Hot Octopuss has opened ‘the world’s first orgasm pop-up shop’ in New York City to promote the launch of its new Queen Bee female vibrator. Situated in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, The Changing Room: By the Queen Bee offered ladies a full orgasm makeover with sex therapist and ‘orgasm stylist’ Diana Barone as, according to Hot Octopuss, at least 15% of women report difficulty in achieving an orgasm and many women are dissatisfied with the orgasms they do have.
When it opened on August 10th, visitors were reportedly queuing around the block for the opportunity of a consultation with Diana Barone, followed by the chance to ‘try on’ a new orgasm with the Queen Bee, Hot Octopuss’s first sex toy for women, and take a free sample of the product home with them. The company claims its oscillating technology has never been seen before in the female sex toy sector and it gives women an entirely new kind of orgasm. The patented PulsePlate technology was first used by Hot Octopuss in its Pulse male toy line, which was launched in 2013.
Diana Barone commented: “It’s time we embrace the ‘O’ word and realise that like the clothes we wear, the food we eat, or any element of our daily lives, orgasms matter to our confidence, happiness and quality of life. Every woman’s orgasm is different, and every woman can have different orgasms – but all too often stigma and taboo infringe on our ability to discuss and discover new things. I frequently hear from women who are dissatisfied with their orgasm, have difficulty experimenting or have never even orgasmed at all.”
Barone added: “The Queen Bee is a unique kind of stimulation – using high-amplitude oscillations rather than the typical low-amplitude vibrations most commonly found in other women’s vibrators. In my opinion it could change some women’s lives.”
Due to its popularity in Manhattan, Hot Octopuss is planning to bring the orgasm pop-up to more cities across the US, including Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. Adam Lewis, Hot Octopuss’s co-founder and designer of the Queen Bee, said: “The level of demand for The Changing Room shows how far attitudes have come in terms of the acceptability of women’s sex toys and masturbation. With this event we want to remove the final barrier to talking about this issue – why should it be discussed with any more embarrassment than any other health and wellbeing activity? Our mission is to empower everyone to have their best possible orgasm.”
He added: “The Queen Bee isn’t an evolution of existing women’s sex toy technology – no woman has ever felt anything like this from a toy before. It’s a new level of power, pleasure and versatility. The technology involved means the Queen Bee is not just another sex toy in your bedroom drawer; you’re getting an entire new wardrobe of orgasms.”