I own a sex store and have personally tried many of the products. Ask me anything!
So turned on right now.
I've used a vibrator and dildo (with the help of my boyfriend) on myself although never a dildo and a fleshlight on its own.
Why did you want to start selling sex toys?
so I can get them for cheap myself :P
Do you sell something you refuse to try?
Yes, penis enhancements.
Were those among the things you asked your boyfriend to try, though?
He's tried the cockrings and sleeves and loved em!!! Refuses to try the extension and pumps though. Although secretly I think he does so I'm going to keep persuading him.
Stop trying to persuade him! You don't want him thinking you're unsatisfied with his size, do you?
But it's for homework..
Ok you're right. The last thing I want is to make him all self conscious :(
When people ask what you do, do you word it any differently or soften the blow somehow? How?
Also what's the craziest reaction you've gotten after telling them your line of work?
It really depends on who I'm talking to. If the person seems very conservative or if it's a family friend, I just say I run an online store selling lingerie, which is technically true..
My friends all reacted how I knew they would. They all asked me for free dildos. Go figure.
Well, did they get any?
This needs to be answered.
Only two of my girlfriends were persistent about it, so I made sure they got it asap ;)
Do you ever find yourself wondering how many extra orgasms you've helped to bring into the world?
I always think if there was one unknowable piece of information I could have, that would be it.
That is something I now wonder about.
Have you tried the great american challenge?
I actually haven't! It's definitely on my list of to try's, especially the vibrating one. I'll personally give you a review once I've tested it.
My wife is always concerned with noise levels, what is the most powerful yet quietest clitoral vibrator.
I actually haven't tried one that is quiet unfortunately.. they all make noise that is hard to ignore :(
Do you perfer toys or the real thing?
This one is.. hard.
The toys give me orgasms 100% of the time, but I like foreplay a lot (especially kisses all over), and toys can't do that, so I'd definitely go with the real thing even if it means an orgasm 1 out of 5 times.
Ever had anything returned in a particularly "well used" condition?
Thankfully, that hasn't happened yet crosses fingers
Adult toy stores have a strict no return policy due to the nature of the toys. That's why when you buy a vibrator in person, it is policy to put batteries in it to make sure it works. I don't know if it's different for online-only stores though.
Yep, we only take returns on products that are defected. So technically, if you use it for a week and it breaks we will still refund it.
I am a female.
What is your strangest customer like?
There was one guy who kept calling me every. single. day. at like 9AM (pst) asking me questions on what his first toy should be. It didn't sound like he wanted to buy anything though, just a guy that wanted to chat.
My all time favorite vibrator is the Dorcel Baby Rabbit! Never have I experienced orgasms the way I do with this baby :p
Favorite dildo would probably be the 6" Ballsy Super Cock. I prefer ones that look and feel like the real thing!
What was the most disappointing and the most strangest toy? Ever tried a cockring with your partner?
Hands down the Fetish Fantasy nipple stimulators (http://dressupdown.com/fetishfantasyseriesspinningnipplestimulators-p-10335.html). I'm not really even a fan of someone stimulating my nipples with their tongue, so the toy didn't really do it for me. It feels like that feeling when you're cleaning your belly button? Just a weird sensation. Haha
Yes, my partner said the cockring enhanced his orgasms more than usual. And he did last a little longer which is always good.
As a male should I be worried about getting my partners electric toy equivalents to my equipment?
No you shouldn't. We don't view toys as equivalent to a real penis. No way. Never.
So what would a guy have to do to get a pocket pussy thrown his way? for scientific reasons of course...
I might eventually be able to give out free gifts as promotions, but I'm a little low on budget right now. Here is 15% off if you'd like to purchase one from my site.
Coupon code: REDDIT15 :)
What is the ratio of male to female customers that you receive? I ask because as a single guy buying for me it's a little weird still going into my store of choice despite enjoying myself and what I buy.
Follow up, do you ever see the sex toy market taking a bigger swing towards the male demo?
Thanks for your time!
My customer demo is about 65% men / 35% women. I feel like women are more inclined to actually go into a store to browse whereas men would rather browse online (this is true for shopping in general actually). I do see the sex toy market having more male focused products. There seems to be a demand for them.
My girlfriend and I have been talking about buying a wireless remote controlled egg. Can you recommend one? I've read mixed reviews about the Lelo, but that was the nicest looking one I could find. This would definitely be for public outings, so we want something relatively quiet.
The Blush Play With Me Wireless Remote Control 10 Funtion Vibrating Egg is one that is relatively quiet and doesn't look too bad? Let me know if you'd like another suggestion.
How did you get into the business? I always thought it would be a cool business to own and operate. At least you know you're customers will enjoy the products and be happier!
It happened out of no where. I was just browsing some business forums and one click lead to the next and I found a supplier in the US that had great prices.
what was the strangest question you were asked about the sex toys ?
"Do you sell chode dildos?"
Can you recomend a good, inexpensive vibrator?
If it is your first vibrator, I'd suggest the most simplest one with no functions: http://dressupdown.com/4playmassager-p-5805.html
Have you ever used one, boxed it back up and sold it off as new?
