Sunidhi Verma* a financial analyst, decided to take the plunge and buy her first sex toy. She chronicled her experience for Better Than Chocolate…
When my partner first suggested that we ‘invest’ in a toy, I was appalled. Our sex life was fantastic. Why ruin something when it’s already good? “I read some good reviews about this Rabbit Vibrator thing-y,” he said grinning ear to ear. “Come on. Don’t be a prude!” Well, that did it. (I am no prude!! Plus, I’d seen Carrie Bradshaw tout the Rabbit Vibrator on Sex in the City and if it was good enough for Carrie, it was good enough for me!) We were going to buy that damn, sex toy.
Naturally, as the ‘investment’ expert in the relationship, I wanted to take the lead on this new project of ours. And naturally, I wanted to know if this whole sex toy investment would be a risk-free operation. Given the recent ban bandwagon that everyone had jumped on, I was completely convinced that there was no way to legally buy a vibrator in India.
Surprisingly, after a bit of research online I realised that it was actually all legit. Well, legit as long as there were no obscene images on the packaging. Hmmm, who’d have thought!
John* and I decided that this was a sign. I was already warming up to the idea (seriously, no pun intended) and in many ways actually excited about getting one. And as luck would have it a friend of mine recommended Lovetreats. The cherry on top? They were based in Bangalore!
After surfing through Lovetreats’ website (which, I admit, has the classiest interface I have ever seen) I was in a bit of a pickle as to which one to pick. Should I get an external one? A rabbit vibrator? Do I want it in green? Pink? Decisions. Decisions.
Finally, I plucked up the courage to talk to someone on their customer support chat. A lovely (and a very patient) executive called Ann answered all my questions and helped me pick out an oh-so-sleek looking vibrator called the Amorino. They even had a review for the Amorino on their blog and that cinched the deal for me. The rest, as the saying goes, is history.
My ‘treat’ arrived in a simple brown box with no mention of the contents or ‘Lovetreats’ anywhere. Inside, wrapped in lovely pink paper, was my treat along with user guides, a sachet of a water-based lube (which I forgot to order and felt, that was very thoughtful of them) and a cute little postcard.
Needless to say, I was one happy customer. As for the toy itself, just one word: wow! Perfect for a beginner like me and yet versatile enough to be used in the long run as I grow more ‘experienced’. And while my partner would like to take all the credit for this one, I’d like to point out, that it was only because of Lovetreats’ friendly, non-judgmental attitude towards the intimate lifestyle space that I will be coming back to buy more!
Disclaimer: Names have been changed upon request. This story was filed exclusively for Lovetreats by an actual individual who happily agreed to share her experience with us.
Written by Bala Owner.