal’ one?
High quality luxury sex toys are sleek and modern—not with a ton of bells and whistles on the side. These toys are well-made, with quality engineering and the best materials on the market, such as medical-grade silicone, medical-grade stainless steel, and Pyrex glass. The technology is better on these products as well, from the innovation to the rechargeability and remote controls. You’re not going to get that on your plain old bullet vibrator. A lot of these high-end toys are waterproof, which is beneficial because many women like to use them in the bath or in the shower. Because the toys are made with more precision and care, they have better motors, so they’re quieter and the motors last longer—most cheap sex toys break after only a few uses!
What is the price range of your products?
We have something for every budget! The average cost of a high quality vibrator or sex toy is around $100 to $150. The most expensive item is the $15,000 gold plated vibrator, and the most inexpensive toy would probably be around $60.
What are your bestsellers?
One bestseller is the Jimmyjane Hello Touch, which is a great introduction into luxury toys because it’s only $65. It doesn’t even look like a toy and is fun for women and men—everyone gets a kick out of it. The pulsators are more advanced—they don’t vibrate, but mimic the movement of penetration quite well. The technology is fascinating, even in this segment—manufacturers are always coming up with great things. Overall, clitorial vibrators sell the best.
From L to R: Jimmyjane HELLO TOUCH Vibrator, and Drei, Einz, and Zwei Pulsators by Fun Factory.
Tell us about the MiMi vibrator. Why is it a good starter toy?
It’s a great beginner toy because it’s small, discreet, and super easy to use. It’s made out of 100% medical-grade silicone, so it feels soft and luxurious. It’s a clitoral vibrator, for external use only. It’s rechargeable, waterproof, and it fits in the palm of your hand—a great starter toy.
What are some good luxury toys to try after a starter toy?
I would recommend going for a rabbit style or dual stimulation toy that stimulates both the clitoris and the G-spot.
Why are vibrators important?
Pleasure is important. 7 out of 10 women orgasm through clitoral stimulation… So if you’re one of the other 3, you’re lucky—most of us are not. Women’s pleasure cannot be forgotten. Most women need a little more than their hands—there is nothing wrong or shameful about it. Vibrators are great to use with a partner. The high quality toys are taking the shame and cheesiness out of the experience of pleasure, because they don’t look like the average sex toy.
Where can FOFs buy your products?
The products are all available online.
To enter to winthe Je Joue MiMi Vibrator($89.99 value)comment below by answering the question:Have you ever tried a cheap sex toy?
1 FOF will win. (See official rules, here.) Contest closes November 14, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.