Oh man, am I really going to write a post about vibrators?
Well, I guess I am the girl who ran a 5k naked, pretty sure no one would put this one past me.
Just be warned, if you are related to me – or are about to be related to me – I would stop reading right now. Don’t say I did not warn you.
Alright. Where should we begin?
Oh, yes. BlogHer 2012.
I’m not sure if we have the 50 Shades of Grey hysteria to thank for this or what, but personal pleasure devices were all the rage at the expo at BlogHer this year. There were a few companies in attendance, but it was the Trojan booth that caught my attention first. Maybe it was the well-known name, the fact that they were at a blogger conference, or their ideal booth placement (they were right by bag pick-up), but I was intrigued. I pulled a few friends over expecting some free condoms, but instead we were introduced to Trojan’s new Vibrations line.
We spent 10 minutes listening to the guy’s sales pitch for the new Pulse Intimate Massager from the Vibrations line.
- 6 settings-3 speeds and 3 pulse patterns
- High-quality, soft silicone tip
- Waterproof, durable and easy to clean
- 1 AA battery included
- Discreet, fits in the palm of your hand
- Can be found at your local drug store starting at $29.99
As well as the Tri-Phoria Intimate Massager
- 8 settings – 5 speeds and 3 pulse patterns
- 3 high-quality, interchangeable tips for multiple sensations: 1 soft silicone domed tip, 1 soft silicone flickering tip, 1 hard stimulator tip
- Waterproof, durable and easy to clean
- 1AA battery
- Can be found at your local drug store starting at $39.99
Then we gladly accepted the free vibrators he offered. Free vibrators?! Clearly my favorite item of swag from the entire conference.
Do you know what I enjoyed most about the Trojan booth? There was no giggling, no “OMG – gasp – this stuff is dirty,” and no beating around the bushes – they were there to discuss vibrators and how keeping it interesting in the bedroom is not a bad thing, it’s an empowering thing (amen!).
It was really refreshing talking to their team and not feeling ashamed about any of the questions that I had. They welcomed all questions, never blushed, and kept the mood light and fun. It actually reminded me of one of those “pleasure parties” (think Pampered Chef party, only with sex toys instead of kitchen tools), which is about the only place I’ve ever seen a group of women really open up about all the fun “toys” out there.
It’s funny how stigmatized this topic is even though it really shouldn’t be. Part of an overall healthy lifestyle, is a healthy sexual relationship. I think the two go hand-in-hand. Trojan has always strived to normalize topics such as sex, pleasure and vibrators; which I appreciate. If you’ve never explored Trojan’s website – I would suggest checking it out (maybe once you’re at home, on your personal computer), lots of great information on there. I was particularly fascinated by the history of vibrators. Did you know vibrators could be traced back to the fourth century B.C. when Hippocrates claimed a lack of sexual intercourse could lead to “hysteria”? Apparently sexual intercourse or “stimulation of the clitoral area” was the only known cure. See – fascinating.
Did anyone stumble upon any of the Trojan Vibrations Pleasure Carts in Manhattan – the largest-ever vibrator giveaway of its kind (10,000 Trojan vibrators) – last month?
Yes, hot dog carts with vibrators instead of hot dogs. Talk about an ironic marketing campaign. Well done, Trojan.
The huge popularity of the pleasure carts proved that sex and pleasure have gone mainstream, and ultimately points to an increased usage in sexual health products. I’m sure people were questioning why the carts (or even the booth at BlogHer) were so out in the open, but I bet that didn’t stop them from taking one.
My new vibrator made it home safe and sound from BlogHer. Yes, I used it, and, yes, I was a fan. (How could I not be?) Ain’t no shame in that. I actually like how discreet the little device is (fits in a small purse – no problem), the low price point (starting at $29.99), and the fact you can find these in your local drugstore (no need to go to a “special” store to purchase). Personally, I think Trojan is onto something here.
Though, I still have no comment for this particular commercial.
Okay, THAT made me laugh.
Alright, who’s ready to win their own set of the Trojan Vibrations Pulse and Triphoria?!
I’m a little nervous doing this giveaway, but I had a few people say they would enter so I figured why not. I’ll be moderating comments on this, so let’s keep it clean please. I will also make sure to contact the winner privately and discreetly.
Since there was some concern from people wanting to enter this giveaway privately, I’m trying a new giveaway widget called the “RaffleCopter” for this. It’s fairly simple to use, just enter your name and email address and answer the question “Are you ready to win?” This is my first time testing this widget out on my blog, but I have used it to enter giveaways on other blogs and always found it was fairly easy to use.
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only and ends Friday evening at midnight.