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.

Sex News: World’s ‘biggest study of sex toys’ looks at 1 million sales at...

Lovehoney, a giant amongst sex toys shops, has recently published what has been described as ‘the world’s biggest study of sex toy sales’ and looking at the findings, it’s difficult to argue. The intrepid Lovehoney...

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Fantasy by Cara Sutra: behind the scenes of the new bondage range

...I have an interest both in sex toys - well, adult products - as well as fetish. With the recent surge in popularity in bondage (thanks Fifty Shades of Grey), it made complete sense to

Sex News: Erotic best seller Fifty Shades drives record-breaking sales of men’s sex toys

Following a ten-fold increase in sales in the male sex toys market which is now worth £10 million a year, the world's first mainstream range of sex toys has been launched - Edge. This range has been produced in association with Lovehoney and bears the name of Sex and relationship expert Tracey Cox. Tracey has developed this innovative range of products specifically to improve male sexual performance.

Cara Sutra nominated for a Mumpreneur Award 2014

Being a parent whilst juggling a business is a hard task, and nobody knows this better than Cara Sutra. Cara, a mum of two from Lincolnshire, UK, runs the Cara Sutra sex blog and sex toys reviews online magazine. The business was officially launched in 2013 as a way for Cara to stay at home with her young children. She has been nominated for an award at The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazon, a national award scheme for parents who run their own enterprise. The Mumpreneur Awards 2014 in association with Amazon are the UK’s first national business awards dedicated solely to parents in business. Now in its sixth year, the awards have been a platform for many mumpreneurs to enhance their business, and continue to grow even through this uncertain economic climate.

Gratis Midwinter Tales – Erotica Anthology Set To Be Winter Warmer

The Gratis Midwinter Tales erotica anthology combines a wintry theme with festive hotness and readers can enjoy the seasonal talent for free. This non-profit erotic publication is due to launch on 12 December 2013 and boasts a combination of well known erotic authors as well as talented sex writers new to the publishing scene.

Mimi De Luxe Reveal Expert Recommended Sex Toys

Ever wondered which sex toys veteran sex toy testers would recommend? Sex shop Mimi De Luxe have revealed the latest expert recommended sex toys.

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.

Sex Tech Patent Scuppers Cyber Sex Toys & Future Sex Tech

by Hella Rude This week has been more hectic than stressful than any I can remember in recent years. As a person who works with the adult retail sector across many levels, I have been hit hard by the recent uproar in sex tech patent trolling. If you haven't caught the story, a US patent filed in 1998 is set to shake up the sex toy world thanks to its obscure and frankly ridiculous patenting of any sex toy that stimulates remotely using a digital signal.

Erotica Show London UK 2013: Pre-Event Information & News

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.

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.

The Wide & Diverse World of Virtual Reality Sex

Since its release earlier this year, virtual reality has taken the electronic world by storm.  Even if you haven’t been paying attention, there’s a good chance you’ve have heard the rumblings of this great new technology.  Virtual reality is poised for big things, with lots of viable uses already putting the technology to work.

Blog Tour: The Adventurous Couple’s Guide to Sex Toys by Violet Blue

Violet Blue doesn't hold back, she names names when it comes to sex toys that will "melt into a puddle of chemical goo" as well as great sex toys that you should go and check out for better sex with your partner.

Adult event news: Sexpo UK coming to London Olympia in 2015

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.

Sex 101: The new sex blogger, writer & adult education RSS feed reader app...

There’s a brand new app developed for iPhone users, available from ITunes, called Sex 101. This app, developed by the people at The Sex Trend, utilises RSS feeds and other technology to build a feed containing recent posts and articles from popular sex bloggers and adult educators.Unlike having to put in your choice of RSS feeds into a feedreader such as Feedly, Sex 101 does all the hard work for you if an informative and regularly updated sex ed and sex blogging feed is what you’re after. You can access the most recent work from your favourite sex writers within moments, and best of all, this app is free to put on your iPhone or iPad!

Top 100 Sex Bloggers of 2013 (Sex Blogging Superheroes)

Friends I am glad to see made the list are Gritty Woman, Property of Potter, Rebel's Notes, Silverdrop, Lori & Hubby, Sunny Megatron, Ruffled Sheets, Girl on the Net, Mrs Jojo, Mollysdailykiss, Sub Rei Skye, Blacksilk, Sex Toy Sofa, Hellkat, Nymphetamine Kiss, Midnight Blondi and Jilly Boyd.

Movember 2013: The Sex Industry Fund Raising Directory

By Cara Sutra: I wanted to create a place to find all the sex toys and adult industry Movember 2013 money raising fun. I will add companies / bloggers taking part in Movember as and when I find them, so you have a complete directory, or round up of sex toy shops on a list which are raising money for related sexual health awareness charities (testicular & prostate cancer) or doing something cool for Movember 2013.

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.

Sex News: LELO Announces 2014 as the Vanilla Revolution; is Kinky Sex Out?

Following 2 years of ever kinkier liaisons between the sheets, LELO has predicted a shift in couples’ attitudes the world over, as the hot new trend in couples’ sex lives for 2014 is set to be the ‘Vanilla Revolution’.

Sex news: Pjur Group to distribute in the UK through CZ Trade

CZ Trade will be stocking the majority of the pjur range including bestsellers and new items. The company is looking forward to launching to the UK market: “We love the pjur brand and can’t wait to represent it in the UK,” says Beverley Peck, Sales Director at CZ. “As well as the bestselling items that our customers know and love there are some really great new additions to come.”