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  • Madonna-Approved CRAVE Releases Vibrator Ring

    HYPEBAE

    CRAVE celebrates its 10-year anniversary with new luxury jewelry.

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  • I Wore CRAVE's Sex Toy Necklace Around NYC & It Gave Me Main Character Energy

    REFINERY29

    One you put it on, you are suddenly both an exhibitionist and a voyeur, that makes you feel like a romance novel heroine.

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  • Power Pick: CRAVE Vesper Vibrator Necklace

    MARIECLAIRE

    It asserts my stance as a sex-positive woman who prioritizes her own experience and who believes herself worthy of pleasure.

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2024

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Fast Company: Ti Chang wants the future to get weirder

Feb 21, 2024

Every designer knows the familiar adage “form follows function.” But industrial designer Ti Chang has given it her own spin by adding a third element to the equation: “Form follows function and emotion,” she told me on a recent phone call. Read more

Fast Company: This $280 gold-plated ring is actually a vibrator—and an engineering marvel

Jan 23, 2024

The Tease ring is a striking piece of design and an even more striking piece of engineering. At its core, the vibrator consists of a battery pack, a motor, and a “very, very, very tiny [circuit] board,” says Chang. The circuit board is so tiny that if you were to place it next to a dime, it would look like the dainty button of a baby’s onesie. Read more

hypebae: Madonna-Approved CRAVE Drops "Tease" Vibrator Ring

Jan 23, 2024

CRAVE offers sensuality for all with inclusive sizing with a total of 11 ring sizes. Read more

Core77: CRAVE's Tease Ring Launch Creates Big Buzz

Jan 22, 2024

The Tease Ring and CRAVE's other products derive their distinction by harnessing the impact of jewelry to address the more (traditionally) uncomfortable or taboo elements of pleasure products, turning those into a statement of self-expression and empowerment. Read more

2023

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Cosmopolitan: The Vesper is the 24K gold vibrator necklace you need in your life

Dec 6, 2023

The Vesper by CRAVE is an example of what happens when women design the kind of world they want to live in. The Vesper vibrator was created by and for the female gaze and it truly is a thing of beauty. Read more

Refinery29: I Wore Crave’s Sex Toy Necklace Around NYC & It Gave Me Main Character Energy

Apr 3, 2023

I realized that’s Vesper’s superpower: Once you put it on, you are suddenly both an exhibitionist and a voyeur, tapping into a public sexy scene that makes you feel like a romance novel heroine. Read more

Marie Claire: Power Pick: Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace

Feb 27, 2023

It asserts my stance as a sex-positive woman who prioritizes her own experience, who has the courage to pursue what she wants and needs, and who believes herself worthy of pleasure—and chic, high-performance pleasure, at that. Read more

2022

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Glamour: The New Crave Vesper Necklace Is the Vibrator You Didn’t Know You Needed

Nov 15, 2022

Personally, I am just as grateful for the conversations this little toy started as for the orgasms it produced. Read more

HypeBae: This Madonna-Approved Vibrator Necklace Drops Today

Nov 8, 2022

CRAVE is for the ones who aren’t afraid of their p-ssy power and enjoy keeping it close. Read more

Cool Hunting: CRAVE’S New Vibrator Necklace, The Vesper 2

Nov 8, 2022

Merging impressive functionality with a sleek, mysterious aesthetic, Vesper is a masterclass in inspiring design and technical precision which made it an instant hit. Read more

Core77: CRAVE’s Vibrator Necklace with a Cult Following Gets An Update in the Vesper 2

Nov 8, 2022

And she definitely couldn’t have guessed years later that she could count Gwyneth Paltrow and even the Queen of Pop herself, Madonna, as avid fans. Read more

Women’s Health Magazine: Here’s How To Buy Madonna’s Iconic Vibrator Necklace At Nordstrom RN

Oct 27, 2022

The choice is clear—you need this stylish and sexy vibrator necklace. Read more

Allure: Ulta Beauty’s Intimate Wellness Shop Has Opened Its Virtual Doors

Sept 27, 2022

On your mark, get set, and get off, because Ulta Beauty finally sells sexual wellness products. Read more

Core77: Crave’s Pleasure Jewelry is Designed for Sex Positivity

Jun 9, 2022

“For the past 14 years, I’ve focused on shattering the taboo and stigma around female pleasure through design,” says Chang, explaining why she seeks to create luxury products that elevate the experience of pleasure. Read more

