A happily married couple, Tarzan aka Jon Clayton and Jane (yes, much like Superman, these two are concealing their identity), founded The Couples Toy Store in November of 2017 and this is their story. The idea came to life after many similar conversations with friends about the lack of “fun” in their sex lives. Each conversation seemed to replicate the next “we only have sex once a month” “sex isn’t what it used to be” “we have to schedule time around our busy lives and the kids schedules” “sex feels like work”…you get the point. Jon and Jane had an overwhelming desire to help their friends since they too had gone through a similar phase of life.
Let’s back track a little to the beginning…Jon, a self-employed tech guru, and Jane, an accountant had been married for about 10 years and were in a nice groove with work, kids, etc. Sex happened a few times a week, however it was pretty standard (if you will) and most always involved the same foreplay and positions. Bedroom, lights dimmed, Jon on top, well…you get it. Both Jon and Jane were satisfied and happy, but the whole act of sex had became routine.
The idea came to life after many similar conversations with friends about the lack of “fun” in their sex lives. Each conversation seemed to replicate the next “we only have sex once a month” “sex isn’t what it used to be” “we have to schedule time around our busy lives and the kids schedules” “sex feels like work”…you get the point.
However, this all changed when Jon came up with a brilliant idea one Christmas. Instead of buying each other the typical presents, they would each get a set amount of money to buy sex toys. Yep, anything and everything to spice things up in the bedroom. There were no guidelines or rules about what to buy. They just had to use the money on things that the other partner would enjoy. Jon proposed the idea to Jane and although slightly hesitant, she thought the experience would be something fun and different.
Now, Jane was not one you would ever peg to be into this sort of thing. As she sat down at the computer one night to begin her shopping spree, her faced turned three shades of red. She spent a long time looking at all of the options and learning about the different toys she could choose from. Jon, on the other hand, was in all his manly glory. He shopped with a mission, pounded his fist to his chest a few times, and wasted no time purchasing his items.
Christmas rolled around, and instead of opening their gifts with the family, they cracked open a bottle of wine and enjoyed opening the gifts at home that evening. Now, I won’t get into the nitty gritty details here…but let’s just say it was the best Christmas Jon and Jane had ever had. Changing things up and trying something different made them both realize that sex could be way more fun than the normal routine.
This small act completely transformed their sex life. Sex was now happening daily, if not multiple times a day, and Jon and Jane’s marriage was flourishing both in the bedroom and out. They also began to realize this new spark was creating attention from the close friends they spent time with. They were often asked what their secret was and how they were so happy all the time. Jon and Jane would always look at each other with a knowing glance, never really letting people on to their little sex secret.
That is…until now. Jon and Jane decided they had heard enough depressing sex and relationship stories from their friends. They were shocked to hear that people were not having sex often and began to see the correlation between sex and a happy relationship. If this small circle of friends were having similar issues, they couldn’t imagine how many other couples out there were facing the same struggles.
They wanted to give back. To help people have good sex. To share this happiness. But how? Jon and Jane spent many hours talking about how they became comfortable using sex toys and trying new things in the bedroom. After talking to several close friends, they learned that many people don’t feel comfortable purchasing toys because of sketchy websites or seedy stores. Just keeping it real here. Because, let’s face it…do you really want a flapping dildo to pop up on your computer screen when you click on an adult toy store link?
They decided to create a toy store for couples and adults, no need to be married or attached to shop here, that felt safe, secure, and a little more upscale. So, that is exactly what they did. And here you are…which means they have successful managed to get you to the site. Now, take your time, read the reviews, and make your Christmas (or heck, whatever holiday excuse you need) the best one yet… 😉