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: 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’.

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: New Lovense Bluetooth & Internet Sex Toys

The future is now with these technological wonders, the new Lovense sex toys. Max is the penis stimulating sex toy, while Nora is the vagina & clit pleasuring rabbit vibrator.

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.

Sizzling Sex by Jo Hemmings Review: Turning The Heat Up On Your Sex Life

By Cara Sutra: Friendly face and famous behavioural psychologist Jo Hemmings has released a new sex guide book. Is Sizzling Sex by Jo Hemmings the perfect modern Kama Sutra?

Love wood dildos and wooden sex toys? Dee Lee Doo needs YOU!

This artisan collection of all natural, handcrafted wooden dildos are 100% natural as well as safe to use internally. Their sculpted forms mimic the natural curves of the human body and have a fluid aesthetic which is sure to have universal appeal. These dildos look so beautiful that they are sure to double as boudoir features and thought provoking ornaments, instead of traditional toys which may be stored away from sight, in boxes and drawers.

Sex News: New Pleasure PULSE Male Masturbator & Couples Sex Toy launches in UK...

* Revolutionary male vibrator, PULSE, represents the biggest industry innovation in decades * Patented oscillating technology based on medical research, creates unique and intense experience for users, compared with traditional vibrations

The importance of a sex positive ethos for your sex toys shop

...based on the old myth that vibrators are better than men (purporting what I'd hoped was long dead intimidation by men from the use of vibrators by women), that sex toys are merely for women, that men using anal toys must therefore be gay, or any implication that the purchase of or use of sex toys replaces a person or partner and makes their role in life null and void.

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.

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.

Report: Cara Sutra at The Erotica Show London 2013

So there I was, about to visit The Erotica Show 2013, in central London, planning to read the sauciest smut imaginable over at Lucy Felthouse's Smut by the Dock stand, with no knickers on.

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.

50 Shades of Britney Bull and a Thicke Dose of Sexism

Turns out Britney Spears didn't launch a 50 Shades of Sweet Sting Crop attack on Alan Carr on Friday night, somewhat unfortunately for the Official Fifty Shades of Grey sex toys range. She did, however, bring a bullwhip along, with which she demonstrated how not to use a bullwhip.

Will Britney Spears Reveal Fifty Shades of Grey Riding Crop On TV?

...visual references to kink such as collars and leashes, bull whips and mouth gags, Britney Spears has not been backwards about surging forwards into the fetish scene. She's definitely making the most of the effect from the 50 Shades books - not to mention the official 50 Shades of Grey sex toys - on the media and the commercial consequences on various industries in modern culture.

Dave Gorman Shock at Ann Summers’ Jimmyjane Vibrator

Funny story. I was watching Dave Gorman last night as the end of day entertainment, on Dave, when suddenly the stand up comic's act turned a little familiar. As in, adult industry familiar!

Saturated with Sex

...I miss out on the entire penis beaker incident as I was off cavorting with real feel dismembered parts at eroFame. Not a penis beaker to be seen over there; perhaps next year? Men would rather dunk their junk in a conveniently placed beaker by the bed, than get up and wash? Not the men I choose to hop into bed with.

Cara Sutra at eroFame 2013: Adult Industry & Sex Toys Expo

...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.

Sex news: My girlfriend won’t use anal sex toys on me

After reading this (admittedly not very recent) article in the Guardian about a man who has and continues to suffer sexual deprivation at the hands of his narrow minded partner, I felt sad enough to...

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.

Official Fifty Shades of Grey Sex Toys

Earlier this year, Lovehoney secured the rights to release a range of sex toys and bondage gear aimed at Fifty Shades fans looking to experiment. The range of Pleasure Products were designed closely with E L James to bring the paraphernalia in the book to life, as well as adding some must-tries for those already reaping the rewards of the seeds sewn by the book. After months of hard work by everyone involved, the products have finally gone live on Lovehoney.co.uk.