Cool Hunting: Crave’s New Collection Merges Sex Positivity and Jewelry

May 17, 2022

From necklaces that double as pleasure objects to the world’s first crowd-funded vibrator, CRAVE creates luxury products that champion erotic pleasure and self-expression. Read more

HypeBae: Luxury Pleasure Brand Crave Releases Bondage Cuffs

May 4, 2022

The creators behind the sleek Vesper vibrator necklace, have just created your new bondage essential. CRAVE‘s newest ID and ICON Cuffs are a discrete, yet daring way to enjoy your pleasure on-the-go. Read more

She Knows: Crave Icon & ID Cuffs: Functional BDSM-Inspired Sex Toy Jewelry

May 2, 2022

And if you haven’t been turned on to the subtle and sexy world of sex toy jewelry yet, you’re going to want to hear about Crave and their latest offering. Read more

2021

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Core 77: Health & Wellness Award Core77 Design Awards 2021

Dec 18, 2021

Pleasure is highly complex. We know that what works for one person may not work for another – all varying pleasure being valid, of course. Duet Pro comes from the idea that exploration is the key to uncovering and discovering one’s preference. Duet Pro is designed as a focused clitoral vibrator with dual tips that surround the clitoris. With such a focused sensation, the adjustability of the vibration pattern allows users to hone in on what really works for them. Read more

The Next Web: Sex toy design has a lot to teach big tech

Sept 22, 2021

I wanted to find out if this was true, or if I’m spouting nonsense. To dig deeper, I spoke with Ti Chang, the VP of Design at Crave, a luxury sex toy company. I mean, what could be better than talking with someone who makes a product that’s so utterly committed to user experience? Read more

The Strategist: 10 Things That Delighted Us Last Week: From Sheet Pans to Sweat Shorts

Aug 22, 2021

All six experts we spoke to about the best travel-friendly sex toys mentioned Crave’s Vesper bullet vibrator, which is so discreetly-designed it can be worn as a necklace. The toy combines form and function with an “easy to transport” design that also “packs a lot of punch.” Certified clinical sexologist Gigi Engle says that the vibrator “offers intense pinpoint clitoral stimulation” but she’s also managed to successfully wear it through airport security with no one the wiser. Read more

Royal College of Arts: Ti Chang / MA Design Products

Aug 5, 2021

I believe that having high quality, beautiful products that are price accessible, showing up in pop culture, and being sold at mainstream shops enabled people to start much needed conversations that normalised the conversation of pleasure. This, ultimately, changes how women perceive their own pleasure. Read more

Kinkly: Femtech Spotlight: Ti Chang of Crave

March 9, 2021

For Chang, focusing on delivering products that center women’s needs has been a lifelong pursuit. As an industrial designer, she says she’s only ever worked on products for women since she graduated from college. Read more

2020

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Fast Company: The most innovative wellness projects of 2020

Sept 20, 2020

Finalist: Vesper Touch & Tease Crave. Read more

DesignMilk: Crave Allows You to Personalize Your Pleasure

Aug 12, 2020

We found that when we provide a comfortable environment and thoughtful experience through the activity and by the way we talk about the design and engineering of the product, people start to feel that this topic is “normal.” Read more

Scary Mommy: That Time I Built My Own Vibrator

Aug 10, 2020

It was fun and refreshing to talk with another body-positive woman, and I can’t believe how accomplished I felt when the light on my new toy came on and I heard the motor purring away. Read more

Fast Company: SF sex toy designer debuts “build-your-own vibrator” parties on Zoom

Aug 7, 2020

Ti Chang of Love Crave turns her popular build-a-vibe parties into virtual events for six total strangers. Read more

Core 77: Crave’s First Programmable Vibrator is Now Up on Kickstarter

Aug 76 2020

Backers can even pledge for an opportunity to build their own vibrator at home. Read more

Input: Crave will help you build your own programmable vibrator at home

Aug 6, 2020

It’s likely the most memorable lockdown project you’ll take on. Read more

Winner — Core 77 Personal Accessory Award 2020

June 16, 2020

Vesper Touch and Tease Rings are finger vibrators designed for both public and private experiences. In private the rings are external clitoral finger vibes for use on the tip of one’s finger. Read more

Gruntstuff: Carole Radziwill now selling vibrator you can wear as a necklace

June 11, 2020

The former “Real Housewives of New York” star, 56, has partnered with luxury sex toy company Crave to revamp its popular Vesper vibrator, which can also be worn as a necklace. Read more

Shape Magazine: I’m Quarantining Away from My Home—and This Is the One Sex Toy I Brought with Me

