A man sold his £325,000 home and Mercedes to fund a sex toy company.
British businessman Tom Thurlow, 29, ditched his fancy car and Gloucesterhire property – which he bought with profits from his dating app S**gAtUni – and cashed in Premium Bonds to free up as much money as he could to fund new Ricky vibrator range, which launched last week.
Speaking to the Mirror Online, Thurlow revealed he decided to set up a make-shift home in his office after his parents wanted him to move back out.
He added: “It was everything really. I just decided, if I’m going to be in I need to be all in. I really believe in it and I’m a risk taker. My whole life is in it. I’m happy to lose it all if that’s the way it goes. I just think that whatever happens with Brexit, people are still going to want to masturbate.”
Buying instant noodles in bulk and sleeping on a blow-up mattress in his office, Thurlow has managed to keep his expenses minimal, to ensure that he can dedicate as much capital to his growing business. The unconvential business is his last hope at success, with many other companies creating sex toys for the ever-growing market. Speaking about his risky choice, he said “I don’t take myself seriously. I don’t think sex is a big deal like most people in society do.
“People weren’t surprised when I told them. Most people think it’s great and they think it’s quite cool and exciting.
“There have been a couple of people who didn’t agree with the sex toy stuff and they think it’s seedy. That’s fine, everyone has their opinions but I will have a debate with them and challenge them. My biggest critic is my mum, she just thinks it’s horrifying.”
According to Mirror, Tom opened up about his mission with the brand Ricky Rabbit. He decided to focus his attentions on women’s sex toys and he wants to address the stigma that surrounds female masturbation. He said: “It’s really bizarre that a woman is judged on masturbation, I just don’t get it. I’m really focusing on women who have never had a sex toy before.”