About Kinky

Welcome!

If you are a person with a curious desire to explore your sexuality and enjoy an inspirational shopping experience, then you’re in the right place.

Kinky.com is the new marketplace focusing entirely on sex products. Curated and organized by Peter Acworth and the Kinky team, it is our mission to bring you a fun, approachable shopping experience connecting you directly with creators and designers.

Make yourself at home in our community, take some time for yourself and have fun browsing this fresh and innovative collection of toys. 


Mission

To accelerate the adoption of sex toys by providing a transparent, well curated, and fun marketplace for designers and consumers to connect directly


Values

Fun

  • Sex is fun. Buying a sex toy is fun. Owning and playing with a sex toy is fun, whether alone or with someone else.

Honesty/Transparency

  • We are committed to honestly with our customers. Honesty regarding our review of a sex toy, honesty about how it was built, who built it, who profits from it, how it works, what it competes with. 

Customer Satisfaction

  • We will do what we can to ensure a customer enjoys owning a sex toy and keeps using it.  We will hand hold the newcoming customer. We will do what we can to welcome the newcomer.  We will offer returns or exchanges to keep a customer happy with their purchase. We want everyone to feel there is a product for them - a high quality product will not necessarily be considered better than a cost effective one, nor vice versa.

Community

  • We will foster and facilitate community wherever possible - whether dreaming fetishists, engineers, makers, or customers. We will cherish ideas, feedback, and anyone willing to engage. We will solicit reviews. We will publish negative feedback without fear of consequence or loss in profit.

Inclusion

  • No idea is bad. Anyone should feel empowered to participate, regardless of fetish, type of toy, goal of toy, or persons/groups/sexual or gender identity likely to want such a toy. Your kink is ok.  Your idea for a toy is great (well, ok, until proven otherwise...)

Innovation

  • We will innovate where possible, focusing on gathering the collective intelligence of the maker, kinky, and customer communities. We will generate new ideas, or improve old ideas. 


Message from the Founder

Hi,

My name is Peter Acworth. I originally founded kink.com. However I have since stepped back and appointed a CEO to kink.com so that I can focus on a new project, kinky.com.

I have always been fascinated by sex toys -as CEO of kink.com I pushed for innovation in a variety of ways. We had teams of woodworkers and machinists working on a variety of BDSM contraptions, electro stim items, and fucking machines, all designed to keep our websites (including fuckingmachines.com, hogtied.com, wiredpussy.com, and devicebondage.com) ahead. These items pushed the boundaries of the time, but they were designed to be imposing and ‘photogenic’ as opposed to consumer focused.

Latterly it seems to me that there are a whole bunch of sex toys that should exist and be accessible to the general public - but they simply don’t exist. Good luck finding an easily programmable fucking machine, or indeed a decent fucking machine that doesn’t need its own closet, a cost effective Estim setup or any intuitive/easy “teledildonics” (i.e. remote control of toys).

As I dug deeper I discovered a variety of very interesting facts:  Advances have been hindered by a patent troll who sat on an overly broad ‘teledildonics’ patent and summarily sued anyone who dared make an advancement. Thankfully this patent recently expired.  VC firms do not appear to invest in sex tech. KickStarter forbids sexually related campaigns and Indiegogo just barely tolerates them (you can list a campaign there but do not expect indiegogo to send you any of their traffic or highlight you in any way). 

I also realized the shopping experience for sex products is far from great. Items are marked up 400% of their original manufactured cost on most groomed proprietary webstores. The marketplaces offer better pricing but are awash with counterfeit items. Amazon buries its sex toy categories, and Etsy makes vendors put “mature content” over the picture of the dildo!  In short, there is no well categorized marketplace for sex toys.

So, enter kinky.com, which is a passion-over-profit driven idea.  The notion is to be the indiegogo-meets-etsy of sex toys. It is a place for crowdfunding “presales” of new ideas, and a place for any maker/designer/manufacturer to publish and sell their wares. We aim to increase accessibility of sex toys and so the presentation is lighthearted, fun, and informative way - were each item is described honestly on its merits in a shame-free environement.

To anyone still reading, welcome!  I hope you sign up for an account and become an early adopter! 


Peter