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: Sexuality survey reveals shocking insights into women’s desires

If you haven't tried bondage before, now is a great time to start. With the stratospheric popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey and the associated bondage roleplay and sex toys, rope, handcuffs, gags and other bedroom bondage equipment is highly sought after.

Sexually Transmitted Infections Directory & STIs / STDs Symptoms List

There's just no way to discuss sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and make it sound sexy, but adult sex education is undoubtedly a necessity. If even the thought of having an STI makes you feel ill, then it's best to be in possession of all the facts so you can make sure you're sexually cleaner than a t-shirt at the end of a laundry detergent ad.

Professional Copywriting for the Adult Industry – Part 2

Writing is one of the most undervalued jobs out there and on top of that, it’s hard work. Yes, it is a vocation to some, but that doesn’t mean that it’s merely a hobby. We all have bills to pay so you need to set your prices and avoid letting yourself get bartered down to a disrespectful amount for your hard work, time, knowledge and experience. This is especially true in the adult industry where you build up a specialist knowledge of products, anatomy, personal and physical safety, sensuality, BDSM, industry contacts and much more. We’ll get on to prices in a future part of the course.

Expired: Come Aboard! Desire Cruises Adults-Only Pleasure Voyages

If you and your partner have become like ships in the night, it's time to think about an adult-only break. Desire Cruises are here to help you.

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).

INSTI HIV Self Test by bioLytical Laboratories: Test Yourself For HIV

1 in 7 people with HIV are unaware they have the virus, according to a report by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. There's really no need for anyone to be in the dark about their HIV status. You don't need to go to a clinic to test for it, you can self test for HIV in the comfort and privacy of your own home.

Give Pleasure… To Yourself! Become A Give Lube #Selfie Addict

Having followed and been a fan of Give Pleasure Products from the start of their journey into the global lube market, I was very excited to see some new additions to the range recently. Two thicker formulations have been created, the Give Lube #Selfie Pleasure Gel & the Give Lube #Selfie Masturbation Cream.  

No more page 3? Don’t worry, there are plenty more boobs in the world

It's more than a little scary that if wank fodder gets taken away from a certain type of man their first instinct is to have a tantrum, call names and insult women - insult their looks mostly, for what else do women have? So who is to 'blame' for the door closing on boobs in The Sun? Most put this squarely at the feet of 'those stupid feminists'. We can assume that this refers to the Say No To Page 3 campaigners (find on Twitter and Facebook), who have certainly not made a secret of their feelings about boobs on page 3 (or indeed any other page) of The Sun. Bare breasts in the paper has been labelled misogynistic, objectifying and primitive and the campaigners tirelessly petitioned to get this feature permanently removed from The Sun. Upon hearing the announcement on the 20th January, the Say No To Page 3 campaigners were absolutely ecstatic in their triumphant celebrations.

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.

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!"

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.

How Hugh Hefner & Playboy Magazine Helped Change My Opinion Of Porn 

I've never been a massive fan of Playboy Magazine. Still, I was sad to hear on the news this morning about the death of Hugh Hefner yesterday, aged 91. I've had a think about how Playboy Magazine had influenced areas of my life, how the Playboy brand had grown from a magazine shot in the Playboy Mansion to a global empire.

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.

Why I Love We-Vibe Bullet Vibrators – Must Have Sex Toys

By Hella Rude Every woman with a penchant for sex toys should own at least one good bullet vibrator. They're small enough for precise clitoral stimulation, don't get in the way during partner play and thanks to continued innovations in tech, they're more powerful than ever. Gone are the days of endless packs of LR44 cell batteries, the bullet vibes of today are usually USB rechargeable and they're even waterproof. Sold!

La Boudoir Boutique Boiler Room Opening

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.

International Women’s Day: Appreciating My Freedom

I write erotic stories that visitors can enjoy free of charge, I arrange and host regular sex toy giveaways and publish many articles relating to sex, sexuality and relationships. These articles provide sex tips, sex toy information and relationship advice – not only because I enjoy writing about the topic, but so that I can help other women (and men, and people of any gender) to live their fullest, happiest sex life, and enjoy thoroughly rewarding relationships.

We-Vibe & Lelo Fight Over Right to Distribute C Shape Couple’s Vibrators in the...

By Hella Rude If you're hot on your sex toy news, it won't have escaped your notice that We-Vibe and LELO have been going head-to-head over the rights to distribute C-shaped, wearable vibes for couples in the USA. But why is there even a We-Vibe & LELO fight going on?

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.

Preaching To The Perverted: Sequel!

Great news for fans of the 1997 cult film Preaching to the Perverted: Writer/Director Stuart Urban has come with an idea of for a sequel - Tortured in the Orchard - and wants to explore it first in the form of a graphic novel which will help raise funds towards the making of the film.

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