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The Next Wave: Pleasure Industry Execs Forecast 2024

The dawn of 2024 is upon us and the adult retail biz is buzzing with anticipation, looking forward to seeing what new, innovative pleasure products, lubricants and sensual cosmetic lines will hit the market in the coming year.

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A Look at the Trends Shaping the European Pleasure Market

In today’s growing, global landscape of pleasure products, Europe stands as a vibrant and diverse market that’s constantly adapting to changing regulations while catering to ever-evolving consumer demand.

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Fetish in Focus: A Look at the Latest Trends Driving the BDSM Market

In the ever-evolving landscape of adult retail, few niches have experienced as profound a transformation as the world of fetish and bondage. Once relegated to dark dungeons, these kinks have now emerged into the mainstream with a bold presence.

Ariana Rodriguez ·
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Women in Charge: Meet the Female Honchos Shaking Up the Pleasure Biz

Pioneering female execs have broken down barriers and challenged long-standing stereotypes, paving the way for a growing wave of entrepreneurs who have continued to shake things up.

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Boutique Blazers: A Look at How Savvy Indie Retailers Are Navigating Latest Trends

Despite the rise of the internet, online shopping and the explosion of social media galloping across phone screens at an unprecedented pace, the centuries-old brick-and-mortar method of retail maintains its relevance by offering unique in-store experiences.

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A Look at the Latest Sextech, Design Trends Shaping Pleasure Products

Sextech and pleasure product design have come a long way in recent years, with innovations leading to a surge of new products on the market. As consumers become savvier about sex and pleasure, the industry has responded with a range of options to satisfy their desires and meet their demands for top quality and innovation.

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A Look at the Burgeoning Market for CBD Intimacy Products

In recent years, CBD has taken the health, wellness and self-care industry by storm. With its potential to alleviate the anxiety, pain and inflammation that afflict so many people.

Ariana Rodriguez ·
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Meet the Up-and-Coming Pleasure Purveyors of 2023

Despite the COVID pandemic, the last few years have seen several new ventures emerge that are poised to disrupt the pleasure products industry with their inventions, creativeness, ingenuity, passion and gumption.

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Pleasure Products Industry Execs Share Roadmap for New Year

As we ring in the new year, we think of where we’ve been and where we’re going. We make New Year’s resolutions and strive to become better people than we were the year before. We imagine new directions for our personal lives and new ambitions for our businesses and careers.

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A Look at How Kinship Drives the Pleasure Industry Forward

You might assume combining family and work is likely to cause strain on both ends, and perhaps even be detrimental to business. Yet in the pleasure industry, myriad family-owned businesses are proving otherwise.

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Adult Retail Experts Discuss Tools, Strategies for Online Success

Offering convenience, a discreet shopping experience and competitive prices, ecommerce has become many adult retail shoppers’ go-to, particularly since the pandemic when so many became reliant on it.

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Pleasure Purveyors Discuss Challenges, Opportunities Amid a World in Flux

Between an unrelenting global pandemic and the war in Ukraine, we are seeing a perfect storm that’s causing unprecedented inflation along with an economic crisis that many predict will continue to impact the international market for some time.

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A Look at the Latest Trends, Innovations Shaping Pleasure Products

As today’s attitudes towards sexual wellness have evolved, the growing demand for pleasure products has fueled elevated standards for quality and creativity as well as inclusivity in design and marketing.

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Adult Retail Industry Experts Discuss State of Post-Pandemic Market

For those in the business of selling pleasure products, life after COVID is a mixed bag that the sector is still navigating.

Ariana Rodriguez ·
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Industry Execs Assess ISO Guidelines, Recommendations for Pleasure Products

In October 2021, the International Organization for Standardization released design and safety requirements for the pleasure products industry.

Ariana Rodriguez ·
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Meet the Up-and-Coming Pleasure Brands of 2022

Every year, the pleasure products industry welcomes new brands that bring their own unique vision of sexual wellness and pleasure to the marketplace.

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A Look at the Post-Pandemic Retail Comeback

The pandemic has been a roller-coaster that no one could have prepared for when it first began nearly two years ago. However, 2021 served as a year of recovery as businesses returned to their regular operations.

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A Look at the Year's Top Toys for Holiday Gift-Giving

Tis the season for holiday shopping, and the adult retail industry is getting in the spirit with end-of-the-year product releases, holiday-themed wares and packaging for extra-special gift giving.

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A Look at the Movement Towards Eco-Friendly Pleasure Products

The year: 2020. The topic: climate change. The response: becoming more environmentally aware in all aspects of consumerism — and yes, that includes the pleasure products industry.

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Europe in Focus: A Look at the Top Trends Driving Business Overseas

The pandemic and Brexit may have wreaked havoc on Europe’s pleasure products industry over the past year and a half, but with quick adaptability, European retailers and manufacturers are bouncing back.

Ariana Rodriguez ·
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