Who the hell are they?
So far, I have only been able to introduce you to a handful of the most well-known erotic toy companies. Today I will be able to tick off three more brands that are almost unknown to Slovenians: Dame, Crushious and Womanizer.
If the name makes you think where else you've heard or read about it, it's probably because of their advertising on Instagram or my recent review of their clitoral stimulator Eva. This toy started the story of Dame, founded in 2014 by sexologist Alexandra Fine and engineer Janet Lieberman. Eva is considered the first sex toy to raise the most money through crowdfunding. In addition, its younger brother Fin is the first vibrator to be allowed on Kickstarter.
The company is famous for suing the New York subways for refusing to run their adverts. This got them more than the attention they wanted from the big press houses. The only thing that bothers me about their website is that they refer to women as vulva owners and men as penis owners. Their range of toys is small, but that is why the vibrators are supposed to be perfected. Well, Eva is pretty close.
Also this brand is young - it first appeared on Instagram in 2019. Since then, they've posted infrequently, but some of the pictures are tasty and even fun. On the contrary, at least for me, a visit to their website left me in doubt. The company's description is sparse and full of rambling advertising phrases about the packaging. If you do a little research, you will notice that the company is Portuguese, but they have a Spanish telephone number. Some of the product images are youthful, and others are obnoxious. You also have to log in to know the price and read the product description. If I had not tested their products, I would have thought that someone was trying to pull my leg.
Website aside, the products have reasonable prices. I was surprised that some of them are well made and have the potential to develop into even better erotic toys.
Typical of Womanizer is that they like to talk about self-pleasure and regularly draw attention to it on their social networks. Like Dame, the Bavarian company Womanizer was founded by a man Michael Lenke and his wife. Their reasons are the same as those given by all companies - too few erotic toys - but as a reason, the Bavarian duo adds another - not enough emphasis on clitoral stimulation.
Womanizer products are based on Pleasure Air technology, a technology where the toy doesn't have to touch the clit to bring you to orgasm. Since its foundation, they have expanded to sixty countries. Last year was marked by their collaboration with English singer Lily Allen, with whom they also created a new clitoral stimulator and launched the "I masturbate" campaign.
Their toys are at the higher end of the price range but worth every penny. They have studied the clitoral orgasm, they wrote a recipe that was a hit eight years ago, and it remains a hit today.
Crushious, Dame and Womanizer. In that order, I would recommend them to you. The slightly awkward and still green Crushious for the warm-up, the over-confident Dame for the introduction, and the Germanly strict Womanizer for the sweet ending.