Archive for March 30, 2015

Tales From The Road: Picturesque Plan-O-Gramming

When I visit a new city for some face time with a retailer, I’m hoping to arrive to two types of pleasant views: a well Plan-O-Grammed store, and some gorgeous natural backdrops to accompany my drive. What do adult novelty merchandising displays and mountains have in common? Absolutely nothing, unless you’re a nature lover who also happens to interface with adult retailers for a living!

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Last Fall, I was greeted with the best of both worlds when I arrived in Reno, Nevada. My customer could not have followed our suggested Plan-O-Grams more beautifully in his boutique-style shops. During the downtime between the staff trainings and consumer events we set up, he suggested that I take a drive up to nearby Lake Tahoe. I was in business trip heaven! My office was thrilled with the results of my customer visit, and I got to take in some of the most stunning views of the Reno area.

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The Plan-O-Grammer, for those who aren’t familiar, is our custom software that aids us in designing product layout on a wall within a store to best increase sales. It’s a typical concept to those in retail – visual merchandising, really – but it’s especially important for adult novelty manufacturers. Everyone has grown up knowing popular brands of clothing and food, but how many can name the company that makes his or her favorite adult toy? This is where a Plan-O-Gram comes in. Stores that strategically place product in an easily navigable way are helping their customers develop brand recognition and understand their needs. The mass amount of toy manufacturers and brand lines can make purchasing a headache for some people. Plan-O-Grammed displays group toys by company and product line, displaying cohesive packaging that will stick in consumer minds. When a boutique client requests a strap-on-compatible rubber dong, they can now easily be directed to the slat wall section that holds the entire line of Pipedream’s Basix Rubber Works. When retailers Plan-O-Gram, it’s a win-win for everyone in the chain of supply and demand.

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After admiring the walls of my customer’s stores, I headed out to his suggested drive up to North Lake Tahoe. Fitting nature into my daily duties is a huge perk of traveling for a living. The incredible beauty of my surroundings leaves me refreshed when I have to get back on the clock. Taking a breather, regardless of how small, is the best way to stay sane while living out of hotel rooms. It’s easy to get so caught up in the industrial world of a career that one forgets the importance of little sips of leisure. If you can’t fit a long break into your work schedule, steal away into the woods in-between luncheons and meetings. Trust me, the effort you’ll be able to show those future Plan-O-Grams might just depend on it.

Check out the photos from my mid-trip excursion to Lake Tahoe:

We’re Ready to Hit the Jackpot at Las Vegas ILS!

Once again, we’re teaming up with our top distributors for next week’s Las Vegas International Lingerie Show. We’re continuing the highly anticipated debut of the Kendra Sunderland Collection, with the infamous Library Girl herself in-person on Monday for signings and selfies. We will also showcase our hottest new lines including Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy, the all-silicone Crush vibrators, American-made PVC King Cock, USB-powered iSex, and the hardcore Bonnie Rotten Collection.

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Products aren’t all that we’re proud to introduce – Chris Armstrong, our newest sales exec, will make his Dream Team debut at the show.

“The intimate environment that ILS offers will allow us to spend quality time with our customers,” explained Armstrong. “I’m very excited to continue our successful relationships with all of our distributors, and we want to thank them for their continued generosity.”

ILS is the nation’s largest B2B lingerie show, hosted at the RIO Hotel from Monday March 30 to Wednesday April 1. Our sales team and Kendra will be on-hand to support all major distributors.

Pipedream’s Pervy Playlist No. 2

Everyone knows that music is essential to the best sack sesh, and this particular playlist is sure to get those juices flowing!

Song: Work It, Missy Elliott

Genre: Booty bumpin, high-energy hip hop. Missy always juxtaposes the dopest beats with super fun accent sounds (clapping, stomping, jingling, etc.) to bring us music that makes it physically flippin’ impossible not to shake dat ass.

Favorite line:

Girls, girl, get that cash
If it’s 9 to 5 or shaking your ass.
Ain’t no shame, ladies do your thing.
Just make sure you ahead of the game.

