Mia Isabella’s Big Secrect Collection

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Oh gosh, I have so much to say about this toy. But first, in case the picture is not worth 1000 words let me tell you more about it.

This is from a line of trans porn star Mia Isabella’s toys and yes, it is a masturbation sleeve that is shaped like a penis with a little butt on the back where the balls would be. It’s proper name is “Fuck My Cock!” In general I am a huge fan of sex toys that smoosh a person’s body down to the most important elements (in this case butt and penis) as I think it makes for some of the weirdest toys out there, and this one does not disappoint!

It is quite a hefty piece of cyberskin penis that I think would be quite unwieldy to actually use (it carries all its weight in the back and is super floppy) and with such a small hole and no other opening, this thing is going to be hard as hell to clean. Yikes.

So from a purely design standpoint, this fails in the general usability and plain old weird-ass design departments.

But it is the concept and marketing of this line which really got me thinking/confused/mad.

On the good side, I think it is awesome to see a trans performer branded line of toys. I’m sure this isn’t the first time a trans woman porn star has had her parts made into a sex toy, but it is the most big deal I have seen made about it (even got a whole glossy booklet about it). But instead of making this some trans-positive line, this company is marketing this more as fetish item, which could maybe possibly be ok, but as I was looking at the line I saw this text describing another item:

From the manufacturer’s website describing:

Mia Isabella Collection: Create Your Own Tranny Strap-On Kit

“Shhhh‚…Your SECRET is Safe With ME! Have you ever fantasized what it would be like getting fucked by a real tranny? How great would it feel to suck a big thick tranny cock, then bend over and let your tight little ass get penetrated by shecock ? With this Create Your Own Tranny kit, you and your partner can live out your most perverted TS fantasies. Strap on the Tranny shecock, slide on the sexy fishnet stockings, put on the sexy lipstick, and get ready for a wild ride! The comfortable strap-on stays in place while the action heats up, and the leather straps easily adjusts to fit most sizes.”

Before I go any further, let me say this: I do not speak for trans women. I speak about this as an ally of trans people and as someone who deeply cares about how all women are portrayed. And I want to add that I do believe it is ok for someone to have a “thing” for trans women as much as I think it is fine to have a “thing” about small boobs, red hair, men over 6″ feet tall or in my case, sociologists & women who ride bikes.

But what bothers me as that while they are “celebrating” their first line of products modeled after a trans woman, they have set it up as a “perversion” in order to sell it to a mainstream audience. And yes, not all the copy from all the products in this line are this extreme, but this company has pissed me off before for having what I view as grossly misogynistic toy descriptions (if you are interested, you can read about that here) not to mention some blatantly misleading packaging (“Made of Silicone” when it is not in fact, made of silicone), so I am not inclined to be very forgiving with them.

So I wonder, is this line of sex toys modeled after (and from) a trans woman progress? Certainly one doesn’t have to advertise this in their store or on their site in the manner the maker lays out. If it were Early to Bed, I’d be able to spin it positively, leave the box out of the picture and actually be ok about it (well not this exact toy). But I know I cannot support a company that posts such really extreme garbage on their website (which many vendors do copy verbatim).

*sigh*

So what do you think? Is Mia Isabella’s Big Secret Collection progress? I’m still conflicted and I’d love to hear some other people’s point of view.

9 thoughts on “Mia Isabella’s Big Secrect Collection

    ScytheNoire said:
    May 17, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    my only thought is “well that looks interesting”

    Max said:
    May 22, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    So far, I’ll go with yes, this is a tiny amount of progress.

    The copy does seem to assume that a consumer that is into trans women would want to stay in the closet about it. That’s probably a reasonable assumption, and given that the manufacturer’s first goal is to move as many units as possible, it makes sense.

    But if they succeed in that goal, that’s more people indulging in their fantasies, and, in the process, thinking about transsexuals. Maybe a few customers will purchase more, similar toys, leading to a bigger market with more room for better copy. Maybe a few will even pursue real transsexual women, in the process outing themselves.

    I’m not so sure about this, now that I’ve written it down, though.

    chicagoblock said:
    June 9, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    I think it’s fine to criticize how trans women are fetishized, but quite another to judge how a hugely marginalized (especially economically) group of people might use that propensity for tetishization to make some money. Plenty of trans women (plenty of other trans people as well) have worked within sex work and used the stereotypes to some advantage. The stereotypes are not the fault of trans women, after all, but of transphobic and cissexism society. And the more good work we do fighting that, the less those ideas will proliferate. :)

      searah responded:
      June 10, 2011 at 11:37 am

      Oh indeed. I have no problem with Mia Isabella participating in this. I hope she makes a bundle off of it (although sadly I am pretty sure it is not the star who profits the most from her likeness being used).

    Searah's Museum of Screwy Sex Toys said:
    July 7, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    […] eh? This company will be supplying me with blog fodder for YEARS to come I am sure. They are really into terrible copy and freaky deaky […]

    searah responded:
    August 21, 2011 at 1:32 pm

    I just found this line of “Transsexual Jesse” toys from California Exotic Novelties, which I think shows how easy it is to have a line of toys modeled after a trans performer without needing to resort to name calling and fetishizing.

    http://calexotics.com/p-23229-transsexual-jesse-rock-hard-cock-balls.aspx

    taxman said:
    January 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm

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    acidicimpish said:
    August 18, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Max: yeah, ‘more people thinking about transsexuals’ *in that way* is absolutely fucking toxic and lethal. There is such a thing as bad press. And the type of person who thinks about trans women in the way it encourages… is a fucking chaser, and them going after actual trans women is INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS.

    If you’re not a trans woman, don’t fucking act like you can make hard calls about what will really be good for us; here, you’re very, very wrong. (And if, as I’m kind of assuming, you’re a trans man – no, that does not provide the same perspective. You do not face the same lethal and dehumanizing threat from chasers as we do.)

    (Not in any way meant to disparage Mia Isabella. Surviving is hard enough, if you have to do something like this that hurts you too to get by – I won’t judge. That said, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that she probably does not have too much control over this line, and that she probably didn’t write the copy.)

    Mia Isabella sex toys said:
    February 24, 2014 at 1:09 am

    Wow.Nice collection.This is very excellent post.

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