"The beauty of the erotic writing and blogging community is that you have people around you that you can actually say things like, 'Can you sit on this for a bit and tell me if you come?' And they do! It’s quite astonishing."
By 2016, Ruby Glow had gone from "a lump of clay and plaster" to a fully formed sex toy made by Rocks-Off.
"As the designer it was a tremendous thrill and also helped my confidence that Rocks-Off had been right to take the chance on my invention. It takes a lot of time and money to bring a new sex toy to market and I really wanted it to prove itself and for Rocks Off to feel they’d made the right decision," Rayne said.
Why a Consumers' Choice Award Matters
There are actually a few industry award for sex toys, but the Kinkly Consumers' Choice Award is the only one (that we know of) that lets sex toy consumers decide on their favorite. We love that we get to be the ones to help do that, especially when it means helping promote creativity and innovation in the industry. Awards help show a little love to the cool people who's cool ideas help you get off. Plus, if our readers are loving it, we want everyone to know about it.
"So far, Ruby Glow is my only design to make it into production. I feel like this unique design has a place in the market but the industry is hungry for new products all the time. A toy like mine can easily fall between the cracks while it takes time to establish itself and filter into consumers’ minds," Rayne said. "To be nominated for this award helps to raise the profile again and hopefully brings the product to new audiences who perhaps didn’t know it existed. From a very personal point of view, a nomination boosts my own confidence."
Thanks to everyone who voted for this year's lineup of toys. Each one was pretty awesome and we're proud that we got to show them all off.
Why You Should Try Ruby Glow
Why not? Sex is all about experimentation and this toy is something new and different. Plus, hundreds of our readers voted it as a favorite. How's that for an endorsement?