Pride Brighton 2016

By Cara Sutra:
Pride has become an increasingly significant and strongly emotive movement for me. Not only are both my partner and I bisexual, we fall into the area of LGBTQ which is still incredibly misunderstood and which is surrounded by all sorts of ridiculous myths. I visited my first Pride last year and was delighted to be able to visit again this year – not just with my partner (and minnie also came along and drove us) but also with the elder of my two sons, who is 11.

Please vote Cara Sutra as the ETO Awards’ Best Erotic Journalist 2016

By Cara Sutra:
So I just found out this morning that I’ve been short-listed for the Best Erotic Journalist Award in the ETO Awards 2016 and I am so very grateful and excited! Thanks to everyone who has voted for me so far – I would be ecstatic if you would consider just pushing my button one more time and voting me as your Best Erotic Journalist 2016.

What’s happening at BlogSpot at the ETO Show 2016

Following on from this call for BlogSpot at the ETO Show 2016 sponsors, I’m very happy to announce the several companies and fellow bloggers who have come forwards with support for this exciting project. Thank you so much – you’re making a bigger and better BlogSpot possible for everyone.

Movember: Sexual Health Education With Prostate Pleasure Workshops

By Jon Pressick
Movember is again on us and you’re going to start seeing the scraggly, the bushy, the unkempt and the styled. I’m not talking about the resurgence in bush, I’m referring to the mo’s that will soon crawl across faces to mark this now annual tradition of awareness on prostate (and other) health concerns.

Erofame Germany 2015 Report | European Adult Industry Trade Show

By Cara Sutra:
Our trip to Erofame Germany 2015 (the European adult industry trade show; find the official website here) was more fun and eventful than ever before. It was also the first trip out of the country for my partner Darren & I together (aw) so we had double cause for celebration. I’m really pleased that Darren (find his website at Sablecraft) was able to come with me on this occasion, not only because I miss him so much when I’m away but also because he’s quite renowned by this stage as being a fantastic IT consultant and web dev for the industry.

Cara Sutra Penetrates Uber Kinky HQ (& Starts A Dildo War)

Time for a bit of bondage – as you do in the office on Friday afternoons (don’t you? Just me then) – and resident photographer Loryn was roped in as our *ahem* willing and enthusiastic volunteer. Mistress Victoria and I really enjoyed tying him up in a Shibari rope harness while plenty of photographs were taken. Taking advantage of his predicament I brandished and wielded the whip yet again. I’m going to get a reputation at this rate.

Hella Walkington for ElectraStim at Sexhibition 2015

During the weekend, some amazing people were promoting electro sex toys, with none other than Linsey Dawn McKenzie stopping by for an ElectraStim demo. The fantastic Anna Quinn and Ruby Derriere were running rampant with an ElectraStim paddle and pinwheel while the breath-taking Goddess Sophia picked up an electro strap-on and spanking paddle for use in her dungeon, which she was trying out on TV Goth Natalie on some of the bondage furniture.

Pride Brighton 2015: The parade, the festival and the bomb scare

Our driver drove my partner Sable and I down to the hotel early Thursday evening. Our hotel, The Mercure, is a beautiful Victorian property overlooking the sea. We had an upgraded, seaview room and once we arrived we settled in immediately. It was late after the long drive from Lincolnshire to the south coast so after a much-needed shared bottle of wine from room service we slept soundly.

The ETO Show & Awards 2015 Report

It’s over a week since I returned from the annual ETO Show at Birmingham’s NEC and I don’t think I’ve come back to earth just yet. As usual, the ETO Magazine team put on a spectacular adult industry trade show, with a gala dinner and awards presentation in the middle of the two days to celebrate the best in the biz.

Hella Walkington Hella Rude and Cara Sutra ETO Show 2015-2

I Heart Cara Sutra – Sex Toy Haul & ETO Show 2015

By Hella Rude
Working in the adult retail sector is super-happy fun times and most people working in the industry have full-time contracts or their own company, so as a freelancer you feel somewhat disconnected from everyone. It’s therefore unusual to form a bond with anyone who isn’t your client. You know and like lots of folk, but there’s never any real time to forge friendships.

Pre-event: ETO Show & Awards 2015

The past year has disappeared in a haze of sex & sex toys, and it’s almost time for one of the biggest events of the adult industry year – the ETO Show & Awards.

This year is the 11th year of the ETO Show, which takes place at the NEC in Birmingham UK. You can find the exact location on the Google map at the end of this post. The ETO Show is happening on the 28th and 29th June. The doors open at 10.30am each day and close 5pm Sunday, 4.30pm Monday. if you’d like to attend, you’ll need to be a part of the adult industry in some way and you can register for an entry pass here. Even with an entry badge you will need to bring proof of trade status with you, such as your business card.

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Event Report: Over 300 attendees enjoy Erotic World Book Day party celebrations

Erotic World Book Day was 5 March and as part of the celebrations there was an unashamedly spectacular party on Facebook. From 7pm UK time until well past midnight, every hour saw a new host share a wealth of tasty entertainment for the party attendees to enjoy.

Were you in attendance? Were you one of the 325 people who came to our party? You really should have been there. With shared excerpts from some of the top names in the world of erotic fiction, cyber cocktails, sexy chat, best-dressed competitions and over £1,500 of prizes to win, this really was an unmissable adult event.

Erotic World Book Day originator Emily Dubberley declared the party officially open at 7pm with an overview of the night’s festivities and the charity fundraising reasons behind the celebrations. We hoped to raise a substantial amount for sexual health and well-being charity Brook. As well as regular calls through the night for party folk to donate generously, either through the website link or text, there would be the official launch of our Erotic World Book Day charity anthology, An Intimate Education. 100% of the profit from sales of this erotic e-book would be (and still is being) donated to Brook.

EWBD competitions: Last call to win over £1500 of Erotic World Book Day prizes

The Erotic World Book Day Competitions

Win a £170 bundle of sex toys from Vibrator Kingdom

Win the entire Lakeland Witches trilogy by KD Grace

Win the Vibease vibrator worth £65

Win a signed copy of Spring in My Step (Morris Dancing erotica) by Sallyann Rogers

Win 1 of 4 £30+ erotic book bundles from Black Lace Books

Win a Pulse II Duo from Pleasure Pulse worth £89

Win a LELO Ora 2 in Deep Rose from Nice n Naughty worth £118.99

Win 1 of 10 erotic e-books by Lily Harlem

Win a signed copy of APPETITES: Tales of Lesbian Lust, and a copy of Flappers, Jazz and Valentino by Jill Boyd

Win 1 of 5 Tiffany Reisz Original Sinners novels courtesy of Mills & Boon

Win 2 Smut Scarborough tickets

Sexhibition UK promises steamy & sexy adult expo in Manchester this August

Bringing together erotica, fetish, catwalk shows, and five star gourmet dining with a seductive burlesque twist, Sexhibition will be a daring and sexy day out for those wanting to take a walk on the wild side..

We’ve also got a sneak peak at the Sexhibition cinema trailer, which is being screened before the showing of Fifty Shades Of Grey this coming weekend. Event organiser, Cheryl Smith explains, “The event of the Fifty Shades phenomenon is doing great things for British attitudes towards sex and sexuality. Whatever your opinion of the FSOG books and film, it’s got us all – especially women – talking about our fantasies and that’s got to be a good thing!”