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Song: Orgasm Addict, The Buzzcocks

Genre: We’re kicking it old school, 1970s punk with this one. These English idols are definitely one of the most influential bands in both the punk scene and indie record label movement, being one of the very first bands to establish their own label.

Favorite line:

You get in a heat, you get in a sulk, but you still keep beating your meat to pulp…

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It’s a labor of love fucking yourself to death.

Song: I Fink U Freeky, Die Antwoord

Genre: Super intense, bass-y electronic, sometimes politically charged, mostly just silly as fuck. This South African duo produces like, the most entertaining and visually orgasmic videos you’ve ever seen. EVER.

Favorite line:

Motherfuckers get buzzed off the spice that I bring…

and of course the catchy ass chorus,

I fink u freeky and I like you a lot!

In need of a little extra tuneage? Then you gotta check out the OG PD Pervy Playlist.

We totally OWNED the ECN/IVD show this week!

image1So our Kendra Sunderland Collection made its debut at this week’s ECN/IVD show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where the infamous Library Girl even made an appearance for signings and selfies. ECN also showcased our newest CrushiSex, and King Cock lines.

“It’s always a pleasure to partner up with our leading distributor. This was the busiest show to date and customers were eager and excited to order Pipedream’s new releases,” said Visual Merchandiser Briana Honz. ”With ECN and Pipedream’s customer service combined, we have created an enhanced customer shopping experience. Customers know us by name, they know our brands, they know they can depend on our quality and are grateful for our continued support.”

“As our #1 distributor, we’re proud to announce that ECN will be the first to offer King Cock,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “We’ve created the highest quality, most realistic American-made rubber dildo collection in the world, so only our best distributor could give it the introduction that it deserves.”

king_cock_2015_cover_1932x2500The 54-piece King Cock collection is the first line produced in Pipedream’s brand new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, located just two blocks east of the company’s Chatsworth headquarters. Every vein, every shaft, and every head is carefully handcrafted with exquisite detail to offer the most realistic experience ever imagined. Each dildo features a strong suction-cup base that sticks to nearly any flat surface and provides harness compatibility for strap-on fun while remaining phthalate-free, latex-free, body-safe and hypoallergenic.

Customers are urged to place orders ASAP and promotional materials are now available at pipedreamproducts.com. Catalogs can be requested by your sales rep or viewed online in multiple formats. The King Cock brand video is also available for in-store and online use at PDTV and Vimeo.

Quit Dickin’ Around and Choose the BEST Possible Dick Device!

Whiskey dick ain’t just for the drunk – there are plenty of sober, healthy people whose junk are just in a funk. Whether you’re having a hard time staying, well, hard, or you cum too fast, or you need a little boost in size, rest assured that there are male enhancement options beyond those expensive pills and invasive procedures. In fact, there’s a plethora of dick devices that are just aching to wrap around your big, thick, rock hard cock, so keep these things in mind when prowling for the perfect device.

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ENHANCE YOUR ERECTION! There are two particular elements to be aware of when looking for something to keep you harder, longer – the cock ring and the ball strap. That tight squeeze at the base of your ween is what’s gonna do the deed, so you need to measure yourself (and be honest!) to ensure that the ring on a particular item is going to be tight enough for you. For a super premium extra tight squeeze, try a stretchy cock cage instead of a simple cock ring. This way it’ll be like there’s a bunch of rings wrapped snug around your entire shaft to help keep as much of the blood within as possible. Plus, you’ll give your partner some extra good feels with the texture the cage adds to your cock.

Now, the ball strap is also going to assist in this maintaining of the hard-on, but it serves two additional purposes. When a cage, extension, or girth gainer features a ball strap, it ensures that the device will remain in place no matter how hard the pounding gets. But the really cool thing about ball straps? EXPLOSIVE!!!! ORGASMS!!!! If you thought busting a load was the ultimate ecstasy – do it with a ball strap on. See, when someone with a dick comes to climax, the balls retract into the body. With a ball strap, it forces the balls not to retract, making the orgasm a billionity times stronger than you could’ve ever imagined.

