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23
Apr

JOPEN Debuts New LUST Products

LOS ANGELES — JOPEN has added 12 new items to its LUST line that are now in stock and available globally.

Susan Colvin, president and CEO of JOPEN, says, “The first generation of LUST was wildly successful. The patented petal design and the many features give the end-user all the attributes they could want in a pleasure product. The new LUST items are here just in time for spring with the various designs and bright, fun, flirty color pallet. We absolutely love them and know you will, too!”

L2, L2.5, L3 and L3.5 are discreet, compact, massagers. Like the L1, they all have incremental speed control. L2 and L2.5 are also curved for G-spot exploration.

L4 and L4.5 are elongated massagers. They are bendable and flex to move with the user. They have the incremental speed control and are versatile. L4.5 has multiple bulbs designed for anal play.

L10 is a dual motor probe with five functions of vibration, pulsation and escalation. L11 and L12 are for anal exploration, and both have five functions. L12 also has dual motors.

L16, L17, and L18 all have dual motors for targeted internal and external stimulation, plus they feature five fantastic functions of vibration, pulsation and escalation.

Robin Stewart, brand manager for JOPEN, says, “I can’t believe how amazing the new LUST products are! Everyone who sees them falls instantly in love with them — or should I say in ‘lust’ with them? They have so many sought-after features and benefits, this is certainly one for retailers to stock in their luxury toy section.”

Each LUST item is rechargeable with an included USB cord, and has a Lithium Ion battery. Virtually seamless, LUST products have a satin finish and are made with body-safe silicone. Additionally, all the LUST items come with a security travel lock, are waterproof, have an auto on/off button with an LED indicator light, and come in a keepsake box that women can place on the nightstand.

To learn more about the latest LUST products, and other collections, visit JOPEN.com.


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21
Apr

Q&A: Stephanie Berman on The Semenette

BOSTON — XBIZ caught up with Stephanie Berman, owner and president of Berman Innovations, to talk about its flagship product The Semenette, a toy geared towards lesbian couples who want to mimic intercourse and ejaculation during lovemaking.

What inspired you to create The Semenette?

In the past, in my personal life, I have had relationships with both men and women. Having experienced intimacy with both “sides,” I have a keen understanding of the differences between what heterosexual couples and same-sex couples can do and experience in the privacy of their bedroom. My inspiration in designing and developing The Semenette was to afford same-sex couples the opportunity to mimic the intimacy and experience a heterosexual couple has.

I have also spent the last 10 years of my professional life working in the women’s reproductive health industry. Once I married my wife and we began exploring options to conceive a child, I learned that there was no toy available that was designed to allow people to simulate heterosexual intercourse and the ejaculation process at home.

Despite there being many couples, including my wife and I, that were eager to be able to have an intimate and private experience using a toy that allowed us to mimic an ejaculation, there were absolutely no appropriate options available. This got my wheels churning, so I brought together my experience in the women’s reproductive health industry, as well as my own previous personal experience, to create a toy that is not only highly functional but provides the intimacy, romance and fun that couples like us were looking for.

Can The Semenette actually be used for artificial insemination or is it just meant to simulate ejaculation for sexual purposes?

While The Semenette was not designed to be used as an artificial insemination device, my wife and I took the product one step further on our own, to try and achieve pregnancy. The Semenette was created to simulate an ejaculation while having intercourse, giving all people the opportunity to experience sex and intimacy in a way they may not have before.

When did The Semenette debut? I see you can buy it online – are there any stores carrying it at the moment?

The Semenette officially debuted in February 2014. Currently, Tulip Toy Gallery in Chicago is carrying the toy but we are in talks with several other stores and hope to have The Semenette offered at other retailers in the near future.

What do you see for the future of The Semenette? Are you eyeing FDA approval?

The future of The Semenette looks very bright. We are planning for appearances at numerous Pride events this season and we are exploring more and more opportunities to make The Semenette more widely available.

With regards to FDA approval, we are currently not seeking it as The Semenette was not intended to be used as a medical device or for a medical purpose. However, we are hoping that people will see the benefit of being able to use this toy in the privacy of their home to mimic traditional heterosexual intercourse and the ejaculatory process. We are also looking to expand not only the available colors, but are working on designing and developing non-phallic shapes as well.

Currently available in three colors — flesh/vanilla, tan/caramel and brown/chocolate — The Semenette can be purchased online for $199.95.

For more info, visit TheSemenette.com.


