London Alternative Market or as we all call it, LAM is a monthly fetish market/event and after party we love to attend. Held on the first Sunday of every month LAM is one of the very BEST fetish markets in the UK, with the other being Birmingham Bizarre Bazaar (the BBB).
At London Alternative Market aka LAM
You might be reading this thinking what the hell a fetish market? I bet it’s dark, dirty and with people having sex in every corner … we wish. LAM is very much the opposite, it’s held in a bar (currently Revolution bar) as you walk in through the entrance it’s very bright and open, and impressively clean. Spread out over an impressive 4 floors,
London Alternative Market has lots to offer from educational talks held in the Vault (yes a room as impressive as it sounds) social spaces with food and drink and the very best kinky things you could ever find for sale; clothing, candles, floggers, shoes and more, almost all of it made by the very people selling it.
Love, Love, LOVE the fetish markets, from a customer point of view just imagine being interested in somelight BDSM, a little light flogging, but you are overwhelmed by the incredible amount of things on the web and also lacking in knowledge. Well the fetish markets give you the opportunity to see people like Jack’s Floggers, admire what they make but also ask the questions you have. You can tell them what you want to try, explain your previous experiences if any and they will TELL YOU what you need to know. Armed with this knowledge you can then go and buy whatever it is you like, from Jacks Flogger’s or another shop.
We thrive on dispensing the very best advice possible to the people that ask questions because we know what it’s like wanting to explore new sexual adventures, how costly they can be financially especially if you have a bad experience. If you feel like you have wasted you budget you’re unlikely to try it again. Anal is an excellent example of people doing it wrong the very first time and then being reluctant to try it again for fears of the same bad experience they had the very first time.
Getting the most out the experience
My advice to you is as follows; visit LAM twice, on your first visit pay for your entry, about £6, one or two drinks and some food. Enjoy being in an unfamiliar surrounding by doing familiar things and take in the experience. Take your time walking around, there is no need to be shy you’re surrounded by like minded people everywhere you look. Ask questions, pick things up and look, explore the items you may have only previously admired from behind a laptop. I can assure you things will surprise you, from the feel, the weight, the smell, the craftsmanship; you really get a good understanding of different qualities, styles and fits, so get your hands on things! DON’T FEEL YOU HAVE TO BUY, an odd thing to say when we go to markets to sell items but remember this is your first time, it’s about exploring and learning so that when you do buy something you are purchasing it with the confidence that it is the right buy for you.
On your second visit your over the hump of it being a new experience, you know what to expect, you have an idea of what you will see. Now take this and focus on what interests you, ask the questions you might have been too embarrassed to ask on your first visit but again don’t feel you have to buy. The reality is the second visit will give you the confidence to buy from the people you talk to. You’re probably going to spend a little bit more for the items then you might do online but the quality and longevity of them will outlive any of the cheaper stuff and make that slightly extra cost completely worth it.
Shops to visit
My personal favourites are Jacks Floggers, Leather Delights and Wicked Woods.
Jack’s Floggers are the most amazing whips and floggers you will see, made by people who use floggers. Their knowledge and products are to die for.
Leather Delights; collars, cuffs, gags, leads and all things leather, plush in padding and heavy in quality handmade leather work there is something for every taste, size and style.
Wicked Woods; If I were to share a brain then it would be with this man, Chris is exceptionally talented and a true creative adventure. He makes the most phenomenal wooden knives, paddles and boxes; you have to see them to believe them.
London Alternative Market, LAM is a wonderful place to visit, whether you’re just starting your sexual adventure or have been on the sexual road for years there is something for everyone and if that’s not enough you get to talk to me for as long as you like.
So way back, months go in May we were asked by Miss Stryker if we could make a dildo with fake money in.
It’s not a request we get every day so was intrigued and started to ask why. For us, everything has a ‘why’ and when we can find the why and understand it we can create for it. An example of this is our Plug-B and Peg, they were created to give newcomers to anal pleasure an enjoyable experience, our Qube design was a way of recycling dildos that went wrong, everything has a why.
It turns out Miss Stryker has a custom strap on harness with the words ‘capitalism’ written on it and wanted a dildo with money in to go with it. You can see it starts to become clear, you have the word ‘capitalism’ written on something for a reason, the rebellious, non-confirmative almost child like attitude to societies sometimes brain washed views of how the world should be, what right, what’s wrong. We found our why.
We can relate to not bucking the trend, going against the grain and wanting to stick it to the man so this had to be as much of a statement as the very word, it had to make people look in disbelief and have some strong emotion, either I love it or it’s so ridiculous your stupid to even make it. It had to be polarising, divide opinions and not be a meek, weak statement. But we wanted the delicate, elegance or craftsmanship to be unanimously loved, love or loathe the idea but appreciate and respect the elegance of work. Yes, it’s a fine line to walk but one we wanted to walk from the beginning.