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The ball strap and triple cock ring of this Vibrating Cock Cage is perfect for maintaining your boner, plus it leaves your cock open to still feel your partner AND it offers additional feels with the vibrating bullet strategically placed on top of the shaft.

If you’re having a hard time finding the right size for you or these choices just aren’t working out, then hollow strap-ons are where it’s at – in fact, they’re probably the easiest, quickest fix. You can get any size, any material, and the harness will keep it in place no matter how rough you get.

INCREASE YOUR SIZE! If you’re looking to grow yourself, you’ve got three options – extensions, girth gainers, and hollow strap-ons.

Extensions are going to make you longer and there’s a ton of great combinations of extensions that also provide girth, vibrations, and double penetration, and some that feature cock rings and ball straps. The best extensions are usually made of a flesh-like material so they’re stretchy and still feel real to your partner.

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Length, girth, ball strap, AND vibrating clit stim?! It really doesn’t get any better than our Vibrating Reel Feel Extensions.

Girth gainers do exactly what you’d assume. With the same options as extensions, there is one additional type that will satisfy everyone involved. While many extensions leave no room for the wearer to feel much, there are some girth gainers with open tips so you can trim it for the perfect fit and still enjoy the natural feel of your partner.

Hollow strap-ons offer a much wider variety of sizes and materials since they don’t have to be malleable enough to wrap around your cock. They’re definitely going to be the sturdiest option, though the wearer will obvi not feel anything, well, besides the satisfaction of pleasuring your partner.

BOOST YOUR PERFORMANCE! Maybe your biological gear is actually serving you pretty well, but you’re looking for something new to surprise your lover with. If you’re banging someone with a vagina, then I’m sure you’re aware that most of us won’t get off on penetration alone. (If you didn’t know that then you need to immediately stop fucking until you get yourself sex educated. Seriously.) The clit is where it’s at; the magic button to the Rubik’s cube of the vagina. Most would agree that dual-stimulating vibes are what get us off the best, so why not turn your cock into one? Usually featuring a bunny or a bullet at the base, there are plenty of clit stimulating devices that will turn you into a high-power turbocock!

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These open tip toys are the shit – they offer girth while leaving the most sensitive part of your dick open to still feel sensation. This Double Trouble Girth Gainer even has the perfect slim, tapered dildo for easy anal insertion.

For the anally adventurous, there are double penetrating extensions and hollow strap-ons to fill ‘em up without the inconvenience of another partner or a handheld toy. I suggest DP items where the butt dildo is soft, slim, and tapered for easier insertion and more comfortable play.

PROLONG EJACULATION! Basically ALL of the options we’ve gone over can help prolong your sack sesh i.e. ensure that you don’t cum in two seconds. Even if you do cum fast, cock rings can help maintain the blood in your cock to keep your erection going. Extensions and girth gainers will minimize feeling to help you hold off, and hollow strap-ons completely subdue sensation so you can focus completely on your partner’s pleasure.

But seriously, let’s be real. At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how you do it, it just matters that you both get off.

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So we scored another award because duh.

hofPlaqueBlack.png.lg.cc.DEK-LRGF-9LFFThe US Commerce Association has presented us with another “Best of Chatsworth” Award!!! This is the fifth consecutive year we’ve received the accolade in the Gifts & Novelties category, earning us a coveted spot in the Business Hall of Fame.

“Nationally, fewer than 1% of the 2015 Awards were certified as five-time awardees,” said USCA’s Taylor James. “For most companies, this recognition is a result of [their] dedication and efforts. [Pipedream] is now part of an exclusive group of businesses that have achieved this selection.”

Local businesses across the country are awarded the “Best of Local Business” Award based on information gathered by the USCA and data provided by third parties. The USCA says the Award Program “focuses on quality, not quantity,” choosing winners based on their use of various marketing methods to expand their business in spite of difficult economic times, often leading through customer service and community involvement.

