Articles by Zoe Tamara


Tantus Owners Discuss Passion for Kink, Sexual Wellness

As a brand, Tantus may not scream “kinky” in quite the same way many other strictly-fetish brands do, but when prompted, CEO Mike Blacksmith affirms, “We’ve been a kink company pretty much from day one.”

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Pjur Marks 25 Years of Global Success

Since its establishment a quarter of a century ago, pjur has been a pillar of the sexual health and wellness community, expanding from its original formula to the empire that it is today.

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NYTC Founder Chelsea Downs Talks Growing Gender Affirmation Products Sector

At the glitzy 2020 XBIZ Awards, held this year at the J.W. Marriott in downtown Los Angeles this past January, winners were announced on stage with several titles scrolling through towards the end of the evening.

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profile’s Andrea Barrica Talks Sextech Revolution

Andrea Barrica is on a roll. The CEO and founder of the online, stigma-free sex-ed platform,, and former venture partner at 500 Startups recently released her first-ever book, “Sextech Revolution: The Future of Sexual Wellness,” providing a comprehensive look at the past, present and future of sextech and sexual wellness.

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Funkit Toys' Founder Kenton Talks Design, Activism in Sex Toy Manufacturing

In a long-distance chat from Washington D.C., Kenton explains that he only just recently moved from his work-home studio to a shared facility.

Zoe Tamara · Hosts Sextech Panel With Lora DiCarlo, Dame Products Founders

Lora Haddock DiCarlo, CEO and founder of Lora DiCarlo, and Alexandra Fine, CEO and co-founder of Dame Products, were recently featured on an online panel highlighting developments in the world of sextech, hosted on The Next Web.

Zoë Ligon Offers Sexpert Advice in New 'Carnal Knowledge' Book

Sex educator and owner of Spectrum Boutique, Zoë Ligon, has announced via social media the forthcoming release of her new book, "Carnal Knowledge," set to hit stores in the U.S. on September 22. 

MedFetUK Donates Stock of PPE to U.K. Hospitals

Following calls from the U.K.'s National Health Service (NHS), MedFetUK, a Manchester-based online medical fetish retailer, has announced today that it has donated its entire remaining stock of disposable scrubs to an NHS hospital in southern England. 

Lioness Founder Liz Klinger Launches 'Mask-Match' Initiative to Aid Healthcare Workers

Liz Klinger, CEO and co-founder of sexual wellness brand Lioness, has joined forces with Medinas CEO Chloe Alpert to launch Mask-Match, a new initiative designed to reallocate spare masks to healthcare workers on the front lines battling the coronavirus.

Canadian Judge Rules in Landmark Decision on Sexual Services Laws

Charges against a London, Ontario couple, Tiffany Harvey and Hamad Anwar, who were arrested in 2015 following a raid on their business, Fantasy World Escorts, have been stayed following a landmark decision by Judge Thomas McKay that the charges are unconstitutional.

Industry Therapist Dr. Amie Harwick Killed, Ex-Boyfriend Implicated

Harwick's ex-boyfriend has since been arrested and charged with murder in connection to her death, reports say. Harwick, an accomplished marriage and family therapist, was an ally to sex workers, aiding the adult community through her work with Pineapple Support.

'Bean Flicks' Erotic Film Festival Set to Examine Ethics, Desire This Weekend

The inaugural "Bean Flicks" erotic film festival is set to take place in Birmingham, England, this coming Friday and Saturday. 

Williams Trading Offers 'Sweetheart Deal' on Wet Lubricants Display

Williams Trading has announced the arrival of an all-new Wet Lubricants display, now available at a promo sale price. 


Passion Project: Lorals CEO Melanie Cristol Details Career Journey

Exactly five years ago to the day, the now founder and CEO had quit her lucrative job at a law firm to pursue an immediate passion project: latex oral sex panties.

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STUD 100 Hits Half-Century Milestone in 2020

The year was 1970, England: “It was the era of Free Love,” recalled Jo Racklin, STUD 100 director and heiress to the STUD 100 throne.

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Sultry Boutique Brings Stigma-Free Sex Ed to Huntsville, Ala.

It’s a town of engineers and military personnel with high-level security clearances — but also, one unique store that’s reshaping the face of the industry in the conservative south.

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Lioness Issues Call to Vote for 'Last Gadget Standing' at CES

Lioness made history when it was named a Top 10 finalist at the Consumer Electronics Show's (CES) "Last Gadget Standing" competition, which relies on fan votes to select its winner. Now, Lioness is putting out a call for votes to push their second-generation smart vibrator to the front of the pack.

Talent: Your XBIZ 2020 Hot Sheet

The 2020 XBIZ Show is set to kick off next week, welcoming all talent to the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood for four days of action-packed networking and business-building opportunities.

Fleshlight Plays Unconventional Role in 'Dracula' Premiere

Just when we all thought that vampires were passé, a period piece detailing the legend of Dracula, arguably the most famous vampire of them all, is set to hit Netflix and features a peculiar prop in its debut episode.

Lioness Smart Vibe Makes CES 'Last Gadget Standing' Top 10

The California-based sextech startup, Lioness, has landed a coveted spot as one of the Top 10 finalists for the crowd-voted Last Gadget Standing competition at the upcoming 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), set for January 9 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 

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