For this to be a statement it had to be real money and it had to be considered a substantial amount, $40 – £40 we agreed would be the lowest amount we would put in! Really we want to be putting $100 – £100, even $200 inside the dildo.
The first idea was to write ‘Money Bitch’ in black marker on the money so your can see it through the silicone, concerns over defacing money came up and we actually think it would have been a step too far. By almost paying respect to the currency, cleverly and carefully encapsulating it as a key feature we feel brings more elegance to the creation, a black marker would not have given it that air of class. This backhanded compliment draws a little attention away from the very fact it’s inside a dildo.
The dildo was finished off with a gold base,the reason we chose gold was because it again adds to the overall why of what we wanted to achieve. We are all fascinated by gold, but the saying ‘money is the root of all evil’ just seems to go hand in hand with the likes of blood diamonds, illegal gold trades, the beautiful raw materials.
A glow in the dark sex toy might on the face of it sound and look like a novelty idea, but you would be wrong.
Yes, the very fact it ‘glows in the dark’ can be considered as a novel idea but you need to look beyond what you first see and think about using it. So now, your thinking it would be easy to find when the lights are out and again yes, you would be right but you’re thinking to normally, you’re thinking of silly things because you’re amused but also intrigued by the idea, so let me paint the picture for you.
Glow in the dark toys are like little windows of light breaking through the stark contrast of a pitch black background. The window of light is small and concentrated radiating only a couple of inches into the dark black landscape and if used correctly this window of light can evoke heightened feelings, make the mind run wild and the body write with pleasure.
As the user (for couple play), use the light to your advantage, let them see little glimpses of your tongue pass & your finger probe.
Use the light to distract, remember the window of light is only a couple of inches, what happens outside of that can not be seen only felt.
Use the light to see what you’re doing but do it elegantly, with style, conviction and get it right teasing them to the edge and back again.
When using glow in the dark toys on your own you have the extra sensations of seeing your most intermediate areas throb and swell as you bring yourself to climax. Watching as you play and seeing your own body in a different light allows you to get lost in the moment, like your very own private sex show, starring you.
‘Glow in the Dark’ toys are so much more than a novelty!
We have created the ambit to try and counter some of the problems found with other G-spot and prostate toys, while also using our knowledge and injecting fun to the finished toy.
Starting with the base, circular and flared the Ambit is strap-on harness compatible and you will need a 1.5 inch or 40mm o-ring. When rested on a flat surface you will see that the Ambit is very curved, this is intentional and I common problem we hear regarding strap on dildos. When using a strap on the dildo will sit around the pubic bone, it’s comfortable and where most harnesses have the o-ring positioned. The pubic bone doesn’t sit horizontal to the body there is actually about a 20% downward angle. By making the Ambit extra curvey, around 20% more curvey the dildo sits in a comfortable and usable position.
The shaft of the Ambit is 1.2 to 1.5 inches or 30mm to 40mm in size with the base being the widest. The shaft is smooth with no texture, we did contemplate texture but we felt that texture would be too much when combined with the head of the Ambit. You know it’s like the old saying too many chefs spoil the broth, this was how we felt with texture and it didn’t complement the head of the toy, after all it’s a G-spot and prostate toy.
Most of the work and thought has gone into the head, from its bulbous width to the tapered almost arrow shaped head. We wanted to create something with a relatively large, but sill manageable head, around the size of your G-spot or prostate. It seemed the most sense to create the widest surface area on the top of the dildo and then angling that to rest again the G-spot or prostate during use. The wide head is not flat, it is in fact curved, it was curved slightly to be like the soft underside of the tip of your finger, but wider to give more pressure and sensation.
The head of the Ambit was also created for ease of use, we know that although the shaft of the Ambit is quite small, the head actually is also one of the widest points of the toy. The smooth, rounded arrow shaped head has been designed for an enjoyable, easy insertion with no warming up required. We wanted the Ambit to be your quicky friend as well as a long and sensual toy for you enjoy.
You asked for a curved G-spot and prostate toy, we put our thinking caps on and worked on a toy for those needs, addressing problems we felt needed to be corrected, enhancing your experience during use and giving it our GODEMICHE style and flair.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great pleasure and much satisfaction we give you Ambit.
Launching 25th July 2016. Subscribe for more details.
Today is a very special day for us at GODEMICHE! It’s a day that will prove a life changing milestone for me, Monika and the business GODEMICHE.
GODEMICHE was our way of rebelling and sticking two fingers up the adult manufacturing industry and saying ‘ You know what? We will do better’. After years of dealing with the adult industry as ThatPosition (a strap on & anal specialist website), we become frustrated with plain boring, regurgitated shit being spat out yearly. That’s not the say was some amazing innovations and products coming to market, but those new products tended to then fall into the safe and easy route. Purple, pink and black, yes they are popular and are lovely colors but when they dominate the market its just boring. It’s like eating your favourite food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s only going to take you about a week to dislike your favourite food.
