LOS ANGELES — Fantasy Lingerie has announced the official launch of Romp by Fantasy, its new collection of Spring/Summer fashions for women who enjoy being playful in the bedroom and on the town.
Romp features a variety of fun and flattering rompers, jumpsuits, and playsuits with versatile styles that transition seamlessly into swimsuit cover-ups, festival fashion apparel, and retro-chic eveningwear, according to Fantasy Lingerie.
Romp by Fantasy was introduced this April at the International Lingerie Show in Las Vegas. Available boxed or hanger-ready, Romp by Fantasy showcases tropical prints, berry-colored chiffons, and floral patterned lace in 11 SKUs. All rompers, jumpsuits, and playsuits include convenient snap closure and are accentuated with a mix of fun details including ruffles, tassel ties, sheer accents, and daring necklines.
“We’re thrilled to officially launch Romp by Fantasy,” said Leilani Whitney, managing director for Fantasy Lingerie. “Excitement over the line began the minute we started promoting it on our social media sites in April and the demand has been remarkable.
“Our collection of rompers, jumpsuits, and playsuits feature the finest fabrications and breezy, beautiful designs, allowing women to feel sexy and playful wherever they wear them. Feedback from customers has been quite vocal. They love the fashions and versatility ROMP by Fantasy provides.”
With more than 32 years under its garter belt, Fantasy Lingerie remains a leader in the intimate apparel market, fueled by original designs, innovative packaging, and collections appealing to a wide variety of styles and sizes.
To view Fantasy Lingerie’s entire collections, click here.
LOS ANGELES — Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals’ book, “Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment,” is now available for pre-order as an e-Book for Amazon’s Kindle tablet, Nook, iPad, and other devices. Until now, the book had been available for pre-order as a paperback only.
Readers may visit Amazon.com and click the option for either e-Book or paperback versions of the book when they pre-order it. The added option gives people on the go the choice to select an electronic version of the book for easy access on their Kindle or other electronic devices.
The book has remained at or near the top of the Amazon chart for upcoming books on “Social Science: Study of Pornography.”
“Having the option to pre-order my book in an electronic version gives readers greater flexibility to enjoy it with their favorite devices,” Dr. Chauntelle said. “Whether as a paperback or e-Book, Exposure will give anyone a comprehensive glimpse into the world of adult entertainment and the people who inhabit it.”
Published by Greenleaf Book Group, “Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment” will be available to own July 7, 2015. To pre-order the book, click here.
“Exposure” is a first-hand narrative and a testimonial challenging existing stereotypes about sex and adult entertainment.
BATH, England — Online sex toy retailer Lovehoney announced that it’s opening its doors to budding designers once again with its Design a Sex Toy competition.
The competition encourages people to send in their ideas for sex toys ranging from weird and whacky takes on classic sex toys to the most revolutionary of designs.
“This competition is great fun. We get to look at some fantastic designs from some very talented people that would otherwise never get seen. You don’t have to have any experience in design to enter. We’re just looking for fresh ideas that stand out from the crowd,” Lovehoney co-owner Richard Longhurst said.
The company has assembled a panel of expert judges including: the “Philippe Starck of sex toys’” — Lelo, Tickler founder Eric Kalén, Lovehoney operations manager Paul Jaques, Lovehoney product director Bonny Hall, and Lovehoney online trading manager Alice Little.
There are three categories to enter: Sex Toys for Men, Sex Toys for Women and Sex Toys for Couples. The winner of each category will win $1,500 and the Judges’ Pick will receive an extra $3,000, making a grand total of $7,500 in prize money. The winners will also have the chance to have their toy made and earn uncapped royalties.
Last year’s overall winner was Kevin Clark with his unusual take on a female vibrator. Clark said, “After looking at the range of sex toys on the market, I was really drawn to the idea of improving the dildo. I submitted my idea to Lovehoney and was totally stunned when I got the email telling me that I had won. I celebrated by taking my wife to a great restaurant and ordering champagne.”
Clark’s design is still in concept stage so information about the winning design is under wraps, but he did have this advice for those who were planning on entering: “Think revolution not evolution.”
Perhaps the most successful previous winner was Trevor Murphy from Dublin, Ireland who won the competition in 2009 with his invention, the Sqweel Oral Sex Simulator. The product, which is manufactured and distributed by Lovehoney, is now the best-selling oral sex toy in the world, selling hundreds of thousands of units and earning Murphy more than $150,000 in royalties, according to the company.
Murphy said, “I was a struggling artist, living in the Irish countryside with not a whole lot to do. Winning the competition and having my toy produced for real has allowed me to move to the awesome city of Toronto, Canada and have hobbies like comedy improv. My life has changed a lot.”
The Lovehoney team noted that it will consider all designs submitted, from high tech computer-generated designs to 3D models, and even a scribble on a Post-It note.
The competition is running on Lovehoney’s U.K., U.S. and Australian websites.
Interested contestants can watch the competition YouTube video.
For more information about entering, along with the competition’s terms and conditions, click here.
PHOENIX — Beamonstar has introduced a new range of penis extenders that adds length and girth, as well as texture.
Available in clear and flesh tones, Beamonstar XtensionZ can be worn by both gay and heterosexual couples as well as single men.
The extenders are made of TPR and according to the company are easy to apply on an erect penis and can easily be removed from a flaccid penis.
“Beamonstar XtensionZ are an excellent alternative for penis enhancement,” Beamonstar Products President Jeff Bolanos said. “This category is currently experiencing explosive growth, and as a well-known brand in male enhancement, Beamonstar XtensionZ is already boosting the sales of retailers nationwide. We urge you to place your orders today and start generating more profit for your store.”
The Beamonstar XtensionZ line includes the Scromax Penis Extension, the Brohibition 3 Extra Inch Extension, Girth Gainer, Middle Girth 1.75” Extension, the Taj Mahball 2” Butt Plug Extension, the Bishop, and Trigger the Vibrating Hollow Dong.
The Brohibition adds three inches of length, while the ScroMax Penis Extension offers 13.5” of length and boasts a girth 6” diameter.
The Girth Gainer allows the wearer’s penis to side through the opening to feel the sensation of every penetration.
The Middle Girth extension sheath also has a hollow core that is threaded to help stimulate. It has a total length of 9.5-inches and a circumference of 5.5-inches.
The Taj Mahball penis extension sheath has a total length of 9-inches and a maximum circumference of 7-inches. It includes an anal bead at the end for anal play.
The Bishop has a nine-inch shaft, while the Trigger the Vibrating Hallow Dong has an overall length of just under 12-inches, a maximum circumference of 6-inches, and a tapered knob that measures 6.5” around.
LOS ANGELES — Two months before its release, Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals’ book, “Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment,” is featured on Amazon’s Hot New Releases list.
“I’m very pleased and thankful for the great support the book has received from book lovers and fans of my work,” Dr. Chauntelle said. “Exposure is a labor of love in order to bring a greater understanding of the adult industry and the people composing it.”
Published by Greenleaf Book Group, “Exposure: A Sociologist Explores Sex, Society, and Adult Entertainment” will be available to purchase July 7.
“We’re two months away from releasing Exposure, and I’m thrilled to report a strong growth in interest and orders for the book from distributors and retailers. Part academic in nature and part erotic, ‘Exposure’ taps into many different markets looking for an engaging read,” said Greenleaf Book Group Distribution Account Executive Yolanda Barton.
Among those commenting on the book are Kerry O. Ferris, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology, Northern Illinois University, who said, “Many conventional university-types have spurned Dr. Chauntelle and her work merely because of the topic. Do not repeat this mistake. If people are doing it, then sociologists should be studying it, and you should be reading about it in ‘Exposure.’”
“Exposure” is a first-hand narrative “with a no-holds barred testimonial challenging existing stereotypes about sex and adult entertainment from the perspective of one of its foremost experts.”
In the book, she recounts humorous personal tales at her first adult industry trade convention, reflects on being an industry awards judge, and discusses her struggles as a scholar interested in learning more about adult entertainment.
BATH, U.K. — Lovehoney has sent three couples to their choice of European city for a “Fifty Shades of Grey”-inspired following a random drawing for participants of Lovehoney’s European Bondage Survey last year.
The winners were Gregers Ebert from Norway who took his wife to Celle, Germany, Sophie Payne from England who took her boyfriend to Paris (see picture), and Mandy Richards from England who took her husband to Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mandy and her husband Paul said that they were in disbelief when they discovered they had won a trip to a European city of their choice.
“I remember going back to the website just to check it was real. I think I am still a little shocked I won, even now,” Paul Richards said. “Edinburgh is the most beautiful city to visit leading up to Christmas, with the German street market and ice skating rinks to explore. We’ve visited many times before, but this trip was special!”
According to Mandy Richards, “The highlight of the trip was finally finding our five-star penthouse which was nestled away in the middle of the Royal Mile and opening the doors to our balcony — the view over Edinburgh was absolutely breathtaking. As the sun went down, Edinburgh changed to a glow of lights and music. It was fantastic.”
She added, “I want to thank Lovehoney for such a special Fifty Shades-inspired weekend that I will never forget.”
Lovehoney’s European Bondage Survey revealed that Britain was the most sexually liberated nation in Europe after 60 percent of respondents claimed that they had tried some form of bondage. In comparison, only a third of couples in Germany and a quarter of couples in Spain have tried it.
Other stats to arise from the survey were that three quarters of women (75 percent) and 21 percent of men across Europe have read at least one of the “Fifty Shades” books. Four out of 10 couples said that their sex lives had improved as a result of “Fifty Shades of Grey,” and a quarter (26 percent) said it had made them more open to experimentation. One in eight people (12 percent) said reading the books had given them a higher sex drive.
