LOS ANGELES — JOPEN announced that it is a winner of the Red Dot Communication Design 2014 Award, honoring the company’s superior packaging for the LUST Collection.
Red Dot is considered one of the largest and most respected design competitions. This year, the international jury selected 584 outstanding entries for creative achievements out of 7,096 total entries.
“We’re thrilled. It’s such an honor to receive the prestigious Red Dot Award. The LUST packaging is absolutely gorgeous and we’re all very proud of this amazing recognition,” said Susan Colvin, President and CEO of JOPEN.
The company noted that innovative designs, premium silicone and state-of-the-art features make LUST one of the world’s most popular luxury pleasure product collections. The stylized packaging doubles as a keepsake box with an easy snap magnetic closure. The product is nestled in a form-fitted foam insert and comes with a USB charging cord.
JOPEN noted that the packaging’s flirty bubbles compliment its whimsical design while minimalist copy conveys the selling features.
“By constantly adjusting our categories to the changing requirements of the market, our competition is always at the cutting edge. In more than 20 years, Red Dot has succeeded in creating a global platform where communication designers from all over the world can measure themselves against each other. In 2014, more participants than ever before showed their courage in having their creative projects judged by unbiased international experts. Winning a Red Dot gives the winners unparalleled visibility in all types of media,” said Professor Dr. Peter Zec, founder and CEO of Red Dot.
The winners will be celebrated at the official awards ceremony on Oct. 24 in the Konzerthaus in Berlin. Afterwards the E-Werk in Berlin will serve as the venue for the Designers’ Night party where the winners’ designs will be launched on stage.
LOS ANGELES — Leading pleasure products company California Exotic Novelties has items featured in several women’s magazines, including Ok! Weekly, Star, InTouch Weekly and Women’s Health Magazine.
CalExotic’s Coco Licious Hide & Play Vibrating Lipstick was included on celebrity top-pick lists in Ok! Weekly, Star and InTouch Weekly. Women’s Health Magazine touted the manufacturer’s Bendies Stud Ballsy in an article called “The Ultimate Guide to Sex Toys.”
Susan Colvin, president and CEO of CalExotics, said, “What a great way for women and couples everywhere to be introduced to California Exotic Novelties’ products! Everyone loves these grab-and-go magazines, and we’re thrilled to be in them.”
All the aforementioned magazines are recent issues and currently available for purchase.
“We support our products with many different advertising and PR initiatives,” added Jackie White, vice president of CalExotics. “Placements in magazines like this help our customers know that they can stock our products with confidence. We support the marketing of our products every step of the way.”
For more information about the Coco Licious, Bendies and other collections from California Exotic Novelties, visit CalExotics.com.
LOS ANGELES — California Exotic Novelties has announced the release of Shower Studs and the Embrace Body Wand in purple.
“We had such a huge response to all our products from the ANME Show. We’re proud to introduce the new Shower Studs and the purple version of our best-selling Embrace Body Wand. These and many more items are part of our Summer 2014 Release, which we will also be showing soon at the upcoming eroFame Show,” said Susan Colvin, President and CEO.
The Shower Studs are part of the Power Stud Collection and include the Shower Stud Super Stud and the Shower Stud Ballsy Dong. The multi-speed vibrators are made from ultra-lifelike Pure Skin material and feature a suction cup base and easy lift tab.
Executive account manager Austin Ferdinand said the Shower Studs are a great addition to the Power Stud Collection. “They are affordable and appeal to a wide variety of people, plus they have amazing features. These quality dongs are must-have items.”
The Embrace Body Wand’s purple version has all of the features and functions of the preexisting gray and pink models. Each one is dual-ended with two independently operated motors, have seven functions, feature body-safe Silicone and come with a USB charging cord.
CalExotics noted that Power Studs and Embrace are comprehensive collections that are impressive when merchandised together. Free Visual Merchandising Plans, product videos, signage, support tools, and more can be found at CalExotics.com.
PHOENIX — Entrenue announced that it is now accepting pre-orders for the We-Vibe 4 Plus, a technologically advanced version of the popular couple’s massager.