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16
Apr

CalExotics Recognized at 2014 Adultex Awards

QUEENSLAND, Australia — Adult manufacturer California Exotic Novelties took home two awards at the 2014 Adultex awards, which was held on April 12 at Jupiter’s Casino in Queensland, Australia.

The company scored the Best Packaging Award for its Scandal line and received the Best Social Media Honor.

The annual trade exhibition, now in its 10th year, offers retailers from Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to view products from the world’s leading manufacturers and vendors.

“We’re incredibly honored by both of these amazing awards,” said Susan Colvin, president and CEO of California Exotic Novelties and Jopen. “Thank you to Calvista, Michael Bassett and everyone who was involved with the Adultex show. We’re always excited to be a part of it.”

The Scandal Collection is a sophisticated fetish line that consists of restraints, harnesses and sensory accessories. The range’s package art captures the brand and narrates a story with provocative photography.

California Exotic Novelties’ social media initiatives center around its online community, Club CalExotics, and is supported through Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube and other platforms.

“Congratulations to our friends at California Exotic Novelties and JOPEN for winning two awards and for being a part of the Adultex show,” Calvista CEO Michael Bassett said. “Everything was a huge success and we’re grateful for the support from Susan Colvin and her team.”

In addition to winning two awards, California Exotic Novelties and its sister company, JOPEN, also displayed products at the trade show. Among the collections seen by the Southern Hemisphere were Apollo, Booty Call, Coco Licious, COLT, Embrace, Entice, Jack Rabbit, Kisses and Posh. From JOPEN, Adultex visitors saw EGO, ENVY, ESSENCE, KEY, Intensity and LUST.

The winners of this year’s Awards were announced at Jupiter’s Casino during Doc Johnson’s American Icons party where attendees dressed as their favorite American icons.

For more information about Scandal and other collections from California Exotic Novelties, visit CalExotics.com.


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14
Apr

Good Housekeeping Surveys British Womens’ Favorite Vibrators

LONDON — British women have resolved an important lifestyle matter: they voted Je Joue’s Mimi the best of the new generation of vibrators in a recent survey published by Good Housekeeping.

In the survey that included more than 100 women (50 singles and 50 couples aged 30-80), 77 out of 100 preferred the Mimi, a discreet and soft pebble-shaped silicone vibe.

According to the respondents, the choice was based on the product’s functionality and feminine aesthetic, or, as the magazine puts it, is “not a bit scary.”

“Vibrators are no longer giggly gifts for hen nights, they are serious aids to sexual pleasure,” Good Housekeeping Health Director Julie Powell said.

A close runner-up to the Mimi was the Lelo Tiani 3, garnering 74 votes. Tiani 3 is a silicone vibrator designed to be worn during sex.

Leaf Vitality, a two pronged eco-friendly toy, also received a nod for being the best “all-rounder”

Perhaps most significantly, Brits’ lips may be losing their tight: ninety percent of women surveyed said that they are more likely to buy a vibrator than they used to be. Sixty-two percent also said they wouldn’t be embarrassed to own one of the “new-look vibrators” that tend to be less explicit in form.

First published in Britain in 1922, Good Housekeeping did not include sex-related content until 2003, when it first ran articles on sex aids and Internet porn.


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9
Apr

XR Brands Introduces 4 New Mouth Gags

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. — XR Brands today introduced four new gag designs to its Master Series fetish brand.

The company said each of the four gag styles feature silicone and steel construction, and are fitted with bullnose clamps connected by steel chains for nipple play.

Equipped with a breathable silicone ball and equestrian-inspired silicone bit, the Master Series’ new mouth gags give shoppers higher-quality choices when exploring and enjoying the fetish lifestyle, according to XR.

“We’ve seen an increase in interest of various versions of mouth gags, so we set to work to create a fully branded collection for Master Series using premium materials,” general manager Randy Alvstad said.

He added, “Gags are commonly made using rubber, which can give off an unpleasant odor and sticky texture in the mouth, so it was a natural decision to use premium silicone. Our designers understand the lifestyle, which translates quite nicely into the final products, and is one of the reasons why Master Series is retailers’ number one source for high-quality and fully merchandised fetish accessories.”

The line includes “Hinder,” a breathable ball gag that lets users restrict the speech of their playthings without obstructing their breath. Large enough to gag comfortably with supple silicone that feels soft in the mouth, “Hinder” is completely tasteless and odorless and connects to two vinyl-coated nipple clamps with two taut chains. Adjustable in pressure with a screw located at each tip, these clamps allow even the subtlest movements to inflict a pleasant pinch. They are available now.

