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Conan Follows Up on Pipedream Tour with Will Forte!

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After a recent shout-out by Kristen Schaal on Conan last month, the late night talk show host followed up with Schaal’s Last Man On Earth co-star, Will Forte, on last night’s episode. The comedians discussed the entire crew’s exclusive Pipedream headquarters tour, from the halls of the office to the hand-painted King Cocks in the manufacturing facility.

“We got a call from Pipedream,” explained Forte. “It’s right next door. It’s a multi– it’s like, several buildings. A dildo compound… We go over there and it is just– I just feel like dildos just exist. You don’t realize–,”

Screen_Shot_2015-12-04_at_7.51.39_AMConan interrupts, “They have to be manufactured by someone!”

Forte continues, “I never thought about that. You go in there and every detail –there’s a person who pours the latex into the mold. And then they dump it into this big thing, there’s a person who’s in charge of cooling it down, and then there’s these very nice group of ladies who paint veins.”

“You mean it’s that much attention —  it’s handcrafted, is what you’re saying,” asks Conan. “And you know what I like? That it’s made in America!”

“It’s impressive,” said Forte. “It’s a real business.”

See the entire five minute interview on Pipedream’s official Vimeo.

“We are very excited to see such incredible mainstream interest in Pipedream’s products and facilities,” said Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “We want to thank Conan and his crew for their continued coverage, and our Last Man On Earth neighbors for continually sharing their positive impressions of our global enterprise.”

Orlandino has extended a personal invitation to Conan to tour the Pipedream facilities, plus a once-in-a-lifetime challenge to come and see how a dildo is created from A to Z; from concept, to production, to packaging.

* Product pictured on Forte: Fetish Fantasy Series Heavy Duty Nipple Clamps

FAQ: Easing Into Restraints

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KITTEN WITH BLUE BLANKET Question: I’ve never tried bondage, and I really want to, but all of those contraptions are kinda intimidating. What do you suggest a beginner use to ease into it all?

Even for a Professional Perv like myself, the infinite variety of restraints was pretty overwhelming when I first entered the scene too. Once I dove in, though, it was like I had discovered the freakin’ mecca of sexuality; it opened a whole new universe of sex beyond just the suck and fuck I had become so bored of. Not only did BDSM offer an entirely new realm of ways to arouse my ladyboner, it also provided an infinite possibility of positions for relieving said ladyboner. In fact, the day I discovered bondage was the same day I discovered the best position for the most comfortable, pleasurable anal sex – but that’s a whole ‘nother story.

The pleasure derived from restraints varies just as much as the selection of gear itself. Get the low down on what there is available to you, and consider your desires, comforts, and boundaries. Are there certain materials that you prefer? Are you aiming for a particular position? Do you want minimum or maximum movement of the restrained? Here are just a few of your options.

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 12.31.39 PMMetal cuffs are like, the OG restraint most people grab at first. They’re super easy to find, affordable, and obvi the material is crazy strong so it can safely last a lifetime. They’re perfect for restraining wrists behind the back, behind the head, or my fav – right in front to maintain easy handie access. Metal cuffs are also the perfect device for attaching your partner to (most) bed posts, armchairs, and wherever else your desires guide you, and there are tons of styles to satisfy any taste. There are classic silver metal handcuffs to fulfill the common cop fantasies, bright metallic anodized cuffs for those of us who are usually like, “ooooooh, shiiiiinnnnyyyyy,” bedazzled cuffs for the divas, and furry cuffs because duh.

pd2183-23_02Breathable cuffs are what I typically suggest to beginners because they’re made with softer materials like vinyl, neoprene, and/or polyester. These more malleable materials guaranteeing uber-comfort and usually offer a super-wide range of size adjustment, making them perfect for restraining both wrists and ankles. The really cool thing about most breathable cuffs are that they can be separated from one another, usually by a metal clip, for use with other devices like sex swings, bed restraints, chest harnesses, and more.

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 12.46.56 PMBed Restraints are probably one of my fav options because I’m super lazy and they’re way easy to keep in place and ready-to-use while still remaining discreet. My favorite type are Wraparound Bed Restraints because every strap is completely adjustable as to adapt to any sized bed. There are five total straps – one long strap runs up the center of the mattress and has two shorter straps connected to either end. The shorter straps will have removable cuffs at the ends and lead to wherever you’d like your limbs arranged – to each corner of the bed, at the top and bottom of the bed, or on either side of the bed. It sounds like a lot of work to put into place, all having to pickup your mattress and re-making your bed and stuff – but I swear, it’s totally worth it! Because when you’re not taking advantage of your new bedroom bondage playground, you can simply stuff each cuff between the mattress and box spring for easy access.

Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 1.22.38 PMHogties are for those of us in need of a very specific position. Many of them won’t have super adjustable straps or slack because the point is completely restrain their limbs to limit their movement, while still allowing the Dom(me) the freedom to move or flip their partner however they’d like. Most times you’ll see a hogtie being used to position the hands and feet behind the back. This may be one of the most intimidating restraints, so beginners should start with a slightly more comfortable option like the Position Master with Cuffs.

The Infamous Wall o’ (King) Cock!

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We descended upon the winter ANME show in Burbank this week, wowing buyers and crushing competitors with our trio of new lines – iSex, Crush, and King Cock - which were, to no surprise, all wildly received by attendees, as well as our new additions to the Fetish Fantasy Series Shock Therapy range, Neon, Super Star Series blowup dolls, Bachelorette Party Favors, and one of the mega-booth’s biggest crowd pleasers, the luxury silicone WOW! G-Motion vibe. However, the true talk of the show was our new American-made, super-authentic dildo line, King Cock, and the high tech-inspired USB plug-and-play collection, iSex.

“This was the biggest ANME ever,” said our head honcho aka Chairman and CEO Nick Orlandino. “We exhibited 120 great new products while simultaneously paring down some of our existing collections to offer only the best products and strongest sellers.” Orlandino continued, “iSex was a grand slam home run and the response to King Cock, American-made rubber done the Pipdedream way, was overwhelming.”

“Year after year, our customers are most impressed by how Pipedream continues to introduce new brands and innovative products,” said Midget Man, I mean – VP of Product Development Rob Phaneuf. “We try hard to develop lines that fill a niche and give our customers a reason to buy.”

“Our entire staff was constantly busy writing orders,” said VP of Sales Steve Sav. “We received only the most positive feedback – customers were very pleased to see that we continue to offer the most unique products that are easy for them to sell.”

We think the REAL talk of the show, though, was our unofficial photobooth, the infamous Wall o’ King Cock!

Analysis Paralysis of the Pleasurable Kind
Choosing the Right Vibe in a Sea of Sex Tech

As a veteran of adult novelty retail, I can attest to the importance of an enthusiastic, knowledgeable sales associate. Before I hopped planes on a regular basis for Pipedream, my home was behind the counter of an adult store chain that prioritized sex education. I know from experience that a lackluster employee can easily dissuade a buyer from making the right purchase. Even worse, a customer might be convinced to pay for something that’s completely useless for their needs, painful to use, or leaves them with a terrible impression of the otherwise amazing world of sexual enhancement products. Before you drop a single dime on one of retail’s infamously unreturnable items, assess your needs, get educated, and impress your local pleasure retailer with your new sex toy geek status.

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Figure Out Your Body’s Needs

Sex toys can seem relatively simple… until you step into an adult boutique. There are options for your insides and outsides (and sometimes both!), and toy design has moved far beyond skinny, plastic vibrators and The Rabbit. When I used to coach customers on how to choose a toy, the first question I asked involved thinking about what body parts are the most desirable to stimulate. Do you prefer stimulation internally or externally? Do you need a little of both to enjoy using a toy? Is anal play something you’d like to add? Once you figure out what parts you’d like the toy to please, the decision-making process becomes a lot easier.

Go Big or Go Home (Happily With a Small Toy)

I think we all know by now that bigger isn’t always better when it comes to sex. When I’m on the road working with retail sales associates, one of the most common complaints is that many toys, despite otherwise good design, are just too big. Think about what you like when you’re with a partner or alone, or what you’d like to try now that you have a plethora of toys from which to choose. If hearty girth and length feel good from a human, you might enjoy the same from something silicone. If a couple fingers or stimulation around the entrance are turn-ons, go for something small and powerful with multi-speed options or an insertable vibe no larger than your hand. It’s usually more comfortable to start small and move up in size if needed, but if you know you like it big, then go for it!

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Need for Speed (or Not)

Vibrators have come a long way since “slow,” “medium,” and “fast.” The amount of rumbling, tumbling, and twirling options are enough to confuse even the savviest of toy connoisseurs. When it comes to power, there are different kinds of vibrations in addition to intensity levels. Some toys produce a “buzzy” vibration, which is a fluttery, surface-level sensation, often compared to what it might feel like to trap a large swarm of angry bees in a tin can. “Rumbly” vibes are the toy equivalent of a deep tissue massage. They resonate from the core of the vibrator deep into the body, and feel like sitting on the amp of a bass guitar. The best way to test whatever kind of vibe you’re seeking is to visit an adult shop that allows customers to view toys outside of the box, fully charged or with batteries. In the end, you might decide a good ol’ dildo without any power at all is the right choice.

