Since the company’s inception in 2006, Bathmate has delivered myriad iterations of the brand’s namesake: a hydrotherapy pump utilizing warm water and suction to take advantage of the penis’s naturally hydraulic erectile function.
Longtime pleasure products manufacturer Nasstoys, known for its vast variety of adult products and supplements, is commemorating 45 years in the business of making people happy.
Throughout October, reps from System JO traveled the globe to surprise winners of the company’s 20th-anniversary display contest with in-person visits secretly arranged with the assistance of store managers and owners.
If your pleasure industry company isn’t currently employing a sex educator, do you even sex toy, bro? Millennial dad jokes aside, consumers have realized that it takes a high level of sexual health knowledge and a proper understanding of anatomy to create a satisfying product that’s worth their dollars.
The mother of two young sons, Eagle found herself in need of a more lucrative gig than her admin job and joked with a co-worker that she was considering two potential new careers: sex toy sales or hawking “geriatric equipment.” Fortunately for the pleasure industry, Eagle chose the former.
A former corporate success story and serial entrepreneur who just can’t seem to get out of the technology industry, Quinn founded All Point Retail to assist retailers in need of anything from a little IT support to some serious intervention.
Shunga Erotic Art is best known for its boutique vibe, its stunning Japanese art visuals and of course, its curated line of oils, lotions and potions meant to be touched, tasted and smelled.
In 2017, Natalie Annis was ready for a career pivot. She was working in the construction industry as the owner of a manufacturing and distribution company, but after 20 years in that business, she was ready for a change.
Over the years, Pipedream Products has endured an ever-changing economy, supply chain issues and various other challenges, tackling them all with creativity and determination while achieving seemingly limitless growth.
Jessica Drake wears many hats for Wicked Sensual Care. A much-lauded adult star for over two decades, she now serves up enthusiasm, knowledge and passion in product development and marketing for the lube brand.
“I was 17 years old and getting in a boy’s truck for a ride home,” she recalls. “The most popular boy at school! But as I climbed in, my skirt got stuck in my backpack, exposing my ‘nylon butt.’ You know, when a girl’s rear end is smushed into a pair of high-waisted nylon tights.”
Dr. Picolya McCall-Robinson first conceived her idea for an oral-sex enhancement product through her work as a licensed psychologist. She observed that many of her clients, individuals and couples alike, were struggling with questions, concerns and discomfort related to their sex lives — particularly oral sex.
Before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lovgun CEO Elizabeth Thomas was in the midst of a career transition. She had recently left a job in the medical operations field and completed a training program led by author, clinical sexologist and AASECT-certified expert sex counselor Dr. Ava Cadell.
Seven years ago, two dudes were marveling over the impressively giant cheese-and-crackers spread at the ANME trade show, eyes wide like a couple of teen boys walking into an adult store on their 18th birthdays.
As company founder and CEO at kink- and BDSM-focused manufacturer XR Brands, Ari Suss has built his one-room-office ecommerce outfit in Maryland into a national household name in pleasure products.
These days, working 40 years at the same company is almost unheard of — but this year, Ken Lassiter celebrates that milestone with adult retail industry pioneer Adam & Eve. Lassiter’s four-decade career began with what was initially supposed to be a temporary job while he figured out his next steps.
New Yorkers have a reputation for not f-ing around, and pleasure advocate Carly S. brings that no-holds-barred NYC attitude to her unabashed brand of sex education. An adult industry freelancer-of-all-trades, Carly is brashly unafraid to throw the realities of sexuality straight into your face.
From plant-based meat at Costco to cruelty-free beauty at Sephora, today vegan options are accessible via most mass-market retailers. Things were dramatically different in 2010, when Kimberly Ardwell’s vegan condom brand, Glyde America, debuted in the U.S. market.
On Jan. 1, the team at CC Wellness rang in more than just another new year. The start of 2023 marked a huge milestone for the veteran lubricants manufacturer: the company's 20th anniversary.
Somewhere in Arizona, there’s a newly retired guy buried in a pile of books, trying to hold an awkward yoga pose while contemplating which hiking trail to hit this weekend. To the surprise and sadness of many pleasure industry veterans, that guy is Joe Casella.