How to spice up your sex life at a sex shop 1: What to expect when you visit a sex shop. Supplied YOU might call it the elephant in the room: Like most people who work in the sex industry, JD is not one to judge. JD has been running Downunder Toys, a Melbourne based company that manufactures silicon sex toys, for over 20 years. Those were the days before that Sex and the City episode, where Charlotte became addicted to her Rabbit vibrator and women around the world started to think that maybe it was OK, fashionable even, to experiment with vibrators and dildos.
A future that JD decided she wanted to be part of. Supplied So JD took a voluntary redundancy from her government job and began a small boutique specialising in quality sex toys for women. But sourcing good quality products posed a challenge. JD said that even the better quality products tended to be heavy and unergonomic.
The next logical step was to begin designing and manufacturing her own. A self-confessed product nerd, JD knows pretty much everything there is to know about the constantly evolving sex toy market.
She says she loves nothing more than the design process, the mix of creativity and engineering. With a team of loyal testers, JD had designed and produced hundreds of toys and the company was currently planning to release its first mass-market product, The Downunder Bliss. She said she looked back at her first toy, The Diva, with humour.
You can heat it in the microwave, wash it, sterilise it. Supplied It can also be moulded into pretty much any shape and size you want. I recently had an year-old man contact me. He was looking for a gift for his wife. Often couples with older kids are looking to reconnect so they come and see us. We are here for everyone. At the end of the day, what we do is about love.