Today we’d like to introduce you to Taylor Sparks.
Taylor, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I’m certified in both human behavior and holistic aromatherapy and I’m an erotic educator and sex goddess. About 12 years ago, I launched an organic skincare company for elite endurance athletes. I developed a line of 16 head to toe organic body care products called Tri-Body Products. We sponsored 5ks, triathlons, triathletes, runners and five Olympians in both the summer and winter Olympics. About eight years ago we started traveling to adults-only resorts and met a couple that specialized in adults-only vacations which included cruises, resorts and hotel takeovers.
As we began working and traveling with them, I took note that the vendors on the cruises and at some of the events only sold chemical-based sexual products, i.e. lubricants, condoms and chemical-laden sex toys. The travel agency commissioned me to private label a line of organic, sensual massage oils and body washes for their brand. Once the brand was developed and launched, we figured out that there really wasn’t a place to sell them as they had a travel agency and I had skincare for athletes company.
So with their love and support, I launched OrganicLoven.com in October 2013, a site that specializes in improving adults’ sexual health/wellness and improving their sex lives through our organic intimate body products, body-safe sex toys, sex-positive books and erotic educational seminars.
We launched our business with those four products and now have more than 900 organic and eco-friendly products, representing more than 200 brands and we ship worldwide. As an erotic educator, I literally travel the world and present my seminars and exhibit our products on adults-only cruises, adults-only resorts, sex expos and conferences. In 2018 we launched the Organic Loven Subscription Boxes offering the only adult subscription box service where every sexual wellness product/toy comes with a book! So if you receive a box with a blindfold, handcuffs, a sex toy, organic lubricant and massage oil, you will also get a book on an introduction to kink!
Organic Loven’s seminars have since expanded to included holistic sexual health and wellness for both women and men, an erotic introduction to spanking, sexual positions for all body types and relationships styles.
In October 2018, she, along with her Sisters of Sexuality collective launched the Sisters of Sexuality: Five Shades of a Play Radio show who’s mission it is to Educate, Entertain and Inform you in all areas of sexuality, sexual health, kink, relationships and the business of sex. In December 2019, the show passed the 100,000 download mark and can be heard in more than 600 cities worldwide and on all podcast platforms, such as Anchor.FM, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and Stitcher.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
As with most solopreneur ventures, cash flow has been the main challenge. With a product-based business you need money to buy products to sell. As I have had both a wholesale and retail business, I can say that the retail business has been an easier growth path than as a manufacturer/wholesaler. Another obstacle has been the ability to market/advertise on social media.
My business is (sex)ual health/wellness. You can not market this type of business on Instagram or Facebook, two of the largest platforms. So monies for traditional marketing is one of the only ways to get your name out to the market. But social media can be used for branding, contests and even with that, being shadowbanned on Instagram is a constant thing. One area that has helped with the cash flow challenge is having the ability to dropship. I rarely have to stock products as I have distributors in the US, Canada, U.K. and Australia. So I can receive the order/monies and then place it with my distributor so that I keep my profit upfront.
Please tell us more about your work.
As an erotic educator and sex goddess, I travel the world, presenting my erotic educational seminars and exhibiting/selling my organic intimate body products on adults-only cruises, resorts, conferences, hotel take-overs and sex expos. I primarily present in the ethical non-monogamous community (i.e. swingers, open relationships). What sets me apart is that most sexologists do not know a lot about organic intimate body products and body-safe sex toys and most exhibitors/sellers of intimate body products and sex toys do not have much, if any education, in the products that they sell.
They only know what their reps tell them and if the products are not organic, the only information that is passed along to the consumer is what is on the back of the box. I am educated and experienced in both organic chemistry and I’ve developed products! I can also relate to the adults and couples that I present to as I too am living an ethically non-monogamous lifestyle.
I am known as a Sex Goddess, which is a woman who thoroughly enjoys everything there is about sex, even the type of sex that she does not indulge in. I believe that sex is healing on both the giving and receiving side and that exchange of energy can be fulfilling for all involved.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success for me has come in the form of being respected as a sexpert in my industry and having a profitable company. In addition to being profitable, another marker was when different event producers started inviting me to present at their events and offering payment and covering of my expenses! Also, when editors/writers of magazine articles, blogs regarding my industry asked for my opinion and I was quoted.
- Q and A Consultations $85
- Personal Shopping $50
- Tease Me Toys Under $100
- Indulge Me Toys Over $100
- Organic Loven Subscription Boxes $48 and UP
Tarik Sparks Studios, D’Anthony Photography, Jet Setting Jasmine
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