The leading couples vibrator retains its original functions and “body hugging” form, but features a new We-Connect mobile application (available for iOS and Android), allowing connection from across the room (or even across the continent). Entrenue says that retailers can take advantage its lower buy-in option, at less than half the price of the original unit.
When used with the exclusively designed smartphone app, the We-Vibe 4 Plus offers five bonus modes and the option to create original vibration patterns. Via a text or email message, couples can connect to their We-Vibe 4 Plus from anywhere and share the remote control through their smartphones.
The newest version also sports a stiffer mid-section with a bulbous clitoral stimulator and ridged G-spot extension, both powered by independently controlled motors with simple intensity adjustment made via wireless remote control.
“We are incredibly excited to offer this new technology and have long looked forward to seeing what the talented We-Vibe team put together for the We-Vibe 4 Plus,” Entrenue President Joe Casella said. “This device is super-sleek, modern and absolutely on-trend with its interactive connectivity capability. Seeing how popular the previous We-Vibe models have been, we’re confident that the We-Vibe 4 Plus will set a new standard for couples vibes and sell like hotcakes.”
Casella added that Entrenue will soon roll out authorized planograms and already offer an eye-catching standing unit with a new lower buy-in.
We-Vibe has created two planogram options — a six-piece and a 15-piece unit — each with tester displays along with a matching fully stocked standing display that presents the full We-Vibe family of massagers. Other merchandising and promotional materials, including a full-color poster and promo cards, are available from the manufacturer upon request.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus is made of submersible medical-grade silicone and comes with a hard-top storage/travel case that also acts as a battery charging base. Customers can choose from pink, purple and slate.
The We-Vibe 4 Plus app is available free from the App Store or Google Play and available in 11 languages. It functions with Bluetooth 4.0-ready devices, including iPhone 4S/iOS7 or greater or Android OS 4.3 or newer.
To pre-order the We-Vibe 4 Plus from Entrenue, call (800) 368-7268 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW YORK — HustlerLingerie.com said that it is currently in development of a mobile version of its website to sell its Hustler-branded lingerie, hosiery and pleasure products.
“We’ve been working on this mobile platform for HustlerLingerie.com for a while now and we’re happy to report that several bugs have been fixed and should be up and running soon,” a rep for Hustler Lingerie said. “We’re excited to be able to offer HustlerLingerie.com shoppers the opportunity to browse our selection anywhere they are, at their fingertips.”
HustlerLingerie.com not only offers a selection of sexy lingerie, club wear and more for women, the website also features the products for men and toys for couples to enjoy together, the rep said.
For men, HustlerLingerie.com offers the bestselling range of Hustler-branded underwear as well as Hustler Pussies realistic masturbators, the rep said. Couples can explore a wide variety of toys or enhance their sexual experience with pleasure-enhancing lubes and sensation-boosting lotions and massage gels.
HustlerLingerie.com is offering an ongoing promotion that takes $8 off with the purchase of two items; $15 off the purchase of three items; $24 off the purchase of four items; and $7 off each item with the purchase of five or more items.
SAN FRANCISCO — “At Crave we have always believed that ‘sex toys’ should be as beautiful and sophisticated as other modern products in our life,” Crave co-founder and designer Ti Chang narrates in a new product video. “That they should look as good as they feel.”
Putting its money where its mantra is, the Crave team has debuted its latest product, the Vesper, a vibrator that doubles as an elegant necklace — representing the sexy side of wearable tech.
Vesper, currently available for preorder, comes in silver ($49), rose gold ($59) and 24 KT gold-plated ($129) with a matching stainless steel chain. As a bonus for preorders, Crave is offering free engraving (under 60 characters). Unlike Crave’s last project, Duet, which was crowdfunded, Vesper is entering production and will ship in early September.
“In the spirit of continuing to elevate what sex toys could be, we’ve pushed the envelope by creating our version of wearable tech. Vesper is both a gorgeous piece of jewelry as well as a strong slim vibrator,” Crave’s website explains. “Many have created a vibrator that fails as quality jewelry or a gimmicky pendant with underwhelming vibration. We’ve made sure that Vesper can truly do both in the most elegant and considered way. We believe that you can have it all.”
