Throwing my 2 cents into the comments on a mainstream site that picked up some of my work: “Han Solo Frozen In Carbonite” Fetish - Geekologie
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Hiya! I’m the owner of Kink Engineering.
Yep, it’s really (actually) my full time job to design and build fun BDSM toys for kinky people who like rubber.
Since this is a pretty mainstream site, I am sure a lot of you are currently writing WTFs and OMGs like crazy. I don’t blame you. It’s odd stuff. But latex and BDSM are actually quite common. Lady Gaga is also making LOTS of new latex lovers every day with her videos, so don’t knock it too hard _trust me_ someone you know and like, loves something freaky like this.
Another interesting fact is that us total nut-jobs that do like latex bdsm toys are also pretty normal people in our every-day lives. Even the owner of this company (me) is a much more familiar type person than you would think… My employees and me watch reruns of Robot Chicken and Firefly in the workshop while building vacbeds and we even go as far as spoofing our favorite video games in our products…
Ever seen a Latex Weighted Companion Cube?
How about a lady sealed inside a D6?
Steam Punk Vacbed?
A real latex superhero?
We didn’t see those either… so we made them.
We made them because we thought it might be fun to try and we thought that the world needs more fun stuff. We’re total geeks and our particular avenue of contributing to the world is latex. So be it! Let the kink fun go forth!
And of course… yes, it was the Han Solo freezing scene that got me interested in the idea of a vacbed in the first place. So I guess Mr. Lucas is to blame if I am a certified psycho for liking the idea of a vacbed.
Are these things safe? The good news is that I am actually a trained engineer (it’s not just a business name, I have a masters degree in Mechanical Engineering) and I work very hard to make sure that the toys I sell are the safest on the market… it sure is possible for people to mis-use them… but we also trust our fellow citizens with guns, cars, and parenting, all of which have a much higher risk of damaging someone. Surprisingly, one of the most safety-conscious communities in the world is the BDSM community as people playing at sexy and sometimes edgy games know that trust and safety is a requirement of enjoyment.
Anyway… I’m in no way defending myself. We ARE weird people, and I don’t mind that some will comment negatively.
But… Deep down I’m pretty sure that EVERYONE is a weirdo in some way.
So, I’ll be here to make great toys for a particular set of weirdos… and maybe allow them to feel a little less weird by knowing that someone thinks their strange passion is worth the effort to focus on it and create around it.
If you are a weirdo too (in whatever way you feel strange) don’t let the world bully you… if you are not hurting someone else with your desires or fantasies… go for it! There’s lots of people out there who feel the same as you and will be happy to talk, play and explore the bizarre.
Life can be surreal if you let it. Surreal can be super fun!
Cheers,Matt - Owner and Designer - Kink Engineering custom latex products
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Huh…things that exist…
*paging David Vitter*