Meet the Previous Winners
Jenny Davies and Kevin Clark were the talented winners of our 2014 Design a Sex Toy Competition, with a blowjob simulator and a gyroscopic-motion vibrator in the repertoire of their new and exciting designs.
You may also be familiar with a guy named Trevor Murphy who invented the Sqweel, a revolutionary oral sex simulator. Need inspiration? Let’s quiz Trevor on his winning design!
Inventing the Sqweel!
What inspired you to enter Lovehoney's Design a Sex Toy Competition (besides the prize money!)?
When I first spotted the Design a Sex Toy competition I was intrigued as I'd never seen a competition like it before! Being an artist I'd always had confidence in my design skills and thought it might be fun to give it some thought. Even if I couldn't think of something it'd be fun to try!
How has your life changed since you became the first winner of the Design a Sex Toy (DAST) Competition?
When I entered the DAST competition I was a struggling artist, living in the Irish countryside with not a whole lot to do. Winning the DAST competition and having a toy on the market has allowed me to move to the awesome city of Toronto, Canada and have hobbies like comedy improv! My life has changed a lot!
Meet the 2014 Design a Sex Toy Winner: Kevin Clark
"After looking at the range of sex toys on the market, I was really drawn to the idea of improving
Dildos haven’t really changed that much over time and there has
only ever been two notable improvements: the addition of vibrations and the addition of a clitoral stimulator on the shaft.
Inspiration finally came when a friend asked me to try his new exercise machine [a Gyro Wrist Exercise Ball]. To me the exercise seemed pointless but the mechanism gave me a full-on eureka moment.
I submitted my idea to Lovehoney and was totally stunned when I got the email telling me that I had won. I celebrated by taking my wife to a great restaurant and ordering champagne.
My friends all love the story.
My parents are proud but wish I had won a competition they would be more comfortable telling their friends about.
My advice to any budding designers out there is to think revolution not evolution."