Articles by Rebecca Weinberg

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Why BDSM Furniture and Sex Machines Make an Ideal Match

For BDSM enthusiasts and curious newbies alike, a big part of the fun is discovering and exploring exciting new sensations and scenarios. One way to level up is by combining or layering pleasures you already enjoy, and one surefire way to do that is with BDSM furniture.

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A Look at How Customer Demographics of Full-Size Sex Dolls Have Evolved

For a long time, sex dolls were dismissed as cheap novelties used by lonely heterosexual men. This was especially true of early, inflatable versions, which became the butt of jokes in pop culture. However, things have changed dramatically.

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A Look at Products for Role-Play, Affirmation

Gender affirmation and sexual role-play may not seem like topics that go hand in hand, but role-play can be a powerful tool for experiencing, exploring and expressing gender — or no gender at all.

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A Look at the Ever-Expanding World of Anal Toys

Did you know that some of the oldest pieces of art on earth depict anal sex? It’s true! While this may surprise a lot of people, for those of us in adult retail, it confirms something we already suspected: people have always been curious about putting things in their butts.

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How to Introduce Adult Retail Shoppers to Fantasy Role-Play

From shibari to electrostimulation to impact play and more, today’s intrepid sexual explorers are always looking for something new, sexy and fun to try in the bedroom. It’s no surprise, then, that role-play is on many folks’ to-do lists.

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Electrostimulation Tips to Normalize Exploration, Boost Product Sales

Electrostimulation has come a long way in the BDSM world, yet it’s still often considered a taboo kink that only sadists and masochists can enjoy. That’s because most shoppers — and likely retail staff, too — are simply unfamiliar with its pleasure powers.

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How to Introduce Shoppers to Shibari

As consumers’ curiosity about BDSM continues to grow, driving them to explore this kink more and more deeply, we are seeing demand for gear specific to particular activities. The market for rope play has been expanding — particularly due to interest in shibari.

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How to Show Shoppers the Many Uses of Sex Position Aids

Odds are your shoppers have gotten good at finding the vibrators, strokers, lubricants and condoms they need. Over the last five years, these items have received incredible amounts of media attention, which has helped normalize their purchase and use.

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opinion

The Evolution of Masturbators Continues With Diverse Offerings

The sex toy industry can move fast. Manufacturers are regularly cooking up brand new ideas as well as unveiling exciting new iterations of existing toys — sometimes multiple times a year.

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Products for Improving Intimacy, Coping With Erectile Dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is one of the most frustrating issues that people with penises experience in the bedroom. Although it is common, affecting roughly 30 million cisgender men in the U.S. alone, it is still stigmatized and considered taboo.

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Why the 'G-Spot' Is More Than a Spot

When it comes to sex, pleasure and anatomy, few things are as lauded, debated, fixated on or misunderstood as the so-called G-spot. Yet for all the attention paid to it, the G-spot is often still shrouded in mystery and misinformation.

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A Look at the Evolution of Ride-On Sex Machines

It’s no secret that sex toys are more mainstream than ever, but some product categories still leave shoppers feeling intimidated — or even shocked — because of their sheer power.

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How Glass Is Crossing Over Into Multiple Product Categories

Glass sex toys account for some of the most eye-catching, head-turning, breathtaking adult products available today. They are not just pretty to look at, either. Glass toys offer quite a few benefits that other toy materials can’t replicate, and they look and feel uniquely luxurious.

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opinion

How to Advise Shoppers on Products for Sex in the Tub or Shower

These days, folks are more sexually adventurous than ever. BDSM has gone mainstream, sex clubs are hopping and even the most reserved folks are ready to think outside the bedroom.

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opinion

Tips, Toys for Exploring Advanced Anal Play

There’s no doubt about it, butt stuff has hit the big time. It may be hard to believe, but not so long ago, anal sex and related activities were considered deeply taboo.

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A Look at Introductory Items for Immobilization Play

People who want to take their sex lives to the next level will wrack their brains trying to come up with new and exciting techniques or role-play scenarios they haven’t tried before.

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A Look at Modern Tools, Accessories for Gender Play

Anyone who has ever seen “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is at least somewhat familiar with the concept of cross-dressing — but that doesn’t always mean people truly understand it.

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How to Show Retail Customers the Fun of Fantasy Role-Play

When people are looking to spice up their sex lives, role-playing is often one of the first options they consider.

Rebecca Weinberg ·
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A Look at the Wide World of Strap-On Harnesses

In recent years, strap-on harnesses have become more mainstream than ever. These days, finding a comfortable harness and a compatible dildo is a breeze.

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