Slim, clean and simple, the aesthetically-conscious vibrator is USB rechargeable and features a stainless steel body and tip will not change color or tarnish, and three modes of vibration and a pulsation mode — or “not too many, just enough.”
Vesper in its three color incarnations will be available for its preorder price until Aug. 31 or until it sells out of its first production run. After that, it will be available at a retail price and later shipping date. So far, 109 of the 775 items have been claimed and, after garnering significant mainstream press, are moving quickly.
For more info, check out Vesper on Crave.Tilt.com.
ST. ALBANS, U.K. — Mr Nori’s Magic Gel is now in stock at Net 1on1 Wholesale.
According to the distributor, visitors of this year’s ETO Show in Birmingham, U.K. were treated to a flowing fountain of the Magic Gel on the Net 1on1 stand, complete with an informative video which captured imaginations.
Bringing a slice of Asian culture to the U.K., Tony Gonzalez, managing director, said he saw an opportunity to bring the popular Nuru Massage craze to the shores of Great Britain and Europe.
“Nuru Massage is a full body-body sensual massage that is usually performed between two, nude people with a unique type of massage gel, often called nuru massage gel, nuru nuru or simply nuru gel,” Gonzalez said. “They can use the gel to massage and slide against each other, which creates a sensual feeling. The word nuru orgininates from the Japanese language, which means ‘slippery.’
“I’ve seen how popular Nuru massage has become overseas and really do think there is a place for it here, we just need to be the ones to explore the adult pleasure product market as a whole rather than limiting ourselves to where our competitors look. Essentially, we want to have a wide and varied catalogue of products on offer to our customers and I feel that the addition of Mr Nori’s Magic Gel helps to add that variety we’re looking for.”
Net 1on1 will be stocking: Magic Gel Moist, Authentic, Concentrate, Nuru Matress and Nuru Bowl.
Claire Jacques, Sales Manager adds, “The Magic Gel comes in 3 forms, Authentic, Moist and Concentrate. The Authentic can be used straight out of the bottle for shower/bath play or can be mixed in the Nuri Bowl with water for massage. The Moist has the same consistency but includes moisturising ingredients such as Aloe Vera and Soothing Chamomile. And the Concentrate is a versatile, thick gel which lasts far longer than the other versions and can be used for shower play or even shaving! We even stock the Premium Nuru Air Matress which can be used for massage and play with the Nori Gel.”
PHOENIX — Entrenue announced that it has been named exclusive distributor of the blueMotion Bluetooth-enabled massager created by sex toy designer OhMiBod.
The portable and wearable massager operates via a smartphone app that controls speed, intensity, patterns and more with the swipe of a finger, enabling couples to stay connected from almost anywhere around the world.
Women can wear the vibe comfortably in lingerie positioned along their intimate curve with a sleek arc shaped for hands-free clitoral contact. The app allows for vibration and pulsation according to her partner’s specific commands, using his or her phone to control them.
The massager’s functions include: touch control, which allows for staccato pulsation with the touch of a finger; re-set vibration patterns; tap and record, which allows users to create unique patterns for their partners to enjoy; motion control, which enables users to throttle the massager’s speed by tilting their phones; and audio control, that enables users to speak into their phones and have their words converted into pulsation patterns that their partners can feel while listening to each message.
Entrenue said the product works remotely from up to 26 feet away, and with Wi-Fi connection, the vibe can help couples enjoy each other’s company from almost any location in the world.
“We set to change the way couples stay connected throughout their busy lives, and it all started by creating Wi-Fi-enabled functionality that offers a solution to one of the most common hurdles experienced in relationships today: long distance,” OhMiBod co-founder Brian Dunham said.
He added, “blueMotion works as a remote-controlled massager up to a certain range, but as soon as couples hop on Wi-Fi, they can go to town on each other in no time. We’re so pleased with the response so far and excited to have Joe and the Entrenue team handle distribution of this very special product.”
blueMotion comes stocked with a blue lace one-size-fits-most thong, a privacy storage pouch, USB charging cord, instruction manual, and one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
The massager is made of premium-grade hypoallergenic ABS plastic with a smooth coating.