Do Your Research

Before you begin browsing adults-only shops, you have lots of options to see how your toy of choice has fared for other users. There is a seemingly endless amount of pleasure product enthusiasts who regularly test popular toys for their personal blogs. Companies often distribute products to these veteran toy users for the purpose of a fair, unbiased review. Not every toy can be found on review websites, but all of the latest advances in sexual technology usually garner an opinion from the blogging community. When searching for a good blog to follow, look for a writer that takes different body types and activity preferences into account. A good adult toy reviewer will understand that a toy they thought was horrible might be perfect for someone else. You’ll have the best chances of understanding what a sex toy can do for you when a blogger pays attention to the material, functions, and options for use.

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Hit The Shops!

Although it can be tempting to hide behind a computer screen, choosing a toy from a brick-and-mortar store is a smarter choice if you’re not 100% confident in your purchase. A reliable retailer will employ sales associates with knowledge of how to use adult products, what kind of experience most products provide, and the kind of questions to ask customers to ensure they’re sent home satisfied. Retailer websites and Yelp reviews can help you decide which store holds the most qualified employees. If possible (and it absolutely should be possible at stores that promote sex ed.), ask a clerk to let you take the toy out of the box. If it requires batteries, staff can usually get a vibrator up and running so you can see all the details for yourself. If it’s a rechargeable toy, many stores will already have a charged-up version on the counter. Some shops even hold classes and seminars on adult pleasure products and living a healthy, happy sex life. Finding the most up-to-date retailer in your area is the final step in upping your status as a sex toy tech geek (and being a geek of sex is never a bad thing).

The 2015 XBIZ Awards nods have been announced…

…and we swept the nominations with 13 honors!!

  • Pleasure Products Company of the Year 
  • BDSM Pleasure Products Company of the Year 
  • Progressive Pleasure Products Company of the Year 
  • pd2949-00_01 (1)Excellence in Product Packaging
  • Sex Toy of the Year, Powered Pure Aluminium Large Blue
  • Sex Toy of the Year, Non-Powererd Icicles No. 49
  • Couples Sex Toy of the Year Fantasy X-tensions Vibrating Couples Cage
  • Gay Sex Toy of the Year Fantasy X-tensions Extreme Enhancer with Anal Plug
  • Fetish Pleasure Product of the Year Fetish Fantasy Series Lube Wrestling Ring
  • Marketing Campaign of the Year Bonnie Rotten Collection
  • Sensual Accessory Product / Line of the Year Refresh Misting Cleanser
  • Soft Bondage Product / Line of the Year Fetish Fantasy Gold
  • Adult Game / Novelty Product of the Year White Wedding Tuggie

All of us here at Pipedream can’t wait to party at the LA Live DTLA entertainment complex when the awards ceremony hits on January 15. Needless to say, Chairman 10154065_10152304572194788_2056312651221150636_n (1)and CEO Nick Orlandino was equally excited…

We work hard to constantly raise the bar for innovation and quality. This overwhelming amount of recognition from such prestigious industry sources only confirms that Pipedream is number one in the world!

Hump Day (Pipe)Dreams: Celebrating National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Our Favorite Pink Vibes

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Every day is hump day here at Pipedream, but who couldn’t use an additional reason to jump out of your panties and onto your lover! Through the entire month of October, we’ll introduce you to our best vibrators in pink as we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

PD1415-11_01Rabbit vibrators are perfect for those of us who require a variety of sensations. A classic and coveted design, the internal and external stimulators compliment each other to bring you to climax that some report as their quickest and most intense solo orgasm. With a bulbous tip, fluttering bunny ears, easy-access multi-speed dial, and waterproof, body-safe materials, our Neon Luv Touch Rabbit Vibe is, hands down, the most powerful vibrator available to beginners.

pd1169-34_02A small clit stimulator is just the thing you need to take your sex life over the edge. Most women will not climax from penetration alone, so clit stimulation is definitely required if you want to be a pleaser, not a teaser.  Our Le Réve Silicone Bunny is the best vibrator for couples – its small, round body easily fits into the palm of your hand as the silky-smooth silicone ears perch snug around your clit, encompassing it with direct vibrations. Don’t let its small size fool you though, because this waterproof wonder has seven mind-blowing pulsation patterns, making it the most powerful vibrator of the most compact size.

pd2955-00_01Glass dildos are the luxurious alternative for when the average toy just doesn’t cut it. Sex toy connoisseurs live for the range of features that glass provides – 100% nonporous, body-safe material, incredibly unique shapes and designs that other malleable materials could never offer, quick and easy cleaning, and back-arching temperature play. Our newest Icicles No. 55 goes two steps further – not only does it offer double-sided G-spot bliss, but either side features a ribbed and a beaded texture. Hands down, this dildo offers the best hump for your buck!

