Welcome to The Top Shelf – a flossy exclusive series where we dig into the best of the best, Top-Shelf-worthy intimacy wellness brands. Here on The Top Shelf, we provide insight into high-quality products that are designed to elevate whatever form of pleasure you desire.
As expert curators, flossy aims to inspire our community to support brands and products that prioritize their enjoyment, desire, and wellness. With a commitment to innovative design, clean, high-quality ingredients, and 100% body-safe materials, flossy's Top Shelf products are designed to elevate the pleasure of all people.
Today, we’re welcoming IOBA pleasure expert, Francesca Cirillo, to share why IOBA is a Top Shelf brand.
Francesca Cirillo (she/her)Co-Founder of IOBA
"I’m Francesca - a mom of two, wife, and co-founder of IOBA! I help people feel empowered and confident through self-pleasure and I love Harry Potter!"
If IOBA was a musical style, artist, or song?
What would you say are IOBA's core values – what makes you, ‘you’?
At IOBA, we believe every body is different, every body loves differently, & every body feels differently.
We believe that no matter who you are, you deserve to love & feel however you want.
We believe in female empowerment, education, information, transparency, kindness, and pleasure.
At IOBA, we believe YOU should be YOU.
What makes IOBA a Top Shelf brand?
IOBA Toys began when husband & wife, Martin, and Francesca, were frustrated with one aspect of sex toys – the noise. With a toddler at home, it was already hard to find “me” time, let alone quiet “me” time. So, they set out to create a quiet sex toy – now known as the OhMyG. The OhMyG is a quiet G-spot massager sex toy with silent drive technology & a massaging pearl created to directly target & stimulate your g-spot.
After the OhMyG, came the OhMyC. The OhMyC is IOBA’s super quiet external clitoral massager. Featuring a circular rotating massaging pearl, the OhMyC was created for those who prefer or want to try external stimulators. Made with the same silent drive technology as the OhMyG, the OhMyC is perfect for foreplay or you can combine it with the OhMyG for dual stimulation!
Tell us about one of IOBA's stand-out products and how it prioritizes pleasure…
All of the IOBA products feature silent drive technology – which means no more loud vibrators you can hear from two rooms away! Our toys are created with specific pleasure points in mind – thegG-spot and the clitoris – but we like to call it a love story, not a quickie.
While our toys are powerful, they are not as powerful as typical vibrators on the market – meaning it’s a slow build – because we want our customers to really appreciate their “me time”. Don’t get us wrong – we love a good quickie – but getting to know and explore your own body is one of life’s greatest pleasures (pun intended) and we want to help you prioritize that!
Why is it important to support Top Shelf brands?
It’s important to support Top Shelf brands because we want to make sure everyone has access to not only pleasurable, but safe, high-quality products. Sure, Amazon is great for a lot of things, but when it comes to sex toys or anything else related to pleasure, quality and design are worth way more. Plus, we LOVE to support other small brands!
What does pleasure look like for you?
Pleasure is embracing who you are fully and unapologetically – it’s leaning into things that scare you and learning what you like and don’t like along the way.
Pleasure is being able to slow down, appreciate everything around you (the good and the bad), and really feeling. Although we can’t feel pleasure 100% of the time, we can learn to embrace and fully lean into pleasure when we do!
Any last words?
As cliche as it sounds, there’s really no better feeling than fully embracing and owning who you are – both in and out of the bedroom!