Sex toys now have their very own International Standard ISO document. This document specifies safety and user information requirements relating to the materials and design for manufactured products intended for sexual use. It covers manufactured products that are intended to come in direct contact with genitals and/or the anus. Some of the criteria that toys must meet include mechanical hazards, vibration level, electrical safety, surface temperature, corners & edges, biocompatibility, and leaning & maintenance. ISO 3533:2021 was published in September 2021 so we should soon begin to see sex toys being built to meet the ISO guidelines.
LOS ANGELES - On the heels of OnlyFans announcing the blocking of sexually explicit video content beginning October 2021, Bellesa confirms plans that they will be launching a new Creators Platform on Bellesa Plus dedicated to supporting sex workers and video content creators. Bellesa Plus, Bellesa’s Netflix of Porn streaming service, rose to prominence following its launch in December of 2020 as part of a marketing campaign with Cardi B. In February of 2021, Bellesa Plus unveiled its “Pay What You Want” payment plan that allows users to pay what they want for ethical porn. With its feature set continuously expanding, including the introduction of new reality TV porn series, speculation about an OnlyFans Alternative within the platform has grown stronger. “Building a platform on the backs of sex workers and then leaving said sex workers high and dry- it’s a tale as old as time,” states Michelle Shnaidman, CEO and Founder of Bellesa. “We at Bellesa are deeply dedicated to both the empowerment of content creators and the destimatization of sex work”. The new Creators Platform will launch on Bellesa Plus in Fall 2021. Content creators will be able to earn money (and tips) from users who subscribe to their content on Bellesa Plus, placing the power in the hands of creators. Bellesa has continued to emphasize its focus on investing directly into performers, exemplified by their BIPOC Creators Program whereby there is a monthly investment of $20,000 towards the funding of projects from BIPOC creators. “Sex work is work. It’s a shame that decisions like this are being made for investment viability. I’m proud to work with a company that truly values and supports the people who create the content that almost every adult sitting at home consumes,” says Jacky St. James, Director of Bellesa House and Bellesa Blind Date. Content Creators can reserve their spot on Bellesa Plus by entering their email here.
Cowgirl has introduced a new Unicorn edition of its Cowgirl Premium Sex machine. This Special Edition Premium Sex Machine features a horn-y twist on two fun fantasy attachments for penetrative and non-penetrative stimulation while retaining the same award winning functions of The Cowgirl. It comes in at $1495. For a $200 more you can go for the complete collection, which includes the Cowgirl, a Le Wand Unicorn Wand, and a b-Vibe Unicorn Plug with 19" washable tail attachment.
We've talked about Dame here before. Love the innovation and inclusivity that we're seeing.
The Bellesa & BuzzFeed AirVibe features in the new music video for Saweetie's Fast Motion. The video has almost 20 million views on YouTube just a week after its release. The video, directed by James Larese, follows an athletic and badass Saweetie as she accomplishes a number of heroic feats. The BuzzFeed AirVibe combines a g spot vibrator and Bellesa's Cinetic Suction 2.0 Technology priced at $69.
ok this isn't news but it was in a mainstream publication (which I also won't refer to as news since its for entertainment). Love em or hate em the Kardasians have good taste in toys at least! Big take away here though is that Lelo are having a sale of up to 80%!
Womanizer is changing the sex tech world again, with the world-first biodegradable vegan sustainable eco-friendly sex toy made from BIOLENE. It's the first ever Pleasure Air sex toy made from sustainable, renewable materials - but has all the features of the hugely popular Womanizer Premium. 12 intensity levels, USB-rechargeable, splashproof - and pretty much guaranteed orgasms within a matter of minutes (if that is what you like). Biolene is largely made from renewable raw materials. It’s an eco-friendly alternative to plastic, avoiding environmentally damaging waste. Womanizer PREMIUM eco can be fully disassembled into individual parts and features a replaceable, rechargeable battery, so your toy will perform for as long as you want it to. The Womanizer Premium Eco is $199 (the same price as the regular Premium) and is available now.
New from LELO is the LELO Enigma - combining the company's sonic clitoral waves with powerful internal vibrations, all in one beautifully designed product. A quick rundown of Enigma specs reveals USB charging, waterproof for bath and shower, 8 vibrations setting and according to LELO is "whisper quiet." Pricing is $189, available in two colors - black or deep rose.
B-Vibe are taking their line of weight Snug Plugs seriously, expanding the line-up to include the new Snug Plug 6 - one of the weightiest butt plugs on the market. Weighing in at 1lb, it combines both weight and pressure with its 2.2” diameter and 6.3" of insertable length. Like all B-Vibe toys, it is made of body-safe silicone and employs a t-shaped base for comfort and safety. The Snug Plug 6 is certainly not one for beginners, but B-Vibe has you covered with a whole family of Snug Plugs making the range an ideal anal training setup. The Snug Plug range is very well regarded for its design, which features a weighted torpedo shape that makes it easy to insert and remove. The B-Vibe Snug Plug 6 is available now for $75.