We wanted to bring colour to the industry, we want to light up the sex toy corner of your room with the most beautiful colours and designs, some extravagant other just pretty and eye catching.
All though you might think we are a big business steaming forward, the reality is GODEMICHE was our hobby, our love, our need to make the things we wanted and we believed other people wanted. GODEMICHE has been our evening/day off a job, the one we enjoy! The bills, however, have been covered by what I’m going to call a ‘normal job’, that was until today.
Wednesday 6th July 2016, today, fight now, this very day is the day we, me and Monika are 100% GODEMICHE all of our eggs have been placed in the dildo basket. This is crazy, it’s something we are told is not a good idea, we have two small children, bills, rent, equipment the list goes on. The hairs stand up on the back of my neck just thinking about it but not for fear or worry, its relief, joy, the overwhelming optimism that WE WILL BE OK. It feels like I’m diving head first into a swimming pool without water and all I can think is how wonderful and free it feels.
We have a plan, we have goals and we know what we need to be doing but we also need your support, if we don’t have your support and love for GODEMICHE then I don’t care if we reached our goals and everything went better than we ever expected we would stop the business!
We created GODEMICHE to be that brand you can relate to, the underdog, the one you cheer on despite being at the back of the race. We are people making for people and if we don’t have your support, your love, your encouragement to change an industry then we stop.
Please do tell us when you think we have done something stupid, if you think something could be improved or if you’re ecstatic with your dildo, your input will help shape and direct GODEMICHE.
Tell your favorite sex toy shop what GODEMICHE you like, tweet them, snap them, message them and we will do our best to get GODEMICHE into a shop near you, one you like to buy from, one you can fold to toys in.
Well, this is the beginning of a long road, its twists, turns, trials and tribulations will soon unveil themselves and we will do what we do best and soldier on.
Welcome to the journey
Adam & Monika
I can hear many of you sigh, puff and slump back saying ‘WTF Snapchat, what do you think I’m 16?’ Well stop moaning! We are talking about snapchat because it really is a changing platform and if used right you will enjoy it. You don’t have to become a videographer broadcasting your life, that is unless you want to. But I do encourage you to look at businesses in the creative sectors and be amazed at their snapchat. Dr Miami is a plastic surgeon who snaps the whole process of tummy tucks, lipo, breast enhancements it’s all snapped for you to see. I was watching the Disney snapchat with the new Finding Dory launched on there, so many great things from so many people.
So what do we snap about, well you get a little taste in to the GODEMICHE, a real one to one experience of our thoughts, what we do, why we do what we do. We have good days and bad days like all of us, we have special events, trade shows, sculptures, designs just about everything we do goes on to snapchat.
People wanting to see their custom GODEMICHE toy made on snapchat, has been a very popular thing and it drives our desire to make you fall in love with the humble dildo again.
So come and follow us and watch us change the world one dildo at a time.
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Back in October 2015 we launched GODEMICHE, 7 months have now flown by and now surprisingly milestones are being reached. Towards the end of last week we reached the 1,000 followers mark and wanted not only to make something special but then to give it away to one lucky person. Monika chose the theme/style we would try to replicate and that was the ‘Galaxy’.
Inspired by the amazing ‘Galaxy’ images on Google, we liked the nebulae clusters with flashes of blue, pink and purple.
A couple of attempts and we found a mix we were happy with, Black, Pearlescent Black, UV Pink, UV Blue, and Silver make up the core colours with silver glitter being added to imitate the sparkle of stars. All of that comes together to make the ‘Galaxy’ Adam.
We have this one very unique Galaxy Adam to give away for free the rules and information is below.
To take part you will need to Follow us (@GSilicone) on Twitter. You will then need to re-tweet the giveaway promotional images on twitter and that’s it. There will be many promotional tweets and your more than welcome to like and re-tweet all of them, if you only want to re-tweet one that’s also cool.
Any one in the world can enter and we will still ship your item for free.
Picking a Winner
After the closing time, 23.59 Friday 29th April 2016, data will be downloaded from TweetReach, a random number generator will then be used to select a winner. The data will be collected on the RT and #SiliconeMadeRight so make sure to use them.
We will announce the winner over the weekend/Monday morning.
PLEASE include @GSilicone and #SiliconeMadeRight, this makes finding you easy and ensures you are entered.
Entries must be between 00:01 and 23:59 on Friday 29th April 2016. If you outside of the hours you will not be included.
Don’t create multiple twitter accounts to enter, there will be something every 1hr for you to interact with.
Don’t post the same thing repeatedly, that’s a quick way to piss people off and get your twitter account shut down.
Enjoy, it’s fun and you never know you could be the lucky winner.