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Sex Education Sells! Sabrina Dropkick Talks Sexpert Life with XBIZ Magazine

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XBIZ did a freakin’ incredible special report on sex education this month, with articles covering the rising demand for sexual health information and the array of educational resources that are now available. There’s one article in particular that focuses on sex education that’s offered in the sex toy manufacturing industry, so of course my girl Ariana, XBIZ pleasure products editor, just had to ask for my input. ;)

For manufacturers of pleasure products, sex education is vital to business. Several companies have taken it upon themselves to guide consumers through sexual exploration by not just providing a wide range of tools but also the know-how to use them. 

Manufacturers such as CalExotics, Pipedream, Doc Johnson, and Topco have sexperts on staff to directly provide advice and information to consumers and retailers. 

“I primarily talk to customers through email and social media,” said Sabrina Dropkick, Pipedream’s sexpert and social media manager. “The variety of questions is pretty vast, though the most common are probably toy suggestions, penis enhancement, and first-time anal advice. My favorite inquiries come from people who want to better satisfy their partner or want to introduce something new to their routine — I just love introducing people to the infinite realm of pleasure that sex toys can provide.” 

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My “Pegging Manifesto” is probs my fave Pipedream blog that I’ve written. YOU GUISE, I JUST REALLY LOVE BUTT FUCKING BOYS, OKAY?!?!?!?

According to Dropkick, offering sex advice and handling Pipedream’s social media go hand in hand. 

“Since a majority of my work is done online, it offers people the safety of anonymity and relieves the anxiety typically induced by face-to-face conversation,” she said. “I also do a lot of blogging and we’re about to launch a new video series, and I think having these types of educational resources readily available is extremely valuable — it’s anticipating people’s needs and answering their questions before they even have to work up the courage to ask.”

Dropkick notes that the need for sex-ed is becoming more evident as it increasingly garners more attention from the media. 

“John Oliver’s ‘Last Week Tonight’ recently did a phenomenal story on the crisis of sex education in America (only 13 states require that sex education be scientifically accurate — um, what?!) Celebrities are publicly coming out of various closets, sparking plenty of much-needed conversation about gender and sexuality,” Dropkick said. 

Throwback to that time our Icicles were on John Oliver's "Last Week Tonight"

Throwback to that time our Icicles were on John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight”

 ”And with the array of communities who gather online to share their experiences and network, there’s a place on the Internet for anyone to find the resources and relatability they need to feel more comfortable with and explore their particular sexuality. That’s what I think it’s really about — it’s less about making sex education ‘popular’ and more about relieving the taboo and shame associated with sex. Once we can achieve this, then sex education will become a routine occurrence. The more we talk about it, the more ‘normalized’ it becomes, and sharing our personal stories is especially effective because it brings a tangible life to the issues at hand.” 

So all of the gold stars to Ariana for writing a kick ass piece about some super important stuff, and for also having really, really, ridiculously good taste in quotes. ;) Check out the entire November XBIZ and the article below (you can catch magnified images here and here.) There a tons of other sweet ass Pipedream coverage from the issue as well, so why don’tcha just put down the gotdamn porno for once and beat your mental meat for a minute, eh?

Pipedream’s Icicles sure do make Synergy magazine look gooooood!

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You know, our new Icicles Gold Edition makes you look real good, Synergy. Like, it really brings out your eyes… That’s right! We snagged this quarter’s cover of the Australian adult retail trade mag, plus tons of Pipedream coverage including news, reviews, art, and top-sellers. Ever wonder what the #1 selling cocks are? Well wonder no more!!!! Our Top 10 best-selling King Cocks arrreeee… *drum roll* 

  1. 7″ Cock 

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    Simultaneous soda-sized pleasure in BOTH holes?!?!! Umm, yes please!!!!

  2. 6″ Cock
  3. 8″ Cock
  4. 7″ Cock w/ Balls
  5. 8″ Cock w/ Balls
  6. 9″ Cock
  7. U-Shaped Medium Double Trouble
  8. U-Shaped Small Double Trouble
  9. 9″ Cock w/ Balls
  10. Double Penetrator

Our umbrella company, Diamond Products, also caught a few glimmers of the Australian spotlight with an awesome Jimmyjane Form 5 review and an editorial introducing our latest acquisition of Sir Richard’s Condoms

Billed as “Pleasure Time Three,” Form 5 works for men, women, and couples. For women, the theory is that the fluttering wings caress the labia whilst the dome targets the clitoris, rather like combining a pebble vibrator with a bullet. You can also use the wings for on-point clitoral massage of a different sensation, or on nipples and other sensitive areas – for example, the temples and sinuses (no, not a sex thing, I just found it helped ease the pain.) —Mia More, journalist and reviewer, cliterati.co.uk

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STIMULATE ALL OF THE THINGS!!!!!!

