All things sultry and sophisticated at SA’s top adult shop launch party

From the intimate Interrogation of taboo topics involving sexual intimacy to the fabulous deco and menu, not to mention the electrifying energy throughout the evening, Intimate Lushka's media launch party ticked all the boxes for guests who came all the way to witness all things sultry, and better still learn how one of South Africa's first black woman-owned sexual wellness companies slowly grew to become an online adult shop of choice for singles and couples looking to spice things up in the height of coronavirus.

Intimate Lushka founder Percy Mbongwa holding a sex toy ( the pocket-sized 'Mini' the vibrator) to demonstrate how it works.
Businesswoman Percy Mbongwa looked stunning in a red and black ensemble during Intimate Lushka media launch.
  • Percy Mbongwa, from Johannesburg, launched Intimate Lushka in 2016 for these simple reasons; to enhance relationships and help people – women in particular – take control of their sexuality
  • She says Lushka is for everyone … “anybody having sex and buying condoms, or food for their dates can definitely afford to have a safe and fulfilling sex life”
  • In addition to their hybrid store (, their products are now available at Takealot and the GSpot Lifestyle in Soweto

Percy Mbongwa, 32, a qualified chattered accountant who runs one of South Africa’s top adult stores clearly masters her current line of business.

Likewise, she was at ease discussing any taboo subject involving sex and all the latest trends in lubricants, sex toys as well as bath and body products – without making any of the guest at the party feel awkward.

As the saying “the writing is on the wall”, less self care certainly spells doom for your sexual life. 

Like a true professional she kept things all light and fun throughout, in turn making guests equally open and inquisitive. Even those who tend to have hidden prejudice towards sex stores showed a lot of intrigue as they got to play and experiment with some of the gadgets on display.

Showing off her best assets: this flirty red number ensured that our host – aka Mrs Percy Mbongwa – isn’t only the most boobalicious of them all, but oh-so stylish.
What’s a good adult toy party without the snazzily dressed Swiff Biko serenading the girls with his butter-smooth vocals!

As one would expect, the party was not short of all the scandalously sexy adult toys you can think of; all perfectly name according to individual preferences or rather pleasure needs – from the pocket sized ‘Mimi’ the vibrator to the human-sized types, aka ‘Mbali’ and ‘Jada’ and the now on trend sex toy for men, aka Pearl the Fleshlight.

It’s no wonder hardly few years into existence, the business has enjoyed an explosive growth, with the lockdown proving to be their busiest time ever, understandably so as more stranded singles and those with less access to their partners due to quarantine turn to sex toys for their chance of some bedroom fun and games.

Sensual VIP treats: guests got a chance to play and experiment with some of the gadgets on display.
A little more chic, modest and classy a sophistication goes a long for a hot evening like this!

Then there are those quarantined with less enthusiastic partners right now and see no way of getting out of that rut, while others are simply fed up with their predictable sex routine and are turning to sex toys to help spice things up.

If one of these scenarios perfectly describes your situation right now, worry not. Lushaka, a one of its kind sex toy e-taier slowly becoming the physical embodiment of the emerging sex positive movement in SA – could be the answer you are looking for.

Uplifting mood: the joyous tones of punchy yellow was warm and bright enough to make us feel happy and welcomed.
Some good dose of romantic duets was all that was it took to turn the crowd’s attention – including everyone’s favourite entertainment commentator Phil Mphela (draped in a captivating gold sequin jacket) – away from, err, sex toys for a change.
Truly chic deco - as "sweet as taboo"

While we enjoyed all the sex education and being in the company of such free spirited individuals, not to mention the electrifying energy throughout the evening, I legit still can’t get over their chic food styling and deco – the fabulous vintage furniture and romantic red flower arrangement and striking center pieces which all screemed class and cheeky sophistication! 

Food styling basics: organisers ensured everyone is well-fed with well styled palette pleasing canapés.
Sex toys for men? Giggling from ear to ear, publicist Simphiwe Majola – with another of man’s best friends, aka ‘Pearl’ the Fleshlight in hand – showed us that South African men too are getting into the whole sex toy thing!
It’s not called man’s best friend for nothing, this rousing reaction right here explains the kind of effect ‘Pearl’ the Fleshlight has on the other gender!
Oozing sex appeal …. in line with the “Sweet as Taboo” theme!

The theme of the night was “Sweet as Taboo” and likewise everything on the menu was sweet and sexy – from the nifty party nibbles to the classic cocktails and endless supply of bubbly.

Romantic show-stopping appetizers were the order of the evening.
A dash of elegant sophistication: Kinky stuff aside … we legit still can’t get over this chic and fabulous vintage furniture, particularly this show-stopping rusty black with a dash of red combo!

What a fun and educational sex toy party experience!

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A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.