“I’m very proud to be continually recognized in our community, especially by a mainstream organization,” said Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “It proves Pipedream’s commitment to excellence in all facets of our business, and we’re honored to be placed in the Business Hall of Fame.”

iSex: Pipedream Takes On Teledildonics

Teledildonics: I doubt Alexander Graham Bell was expecting that one. Now that we’re all carrying mini computers around in our purses and pockets, it’s only logical that the next step in telecommunications would involve diversifying options for phone sex. Teledildonics, or cyberdildonics, involves the use of computers to remotely control sex toys. This unification of pleasure products and t-comm has drawn interest from the tech community, leading mainstream designers, engineers, and other bright minds into the niche to create something unique and brainy.

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We launched our iSex range at the January 2015 ANME trade show, making this concept more accessible to the average adult toy enthusiast. Though not technically within the realm of true telecom-toy integration, iSex is a great introduction to a new category with a lot of growth potential. These pearly-white classics cannot be controlled remotely, but they were created with computers in mind. All 9 pieces in the collection are USB-powered – and I mean powered not rechargeable. These little guys don’t require batteries or hours on a charging station. Just plug them in to start the vibrations and unplug them when you’re finished. No more embarrassing buzzing in your suitcase for travelers, either! iSex vibes are even TSA-friendly, and you’ll never have to figure out those confusing travel lock options included on most tech toys.

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 Aside from iSex’s obvious tech tie-in, Pipedream kept things clean, simple, and user-friendly. The line sticks to tried-and-true favorites, like bullets, massage kits, and beads. The ABS plastic material is non-porous, meaning bacteria have nowhere to grow on these body-safe toys. The simplicity of the pieces makes them perfect for beginners while adding a novel touch for adult boutique veterans.

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The future of pleasure products is limited by physics alone. Though teledildonics started as a sort of one-off trend, the growing number of designers and engineers behind the movement are changing the landscape of adult novelty. Not only is the bar being raised for manufacturers, but the niche itself is crossing into mainstream attention, and Pipedream is no stranger to shaking things up with every new release. If there is one thing of which PD product developers never tire, it’s growing to stay ahead of the game.

We can’t help being Shameless about our top-rated vibes!

We’re no stranger to the mainstream spotlight, with showcases on CNN, Vanderpump RulesSons of Anarchy, and most recently the Showtime hit series Shameless.

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Yep, that’s our fetish gear on one of the last episodes of Sons of Anarchy!

An adaptation of the British show of the same name, Shameless follows a drunken single father and his six children as they manage to raise themselves despite an unusual parenting style, or lack thereof. In last week’s episode, the family’s neighbor and close friend Veronica – known for her adventurous sexuality – is found enjoying her favorite metallic vibrator… the Pure Aluminium Large Gold, to be exact!

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Consumers agree with Veronica – the Large Gold is one of our top sellers!

“We’re very proud of our growing presence in mainstream entertainment,” said PR Manager Sabrina Dropkick. “It only makes sense that the number one names in entertainment would require the number one name in pleasure products.”

Shameless, now in its fifth season, airs Sundays at 9PM.

 

College of Copulation: ABCs of Anal Sex

Sabrina I Love AnalIt makes my pervy little heart swell with ecstasy to see that the anal sex taboo is beginning to ease. Every so often, though, my ladyboner is totally inverted by stories of first-time anal goers with sad butts because they went too big, too hard, too fast. Sure, the whole “learn by doing” thing usually works like a charm – but most people just cannot immediately go balls deeps into their butt. So please, keep your pants on for just another few minutes and get yourself anal-sex-educated!

Anal training: Not only do you gotta educate yo’ noggin, but your butt hole’s got some work to do too. See, the reason why anal sex usually hurts is ‘cause your butt hole is tight as shit (no pun intended… okay maybe a little…) Vaginal canals are naturally malleable, whereas butt holes need some assistance. Before you dive into that hardcore anal pounding, you’re gonna have to start small and slow. There are actually anal training kits that consist of a bunch of plugs that gradually increase in size to help your butt hole slowly and comfortably stretch and maintain elasticity. I suggest wearing a plug at least once a day, during sex or even during your chores, and level-up your size week by week. Never force anything in, though. If, even with lube, it hurts too much – STOOOPPPP!!!!!

