Sex News

What’s new in the adult industry? Welcome to my sex news area. Here you’ll find adult business news and adult industry updates relevant to your interest in the fascinating world of sex and sexual pleasure products.

For the most part, the sex industry keeps ticking over with the usual growth and improvements in all areas. Sometimes, however, there are business developments and new sex toys which I feel highly motivated to share with my readers in an in-depth feature here on the Cara Sutra sex blog.

Various adult industry events are scheduled throughout each year, with some unfortunately falling victim to rising exhibition costs but others staying the distance. XBIZ and ANME in the US, Europe’s Erofame and the UK’s ETO Show are examples of adult industry exhibitions which can be relied on to provide distributors and retailers with a space to both display their new lines as well as discovering what others are bringing out that year. Past consumer events include Sexhibition and Erotica, with Sexpo still popular in some locations and trialling shows in the UK from time to time.

Other adult business news covered here will include important announcements relating to pleasure product launches I’m particularly excited about. If there’s something I feel you really should know about and try out for yourself, I’ll write it up here at the blog. Of course you can browse all the sex toy reviews, sexy lingerie reviews and bondage gear reviews for specific product feedback, too. I hope you enjoy keeping updated with goings-on in the adult industry thanks to my sex news features.

When A Condom Fails: LELO HEX

By Cara Sutra: It’s ridiculously ironic that the first time the world at large heard about LELO’s newest product, it was on April 1st. It’s just a shame the news wasn't also outed as an April Fools that day, so we could all have a laugh and applaud LELO's sense of humour over the LELO HEX.

The Best & Worst Of 2014 – And The Obligatory New Year’s Resolutions List...

2014 was a fantastic year. It's the year my family and I settled into a new home, very early in January. We left behind the personal bereavements and losses of 2013, and made a fresh start supporting each other and have felt strong and more bonded than ever. We've also just had the best Christmas we've ever had. The happy looks set to continue through 2015, for which I feel very lucky. I try not to take anything for granted. Life has a way of changing so quickly; all we can do is work the hardest we can on our personal relationships, continue being honest with each other and working from honourable motives.

Mia Maxx: Your Hand-Held Fucking Machine

By Cara Sutra: What if you could own a sex machine which you don’t need to plug in – and which fits neatly in its own storage pouch between uses? I’m not talking about any run-of-the-mill vibrator; this is Mia Maxx – the hand held fucking machine.

Big Guide To Bullet Vibrators, & Our Bullet Vibrator Reviews

I’ve written previously about why I love bullet vibrators so much. They regularly appear in my top 3 favourite sex toys, which constantly evolves due to ongoing advances in pleasure tech. There are so many bullet vibrators to choose from – how can you be sure the one you’re buying from an online sex shop is going to be orgasmically effective? Welcome to my big guide to bullet vibrators! I’ll also be referencing the many bullet vibrator reviews here at the Cara Sutra sex blog.

Ann Summers Moregasm Plus Sex Toys Provide More Power & More Pleasure

Ann Summers is, of course, the home of the Rampant Rabbit, but I'd had such bad experiences with rabbit vibrators that I avoided them. Then, I gave the original Ann Summers Moregasm vibrators a try - and fell in love. Now, a few years later, I've been lucky enough to sample the brand new and upgraded range – the Ann Summers Moregasm Plus sex toys collection.

Fifty Shades Freed Sex Toys

Beautifully combining the thrills of kink with opulent power play accessories is the Fifty Shades Freed Cherished Collection. Within this sub-category of the range you will find elegant but resilient bondage staples, such as ankle and wrist cuffs, a blindfold, a choice of floggers, a ball gag and a paddle – plus several other items.

Can Vibrators Give You Better Orgasms?

I know what you’re thinking. Well duh, obviously a vibrator feels great and helps you orgasm. True, but did you know that there’s now scientific evidence proving that vibrators give you better orgasms? It’s official: vibrators are awesome. Because science.

New KIIROO with Fleshlight Inside; Cyberdildonic Sex Toys for Long Distance Lovers

So what does the future of social connectivity mean to me? I’m in a different position to those seeking a way to connect with their lover or the target of their seduction techniques over long distance. I live with my partner so we are fortunate to be able to maintain a regular and exciting sex life skin to skin, lips to lips, fingers in hair, and… well. I’ll leave that to your imagination for now. However, not everyone is able to live with their partner, or see their fuck buddy very often, or even live in the same country as the one they lust after. What then?

Masturbation Month: Is Masturbation Your Dirty Secret?

May is Masturbation Month so it's the perfect time to celebrate a more liberated attitude to self-love. First of all, let’s take a look at why a celebration of masturbation is so important.

Enjoy A Sexually Thrilling Adult-Only Vacation With Temptation Holidays

It’s always the right time to book a fun-packed holiday and enjoy counting down the days until your next adventure. For adults looking to expand their horizons, experience new sensations and enjoy previously undiscovered levels of pleasure while enjoying the company of like-minded holiday guests, Temptation Holidays is the perfect choice.