“Equine” is a bit gag that sits in the user’s mouth with the use of two metal O rings on each end, keeping it securely in place no matter how wild the movements. Completely tasteless and odorless, “Equine” allows the user to open his or her mouth without being able to speak clearly. Matching pleasure, pressure and a little bit of pain, each O ring is connected to an adjustable alligator-style nipple clamp by a short steel chain for a intensity upgrade. The gag is now available.

The “Seize” gag is a steel O-ring gag that affixes within the user’s open mouth and stays secure with an adjustable leather belt-style strap. This solid metal O-ring forces the user’s mouth to remain wide open, granting his or her master full access for unlimited possibilities while its nipple clamps dangle from an elongated steel chain for slightly freer movement. “Seize” will be available this April.

“Mutiny” is a premium silicone O-ring gag that provides the same oral access as “Seize” but with a more pliable shape. The O-ring secures into the user’s mouth to keep it wide open and offers a more comfortable fit as it sits strapped around his or her head. Two adjustable bullnose-style nipple clamps dangle from a taut chain to pinch and tweak with every motion. “Mutiny” will be available this April.

“Master Series makes it easy for retailers of all kinds to introduce and stock up on fetish and BDSM gear, and our customers love how the compact and sophisticated packaging looks on display,” brand manager Michael Merrill said.

He added, “Members of the lifestyle trust Master Series for its quality and affordability, while retailers appreciate its sleek merchandising and consumer appeal. Master Series is the industry’s must-have brand in the BDSM category.”

For more information about the Master Series, visit TheMaster-Series.com.


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7
Apr

Bathmate Wet Demos Hydro Penis Pump at ILS

LAS VEGAS — During ILS last week, Bathmate demonstrated how to use its patented pressurized penis pump works, using a fish tank with a mock male torso.

During the expo, the Bathmate sales team also helped its distribution partners by offering live demos to interested customers.

“There is nothing like seeing how this product works with actual water,” said an Eldorado customer, according to the company.

The demos included Bathmate items, such as the Hercules, X30, X40, Goliath and the new Extreme series. The company also showcased the in-store POS system, which includes an in-store DVR and touch sample.

Bathmate’s Vadim Daysodov said, “The in-store DVR is the key to selling this product in bricks and mortar stores.  It’s a totally new concept in penis pumps and needs visual support.”


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2
Apr

Pipedream Teams With Bonnie Rotten for Signature Toy Line

LOS ANGELES — Pipedream Products on Tuesday announced it is teaming with Bonnie Rotten for the “Be Rotten” superstar collection.

Pipedream said the exclusive toy line will celebrate the 20-year-old star’s twisted sexual imagination. Her signature line of toys will offer “something for everyone,” the company said.

The “Be Rotten” collection will debut at July’s ANME show, where Rotten will be doing a special autograph appearance. Rotten’s “bad ass attitude, rocking tattooed body, and bubbly bad-mouthed personality couples perfectly with Pipedream’s proven track record of best-selling contract stars,” the company said.

“We’re very excited to have Bonnie Rotten on board,” said Pipedream CEO Nick Orlandino. “She’s at the top of her game right now, so it makes perfect sense for her to pair up with the No. 1 adult novelty manufacturer in the world. Pipedream is committed to giving her fans the most authentic, most realistic Bonnie Rotten experience ever imagined. Our global marketing machine and worldwide distribution network will offer her audiences a never-before-felt experience with the industry’s most sought-after sweetheart!”

Rotten in her two years in the business has performed in close to 50 movies, which have garnered her 30 award nominations and 12 wins, including the XBIZ Award for Best Scene in a Non-Feature Release in January.

“I’m so excited to join forces with the biggest pleasure products company in the game,” Rotten said. “It’s a match made in heaven! My fans have been going crazy for unique, one-of-a-kind Bonnie Rotten products that only Pipedream can develop and deliver.”

Like all Pipedream brands, the “Be Rotten” collection will be complete with physical and digital catalogs, demo videos, and hi-res images and artwork to support its retail partners.


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31
Mar

Fun Factory Releases new Smartballs Display

LOS ANGELES — Fun Factory has released a new display solution for its Smartballs, a clear acrylic stand that resembles the female anatomy.

The display features a slot for the Smartballs to sit, demonstrating their placement in the vagina.

Emile Rosanvallon, director of marketing at Fun Factory USA says, “After the success of the acrylic Stronic swing display, we created an equally functional and aesthetically pleasing design for the Smartballs display. This new Smartballs holder, while very elaborate, still allows shoppers to pick up the product and touch the Smartballs before deciding to purchase them.”