May 1, 2020

The Wink+ gets me off every. single. time. without fail—and there’s a lot to be said for something consistent and dependable in our currently topsy-turvy world. Read more

StyleCaster: Sunday Riley combined a vibrator and skincare in one epic self-care kit

Feb 14, 2020

Finally, you’ll get a Crave Vesper Vibrator Necklace [in your subscription box] for sexy play solo or with a partner. You can’t go wrong with that. Read more

Hype Bae: Saint Laurent Rive Droite’s Valentine’s Day collection includes branded condoms

Feb 12, 2020

Saint Lauren also partnered with Crave for an extra-luxe edition of the sex toy brand’s Vesper vibrator necklace. Read more

Wonderland: Saint Laurent X Valentine’s Day

Feb 11, 2020

A bouquet of condoms and a one-of-a-kind vibrator: the French fashion house have dropped everything you’re going to need. Read more

Tom’s Guide: I built my own smart vibrator and it was hella fun

Jan 20, 2020

I gained a new appreciation for the people that build the devices designed to deliver pleasure. Making it in such a welcoming environment like Crave’s Build a Vibe van, takes all the squick and potential embarrassment away from the experience. Read more

Mashable: I built my own glamorous vibrato at CES and it was magical

Jan 9, 2020

I don’t need to know what’s inside my vibrator, I just need it to get me off. At least, that’s what I used to think before I have the privilege of building my own vibrator at Crave’s Pleasure Factory on the CES show floor. Read more

Input: I built my own vibrator at Crave’s CES booth, where female pleasure comes first

Jan 8, 2020

“People want to talk about it. Tech companies are the gatekeepers that prevent these conversations from happening… We are ready to have this conversation” — Ti Chang, designer and co-founder, Crave. Read more

PC Mag: I built a vibrator at CES 2020

Jan 7, 2020

Crave set up a Build-A-Vibe workshop here, letting attendees see the work that goes into putting together a vibrator from components. Read more

2019

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Bravo: Yep. That would be Carole Radziwill wearing a vibrator as a necklace

Nov 5, 2019

“Ti asked if I would like to create my own limited edition Vesper.” Her answer? “Yessss!” Read more

Playboy: The female-owned Crave is putting pleasure front and center

Sept 9, 2019

Crave created the world’s first crowdfunded vibrator, raising the money they needed in less than 48hours. Obviously, women have spoken. Crave’s devices are a result of doing what men are still sometimes strangely incapable of: just asked women what they want. Read more

Bustle: ‘The Dilemma of Desire’ wants to show how damaging the stigma around female pleasure is on women’s sex lives

March 28, 2019

The film follows four women trying to spread information and lift taboos on female sexuality: artist Sophia Wallace, biologist Stacey Dutton, psychologist Lisa Diamond, and sex toy designer Ti Chang. Read more

Core 77: As a luxury sex toy industrial designer, the revoked CES Innovation Award hit too close to home

Jan 18, 2022

I think the future of sex is a world with more information where we better understand our bodies. Read more

2018

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2018 ForbesLife holiday gift guide: An A-to-Z list of letter-perfect presents

Nov 16, 2018

This necklace, which comes in silver, gold and rose gold, has a secret – turn it on and it will return the favor. Read more

Business Insider: This SF startup got kicked off Kickstarter for trying to crowdfund a vibrator

Jul 2, 2018

Now the company makes luxury sex toys and is de-stigmatizing sexual pleasure in the process. Read more

Scary Mommy: A vibrator pop-up shop is the thing you didn’t know you needed in your life

Jun 21, 2018

The process was easy. And, I don’t know, making your own vibe is a weirdly empowering experience. Read more

Design Milk: Listen to episode 58 of Clever: Ti Chang

May 15, 2018

In this episode, Amy and Jaime talk to industrial designer Ti Chang, an independent thinker and brave warrior for power empowerment, she’s on a mission to eradicate shame and guilt. Read more

Daily Star: This gold necklace is hiding a surprising secret – it can improve your sex life

Apr 4, 2018

From a fashion perspective, there are also ways to customise the necklace to wear out. Read more

7×7: Build your own vibrator in an airstream – because of course you can

Mar 26, 2018

Participants will receive a kit with all different parts of the sex toy. Then our technicians will walk them through the complete and final creation of the vibrator. Read more

Core 77: Crave’s Build-Your-Own-Vibrator workshop demonstration, and an explanation of the design of the Duet Pro

May 15, 2018

“No one wants a loud vibrator” – Ti Chang. Read more

Bustle: The Crave airstream project lets you build your own sex toy

Mar 15, 2018

I loved learning that, while pretty and powerful, Crave toys are impressively simple. And isn’t that one of the main tenets of great design? Read more

