Pleasure Objects and the Pursuit of Pleasure, According to LELO
When it comes to sexuality, the LGBT community has always been ahead of its time - pushing the envelope and doing it with style. Unfortunately, the celebration of drives so essential to individual identity has often been misconstrued or openly reviled. But, in the end, that same openness has ended up serving as a model for others, particularly those looking for the wholeness that only self-acceptance can bring.
Take that great bisexual anti-hero of the French revolution, the Marquis de Sade, who unabashedly explored desires some called "perverted." "Sex," wrote the Marquis, "is as important as eating or drinking and we ought to allow the one appetite to be satisfied with as little restraint or false modesty as the other." This was a man who clearly understood - and embraced - the nature of the beast.
You may never have heard of Filip Sedic, Eric Kalén or Carl Magnuson, but they are three modern Europeans who share the Marquis’ ideas - especially where sexuality is concerned.
These three Swedes are the founders of LELO, a company known throughout the world as the producer of the best pleasure products around. They began their venture in 2003 after discovering that no sex toys existed that "had any sort of design aesthetic, or sense of quality or functionality": in other words, sex toys that allowed users to take pride - as well as a healthy dose of pleasure - in being sexual. The products that were then available served only to emphasize a view of sex as "dirty" by being cheap and poorly made.
And so, LELO’s founders went to work. First, they developed the term "pleasure objects" to define the line of products they created, which they then married to a new philosophy: that sensual health and its maintenance were crucial to overall well-being.
As with the pioneering Marquis de Sade, LELO’s founders went against the grain, in this case by insisting on research, design, and manufacturing standards that were far above those of other similar companies. They used the best materials possible, as well as simple-to-use electronic interfaces to create truly adult tools for men and women that were far superior to anything else on the market. The response was overwhelmingly positive.
The Sweetness of Surrender
You, too, can experience LELO and the erotic legacy of Sadean experimentation. A good place to start is with LELO’s popular unisex accessories. Savor the sweetness of surrender or heady taste of power with LELO’s Sutra Chainlink Cuffs. Aristocratically stylish, these size-adjustable cuffs are made of silk jacquard ribbons and luxurious suede held together by an attractive silver chain.
Either way, your skin or the skin of your lover will revel in sensations of decadent softness. Choose from red, purple or black to match your mood - or to help you create one. Being a prisoner - or master - of pleasure never looked or felt so good.