Our AFC silicone plugs make the perfect anal training kit.

Our AFC silicone plugs make the perfect anal training kit.

Beads: One of the most common anal toys, most people dig anal beads ’cause of the popping sensation they offer when you shove ‘em in and yank ‘em out. I definitely suggest these for more experienced anal players – if your butt hole isn’t acquainted well enough (i.e. you haven’t done your anal training), then you definitely risk tearing with this type of play. Ouch. Yeah, I don’t think you need the details about this one – just trust me, a broken butt hole sucks.

Double Penetration: Usually abbreviated to DP, it’s when someone is penetrated in both their vag and butt holes simultaneously. If there’s two dicks/dildos in one butt hole, it’s considered Double Anal (DA).

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This thin, tapered dildo is perfect for first-time pegging.

Lube: Okay, I know you know what lube is, duh. But I just had to include it because it’s like, the most important aspect of anal sex, next to anal training, of course. Your butt doesn’t naturally lubricate like a vag does, and we all know that too much dry friction during sex is, like, really not fun. To ease insertion and penetration, silicone lube is where it’s at. It’s super-duper slick and doesn’t dry up like water-based lubes, so your sack sesh won’t be interrupted for multiple reapplications. Just remember – you can never, ever, everrrrr use silicone lube with silicone toys because, long story short, silicone molecules play well with others but not with themselves. Translation: when two silicone items make contact, the materials kinda meld together and damage the toy(s).

Pegging: My all-time favorite kind of sex – out of the entire encyclopedia of awesome things that you can do with your genitals – pegging is typically defined as a cisgendered woman who fucks a cisgendered man in the butt with a strap-on. If you don’t know what cisgendered means, then check out this earlier College of Copulation of gender and sexuality vocab.

Plug: Probably the most common toy used for anal. I suggest using plugs for your anal training because (most of the time) they can sit comfortably in your hole and between your cheeks no matter how long the duration of play or wear. I really love glass plugs because they’re soooo smooooooth and usually ease in pretty well – plus the safety benefits and easy cleaning of a nonporous material.

P-Spot: The prostate gland is the thing that makes anal sex super ridiculously good for dick-wielding individuals. Think of it like the G-Spot of the vagina.

EXTRA CREDIT!!! Here are some diagrams of butts because education!

Life as a Corporate Gypsy: My Own Personal Pipedream

As Pipedream’s resident road warrior, I happily accept a lifestyle either loved or loathed by my peers. I spend countless hours in airports, weeks in hotels, and endless hours traversing the country in rental cars. To some, all the money in the world couldn’t possibly compensate for a few nights away from home, but for me, travel keeps life exciting and fresh.

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The purpose of racking up all those airline miles is to present Pipedream to a national audience. While on the road, I work with retailers and distributors to foster brand recognition, coordinate events, and educate sales staff on the ins-and-outs of our product lines. From target markets to pleasure product materials to body understanding, I’m responsible for sending our customers away with a plethora of knowledge. Though increasing numbers is an obvious end goal, I aim for each presentation to contain more than just a sales pitch. The best part of my job is inspiring passion for sensual health and wellness.

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Life on the road is nothing and everything that one might expect. Roaming brand new cities filled with wonderful places to eat, beautiful natural sights, and smiling customers keeps my spirits high and thirsty for my next business trip. There are, of course, the missed flight connections, lost luggage, and other perils of travel, but that’s why life on the road is the best kind of teacher. The more you leave, the more you can learn.

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Check back frequently to follow my coast-to-coast adventures. I’m headed to Austin and San Antonio this week so stay tuned to find out whether everything really is that big in Texas. You can keep up with me amidst my trips on Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.