Maybe it’s a sign that we’ve still got a long way to go when it comes to de-stigmatising sex, but when our press release about our New York orgasm pop-up hit editors’ inboxes, apparently some of them thought we were joking.
That’s the word on the street, anyway, but we can confirm that the rumours are true. Tomorrow – Thursday 10th August, we’ll be opening the doors to The Changing Room: the world’s first orgasm pop-up. Located on 160 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side, it will be open 10am – 7pm on Thursday, and from 10am – 6pm on Friday 11th August. We’ve already had hundreds of emails from women looking to book their personal consultation with orgasm stylist and sexpert Diana Barone. After their one-on-one session, they will be offered the chance to go into a private room to ‘try on’ their new orgasm using the revolutionary Queen Bee.
Diana Barone, our Orgasm Stylist, explained:
“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. 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.”
Missed out? You can still join in!
We were overwhelmed by the enthusiasm for The Changing Room, and our email inbox filled up very quickly with requests for appointments! If you didn’t get a slot, or if you’re not in New York, you can still take part from afar.
For the last few weeks we’ve been asking our followers on Twitter for their suggestions of great songs to orgasm to. We’ve had some incredible suggestions, from the romantic to the hardcore to the bizarre and everything in between. We’ll be playing your Songs To Cum To in our pop-up shop, and you can listen along with our Spotify playlist.
Or maybe play it at home when you’re unboxing your very own Queen Bee…
The Changing Room in the news!
It’s always good to know we’ve captured people’s imaginations – here are some of the people buzzing about our orgasm pop-up…
“A press release that went out on Thursday offering an “orgasm makeover” at an NYC masturbation pop-up called the Changing Room had editors buzzing about whether it was a dirty prank — but it’s real.”
“We’ve seen our fair share of popups in NYC, from “Breaking Bad” meth lab cocktails to a waste-free pop up where everything’s biodegradable. This wouldn’t be NYC if it didn’t still have some surprises in store, right? This might be a popup you’ll want to go back to a few times.”
“First, we brought you the butt facial. And now, we unveil… the orgasm makeover.”
“Now, all Hot Octopuss has to do is get one of these playthings into the hands of the real Queen B. Note to PR team: Try delivering to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s palatial rental on the Malibu coast.”
In our dreams! Still, you don’t have to be Beyoncé to grab your own Queen Bee and see what all the fuss is about!