“OhMiBod never fails to amaze us with the thoughtful, intuitive and simply cool technology they incorporate into their top-selling designs, and blueMotion has taken top billing in the high-tech sex toy category,” Entrenue President Joe Casella said. “Entrenue is proud to have been chosen as the only distributor of this exciting product and we look forward to providing our customers with a brand new way for consumers to connect and express themselves.”
Entrenue noted that it is offering a free sleek blueMotion POS display with a matching floor sample with minimum purchase order.
For more information about the product, call (800) 368-7268, or email email@example.com.
ATLANTA — Liberator Inc., the manufacturer of Liberator Bedroom Adventure Gear, today released a new item for retail called the Center Stage Massage Platform.
Liberator points out that while most adult retail stores carry massage oil, Magic Wands and other erotic massage accessories, the Center Stage provides a foundation for the gamut of activities, as well as support and positioning.
When placed on the edge of the bed, the four-inch-high platform makes the receiver easier to reach and prevents sinking into the bed during deep rub downs. A sales rep noted that it is particularly effective when dealing with memory foam mattresses.
The Center Stage also includes a positioning bolster, which can be placed under head, knees or hips for easier access and ergonomic angles. The bolster has a flat side for stability and a curved side to provide a movement. Along with the bolster, the Center Stage provides nine inches of height for easy reach and straddling.
For machine washing, the Center Stage includes a soft, removable cover, as well as an inner moisture-resistant liner.
“The Center Stage is a simple but revolutionary idea,” Liberator CEO and founder Louis Freedman said. “The support you get from this makes all the difference in positioning, and it takes foreplay to a whole new level. Whether the customer wants more out of their massage, or if they just like the theater it creates, there is something for everyone with this product.”
To replicate the professional massage experience even further, Liberator offers the Center Stage Face Cradle, which attaches to the side of the bed, with support bars fitting between a mattress and box springs. The adjustable headboard can line up with the Center Stage or bed to provide alignment along the spine and neck.
Friedman added, “The most exciting aspect of this product is the ability to define a new category in sexual wellness. Erotic massage is something customers are already enjoying — this gives them the means to do it better. It not only complements their foreplay, it provides them with the additional benefits that Liberator is known for, such as lift, angles and support from unstable mattresses.”
The Center Stage Massage Platform is currently available for retail in black, merlot and buckwheat. It has a MSRP of $230 and is vacuum compressed in erotic packaging, complete with assembly instructions and illustrations of sexual positions and techniques. The Center Stage Face Cradle has an MSRP of $189 and includes the memory foam pillow, support for the face cradle and setup instructions.
FERNDALE, Mich. – Distributor Nalpac now offers the Rascal Toys line of gay male-oriented products, including molds of porn actors, inspired by stars of Rascal videos.
Launched in 2005 by personality Chi Chi LaRue, the company’s adult toys come in “robust sizes and bold packaging,” the company said.
Once licensed to another manufacturer, Rascal Toys products are now produced in-house. This includes the Super Star Cocks line of dongs made of molds from such gay pornstars as Johnny Hazzard, Cameron Marshall, Mike DeMarko and Mitchell Rock. Other Rascal Toys now offered by Nalpac include cock rings, butt plugs and anal toys. The products are either silicone or “Fleshphalix,” which is nontoxic, odorless and PVC free.
“Although the Super Star Cocks are targeted to gay men, the surprising thing is how many women also love the realistic cocks of our models,” LaRue said. “We have always had overall positive feedback from consumers and retailers alike. Our brand is trusted after years of a great track record.”
Nalpac vice president of operations Glenn LeBoeuf said he anticipates a great reception to the Rascal Toys lines. “This brand is so bold and feature-filled that both our retailers and their customers are certain to be attracted to these products. The realistic molds of well-known stars makes them instantly recognizable and desirable.”
For more information about Nalpac’s almost 20,000 items, or to place an order, visit Nalpac.com, contact a Nalpac account manager toll free at (800) 837-5946, fax an order to (248) 544-9126 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.