Confessions of a Sex Toy Tester: Revealing Sex Toys Secrets

By Cara Sutra: Earlier this year I was asked some questions by a national glossy about my life as a sex toy tester. Since my personal story of testing sex toys went viral a couple of years ago, it seems the press can’t learn enough about this fascinating job (as well as obsessing over how much money one could make from it). As only a small amount of what I had to say in response to the initial questions made it to the final printed piece, I’ve decided to share my other answers with you here.

Pleasure Panel Closure: Why The Pleasure Panel Sex Toy Reviews Project Closed

For the past 4 years I've hosted a popular community reviews project here at the Cara Sutra sex blog called the Pleasure Panel. Sadly, this project closed at the start of July this year. I wanted to write an official update to clarify that the Pleasure Panel project is officially closed, and no more sign-ups to it are being accepted.

Vibrators for Newbies: Vibrating Sex Toys for Complete Beginners

Vibrating sex toys are extremely popular, and the good news is that if you're actively looking to start or build on your own sex toy collection, you'll likely recognise a few types already. Traditional rabbit vibrators, for a start. Classic cylindrical vibrators with a twist base. Maybe you've heard about sports massagers becoming better-known for their orgasmic benefits – the famous magic wand vibrator. Today I want to introduce you to some fantastic options when it comes to vibrators for newbies.

New LoveArc Harnesses For Doxy Wands & Flared Base Dildos

By Cara Sutra: The LoveArc is such an ingenious bedroom accessory. You can find more info and loads of photos in my 2015 review, but as an overview it's a beautiful, smooth, brushed aluminium arch to which you can attach suction base dildos to ride them easily, comfortably and hands-free. And now there's even more ways to enjoy your LoveArc, with the new LoveArc harnesses for Doxy Wands and flared base dildos.

Love books? Love sex? You’ll love celebrating Erotic World Book Day 2015

Erotic World Book Day Led by powerhouse columnist and erotic author Emily Dubberley of Cliterati, the world of erotic authors have united to create Erotic World Book Day. It is also being held on March 5th and it’s a cause that I fully support and hope you will be involved with too. The main locations for Erotic World Book Day discussion right now are on Facebook (group and page) and you can also find out more through Cliterati’s twitter. Another great source of erotica information and news are the Smut UK team, also on Facebook and Twitter.

IMTOY ZOO Sex Toys Collection: Supporting South Africa’s Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT)

IMTOY have recently released their IMTOY ZOO Sex Toys Collection – 6 toys themed with names of wild animals. I’ve explored the reasons behind the creation of the IMTOY ZOO Collection, as well as taking a look at each product in greater detail.

The rise of the sex toy subscription box, and why it’s such a difficult...

By Cara Sutra: Sex toy subscription boxes have been rising in visibility over the past few years, at least that’s how it seems to me. Several years back a new sex toy subscription box service would launch once a year, then it steadily rose to two or three new ones a year and over the past year it seems to be every few months that a new adult subscription box service has launched.

Doxy Massager 101: Complete Guide To Doxy Wands, Vibrators & Sex Toys 

Doxy sex toys are some of my favourite self-pleasure tools. My love affair with Doxy Wands started back in 2013, when the very first, original Doxy Wand Vibrator was launched. Since then, the official collection has grown to include other styles of Doxy vibrators and pleasure toys. I wanted to collate all the information about the various products in the range together in one big information post; a complete guide to Doxy Wands. Welcome to my Doxy Massager 101!
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The UK’s Top 10 Best and Most Influential Sex Bloggers 2014

The term 'most influential' sex blogger is an interesting one. Influential to whom? What are we influencing through our sex blogging? Sex toys reviews certainly influence both the market for sex toy manufacture as well as readers purchase decisions. I like to think that the traditional sex blogger adds their voice to a choir which denotes an evolution of sexuality through the years, towards a more sex positive and sexuality accepting time. As more people choose to share the details of their sex life, sexual preferences and orientations and opinions about sexuality with the internet, hopefully this strong group voice becomes the 'norm' for society. We share our own experiences and opinions in a positive light. Sex is enjoyable, which is why we're blogging about it. Sure, it's not all hearts and roses, nor for many is it a 24/7 orgy. Real life happens, and that's fine too. It's realistic, identifiable for readers. Sometimes we're too busy or tired or stressed for sex. But then sex happens, in whatever form that takes for you, and it's guilt free, romantic, kinky, casual, messy - whatever your sex is for you.

Buy Used Panties and Sell Worn Underwear at Sofia Gray

Purchasing or selling used underwear often evokes strong opinions, but when you think about it, the enjoyment of worn knickers can be extremely pleasurable for all concerned. I'm not ashamed to say I've sold my own worn underwear in the past –well, why not? I buy some pretty panties, wear them, take a few photos if I feel like it and then... instant profit.