A year in review and a giant THANK YOU.
YOU'RE AN ADVENTUROUS BUNCH AND WE LOVE IT!
This 2019 you have thoroughly enjoyed immortalising your most precious members as the Clones flew off the shelves to help you do it! We are equally as impressed after seeing some of the final works of art so graciously sent to us during this time. Please do continue to Clone your members proudly!
Ladies, your clitoris has received a lot of attention this year, with the Womanizer coming in tops, yet again. Lovingly referred to around here as the Kreepy Krauly for your clit, it continues to delight. A wonderful toy, dedicated to over 8000 of your precious clitoral nerve endings, not much beats that!
You’re staying connected, all across the Globe, as the We-Vibe remains one of your favourite couples toys. Of course, it’s not only about remote play, it very much speaks to increasing overall levels of intimacy and deepening the connection within your relationship. Salute!
POPPING UP ALL OVER THE PLACE
We’re known to have a whole lot of fun and a whole lot of heart but most of all for popping up all over the place! Here are some of our highlights for the year.
GETTING OUR TEASE! ON AT THE NELSON MANDELA SQUARE THEATRE
Vanessa Frost and Tumi Morake delighted the crowds, and ourselves, with stellar humour and some soul touching moments during this production. What we understand better than ever before? You’re normal, and it’s OK.
ALL LOVED UP AT THE LOVE SEX EXPO
As the crowds pulled in, and the toys flew off the shelves we thoroughly enjoyed hearing what it is that you know, or don’t know you’re looking for. It was an absolute pleasure seeing you at our stand and we can't wait to see you again at the next one in April!
UNICORNS AND RAINBOWS AT JOBURG PRIDE
Taking our first Stride for Pride with an ever important message. Please remember as you head into 2020 that it takes COURAGE to be intentional and reject the boxes people try and place you in.
ALL HEART, RAISING MONEY FOR CANSA
We do quite enjoy sponsoring a hole and judging best stroke while we’re at it!
A NEW SHOP!
We ended off the year opening up our first physical shop at South Africa’s largest swingers club, Club Rome. We have thoroughly enjoyed our time at the club, the added insights and most of all being surrounded by yet another crowd of humans who stand in celebration of their sexuality. A very big thank you to the owners of the club for welcoming us so warmly into their space. Please do pop in for a visit next time you’re in the area!
WHY I ENJOY OPERATING IN THIS INDUSTRY
The building of a premium adult brand serves a greater purpose than selling volumes of products into the marketplace.
The Play With Me Brand stands for so much more. It means accepting who you are, as you are. In the context of family, parenthood, relationships, the workplace – it starts with you.
Further, it means understanding that you deserve to feel pleasure. It means knowing that your sexuality is not shameful and most of all that you’re normal – just the way you are. No apology needed.
I am known to be a great fan of all things vibrating, pulsating, titillating and pleasing. I have a great fascination for the adult product market and sourcing quality sex toys that serve to bring you much delight.
I am also very well aware of the fact that products remain secondary to how you feel about you. It has to start here. A product in isolation of a healthy sense of self-worth serves little purpose. We can continue to seek out this level of instant gratification, but until this is understood, it will remain just that, instant gratification.
The perception of the adult industry is fast changing and it’s an honour to be a part of the movement that says that it’s OK to talk about it and that it’s OK to feel the pleasure you so rightfully deserve.
Owning a premium adult brand means making some really hard decisions (choice of words being equally as important as a quality set of vibrating panties that won’t go awol on you), daily sanity checks and accepting that you don’t know what you don’t know.
Finding the balance between intriguing, sexy as hell and meaningful. Ongoing collaboration with other premium adult brands and entrepreneurs, which is very much what the current South African landscape calls for.
Driving the message forward with all your might to make a positive impact on those around you, your customers, your family and your friends. And finally, it means knowing that you’re right where you need to be.
I thank you for your support of the Play With Me brand and for making this an incredibly worthwhile journey.
I wish you another year of renewed energy, acceptance, joy, happiness and everything you need to set your heart, and pants, on fire!
Be bold, stay playful.
Founder: Carmen Ely