We've Changed SA's Love-Lives.
Can you believe that just under 15 years ago, you couldn't buy sex toys online? Yep - if you wanted to explore new sexual frontiers, you'd have to plan a visit to your local sex shop. This invariably entailed parking around the corner (so no one would see you), and planning the mad dash to the door when traffic abated slightly. Once inside, picture dark, dingy interiors, with cheap and poor quality toys. That about summed up the market back in 2005. Zero fun zone. And then Matilda's hit the scene!
What's It All About?
It's about providing the South African market with a discreet, upmarket and private shopping experience. It's about providing high-quality, long-lasting products. It's about providing the widest range of sex toys, lubricants and lingerie possible.
It's about care.
Healthy and happy sex means a healthy and happy relationship. With yourself and with your partner. We like thinking that we help you achieve this happy state of being. We like removing the barriers between you and really great, adventurous, exploratory sex. That floats our boat. That turns us on!
How Did We Do It?
We thought it'd be easier than it was, to be honest. It took us two years of hard slog (and all our savings) to source and import condoms, lingerie and toys. Because we had zero capital, we had to take photos of the products and build the website ourselves. We worked really hard. Our small start-up team of three would share a Streetwise 2 for a treat. That was tough.
Was It Worth It?
Omg, yes! Our determination paid off. When we launched the site in 2005 we had about 500 items for sale (if you counted the condoms individually). Now we have over 3000. There are bras; butt plugs; blindfolds; corsets; cuffs; condoms; massage candles; dildos; diamond-shaped vibrators; lubricants; love-balls, and so, so much more.
Hundreds of people, just like you, shop with us every day to find the condom, toy and lingerie they want.
Our team has grown, our selection has grown, and our reputation has grown. It's an amazing thing!
At the end of the day, though, when we sit around a table together (with our favourite fast food), and talk, it comes down to this: we’re having tons of fun helping you to have fun. So thanks for playing.
Come again soon.