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 pleasure expert, Lora DiCarlo, to share why Lora DiCarlo is a Top Shelf brand.
Lora Haddock DiCarlo (she/they)CEO and Founder of Lora DiCarlo
Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Land / Bend, Oregon
“My name is Lora Haddock DiCarlo, and I’m the proud CEO and founder of — you guessed it, Lora DiCarlo! I lead a team of powerhouse individuals who share the same vision as me, which is to create a world where everyone can embrace their sexuality with positivity and confidence.”
If Lora DiCarlo was a musical style, artist, or song?
Wet Ass Pussy.
Not only is it a TOTAL banger, but this song is also extremely sexually empowering for people with vulvas. Similar to when our company first began (remember the CES debacle in 2019?!), Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion drummed up major controversy when they glorified female pleasure. Well, we say it’s about time someone talked about the power of a WAP! The fact is that 1/3 of people with vulvas are not orgasming during sex, so bringing this song to the mainstream media was a massive step towards closing the orgasm gap and encouraging better pleasure for all!
What would you say are Lora DiCarlo’s core values – what makes you, ‘you’?
My values (and the values of this company) are deeply rooted in Respect, Empowerment, and Integrity.
These values carry through everything we do at Lora DiCarlo – we treat our team with respect, we empower our customers to take pleasure into their own hands, and we kickstart honest conversations when they need to be had.
What makes Lora DiCarlo a Top Shelf brand?
From the moment I started this company, I knew that I wanted to design products that were able to fit everybody and have adjustable settings for a truly customizable experience.
Together, our super-talented engineers, technicians, and industrial designers created a collection of versatile and advanced pleasure products that cater to many anatomies. We use biomimicry to replicate the feeling of a human mouth, tongue, and finger. Our warming line uses WarmSense™ technology to heat up to a gentle 104°F (just above body temp.) for extra relaxation, circulation, and arousal. Also, did we mention that our products are completely waterproof?!
No matter what your sexual preferences are, we have a pleasure product to match your needs, desires, and fantasies.
Tell us about one of Lora DiCarlo’s stand-out products and how it prioritizes pleasure…
Have you heard of a blended orgasm? We often call this the "Holy Grail of O’s" and it happens when you achieve simultaneous clitoral and G-spot stimulation.
Queue Osé 2 – our flagship product which combines clitoral suction and G-spot stroking for mind-blowing blended orgasms. It also has a fully flexible body that can be molded into a wide range of positions to achieve a custom fit. This device is what put our little company on the map.
If you’re looking for a similar clitoral suction device (without the G-spot strokes), then we would recommend Baci! It’s hands-free and mimics the sensation of a mouth and tongue on your favorite external erogenous zones.
Why is it important to support Top Shelf brands?
Gone are the days of plastic, clunky, and phallic-shaped dildos. Today’s premium pleasure devices are made by sexperts and engineers who are breaking barriers in sexual wellness and technology.
Supporting these Top-Shelf brands will lead to more accessible messaging and data-driven solutions. Let’s continue to destigmatize the conversation around sex and masturbation by bringing these products to the mainstream.
What does pleasure look like for you?
Pleasure looks different on everyone. But to me, it’s about feeling like your most authentic and confident self. Not only do the physical sensations feel amazing, but pleasure also impacts your mental health. Studies show that masturbation and orgasms provide pain relief, boosted immunity, and increased self-esteem.
Once you start feeling more empowered in the bedroom, then you might notice you start to speak up more in your relationships, or at the office. Treating yourself to pleasure can result in major life changes that make you feel more like yourself today than you did yesterday.
Any Last Words?
Women’s sexual empowerment benefits everyone and builds a more equitable society. There are so many ways to take steps in achieving that goal, and we hope you’ll get started right away.
No matter your physical ability, ethnicity, or gender, we are ALL deserving of mind-blowing pleasure!