Sir Richard’s Founder, Mathew Gerson, who in 2005 started online retailer Econscious Market, which sells eco-friendly products and donates up to 10% of the retail price of each sale to charity, was reading a book about Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health. He learned that condoms, which are cheap to produce and the most effective way to avoid HIV and other infections, were no readily available to those disadvantaged regions. So in 2009, Mathew founded Sir Richard’s Condoms. Its mission is to address a massive global shortage of condoms. To do this, the company has the unique philosophy of donating one condom to a developing nation for every one that they sell. To date, Sir Richard’s has donated over 2.2 million of them. With sexual wellness and reproductive health in mind, they chose to make Sir Richard’s Condoms of all-natural latex and silicone lubricant. They also left out a range of seriously unsexy chemicals (parabens, spermicide, or glycerin), common ingredients in some other brands’ products. —page 29, Synergy

A Cure for the Common New Year’s Resolutions

Screen Shot 2014-12-30 at 1.01.47 PMWhen you’re looking for the most trustworthy sex toy advice, who better to go to than the woman that spends 40 hours a week playing with them? Colleen Godin, our Event and Training Coordinator, travels the country to represent Pipedream at our customers’ events. She also hosts hands-on training for any of our distributors and retailers who request one in order to educate their employees on the intricacies of our products, and to keep them up-to-date with the next great Pipedream innovations.

Lose weight. Quit smoking. Party less. Get out of debt. Be less stressed.

Ready for the onslaught of familiar, boring New Year resolutions? Keeping up with those January 1st promises isn’t easy, especially when going from one year to the next involves months and months of sweat and tears and struggle (i.e. life).

Instead of torturing yourself by attempting to create a “new you” for the year, why not resolve to accomplish some sexier goals that will do more for your self-esteem, stress level, and physical health than that prematurely cancelled gym membership.

PD3978-23_041. Feel Gorgeous in the Bedroom

A positive body attitude doesn’t have to take months of sweat and dieting. All a girl needs to feel gorgeous in the nude is some bling! Start accessorizing like a goddess with the Fetish Fantasy Gold line of beginner’s BDSM accessories. Perfect for the gal who likes to mix fetish and fashion, the Collar & Leash and Gold Cuffs can even be worn as jewelry outside of the bedroom. And first-timers can jump-start their collection with the Fantasy Bondage Kit! I dare you to not feel worthy of worship decked out in our gold!

2. Explore YOUR Pleasure

Too many bodacious babes are missing out on the simple, exquisite pleasure of getting to know their own bodies. The WOW! line of (mostly) silicone luxury vibrators promises to leave you feeling like a new woman. The Wonder Wabbit is perfect for exploring your external parts. A powerful Japanese motor sends intense vibrations up the twin ears to massage the clitoris and labia. Click through 7 vibration patterns until you’ve found your favorite, and plug-in this pink cutie to any USB-port to charge it up. If internal sensations sound sexier, try the Rabbit Rocker, made of super-soft silicone and loaded with 7 different vibration options. Take charge of your orgasm this year!

3. Try Something Scary

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Earlier this year, I relayed my journey from pain wimp to shock champ in our blog and now it’s your turn to master the Fetish Fantasy Shock Therapy line! I promise it’s not as scary as it seems. The “shock” is similar to that of a TENS unit in the medical field and its purpose is to massage your area of choice with pleasurable muscle contractions. Start with the original Shock Therapy Professional Wireless XXXXXXXXX, complete with 2 butterfly-like adhesive pads that will transfer energy anywhere you decide to stick them. Get braver with the Shock Therapy Pleasure Probe, perfect for amping up a vaginal or anal orgasm. Once you’re the master of your domain, try my staff training favorite, the Shock Therapy Luv Gloves, and show your partner the benefits of conquering their fear of a good, old-fashioned zapping.

4. Play Dress-Up

Can’t seem to make a fast-enough transformation from your past-self into the sexy, bad-ass, and independent femme you’re envisioning for today? Fake it until you make it! Dressing the part will let your mirror image match your attitude, and Bonnie Rotten knows exactly how to display her ability to kick ass in the bedroom with the bad ass ink sprinkled across her body. Surprise your partner (and yourself!) with a make-over from the Bonnie Rotten Collection Make-A-Porno Kit. Complete with temporary tattoos a la Bonnie, fishnet thigh-highs, and a penis extension that adds girth and length to cocks or strap-ons — the only thing missing is the camera to record what you do with the included whip, blindfold, spit lube, ass lube, and deep throat spray. Just make sure to turn off your iCloud back-up before you hit “record!”

5. Buy Something Cute

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Christmas may not be all year long, but the decorations never have to be taken down! Before you lose that last bit of holiday cheer, consider a unique addition to your toy collection. The Icicles No. 59 is a must-have for any big-time Christmas decorator or fan of glass sex toys. Shaped and colored like a traditional candy cane, this beautiful, borosilicate piece could stand next to any festive display without Grandma even batting a lash. Dip the stem into a cup of hot or cold water before you play and you’ll quickly learn why glass is one of most unique, versatile materials on the toy market. If you’re anything like us delightfully perverted folks here at Pipedream, then deriving pleasure from a candy cane won’t be the most interesting occurrence in your bedroom this year. ;)