Similar to other facets of the adult retail sector within the last few years, sales of products dealing with anal pleasure have grown by leaps and bounds both within the walls of brick-and-mortar stores and the endless expanses of online consumerism.
Whether it’s butt plugs, prostate toys, lubricants or any one of the other myriad products designed to provide delight to the derriere, this SE Focus highlights some of the industry’s top anal products.
With an impressive 30-years-plus legacy, CalExotics’ Jack Rabbit is still burrowing in stores nationwide
By now, everyone knows CalExotics. It’s as prominent a name as there is in this industry. And much like everyone associates Steve Jobs with Apple, so is Susan Colvin associated with CalExotics. Following that comparison, it isn’t a stretch to consider the Jack Rabbit as the iPod of the adult retail industry.
Joy in Pride
Adult manufacturers have many products designed for LGBT Customers, but what businesses are truly LGBT-centric?
While almost every adult industry manufacturer has products designed for LGBT customers, only a handful of businesses are truly LGBT-centric — companies who are owned and/or operated by those within the LGBT community, or companies whose products are designed specifically for them. For this special focus editorial, we spoke to four companies — PHS International, MD Science Lab, Perfect Fit and Spunk Lube — to get their views on what it means to be an LGBT-centric company in 2017 and what new products of theirs that they’re most excited about.
Industry legend continues to have a profound impact effect on erotic retail
Blank, who passed away on August 6, 2016, founded Good Vibrations four decades ago as one of the very first adult toy shops in the U.S.
Forty years ago, we were introduced to a galaxy far, far away, Apple was incorporated and Queen Elizabeth II was celebrating her Silver jubilee. Also that year, in San Francisco, Joani Blank was making her own imprint by opening Good Vibrations, the country’s second-ever women’s sex toy business (behind Eve’s Garden in New York City, founded by Dell Williams). Passed away on Saturday, August 6th.
Industry vendors reveal their top strokers, while store owners tell SE about their top-sellers!
Hot Octopuss gets his Pulse pounding with new Solo and Duo versions
Hot Octopuss has released the third installment of its world-renowned sex toys, Pulse III Solo and Pulse III Duo. Both new toys utilize the brand’s signature oscillating technology and cutting edge design, as well as incorporating enhanced features to reach new heights of pleasure.
Pulse III Solo, for men, is fully waterproof, has five pre-set vibration modes, a speed sensor, state-of-the-art magnetic charging and an all-new turbo function. Pulse III Duo, for couples, boasts all the features found in Pulse III Solo, but additionally features independently controllable vibrations for her via a remote control. The turbo function allows users to jump to max power from any starting point, while an improved second motor for enhanced female stimulation in Pulse III Duo is 25% more powerful.
For more information, visit hotoctopuss.com.
What makes them “worth it”?
Sex educator, author and Komar executive Ducky Doolittle examines the 10 criteria for what makes an adult product a “luxury” product. And sometimes, as she notes, it’s not necessarily about the price point.
Sexuality has always been a breeding ground for creativity and technology. The first steam-powered vibrator was built in 1734, quickly moving us out of the age of sex toys made of stone, wood and leather.
A STOREROTICA Special Focus on the must-have products for Pride month
While STOREROTICA has featured a “Pride” focus in the past two June issues (2014 and 2015) to coincide with Pride month, we elected to move our Pride focus up to April which, we hope, will better allow store owners to utilize this information to “prepare” for Pride month. What toys and products are on your “must-have” list for Pride season in 2016? We polled the industry’s vendors to find out what their newest and best-selling Pride products are, and we’ve incldued over 10 pages of photos and information to give retailers a head start on their Pride month merchandising.
Industry vendors offer corsets designed for fashion and function.
For centuries, the corset has been a garment of mystery. Built to hold or shape the female figure, corsets suited a very specific and practical purpose—but they weren’t much fun.