Home > News > Japanese Sex Toy Retailer Predicts Nipple-Vibe Boom • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Japanese Sex Toy Retailer Predicts Nipple-Vibe Boom

Japanese Sex Toy Retailer Predicts Nipple-Vibe Boom
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
  40.56%
Yes, but in a few years
  37.06%
No
  22.38%
Out of 143 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Jan 17, 2007 2:30 PM PST    Text size: 
MAINICHI, Japan — Akira Ikoma, producer of Japanese sex toy catalog “Ore no Tabi,” told the Mainichi Daily News that 2007 will see a surge in sales of nipple vibrators called Chinani.

“Single women buying the nipple vibrators have already started to stand out,” Ikoma said. “There are two different types of vibrators available: one that attaches to the nipples through suction and the other that is fastened using alligator clips. The alligator clip model is particularly popular.”

U.S. retailers are also seeing a surge in nipple-vibe sales. Katy Zloverin of Adam & Eve said when she first started in the business 12 years ago, the products only occasionally made it into catalogs.

“Now there are a bunch of different kinds with all sorts of bells and whistles, so I would definitely say they’ve become more popular,” Zloverin said.

She attributes customers’ preference for clamps over suction cups to the “certain S&M feel” of the clamps.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.

Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /data/SFTP/xbizid/incoming/web/www/app/inc/proc.init.php on line 5
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

eroFame

Oct 05 - Oct 07
Hannover, Germany

EXXXOTICA Edison

Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!