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Taormino to Talk at Smitten Kitten

Oct 20, 2008 2:00 PM PDT
Author/director/lecturer Tristan Taormino will return to the Smitten Kitten in Minneapolis next week to conduct a workshop, "Anal Pleasure 201."
Larger Quantities Mean Lower Prices for New CalExotics Line

Larger Quantities Mean Lower Prices for New CalExotics Line

Oct 19, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
California Exotic Novelties is introducing a new line of adult toys at reduced prices.

Vivid Star Nikki Jayne Premieres at L.A.’s Spearmint Rhino Tonight

Oct 17, 2008 6:00 PM PDT
Vivid contract star Nikki Jayne will dancing in performances this weekend at the Spearmint Rhino in downtown L.A.
Adult Retailer Peekay Opens New Shop in Washington State

Adult Retailer Peekay Opens New Shop in Washington State

Oct 17, 2008 1:00 PM PDT
Adult retailer Peekay Inc. is holding grand opening festivities this weekend for its newest location, a 5,000-square-foot “Lovers” store in Bellingham.

GodsGirls.com, LittleRadio.com Present ‘Creepshow’

Oct 17, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
GodsGirls and Little Radio are teaming for a Halloween “Creepshow” event in L.A. on Oct. 31, which will feature musical acts, a haunted house, photo booth and a costume contest.
Marc Dorcel Opens 2nd Retail Store

Marc Dorcel Opens 2nd Retail Store

Oct 14, 2008 2:30 PM PDT
The 3,200-square-foot store offers more than 2,500 items including DVDs, sex toys, massage oils, underwear and condoms "in a high-class, fun, glamorous and friendly atmosphere."
Citing Online Competition, U.K. Sex Shop Wants License Fee Cut

Citing Online Competition, U.K. Sex Shop Wants License Fee Cut

Oct 14, 2008 6:00 AM PDT
The Private Shop has to pay $22,921 annually for a “sex establishment license," and the store representatives have said that is too high.
N.Y. Strip Club Business Going Up as Stocks Go Down

N.Y. Strip Club Business Going Up as Stocks Go Down

Oct 14, 2008 5:00 AM PDT
“Since the market has been going down, our business has been going up — it’s unbelievable,” said Sam Zherka, the owner of the V.I.P. Club.
Pricasso Added to Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo

Pricasso Added to Exotic Erotic Ball and Expo

Oct 13, 2008 2:00 PM PDT
The Sydney-based Pricasso paints pictures using his penis instead of a brush. Patch will be present for the entire two-day Arts Festival, and will demonstrate his painting technique.
Metro Opens East Coast B2B Showroom

Metro Opens East Coast B2B Showroom

Oct 9, 2008 2:30 PM PDT
Metro East, the wholesale arm of Metro Content, has opened up a 5,000-square-foot business-to-business showroom with thousands of in-stock adult products.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Retailers Talk BDSM Shopping Trends

These days, BDSM is so mainstream that it is being depicted in everything from beer commercials to telenovelas. Floggers, paddles, ball gags and handcuffs were once considered the bad boys of adult retail;... More »

Specialty Manufacturers Talk Popularity of Handcrafted BDSM Gear

The proverbial cat is out of the bag for fetishes — and the dog, and the dragon, and a whole other slew of kink accessories that put blindfolds and handcuffs to shame. “Fifty Shades”... More »

Mainstreaming of BDSM Broadens Category, Consumer Reach

It’s been just more than 30 years since Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke lit the silver screen on fire in “9 ½ Weeks” with the film’s underlying themes of BDSM. And more than... More »
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