Up Close On Video: The Mango Juicer Kitchen Utensil That's Also A Sex Toy
Ever since the Mango Juicer arrived at Lovehoney a few weeks ago, everyone in the office has been obsessed with it - and not just because we're big mango fans.
The smooth lines and fluid curves mean that it has become a favourite fondling toy for the creative team - beats having a squeeze of the breast ball.
The IT nerds are confused by it though: "Why does it look like a kitchen utensil?" they ask through a fug of XHTML and SQL queries.
Well boffins, it's designed to look like that so it can be sold in the parts of the world where sex toys are illegal, which also happen to be the places where women are oppressed and victimised.
Which is also why it's the world's first charity dildo - a proportion of the profits from every one sold goes to charity: the Waris Dirie Foundation which campaigns against female genital mutilation, and Forward UK, a women's rights organisation.
Here's a closer look at it:
But it's not just us here at Lovehoney that are enthusiastic about it.
Scarlet magazine rated it as their April sex toy of the month and described it as a dildo that will "help protect another woman's bits while keeping yours happy too".
The lovely Julie Peasgood, sexpert and actress extraordinaire, thinks the Mango Juicer is pretty special too.
"There's a new toy on the block and it's definitely different. Not only is it the first ever charity sex toy (20% of its profits go towards raising awareness and the prevention of female genital mutilation) but it also cunningly masquerades as a kitchen implement…
My preference was for the bobbly ridged end, which looks like that thing you dip in honey (appropriately). It felt more comfortable, though either end can be employed - in fact the end with the smaller single bobble could be good as a man's prostate massager. Just be scrupulous when washing it - which is easy as it's hygienically smooth.
An ethical toy that ticks the boxes - for pleasure and principle."