Articles by Rebecca Weinberg
Electrostimulation has come a long way in the BDSM world, yet it’s still often considered a taboo kink that only sadists and masochists can enjoy. That’s because most shoppers — and likely retail staff, too — are simply unfamiliar with its pleasure powers.
As consumers’ curiosity about BDSM continues to grow, driving them to explore this kink more and more deeply, we are seeing demand for gear specific to particular activities. The market for rope play has been expanding — particularly due to interest in shibari.
Odds are your shoppers have gotten good at finding the vibrators, strokers, lubricants and condoms they need. Over the last five years, these items have received incredible amounts of media attention, which has helped normalize their purchase and use.
The sex toy industry can move fast. Manufacturers are regularly cooking up brand new ideas as well as unveiling exciting new iterations of existing toys — sometimes multiple times a year.
Erectile dysfunction is one of the most frustrating issues that people with penises experience in the bedroom. Although it is common, affecting roughly 30 million cisgender men in the U.S. alone, it is still stigmatized and considered taboo.
When it comes to sex, pleasure and anatomy, few things are as lauded, debated, fixated on or misunderstood as the so-called G-spot. Yet for all the attention paid to it, the G-spot is often still shrouded in mystery and misinformation.
It’s no secret that sex toys are more mainstream than ever, but some product categories still leave shoppers feeling intimidated — or even shocked — because of their sheer power.
Glass sex toys account for some of the most eye-catching, head-turning, breathtaking adult products available today. They are not just pretty to look at, either. Glass toys offer quite a few benefits that other toy materials can’t replicate, and they look and feel uniquely luxurious.
These days, folks are more sexually adventurous than ever. BDSM has gone mainstream, sex clubs are hopping and even the most reserved folks are ready to think outside the bedroom.
There’s no doubt about it, butt stuff has hit the big time. It may be hard to believe, but not so long ago, anal sex and related activities were considered deeply taboo.
People who want to take their sex lives to the next level will wrack their brains trying to come up with new and exciting techniques or role-play scenarios they haven’t tried before.
Anyone who has ever seen “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is at least somewhat familiar with the concept of cross-dressing — but that doesn’t always mean people truly understand it.
When people are looking to spice up their sex lives, role-playing is often one of the first options they consider.
In recent years, strap-on harnesses have become more mainstream than ever. These days, finding a comfortable harness and a compatible dildo is a breeze.
Modern sex toys come in all shapes and sizes, and sex toy manufacturers come out with innovative ideas and new iterations of existing toys multiple times a year. We see this all the time with vibrators: a design gets reworked, upgraded and expanded — and then the newest features go from “big news” to “basic features that consumers now expect” in the space of a year.
These days, with BDSM being more popular than ever and more shoppers being BDSM-curious, retailers are stocking their shops to satisfy the demand.
What’s one of the easiest ways to turn a sexy encounter into a toe-curling scene to remember? The premise is simple: suppress one or more of someone's senses and the others become enhanced.
One of the most erotic ways a couple can slow down and reconnect in the bedroom is with sensation play. Although it’s often associated with BDSM, this type of play doesn’t have to be painful or intense.
When it comes to spicing up our sex lives, role-play can be just the ticket! By allowing us to shed our inhibitions and step out of our day-to-day identities, role-play can be one of the more effective ways to take sex from routine to mind-blowing and incredibly connecting.
Over the last two years, many of us have spent a lot of time alone, which has made a powerful impact on the sex toy industry — and given lots of people the chance to take their masturbation game to a new level.