Community Interview with Susan Colvin, Founder and CEO of Cal Exotics!

Victoria Victoria
Susan Colvin
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Everyone has heard of California Exotics – their toys are known the world over. But how much do you know about the beginnings of this legendary company? Did you know that it was started by a savvy businesswoman who wanted to make products that would be functional and appealing for women everywhere? Well, you can learn that and much more with our new Community Interview of Susan Colvin, one of the first ladies of the adult industry!

Susan has such a bright personality; her energy comes across in everything she does. I really enjoyed talking with her last month at the industry shows. She’s got an eye for style, to say the least – you should have seen her enormous and beautifully dressed booth. Her love of color and detail has brought so much change to the world of adult products; if you were buying toys 15 years ago, you know exactly what I mean.

Ask as many questions as you’d like; you can even post about and link to the interview from your blog if you want to. Feel free to share your thoughts! And to make it even more fun, we’re giving prizes for the Susan’s favorite 3 participants.

1st prize: $100 cash

2nd prize: $50 cash

3rd prize: Any one California Exotics toy you want from our entire site.

Wow, right?!

The interview is open for questions from today (August 19th) – August 30th.

So, let’s all give Susan a very warm welcome and get right to asking all those questions you always wondered about. With thousands of products under her belt, we’re sure she’s got answers!

Welcome Susan and Cal Exotics!
08/19/2009
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Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
This is cool even without the prizes.

Cash, of course, makes it even more amazing.
08/20/2009
NuMe NuMe
Very cool! I think this is going to be a fascinating interview!
08/20/2009
spicywife spicywife
I am thoroughly enjoying the interview, especially since Susan is being awesome and very open with her answers. I didn't realize how enjoyable the Eden Link would be until I started participating in the interviews. It's great to be able to ask questions and have them answered!
08/20/2009
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I'm enjoying reading Susan's answers as well!
08/20/2009
spicywife spicywife
It made me really realize what the market is like now and how much better it is than it used to be. I guess I am fortunate to be able to see the market soaring and becoming more sex positive and couple friendly.

Susan made a comment saying: "I also was looking for ways to add more than just an “on/off” button, and the addition of waterproof as a feature. I knew that the only “alone” time many women got in their busy day was in the tub or shower… and what better way to get a little extra stimulation? But, it turned out that the retail community was not in tune with promoting the feature, and waterproof bit the dust, only to be revived years later when the stores became more sophisticated, and started hiring staff that were empowered with the knowledge to educate and help the customers!. Once retail stores and web operators began promoting features, the door began to open for items we had only dreamed of previously! "

That made me realize how fortunate we are to have stores like EF because the staff is knowledgeable and wants to positively promote sex toys.
08/20/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Victoria
Everyone has heard of California Exotics – their toys are known the world over. But how much do you know about the beginnings of this legendary company? Did you know that it was started by a savvy businesswoman who wanted to make products that would ... More
Thank you so much! I am happy to be here and take part.
08/21/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
I'm enjoying reading Susan's answers as well!
Thank you! SC
08/21/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by spicywife
It made me really realize what the market is like now and how much better it is than it used to be. I guess I am fortunate to be able to see the market soaring and becoming more sex positive and couple friendly.

Susan made a comment saying: ... More
Truer words were never spoken! I feel fortunate every day that the industry is now staffed with such bright and shining retailers who really are committed to providing sound advice, and honest reviews of our products. It's a different world for sex toys today, and anyone becoming a new user is very lucky to have such great information and personal help at their disposal. I am very impressed with EF and all that they do...they really do care, and that shows in everything they convey to consumers! My deepest thanks to Eden Fantasy!
08/21/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by NuMe
Very cool! I think this is going to be a fascinating interview!
Thank you very much!
08/21/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
This is cool even without the prizes.

Cash, of course, makes it even more amazing.
Well, I hope you win some of that cash!
08/21/2009
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
I am wildly, insanely, madly impressed with this interview and Susan so far. The answers are so detailed!

BEST. INTERVIEW. YET.
08/21/2009
Nick Mahler Nick Mahler
I too really enjoyed her interview. I have seen a couple others in trade rags but this one was one of the best for sure. thanks for sharing with us

Nick @ link
08/21/2009
Victoria Victoria
Susan's answers are great and the interview isn't even halfway over yet! I'm excited to see what new questions will be asked! This is such an amazing opportunity.
08/24/2009
Alan & Michele Alan & Michele
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Originally posted by Victoria
Susan's answers are great and the interview isn't even halfway over yet! I'm excited to see what new questions will be asked! This is such an amazing opportunity.
I think she's awesome. I've been really impressed with how informative her answers have been. It's a truly enjoyable interview to read.
08/24/2009
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I suck 'cause I can't think of any questions. LOL
08/24/2009
imp imp
I blogged about the interview as Cal Exotics was the very first brand of vibrator I bought and I was well impressed. The interview is one of the best ones I have read
08/25/2009
spicywife spicywife
She has SO many questions to answer now!
08/25/2009
deceased deceased
I would like to see a more upscale design of the Decadent Indulgence Series. Like made of silicone and with more secure battery chambers like the Couture Collection has ....I have five of the Decadent Series and have given them as gifts, but always wished they were made of silicone or a little more mature looking yet still kept their features like non jamming beads and extra large clit stimulators. Even though I have a Couture Bunny, the ones I reach for are always Decadent Indulgence the Ultimate... anything like this in the future?
08/25/2009
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by deceased
I would like to see a more upscale design of the Decadent Indulgence Series. Like made of silicone and with more secure battery chambers like the Couture Collection has ....I have five of the Decadent Series and have given them as gifts, but always ... More
You should ask that on the actual interview at this: link
08/25/2009
deceased deceased
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Originally posted by Victoria
You should ask that on the actual interview at this: link
Thanks!!!!
08/27/2009
Victoria Victoria
TODAY is the last day for questions, everyone! Don't hesitate - this is a really unique opportunity, to be able to ask one of the major manufacturers about her experiences and personal history.

I hope everyone is enjoying the interview so far!
08/29/2009
spicywife spicywife
I am enjoying it. She sure has been asked a LOT of great questions!
08/29/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
This is cool even without the prizes.

Cash, of course, makes it even more amazing.
I agree!
09/02/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
This is cool even without the prizes.

Cash, of course, makes it even more amazing.
But the $$ makes it even better!
09/02/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by spicywife
I am enjoying it. She sure has been asked a LOT of great questions!
I think the questions were great as well!
09/02/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Victoria
TODAY is the last day for questions, everyone! Don't hesitate - this is a really unique opportunity, to be able to ask one of the major manufacturers about her experiences and personal history.

I hope everyone is enjoying the interview so far!
And thank you to Victoria for doing such a great job keeping me on track...and busy!!!
09/02/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by deceased
Thanks!!!!
You are very welcome! My pleasure
09/02/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by imp
I blogged about the interview as Cal Exotics was the very first brand of vibrator I bought and I was well impressed. The interview is one of the best ones I have read
Thank you!
09/02/2009
Susan Colvin Susan Colvin
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Originally posted by Adriana Ravenlust
I suck 'cause I can't think of any questions. LOL
Sorry! We love you anyway!
09/02/2009
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