Last weekend saw me running my very first proper trade fair booth at Harmonia's Ultimate Girls' Day Out. It was an amazing / exhausting experience. I got to talk to so many women from all over the country including Dragons' Dens' Nora Casey, and get a real feel for how Irish women view sex and sex toys specifically.
I obviously got a few funny looks; one lady literally threw my brochure and ran when she realised what she was looking at, but the response from the majority of women was actually quite positive. I was so pleased to be able to talk to folks who had never even considered a toy or vibrator before and educate them about bodysafe materials.
The funniest part of the whole weekend was just how many women would initially say "no thanks" when handed a brochure, only to come back 10 minutes later and say "Ok I've ditched my mum" or "I've ditched my kids, quick give us a brochure." It's understandable that they wouldn't want to buy something in front of their families, and I'm so grateful they came back to me.
The weekend was such a great learning experience, and I'd like to thank Jackie and Kate in Harmonia for being so incredibly helpful and accommodating. I'll definitely be back next year.