Kickstarter rarely allows sex toys to campaign on its platform, but it's making an exception for Cute Little Fuckers, a new gender-inclusive line of toys. The Kickstarter campaign has already reached its first goal, but you can still buy the toys, which cost $80 each. If there's enough funding, more toys will be made.
According to Mashable, CLF was created by Step Tranovich, a disabled, genderfluid queer artist and sex-positive activist. They talked to people of many different genders and body types when designing the toys. Tranovich says that they were "thinking about their own frustrations as a trans person using impersonal and imposing sex toys," when they came up with the idea for CLF.
The three toys currently in the line are Princette Puppypuss, a versatile vibrating butt plug (they/them or Royal We pronouns); Galh, the "Swiss Army knife of vibrators" with "nodes and gaps of various sizes" (which is ambivalent about pronouns), and the threesome of Trinity, Tripp and Trine, a butt-safe dildo perfect for use with a strap-on harness (she, he and xe respectively). The toys are all 100 percent, medical-grade silicone and come with an interchangeable, USB-rechargeable vibrator with five speeds and modes.
"The toys are designed to be used in a lot of ways, which cover multiple anatomies," Tranovich said. "So no one toy is made for one body part."
As Mashable reports, there are only 14 reults for "sex toy" on Kickstarter, and only three -- including CLF -- are actual sex toys. David Gallagher, Kickstarter's senior communications director told the publication that giving CLF a platform fits perfectly with the site's values of diversity and inclusion.
"Step's project uses fun and innovative design to meet a need in their community and beyond," he said. "In that spirit we're happy to welcome it to Kickstarter."
Kickstarter's senior outrach lead on design and technology, Beau Ambur, says the company decides whether to feature sex toys on a case-by-case basis but that it doesn't allow pornography or explicit images to be featured. Ambur also said that CLF's emphasis on sex-positivity and gender and body-inclusivity is what helped get the toys approved.
Tranovich says their goal with CLF "is to make authentic sexual expression more accessible to everyone, especially marginalized identities like my trans and queer communities." "And to make it fun!" they add.