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The Making of a Feminist Trophy: Interview with Crystal Delights by Kelly Shibari

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Shellie Yarnell of Crystal Delights by Kelly Shibari

 

I’ve been a huge fan of Crystal Delights’ glass anal products for a long time, and have been friends with owner Shellie Yarnell for a few years now. I was so thrilled to hear that she had teamed up with Good For Her to design this year’s Feminist Porn Award trophy! Shellie was gracious enough to sit with me at the pre- ‘Public. Provocative. Porn’ soiree at the Good For Her retail store in Toronto, Canada, to talk about working on the award trophy as well as the other fun and beautiful products she has created.

KS: I’m sitting with Shellie Yarnell – is it YARnell or YarNELL?

SY: YarNELL.

KS: OK. I’m sitting with Shellie Yarnell of Crystal Delights, and you’re responsible for concocting the design of this year’s Feminist Porn Award. Can you tell me a little about Crystal Delights?

SY: Crystal Delights is a high-end, adult art glass company that develops products totally made in the United States. We believe that everybody deserves an artistic pleasure product.

KS: Over the past couple of years – this is my first time actually attending the Feminist Porn Awards – over the past few years they’ve used several different adult toys as a basis for the awards trophy, like the njoy Eleven, but recently they’ve been going through a phase where the trophy has been a glass butt plug. But I think this might be the first time they’re doing a company-endorsed glass anal plug for the trophy. I know you have a full range of butt plugs – your products range from standard glass plugs with a crystal on the back, and some come frosted. My favorite one is the fox tail ones – do they come in different sizes?

SY: The fox tails only come in one size – it depends on the kind of fox because some foxes are bigger than others. But we only carry the best fox tails available – and that means they’re usually the bushiest and biggest out there.

KS: Yeah, the fox tail really is my favorite – I used it on my Evil Angel movie and every time I bring it out on a set everyone is amazed at how gorgeous it is.

SY: It’s really pretty.

KS: Very! It’s really hard to walk around with it when you’re wearing pants in public though

SY:

KS: The plug that you’re using for this year’s Feminist Porn Award is your newest product, correct?

SY: Correct.

KS: And there’s something pretty different about it.

SY: This is a magnetic bunny tail – the tail part of the plug is attached with a nyodium magnet. It will pop off and on both for wearing and cleaning.


KS: Nyodium is a super strong magnet?

SY: Yes, it’s an earth magnet.

KS: So, anyone wearing this plug can either wear it with or without the bunny tail.

SY: Yes.

KS: Because sometimes you might feel like a bunny, sometimes you don’t.

SY: Yes. Obviously it’s more attractive with the bunny tail on, otherwise you just have a flat base with a magnet. I am, actually, coming out with a new addition to the magnetic tail, so you can add other adornments to the plug.

KS: Cool! So technically you’d only need the one magnetic plug base, and you can get multiple add-ons to decorate the plug?

SY: Exactly.

KS: That’s amazing! The thing about the butt plug shaped trophies that the Awards has had in the past is that they’ve been glued on – the one that I have is super pretty, but if I wanted to use it as a functioning toy, I’d technically have a trophy base sticking out of my butt . Yours, though, is removable!

SY: That’s correct. We designed this trophy so that there’s a magnet on the trophy base for the plug to attach to, and a separate magnetic bunny tail that the plug can attach to when it’s in use. You can take the bunny tail and the plug, and you’ll have a working toy, as well as the trophy.

KS: That’s really nice, because, you know, people that win awards – they’re usually things that my mom used to call dust collectors. It’s really nice to have a trophy that’s actually also functional. How long have you and Good For Her been talking about developing this trophy?

SY: We started the conversation a year ago – but it was a little too short notice to come up with it for last year’s award show. So we talked about doing it for this year.

KS: Do you think that they’ll give you an extra trophy base on the side, so that you can display your own toy at home?

SY: I’d like that! You can bet I’ll be looking at it on Awards night!

KS: Well I hope that perhaps Good For Her can give you an extra trophy base for you, with a plaque that says “Trophy Designer of the Year”.

SY:
KS: Well, thank you so much for chatting with me, Shellie, and I’m looking forward to seeing little bunny tails floating around on Awards show night.

SY: Me too!

You can see the multiple-award-winning Crystal Delight’s line of products at http://crystaldelights.com. Actually, you can even get your own magnetic bunny tail plug there (http://crystaldelights.com/store/crystal-delights/crystal-minx-magnetic-bunny-tail-plug/) – Feminist Porn Award trophy base not included, though .