Which Hump Day (Pipe)Dreams have YOU swooning? Tell us about the PD toy that you’ll be seducing tonight!

Fallback Friday: Bonnie Meets Bonnie!

We can’t believe it’s finally (almost!) time to unleash our most rotten collection yet! ANME opens its doors tomorrow at the Burbank Marriott, where we’ll be debuting Bonnie Rotten’s new signature collection… and the starlet will even be there herself! Yeah, that’s right, Ms. Rotten will be hanging out at the Pipedream booth from 2-5PM on Saturday AND Sunday!

Bonnie stopped by PD headquarters to see her final results, and was ecstatic to see the lifelike, high-quality Rotten replicas!

Jimmyjane Releases FORM 2 Luxury Edition!

jimmyjane-form-2-le-vibrator-black-charger_1To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the release of the FORM 2, Jimmyjane presents a premium addition to the line — FORM 2 Luxury Edition.

Originally designed by Yves Behar and Ethan Imboden, FORM 2 has become an iconic product for Jimmyjane. The introduction of FORM 2 Luxury Edition further solidifies Jimmyjane’s commitment to setting the standard for quality, innovative pleasure products without compromising personal style, wellbeing or values, the company says.

FORM 2 took the concept of the “rabbit” vibrator to new heights. Using “just the ears” made FORM 2 small enough to use during couples play. By adding a motor in the tip of each ear, it delivers vibration when it comes in contact with the body. Since its release, FORM 2 has been honored with numerous design accolades including an International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from Fast Company and IDSA, a GOOD Design Award and a Spark Award. For five years, FORM 2 has continuously been a best seller for Jimmyjane, and is often the No. 1-selling vibrator for Jimmyjane’s retail partners, the company said.

Screen Shot 2014-07-11 at 10.16.57 AMFORM 2 Luxury Edition is adorned with sleek black silicone, a 24-karat gold insignia, and black and gold detailed charging stand. It comes with chic, special-edition packaging and a new USB universal charging system. The vibrator employs the same functionality as the original FORM 2: a compact design that offers intense vibrations. Each flexible ear is internally powered for dynamic stimulation. As the two vibrators interact, they surround a touch-point in a unique sensation unparalleled by any vibrator on the market. The new Luxury Edition also features a special Spontaneous Mode in which the user relinquishes the power of control to FORM 2 as it cycles through impromptu variations of modes and power levels.

“The success and notoriety of FORM 2 continues to surpass our expectations, and shows no signs of slowing down,” said Alicia Sinclair, VP of worldwide sale and business development at Jimmyjane. “The customer testimonials, retailer feedback and press coverage of this vibrator is astounding, and has created Jimmyjane brand evangelists worldwide. FORM 2 Luxury Edition adds an extra touch of style and sexiness to the most private moments, when one feels most vulnerable. It makes each intimate experience feel sexy and special. We know it will be a perfect addition to our customers’ collections.”

FORM 2 Luxury Edition retails for $189 and is now available at Jimmyjane.com.

XBIZ Gets Rotten!

Bonnie Rotten is taking over XBIZ this month! She’s graced the cover, we’ve offered a sneak peek at her ultra-realistic deluxe love doll, and there’s even a super in-depth interview chronicling the process of her collection from development until now.

“I’m so excited to join forces with the biggest pleasure products company in the game! My fans have been going crazy for unique, one-of-a-kind Bonnie Rotten products that only Pipedream can develop and deliver.” 

Check out the entire article below or in XBIZ Premiere’s digital edition. Stay tuned as we count down to the debut of her entire collection at this weekend’s ANME!

Throwback Thursday: Bonnie Rotten Toy Molding!

Just 9 more days until we unleash Bonnie Rotten’s signature collection!! We weren’t kidding when we said we were bringing you the most lifelike rotten toys you can get – check out the super in-depth process as we molded your favorite parts of your favorite star!