Lovehoney’s co-owner said Neal Slateford said, “’Fifty Shades’ has made the whole world lighten up about sex and particularly couples in the U.K. We used to be known for our restraint and our stiff upper lip — now this survey shows we are the most sexually liberated of Europe’s major nations.”
He added, “What is indisputable is that Fifty Shades of Grey has changed the whole sexual landscape right across Europe. What might have previously been considered ‘kinky’ or extreme has now become just a normal part of millions of couples’ sexual routines. Couples are being far more open about sex and are far keener to experiment.”
Lovehoney has three Official Fifty Shades of Grey ranges: The Pleasure Collection, The Sensual Collection and the recently launched Red Room Collection, which consists of 10 leather bondage items inspired by scenes from the film.
The company worked closely with E L James to create all three lines and Lovehoney is credited in the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie as official supplier of products seen in the Red Room.
WASSERBILLIG, Luxembourg — The pjur Group announced that effective immediately, the company can be seen on prime time TV in ad spots on the well-known German channels Pro7 and Sat1.
The ad is part of online distributor Amorelie’s new film campaign for its female target group, which includes a recommendation for pjur Woman.
“We’ve captured the attention of the mainstream modern buyer group through our cinema ad spot with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ various projects and recommendations from B2C magazines such as Cosmopolitan or Closer. So, we’re thrilled to be shown again in the Amorelie ad at the best broadcasting time,” managing director Alexander Giebel said.
Amorelie has often worked with pjur, and has helped promote products from the Luxembourg company on TV.
“pjur Woman is one of the best sellers in our shop, which is why we decided to include the product in our ad spot,” explained Philippa Koenig, Amorelie director of brand and buying.
The ad spot can also be seen on YouTube.
SAN FRANCISCO — Crave is going back to its crowdfunding roots by launching a campaign to create its new Flex pair of vibrators.
Crave was the first to develop a crowdfunded vibrator with its Duet in 2012, and its founders Michael Topolovac and Ti Chang are doing it again.
“With Flex, we’re excited to embark on what we think is the next stage of crowdfunding — to bring our community in as part of the product development process,” the company’s founders say. “By providing direct access to the ‘vibration engine’ for the Flex series, we’ll be able to offer a limited number of project backers a hands-on design experience, and in doing so, create products that are better for everyone.
According to Crave’s founders, early users of Flex or Duet Flex (which has dual tips and two motors meant to “surround the clitoris and amplify vibration”) will create and test vibration patterns and intensities and upload them to an online application.
Crave will then analyze the data to find the most popular patterns and intensities, which it will program into its “Greatest Hits Flex” and “Greatest Hits Duet Flex” vibrators once the crowdsourcing project is complete.
NASHVILLE — Adult retailer Hustler Hollywood Nashville is celebrating its remodeling with a party on Saturday, May 2, from 6-8 p.m.
The event will be open to the public and feature DJ Darkn3ss, as well as giveaways, prizes and champagne for all in attendance.
Hustler Hollywood’s home in Music City is located near the famous Broadway Street in the heart of downtown.
“We are thrilled about how our remodel turned out,” Hustler Hollywood Marketing Manager Allison Johnston said. “Our store now has a very fresh look and feel, and we’re excited to show it off and celebrate with the community!”
Hustler Hollywood Nashville is located at 1400 Church St. For more information, call (615) 327-4669.
Hustler Hollywood recently launched the #StopVegetableAbuse national campaign to get men and women to stop misusing their vegetables and go instead to Hustler Hollywood to buy real sex toys. To learn more, go to hustlerhollywoodstores.com/StopVegetableAbuse and on YouTube. HUSTLER Founder Larry Flynt spoke about the campaign in an exclusive interview with Adweek.
ST. ALBANS — Net 1on1 has added CalExotics’ Impress range to its catalog.
The distributor now offers a selection of the silicone pleasure products, including the Rechargeable Mini Tongue, Rechargeable Remote Teaser, Dual Kiss Vibrator and G Rabbit Vibrator.
Danielle Warn, head buyer, says “As we already have a lot of rabbit-style products on offer for our customers at Net 1on1 Wholesale, I chose the most unique designs from the Impress range that will diversify our offerings more. I especially like the Mini Tongue, we don’t have anything like it in stock at the moment and it’s a great product for our customers to add to their clitoral categories. They’re also really fun products that will appeal to younger markets and couples. So far I have chosen to stock the Impress lines in hot pink, as this is our most popular color sold, with the possibility of adding more colors at a later date.”
Each of the Impress SKUs feature: luxury body-safe silicone, pressure-sensitive control pad, 12 functions (including vibration, pulsation and escalation), and auto-lock for discreet travel.
The addition of the Impress line from CalExotics is the latest in a long line of products stocked by Net 1on1 Wholesale since the distributor first launched, the company says.
“From then onwards, the brand has risen to become one of the most popular in the catalog, with excellent price-points and product design and quality cited as some of the many benefits by their regular customers,” the company said.
Net 1on1 will be in booth B30 at the next ETO Show.
To contact Net 1on1, call 01727 744369 or visit Net1On1.com.
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