No sir, I do not! My toys are mine.
How do you store what I assume is now a giant collection?
They're everywhere. Sometimes I'll find a toy in my kitchen cabinet.
I've purchased the Lelo gigi (v1) for a few female friends. It is now the go-to toy for every single one of them. Now the gigi v2 is out but i heard that the Vanity line from Jopen is comparable or stronger.
What are your thoughts on the new Lelo Vibrators (v2 waterproof versions) versus the Vanity by Jopen vibrators?
Jopen #16!!!! The very very very best. It is a bit pricey which I wouldn't usually recommend to other people, but the little rabbit ears are what do the trick for me. The lelo gigi looks a lot nicer aesthetically though.
What is the largest dildo you sell?
The Dick Rambone Cock at 18"
What's your best seller? For men/women?
Personal favorite? Or boyfriends favorite?
How long have you been in the business? How long do you intend to stay?
Our best seller for men would be the Ass Berries (http://dressupdown.com/assberriesraspberry-p-473.html)
Best seller for women would be 10 Function Risque Tulip (http://dressupdown.com/10functionrisquetulippurple-p-1668.html)
Personal favorite is the dorcel baby rabbit (http://dressupdown.com/dorcelbabyrabbit-p-4454.html)
I've been in business for 2 years total, but this site has only been around 7 months because I had to re-brand since my other one wasn't doing so well.
What are you relying on to promote your website? (Social traffic, SEM, SEO?)
I have never worked in the adult niche, and am curious what you find does and does not work in your industry.
I'm interested in knowing this too... Plus... How good is business in this niche? Too many competitors or are you making good moolah from it?
I am using social traffic (fb, twitter, blogging, forums), SEO, and paid advertising (Google Adwords, Traffic Junky). The adult niche is extremely hard to market because a lot of companies refuse to work with you, but you just have to get creative and find ways around it without using blackhat methods of course.
This niche is extremely competitive, and I knew that going in, but I wanted to be different by offering free shipping and a clean uncluttered site, unlike most of my competitors (a lot are affiliate sites). I think as long as you have your value proposition, you can get into any competitive niche.
What is your most popular lubricant? How does it compare to your personal favorite?
To be honest, I actually hate using lubricant. It just gets too wet and lessens the friction. I have tried them before though, and my favorite would have to be the strawberry moist cause I loooove the smell! http://dressupdown.com/flavoredmoist1ozstrawberry-p-12145.html
Try coconut oil. Best lube you'll ever use.
Yum. You can even eat it :P
Ever tried a sex swing? I heard they're really uncomfortable and awkward to use, but in theory they just sound great. Are there any that actually work the way you'd hope?
Edit: WTF? This is a serious question about the practicality of a sex toy in a thread about sex toys. Why do I get downvoted?
Omg yes, it was the funniest and most uncomfortable time ever! It's hard to get in sync your partner and because it's unstable and keeps moving you're spending most of the time trying to find a position that is comfortable for both people. The rest of the time you're giggling at how unsexy it actually is. Or maybe it was just us. I'm sure it works for some since they're still around.
M & F couple, I'd like a nice powerful vibe that I can use on myself when riding on top. Any suggestions?
I think this vibrator would be good if you want to use it when you're riding on top (http://dressupdown.com/bcuteclassicsiliconewaterproofmassagerjade-p-7236.html) because it is shorter in length (easier to use on yourself) and is multi-speed.
My wife is very conservative but I would like to get her to try something new. She's never had any sort of toy before. Any suggestions?
Does she masturbate? Or would you prefer getting a toy where you can use on her?
Do guys come in and ask you your opinions/advice on the toys in the store? If so does that get awkward?
I get calls from older men all the time for advice on what toys to get their wives. Yesterday a man called me telling me his wife loves this glass dildo and he wanted to replace her old one. What a sweet gesture I thought.
Have you ever had crazy religious nuts protest outside or try to shame people going into the store?
Oooo I'm an online stone. Sorry for not clarifying.
So in other words you're just trying to get traffic to your site.
Or your personal consultant on sex products?
Do you ever try to promote your products by telling them how well they worked on you?
Well sometimes my customers (usually older men) will call me over the phone for advice on what toy to get their wives and I'll give my opinions then. I guess in a way that is promoting.
But with friends and family, no. They don't know I have this site.
Oh, your poor boyfriend /s
What's the most surprising thing you've ever seen on the job? (i.e., a customer buying something unexpected, a strange couple, etc.)
I received a message from a female (I'm assuming) customer asking if I had any products she could use to buttfuck her husband good. I'm just glad that person didn't call me otherwise I wouldn't be able to contain my laughter.
Elsewhere in the thread you mentioned that your friends and family don't know about your site (=shop, I guess). How come?
Simply put, I'm Asian and Asians aren't as open minded about this kinda stuff.
What's the best seller you didn't expect to do so well?
Ass Berries. I never realized how much guys were into anal play.
Try online dating :)
Show your cock to every girl you see
Do the Naked Man.
Have you tried using a sex toy on another sex toy? For example, a dildo on a fleshlight.
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