NEW YORK — Sex toy brand Hot Octopuss is inviting women this week to its orgasm pop-up shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side.
“The Changing Room” pop up attracted visitors who started queueing around the block this morning at 9 a.m. for a session with sex therapist and orgasm stylist Diana Barone, followed by the chance to “try on a new orgasm” with Hot Octopuss’s new product, the Queen Bee.
The Queen Bee uses powerful oscillating technology that its British makers said, “promises women an entirely new kind of orgasm.”
The patented PulsePlate tech was first used by Hot Octopuss in Pulse, the “world’s first guybrator," that has become one of the leading male sex toys since launching in 2013.
“It’s time we embrace the ‘O’ word and realize 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,” Barone said.
“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.”
After their one-to-one consultation with Barone, guests will be invited to “try on” their new climax in the store’s private, comfortable changing rooms, giving the Queen Bee a test drive in the process. They can then take the toy, which retails at $149, away for free.
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."
Hot Octopuss is already planning to bring the orgasm pop-up to more cities across the U.S., 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, and why should it be discussed with any more embarrassment than any other health and wellbeing activity?" he asked. "Our mission is to empower everyone to have their best possible orgasm.
“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,” he said. “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.”
The Queen Bee is available to pre-order starting today.
Pictured: New Yorkers lining up for the Hot Octopuss pop-up store this morning