The technological age is upon us, and to not keep up is to be left behind. Svakom, a China-based adult novelty manufacturer, has no intention of trailing in the dust of other industry leaders when it comes to technology—and thus, the Gaga was born. The Gaga vibrator is nothing to write home about as far as looks are concerned, but upon further inspection you will discover that this little gem comes equipped with a tiny built-in camera and small light allowing for an inside look at her ladybits. Slightly unorthodox, yet totally fascinating. Lady Gaga would be proud.
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Gone are the days when the sexually adventurous 20-somethings and newlyweds were the primary suspects scanning your shelves for the latest in erotic lingerie and furry handcuffs. According to studies done by lingerie companies, there has been a 50% rise in customers over 40 spending a small fortune on all things erotic. Another study conducted by U.K. novelty manufacturer Lovehoney found that women over 40 are even experiencing higher libido than those in their 20s. The 40-somethings credit their increased sexual appetite to the likes of "50 Shades of Grey," among other erotic novels. Bottom line? Rethink your target demographic—you never know who will come into your store looking for the whip used by one Christian Grey.
As technology advances, so must the sex toy innovations fueled by that technology. But who’s funding these innovations? Believe it or not, your very own adult store customers. The fact that venture capitalists and investors get queasy at the prospect of backing a, well, “adult” proposal is nothing new. But sex toys such as the Ambrosia Vibe and the Autoblow 2 raising over $100,000 via Indiegogo (see: everyday ordinary people pitching in their own dimes and nickels) is.
“Crowdfunding allows sex toy developers to get the money they need to go into production by connecting with the very audience who benefits from their work,” says Lux Alptraum, a sex writer who consulted on the Ambrosia Vibe.
Talk about an industry that is truly backed by its consumers.
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Now don’t get me wrong, we are all for fun and games in the bedroom. But when those fun and games end with a vibrator in your large intestine? Not so much. Unfortunately, this was the sad fate of one California couple’s attempt to spice up their sex life. The man showed up in the ER complaining of constipation; however, an X-ray revealed that the man had a running vibrator lodged in his large intestine. Our advice? Invest in prostate massager meant for such activity, or maybe a vibrator with a shorter battery life if you plan to lose it… I mean, er, use it.
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Guns in church? No problem. Sex toys in the bedroom? No chance. At least that’s what Sandy Springs, Georgia is attempting to enforce upon all of its residents. The city passed an ordinance in 2009 that forbids the distribution of “any device designed or marketed as useful primarily for the stimulation of human genital organs,” prohibiting both the sale and purchase of sex toys. Oh—and that doesn’t just mean in stores. The ban includes purchasing sex toys online, which is also punishable by law.
Hosted by Kelly Shibari, the leading industry retail trade magazine’s awards will
once again be presented at the ANME Founders Show on July 13, 2014
Clearwater, Fl—May 23, 2014—Once again honoring the best in the adult storefront sector, STOREROTICA Magazine is proud to announce the nominees for the 8th Annual STOREROTICA Awards. Winners will be announced at the industry gala on the evening on Sunday, July 13, during the summertime ANME Founders Show in Burbank, California.
The premiere of the television show “Louie” on FX did more than just make viewers laugh; it touched on the fact that men can be just as interested in sex toys as women when Jim Norton owned up to using a vibrator when masturbating. Men now have nearly as many options as women when it comes to sexual pleasure aids, including everything from the age-old Fleshlight to the guybrators, prostate massagers and masturbation eggs. Want to find out what toys men are going after these days? Find out here: http://www.salon.com/