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.

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.

Can Bloggers Go to Trade Shows?

by Hella Rude You are part of the modern press and you are therefore someone manufacturers want in attendance. You provide publicity for the brands while at the event by tweeting, blogging and even periscoping what's going on and you'll write honest things about their creations in exchange for products.

Cover Reveal: An Intimate Education Erotic World Book Day charity anthology

An Intimate Education is the soon to be released erotica anthology created especially for Erotic World Book Day. All profit from sales of the book is appropriately being donated to a leading sexual health awareness and education charity. I’m so happy to be able to share the cover of the book with you, prior to the official release. This anthology contains an orgasmic array of erotic writing talent, with 22 short stories ranging in themes such as lesbian, gay, straight, transsexual, BDSM, Femdom, male submission, spanking and many more. The erotic writing talent comes from such best-selling and well known authors as Lily Harlem, Kay Jaybee, Lucy Felthouse, Anna Sansom, Tabitha Rayne, Lexie Bay, A.M Hartnett, Victoria Blisse, Madeline Moore and Rebecca Black. There’s also a short story from me! It’s the very first erotic anthology I’ve been published in, and what a fantastic way to start. I hope you all enjoy my story.

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!

Cara Sutra Sponsors Adult Sex Ed Month 2014

By Cara Sutra: June is Adult Sex Education Month and June 2014 promises to be more resourceful, education, fun and sexy than ever before. I am sponsoring Adult Sex Ed Month 2014 along with a host of other sex positive adult companies and communities, to share the best in sex education as far and wide as possible.

Boob Watch for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Cara Sutra: Apart from either shoving them in a bra or in a lover’s face, how many times a day do you really pay attention to your boobs? I’m not talking about taking notice of other people’s breasts (hello missus), I actually mean paying your own boobs a bit more attention.

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.

Introducing New Cheeky Weekenders Portable Pleasure Packs (And A Special Offer Too)

Here comes the weekend! Are you coming too? I know just the thing to make sure that your weekend is full of sex, orgasms and pleasure. Keep it cheeky with the new Cheeky Weekenders from Give Pleasure Products. They’re the same people who brought you Give Lube, Lube Shots and Cheeky Wash and Wipes, and now they’ve put together bed-based bundles of adult fun for you and a partner to share.

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.

Event Report: Over 300 attendees enjoy Erotic World Book Day party celebrations

Erotic World Book Day was 5 March and as part of the celebrations there was an unashamedly spectacular party on Facebook. From 7pm UK time until well past midnight, every hour saw a new host share a wealth of tasty entertainment for the party attendees to enjoy. Were you in attendance? Were you one of the 325 people who came to our party? You really should have been there. With shared excerpts from some of the top names in the world of erotic fiction, cyber cocktails, sexy chat, best-dressed competitions and over £1,500 of prizes to win, this really was an unmissable adult event. Erotic World Book Day originator Emily Dubberley declared the party officially open at 7pm with an overview of the night’s festivities and the charity fundraising reasons behind the celebrations. We hoped to raise a substantial amount for sexual health and well-being charity Brook. As well as regular calls through the night for party folk to donate generously, either through the website link or text, there would be the official launch of our Erotic World Book Day charity anthology, An Intimate Education. 100% of the profit from sales of this erotic e-book would be (and still is being) donated to Brook.

Mango Garden Press Announces New Book by Award-Winning Sex Educator Sheri Winston

Medical professional Sheri Winston is one of the United States’ leading sex teachers. Her celebrated teaching skills, specialized knowledge and unique Wholistic Sexuality™ approach make her a sought-after teacher and presenter. She is a certified nurse-midwife, gynecology practitioner and licensed massage therapist as well as an expert in the esoteric erotic arts. She has been featured on Strange Sex (TLC) and The Doctors (CBS).

Can You Trust Reviews with Affiliate Links?

by Hella Rude If you know me as a woman who writes about sex & relationships and engages in a spot of modelling, you may not know that the majority of my income comes from the eCommerce industry. A big slice of that is running the digital marketing strategy and completing the requisite work to execute it.

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.

Eroticon 2014: Facing the challenge of public speaking

I’m worried about hearing the right words when people ask questions. That’s quite before the fact that I just don’t like my voice. Writing seems to comfortable, compared; when you’re reading words you can imagine the perfect pitch and tone of voice. Never any hesitation or stuttering, no breaking voice, no awkward pauses. No scrabbling around in the corners of your mind for the right way to say this out loud.

Pride Brighton 2015: The parade, the festival and the bomb scare

Our driver drove my partner Sable and I down to the hotel early Thursday evening. Our hotel, The Mercure, is a beautiful Victorian property overlooking the sea. We had an upgraded, seaview room and once we arrived we settled in immediately. It was late after the long drive from Lincolnshire to the south coast so after a much-needed shared bottle of wine from room service we slept soundly.

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.”

Cara Sutra: Finalist for Best ‘Voice’ in the Mumpreneur Awards 2014

From thousands of entries and nominations I was chosen to be one of the 10 finalists in the Voice category (I think that’s a stray ‘o’ - and they really mean Vice) which focusses on the work done through blogging. That means that you, my readers, are all a part of why I was chosen as a finalist in this category. THANK YOU so much. There are a few other categories in the Mumpreneur awards, such as Spark, Wired, Pillar, Boost (sadly not about chocolate), Reach, Champion, Courage, Engage, Unique, Best Product and Future Star.

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.