After this surge, the quality of female sex toys started to improve drastically, and price points began to climb.
“What caused this change was smaller, independent manufacturers designing items for women who cannot orgasm purely through intercourse,” says Lewis. Products like the We-Vibe bring clitoral stimulation in through intercourse, and essentially revolutionized the sex industry and actual sex. (Thank you. NO, seriously. I have two.)
Unfortunately for the fellas, the same was not true for the goodies in their toy boxes.
“I developed PULSE honestly because of a personal need,” says Lewis. “It so happened that I had experimented with vibrating objects and enjoyed them, so I thought I’d buy one for myself. This was back in 2009. I looked, and literally nothing existed. It was all phallic-type objects, and nothing that used technology or vibration.”
Apparently blow-up dolls and silicone vagina sleeves aren’t what men’s wet dreams are made of. Go figure.