Articles by Ariana Rodriguez

XBIZ Expo to Unite Premier Pleasure Brands and Buyers, Jan. 16-19

XBIZ is pleased to announce its January 2025 lineup of B2B events for the pleasure industry.

Vanna Bardot Named Newest Fleshlight Girl

Fleshlight has released realistic masturbators molded from the body of Vanna Bardot, the reigning and twice crowned XBIZ Female Performer of the Year Vanna Bardot.

ElectraStim Releases 'Tartarus' Quadripolar Butt Plug

ElectraStim has released Tartarus, an estim butt plug with four conductive zones to provide additional internal sensation beyond that of classic bipolar insertables.

Playground Raises $2M in Funding

Sexual wellness brand Playground is expanding its retail presence as its now available at Target following its first institutional round of funding that reached its goal of $2 million.

XBIZ Retreat Splashes Into Cabo for Fall Edition, Aug. 26-30

XBIZ Retreat is heading to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, where the fall edition of the invitational event will take place Aug. 26-30.

StorErotica Magazine Founder Don Waitt Passes Away

Don Waitt Jr., founder of ED Publications, which launched StorErotica Magazine, passed away peacefully at home on March 28 at the age of 67.

Vibratex Launches International Women's Day Fund Drive for Reproductive Rights

Vibratex, the company behind the Magic Wand brand, is launching a pin drive to raise funds for the Center of Reproductive Rights.

Pipedream Now Shipping 'Ultimate Pleasure Max' Stimulator

Pipedream Products’ Midwest distribution center is now shipping the newest version of the company’s Her Ultimate Pleasure vibe, Ultimate Pleasure Max.

Williams Trading Now Carrying Xgen's Lapdance Lingerie, Envy Menswear

Williams Trading Co. is now carrying Xgen Products’ Lapdance Lingerie and Envy Menswear lines, which are ready to ship.

Tenga Debuts 'Hard Boiled Series II' Egg Strokers

Japanese pleasure brand Tenga has released the Hard Boiled II Series of its egg-shaped single-use strokers.

XBIZ Honors Brings Pleasure Community Together for Its Biggest Night of Celebration

Executives and leaders of the pleasure industry gathered Sunday night to toast outstanding career achievements with a night of glamorous looks, heartfelt speeches and fun tributes as they took to the stage to present and accept coveted XBIZ Award and XBIZ Exec trophies.

Sexual Wellness Experts Draw Crowds on Vibe Expo Day 2

Vibe Expo attendees packed the workshop rooms on Day 2 of the event, with sessions led by Netflix star Melanie Rose, sex-positive social media influencer Dr. Tara and more.

Holiday Products Founder Moe Levy Passes Away

Holiday Products founder Moe Levy, a pioneer of the adult home party industry, has passed away at 87 years old.

Vibe Expo Releases Trade Events Schedule for Industry Professionals

Vibe Expo, “The Pleasure Show,” has unveiled its full schedule of workshops, discussion panels and social events designed to provide valuable insights and networking opportunities for industry professionals.

'Millionaire Matchmaker' Patti Stanger to Host Workshop, Meet-and-Greet at Vibe Expo

Renowned relationship expert and Bravo TV personality Patti Stanger, famed as the “Millionaire Matchmaker,” is set to take the stage at Vibe Expo for an exclusive workshop delving into pheromones and their impact on human connections, as well as a special meet-and-greet with fans.

Bad Dragon Signs On as Vibe Expo Registration Sponsor, XBIZ Honors Diamond Sponsor

Pleasure brand Bad Dragon has signed on as the Registration Sponsor for Vibe Expo and a Diamond Sponsor for the XBIZ Honors ceremony.

Dr. Tara to Host 'Have an Orgasmic Day!' Workshop at Vibe Expo

Too busy for pleasure? Leading sexual wellness expert Dr. Tara aims to change that too-common narrative with her consumer-facing workshop "Have an Orgasmic Day!" at Vibe Expo, set for Jan. 13 at 3 p.m.

Vibe Expo Workshop Schedule Announced

Vibe Expo organizers have released the schedule for the consumer-facing track of "The Pleasure Show," set to take place at the stylish Loews Hollywood Hotel on Jan. 12-13.

Honey Play Box Signs On as Sponsor of XBIZ Honors After-Party

Up-and-coming pleasure brand Honey Play Box has enlisted as the sponsor of the 2024 XBIZ Honors after-party, set to be held in conjunction with Vibe Expo.

Melanie Rose to Host 'How to Build a Sex Room' Workshop at Vibe Expo

Melanie Rose, host of the hit Netflix show “How to Build a Sex Room,” will share her best erotic interior design tips in a workshop at Vibe Expo, sponsored by Stockroom and set for Saturday, Jan. 13.

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