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.

Adult Sex Ed Month: Do We Really Need Any More Sex Education?

By Cara Sutra: Adult Sex Ed Month has been created for easy and shame-free access to sex ed in adult life. June is Adult Sex Ed Month 2016 and I am very excited to be part of the campaign for more and for better sex education for adults - as well as raising awareness of its ongoing importance.

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.

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.

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.

How Do British Women Orgasm? – Cam4 International Female Orgasm Survey

Have you ever wondered how British women orgasm compared with women in other countries around the world? If you're curious about how sexual satisfaction varies for women from country to country or you have a clitoral hard-on for stats, you might like to read on. CAM4 (the world's largest adult web cam community) have published an International Orgasm Survey in Association with IFOP (Institut français d'opinion publique).

Women and Erectile Dysfunction – New Superdrug Survey

UK cosmetic, health product and pharmaceutical retailer Superdrug have released the results of a new survey discussing erectile dysfunction - from a woman's perspective. The survey aims to help women understand ED and open up conversations between partners who are dealing with the issue first-hand.

How To Shop For Sex Toys & Write A Sex Toy Review

Buzzfeed published a piece entitled Here’s How To Shop For Sex Toys Without Being Embarrassed which was put together by Emma Cooke. This article has advice and tips on how to shop for sex toys from three experts in the world of sex toy shopping: Rose Compton from Harmony, the multi ETO award winning Renée Denyer from Sh Women’s Erotic Emporium and Eve Fifer from Ann Summers.

Newsflash Michigan: Anal Sex & Blowjobs Are Not The Same As Dog Fucking

Yep, because apparently Michigan USA need this pointing out. You'd think the differences between consensual human fuckery, in all it's beautiful and kinky forms, and fucking animals, which cannot be consensual, would be patently obvious to anyone. Apparently not in Michigan, where a bill is being put forwards (SB19) which could lead to the outlawing of not just sex with dogs & animals, but also consensual anal sex and oral sex between adult humans. Grouped together as one and the same motion.

Sheets of San Francisco Sample Fluidproof Sheet Now Available

If you've been following my Twitter and reviews you'll know how much I love the Sheets of San Francisco Fluidproof Sheets. Well now, you don't have to splash out (heh) on a full sheet without so much as a feel for yourself, you can get a Sheets of San Francisco Sample in the post so you can fondle before you buy til your heart's content.
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We-Vibe and LELO reach agreement in couple’s vibrators patent dispute

It wasn’t pleasant to see these two giants of the luxury sex toy manufacturing and sales world, We-Vibe and LELO, publicly scrapping over patents. Sure, a patent needs protecting and defending, but hopefully now everyone can move forwards with developing the technologically advanced pleasure products we’ve come to expect from these well-known and trusted brands.

Barbie makeover by Mattel – reflecting diversity or just a way to boost sales?

So today I found out about Mattel’s Barbie makeover. Barbie’s unrealistic figure has been a cause of concern to women for years, not just mothers of their own sons and daughters who might play with Barbie dolls, but any woman disappointed in Mattel for presenting such a dangerous body shape as some kind of feminine ‘ideal’. It wasn’t just dangerous to the young girls playing with Barbie dolls who might think the stick-skinny figure is the only acceptable norm, or boys being conditioned to think that this figure is the only acceptable ‘attractive’ woman shape – it was an insult to women everywhere.
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Avoiding accusations of content theft from bloggers

As there seems to be some mystery surrounding how to publish something from someone’s (my) blog without them (me) being annoyed about it and shouting 'content theft!', I thought I'd write about how anyone can put my content on their site and be assured I will have a smiley face, not that frowny-faced ‘take it down immediately or imma DMCA your ass’ look quite a few companies have left me with lately.

Event Report: Sexpo UK at London Olympia 2015

Sexpo isn't a completely new venture, having enjoyed several successful shows around the world such as the US and Australia. November 2015 was the turn of the UK’s capital, and London welcomed Sexpo wholeheartedly and hoped we had a worthy predecessor to the much-missed Erotica show.

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.

Grow Your Mo And MOVE It For Movember

By Cara Sutra: We've just done scary, let's get hairy! Halloween has been and gone and it's November already. You know what that means: time to grow your mo. It's Movember!

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.

Sexhibition 2015 – The Cara Sutra Report

Sexhibition 2015 was a memorable experience, for various reasons. The erotic event of the year took place at Event City Manchester, which is right by the Trafford Centre, and promised to bring together adult industry exhibitors, porn stars and other adult entertainers in one glamorous, spectacular event.

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.

Pre event: Erofame Germany 2015 – the European Adult Expo

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.