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Pipedream Chairman & CEO Nick Orlandino Featured in Washington Post Redskins Coverage

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Pipedream has been the center of a media frenzy since news broke yesterday of the Redskins’ “comically vulgar” court filing in defense of their controversial trademark, citing a slew of other “offensive” trademarks including the manufacturer’s Edible Crotchless Gummy PantiesAnal Fantasy Collection, and Midget-Man. Today Pipedream enjoys the spotlight in the Washington Post’s “Reformed Whores band to Redskins: Your name is way more offensive than ours” by Dan Steinberg:

Some of the examples cited by the team are obviously outrageous, and many cannot even be published here. But some of them I didn’t get. Like Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties, for example. I mean, underwear is not possibly offensive. Neither is gummy candy — especially not the delectable peach flavor. So how is combining them into a trademarked item even remotely “startling,” to use the team’s word?

A passionate advocate for the Free Speech Coalition, Pipedream Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino believes strongly in the freedom of the First Amendment and had much to say about the Redskins case.

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“I think Daniel Snyder’s the Trump of the NFL.” —Orlandino

“I’m still laughing about it. I think Daniel Snyder’s a lunatic. I think he’s the Trump of the NFL. Get your own house in order. What are you pulling us into this [mess] for? We sell a good product at a fair price. It’s got nothing to do with the Redskins… Out in public it might be offensive. To me, it’s [just] another widget.”

While he had him on the line, Steinberg couldn’t resist a Midget Man inquiry, learning a little-known fun fact about the brand — they’re not really intended for modestly endowed gentlemen. It’s just a gag gift and it was actually produced as an inside joke — the picture on the package is of Pipedream VP of Development Rob Phaneuf.

The Skins appeal has been petitioned by Native American activists, who have until January 14, 2016 to file their response. Customers are urged to contact their sales representatives now to ensure full stock of Pipedream’s best-selling trademarks as they continue to make waves in this case.

Pipedream Named in Redskins’ Controversial Trademark Case

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Our proposed team name and logo for the new Washington Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties!!!

The Washington Redskins are trending once again after their latest court filing was published online with Pipedream brand names cited. The controversial NFL team lost their trademark last year when it was canceled by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and the decision was even upheld by a federal judge. The case is currently before a court of appeals and on Friday, the Skins filed an opening brief in its third attempt to salvage their racist trademark by citing other potentially “offensive” brand names:

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Hey Dan, you can quit the passive aggressive tweets — we can totes send you a lifetime supply of peach Gummy Panties, all you had to do was ask!!!!!

“Pipedream is the leader of the adult novelty market because we’ve been pushing the envelope for 40 years, so we were very excited to see several Pipedream trademarks mentioned in this case,” said Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “Over time our products, brands, and trademarks have become part of today’s pop culture and consumer landscape, and being cited in such a high-publicity lawsuit is yet another example.”

With reporters from Fox SportsESPN, and Vice Sports fighting for up-to-the-minute coverage of the ‘comically vulgar’ court filing, Orlandino has been fielding a flurry of media inquiries including his most recent interviews with Washington Post sports columnist Dan Steinberg and Sports Illustrated author Brendan Maloy.

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Midget Man’s catching some of the spotlight too!

Maloy quoted Orlandino in his most recent Sports Illustrated article titled “We called the companies that the Redskins called offensive,” saying ”I think their level of play is offensive. Dan Snyder is a whack job. He is the Donald Trump of football.”

The Skins appeal has been petitioned by five Native American activists, led by Navajo Nation member and social worker Amanda Blackhorse, who has until January 14, 2016 to file their response. Customers are urged to contact their sales representatives now to ensure full stock of Pipedream’s best-selling trademarks as they continue to make waves in this case.

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 Gets Shout Out on Conan!

It turns out that Chatsworth – AKA the Porn Capital of the World – isn’t only home to adult studios and manufacturers, but Hollywood film locations too! On last night’s episode of Conan, comedian Kristen Schaal discussed shooting the FOX hit Last Man on Earth in a studio that’s surrounded by dildo factories – and even name-drops her favorite one!

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“Our studio is kinda sandwiched between two working dildo factories. One of them’s called Pipedream!”

Conan is shocked. “You’re serious? They’re churning out dildos?”

“Yeah! Real live dildos! Hot off the rack!”

The two factories mentioned are actually two of Pipedream’s locations - the manufacturer rules Lassen Street with offices and manufacturing facilities spanning 220,000 square feet.

“What a pleasant surprise to find one of our favorite celebrities in our neck of the woods!” said Social Media Manager Sabrina Dropkick. “We can’t wait to give Kristen and her crew a tour of our massive headquarters and a bundle of their very own Pipedream goodies.”

View the entire episode online at teamcoco.com and the Pipedream segment here.

Real Housewives of OC Party with Pipedream!

It’s not a party without Pipedream as the Real Housewives of Orange County confirmed on this week’s episode. The Bravo reality series follows five of SoCal’s wealthiest women, who this week celebrated their sensuality and eroticism by throwing a sex party packed with Pipedream products!

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Hosted at an upscale nightclub, partygoers were treated to kinky party favors including the Neon Lil’ Finger Vibe and Basix Suction Cup Dongs, as well as rides in the best-selling Fetish Fantasy Series Fantasy Swing.

“It’s especially exciting to find our products on reality television, where real people have made the decision to purchase our products,” said Social Media Manager Sabrina Dropkick. “This just proves that Pipedream is the premiere choice of consumers – even the wealthiest people in America require the high-quality manufacturing that we provide.”

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Catch the Real Housewives of OC every Monday at 9PM PST. Find catalogs for all your favorite Pipedream brands online in multiple formats, plus brand and product videos for in-store and online use at PDTV and Vimeo.

Kendra Sunderland’s Pipedream is coming true!

Kendra is seriously dominating the radio, the news, the web – everywhere you turn, our girl is speaking out and making her presence known. We’re so proud of her courage to speak publicly about the trials of this ordeal, as well as the fun. She spent an evening on ABC news this week and gave us some insight on her excitement for her new toy line.

One of my dreams has always been to have my own toy line. I’ve had some great ideas for it, some things I’ve never seen before that I don’t think anyone’s ever come up with, so I’m really excited about that. The company, Pipedream, messaged us and wanted to  give me a deal so I went down there and met them, and it was funny to have this room full of toys, that was fun to just go around and look at. They offered me a deal and we just signed it!

[What does it mean to you?]

It surprises me how much people are willing to help me and make my dreams come true. They believe in me and they believe that I can do this, and it just means more to me than anything, I don’t think they understand… for them to wanna make my dreams come true, it blows me away still.

Are Vibrators “Recession Proof”?

Are these hard economic times turning people to the bedroom for a little one-on-one entertainment?

Check out this interesting take on the topic of a recent Insider Health News #ihtv report & comment below with what you think!

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LOLz: Chinese Villagers Mistake Rubber Vagina for Mystical Mushroom

This might be the funniest, strangest, sex toy story so far in 2012!

Villagers outside the western city of Xi’an discover a rubber vagina masturbator and mistake it for a mystical mushroom, able to give people immortality. The news even reported on it and had to issue an apology when viewers called the station to tell them that it was a masturbator sleeve. Here’s the full report: