I outed the fact that this was a nice was of saying "Best Blog Award" really. I thought I was hilarious, anyway. I still stand by thanking my lovely partners of course, if not for them, I wouldn't have the award at all. Their work with the custom coding, SEO help, design and more have brought me to this point, as well as my own writing.
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.
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.
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.
By Cara Sutra: Will I be meeting you this weekend? I am talking about, of course, the wonderful Erotica Show London UK event held in Tobacco Dock London, from 25-27 October 2013.
The weekend of the La Boudoir Boutique Boiler Room opening finally rolled around and excitement was at an all time high. I have no idea where this year’s gone, but after moving the opening date from September to November I thought it would feel like ages before the day was upon us.
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.
There had been various rumours in the weeks beforehand, but yesterday the ETO Magazine team officially announced that their annual UK trade exhibition has been cancelled. This has obviously led to much dismay and disappointment within the adult industry. Why was the ETO Show 2017 cancelled?
By Cara Sutra: The MTV Staying Alive Foundation, the world’s largest youth focused HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention campaign, and Durex, the world’s largest condom brand working in sexual health for more than 80 years, today announced a landmark collaboration, Ignite Change, to inspire young people around the world to take charge of their sexual health.
...you book the centre of the hall and turn it into a mini club, along with banging tunes, a large visual display with video, free bar with food and alcohol, soft drinks, coffee and more, as well as freebie t-shirts, fluffy topped pens, goodie bags, freshly laid on pretzels and a friendly team. I was amused that at lunch time the Pipedream team obviously didn't care for the German laid on catering and instead decided to go out and rob a McDonalds for their hard working crew members. Doing it right.
Fellow industry writer & consultant Mel MacFarlane (of Voluptasse) and I are running BlogSpot – the new version of Blogger’s Corner. Come and meet us and pick up some tasty goodies! We’re on stand A36 and here’s a smattering of what you can expect.
I’m worried about hearing the right words when people ask questions. That’s quite before the fact that I just don’t like my voice. Writing seems to comfortable, compared; when you’re reading words you can imagine the perfect pitch and tone of voice. Never any hesitation or stuttering, no breaking voice, no awkward pauses. No scrabbling around in the corners of your mind for the right way to say this out loud.
By Cara Sutra: Report of the Eroticon 2014 Write Sex Right Erotic Writing Conference by Cara Sutra. It was with some trepidation that I opened my eyes far too early on Friday morning. 4am, to be precise. I was afraid of missing my alarm. My deranged mind decided to wake me approximately every twenty minutes until my chosen waking time actually rolled around.
Sexpo is the largest ever sexual health and lifestyle exhibition and this year, for the first time ever, it’s coming to the UK. Sexpo UK will take place at the London Olympia on 13-15th November 2015 and will house an exciting and colourful array of all aspects of sexual lifestyle under one roof. There will also be a vast shopping area here visitors can buy popular and the latest sex toys, lingerie, bondage gear and more from adult retailers. There will also be erotic book sellers and the ability to meet your favourite erotica authors. The organisers promise a colourful visual feast of eye-catching and breath-taking live entertainment, mesmerising performances and sensational catwalk shows. You will be spoilt for choice. If you’re an adult film fan, you can meet your favourite porn stars and glamour models face to face for an autograph and a photo. You can even buy R-18 adult entertainment in this fully licensed environment.
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.
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.
Something big is happening this October and I’m going to be there! It’s time for Erofame in Hanover Germany, and it’s one of the biggest adult industry trade shows in Europe.
Entry is just £5 and remember, all proceeds go to charity - so dig deep! There are some big names supporting this event on the night, such as The Body Shop, Clarins, L’Oreal, Molton Brown, Francesca DeRosa Jewellery, Forever Living, Yankee Candles, Fairy Godmother Lighting, Glitter Box, It Works Ultimate Body Wraps and more.
The first 10 bloggers to come meet me (whether at my stand or at any time during the event) and give me their blogging/sex toy reviewing business card, will get a free goody bag that I've put together myself. The goody bags are a mix of information, general adult industry merchandise, sexy freebies and other gifts and goodies I've put together. You'll effectively be raiding my sexy drawers and getting some gorgeous freebies in the process. I'll be chucking more things into each as the show draws closer. Coming to ETO and hoping to get some freebies and samples? Here's an easy way to guarantee it.
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