Would you be more likely to purchase adult toys, if some "name brands" started showing up?

Bignuf Bignuf
I mean appliance brands, like G.E., Samsung, Sony...etc? I cannot imagine them throwing their hat into the adult toy business, but then again, electronics are electronics and business is business.

Would you want to try some "big name" toys?

By the way, the line below is NOT allowing me to add "Other"???? Not sure why.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I would so be ready to buy "big name" adult toys.
GirlyGirlRed , Bignuf , Wicked Wahine
3
I would stay away from those brands, since they did it as an afterthought.
Love Bites , Ansley , Lupe L , pokefan15
4
I would still judge each toy on a one for one basis.
Rossie , indiechick , HannahPanda , NickyNic , caramilk , Love Bites , gorgeous , RonLee , Pastafariette , SickOnSin , deadxgone , charmedtomeetyou , chicmichiw , Sneekyfox , Rawrpancake , Thinkingman , wicked48 , KiraCat , cagypsy , pinupzombie , insomniac9 , C&K0143 , matry , Michelleabc , SecretKinksters , Lioncub , LaSchwartz , Bignuf , nimr , Eugler , wetone123 , ktobias98@yahoo.com , Wicked Wahine , Sonny , Edeneve , TexasFire , flameworker , Pete's Princess
38
Total votes: 45 (42 voters)
Poll is closed
07/13/2013
  • Weekly Special; Buy 1 Vibe, get 1 FREE
  • Save 15% on Luxury Brands
  • Annual Clearance - Save 30%
  • Buy Cascade vibe and save 50% on lubricants!
  • Save 20% on self-lubricating Cascade vibe and sleeve kit
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
All promotions
indiechick indiechick
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I mean appliance brands, like G.E., Samsung, Sony...etc? I cannot imagine them throwing their hat into the adult toy business, but then again, electronics are electronics and business is business.

Would you want to try some "big ... More
I would judge each one, however GE is known for making some great motors...so I'd love to see them try a toy
07/13/2013
HannahPanda HannahPanda
I would probably judge each one.
07/13/2013
caramilk caramilk
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I mean appliance brands, like G.E., Samsung, Sony...etc? I cannot imagine them throwing their hat into the adult toy business, but then again, electronics are electronics and business is business.

Would you want to try some "big ... More
omg i'm just trying to imagine how they would market them haha
07/13/2013
dv8 dv8
The Sears Catalog used to sell vibrators a hundred years ago. Kenmore should get back in the market.
07/14/2013
GirlyGirlRed GirlyGirlRed
Definitely. A brand that has great products already are likely to have good toys also.
07/18/2013
Love Bites Love Bites
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I mean appliance brands, like G.E., Samsung, Sony...etc? I cannot imagine them throwing their hat into the adult toy business, but then again, electronics are electronics and business is business.

Would you want to try some "big ... More
I'd be open, but I probably wouldn't. I feel it would be a joke, and they'd offer poor product.
07/18/2013
gorgeous gorgeous
Brand names dont really matter to me. I care more about price and functioning.
07/18/2013
RonLee RonLee
What I would want to see would be Consumer Reports rating adult toys.
07/18/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
Quote:
Originally posted by dv8
The Sears Catalog used to sell vibrators a hundred years ago. Kenmore should get back in the market.
I thought about that when I read this question...Wahl makes one now, so that isn't far off either.
07/20/2013
chicmichiw chicmichiw
I'd love to see big companies put design teams as well as quality materials to some new ideas -- plus, maybe some more options to really treat your electronics like electronics with a warranty rather than hush-hush 'sex toys' if it breaks. Then again, big name sex toy companies, which is all they do, already offer these things. I'd be curious, but I think the market is already satisfied.
07/20/2013
Rawrpancake Rawrpancake
Ratings & Performance is probably what matters in the long run.
07/23/2013
Ansley Ansley
There's a probability those names are already involved just under a different name. I know a very large portion of items are manufactured in China but that doesn't mean that GE isn't at the helm. It's a multi-billion dollar business, I can't see any smart CFO passing up the opportunity to at least dabble in them. That being said, I really don't want to see GE stamped on my vibes, for some reason it just seems a little...much.
07/23/2013
wicked48 wicked48
I would still judge each toy individually.
07/23/2013
cmm cmm
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I mean appliance brands, like G.E., Samsung, Sony...etc? I cannot imagine them throwing their hat into the adult toy business, but then again, electronics are electronics and business is business.

Would you want to try some "big ... More
An Apple viberator? I'd buy that.
09/05/2013
Lioncub Lioncub
Would depend on the toy.
09/08/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
I mean appliance brands, like G.E., Samsung, Sony...etc? I cannot imagine them throwing their hat into the adult toy business, but then again, electronics are electronics and business is business.

Would you want to try some "big ... More
I want some Black and Decker toys!
09/08/2013
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by cmm
An Apple viberator? I'd buy that.
I would definitely not buy that -- next thing you know they'd be charging you for patterns and crap like that.
09/09/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I would definitely not buy that -- next thing you know they'd be charging you for patterns and crap like that.
@Bignuf - this is an excellent discussion topic!

Touché, Stormy about Apple! I also agree that it's hard to know who is tied to what these days.

I welcome ALL companies and competition to the adult toy market because in the end it brings us innovation, better quality and lower prices! I think we need more competition and less secrecy/stigma surrounding these products. Yes, the secretiveness adds to the naughty appeal for some, but as evidenced by Lelo, for example, mainstreaming sex toys is already happening. And with a venue such as the Internet to let people discuss these toys so easily, we are seeing more knowledgeable consumers and less secretiveness. The more the inner workings of this business are exposed, the better. And they would be exposed -- as the money stakes grow, so does scrutiny. A market that delivers real choices is going to see the money going to the innovators, not the seedy purveyors of mystery materials who have dominated the market in the past.

Why did Eden become so successful? Part of the reason is definitely because it brought a new approach in providing answers such as material, safety scales, a forum/community to discuss these toys and most importantly a place for honest consumer reviews! Even people who don't ultimately shop here come to read these reviews to guide them, while more stay because of it. Sure there are blogs, but here you have thousands of reviewers all in one place and the reviews are not censored and cherry-picked like on many other sites!

So, yeah, I would welcome any name brand company trying to sell sex toys, but I would also judge them solely on the merits of the products! I may even expect more from big name brands such as GE, due to their reputation. I think many people are afraid of the no return policies of most sex stores and Internet sites when it comes to purchasing toys. Most know of the reputation for shoddy quality, so a name brand backing a new toy would, I think, appeal to many people, including those who would not otherwise even think about buying them.

@RonLee, I, too, find it hilarious to think about Consumer Reports rating adult toys!
09/14/2013
Edeneve Edeneve
I have to look at all the requirements I have for a toy before buying.
09/21/2013
Total posts: 20
Unique posters: 18