Dotyk, which means "touch," was created by Dmytro Nikiforchuk to fill the need for senior-specific sensory sex toys. The range was apart of Nikiforchuk's graduate program at the Pedagogical University of Krakow (Institute of Design and Graphics) and serves an under-represented consumer base.
"Most 'classic' gadgets are designed to meet the needs of the 'average middle-aged user'," Nikiforchuk noted about the project. "Instead, I believe that in the production process of any item should focus on specific consumers considering their age and needs."
Each object in the kit was designed to be sued by a couple to stimulate each individual's sense of sound, smell, touch, and sight. Notably, the Dotyk includes a "smelling tube," to allow couples to sniff each other's scent, an ear trumpet-inspired device to hear the other's heartbeat, and metal bearings that can be used as a massager.
Image Credit: Dmytro Nikiforchuk
Dotyk Was Launched by Dmytro Nikiforchuk To Meet Senior Needs
1. Senior-specific Sensory Sex Toys - The trend of creating sex toys specifically designed for seniors highlights the need for inclusive and age-appropriate products in the adult industry.
2. Targeting Under-represented Consumer Base - Designing products tailored to under-represented consumer groups, like seniors, opens up opportunities for businesses to tap into new markets and cater to specific needs.
3. Enhancing Sensory Experiences - The development of sensory sex toys that stimulate multiple senses, such as sight, touch, smell, and sound, showcases the trend of enhancing sexual experiences through innovative technologies.
1. Adult Industry - The adult industry can capitalize on the senior-specific sensory sex toys trend by expanding their product offerings to include age-appropriate and inclusive options.
2. Medical and Wellness - The medical and wellness industries can explore opportunities to incorporate sensory sex toys into therapeutic practices for seniors, promoting intimacy, connection, and overall well-being.
3. Product Design - The field of product design has a disruptive innovation opportunity to create inclusive and age-appropriate products that cater to specific consumer groups, like seniors, within various industries.