Have you ever experienced object sexuality?
Also known as objectophilia, it’s an emotional or sexual attraction to an inanimate (non-human) object. People who feel this attraction tend to be ridiculed—like the woman who married the Eiffel Tower—but we think this is a common and decidedly non-ridiculous experience. While you can share your toys with partners, the relationships we develop with our dildos, vibes, and sleeves are actually super close and personal. They give us pleasure without expecting anything in return, and a good toy is almost like a trusty sidekick.
The Lily is modeled after a peace lily and features a firm, internally insertable stem, studded with little bumps. The motor in the stem both vibrates and oscillates, rippling the outer petals for a light, but super pleasurable fluttering sensation. When we recently introduced the Lily with a video of the vibe in action, more people watched it than follow our account, literally raving over its gorgeous form with comments like "I have never seen a prettier toy 😭😍 I feel like I would have to take it to dinner and flirt with it before using it!" and "This turns me on so much 🔥". Is that not a form of attraction?
Humans are imaginative by nature, and human sexuality is so diverse that it seems absurd for us to only be attracted to penises, vaginas, boobs, and butts. Not that there’s anything wrong with those—they’re all lovely!—but isn’t it so hot to imagine other possibilities? There's more to life (and human ingenuity) than our bodies alone, and sexuality can and should transcend its bounds.
Not everyone who uses a dildo is attracted to a penis, and not everyone who uses a sleeve is attracted to vaginas. If we only modeled our toys after body parts, we would be seriously limiting ourselves, not just in our erotic imagination but our physical sensibilities. There are textures and sensations that human anatomy simply can’t provide—and why shouldn’t we get to experience those things? Toys like the Pure Wand, the Flex, the Hop Trix, the Mr Pink and the Multifun 2 are ergonomic in that they were designed to work with our bodies, maximizing our pleasure through intelligent and creative design.
On another note, those who have experienced sexual trauma, in particular, may benefit from an attraction to objects, reconnecting with their sexuality apart from another person's body, or insertion of any kind. Understandably, you might feel some hesitation to engage sexually, and using a toy in a safe space is a beautiful, personal way to rediscover your pleasure.