(Note: This story appears in the December 2021 issue of SE Magazine)
The PDX Plus line from Pipedream Products doesn’t just offer an additional array of features with its strokers — it’s darn near better than the real thing.
It’s no secret a lot of adult toy customers are becoming more discerning when it comes to their purchases these days.
It’s why when Rob Phaneuf and Pipedream Products looked at packaging and placement of previous iterations of strokers — sometimes tucked away in the far corners of stores — Phaneuf let out a soft groan.
Enter PDX Plus, Pipedream’s “most realistic line we’ve ever created,” declares Phaneuf. “Nobody was coming out with a cohesive line of male masturbators. The biggest thing we really focused on was inclusivity and usability.”
Gone is the retro packaging screaming lust, replaced with a more tasteful aesthetic that oozes sophistication.
Whether it’s the Perfect 10 Torso, the Perfect 10 Booty, the Perfect Pussy Double Stroker or any one of the 28 available SKUs offered in the Plus line, Pipedream Products has painstakingly ensured it has something for everyone.
“With PDX Plus, Kristian (Broms, Chief Design Officer for Pipedream Products) and the sculptors really thought about the usability, and you’ll see with these larger pieces, the way we’ve angled the private parts, the way we’ve angled the body parts in relation to each other — everything is anatomically correct,” says Phaneuf.
“And it’s actually made so the guys can enjoy using them,” he continues. “Everybody sells these strokers, but nobody was looking at the little details, the shapes, the swells of the ass or the arch in the back, all these little details really make a difference to the guys who can appreciate it.”
Looking at product videos enthusiastically detailing the hyper-realistic toys, it becomes quite evident these molds are more than just floppy pieces of rubber.
That attention to detail shines from the delicately replicated labia in the Perfect Pussy toys to the aforementioned packaging that still retains an inherent sense of naughtiness but without overt distaste.
“Whatever a user likes, there’s a different model for them,” says Phaneuf.
“Everybody sells these strokers, but nobody was looking at the little details, the shapes, the swells of the ass or the arch in the back, all these little details really make a difference to the guys who can appreciate it.” — Rob Phaneuf
PDX Plus items are made with the company’s proprietary Fanta Flesh formula, which delivers a lifelike look, duplicates the elasticity and feel of human skin and warms to the touch. The company, in a nod to forward-thinking appeal, has also released the toys in three skin tones: light, brown and tan.
As the product videos exalt, these strokers are better than the real thing.
Even if they aren’t, the fact these toys are posing the question speaks to their efficacy.
“You get all the benefits: body safe, phthalate-free and super lifelike. It’s soft, it’s squishy, it’s jiggly. The boobs bounce, the asses wiggle,” says Phaneuf. “Guys get a very physical connection to these pieces. Anytime we’ve had the trade shows over the years, all we have to do is put a Fuck Me Silly in the front of the booth, on a pedestal, and people just want to touch it. They want to squeeze it. They want to smack it. That’s all they want to do. We’re hoping to achieve as close to the real thing as possible. I know it’s an overused word — realism — but that’s where we’ve tried to go with this category.”
Phaneuf observes this segment of toys sometimes gets passed over — “everybody just thinks it’s a stroker. But guys want to appreciate these products and get stimulated, visually as well as physically. This line is for them.”
Scaled to pleasure
Phaneuf remembers hearing the horror stories of customers that would pay $2,000-3,000 for a doll and the anatomic jumble the dolls exemplified.
“You’d hear her asshole is where the belly button should be,” he recalls. “They wasted three grand and these things aren’t even good — they’re not even close to being the real thing.”
With PDX Plus, Pipedream’s resident sculptors have essentially scaled down the human form to varying sizes — from handheld options to the 10.5-pound Perfect 10 Torsos.
It delights Phaneuf when he goes to the office and sees the sculptors creatively bringing to life an anatomically correct toy that would put its predecessors to shame.
“We’re not reinventing the wheel, we’re taking something we already do very well and enhancing it, making it more user-friendly,” says Phaneuf. “Hence the ‘Plus.’ When I saw the pieces, I got excited.”
“The sculptures are just so much nicer than most anything out there … It’s a completely different level of attention to detail. There’s a lot of time and effort that goes into the sculpting and making all the moves. Pretty much no one does that other than us, not on this scale at least.” — Kristian Broms
PDX Plus is readily available in all stores, including the newest Perfect 10 Bootys and Perfect Ass XL Masturbators.
“The sculptures are just so much nicer than most anything out there,” says Broms. “It’s a completely different level of attention to detail. There’s a lot of time and effort that goes into the sculpting and making all the moves. Pretty much no one does that other than us, not on this scale at least.”
Phaneuf points to the competitively priced Pick Your Pleasure strokers, which offer users two different holes for penetration — pussy or ass — accompanied with intricate interior tunnels lined with pleasure nubs.
“It’s just one of those unique molds that if you look at the wall of pocket pussies, you’re not going to see one that looks like that,” says Phaneuf. “I think that’s really what buyers are looking for, stores are looking for. That’s really what the consumers are looking for when they get to the store — something that looks like there was some thought that went into it.
“What else is there to say about the line?” adds Phaneuf. “We fashioned it in a way that resonates at the heart of what people want. We know what guys want — we’re pretty in touch with that. And now we’ve stepped everything up a notch with PDX Plus.”
For more information, visit pipedreamproducts.com.