Core 77: Crave’s airstream trailer transformed into a mobile pleasure workshop

Mar 13, 2018

They debuted the just-completed Airstream at the World’s Fair Nano in San Francisco this weekend, complete with Vibrator Technicians on hand to answer fairgoers’ questions. Read more

Bob Cut: Yes you can Build A Vibe: CRAVE debuts their custom 1961 vibrator airstream

Mar 13, 2018

A couple tons of metal has been reimagined as a portable factory and retail site with a unique Build-A-Vibe bar to offer hands-on insight into manufacturing and assembling hardware products. Read more

Engadget: I build a vibrator at SXSW

Mar 12, 2018

The experience was entirely unique, engaging, informative and personal, even when surrounded by a table of strangers. Read more

Mercury News: Sex toys on wheels? A new San Francisco treat

Mar 9, 2018

One of the primary goals is to create more opportunities for healthier conversations around sex and pleasure. Read more

Core 77: Ti Chang on destigmatizing sex through design & how a product’s form should respect its user

Feb 9, 2018

If you see a sex toy that is, like this raggedy thing with weird gears… it’s almost as if it’s taking sexuality as a joke. It’s treating women’s pleasure as a non-serious topic. That to me is not acceptable. It’s about giving respect to the user. Read more

Fstoppers: Photo series compares contrast between everyday clothes and BDSM outfits

Feb 6, 2018

They say you never really know what goes on behind closed doors. This photography series, though, is shedding light on one of the most taboo sexual trends there is: BDSM. Read more

7×7: We can’t take our eyes off this Folsom Street Fair photo project (NSFW)

Feb 6, 2018

The project shed light on a community that often is misunderstood and bubbled up the beauty of the culture to the surface. The images show the intricacies of SF locals in their entirety, while at the same time challenging viewers to look, not judge. Now, see for yourself. Read more

Cosmopolitan: This photo series showing people in and out of their fetish gear is normalizing BDSM

Feb 5, 2018

While attitudes towards fetish and BDSM are certainly changing, there are still a butt load of stigma and misconceptions that the community has to deal with. But a new photo series is challenging those misconceptions by showing people in and out of their fetish wear. Read more

Metro: Photographer captures people’s style BDSM style against their everyday looks

Feb 1, 2018

“Sometimes we don’t feel free to express ourselves sexually. This was a great project to start the conversation, free ourselves from limitations and judgmental attitudes”. Read more

Georgia Voice: Modern-day masturbation: Atlanta native designs ergonomic, sophisticated vibrators

Feb 1, 2018

“We are fully embracing pleasure for what it really is, which is about female pleasure. It’s about orgasm. It’s not about reproduction; it’s not a medical disease,” Chang said. Read more

Bustle: The Crave photo project highlights two sides of kinky people

Jan 31, 2018

“I feel like in general people see the kink community as something dark, weird, taboo, and freaky. And in a lot of ways, I can definitely see how the way people dress might make some people uncomfortable. But, the kink community is very tight knit. It is kind of like that weird little family.” Read more

SF Chronicle: Sex toy maker’s portraits reveal public, private side of Folsom Street Fair

Jan 26, 2018

The Crave Portrait Project aims, on one hand, to show and intimate side of the exhibitionism on display. On the other, it hopes to show there’s more that connects humans than makes them different in today’s world, whips, chains and floggers or not. Read more

Glamour: We tried that wearable vibrator you’ve heard about – and it’s worth the hype

Jan 4, 2018

Sure all orgasms are awesome, but let’s be real: Not all orgasms are glamorous. The Vesper is (Fergie voice) G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S. Like orgasming-on-an-island-while-wearing-eyelash-extensions-and-fur-level-glamorous. Read more

2017

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InStyle: Sex expert Shan Boodram: “I dare you to find a more intriguing way to describe your outfit than: ‘It Vibrates'”.

Nov 10, 2017

It perfectly represents me and what I hope to achieve as a sexual educator. Read more

Houstonia: I tried it: Wearing a vibrator

Sept 25, 2017

It is weird to wear your vibrator around your neck? I thought the idea was bold, and frankly, about time. Why should we as women, not get to literally wear our sexuality proudly and have a great piece of jewelry to wear while doing so? Read more

Atlanta Magazine: How I learned to build a vibrator at MODA

Aug 24, 2017

Georgia Tech grad and Crave founder Ti Chang brought her popular workshop, first held at South by Southwest, to Atlanta. Read more