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In July, I attended the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME) in Burbank, California. ANME is a bi-annual trade show that brings together the biggest names in the adult retail business, with close to 100 different companies spanning almost every category. For over 26 years, ANME has been crucial for new product launches, and to celebrate the best in sex toys, apparel, and just about anything else you can imagine.
As told to Rose DeYott and Ryn Pfeuffer
Many business success stories don't follow the typical narrative. The road to entrepreneurial fame is often paved with headaches, hang-ups, and setbacks—especially in the kink industry.
A large part of a business's success is the owner's capacity to adapt and persevere in the face of adversity. It requires surrounding yourself with people who inspire and challenge you.
The Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME) is THE trade show for sex toys and related products - and a world most people will never get to see. It's also full of all the new innovations designed for your pleasure.
Earlier this month, I attended the Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo (ANME) in Burbank, California. If you're wondering what that is, well, it isn't a place most people get to visit - it's for sex toy manufacturers, retailers and a few key members of related press (like Kinkly!).
"Feel Your Toes Wiggle in My Mouth": Here’s Over 14 Types OF Foot Fetishes To Explore (Take Your Pick)
“I moan into your wrinkles,” writes Mike, one of my longtime Sextpanther clients. “Feel your toes wiggle in my mouth. I tickle them as I suck your toes. Then, I take your perfect foot in my hands and make love to it.”
A survey finds a significant divergence in fetish preference between people living in the U.S. and the E.U. What's even more interesting is some of the reasons why this happens.
Fetishism, or an attraction to objects to achieve sexual gratification, is nothing new. It was first reported in the 19th century. It can apply to parts of the body, objects, situations, or activities. Like trends, interest in particular fetishes wax and wane, with new ones emerging every so often.
Hand down, Pride is the best time of year.
Not only is it a time of celebration, but it's also a moment for the community to come together and revel in our strength and resilience. Unfortunately, despite survey after survey showing that Americans support LGBTQ+ equality, Republican-dominated states have been hellbent on pushing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, particularly anti-transgender bills.
Porn may be over-the-top, but anal pleasure is the real deal.
Whether you love it, hate it, or haven't yet tried it, there's no denying the popularity of anal sex. In fact, according to a 2023 study by BedBible.com, 40 percent of people have dabbled with backdoor play. Anal sex provides an entirely different sensation than vaginal play, which can be very pleasurable -- if done correctly. Plus, anal sex can feel really good...
So you like it when your partner spreads your limbs, ties you to the bedposts, and talks dirty to you. Or maybe it turns you on to kiss your partner's feet, smell their hair, or even wear their underwear. The list of kinks and fetishes out there is pretty much endless.
Vaginal dryness is not the end of the world and it doesn't mean anything is "wrong" with you. And luckily, there are products and practices that can help make sex more enjoyable regardless of your level of natural lubrication.
There is a shortage of sex toys that make transmasculine people and trans males feel affirmed and supported -- but there are options out there. Shop around and try things out until you find what works for you.
Do you like sex? Know someone who does? We're willing to bet there are tons of people on your list who could use one of these sex-positive holiday gifts!
‘Tis the season to be jolly!
From blindfolds and weighted blankets to coffee table books and online shibari classes, here’s our list of everything we want this holiday season. Of course, we checked it twice. That said, we don’t care if you were naughty or nice.
In a strong year for dining, what were the absolute standouts? We asked our contributors to the Resy Hit List to share their top 10 dining experiences from this year in their city — restaurants and meals that left an impression, and helped to define the state of American dining right now. Please welcome back our Best of The Hit List for 2022. (You can find other cities’ top picks here.)
No kink space or event can be all things to all people. Still, there’s room for improvement in making LGBTQ+ people feel safe and supported in the kink world. Event organizers must create opportunities for LGBTQ+ people to explore sexuality in a safe, welcoming space.