Candy Chan – Sally Coco, Hong Kong

By on December 20, 2017

As a full-time mother of two who had never experienced orgasm, Sally Coco’s fun and educational online videos were life changing for me. I didn’t know there were any female friendly sex toy shops in Hong Kong before. When I finally mustered up the courage to go to their shop and determined to get my first toy, I fell in love with the shop at first sight. It has ethics that line up with my own. I thought to myself, “wouldn’t it be great if I would work at a place like this, for a company like this and with people like this.” I visited a few more times. Each time, the experience and even the decoration of the shop got better and better. I even brought my mom here once and she was so impressed. Two years ago, Sally Coco was hiring and I jumped at the opportunity.

The most significant influence in my working career is
To show people it’s OK to be who you really are and to be vulnerable. To be the friend that would listen to what they want to say. To tell them that it’s their own body and they own their pleasure.

I’m most proud of
I’m most proud of my whole team, my chosen family. My team leaders’ probity and integrity. My team mates’ nimbleness, adaptability and their unstoppable energy.

One of the most memorable moments was
A female customer came with her then boy-friend, looking for a toy for herself and maybe even a couples play toy. Her boy-friend wasn’t interested at the toys or what could potentially pleasure her at all. He just played with his phone the whole time. When she asked for his opinions, (I couldn’t hear what he said), he looked a bit bored. The female customer was a little disappointed but her mood improved when we started to chat about we should do, what’s good and healthy for our body and our mind and we should own our pleasure. I helped her picked a toy and she left happily. She came back a couple of months later, gave me a hug and told me the conversation we had made her realise that it’s perfectly OK for ladies to be sexual. She had broken up with her boyfriend and was actively dating people again. She was so happy and glowing. She told me she felt alive. She came by with her new boyfriend not so long after. They looked so happy and in love. A shop like Sally Coco gives people, especially ladies the courage they need to become who they really are.

Last book I read
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a changing world by Tenzin Gyatso, Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu

Favourite movie/ TV show
The Big Band Theory and This is US

What I wanted to be when I was growing up
A teacher. Guess I am one, when I have two little boys at home and they never stop asking the most difficult questions.

My favourite place
Anywhere with my two boys.

When I’m not working I’d rather be doing
Hiking, baking, reading and cuddling with my loved ones.

What I like best about my job
Working with my diverse and talented team. Having the same beliefs. Chasing the same dream. It’s so rewarding to grow, not just individually, but also together as a team.

If I could change one thing
Haha. I want to become the voice inside people’s head. Sometimes, the voice inside people’s head is too loud and they couldn’t even hear when others tell them they are beautiful and worthy. If I could change that, we could live a fuller and much satisfying life. Nothing is going to hold you back from becoming who you are.


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