The Désir team
Daniela - Manager
Daniela is the Head of Product Planning at Desir and with over 15 years in the Retail sector has a wealth of knowledge on importing and procurring the highest standard of products in accordance with Desir's values and stringent product selection criteria. Building relationships with suppliers and brands, from all over the world, Daniela ensures that customer's at Desir are offered only the very best in products that meet world-class standards.
Keeping up to date with trends, and newly launched products, Daniela makes sure that not only are South African's given the opportunity to procur international brands, but that they are able to do so at the most affordable rates possible.
Cutting edge technology, the latest innovations, and the most body-safe of products, are all part of her commitment to Desir's product offering - all while ensuring that Desir stays ahead of the pack and breaks negative stigmas related to the adult toy industry.
Bridget - Order Controller
Bridget is an ambitious and hardworking young woman with a great desire for success. With a National Diploma in Banking and Finance, Bridget is solely responsible for heading up the Order and Dispatch Department at Desir, thereby ensuring that each and every parcel is delivered to the Desir customers timeously, impeccably wrapped, and delivered to our customers in the most professional manner.
“It is my objective and goal to have a successful career and one day be able to assist the younger disadvantaged African women within and around South Africa. I am a down to earth goal getter, who has set her own standards and works tirelessly to achieve her goals. At Desir I undertake my duties and roles with great pride, and am always looking to learn and develop myself. Due to my hard work and perseverance, my career has seen a shift from being a domestic worker to an order controller at Desir. My life is centered on hard work, love and self-respect and I am proud to be a loving wife and hopefully one day have lovely kids.”
My favorite quote from the mother of all times Mother Teresa of Calcutta: Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a struggle, accept it.
Geraldine - Client Concierge
Being in the hospitality industry for 5 years has taught me a great lot about myself! Prior to that I studied Journalism, whilst my passion for meeting new people steered me into waitressing - I got to meet people, make new friends, learn things and teach.
I love taking in knowledge and in return teach what I've learnt where I can, which is why Désir is a great platform for me.
My position as Client Concierge has allowed me to remove stigmas that are associated within this industry and allows me the platform to be able to educate people in order to honour themselves. Providing them with the most luxurious and professional service, I am proud to be part of Desir and to be able to growth with the business.
Faith - Office Manager
Faith ensures that the Desir showroom and office space always run smoothly, from freshly cut flowers and ice cold champagne, to steaming hot cuppucinos and freshly baked croissants. Her gentle demeanour and glowing smile keep the team afloat in the most frantic of times and with her ability to package parcels with the most attention to detail Faith is an invaluable asset to the Desir team.
Lynette - Showroom Manager
Lynette has several years of store experience, and is extremely well-versed when it comes to offering individuals world-class customer service. Managing the showroom, our walk-in customers, and ensuring that they find the perfect item suitable for their needs, Lynette ensures that every client is educated and offered a discreet and world-class shopping experience in accordance with Desir's high standards and values.
Our medical panel of experts
Catriona Boffard – Clinical Sexologist & Psychotherapist
Catriona Boffard is a Sexologist, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapist, Sexuality Researcher & Educator and Author. She is a globally recognized authority on sex, and has delivered her expert advice on TV, radio, corporate and public platforms. She is an expert in the field of sexual behaviour and well-being, with a particular interest in helping couples re-establish their sexual intimacy and empowering women to embrace their sexuality. She works from a biopsychosocial perspective; assessing and treating clients through an integrative approach which explores the physiological, psychological and social factors behind their concerns.
Dr Jeanne Aspeling – Medical Practitioner
Dr Jeanne Aspeling qualified as a medical doctor from the University of Stellenbosch in 2011. She has been working in the field of sexual medicine since 2015 and she has treated multiple patients with any sexual health related problems for the past five years. Dr Aspeling is an Executive Board member of the South African Sexual Health Association. She is a member of the HIV Clinician Society of South Africa and the World Professional Association for Transgender Healthcare. She has been asked for her expert opinion in multiple articles as well as on radio talk shows. Dr Aspeling has a passion for Women’s Health and Men’s Health and approaches any sexual health problem from a medical perspective and rules out that a medical issue can be the cause of a sexual symptom/problem.
Dr Natalie Clarke – General & Facial Aesthetic Practitioner
Dr Natalie Clarke practices in Cape Town as both a general and facial aesthetic practitioner. During her 19 years of practicing medicine, Natalie has developed a special interest in women’s health and wellness. Natalie believes strongly in encouraging women to honour themselves and their bodies and advocates regular medical women’s exams. Natalie’s aesthetic practice ethos is to embrace and acknowledge the positive power and energy of the ageing process and supports women who choose to enhance their natural beauty through the use of aesthetic treatments of wrinkle-relaxing injections (Botox) and hyaluronic-acid dermal fillers. Natalie loves to laugh and when not at work loves to ride mountain bikes, dress up and drink champagne. Natalie considers it a great honour and privilege to have the opportunity to care for and help each and every patient who entrusts their healthcare needs to her.
Dr Natalia Novikova – Gynaecologist
Dr Natalia Novikova is a gynaecologist with special interest in pelvic floor disorders, incontinence, painful sex.Being an advanced minimally invasive gynaecological surgeon and having a special interest in urogynaecology allows her to bring a full package of skills to women seeking assistance with female genital reconstructive surgery and variety of non-invasive treatments, improving genital appearance as well as treating incontinence, vaginal dryness, vaginal looseness, painful sex and other problems. Dr Novikova comes from Ukraine where she graduated from medical university in 1998. She trained to become a gynaecologist at the centre of excellence Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. Dr Novikova studied and worked in different countries (Ukraine, Sweden, Australia and finally South Africa) and in different settings (public or government and private, urban and rural, in various cultural environments, developed and developing countries) throughout her carrier. Dr Novikova has been dedicated researcher for many years and obtained Masters in Medicine degree from University of Sydney, Australia and PhD from National Medical University in Ukraine. She had published her research extensively in leading medical journals. Dr Novikova is a leader in the field of aesthetic gynaecology in South Africa. Dr Novikova empowers women to find solutions for their intimate health problems.