An Interview with the Creators of the Egg-Laying Alien Dildo

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Kinky sex toys are by no means a new trend; they’ve always been there if you knew where to look. But a recent video demonstrating one of Primal Hardwere’s Ovipositor dildos, the ‘splorch’, has gained over 2 million views on YouTube, rocketing niche sex toys into mainstream social media. The Ovipositor is a dildo that plays on the exophilic or xenophilic fantasy of alien insemination – the phallic device propels gelatine eggs inside the user. We spoke with the man responsible for Primal Hardwere, LoneWolf, about their toys and their place within the niche kink scene.

How did Primal Hardwere come about?

Before Primal Hardwere came into existence, I would offer to do custom commissions for people who couldn’t find [the toys] they were looking for. We basically took ideas from what a lot of people happened to be looking for at the time and turned that into a product. We started out doing furry conventions and things like that, with our wolf toys and some of the animal-shaped stuff that we have. And then other requests we were getting were for some of the more out-of-the-ordinary things, the Ovipositors, and the more alien, xenomorph type stuff. That seemed to catch a lot of interest as no one was doing anything like it, and when we came out with that the business exploded.

For the people out there who don’t know what exophilia
 is, could you give a brief explanation?

[It’s similar to] Xenophilia, which is the love of alien-type stuff. I guess that could mean alien in terms of foreign, not even extra-terrestrial, but like a person from a different place. But it is also expanded to alien.

What kind of requests do you get?

The Ovipositors – for people who like the fantasy of being implanted with eggs – that’s been a big one for us. And we also started making tentacles, probably geared more towards the anime fans, hentai and things like that. That’s gone over pretty well; there aren’t a lot of companies making really long, bizarre tentacle shapes.

So is the Ovipositor your best-selling toy?

Yes, we have three different models, and they do probably sell better than a lot of our other toys – more than half of the business transfer.

What kinds of things do you take into account when coming up with the different designs?

Basically we do what we think
 will look really cool and feel really good. Really [there’s] not a whole 
lot more to it than that. Sometimes 
if we are trying to base our design on something existing, something found in nature, we try to make it somewhat realistic. Other times it’s exaggerated or cartoony. We just
 do what we think is going to capture the imagination of our clientele. We want to be unusual and different and interesting.

Was there much trial and error during the development of the Ovipositor?

Oh yes! It was an interesting process. You are trying to take something the size of a chicken egg and pass it through the silicone tube – you have to get the formulation right so it will flex, but not be too soft. We tried initially making the silicone eggs and it turned out they don’t work well; they stick inside the silicone. We tried things like building the inside, putting channels in so it wouldn’t stick. That didn’t seem to work, and in the end it turned out that gelatine was safer anyway. We ended on that because if the gelatine gets stuck inside you, it dissolves.

Is the point to leave the egg inside of you?

You could try. Most people expel them afterwards, but in case they do get stuck, go so far up you can’t get it out, it’s not a concern – it’s just going to melt.

I imagine that in the marketing of sex toys, alien dildos aren’t entirely unusual. Is it the actual ‘egg depositing’ function that sets you apart from your competitors?

Yes, that and our service. We are a very service-oriented company, so if you have questions or any concerns, our customers can contact us and we usually answer emails within minutes – of course if we happen to be sleeping, then obviously not – but usually within a day we will have responded to you and we are really good at it. So aside from just the product itself, the service-oriented sex toy company is a little bit different. From our experience you don’t see that very often. Usually a lot of these companies can be very standoffish. They are very large and commercial, not customer oriented. That’s something we pride ourselves on.

Considering the services you do provide, do you see yourselves as playing a role in the breaking of taboos around the more ‘out there’ kinks and fantasies?

Certainly that’s one of our goals, we do want to make this a little bit more normal, a little more … I don’t want to say ‘mainstream’ because that takes all the fun out of it. We’re definitely not trying to become mainstream, but we do want to provide for the people that might have kinks that are not mainstream. We definitely look for the niche markets and try and provide things for people that aren’t normally provided for.

With the huge advancements in technology and new materials available, where do you see the future of niche kinks?

3D printing is certainly becoming very popular in the sex toy industry. A few new companies pop up every day, creating fantasy dildos because they are easy to print off and then mould and cast. That is becoming very popular very quickly. [But] we are old school. We do everything by hand, we sculpt by hand, we mould and cast everything by hand. There are a lot of companies using 3D printing and right now that is not us. We prefer to keep an artistic touch so we do everything the old way. Our idea is to keep ourselves fresh in the market, to come up with new, weird, crazy things. We go beyond just printing out a dildo and casting it – anybody could do that.

Do you have anything exciting on the drawing board, anything that we can look forward to?

Absolutely! Coincidentally, we have a new website that was supposed 
to be launched a couple weeks ago, but we keep being help back. So we have this nice new website with a lot of new products, really exciting stuff on it that we’re just sitting here waiting to release.

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There is a lot more customisation, there are a lot more colours we are offering, we have metallic additives, glow in the dark additives. The ordering process is going to be a lot more streamlined, there are going to be a lot more options available, so that’s exciting. And we are breaking more into some other markets, like the pup play markets, role playing, stuff like that. We have another fetish mask coming out, this is a latex wolf-hood, that is a dominant wolf mask … we have two new inflatable toys, we’ve got a new harness style coming out, a new body harness style, an inflatable gag for fetish play…

So you’re not worried that you’ll become obsolete, with the advancements in technology?

I think it’s more a matter of what we’re going to continue to bring to the market. I mean anything will go stale eventually if it’s left to sit still long enough. The idea is not to sit stagnant, the idea is to constantly come out with something new, crazy, and different and continue to set ourselves apart.


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