Portland-based artist Jesse Lindsay has built up an empire making provocative, multi-use sex toys.
Lindsay first got our attention when his USB butt plug hit Etsy. He's moved onto even more innovative pursuits in the field of butt plug manufacturing, allowing anal fans the ability to play beer pong with their butt plug, show support of their favorite presidential candidate, and even predict their futures. The Magic 8 Ball butt plug is one of Lindsay's most popular items.
"We've recently put together some brand new stuff such as the Booty Pop, which is a reusable Popsicle mold/butt plug and the Booty Binky," Lindsay tells the Daily Dot. "Ironically, a GPS one is in the works now. We plan on releasing it next week, and the write-up alone makes me super happy."
Not all butt plug ideas make it from concept to product. Lindsay's got a Swiss army knife butt plug prototype sitting in design purgatory until he can acquire the right tools to make the sex toy not only usable but safe.
A conscientious artist, Lindsay takes commissions and has designed and donated funds to a wide variety of charities around the Portland area, including no-kill animal shelters.
"The only issue we have run into is that a lot of people are skittish about using sex toys to raise awareness for such things. 'Buy a butt plug to cure cancer' has an odd ring to it among the day walkers," Lindsay says with a laugh.
Custom designs have run the gamut from slogans and cartoons to the more curious of orders. "The guy who asked for a photo of his dead mother's face in a large plug is probably the strangest so far," Lindsay says.
GlowFYourself is just one of many artistic endeavors for Lindsay, a freelance artist who works in costuming, design, and illustration. His more surrealist, post-apocalyptic works are available for viewing on his personal website, while an additional Etsy shop has been set up to showcase his illustrations for purchase.
The impetus for Lindsay's foray into the sex toy industry goes back to an idea we were all thinking but too afraid to execute: the lightsaber dildo. Though sadly now retired from his Etsy store, Lindsay says he still breaks out the phallic weaponry on occasion.
"I get a lot of requests for them for adult-themed 'Space Parties' and still have a huge box of light-up dong swords at the house, but haven't been pushing them much as of late," Lindsay says. "But do keep in mind, it's dangerous to go alone, and I'm always down to weaponize and light up some sex toys!"