Back in August at Woodhull’s Sexual Freedom Summit, Ms. Pomegranate and I met the chief fucksmith (think kinky inventor) of Funkit Toys, a new and innovative sex toys company. Funkit has quickly distinguished itself by creating gear that is eclectic in design yet is also made of body safe materials.
Funkit offered us an opportunity to try out one of their new prototypes, the Funkit Signet. Basically, it’s a ring made of textured silicone which a person can wear on their fingers to provide extra stimulation while masturbating alone (or with a partner).
The Signets we received were almost reminiscent of costume jewelry, except made out of soft, pliable silicone. My fingers are a bit large, but the band of the Signet stretched enough to fit my digits. Each Signet had a distinct texture, one had ribbed bars and the other had small nodules. For testing purposes I turned the Signet around, allowing the textures of the rings to best contact and stimulate my penis. Personally, the Signet worked best when I focused on the underside of my penis, and concentrated on a stroking rhythm. Using the Signet was comfortable and worked well in tandem with water based lube.
The Signet added a (literal) different touch to my masturbation experience and yielded a nice orgasm. I loved how easy it was to clean up after using the Signet, the size and design allowed me to easily clean and dry each ring, indicative of the fact that the Signet could be used multiple times.
There was one design issue on one of the prototypes, some of the nodules were open, I assume due to the molding process. I worried that the small open spaces would hinder cleaning the rings but that certainly wasn’t the case. When I asked Funkit about the open nodules, the company was aware of the issue and had an actionable plan to improve the next generation of Signets. Truly, Funkit is a company who is on top of its design and production process.
Practicality is perhaps the Signet’s best trait. Self stimulation with fingers is usually the way most of us discover masturbation. As life progresses, fingers continue to be the most intuitive way that we experience self pleasure. The Signet adds a different dimension to masturbating with fingers, combining new sensations with the familiarity of touch. If self pleasure with fingers has become boring, a Signet is a good way to spice things up. When playing with a partner, the Signet has the potential to be a wonderful sensation toy, one that can yield various sensations. One is only limited by their kinky imaginations and dexterity with the Signet.
Currently, the Signet has a Indiegogo campaign going to fund its production. This is a great opportunity to support a company that creates some very cool, body safe sex toys. It’s also an opportunity for people to familiarize themselves with a company who we believe has something special to offer across their product line, so consider giving them your support.
Put a ring (or Signet) on it and keep it kinky.