Thursday, April 06, 2006

Sensual Products For Women Go Mainstream

The selling of sexual satisfaction to women has gone mainstream. Companies are cashing in on what some health experts are saying is women’s desire - demand, even - for better sex, and more of it.

You need only look as far as the feminine-care aisle in the grocery store to find condoms that promise women extra pleasure, lubricants that claim to heighten sensation and novelty items such as flavored intimacy creams. Log onto venerable amazon.com, and you’ll find a "Sex & Sensuality" section, where thousands of sex toys - most geared toward women - are for sale. Or tune into a daytime soap opera and count how many times commercials for products like "feminine warming gels" air.

When Trojan took direct aim at women last fall, it was officially a trend. Inspired by female focus groups, America’s best-known and most profitable condom maker began wooing women during reruns of "Sex and the City" and in the pages of "US Weekly" with a sleekly packaged line called Elexa. Women can choose from a variety of condoms, a warming gel, even a vibrating ring that is against the law to sell (except as a "novelty item") in the state of Texas. A brightly colored female silhouette pops off every shiny black box, making it appear softer, more feminine, more like cologne than condoms.

And Elexa has some company on the shelf: A new line of Lifestyles condoms called "4PlaybyLifestyles" pairs condoms with pleasure-enhancing novelties such as warming massage lotions, edible body paints and body shimmer. K-Y Brand’s lubricant called "Touch Massage 2-in-1 Warming," also introduced last year, is described as "the world’s first and only body massage oil and personal lubricant in one."

Portsmouth Herald Health News

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

UNLV Hosts Sex Workshops

UNLV recently hosted a series of workshops for women on a variety of topics, including "Sex Toys 101". Sybrina Bernabei led the workshop by introducing attendees to a wide variety of vibrators and sex toys. She encouraged them to feel the toys not only with their hands, but also with the tips of their noses, an area with a large amount of nerve endings. Further discussion led to the female orgasm.

The workshops are the product of recent moves by feminists to increase topics on women's history and women's health.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Sex Toys in the Movies

Upcoming National Lampoon Film Pucked gives liberal use to sex toys, videos and dvds throughout the telling of the fictional establishment of the first women's professional hockey league. Starring Jon Bon Jovi and David Faustino, the story follows an unlucky lawyer through the process. Adam & Eve, a 35 year old toy company, gets lots of product placement throughout.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Denver's First Sexpo

The Sex and So Much More Show hit the Denver convention center to rave reviews and lines of eager shoppers over the past weekend. With Jenna Jameson and Ron Jeremy on hand signing autographs, live belly dancers, plenty of scantily clad women and rows of delightful adult merchandise, the atmosphere was electric through it's climax on Sunday.

Billed as "An upscale consumer trade show that brings both mainstream and sensual based businesses together under one roof in a safe and comfortable environment.", the show delivered on all fronts, leaving locals with devilish smiles as they rushed home to try new toys and techniques.

Despite poor weather, long lines snaked into the convention center with many of the attendees being groups of women. Promoters expected the total turnout to exceed the 15,000 that visited when the show was in Minneapolis.

Monday, February 27, 2006

George Michael Drugs and Sex Toys Binge

Early Sunday morning, London police were startled to find former Wham frontman George Michael slumped over the wheel of his car close to Hyde Park Corner. "Controlled substances" and a variety of sex toys and masks were found in the car along with a clearly exhaused Michael. Always know for his hedonistic lifestyle, it appears that old George got a little too carried away this time.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman in London says: "A search of the man revealed what was believed to be controlled substances. He was arrested on suspicion of possession of controlled substances of category C and on suspicion of being unfit to drive."

All Headline News

Friday, February 24, 2006

Nicole Lenz Bags Paris

On a lurid, sex drenched Vegas night, Playboy sexpot Nicole Lenz alleges that she and Paris Hilton hooked up in a swanky suite at the Bellagio. The action started playful but heated up quickly as Paris brought out an extensive collection of sex toys. "We just pleasured each other for hours, recording it all. Paris had brought all kinds of sex toys - to make sure we didn't miss out on anything simply because there was no man in bed with us!"

She paints a scintillating picture of the horny platinum heiress. "The moment we were in the room, Paris had only one thing on her mind - sex. We lay on a king size bed and took it in turns to play with each other. It wasn't long before we were naked and rolling around together."

The brunette bombshell responded with vigor and in the end, the produced the "horniest videotape of all time", according to Lenz.

Pictures of Nicole Lenz and Paris Hilton

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Katrina Sex Toy Binge

Detailed audits released over the past several days reveal shocking items and services purchased with Katrina aid. Sex toys, swedish massages, tattoos and jewelry were among the items listed. I suppose handing out $2000 ATM cards would tempt some to indulge, especially given the fact that they were completely uprooted from their homes and unable to go back. Emergency situations call for emergency measures.