The complete merchandising kit for Smartballs also includes an educational shelf talker and 50-page booklet, “55 facts of Smartballs.” This booklet illustrates step-by-step use of Smartballs as well as scientific, historical and celebrity quotes related to the pleasures of sex and the importance of strong pelvic floor muscles.

According to the company, the shelf talkers are meant to be educational and serve as sales aid for the retail staff. They are designed to blend into the retail environment and be aesthetically pleasing.  Merchandisers can customize how they use these shelf talkers, as they are fully adjustable, removable and six inches in diameter. They do not take up any space on the shelves by mounting on the edge of the shelves.  

Fun Factory launched its latest model of Smartballs with a new ergonomic shape.  The Kegel exerciser has been refined to a teardrop shape for easier insertion and retrieval. The technology used remains unchanged. Smart balls are made of 100 percent medical grade silicone and are available in both UNO and DUO models, with one or two balls.


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26
Mar

Adult Drop Shipper Prepares for Week-Long Show Tour

HIGHTSTOWN, N.J. — Adult Drop Shipper, the award-winning fulfillment and e-commerce division of IVD and ECN, is embarking on a week-long show circuit that includes attendance at The Phoenix Forum and a debut exhibit at the International Lingerie Show.

ADS says it plans on introducing an array of new features and services to industry pros.

Kicking things off, ADS’s white label e-commerce program MyFreeSexStore.com returns as a sponsor at The Phoenix Forum, March 27-29. Once again, the MyFreeSexStore crew will be hosting an exclusive party at Babe’s Cabaret in Scottsdale, Ariz., for all TPF attendees.

During the show, ADS Director Jamie Horne and his associates will be showing new and existing affiliates the new additions to the program. Customizable wish lists, integrated domain name assignment tools and 24-7 customer support are just a few on the list of growing features offered by the company’s free webstore program.

Immediately following the stint in Phoenix, the ADS crew will pack up and head to Las Vegas for the International Lingerie Show. Shifting gears to cater to the ILS audience, ADS staff will be taking appointments with retailers and vendors looking to expand their businesses with dvd, novelty and lingerie drop-shipping, as well as their compliment of web store platforms. In addition to MyFreeSexStore, the provider also offers custom websites from Adult Drop Shop, a non-affiliate program.

“This is going to be a very exciting week for us,” Horne said. “Being able to offer so many different solutions really allows us to serve a really wide customer base. From internet-only businesses like cam and content providers to brick-and-mortar retailers to entire brands, Adult Drop Shipper has a program for everyone in the adult industry.”

Adult Drop Shipper will have a full exhibit within the all-new IVD andECN space at the show, booth number 633.

Adult Drop Shipper is the fulfillment and e-commerce provider for IVD, ECN and XGEN Products, offering a range of services for all adult businesses.

For more information, email info@adultdropshipper.com , visit AdultDropShipper.com, or call (800) 999-2483, ext. 1552.


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24
Mar

Entrenue Debuts BMS Factory’s ‘Eternal Swan’ Dildo

PHOENIX — Entrenue has introduced the “Eternal Swan” by BMS Factory, a dual-ended vibrating dildo designed for couples that want mutual stimulation without the hindrance of a harness.

Featuring a more petite profile than traditional “strapless strap-ons,” the product boasts two separate internal motors to provide both partners with pleasure they can control on their own with the push of a button.

With a smooth egg shape on one end and a contoured extension on the other, Eternal Swan stays in place with the help of squeezing the PC muscles and lets both partners enjoy hands-free pleasure.

Entrenue said BMS Factory has created a modern and sophisticated shape that appeals to discerning tastes with seamless 100 percent silicone construction, a smooth finish, and waterproof construction. Each motor is controlled independently, allowing for unique independent vibration control by both partners.

“Eternal Swan’s shape is easily understood, but is smaller in stature than some other dual-ended products on the market and caters to a consumer that similar styles currently don’t,” Entrenue President Joe Casella said.

He added, “The quality is fantastic, the motors are whisper-quiet, the battery is fully rechargeable, and BMS Factory has packaged Swan Eternal in beautiful white boxes with the shadow of a rose on the front. It offers an air of sophistication that will appeal to shoppers immediately from the store shelves, and we’re very excited to bring it to market this month.”

The vibe measures about 6.6 inches in length and vibrates for up to seven hours following a three-hour charge time. The device is powered by two independent PowerBullet motors with a rechargeable lithium ion battery.

To place a product order, call (800) 368-7268, or email info@entrenue.com.


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