Ella Paradis's Valentines Day survey reveals that 68% of survey participants planned to use sex toys on Valentines Day this year, with 26% saying they weren't sure, and only 6% saying no. Not surprisingly for this year, 33% said they planned to remain at home for the night. Sex Toys have seen a strong sales boom in the era of COVID-19, with more people spending more time at home and looking for new ways to enjoy sex either alone or with a partner.
If you are interested in trying out the latest air-pressure clit stimulator technology but don't want to spend a lot unless you know it works for you, Satisfyer may have just the thing. The "One Night Stand" is a time-limited introduction product, that offers 90 minute of Satisfyer's Air-Pulse Technology in a $9.95 product. You get 4 different intensity settings, a silicone body construction and it is even waterproof to use in the shower or bathtub. It might be the perfect way for you to explore the latest in clitoral stimulation. Although the $9.95 offer is a great deal, it is worth nothing that Satisfyer has been reducing the cost of access to air-pressure toys, and their cheapest non-time limited "Number One" comes in at just $19.95.
Ok so you don't often hear much about people complaining that their partner is too big, but it can be a real problem for both vaginal and anal sex. It might not even be down to penis length, it could just be the position or angle that makes penetration too deep. Step in Ohnut with a unique wearable that aims to fix this. Ohnut is a soft compressible buffer made from 4 rings, that can be used together or individually to adjust when penetration feels too deep, without sacrificing sensation for you or your partner. It is silicone and water based lube compatible, condom compatible, and is made of FDA body safe material. As well as penis in vagina sex, you could also use this for anal sex. They cost $65 for a set of 4. We haven't tested it out yet, but we'll report back when we do.
Lubricant brand Pulse is taking a high-tech approach to making lube better than ever by solving two problems with one product. The Pulse Warmer gently heats the lubricant stored in pods, and then dispenses just the right amount from a hands-free dispenser directly into your hand. The warming dispenser is designed to look good in your bedroom, measuring 3" x 6" and 4" tall, and using colored lights to indicate warming levels and when it is time to refill. Each pod contains 6.7ml of lubricant, and costs $29.95 for a pack of 6. The lubricants are offered in both water-based and silicone to suit personal preferences, and can be detached from the warmer to use on the go without the dispenser. The Pulse Warmer itself is $199, which includes four pods and a 30-day money back guarantee. As of writing, Amazon is offering 20% off. You can order Pulse Warmer from the Pulse website now, and it is also available at Nordstrom and Amazon.
Sex Tech saw a huge boom in 2020, driven by lockdowns as a result of COVID-19, and a great acceptance of sexual wellness products becoming mainstream. A new study from Juniper Research has found there was over 36 million connected sex tech devices in use in 2020; rising from 19 million in 2019 and representing a growth of 87%. The new research, Sextech & Sexual Wellness: Market Strategies & Emerging Opportunities 2020-2025, identified recent lockdown measures in multiple countries, high confidence in online retail, and increased spare time as key drivers to this short-term growth. During lockdown periods, consumer spend on sextech devices increased to simulate intimacy, without breaching social distancing measures. The new Juniper Research report predicted that long-term growth in demand for sex tech devices, such as connected vibrators and kegel exercisers, will be driven by their increasing inclusion in the concept of sexual wellness. Sexual wellness is an increasingly mainstream concept of improving sexual wellbeing, which can be supported by digital content and devices. It anticipates that changing attitudes towards sexual wellness will lead to increasing demand for connected devices from consumers, which will in turn lead to greater availability from retailers. This change of attitudes, along with heightened availability, will drive the sextech device market value to over $9 billion by 2025, up from $3.8 billion in 2020. The research anticipates there will be 1 connected sex tech device per every 14 adults in North America by 2025; representing over 21 million devices. It anticipates that connected vibrators will account for over 98% of the connected devices in use in the region over the next five years; owing to rising user familiarity and the success of specialist retailers.
New from Satisfyer is the Love Triangle, which just received the Consumer Electronics Association CES 2021 Innovation Award. Coming in at a very affordable $49.95, the Satisfyer Love Triangle features the Air-Pulse technology and deep vibrations - all sent into a smooth silicone head. It even includes a cap to cover the tip to make it easy to take on the go. The Love Triangle is IPX7 waterproof, meaning it can go into the bath tub, hot tub, and makes for easy cleanup. The company also backs the product with a 15 year warranty. The toy has inbuilt buttons to control the 11 pleasure wave intensities and 10 vibration patterns, but it also connects via Bluetooth to a free app, which lets you program the toy for different patterns and vibration levels. You can use preset patterns, make your own, or have the app respond to your favorite music. It is available for both iOS and Android.